Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Dahesh Museum of Art, Homeless for 7 Years, Has a New Residence

By Carol Vogel

NEW YORK---The 20-year-old Dahesh Museum of Art has a new home and a permanent exhibition space for the first time in seven years after the purchase of a townhouse at 178 East 64th Street. The five-story, 1899 building, which was once a private home, is 20 feet wide and has 12-foot ceilings. The museum declined to disclose the purchase price. The rooms are perfect, Amira Zahid one of the museum’s founding trustees said, for showing the Dahesh’s collection of academic European and American art from the 19th and 20th centuries. [link]