The MTA released its new Arts for Transit app on Thursday, which has background information and photos of each one of the 236 permanent artworks in the New York City transit system. See a slideshow of some of our favorite works of underground subway art included in the app here.
The National September 11 Memorial admitted its one millionth visitor this week. The memorial plaza and its two fountains opened to the public on Sept. 12.
A protest by about 100 Occupy Wall Street demonstrators shut down production of an "Occupy Wall Street"-themed episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" in Foley Square early Friday morning.
A 100-foot tubular slide and sensory deprivation saline pool are drawing crowds — and cash — to the New Museum.
On Jan. 31, 2012, the Signature Theatre Company will open its new permanent 70,000 square-foot home at 480 W. 42nd St. between Dyer and Tenth Avenues. See a picture of one of the theater spaces designed by architect Frank Gehry here.
Wednesday night, the 30,000 lights on the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree were turned on. The lights will be on until January 7. After that the spruce from Pennsylvania will be turned into lumber for the charity Habitat for Humanity.
While interviewing Brooklyn's Pratt Institute professor Kit White, author of 101 Things to Learn in Art School, The Brian Lehrer Show asked listeners what they learned in art school. Check out some of the best tweets from the conversation here.
Shen Wei, who choreographed the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics, brings his dance company to perform at the Park Avenue Armory this week. Then Elizabeth Streb's company, STREB Extreme Action, will take over the armory, followed by the final performances of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
This month, cultural institutions around the city are paying respect to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks through literature, visual arts, theater, dance, music, and film. Here's our guide to what's happening around town.
The city’s first Dîner en Blanc (White Dinner) took place at the World Financial Center on Thursday. Check out photos here.
The director of the I.C.P. announced on Tuesday that he would step down from his post due to health reasons. Willis E. Hartshorn, known to many by his nickname "Buzz," was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2004.
On Friday, the first U.S. retrospective for Lee Ufan, an artist and poet born in South Korea who moved to Japan in his 20s, opens at the Guggenheim. Click here to see Ufan installing his existential, raw boulders at the Guggenheim, some of which were selected from Long Island for the exhibition.
In honor of Father's Day, which falls on Sunday, WNYC's Culture team compiled a mixtape with songs that honor dads, daddies, fathers, pops and papas. Let us know your favorite song to add to the mixtape by posting a comment here.
New York cellist Erik Friedlander is known for his experimental collaborations with saxophonist and composer John Zorn. But his new project and album, Bonebridge, takes a trip to the American south for inspiration. Check out the video here for his live, in-studio performance of the song "Beaufain Street."
If you walk by two inanimate goats and a deer at the entrance plaza of Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn on Wednesday, don’t be alarmed. “Ancient,” “Goatie Boy” and “Goat as Wolf” are sculptures by Ruth McKerrell made of reclaimed Styrofoam cast in aluminum.
These days, you can read The New York Times six different ways, you can download articles from all around the Web to your smartphone, and even the Library of Congress is archiving your tweets. So, why in the world does Pop-Up Magazine only exist for two hours?
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 Michael Rapaport, who is from Manhattan's Upper East Side, about his lately controversial film.
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's Lee Hirsch, director of "The Bully Project."
Check out the live performance by the French swing band based in Brooklyn, Les Chauds Lapins. Using the instruments of traditional American music and an art rock sensibility, these lusty bunnies played the song "Le Fils de la Femme Poisson" (The Son of the Fish Woman) live in the Soundcheck studio.
Elizabeth Taylor died on Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure. She was 79. Taylor started her career onscreen at age 9, and went on to have a career that spanned more than five decades. Taylor received two Academy Awards, for her roles in 1961's "Butterfield 8" and 1966's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" See pictures that capture moments from her life in the slideshow below.