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Beatrice Glow: When Our Rivers Meet

@ Courtesy of the New York Historical Society

Fri, Mar 29 - Sun, Aug 18  2024

New-York Historical Society - New York Consulate Region

From March 29 until August 18, 2024, the New York Historical Society will present an exhibition by Beatrice Glow titled "When Our Rivers Meet."

Drawing on research into New-York Historical’s vast Museum and Library collections, artist-in-residence Beatrice Glow reckons with the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam from local and global perspectives. Working in conversation with a group of culture bearers, artists, and scholars whose heritages were impacted by the Dutch colonial enterprise, Glow is creating a series of seven parade float maquettes that envision an alternative commemoration. The small VR-sculpted and 3D-printed sculptures will be complemented by Glow’s interpretations of decorative arts collection objects, such as embroidered textiles and gilded baby rattles that reflect ideas of social and cultural power.