'The Murals and Mosaics of Spanish Harlem' Webinar

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'The Murals and Mosaics of Spanish Harlem' Webinar

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

From honoring citizens of the neighborhood to showcasing the gorgeous scenery from the tropical islands that so many members of the community left behind, the colorful murals and mosaics of Spanish Harlem reveal so much about the history, culture, and politics of this neighborhood and its residents. But what's the story behind these incredible works of art and subjects they're portraying? It's time to explore the street art of Spanish Harlem and the strong political and social messages of these talented artists.

Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the murals and mosaics of Spanish Harlem, a group of independent artworks that together tell the collective story of a truly interesting, but often underappreciated, neighborhood of New York City.

Led by licensed New York City tour guide Leigh Hallingby, our digital showcase of this fascinating collection of artworks will include:

  • A brief history of Spanish Harlem and its people in the past and present
  • A close look at about 35 murals and mosaics, along with commentary about the art and the artists 
  • An examination of how the murals link the struggles of different Latinx people such as Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Mexicans
  • The story behind the gifted artists who received commissions from the City of New York as part of initiatives to add more public art to neighborhoods with large Latinx communities
  • Exploration of additional themes of cultural celebration, immigration, and physical fitness

Stick around afterward for a Q&A with Leigh — any and all questions about the murals and mosaics of Spanish Harlem 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 Leigh

Leigh is a licensed NYC tour guide who specializes in Harlem, Morningside Heights, and the Upper West Side. She is passionate about exploring all five boroughs and beyond on foot, mostly through organized walking tours. Leigh is retired from a 36-year career as a non-profit librarian in New York City. She loves doing research about the neighborhoods in which she gives tours and sharing the information about them with attendees. Leigh is a feminist, collector, genealogist, and lover of arts, culture, and travel. She lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.


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