Urban Indian: Native New York Now

Today, more than seventy percent of the Native American population in the United States lives in urban areas. There is a flourishing Native presence in New York City, as Indigenous American people are shaping the city's cultural and political institutions, and collectively reclaiming heritage and urban space. Highlighting a mix of contemporary artworks, performing arts, and community memorabilia, Urban Indian: Native New York Now examines the shared meaning of being a Native person living in New York today, as individuals reflect on tribal affiliations, community well-being, personal growth, and intersectional experiences.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the American Indian Community House (AICH), a non-profit community organization that improves and promotes the well-being of Native Americans residing in New York, Urban Indian and related programming are presented in collaboration with AICH and AMERINDA, a New York City-based Native American multi-arts organization.


Exhibitions and events

New York At Its Core

Permanent exhibition

Framed around the key themes of money, density, diversity, and creativity, New York City’s history and future come alive in this first-of-its-kind exhibition, through the stories of innovation,...

Activist New York

Permanent exhibition

Explore the drama of social activism in New York City from the 17th century right up to the present. In a town renowned for its in-your-face persona, New Yorkers have banded together on issues as...

City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York

Temporary exhibition at Museum of the City of New York until 05.01.2020

For some two centuries, working people’s movements have shaped New York—and vice versa. Some of the first labor organizations in the country were formed by the city’s artisans in the early 19th...

The Voice of the Village: Fred W. McDarrah Photographs

Temporary exhibition at Museum of the City of New York until 01.12.2019

The   Voice of the Village: Fred W. McDarrah Photographs  examines New York City from the tumultuous 1960s to the dawn of the 1970s through the lens of photographer Fred W. McDarrah....

PRIDE: Photographs of Stonewall and Beyond by Fred W. McDarrah

Temporary exhibition at Museum of the City of New York until 31.12.2019

In the early hours of June 28, 1969, an uprising began against a police raid of a Greenwich Village bar—the Stonewall Inn—known to serve lesbian women, gay men, and bisexual and transgender people....

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