Author, lecturer, and tour leader, Anthony W. Robins has been guiding natives and visitors to New York City’s wonders of steel and stone for twenty-five years. He has led hundreds of walking tours of New York history and architecture for, among others, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Whitney Museum, the Municipal Art Society, the 92nd Street Y, the Organization of American Historians, the Chicago Architectural Foundation, the National Park Service, the Academy of American Poets, the University of Pennsylvania, the State University of New York, the Senior Fulbright Fellows in New York, and the 1992 Democratic National Convention. A founding member and Vice President of The Art Deco Society of New York, he created the Society’s original tour program in 1981.
Robins also lectures on New York history and architecture to audiences ranging from high school students to senior citizen groups, from general audiences to university seminars. He has lectured both in the United States and abroad including, in New York City, the Metropolitan Museum, Columbia University, New York University, Fordham University, Pratt Institute, Cooper-Union, the National Arts Club, the Bard Graduate Center, the Municipal Art Society, the South Street Seaport Museum, and the New School; the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.; in London in the U.K.; in Sydney and Perth in Australia; in San Jose, Costa Rica (in Spanish); and in Rome, Italy, at the University of Rome and the American Academy (in Italian).
Anthony W. Robins’s new guide book, New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture, the first guidebook solely devoted to New York City’s Deco treasures, is now available for purchase.