An exhibition of 227 black-and-white documentary photos taken by the controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in New York from 1983 to 1993 opened at the Asia Society on Wednesday. The show marks the first such exhibit presented outside China. Click here to see a slideshow.
On Friday, the first U.S. retrospective for Lee Ufan, an artist and poet born in South Korea who moved to Japan in his 20s, opens at the Guggenheim. Click here to see Ufan installing his existential, raw boulders at the Guggenheim, some of which were selected from Long Island for the exhibition.
The controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was released on bail on Wednesday after he confessed to tax evasion. The Chinese State Media news agency reported that the artist's good attitude, willingness to pay his allegedly evaded taxes and poor health were factors in his release. On Thursday at noon, Ai supporters had planned to hold a vigil for the Chinese artist and activist who was detained on April 3 at the Plaza Hotel fountain.
The museum announced on Tuesday that it had canceled Art in the Streets show due to lack of funds. The show is the first U.S. museum show to chronicle the history of graffiti and street art.
The Museum for African Art announced on Tuesday it would delay the opening of its new building at Fifth Ave. and 110th St. to late 2012. The museum was scheduled to open this September.
Trophies made of tire, a can of pickles spinning on a turntable, two gigantic pop-up books and walls covered in graffiti. These are some of the pieces featured in "El Museo's Bienal: The (S) File 2011," an exhibit that opened on Tuesday at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem.
The Museum Mile Festival takes place in New York City on Tuesday night. Here's a list of the participating museums offering free admission from 6 to 9 P.M.
On the docket for treatment were the 1893 bronze "Neptune Fountain" at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, a 1915 sculpture of the Civil War captain Major Clarence Barrett across from Staten Island Borough Hall, and Allen Newman's iconic "The Hiker" in Tompkinsville Park.
On Tuesday evening, Soho residents will meet for a forum on decades-old zoning laws that require tenants to have a certificate from the city proving they are working artists. Until recently, those laws have not been enforced. Now, prospective buyers are getting denied by the Department of Buildings.
In a new book, "Illegal Living: 80 Wooster Street and the Evolution of Soho," architect Shael Shapiro and journalist Roslyn Bernstein chart the changes to Soho through one industrial building.
On Tuesday, the Guggenheim Museum announced that Pricewaterhouse Coopers would oversee the employment of migrant workers at the construction of its new location on Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island. But artists say they will continue to boycott the museum until their demands are met.
McQueen fans will now have till Aug. 7 to check out the show. Visitors can also buy $50 tickets to see the exhibition on Mondays, when the museum is usually closed.
Starting Friday, 11 monumental steel works by the New York Abstract Expressionist sculptor Mark di Suvero will be up on the former military base grounds — some of which have never been seen before by the public. The exhibit is the largest outdoor show of di Suvero's work to be in shown in New York City since 1975.
On Tuesday afternoon, a new exhibit from the Public Art Fund will be unveiled by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in City Hall Park. The exhibit features 27 works from the American minimalist sculptor Sol LeWitt.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, city museums pay homage to U.S. troops by letting active duty military personnel and their families visit their collections for free.
On Monday, City Council committees held hearings on the mayor’s proposed $43 million cuts to the Department of Cultural Affairs.
The Museum of Modern Art and the auto juggernaut Volkswagen announced a partnership on Monday that will bring international artists to the museum by 2013.
On Wednesday, the Studio Museum in Harlem, MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Bronx Museum and others join counterparts across the U.S. in offering reduced admission rates. Check out a short list of participating museums here.
The American Folk Art Museum has announced that it will be selling its 30,000 square-foot building to the Museum of Modern Art. The museum will be moving to a much smaller space it rents across from Lincoln Center.
On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it had elected real estate developer Daniel Brodsky to be the new chairman of the Met's 40-member board.