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Folk Songs for the Five Points

The Tenement Museum’s Digital Artist in Residence Program was made possible
through the generous support of the Institute for Museum and Library Services,
the J.M. Kaplan Fund and the Verizon Foundation.

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Folk Songs for the Five Points was created in response to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum’s invitation for a project which responded to the request for works that explore contemporary immigrant experiences in New York City. The Museum has dedicated the Digital Artist in Residence Project (DARP) as a medium where digital artists can raise questions and suggest various perspectives, ideas and interpretations. In keeping with its mission, the Museum takes no position on the issues raised by its exhibits, but rather it encourages the expression of multiple perspectives.