In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month, the Museum of the City of New York is exhibiting a portrait of Dr. Aubré de Lambert Maynard - best remembered for his role in helping to save Dr. King life’s after an assassination attempt in New York in 1958.
Many people know Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) as influential in the popularization of Santa Claus in America with his verse “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” However, he was also an important New Yorker in his own right.
Peer inside the Stettheimer Dollhouse at the Museum of the City of New York, and you’ll find a host of tiny works of art. Many of these works have the stamp of renowned artists of the 1920s, but curators are still tracing down the inspiration for others. Recently, Bruce Weber discovered the source for one in a life-size gallery upstate.
It’s a sweltering July evening in 1915 and the lights have just come up after the finale of a Ziegfeld Follies show at the New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street. You dread walking out into the muggy night and long for a cool escape. But you’re in luck tonight because it’s the premiere of Flo Ziegfeld Jr.’s new revue, the Danse de Follies!
Known today as the father of American political cartoons, Thomas Nast gained fame for Harper’s Magazine in the 1860s and 1870s. Today he is best remembered for his cartoons about Boss Tweed and the Tammany Ring.