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13Nov/15

DANISH MODERNITY: JACOB A. RIIS AND VILHELM HAMMERSHØI IN 1900

Museum of the City of New York will host discussion surrounding

Museum of the City of New York will host presentation and discussion about contemporaries Jacob A. Riis and Vilhelm Hammershøi

Who: Danish ambassador Anne Dorte Riggelsen, curator Bonnie Yochelson, and assistant professor of art history Dr. Thor J. Mednick
What: “Danish Modernity: Jacob Riis and Vilhelm Hammershøi in 1900”
Where: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave. at 103rd St.
When: Monday, November 16, $16, 6:30
Why: In conjunction with the exhibition “Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half” at the Museum of the City of New York and “Painting Tranquility: Masterworks by Vilhelm Hammershøi from SMK — The National Gallery of Denmark” at Scandinavia House, MCNY is hosting an evening of presentations and discussions on the similarities and differences between the life and careers of Danish-born American photojournalist and social reformer Jacob A. Riis and Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi as they relate to the movement toward modernity.

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