From the guide himself:
I invite any and all who are coming to the 10th Anniversary Mockingbird Conference in New York to a Special Pre-Conference Visit to the famous Thomas Cole cycle of paintings entitled “The Course of Empire”.
Thomas Cole, probably the most celebrated American painter of the early 19th Century, painted five scenes of the rise and fall of empire — prognosticating the possible corruption and end of the American Dream — between 1833 and 1836. They are stunning, visionary scenes!
The tour is especially special because “The Course of Empire” cycle is often on tour, and unavailable for viewing in New York. This year, 2017, the paintings are home!
Please join us at the New York Historical Society (on Central Park West at 77th Street) for my tour, which begins at 11:30 sharp Thursday, April 27th. The tour should last one hour and costs $10. After the tour, there are many interesting and outstanding restaurants in the neighborhood for a good and reasonable lunch.
Be there! HUGS, PZ
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