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Gilded New York

On an blustery winter’s day last week, I visited the City of NY museum to see the new exhibit “Gilded New York”. It is a very compact exhibit showing, beautifully, the spirit of the late 19th and early 20th centuries’ New York. The curator must of agonized over the selection of the limited number of artifacts which could be accommodated within it! Here are some which impressed me most. Taken without flash, of course):

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Notice how the second and fourth children are looking at the viewer with some distain?

Notice how the second and fourth children are looking at the viewer with some distain?

While I was in the museum, I took the opportunity of taking another look at the paintings of Janet Ruttenberg.  They are huge montages of scenes of Central Park:




After the visit to the museum, I walked across Fifth Avenue into the Conservatory Gardens in Central Park and this is what it really looked like on that day!



3 Responses

  1. beautiful paintings, i’d love to see them in person.

  2. I love this last picture in Central Park. I would like to Pin It. Do you have a Pinterest account? Thank you for sharing your talent.

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