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Dating from 1720, the piano was one of the earliest creations by Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of the piano. The very first piano made by Cristofori in 1700 is no longer in existence, but the title given to it, gravicembalo col piano e forte, reminds Continue Reading

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The 1942 painting portrays the customers at a city coffee shop through the window one dark night. The painting’s setting has never been given. Edward Hopper passed away in 1967 and left only the clue that the painting ‘was suggested by a restaurant on Greenwich Continue Reading

On December 7, 1977, the disco craze reached the height of its popularity with the release of Saturday Night Fever, the story of a youth from Brooklyn with a natural gift of dancing. Based on a 1975 New York Magazine story entitled “Tribal Nights of Continue Reading

The first substantial printed book in the West is the royal-folio two-volume Bible on display, comprising nearly 1,300 pages and printed in Mainz on the central Rhine by Johann Gutenberg in the 1450s. Completed between March and November 1455, when Gutenberg’s bankruptcy deprived him of Continue Reading

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