New York author Roger Pasquier offers an armchair tour of Central Park through artists’ eyes. This zoom presentation examines paintings by Glackens, Bellows, Hassam, Chase and others as a way of documenting social and cultural developments in New York City that played out in Central Park. The park, from its first years, inspired many artists to depict its scenery and the ways people enjoy it, giving all of us another way to appreciate the park’s design and social impact. Did you know that Olmsted’s ice skating rinks were one of the first places women could visit without a chaperone? Learn this and so much more in the video above.
Olmsted in the Arts
Painting Central Park: A Walk Through the Park with Artists
Roger F. Pasquier has been a regular visitor to Central Park since he was a baby in a perambulator. He is an art historian and ornithologist and author of several books, including Painting Central Park (Vendome Press 2015), which discusses and illustrates the rich history of artists depicting the park.
Anne "Dede" Petri June 16, 2023