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Abbie Fentress Swanson

Abbie Fentress Swanson appears in the following:

A Look at the Work of Fashion Designer Alexander McQueen

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute opens a dark, provocative show dedicated to McQueen's work called "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty." Here's a slideshow of work you can expect to see at the exhibit.

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Hundreds of McQueen Devotees Flock to Met Costume Institute Gala

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Nearly 800 guests flocked to the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute benefit on Monday night. Many of them were long-time Alexander McQueen fans. Click here to see a slideshow of who attended and to see what they wore.

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Mayor's Office Postpones the Unveiling of Ai Weiwei's 'Zodiac Heads'

Monday, May 02, 2011

Ai Weiwei had planned to be in New York City on Monday to preside over the unveiling of his work, along with Mayor Bloomberg. Ai, however, has been detained in China since early April. On Monday morning, the Mayor prepared to give remarks on Osama bin Laden's death.

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Do I Hear $40 Million for the Warhol?

Monday, May 02, 2011

For buyers of 19th, 20th and 21st century art, spring means one thing: auctions. The New York branches of Sotheby's, Christie's, Bonham's, Phillips de Pury and Doyle all host major sales in May. Check out WNYC's art auction preview here.

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Tribeca Film Festival: A Peek at the Star-Studded Vanity Fair Party

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The stone steps of the State Supreme Courthouse were decorated with shiny metal and mini globes that flashed every time a camera snapped a shot of one of the actors, directors or literati who entered Wednesday night’s Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair party. Click here to find out who was there and to see what they were wearing.

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Tribeca Film Festival: 'Roadie'

Friday, April 22, 2011

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The WNYC Culture team asked five New York filmmakers showing their work at this year's Tribeca Film Festival five questions about their life and work. Click here to see our interview with Manhattan director Michael Cuesta, director of "Roadie."

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Contemporary Art Flourishes at New York City Churches

Friday, April 22, 2011

More than ever, New York City churches are being used as modern art galleries as interest grows in exploring the intersection of modern art and faith. "Through their art, through their passion, they [the artists] are giving us new connections, new insights into the transcendent — into mystery," said Father Frank Sabatté of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle.

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WNYC's Amy Eddings Interviews Actor Benicio Del Toro about the Films of Kaneto Shindo

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Eleven rare Japanese films directed by Kaneto Shindo will be screened in Brooklyn starting on Friday. BAM has organized the retrospective, along with actor and producer (and longtime Shindo fan) Benicio Del Toro. Click here to listen to the Del Toro interview.

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Tribeca Film Festival: 'Patang' ('The Kite')

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The WNYC Culture team asked five New York filmmakers showing their work at this year's Tribeca Film Festival five questions about their life and work. Click here to see our interview with Brooklyn's own Prashant Bhargava, director of "Patang," ("The Kite).

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Executive Director of New Jersey State Arts Council Resigns

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

There's been a shake-up in New Jersey politics. Steve Runk, the executive director of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, has resigned.

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Sony Tape Shortage Sends Film, TV Industry Reeling

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The closure of the Japan-based factory that has the monopoly on production of a tape crucial to the TV and film industry has Hollywood insiders scrambling to cope with the shortage.

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Government Shutdown Could Close NY Museums

Thursday, April 07, 2011

The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the George Gustav Heye Center of the National Museum of the American Indian will close their doors to the public on Saturday if the shutdown goes forward.

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Despite Disappearance of Ai Weiwei, 'Zodiac Heads' Will Come to New York

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Twelve oversize bronze sculptures of animal heads representing the Chinese zodiac are scheduled to be unveiled in New York on Monday. But the creator of the work, “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads," will not be with them.

Ai Wei Wei

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Bronx Museum Celebrates Baseball's Negro Leagues

Monday, April 04, 2011

The last of baseball's Negro League teams folded in the 1960s. But a museum in the footprint of Yankee Stadium is reminding baseball fans of the League's history. The Bronx Museum of the Arts has an exhibit containing 50 artifacts from the Negro League teams on view—from a child's bat signed by Jackie Robinson to vintage Ebbets Field flannels.

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Don Hill, Nightlife Fixture and Club Founder, Dies at 66

Friday, April 01, 2011

Legendary club owner and nightlife icon Don Hill died Thursday. He was 66.

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LCD Soundsystem Seeks Sky Fan Footage for Final Show

Thursday, March 31, 2011

“Footage is to be projected at the final LCD Soundsystem show at Madison Square Garden on Saturday April 2nd 2011 so we need to receive it Thursday and Friday to be able to prepare it,” wrote music video director Lance Bangs.

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Goodbye, 'Big Love'...Hello, 'Book of Mormon'

Friday, March 25, 2011

"Big Love," HBO's series about a fictional fundamentalist Mormon family wrapped up this week. But Broadway has a new show that takes the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as its subject. "The Book of Mormon," a musical written by the creators of the hit TV show "South Park," opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on Thursday evening.

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Emerging Film Directors Walk the Red Carpet at 'New Directors/New Films' Festival

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cinephiles and film critics are looking forward to this year's "New Directors/New Films" festival. It kicks off on Wednesday night and runs through April 3.

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From the Triangle Tragedy, Unprecedented Reform

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The tragic Triangle shirtwaist factory fire that killed 146 young women and girls 100 years ago this Friday paved the way for unions including the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union to organize workers in record numbers. The fire also engaged women in politics in a way that was unprecedented and moved New York officials to put new workplace safety laws in place.

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Irish Arts Center Gives Out Free Books for St. Patrick's Day

Thursday, March 17, 2011

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Irish Arts Center is giving out 10,000 free books penned by Irish and Irish-American writers on Thursday.

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