About the Artwork

Gari Melchers (1860–1932), New York Hippodrome, ca. 1906–07
Oil on canvas. Promised gift of Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld, Scenes of New York City

The Hippodrome once dominated New York City’s Theater District. Billed as the largest theater in the world, it stood out in red brick with Moorish-style towers topped by electrified globes. Melchers tempers the flamboyant venue by painting it at a distance in a soft Impressionist style.

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