"Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art"

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(Sept. 18-Feb. 19) — The first survey of the work of Mierle Laderman Ukeles. Since the late 1960s, Ukeles’ performances, sculptural installations, and writing have explored issues profoundly important to society today: the role of women in society, cultures of work and labor, and urban and community resilience. Her MANIFESTO FOR MAINTENANCE ART 1969! laid out the hidden, yet essential role of maintenance in Western society — and the radical implications of actively valuing rather than dismissing or hiding it. The show will span five decades, from Ukeles' work as a pioneer of feminist performance to a practitioner of public art, in which she invites us to reconsider indispensable urban systems and the workers who maintain them.

Ukeles is undoubtedly best-known for her 36+ year role as the official, unsalaried Artist-in-Residence at New York’s Department of Sanitation. Throughout the run of the exhibition, all current and former Department of Sanitation NY employees and their families will be admitted free.

Wednesday through Sunday
11am-5pm

The Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.

The Museum closes at 3pm on December 24 and 31.

WHEN AND HOW OFTEN

Sunday, February 12, 2017 (All day)

ORGANIZATION

EVENT LOCATION

Queens Museum
New York City Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368

MAIN EVENT PHONE

718-592-9700

PRICING INFORMATION

$8 Suggested admission, Free for all current and former Department of Sanitation NY employees and their families.