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Gracie Mansion

The People’s House

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Gracie Mansion

The People’s House

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WELCOME TO

Gracie Mansion

The People’s House

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WELCOME TO

Gracie Mansion

The People’s House

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OUR HISTORY

Founded in 1981 by Mayor Edward I. Koch and its charter Board Chair,
Joan K. Davidson, The Gracie Mansion Conservancy is a private not-for-profit corporation established to preserve, maintain, enhance, and enliven Gracie Mansion – one of the oldest surviving wood structures in Manhattan and home to the sitting mayors of New York City and their families since 1942, when the LaGuardias arrived as the first official residents.

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OUR PROGRAMS

The Gracie Mansion Conservancy offers an array of programs
from historical Gracie Tours to the Gracie Book Club.

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CATALYST:
Art and Social Justice

Works by New York Artists and Activists since 1965, celebrating the power of art to spark change and spur progress.

Curated by Jessica Bell Brown.

Seven themes have guided our curatorial selection: “Affirming Self”, “Concepts of Justice”, “E PLURIBUS UNUM/OUT OF MANY, ONE”, “The Habitable Earth”, “Health, Wellness, and Universal Access”, “A Livable City, and “Pursuit of Equality”. They are not meant to be constrictive. We welcome viewers to decide for themselves which best fit each category. Each visitor will have their own relationship with each artwork, and with the installation as a whole. No matter what that is, our hope is that Catalyst will inspire viewers to take up the ongoing fight for social change.

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PORTO RICAN COTTON PICKER, 2011
Miguel Luciano (1972- )
1971 Schwinn Cotton Picker, restored and customized, flags

THE GRACIE MANSION CONSERVANCY IS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE HISTORIC HOUSE TRUST OF NEW YORK CITY