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.