Inside the Four Seasons: A panel discussion at Museum of the City of New York
We enjoy looking at historic interiors, but there’s more to them than meets the eye. Behind the walls, below the floors, and underneath the painted surfaces are the back-stories few people have heard about the city’s known and not-so-known landmarks. The authors of Interior Landmarks: Treasures of New York (The Monacelli Press; September 29, 2015) will take us behind the scenes of some of the City’s most interesting spaces. They will tell little-known and fascinating stories about places like City Hall and the Tweed Courthouse, Loew’s Paradise Theater, the Four Seasons Restaurant, the Dime Savings, and Manufacturers Trust bank buildings. They will share stories of the political wrangling, financial skullduggery, design competitions, preservation challenges, and restoration problems that designers and builders dealt with to provide insight into why these venues are so special and how even being a landmark doesn’t guarantee that a great space will remain safe from damage, or change. This program delves into the themes of our exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks, on view through January 3.
Book signing to follow.
Judith Gura, Design Historian and Exhibitions and Public Programs Consultant at the New York School of Interior Design
Kate Wood, President at LANDMARK WEST!
Larry Lederman, Photographer
- Tuesday, October 20, 2015
- 6:30 pm
Museum of the City of New York, 5th Avenue at 103rd Street