The Triangle Fire and Ernest Fiene’s The History of the Needlecraft Industry Murals of 1938–40

In conjunction with the exhibition Art/Memory/Place

In this on-site talk, Ellen Wiley Todd, associate professor of Art History, George Mason University, will illuminate Ernest Fiene’s two spectacular, multi-scene murals—each measuring 17 feet high by 65 feet wide—which trace the history of New York’s garment industry from immigrant sweatshops on the Lower East Side to the rise of modern clothing factories and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

Organized by NYU’s Grey Art Gallery

Starts 3/22/11 4:00 pm
Ends 3/22/11 6:00 pm
Participants Ellen Wiley Todd
Location High School of Fashion Industries, 225 West 24th Street, Auditorium


Program Types: Conversation