CULTURE: The Latest Museum Exhibits (9.13.17)
We’ve got plenty of incredible museums below Canal Street to fill our days. However, it’s hard to keep up with the latest exhibits, considering how many great opportunities we have to engage with history and art throughout downtown. Here’s our roundup of the latest exhibits opening downtown. Don’t miss your chance to check them out!
South Street Seaport Museum - Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914
Running through January 7, 2018, The South Street Seaport Museum's newest exhibition is one of the first exhibitions to examine, side-by-side, the dichotomy between First Class and Third Class passengers aboard ocean liners in the early 20th century. It features both original and reproduced artifacts from the South Street Seaport Museum's permanent collection and ephemera, ceramics, and luggage trunks from both immigrants and First Class passengers.
The exhibit honors barrier breaking Black athletes, entertainers, civil rights leaders, military leaders and politicians, and features the historic contributions of several prominent Black women. It features 40+ anti-slavery tokens, commemorative coins, concept coins, commemorative bronze medals, Presidential bronze medals and commemorative medallions representing American and Black history milestones that have contributed to the betterment of the United States.
September 17-23 join the museum for a week-long celebration of America's Revolutionary War spies. Learn the secrets of America's first spy ring, hear stories of famed spies such as Benjamin Tallmadge and Nathan Hale, and discover the truth about some of the War's unsung heroes who were instrumental in the efforts of Revolutionary espionage. They will be offering specialized guided walking tours, spy-themed activities, and more.