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The General Society is pleased to announce that you can now watch the first two 2013 Artisan Lectures of the current series featuring Sébastien Vallin, Ateliers Gohard (Decorative Painting and Gilding Artisan) and Ernie Allen Smith, Penn & Fletcher, (Custom Embroidery Artisan) talking about the intricacies of their specialized crafts. View Videos
Please join The General Society as we pay tribute to the art of craftsmanship. The Society will feature internationally known artisans who will talk about the intricacies of their specialized crafts.
The Artisan Lecture Series promotes the work and art of skilled craftsmen to assist in ensuring their unique knowledge is understood and carried forth for future generations. Curated by General Society member, Camille Wiart, who brings to the curatorship her wide connections among the artisan community, the series will feature:
Tuesday, October 8 - Sébastien Vallin, Ateliers Gohard, Decorative Painting and Gilding Artisan
Tuesday, November 5– Ernie Allen Smith, Penn & Fletcher,Custom Embroidery Artisan
Tuesday, January 14– Bernard Maisner, Bernard Maisner Studio,Calligrapher and Stationery Artisan
Tuesday, February 11 - Robert Baird, Historical Arts and Casting,Traditional Ornamental Metalwork Artisan
Tuesday, March 11 – Sebastian M Glück, Glück Pipe OrgansPresident, Artistic and Tonal Director and Pipe Organbuilder Artisan
Tuesday, April 8 – David Alan, David Alan Jewelry Custom Jewelry Designer and Artisan
Tuesday, May 13 – Daniel Storto, Daniel Storto GlovesHaute Couture Glovemaker Artisan
Additional lectures to be announced.Lectures start at 6:30PM in The General Society Library,20 West 44th Street, (Between 5th and 6th Avenues), New York City. Reception to follow. Advance registration is suggested.$15 General admission, $10 General Society members, $5 Students.
To register or to become a ‘Friend of the Artisan Lecture Series’ ($100 contribution for admission to the entire Lecture Series) please contact the General Society at: 212.840.1840, ext 2 or e-mail: email@example.com
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Generous support is provided by the following sponsors:The Macquesten Companies; Peter Pennoyer Architects;Ferguson & Shamamian Architects; and John B. Murray Architect.
Save for the doorman’s greeting of a soft smile, nod, and hello, the Library of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen reverberates a calm-quiet. The marble tiled mosaic floors and marble wainscoting of the entry atrium zap any acknowledgement of an architectural world post-1903. It is here, beneath the original geometric patterned stained glass window, the rectangular coffered ceiling, and the bronze arm and hammer sculpture – the General Society’s symbol – that we begin our tour of the second oldest library in New York City, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
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Tucked into the Midtown Manhattan headquarters of The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York is the John M. Mossman Lock Collection. The locks and related items on display, most of which were collected and donated to the museum by Mossman, show the evolution of bank and vault lock technology through the 19th and 20th centuries. The current curator of the locks, John Erroll, describes the collection and its significance.
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The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen is pleased to present the Fall 2013 GSMT News, detailing the Fall 2013 through Spring 2014 Lecture Series.
Wed 01-01-2014 06:00 PM -
07:00 PMGeneral Society Members Meeting
Thu 01-02-2014 07:00 PM -
10:00 PMNYC Junto
Tue 01-14-2014 06:30 PM -
08:30 PMArtisan Lecture Series: Bernard Maisner, Bernard Maisner Studio, Calligrapher and Stationery Artisan
The General Society is located at: 20 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 firstname.lastname@example.org 212.840.1840