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Tyler Anbinder: City of Dreams





Saturday, 15 June 2024
Saturday, 15 June 2024 - 3:30pm

In celebration of the solo exhibition Heather Stivison: Borders and Boundaries, author Tyler Anbinder will join Stivison at Pleiades Gallery for a fascinating dialogue with the artist.

Historian Tyler Anbinder will discuss City of Dreams: The 400 Year Epic History of Immigrant New York, while surrounded by Stivison’s works. Anbinder is the author of the book of the same name which was described by the New York Times as “A richly textured guide to the history of our immigrant nation’s pinnacle immigrant city.”  The Boston Globe noted it was "Told brilliantly, even unforgettably ... An American story, one that belongs to all of us."

Tyler Anbinder is a historian specializing in American immigration history, the history of New York City, and the era of the American Civil War. He is the author of three award-winning books: Nativism and Slavery: The Northern Know Nothings and the Politics of the 1850s (1992); Five Points: The Nineteenth-Century New York Neighborhood that Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections, and Became the World’s Most Notorious Slum (2001); and City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York (2016). In March, he published Plentiful Country: The Great Potato Famine and the Making of Irish New York. Anbinder’s publications have been honored with the Avery Craven Prize of the Organization of American Historians, the Mark Lynton History Prize of the Columbia School of Journalism, and the Hubbell Prize of the Society of Civil War Historians. Anbinder has also held the Fulbright Commission’s Thomas Jefferson Distinguished Chair in American History at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands and has won three prestigious research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He was a professor of history for thirty years before retiring from his post at George Washington University in 2020.

Artist ( Description ): 

Heather Stivison is an award-winning visual artist whose work has been exhibited in museums, universities, and galleries across the United States and in juried shows in Europe and Asia. Her work, which often is narrative-based, spans a wide variety of 2-D disciplines, including oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting, drawing in various mediums, fiber art, and mixed-media wall art with found objects,

She currently serves as Chairman of the Board of South Coast Artists, Inc. She is an elected Signature Member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) and serves on the Board of NAWA’s Massachusetts Chapter. She served as the founding president of the Dartmouth Cultural Center, and has co-chaired Dartmouth’s Local Cultural Council. Stivison is a former museum director, former president of both the New Jersey Association of Museums, and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums. She is a published author and is currently writing her second nonfiction book. A recipient of a research grant from the Arts & Crafts Research Fund, she has written and lectured on various topics within in that field.

She holds an MFA in painting from UMass Dartmouth, and is represented by Pleiades Gallery, 547 W27th Street, New York City. This is her second solo exhibition in New York City.

Other Info: 

This dialogue is a one-day event as part of the exhibition, Heather Stivison: Borders and Boundaries

Venue ( Address ): 

547 West 27th Street, Suite 304, New York, NY 10001

Other events from Heather Stivison

Spring Open Studio
05/18/2024 to 05/19/2024
Tyler Anbinder: City of Dreams
Heather Stivison: Borders and Boundaries
06/11/2024 to 07/06/2024
Hatch Street Open Studio
11/17/2023 to 11/19/2023



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