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Border Breaking Art in Queens

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 ...

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Selected Shorts

Gone missing

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Two tales of misadventure and things lost and found.

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WNYC News

'Calder’s Circus' Opens at Whitney Museum

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.

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WNYC News

Calder's Circus Comes to Town

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The circus is coming to the Whitney Museum. Starting tomorrow, "Calder’s Circus" will be on display as part of the new exhibition: "Alexander Calder: The Paris Years." Wire portraits, caricatures, kinetic toys, early mobiles and a film of Calder performing his famous miniature circus will ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Wang Hui, 17th-c. Chinese Artist

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Curator Maxwell Hearn talks about the art of Wang Hui, the most celebrated painter of late 17th-century China. His work is the subject of a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, called "Landscapes Clear and Radiant: The Art of Wang Hui (1632-1717)," on display through January ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Redesigning Grand Army Plaza

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza as it’s used today is difficult to walk and drive around, and is generally not very user-friendly. The Design Trust for Public Space recently sponsored a design competition called "Reinventing Grand Army Plaza" and has announced the winning entries.

Deborah Marton is ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Have Great Style

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

With the current economic troubles, many New Yorkers will have to learn how to become wise shoppers. Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi gives tips on how we can all learn to have great style – at any budget. His new book is How to Have Style.

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WNYC News

Peyton Exhibit Opens at New Museum

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

New York painter Elizabeth Peyton is best known for paintings that blur the lines between pop culture icons, and intimate portraits of friends. The first ever survey of her work opens today at the New Museum on the Bowery. She says her subjects, from Napoleon ...

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WNYC News

Armory Show Explores 'Democracy in America'

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

"Democracy in America" — it's a big agenda and it's also the title of a show up this week at the Park Avenue Armory. There's work from more than 40 artists — taking on the political issues of our time. WNYC's Siddhartha Mitter checked it ...

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The Museum of Arts and Design Opens in Columbus Circle

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Museum of Art and Design opens this Saturday. Its gone through several transformations in its over 50 year history: new names, new buildings and even a little controversy. Now it's set up in a newly refurbished building at 2 Columbus Circle. Lee Rosenbaum is ...

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WNYC News

The Museum of Arts and Design Opens in Columbus Circle

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Museum of Arts and Design opens this Saturday. It has gone through several transformations in its over 50 year history: new names, new buildings and even a little controversy. Now it's set up in a newly refurbished building at 2 Columbus Circle. Lee Rosenbaum ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Harold Weston’s Belief in Beauty

Monday, September 22, 2008

Modernist painter Harold Weston’s prodigious output of paintings included New Deal murals, Adirondack landscapes, and gouache abstracts. He also fought to establish the NEA. His granddaughter Rebecca Foster has made a documentary about his life and work, called "Harold Weston: A Bigger Belief in Beauty."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Albrecht Durer: Art in Transition

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

German Renaissance artist Albrecht Durer’s work blended Flemish Gothic with Italy's innovations in perspective and color. The Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) is hosting an exhibit of his work called "Albrecht Durer: Art in Transition," on display through September 21. Paul Tabor is director of exhibitions at MOBIA; ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Healing After Catastrophe

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Reverend T.K. Nakagaki of the New York Buddhist Church talks about the church’s floating lantern ceremony tonight honoring the victims of 9/11. The ceremony is in partnership with the Interfaith Center of New York. Chloe Breyer, the Center’s director, discusses where New Yorkers are spiritually seven ...

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WNYC News

Metropolitan Museum of Art Picks New Leader

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

It was one of the most closely watched job searches in the art world -- but the choice has been made. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has chosen Thomas Campbell to be its new Director and CEO.

Campbell currently serves as the Met's Curator ...

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WNYC News

New MoMA Chief Picked

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 ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Art Conservation as Forensic Science

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

We look at art conservation as a forensic science. Guggenheim Museum conservationist Carol Stringari recently used a severely damaged Ad Reinhardt painting, "Black Painting, 1960–66," that had been deemed all but destroyed to develop new conservation techniques! A Guggenheim exhibit, "Imageless," explores the scientific study ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Pre-Fabricated Homes

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pre-fabricated housing dates back to the 1830s, when a Chicago builder developed a “balloon frame” method of wood construction to help ease the growing city’s housing shortage. A new exhibit at MoMA, "Home Delivery," looks into the past, present, and future of pre-fabricated homes. It’s on display through ...

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New Sounds

Electronic Music

Monday, August 25, 2008

Irish composer Linda Buckley summons both electronic and acoustic forces and her works to date have used organ and multi-channel tape, prepared piano and Javanese Gamelan, among others. We'll hear some of her music written for the theatre on this New Sounds program. Plus, Madison, Wisconsin-based composer Gregory Taylor marries ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

European Art Grab

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Many of America’s great Old Masters art collections, like that at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, were developed by Gilded Age tycoons. Cynthia Saltzman, author of Old Masters, New World, talks about the race to bring Europe’s most valuable art to America.

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