Since its founding as Manhattan’s first performing arts center, New York City Center has been a home to artists from the worlds of dance, theater, opera, and music. In celebration of our 75th year, we’re expanding our reach into the visual arts by commissioning three contemporary artists to create new works inspired by our historic building and the artists who move through it.
Nina Robinson is a photographer based in Arkansas and New York who creates portraiture and documentary rooted in community that celebrates the human senses. Her photography has been featured in The New York Times and National Geographic and exhibited at the Bronx Documentary Center, the Bronx Museum, and Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. Robinson captured portraits of our theater and dance artists throughout our rehearsal and performance spaces, as well as in the other spaces in which they live and create. The life-size portraits explore what “home” means to each artist and will be on view to the public in the through-block passage adjacent to City Center (between 55th and 56th streets), giving all the people of New York City the opportunity to participate in the celebration of City Center’s 75th Anniversary.
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