Saturday, September 10, 2011

9/14 INVITE: Colonial Revival in Extremis at the Museum of The City of NY - Rego-Forest Preservation Council Discount

You are invited to a special event at the Museum of The City of New York.........

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 6:30 PM
Cherry Trees and Giant Porticos: Colonial Revival in Extremis

Colonial Revival is in many ways America’s national style, with incarnations ranging from architecture to painting, music, sculpture, furniture, gardens, and literature. As with many nationalist expressions, it can at times become exaggerated, humorous, and perhaps even weird.

Richard Guy Wilson, occupant of the Commonwealth Professor’s Chair in Architectural History at the University of Virginia, will examine some of the ways houses such as Washington’s Mount Vernon and portraits of the founding fathers, have been utilized for a variety of purposes, sometimes with strange results. 

Reservations required: (917) 492-3395 or e-mail
 $6 museum members; $8 seniors and students; $12 non-members

$6 when you mention the Rego-Forest Preservation Council
E-mail Chair Michael Perlman at with comments or questions.

On a related note, the American Style exhibition began June 14th & will end on Nov 6, 2011. Backtracking, the Colonial Revival Then & Now lecture and discussion took place on July 19th, and was well-attended.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY 10029 
(212) 534-1672

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