The focus of this tour will primarily be public art. We’ll enjoy views of midtown Manhattan along the Queens East River waterfront, and we will visit the Socrates Sculpture Garden, currently showing Built, a solo exhibition by Virginia Overton who refashions found materials with dynamism and potency. (For more, see socratessculpturepark.org) We’ll also visit a small residential enclave in Astoria, where the walls are continuously being decorated with murals by many internationally famous street artists. The final stop will be the nearby Isamu Noguchi Museum, one of the first major art institutions in the area, with a collection of this Japanese American artist who helped redefine 20th century modern public art. His works can be found throughout Manhattan. The Noguchi Museum has graciously included complimentary admission for you, so you may explore their collection at the conclusion of the tour.