Pen and Brush Day 2016

October 23, 2016

Mayor Michael Bloomberg proclaimed “Pen and Brush Day” on October 23, 2005. In the document, he cited the organization’s history and contributions to New York City as cause for recognition: “Pen and Brush’s initial vitality shows no sign of waning. Every season, its galleries host numerous exhibitions, workshops, forums, discussions, concerts, recitals, and readings.” Bloomberg quoted Pen and Brush Pulitzer Prize winning author Marianne Moore, “Beauty is everlasting / and dust is for a time,” and concluded that, “For 110 years, Pen and Brush has helped female artists and writers express themselves through enduring works of art.”

On October 23, we celebrate the long life of Pen and Brush. The gallery is closed, but Pen and Brush's staff will take some time today to raise a glass to our beloved 122-year-old startup, and we invite our friends, donors, and former members to do the same.




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