Alums in Mid-Manhattan Library
A site-specific installation by Marianne R. Petit (ITP ’91 and faculty) and Matthew Belanger (ITP ’03)
Art in the Windows, The New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Branch
December 1, 2010 – January 3, 2011
This holiday season, if you’re planning on taking in the windows at Lord & Taylor’s, please cross the street and visit Ada’s Shop, a piece we just installed in the Mid-Manhattan Library windows as part of their Art in the Windows series.
Ada’s Shop explores the world and work of Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), the daughter of Lord Byron, who is recognized today as the first computer programmer. If you bring your phone you can listen to excerpts from her notes and correspondence with Charles Babbage as well as activate things that spin.
Ada’s Shop will be up from December 1st, 2010 through January 3rd, 2011 and is on view both day and night.
The Mid-Manhattan Library is located on 5th Avenue and 40th Street on the east side of the street.
There will be an artist dialog on Saturday December 18th at 2:30 pm.
You can read more about the exhibition on the New York Public Library site.
Art in the Windows is curated by Arezoo Moseni.
The voice of Ada Lovelace is performed by Catherine White.