MCNY Live

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We've curated this selection of highlights from the Museum's public programs that brings the best of New York to you. MCNY Live features conversations with artists, authors, politicians, and more who speak about their experiences as New Yorkers. Topics range from aspects of everyday life to addressing the issues that are shaping the city's future.

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American Utopia: David Byrne & Maira Kalman

Former Talking Heads frontman and multimedia artist David Byrne and best-selling author, illustrator and artist Maira Kalman discuss their new collaboration, a book inspired by Byrne's award-winning musical American Utopia (Bloomsbury, October 2020) with WNYC's Alison Stewart.

Our Fair City: In Between

How can we reimagine all those vital public spaces in our city that fall "in between" home and work? With Curbed's Justin Davidson, urban designer Justin Garrett Moore, landscape architect Kate Orff, and transportation expert Shin-pei Tsay

Horse Crazy from Coast to Coast

Two journalists who have explored the surprising world of horses, Sarah Maslin Nir (New York Times) and Walter Thompson-Hernández (New York Times and host of new NPR podcast “CALIFORNIA LOVE”) discuss the powerful and surprising stories that horses led them to uncover.   

Love & Basketball Live Q&A

Love & Basketball's director and writer Gina Prince-Bythewood will join former NCAA and WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw and Harlem native, playground powerhouse, player and coach/mentor Priscilla Edwards for a lively discussion about the film -- and how women in pro basketball (and beyond) navigate issues of power, representation, activism, and equity. Author and sports journalist William Rhoden moderates. 

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Future City Lab Series

Future City Lab’s symposium series gathers leading academics, journalists, and activists to discuss the ongoing issues facing New Yorkers and city dwellers at large.

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