Today’s class trip:
Museum of the City of New York
Location:1220 Fifth Ave. between 103-104th Streets (first and second floors)
Trains: take the 6 trains to 103rd (see the link to the website on the right for open hours). Free for students who are 19 and under.
Exhibitions to see:
“New York at Its Core” –3 galleries Port City: 1609-1898, World City: 1898-2012, Future City Lab
“Germ City” We will meet in the in the Reading Room next to the Germ City Exhibition to the left at a designated time.
Location: 1220 Fifth Ave. between 103-104th Streets (first and second floors) Trains: take the 6 trains to 103rd (see the link to the website on the right for open hours). Free for students who are 19 and under.
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT: To give focus, please note the following in your sketchbook.
- What did you learn about the rise and falls of NYC? (site a few specific events)
- What are some examples of cause and effect? (example: the growth of the city and its strain on the economy, race relations, infrastructure, and natural resources.)
- Site examples from “New York at Its Core” and “Germ City” which fit into the categories of human-induced (such as oppression) and environmental hazards/disasters (such as a flood), recovery and resilience.
For further research, please review: ACTIVIST NY ONLINE shortly http://activistnewyork.mcny.org/ – Gives an overview of all exhibitions that have taken place in the gallery which explores economic rights, environmental advocacy, gender equality, immigration, political and civil rights, religious freedom.