Audrey Munson, “American Venus”

An early 20th century artist model and the public sculpture she inspired

With Sylvia Laudien-Meo

While our regular MAS walking tours are suspended until further notice, we are pleased to offer virtual tours for MAS members.

Join us for a presentation of Audrey Munson, the woman who posed for many of our country’s leading Beaux Arts sculptors, and who became the first nude actress on the moving screen. The story of her stellar rise and tragic ruin is truly remarkable and connecting it with over a dozen public art works and buildings will change the way you walk through the city forever.

Friday, May 15
11:00 AM — 12:30 PM

Member: $10
Non-member: $20

USS Maine National Monument featuring stone figures on the bow of a ship
USS Maine National Monument at Columbus Circle, Manhattan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Daderot. Modifications: photo cropped.