2. Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half at MCNY
Bandit’s Roost, 59 1/2 Mulberry Street – Jacob A. Riis c. 1890. Photo from Museum of the City of New York.
Opening October 14 at the Museum of the City of New York, is the exhibition “Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half.” Mr. Riis, who was a newspaper reporter and social reformer, was known for reporting on the crisis in housing, poverty, crime and education in New York at the turn of the 20th Century. This is the first major retrospective of his photographic work, and will include the Jacob A. Riis Papers from the Library of Congress. Opening on October 14th, the exhibit will be on view through March 20, 2016.