Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tea Cart Stories

Last Thursday, artist Michele Brody took to the streets with her tea cart. After being rained out the past two Thursdays, we were really excited to finally start on this public art project.

Michele invited passerby into her cart, made of copper pipes and the Museum's early 20th century pushcart. There they shared a cup of tea and talked about their family stories and connection to the ancient beverage. Michele recorded the stories and plans to transcribe them on the tea bags used to steep tea during their conversations.

You can see some of the stories have already been transcribed and are hanging on the cart. Eventually the entire structure will be covered with fluttering sheets. After July, these papers will hang in the windows of the Tenement Museum for all to read and enjoy.

Come out next Thursday, July 9, or Thursday, July 23 to share your story. Michele will be outside during tea time, 4-7 pm.

All photos by Patricia Tscharskyj.

- Posted by Kate Stober

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