POSTPONED: Virtual Program: We Are At a Moment That Will Be Remembered … with Emily Oliveira
UPDATE: This event is currently postponed until 2022. Please check turnstiletours.com in the coming days for more details.
There is a new, colorful, monumental artwork in Prospect Park—We Are At a Moment That Will Be Remembered as the Beginning of the Great Change, For Who Can Say When a Wall Is Ready To Come Down by Emily Oliveira now fills the Lena Horne Bandshell. Commissioned by BRIC and Prospect Park Alliance, in partnership with NYC Parks, the mural depicts figures working collectively to dismantle a wall, framed by swirling cosmos.
In this virtual program, Turnstile Tours will join Emily from her studio in New Haven, as well as BRIC Curator Jenny Gerow, as they discuss her work, her creative process, and the art and artists that inspired this piece, including Mexican muralism—particularly José Clemente Orozco’s Prometheus—science fiction, and the murals of the Works Progress Administration, which built the Bandshell in 1941. The virtual program is presented with support from BRIC and Prospect Park Alliance.
This video will be broadcast on Zoom and on Facebook Live on December 9th at 1:00pm EST.