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.
The Gracie Mansion Conservancy offers an array of programs
from historical Gracie Tours to the Gracie Book Club.
Art and Social Justice
Works by New York Artists and Activists since 1960, 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
- Pursuit of Equality
Access to mental health care, or the lack thereof, was apparent long before COVID-19 and the pandemic has only increased the emotional burden. The disparities in access to care and workforce affect our communities of color, especially Latino communities.
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Click on our posts below to read more about the history of Gracie Mansion, the mayors who have lived here, and the art installations we host.
THE GRACIE MANSION CONSERVANCY IS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE HISTORIC HOUSE TRUST OF NEW YORK CITY