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Pride Art Projects

June 15 - June 30

NYU Faculty Housing Happenings proudly presents two Pride Art Projects that will be on public view from June 15 through June 30, 2019 near The Backyard, 3 Washington Square Village, off Bleecker Street near the corner of LaGuardia Place in Greenwich Village.

“Banners of Pride” are produced in partnership with the Children’s Museum of the Arts and “Proud New Yorker” is a mural created by artist Nolan Grünwald.

Both projects honor Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a period of sustained community activism that ushered in the modern LGBTQ+ movement that has shaped the downtown cultural map ever since.

These Pride Art Projects were conceived as part of our Downtown Culture Series featuring cultural traditions celebrated in and around our neighborhood.

NYU Faculty Housing Happenings include a per season public event designed to build community and celebrate our outdoor spaces on the superblocks including Washington Square Village and Silver Towers.

Banners of Pride
Banners of Pride
In collaboration with the Children’s Museum of the Arts teaching artists, families created DIY rainbow flags with their own personal messages of inclusivity and love inspired by the meaning of each color in the Pride Flag. Flying high making a bold statement, our community banner is viewable along the western driveway between Buildings 1 and 3 in Washington Square Village.

Proud New Yorker by Nolan Grünwald
Proud New 

New York based artist Nolan Grünwald created an outdoor painting on June 15 featuring vivid chromatics and fantastical imagery radiant in positivity. The mural is viewable along the southern border fence of The Backyard, near 3 Washington Square Village. Special thanks to Queer Street Art.

Project Information

About the Children’s Museum of the Arts
The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) is to introduce children and their families to the transformative power of the arts by providing opportunities to make art side-by-side with working artists. CMA serves 135,000 visitors each year in a wide variety of programs at their museum and hands-on art-making space on Charlton Street in Hudson Square.

About Nolan Grünwald, Artist
Nolan Grünwald’s exhibitions include Spring/Break Art Fair, Los Angeles and Collective Art Tank, Asbury Park among others. Nolan is a member of the Public Service Artists Guild and has created a public artwork for EBC High School for Public Service, Bushwick. He is represented by Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, Brooklyn. He holds a BFA, Art and Design, Philosophy, Alfred University.

About NYU Faculty Housing Happenings
A recommendation of the Superblock Stewardship Advisory Committee and generously supported by Provost Katherine E. Fleming, these free community events are designed to celebrate our outdoor spaces on the superblocks, build community among residents, and provide activities appealing to all audiences. wp.nyu.edu/facultyhousing-happenings

Press about our arts programming has included the cover story of The Villager.

NYU Faculty Housing Happenings are organized by Erin Donnelly, Community Liaison, Office of Faculty Housing & Residential Services. She has been organizing events, arts and cultural programming for nearly two decades including curatorial positions at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Art in Odd Places.

For more information, please contact: Erin Donnelly, erin.donnelly@nyu.edu or 646-997-9986.


June 15
June 30
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The Backyard
3 Washington Square Village
New York, 10012 United States
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