Parkcentric: Photographs From The Museum of The City of New York, 1890-1940 – A Curators Forum
08/01/2012 - 6:00 PM
A forum on this remarkable collection of images documenting New York City history.
The Museum of the City of New York is dedicated to an examination of the past, present and future of New York City, and houses a historical photo collection of more than 300,000 images, representing some of the finest 20th-century photographers. Beginning in the 1930s, the museum supported and fostered documentary photographers, and has amassed one of the most extensive collections. Recently, the museum has made nearly 100,000 of the photographs available to researchers through its on-line “portal”. Parkcentric focuses on those images from the museum that are dedicated to the evolution of the park system during a critical time, from the social reform movement through the WPA.
The evening will include a presentation on the museum’s collection, a walk through of the exhibition, and an open discussion on the photos and their importance in defining our view of the city and its parks.
Reception to follow. Seating is limited. To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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