A visit to the South Street Seaport and the newly-restored Wavertree, the flagship of its collection. Followed by a trip to Lyndhust in Tarrytown, one of the great historic country estates not far from NYC. Then curator Elizabeth Kornhauser takes NYC-ARTS through the American Wing Galleries at the Met Museum to view the painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware.”

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> COMING UP ON NYC ARTS, A VISIT TO THE SOUTH STREET SEAPORT.

AND THE NEWLY RESTORED WAIVER TREE.

THE FLAG SHIP OF ITS COLLECTION.

WAIVER TREE IS FOR US THE CONNECTION BETWEEN NEW YORK AND THE REST OF THE WORLD.

SO SHE WAS A GLOBETROTTER, SHE WAS WHAT'S CALLED A TRAMP THAT WOULD CARRY ANY CARGO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, AS LONG AS IT PAID.

AND A TRIP TO TARRYTOWN.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ROOM?

THE GRAND PICTURE GALLERY IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES, IT'S A RARE SPACE IN THE UNITED STATES.

IT'S ONE OF THOSE PLACES WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE TASTE OF THE EARLY GUILDED AGE.

IT STILL HAS JAY GOULD'S PAINTINGS COLLECTION IN TABLGT.

> FUNDING FOR 'NYC ARTS' IS MADE POSSIBLE BY ROSALIND P.

WALTER, TF H -- THEA PETSCHEK IERVOLINO FOUNDATION.

THE LEWIS SONNY TURNER FUND FOR DANCE.

ELISE JAFFE AND JEFFREY BROWN.

ESTATE OF CECILE FOX.

GENE DUBINSKY APPLETON ESTATE.

ELLEN AND JAMES S. MARCUS.

ELROY AND TERRY KRUMHOLTZ FOUNDATION.

AND THE MILTON AND SALLY AVERY ARTS FOUNDATION.

NYC ARTS IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY FIRST REPUBLIC BANK.

FIRST REPUBLIC BANK PRESENTS FIRST THINGS FIRST.

AT FIRST REPUBLIC BANK FIRST REFERS TO OUR FIRST PRIORITY, THE CLIENTS WHO WALK-THROUGH OUR DOORS.

THE FIRST STEP, RECOGNIZE THAT EVERY CLIENT IS AN INDIVIDUAL WITH UNIQUE NEEDS.

FIRST DECREE, BE A BANK WHOSE CURRENCY IS SERVICE IN THE FORM OF PERSONAL BANKING.

THIS IS FIRST REPUBLIC'S MISSION FROM OUR VERY FIRST DAY.

IT'S STILL THE FIRST THING ON OUR MINDS.

AND BY SWAN AUCTION GALLERIES.

SWAN AUCTION GALLERIES, WE HAVE A DIFFERENT WAY OF LOOKING AT AUCTIONS, OFFERING VINTAGE BOOKS AND FINE ARTS SINCE 1941, WORKING TO COMBINE KNOWLEDGE WITH ACCESSIBILITY.

WHETHER YOU'RE A LIFELONG COLLECTOR, FIRST TIME BUYER OR LOOKING TO SELL, INFORMATION AT SWANGALLERIES.COM.

> GOOD OCCASION AND WELCOME TO NYC ARTS.

I'M PAULA ZAHN AT THE TISCH WNET STUDIOS.

THE STORY OF NEW YORK CITY BEGINS AT ITS WATER FRONT, THE ORIGINAL CENTER OF TRADE.

THE SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM CHRONICLES THE HISTORY OF THE MUSEUM.

THE FLAGSHIP OF THE COLLECTION IS THE NEWLY RESTORED WAIVER TREE.

BUILT IN 1885, WAIVER TREE CIRCLED THE WORLD FOUR TIMES BEFORE THE END OF HER SAILING CAREER, AND REPRESENTS THE TYPE OF CARGO SHIPS THAT USED TO LINE SOUTH STREET.

CAPTAIN JONATHAN BULLWEAR THE MUSEUM'S DIRECTOR SPOKE WITH NYC ARTS ABOUT WAIVER TREE AND THE HISTORY OF THE SEAPORT.

THE SEAPORT MUSEUM IS A 50-YEAR-OLD INSTITUTION THAT EXISTS IN THE ORIGINAL PORT OF NEW YORK.

IT IS LOCATED IN THE BUILDINGS AND ADJACENT TO THE PIERS, AND WITH A PORT OF SHIPS.

NEW YORK WAS A PORT BEFORE IT WAS A CITY.

THE SHIPPING PIERS AND THE SHIPS AND THEIR CONNECTION TO THE REST OF THE WORLD IS WHAT BUILT NEW YORK.

WE REALLY TELL THE FIRST CHAPTER OF THE STORY OF MODERN NEW YORK.

THE STREETER SHIPS IS A TERM THAT'S USE TO THE DESCRIBE SOUTH STREET FROM THE BATTERY UP TO THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE AND BEYOND.

THE HEAD RIG, THE SPAR THAT COMES OFF THE BOUGH OF THE SHIP, HANGING OVER THE BUILDINGS THERE MUCH THE CONNECTION BETWEEN WATERBORNE TRANSPORTATION AND THE GROWING METROPOLIS THAT REPRESENTS THE BIRTH PLACE OF NEW YORK AS WE KNOW IT.

THESE SHIPS WERE THE ENGINES OF TRADE, THEY WERE BIG RAW MATERIALS IN AND MANUFACTURED GOODS OUT.

BUT THEY WERE ALSO INSTRUMENTS OF GLOBALIZATION.

INSTRUMENTS OF CONNECTION, THE INSTRUMENTS OF THE MIGRATION OF PEOPLE, CULTURE AT EXCHANGE.

WAIVER TREE IS OUR FLAGSHIP, SHE IS AN 1885 IRON SAILING SHIP.

MANY PEOPLE WOULD REFER TO HER AS A BIG TALL SAILING SHIP.

SHE IS FOR US THE CONNECTION BETWEEN NEW YORK AND THE REST OF THE WORLD.

SHE WAS A GLOBETROTTER.

SHE WAS WHAT'S CALLED A TRAMP FOR MOST OF HER LIFE.

A TRAMP WAS THE NAME FOR A SHIP THAT WOULD CARRY ANY CARGO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD AS LONG AS IT PAID.

ON THE DAY THAT WAIVER TREE WAS LAUNCHED IN 1885, SHE WAS A PROFOUNDLY NORMAL SHIP.

NO MORE SPECIAL THAN A MACK TRUCK OR A FREIGHT CAR TODAY.

BUT SHE IS THE LAST SURVIVING SHIP OF HER TYPE IN THE WORLD.

SHE HAS OUTLASTED ALL OF HER SISTERS.

SHE DID SO BECAUSE OF A SERIES OF HAPPY ACCIDENTS.

IN 1910 DURING HER SECOND ATTEMPT TO TRY TO ROUND CAPE HORN, THE CAPE OF THE SOUTHERN END OF SOUTH AMERICA, AND PROBABLY THE MOST VIOLENT AND DANGEROUS BODY OF WATER IN THE WORLD, SHE WAS DISMASTED.

WHICH MEANS THAT HER TALL SAILING RIG CAME FALLING DOWN TO THE DECK, IRON, WOOD, STEEL, COURTAGE AND CANVAS ALL CAME CRASHING DOWN, DESTROYING THE SHIP'S ABILITY TO SAIL.

REMARKABLY KILLING NO ONE.

SHE WAS TERMED A LOSS.

SHE WAS FOUND BY THE SEAPORT MUSEUM IN 1970, SHE CAME HERE TO GREAT FANFARE AND HAS BEEN LOVINGLY PRESERVED BY VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF OF THE MUSEUM EVER SINCE.

WAIVER TREE JUST UNDERWENT A 16 MONTH, $13 MILLION RESTORATION FUNDED BY THE CITY OF NEW YORK.

WHICH BROUGHT HER AS CLOSE TO SAILING AS SHE'S BEEN SINCE 1910.

SAILING IN THE 19th CENTURY WAS A PRETTY GRIM BUSINESS.

THE JOB IS TO GET A SMALL PILE OF COAL, A COUPLE THOUSAND TONS OF COAL HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD OR DIE TRYING.

THE INVERSION OF IMPORTANCE OF MONEY AND HUMAN LIFE BETWEEN THE 19th CENTURY AND NOW CAN'T BE OVERSTATED.

CREWS WERE EXPENDABLE.

SAILORS WERE EXPENDABLE.

CARGOS AND SHIPS WERE NOT.

IT WAS A RIGID CLASS HIERARCHY.

IN THE CABIN DOOR THAT LEADS TO THE CAPTAIN'S SALOON, INSIDE THE CAPTAIN'S SALOON, SHE'S A VICTORIAN SHIP.

A PUMP ORGAN AND SETEE.

ON THAT SIDE OF THE DOOR IT'S BRIGHTLY FINISHED WITH VARNISH AND NICE PANELS.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR, PAINTED WHITE, UTILITARIAN, WORK A DAY.

SO TOO WAS THE LIFESTYLE.

ABOARD THE SHIP, THE CAPTAIN ENJOYED A PRETTY COMFORTABLE EXISTENCE.

THE SAILORS LIVED FORWARD, TOWARD THE BOUGH OF THE SHIP, AND LIVED MANY MEN TO A SMALL CRAMPED THING, SLEEPING ON A STRAW MATTRESS.

EATING SALTED MEAT OUT OF WOODEN BARRELS.

ONE OF THE IMPACTING THINGS ABOUT WAIVER TREE, ABOUT SEEING HER IS WALKING DOWN TO THE PIER AND SEEING THE MAJESTY OF HER TALL MASTS AND THE RIGGING THAT'S NECESSARY TO MAKE A SHIP LIKE THAT WORK.

THE REAL GEM IS TO GET INTO WAIVER TREE AND GO DOWN INTO THE HOLD SPACE.

WHICH IS OPEN THIS YEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER.

AND BE ABLE TO TAKE IN THE SIZE AND SCALE OF A HUGE CARGO SAILING SHIP FROM THE 19th CENTURY.

IT'S LIKE BEING INSIDE THE BELLY OF A WHALE OR IN A CATHEDRAL.

AT ONE TURN, INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL, THE CONSTRUCTION IS BREATHTAKING AND ITS FUNCTION WAS TO DO A MUNDANE AND DIRTY JOB.

THIS IS WHERE I WOULD SAY THAT WAIVER TREE IS TRULY UNIQUE.

THERE IS NOT ANOTHER SHIP IN THE WORLD THAT HAS A SPACE INSIDE LIKE THE ONE THAT WAIVER TREE HAS.

SHE ISN'T THE SHIP THAT BUILT NEW YORK.

BUT SHE IS OF THE CLASS OF SHIP THAT MADE NEW YORK WHAT IT IS.

FOR US, PARTICULARLY AS THE LAST OF HER TYPE, SHE REPRESENTS NEW YORK'S CONNECTION TO THE REST OF THE WORLD.

THAT IN THE 19th CENTURY, FROM THE EAST RIVER PIER, YOU COULD GET ON A SHIP LIKE WAIVER TREE, GO RIGHT, GO STRAIGHT AND END UP ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

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> ON OUR PROGRAM TONIGHT WE'LL TAKE A TRIP TO LINDH HURST IN TARRYTOWN, ONE OF THE GREAT HISTORIC COUNTRY ESTATES NOT FAR FROM THE CITY.

DURING THIS TIME OF YEAR, THE MANSIONS STRIKING EXTERIOR AND BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS ARE HIGHLIGHTED BY FALL FOLIAGE.

WHILE THE MAJESTIC ROOMS ARE DECK RATED WITH TRIMMINGS FOR THE AUTUMN SEASON.

IN LAKE OCTOBER DARK SHADOWS TURN LINDHURST INTO THE PERFECT SPOT FOR SPOOKY GATHERINGS.

WE'RE AT LINDHURST IN TARRYTOWN.

THIS 19th SETH SURI GOTHIC MANSION IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY IS ONE OF THE GREAT HISTORIC COUNTRY ESTATES.

DESIGNED IN 1838 BY ALEXANDER JACKSON DAVIS, THIS ARCHITECTURAL GEM IS SET IN A BEAUTIFUL PARK-LIKE LANDSCAPE.

THE MANSION IS FILLED WITH DECKTIVE ARTS AND RICH FURNISHINGS.

ANTIQUES AND ARTWORKS LARGELY ORIGINAL TO THE HOUSE.

LINDHURST WAS HOME TO PROMINENT FAMILIES OVER THE YEARS, INCLUDING WILLIAM PAULDING, MERCHANT GEORGE MERRITT, AND RAILROAD TYCOON JAY GOULD AND HIS DAUGHTERS, HELEN AND ANNA.

THE MANSION REFLECTS THE EVOLUTION OF A TRULY DISTINCTIVE AMERICAN STYLE DURING THE 19th AND EARLY 20th CENTURIES.

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC HOMES IN THE HUDSON VALLEY AREA.

WHAT MAKES LINDHURST STAND OUT IN.

IT REALLY IS THE SEMINOLE HOME OF THE 19th CENTURY IN THE UNITED STATES.

JUST LIKE THOMAS JEFFERSON'S MONTY CELLO OR FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT'S FALLING HOUSES, THAT BECAME THE PROTOTYPE FOR THE WAY AMERICANS WANTED TO LIVE.

LIND IT WILL HURST IS THAT HOUSE FOR THE 19th CENTURY.

THE DESIGN WAS UNUSUAL FOR 19th CENTURY HOMES?

YES.

THIS IS DESIGNED AS A GOTHIC CASTLE AT THE TIME.

THIS IS TRULY REVOLUTIONARY FOR PEOPLE.

DESCRIBE THE LANDSCAPE AND HOW IT ALL CAME TOGETHER.

ONE OF THE WAYS IN WHICH WE'RE FORTUNATE, WE OWNED THE ORIGINAL 67 ACRES ON WHICH LINDHURST ORIGINALLY SAT.

THAT'S HOW YOU SEE THE QUALITY AND GENIUS OF DAVIS AS AN ARCHITECT.

HE TAKES AN OPPOSING HOUSE, SETS IT IN A PLACE YOU WANT TO BE.

HE'S SITUATED THE HOUSE IN THE LANDSCAPE.

SO IT'S SPOKE WITH AND TO THE LANDSCAPE.

AND HE WAS A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT.

AND WE BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE AT ITS CORE, THE EARLIEST AND POSSIBLY ONLY SURVIVING LANDSCAPE DESIGN OF ALEXANDER JACKSON DAVIS.

FOR IT BEING AN IMPOSING HOUSE AND LARGE HOUSE, IT'S ACTUALLY A VERY LIVABLE HOUSE.

IT REALLY PREDATES THE EXCESS OF THE GUILDED AGE.

WHEN YOU SEE SOME OF THE VANDERBILT OR ASTOR HOUSES IN NEWPORT.

THE DINING ROOM DOESN'T HOLD 200 OR 300 PEOPLE, IT'S NOT A DINING ROOM.

OUR DINING ROOM SEATS 14 PEOPLE.

YOU DON'T FEEL OVERWHELMED.

YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE.

THE FIRST OWNER OF THIS HOME WAS WILLIAM PAULDING, WHAT WAS HE LIKE?

HE WAS THE FORMER MAYOR OF NEW YORK WHEN THE MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE CAME BACK TO THE UNITED STATES 50 YEARS AFTER THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR TO TOUR THE COUNTRY.

WHEN YOU COME TO LINDHURST, THE FIRST THING YOU SEE IS A BUST OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, WHICH IS HIS CASUAL WAY OF SUGGESTING, THESE WERE MY PEEPS.

THESE WERE THE FOLKS I KNEW PERSONALLY.

A LITTLE SHOWING OFF, PERHAPS.

THE SECOND OWNER IS A GENTLEMAN NAMED GEORGE MERRITT.

HE WAS ABLE TO COME TO LINDHURST AND DOUBLE IT IN SIZE.

MUCH OF THE ORIGINAL FURNITURE WAS DESIGNED BY THE ARCHITECT.

ALEXANDER JACKSON DAVIS.

THIS IS A RARE PLACE IN WHICH YOU CAN SEE A HOUSE WITH ITS ORIGINAL FURNISHINGS AS THEY WERE PLACED.

WE HAVE AN INCREDIBLE RECORD OF WHERE EVERYTHING WAS.

SO WHEN YOU ACTUALLY COME TO VISIT LINDHURST TODAY, YOU SEE AND FEEL THE ASPIRATIONS AND THE INTERESTS OF THE OWNERS.

WHY DID JAY GOULD WANT THIS HOUSE?

THE REASON JAY GOULD PURCHASES LINDHURST IS BECAUSE IT'S CLOSE TO NEW YORK CITY.

HE WORKS ON WALL STREET.

HE'S NOT A MAN OF LEISURE, AND HE WANTS A PLACE WHERE EVEN WHEN HIS WIFE AND KIDS ARE IN THE COUNTRY, HE CAN GO BACK AND FORTH EVERY DAY.

HE WAS A VERY DEVOTED FAMILY MAN.

UNLIKE THE FATHERS OF THE TIME.

HE WAS VERY INVOLVED WITH HIS KIDS.

AND HE TREATED HIS DAUGHTERS EQUALLY TO THE SONS.

AND FROM THEN IT GOES TO JAY GOULD TO HIS ELDEST DAUGHTER HELEN, WHO WAS A NOTED PHILANTHROPIST.

TO HIS YOUNGEST DAUGHTER ANNA GOULD WHO DONATES IT TO THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION ON HER PASSING.

I LOVE THAT JAY GOULD'S DAUGHTERS PLAY A HUGE ROLE IN THE HISTORY OF LINDHURST.

WHAT YOU'RE REALLY LOOKING AT WHEN YOU COME HERE IS HELEN GOULD'S HOUSE.

SHE WAS THE EXECUTOR OF HER FATHER'S ESTATE.

SHE WENT TO NYU LAW SCHOOL.

SHE HAD INVOLVEMENT IN THE FAMILY BUSINESS INTERESTS, SHE WAS A MAJOR PHILANTHROPIST AND INVOLVED IN POLITICS.

SHE DIDN'T GET MARRIED UNTIL SHE WAS IN HER 40s.

ONCE SHE GETS MARRIED AND STARTS ADOPTING CHILDREN, SHE BUILDS A SWIMMING POOL, SHE UPDATES THE LANDSCAPE.

SO SHE REALLY IS THE ONE WHO LIVES HERE PROBABLY THE LONGEST OF ANYONE.

PRESERVES WHAT WAS HERE BEFORE.

SO IT'S REALLY HER PROPERTY IN SOME WAYS THAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT.

HELEN HAD A BOWLING ALLEY BUILT?

SHE HAD A BOWLING ALLEY BUILT ON THE PROPERTY.

SHE CHOSE BOWLING, BECAUSE BOWLING IS A SPORT THAT MEN AND WOMEN COULD PLAY TOGETHER EQUALLY.

AND EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY THE NORTHERN PART OF THE RECREATIONAL PAVILION WAS ALWAYS RESERVED AND INTENDED TO BE A SUING SCHOOL FOR WOMEN.

HEALTH GOULD STARTED A SEWING SCHOOL FOR HER SERVANTS AND THEN THE WOMEN IN THE COMMUNITY.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S INTERESTED ABOUT THE SEWING SCHOOL, WE KNOW IT HAD WOMEN OF DIFFERENT RACES, AND WE KNOW THERE WERE WOMEN OF DINNER RELIGIONS.

I THINK HELEN REALLY WAS COMMITTED TO THE FACT THAT THE MEN AREN'T PAYING ATTENTION TO THIS, I NEED TO HELP WOMEN AND I AM HELPING ALL WOMEN WHO NEED HELP.

NOT JUST THE ONES WHO LOOK LIKE ME.

HELEN'S YOUNGER SISTER, ANNA, MARRIES INTO THE FRENCH ARISTOCRACY.

YOU SEE THE FRENCH LIFESTYLE SHE TRIES TO RE-CREATE.

SHE WAS A SHOPPER, AND SHE FREQUENTED THE JEWELLERS AND FASHION DESIGNERS OF PARIS.

WE HAVE WONDERFUL THINGS OF HERS AT THE HOUSE.

INCLUDING 130 OF HER HATS.

60 DRESSES INNUMERABLE PAIRS OF SHOES AND GLOVES.

ONE OF THE GREAT THING WE DO AT CHRISTMASTIME.

WE HAVE AN UPDATE DOWN CHRISTMAS TREE.

WE DECORATE IT WITH HER HATS.

I KNOW WHEN I WALK-THROUGH THE HOME I SEE FAVORITE SPOTS FOR MYSELF.

WHAT IS YOURS?

THE GRAND PICTURE GALLERY IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES.

IT'S A RARE SPACE IN THE UNITED STATES.

IT'S ONE OF THOSE PLACES WHERE YOU CAN REALLY SEE THE TASTE OF THE EARLY GUILDED AGE.

IT STILL HAS JAY GOULD'S PAINTINGS COLLECTION IN TACT.

AND HANGING ON THE WALLS.

WHAT I THINK IS INTERESTING ABOUT THE PAINTINGS IN THIS PICTURE GALLERY IS WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT US AS AMERICANS AND WHY AND HOW WE COLLECT.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT JAY GOULD WAS DOING IN THE 1880s, THE ART AT THE TIME WAS CONTEMPORARY ART.

HE WAS A WALL STREET PERSON BUYING THE ABSOLUTE BEST OF ART COMING OVER FROM EUROPE, THE PAINTING THAT STILL HANGS ON THE WALLS, WHICH IS ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE COUNTRY.

EVERYONE KNEW AT THE TIME WHAT THAT WOULD COST.

IT'S A LITTLE BIT LIKE WEARING THE PRICE TAG ON THE OUTSIDE.

YOU'RE SUBTLY TELLING EVERYBODY JUST HOW WELL YOU'VE DONE.

WHAT DO YOU MOST WANT PEOPLE TO WALK AWAY FROM?

ONE OF THE THINGS ABOUT A PLACE LIKE LINDHURST, WE TAKE SERIOUSLY TRYING TO HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE LONG ARC AND THE LONG DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN CULTURE.

EVEN MORE SO THAN THE BEAUTIFUL ARTWORKS, THE GREAT FURNITURE, THE GREAT ARCHITECTURE, WE'RE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT THE ASPIRATIONS OF PEOPLE.

AND HOW OUR LIVES IN SOME WAYS HAVE GOTTEN TO WHERE THEY ARE BECAUSE OF THE WORK DONE BRING MEN AND WOMEN BEFORE US.

COME HERE, YOU'LL FIND OUT THAT YOUR HISTORY IS A BROAD AND DIVERSE HISTORY AND AN INTERESTING ONE.

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> I'M BETSY CORNHOUSER, THE CURATOR OF AMERICAN PAINTINGS AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF HEART.

BEHIND ME IS ONE OF THE LARGEST PAINTINGS IN THE MUSEUM.

A WORK BY EMMANUEL LLOYDSA CALLED WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE.

HE WAS AN AMERICAN ARTIST WHO SPENT SOME OF HIS CAREER IN GERMANY.

IN FACT, THIS GREAT HISTORY PAINTING WAS PAINTED BY LLOYDSA AT A TIME WHEN HE WAS HOPING TO INSTILL A DRIVE TO RETAIN FREEDOM IN COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD, AND USED THE GREAT EXAMPLE OF OUR LEADER, GEORGE WASHINGTON AS A MEANS OF FUELING THIS KIND OF PATRIOTISM AND QUEST FOR FREEDOM IN GERMANY.

HE PAINTED THE WORK IN 1851 WITH THE INTENTION OF BRINGING IT BACK TO THE UNITED STATES.

AND SHORTLY AFTER ITS COMPLETION IT WAS ON VIEW TO THE PUBLIC IN NEW YORK CITY.

AND WAS HAILED AS A GREAT WORK THAT LOOKED BACK IN TIME TO THIS VERY IMPORTANT EVENT THAT TOOK PLACE DURING THIS AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

THE BRITISH FORCES HAD REALLY GAINS THE UPPER HAND AND LLOYDSA DECIDED TO FOCUS ON THIS GREAT TURNING POINT WHEN WASHINGTON GATHERED HIS TROOPS AND CROSSED THE DELAWARE RIVER FROM DELAWARE TOWARD THE NEW JERSEY SHORE ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT OF DECEMBER 26th, 1776, IN THE HOPES OF TAKING THE HAITIAN SOLDIERS IN THE EMPLOY OF THE BRITISH ARMY, TAKING THEM BY SURPRISE.

HE'S IN THIS BOAT THAT IS FILLED WITH OFFICERS AND MEN ROWING THROUGH THIS VERY DIFFICULT ICE COVERED RIVER WITH EVERYTHING GOING AGAINST THEM, BUT THERE HE STANDS WITH THE FLAG BEHIND HIM AND THE BOAT IS IN FACT BEING GUIDED BY THIS NORTHSTAR AS THEY MOVE TOWARD THIS GLORIOUS MISSION, AND IN FACT IT BECOMES ONE OF THE GREAT TURNING POINTS THAT HELPED THE COLUMNIST TO OBTAIN FREEDOM AND WIN THE WAR.

IT WAS PART OF A SERIES THAT LLOYDSA DID, REALLY EXPLORING THESE GREAT EVENTS, WHICH LED TO THE NEW REPUBLIC.

THE FORMATION OF THE UNITED STATES.

AND HE WAS VERY CAREFUL TO CREATE A VERY ELABORATE GUILD FRAME THAT HAS ALL KINDS OF ICONIC CARVING ON IT.

YOU SEE THE EAGLE IN THE CENTER AT THE TOP, THERE ARE STARS.

THERE'S A PHRASE CARVED INTO IT.

THAT REFERRED TO WASHINGTON'S HEROISM, AS THIS GREAT MYTHIC FIGURE.

HE WANTED IT TO BE A REALLY AWESOME PAINTING IN EVERY WAY.

YOU MIGHT NOTICE THE BOAT IS PROBABLY OVER PEOPLE, WITH SOLDIERS, IT PROBABLY WASN'T REALLY HISTORICALLY ACCURATE.

LLOYDSA'S INTENT WAS TO CREATE A THEATRICAL RENDITION OF THIS HEROIC EVENT.

AND SO HE WANTED YOU TO BE REALLY DAZZLED BY THE SCENE RATHER THAN STICKING VERY STRICTLY TO HISTORICAL ACCURACY.

WE'VE DECIDED TO INSTALL IT IN THE WAY IN WHICH IT WAS HUNG IN THE CIVIL WAR.

THERE WAS AN EVENT CALLED THE SANITARY FARE, IT WAS ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S EFFORT TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE UNION ARMY WOUNDED.

DURING THE FARE THERE WAS A GREAT GATHERING OF ART.

THIS PAINTING WAS CENTERED IN A VERY IMPORTANT FOCAL POINT.

AND IT WAS FLANKED BY WORKS BY MEMBERS OF THE HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL TO THE LEFT, FREDERICK CHURCH IS PART OF THE ANDES.

AND THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN LANDERS PEAK.

SO IN OUR GALLERY HERE, WE FLANKED OUR GREAT LLOYDSA HISTORY PAINTING WITH THE WORK BY CHURCH AND ALBERT BEARDSDOT IN THE POSITIONS THEY WERE IN DURING THE SANITARY FARE.

I'M BETSYCORN HOUSER CURATOR OF PAINTINGS AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART.

I INVITE YOU TO VIEW THE LLOYDSA IN ITS BRAND NEW LOCATION.

> HELLO, I'M RAPHEAL P. RAMON.

WELCOME TO LINCOLN CENTER.

THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LYNN KWON CENTER WILL OPEN THE FALL SEASON OF ITS 50th ANNIVERSARY YEAR.

THE PROGRAM WILL HIGHLIGHT THE AMERICAN QUINTET, INSPIRED BY THE PLAINS OF IOWA AND THE NATIVE AND AFRICAN-AMERICANS.

FOR COMPLETE DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY PNGT ORG.

FOR EVEN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EVENTS IN LINCOLN CENTER, YOU CAN VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT LINCOLN CENTER.ORG.

> THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS EVENING.

I'M PAULA ZAHN AT THE TISCH WNET STUDIOS AT LINCOLN CENTER.

GOOD NIGHT.

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> NEXT WEEK, A PROFILE OF THE GLORIOUS COLLECTIVE VOICE OF THE METROPOLITAN OPERA CHORUS.

WE TRY TO PRESENT OURSELVES AS ONE CHARACTER IN ANY GIVEN OPERA, BUT WE'RE EXPOSED OF 80 INDIVIDUALS.

WE FIGURE OUT HOW TO CREATE A CHARACTER AS A CHORUS BY OUR MUSICAL EXPRESSION OF THE SCORE.

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> AND A LOOK AT THE NEW YORK SHAKES SPEER EXCHANGE.

IN ORDER TO KEEP THE WORDS OF AVON FRESH AND RELEVANT TODAY.

WE'RE CREATING 154 FILMS, EACH ONE IS REPRESENTATIVE OF SHAKES SPEER'S SONETS.

EACH ONE WILL STAR A DIFFERENT ACTOR.

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> FUNDING FOR 'NYC ARTS' IS MADE POSSIBLE BY ROSALIND P.

WALTER.

THE THEA PETSCHEK IERVOLINO FOUNDATION.

THE LEWIS SONNY TURNER FUND FOR DANCE.

JODI AND JOHN ARNHOLD.

ELISE JAFFE AND JEFFREY BROWN.

CHARLES AND VALLEY DIKER.

ELROY AND TERRY KRUMHOLTZ FOUNDATION.

GENE DUBINSKY APPLETON ESTATE.

AND THE MILTON AND SALLY AVERY ARTS FOUNDATION.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY MEMBERS OF 13.

NYC ARTS IS MADE POSSIBLE BY FIRST REPUBLIC BANK.

FIRST REPUBLIC BANK PRESENTS FIRST THINGS FIRST.

AT FIRST REPUBLIC BANK FIRST REFERS TO OUR FIRST PRIORITY, THE CLIENTS WHO WALK-THROUGH OUR DOORS.

THE FIRST STEP, RECOGNIZE THAT EVERY CLIENT IS AN INDIVIDUAL WITH UNIQUE NEEDS.

FIRST DECREE, BE A BANK WHOSE CURRENCY IS SERVICE IN THE FORM OF PERSONAL BANKING.

THIS WAS FIRST REPUBLIC'S MISSION FROM OUR VERY FIRST DAY.

IT'S STILL THE FIRST THING ON OUR MINDS.

AND BY SWAN AUCTION GALLERIES.

SWAN AUCTION GALLERIES, WE HAVE A DIFFERENT WAY OF LOOKING AT AUCTIONS, OFFERING VINTAGE BOOKS AND FINE ARTS SINCE 1941, WORKING TO COMBINE KNOWLEDGE WITH ACCESSIBILITY.

WHETHER YOU'RE A LIFELONG COLLECTOR, FIRST TIME BUYER OR LOOKING TO SELL, INFORMATION AT SWANGALLERIES.COM.