2021 08 01 – 2021 11 04
1880-something : Victorian art at its height
0 to 1 stair gallery & print gallery


SAL record control number: 99282 ;

Record level: Listing ;

Record type: Exhibitions ;

Exhibition type: Group show ;

Title: 1880-something : Victorian art at its height ;

Begin Date: August 1, 2021 ;
End Date: November 4, 2021 [extended due to popular demand!] ;

Exhibition hours:

Monday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Tuesday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Wednesday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Thursday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Saturday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Location: Salmagundi townhouse, lower print gallery and 1 to 0 stair gallery ;

Admission: This event is FREE and open to the public

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1880-something : Victorian art at its height

Beginning August 1 and continuing to October 9, Salmagundi’s curatorial committee will be presenting a new show of 1880s representational art exploring the height of the Victorian era.  1880-something features approximately eighteen artworks from the club’s permanent collection including paintings, sculpture, objects, etchings, prints, engravings and more which will be shown in the 1 to 0 stair gallery and the lower level print gallery.  The 1,724 square foot exhibition will include works that have not been on view in at least ten years with most not seen for nearly twenty years or more.  Artwork labels will be enhanced with QR codes, pixelated black and white squares that can be read by your smartphone camera, and will allow the visitor to hear audio commentary, see a video, go to a donation gateway or even purchase the catalog online.  The QR enhancement is the first step in a larger interactive plan for the 150 year old club which included the launch of their new website, the organizations first in nine years.

The perfect confluence of time, money, and training came together in the late-Victorian period of the 1880s. American artists trained in Paris, then the center of the art world. Emerging technical innovations in printing including engraving, etching and photography flourished alongside traditional painting and drawing. Well trained and technically skilled artist made the 1880s a gem of the Victorian art era.

1880-something : Victorian art at its height presents works that explore a few of these artists and their skills from our permanent collection.

NEW! ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE: Use your smartphone’s camera to scan our QR codes which appear on some of the artwork’s labels to hear or view more information. Point your camera at the square pixel symbol, click the link on your phone that it recommends you go to. This will start to play a voice narration or show a video about the item.



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July 17, 2021

Last updated: April 25, 2022 at 12:58 pm