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1 p.m. The Work of Currier & Ives Talk and Tour
November 17, 2012, 1:00pm–3:00pm
More than 150 years before Americans adorned their homes with mass-produced prints from Pottery Barn or Home Depot, the business team of Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives created an industry of art for ordinary people.
The firm of Currier & Ives proclaimed itself to be the “Grand Central Depot for Cheap and Popular Prints” and singlehandedly democratized art in America. Over the span of their careers, Currier and Ives produced more than seven thousand prints that sold in the millions of copies. At one time, 95 percent of all lithographs in circulation in the United States were from the firm of Currier & Ives. Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives are both interred at Green-Wood.
Join Robert K. Newman, a third-generation owner of the Old Print Shop on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan and expert on Currier & Ives, for an in-depth look at this legendary team. After the talk, join Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman for a trolley tour with stops at the graves of Currier, Ives and other artists from the firm, including Fannie Palmer, the only woman in an otherwise all-male business.
This event has two parts, with separate tickets for each part:
- The free talk in the historic Green-Wood chapel.
- A guided trolley tour immediately following the talk. Tickets are $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and $20 for non-members.
Seating is limited for both the talk and the trolley tour, and reservations are recommended.
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