Current Exhibitions

March 7 - April 10, 2013

BROADWAY: 1000 Steps

An exhibition about the planning, design, research, and framework for the upcoming BROADWAY: 1000 Steps – a project by Mary Miss to decode our urban environment and make sustainability tangible through the arts.

Our everyday is now more than ever characterized by endless challenges. A rapidly growing global population, natural resources stretched to their limits, and climate change pervades our daily experience. City as Living Laboratory asks: How can we help foster and perpetuate roles for artists and designers to shape and bring attention to the pressing issues of our times?

BROADWAY: 1000 Steps, a project initiated by Mary Miss / City as Living Laboratory (MM/CaLL), seeks to establish New York City's iconic avenue as its 'green' corridor where current and planned sustainability initiatives can be made tangible and accessible to every citizen at street level. The long-term goal is to create a framework to incrementally transform Broadway through a series of projects by artists, designers, and creative thinkers in collaboration with scientists and citizens that reveal our connections to and our dependence upon the resources supplied by the natural environment.

This exhibition presents the initial steps that have been taken to map issues along the length of Broadway and the Toolkit, designed by Miss, to reveal these issues. Also represented are voices of community leaders, local citizens, and expert scientists who have helped guide the CaLL team as well as research and proposals by over 100 students from Boston Architectural College, Columbia University, City College of New York, Marymount Manhattan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Parsons The New School for Design, Pennsylvania State University, Pratt Institute, and University of Virginia.

Special Thanks to:
Karen Van Lengen, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Architecture, University of Virginia, Director of the Academic Initiative for Broadway 1000 Steps
Ray Gastil, Chair in Design Innovation and Visiting Professor, H. Campbell and Eleanor R. Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Penn State

Curatorial and Exhibition Design Team:
Mary Miss
Olivia Georgia
Stacey Anderson
Sarah Hollars
Kiersten Jennings Chou
Charita Patamikakorn
Ismaelly Peña
Tania Doles
Hsiang-Sheng Huang

Exhibition opening and Panel discussion

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 5-8 PM

Broadway: 1000 Steps: Artist - Scientist Partnerships to make sustainability visible through the arts
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 6-8 PM

This exhibition was supported by:

Major Funders
A.G. Foundation
Dorothy Lichtenstein

BRB Architects-Tom Bishop
Marlon Blackwell
Lynn Burditt
The Peter T. Joseph Foundation
Pennylvania State University
Pratt Institute
Tsao & McKown Architects

Robert Baron
H. Campbell and Eleanor Stuckeman
Fabrication Specialities
Ray Gastil
Joseph Giovannini
Carol Lewitt
Senior & Shopmaker Gallery
Weiss/Manfredi Architects

Individual Contributors
Rosina Abramson, Carol Ackerman, Alice Adams Gordy, Zora Anderson, Julie Apffel, Haruno Arai, Elizabeth Asawa, Sigrid Asmus, Gayla Bechtol, Laurie Beckelman, Mary Beebe, Thomas Bender, Ted Berger, John Boone, Wendy Brawer, William Browning, Howard Chambers, Adele Chatfield-Taylor and John Guare, Kiersten Chou, Phyllis Cohen, Coleman Coker, Terry Cook, Carrie Cooperider, Susan Crile, Gabriella De Ferrari, Peggy Deamer, Josh DeBonis, Donna Dennis, Molly Dilworth, Jenny Dixon, Mitch Epstein & Susan Bell, Belmont Freeman, Casey Fremont, Jonie Fu, Olivia Georgia, Bill Goldston, Elissa Goldstone, Tony Hiss, Sarah Hollars, Matthew Jensen, Bree Jeppson, Natalie Jeremijenko, Cindy Kelly, Laurie Kerr, Constance Kheel, Iliana Kirova, Ramona Lall, Sandra Lang, Read Langworthy, Karen Van Lengen, Michael Levine, Larry Liddle, William Logan, Glenn Lowry, Tricia Martin, Charles McKinney, Jon Mcmillan, Christian Miss, Jake Miss, Jeannette Miss, Justin Moore, Joseph Morra, Emily Moss, Jeffrey Murphy, Peter Mustardo, Yuko Nakazawa, Cynthia Parillo, Ann Pearl, Stefan Petranek, Stephanie Pfirman, Michael Pinto, Linda Pollak, Steven Rand, Richard Reiss, Mary Rickel Pelletier, Terence Riley, Edward Robbins, Angelica and Neil Rudenstine, Linda Safran, Joyce P. Schwartz, Dorit Shahar, RitaSue Siegel, Joanne Sliker, Holly Smith, Betsy Sussler, Tim Tompkins, Charles Vorosmarty, Nisse Welchman, Janet Weston, George Woodman, Gwendolyn Wright, Nina Yankowitz, Yarn Bombing Los Angeles, Arnie Zimmerman, Andrew Zumwalt-Hathaway, and several Anonymous.

Mary Miss / City as Living Laboratory has received critical support from: Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Ford Foundation, Graham Foundation, National Science Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund.

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