Saturday, July 21st: New Museum Block Party 2012 + Free Admission

New Museum Block Party 2012
New Museum (235 Bowery, Manhattan) & Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Manhattan
Noon-5pm
Free

Join the New Museum for the sixth annual Block Party in Sara D. Roosevelt Park! Spend the afternoon participating in hands-on workshops for all ages and enjoying live performances. Afterwards, head over to the New Museum to participate in family-friendly tours of “Ghosts in the Machine,” an exhibition about the shifting relationship between humans, machines, and art.

The New Museum Block Party is free and open to the public. All Block Party guests will receive complimentary admission to the New Museum on the day of the event.

Highlights:

Performances
1:15 p.m. – Chris Giarmo/Boys Don’t Fight
2:00 p.m. – Yvonne Meier
2:45 p.m. – Sxip Shirey
4:00 p.m. – High Priest of Antipop Consortium

Activities
Bowery Poems
Discover the rich history of literature and the Bowery with the Bowery Artist Tribute as you remix and recontextualize poems by artists who have celebrated and lived in this ever-changing neighborhood.

My Mini-Catalogue
Explore past exhibitions, publications, and public programs through images from the New Museum Digital Archive—then collect your favorites in your own exhibition catalogue!

Spinning Op Art
Inspired by the exhibition “Ghosts in the Machine,” discover how artists from the 1960s were inspired by science to develop a new visual language—Op art! Create your own optical illusions with handmade tops and layered drawings.

Reimagining the LES
Explore the history of the Lower East Side through photographs of the renowned neighborhood and its architecture then reconstruct the changing landscape through historical images and collage.

Paper Exercises
Join artist Nicolás Paris in a series of interactive exercises exploring the many ways paper can be transformed then share your creations in a collaborative showcase in Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

Color Play
Find a world of bright beautiful colors as you discover what the world would look like if it were all red, green, or blue!

Free interactive public tours for all ages at the New Museum
12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m.

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