The Klitgord Mosaics: Celebrating Our History, Saving Our Legacy

City Tech will host an opening reception for “The Klitgord Mosaics: Celebrating Our History, Saving Our Legacy” on Thursday, October 1, 5pm – 7pm, in the Grace Gallery, N1123, Namm Hall, 300 Jay Street, Brooklyn. The exhibition will run through October 15, 2015.

This multimedia exhibition focuses on the history of City Tech and the public art mosaics created in 1962 by Nathaniel Choate and Joseph von Tury for display on the facade of the new Klitgord Center. The Center, named after Dr. Otto Klitgord, the college’s first president, was razed in 2013 for a new academic complex. The mosaics were preserved by Dr. Russell Hotzler, the college’s current president.

This exhibit has been arranged by Professor Mary Nilles, English, and her students, in collaboration with Professor Lynn Cole, her Information Design students, and colleagues in the department of Communication Design.

For additional information, contact Professor Nilles at: or 718-260-5568 or contact Professor Joel Mason at: or 917-282-2084.

Additional support was received from President Russell Hotzler; Professors Nina Bannett, Mary Ann Biehl, Juanita But, Karl Botchway, Lloyd Carr, Steve Caputo, Peter Fikaris,

Anita Giraldo, Maria Giuliani, Robert Holden, Joel Mason, Suzanne Miller, Albert Sherman, Patricia Rudden, Alberto Vargas, and Justin Vazquez-Poritz; the City Tech Archives

and Library, the Office of Institutional Advancement, and departments of English and Communication Design; the American Hungarian Foundation; Brooklyn Historical Society;

Brooklyn Public Library; Harvard University Archives; Luxembourg National Archives; Luxembourg American Cemetery, Hamm, GD; the National Museum of African American

History and Culture; the New York Public Library; Smithsonian Institution; Brian Choate, Jean Ensch, Gus Molnar, and Mary Jo Von Tury