October 7th, 2020
4:30PM - 5:30PM
From Bowling Green to the Harlem River, Broadway is undeniably New York’s most famous street.
Explore the block-by-block architectural wonders of this 13-mile stretch with art historian William Hennessy, author of Walking Broadway (Monacelli Press, June 2020) during this virtual book talk. Learn about a selection of Broadway’s most fascinating and unusual buildings and uncover the historic, social, economic, and political forces which shaped the street’s growth and character.
Plus: OHNY Weekend (October 17-18) featured a special Walking Broadway challenge, based on this book, that invited participants to walk, observe, and celebrate the full length of Broadway.
About the Author
Art historian William Hennessey has taught at Vassar College, the University of Kansas, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Michigan and directed the art museums at each of those institutions. From 1997 to 2014 he was director of the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia. Hennessey is the author of catalogues and articles on a variety of art and design topics, including nineteenth-century architecture and twentieth-century industrial design.
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