Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and Carriage House, a New York historic estate located in the Bronx
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Artists paint Bartow-Pell

Mary Colby, The Artist in the Garden
Mary Colby, The Artist in the Garden, 2016, oil on wood panel, oil sketch, 12 x 14 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

Linda Sacewicz, Springtime at the Bartow
Linda Sacewicz, Springtime at the Bartow, 2016, oil on canvas, 16 x 12 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

Sarah Olson, Peafowl, 2016,
Sarah Olson, Peafowl, 2016, oil on board, 12 x 12 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

Greg Thielker, Remnant of the Oak
Greg Thielker, Remnant of the Oak, 2016, India ink on paper, 36 x 32 in. Image courtesy of artist.

Kim Power, Midnight in the Garden
Kim Power, Midnight in the Garden, 2016, oil on canvas, 12 x 16 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

Alice Elisabeth Waite, Afternoon Soirée
Alice Elisabeth Waite, Afternoon Soirée, 2016, pencil, acrylic and oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

In celebration of the centennial of the formal garden, artists were invited to paint the gardens en plein air on June 9, in conjunction with the annual summer luncheon on the theme of French classical gardens. Paintings created outdoors capture the changing light and atmospheric mood of the historical landmarks and hidden treasures of the Bartow-Pell gardens and grounds. Featured artists include Michele Basora, Mary Colby, Sofya Dudnik, Elise Fechtmann, C'naan Hamburger, Thomas Legaspi, Sarah Olson, Julie Ortiz, Kim Power, Linda Sacewicz, Greg Thielker, Melanie Vote, and Alice Elisabeth Waite.


 

Wish You Were Here - Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island

June 3 - August 18, 2016


Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island

Before email and social media there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through postcards dating to the turn of the 19th century. Views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, military camps, sports, and Prohibition-era speakeasies—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey - offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Thomas X. Casey’s collection includes more than 6,000 vintage Bronx postcards dating from the last 19th century through the mid-20th century. Casey is co-author of Northwest Bronx and Bronx Views, and a founding member of the East Bronx History Forum. He has lectured at the Bronx County Historical Society, Kingsbridge Historical Society, Westchester Genealogical Society, New York Public Library, City Island Historical Society and local public schools.


Gaston Lachaise Peacocks

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Peacock (Short-tailed), 1920
Peacock (Long-tailed), 1928
Bronze with gilding, cast in 2002 at the Modern Art Foundry, New York

The agricultural industrialist James Deering commissioned Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935) to create the short-tailed peacock in 1920 for Vizcaya, his country estate south of Miami. Architect Philip Goodwin commissioned the long-tailed peacock in 1928 for a fountain at his estate in Syosset, Long Island. Both are on loan to the museum courtesy of the Lachaise Foundation and in cooperation with the public art program of the New York City Parks Department.