About the Project

Part of artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles’s evolving and ongoing work with the sanitation workers of New York City, Touch Sanitation Show: Part One took place at the 59th Street Marine Transfer Station and was the first art exhibit in a real sanitation facility in the United States. The station was built in 1901, renovated by the WPA in 1934, and scheduled for demolition following the exhibition in October 1984.


Photograph by Mierle Laderman Ukeles, courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.




Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Touch Sanitation Show: Part One

New York City