“Nari Ward: We the People,” 2019. Exhibition view: New Museum, New York. Photo: Timothy Schenck
For the past twenty-five years, Ward’s sculptures have highlighted the material textures of Harlem. In his more recent work, he has turned to language and architecture as ways to reflect on memory and belonging. In celebration of Lower East Side History Month, families are invited to draw inspiration from Ward’s playfulness, reinterpreting signs of the Lower East Side and those in their own communities. Join us as we transform and find new meaning in the language we see daily in our neighborhoods.
Conceived of and launched by LES-based cultural and community groups Downtown Art and FABnyc, Lower East Side History Month aims to connect our present to our past, exploring how the rich history of our local communities can inform and inspire our future. Since 2014, this annual event has involved more than eighty community groups, cultural organizations, and businesses to bring you a celebration of the rich and diverse history of the Lower East Side.
New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and twelve years, and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family. Children under eighteen are always admitted free. No preregistration is required. Space is limited, and tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Your entire party must be present; tickets will not be given to partial parties.
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