September 24, 2021
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Provocative exhibit in Hudson for 10 days, opening Saturday, September 25
Two previous historical shows from New York City are being put on display at 704 Columbia Street in Hudson for a limited time. Information about them can be found at MulberryStreetGang.com.
The Going Nowhere Fast display, a survey of our transportation systems, first appeared at the Municipal Arts Society 30 years ago. It included a display of unusual vehicles while providing vital information, both about our current state of affairs as well as a look at needed changes, such as vehicle sharing, and solar and human-powered conveyances. It is surprising that the last 30 years have changed our situation so little and it is only now that the urgency of making needed changes is just becoming apparent to many.
The Mulberry Street Gang material recounts the accomplishments of an extraordinary group of world-changers, from Nikola Tesla and his friend Mark Twain to revolutionary journalists Jacob Riis and PUCK magazine editor Joseph Kepler. These remarkable people all were clustered around the corner of Mulberry and Houston streets in New York at the same time, in the mid-1890s and each was determined to do what they could to make a more egalitarian and humane society through the creation of new mediums of communication.
Primarily a display of large images, this show is intended to provoke us to engage with these issues more seriously and to help us realize that they are important to our future survival.
This show was put on at the Municipal Art Society in New York City in the Summer of 1991. You can download the paper here.
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