New York At Its Core

Spread across three galleries and spanning four centuries, New York at Its Core is the first exhibition to comprehensively consider the city’s past, present and future. The result of a three-year, iterative, and radically selective process with a multi-disciplinary design team, the exhibition encompasses the entire first floor of the museum. Framed around the key themes of money, density, diversity and creativity, New York City’s history and future come alive, through the stories of innovation, energy, struggle, and the vision of generations of immigrants, politicians, tycoons, dreamers, master builders, and ordinary New Yorkers. The exhibits tells the story through object-rich analog displays coupled with immersive media, in an all-encompassing environment, dramatic in its modernity.

The exhibition employs a vibrant collage of interactive experiences,
immersive photomontage,
and unique artifacts to render a layered past.