Peter Kenny, author, Co-President, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, and recently retired Curator and Administrator of the American Wing, the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The kast is a large, freestanding textile storage cupboard. Massive in scale, these kasten held on stubbornly in the Hudson River Valley until the early 19th-century. American kasten projected the same values as their counterparts in the Netherlands, and were at the very center of the New York Dutch household.
Free with museum admission
This program relates to our exhibition, The Capital Region in 50 Objects.