‘The Great Murals of New York City’ Webinar
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From major commissions for New York’s most iconic landmarks to pop-up pieces on the side of buildings, mural art has gone hand-in-hand with NYC ever since the mid-20th century. It’s time to explore this super-sized artistic medium and its ability to spark not only meaningful conversations, but also criticism and controversy along the way.
Join New York Adventure Club as we explore a selection of the great murals of New York City throughout the modern era, alongside the muralists behind the brush strokes.
Led by Sylvia Laudien-Meo — art historian, museum educator, and NYC tour guide — this digital showcase of NYC’s greatest murals and mural artists will include:
- The mural tradition between Mexico and NYC during the mid-20th century, with a focus on painters Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco
- A discussion around select muralists of NYC’s past and present, with a look at some of their most acclaimed pieces from around the world
- A closer look at contemporary mural artists — such as street artists JR and Banksy — and the proliferation of street art as a respected medium
- The role of mural art in shaping public opinion and changing perspectives
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Sylvia — any and all questions about NYC’s murals are welcomed and encouraged!
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