The Ship of Tolerance and Archtober Weekend

It was a misty day at the Park. Stephen Martin conducted the Archtober tour on Sunday morning for architecture, art and design enthusiasts. 

The Ship of Tolerance was in view from Four Freedoms Park. The Ship of Tolerance is a wooden boat with children's paintings acting as its sails. The paintings by New York City children often address issues of intolerance. Park visitors watched The Ship of Tolerance circle the Island as they painted about what tolerance means to them. 

The Archtober tour began at the base of the monumental stair. 

The Archtober tour began at the base of the monumental stair. 

The tour continued to the Room where Stephen described Louis Kahn's design of the Room.

The tour continued to the Room where Stephen described Louis Kahn's design of the Room.

The Ship of Tolerance barged in the East River beneath the United Nations.

The Ship of Tolerance barged in the East River beneath the United Nations.

The Ship of Tolerance circled the Island as Park visitors watched from Four Freedoms Park.

The Ship of Tolerance circled the Island as Park visitors watched from Four Freedoms Park.

We offered a Family Art Project where children were invited to participate in a painting workshop led by Studio in a School art instructors. Children used sail cloth as their canvas and expressed their interpretations of tolerance.

We offered a Family Art Project where children were invited to participate in a painting workshop led by Studio in a School art instructors. Children used sail cloth as their canvas and expressed their interpretations of tolerance.

Children were asked: "What does tolerance mean to you?"

Children were asked: "What does tolerance mean to you?"

Studio in a School art instructor at the arts and crafts table.

Studio in a School art instructor at the arts and crafts table.