The Met re-opens its rooftop with modernist sculpture. Kara Walker tackles race, power and identity in new graphite drawings. And, for the night owls, there's a highly intriguing gathering of moody-illicit nighttime photography from the early 20th century. Ger more of this week's arts picks here.
An array of floating paper guns, paintings that chronicle Picasso's 17-year-old lover and muse, smashed up cars, sculptural drawings, public interventions and a quilt that pays tribute to the military's fallen. There's a whole lot of art going on in New York this week. Here's our guide to what's cooking.
The artful civil rights photographs of Charles Moore, Romantic paintings of idealized European vistas, masterful drawings by Rembrandt and a rare gallery show that puts a spotlight on issues of social class. Here's our guide to arts events to see in New York City in the coming week.
Neon wall texts inspired by Samuel Beckett, paper constructions that mimic indigenous totems and an event that celebrates failure. Not to mention pictures of Frida Kahlo and turbulent paintings that pay tribute to Gotham's darker attributes. New York (and environs) has got it going on this week. Our guide to what's tops.
Artist Alexander Chen has turned New York city's subway map into a digital work of musical art—that you can play.
Eye-popping German Expressionism, racy underground comix, the found object as found object, vintage works that aren't and a photographic chronicle of New York's avant-garde in the 1960s. It's a good week to be in this big, bad city. Check out our guide to what's blazing here.
Exhibits examining new wave and post-War Japanese culture, a New York photographer's chronicle of gay culture and urban decay in the '70s, and a New Jersey painter's work inspired by a trip to Laramie that tangles with sexuality, identity and violence. Here's our guide to what's resonating in the arts world in the coming week.
An exhibit that explores the art of painting and identity at the Whitney, extraordinary pre-Columbian tunics at the Met, quirky illustrations at the Jewish Museum and a temporary installation at an Upper West Side Church. Here's our guide to the best of the arts going down in New York this week.
The guitar is the focus of three separate exhibits currently on display in New York. From mixed-media representations by Picasso to exquisitely crafted instruments by luthier John Monteleone, we examine the axe as art with critic and WNYC regular, Carolina Miranda.
On Saturday night, more than 80 artsy types in pajamas filed into the Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea for its first ever adults-only sleepover. The purpose: to see what sorts of dreams the museum's priceless collection of Himalayan art might inspire. WNYC arts critic Carolina Miranda reports she got a restful night's sleep.
It's Armory Arts Week in New York, which means we've got art events coming out of our ears through Sunday. Here's a taste of what you can expect to see, including a visual round-up of some of what WNYC Arts Critic Carolina Miranda has been able to soak up.
David Wojnarowicz (of Smithsonian censorship fame) gets his due in Chelsea, the influence of Russian abstractionist Kazimir Malevich is charted at Gagosian Gallery and the Brooklyn Museum unveils a revamped Great Hall. And, oh, did we mention it's Armory Arts Week? Put on some comfortable shoes (and pack a flask), because this is going to be one busy weekend. Here's our weekly guide to what's tops.
In a curious exhibit at the Queens Museum of Art, curators Itala Schmelz and Ernesto Peñaloza of the National Automomous University in Mexico City have put together a highly intriguing visual chronicle of the 1939 World's Fair (and New York) as seen through the lens of one of Mexico's more unusual lensmen: Luis Márquez.
The Koran reconfigured, the changing face of William Shakespeare, an installation that combines architecture and photography and a Brooklyn-based artist who works with found images of unknown African-American figures. Not to mention crazy-looking dogs. There are some highly intriguing art shows going on in New York this week—here's our round-up of some of the best:
As part of our Empire Tweets Back project—in which we watch all eight hours of Andy Warhol's film "Empire"—we did a little rooting around in the WNYC and Museum of Modern Art archives to see what we could find in relation to Andy Warhol and the Empire State Building. Here's a small round-up of some of the more interesting bits.
Tipis in Brooklyn, wry illustrations in Chelsea, drawings inspired by photography in SoHo and cartoons that poke fun at the art world at John Jay. Herewith, our guide to what's cooking in the arts world of big ol' New York City.
Warhol's marathon eight-hour film of the iconic Empire State Building has long been talked about, but rarely seen. On Friday, WNYC Culture goes to the movies.
Picasso's guitars, Cézanne's card players, abstraction and the Arctic, not to mention a wonderful documentary about hobo graffiti. New York has got it going on this week. Here is WNYC's guide to what's tops.
Here's WNYC's guide to a few cool arts happenings going down in the city in the coming week.
The bizarre manic mental states of George Condo at a downtown museum, vintage shots of Coney Island and graffiti-meets-collage works in Chelsea. Not to mention all kinds of participatory art in Queens. Apart from the snow, it's a good week to be in New York. Here are our picks for a few must-sees.