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Not-Starving Artists: How The 1800s New York Art Scene Spawned the Co-op
While socialism emerged in the 1800's European utopian dialogue, New York artists sought to make their mark on the international art scene. This walk with Deborah Zelcer will illustrate how this utopianism was adapted domestically, through the genesis of cooperative living arrangements, originally by and for artists. Their goal was to enhance innovation and collaboration through proximity to an extended creative community. The tour will include a walk along West 57th Street to see the institutions that were originated by some of these dynamic individuals - Carnegie Hall, the Art Students League, and beautiful classic co-operative buildings along the way. We'll also visit the West 67th Street Artists Colony; a string of well designed and appointed cooperative residences that to this day are peopled with creative individuals. Cost: $30 / $20 Members.
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