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Touch History: Installation with Kathleen Granados


With this solo-project, Upper Manhattan based artist
Kathleen Granados encouraged Morris-Jumel Mansion visitors to experience history through touch. For this installation, Granados crocheted over a select group of furniture objects from MJM’s permanent collection displayed in the Mansion’s Octagon Room and hallway. Visitors were encouraged to gently touch the objects to gain an understanding of their contours, function and the history they hold. A film of the artist’s past installation in Eliza Jumel’s Dressing Room, Unsettled (A Stitch in Time) was incorporated into the installation and addressed memory, our relationship to the past, and the universality of home through time.

A series of workshops accompanied this exhibit, including A Family Workshop for Individuals with Autism, as well as Drop-in Touch Tours for the Blind and Partially-sighted developed with Art Beyond Sight (ABS).

Funding generously supported by the Columbia University Medical Center Neighborhood Fund