Mary McKenna Ridge
Gay Pride Parade
Photography Group Exhibit

Waiting for the Parade on 7th Avenue 2019 Photo: Mary McKenna Ridge

The Pride March Is Coming!

. Art of Our Century is thrilled to announce its reopening on Friday, June 26, with a group photo show, “Pride Marches On: Celebrating 50 Years.” The exhibit runs through July 19.

The gallery is located at 137 West 14th St. in Greenwich Village,
midway between Union Square and the Meatpacking District.
We are open Thursday thru Sunday, 12 noon to 6 pm, and by appointment.

Photographers in the exhibit are Barbara Alper, Fred W. McDarrah, Meryl Meisler, Suzanne Poli, Mary McKenna Ridge, Darleen Rubin, and Allan Tannenbaum. . Sixty photos, some dating to the first year of the March, will be exhibited, many never before publicly seen.

Opening and Gallery Guidelines
In order to minimize crowds, the opening reception will stretch over three days. It will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 26, 27 and 28, from 12 noon to 6 pm each day.

The facilities are cleaned daily. No more than 10 individuals will be permitted in the gallery at any one one time. If people are waiting, guests will be asked to limit the length of their visits. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
Wine, and hand sanitizer, will be available to gallery guests at all times.

For more information, please click and follow us on Instagram at @artofourcentury and on Facebook.

The first organized Pride parade, then known as the Christopher Street Liberation Day March, took place on June 28, 1970, a year after the Stonewall uprising.

The March, from Christopher Street up to Central Park, took less than half the scheduled time, partly due to excitement, but also due to fear from the participants about openly walking through the city with gay-positive banners and signs.

This year, most events marking the Golden Jubilee, including the March scheduled for Sunday, June 28, have been postponed due to the global pandemic.

But Art of Our Century felt it important to not let the occasion pass without being recognized. In these turbulent times, it is important to look back and salute previous generations of those fighting for change.

With a wink toward Peggy Guggenheim’s iconic 1942-1947 gallery of a similar name, Art of Our Century showcases, as Guggenheim did, both young and unknown artists working in all mediums, mixed in with more established names.

The legendary gallerist Patti Astor – whose iconic Fun Gallery put Graffiti and the East Village art scene on the map in the 1980s – is a consultant to the young venture.

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