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Lasting Impressions Exhibit (NYC)

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Did you know 41 Park Row was originally built to house letterpresses for The New York Times? Step back in time on Tuesday, September 24, at the art gallery reception showcasing history through art.

Since July, the Pace Community and general public have been entering a time machine of sorts, in experiencing the Lasting Impressions exhibition in the Art Gallery at 41 Park Row. The exhibition focuses on the traditional printing process called letterpress, showcasing both the historic printed poster form as well as contemporary practice. It’s a collaboration with Bowne & Co. Stationers at the South Street Seaport Museum coordinated by Assistant Professor of Art Brenda McManus.

“There is a long, rich history of letterpress in lower Manhattan and specifically 41 Park Row. The building was originally constructed by The New York Times for their presses,” McManus explained. “Bridging the two institutions, Bowne and Pace, through this exhibition, is an exciting opportunity.”

Along with historic printing tiles from Bowne, the show includes pieces from McManus’ first-year Learning Community course, and the ABCs Poster Series, showcasing some of the completed printed posters that were designed by a team of students McManus worked with last summer. Enjoy these works of art and join us at the closing reception:

Tuesday, September 24
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
41 Park Row, First Floor
NYC Campus