SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 - 1:00 PM
THE WORK OF CURRIER & IVES TALK AND TOUR
The firm of Currier & Ives proclaimed itself to be the "Grand Central Depot for Cheap and Popular Prints" and singlehandedly democratized art in America. Over the span of their careers, Currier and Ives produced more than seven thousand prints that sold in the millions of copies. At one time, 95 percent of all lithographs in circulation in the United States were from the firm of Currier & Ives. Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives are both interred at Green-Wood. Join Robert K. Newman, a third-generation owner of the Old Print Shop on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan and expert on Currier & Ives, for an in-depth look at this legendary team. After the talk, join Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman for a trolley tour with stops at the graves of Currier, Ives and other artists from the firm, including Fannie Palmer, the only woman in an otherwise all-male business.
FREE book talk in our Historic Chapel.
Green-Wood Cemetery, est. 1838: A National Historic Landmark.
Our main entrance is located at 500 25th Street (on 5th Avenue) in Brooklyn, NY.
Via subway, take the R to the 25th Street station.
Guided trolley tour immediately following the talk. Trolley tickets are $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and $20 for non-members.
To purchase tickets, call 718-210-3080 or order online.
Stop at BAKED in Brooklyn
- 755 5th Ave. at 26th St. -
for a bite before and/or after your visit to