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Free Tour for Educators

Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969–1989

Cover Image:

Marcia Resnick, Untitled from “Canyon Curb Piece,” 1974. Black-and-white photograph, 11 × 14 in (27.9 × 35.5 cm). Courtesy Marcia Resnick

Educators are invited to explore “Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery 1969–1989,” an exhibition curated by Education Associate Ethan Swan that takes the Bowery as subject, site, and center for creative ingenuity in the 1970s and 1980s. Drawing upon the New Museum’s Bowery Artist Tribute archive and the online archive of Marc H. Miller,, this exhibition features original artwork, ephemera, and performance documentation by twenty artists who lived and worked on or near the Bowery in New York.

This tour is offered through G:Class, the New Museum’s interdisciplinary art education program. G:Class offers professional development seminars led by artists, curators, and education professionals to guide teachers in methods that activate contemporary art in the classroom. The seminars expose teachers to contemporary art history and offer tools to encourage critical thinking, focusing on the integration of new art and new ideas with school curricula. For more information on professional development for teachers visit

Tour space is limited, and educators are encouraged to RSVP as soon as possible. To reserve your space, please email or call 212.219.1222 ×231.


Generous endowment support is provided by the Keith Haring Foundation School and Youth Programs Fund, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund, and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum. Additional endowment support provided by the JPMorgan Chase Professional Development Workshop Program for Teachers.

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