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Sherrie Levine's 'Mayhem': A Retrospective of The Original Fake at The Whitney

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sherrie Levine's new retrospective at The Whitney, which opens on Thursday, is bound to have visitors scratching their heads.

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NYC Galleries Show Ai Weiwei's Work while Donations in China Pour In

Monday, November 07, 2011

In New York, two galleries have turned their gaze to the work of the controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Meanwhile, from his home in Beijing, the artist has received more than $800,000 in donations from supporters.

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Fall Impressionist and Modern Art Auctions Sales Set Records, But Some Pieces Fail to Sell

Friday, November 04, 2011

View the top sellers from the fall Impressionist and Modern art auctions at Christie's and Sotheby's — without having to spend millions — here.

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City Officials Give the New Museum's Carsten Höller Show the Green Light

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Since the New Museum's Carsten Höller "Experience" exhibition opened last Wednesday, city agencies have been investigating three of the show's installations: a 100-foot tube slide, a mirrored carousel and a saline sensory deprivation pool. On Tuesday, city officials gave the green light to the installations.

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'Three Lives' Intersect at the Matthew Marks Gallery

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

A show depicting photos and self-portraits of three gay male New York artists is on view now at the Matthew Marks Gallery. “Three Lives: Peter Hujar, Paul Thek, & David Wojnarowicz” is 30 photos and self-portraits taken by Peter Hujar from 1958 through 1985.

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Behind the Glass: Restoration at the Natural History Museum's Dioramas

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

After 70 years of neglect, the stuffed animals at the American Museum of Natural History’s North American mammal room are finally getting the spa treatment they deserve. The museum is in the middle of a $2.5 million dollar restoration of the exhibit’s 29 dioramas, which first opened to the public in 1942.

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Waiting for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi to Open? Expect Delays

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Tourism Development and Investment Company, a state-run United Arab Emirates development company responsible for building the Frank Gehry-designed museum, has retracted its call for contractors to do cement work on the museum.

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New Photo Exhibit by Ahae Opens in Grand Central Station

Friday, October 14, 2011

Visitors and passerby to Grand Central Station can now take a look through a window in South Korea. For "Through My Window," the photographer Ahae took more than a million pictures through the window of his house, which overlooks an organic nature preserve in South Korea.

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Ohio to New York: Give Us Your Space Shuttle

Thursday, October 13, 2011

In a letter to NASA, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown urged NASA to reconsider its decision to award the retired Enterprise shuttle to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum because of reports that the Intrepid is changing its original plans to house the shuttle.

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Artists Reimagine Development in Long Island City

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Urban farming systems, a waterfront promenade, a community kitchen and biodiesel trucks that double as artist studios. Those are some of the ideas behind a new show opening at The Noguchi Museum on Thursday, called "Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City."

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Lee Mingwei's 'The Moving Garden' Grows at the Brooklyn Museum

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Museum visitors are meant to pick a rose from Lee's minimal, elegant (and fragrant) garden, before going out of their way to give the rose as a gift to a stranger. Check out pictures of the project here.

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Art In Odd Places Festival Invades 14th Street

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

All week long, the Art in Odd Places festival turns Manhattan's busy thoroughfare into a museum with 70 guerrilla art installations and performance pieces. The works range from laundry hanging on the sidewalk, to quilts made out of garbage that are displayed in bodega windows, to a tree that sings Buddhist chants.

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The Outer Reaches: Arts Institutions Worth the Trip

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Here are four arts institutions — all of which will have openings and host events this month — to check out in The Bronx, Staten Island and Southampton: Wavehill, The Bronx River Art Center, The Alice Austen House and The Parrish Art Museum.

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Art Festival Brings Light to Greenpoint

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The "Bring to Light" festival, a free contemporary art festival that started in Paris 10 years ago under the name "Nuit Blanche," comes to Greenpoint on Saturday.

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Controversy Grows Over Bob Dylan's Paintings at the Gagosian

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The first ever exhibition of Bob Dylan’s paintings in New York City is under scrutiny over the source materials behind the paintings included in the show.

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Recent Class of American Nobel Laureates Honored on City Monument

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

On Tuesday evening, city park officials unveiled new inscriptions on the city’s Nobel Monument, honoring the three American laureates of 2010: chemist Richard Heck, economist Dale Mortensen, and economist Peter Diamond.

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Young Art Spaces Flourish Far From the Mainstream

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Even with over 300 galleries in Chelsea, many younger artists struggle to have their work seen and promoted. To that end, we've highlighted eight alternative arts destinations to explore in the city.

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Look | MTA Installs New Digital Underground Art Project at Union Square

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The underground show called "Union Square in Motion" is two digital lenticular linear zoetropes that project nine sets of still abstract images, which create the illusion of animation for commuters passing by. The project is, according to its creators, the largest of its kind in the world.

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National Academy Re-Opens on the Upper East Side

Friday, September 23, 2011

After being closed for 18 months, the doors to the National Academy Museum & School are back open on the Upper East Side. The renovations to the Beaux Arts townhouse include a redesigned lobby, revitalized museum galleries and two new galleries in the National Academy School. Check out what's on view at the newly renovated academy in the slideshow here.

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Ford Foundation Helps Keep American Folk Art Museum Open

Friday, September 23, 2011

The lights are staying on at the American Folk Art Museum.

The museum, which has been struggling financially, was saved by donations from its trustees and a major gift from the Ford Foundation. The cash will allow the organization to keep operating at its Two Lincoln Square home and to keep its collection intact.

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