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Kendra Sykes

August 2019

Changing Signs, Changing Times: A History of Wayfinding in Transit— Gallery Talk

Tuesday, August 27 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grand Central Gallery, Off the main concourse in the Shuttle Passage, adjacent to Station Masters' Office
New York, United States
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Changing Signs, Changing Times

Join Associate Curator Jodi Shapiro at our Grand Central Terminal gallery for a discussion of Changing Signs, Changing Times: A History of Wayfinding in Transit, an exhibition that examines the evolution of New York City transit signage through the years as it strives to convey information quickly, clearly and efficiently in a manner that is also pleasing to the eye.

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September 2019

City of Women Map 2.0: A Conversation with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

Thursday, September 19 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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$15 / $10 for Members

In New York City, there has been a timely push to publicly commemorate women who have made important contributions to the city’s development over time. Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, co-editor of Nonstop Metropolis and co-creator of the City of Women map, will discuss the  significance of mapping New York City’s cultural history while shedding light on the names of the unsung heroines who contributed to it. During the conversation, a newly updated City of Women map will be unveiled, further celebrating and memorializing women who have shaped New York City from the very beginning.

Currently on view in the exhibition, Navigating New York and featured in Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, the City of Women map pays “homage to some of the great and significant women of New York City in the places where they lived, worked, competed, went to school, danced, painted, wrote, rebelled, organized, philosophized, taught, and made names for themselves”.

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Metro-North Adventure to Wave Hill

Saturday, September 21 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wave Hill, 675 W 252nd St
Bronx, NY 10471 United States
$75 / $60 Museum Members
Hudson Line, Courtesy of MTA Metro-North Railroad, Photo by Frank English

Embark on a journey on Metro-North Railroad from Grand Central Terminal to Wave Hill, a spectacular public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Join the New York Transit Museum on a relaxed and inspiring tour of Wave Hill’s garden and art gallery and spend the afternoon exploring the dynamic relationship between nature, culture and site. 

Ticket price includes one Metro-North ticket and one ticket to Wave Hill’s grounds, including a guided tour.

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What’s Old is New Again: Recent Acquisitions— Gallery Talk

Tuesday, September 24 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Free with Museum Admission

Join Curator Desiree Alden for a discussion of What’s Old is New Again: Recent Acquisitions, an exhibition that highlights a selection of these transit treasures which have been acquired over the last decade and are now part of the Transit Museum’s collection of documents, photographs, ephemera, and artifacts.

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October 2019

Person Place Thing with Tobias Frere-Jones

Thursday, October 3 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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$15 / $10 for Members

Join us as Person Place Thing host Randy Cohen interviews the award-winning typeface designer and lecturer Tobias Frere-Jones in a live recording of the popular public radio series from the New York Transit Museum.

Person Place Thing is an interview show based on the idea that people are particularly engaging when they speak, not directly about themselves, but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing with particular meaning to them. The result: surprising stories from great talkers and thinkers.

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Changing Signs, Changing Times: A History of Wayfinding in Transit— Gallery Talk

Tuesday, October 22 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grand Central Gallery, Off the main concourse in the Shuttle Passage, adjacent to Station Masters' Office
New York, United States
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Free
Changing Signs, Changing Times

Join Associate Curator Jodi Shapiro at our Grand Central Terminal gallery for a discussion of Changing Signs, Changing Times: A History of Wayfinding in Transit, an exhibition that examines the evolution of New York City transit signage through the years as it strives to convey information quickly, clearly and efficiently in a manner that is also pleasing to the eye.

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