On Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m., there will be an opening reception at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, 1550 Mineola Ave. Over 40 of Xiomáro’s large color photographs will be on display at the building until Friday, Oct. 23.
The exhibit, Theodore Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill: The “Unseen” Summer White House, shows the interiors in a historically rare condition. The 23 rooms of the Oyster Bay home where Roosevelt conducted the nation’s business are virtually empty of their massive contents. The photographs document an unseen version of the mansion that reveals the president’s imposing character and the intimate nature of the first lady, the children and servants. The exhibit also marks the debut of a new photograph of the master bedroom, created by the artist upon the recommendation of Tweed Roosevelt, the president’s great-grandson. Photographs from the reopening of the house in July are also included.
The public is invited to the opening reception. They can also download a a free photo e-book at www.xiomaro.com.