“Refreshing a Key Manhattan Art Venue”, by Peter Trippi.
The March / April edition of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine features an article about the exciting renovation of the Salmagundi Club’s Main Gallery space thanks to a grant from the Manton Foundation.In Refreshing a Key Manhattan Art Venue, Trippi writes:
Under the guidance of local architect Lisa Easton, the project team will soon install a new floor, walls, lighting, and climate controls, as well as a state-of-the-art hanging system donated by its manufacturer, Takiya. Most exciting for historic preservationists, Easton has designed a skylight to replace the one lost during a blizzard in the 1950s. Most easel-size artworks look best in natural daylight, and seeing them here will surely be a revelation.
Trippi concludes on a tantalizing note:
Every movement needs showcases, and clearly the Salmagundi Club is poised to become Manhattan’s key showcase for contemporary American realism. Let’s see what happens next.
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I can not wait to see the main gallery of the Salmagundi in a new light!