Historical photography show reception at New Haven Library Saturday
New Haven Free Public Library Art Gallery
133 Elm St., New Haven
Forgotten Futures/Persisting Pasts: The New Haven Waterfront across Four Centuries—Art & Historical Photography by the Yale Department of American Studies
Through Dec. 30, 2011.
Artist's reception: Sat., Dec. 10, 2—4 p.m.
The life of a city is forged in the uncertain spaces where economics and power meet diverse people’s visions of better ways to live. Forgotten Futures evokes some big ideas that failed to carry the day in New Haven; Persisting Pasts takes notice of how the city’s earlier lives as port city and factory town still remain visible in the landscape today. As an act of civic remembering, this exhibit invites you to look at the city with fresh eyes, to ponder its unrealized futures, to notice anew the markers of its deep and conflicted history, and to give voice to your own dreams and to your understanding of the city as you find it.
Guest curators from the American Studies Department at Yale University are Matthew Frye Jacobson (Professor of American Studies, Yale University), Taylor Jardno, Kurt Karandy, Yukimi Masui, Kate Peisker and Daniel Pizarro.