Manny Vega: Art in El Barrio / Arte en El Barrio

A mosaic of a woman with a red skirt.

Manny Vega: Art in El Barrio / Arte en El Barrio

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Manny Vega: Art in El Barrio / Arte en El Barrio

90 min program for Grades K-12

The experience of walking El Barrio—the Museum of the City of New York’s own neighborhood—would be vastly different without the artworks of Manny Vega (b. Bronx, 1956). His mosaics and murals adorn street walls, subway stations, cultural centers, and business facades throughout New York City. In this field trip, students will explore the range of artistic media Vega uses to celebrate Puerto Rican, African, and Brazilian music, art, spiritual traditions, and culture, particularly in East Harlem. Students will learn about Vega’s childhood growing up in NYC and his artistic process. Students will discuss how cultural traditions may help shape meaning in their own lives and conclude the program by making their own paper mosaics to take home, drawing from selections of the artist’s work.*

*This program is offered in either Spanish or English, or as a bilingual experience. / Este programa se ofrece tanto en español como en inglés, o como una experiencia bilingüe.

Times: Programs are available Tuesday—Friday beginning at 10am.  

Cost: The pricing of in-person and virtual field trips is different. Please see the relevant section below for group pricing.

Programs: Field trips vary in duration between 60 and 90 minutes. Details are listed below. Programs can be modified for groups of all needs and abilities, and program time can be adjusted under special request.

Scheduling: Advance reservations are required and must be made by using the field trip request form.  Please note that due to the volume of requests, it may take up to three weeks to receive a response from our School Programs Scheduling Team. Field trips are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. More details are listed below. 

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