New York’s Urban Landscapes
July 29th, 2013, 12:27 pm
Join MAS and the Museum of the City of New York on Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30 PM for New York’s Urban Landscapes: From Green-Wood Cemetery to the High Line. For centuries, New Yorkers have yearned for fresh green landscapes and open spaces as a way to escape the city’s daily strain. In the 19th century, thousands sought relief, recreation, and repose in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, which served as an inspiration for many public spaces, including Central Park and Prospect Park. Join Francis Morrone, distinguished architectural historian and co-author of the new Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes (W. W. Norton, 2013), for an illustrated lecture about the development of New York’s green spaces, old and new, from Green-Wood to the High Line. Co-sponsored by The Municipal Art Society of New York and The Green-Wood Historic Fund and presented in conjunction with A Beautiful Way to Go: New York’s Green-Wood Cemetery. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED $6 Museum members; $8 seniors and students; $12 general public For more information or to register by phone, please call 917-492-3395. Or purchase tickets online here and use code NYUL86 for a special rate!