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Taking Care: Public Opening Reception

Saturday, January 27, 2024, 2:00 pm4:00 pm


Saturday, January 27, 2024
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Free with Museum Admission

Taking Care highlights the groundbreaking work, lives, and legacy of the Black nursing staff who were instrumental in clinical trials for a breakthrough treatment at Sea View tuberculosis hospital in Staten Island. This exhibition features Back and Song, a meditative film and art installation by artists Elissa Blount Moorhead and Bradford Young that connects this significant history to the contributions of Black healthcare workers, healers, and caregivers throughout time.

Curated by Rylee Eterginoso and Gabriella Leone

Scholar Advisory Panel
Cynthia Connolly, Lisa Holland, Debbie-Ann Paige, Dr. Rita Reynolds, and Maria Smilios

Taking Care is made possible by:

Presenting Sponsor Staten Island University Hospital

Lead sponsorship provided by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.
Major support provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation.

Virginia Greene, RN, on duty with Ms. Sarah Smith and Ms. Mary Taylor.

Virginia Greene, RN, on duty with Ms. Sarah Smith and Ms. Mary Taylor 1938 – 1942 Gift of Richard T. Greene, Jr., in memory of Virginia (Lea) Greene Collection of Historic Richmond Town | 21.012.0001