Historic Preservation

Whitney Studio Ceiling, New York

As one of the few surviving examples of the work of artist Robert Winthrop Chanler, the Whitney Studio stands today as a masterpiece of early twentieth-century decorative art. Located on historic MacDougal Alley in Greenwich Village, the site is positioned at what once was the center for the development of the early modern art movement in America.

Following the collapse of a section of cornice from the ceiling in 2008, a partnership was formed between the Architectural Conservation Laboratory, World Monuments Fund, and the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture to fully investigate, document, and develop a conservation program for the bas-relief sculptural ceiling and fireplace in the room.

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