Category Archives: Exhibition Graphics

Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture

Museum of the City of New York

Curator Donald Albrecht

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In Pursuit of Freedom:
Brooklyn Abolitionists

Brooklyn Historical Society
and Weeksville Heritage Center

This major, long-term exhibit explores the lesser-known activists of Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement – Brooklynites, black and white – who shaped their community, city, and nation with a revolutionary vision of freedom and equality. The exhibit is part of the groundbreaking In Pursuit of Freedom public history project that features new research on Brooklyn’s abolition movement in partnership with Weeksville Heritage Center.

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Emancipation Proclamation:
Americans Respond

Brooklyn Historical Society

In October, BHS opened an exhibition featuring a rare edition of the Emancipation Proclamation. The document, which includes the signature of President Abraham Lincoln, has offered many visitors to our institution an opportunity to reflect on the remarkable events that took place in the United States during the 1860s.

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Gilded New York

Museum of the City of New York

Curators Donald Albrecht,
Jeannine Falino & Phyllis Magidson

Inaugurating the Museum’s Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the city’s visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era was marked by the sudden rise of industrial and corporate wealth, amassed by such titans as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould, who expressed their high status through extravagant fashions, architecture, and interior design. The exhibition presents a lavish display of some 100 works, including costumes, jewelry, portraits, and decorative objects, all created between the mid-1870s and the early 20th century.

The dazzling works in the exhibition will illuminate an era when members of the new American aristocracy often displayed their wealth in storied balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and hotels. It was a time when New York became the nation’s corporate headquarters and a popular Ladies’ Mile of luxury retail establishments and cultural institutions helped launch the city to global prominence.


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The Green House:
New Directions in Sustainable
Architecture and Design

National Building Museum

Curator Donald Albrecht

The Green House was a collaboration with Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis. Like its predecessor, Big & Green, the exhibition was fabricated with sustainable materials and featured 30 contemporary sustainable homes. We used playful thought bubble-like captions and hang tags throughout the exhibition to highlight green features. The exhibit continues to travel around the country in a condensed form.


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Facing Fascism:
New York and the
Spanish Civil War

Museum of the City of New York

Curators Sarah M. Henry
& Tom Mellins

Facing Fascism: New York and the Spanish Civil War examines the role that New Yorkers played in the conflict, as well as the political and social ideologies that motivated them to participate in activities ranging from rallying support, fundraising, and relief aid, to fighting–and sometimes dying–on the front lines in Spain. The stories of these New Yorkers will be told through photographs, letters, uniforms, weapons, and an array of personal and historical memorabilia.


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Global Citizen:
The Architecture of
Moshe Safdie

Curator Donald Albrecht

The exhibition does not just reflect the global reach of Safdie’s practice, it goes on to explore Albrecht’s premise that the architect has an unusual ability to represent local culture and aspirations.

October 2, 2010
Maria Cook


Maya Zack

Maya Zack: Living Room

The Jewish Museum

Curator Aviva Weintraub

“Zack’s re-creation of the objects and artifacts of Nomberg’s home in their most minute details — potted plants in the corner of the living room, a dishcloth folded over a chair back, vases, cups, plates, standing lamps, all the clutter of daily life — puts the focus on the Shoah at its most personal level. This is not the macro-narrative of the 6 million, the concentration camps and the deportations; this is the story of the banal domesticity of ordinary Jews living ordinary lives in prewar Berlin.”

The Jewish Daily

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Liquid Stone:
New Architecture in Concrete

National Building Museum

Curator Martin Moeller

This exhibition features a range of current and recent projects, some of which test prevailing assumptions about architectural form and concrete technology, and suggest possible new directions for both. Others simply reflect a keen appreciation for concrete’s potential as an instrument of beauty.

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A Hanukkah Project:
Daniel Libeskind’s
Line of Fire

The Jewish Museum

Daniel Libeskind, an international figure in architecture and urban design, has created a bold and dramatic installation featuring 40 Hanukkah lamps from the Museum’s renowned collection