March 30, 2016 all-day America/New York Timezone
5th Ave & 103rd St
New York, NY 10029


Wednesday, March 30, at 6:30 pm

with Thomas Bender & David Reid

at the Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.

In the mid-twentieth century, New York City was booming. An economic powerhouse and a major site of artistic innovation, it attracted a new generation of immigrants from Europe, as the worlds of Wall Street, theater, radio, and journalism flourished. Join David Reid, author of The Brazen Age: New York City and The American Empire: Politics, Art, and Bohemia (Pantheon, 2016) and distinguished historian Thomas Bender for a conversation about the intersection of politics, art, and economics during this frenzied but dynamic period in our city’s history.

Thomas Bender is an intellectual and cultural historian whose many books include New York Intellect, The Unfinished City, and A Nation Among Nations: America’s Place in World History.  He is Professor of History and University Professor of the Humanities at New York University.

David Reid is editor of Sex, Death and God in L.A. and co-editor of West of the West: Imagining California. His essays, articles, reviews, and interviews have appeared in Vanity Fair, The Paris Review, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times Book Review, and in various anthologies, including Pushcart Prize.

Book signing and reception to follow!

Free for Museum members; $16 for adults; $12 for seniors and students

Upgrade your tickets! Combo offers:

$35: One Ticket + Signed Book ($20 for Museum members)

$85: One Ticket + Signed Book + Individual membership (value $75)

For more information, visit The Brazen Age

About the Museum of the City of New York

Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. Visit to learn more.


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