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Rising Up +
Hearts of the World:
A Youth Arts Immersion at the Talladega Murals

The Office of Government & Community Affairs invites children aged 7 - 16 to a free immersive arts experience at the NYU 80WSE Gallery.

The event begins with a guided tour through the one-of-a-kind art exhibition “Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talladega College” showcasing vibrant murals depicting the African-American transition from slavery to freedom. The recently restored murals, originally painted between 1938 and 1942 by artist and NYU professor Hale Woodruff, are striking symbols of the ongoing struggle for civil rights, and are in New York for one time only before being permanently re-installed at Talladega College.

Following the gallery tour, participating children will harness their own powers of creative expression during a hands-on painting workshop with local muralists from the Free Art Society, painting individual panels for the global Hearts of the World project. Lunch will be provided. An RSVP is required as space is limited.

Hearts of the World

Children of the Lower East Side Girls Club painting Hearts of the World with the Free Art Society.

Saturday, September 28

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
80WSE Gallery
80 Washington Square East

An RSVP is required as space is limited. Register here »


Hale Aspacio Woodruff (American, 1900–1980), The Mutiny on the Amistad, 1939, oil on canvas, 72 x 120 inches. Collection of Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama.© Talladega College. Photo: Peter Harholdt

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