‘The Art of Real New York: Forming the Metropolis’ Webinar
While modern New York City is highly regarded for so many things — restaurants, finance, tech & innovation, art & entertainment — how exactly did it become such a powerhouse? Through paintings, photographs, sculpture, and other art objects, it’s time to explore the beginnings of New York City’s rise from an afterthought to a global force.
Join New York Adventure Club for the first part of a multi-part series that explores the impact of art throughout NYC and beyond. In this part, we embark on an art-centric journey through 19th-century New York City, and how the period between 1800 and the Civil War would lay the foundation to form the metropolis that we know and love today.
Led by Rena Tobey, American Art Historian and Professor at NYU’s School for Professional Studies, our virtual showcase will include:
- How New York City became a “hub of everything,” from commerce and shipping to food and spectacle
- Discussing the developments in transit that laid the groundwork for its 20th-century boom
- Exploring innovations using a variety of art objects
- Revealing the diversity of New Yorkers who built its businesses
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Rena — any and all questions about these artworks are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually! $10.
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***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week
The Art of Real New York Series
Part 1 – Forming the Metropolis
Part 2 – Gilded Age and its Underbelly
Part 3 – Finding Her Way
Part 4 – Women and Their Salons
Part 5 – Picturing the Depression
Part 6 – Edward Hopper and Mid-Century Modern
Part 7 – Civil War and its Aftermath
Part 8 – Harlem Renaissance
Rena Tobey is an American art historian whose passion centers on making art accessible, insightful, and fun. She conducts lively, interactive tours of museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New-York Historical Society, and the American Folk Art Museum. Rena’s research and writing centers on American women artists working before 1945, with particular interest in the challenges they faced in bucking societal norms.
“Focused fact filled, interesting. Rena is an excellent lecturer” -Dorothy
“Fascinating. Excellent topic learning history by art. The era very interesting. Art showed it’s message well.” -Katharine
“1.5 hours flew by. So much interesting info and excellent visuals. From now on, when I view a 19th century portrait, I’ll look for little white dots in the eyes. Speaker very enthusiastic.” -Sondra
“Fascinating subject and excellent info. Presented in a comprehensive and easy-to-understand format.” -Laura
“Wonderful content! Interesting, fun, lots of great historical tidbits! Amazing presenter. She is a gem!” -Ronald
“I liked everything, presentation, content, enthusiasm, knowledge” -JoanneBuy tickets/get more info now