Worldwide, 663 million people are without access to clean drinking water. In the U.S., 21 million people are exposed to unsafe drinking water. As #EarthDay approaches, we’ve joined forces with the United Nations Association-Southern NYS Division to bring you a panel discussion and film screening to explore efforts to provide clean water for all. Join us this Sunday!
Feature Image: Film Still from Water Warriors
On #InternationalWomensDay we’re showing love for the incredible group of women whose nimble fingers helped build our beloved Panorama! Pictured is one of the female workers carefully gluing down houses and shrubbery on one of the Panorama’s panels.
As #PattyChang’s ‘The Wandering Lake’ comes to a close this weekend, we’re taking a moment to reflect on her intimate, multi-year project that challenges aspects of the personal, associative, and the narrative. Chang draws the exhibition title from Sven Hedin’s book The Wandering Lake (1983), a story about a migrating body of water in the Chinese desert. In her own work, Chang explores both literal and metaphorical aspects of migration. Through works of sculpture, video, performance, publication, and photography, the exhibit transforms the museum into a profound experience of mourning, caregiving, geopolitics and landscape.
The talented Mike Sayre (@mikesayremusic) joins us as our 2nd annual composer-in-residence! Through a partnership with @exploringthemetropolis , Mike is working on "Music for Oceans," which is a continuation of a series of cinematic compositions exploring landscapes impacted by climate change.
Have any ideas for innovative social experiments to help improve local communities? Share them with us this Saturday at our Neighborhood Futures: Testing Hypotheticals workshop. You'll work alongside professional designers to cultivate these ideas in preparation to present them at this year’s Milan Design Week. #NewNewYorkers
Mark your calendars for our 11th Annual #Panorama Challenge on March 2! The evening will feature a game of trivia where you can test your knowledge of NYC, a performance by @batalanewyork, and the world’s largest architectural scale model - our Panorama! (Link in bio )
Opening tomorrow is REAL PEOPLE. REAL LIVES. WOMEN IMMIGRANTS OF NEW YORK, which explores the stories of 16 young women who have made NYC their home. A complex and nuanced portrait of immigrant life in the city, the exhibition presents the barriers and isolation the women felt upon moving to the city, as well as their hopes, dreams, and talents.
As our current exhibitions draw to a close, we want to share how proud we are to have worked with a dynamic group of brilliant female artists who shone this season. Pictured are #SableElyseSmith, #JuliaWeist, #AnnaKE and #PattyChang. The thoughtful investigations of environmental and personal loss (Patty); the invisible violence of captivity (Sable); community-driven systems of knowledge sharing (Julia with Nestor Siré); and a male-dominated art historical canon (Anna) make us thankful for the work that we get to do. Check out their exhibitions before they close on Sunday.
Tiffany Studios' Head Designer, Clara Driscoll and the “Tiffany Girls” stand at the center of the company's legacy of lamp making. This week's #SundayFamilyWorkshop honors these women and their scientific contributions to the Studio's Glass Cutting Department. Seek inspiration from our long-term exhibition of Tiffany Lamps by @theneustadt and design your own stained glass windows!
Photos: Clara Driscoll, ca. 1900. Courtesy Linda D. Alexander and David Fenn; View of the Glass Room, with Women at Work, from Art Interchange, October 1894, Tiffany Studios, New York; Grape Hanging Shade, ca. 1905, Leaded glass, bronze, The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass
In 2016 we exhibited 25 portraits of Black Panther Party members by Brian Shih that honored a tireless fight for social justice, and passionate community building, which was done frequently at the risk of their own lives. This #BlackHistoryMonth we remember and celebrate the trailblazers who fought and those who haven't given up fighting.
Pictured: Mama C, Bill BJ Johnson, Claudia Chesson-Williams, K Duren