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New York Responds - Online and Onsite Collecting and Interpretation of NYC during and after COVID
Sarah Henry, Museum of the City of New York, Inc.

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New York Responds: The First Six Months (Exhibition)
Title: New York Responds: The First Six Months
Curator: Dr. Sarah M. Henry
Abstract: Opened on December 18, New York Responds: The First Six Months looks at the unfolding events of 2020 through the eyes of over 100 New Yorkers. This crowd-sourced exhibition presents objects, photographs, videos, and other artworks that document and interpret the COVID pandemic, the racial justice uprisings, and the responses of New Yorkers as they fought to cope, survive, and forge a better future. A jury of a dozen New Yorkers representing many walks of life helped to make the selection from among tens of thousands of submissions received from individual artists and from partner institutions. On July 23, the Museum unveiled the first phase of this exhibition, an outdoor installation featuring 14 images that had been submitted as part of our ongoing collecting efforts. Together, these powerful artifacts and artworks speak to the dramatic effects of these unprecedented months on the city, its residents, and the dynamics of urban life itself.
Year: 2020
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Primary URL Description: Main exhibition webpage
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Secondary URL Description: Online exhibition webpage