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Friday, November 14, 2008
A memorial sculpture commemorating Harriet Tubman has been dedicated on Saint Nicolas Avenue in Harlem. The city's Department of Cultural Affairs commissioned the sculpture, created by artist Alison Saar, daughter of the pioneering African American artist Betty Saar. The massive bronze monument depicts Tubman striding forward, pulling away from tree ...
Monday, November 10, 2008
It tells the story of the Yiddish theater under Communism. Chagall painted backdrops and studies for costumes for the theater. Organizer Susan Goodman says the exhibition is also about much more.
GOODMAN: You begin to see that theater is a window into Soviet Jewish life and their experiences definitely parallel the ...
Thursday, November 06, 2008
In the mid-60s, American photographer Bill Eggleston introduced color photography to the art world. Up until that point, ad agencies used color photography, but art photography stuck to black and white.
Starting Friday, the Whitney Museum will present a career retrospective of Eggleston’s photographs. Co-curator Elisabeth Sussman says his vision and ...
Friday, October 31, 2008
Sexy, scary and often naked. That’s what a career retrospective at the Brooklyn Academy of Music promises this Halloween Weekend. It’s a tribute to the Italian actress and director Asia Argento.
Joining us is Film Critic Nathan Lee. He's a regular blogger on wnyc.org and he’s written about Argento.
Friday, October 31, 2008
In the Catholic calendar, this weekend is dedicated to remembering the dead, and here in New York, immigrants from Latin America have moved spiritual rituals from private homes and cemeteries, to secular spaces like museums and public libraries.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Kim’s Video Underground it's closing its doors on Saint Marks Place, and getting rid of its rental collection too.
Kim’s is one of the last independent movie rental places in the city, and a familiar haunt for film students and cinephiles alike.
The store is moving to a smaller location on First ...
Monday, October 20, 2008
PS1 in Long Island City entertained museumgoers with a live DJ in the courtyard yesterday as it celebrated the opening of several new fall exhibitions. They include an exhibition of work Italian artist Gino De Dominicis. Dominicis was a mysterious artist who avoided press and for years refused to let ...
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The circus is coming to the Whitney Museum. Starting today, “Calder’s Circus” will be on display as part of the new exhibition: “Alexander Calder: The Paris Years.” The show includes wire portraits, caricatures, early mobiles and a film of Calder performing his famous miniature circus.
Curator Joan Simon says it's the ...
Sunday, October 05, 2008
A new show opened this week at the Vineyard theater, called Wig Out! It's the story of a community of drag queens and their "house balls" -- the performance competitions among them. It tells multiple love stories, through song and poetic storytelling. And its cast includes some of the city's ...
Thursday, October 02, 2008
LaFrance is known for dance performances she's staged in unique places around New York City, like a 12 story stairwell, a parking garage and even in the abandoned McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn.
The new dance, called 'Rapture,' places five performers on Bard's sleek, metallic building, where their movements follow the ...
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Lincoln Center has announced plans for next year's 50th anniversary season. The Center is in the middle of a $1.2 billion redevelopment plan. Alice Tully Hall and the Juilliard School are being renovated, and the fountain plaza in the center of the campus has been redesigned.
Reynold Levy is President of ...
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
As the re-development of the World Trade Center inches along, plans for a Performing Arts Center at the site have all but stopped.
REPORTER: The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation allocated $60 million for a theatre complex. So far, $5 million of that has been spent on planning.
Maggie Boepple is the head ...
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
It's one of the most prestigious jobs in the modern art world -- chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. Today MoMa announced that they'd filled the position after a six month search.
They're promoting from within — Ann Temkin is a current MoMa curator, who's ...
Friday, August 15, 2008
Two hundred electric guitars performed all at once; no other instruments, and no extra amplification. It's a world premiere from an experimental music pioneer, Rhys Chatham. It’s being presented tonight by Lincoln Center Out of Doors, as part of a program called 800 Years of Minimalism.
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
It took 13 months for the Galapagos Arts Space to convert a former horse stable into a glistening new performance space. Galapagos had long been an anchor of Williamsburg's avant-garde art scene and last night, it opened its new home -- in DUMBO.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tonight, Billy Joel joins the ranks of rock stars that’ve played at Shea -- from the Beatles to the Who.
After this season, the ballpark will close to make way for the new Citi Field next door.
Even though Billy Joel hasn't released a new record in 15 years, concert ticket for ...
Friday, July 11, 2008
Major League Baseball's All-Star Game is next Tuesday, and today, the New York Public Library opens a new exhibit devoted to classic, musical baseball memorabilia.
It includes the earliest recording of the baseball anthem -- "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" -- which was written 100 years ago. George Boziwick ...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Here in New York, top-hat wearing tappers in sequins remembered tap dancer Jimmy Slyde. Slyde’s career spanned almost six decades. He was known for his trademark tap technique where ...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Though Manhattan residents have been tripping over the film set for months, an international crowd packed the streets surrounding Radio City ...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Robert Rauschenberg the artist whose use of everyday materials --- made him pioneer in pop art died yesterday at age 82.
His talents spanned the worlds of painting, sculpture and dance. He was known for his three-dimensional paintings which blurred art and objects from modern life.
Born Milton Rauschenberg in 1925 in ...