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New York, New York: Photographs from the Collection
Online & on view through December 9, 2022
Hofstra University Museum of Art
Hempstead, NY

New York, New York. The Big Apple. The City that Never Sleeps. Gotham. The Naked City…Iconic names to describe an iconic metropolis, a city of myth and legend, where dreams rise as high as skyscrapers and can fall just as far. Yet beyond the silhouetted skyline is a place where New Yorkers actually live, work, love, struggle, and survive.

These photographs from the Hofstra University Museum of Art collection capture New York City in its infinite complexity and variety, not only celebrating the city’s iconic architecture, but reveling in its everyday streets and signage, authentic faces, and dynamic street scenes.

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[Image: Andreas Feininger (American, born France, 1906-1999), Times Square, 1942, from the portfolio Vintage New York, 1987. Gelatin silver print. 34 x 25.875 in. Hofstra University Museum of Art, gift of Susan and Steven Ball, HU88.8.4]