The Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America

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Margot Gayle Benefit Lecture

April 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Terra Cotta – Don’t Take it for Granite

A Lecture by Susan Tunick to benefit
The Margot Gayle Fund for the Preservation of Victorian Heritage

Susan Tunick is an authority on terra cotta, an artist in the medium and president of Friends of Terra Cotta. She is the author of Terra-Cotta Skyline, Paris and the Legacy of French Architectural Ceramics and Terra Cotta…Don’t Take It for Granite. She was guest curator for “Uncommon Clay: New Jersey’s Architectural Terra Cotta Industry” at the Middlesex County Museum (2002-03). Her work as an artist working in clay includes murals in PS 222 in Jackson Heights, Queens and sculptures in the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Station in Bayonne.

 Reception to Follow


The Margot Gayle Fund for the Preservation of Victorian Heritage, established in 2008, enables the Metropolitan Chapter to make monetary grants for projects for preservation or conservation of Victorian material culture in the New York Metropolitan area.


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Checks can be mailed and made payable to:

Metropolitan Chapter VSA
ATTN: Margot Gayle Fund
232 East 11th Street, New York
New York 10003


April 19, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Estonian House
243 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016 United States
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