April 22 – August 20, 2015
In celebration of the town’s 375th anniversary, Greenwich Voices has been designed as an oral time capsule of life in Greenwich in 2015. Over the course of four months, guest curators Karina Skvirsky and Liselot van der Heijden ranged throughout town to record the voices of residents who, in response to questions about life in Greenwich, discussed what the town represents to them and what it’s like to live here. Through their varied observations, these myriad anonymous voices capture a rich portrait of the community that is unexpected, personal and resonates with larger social issues. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to pick up a receiver and listen to the recordings that create a multi-layered portrait of Greenwich and its denizens.
Quotes taken from past newspapers along with images drawn from the Greenwich Historical Society’s collections will complement contemporary voices throughout the exhibition space. A recording space will also be available for those who wish to respond to some of the questions.
All recordings (including those not used in the exhibition) will be saved in the Greenwich Historical Society Library and Archives, and the project will serve as a unique gift to future residents when the town celebrates its 400th birthday in 2040!
Guest Curators Liselot van der Heijden and Karina Skvirsky
Curated by Karen Frederick
Greenwich Choices: Defining Moments in Our History
September 20, 2015 – February 28, 2016
Fifty objects that represent defining moments in Greenwich history will be selected from the museum and archive collections. Teens will be asked to respond to these objects, and their responses will be placed below the standard label information. iPods displaying images of the object will also be placed on each wall so that visitors may add their personal responses to create “ongoing” labels.
Co-curated by Karen Frederick, Christopher Shields and Anna Greco