Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Alana Harper
Wigs, skulls, and upper class woes inspired three artists — Cindy Sherman, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Edith Wharton — to challenge what it meant to be a woman in the 20th century. In honor of Women’s History Month, we present three features from Studio 360’s American Icons series that ...
Friday, July 05, 2013
Lily is a smart single woman, a beauty in demand on the party circuit. But Lily is nearing thirty, and struggling to manage money, friendships, and romance. In The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton examined the dangerous compromises facing a woman who wants ...
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Susan Wissler, Executive Director of The Mount, and writer Roxana Robinson talk about the 150th anniversary of Edith Wharton’s birth. They’ll look at the life, writings, and legacy of Wharton, one of America’s most celebrated writers. The Mount, the Lenox estate Wharton designed and where she wrote Ethan Frome and The House of Mirth, will be celebrating her birthday throughout 2012. The New York Society Library’s exhibition Edith Wharton's "New York City: A Backward Glance" is also on view.
Friday, October 29, 2010
As Election Day approaches, the Tea Party gets out its message with help from a folksinger and a hip-hop MC. Pee-wee Herman — the oddball of 1980s children’s TV — prepares for his Broadway debut. And our series on American Icons continues with a look at Edith Wharton's groundbreaking novel, The House of Mirth.