Luigi Lucioni, Laurelton Hall, 1927
Long Island Museum collection
Sunday, February 7, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
“Gilding the Coasts: Art & Design of Long Island’s Great Estates”
Community Church of East Williston
While some of the earliest of Long Island’s grandest homes were built after the Civil War, their heyday was from 1890 through the 1920s. The years since World War II and continuing to the present have seen the destruction of many of these palatial estates. Joshua Ruff, Chief Curator of the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, in his power point presentation will focus on the artistry of design and detail of these “elegant vessels of history,” including Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall, Stanford White’s Box Hill, and William de Leftwich Dodge’s Villa Francesca in Setauket. Snow date (if needed) will be Sunday, February 21st.
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