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From Dutch Traders to Yankee Merchants

Barry Lewis
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 17:00
Sun, November 24th, 2013 | 5:00 pm

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Join Barry Lewis on a journey through New Amsterdam/New York in the first 200 years of its existence, when “uptown” meant Washington Square, Downtown meant both the “counting houses” of South Street as well as the corporate headquarters on Wall, and when street systems and living patterns were first laid down for the future city we know today.

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Clarice Smith: Recollections of a Life in Art

November 08, 2013
February 09, 2014

Making American Taste: Gallery Tour 2

Linda S. Ferber
Mon, 12/19/2011 - 11:00
Mon, December 19th, 2011 | 11:00 am

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In the nineteenth century, the place of the arts in a democracy was a hotly debated topic in the United States. The new exhibition Making American Taste: Narrative Art for a New Democracy integrates the broad range of styles and narrative themes — from history, literary and religious subjects to the more familiar rural and domestic genres — through which Americans were expected to attain cultural refinement. Join Senior Art Historian Linda S.

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Drawings >


One of the jewels in the Museum’s crown is its drawing collection, numbering over 8,000 sheets. Collected since 1816, this distinctive trove is the country’s earliest public drawing collection. It is also one of the finest, whose strength resides in its unparalleled late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century material to furnish a comprehensive survey of American art from its inception, dominated by European artists, up through the 1860s, by which time native-born artists had asserted an American identity.

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