Stalker Socialites, Robber Barons, and Illustrious Beauty:
The Gilded Age’s Legacy
An After-hours Meetup for Our Facebook and Twitter Community presented by
The Young Friends of the New-York Historical Society.
June 7th, 6pm
170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
Why did a New York socialite commission hundreds of portrait miniatures of women whom he barely knew?
Who would need a 1,250-piece Tiffany & Co. sterling dining set with two of these 15-inch ice cream dishes?
Which mayor was so power-hungry he insisted on running the New York City Subway himself ?
As we debate today’s rise of the 1% and a second Gilded Age, revisit the material legacies and stories left behind by New York’s late-19th and early 20th-century élites with
Margi Hofer, the New-York Historical Society’s Curator of Decorative Arts. Take a behind-the-scenes look at our extraordinary collections and exhibitions, including Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York and Beauties of the Gilded Age: Peter Marié's Miniatures of Society Women. Wine, beer, and other refreshments will be served!
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