Bruce McCall’s New York

April 23 – August 15, 2021

Canadian-born author and artist Bruce McCall, who moved to New York City in 1964, has contributed to virtually every prominent magazine in North America, including Esquire and Vanity Fair, and was a member of the original National Lampoon. For over four decades, McCall’s work has appeared regularly in the New Yorker, for which he has created 77 covers. In Bruce McCall’s New York pterodactyls fly down Central Park West, rooftop farms reach far up into the sky and ubiquitous orange parking tickets are part of the fall foliage spectacle. Featuring more than 30 of the artist’s zany, topical paintings, this colorful exhibition transports visitors to an often retro-futuristic New York, inviting them to ponder what the City is or could be. (Curated by Cristian Petru Panaite, associate curator of exhibitions)

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Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the Evelyn & Seymour Neuman Fund, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. WNET is the media sponsor.



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