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2002 Arsenal Gallery Exhibits

Exhibits by Year:

December 12 - December 31, 2002

20th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

Creative spirits of many professional creeds, including artists, landscape architects, and historic preservationists, have designed more than 25 non-traditional wreaths for this annual holiday exhibition. All of the wreath designs on display in Central Park's historic Arsenal Gallery were made using unusual materials such as forged metal, old photography equipment, and handmade fused glass.

Photo of "Nature's Burden" by Aubrey Roemer, a wreath in the 20th Annual Wreath Interpretations exhibition.

October 31 - December 5, 2002

The Green I See: Portraits In New York City Parks

The Arsenal Gallery is pleased to showcase the documentary works of Parks photographer Spencer T Tucker. Over the past two years, Mr.Tucker has recorded thousands of images while working as a staff photographer for the New York City's Parks Department. In The Green I See, Mr. Tucker has assembled 44 large-format vibrant color portraits which represent the cross-section of New Yorkers who use its green spaces.

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September 24 - October 24, 2002

Aperture at 50: A Celebration of Photography

Aperture, the world-renowned publisher of photography, is marking its 50th anniversary this October with a multi-site citywide exhibition. The Arsenal Gallery is proud to present a preview exhibition for one month of 23 images from some of the finest contemporary photographers of our time. The photographic selections at the Arsenal will highlight the natural world, parks, and children at play.

Image: The Walk to Paradise Garden, W. Eugene Smith, © Heirs of W. Eugene Smith

Photo by W. Eugene Smith - "The Walk to Paradise Garden" - Copyright by the heirs of W. Eugene Smith

June 27 - September 5, 2002

Queens Jewels: A History of Queens Parks

Parks & Recreation is proud to present Queens Jewels: A History of Queens Parks. The exhibition, with an accompanying 16-page guide, examines the regal history and highlights of Queens Parks. The exhibit features more than 70 archival and contemporary photographs, as well vintage postcards, historic renderings, artifacts and memorabilia.

May 22 - June 20, 2002

Healing Nature of Art

Parks newest multimedia exhibition, The Healing Nature of Art, explores themes of art and nature in the context of healing. All of the works included in this presentation were created by current students, faculty, and alumni from the School of Visual Arts' Art Therapy Department, as well as some of their clients.

Image of painting from "Healing Nature of Art" exhibit. links to more images from the show

April 10 - May 16,2002

Fragments & Fixtures by Beth Lauren

Parks is pleased to present the photographs of Beth Lauren. Thirty black and white images bring into focus architectural details found in New York City and its parks.

Image from the Fragments & Fixtures gallery exhibit links to more images from the show.

March 4 - April 4, 2002

Reframing the Past: New York Women and Historic Preservation

In honor of Women's History Month, Parks and the Historic House Trust of New York City present Reframing the Past: New York Women and Historic Preservation. This exhibit uses contemporary and historic photographs to illustrate how women have played a crucial role in the history and preservation of the Trust's 20 historic houses.

Image from the Reframing the Past gallery exhibit, links to more images from the show.

February 1 - February 28, 2002

Reaching for the Sun: A Celebration of Black History Month

Parks' Ebony Society's Black History Committee presents the Arsenal Gallery's annual art exhibit in honor of Black History Month.

Photo of a quilt from the Reaching for the Sun gallery exhibit, links to more information and pictures from the show.

December 28, 2001 to January 28, 2002

Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map

From the beautifully hand drawn maps of the 19th century to the colorful Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-produced maps of today, this exhibit tells the history of parks expansion and improvement efforts. Some of the most current maps included in the show were produced by Parks staffers to assist in the rescue and clean-up effort at Ground Zero.

Picture of Greenstreets map from exhibit

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