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Salon Thursdays: March 9th 2017
“Paths Forgotten, Calls Unheard: Book Illustration in the Nineteenth Century.”
A book signing and talk by Dr. Patricia Mainardi, who will discuss the development of book illustration in the 19th century, when technological developments in lithography and wood engraving resulted in richly illustrated publications. With illustration today largely confined to children’s books, artists’ books, and graphic novels, this talk offers a surprising look at the “paths forgotten” blazed by their 19th-century predecessors. Dr Mainardi, Professor Emerita of Art History at the Doctoral Program in Art History of the City University of New York (CUNY), is the author of Another World: Nineteenth-Century Illustrated Print Culture (Yale University Press, 2017), which will be available for purchase at the event.
The lecture is free and begins at 6.30 pm at the Dahesh Museum of Art Gift Shop located at 145 Sixth Avenue, on the corner of Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street.
Fourteenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Nineteenth-Century Art
Co-sponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) and the Dahesh Museum of Art, the symposium will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Dahesh Museum Gift Shop. Click to learn more
Dahesh Museum Gift Shop
The three issues of the Dahesh Museum’s In Focus series: Academic Art from the Dahesh Museum Collection, The Art of Drawing from the Dahesh Museum of Art, and, Earth, Air, Fire, and Water: Sculpture from the Dahesh Museum of Art Collection are now available at the Gift Shop. In addition, the shop has an appealing variety of items, including home accessories, jewelry, clothing, Turkish rugs, and embroidered tapestries.
The Gift Shop is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click to learn more
A New Home Coming Soon
We look forward to welcoming you in our new home at 178 East 64th Street in 2017. H3, the architecture New York-based firm of Hugh Hardy that was responsible for transforming our space at 580 Madison, will design the project. Hugh Hardy and his team aim to adapt this elegant 1899 townhouse into a public museum, providing easy access, intimate exhibition and program space, appropriate lighting, and a safe and controlled environment, while preserving the distinctive character and intimate scale of the building. Further updates will be posted on our website. Click to learn more