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SUNY Fredonia Rockefeller Arts Center Opens to the public

October 24, 2016

Deborah Berke Partners is proud to celebrate the reopening of the Rockefeller Arts Center at the State University of New York in Fredonia. We added a 60,000 square foot addition to the building, which was originally designed by I.M. Pei and opened in 1969. The new glass and zinc addition respects the austere architecture language of the original building while making it more transparent and welcoming to students and the public. The project includes new studios for dance, music, sculpture, and ceramics, as well as classrooms and multipurpose spaces. We extend our congratulations and thanks to the university and all our collaborators on this important

Elena Dorfman

October 12, 2016

Deborah Berke Partners is proud to present Manipulating Reality, a show of photographs by Elena Dorfman in our Flatiron studio. The images are taken from two recent series, Sublime: The L.A. River and Empire Falling, both of which look at manmade landscapes, the concrete-channeled L.A. River and the stone quarries of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, respectively. Dorfman digitally manipulates her images to create entirely new sites that suggest historical precedents or dystopian futures. The photographs are on view, by appointment, through December 2. rsvp@dberke.com

Annie Leibovitz photographs to be shown at the site of The Women’s Building

October 7, 2016

Renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz’s series “Women: New Portraits” will be on view at the former Bayview Correctional Facility in Manhattan, the site of The Women’s Building. The photographs, which include images of important artists, athletes, activists, and other leading women, will be up through December 11. In July, Deborah Berke Partners won an to covert the former prison, located at 20th Street and 11th Avenue, into a hub for the women’s and girls’ rights movement. The show is an impactful way to mark the building’s transition from a place of oppression to one of liberation and change. Read more here.