Financial History 140 Winter 2022 | Page 10


RiseNY Exhibit Features Objects from MoAF Collection

On March 2 , RiseNY — an exhibit experience and ride celebrating New York City — opened in Times Square . In addition to a virtual reality-type ride through the city , the experience includes several small galleries representing defining aspects of New York , including fashion , film and finance .
The Museum of American Finance is one of several museums , non-profit organizations and subject area experts who consulted on the gallery exhibits to ensure the quality and accuracy of the content .
The finance gallery features the Museum ’ s Alexander Hamilton plaster statue that was the model for the one in Central Park commissioned as a gift to the City of New York by Hamilton ’ s son , John C . Hamilton . The exhibit also includes one of the Museum ’ s checks signed by Alexander Hamilton and the Bull & Bear statue that was stationed at the entrance of the New York Stock Exchange Luncheon Club for several decades and was subsequently displayed in the Museum ’ s “ Financial Markets ” exhibit .
RiseNY was created and produced by Running Subway in partnership with several prestigious cultural institutions , Broadway shows and individuals that serve as co-curators of their respective galleries . In addition to the Museum of American Finance , they include the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame , Museum of Broadcast Communications & Radio Hall of Fame , Museum at FIT , Skyscraper Museum , Tribeca Festival and David Bushman , former head curator at The Paley Center . For more information , visit https :// www . riseny . co .
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