NYC-ARTS

S2021 E533 | FULL EPISODE

NYC-ARTS Full Episode: October 28, 2021

A visit to Moynihan Train Hall, a reimagined public space and a source of civic pride for New Yorkers. Then a look at one of the highlights in New-York Historical Society's collection of American paintings. Finally, an exploration of current exhibitions that celebrate the Hispanic Society Museum & Library's extensive collections of art and literature.

AIRED: October 28, 2021 | 0:27:46
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>>> COMING UP ON NYC ARTS, A

LOOK AT THE NEW MOYNIHAN TRAIN

HALL, THE REIMAGINED PUBLIC

SPACE AND A SOURCE OF CIVIC

PRIDE TO NEW YORKERS.

>> THEY HAVE CREATED A WORK THAT

THEY'VE CALLED THE HIVE, A

SCULPTURE THAT HANGS DOWN FROM

THE CEILING COMPRISED OF DOZENS

OF HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS, ALL

SHAPES AND SIZES.

THEY'VE BEEN INSPIRED BY

BUILDINGS FROM ALL OVER THE

WORLD, AS WELL AS THEIR OWN

ARCHITECTURAL INVENTIONS.

>> A VISIT TO THE NEW YORK

HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO SEE A

HIGHLIGHT OF THEIR COLLECTION OF

AMERICAN PAINTINGS.

>> BEHIND ME IS THE RETURN OF

THE 69th REGIMENT, THE IRISH

REGIMENT IN 1862, FROM THE SEAT

OF WAR.

WANG HAS USED THIS AS A KIND OF

SHOW PIECE TO SHOWCASE HIS

ABILITY AS A DRAMA PAINTER, AS A

PORTRAITIST AND AS A

LANDSCAPIST.

>>> AND A LOOK AT CURRENT

EXHIBITIONS THAT CELEBRATE THE

HISPANIC SOCIETY MUSEUM AND

LIBRARY'S EXTENSIVE COLLECTION

OF ART FROM SPAIN AND LATIN

AMERICA AS WELL AS LITERATURE.

>> FUNDING FOR NYC ARTS IS MADE

POSSIBLE BY --

THE LEWIS SONNY TURNER FUND FOR

DANCE.

THE AMBROSE MONEL FOUNDATION.

CHARLES AND VALERIE.

THE NANCY SIDEWATER FOUNDATION.

THE MILTON AND SALLY AVERY ARTS

FOUNDATION.

ELROY AND TERRY CRUM HOLTZ

FOUNDATION AND ELLEN AND JAMES

S. MARCUS.

THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN

PART BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF

CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHIP

WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY

MEMBERS OF THIRTEEN.

NYC ARTS IS MADE POSSIBLE IN

PART BY --

>> FIRST REPUBLIC BANK PRESENTS

FIRST THINGS FIRST.

AT FIRST REPUBLIC BANK, FIRST

REFERS TO OUR FIRST PRIORITY.

THE CLIENTS WHO WALK THROUGH OUR

DOORS.

THE FIRST STEP.

RECOGNIZE THAT EVERY CLIENT IS

AN INDIVIDUAL WITH UNIQUE NEEDS.

FIRST DEKRCREE.

SERVICE IN THE FORM OF PERSONAL

BANKING.

THIS IS FIRST PUBLIC'S MISSION

FROM OUR VERY FIRST DAY.

IT'S STILL THE FIRST THING ON

OUR MINDS.

>> AND BY --

>> SWAN OCEAN GALLERIES.

WE HAVE A DIFFERENT WAY OF

LOOKING AT AUCTIONS.

VINTAGE BOOKS AND FINE ARTS

SINCE 1941.

COMBINING KNOWLEDGE WITH

ACCESS

ACCESSIBILITY, WHETHER YOU ARE A

LONGTIME COLLECTOR OR FIRST TIME

COLLECTOR.

>> AND BY --

>> SINCE 1975 PROVIDING FABRICS

AND DECORATIVE ACOUSTIC PRODUCTS

FOR WALL, CEILING AND FLOOR

APPLICATIONS AND CUSTOM ACOUSTAL

DESIGN SERVICES FOR COMMERCIAL

AND RESIDENTIAL NEEDS.

INFORMATION AT UNIKAVEV.COM.

>>> GOOD EVENING.

AND WELCOME TO "NYC ARTS."

I'M ON LOCATION AT THE MORGAN

LIBRARY AND MUSEUM IN MIDTOWN

MANHATTAN.

IT IS LOCATED AT MADISON AVENUE

AND 36th STREET.

THE MORGAN BEGAN AS THE PRIVATE

LIBRARY OF FINANCIER PIERRE PARK

MORGAN, ONE OF THE PREEMINANT

ART COLLECTORS AND BENEFACTORS

IN THE UNITED STATES.

FOUNDED IN 1906, THE MORGAN NOW

SERVES AS A MUSEUM, INDEPENDENT

RESEARCH LIBRARY, MUSIC VENUE,

ARCHITECTURAL LANDMARK AND

HISTORIC SITE.

I AM HERE IN THE MAGNIFICENT

EAST ROOM.

MR. MORGAN'S LIBRARY.

DESIGNED BY A CELEBRATED

ARCHITECT OF THE TIME, CHARLES

F. McKIM.

COMPLETED A FEW YEARS BEFORE

McKIM'S DEATH.

IT IS CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE

HIS MASTERPIECE.

THE BUILDING EMBODIES THE

RENAISSANCE IDEAL OF THE UNITY

OF ALL THE ARTS, INTEGRATING

ARCHITECTURE, SCULPTURE AND

PAINTING WHILE USING THE FINEST

MATERIALS AND CRAFTSMANSHIP.

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS ARE ALSO

PART OF THE MORGAN'S PROGRAMMING

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

CURRENTLY ON VIEW IS ANOTHER

TRADITION DRAWINGS BY BLACK

ARTISTS FROM THE AMERICAN SOUTH.

THE EXHIBITION CELEBRATES THE

MORGAN'S ACQUISITION OF 11

DRAWINGS FROM THE ORGANIZATION

DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING BLACK

SOUTHERN ARTISTS AND THEIR

COMMUNITIES.

ARTISTS REPRESENTED IN THE

ACQUISITION INCLUDE DIAL, NELLY

MAY ROW, HENRY SPILLER, LONNIE

HOLLY AND CURTIS YOUNG.

THE FOCUS IS ON DRAWING USING A

RANGE OF MEDIA SUCH AS

WATERCOLOR, BALLPOINT PEN,

CRAYON AND EVEN GLITTER.

THORNTON DIALS LIFE GOES ON FROM

1990 IS COMPRISED OF WATERCOLOR,

ACRYLIC AND GRAPHITE.

HERE HE EXPERIMENTED WITH

DIFFERENT MATERIALS AND

SURFACES.

IN THIS EARLY EXAMPLE, CREATED

ON HEAVY HANDMADE PAPER, THE

BIRD'S NEST SITS ATOP A WOMAN'S

HEAD.

APPEARING BARE AND WITH ROUGED

CHEEKS AND SURROUNDED BY LUSH

GREEN PLANTS, SHE IS A SYMBOL OF

FERTILITY.

NELLY MAY ROSE, UNTITLED, WOMAN

TALKING TO ANIMALS, 1981, IS

CHARACTERISTIC OF HER DRAWINGS.

RECALLING HER RURAL UPBRINGING

ON A FARM IN GEORGIA.

IN THIS WORK, TWO HUMAN FIGURES

HOVER IN A DREAM-LIKE SPACE

ALONGSIDE SOME 20 ANIMALS,

INCLUDING BIRDS, DOGS AND

SNAKES.

SHE USES THE WHOLE OF THE SHEET,

THE DENSITY OF HER MARKS

EXTENDING FROM EDGE TO EDGE.

IN SOMETIMES I GET EMOTION FROM

THE GAME, WHICH IS FROM 1980,

YOUNG USED BALLPOINT PEN AND

MARK OR PAPER GLUED TO THE FOUNT

BOOK.

INSPIRED BY ALL MASTERS SUCH AS

EL GRECO, HE PAINTED

EXPRESSIONISTIC FIGURES IN

DYNAMIC GROUPS.

A DRAWING OF MEN PLAYING

BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL.

AS THE TITLE OF THE WORK

SUGGESTS, YOUNG VIEWED SPORTS AS

A SPACE OF FREEDOM AND RELEASE

FROM THE CONDITIONS THAT

GOVERNED THE LIVES OF THE BLACK

MEN HE KNEW.

THE EXHIBITION WILL BE ON VIEW

THROUGH JANUARY TO THE 16th OF

2022.

IN OUR PROGRAM TONIGHT WE'LL

VISIT THE NEW MOYNIHAN TRAIN

HALL, A VISIONARY TRANSFORMATION

OF THE NATION'S BUSIEST

TRANSPORTATION HUB.

LOCATED ACROSS FROM PENN

STATION, THE HALL IS NAMED AFTER

SENATOR PATRICK MOYNIHAN WHO

FIRST PROMOTED THE IDEA OF

RESTORING THE AREA TO ITS FORMER

GLORY.

THE ORIGINAL PENNSYLVANIA

STATION HAD BEEN DEMOLISHED IN

THE EARLY 1960s TO MAKE WAY FOR

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN.

THE 1914 JAMES FARRELLY POST

OFFICE IS THE ARCHITECTURAL

SISTER TO THE OLD PENN STATION,

ALSO DESIGNED BY McKIM, NEED AND

WHITE.

IT'S BEEN CONVERTED INTO A 21st

CENTURY TRANSIT CENTER FOR LONG

ISLAND RAILROAD AND AMTRAK

PASSENGERS AND A GRAND PUBLIC

SPACE AND SOURCE OF CIVIC PRIDE

FOR ALL NEW YORKERS.

THREE INSTALLATIONS WERE

COMMISSIONED FOR THE SITE BY NEW

YORK STATE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

PUBLIC ART FUND.

IN THE WAITING ROOM ADJACENT TO

THE MAIN CONCOURSE, STAN

DOUGLAS' PHOTOGRAPHIC PANELS

IMAGINATIVELY RE-CREATE AND PAY

TRIBUTE TO THE ORIGINAL PENN

STATION.

AT THE MIDBLOCK ENTRANCES AT

31st AND 33rd STREETS, DYNAMIC

AND COLORFUL CEILING

INSTALLATIONS BY ARTISTIC DUO

ELMGREEN AND DRAGSET, AS WELL AS

ARTIST WILEY, WELCOME EVERYONE

TO THE STATION.

THESE PUBLIC ARTWORKS MAKE

MOYNIHAN TRAIN HALL A

DESTINATION IN ITS OWN RIGHT

WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE CATCHING

A TRAIN.

NICHOLAS BOWMAN, DIRECTOR AND

CHIEF CURATOR OF PUBLIC ART FUND

TELLS US ABOUT THE ARTISTS AND

ARTWORK SELECTED FOR THE

PROJECT.

>> IT WAS IMPORTANT TO ALL OF US

THAT THE ARTWORK'S COMMISSIONED

FOR THIS WONDERFUL NEW CIVIC

LANDMARK WOULD REALLY EXPRESS

SOMETHING ABOUT WHERE, WHO AND

WHAT WE ARE.

NEW YORK CITY IS A VIBRANT OPEN

DEMOCRATIC PLACE, AND WE WANTED

TO REFLECT THAT.

WE WANTED TO REFLECT THE FACT

THAT THIS BUILDING BRINGS

TOGETHER SO MANY LAYERS OF THE

PAST, THE PRESENT AND THE

FUTURE.

AND EACH ARTIST COULD, THROUGH

THEIR OWN CREATIVE IMAGINATION

CAPTURE SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT

THAT.

STAN DOUGLAS HAS CREATED A WORK

THAT HE'S CALLED "PENN STATION'S

HALF CENTURY" BECAUSE THE

ORIGINAL PENN STATION REALLY

ONLY EXISTED FOR A HALF CENTURY.

IT WAS AN ICONIC NEW YORK CITY

LANDMARK, A MAGNIFICENT BUILDING

DESIGNED BY McKIM, MEAD AND

WHITE THAT WAS TRAGICALLY

DEMOLISHED.

STAN HAS DIGITALLY CREATED THE

INTERIOR OF THE ORIGINAL PENN

STATION AND THEN PHOTOGRAPHED

PERFORMANCE DRESSED IN PERIOD

COSTUME, RE-ENACTING STAN'S OWN

RE-IMAGINATION OF EVENTS THAT

HAPPENED.

AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE MOMENTS

THAT STAN CHOSE, THEY ARE NOT

NECESSARILY WORLD-CHANGING

EVENTS.

IT'S MORE QUIRKY MOMENTS THAT

MEANT SOMETHING THAT EXPRESSED

THE WAY PENN STATION FUNCTIONED

IN THE LIFE OF NEW YORK CITY.

IT WAS A PLACE WHERE THINGS

HAPPENED LIKE AN IMPROMPTU

VAUDEVILLE SHOW WHEN PERFORMERS

WERE STRANDED HERE OVERNIGHT IN

A SNOWSTORM.

OR THE TENDER MOMENTS OF

GOOD-BYE WHEN SERVICEMEN WERE

GOING OFF TO WAR.

STAN'S WORK FEATURES A NUMBER OF

AMAZING PEOPLE, BUT WHO HAVE

BEEN LARGELY FORGOTTEN.

EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE LIKE

BURT WILLIAMS, PIONEERING LABOR

ORGANIZERS LIKE ANGELO HERNDON

OR EVEN A NOTORIOUS CRIMINAL

LIKE CECILIA KUHNY.

STAN HAS REMINDED US ABOUT AND

PRESERVED FOR ALL OF US TO

UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT WHAT

SHAPED WHO WE ARE TODAY.

WILEY'S WORK "GO" IN A SENSE

BRINGS A TREMENDOUS ENERGY AND

VITALITY TO A CLASSICAL GENRE.

THE RENAISSANCE-STYLE CEILING

FRESCO WHICH HAS BEEN REINVENTED

AS A CONTEMPORARY STAINED GLASS

CEILING.

SO IN ANOTHER WAY IT BRINGS

TOGETHER THESE IDEAS OF THE

PAST, THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE

BECAUSE WHILE IT GESTURES TO ART

HISTORY, HIS CHARACTERS ARE

CONTEMPORARY NEW YORKERS.

BREAK DANCERS.

PEOPLE WHO ARE ACTUALLY

PERFORMING EXTRAORDINARY

ACROBATIC ATHLETIC, CREATIVE

GESTURES AND AN ART WORM THAT

WAS INVENTED IN NEW YORK CITY

AND THAT WE SEE THESE BLACK

BODIES TUMBLING THROUGH SPACE

AND FLOATING THROUGH THE AIR.

THEY HAVE CREATED A WORK THAT

THEY'VE CALLED "THE HIVE."

A SCULPTURE THAT HANGS DOWN FROM

THE CEILING COMPRISED OF DOZENS

OF HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS, ALL

SHAPES AND SIZES, AND WHEN YOU

LOOK AT IT, YOU START TO THINK,

WAIT A MINUTE, I RECOGNIZE THAT

BUILDING.

THAT LOOKS LIKE THE EMPIRE STATE

BUILDING OR DIDN'T I SEE THAT IN

LONDON OR HONG KONG.

THEY'VE BEEN INSPIRED BY

BUILDINGS FROM ALL OVER THE

WORLD, AS WELL AS THEIR OWN

ARCHITECTURAL INVENTIONS.

I THINK THE ARTIST CHOSE TO CALL

IT "THE HIVE" BECAUSE THEY

REALLY LOVED THE IDEA OF THE WAY

THE CONTEMPORARY MEGA CITY IS

SOMEHOW LIKE A BEEHIVE, A

GROWING, EVOLVING, COMPLEX

STRUCTURE.

AND I THINK FOR THEM, A TRAIN

STATION AND THE IDEA OF TRAVEL

AND EVEN THE IDEA OF NEW YORK

CITY IS ABOUT CONNECTIONS AND

THE ENERGY CREATED WHEN PEOPLE

COME TOGETHER.

TRANSFORMS A PUBLIC SPACE INTO A

TRULY CIVIC SPACE.

WHAT IS IT?

IT CAPTURES THE SPIRIT OF NEW

YORK CITY.

THERE'S NO WAY TO SIMPLY

ILLUSTRATE THAT, BUT A GREAT

ARTIST CAN, THROUGH THEIR

IMAGINATIVE VISION, THROUGH

THEIR CREATIVITY, CREATE

SOMETHING THAT DOES CAPTURE

SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT IT IS TO BE

ALIVE TODAY.

BUT SOMETHING THAT CAN ALSO TELL

US SOMETHING ABOUT THE PAST AND

SOMETHING ABOUT THE FUTURE.

AND THAT CAN EXIST FOR

GENERATIONS TO COME.

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>>> NEXT, A VISIT TO THE NEW

YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY FOR A

LOOK AT A HIGHLIGHT IN THEIR

COLLECTION OF OUTSTANDING

AMERICAN PAINTINGS.

>> WELCOME TO THE NEW YORK

HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

NEW YORK CITY'S OLDEST MUSEUM

FOUNDED IN 1804.

I'M ROBERTA OLSON, CURATOR OF

DRAWINGS HERE.

BEHIND ME IS AN INCREDIBLE TOUR

DE FORCE PAINTING BY LOUIE LONG

WHO WAS AN IMMIGRANT FROM

GERMANY WHO STUDIED IN FRANCE

AND ITALY AND CAME TO NEW YORK

AND WAS KNOWN SPECIFICALLY FOR

GENRE AND PORTRAITS.

AND THIS IS REALLY HIS PIECE DE

RESISTANCE, HIS MAJOR PAINTING.

HE DID IT NOT ON COMMISSION BUT

BECAUSE HE WAS INSPIRED TO PAINT

THIS WORK, WHICH IS THE RETURN

OF THE 69th REGIMENT.

THE IRISH REGIMENT IN 1862 FROM

THE SEAT OF WAR.

WANG HAS USED THIS AS A KIND OF

SHOWPIECE TO SHOWCASE HIS

ABILITY AS A GENRE PAINTER, A

PORTRAITIST AND AS A

LANDSCAPIST.

THE CANVAS IS PRECINEMATIC.

YOUR EYE CANNOT STOP.

IT FLICKERS OVER ALL OF THE

LITTLE VIGNETTES YOU SEE HERE.

THERE ARE MANY THINGS THAT MOVE

YOU AROUND IN THIS CANVAS.

NOT ONLY THE WONDERFUL, SMALL

ANECDOTAL DETAILS YOU CAN GET

LOST IN.

BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE HARBOR,

YOU CAN ALMOST SEE THE SHIPS

BEGINNING TO PASS.

THERE'S THIS FEELING OF THE

RESTLESSNESS, THE SORT OF ENERGY

OF NEW YORK THAT WAS PART OF THE

WATER AND PART OF THE HARBOR.

ENTIRE PAINTINGS SHOWS A CURRENT

EVENT IN A VERY HISTORICAL,

MONUMENTAL WAY.

7 FEET BY 11 1/2 FEET.

HE HAS BLOWN IT UP TO NEARLY

LIFE SIZE.

THE CANVAS DEPICTS THE ARRIVAL

OF THE 69th REGIMENT DOWNTOWN

NEAR BOWLING GREEN IN WHAT IS

NOW BATTERY PARK.

TO THE LEFT IS CASTLE GARDEN,

WHICH WAS BUILT ON A FORT AND IT

WAS A SORT OF CLEARING PLACE FOR

IMMIGRATION BEFORE ELLIS ISLAND.

TO THE RIGHT, YOU SEE ON THE

VERY FAR RIGHT, THE WASHINGTON

HOTEL WITH SPECTATORS CHEERING

ON THIS RETURN OF THE SONS OF

THE IRISH REGIMENT FROM NEW YORK

COMING BACK FROM THEIR SERVICE

OF THREE MONTHS.

THEY HAD JUST UNDERGONE THE

BATTLE OF BULL RUN, WHICH WAS A

LOSS FOR THE UNION CAUSE, BUT

THEY HAD DONE SPECTACULARLY IN

THAT AND HAD HELD OFF THE

CONFEDERATE.

SOME MAJOR HISTORICAL FIGURES

HERE.

THE MAN ON HORSEBACK RAISING HIS

HAND, THIS IS CAPTAIN MEAGER WHO

WAS ACTUALLY AN IRISHMAN.

A HERO DURING THIS PARTICULAR

WAR.

THE ACTUAL COMMANDER OF THE

REGIMENT, BRIGADIER GENERAL

CORCORAN IS NOT PRESENT

PHYSICALLY IN THIS PAINTING, BUT

HE CERTAINLY IS IN SPIRIT

BECAUSE WE SEE HIM AND HIS

PORTRAIT BEING HELD UP BY THE

NEWSBOY AT THE FAR RIGHT WHO IS

HOCKING THESE PAPERS.

HE WAS WASTING AWAY IN A

CONFEDERATE PRISON.

HE HAD BEEN CAPTURED AT THE

BATTLE OF BULL RUN BUT IS STILL

HERE INSPIRING THE HEROES OF THE

REGIMENT.

IT'S A PATRIOTIC PAINTING.

NOTICE ALL OF THE AMERICAN FLAGS

HERE.

YOU ALSO HAVE IRISH FLAGS.

IT'S A DOCUDRAMA.

IT IS FILLED WITH SENTIMENT.

IT HAS ALL OF THESE THINGS WHICH

ENGAGE THE VIEWER BOTH

EMOTIONALLY, INTELLECTUALLY AND

ALSO IN TERMS OF CURRENT EVENTS.

AMONG THE COMPELLING VIGNETTES

IS THE MOTHER IN THE YELLOW

DRESS WELCOMING HOME HER WOUNDED

SON.

YOU SEE THE TWO BOYS FIGHTING

OVER THE RIFLE IN THE

FOREGROUND.

YOU'LL SEE OTHER THINGS.

YOU'LL SEE LIKE A SHOULDER

COMING DOWN WITH HIS LEG BANDAGE

AND THERE'S A PRIEST MINISTERING

TO THE PEOPLE.

DEAD CENTER YOU HAVE THE MARCH.

YOU HAVE ALL THE YOUNG DRUMMER

BOYS AND YOU CAN ALMOST HEAR THE

DRUMS GOING RAT-A-TAT-TAT AS

THEY MARCH UP BROADWAY IN THIS

PROCESSION MEANT TO CELEBRATE

THE HEROES OF THE UNION CAUSE.

LANG'S MONUMENTAL CANVAS IS

REALLY A MICROCOSM TO LOOK AT

THE MACRO COSM.

IT'S A PORTAL, A LENS IN WHICH

TO JUMP INTO THE REST OF THE

OFFERINGS AT THE NEW YORK

HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

>>> I'D LIKE TO RECOMMEND AN

EXCEPTIONAL EXHIBITION ON VIEW

AT THE HISPANIC SOCIETY MUSEUM

AND LIBRARY IN UPPER MANHATTAN.

THE SOCIETY PROVIDES ACCESS TO

THE MOST EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF

HISPANIC ART AND LITERATURE

OUTSIDE OF SPAIN AND LATIN

AMERICA.

ENTITLED "GILDED FIGURES," WOOD

AND PLAY MADE FLESH, IT OFFERS A

RARE GLIMPSE OF THE MAJOR ART

FORM FROM SPAIN AND LATIN

AMERICA FROM 1500 TO 1800.

IT IS POLYCHROME SCULPTURE.

THAT IS SCULPTURE BRIGHTLY

PAINTED FOR STRIKINGLY

NATURALISTIC EFFECT.

THE MORE THAN 20 SCULPTURES ON

VIEW NOT ONLY ATTEST TO THE HIGH

LEVEL OF ARTISTIC PRODUCTION BUT

NOTABLY ALSO INCLUDE WORKS BY

WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE 17th

CENTURY.

GILDED FIGURES BEGINS WITH LAID

GOTHIC AND EARLY RENAISSANCE

WORKS FROM THE FINEST SCULPT

ARES FROM CASTILLE.

A SUPERB RELIEF OF THE

RESURRECTION WHICH REVEALS THE

DAZZLING TALENT OF THESE

ARTISTS.

THE 17th CENTURY BUST SHOWS THE

DECISIVE WAY THAT ITALIAN MODELS

SHARED THE WORK OF FOLLOWING

GENERATIONS.

THE BAROQUE PERIOD WITNESSED AN

IMPRESSIVE FLOWERING IN WHICH

FIGURES ACHIEVED STUNNING

NATURALISM AS IN HIS "ST.

ASISCUS."

NOTABLE ARE WORKS BY 17th

CENTURY WOMEN ARTISTS.

LUISA AND ADRIANA.

THEY ACHIEVED SUCH SUCCESS IN

HER LIFETIME THAT SHE ROSE TO

THE POSITION OF ROYAL SCULPTOR.

ALSO ON VIEW, SCULPTURES FROM

LATIN AMERICA.

WORKS OF IMPRESSIVE RANGE AND

SCALE OF EMOTION.

FROM MEXICO, THE 16th CENTURY

RELIEF OF SANTIAGO MATAMOROS.

FROM ECUADOR, STATUES

THE VIRGIN OF CUNITO AND ST.

MICHAEL AND THE MOST ROMANTIC

DISPLAY ALSO FROM ECUADOR, THE

FOUR FATES OF MAN.

IN THESE FIGURES, THE INDIGENOUS

SCULPTOR DEPICTS IN EXQUISITE

DETAIL A DRAMATIC RANGE OF

EMOTIONS AS PART OF A MISSION TO

INSPIRE PEOPLE TO PERSEVERE IN

THEIR FAITH.

THE EXHIBITION WILL BE ON VIEW

UNTIL JANUARY 9, 2022.

TREASURES FROM THE HISPANIC

SOCIETY MUSEUM AND LIBRARY MAY

BE SEEN AS WELL AS THE GROLIER

CLUB ON EAST 60th STREET.

ON VIEW, MORE THAN 100

MANUSCRIPTS AND BOOKS THAT

REPRESENT THE HISTORY AND

CULTURE OF SPAIN AND THE

AMERICAS.

THE PRESENTATION OFFERS GREATER

DIVERSITY BY INCLUDING SPANISH,

PORTUGUESE AND LATIN AMERICAN

MATERIAL, AMASSED LARGELY BY THE

20th CENTURY BIBLIOFILE.

THE MANUSCRIPTS ATTEST TO THE

BREADTH OF THE COLLECTION IN

GEOGRAPHY AND FUNCTION.

THE HISTORY OF SPAIN AND THE

AMERICAS IS FEATURED IN MEDIEVAL

CHARTERS, ROYAL LETTERS,

MANUSCRIPT BIBLES, BOOKS OF

OURS, AS WELL AS HISTORICAL,

SCIENTIFIC LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS

AND EXTRAORDINARY MAPS.

THE EXHIBITION IS ON VIEW

THROUGH DECEMBER 18th.

>>> NEXT WEEK ON "NYC ART," A

VISIT TO A NEW PHOTOGRAPHY

MUSEUM IN THE FLAT IRON

DISTRICT.

>> AS PEOPLE MOVE THROUGH THIS

SPACE WHAT WE REALLY WANTED TO

EMPHASIZE IS DIFFERENT TYPES OF

PHOTOGRAPHY.

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY MIXED WITH

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY, MIXED WITH

LANDSCAPE, FINE ART CONCEPTUAL

WORK, REALLY HAVE SOMETHING FOR

EVERYONE.

>> A TRIP TO AUTOMANIA.

AN EXHIBITION FEATURING SOME OF

THE CARS OF THE 21st CENTURY.

>> THE JAGUAR E-TYPE FROM 1963

OFTEN IS WHAT HOOKS PEOPLE.

IT'S AN INCREDIBLE.

DEEP PURPLE COLOR.

AND IT'S AN UNDENIABLY SEXY CAR.

ONE THING THAT SETS JAGUAR APART

IS COMPARATIVELY SPEAKING IT WAS

MUCH MORE AFFORDABLE THAN A

COMPARABLE CAR FROM PORSCHE OR

MASERATI.

STILL AN EXPENSIVE CAR.

DEFINITELY NOT CHEAP BUT IT WAS

ONE THAT CAPTURED THE

IMAGINATION OF PARTICULARLY THE

AMERICAN PUBLIC AND THE PUBLIC

IN THE UK.

>> AND A LOOK AT A HIGHLIGHT IN

THE COLLECTION OF THE AMERICAN

FOLK ART MUSEUM.

>> JEAN MARCEL GATHERED -- OF

HIS HOME AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA

AND STARTED FASHIONING WHAT HE

CALLS WOODEN QUILTS, PAYING

HOMAGE TO HIS GREAT-GRANDFATHER

WHO WAS A JUNK COLLECTOR AND HIS

GREAT-GRANDMOTHER WHO WAS A

QUILTMAKER.

>>> I HOPE YOU ENJOYED OUR

PROGRAM TONIGHT.

I'M PHILIPPE ON LOCATION AT THE

MORGAN LIBRARY AND MUSEUM.

THANK YOU FOR WATCHING.

SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

>>> FUNDING FOR NYC ARTS IS MADE

POSSIBLE BY THEA PETS

PETSCHEK IERVOLINO FOUNDATION,

THE AMBROSE MONELL FOUNDATION,

JOEDY AND JOHN ARNHOLD, THE

NANCY SIDEWATER FOUNDATION.

THE MILTON AND SALLY AVERY ARTS

FOUNDATION.

ELROY AND TERRY KRUMHOLZ

FOUNDATION AND ELLEN AND JAMES

S. MARCUS.

THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN

PART BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF

CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHIP

WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY

MEMBERS OF THIRTEEN.

NYC ARTS IS MADE POSSIBLE IN

PART BY --

>> FIRST REPUBLIC BANK PRESENTS

FIRST THINGS FIRST.

AT FIRST REPUBLIC BANK, FIRST

REFERS TO OUR FIRST PRIORITY.

THE CLIENTS WHO WALK THROUGH OUR

DOORS.

THE FIRST STEP, RECOGNIZE THAT

EVERY CLIENT IS AN INDIVIDUAL

WITH UNIQUE NEEDS.

FIRST DECREE.

BE A BANK WHOSE CURRENCY IS

SERVICE IN THE FORM OF PERSONAL

BANKING.

THIS IS FIRST REPUBLIC'S MISSION

FROM OUR VERY FIRST DAY.

IT'S STILL THE FIRST THING ON

OUR MINDS.

>> AND BY --

>> SWANN AUCTION GALLERIES.

WE HAVE A DIFFERENT WAY OF

LOOKING AT AUCTIONS.

OFFERING VINTAGE BOOKS AND FINE

ART SINCE 1941.

WORKING TO COMBINE KNOWLEDGE

WITH ACCESSIBILITY.

INFORMATION AT SWANN

GALLERIES.COM.

>> AND BY --

>> UNIKA VAEV PROVIDING FABRICS

AND DECORATIVE ACOUSTIC PRODUCTS

FOR WALLS AND SURFACES.

INFORMATION AT UNIKAVAEV.COM.

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