Activist community

Community Arts as an Activism Workshop

We invite you to celebrate artistic creation and explore its ongoing meaning and role in justice, equality and freedom for all with the help of the Wide Awakes and the Katal Center with Josh MacPhee on June 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This event is a drop-in art workshop for families and children. Free with admission to the museum. Registration is recommended.

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Cape-Making activity for all ages, led by the Wide Awakes

12 p.m.-2 p.m.: Screen printing of t-shirts for all ages, hosted by Center Katal with Josh MacPhee

12:30-2:00 p.m.: Flag-making activity for all ages, led by the Wide Awakes

About the Wide Awakes: Inspired by the Wide Awakes of 1860, a group of young abolitionists who banded together and devised a radical plan to support abolitionist efforts, the Wide Awakes have re-emerged to fight for justice, democracy and the well-being of all. . It is an open source network that radically reinvents the future through creative collaboration.

About the Katal Center for Equity, Health and Justice: Katal Center for Equity, Health, and Justice is a grassroots organization working in Connecticut and New York to strengthen the people, policies, institutions, and movements that advance equity, health, and justice for all. We envision a world where all communities have the resources and power to exercise self-determination and participate meaningfully in the democratic process.

About Josh MacPhee: Josh MacPhee is a designer, artist and archivist. He is a founding member of the artist cooperative Justseeds ( and Interference Archive, a public collection of cultural documents produced by social movements (

This program is part of the Museum’s program Freedom Week: A Journey into Art and Activism celebration in conjunction with the tenth anniversary of our current exhibition, New York activist.

please contact [email protected] for any questions or registration problems.