Manhattan Color Walk
A special color installation by Color Factory in the garden at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, free and designed for all to enjoy
From the buckets of lavender mums at the corner bodega to the forest green scaffolding covering a building under construction, Manhattan Color Walk pays special homage to all the colors that make New York City unique. Each color in the striped installation corresponds to a specific moment encountered by the Color Factory creative team, while walking and exploring 265 streets — from the uppermost part of Manhattan at West 220th Street down to Battery Park.
The Color Factory team walked over 50 miles and took more than a thousand photos over the course of a few weeks to create this portrait of the city. Manhattan Color Walk is a new kind of map, showcasing the colors and diverse stories that bring New York City to life, and encouraging visitors to consider how color can help define a place and contribute to our sense of togetherness.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH JULY 2018
PRINTED GUIDES ARE FREE AND AVAILABLE AT THE COOPER HEWITT MUSEUM FRONT DESK