A new exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum makes it easy to see why Marco Polo and other early European traders were dazzled by the treasures they saw in China. Check out our slideshow of some of the work which never seen before outside China.
With a new exhibition space on the Bowery measuring only 25 feet wide, the Sperone Westwater Gallery decided to build upwards instead.
Eight artists are vying for the opportunity to transform New York City's eyesores into artwork.
Before it was “New York”, it may have been "Nueva York". That’s the name of a new exhibit at El Museo del Barrio that explores the history of Spanish-speaking people in New York City.
Many community gardeners are adjusting to new parks department regulations this week. The new rules governing the status and treatment of the gardens replace an eight-year-old agreement from 2002 with New York City which expired on Friday.
School is back in session at the Harlem School of the Arts. The afterschool program which has trained Harlem children for decades in visual arts, theater, dance, and music started its fall term on Thursday.
New York museums in dire financial straits will be allowed to sell artworks from their collections, but not to cover operating costs. The Board of Regents, which has authority over the state's non-profit museums, is loosening some restrictions on museum sales.
On Tuesday night, singer Patti LaBelle takes the stage at the Eugene O'Neil Theater. But this time she won't be performing her own hit songs. LaBelle is taking over the role of Fela Kuti's mother, Funmilayo, in the Broadway hit, Fela!
Tuesday will be the first day of reduced operating hours at some branches of the New York Public Library. The libraries are cutting hours to close budget gaps, and officials say that the reduced hours are a result of "difficult choices," and that many branches will be operating with very limited staffing.
Cultural organizations launched a bold new initiative at the West Indian Day parade on Monday: the "One Percent for Culture Campaign." The goal of the initiative is to increase city funding for the arts to one percent of the budget by 2015. Right now, funding for the arts is less than one quarter of one percent of the municipal budget.
Don Giovanni now comes with a bucket of popcorn. Four years after first taking opera productions to the movie theater, the Metropolitan Opera has announced that it is bringing its "Live in HD" broadcasts to 100 additional U.S. venues.
Fans of the King of Pop are gearing up for the second annual party in Michael Jackson's honor this weekend. Hosted by filmmaker Spike Lee, "Brooklyn Loves Michael" is expected to draw tens of thousands of revelers to Prospect Park's Nethermead Meadow.
The twenties come roaring back again this weekend on Governors Island. The fifth Jazz Age Garden Party revisits the era of bobbed-hair flappers, and dapper gentlemen, speakeasies, and hot jazz.
Restrictions have been temporarily lifted on art vendors in city parks. On Wednesday, a judge granted a restraining order preventing the Parks Department from enforcing five-week-old rules limiting the number of "expressive matter" vendors in parks.
Legislation intended to regulate the practice of deaccessioning has died in Albany, after it was opposed by major cultural institutions including the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim.
A 2002 agreement between the city and community gardeners expires next month. The Parks Department has proposed new rules, but garden advocacy groups don’t think they go far enough to protect the spaces from developers.
Fans of salsa music have been waiting a long time to hear a performance of pianist Larry Harlow's 1977 classic “La Raza Latina, a Salsa Suite," and now the song is being performed live in New York for the very first time.
Singer Patti LaBelle is joining the cast of the Broadway play Fela!
New York City's colorful characters make it “the show that never stops,” according to the television writers behind Manhattan's newest tour bus.