At the Morris Jumel Mansion Exhibition Opening “Unpacked” : October 17, 2013

    When:
    October 17, 2013 – October 18, 2013 all-day
    2013-10-17T04:00:00+00:00
    2013-10-18T04:00:00+00:00
    Where:
    Morris-Jumel Mansion
    65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY 10032
    USA
    Cost:
    Free

    At the Morris Jumel Mansion

    Exhibition Opening

    “Unpacked”

    Thursday, October 17th  

    6PM – 9PM

    Join us for the opening of the Mansion’s latest collaboration with The Historic House Trust’s Contemporary Art Partnerships. For this exhibition, New York-based artist Peter J. Hoffmeister views the Mansion as an artifact, and a silent witness to the founding of the United States. Drawing on the history of the Mansion, the personal experiences of its inhabitants, American history, and current events,

    Hoffmeister has created site-specific installations for the Mansion’s period rooms.

    These works utilize historical texts, maps, architecture, and found imagery, creating an experience that traces the histories of social phenomena and ideologies into the present. This approach, drawing direct connection between past and present, makes Hoffmeister’s work uniquely suited to Morris-Jumel.

    The event is FREE but advanced registration is required.