Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: Portraits of Aristocratic Women

Sat, November 9th, 2013 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Welcome!
The New-York Historical Society invites you to participate in educational activities for families in Spanish. Come with your children ages four to ten to our educational programs about the history and art of New York. In the galleries we will chat about different themes, and children will have the opportunity to learn and enjoy themselves making drawings with watercolors and pastels, collages, and sculptures. Classes include art materials.

Homes and Haunts of Gilded Age New York

Speaker: 
Cal Snyder
Lucy Oakley
Sun, October 6th, 2013 | 11:00 am

Note: This program is sold out.

 

EVENT DETAILS

From the 7th Regiment Armory to St. James’s Church to the Society Library to the Knickerbocker Club, the lifestyles of the rich and famous at the turn of the 20th century still resonate in the urban fabric of Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Beauty’s Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America Gallery Tour

Speaker: 
Barbara Dayer Gallati
Mon, October 7th, 2013 | 1:30 pm

EVENT DETAILS

With the amassing of great fortunes founded on industrial expansion came the impetus to document the appearance of those who propelled and benefited from burgeoning wealth, echoing a cultural pattern reaching back to the colonial era. Join curator Barbara Dayer Gallati and explore the social legacy of the American portrait tradition through this remarkable exhibition, which focuses on the resurgence of portraiture in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Gallery tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

Homes and Haunts of Gilded Age New York

Speaker: 
Cal Snyder
Lucy Oakley
Sun, September 29th, 2013 | 11:00 am

Note: This program is sold out

 

EVENT DETAILS

From the 7th Regiment Armory to St. James’s Church to the Society Library to the Knickerbocker Club, the lifestyles of the rich and famous at the turn of the 20th century still resonate in the urban fabric of Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Spirits of Hallowe'ens Past

Thu, October 31st, 2013 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dress up like your favorite historical character and come to where curious kids celebrate Halloween! Meet the headless horseman, listen to Gilded Age ghost stories, visit fortune tellers, and taste test historic candy. Special musical performances of Haunted History Tales by master spooky storyteller, Jonathan Kruk, will entertain families throughout the evening.

Free with Museum admission.

 

Armory Art for Kids

Sat, October 19th, 2013 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun, October 20th, 2013 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20; 12 – 3pm

Families explore the amazing artwork in The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution in an interactive exhibition tour, and then create inspired works using mixed media, drawing from life, and color theory. Ages 5 – 10. Approx. 1 hour per program.

RSVP required to familyprograms@nyhistory.org. Please let us know if you want to attend the 12 pm, 1 pm, 0r 2 pm program.

Beauty’s Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America

Sep 27 2013 - Mar 9 2014

Beauty’s Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America examines the remarkable critical and popular resurgence of portraiture in the United States during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century. The exhibition —presenting over sixty works of art as well as period photographs and graphic materials, all from the New-York Historical Society—will investigate the strong cultural and social legacy of the American portrait tradition, with particular emphasis upon the New York sitters so well represented in New-York Historical's rich collection. With the amassing of great fortunes founded on industrial expansion, came the impetus to document the appearance of those who propelled and benefited from burgeoning wealth, thus echoing a cultural pattern reaching back to the colonial era.

Théobald Chartran (French, 1849 –1907), James Hazen Hyde (1876-1959), 1901. Oil on canvas. New-York Historical  Society, Gift of James Hazen Hyde, 1949.1

Beauty’s Legacy will include portraits of prominent New York sitters including Emma Thursby, Samuel Verplanck Hoffman, Mary Barrett Wendell, Reverend Henry Codman Potter, and Mary Gardiner Thompsonby done by such American artists as John Singer Sargent, James Carroll Beckwith, George Peter Alexander Healy, Daniel Huntington, Eastman Johnson, and Benjamin Curtis Porter.

Beauties of the Gilded Age: Peter Marié's Miniatures of Society Women

Nov 11 2011 - Sep 9 2012

Second Rotation: March 13, 2012 - July 8, 2012
Third Rotation: July 10, 2012–September 9, 2012
Between 1889 and 1903, New York socialite Peter Marié (1825–1903) commissioned portrait miniatures of women whom he believed epitomized female beauty. His collection of nearly 300 watercolor-on-ivory miniatures stands today as a vivid document of New York’s Gilded Age aristocracy. Beauties of the Gilded Age presents likenesses of many prominent women of the era, including legendary socialite Edith Minturn, athlete Edith Hope Goddard, and social activist Emeline Winthrop. The fragile and rarely exhibited portraits will be displayed in four-month rotations in a special new gallery designed for intimate viewing.

Fernand Paillet (1850-1918), Lina de Trobriand Post (1867-1951), 1890. Watercolor on ivory. New-York Historical Society, Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié, 1905.259

Thomas Brackett Reed: Czar of the Gilded Age

Speaker: 
James Grant
Beverly Gage (moderator)
Tue, June 7th, 2011 | 7:30 pm

Paintings >

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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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