Special Summer Offerings

Now through Labor Day enjoy an exciting array of family programs and admission discounts for museum-goers of all ages!

William Trost Richards: The History of a Reputation

Speaker: 
Linda S. Ferber
Wed, 06/05/2013 - 18:30
Wed, June 5th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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Richards's career spanned the second half of the nineteenth century and the first five years of the twentieth. During these turbulent yet productive years, he created some of the most important and beautiful paintings in the history of American art. From 1854 through the 1860s, Richards concentrated upon landscapes of Pennsylvania and New York, earning his early reputation as a painter equally adept in the styles of the mainstream Hudson River School and the reformist American Pre-Raphaelites.

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The Great Degeneration

Speaker: 
Niall Ferguson
Wed, 06/19/2013 - 18:30
Wed, June 19th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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Slowing growth, crushing debts, aging populations, anti-social behavior — what exactly is amiss with Western civilization? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues, is that our institutions are degenerating and that to slow the degeneration of the West’s once dominant civilization will take heroic leadership and radical reform.

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Niall Ferguson is a professor of history at Harvard University and the author of many books, including The Great Degeneration.

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$30
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$18
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Making American Taste: Gallery Tour 2

Speaker: 
Linda S. Ferber
Mon, 12/19/2011 - 11:00
Mon, December 19th, 2011 | 11:00 am

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In the nineteenth century, the place of the arts in a democracy was a hotly debated topic in the United States. The new exhibition Making American Taste: Narrative Art for a New Democracy integrates the broad range of styles and narrative themes — from history, literary and religious subjects to the more familiar rural and domestic genres — through which Americans were expected to attain cultural refinement. Join Senior Art Historian Linda S.

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$24
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$12
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Making American Taste: Gallery Tour 1

Speaker: 
Linda S. Ferber
Mon, 11/28/2011 - 11:00
Mon, November 28th, 2011 | 11:00 am

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In the 19th century, the place of the arts in a democracy was a hotly debated topic in the United States. The new exhibition Making American Taste: Narrative Art for a New Democracy integrates the broad range of styles and narrative themes — from history, literary and religious subjects to the more familiar rural and domestic genres — through which Americans were expected to attain cultural refinement. Join Senior Art Historian Linda S. Ferber for an intimate tour of the exhibition, featuring 55 works from the New-York Historical Society’s collection.

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$24
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$12
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The New-York Historical Society houses an outstanding collection of over twenty-five hundred American paintings—primarily portraits, genre scenes and landscapes—dating from the colonial period through the twentieth century, as well as a select number of European works. It includes the personal collection of the New York merchant and pioneering art patron Luman Reed, as well as the collection of Robert L. Stuart, another nineteenth-century New York philanthropist and art collector.

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