A public tour program of the Starrett Lehigh Building, a New York City landmark and a significant example of early modernism. The goals of the program are to educate the public on how the development of the building and the surrounding Chelsea neighborhood relates to the current day, and to provide increased access for underserved populations to an important piece of New York City history.
Votes for Women: A Photo Exhibition
A photo exhibition featuring historical photos and objects to commemorate the 100th year of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Guest speakers will discuss the history and historical footage video will be shown
Tideshift: New York’s Working Waterfront Past to Present
Planning a project to collect the lived experience of New York’s working waterfront by identifying people of interest and tools for collecting, storing, and sharing their stories to contextualize our collection and actively engage our community.
Can art and humanities change attitudes about homelessness? This public engagement and collaborative research project brings together CUNY faculty, students, artists, community partners to examine and act on the issues of homelessness in New York City.
Dos Mundos/Two Worlds Dialogues
A series of planning meetings and interviews to develop the Vision for the proposed Dos Mundos Dialogues (DMD): an exploration of the Dos Mundos/Two Worlds theme of traditional and contemporary influences and its reconciliation on artists of color of the art produced in the 1973 Dos Mundos exhibition of Puerto Rican photographers and the scheduled 2020 Dos Mundos exhibition of a diverse representation of artists, reflecting the changing ethnic and racially diverse demographics.
Reclaiming the Hall of Fame
BCC faculty and an advisory board of humanities scholars will plan an art and community event at America’s first Hall of Fame that will use art, music, dance, and performance to explore inclusion, diversity, and bias in defining Great Americans.
In Harm’s Way: Hurricane Irene’s Impact on the Schoharie Valley
A commemoration of Hurricane Irene through stories of resilience and recovery by designing a multimedia museum installation. The addition of interactive multimedia components will make this a “living” museum exhibit. Items such as stories of survivors and flood volunteers, photographs, videos, and other materials collected in the aftermath of the flood by the NYFS will be part of the exhibit.
Folk Art in Wood
A team consisting of the Catskills Folk Connection Folklorist, who is also Project Director, along with a noted NYS folklorist, and a local historian set goals for the CFC folklorist to conduct interviews and research for CFC’s upcoming exhibit “Folk Art in Wood.” At the end of this planning stage they will review the results of the interviews and research and make suggestions for their implementation.
Harlem Renaissance Centenary
The Harlem Renaissance Planning Group will formulate a program commemorating the centenary of this defining decade in the history of the Harlem community and American culture.
Joint Elverhoj Arts and Crafts Colony Project
Ulster County Historical Society wishes to collaborate with other organizations and individuals in researching the Elverhoj Arts & Crafts Colony once active in Milton, New York. This