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Art & About New York City My tours are interactive, filled with interesting audience-specific, relevant info and always engage participants in an enriching organic social experience

May(rav) Fisher, a proud mother of two incredible human beings ages 19 and 15, and a seasoned art museum educator. My academic background includes a BA in the History of Art and MS. Ed in Museum Education from renowned NYC academic institutions. I am proud to include on my 19 year professional journey, working for/ with Museums such as the Guggenheim, the Whitney, Moma, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Folk Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, El Museo d’El Barrio, Cooper Hewitt and more, teaching and creating programs for all audiences. I’m a creative thinker, an avid reader, obsessively curious, and I most enjoy communicating with people, of all ages and abilities. My tours are interactive, filled with interesting information, audience- specific, and always engage participants in an enriching organic social experience, at the end of which I hope you will feel happy and fulfilled!

Operating as usual

So proudGoing to @festivaldecannes My @noalehf
06/08/2021

So proud
Going to @festivaldecannes
My @noalehf

Wishing you #peace and #kindess in your life
05/19/2021

Wishing you
#peace and #kindess in your life

Wishing you
#peace and #kindess in your life

@kara_walker_official at the @newmuseum powerful and stunning exhibition #griefand grievenc.
05/15/2021

@kara_walker_official at the @newmuseum powerful and stunning exhibition #griefand grievenc.

Hanging out w my girl. A beautiful insightful human. She came out of me. Really.. Almost 25 yrs ago. My love
05/06/2021

Hanging out w my girl.
A beautiful insightful human.
She came out of me. Really..
Almost 25 yrs ago. My love

Moving, naive, sometimes grotesque determined delicate and ecplisive visual fodder  by the #powefullyfeminine @tamagoren...
04/09/2021

Moving, naive, sometimes grotesque determined delicate and ecplisive visual fodder by the #powefullyfeminine @tamagoren at the @hamidrasha_art

Cemetary#mayravfisher #lifephotography #stilllife #jewishcemetery
03/15/2021

Cemetary
#mayravfisher
#lifephotography #stilllife #jewishcemetery

Cemetary
#mayravfisher
#lifephotography #stilllife #jewishcemetery

Under the blanket(Knitted by mom)
02/20/2021

Under the blanket
(Knitted by mom)

Under the blanket
(Knitted by mom)

#bemyvalentine #mayravfisher Actually, anyone who knows me knows itI l o v e seeds and nuts ❤
02/09/2021

#bemyvalentine
#mayravfisher
Actually, anyone who knows me knows it
I l o v e seeds and nuts ❤

#bemyvalentine
#mayravfisher
Actually, anyone who knows me knows it
I l o v e seeds and nuts ❤

02/02/2021

I'd say she's gotten quite good with the accent...

As an Arts educator my entire adult life-- this moment was and will forever be a major stamp of approval. There is much ...
01/21/2021

As an Arts educator my entire adult life-- this moment was and will forever be a major stamp of approval. There is much much less humanity empathy and civility without the arts. #poetrymatters
@mayaangelouofflcial is proud
#artmatters
@amandascgorman be still my heart 💛❤💙

As an Arts educator my entire adult life-- this moment was and will forever be a major stamp of approval. There is much much less humanity empathy and civility without the arts. #poetrymatters
@mayaangelouofflcial is proud
#artmatters
@amandascgorman be still my heart 💛❤💙

Political. Art. Public#sculpturepark @socratespark
01/16/2021

Political. Art. Public
#sculpturepark
@socratespark

Political. Art. Public
#sculpturepark
@socratespark

Love her so @lemonsforlyman Come back soon, my lovely ❤💞💫
01/02/2021

Love her so @lemonsforlyman
Come back soon, my lovely ❤💞💫

It is who he is: Roy. Thoughtful, determined, focused, creative, sharing,  respectful of others, respectful of and patie...
12/25/2020

It is who he is: Roy. Thoughtful, determined, focused, creative, sharing, respectful of others, respectful of and patient with the never-ending quest for perfection. Super dad son uncle and best friend. I love u soooo
Happy 5th anniversary to this third baby with @talikrakowsky. I knew you 2 would be awesome partners all along... ❤
@thisisfromroy if u know, you know

Homemade stuffed cabbage. Made by us. Yummy, too @lemonsforlyman
12/18/2020

Homemade stuffed cabbage. Made by us. Yummy, too @lemonsforlyman

#covidselfie 2020 could not leave fast enough..#happyhanukkah @lemonsforlyman
12/16/2020

#covidselfie
2020 could not leave fast enough..#happyhanukkah @lemonsforlyman

SunriseMy dad took this@memorialparkconservancy #memorialparkhouston
12/08/2020

Sunrise
My dad took this
@memorialparkconservancy #memorialparkhouston

My Abba walks around @memorialparkconservancy the park at sunrise daily. #lovehim#lifegoals#warveteran #גיבורישראל
12/08/2020

My Abba walks around @memorialparkconservancy the park at sunrise daily.
#lovehim
#lifegoals
#warveteran
#גיבורישראל

12/08/2020

White privilage...reflected in police work. Can you just imagine the outcome if this was a black man or woman?!?! #blavklivesmatter #defundthepolice

The#abstractphotography #urbantextures #ilovered #mayravfisher
11/27/2020

The
#abstractphotography
#urbantextures
#ilovered
#mayravfisher

#urbantextures #abstractphotography #mayravfisher
11/27/2020

#urbantextures
#abstractphotography
#mayravfisher

#urbantextures #cityscape #mayravfisher
11/27/2020

#urbantextures
#cityscape
#mayravfisher

For her, and all daughters out there, whose future is fully ahead of them -- lets fight for a better brighter more equal...
10/19/2020

For her, and all daughters out there, whose future is fully ahead of them -- lets fight for a better brighter more equal and more just one for us all ❤️✊🏿💪🏽❤️✌🏾🌈🌍

Lets vote trump out. Sooon

In a fu***ng LANDSLIDE
#vote2020

@joebiden
@kamalaharris
#brightersaferfutureforourgirls
#blacklivesmatter
@noalehf #noafisher

#repost from @moadsf For our #AfricanDiaspora Film Club, weare discussing #LorraineHansberry: Sighted Eyes/ Feeling Hear...
10/10/2020

#repost from @moadsf
For our #AfricanDiaspora Film Club, weare discussing #LorraineHansberry: Sighted Eyes/ Feeling Heart on October 11th! RSVP today in our bio or moadsf.org/calendar to join this virtual film experience.

Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart is the first-ever feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry, the visionary playwright who authored the groundbreaking #ARaisinintheSun. An overnight sensation, the play transformed the American theater and has long been considered a classic, yet the remarkable story of the #playwright faded from view. With this documentary, filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain resurrects the Lorraine Hansberry we have forgottenaa passionate artist, committed activist and sought-after public intellectual who waged an outspoken and defiant battle against injustice in 20th-century America. The film reveals Hansberryas prescient works tackling race, human rights, womenas equality and sexuality that anticipated social and political movements on the horizon. Lorraine Hansberry lived much of her 34 years guided by a deep sense of responsibility to others, proclaiming: aOne cannot live with sighted eyes and feeling heart and not know or react to the miseries which afflict this world.a Video by @pbs.

10/02/2020

#repost from @kuchinate_arts


If u can, please support this stellar organization, dedicated to supporting African refugees in Israel, empowering women and their families.
And these #sustainablemasks ?!?! Stunning⁦ly👌🏾⁩⁦👏🏽⁩⁦👍🏾⁩⁦🌶️⁩⁦🌶️⁩⁦🌶️⁩

@kuchinate_arts #kuchinate

During these dark sociopolitical and pandemic ridden times, there are bright stars shining. This is one of them 🌍🙌🏾🙏🏾💪🏽✌🏾🌏😷🌎

Art & words by artist Titus Kaphar:Ican notsellyouthispainting.AIn her expression, I see the Black mothers who are unsee...
09/24/2020

Art & words by artist Titus Kaphar:

I
can not
sell
you
this
painting.
A
In her expression, I see the Black mothers who are unseen, and rendered helpless in this fury against their babies.
As I listlessly wade through another cycle of violence against Black people,
I paint a Black mothera
eyes closed,
furrowed brow,
holding the contour of her loss.
A
Is this what it means for us?
Are black and loss
analogous colors in America?
If Malcolm could not fix it,
if Martin could not fix it,
if Michael,
Sandra,
Trayvon,
Tamir,
Breonna and
Now George Floyda
can be murdered
and nothing changesa
wouldnat it be foolish to remain hopeful?
Must I accept that this is what it means to be Black
in America?
A
Do
not
ask
me
to be
hopeful.
A
I have given up trying to describe the feeling of knowing that I can not be safe in the country of my birtha
How do I explain to my children that the very system set up to protect others could be a threat to our existence?
How do I shield them from the psychological impact of knowing that for the rest of our lives we will likely be seen as a threat,
and for that
We may die?
A MacArthur wonat protect you .
A Yale degree wonat protect you .
Your well-spoken plea will not change hundreds of years of institutionalized hate.
You will never be as eloquent as Baldwin,
you will never be as kind as Kinga
So,
isnat it only reasonable to believe that there will be no
change
soon?
A
And so those without hopea
Burn.
A
This Black mother understands the fire.
Black mothers
understand despair.
I can change NOTHING in this world,
but in paint,
I can realize hera.
This brings me solacea
not hope,
but solace.
She walks me through the flames of rage.
My Black mother rescues me yet again.
I want to be sure that she is seen.
I want to be certain that her story is told.
And so,
this time
America must hear her voice.
This time
America must believe her.
A
One
Black
motheras
loss
WILL
be
memorialized.
This time
I will not let her go.
A
I
can not
sell
you
this
painting.

Art and word by the genius #tituskaphar

Legends! Albers, Ginsburg. I only learned recently that Justice Ginsburg had two early Rothkos, two Albers, and other in...
09/22/2020

Legends! Albers, Ginsburg. I only learned recently that Justice Ginsburg had two early Rothkos, two Albers, and other incredible abstract artists installed in her office. (Photo: Cliff Owen/AP)

#josefalbers #ruthbaderginsburg #justiceginsburg #rbg #notoriusrbg @albers_foundation
#repost from @minus_space

"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you."Rest in Power, Justice ...
09/19/2020

"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you."

Rest in Power, Justice Ginsburg. You spent your life fighting for justice and equality, fighting for all of us. Now, we must continue that fight in your honor.

(@notoriousrbg)

09/12/2020
Images from this great night in Jerusalem.Seeing these demonstrations, I feel proud to be Israeli!! Care, dedication, re...
09/05/2020

Images from this great night in Jerusalem.
Seeing these demonstrations, I feel proud to be Israeli!! Care, dedication, resilience, values, courage!!
Bibi, resign. We have work to do to fix Israel , and you? ... You must stand trial.
#Repost from @noa_nini

@amyrosenblummartin, my beloved colleague and friend. So proud of the work u do @momaps1 @artforum a16-page featurea by ...
08/31/2020

@amyrosenblummartin, my beloved colleague and friend. So proud of the work u do
@momaps1


@artforum a16-page featurea by #rachelkushner on @nifleetwood @marking_time_art @momaps1

... so glad to be part of this #paradigmshift

08/31/2020

Redactiona, by Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts is their first artistic collaboration. This series of silk screen and etchings on paper focuses on the ways state and federal court systems exploit and erase the poor and incarcerated from public consciousness. Betts creates poetic redactions from legal documents filed by the CRC (Civil Rights Corp), on behalf of men and women incarcerated for a failure to pay court fines and fees. Layered within these works, Kaphar provides etched portraits of these individuals with disorienting effect.

The portfolio pictured above houses works on archival paper, adhered to metal apagesa, bound in blackened bronze book, and is displayed on a walnut lectern.

Redaction is supported by Agnes Gund and the @art4justicefund . The show first exhibited at MoMA PS1 , March 2019, and was curated by Sarah Suzuki.

View this work and others from the Pleading Freedom Exhibition at the NXTHVN Gallery. Pleading Freedom is supported by @gagosian and is open to the public Thursday- Sunday, 2PM-6PM through September 26.

For more Information on ways to support NXTHVN, please visit our website at www.nxthvn.com

Video by @proptogroup
Image: aRedaction Portfolioa by Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts @dwaynebetts .

#tituskaphar #reginalddwaynebetts #pleadingfreedom #redaction #NXTHVN

#repost from @__nxthvn__

כל מילה...העבודה עוד רבה#פרסמואתשמותהאנסים#אנסיםלכלא
08/21/2020

כל מילה...
העבודה עוד רבה
#פרסמואתשמותהאנסים
#אנסיםלכלא

08/20/2020

#repost from @judy.chicago


I was so thrilled and honored when the Alvin Ailey dancers chose to create a dance in relation to "The Dinner Party", my symbolic history of women in Western Civilization now permanently housed at the Brooklyn Museum. I thought I'd share this moving performance with my Instagram followers. What a wonderful tribute to remind us that women's rights are human rights, especially now when women are bearing most of the burden of the pandemic as they try and balance work, children and family with little or no help

#JudyChicago #Salon94 #JessicaSilvermanGallery #TurnerCarrollGallery #JeffreyDeitchGallery #NinaJohnsonGallery #BrooklynMuseum #TheDinnerParty #ElleMagazine #AlvinAiley #TheAileySchoolofDance #jessicacastro #redisdancing #Prospect #ProspectNY

08/17/2020

#repost from @unicef
#socialworkersareessential

School closures and lockdowns to slow the spread of #COVID19 have deprived many children of their support systems. Social workers like HlAn in Iceland are doing all they can to protect them.

#repost from @hillaryclinton   History in the making. @kamalaharris
08/12/2020

#repost from @hillaryclinton


History in the making. @kamalaharris

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May(rav) Fisher, a proud mother of two incredible human beings ages 19 and 15, and a seasoned art museum educator. My academic background includes a BA in the History of Art and MS. Ed in Museum Education from renowned NYC academic institutions. I am proud to include on my 19 year professional journey, working for/ with Museums such as the Guggenheim, the Whitney, Moma, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Folk Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, El Museo d’El Barrio, Cooper Hewitt and more, teaching and creating programs for all audiences. “I’m a creative thinker, an avid reader, obsessively curious, and I most enjoy communicating with people, of all ages and abilities and sharing intellectually and culturally stimulating fun experiences. My cultural urban tours in NYC and Tel Aviv are interactive, filled with interesting information, participant centered, and always engaging through an enriching organic social and fun learning experience, at the end of which I hope you will feel happy and fulfilled! TA phone: 050-3288194


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