Who Takes Care of New York?
Opening Reception - Community Partnership Exhibition
Sep 12 2019
Please join us on Thursday, September 12, 6-8pm for the opening reception of the Community Partnership Exhibition Who Takes Care of New York? to celebrate the scientists, artists, stewardship groups, and community partners which have made this exhibit possible. Light refreshments will be served.
Please note that because this event is taking place after regular museum open hours, only the main West Entrance will be open. Please follow your usual directions and use the entrance facing the Central Parkway.
Who Takes Care of New York? is an exploration of the variety of civic groups that exist and thrive in New York City, and the ways that they care for and support their local environments. Displayed through maps, art, and storytelling, this exhibition aims to empower visitors with an understanding of their capacity to make lasting changes in their neighborhoods.
This exhibition is organized by the USDA Forest Service’s New York City Urban Field Station (NYC UFS) and Pratt Institute’s Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative (SAVI). The exhibition will also feature artists whose work aligns with the themes of community-based stewardship, civic engagement, and social infrastructure, including artists Magali Duzant and Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, as well as two NYC UFS Artists-in-Residence, Matthew Jensen and Julia Oldham.
The NYC Urban Field Station, a partnership between the USDA Forest Service, the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, and the Natural Areas Conservancy, has a mission to improve quality of life in urban areas by conducting and supporting research about social-ecological systems and natural resource management (www.nrs.fs.fed.us/nyc). SAVI is a multi-disciplinary mapping research lab and service center that focuses on using geospatial analysis and data visualization to understand NYC communities (https://commons.pratt.edu/savi).
The Community Partnership Exhibition Program at the Queens Museum provides opportunities for cultural and other nonprofit organizational partners to develop and mount short-term exhibitions based on their programs and our collaborative projects.