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For more than a century, prominent art collectors have made the Upper East Side home. Architectural historian Matt Postal leads a tour of some of the historic district’s finest and most memorable blocks, viewing distinguished early 20th century town houses and apartment buildings where many a masterpiece has hung. Artistic patronage and philanthropy associated with major museums will also be discussed, including the contributions of major art dealers and galleries. Highlights include sites related to George Blumenthal, Leo Castelli, Dorothy Norman, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and (possibly) Michelangelo.