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Xiomɑ́ro: Rediscovering Morristown National Historical Park Through Photography
Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, July 31, 2022
Morristown National Historical Park was established as the National Park Service’s first national historical park in 1933 and will celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2023. This historic milestone presents an opportunity for this park to connect to and find relevance with the rapidly changing local and global communities it serves in the 21st century.
Xiomɑ́ro (See-oh-ma-ro), a nationally recognized New York-base artist, musician and author has been commissioned to create fine art photographs of the park’s key features: the Ford Mansion, Jockey Hollow and the Cross Estate Mansion.
Xiomɑ́ro will also present exhibit-related programing on June 4th with an reception and “Visit the Artist” opportunity. On June 11, Xiomɑ́ro will lead a photo walk & talk at Jockey Hollow’s Wick Farm and Grand Parade trail. On June 18, Xiomaro will present a live café-style, family friendly concert at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum. He will be accompanied by Saint, a singer-songwriter. The concert will incorporate an illustrated talk about his National Park photography and its connections with his music.
The exhibit will be at both the park’s Jockey Hollow Visitor Center and the Washington Headquarters Museum in Morristown, New Jersey, June 4 through July 31, 2022.
The exhibition and related programming are made possible by a grant from Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.