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Homeless Museum Comes Up to the High Line


We are pleased to welcome the Homeless Museum of Art to the High Line.

The museum, also called HoMu for short, is an performance created by New York-based artist Filip Noterdaeme. Since its inception in 2002, the work has existed in a state of perpetual flux. It has been a live-in museum in a rented apartment; an activist's initiative; an exhibit in a vacant artist studio; a collection of original artworks; and a mock museum booth embedded in a commercial art fair.

The museum, which for three years has been under the High Line, will be on the park itself for a limited time as a High Line Program in celebration of the third anniversary and final season of The Director Is In, the notorious performance during which Noterdaeme engages passers-by in conversation from his perch behind his museum booth.

The performance will take place just north of the 23rd Street Lawn between 5:00 to 9:30 PM for five consecutive Tuesdays:

• Tuesday, July 3
• Tuesday, July 10
• Tuesday, July 17
• Tuesday, July 24

Stop by to say hello to Filip and his Director of Public Relations Florence Coyote. (She is the stuffed dog in the photo above.) Sessions are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. In case of rain, sessions will take place on Wednesday.

Learn more about the Homeless Museum of Art, read about it in The New York Times, or watch a video.

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