Features : Archive for Visual Arts

Museums Free to Military Personnel and Their Families

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Metropolitan Museum, the Guggenheim and the New Museum are among the roughly 40 museums in New York City that will offer free admission to active-duty military service members and their families — including those active in the Reserves and the National Guard — this summer. See a list of some of the participating Tri-State area museums.


Brooklyn’s Hasidic Art Scene Expands with New Gallery

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Brooklyn art scene is getting another retro infusion — this time from Crown Heights. The throwback references here depict a simpler time, when families were large and lived in the Old World shtetls of Eastern Europe. It’s not quite Soho, but on Empire Blvd. and Kingston Ave., situated next to a laundromat, The Betzalel Gallery is expected to officially open on Thursday.

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Park Avenue Armory Gets Space-Age Makeover

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

NASA wants to take you on a mission to Mars. No, not that NASA -- the other one based out of the lower Manhattan studio of artist Tom Sachs. His installation, "Space Program: Mars," opened at the 55,000 square-foot drill hall of the Park Avenue Armory on Wednesday.


Christie's to Hold First Photojournalism Auction in Honor of Anton Hammerl

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The sale, which takes place at Christie's on Tuesday, will include signed prints donated by Sebastião Salgado and Susan Meiselas, among others. See a slideshow here.


Look | See What They Were Wearing on the Met Gala Red Carpet

Monday, May 07, 2012

On Monday night, stars made their way up the Metropolitan Museum's red-carpeted stairs to attend the Costume Institute's annual gala. The theme for this year's benefit and exhibit was, "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations."

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Peek into the City's Past at the Archives' Visitor Center

Monday, May 07, 2012

The visitor center, which opens this week, will allow access to a huge trove of New York City's archival photos along with other pieces of the city's history -- including legal documents, the city's TV and radio recordings, and gifts given to mayors over the years, like a Waterford crystal baseball bat given to Mayor Giuliani by the Yankees.

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Why You Shouldn’t Miss 'Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art'

Saturday, May 05, 2012

If you haven’t been to see the Diego Rivera exhibit, “Murals for the Museum of Modern Art” yet, you have a few days before it closes on May 14. Plus, see a slideshow of works in the exhibition.

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Snapshot | Google Says 'Happy Birthday' to NY Artist Keith Haring

Friday, May 04, 2012

Google has used letters inspired by the work of the late New York artist Keith Haring for the "doodle" above its homepage search bar. Haring died tragically of AIDS in 1990. Friday would have been his 54th birthday.


NJ Gallery Celebrates WPA-Era Art and its Modern Appeal

Friday, May 04, 2012

On Thursday, an exhibit that celebrates WPA-era artwork opened at LightSoundSpace Gallery in Rahway, New Jersey. The idea behind the show is to inspire visitors with messages that curators say resonate strongly with the economic struggles faced by many at present. Check out a slideshow of works in the show.


Art by Teens Livens Up Manhattan Office

Thursday, May 03, 2012

A floor of a midtown Manhattan office building has become an art gallery for work by 125 middle- and high-school students. The exhibition, called "Goals and Dreams," opened Wednesday night and features 129 paintings, drawings and photos selected from art made at 40 city schools.


Students Create 8 Sculptures for NYC Waterfront

Friday, April 27, 2012

Eight new sculptures created by students of a top New York City art school will be installed along the Hudson River.


Photographer Finds 70-Year-Old World’s Fair Negatives

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Amateur photographer and collector Lynne Rostochile made one her most interesting finds to date at an Oklahoma flea market: a box of 70-year-old 35mm negatives shot during the 1939-'40 New York World’s Fair.


Google Building’s Scaffolding Shows Chelsea’s Past

Monday, April 09, 2012

On Monday, workers affixed a vinyl mural onto the scaffolding wrapping around Google's New York headquarters. The cartoons on the mural refer to famous landmarks and key figures in Chelsea’s past, from Major Thomas Clark, who named the neighborhood in the 1700s, to Jack Kerouac, who wrote On the Road at the Chelsea Hotel in the 1950s.

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12 Ways to Commemorate the Titanic Centennial

Monday, April 02, 2012

There are a number of happenings in the Tri-State area that mark the Titanic centennial. Among our favorites: meals recreating White Star Line menus, plays based on ship survivor testimonials and artifact exhibitions. Here's a shortlist of goings-on.

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Museum Offers Free Admission to Attract Bronx Residents

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Admission to The Bronx Museum of the Arts will be free starting Thursday in an effort to attract more of the borough's residents to the museum. The $5 adult tickets and $3 student and senior tickets were a barrier to entry to the institution, which is located in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country.

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Look | Young City School Students Exhibit Art at Manhattan Gallery

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A new exhibition displaying art made by New York City public school students opened Tuesday at Studio Gallery in Midtown Manhattan. The show, called "Littlest Learners," features the work of pre-kindergarten through second-grade students from 25 schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.

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Illustrated Verses from the 1950s on View at Woodward Gallery

Friday, March 16, 2012

Etchings and aquatints made in the 1950s that mash up handwritten verses with illustrations and designs are on display at Woodward Gallery in a new exhibition called 21 Etchings and Poems. Among the artist-poet teams: Willem de Kooning and Harold Rosenberg. See a slideshow here.

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Keith Haring's 'Once Upon A Time' Bathroom Mural Restored and Open to the Public

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

FULL DISCLOSURE: The photos that accompany this article contain graphic images that may be upsetting to viewers. Pop artist Keith Haring painted his signature lines and squiggles in many places throughout New York City, but one of the most unique may have been the men's bathroom at the Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.


What to See (and Not to See) at the 2012 Whitney Biennial

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Every two years, the Whitney Museum of American Art marks the rising tide in contemporary art in America with its Biennial show. The museum celebrates its 76th Biennial this year, which opens on Thursday and includes work by 51 artists. Here are five pieces to check out and one to walk on by.

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A Sneak Peek at Films in the 2012 Whitney Biennial

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

This year, in an unprecedented move, The Whitney Museum of American Art tapped two outside film curators — Ed Halter and Thomas Beard of Light Industry — to select the 2012 Whitney Biennial’s 75 films and film-related events. Learn more about the curators and watch a trailer for one of their favorite films in the Biennial, Michael Robinson's These Hammers Don't Hurt Us.