at the city reliquary, yes! It’s


flight paths of
birds, people, & bird people
in the city

Curated by Jacob Ford

The Closing Party

The Show

BIRD SHOW documents the ways humans & birds notice, help, and threaten each other.

Taxonified incorrectly as science fair, fairly as art gallery, but most specifically as museum exhibition, BIRD SHOW looks at humans watching birds, and the birds staring back.

Work & artifacts by

BIRD SHOW runs through June 5, 2022.

The City Reliquary

Reliquaries typically hold the ostensible bones of dead saints. We hold the bones of Old New York.

We’ve been collecting them since 2002, when we started in an apartment window at Grand & Havemeyer.

In 2005 we moved to our present storefront home on Metropolitan Avenue, with beloved yellow awning painted by I.C.Y..

We had an interesting 2021.

Become an esteemed Reliquary member to make this community micro-institution last.

Contact someone with inquries, confusions, insights, and constructivism and we’ll get you where you need to be.