Thorough September 8, From Colony To Nation: 200 Years of American Painting at the New-York Historical Society
is displaying prized works from our collection, from portraits of the Gilded Age to landscapes of the Hudson River School. One such work is "The Truant Gamblers (Undutiful Boys)," by William Sydney Mount.
Commissioned by New York art collector Luman Reed (who reportedly paid $220 for the work), the painting depicts a group of young boys neglecting their farm duties...Read More
To celebrate the upcoming opening of our groundbreaking exhibition, Lincoln and the Jews on March 20, Harold Holzer, the Roger Hertog Fellow at the New-York Historical Society and Chief Historian to the exhibition, has signed on as this week’s guest blogger. In his post, he highlights the show and the exciting history it illuminates. So read on and don’t miss Lincoln and the Jews, opening a week from today here at New-York Historical!
“Some of my...Read More
Could Tiffany lamps be a national security threat? That's what seemed to be the case when transporting A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls home to America from Germany. "The bomb sniffing dogs alerted on one of the crates," said co-curator Margaret K. Hofer. "There a big ruckus and the crates had to be opened. I learned subsequently that they used a lot of uranium to make yellow glass, and the dog...Read More
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