RBG Exhibit at New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society will be launching an exhibit to honor late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the fall of 2021.

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg will run from October 1, 2021 to January 23, 2022, and is based on the popular Tumblr and bestselling book of the same name.


Organized by the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, the RBG exhibit is making stops around the country to showcase the justice’s life and work, highlighting her ceaseless efforts to protect civil rights and foster equal opportunity for all Americans.

Notorious RBG features archival photographs and documents, historical artifacts, contemporary art, media stations and interactive elements displaying RBG’s varied roles as student, wife to Martin “Marty” Ginsburg, mother, lawyer, judge, women’s rights pioneer, and internet phenomenon.

Other highlights include a robe and jabot from RBG’s Supreme Court wardrobe, the official portraits of RBG and Sandra Day O’Connor, and listening stations where visitors can hear RBG’s delivery of oral arguments, majority opinions, and forceful dissents in landmark Supreme Court cases.

The exhibition also displays 3D re-imaginations of key places in RBG’s life such as her childhood Brooklyn apartment, the kitchen in RBG and Marty’s home, and the Supreme Court bench and desk in her chambers.

Personal materials include home movies of RBG and Marty on their honeymoon, yearbooks from RBG’s academic life, and a paper that she wrote as an eighth grader exploring the relationship between the Ten Commandments, the Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the recently formed United Nations Charter.

New-York Historical Society will announce additional exhibition details and related programming next year.


Featured images by Hillel Steinberg via Flickr

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