Mary Lawrence, a New York Sculptor and her Fellow Artists in the Gilded Age

    When:
    April 16, 2015 all-day America/New York Timezone
    2015-04-16T00:00:00-04:00
    2015-04-17T00:00:00-04:00

    Mary Lawrence, a New York Sculptor and her Fellow Artists in the Gilded Age

    Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m.

    Museum of the City of New York

    Join author Mary Tonetti Dorra for an illustrated talk about her namesake grandmother, Mary Lawrence Tonetti—one of America’s very few publicly-recognized female sculptors during the Gilded Age, whose friends and colleagues included such venerable Gilded Age artists as Augustus Saint-Gaudens (for whom she also worked as an assistant), Charles McKim, and Stanford White. Dorra will evoke this transformative era in American art and society drawing on her historical novel Demeter’s Choice: A Portrait of My Grandmother as a Young Artist (2014).  Book signing to follow. Free for Museum members; $12 students/seniors; $16 general public.