516 Sampsonia Way, our soon-to-open 2,500 square-foot exhibition space, was a rental property from the late 1800s until the 1980s. While Molly Tighe, our archivist, was digging through historical documents to research the building, we were contacted by Richard Morris, whose family lived in the property from 1934 until 1963. Morris was a wealth of information, and provided stories and pictures about life in the North Side at the middle of the century. Since his stories give such a great sense of space for the building and resonate so well with the themes of our opening exhibition there—Chiharu Shiota: Trace of Memory—we decided to make a video, and let Morris take you through a virtual tour of the building before it opens on September 12th. Enjoy!
--Posted by Matthew, marketing intern