Exhibition and Lecture
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
January 16 -July 31, 2020
New York City's Vanished Cafeterias
'She Persists': At the Mayor's House, a Thrilling Chronicle of
Women Artists in New York
BY Andrew Russeth 01/25/19
"But the truly unforgettable piece, for me, is a 1980 photo, shot by Marcia Bricker, of Mierle Laderman Ukeles, who for decades has served as the unpaid artist in residence at the Department of Sanitation. She’s sitting on a stool at a diner, accompanied by three of the 8,500 sanitation workers whose hands she set out to shake for one piece. Each time she did so, she said to them something that could be addressed to every artist in this remarkable show—and that should be said more often, to more people: “Thank you for keeping New York City alive.”
Book Cover - 'Love and Exile' by Isaac Bashevis Singer
published by Penguin Classics, 2018
A photograph taken through the window of Dubrow's Cafeteria in 1975 appears on the cover of the reissued Isaac Bashevis Singer memoir. In the book he often frequents cafeterias. Singer won the Nobel Prize winner in Literature in 1978. His memoir and Yiddish translations are being reissued in Europe and the Commonwealth due to renewed interest in his work and Yiddish literature.
The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism
THE TASTE OF CROWDS Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition
Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn, New York June 27 - August 10, 2008
"Click!" contained some very good images. The unanimous favorite across all experience levels was Marcia Bricker Halperin's Dubrow's Cafeteria (1979), a black-and-white image of a sagacious old woman looking at the street from behind a plate glass window dominated by the reflection of an old-fashioned taxicab. Mingling the transparencies and reflections of plate glass windows is a trick dating to Eugene Atget's day, but Halperin pulls it off in an image worthy of AndréKertesz.