On Display

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ALL ARTS to launch a new series exploring the role of museums and cultural spaces in current social issues like immigration, transportation, mass incarceration and Black spaces in partnership with Museum Hue’s Creative Director Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham 


Premieres Wednesday, April 22 at 12 p.m. on the ALL ARTS

free streaming app, YouTube, Facebook and allarts.org



On Display premieres Wednesday, April 22 at 12 p.m. on the ALL ARTS free streaming app, YouTube, Facebook and allarts.org.

The new series highlights how museum professionals, cultural workers and artists are pushing boundaries to respond to current social issues and the critical ways museums help shape, define and preserve today for the future. Host and series producer Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham facilitates intimate dialogues addressing immigration, transportation, incarceration and Black spaces at institutions including:

  • Weeksville Heritage Center
  • Tenement Museum
  • New-York Historical Society
  • Eastern State Penitentiary
  • New York Transit Museum
  • The Drawing Center
  • Black Gotham Experience
  • The Center for Anti-Violence Education


Episode Premiere Dates and Descriptions:

  1. On Display: Immigration – Wednesday, April 22 at 12 p.m.

This episode on Immigration gives past and present historical context to the issue of immigration through visits to the Tenement Museum and New-York Historical Society. Both of these institutions highlight the importance of the immigration story of the past and present.

  1. On Display: Mass Incarceration – Wednesday, April 29 at 12 p.m.

This episode explores Mass Incarceration through the lens of Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary and an exhibit of artwork by incarcerated artists at The Drawing Center in SoHo.

  1. On Display: Transportation – Wednesday, May 6 at 12 p.m.

This episode explores transportation through a visit to the New York Transit Museum and an intimate conversation at The Center for Anti-Violence Education about the Swipe It Forward movement.

  1. On Display: Black Spaces – Wednesday, May 13 at 12 p.m.

This episode explores Black Spaces through conversations at Weeksville Heritage Center, a multidisciplinary museum preserving the history of the 19th century free black community of Weeksville, Brooklyn, Black Gotham Experience, a media company using interactive walks, talks, events and art to illustrate the impact of the African Diaspora.


Episode Run Time: 14 minutes

Production Credits

On Display is a production of WLIW LLC for WNET. Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham is Producer and Host.

For ART DOCS, Guto Barra and Tatiana Issa are Supervising Producers. Peter DiMario is Producer.  Ricardo Lerman is Editor and Writer.

For ALL ARTS, Elizabeth Svokos is Producer. Kristy Geslain is Senior Producer. Joe Harrell is Senior Director. Diane Masciale and Neal Shapiro are Executives in Charge.



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