Description

The New York School of Design's gallery presents two public exhibits yearly on design and architecture. Exhibitions have included Paris in the Belle Epoque, rare photographs from the years 1880–1914; Perspective on Perspective, an exploration of artistic technique; The Great Age of Fairs: London, Chicago, Paris, St. Louis, selective coverage from the first World's Fair in 1851 to the last in 1904; Venice's Grand Canal, architectural drawings of the buildings along the famous thoroughfare; Stanford White's New York, a survey of that classicist's many metropolitan buildings; and Vanishing Irish Country Houses, a look into the preservation crisis facing these not infrequently grand structures. The gallery's Thursday-evening lectures have included Palladio's Villas; Beaux-Arts New York; and a survey of the Grands Projets undertaken in Paris during the tenure of French president François Mitterrand.