Downtown Artists: Neighborhood Tour

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Screengrab: “Artists on the Bowery.” New Museum, 2024

Discover the artistic soul of downtown New York on a walking tour with stops at former artist homes and studios around the New Museum. In this tour led by Teaching Artist Rosed Serrano, we will delve into the lives of downtown artists from the 1960s to the early 1980s, including John Giorno, Lynda Benglis, Adrian Piper, Lorraine O’Grady, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

This tour meets, rain or shine, in front of the New Museum at 235 Bowery.

To learn more about artists on the Bowery, explore the Bowery Artist Tribute from our archive.


Thursday, July 11: 6–7 PM

This tour date has reached capacity.

Saturday, July 27: 11 AM–12 PM

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• This tour starts in front of the New Museum at 235 Bowery.
• This tour will use voice amplification, accessed via mobile phone. To access this feature, please bring a charged, internet-enabled phone and headphones.
• Wherever possible, the path of this tour will use wheelchair-accessible sidewalks.
• Mobile seating will not be provided.

For all accessibility questions or requests, please contact

About the Speaker

Rosed Serrano (she/her) is a poet—born and raised in the Bronx—currently living, working, and creating in New York. Serrano is a PhD candidate in English and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and she holds a BA in African American Studies and Creative Writing from Princeton University.


Support for Education and Public Engagement programs is provided, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

We gratefully acknowledge the Bowery Council of the New Museum for its support of Education and Public Engagement Programs.

Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund; and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

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