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GI-50671-14

Museum of the City of New York (New York, NY 10029-5287)
Sarah M. Henry (Project Director: August 2013 to present)

Jacob Riis and His Photographs: Revealing New York's "Other Half"

Implementation of a museum exhibition and public programs about photographer Jacob Riis (1849-1914).

The Museum of the City of New York respectfully requests the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities for "Jacob Riis and His Photographs: Revealing New York's 'Other Half,'" an exhibition that will mark the centenary of the death of this great photographer and social reformer. It will be presented at four venues in the United States and Denmark from 2014 to 2016. Organized by the City Museum in partnership with the Library of Congress, this ground-breaking show and accompanying collection catalog will present anew the work of Jacob Augustus Riis (1849-1914), who captured unique, and often shocking, images of New York's immigrant poor at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibition will be augmented with a full suite of education programs for adults and children.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism; Immigration History; U.S. History

Program:
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$221,103 (approved)
$221,103 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2014 – 3/31/2017