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Video Games as Art? MoMA Thinks So

Friday, November 30, 2012

Pac-Man and Tetris will soon be among the collection at the Museum of Modern Art.

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Columbus Statue Vanishes As Public Art Project Takes Shape

Friday, August 31, 2012

Standing atop a 70 foot pillar in a traffic island for over a century, the statue of Christopher Columbus at Columbus Circle has seen a lot of traffic go by. But soon the Italian explorer’s likeness will have comfier surroundings: a couch, a TV, and a coffee table.

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City Sidewalks are an Artist’s Canvas

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Colored pieces of chalk and a bit of sidewalk is usually the artistic domain of kids. But one upstate New York has been creating colorful drawings using the concrete sidewalks as his canvas for over 30 years.


The Rat, as Art and Food, Takes Center Stage

Thursday, August 02, 2012

The art of survival is getting an exhibit of its own at a gallery in the Lower East Side. The artist wanted to highlight survival skills from building your own shelter to skinning and eating animals throughout the show. And one of the animals highlighted is a city critter: the rat.


Where Watching The Clock Is Celebrated

Friday, July 13, 2012

If you have time on your hands this summer in NYC, the moments just got more momentous. Contemporary artist Christian Marclay’s celebrated work The Clock will be on view at Lincoln Center’s David Rubinstein‘s Atrium for 20 days — from July 13 to August 1.


Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Kicks Off in Central Park

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Central Park Lake hosted a dragon boat on Thursday as part of the festivities leading up to the 22nd annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York.


Polka Dots, Psychedelic Patterns and Fireflies: Yayoi Kusama Comes to the Whitney

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sixty years of artwork by the influential Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama will go on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art on Thursday. See a slideshow of works in the show.


Stolen Salvador Dali Painting Mailed Back to NYC

Monday, July 02, 2012

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service says a stolen Salvador Dali painting has been mailed back to New York from Europe and intercepted at Kennedy International Airport.


An Original Copy of the Declaration Goes on Display

Sunday, July 01, 2012

In honor of Independence Day, the New York Historical Society will display the Declaration of Independence — or at least a copy of it.

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Look | Artists Design Blown Glass on Governors Island

Friday, June 29, 2012

From Saturday through July 29, graphic artists, with the help of professional glassblowers, will try out their designs on glass even if they've never worked with the material before. See a slideshow of glassmaking on Governors Island.


Artist Depicts New York City Legends on East Village Scaffolding

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Artist Tom Sanford's colorful 4-foot tall mural, called “Saints of the Lower East Side,” depicts Joey Ramone, Charlie “Bird” Parker, Ellen Stewart, Martin Wong, Miguel Piñero, Arthur Fellig and Allen Ginsberg.

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US Seizes Dinosaur Skeleton in NY Friday

Friday, June 22, 2012

The U.S. government has seized a dinosaur skeleton in New York City that officials say was unjustly taken from the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.

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NYPD: Man Swipes Dali Painting from Art Gallery

Friday, June 22, 2012

Police are looking for a man who stole a $150,000 Salvador Dali painting from a New York art gallery.


Five Olympiads Artist LeRoy Neiman dies at 91

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Painter and sketch artist LeRoy Neiman, best known for evoking the kinetic energy of the world's biggest sporting and leisure events with bright quick strokes, died Wednesday at age 91.


Remembering Sendak at the Met

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


The life of artist and children's book author Maurice Sendak was celebrated at a memorial service at the Metropolitan Museum on Tuesday. The creator of more than 100 books, including the classic Where the Wild Things Are, was remembered as a man driven by his need to create.

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From Balloon Dogs to Paper Puppets, Jeff Koons Teaches Art to City Kids

Monday, June 04, 2012

Jeff Koons visited P.S. 112 Jose Celson Barbosa to teach the 16 second graders how to make moveable animal puppets using paper and fasteners. His visit kicked off Visual Arts Appreciation Week, during which high-profile artists will visit New York City school classrooms to talk about making art.

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NY Art Handlers and Sotheby's Resolve Contract

Friday, June 01, 2012

Teamsters Local 814 announced Thursday that workers had voted to approve a new agreement that includes pay raises and maintains health and retirement benefits.


Artist Held for 'I Love NY' Work Released

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

An artist arrested on Saturday for setting up an illuminated "I Love New York"-themed public art display in Brooklyn that was mistaken for an explosive device has been released on his own recognizance.


Police Arrest Artist Setting Up 'I Love NY' Work

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

An artist who was setting up an illuminated "I Love New York"-themed public art display in Brooklyn was arrested after the wired contraption was mistaken for an explosive device.

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Banking Booms — and Busts — Through History

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Whether it's JPMorgan's multi-billion dollar trading loss or shareholders rejecting the pay package of Citigroup's CEO debates about banks regularly dominate headlines. A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York about the history of banking in America shows, it's been this way since the founding of the Republic.

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