Friday, March 2, 2007

New-York Historical Society

Let There Be Light...and Lamps, Too

While you're marking your calendar for the full Community Board 7 meeting on Tuesday, March 6, between 7:00 and 8:00 PM at the American Bible Society (the full board will vote yes or no on the Parks & Preservation Committee's resolution disapproving the New-York Historical Society's renovation plans), also make sure to set aside time to pay a visit to this "Triple Landmark" on Central Park West between 76th and 77th Streets.

Visit soon, and spend an afternoon with "the Girls"...
A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls

February 23, 2007 - May 28, 2007

The "Tiffany Girls" were "a group of gifted artisans who made vital yet almost entirely anonymous contributions to many of Louis Comfort Tiffany's most famous mosaics, windows and decorative objects," writes the New York Times in a glowing appraisal of the show (the full article from last Sunday's edition is still available at

The exhibition is co-curated by Nina Gray, an independent scholar and Upper West Sider, who gave LANDMARK WEST! and friends a preview of this subject in an October 2005 talk and post-lecture reception hosted by neighbor and musician Peter Yarrow, highlighting his important collection of Tiffany lamps.

All roads lead to the New-York Historical Society, so plan your visit today! And we'll look forward to seeing you on March 6 at the Bible Society (1865 Broadway at 61st Street).

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