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The Museum of Drug Policy Pop Up
April 21, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

On April 19th through April 21st, The Museum of Drug Policy will be open in New York City. A pop-up cultural hub, this Museum will include an immersive art experience and special live programming looking at the impact of current drug policies on populations around the world. The Museum will be open on Park Avenue for three days during the United Nations General Assembly’s Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem. Over 70 works of international art will be on display, including special installations along with special musical performances by Grammy nominated John Forte and Imani Uzuri.

Visitors from around the world are also invited to share their photos at the Living Wall installation and tell their stories in the Truth Booth. The Museum will feature lunchtime discussions with a powerful lineup of speakers, panels and keynote addresses that will take attendees on a journey exploring the real impact and human cost of drug policy in communities around the world.

Exhibit is open daily from 10:30 am – 9:00 pm.  The Museum and all of its programs are 100% FREE!  First come, first serve.

For full schedule of daytime events, visit: www.MuseumOfDrugPolicy.org

Evening Programs Include: 

Tuesday, April 19 at 6:00 pm

  • #NerdlandForever: Live with Melissa Harris-Perry.  ONE NIGHT ONLY! Modeled off her hit show, in front of a live audience, Melissa Harris-Perry will explore the issues of global drug policy, mass incarceration, harm reduction, access to pain relief and the war on drugs with many distinguished guests and performers. You don’t want to miss this!

Wednesday, April 20 at 6:00 pm

  • Film Screening: Cartel Land. This 2016 Academy Award nominated documentary, sheds light on the Mexican drug war, with a focus on vigilante groups on both sides of the border to combat the cartels. Director Matthew Heineman will do a Q&A with the audience following the screening.

Thursday, April 21 at 6:00 pm

  • “Beats, Rhymes and Reform” will elevate the stories of people most impacted by the world drug problem through a night of spoken word poetry, hosted by Power 105’s Angie Martinez, with a special appearance by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons. Featuring poets Mahogany Browne, MUMS, Jasiri X, Liza Jesse Peterson, Kelly Tsai, DJ: Reborn and more.

International Roster of Artists include: 

  • Agoes Rudianto
  • Baz Dreisinger
  • Bordando por la Paz
  • Carlos Cazalis
  • Daniel Goldstein
  • Ed Ou
  • Edgardo Aragon
  • Emma Nzioka
  • Hank Willis Thomas
  • Jawshing Arthur Liou
  • Jeff Gomez
  • Jesse Krimes
  • Juan Manuel Barrero
  • Kumphrey Odero
  • Mark Townsend
  • Michael D’Antuono
  • Miguel A. Aragon
  • Monica Mwangi
  • New Zealand Drug Foundation
  • Pailin Wedel
  • Pep Bonet
  • Sabrina Jones
  • Sadegh Souri
  • Santiago Mazzarovich
  • Stuart McMillen
  • Ted S. Warren
  • The Cause Collective
  • Tracy Hetzel
  • Toby Wesa
  • Tony Papa
  • Valerio Loi
  • WOLA
  • Zefrey Throwell
  • Zhuangchen Zhou

For Group Tickets (FREE), email info@mskolnik.com

For Press Inquiries, please email press@mskolnik.com

245 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10167


April 21, 2016
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Museum of Drug Policy
245 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10167 United States
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