On view through June 30, 2019
Curated by Caitlyn Sellar, this exhibition uses the historical concept of “wholesome eating” as a way to introduce visitors to dining practices of 19th-century New York country families, as well as to highlight wider American food trends. By exploring a handful of period recipes, brief excerpts from 19th-century novels, and relevant images, the exhibition enables viewers to make connections between dishes commonly served at the time and their relationship to wider American cultural, social, political, and economic trends. Wholesome Eating will be on display throughout the interior rooms of the mansion through June 2019.
GASTON LACHAISE PEACOCKS
Peacock (Short-tailed), 1920; Peacock (Long-tailed), 1928
Bronze with gilding, cast in 2002 at the Modern Art Foundry, New York