Transportation Alternatives Discussion of NYC Public Space at the Guggenheim

Join Transportation Alternatives for an afternoon at the Guggenheim Museum as T.A. takes part in the acclaimed Shapes of Space exhibition. Shapes of Space explores the concept of space within art, and T.A. has assembled an interactive discussion of New York City’s public space. Visitors can enjoy the Guggenheim’s collections and exhibits, and join T.A. for a special presentation including scenes from Contested Streets, a collection of Streetfilms by Clarence Eckerson and presentations by leading activists who are reinventing NYC streets.

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