A Redesigned Floor at the New-York Historical Society Helps Illuminate the City’s Past

Publisher: 
Hyperallergic
Date: 
April 28, 2017
The New-York Historical Society (N-YHS) reopens its renovated fourth floor, with new spaces devoted to women’s history, Tiffany lamps, silverwork, and landmark objects. The Center for Women’s History, which debuted in March with an exhibition on Dolley Madison, leads into the Gallery of Tiffany Lamps, where the long-overlooked contributions of Clara Driscoll, who headed the Tiffany Studios Women’s Glass Cutting Department and designed turn-of-the-century icons like the Dragonfly and Wisteria lamps, are illuminated. At the end of a hall lined with rare silver pieces and a “Women’s Voices” touchscreen is the North Gallery for permanent collection highlights. There, you can discover Driscoll’s design for a women’s bicycling outfit, an emblem of mobility and freedom in the 19th century, realized in cloth. Read more…
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