In honor of our upcoming exhibition, John Rogers: American Stories, curator Kim Orcutt will be writing a series of posts about his life, his work, and how he earned the nickname “The People’s Sculptor.”
John Rogers couldn’t make it home to Roxbury, Massachusetts, for Christmas in 1859. He had just settled in New York and was trying to establish his career as a sculptor. His later success is the subject of the exhibition John Rogers: American Stories at the...Read More
New York has long been known as a center of the arts, with many spaces dedicated to music, dance, and other performances. Many have stood strong for decades, while others are almost forgotten. Below are a few places where New Yorkers enjoyed the arts. Tell us, where do you get your cultural kicks?
Carnegie Hall's cornerstone was laid in 1890, where Andrew Carnegie stated, “It is built to stand for ages, and during these ages it is...Read More
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Thanks to Chaucer, we now associate the holiday with love, though the fates of Valentine of Terni and Valentine of Rome were not very romantic. Still, we have numerous tokens of love in our Museum collections, ranging from the 1750s to the 1960s. Below are just a few, but tell us, what are your favorite love-centric items in our Luce Center?
What could be more romantic than a wedding ring? This was the...Read More
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