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Interactive Outdoor and Virtual Exhibit

Village Preservation is proud to present VILLAGE VOICES, an interactive outdoor exhibition of 21 shadowboxes and exhibits displayed throughout Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo.

VILLAGE VOICES celebrates people, places, and moments from the neighborhoods’ cultural history featuring photographs and artifacts. Berenice Abbott, Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, Charlie Parker, E.E. Cummings, Elizabeth Blackwell, Jackson Pollock, James Baldwin, Jane Jacobs, Joan Mitchell, Joan Sloan, John William Draper, Larry Kramer, Lorraine Hansberry, Margaret Wise Brown, Martha Graham Oliver Sacks, Patti Smith, Robert Rauschenberg, W.H. Auden, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory are among the subjects of the exhibits.

Village residents Alec Baldwin, John Leguizamo, Edward Norton, Joel Grey, Norman Reedus, and Kathleen Chalfant are among those who have recorded narrations about these neighborhood trailblazers and historic sites, which can be accessed via QR codes located at each installation. 

Click here for a downloadable map of all VILLAGE VOICES sites

Please click here to view the map of all sites, or here to access a downloadable version on our site. You can also visit the exhibits with our VILLAGE VOICES mobile only link.

The exhibition is open to the public through October 13, 2021.

The interactive shadowboxes are displayed in historically significant locations connected to the figure or events they feature. Among the highlights are the location where Billie Holiday first performed “Strange Fruit” and the spot where activist Jane Jacobs stood to protest Robert Moses’ plan to tear down Washington Square Park to build a highway.

Penny Hardy of PS New York designed the shadowboxes and Serge Ossorguine of Serge Audio designed the digital and audio components of the exhibition. Village Preservation is especially grateful to all of our leading founding sponsors of VILLAGE VOICES — Craig Newmark Philanthropies, BourletArt Logistics, Douglas Elliman, Rob and Nina Kaufelt, MADE Architects, and Fred Wistow.

Village Preservation’s mission is to protect the unique sense of place, human scale, and progressive and innovative heritage of our communities, and to share that history and heritage with the public.

Click here for the VILLAGE VOICES digital catalog
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