City as Canvas

Keith Haring, Untitled, 1982, Acrylic and ink on wood. Image from mcny.org

Keith Haring, Untitled, 1982, Acrylic and ink on wood. Image from mcny.org

Looking for something fun to do with kids this weekend in NYC? Check out City as Canvas at the Museum of the City of New York. The first exhibit from the private collection of the late Martin Wong, it includes work by Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones, LADY PINK, and FUTURA 2000. The bright colors, large scale, and cartoonish images make the art extremely accessible to children and can spawn some interesting conversations about the ways our city has changed. 

The museum will also sponsor family programs related to this exhibit in May, including Mural Mural on the Wall, May 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2014, which invites families to create their own murals based on their personal ideas and experiences of New York. 

City as Canvas: February 4 - August 24, 2014. The Museum of the City of New York. 1220 Fifth Ave (at 103rd Street). Open daily from 10:00am-6:00pm. Suggested admission for families: $20.