Adrienne Ottenberg Exhibition Opening: Remarkable Lower East Side Women
Come out for an opening featuring an informal talk by the artist Adrienne Ottenberg about her work!
On the Lower East Side: Twenty-Eight Remarkable Women…and One Scoundrel celebrates women who lived or worked in our vibrant immigrant neighborhood at the turn of the twentieth century. Portraits printed on silk or cotton banners float ethereally over a tableau of street maps depicting the places where these women worked and lived.
The figures depicted in the exhibit were responsible for groundbreaking developments in law, the arts, politics, social work, business, and education which we take for granted today, such as the eight-hour work day, child labor regulations, and women’s rights.
Through Ottenberg’s map-based works, iconic women reach out to us through time, shaping society today and cementing their places in New York history.
On the Lower East Side: Twenty-Eight Remarkable Women…and One Scoundrel will be on view Sunday, December 3, 2023 through May 5, 2024.