125th Anniversary Salon Series: Brooklyn

Dinner and conversation with Frances Bronet and Anne Van Ingen

The Board of the Municipal Art Society of New York, Steven and Jennifer Eisenstadt, Otis and Nancy Pearsall, Jim and Eliza Rossman, and Earl Weiner invite you to attend our 125th Anniversary Salon Series Celebration at the Montauk Club on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

We are delighted to welcome Frances Bronet, the new President of Pratt Institute, and Anne Van Ingen, Board Chair, Preservation League of New York State and Trustee of Pratt Institute, as our guest speakers. Join us for a conversation tracing Pratt’s impact on Brooklyn and the art and architecture that have shaped the borough’s reputation as a center of design innovation.

Special tours of the exterior of the Montauk Club will be offered by the restoration architects Bone/Levine beginning at 6:00 PM.

Tuesday, March 20
6:30 PM

The Montauk Club
25 Eighth Avenue at Lincoln Place
Park Slope, Brooklyn

Member: $200 ($135 non tax-deductible)
Non-member: $250 / $500 / $1,000 ($135 non tax-deductible)

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    Montauk Club, winner of the 2017 MASterworks Award for Best Restoration. Image credit: Bone/Levine Architects
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    Montauk Club during restoration. Image credit: Bone/Levine Architects
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    Montauk Club during restoration. Image credit: Bone/Levine Architects
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    Montauk Club, after restoration. Image credit: Bone/Levine Architects
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About the Montauk Club

Designed by Francis H. Kimball and completed in 1891, the building’s unique exterior decorative features employ the vocabulary of the Venetian Gothic combined with motifs from the Native American Montauk people. The building is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful terra cotta-based architectural works in New York City. The Club is located in the Park Slope Historic District. In 2017, the Montauk Club and Bone/Levine Architects received the Municipal Art Society’s MASterworks Award for Best Restoration.

About the 125th Anniversary Salon Series

For 125 years, the Municipal Art Society of New York has worked to educate and inspire New Yorkers to engage in the betterment of our city. As a non-profit advocacy organization, MAS mobilizes diverse allies to focus on issues that affect our city from sidewalk to skyline. Through three core campaign areas, MAS protects New York’s legacy spaces, encourages thoughtful planning and urban design, and fosters complete neighborhoods across the five boroughs.

As we celebrate our 125th Anniversary, MAS is hosting a series of intimate dinner salons. We invite our supporters to share special evenings in unique, iconic places, with lively discussions about topics central to New York life, enhanced by great food and drink.


Contact us at gphilo@mas.org or (212) 935-3960.


Steven & Jennifer Eisenstadt
Otis & Nancy Pearsall
Jim & Eliza Rossman
Earl Weiner


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children play on the shore near the Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Giles Ashford.

MAS is proud to fight alongside you for a city where growth is balanced and character endures.

MAS is founded

The Municipal Art Society Is Founded

The Municipal Art Society (MAS) is established on March 22, 1893, by Richard Morris Hunt and other civic activists, with a founding mission to beautify New York with public art. Throughout its first century, the organization expanded its mission to include the city’s buildings, streetscapes, and public spaces, with the aim of bringing the voice of the public into the debates that impact the lives of New Yorkers.

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