This lecture will take place at the Bruce Museum, 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Page Knox, Adjunct Professor, Art History Department, Columbia University, New York City; Contractual Lecturer for the Education Department, Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Program Committee has made arrangements for Page Knox, our February speaker on David Hockney, to give a 80 minute tour of the “David Hockney” exhibit, which opens November 27th at the Met Museum. This is Hockney’s first retrospective in 29 years.. It was viewed by a half million people last spring at the “Tate”
Our tour date is Monday, December 11 at 11am.Read More
GDAS will be returning the the Bruce Museum in the fall.
Karen Handal, our President, spoke with Suzanne Lio of the Bruce Museum. Because of continued problems with the regulating process and permits as well as other issues, the Bruce Museum is delayed with their plans to expand.
They welcome the Greenwich Decorative Arts Society back to our usual place and time this fall.
Suzanne said that we would be able to use the Bruce as usual on October 2, November 6, December 4 of 2017 and February 5 of 2018. (We are not meeting in January because of a holiday conflict.) There is always the possibility of more delays at the Bruce. We will know more by the end of the year.
If these changes are confusing, please understand that this particular roller coaster has been out of our hands, as we have had to respond to the available dates as the Bruce has offered them.Read More
We enjoyed a walking tour of the High Line with Robin Garr, formerly with The Bruce Museum, of the 1.5 mile urban park created on the remains of a no-longer-in-use, elevated freight train track. It runs from 34th Street south to Gansevoort Street on the west side of Manhattan.
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Erik Gronning, our speaker at the December 2016 lecture, met our group at Sotheby’s in New York and gave us a fabulous tour of the highlights of the collections that are being auctioned off during Americana Week in January, 2017.Read More
On a cold snowy day we visited two very different "Gilded Mansions" of the Hudson ValleyRead More
We had an excellent walking tour with Robin Garr, formerly with The Bruce Museumof this unique neighborhood of Manhattan via a series of small treasures including the smallest private plot of land on Manhattan, narrow row houses, gardens, small shops, restaurants and clubs.
GDAS members enjoyed the 30th Anniversary Celebration lecture and lunch at the Greenwich Water Club on October 5th 2015. Speaker Ulysses Grant Dietz, Chief Curator, Curator of Decorative Arts, Newark Museum gave a fascinating talk on Money, Beauty, Power: The Transformation of Taste in America’s Gilded AgeRead More
We had a great trip to the Hudson Valley in early OctoberRead More
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