Sohhee Oh's Golden Door Project

Sohhee Oh's Golden Door Project

Artist Sohhee Oh has created an outdoor art installation that serves as a "portal" for the immigrant experience. Using iconic tropes, the "Golden Door Project" symbolizes a welcoming image to immigrants from culturally diverse places, where anyone can walk through for who they are without being discriminated. The mobile artwork will be set up on sidewalks, parks, and other community spaces where passers-by can step through.

This interactive work will offer residents the opportunity to write a hello in their native language and post it in the Golden Door. In return, they will receive a sticker with the Golden Door print and important contact information for immigrants in Bronx, and NY..

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door”. -Emma Lazarus

This project is made possible with public funds from a Cultural Immigrant Initiative and District 15 Councilperson, Ritchie Torres, as well as support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York Council on the Arts with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Bronx River Art Center
1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
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Monday - Friday: 3:00 - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Gallery hours are only in effect during the
exhibition dates.

Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

DIRECTIONS TO CENTER:  By Train: Take #2 or #5 to West Farms Square/East Tremont. Walk one block east to Bronx Street. By Bus: Take #'s B9, 21, 36, 40, 42, or Q44 to East Tremont and Boston Road. By Car: Take Bruckner Expressway to Sheridan Expressway, and exit at East Tremont Ave. Turn left at the traffic light one block down onto East Tremont. Turn left after one block onto Bronx St. (Cross Bronx Expressway) towards Rosedale Ave, then exit. Turn left onto Rosedale Ave, then take a left onto Tremont Ave. Drive four blocks to West Farms Square.

This program is made possible with support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, including Council Members Eric Dinowitz, Althea Stevens, Kristy Marmorato and the Bronx Delegation. Additional support is from Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Kathy Hochul and the NYS Legislature. Foundation support is from Con Edison: The Power of Giving, The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, The Lincoln Fund, and private donors.

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