Wednesday, November 22, 2023

SATURDAY: Sketch the Museum of the American Indian

The National Museum of the American Indian
Located in the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House.

 SATURDAY, November 25, 2023

The National Museum of the American Indian is stunning, inside and out, - a NYC's  Beaux Arts masterpiece.  I believe Herman Melville's day job was in this building when it was our Custom House.  

The museum always has interesting displays and artwork.  In the past I've been tempted to draw the American Indian artwork but at other times the artwork seemed to end up influencing  the way I was drawing the building and the other sketchers.  Interesting stuff!

The museum is owned by the US Government which means to enter we'll need to pass through a metal detector.  Masks are optional.

WhereThe National Museum of the American Indian– at One Bowling Green, New York, is located on the south side of Bowling Green, in lower Manhattan, adjacent to the northeast corner of Battery Park. 

When: SATURDAY, November 25th, 2023.  Start time: 10 AM. Admission to the museum is free

Lots of ways to get there by Subway 
- 4 & 5 trains to Bowling Green 
- 1 train to Rector Street or South Ferry 
- R (& W on weekdays) trains to Whitehall Street 
- J & Z trains to Broad Street 
- 2 & 3 trains to Wall Street 

 Lunch: 12:00 PM.  Meet in the lobby at noon for a short walk (location to be confirmed on Saturday) ​We'll be eating at a local sandwich shop which has a large seating area on the second floor, (which means you can bring your own food if you prefer).

 Afternoon1 PM - Back sketching at the museum 

 Show and Tell3:00 PM - The social part of our day when we'll share our artwork and tell sketching stories.  Location to be confirmed on Saturday.  

- B​ring a portable stool if you have one.  It gives you more options.  

 If you can’t find us 
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128 

 There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome.

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