Other Events at N-YHS
Stalker Socialites, Robber Barons, and Illustrious Beauty: The Gilded Age’s Legacy
Thu, June 7th, 2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Why did a New York socialite commission hundreds of portrait miniatures of women whom he barely knew? Who would need a 1,250-piece Tiffany & Co. sterling dining set with two of these 15-inch ice cream dishes? Which mayor was so power-hungry he insisted on running the New York City Subway himself ? As we debate today’s rise of the 1% and a second Gilded Age, revisit the material legacies and stories left behind by New York’s late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century élites with Margi Hofer, the New-York Historical Society’s Curator of Decorative Arts. Take a behind-the-scenes look at our extraordinary collections and exhibitions, including Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York and Beauties of the Gilded Age: Peter Marié's Miniatures of Society Women. Wine, beer, and other refreshments will be served!

To attend

1) Please purchase tickets ($10) online or via the New-York Historical Society Call Center at (212) 485-9268
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