CATALYST Exhibition: Room by Room Walkthroughs

CATALYST: Art and Social Justice is a curated installation of works by New York Artists and Activists since 1960, celebrating the power of art to spark change and spur progress.

In response to concerns regarding the Coronavirus, and with the health and safety of our visitors and staff a priority, Gracie Mansion has temporarily postponed our free public tour program until further notice. Until we can safely re-open, Gracie Mansion Conservancy offers a virtual walkthrough of the art featured in each room of the mansion narrated by Executive Director, Paul Gunther. At a later date, we will announce the re-start of the tour program here on our website and on the social media accounts for the Grace Mansion Conservancy. CATALYST: Art and Social Justice will remain on display until September 8, 2021.

For more information, register for a docent-led tour live via Zoom.

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CATALYST: Art and Social Justice Virtual Tour


Take a virtual walk through of Gracie Mansion to see all the artwork in the CATALYST: Art and Social Justice installation.

Susan E. Wagner Wing


Opened by Mayor John Lindsay in 1966, we take a walk through the Susan E Wagner Wing.



The Wagner Wing Ballroom is used for meetings and celebrations. Now, it houses 5 works from Catalyst: Art and Social Justice.

Blue Room


Named after the rich blue color of its walls, the Blue Room holds 9 works of art from Catalyst: Art and Social Justice. Follow along with Paul Gunther to learn of the artists and works of art in this room.

Peach Room


A favorite room of the Mayor and First Lady, the Peach Room holds 7 works of art from Catalyst: Art and Social Justice.

The Hyphen


Nicknamed “The Hyphen,” this hallway hosts a number of artworks from different artists.

The Gracie Foyer


Gracie Mansion’s original foyer, this area was conceived by the Gracie family and reinvented with historic zeal in1982. Seven artworks are featured in this part of the house.



Eight pieces of art from the Catalyst: Art and Social Justice exhibit remain on display in this room.

Yellow Parlor

Hosting an extraordinary 24 pieces of art from Catalyst art and Social Justice, the Yellow Parlor is the last stop of the show. This video discusses 11 of the 24 pieces featured in this room.


Linda Goode Bryant is working in Partnership with Gracie Mansion to provide content for the Greenhouse, including seasonal grade tours, student camps, and onsite training for communities on healthy cooking, eating, and lifestyles. Garden programs will be accompanied by select artist projects and workshops.