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Village Voices

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A shadowbox near Washington Square Park.
Photograph: Courtesy of Village Preservation
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Time Out says

Stroll through Greenwich Village, the East village, and NoHo to check out “Village Voices 2022,” a public outdoor exhibition of 22 shadowboxes and two multifaceted, interactive installations.

“Village Voices 2022” celebrates people, places, and moments from the neighborhoods’ artistic, social, political, and cultural movements through photographs, artifacts, and soundscape recordings. Shadowboxes include tributes to Jean-Michel Basquiat, E.E. Cummings, Martha Graham, Billie Holiday, Edward Hopper, Joan Mitchell, Charlie Parker, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Maurice Sendak, Patti Smith, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.

In addition, the exhibit includes two social justice installations. In the first, a 20-foot-high window display at 70 Fifth Avenue at The New School building honors the work of W.E.B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and so many others. The address was the home to the NAACP from 1914 until the mid-1920s. The second, A Monument to Choice at Gansevoort Plaza bears the inscription "I Stand for Choice." It is intended as an experiential and social media opportunity where people can show their support in standing for choice in all its meanings and iterations.

See the outdoor exhibition through October 30.  

Rossilynne Skena Culgan
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Rossilynne Skena Culgan

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