Videos from City Lore
Artists in the Urban Classroom
Students are taught to embrace different cultural backgrounds through art.
A Queens Public School welcomes a City Lore artist in residency to teach students music from different parts of the world and the history behind it.
A City Lore Teaching Artist teaches students traditional West African dances.
Known as "the museum without walls," City Lore goes into NYC communities with the goal of preserving their art and culture. Some displays are temporary, but others are converted into virtual exhibits that are available online.
City Lore has two exhibits from the past available to view on their website. The first is "Weaving of War," which was originally features at the Puffin Room in 2006. As you click through the presentation, you'll see how textile artists in Asia, Latin America and South Africa depicted their experiences of war in their work.
The second exhibit available online is "Missing a Streetscape of a City in Mourning," which was originally on display at the New-York Historical Society in 2002. In this presentation, you'll see the shrines and memories created around New York City after September 11.