1040 Lounge: Martin Wong: A Painter Among the Ruins
Thursday, January 28, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Co-Curator of Martin Wong: Human Instamatic Serigo Bessa will moderate a panel discussion looking back at the state of downtown New York's Lower East Side in the 1970s, a period which Wong immortalized in his work. The presentation will feature leading figures in architecture and design as they focus on major urban interventions that deeply affected the city, and the recovering of community memory through art and historical archives.


Panelists: Benjamin Binstock, David Freeland, Lia Gangitano, and Marvin Taylor


Free admission and bar (donations suggested)

Location: 2nd Floor North Wing



Public and Community Engagement Programs are made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. Beer has been donated by Bronx Brewery.




Image credit: Martin Wong, "Starry Night," 1982. Gift of Suzy and Joseph Berland. 2008.10

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