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Artist Views of New York Transit Up Down and Around the City Webinar

'Artist Views of New York Transit: Up, Down, and Around the City' Webinar

Mon May 10, 2021

'Artist Views of New York Transit: Up, Down, and Around the City' Webinar

Time Mon May 10 2021 at 01:00 pm to 02:30 pm

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As New York grew from its downtown Manhattan roots, city dwellers began to have new transportation options to get from place to place, from stage coaches and trolleys to bridges and subway tunnels. This transit network not only attracted riders, but also artists who were endlessly captivated by how people moved around the chaotic city. This is the story of how New York's transit infrastructure has evoked pride, wonder, and imagination amongst artists for hundreds of years, and resulted in bold, optimistic art that captures a city in motion.

Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the artworks of New York transit from the 1850s to today, from underground subways, to horse-drawn buggies on the streets, to even hot air balloons in the sky.

Led by Rena Tobey, American Art Historian and Professor at NYU’s School for Professional Studies, our artistic deep dive will include:

-An overview of how artists depicted New York transit through time, including the stagecoach, trolley, bridges, ferries, El, and subway
-A look at the diverse styles of painters and photographers tackling transit
-A consideration of infrastructure from the artists' eye of Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, John Sloan, Berenice Abbott, Andy Warhol, and many more

Afterward, we'll have a Q&A with Rena — any and all questions about these artworks are welcomed and encouraged!

Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week!

See you there, virtually!

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***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week

About Rena

Rena Tobey is an American art historian whose passion centers on making art accessible, insightful, and fun. She teaches at NYU's School for Professional Studies and conducts lively, interactive tours of museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum, and the American Folk Art Museum. Rena’s research and writing centers on American women artists working before 1945, with particular interest in the challenges they faced in bucking societal norms.


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