Feb 5
—Oct 11, 2016

Picturing Prestige: New York Portraits, 1700-1860


Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave.
Manhattan, NY 10029


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Well into the 19th century, elegant portraits painted by the young nation's best artists were seen as status symbols. This exhibit traces the city's history through the portraits of leading merchants, politicians and patrons including the John Trumbull portrait of Alexander Hamilton that inspired the image on our ten-dollar bill. Also featured are people whose stories are lesser known but whose names are part of the city's fabric including the Brooks family of Brooks Brothers fame. For more information as well as the calendar of related programming, visit mcny.org.


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