By Timothy Wroten
For the world of American art and design, last week was marked by the passing of illustrious designer and ceramicist Eva Zeisel, who was 105. The New-York Historical Society Museum was fortunate enough to work with Zeisel in 2003 to collect and exhibit some of her remarkable designs.
Above are some pitchers that were donated to us by the artist in 2003. In the mid-1940s, Red Wing Pottery commissioned Zeisel to create a "Greenwich Villagey" dinner service. The resulting line...Read More
The New-York Historical Society hosted a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization ceremony, where 90 people became U.S. citizens, on Wednesday, April 13. The new U.S. citizens originate from 42 countries, including Bangladesh, People’s Republic of China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Slovakia, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Yemen, among others.
New-York Historical’s Trustee Andrew H. Tisch provided keynote remarks. You can read his moving speech below:
"118 years ago, my grandfather Avraham Tisienski stood...Read More
Written by Ina Bort
Our last post explored the biography of Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, the doyenne-turned-activist we believe commissioned this plate’s manufacture. Today we explore the first of two likely scenarios where this and similar plates may have been used: The suffrage conferences Alva organized at Marble House, her Newport estate, in 1909 and 1914.
Ever conscious of her new role as suffrage publicist, Alva identified Marble House as the ideal venue for the late August 1909...Read More
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