Parenting: An Art without a Manual

Parenting: An Art without a Manual

Oct. 3, 2009 - Sep. 5, 2010
Zanvyl A. Krieger Main Building

Image Gallery

"El Otro Lado" ("The Other Side") by Francisco Loza
"El Otro Lado" ("The Other Side") by Francisco Loza

2016. Pressed yarn on wood. Courtesy of the artist.

"Inez Sans Gonzales and Grandma Perkins" by Members of the Lower East Side Girls' Club
"Inez Sans Gonzales and Grandma Perkins" by Members of the Lower East Side Girls' Club

2005. Mixed media. Gift of The Lower East Side Girls' Club.

"Unexpected Subway Living" by Jordan MacLachlan
"Unexpected Subway Living" by Jordan MacLachlan

2010-2017. Clay, oil paint, burnt gesso, nail polish.

Untitled and Untitled by Robert Sundholm
Untitled and Untitled by Robert Sundholm

2017. Watercolor on paper. Courtesy of Daniel Belardinelli.

"Overcoming Fears and Predators" by Daniel Belardinelli
"Overcoming Fears and Predators" by Daniel Belardinelli

2002. House paint and nail polish on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

"A Stitch in Time" by Linda St. John
"A Stitch in Time" by Linda St. John

1990. Crapas on paper, vintage fabric, thread. Courtesy of the artist.

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About the Exhibition

"This was an exhibition that aimed to guide the visitor of any age to better understand parenting as one of the key, most powerful of all influential forces known to humankind. Its full title was, 'PARENTING: An Art Without a Manual — exploring the good, the bad, the horrific and the sublime.' Like all of its fellow great powers — money, sex, religion, food, and government — parenting is in and of itself neither good nor bad, but rather a powerful magnifier of intention. The hope of this exhibition was to deepen both personal and collective understanding of the challenges and importance of parenting and awaken the freeing power of forgiveness for both our parent and child selves. Michael Levine wisely observed, “Having a child makes you no more a parent, than having a piano makes you a pianist.” Dozens of artists courageously shared a full-range of parent/child, poignant and personal, experience." - Founder, Director, and Chief Curator, Rebecca Hoffberger

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