MoAF in the News

  • November 19, 2018
    Could Smart Contracts Sideline Banks?

    Read American Banker's coverage of the Museum's recent "Democratizing Finance" event.

  • August 21, 2018
    Living with the Lowest Interest Rates in History

    Dr. Richard Sylla, the Museum's chairman, discusses the historically low interest rates in this Bloomberg "Masters in Business" podcast.

  • May 4, 2018
    Expert Talks Culture of 'Bread Breaking' at Berkshire Hathaway

    Coverage of the Museum's event with Warren Buffett's author of choice, Lawrence Cunningham.

  • March 5, 2018
    Bitcoin Billionaires Winklevoss: Ethereum Like ‘Oil’ and Litecoin a ‘Test Network’

    Speaking at an event hosted by the Museum of American Finance in New York on February 27, 2018, bitcoin billionaire Tyler Winklevoss along with his twin brother, Cameron, said that he supports the long-standing and popular argument in the industry that the leading cryptocurrency is a form of digital gold. Bitcoin and gold are both limited in nature, but bitcoin is better as it is more portable and secure.

  • March 1, 2018
    Believing in Blockchain and Bitcoin

    Fordham University's coverage of "The Blockchain and the Future of Everything."

  • February 28, 2018
    Tyler Winklevoss: Bitcoin Is Gold, Ether Is Oil, Litecoin Is a Testnet

    Coverage of the Museum's February 27 program, "The Blockchain and the Future of Everything," sponsored by ING (program sponsor) and Investopedia (media sponsor), and presented in partnership with the Fordham University Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis.

  • February 7, 2018
    Ken Griffin Says Dow Drop 'Modest' as Geithner Looks Back on '08

    Bloomberg's Amanda Gordon reports on the Museum's 2018 Gala honoring Ken Griffin and Timothy Geithner.

  • December 20, 2017
    Tourist in Your Own Town: Museum of American Finance

    Visit this unique museum that chronicles the development and achievements of America's financial system. The Museum of American Finance is housed within a landmarked 1929 building designed by Benjamin Wistar Morris that was once the Bank of New York & Trust Company. The Museum features displays on the financial markets, money, banking, entrepreneurship and Alexander Hamilton, as well as rotating exhibits. There is a regular series of lectures and tours.

  • November 19, 2017
    Best Museums Worth Traveling For 2018

    Why Museum of American Finance is a Top Museum: The museum's permanent collection includes stocks, bonds, currency, checks, prints, engravings, photographs, and more that tell the history of finance in America. Permanent exhibits on financial markets, money, banking, entrepreneurship and Alexander Hamilton are complemented by traveling exhibits, group classes on financial topics, walking tours of NYC's financial landmarks, and lectures by experts in the field.

  • October 24, 2017
    Decades Before They Had the Vote, Women Launched Their Own Stock Exchange

    When women couldn’t participate in finance, many wielded influence from the sidelines. Abigail Adams had the foresight in her time to see the advantages in trading bonds over farmland and persuaded her husband, John, to do so, according to letters between the two displayed at the Museum of American Finance in New York.

  • October 23, 2017
    NYC's Best Under-the-Radar Museums, Mapped

    Thanks to Curbed NY for ranking MoAF the city's #2 best under-the-radar museum.

  • September 22, 2017
    These 23 NYC Museums Will Be Free On Saturday

    Some of New York City's finest attractions are waiving entrance fees Saturday, inviting visitors to save up to $33 each as part of Museum Day Live.

  • September 13, 2017
    CULTURE: The Latest Museum Exhibits

    A roundup of the latest exhibits opening downtown includes "For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency" on display at the Museum of American Finance.

  • August 10, 2017
    Museum of American Finance Exhibit Features Black Citizens On US Currency

    A temporary exhibit at the Museum of American Finance showcases black Americans on US currency.

  • August 9, 2017
    The Money Museum Gets Funky

    The New York Times reviews the Museum's latest traveling exhibit, "For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency," on loan from the Museum of UnCut Funk.

  • July 12, 2017
    Alexander Hamilton's Views on National Debt

    In this C-SPAN program filmed at the Museum, Professor Robert Wright discusses Alexander Hamilton’s views on national debt and imagines how the Founding Father would address US debt in the 21st century.

  • 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.

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