The Exhibition, Cornell University

Sept. 6-16



Since the day of the bombing of Hiroshima, images of a nuclear attack on New York City have become ubiquitous. Nuke York, New York assembles a sample of historical and contemporary printed matter, radio and television programs, movies, computer games, blogs, and internet sites that depict the detonation of nuclear weapons in New York City from 1945 to the present day.

Expressing existential despair, patriotic fervor, technological fetishism, defrayed guilt, or apocalyptic voyeurism, depictions of a nuclear attack on New York City are as emblematic of the atomic age in the United States as is the mushroom cloud. Nuke York, New York encourages visitors to experience and interpret this recurring imagery from the Cold War and beyond.


This exhibition was developed and co-curated by Mick Broderick, Associate Professor, School of Media, Communication, and Culture, Murdoch University, and Robert Jacobs, Associate Professor, Hiroshima City University. The exhibition panels and artefacts are lightweight, highly portable and available for future installation/display.


Sponsored by Murdoch University and the Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University. Thanks to, and with assistance from: Melanie McCarthy, Mark Selden, Carl Broderick, Nathan Mewett, Nancy Breslow and Bill Geerhart/

Exhibition overview


September 6, 2011 – September 16, 2011


John Hartell Gallery, Sibley Dome
Cornell University


John Hartell Gallery


Introductory panel to Nuke York, New York,
one of nine exhibition panels, each 32 x 64 inches