The Red Wall Art Gallery at Resorts World New York is currently showing an exhibition of Louis Armstrong’s collection of collages. (Courtesy of Resorts World NYC)
Resorts World New York City has reopened its Red Wall Art Gallery for the first time in more than two years after it closed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The gallery is currently showing an exhibition of Louis Armstrong’s collage collection through Sunday, July 31. Although Armstrong is best known as one of the world’s greatest jazz musicians, he was also a talented artist, producing hundreds of collages on record covers. The exhibit was made possible through a partnership with the Louis Armstrong House Museum (LAHM), the Corona-based foundation dedicated to preserving the jazz icon’s cultural legacy.
“There is no better partner to launch our reopening than the Louis Armstrong House Museum, which is a cultural leader here in Queens and around the world,” said Michelle Stoddard, vice president of community development for Resorts World. Casino New York. “We look forward to welcoming fans of Louis Armstrong to this exciting exhibit, which showcases his additional creative talents. It is certainly a sight to behold and perhaps it will attract a few new admirers along the way.
LAHM helped mount the first-ever exhibit at the Red Wall Art Gallery in 2012: a photography exhibit from the Queens Jazz Trail, which featured Armstrong as well as other jazz legends. Additionally, RWNYC stepped up last year as an inaugural member of LAHM’s new Corporate Partner Program, with a $10,000 commitment that supports LAHM’s mission to support and promote artistic, cultural and humanitarian heritage. of Armstrong.
“The world knows Louis Armstrong for his trumpet and his voice,” said Regina Bain, executive director of the Louis Armstrong House Museum. “ButLouis expressed himself in many ways and his collages reveal a truer sense of his humor, friendships and cherished moments of his life and work. We are very grateful to Resorts World for helping us to bring these wonderful works of art to the community.
The Resorts World Red Wall Gallery was established to showcase the work of aspiring and local artists, photographers and textile makers, in collaboration with community arts organizations. The Red Wall Gallery is an extension of RWNYC’s commitment to supporting community economic development and working with local cultural organizations to expose arts and culture to their audiences.
The Louis Armstrong exhibit is free and open to the public.