Past Exhibits

Windows on the City
Looking Out at Gracie’s New York (2016-2017)

A curated installation of Gracie Mansion’s Official Rooms on the 35th Anniversary of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy.

Windows on the City is a project of addition: Whether in place since the restorations of 1981 or 2002, or first lent in 2015, these materials focus on the late Colonial, Revolutionary, and Federal Periods, a timeline running roughly from 1763 to 1825.

These were the tumultuous decades. The former Dutch and then English outposts of New Amsterdam (1614–1664) and New York evolved from a key trading link connecting Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas into a center of the American revolutionary experiment. The unifying fervor of armed insurrection eventually gave way to the even more challenging task of governance, with 13 states faced with the decision of how far to go in yielding their rights to the new centralized Federal authority.

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New York 1942 (2017-2018)

A curated installation of gracie mansion’s official rooms on the 75th anniversary of the people’s house becoming the mayoral residence.

This is the second in a series of installations commemorating the 75th anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence. It includes artwork, documents, and objects focused on 1942, the year Fiorello La Guardia became the first mayor to inhabit the house. As a group, these objects depict the evolving landscape of New York City and the profound cultural and economic forces that were transforming the five boroughs into a crossroads of progressive change.

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New Yorkers at Work and Play (2018-2019)

Display of art work portraying everyday New Yorkers.

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She Persists: A Century of Woman Artists in New York (2019-2020)

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