Special Programs
Family Night: Bronze Doors by Berthold Nebel

Join us to celebrate the recent restoration of the bronze doors of our East Building by the American Sculptor Berthold Nebel (1889-1964). We will have arts workshops for families, live music, and refreshments.

The monumental bronze doors by Berthold Nebel were commissioned in 1928 by Archer Milton Huntington, founder of the Hispanic Society, for the main entrance of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. The National Museum of the American Indian relocated in 1994, and their building was acquired by the Hispanic Society in 1996 and renamed the East Building. Cast in 1931, the doors were made in panels on the front and back, depicting individual scenes of Native American life. The themes addressed by the images include: the Council, Travel, Bison Hunt, Women of the Prairie, Home Life, Indian Fishermen, Religion, and Returning from the Hunt.

The restoration of the Nebel doors, completed in 2017, was made possible by a generous grant from American Express. The Family Night is part of the Uptown Arts Stroll 2017.

DATE: Wednesday, June 21 from 6-9 pm

RAIN DATE: June 22 from 6-9 pm

PLACE: Audubon Terrace
(in front of the East Building of the Hispanic Society)


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