Client: New-York Historical Society
Our Role: Fabrication and Installation
Description: New Project worked with the New-York Historical Society to fabricate and install the topical exhibition Hotbed which explores the vibrant political and artistic scene of Greenwich Village in the early 20th Century. Many of the issues that radicalized the activists profiled in the exhibit are ones that are still being fought about today. In fact, the exhibition culminates with a large photo taken in Washington, DC in January 2017 featuring a sea of marchers donning the protest wear of the moment: the iconic pussy hat.
Hotbed‘s exhibition designers take you inside a Greenwich Village row house where activist leaders hosted salons and meetings to hatch plans and foment change. A facsimile of Lucy Stone’s suffrage wagon displays artifacts of the movement and video screens inside a nickelodeon provide information about the use of film in the suffrage movement. New Project fabricated the townhouse setting, suffrage wagon, theater marquee, risers, and numerous cases for the show and then installed all of the components. Read the New York Times review of the exhibition (which is on display November 03, 2017 through March 25, 2018) here.
All installation images courtesy New-York Historical Society/Glenn Castellano