Tour Graffiti & Ornament with the exhibition’s curator, Elizabeth Essner
This presentation explores the frequent presence of historical graffiti in early American buildings, including The Woodlands, highlighting common types of graffiti, their social and cultural significance, and how they can enrich our understanding of historical places--and the people who interacted with them.
Our opening reception was wonderful with a tremendous turn-out of over 200 people! Here is a link to an online photo album (photos by Ryan Collerd): Opening Reception Album
Join the artists, curator, The Woodlands, and Past Present Projects to celebrate the opening of Graffiti & Ornament! Remarks at 2:00PM.
Graffiti & Ornament exhibition brings the work of artists Roberto Lugo and Leo Tecosky into the historic Hamilton Mansion. Bridging past histories of Philadelphia with the present, the site-specific exhibition connects a carved 19th century graffiti inscription at The Woodlands to these two contemporary artists who embrace graffiti and hip-hop culture within their artistic practice.
The Woodlands is located across the street from the 40th Street Trolley Station. Parking is available on the Woodlands grounds, just outside the Hamilton Mansion. We hope to see you!
Free and open to the public.
Further information on Graffiti & Ornament: https://pastpresentprojects.org/graffiti-and-ornament
Further information on The Woodlands: WoodlandsPhila.org