Jun - Sept 2022
Schedule of events
The Gray-Green Divide
Installation By Mona Chalabi
This site-specific installation by artist and data journalist Mona Chalabi, illustrates New York City’s most common trees on the front steps of Brooklyn Museum. In playful drawings and data-driven visualizations, Mona investigates why trees matter. Not only do trees
create shade and shelter, reduce energy needs, and remove air pollution,
but access to trees also affects physical and mental wellness. When
many New Yorkers were confined to their homes due to COVID-19, extreme
heat and unequal proximity to cool green space became, and remain,
heightened public health issues.
Art Talk and Nature Walk
Lauren Zelaya with Herban Cura
Saturday July 9, 2022
Project organizer and Director of Public Programs at Brooklyn Museum, Lauren Zelaya, will give a talk about Mona Chalabi's outdoor installation The Gray-Green Divide. After the talk, Antonia Estela Pérez—artist, herbalist, and co-founder of Herban Cura—leads an interactive nature walk exploring the medicinal and cultural properties of local plants and trees. The program begins with an outdoor talk on the plaza steps and continues with an exploratory walk through the neighborhood.