West 67th Street Artists’ Colony Historic District

Wednesday, January 20, 2021  6:30pm – 7:45pm Via Zoom
Share in an exquisite architectural journey along one of the most significant concentrations of artists’ studio apartment buildings in Manhattan–the eight buildings of the West 67th Street Artists’ Colony Historic District–with esteemed historian Prof. Andrew Dolkart.  LANDMARK WEST! is honored to have Prof. Dolkart, the preservation historian who wrote the national designation report on all of these buildings, lead us along West 67th Street in this exclusive online program bursting with rare historic photos and fascinating details. From the painted murals of Poetica, Pictura and Musica in the lobby of Central Park Studios to the Tiffany lamp illuminating the entry to Sixty-Seventh Street Studios to the 30-inch thick soundproof walls of the Musician’s building and the neo-Gothic façade of the Hotel des Artistes, this is an undeniably spectacular collection of buildings.
We invite you to share in this one-evening-only architectural journey exploring one of the most significant concentrations of artists’ studio apartment buildings in Manhattan.



Book Talk: “It’s a Helluva Town: Joan K. Davidson, the J.M. Kaplan Fund, and the Fight for a Better New York” with Roberta Brandes Gratz and Anthony C. Wood

Thursday, January 14, 2021 6pm via Zoom FREE!

This is the story of Joan K. Davidson and the J.M. Kaplan Fund, New York’s hidden benefactors. Join the New York preservation community to explore this foundation’s legacy as a patron of the arts and artists, defenders of the natural and built environments, and innovators in activist philanthropy. Preservationist and Kaplan Fund alum Anthony C. Wood and writer Roberta Brandes Gratz will delve into the city-changing work of the J.M. Kaplan Fund and Joan K. Davidson, the second-generation leader of the Fund.







The Artists & Studios of the Hotel des Artistes

Thursday, January 28, 2021 6:00-7:00pm via Zoom  $5 for LW! Members

Artist-writer Robert Hudovernik, who spent 5 years researching the famed Hotel des Artistes at One West 67th Street, shares some of the hundreds of archival photos he unearthed for his just-released book Manhattan’s Hotel des Artistes: America’s Paris on West 67th Street and treats us to untold stories of its residents and guests. Marvel at the wonders of the early Des Artistes ballroom extravaganzas, the towering walls of north light of the portrait painters’ studios, the famous tiled pool with LeRoy Neiman murals, and the luxurious rooftop triplex of art collectors Aaron & Nettie Naumburg. See the long-lost mural sketches of beloved Art Student’s League teacher Frank Vincent DuMond, hear accounts of Valentino’s ghost and glorified Ziegfeld girls, and share a table in the iconic café where America’s great painters, sculptors, writers, illustrators, actors, dancers and celebrities congregated.


Looking for VIDEOS of past LW programs? LW! Members have free access HERE with passcode!

Need the passcode? Email us at Landmarkwest@Landmarkwest.org – all recordings are available for free viewing for members

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