The American Style: Colonial Revival and the Modern Metropolis
The American Style: Colonial Revival and the Modern Metropolis brings together extraordinary furniture, decorative objects, and photographs to survey, in New York City and beyond, the Colonial Revival movement in the realms of architecture and design. The exhibition covers the fertile period from the 1890s to the present, focusing on the years from 1900 to the 1930s, when New York City, through department stores, museums, and more, was the center for the style’s promotion nationwide.
According to the New York Times, "one of the achievements of the illuminating exhibition is that it helps make the invisible visible."
A beautifully illustrated companion book, written by the co-curators, is co-published by the Museum and the Monacelli Press.
The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Institute for Classical Architecture & Classical America.
The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of
Jenny and John Paulson
Bodman Foundation New York Design Center—James P. Druckman
Benjamin Moore & Co.
The Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Trust
Gregory K. and Susan R. Palm
Victoria Baum and Hank Bjorklund
Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP
Robert G. Goelet
The Felicia Fund
Mottahedeh & Co.
Thomas A. and Georgina T. Russo
Laura Lofaro Freeman and James L. Freeman
Gil Schafer III
The Roy J. Zuckerberg Family Foundation on behalf of Lloyd P. Zuckerberg
Robert and Encarnita Quinlan
Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Goldfrank III
Richard H. Jenrette
Martin J. McLaughlin
Janet C. Ross
And other generous donors; including those who supported an event at the Museum on February 3, 2011, sponsored by the New York Design Center.
House Beautiful is the media sponsor of the exhibition.
The accompanying publication is made possible by
Gerry Charitable Trust
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Furthermore: A Program of the Kaplan Fund
New York State Council on the Arts
Featured Image: Museum of the City of New York, 1932. Photograph by Samuel H. Gottscho, The Gottscho-Schleisner Collection