A public hearing on a new Parks Department proposal limiting the number of art vendors in public parks brought out advocates on both sides of the issue.
The Museum of Arts & Design is resuscitating chickens, anchovies and other once-animate objects in a new exhibition titled "Dead or Alive," which opens Tuesday, April 27. Check out the slideshow of photos from MAD below and listen to WNYC's Anna Sale preview the series that lends new meaning to the phrase "recycled materials."
Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, names the famous art pieces he wants returned from museums.
WNYC caught up with Shepard Fairey while he was painting a new mural on the legendary corner of Bowery and Houston.
Check out the video below.
For this chiseled army of Broadway dancers, the real shows begins before ever stepping on stage. Watch the video.
Joseph Blanco has never seen his father's home country of Guatemala. The 25-year-old knows of his Garifuna heritage, but the Bronx native never learned the language, which is a blend of Spanish, Indian, and African influences.
It isn't often that the words "award-winning" are used when talking about community access TV. But this year, Brooklyn Independent Television was nominated for a New York Emmy Award for an episode of its show, "Caught In the Act: Art In Brooklyn" which profiles Brooklyn professionals in the arts. BIT was founded four years ago. Its mission: to provide more top-quality Brooklyn-focused programming.
Check out a few segments from the show.
Billy Wilder's Ace in the Hole was meant to be a seamy saga of journalism at its worst. But of course, journalism is more complicated than that. It wouldn’t exist without its audience.
The Museum of Modern Art celebrates the founding father of photojournalism with the new exhibit "Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century." View a slideshow of photographs from the exhibit.
Writer Kathryn Harrison keeps some of her most prized possessions on her bookcase. Aside from novels, one can find miscellaneous trinkets from family members to a fetal pig in a glass jar. (Um, one man's bookend is another man's fetal pig?)
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Director Michael Mayer discuss the Broadway musical, American Idiot, which was based on the band's music. Watch the video.
The new rock musical "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" takes a School House Rocks-approach to the U.S. president. Watch the video.
When the controversy surrounding the Jeff Koons-curated "Skin Fruit" bubbled to the surface last November, New Museum director Lisa Phillips told The New York Times that the exhibit would provide New Yorkers with a unique opportunity to see a prized art collection from abroad -- the implication being that the show would consist of little-seen artists and/or works. "We think the public will be the beneficiaries of Dakis's very generous agreement to allow works from his foundation to cross the ocean," she said at the time.
Last fall, when the New Museum announced it would show the private collection of its trustee Dakis Joannou -- and that this show would be curated by the collector's friend, artist Jeff Koons -- all manner of debate emerged about the propriety of the exhibit. (It started with a post by blogger James Wagner last September, turned into a full brouhaha with artist William Powhida's "Brooklyn Rail" cover in November, before being picked up by The New York Times ten days later. Since then, it's made for regular, reliable blogger fodder. Full disclosure: I've been critical of the show on my own blog.)
Now that the exhibit is up, the burning question is: Was it worth the controversy? The answer, in my book, would be: No.
The Broadway revival of "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" is now postponed indefinitely due to her sudden departure. WNYC recently spoke to her about the show. Watch the video.
WNYC's Janaya Williams shines her highly arbitrary spotlight on some of the city's happenings. From the Civil Rights Movement, to new leadership at the Cooper-Hewitt, to getting ready for Passover.
Learn how important drawing is for video and performance artist Joan Jonas at Location One. The Jewish Museum uses orginal drawings to illustrate the real life escape of the husband and wife team behind Curious George, and Swiss artist Zilla Leutenegger brings her drawings to life for her new show Rocksie.