The Korn Gallery
February 22 – March 4, 2023
This exhibition grew out of Zachary Fabri’s residency (January 10 – March 4, 2023) at Drew’s Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, during which he collaborated with students, conducted research, and produced new site-specific work. Fabri’s project evolved from an investigation into the early history of Drew as an institution, with a focus on Mead Hall, the central neoclassical building that was on the grounds when Drew was incorporated as a theological seminary in 1867. The work gives visibility to the fourteen enslaved African people, who were living and working in the basement of Mead Hall when the building and property were sold from the Gibbons family, some of whom stayed on at Drew into the early 20th century. Full press release.