Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is located at 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, New York. To reach us by public transportation, take the #6 Lexington Avenue Local subway to Pelham Bay Park station, followed by the Westchester Bee-Line #45 bus direct to the mansion gate. For driving directions, please visit www.bpmm.org. The mansion and carriage house are open to the public for guided tours on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The gardens and grounds are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to dusk. Mansion admission is $5 adults, $3 seniors and students; free for children under six. Visiting the garden and grounds is free.
Saturday, September 15, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Make Your Own Silhouette Family Workshop
Make your own silhouettes at this fun family workshop! Using a simple technique, participants young and old will create greeting cards and frameable pictures with cut-out profile self portraits while learning about 19th-century silhouettes in our fall exhibition Shade and Shadow. Suitable for ages 7 and up. Registration requested. Space limited. Cost $12 adults; $8 students; members $8
A Selection of British and American Silhouettes
September 7–November 18
Before photography became widely available, silhouette portraits were quick, easy, and affordable. Elegant ladies, family scenes, charming children, and more reveal a compelling slice of life from the golden age of this art form. This exhibition presents a small selection of British and American silhouettes from the museum and four private collections.