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New York CITY - Richard Morris Hunt’s architectural genius radiates from the chambers of The Breakers in Newport, R.I., the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., the great entrance wing to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty, among other notable structures. Ports of Entry: Richard Morris Hunt’s Architectural Drawings from the École des Beaux-Arts and the Gates of Central Park consists of twenty-five architectural drawings that Hunt created between 1847 and 1863, all of which are on loan from the Print and Drawings Collection of The Octagon, American Architectural Foundation, Washington, D.C. On exhibition 7 February through 20 April 2008 at The National Academy.
The Roman Emperor Hadrian (117 to 138 AD) is best known for his passion for Greek culture, interest in architecture, his love for Antinous, and of course the eponymous wall he built between England and Scotland, then Caledonia. This exhibition will look beyond this established image and offer new perspectives on his life and legacy, exploring the sharp contradictions of his personality and his role as a ruthless military commander...