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New York City at the Turn of the Century

2011–2012

One of the most dynamic and turbulent eras in American history began in the 1890s, when New York City became the epicenter of a powerful young country. It was a city of dueling industrial titans like Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick, and of fortunes made and lost. It was a city of outlaw gangs and the first settlement houses. But it was also a city where great artistic and cultural movements intersected, highlighted by the glittering opening of Carnegie Hall.

In honor of Carnegie Hall’s 120th anniversary season, two of the city’s leading museums partnered with the Hall to explore that fascinating time with exhibits, lectures, and panel discussions.

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