Friday, December 1, 2017

John Jay College Lloyd Sealy Library Exhibit- Rogues Gallery:40 Years of Court Art

Rogues Gallery postcard imageROGUES GALLERY: Forty Year Retrospective of Courtroom Art from Son of Sam to El Chapo
Curated by Larry E. Sullivan (Chief Librarian), Aggie Whelan Kenny, and Elizabeth Williams
On view November 30, 2017 to February 2, 2018
Rogue’s Gallery – 1977 – 2017 – 40 Year Retrospective of Courtroom Art from Son of Sam to El Chapo showcases the work of three award winning and nationally known illustrators: Aggie Kenny, Richard Tomlinson and Elizabeth Williams. Through their art, viewers will learn about the wide and varied actions of the United States legal system. The images (most never exhibited before) show various New York courts and cases.
Artist Richard Tomlinson bequeathed his entire body of work to the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Lloyd Sealy Library. Subsequently the Library’s courtroom art collection grew to include works by Aggie Whelan Kenny and Elizabeth Williams. This exhibition marks the fortieth anniversary of the Son of Sam case and the thirtieth anniversary of the Bernhard Goetz subway shootings. The John Jay exhibit allows observers to step into New York’s colorful historical trials and cases.

Link to buy the catalog

LocationShiva Gallery, located just inside the 11th Avenue entrance to John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Address: 860 11th Avenue (between 58th & 59th St), New York, NY 10019.
The Shiva Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 10am – 6pm. 
A large portion of the items on view are from the Richard Tomlinson, the Aggie Whelan Kenny, and the Elizabeth Williams Courtroom Drawings Collections, all housed in the Lloyd Sealy Library Special Collections.

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