Julie Moos

Julie Moos is a Canadian photographer and art writer. Moos' work was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and curated by Lawrence Rinder. Moos's work has been shown at the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House, the Mint Museum of Art, Norton Museum of Art, the Renaissance Society of Chicago and elsewhere. Moos's approach to photography explores worlds of opposites. By pairing subjects side by side in various series including "Friends and Enemies" and "Domestics", she allows the viewer to compare individuals through an unrestrained formalism that asks us to see the equality of all people. In a series titled "Monsanto", Moos photographs American farmers who cultivate their crops using Genetically Modified Organisms manufactured by the Monsanto Company; the series was created during her residence at the St. Louis Forum for Contemporary Art located near Monsanto's headquarters. Moos chose to represent her subjects in an objective manner despite the controversial topic of biogenetic engineering.

Her portraits offered a straightforward, unbiased presentation of the farmer's work, the land, the corporation supporting them. While the series included photos that followed her previous work's pattern by pairing two people in one photo, "Monsanto" veered by adding heighted focus to the surrounding landscape and the presence of the unseen corporation; this series is based on James Agee's article "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men", published as a book with photographs by Walker Evans. The series features couples who fall into one of two categories: worst enemies. Moos places the two subjects against non-descript backgrounds providing no extra evidence and allowing the viewer conclude the relationship between the couple. Julie Moos is the wife of contemporary art curator David Moos. Whitney Museum of American Art | Biennial -- 2002 Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina The "Hat Ladies" of New Pilgrim Baptist Church Essay on "Monsanto Series' Moos' work at the Contemporary Museum, Hawaii

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site is a recreated brownstone at 28 East 20th Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, New York City. It is the childhood home of 26th President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt; the house that stood on the site was built in 1848 and was bought by the Roosevelts in 1854. Theodore Roosevelt was born there on October 27, 1858, lived in the house with his family until 1872, when the neighborhood began to become more commercial and the family moved uptown to 57th Street; the original building was demolished in 1916 to make way for retail space, but upon the death of Roosevelt in 1919 the lot was purchased and the house rebuilt by the Women's Roosevelt Memorial Association, which merged with the Roosevelt Memorial Association in 1953 to form the Theodore Roosevelt Association. Noted female American architect Theodate Pope Riddle was given the task of reconstructing a replica of the house, as well as designing the museum, situated next door, that serves to complete the site.

The row house next door at number 26, a twin to the Roosevelts', was used as a model, some architectural elements from it were incorporated into the replica. The twin house was demolished to make space for the museum; the restoration recreates the house as it was in 1865. The house was rededicated in 1923 and was subsequently refurbished with many furnishings from the original house by the President's widow and his two sisters; the widow and sisters supplied information about the interior's appearance during Roosevelt's residency. The Theodore Roosevelt Association donated the birthplace to the National Park Service in 1963; as a National Historic Site, it was automatically listed on the National Register of Historic Places at its creation on October 15, 1966. It now serves as a museum dedicated to the life and contributions of the 26th President of the United States. Roosevelt described his memories of the home's interior in Chapter 1 of his 1913 autobiography: On October 27, 1858, I was born at No. 28 East Twentieth Street, New York City, in the house in which we lived during the time that my two sisters and my brother and I were small children.

It was furnished in the canonical taste of the New York which George William Curtis described in the Potiphar Papers. The black haircloth furniture in the dining-room scratched the bare legs of the children when they sat on it; the middle room was a library, with tables and bookcases of gloomy respectability. It was without windows, so was available only at night; the front room, the parlor, seemed to us children to be a room of much splendor, but was open for general use only on Sunday evening or on rare occasions when there were parties. The Sunday evening family gathering was the redeeming feature in a day which otherwise we children did not enjoy--chiefly because we were all of us made to wear clean clothes and keep neat; the ornaments of that parlor I remember now, including the glass chandelier decorated with a great quantity of cut-glass prisms. These prisms struck me as possessing peculiar magnificence. One of them fell off one day, I hastily grabbed it and stowed it away, passing several days of furtive delight in the treasure, a delight always alloyed with fear that I would be found out and convicted of larceny.

There was a Swiss wood-carving representing a big hunter on one side of an exceedingly small mountain, a herd of chamois, disproportionately small for the hunter and large for the mountain, just across the ridge. This always fascinated us. There was a Russian moujik drawing a gilt sledge on a piece of malachite; some one mentioned in my hearing. This fixed in my mind that it was valuable as diamonds are valuable. I accepted that moujik as a priceless work of art, it was not until I was well in middle age that it occurred to me that I was mistaken; the three-story brownstone house features a mansard roof, a high stoop above the basement. The hooded moldings above the windows and doorway are in the Gothic Revival style. In 2014, Theodate Pope Riddle was recognized for her work rebuilding the home, a winning site of Built by Women New York City, a competition launched by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation during the fall of 2014 to identify outstanding and diverse sites and spaces designed and built by women.

List of museums and cultural institutions in New York City List of New York City Designated Landmarks in Manhattan from 59th to 110th Streets National Register of Historic Places listings in Manhattan above 59th to 110th Streets Notes Sources The National Parks: Index 2001–2003. Washington: U. S. Department of the Interior Official NPS website