10. The mansion often showcased site-specific art installations

Throughout the recent decade, the Gracie Mansion has showcased five site-specific installations in addition to its permanent collections. Though some of the installations are historic, including Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York, an exhibition that focused on Colonial, Revolutionary, and Federal periods in regard to New York City, other exhibitions were more artistic. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum showcased the artwork of seven students who believed in the power of art to spark change.

One of the mansion’s most recent exhibitions is She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York, an exhibit of sixty works of art from a female artist in New York City. The exhibition, which is spread throughout the residence, marks 100 years of women having the right to vote. The mediums of art ranged from paintings and photographs to video and sculpture, to even furniture.

This article was written by Vera Penavic and Nicole Saraniero

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