Docent Led Gallery Tour of Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York

Tue, August 27th, 2013 | 1:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

The New-York Historical Society offers a variety of exceptional group tours of our special exhibitions. Now individuals also can enjoy an in-depth exploration of the exhibition Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York with one of our curator-trained docents. For one low price you will receive a tour ticket and all-day museum admission!

Docent Led Gallery Tour of Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York

Sat, August 10th, 2013 | 1:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

The New-York Historical Society offers a variety of exceptional group tours of our special exhibitions. Now individuals also can enjoy an in-depth exploration of the exhibition Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York with one of our curator-trained docents. For one low price you will receive a tour ticket and all-day museum admission!

Docent Led Gallery Tour of Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York

Fri, August 9th, 2013 | 1:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

The New-York Historical Society offers a variety of exceptional group tours of our special exhibitions. Now individuals also can enjoy an in-depth exploration of the exhibition Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York with one of our curator-trained docents. For one low price you will receive a tour ticket and all-day museum admission!

Docent Led Gallery Tour of Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York

Sat, July 6th, 2013 | 1:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

The New-York Historical Society offers a variety of exceptional group tours of our special exhibitions. Now individuals also can enjoy an in-depth exploration of the exhibition Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York with one of our curator-trained docents. For one low price you will receive a tour ticket and all-day museum admission!

Dodsworth (1936)

Speaker: 
Catherine Wyler
Susan Lacy
Fri, July 12th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

TICKETS

Admission to the film programs is free in conjunction with New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6-8 PM). No advanced reservations are possible for these events. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 PM. Auditorium doors open at 6:30 PM (unless otherwise noted).

Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York Gallery Tour

Speaker: 
Barbara Haskell
Mon, June 24th, 2013 | 11:00 am

Note: This event is sold out. 

 

EVENT DETAILS

In paintings, prints, watercolors, and photographs, Reginald Marsh captured the animation and visual turbulence that made urban New York life an exhilarating spectacle. In this intimate gallery tour led by curator Barbara Haskell, experience New York in the 1930s as Marsh viewed it. Gallery tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

Art Deco of the 1930s

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Sun, June 23rd, 2013 | 5:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

Join architectural historian Barry Lewis for this Sunday program on New York’s Art Deco buildings of the 1930s. From the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings to more modest buildings about town, Art Deco was the dominant style of “Swing Time.”

SPEAKER BIOS

Barry Lewis is an architectural historian and host of a popular series of walking tours on PBS.

LOCATION

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Swing Time Ball: Dinner Dance at New-York Historical Society

Speaker: 
Arthur Murray Dance Center dancers
Fri, June 21st, 2013 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

Join us and dance the night away with swing, rumba, foxtrot, and more. While you enjoy your buffet dinner, the evening will be highlighted with dazzling dance demonstrations by performers from the Arthur Murray Dance Center. Price includes buffet dinner, and guests are invited to visit the new exhibition Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York.

CO-SPONSORS

The Swing Time Ball is co-sponsored by the Arthur Murray Dance Center of Columbus Circle, New York.

Greenwich Village in the 1930s

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Sun, June 9th, 2013 | 5:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

In the sequel to his popular program on Greenwich Village, Barry Lewis returns, in conjunction with the exhibition Swing Time, to discuss the evolution of the Village in the 1930s. How did the Village change as New York and the nation moved from the carefree era of the ’20s to the more sobering decade of the ’30s?

SPEAKER BIOS

Barry Lewis is an architectural historian and host of a popular series of walking tours on PBS.

Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York

Jun 21 2013 - Sep 1 2013

With his calligraphic brushstrokes and densely cluttered, multi-figured compositions, Reginald Marsh recorded the vibrancy and energetic pulse of New York City. In paintings, prints, watercolors and photographs, he captured the animation and visual turbulence that made urban New York life an exhilarating spectacle. His work depicted the visual energy the city, its helter-skelter signs, newspaper and magazine headlines and the crowded conditions of its street life and recreational pastimes.

Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Twenty Cent Movie, 1936. Egg tempera on composition board, 30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Purchase 37.43 © 2011 Estate of Reginald Marsh / Art Students League, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Reproduction, including downloading this work, is prohibited by copyright law without written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

His subjects were not glamorous or affluent New Yorkers, but those in the middle and lower class—Bowery bums, burlesque queens, Coney Island musclemen, park denizens, subway riders and post-flapper era sirens. Marsh was fascinated by the crass glamour, gaudiness and sexuality these city inhabitants exhibited in public, as well as by the humanity expressed by those living under severe economic and social duress.

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