This convincing little gallery, housed in a three-story apartment from 1898, is one of Manhattan’s tricks of the trade. It shows 150 artistic creations by the productive Nicholas Konstantinovich Roerich (1874–1947), a Russian-conceived writer, savant, and painter. His most noteworthy works are his dazzling portrayals of the Himalayas, where he and his family settled in 1928. For sure, his mountainscapes are genuinely a marvel to see: cold Tibetan tops in shades of blue, white, green and purple, directing a Georgia O’Keeffe/Rockwell Kent vibe.
This is an inquisitive and interesting spot. Free shows are offered here among September and May; check the site for up and coming occasions.
The mammoth, white-marble house nearby is the 12,000-sq-ft Schinasi Mansion. Worked in 1909 for Morris Schinasi, a Turkish worker who made millions with his protected cigarette-moving machine, the landmarked assembling is the main exclusive unsupported house staying in Manhattan.