Sculpture in Gotham – Book talk with Michele Bogart

Join HDC, NYPAP and the J.M. Kaplan Fund for a FREE book signing and reception

June 13, 2018

6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

The J.M. Kaplan Fund

71 West 23rd Street, 9th Floor

Join HDC and NYPAP at the J.M. Kaplan Fund for a book talk with author Michele Bogart. Ms. Bogart’s book Sculpture in Gotham: Art and Urban Renewal in New York City tells the story of how the City of New York came to be committed to public art patronage beginning in the mid-1960s. In that era of political turbulence, cultural activists and city officials for a time shifted away from traditional monuments, joining forces to sponsor ambitious sculptural projects as an instrument for urban revitalization. Ms. Bogart will give a presentation on the various sculptures around NYC, and explain their importance to New Yorkers and the built environment.

After the presentation there will be a reception and book signing

This event is FREE, registration is encouraged

Michele H. Bogart is professor of art history at Stony Brook University. She was vice president of the Art Commission of the City of New York from 1999 to 2003 and is a member of an advisory group to the commission. She is on the board of the New York Preservation Archive Project. She also is the author of Public Sculpture and the Civic Ideal in New York City, 1890–1930 and Artists, Advertising, and the Borders of Art, both published by the University of Chicago Press.


Co-Sponsors – New York Preservation Archive Project  and the J.M. Kaplan Fund






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