Curatorial Statement


An Exhibition Featuring Artworks from the Baruch College Art Collection

Curated by Josey Bartlett, Jason Brown, Jess DeAngelis, Rachel Deen, Fay Duftler, Rob Maitner, Amanda McDowall, Sam Meyer, Pola Mora, Stephanie O’Brien, Kristy Pavlick, Madeline Pollis, Sara Ramsawak, Dasom Sohn, Patricia Stachowicz, Yesseña Whitfield, Tim Wroten, and Magda Zdunczyk

Artists include Jane Dickson, Charles Fazzino, Andreas Feininger, Ralph Gibson, Red Grooms, William Klein, Jerome Liebling, Joel Meyerowitz, Patrick Nagatani and Andree Tracey, Richard Pare, Neal Slavin, Alan Sonfist, and Andy Warhol

In the summer of 2020, our Contemporary Issues in Curating Class moved online because of the historic “stay at home” order in New York City due to Covid-19. From our homes all over the world and various positions of reference, we spent the semester looking at work in the Baruch College Art Collection while discussing the rapidly changing field of museums and curatorial practice due to the virus and the shifting politics in our city.

This exhibition draws on Baruch’s collection and includes twenty-six artworks that remind us of the city we love and miss. Works include painting, collage, etching, silkscreens, and photography spanning from 1940 to 2002 that detail New York subjects which make this city so unique: the architecture, museums, parades, the subway, Times Square, leisure time and even the iconic hot dog stand. We leave our impressions of these artworks here to share with all audiences, but particularly with our fellow Baruch community who used to pass these every day, scattered throughout the hallways on campus.

To make this exhibition as accessible as possible, it lives both on this website, and physically throughout campus through QR codes which generate audio guides.

WISH YOU WERE HERE and LOOKING TO HEAR are two online exhibitions that offer new perspectives on the often-overlooked artworks covering the hallways throughout campus.