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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Sculpture Exhibition

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June 09, 2018 through September 30, 2018


Planting Fields Arboretum

Oyster Bay

All Ages


Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Sculpture Exhibition at Planting Fields Arboretum

Event description:

The artist is best known as the founder of New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, yet she had a significant career as a sculptor, exhibiting throughout the United States and Europe. More than 30 sculptures and drawings will be featured. This is the first exhibition of Whitney’s art since her death in 1942. William R. Coe knew Whitney and was involved in the commission of the larger than life equestrian sculpture of Buffalo Bill in Cody, Wyoming.

Address: 1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Phone: 516-922-8678
Website: plantingfields.org

About Planting Fields Arboretum

Standard hours: 9am-5pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: No
Bring food: Yes
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: No

Planting Fields, the former estate of insurance magnate William Robertson Coe Standard Oil heiress Mai Rogers Coe and is one of the few remaining Gold Coast estates on Long Island’s North Shore that retains its original 409 acres as well as its historic buildings and landscape. Rolling lawns, formal gardens, hiking trails and specimen plantings, as well as the Camellia Greenhouse and the Main Greenhouse, with its unique seasonal displays, are a treat for visitors year round. Coe Hall contains many original pieces and furnishings once belonging to the Coe family, including the restored Louis XVI Reception Room. The mostly Elizabethan style interior of the Tudor Revival mansion is a showcase of artistry and craftsmanship in its wood and stone carvings, ironwork, 13th – 19th century stained glass windows and original commissioned murals by American artists Robert H. Chanler and Everett Shinn.
Parking: Paid
Play area: No
Party room: Yes

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