MORRIS-JUMEL MANSION

There's always something new at Manhattan's oldest house

Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements 

A site-specific exhibition of new and established work by Yinka Shonibare, MBE.
Opening May 1st.

Yinka Shonibare MBE RA (British, b. 1962). The Ghost of Eliza Jumel, 2015. Fiberglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, steel baseplate, wood framed mirror, and multimedia; 57 1/2 x 71 5/8 x 40 7/8 in. (146 x 182 x 104 cm). Courtesy Yinka Shonibare MBE and James Cohan Gallery, New York and Shanghai

Yinka Shonibare MBE RA (British, b. 1962). The Ghost of Eliza Jumel, 2015. Fiberglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, steel baseplate, wood framed mirror, and multimedia; 57 1/2 x 71 5/8 x 40 7/8 in. (146 x 182 x 104 cm). Courtesy Yinka Shonibare MBE and James Cohan Gallery, New York and Shanghai

 

Elaborate, colorful, seductive and quizzical, Yinka Shonibare's renowned, textile-based art has been the focus of more than 50 solo museum and gallery exhibitions worldwide. The latest, Colonial Arrangements, will take place, from May 1st to August 31st, 2015, at Morris-Jumel Mansion. It's a fitting match, with the Mansion's lovingly preserved 18th- and 19th-century interiors set to serve as a baroque backdrop for Shonibare's extraordinary sculpture, including an entirely new, never-before-seen work commissioned by the Mansion. It's the most ambitious art show in Morris-Jumel history, and it kicks off May 1st with a two-tiered opening reception.

A Grand Opening

At 6 p.m. we’ll commence an hour-long, catered VIP Preview Hour, to be attended by the artist and offering first-look access to Shonibare’s work. Attendees will also have the chance to sip specialty cocktails, concocted by the whiskey experts at Manhattan Moonshine, and enjoy the fine fooderies cooked up by all-star chef Rafael Palomino.

At 7 p.m., we’ll open the doors to the general public, welcoming visitors until 9 p.m. The general opening is free; tickets to the VIP Preview Hour are $50. Reservations are required for both. To reserve, call 212-923-8008, email marketing@morrisjumel.org, or visit yinkavip.brownpapertickets.com. The opening is an accessible event.

Our Shonibare Summer

Our Shonibare summer continues with exciting themed events in May, June, July and August, including interactive art-making workshops for adults and children, an expert-led panel talk, and multiple tours and workshops for individuals with special needs. For further information, stay tuned to morrisjumel.org and visit our Facebook page. Be sure to sign up, too, for our mailing list—for up-to-the-minute updates on all Yinka-related programming (and everything else besides).

Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements is a Historic House Trust Contemporary Arts Partnership Program. Generously sponsoring the exhibit are the James Cohan Gallery, the New York State Council on the Arts and The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.

 

65 Jumel Terrace, New York, New York, 10032

(212) 923-8008

Morris-Jumel Mansion is a proud member of the Historic House Trust of New York City
and partner of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.