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Community Conversation: Around Day’s End

You are invited to a free virtual discussion with the curators of the Whitney Museum’s exhibition, Around Day’s End: Downtown New York, 1970–1986, on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 6:30 PM. Around Day’s End provides context for the anticipated completion this December of David Hammons’s Day’s End in Hudson River Park. The discussion is free and open to the public; please pre-register to join online here!

During the virtual discussion, curators Laura Phipps and Christie Mitchell of the Whitney Museum will share an overview of the Around Day’s End show and participate in a moderated question and answer session with attendees. Around Day’s End includes works from the Museum’s collection that explore downtown New York and the waterfront as site, history, and memory by artists who were active in downtown Manhattan scenes in the 1970s and early 1980s. The exhibition includes works that capture how queer life found community in corners of the West Side piers and Meatpacking District as well as works that engage with neighborhoods impacted by deteriorating economic conditions, like the Bowery.

Hudson River Park is very pleased to co-sponsor this event with the Whitney Museum along with the Meatpacking Business Improvement District and Manhattan Community Board 2. We hope you can join this conversation.

Around Day’s End is on view at the Whitney Museum until November 1 in the John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation Gallery, on the Museum’s first floor, which is accessible to the public free-of-charge. The sculpture, developed by the artist and the Whitney Museum of American Art, will be donated to the Park as a gift to New Yorkers in Spring 2021.


Rendering of David Hammon's Days End, a ghost pier structure symbolizing the old Pier 52 in Hudson River Park

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Tuesday, Oct 27
6:30 PM