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Nikhil Chopra: Character Creation

Public Programs

Nikhil Chopra: Character Creation

February 6 2010

Explore the exhibition “Yog Raj Chitrakar: Memory Drawing IX” and discover how artist Nikhil Chopra combines theater, portraiture, landscape drawing, photography, and installation to chronicle the world through live performance. In character as Yog Raj Chitrakar, a Victorian draughtsman, Chopra visited Ellis Island in early November to create large-scale drawings of the city and activated the Lobby Gallery of the New Museum by embodying this 1920s character. Participate in a theater workshop led by New Victory Theater Teaching Artists to create a character using physical presence, voice, and props—all inspired by Chopra’s exhibition and artistic process.

Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children four to fifteen years old, and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family. Children under eighteen are always admitted free. No preregistration is required. Space is limited and tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Your entire party must be present; tickets will not be given to partial parties.

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“Yog Raj Chitrakar: Memory Drawing IX” is made possible by the Toby Devan Lewis Emerging Artists Exhibitions Fund.