Reading your blogs, I am tempted to cut school and tag along with all of you on your wonderful adventures. I am particularly taken by your descriptions of the African Burial Ground and agree with your determination of it as an important New York City site. I am also reminded of the many great ‘lessons’ we encounter in places we least expect. I am sure by now you all agree that New York City sidewalks are indeed museums onto themselves!
I do, though, need to stop reading your blogs before lunchtime. My co-workers can’t understand why I keep suggesting borsht for lunch.
One point of (self) correction regarding the WPA and the Museum. The Museum’s president during this time hired seventy five employees through the Federal Arts Project (as opposed to 75%). Also, just to clarify the Museum’s dates, we were originally housed in Gracie Mansion in 1923 and opened our doors to our current spot in 1932.
What stands out- and what you picked up on- is that this is a neat and important footnote to the Museum’s relationship with the city and I am so pleased so many of you were taken by this tidbit.
Hope to see you all at Museum Mile!
Anybody go to the Museum Mile? What was it like?