Our education department hosts interesting and informative lectures, musical programs and workshops throughout the year to tie in with our exhibitions. Most programs are free with regular museum admission. Check the calendar for a schedule of upcoming programs.

Film Screening: Sour Grapes

July 6 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Set in the super-fast, super-rich world of LA and New York during the financial boom of the early 2000s, in the lead up to the 2008 financial crash, and featuring the obsessive collectors, outraged wine producers, suspect auction houses, and specialist FBI sleuths, SOUR GRAPES is an ‘Emperor’s new clothes’ fable for the modern age. […]

Art and the Apollo 13 Mission

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum curator for spaceflight memorabilia and space science fiction objects Dr. Margaret Weitekamp will explain the links between murals and mission patches, including Lumen Martin Winter’s mural, “Steeds of Apollo.” Winter’s mural exemplified a particularly American tradition connecting fine art to spaceflight and Weitekamp will discuss the rich history of spaceflight mission […]

Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join author and self-proclaimed historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman for a delicious discussion about food! Sarah will talk about her latest book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine, followed by an in depth look at crops and food grown in the New York area. This program is free with regular museum admission.

The New York Women Who Dismantled Prohibition

August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Museum of the City of New York’s Puffin Foundation Curator of Social Activism Sarah Seidman joins us for a fascinating look at the role The Women’s Organization for National Prohibition Reform played during this time period. Hear incredible stories and learn the history behind this movement!  Afterward, visit the Midnight Rum exhibition, on display in […]