Brian Tolle, EUREKA
Until Friday September 7 2018
Tolle’s installation at Federal Hall—a 40-foot-high photo sculpture of a gabled Dutch house reflected in the waters of an adjacent canal—coincides with a rare showing of the Flushing Remonstrance, a 1657 petition to Peter Stuyvesant, leader of the Netherlands colony of New Amsterdam. Delivered by Dutch settlers in what is now Flushing, Queens, the Remonstrance sought an exemption from Stuyvesant’s ban on Quaker worship with language calling for religious tolerance—a sentiment that would later be encoded in the Bill Of Rights. While Tolle’s piece isn't about the Flushing Remonstrance, per se, it makes for a felicitous pairing with the document displayed nearby.
Venue name: Federal Hall National Memorial
Address: 26 Wall St New York 10005
Cross street: at Nassau St
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pmTransport: Subway: J, Z, M to Broad St; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Wall St
Event website: http://www.nps.gov/feha/index.htm