Jazz Loft Exhibition Video by Courtney Reid-Eaton

The Jazz Loft Project exhibition opened at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center three weeks ago.  Estimates are that 500 to 700 people attending the opening.

CDS Exhibitions Director Courtney Reid-Eaton traveled to New York (her home town) more than two weeks before the opening to install the show.  She worked with LPA’s staff, led by Curator of Exhibitions Barbara Cohen-Stratyner and including Rene Ronda, Herbert Ruiz, Mike Diekmann, Laura Clifford, and Caitlin Mack.

Courtney documented the installation process on video, which she has edited into the following 8-minute sequence.  It provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the painstaking world required to mount a show.  The dimensions of every object are accounted for in regard to every inch of the space.  There is selflessness to hanging exhibitions; the curators disappear and the artwork takes over.  Courtney achieved this beautifully.  She makes Jazz Loft Project staff (Dan Partridge, Lauren Hart, and me) and CDS look good.  Gene Smith would be proud, too.

- Sam Stephenson

The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition Installation to Opening at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts from The Jazz Loft Project on Vimeo.

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