As part of the 50th anniversary of the Greenwich Village Historic District, please join us at 2pm on Saturday, April 13, for an afternoon guided tour with the art historian Virginia Budny as we explore the rich cultural history of Deutsches Haus at NYU and the storied Washington Mews. One of the leading art historians of the artistic community of the Washington Mews area, Virginia Budny will speak about the many transformations the landmark building and home of Deutsches Haus at NYU, located at 42 Washington Mews, has undergone over the past centuries, and focus on the evolution of Greenwich Village in a place where time appears to stand still.
About the guide:
Virginia Budny is an art historian. Her interest in the history of the building that now houses Deutsches Haus of NYU grew out of her study of the prominent sculptor Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935), who created several masterworks in that building. This interest led her to curate several exhibitions documenting the transformation of many of the buildings in the area into artists’ studios in the first half of the 20th century, as well as to author two books: New York’s Left Bank: Art and Artists off Washington Square North, 1900-1950, published in 2006, and its companion, New York’s Left Bank: Art and Artists off Washington Square North, 1900-1950: A Roster, published in 2013. She has also led a number of tours of this fascinating area.
Events at Deutsches Haus are free and open to the public. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to email@example.com. As space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event to ensure you get a good seat. Thank you!