Gracie Mansion has an incredible history — one best saved for a later date — and now has an incredible art exhibit that features works of art from the Colonial and Federalist era, fitting perfectly alongside the 216 year old Yorkville mansion.
The installation, which includes 49 new works – paintings, objects, historical documents and more – focuses on the late Colonial, Revolutionary, and Federal Periods, a timeline that runs roughly from 1763 to 1825. Highlights include stoneware from a free African American, a portrait of the daughter of the then-governor of Connecticut, Native American artifacts, Cantonware from New York’s early trade with China, and more. The collection also features “An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery,” more commonly known as “The Gradual Emancipation Act.” The document was loaned to Gracie Mansion from the New York State Archives, a program of the New York State Education Department.
Tours of Gracie Mansion and the “Windows on the City” exhibit can be booked starting November 10th.
via Daily News