Sat 8 Sep 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019
The focal exhibition of the Driehaus Museum’s fall season organized by the New-York Historical Society, looks at the popular revival of formal portraiture in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Displayed in the Museum’s second floor galleries, the exhibition will feature nearly sixty artworks, including oil paintings, miniatures, and bronzes. Beauty’s Legacy contains works by artists such as Gilbert Stuart, Rembrandt Peale, John Singer Sargent, Eastman Johnson, and William Adolphe Bouguereau. It features portraits of members of socially prominent families such as Washington, Bonaparte, Livingston, Vanderbilt, and Astor, names that left a lasting impression on the cultural and financial legacies of our nation.