Robert Moses Symposium Panel: Moses’ Vision in Concrete & Film

A panel discussion moderated by Tom Finkelpearl, director of the Queens Museum of Art, featuring the authors of four papers:

  • Blagovesta Momchedikova, The Panorama of the City of New York: Robert Moses’ Gigantic Visions of the City as Reflected in the Miniature Metropolis in the Museum
  • Marta Gutman, The Place of Play: Robert Moses and the WPA Swimming Pools in New York City
  • Jonathan Kuhn, Documenting the Moses Era: The Filter of the Photographer’s Lens
  • Kristin Feders, Robert Moses, the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair, and the Afterlife of the Park (provisional title)

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