Join Untapped Cities on a special visit to The Living Museum in Queens, an extensive space filled with art created by patients of the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center who are using art as therapy. The Living Museum contains an eclectic mix of work from over 60 artists inside what was once the cafeteria building of Creedmoor’s sprawling, over 100-year old campus. At the museum, guests will hear from Rachel Fawn Alban, a New York City photographer and arts educator with a background in art therapy, and Lois Stavsky of Street Art NYC and Art BreakOUT, who have been working together to document the art and learn about the artists working within the museum. You can join this free tour of you are an Untapped Cities Insider. Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year long!
DATE: Thursday, April 18th at 2:00PM-3:00PM
PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!
CAPACITY: 15 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.
REGISTRATION: Opens Thursday, April 4th at 12:00PM EST
Though parts of Creedmoor’s campus are abandoned, The Living Museum honors the creativity and positivity of the work still being conducted at the Center. The museum was founded in 1983 by Dr. János Marton and artist Bolek Greczynski to give patients with mental illness an outlet through which they could creatively express themselves. Learn more about The Living Museum here!
THINGS TO KNOW:
- It takes around 1.5 hours to get to Creedmoor via public transportation from Manhattan. We will meet at a designated location near the closest bus stop and walk to the center as a group. There is also ample parking if you wish to drive.
- No pictures of the artists are allowed to be taken