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:

(1st floor)
“New York at Its Core” –
3 galleries Port City: 1609-1898, World City: 1898-2012, Future City Lab
(2nd floor)
“Interior Lives”
(3rd floor)
“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. 

About Alaiyo Bradshaw

Assistant Professor First-Year Course Coordinator, Drawing the Figure, Drawing the Imagination Parsons The New School for Design First-Year Course Coordinator, Drawing/Imaging, Drawing Skills Indian School for Design and Innovation (ISDI) Parsons Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Professional editorial and children's book Illustrator
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