New York’s Gargoyles: The Immigrants Who Made Them and the Hunters Who Saved Them

From the 19th-century European artisans who incised their imaginations into NYC’s ever-taller edifices, to the obsessive gargoyle hunters who rescued this distinctive American art form from ruin in the postwar period, John Freeman Gill tells a sweeping story of the creation, near demise, and ultimate salvation of some of the city’s most extraordinary visages. Join Gill, author of The Gargoyle Hunters: A Novel, for an illustrated talk about this quintessential New York adventure story. Moderated by journalist and documentary filmmaker Laurie Gwen Shapiro.

For questions about this event or other inquiries, contact our Visitor Services desk at 718-222-4111, ext. 250.











When: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St.
718-222-4111
Price: $10
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From the 19th-century European artisans who incised their imaginations into NYC’s ever-taller edifices, to the obsessive gargoyle hunters who rescued this distinctive American art form from ruin in the postwar period, John Freeman Gill tells a sweeping story of the creation, near demise, and ultimate salvation of some of the city’s most extraordinary visages. Join Gill, author of The Gargoyle Hunters: A Novel, for an illustrated talk about this quintessential New York adventure story. Moderated by journalist and documentary filmmaker Laurie Gwen Shapiro.

For questions about this event or other inquiries, contact our Visitor Services desk at 718-222-4111, ext. 250.

Buy tickets/get more info now