Features : Archive for Visual Arts

Look | Seasonal Statues Arrive in Madison Square Park

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A new series of statues bring all four seasons at once to Madison Square Park.


Park 51 Opens Renovated Space with Photo Exhibit of NYC Immigrant Children

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The developers of the Islamic community center near Ground Zero will open the controversial space to the public for the first time Wednesday night. The community center will showcase a 169-image photo exhibition by Danny Goldfield entitled “NYChildren” in the newly renovated space.


ESPO Paints 'Love Letter to Brooklyn' on Vintage Macy's Garage

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The renowned Philadelphia artist and sign painter Stephen Powers, who many know by his old tag name ESPO, is putting the finishing touches on a piece of monumental street art on the outside of an old Macy's parking garage in downtown Brooklyn.

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Giant Bronze Elephant Stands Upside Down in Union Square

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

From Tuesday through next May, Gran Elefandret by Spanish artist Miquel Barceló will be on display in Union Square. The 5-ton, 26-foot tall bronze sculpture depicts an elephant standing whimsically on its trunk, seemingly defying physics.

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A Tour of NYC's Coolest and Oldest Graffiti

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Richard Hambleton retrospective at Phillips de Pury & Company is only on view through Tuesday. But there's still plenty of historic graffiti around town to cast your eye over. With the help of graffiti aficionada Katherine Lorimer (who snaps shots of street art as Luna Park), WNYC has created a tour of five of the coolest and oldest pieces of graffiti around town.

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Museum of City of New York to Acquire Seaport Museum

Thursday, September 08, 2011

The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation has given the Museum of the City of New York a $2 million grant for the acquisition.

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Monster Island Moves Out of Williamsburg Art Space

Monday, September 05, 2011

Call it the end of an era. At the end of the month, tenants at one of Williamsburg's last communal art spaces will be leaving because their property manager has not offered to re-new their lease.

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WNYC's Guide to 9/11 Arts Events

Friday, September 02, 2011

This month, cultural institutions around the city are paying respect to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks through literature, visual arts, theater, dance, music, and film. Here's our guide to what's happening around town.

Ulster County Artists Join Forces After Irene

Friday, September 02, 2011

As tree limbs are cleared from the streets and sump pumps growl in New York City basements, tight-knit artist communities upstate are coming together to cope with the damage from Tropical Storm Irene.

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Museums, Markets, Broadway Shut Down by Hurricane Irene

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hundreds of public events — including street fairs, concerts, block parties, farmers' markets, sporting events and museum shows — that were planned for this weekend in the Tri-State Area have been cancelled due to Hurricane Irene. Here's our list of cancellations.

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The Truth, in Many Languages, Comes to Governor's Island

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The gallery of Building 110 will be overtaken with silver balloons filled with a mixture of helium and air on which visitors will be encouraged to complete the phrase "The Truth is..." using Sharpie markers.

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Jewish Museum Announces New Director

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

On Wednesday, the Jewish Museum announced Claudia Gould, who currently runs Philadelphia's Institute of Contemporary Art, will take over leadership of the museum. Gould will replace Joan Rosenbaum, who has been at the museum's helm for 30 years, this fall.


Director of International Center of Photography to Resign

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The director of the I.C.P. announced on Tuesday that he would step down from his post due to health reasons. Willis E. Hartshorn, known to many by his nickname "Buzz," was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2004.


Chelsea Gallery Expands Into Bushwick

Monday, August 15, 2011

Luhring Augustine is moving art it doesn't have room to display at its 24th St. Manhattan gallery to a new 12,000 square-foot storage space in Bushwick, and will use 2,000 square feet as an exhibition space.

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Manhattan Children's Museum Gets Funding for 'Muslim Worlds' Exhibit

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Kids will get a hands-on look at mosaics, literature, calligraphy and other pieces of the "Muslim World" thanks to a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities that went to the Children's Museum of Manhattan.

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Hundreds Line Up to See Alexander McQueen Show Before it Closes

Friday, August 05, 2011

An hour before The Metropolitan Museum opened for business on Friday, over 200 people had lined up to see the museum's "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" show, which closes on Sunday.

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Andy Warhol's Favorite New York City Haunts

Friday, August 05, 2011

From 1949 up until his death in 1987, New York City was home to Andy Warhol. WNYC had a look through Thomas Kiedrowski's Andy Warhol's New York City: four walks uptown to downtown, published by The Little Bookroom, and mapped out some of Warhol's favorite spots in the city.

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Hidemi Takagi Turns Imported Food into Art at Times Square

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Takagi's photos of food found in the city's various immigrant enclaves -- from a box of Mexican mole to canned herring from Poland -- are part of the show "Blender," the latest public art project to come to Times Square.


On Site at the BMW Guggenheim Lab

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

The BMW Guggenheim Lab opened up at Houston St. at Second Ave. on Wednesday. Check out a slideshow of what the lab looked like on its first day here.


Marvel Comics Unveils New Biracial Spider-Man from Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

A comic book that hit shelves on Wednesday will introduce the world to a new Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a Black, Latino 13-year-old from Brooklyn, New York.

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