Sylvia: A 19th Century Life Unveiled

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Thursday March 26

6:30 PM  –  8:00 PM

 

Baha'i Center 53 East 11th Street (Btw University & Broadway)

Co-hosted by the Merchant's House Museum and the Village Alliance

 

In 2002, a small, timeworn leather trunk discarded on a sidewalk in Lower Manhattan was found replete with the cherished keepsakes of a 19th century woman. Thus began visual artist Stacy Renee Morrison’s self-proclaimed love affair with Sylvia DeWolf Ostrander. Sylvia's early life parallels that of Gertrude Tredwell who lived at 29 East 4th Street, now the Merchant's House Museum. Learn about Ms. Morrison's quest to weave together Sylvia’s life based around these belongings.

 

Stacy Renee Morrison is a visual artist who often forgets what century it is. She finds herself haunted by women who lived their lives well before her own and creates visual biographies of their pasts. When Stacy is fully present in the 21st century, she teaches in the BFA Photography and Video Department and MFA Visual Narrative Departments at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

An exhibition of the same name will be open at the Merchant's House January 30-May 4, 2020.

This event is not fully accessible; there are three steps to the auditorium.

 

 

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