“1048 Fifth Avenue - From Mansion to Museum”
“Whose home was this?” Guests at the Neue Galerie frequently ask this question as they enter the elegant space that houses one of the world’s finest collections of Austrian and German art of the early 20th century. Join Andrew Dolkart for a colorful history of the museum’s home at 1048 Fifth Avenue, from the building’s construction in 1914 to present day.
Dolkart is a Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and a co-founder and co-director of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project. He has written extensively about the architecture and development of New York City, focusing in particular on the city’s vernacular building types and how they influenced the character of neighborhoods. His books include the award winning publications Morningside Heights: A History of Its Architecture and Development and The Row House Reborn: Architecture and Neighborhoods in New York City, 1908–1929, as well as the Neue Galerie’s exclusive publication, 1048 Fifth Avenue: From Mansion to Museum.
Time and Date: Monday, October 16, 2023 at 6:30 PM
Location: Neue Galerie New York; 1048 Fifth Avenue; New York, NY 10028