When: Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:00am

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Painting of person sitting on M Train going over the Williamsburg Bridge
Richard Estes. M Train on Route to Manhattan Approaches the Williamsburg Bridge. 1995. Copyright Richard Estes, Courtesy of Louis K. Meisel Gallery

Election Day @ MCNY: 100 Years of NYC in Art and Pop Culture

Join us for a free full day of professional learning for PK-12 educators exploring the arts, literature, and film in NYC past and present!

When: Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9am – 3pm

Where: Museum of the City of New York

Registration deadline: Friday, November 3, 2023

SOLD OUT! This event is sold out. If you'd like to join the wait list please email pd@mcny.org.

This day is grounded in the Museum’s new exhibition This Is New York: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture in honor of the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Museum of the City of New York as one of the city’s most prominent storytellers. This exhibition explores the many ways that the city has inspired storytelling across art forms. It features both famous and lesser-known depictions of New York in film and television, visual and performing arts, music, poetry and literature, and even fashion— painting a collective, moving, and sometimes funny version of a city that has captured the imagination of the world.

This interdisciplinary day includes workshops that target curriculum standards for K-12 educators.

The Museum of the City of New York is a certified CTLE provider. Participation in this full-day program provides 5 hours of CTLE credit.


  • 8-9am - Check-In & Coffee/Tea 
  • 9-10am - Welcome & Morning Keynote 
  • 10-12:30pm - Morning Workshops
  • 12:30-1:30pm - Lunch on own
  • 1:30-3pm Afternoon Workshops
A group of adults stand together in a gallery.
Image credit: Courtesy Visual Thinking Strategies

Featured Partner: Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)

Visual Thinking Strategies is a facilitation method and professional development program that fosters collaborative, inclusive, community-building dialogue that has the power to change the way we relate to one another as teachers, learners, and colleagues. At its core, VTS is a listening practice; an opportunity for understanding more deeply how we each make meaning from our visual world. Learn more at VTShome.org.

About the Workshop:

This Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies is an immersive experience designed as a quick primer to the learner-centered process of VTS facilitated discussion. While not a VTS training, participants will experience firsthand the incredible potential of art as a catalyst for critical thinking, communication, social-emotional growth, and problem-solving skills through breaking down the core elements and theoretical insights that make VTS discussions an artful journey of discovery. Each 1-hour session will take place in the galleries and classrooms of The Museum of the City of New York with a VTS Trainer and Coach.

VTS Visual Think Strategies


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.

Family Programs are made possible in part by the Margaret S. Ogden and Stephen A. Ogden Memorial Fund, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and Tianaderrah Foundation. 

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