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Women's History Salons
The Grandest Madison Square Garden: Art, Scandal, & Architecture in Gilded Age New York
Suzanne Hinman
Wed, September 18, 5:30 pm, Skylight Gallery | $15 ($12 Members, $10 Landmark West Members, $8 Women’s History Council Members)

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Join us at the Center for Women's History for thrilling programs and intimate conversations with scholars, journalists, artists, activists, businesswomen, and more amazing leaders of today. Guided by its expert committee of scholars, the Center has a full calendar of public events and salons to explore. 


Journey back to the 1890s and the heart of Manhattan's Gilded Age when architect Stanford White and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens dazzled New York with the brand-new pleasure palace Madison Square Garden, topped by a scandalous sculpture of the virgin goddess Diana. Join art historian and author of The Grandest Madison Square Garden, Suzanne Hinman, for a visual exploration of both men and their work on American culture, from their boundary-pushing aesthetics to White's notorious murder in 1906 on the Garden's rooftop. Refreshments will be served.

Suzanne Hinman, Ph.D., has taught art history at the University of New Mexico, owned a gallery in Santa Fe, and served as director of galleries at the Savannah College of Art and Design and associate director of the Hood Museum at Dartmouth.


Skylight Gallery, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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Advance purchase is required to guarantee particpation. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted.
Image (1): Geo.P.Hall & Son, “Manhattan: Madison Square Garden,” ca. 1890. New-York Historical Society Library.

Lead support for the Center for Women's History programs provided by
Joyce B. Cowin, Diane and Adam E. Max, Jean Margo Reid, 
and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

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