MoAF in the News

  • April 6, 2017
    MoAF opens exhibition on Blacks on US Currency

    In honor of Black History Month, the Museum of American Finance has opened “For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency,” a traveling exhibit on loan from the Museum of UnCut Funk.

  • March 30, 2017
    Forbes Announces Fifth Annual Women's Summit

    Sponsored by OppenheimerFunds, the Financial Women’s Association of New York (FWA) will host two Free Saturdays at the Museum of American Finance in recognition of the Forbes Fifth Annual Women’s Summit on Saturday, June 10 and Saturday, June 17, 2017.

  • March 24, 2017
    Planet Money Podcast: The Bank War

    Banks and governments have been fighting each other for hundreds of years, but never more dramatically than during the showdown between President Andrew Jackson and Nicholas Biddle, the president of the Second Bank of the United States.

  • March 17, 2017
    Black History in US Currency

    Coins and bills may seem to be just a way we pay for things, but they have a psychic and symbolic weight that belies their physical heft. Just think about the debates around imagery when the Euro was created, or the more recent dust-up over changes to the U.S. $20 bill. It was against this backdrop that the Museum of American Finance opened its newest exhibit, "For The Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency," featuring coins, medals and medallions bearing images of Black icons, historical events, and institutions central to American history.

  • March 17, 2017
    Why Is Money Green?

    In honor of St. Patrick's Day, LearnVest explores the reason why our money has historically been green.

  • March 8, 2017
    The First Women of Wealth and the Policies That Paved Their Way

    A brief history of women in finance, business, politics and entrepreneurship -- and the policies that paved the way for them.

  • February 27, 2017
    12 Art Installations and Exhibits in NYC Not to Miss March 2017

    Uptapped cities includes the Museum's new exhibit, "For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency," in its list of not-to-miss exhibits this March.

  • February 27, 2017
    Money Love

    The Manhattan Times reviews "For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency."

  • February 22, 2017
    Manhattan Exhibit Highlights Black Americans on US CurrencyNY1's Roger Clark visits the Museum for the opening of its new exhibit, "For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency."
  • February 3, 2017
    Wall Street Wonders: The Museum of American Finance Gala

    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.”

  • February 2, 2017
    Finance Makes America Great, Say Larry Summer, Joe Ricketts

    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.

  • November 11, 2016
    History Personified Podcast: Alexander Hamilton

    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.

  • October 22, 2016
    21 Things We Learned from Hamilton's AmericaThe PBS documentary unearthed new facts about Lin-Manuel Miranda, his musical sensation and the man who inspired it all. See #19 from the Museum of American Finance.
  • October 21, 2016
    Hamilton's America Sneak Peak: An Inside Look at the Making of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway Hit

    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.

  • September 22, 2016
    Watch Preview of PBS Documentary, Hamilton's America

    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.

  • July 19, 2016
    New Audio Tour Brings MoAF Exhibits to Life

    The Museum of American Finance’s new, 12-stop audio tour tells the stories behind several of its most popular collections and exhibits.

  • June 22, 2016
    You’re not a true ‘Hamilton’ fan until you’ve visited these sites

    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.

  • June 13, 2016
    Historic Sites Get More Visitors Thanks to 'Hamilton' Fans
  • June 7, 2016
    Hamilton vs. Burr: Their Banking Rivalry Survives, and You Might Be Part of It

    MoAF President David Cowen and Editorial Board member Bob Wright discuss Hamilton and Burr's banking rivalry.

  • April 11, 2016
    A Wealth of Riches on DisplayNew York Press's review of the Museum and its "Worth Its Weight" exhibit.

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