Monday, February 20–Sunday, February 26
Free with Museum Admission
What do the first three words of the U.S. Constitution—“We the people…”—mean to you? Families are invited to reflect upon and respond to the opening words of the Constitution as we prepare to display a new sculpture by artist Nari Ward. Visit the New-York Historical Society to watch as Mr. Ward’s new monumental piece, We the People, is installed at the Museum. Then post a sticky note on our preamble wall to share what these three powerful words mean to you.
This program serves to further the democratic conversation started by the special installation Subway Therapy, created by Matthew “Levee” Chavez at Union Square, which continued at the New-York Historical Society through Messages for the President-Elect.
Image Credit: NARI WARD, We the People, 2011.Shoelaces, 96 x 324 inches, 243.8 x 823 cm. In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Certificate of Authenticity included. Photo: Will Brown Speed Art Museum, Gift of the Speed Contemporary, 2016. LM15178