USA: New York’s Dutch roots in new exhibition
Five years in the making, ‘New York at Its Core’ presents the compelling story of New York’s rise from a striving Dutch village to a world capital and preeminent global city, now facing the future in a changing world. More than 400 objects, many from the museum’s own permanent collection, are complemented by state-of-the-art interactives, inviting visitors to fully engage with the rich stories presented in ‘New York at Its Core’.
Occupying the entire first floor in three interactive galleries – Port City, 1609-1898; World City, 1898-2012; and Future City Lab – the exhibition is shaped by four themes: money, density, diversity and creativity. These themes, already introduced by the first Dutch settlers that came to New Amsterdam in the 17th century, provide a lens for examining the character of the city and underlie the modern global metropolis we know today.
The Netherlands Consulate General in New York was glad to be of help in developing the educational material that accompanies the exhibition.