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The Butterfly & the Ashcan: The Impact of Whistler

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem

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1220 5th Ave
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New York, New York 10029
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 175
Teacher: Avis Berman

What you'll learn in this painting class:

Most of the artists comprising The Eight – William Glackens, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, Maurice Prendergast, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan – were influenced by the nineteenth-century American artist James McNeill Whistler, as were their close friends Alfred Maurer and George Bellows. Whistler was an extraordinarily prominent artist, so positing him as an inspiration may seem obvious. 

However, these painters – advocates of urban realism and members of what is known as the Ashcan School – are often presented as countering the aesthetic approach epitomized by Whistler. In truth, they were admirers and emulators rather than denigrators. Whistler’s life and work were essential to them, as the lecturer will illustrate using comparative examples of paintings and works on paper.

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· Space is limited to 25 participants and advance registration is required
· Enrollment will close on Tuesday, October 1st at noon
· Check in with Visitors Services upon entering the museum to receive a designated tour sticker
· Meet the curator in the rotunda on the first floor under the Starlight chandelier
· Minimum enrollment must be reached or the event may be canceled by email notification on October 1st and fully refunded
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The Museum of the City of New York was founded in 1923 by Henry Collins Brown, a Scottish-born writer with a vision for a populist approach to the city. The Museum was originally housed in Gracie Mansion, the future residence of the Mayor of New York. Hardinge Scholle succeeded Henry Brown in 1926 and...

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