17. The Art of Central Park
Central Park has been called “An American Masterpiece”. It was the first planned public park in America and has remained an extraordinary oasis in the middle of New York City for nearly 200 years. Christine Roussel Studios has restored many of the sculptures in this park and she is currently writing a new book on the subject. The talk includes the highlights of the parks’ sculptures from delightful fountains and imposing military men to famous dogs. All are evidence of the civic and creative commitment of New Yorkers. The talk is illustrated with both historical and contemporary photos.