TOUR // The Invisible Dog + Transit Museum

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The Invisible Dog – Transit Museum

11:15 a.m. Building on Bond 

To start our tour we all met for a quick breakfast at Building on Bond, a small restaurant/café on the intersection of Bond and Pacific Streets in the Boerum Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. After a quick breakfast, we headed to The Invisible Dog which was our first site for the day, and only about 10 minutes away.
Photo Credit: Ensam Lee

Photo Credit: Ensam Lee

12: 00 p.m. The Invisible Dog Tour 

The Invisible Dog is located in the formal industrial building on Bergen Street that now serves as a space for artists working in different media to create, explore and experiment in their work as well as collaborate with other artists in the institution. Their goal is to create a new kind of interactive and collaborative art-based community within the New York City arts scene.
Photo Credit: Ensam Lee

Photo Credit: Ensam Lee

Photo Credit: Ensam Lee

Photo Credit: Ensam Lee

We has a scheduled your for 12pm with the institution. Very special thanks Risa Shoup, the Associate Director of The Invisible Dog, who is currently a student of City Planning at Pratt Institute, for leading our very informative yet exciting tour.Photo Credit: Ensam Lee

Photo Credit: Ensam Lee

During the tour we also met Mac Premo, an artist in-residence at The Invisible Dog, who introduced us to some of his work and also gave a very clear idea of the collaborative “studio” culture at the Institution.Photo Credit: Ensam Lee

Photo Credit: Ensam Lee

2:00 p.m. New York City Transit Museum Tour 

Our next destination for the day was The New York City Transit Museum. While the idea for the transit museum was originally conceived in 1976 as a part of the United Stated Bicentennial Celebration as a way to acknowledge the accomplishment of the nation’s largest mass transportation system, the exhibit was made permanent because of the appreciative response from its audience.
Photo Credit: Ensam Lee

Photo Credit: Ensam Lee

Our scheduled tour was led by Elyse Newman, the head of the Education Department at the museum. She gave us a walking tour of the museum and introduced us some of the programs that the museum has to offer to its audience.Photo Credit: Ensam Lee

Photo Credit: Ensam Lee

Thereafter, she also introduced us to Gabrielle Shubert, the Director and President of the Transit Museum who spoke to us in much more detail about the architectural work that went into converting the old subway station into a public space. Additionally she also showed you the construction drawings of the museum from when it went under renovation. The tour with Gabrielle ended at about 5:30.
Photo Credit: Ensam Lee

Photo Credit: Ensam Lee

 

While we had plans to visit the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Barclay’s Center on the original itinerary, we had to cancel that because it had already been an extremely long day.

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