A Brief History of the Museum
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $45
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It would seem as though museums have always been around, but in truth, they’re a fairly recent phenomenon.
Beginning with the early proto-museums of the Renaissance, this compact yet comprehensive discussion traces the development of public art institutions, from the “wonder rooms” of the Age of Exploration up through modern times — including the discovery of the ancient world’s only known museum.Buy tickets/get more info now