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Old Dutch Architecture in The New American Wing: A Dwelling Room from Albany County, New York

Learn more about The New American Wing: http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/american_decorative_arts/american_wing_2009.aspx Matthew Thurlow, installations coordinator and research associate, American Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art The New American Wing Part 2: The Charles Engelhard Court and the Period Rooms includes a new addition to the Museums twenty period rooms. Purchased in 2002, the New York Dutch House, originally owned by Daniel Peter Winnie, is an example of eighteenth-century Dutch Colonial architecture from Bethlehem, New York. The period room was rescued from a house scheduled for demolition, and after carefully removing the later material of the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century additions, the remarkable carcass of a true Dutch-style building was revealed. Matthew Thurlow, installations coordinator and research associate, American Decorative Arts, discusses the architectural details of this building, the importance of this acquisition, and the reinstallation of the house in the American Wings third-floor gallery. This Saturday at the Met is made possible by the Clara Lloyd-Smith Weber Fund.
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