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Day Art Trip

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 08:30am - 05:00pm

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Experience the elegance and extravagance of the Gilded Age with Pequot Library as we explore two of New York City’s finest museums. Enjoy guided tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s American Wing and the Museum of the City of New York’s special exhibition Gilded New York during this day-long outing. 

Guests will board a charter bus at the Library at 8:45 a.m. and travel first to the MET for a tour of the American Wing. The American wing was opened in 1924 to display the domestic arts of the 17th–early 19th centuries. Our guide will highlight decorative arts from the late 19th and early 20th century, giving us a glimpse at the aesthetic style of Pequot Founder Virginia Marquand Monroe, and her contemporaries.

Next we will enjoy lunch at the Petrie Court Café and Wine Bar, a European-style restaurant with views of Central Park.

We will conclude our outing at the Museum of the City of New York with a tour of Gilded New York, which explores the city’s visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite “flaunted their money…and expressed their high status through extravagant fashions, architecture, and interior design.” Our guide will illuminate stories of the “new American elite”, walking us through the exhibition which displays over 100 objects, including costumes, jewelry, portraits, and decorative arts.

Cost is $150 per person, which includes round trip charter bus transportation, a 3 course lunch, and admission to both museums. Approximate return time is 5 pm.  Registration by April 12 is appreciated.

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The Pequot Day Art Trip is part of an on-going series of programs associated with the Pequot Founders: Building a Library and a Legacy exhibit on view through May 7, 2017.