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Brooklyn Remembered: The Watercolors of James Ryder Van Brunt


This exhibition presented thirteen watercolors from BHS’s collection by 19th-century Brooklynite James Ryder Van Brunt.

Van Brunt was a descendant of Brooklyn’s earliest settlers and a gifted amateur painter who devoted decades to recording neat and colorful views of Dutch homesteads and historic landmarks. His images of these picturesque sites, a number of which had already been demolished, reflected the widespread nostalgia for an agrarian past during a period of rapid change as Brooklyn grew from a collection of villages into a city.


Thursday, August 27 - Thursday, May 14, 2015