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 was a project of addition: Whether in place since the restorations of 1981 or 2002, or first lent in 2015, these artworks focused 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 thirteen states faced with the decision of how far to go in yielding their rights to the new centralized Federal authority.
To watch a PBS video about the Windows on the City exhibit at Gracie Mansion, click here.
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