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Suzanne Hinman | The Grandest Madison Square Garden: Art, Scandal, and Architecture in Gilded Age New York

s hinmanJoin us at the Hood Museum to hear Suzanne Hinman deliver her illustrated lecture, "A Rivalry of Dianas: Saint-Gaudens, MacMonnies & the Goddess Stripped Bare" and read from her new book, The Grandest Madison Square Garden.

November 1891, the heart of Gilded Age Manhattan. Thousands filled the streets surrounding Madison Square, fingers pointing, mouths agape. After countless struggles, Stanford White--the country's most celebrated architect was about to dedicate America's tallest tower, the final cap set atop his Madison Square Garden, the country's grandest new palace of pleasure.
The Grandest Madison Square Garden tells the remarkable story behind the construction of the second Madison Square Garden and the controversial sculpture that crowned it. 

Suzanne Hinman holds a PhD in American art history. She has taught courses in art history at a number of colleges and universities, served as director of galleries at the Savannah College of Art and Design and associate director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth, and published essays on American art in a variety of journals.

“Leaving no stone--or brick--unturned she weaves together every tantalizing aspect of the creation of Stanford White's magnificent Madison Square Garden. I found this in-depth work by Suzanne Hinman quite remarkable.”--Miriam Berman, author of Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks

 

 

 

 

 

Free and open to the public

Event date: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
Hood Museum
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
The Grandest Madison Square Garden: Art, Scandal, and Architecture in Gilded Age New York (New York State) Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780815611103
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call or email to confirm availability)
Published: Syracuse University Press - May 15th, 2019

November 1891, the heart of Gilded Age Manhattan. Thousands filled the streets surrounding Madison Square, fingers pointing, mouths agape. After countless struggles, Stanford White--the country's most celebrated architect was about to dedicate America's tallest tower, the final cap set atop his Madison Square Garden, the country's grandest new palace of pleasure.