For three hours, they bid on everything from inscribed Langston Hughes books to a painting by Horne's friend Charles Alston to a pair of cuffs that Jenny Lumet will wear to the Oscars.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden's exhibit celebrating the bonsai, Graceful Perseverance, opened this month. WNYC spent an afternoon with the bonsai master behind the branches.
Artist Jenny Perlin uses film to take a peek into one of New York City's most notorious trials.
The American Museum of Natural History is taking some time for meditation. On Tuesday, the museum invted the public to meditation sessions guided by Buddhist monks to celebrate its "Body and Spirit" exhibit of historical Tibetan medicine paintings.
Will Ryman and his team will begin installing 38 giant rose blossoms up and down Park Avenue from 57th and 67th streets on Friday night.
Hypercolor clothes may have gone out of style in the '80s, but there's a new thermochromic sweatshirt in town.
On Tuesday, Helsinki Mayor Jussi Pajunen announced that the city had commissioned the Guggenheim to conduct a study on the feasibility of bringing a new modern art museum administered by the Guggenheim to town.
Helvetica is one of the world’s most ubiquitous fonts. We read it, stare at it, and pass by it every day. The font is especially prevalent in New York, where the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority uses the commonly seen, round-lettered type in its maps and signs. This week, Massimo Vignelli, the man credited with introducing the font to America and one of the font's staunchest supporters, turned 80.
We asked some of our favorite culture vultures to weigh in on what to expect in the coming year in the arts. Here's what they said.
Say goodbye to the Year of the Tiger and usher in the Year of the Rabbit. Here are our top choices for how to ring in the Lunar New Year in New York.
An arts organization in upstate New York, has commissioned a sculpture using five huge mangled pieces of steel from the World Trade Center.
The New Museum has installed "Fire In My Belly" in its lobby. The video, which is by the late New York artist David Wojnarowicz, was on view in the Smithsonian last week as part of a gay-themed exhibit. The Smithsonian took the video down on November 30, after the Catholic League called it an act of "hate speech" for several seconds of ants crawling on a crucifix during the film.
This week, the artistic duo chosen to represent the U.S. at the 2011 Venice Biennale, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, unveils their rather unusual "Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on 'Ode to Joy' for a Prepared Piano" at the MoMA.
1001 Inventions, opening Saturday, takes note of technological and medical advancements from the Muslim world.
Hanukkah began Wednesday at sundown and for lots of kids that means just one thing: dreidels and gelt. While to some dreidels are toys, for many they are works of art and objects invested with spiritual meaning. Check out WNYC's slideshow of high-art dreidels.
If you're walking down the Bowery on Manhattan's Lower East Side this week, you may notice something different on the facade of the New Museum.
Andy Warhol's works of art have sold above their projected pricetags at this week's contemporary art auction sales.
The German artist Hans-Peter Feldmann has won this year's Hugo Boss prize. Feldmann, who has been creating conceptual art for four decades, will receive $100,000 along with the award.
Zebadiah Arrington, 19, was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Thursday for spray painting his tag, "ZEB," onto seven New York City subway cars.
New York Artist Kara Walker's cut-paper silhouettes address race, gender, repression and sexuality. She received the 2010 Women in the Arts award on Thursday.