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Tomashi Jackson: Moon Folk: Passages Toward Greater Understanding

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Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) partners with public art organization ArtBridge to present Moon Folk: Passages Toward Greater Understanding, a new mural by multimedia artist Tomashi Jackson located in Manhattan’s Hudson Square. The mural is accompanied by artistic responses to Tomashi’s work by NYC youth ages 3-12. The final exhibition is presented outside Google‘s new campus at St. John’s Terminal, located at 550 Washington Street, developed by Oxford Properties.

The exhibition is meant to suggest the possibility of outpourings of radiant and peace-filled communication, and to provoke discourse, documentation, and new designs on the subject of peace for and by children. The partnership between CMA and ArtBridge highlights the Museum’s continued commitment to inspiring global conversations and fostering meaningful ties between the children of New York and the greater artistic community.

The installation is produced by ArtBridge with support from Google and Oxford Properties. Made possible by City Canvas, an initiative of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs that transforms the city’s temporary protective structures into sites for the display of art driven by collaboration between local artists and communities.

About Tomashi Jackson

Tomashi Jackson (b. 1980, Houston, Texas) grew up in Los Angeles, California. She was included in the Whitney Biennial 2019 and has presented solo exhibitions at institutions including the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, and the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, Georgia. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at MoCA Los Angeles; MASS MoCA; the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans; and the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University. Jackson was a 2019 Resident Artist at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. Her work is included in the collection of MOCA Los Angeles and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston; and Cooper Union, NY, and she has been a visiting artist at New York University. In 2021, Jackson presented solo exhibitions at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University and at the Parrish Art Museum of Art. Jackson lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts and New York City.

About ArtBridge

ArtBridge empowers local artists to transform prominent urban spaces, focusing on New York City’s 300+ miles of construction fencing and scaffolding.

About Oxford Properties Group

Oxford Properties Group (“Oxford”) is a leading global real estate investor, asset manager and business builder. It builds, buys and grows defined real estate operating business with world-class management teams. Established in 1960, Oxford and its portfolio companies manage approximately C$80 billion of assets across four continents on behalf of their investment partners. Oxford’s owned portfolio encompasses office, logistics, retail, multifamily residential, life sciences and hotels; it spans nearly 160 million square feet in global gateway cities and high-growth hubs. A thematic investor with a committed source of capital, Oxford invests in properties, portfolios, development sites, debt, securities and real estate businesses across the risk-reward spectrum. Together with its portfolio companies, Oxford is one of the world’s most active developers with over 100 projects currently underway globally across all major asset classes. Oxford is owned by OMERS, the Canadian defined benefit pension plan for Ontario’s municipal employees.

Chaz, 11
Indigo, 12
Elizabeth, 10
Aleksandre, 12
Riian, 5
Poppy, 7
Olivia, 7
Apollo, 6
Amelia, 9
Aaron, 10
Layla, 7
Abby, 8
Jasmine, 11
Ottilie, 7
Ariana, 5
Arin, 8
Isabella, 6
Mary, 10
Skye, 5
Willow, 10

Programs at Children’s Museum of the Arts are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Also on view

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    Peacetime: Communal Drawing in Times Square

    Each Sunday morning in July, artists of all ages are invited to converge on Times Square to draw and visualize peace together.

    Building on Moon Folk: Passages Toward Greater Understanding (2021), Peacetime invites participants to reflect on the artworks created for Moon Folk and expand on their themes through Jackson’s “talkdraw” format: simultaneous free-drawing and conversation promoting deep listening, mindfulness and creative connection.

    Peacetime is presented in partnership with Times Square Arts.

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