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Tue, Oct 22


New York Historical Society


Private tour of 'Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere' at the New York Historical Society, with Lauren B. Hewes, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts at the American Antiquarian Society - please arrive by 1:45pm

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Time & Location

Oct 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, USA

About the Event

The patriot, silversmith, and entrepreneur Paul Revere was forever immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1861 poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride,” but his genuine accomplishments are often eclipsed by the legend of the midnight journey. This groundbreaking exhibition featuring more than 150 objects re-examines Revere’s life, transforming visitors’ understanding of the innovative businessman through an in-depth exploration of his accomplishments as a silversmith, printmaker, and pioneering copper manufacturer. Organized by the American Antiquarian Society, it draws from their unparalleled collection of Revere engravings, and also includes glimmering silver tea services; commonplace objects such as shoe buckles, thimbles, and medical tools; and important public commissions such as a bronze courthouse bell, all of which reveal facets of this versatile artisan’s career. An in-depth book accompanies the exhibition and is available for purchase in the NYHistory Store(Coordinated at New-York Historical by Debra Schmidt Bach, curator of decorative arts.)

This exhibition was organized by American Antiquarian Society

Major support is provided by: CHAViC, Center for Historic American Visual Culture, AAS; Henry Luce Foundation; and Richard C. Von Hess 

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