A&H in the City: Museum of the City of New York

The Department of Arts and Humanities at Teachers College, Columbia University hosted its first A&H in the City installment. The series holds free events around NYC catered to alumni to foster community while providing interactive, social and intellectual programming.

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  1. #AHCity was such a success, we can't wait for the next one! Photo by @margaretferrec #AHCityMCNY #activists
    #AHCity was such a success, we can't wait for the next one! Photo by @margaretferrec #AHCityMCNY #activists
  2. The first of the series was hosted at the Museum of the City of New York, where participants convened for brainstorming, lunch, a guided tour and reflection.
  3. Department Chair and Professor of Social Studies and Education Bill Gaudelli was instrumental in pushing A&H in the City forward.
  4. EY Zipris introducing the #museumofthecityofnewyork for our very first #AHCity! Welcome back #alumni, we're so excited to host you! #AHCityMCNY
    EY Zipris introducing the #museumofthecityofnewyork for our very first #AHCity! Welcome back #alumni, we're so excited to host you! #AHCityMCNY
  5. Fifty alumni from different graduating classes participated in the first A&H in the City.
  6. Each table where alumni sat had different themes, like connection, neighborhood, communication, and rights. These themes were revisited in the museum tour and in alumni reflections.
  7. Lunch and learn tables! #AHCityMCNY #alumni #AHCity
    Lunch and learn tables! #AHCityMCNY #alumni #AHCity
  8. This light fixture is so beautiful, I think I see something new every time I look at it! Photo by @margaretferrec #AHCity #museumofthecityofnewyork
    This light fixture is so beautiful, I think I see something new every time I look at it! Photo by @margaretferrec #AHCity #museumofthecityofnewyork
  9. The first exhibit included collections from Jacob A. Riis.
  10. Alumni then got to visit "Activist New York" led by two professors from the Social Studies and Education program.
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