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Walking in the Cosmos - Artists Interpreting Urban Reverence

Chemin Hsiao Barber Shop, 2020 watercolorOn view October 30 – December 18

Artists’ Talk, Sunday, Dec. 4th, 2:30pm

Luchia Meihua Lee, of the Taiwanese American Art Council, has curated this group exhibition, an installment of her continuing series. Urban Reverence, addresses not merely a specific belief or ritual, but extends to the relation between humans and nature or the environment. Lee brings together artists who take land and the environment with its universal resonance and implications biologically, spiritually, and culturally as their subject.

The exhibition title refers to Cosmos flowers, native to Mexico and appropriated for their gardens by Spanish missionaries, representing order and harmony in nature (that ideal of Greek philosophy), as well as tranquility, peace, innocence, and love.

Artists in the exhibition include Steven Balogh, Eun Young Choi, Chih Chui Chuang, Kotaro Fukui, Felipe Galindo, Sarah Haviland, Diana Heise, Julia Hsiao, Chemin Hsiao, Hiroshi Jashiki, Mingjer Kuo, Catherine Lan, Rosalía Mowgli, Hsuan-Yu Pan, j. maya luz, Marlene Tseng Yu, Sarah Walko, Yeh Fang and Pei-Wen Liao (violin) piano: Yadi Liang (piano).

Online exhibition:

B & BFinding the Family: A Look into the Lives and Times of the Voelker-Orth Family

Finding the Family explores the lives of the Voelker Orth family through the local and historical happenings they experienced. The online exhibition highlights moments in the lives of Conrad, Theresa, and Elisabetha as we follow three generations of the family through the early 20th century.

The exhibition is organized by Carine Norvez, a tour guide at the Museum. She developed the exhibition while she was a CUNY Culture Corps intern studying items in our archive last year. Ms. Norvez has located period news articles and materials from a variety of sources to create a context for the papers and images left to the Museum. An audio text version accompanies the print.

Click here to see Finding the Family

Winter Break

The Museum is making a few changes as we head into our 20th year.  In several steps, we’ll be   rotating Voelker-Orth family items on view, fostering new connections between our story and your own  family stories. And, we are adding new activities guests to enjoy while visiting.

There are no exhibitions at the Museum from December 20 – February 12, 2023.



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