"Relics to be Removed: The Met's Purchase of the Gadsby's Ballroom"

  • Details

    Gadsby's Tavern's ballroom is familiar to many. Yet the woodwork in that room is a copy; the original has been on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for close to a century. The exhibit "Relics to be Removed" explores the story of the 1917 purchase and removal of the historic woodwork and places this decision into a national context. Learn about and connect to the story through photos, text, and re-created, touchable pieces.

  • Jun 24, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017
  • Recurrence:
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone:
  • (703) 746-4242
  • Times:
  • Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 AM-5 PM; Sundays and Mondays, 1 - 5 PM
  • Price:
  • Included in regular museum admission ($5 for adults, $3 for ages 5-12)
  • Details

    Gadsby's Tavern's ballroom is familiar to many. Yet the woodwork in that room is a copy; the original has been on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for close to a century. The exhibit "Relics to be Removed" explores the story of the 1917 purchase and removal of the historic woodwork and places this decision into a national context. Learn about and connect to the story through photos, text, and re-created, touchable pieces.

"Relics to be Removed: The Met's Purchase of the Gadsby's Ballroom"
  • June 24, 2017 to September 4, 2017
  • Gadsby's Tavern Museum
  • Included in regular museum admission ($5 for adults, $3 for ages 5-12)
  • Recurring daily