Category Archives: Exhibitions

ANS Partners with Google Arts & Culture

October 24, 2017
New York
for immediate release

ANS Partners with Google Arts & Culture to Present Online Exhibits

The American Numismatic Society has partnered with Google Arts & Culture to present online exhibits of its collections through the Google Cultural Institute. This free platform allows the ANS to showcase its collections and exhibitions through leveraging web design tools created by Google for non-profit cultural institutions. In presenting its exhibitions online through Google, the ANS joins hundreds of other world-class international museums and organizations including the Acropolis Museum, Australian War Memorial, the Presidential Libraries and Museums, the British Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution.

The Art of Devastation: Medals and Posters from the Great War marks ANS’s first online exhibition, presented in seven sections. Featuring every medal and poster from the actual exhibit hosted at Vassar College’s Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center from January 27 until April 9, 2017, online guests can browse high-definition images, view video, engage with maps, and link directly to the ANS’s object database for more information about the items on display. Guests can also browse the exhibited medals and posters by place of manufacture, by material, by date, and also individually.

“The main goal of partnering with the Google Cultural Institute is to make the ANS’s collections more widely available in a curated way,” Andrew Reinhard, project manager and ANS Director of Publications said. “There is no way that the ANS could show all of its collections in its gallery space, and not everyone is able to visit us in New York, so this allows us to create public, online exhibits featuring currency and medals from underserved collections as well as many of the highlights unique to the ANS.”


Art of Devastation Online Exhibit

Click anywhere in the image below to see the online exhibit for The Art of Devastation, currently hosted by the Google Cultural Institute, which was originally shown at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, January–April 2017. Click on any item in the exhibit to see additional images. Use the image-slider to zoom in on details. Click on…
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ANS at Crystal Palace Exhibit at Bard

[caption id="attachment_11346" align="aligncenter" width="220"] 1940.100.1018[/caption] On March 23, 2017, New York Crystal Palace 1853 opened at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. Shedding light on a near-forgotten aspect of New York’s cultural history, this exhibition explores the first world’s fair held in the United States. The Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations…
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ISAW Exhibition at NYU closes April 23rd, 2017

On October 19, 2016 an exciting new exhibition entitled Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity was opened at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University. The exhibit explores the ways in which time was conceived, organized and recorded in Greco-Roman world. It includes over 130 artifacts that illustrated…
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Traveling Exhibits

The ANS lends items from the collection to museums and traveling exhibits. Some of those exhibits are listed here: Exhibits in the United States The National Museum of the American Indian, The George Gustav Heye Center, New York, NY, Ongoing. Monticello, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Charlottesville, VA, Ongoing. United States Mint, Philadelphia, PA, Ongoing. Permanent Exhibitions in…
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100 Years of Solicitude: Collecting by the New York Numismatic Club

This exhibit was on view from September 2008 until January 2009 at ANS headquarters. Generously sponsored by Members of the New York Numismatic Club and Numismatica Genevensis SA About the exhibit This exhibition, hosted with the New York Numismatic Club, celebrates the diversity of collecting in one of the oldest clubs in the United States.…
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New Acquisitions 2009

From ancient Greek and Roman, Islamic and South Asian coinages, to rare and valuable U.S. coins and contemporary artistis and industrial medals, ANS members and other generous donors continue to fill gaps in the ANS Collection with important new acquisitions. A new exhibition of ANS recent acquisitions will be on view in the gallery at…
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Victor David Brenner Archival Materials

Donated to the American Numismatic Society by Jonathan H. Kagan 
 The American Numismatic Society is honored to present a group of important archival items kindly donated by generous benefactor Mr. Jonathan H. Kagan. Among the Society’s most important acquisitions, these materials relate to Victor David Brenner (1871-1924), the prominent artist, sculptor, and engraver who…
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Small Wonders: Miniature and Pocket-Sized Numismatic Literature

October 20, 2012 - October, 2013 Introduction According to the Miniature Book Society, a miniature book in the United States is “usually considered to be one which is no more than three inches in height, width, or thickness. Some aficionados collect slightly larger books while others specialize in even smaller sizes. Outside of the United States,…
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Ophthalmologia in Nummis

This exhibit, featuring items from the collection of Augustus B. Sage Society member, Jay M. Galst, M.D., explores the representation of ophthalmology as a medical specialty in numismatics. Currently on view in the Sage Society Room at the ANS headquarters.
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