This exhibition is presented as a part of Surroundings: A Pop-Up Exhibition Series featuring the work of local artists, who each reside within the former boundaries of the Morris and Jumel family estates. This exhibition series will further Morris-Jumel’s exploration of the connections between the past and the present as these artists reflect upon the museum’s mission and local communities. This series features three exhibitions of the work of Felipe Galindo Feggo (Portraits of My Community, on view October 7, 2021 – January 2, 2022), Rose Deler (History Now, on view January 13 – April 3, 2022, and Andrea Arroyo (ImagiNATIONS: Art as Solidarity, on view April 15 – June 12, 2022).
On View April 15, 2022 - June 12, 2022
ImagiNATIONS: Art as Solidarity
ImagiNATIONS: Art as Solidarity is an ongoing series of artworks created in response to issues that touch us everyday, like immigration, civil and gender rights, displacement, gun violence, international conflicts and the environmental crisis. The works, which center around community concerns, reflect universal values of love, justice, equality and peace, and aim to build bridges across borders, languages and cultures, and to generate a dialogue about issues that are relevant at both the local and global level. Works from the series have been exhibited internationally and have been published in select international publications.
The exhibition is on view at the Morris-Jumel Mansion during public hours from April 15 – June 12, 2022 and is on view from during the museum’s public hours, Friday to Sunday from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
This exhibition is presented as a part of Surroundings: A Pop-Up Exhibition Series featuring the work of local artists who each reside within the former boundaries of the Morris and Jumel family estates, located on the ancestral homelands of the Lenape people.
About the Artist
Andrea Arroyo is an award-winning artist working in a wide range of media including painting, artists books, mixed media, digital art, site-specific installation and public art. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally and is in numerous public collections including The Library of Congress, The National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, The National Museum of Mexican Art, The City University of New York and The New York Public Library. Her artwork has been published extensively, including on the cover of The New Yorker, and in The New York Times, The Nation, Ms Magazine, and The Manhattan Times.” Honors include two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, Global Citizen Award Artist by the Clinton Global Initiative, 21 Leader for the 21st Century, Outstanding Woman of New York, and The United Nations Ranan Lurie Award. Additionally, she has received multiple awards from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Puffin Foundation, the Harlem Arts Alliance and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Public art projects include permanent indoor and outdoor artwork for private, institutional and corporate spaces, including a subway station and two public schools in New York City. Ms. Arroyo is also a curator, a cultural advocate and a sought-after speaker.
Art as Solidarity is organized by the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) in collaboration with the Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, the United Palace, and the Hispanic Society Museum & Library. Art as Solidarity, on view all three venues, is made possible in part with public funds from, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and Creative Engagement administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.