"Our Local Heavens"
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Years on Long Island and New York City
1922 - 1924
April 11 - May 8, 2005
David Filderman Gallery, Axinn Library, Ninth Floor
The exhibition examines the sites connected with The Great Gatsby and with Fitzgerald's residence both in New York City and on Long Island. Fitzgerald moved often during his life, so the 19 months he spent living at 6 Gateway Drive in the village of Great Neck, Long Island, represented one of his more stable, conventional homes.
Photographs of Long Island and New York City, including images from the 1920s of the railroads and highways connecting the two, will be on display. Included in the exhibition are items from Fitzgerald such as his walking stick and briefcase. Also on display will be examples of art work by his wife, Zelda Fitzgerald, and items on loan from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum about the 1919 World Series, which is mentioned in The Great Gatsby.
The exhibition is in conjunction with the Hofstra University conference F. Scott Fitzgerald on Long Island and New York taking place from April 14 - 16, 2005.