What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Virtual Thing of the Day: 5/22/20



There is no place on Earth that I love more than New York City, so today’s thing is making me especially happy! This is the wondrous Museum of the City of New York, where the past informs the future. The collections are fan-friggin-tastic; I’m especially obsessed with the Theater Collection, though the Costumes & Textiles and Furniture & Decorative arts galleries are equally delish.

And the Museum of the City of New York isn’t just about history. They are currently putting out a call for current photographs to add to their #CovidStoriesNYC collection.

“For over a century, Museum of the City of New York has been documenting New York City’s stories–dating to its earliest days–regardless of the nature they take.

“At any given moment, there are a myriad of stories playing out on our streets, public and private institutions, and in our homes. The Museum wants to share your stories as experienced through the lens of this COVID-19 crisis and related health and government guidelines, arguably one of the most challenging times in New York City history.”

– #CovidStoriesNYC

You can learn more on the Museum of the City of New York website and you can follow the Museum on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

8 thoughts on “Virtual Thing of the Day: 5/22/20

  1. Going to check this out!

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  2. Fabulous photos! I can tell I will spend hours on their insta.

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  3. I visited this Museum on a day when it was snowing and too cold for further wandering in Central Park. I dondered out of the park pretty much opposite the Museum so wandered in to warm up as much as anything. I really liked it because of its strong focus on telling one particular type of story, sort of urban anthropology I suppose, and that it spanned all of history including the present day. It reminded me of one of my favourite museums back home in Scotland – the People’s Story in Glasgow. I love that they are collecting and curating artefacts from this current pandemic.


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