Enrico Miguel Thomas has been called “The Subway Artist of New York City” and the “Rembrandt of 72nd Street” and now he will be coming to the Transit Museum!
Using MTA subway maps as his canvas, Thomas creates drawings which capture the hustle and bustle of the New York transit system.
In this special Transit Museum event, he will share the story of his two great passions - making art and exploring New York’s subways – then lead a drawing program for kids on the Museum’s platform.
Thomas thrives on the noise and speed of the train platforms and stations, using sharpies to quickly document the scenes in front of him before his subjects disappear onto the passing trains. Throughout his life, art has helped sustain and push Thomas forward. In an interview with the New York Times, he explained: “I use very little — free maps and Sharpies — to show that even if you have very little, you can still do something good.”
This workshop is free with paid Museum admission. Registration is recommended; please call 718-694-1792. For Ages 8+.