Streetfilms is going to NYC’s Museum Mile. One of the earliest Streetfilms, “The Case for a Car-free Central Park”, is a part of the “Activist NY” exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibit is up now through the summer and focuses on the works of NYC Activists whose work has changed the course of developments in the city.
Activist New York explores the drama of social activism in New York City from the 17th century right up to the present. In a town renowned for its in-your-face persona, citizens of the city have banded together on issues as diverse as historic preservation, civil rights, wages, sexual orientation, and religious freedom. Using artifacts, photographs, audio and visual presentations, as well as interactive components that seek to tell the entire story of activism in the five boroughs, Activist New York presents the passions and conflicts that underlie the city’s history of agitation.
Make it to the show at MCNY, but if you cant, here it is: