Illustrated Lecture: Greenwich Village’s Tenth Street Studios

The Tenth Street Studio Building in Greenwich Village, created by Richard Morris Hunt specifically and exclusively as commercial space for artists, was a new building type in 1857. The realization of such a building reflected both the newly elevated position of artists and the burgeoning art market. Artists flocked to New York because of its numerous art organizations, such as the National Academy of Design, founded in 1825 to promote and exhibit contemporary art and provide art instruction. More art dealers, clubs, and auction houses were located here by far than in most other cities. Clubs like the Century Association, located on 15th Street, were important not only for social contacts and patronage but also for fostering art appreciation through frequent exhibitions. Art historian and former director of the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, Annette Blaugrund, will highlight the building and its famous artist-tenants in a lively illustrated talk.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
6:30 pm

Salmagundi Arts Club Main Gallery, 47 Fifth Avenue at 12th Street