A new exhibit at the Jewish Museum presents a pivotal three-year period in the history of art and culture in New York City 1962-1964, when the world was rapidly changing. Across two floors, the immersive exhibition presents more than 180 works of art, including painting, sculpture, photography, and film, alongside fashion, design, dance, poetry, and ephemera.
During the timeframe explored in this exhibition, events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962), the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963) and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (1963) all took place, changing the social and political landscape of New York City and the nation. “A generation of New York-based painters, sculptors, dancers, filmmakers, and poets rose to prominence, incorporating material directly from their urban surroundings and producing works that were as rich and complex as the city itself.”
“New York: 1962-1964” is the last project conceived and curated by Germano Celant, the renowned art historian, critic, and curator who passed away in 2020.