Date(s) - 02/14/2016
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
CELEBRATE ST. VALENTINE’S DAY WITH BARTOW-PELL MANSION MUSEUM
Romance, art, and fashion abound at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (BPMM) in February. Visit the museum with special someone and celebrate Valentine’s Day with music, art, fashion, and history and discover why Bartow-Pell is so much more than just a mansion!
Winter Chamber Music Valentine’s Day Concert
Sunday, February 14, 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of outstanding chamber music in the kind of space in which it were intended to be heard. The Rivertown String Quartet performs a wonderful mix of romantic classical music, including pieces by Schubert, Beethoven, and Ginastera—perfect for Valentine’s Day. The one-hour, intermission-free concert will be held in the double parlors and will delight both chamber music aficionados as well as those exploring classical music. Enjoy refreshments at the Gilded Age Glamour exhibition opening after the concert. Tickets may be purchased online in advance at www.bpmm.org or at the door. Registration requested: 718-885-1461 or via email at email@example.com. Cost: $20.
Gilded Age Glamour: Fashions from the Bartow-Pell Collection
Sunday, February 14, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Clothes tell stories, and the clothing in this exhibit tells the story of how the Bartow mansion of the mid-19th century became the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum of today. Featuring garments dating primarily to 1870–1900, this fashion exhibition reflects the continuing history of the mansion beyond the Bartow family. On view February 13–April 30. Curated by Sarah Pickman, Ph.D. student, Yale University, and Claire McRee, M.A., Bard Graduate Center, Curatorial Assistant at the Allentown Art Museum.
ABOUT THE BARTOW-PELL MANSION MUSEUM
A New York City Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (BPMM) is owned by the City of New York Department of Parks & Recreation and is a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City. It is operated by the private, non-profit Bartow-Pell Conservancy. The Bartow-Pell Conservancy, originally known as the International Garden Club, was formed in 1914 by a group passionate about horticulture. That year, New York City gave them permission to use the Bartow family mansion on Pelham Bay in the Bronx, as their headquarters in exchange for restoring it, creating public gardens and programs, and preserving it for generations to come. The International Garden Club officially changed its name to the Bartow-Pell Conservancy in 2008 as well its membership model to that of a typical cultural organization. BPMM is located at 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, New York. The mansion and carriage house are open to the public for guided tours on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The gardens and grounds are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to dusk. For more information about Bartow-Pell, visit www.bpmm.org.