10. Academy of Medicine
The collections of the New York Academy of Medicine date back to the Middle Ages and contain rare and obscure treasures from rare books, to George Washington’s dentures. On this Open House New York tour, visitors will get to go inside the neo-Romanesque building constructed between 1925 to 1926 to see the lobby, auditorium, main reading room, and the Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room.
Built as a new home for The New York Academy of Medicine which was founded in 1847, the building reflects the orgniazation’s mission of advancing medical science and promoting health in New York City. Its limestone facade is emblazoned with Latin inscriptions on health and medicine and the figures of Aesculapius and Hygeia. The interior features fanciful figures of plants and animals central to medicine, as well as a Renaissance tapestry. Tours will run on Sunday, October 20th at 12:00PM to 12:45PM, 1:00PM to 1:45PM, 2:00PM to 2:45PM, and 3:00PM to 3:45PM. Book here when registration opens!
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