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LOOK | A Slideshow of Underground Subway Art

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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.

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9/11 Memorial Joins the Fold as Popular Visitor Destination

Thursday, December 29, 2011

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.

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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Crash Production of OWS-Themed 'Law & Order' Episode

Friday, December 09, 2011

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.

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New Museum Ups Ticket Price for Carsten Höller Show

Thursday, December 08, 2011

A 100-foot tubular slide and sensory deprivation saline pool are drawing crowds — and cash — to the New Museum.

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Snapshot | A New Home for Signature Theatre

Thursday, December 01, 2011

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.

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Snapshot | Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, Plugged In

Thursday, December 01, 2011

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.

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Brian Lehrer Asks: What Did You Learn In Art School?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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.

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Shen Wei, Elizabeth Streb and Merce Cunningham at the Park Ave. Armory

Monday, November 28, 2011

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.

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WNYC's Guide to 9/11 Arts Events

Friday, September 02, 2011

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.

Look | New York City's Inaugural Dîner en Blanc

Friday, August 26, 2011

The city’s first Dîner en Blanc (White Dinner) took place at the World Financial Center on Thursday. Check out photos here.

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Director of International Center of Photography to Resign

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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.

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Behind the Scenes: Artist Lee Ufan Installs Work at the Guggenheim

Thursday, June 23, 2011

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.

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Let's Hear It for the Dads: WNYC's Father's Day Mixtape

Friday, June 17, 2011

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.

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Live on Soundcheck: Erik Friedlander

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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."

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Aluminum Goat Sculptures Land in Fort Greene Park

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

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.

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Pop-Up: The Magazine You Can't Hold Comes to New York City

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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?

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Tribeca Film Festival: 'Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest'

Wednesday, April 27, 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 Michael Rapaport, who is from Manhattan's Upper East Side, about his lately controversial film.

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Tribeca Film Festival: 'The Bully Project'

Friday, April 22, 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 Manhattan's Lee Hirsch, director of "The Bully Project."

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Live on Soundcheck: Les Chauds Lapins

Friday, March 25, 2011

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.

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Elizabeth Taylor: A Life in Pictures

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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.

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