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.
Barbara Dayer Gallati is Curator Emerita, American Art, Brooklyn Museum, and the guest curator of the exhibition Beauty’s Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America.
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