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Subway Therapy: An Evening Discussion with Matthew “Levee” Chavez
June 27, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$15 / $10 for Members
In New York City, there are certain moments when current events cause us to come together as a community to share and express ourselves. This was demonstrated when Matthew “Levee” Chavez launched “Subway Therapy” at the 14th Street–Union Square station. Originally conceived as a one-on-one conversation between artist and subway riders, the project blossomed and changed forms when Chavez provided sticky notes for strangers to use to express their feelings about the presidential election of 2016. This interactive installation encouraged New York’s commuters to share their thoughts freely, regardless of politics, creating dialogue and connection in one of the places familiar to all city dwellers: the subway
Join us for an evening discussion with Matthew Chavez who will talk about his process and what he has learned by engaging with thousands of people around the world through a project that began in the New York City subway system.
Ticket includes one beer provided by Coney Island Brewery . Additional drink tickets will be available for a $5 cash suggested donation.
Photography and video recording are permitted at the Transit Museum. However, tripods, stands, selfie sticks, and external lights may not be used. All photographs taken are for personal use only and permission to photograph may be revoked at any time.
Refunds are not available for ticketed programs. Should you be unable to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to the Transit Museum and is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
For information on wheelchair access, American Sign Language interpreters, Assisted Listening Devices, or other accessibility matters please visit the accessibility page on the Museum’s website.
Image Credit: Photo by Adam Shorr