Activist Paper Doll Making

When: Monday, July 15, 2019, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Photograph depicts models for the garment industry protesting working wages out of the Art Students League. The image is black and white and has protestors holding signs that read “Organize,” and “Break the grip of exploitation”
Alexander Alland, [Models protesting outside the Art Students League.], 1940, Museum of the City of New York, 94.104.844

Celebrate the New York City women who have championed for change in the garment industry. Explore rare artifacts, documents, costumes, photographs, and audio-visual materials in the exhibition Activist New York and City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York to learn about their stories. Choose a figure as inspiration to make your own activist paper doll with a message for change.

Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, and geared toward families with children ages 6–12 years old. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

Registration suggested, but not required.


Education programs in conjunction with Activist New Yorkare made possible by The Puffin Foundation, Ltd.

City of Workers, City of Struggle, its associated programs, and its companion publication are made possible through the generous support of The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. 

Additional support for the exhibition’s companion publication is provided by Atran Foundation, Inc., and Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, and other generous donors. "

Family and Community Engagement Programs are made possible in part by the Margaret S. Ogden and Stephen A. Ogden Memorial Fund, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Sy Syms Foundation, and the Frank J. Antun Foundation.

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors.

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