By Roger Clark, New York 1
February 22, 2017 | MoAF in the News
NY1's Roger Clark visits the Museum for the opening of its new exhibit, "For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency."Read More
Why does finance matter? David J. Cowen, president and CEO of the Museum of American Finance can answer that question. Standing in front of the podium at Cipriani Wall Street on Wednesday night for the institution’s 2017 Gala, he said, “Finance can and does change lives. It is not just dark and mysterious and builds a barrier on walls to the average person, but we in this room know that finance is a beacon of light. It is the best tool for individual self improvement.”
In honor of Black History Month, the Museum has opened “For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency,” a traveling exhibit on loan from the Museum of UnCut Funk.
Different takes on how finance makes America great had about 450 guests perking up their ears Wednesday evening. Two perspectives came from the honorees at the annual gala of the Museum of American Finance in New York: Larry Summers and Joe Ricketts.
On Thursday, February 9, the Museum of American Finance will host “21st Century Banking: Bridging the Digital Divide,” a fireside chat and panel discussion on the major transformations that are challenging banking norms and reshaping customers’ relationships with their money and their banks.
The Museum of American Finance has partnered with two historical document dealers on an educational program to place primary source documents in local classrooms. Scripophily.com and Scott J. Winslow Associates, Inc. will sponsor free stock certificates for social studies teachers throughout the New York area.
American historical figure Alexander Hamilton has experienced a recent surge in interest due to the massively popular Broadway musical bearing his name. But what was Hamilton really all about? On this week's episode, we dig deeper into the life of the father of American finance with Museum of Finance President & CEO David Cowen.
This preview clip from Hamilton's America documents the cast delivering a performance of “The Room Where It Happens” for President Barack Obama at the White House, and follows Miranda and costar Leslie Odom Jr. visit the Museum of American Finance to get a deeper understanding of the historical figures they depicted on stage.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, who originated the role of Hamilton in the musical, and Leslie Odom, Jr., who won a Tony for his portrayal of Aaron Burr, visit the Museum of American Finance to get a deeper understanding of the historical figures they are depicting on stage.
The Museum of American Finance’s new, 12-stop audio tour tells the stories behind several of its most popular collections and exhibits.
On Wednesday, July 13, the Museum of American Finance and Museum Hack will co-host a networking event and cocktail party for Wall Street interns and emerging professionals.
As America’s first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton helped put the United States on a path to economic superpower. Thus the Museum of American Finance dedicates a room to his story, recounting how he saved the new nation’s credit, established plans for funding its debt, created a national bank and used the tax system to encourage economic development — all ideas considered “radical” at the time.
MoAF President David Cowen and Editorial Board member Bob Wright discuss Hamilton and Burr's banking rivalry.
Wall Street veteran John E. Herzog has announced a final $5 million gift to the Museum of American Finance, the New York institution he founded more than 25 years ago.