- Jul 30 2022
- 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SOUTH BRONX SOCIAL SCULPTURE: A COMMUNAL CELEBRATION WITH JOHN GRAY
Join Civic Practice Partnership Artist in Residence Jon Gray of Ghetto Gastro for a communal celebration in partnership with Bruckner Mott Haven Garden in the South Bronx. The event marks the culmination of Gray’s two-year residency at The Met, where he engaged with global food traditions and objects from across Africa, Asia, and the South Bronx. Make art, enjoy music, and listen to a conversation between Gray and Carolina Saavedra that explores the connections between community, food, and social sculptures. Sample complimentary Oaxacan food from Saavedra’s family’s restaurant, La Morada, which aims to preserve and share Indigenous Mexican cuisine and actively participates in social justice causes. Free, though advance registration is recommended. Please note: Food and art-making supplies are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free, though advance registration is recommended.
Schedule of Events:
- 2–3 PM and 4–5 PM
- Bilingual Art Making, Portraits, and Planting Stations (in English and Spanish)
- 3–4 PM
- A Conversation about Community, Food, and Social Sculpture with Jon Gray and Carolina Saavedra
- 5–6 PM
- Tasting Menu Presented by La Morada and Ghetto Gastro
- Sample dishes inspired by Gray’s research in The Met collection.
Please note: This event takes place at an outdoor garden with one portable toilet. Food and art-making supplies are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Bruckner Mott Haven Garden is located at the intersection of Bruckner Boulevard and East 136th Street near Interstate 278. To arrive via public transportation, take the 6 train to the Cypress Avenue stop.
The event is made possible by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.
Learn more about The Met’s Civic Practice Partnership program here.
American Sign Language interpretation is provided for the conversation.
Large-print and Braille activity schedules are available.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.