October 17, 2015 - March 27, 2016


Among the loveliest of Morris-Jumel’s furnishing are its wallpapers, which decorate six of the Mansion’s eight period rooms, the front hall and the borders of our website. To artist Talia Greene, MJM’s wallpapers gave not only aesthetic delight, but also the inspiration to create “Passage” a site-specific wallpaper installation. An amalgam of prints, paper and cutouts, the exhibition incorporated motifs found within the Mansion’s wallpaper. For instance, the birds that appear on the walls of the Octagon Room, and the grapevines decorating Aaron Burr’s bedchamber were re-positioned to tell the story of Manhattan’s gradual urbanization.