Image via the Museum of the City of New York
Untapped Cities is pleased to serve as a co-sponsor for the upcoming talk “Hamilton and Friends: Portraiture in Early New York” at the Museum of the City of New York. Alexander Hamilton was a man of many faces: politician, economist, revolutionary — and rumored philanderer. After he was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr in 1804, Hamilton’s widow, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, worked tirelessly to defend her husband’s reputation. Today we are familiar with likenesses of Alexander Hamilton — including one that is on the ten dollar bill. This panel will explore how portraiture served in the decades after the American Revolution as a critical tool in shaping and canonizing the public image of leaders and notables.
Join the Museum of the City of New York on February 11th at 6:30 pm for a conversation about how the Hamilton’s and other members of the colonial New York elite commissioned portraits to use both as status symbols and a means to craft their public image. This program delves into the themes of our exhibition Picturing Prestige: New York Portraits, 1700-1860. Untapped Cities is pleased to offer the discount code HAM1 for tickets which can be purchased here.
Read more about Alexander Hamilton’s contributions to NYC here.