Features : Archive for Visual Arts
Friday, November 30, 2012
Pac-Man and Tetris will soon be among the collection at the Museum of Modern Art.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Police are looking for a man who stole a $150,000 Salvador Dali painting from a New York art gallery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.