Rachel Greer created this exhibit. All items and images in the exhibit were provided by the Mendez Mural Garden Collection, Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries. The items appear courtesy of Jeff Wright and Agi Groff. Please click on linked images for further information.
The Chico Mendez Mural Garden was created in 1992 by artists and other neighborhood residents in a vacant lot filled with rubble. This is the story of that garden's struggle to survive. This exhibit is primarily chronological. Click on the section headings to move through the history of the garden. The timelines section will give you an overview of events and selected artworks in the garden.
Jane Cunningham Croly (Jenny June) edited a series of directive cookbooks and manuals for young women in the 19th century. On display here is the cover of one such guide. Also on display are instructions located within the manual, and a listing of similar manuals penned by Jenny June.
The origins of the Whitney Museum of American Art grew out of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's advocacy of living American artists. At the…