The New-York Historical Society Celebrated its groundbreaking Legacies Exhibit at an Opening Reception on Wednesday, last June 21
New-York Historical Society President Dr. Louise Mirrer and Vice President Linda S. Ferber hosted the new exhibition entitled Legacies Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery.
Among the guests: Mayor David Dinkins, Walter Mosley, Roz Abrams, Euzhan Palcy, Lois Chiles, Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr., Angela Vallot and James G. Basker, Judy Byrd Blaylock and Ron Blaylock, Katherine and Frank Martucci and Danny Simmons. Many of the artists featured in the show were also attending including Faith Ringgold, Ellen Driscoll, Joseph Lewis, III, Eli Kince, Leslie King-Hammond, José J. Mapily, Fred Wilson.
This is the first showing of contemporary artwork in recent memory at the Historical Society, and the largest group showing of contemporary artwork in response to the legacy of slavery in the U.S.
Legacies is curated by Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, president of The Studio Museum in Harlem. The show includes six new works commissioned by the N-YHS and a total of 44 works by artists including: Fatima Allotey, Malcolm Bailey, Willie Birch, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Renee Cox, Leonardo Drew, Ellen Driscoll, Melvin Edwards, David Hammons, Eli Kince, Marc Latamie, Glenn Ligon, Whitfield Lovell, Kerry James Marshall, Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry, Algernon Miller, Lorenzo Pace, Betye Saar, Joyce Scott, Lorna Simpson, Cedric Smith, Jeff Sonhouse, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems and Fred Wilson.
Legacies is the second in a three-part, 18-month exhibition series at the New-York Historical Society examining the history of slavery in New York and America.
L. to r.: Curators Cynthia Copeland, Lowery Stokes Sims, and Kathleen H.; Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry.
Angela Vallot and James G. Basker
Leslie King-Hammond and José J. Mapily with their works
Edith and Harold Holzer
John Hargraves and Nancy Newcomb
John McEnroe and Patrick Ewing
Mahmoudah Young with Oliva Polakov
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer
Visitor listening to audio from Lorenzo Pace's Jalani
L. to r.: Louise Mirrer, David Dinkins, Richard Gilder, and friend; Renee Cox in front of her photograph.
L. to r.: Judy Byrd Blaylock and Ron Blaylock; José J. Mapily, Leslie King-Hammond, Lowery Stokes Sims, and Eli Kince.
Tamar Gordon and Scott Christianson
Eli Kince and Marybeth deFilippis
Ernestine Howard with Lorenzo Pace
Judy Byrd Blaylock and Ron Blaylock
Patrick Ewing and Louise Mirrer
Phung Lewis and Joseph Lewis III with their son, Joe
They held a book party for Kelly Killoren Bensimon last Sunday from 8 to 11 in East Hampton on Further Lane. Like a Saturday night party in the Hamptons. A small intimate party it said on the original invitation. Uh-huh. Dinner, dancing, fun and Kelly.
Mariel Booth and Sam Johnson
Brian McCagg, Fiona Rudin, Chad Ritchie, and Victoria Schweizer
Bob Morris, Euan Rellie, and Kelly Bensimon
David and Sybil Yurman
Perry Guillot and James Reginato
Averell and Gigi Mortimer
Lisa Anastos, Marcie Warren, Caroline Berthet, Michael Dupont, and Mariana Olszewski
Lauren Muss, Scott Jason Fishkind, and Meagan Odabash