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Historic homes are at center of upcoming New York tour
Sep 19, 2016

Open House New York, the weekend-long program focused on New York City architecture and design, will host ARTNOIR: City of Cultural Exchange, on October 15 and 16. Held at 10 sites throughout the city, including the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum and the Andrew Freedman Home, the program will focus on “how the built environment is a catalyst for cultural exchange,” with an emphasis on “narratives that reflect on the relationship between identity and place.”

Historic homes are at center of upcoming New York tour
Louis Armstrong House Museum, one of the historic sites in the ARTNOIR: City of Cultural Exchange program

Visitors are welcome to stop by the sites for programming that will include free jazz concerts, tours and other features. “The dynamism of New York City’s built environment is a direct reflection of the diversity of the people who occupy it,” explains OHNY executive director Gregory Wessner. “Buildings tell us fascinating stories about how people have shaped and reshaped the city over time, and Open House New York is thrilled to partner with ARTNOIR to showcase these stories.”

“Every New York City building carries the DNA of those that have built, rebuilt and reclaimed them over time,” says ARTNOIR co-founder Sherlen Archibald. “By mapping out the historical legacies of these sacred spaces, we aim to highlight and explore how the built environment serves as an essential catalyst for cultural exchange in both the present and future.”

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