Let's trace the American Venus --Audrey Munson

sam. 23 février à 17:00

Fuseau horaire : Paris (GMT+01:00)

116th Street Station
New York
États-Unis
New York

Magazines have made many models celebrities. Actresses are known for decades and their work is immortalized in film. But, there is one woman whose face and figure will be around us for centuries. Her face is on many of our buildings in this city. She is in museums, on the street. She is also in many sculpture across the country. She has been called American Venus, Miss Manhattan, Exposition Girl and Panama-Pacific Girl. This woman is Audrey Munson. She was discovered by a photographer, Felix Benedict Herzog, who shot pictures of her. She was photogenic. He introduced her to some of his friends in the art world. Her first collaboration was with Isidore Konti in the "Three Graces" which was created for the Astor Hotel. Today it is at the Metropolitan Museum. (We won't stop at the Metropolitan Museum.) We will begin our search at Columbia University with Alma Mater by Daniel Chester French. We will be taking a bus from one section of the city to another as we seek her images throughout the city. We will also discover some of the most famous sculptors who worked with her. Audrey had a tragic life and ended in an asylum where she died at the age of 104. Her mother had her committed when Audrey was only 40 years old. Transportation: #1 train to 116th Street

Meeting Place: 116th Train station by the uptown token booth

Meeting time: 11:00am Organizer fee: $7.00

Source: https://www.meetup.com/fr-FR/NYC-and-NJ-Walks-Explore-Architecture-Art-History-Sculpture/events/258798084/


116th Street Station
New York
États-Unis

Art Culture
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