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Council Approves MoMA Expansion

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The City Council has approved the Museum of Modern Art's expansion plans in midtown. The proposal includes a 1,000 foot tall building that will contain museum space, private residences and a hotel. Council Speaker Christine Quinn says she supports the plan, even though her local ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

People's Hall of Fame: Michael Smith

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Five notable New Yorkers are inductees into the City Lore 2009 People's Hall of Fame. They join us as part of a week-long series.

Today: Michael Smith, carilloneur at St. Martin's Church in Harlem (he plays the bells). He is being inducted along with Dionisio Lind of Riverside ...

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Studio 360

Aha Moment: Joseph Cornell's Boxes

Friday, October 16, 2009

Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything Is Illuminated and the upcoming non-fiction work Eating Animals, explains how boxes by the artist Joseph Cornell inspired his own creative process.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Design Thinking

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Tim Brown, CEO and president of IDEO and author of Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation talks about taking design beyond packaging and products and into "design thinking."

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WNYC News

Robert Frank, 50 Years After The Americans

Monday, September 21, 2009

It’s been 50 years since the publication of Robert Frank’s landmark book: "The Americans".

The book chronicled in pictures the impressions of the Swiss-born photographer, as he crisscrossed America. WNYC’s Sara Fishko talked with Frank in his downtown Manhattan studio earlier this year about his working ...

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Conceptual Artists Gather in NYC Public Space for Conflux Festival

Thursday, September 17, 2009

This weekend, over a hundred conceptual artists will use the city's public space as their canvas -- creating projects that hope to inspire civic engagement and new perspectives on city life.

It's part of the three-day "Conflux festival." NYU professor David Darts is a co-chair of ...

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WNYC News

Whirls and Twirls on 59th Street

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Commuters passing through the 59th Street – Columbus Circle subway station can now see one of the last commissioned works by the late conceptual artist Sol Lewitt. The piece is called “Whirls and Twirls (MTA),” and its brightly colored tile design is 11 feet high, ...

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Over 700 Retailers Celebrate Fashion Night Out

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hundreds of retailers across the city kept their doors open late last night to celebrate "Fashion's Night Out," an evening of special events and promotions marking the start of fall fashion week. At Macy's flagship store in midtown, shoppers were treated to a live jazz ...

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WNYC News

Fashion Night Out

Thursday, September 10, 2009

It's Fashion Week in Bryant Park. It's the last time designers will set up their fall runways in the park. Next September, Fashion Week moves its tents to its new home in Lincoln Center. Tonight, retailers citywide will be open until 11 PM, as part ...

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WNYC News

The September Issue

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Filmmaker R.J. Cutler has covered politics and race, but now he's moved on to another volatile arena - fashion. His new film "The September Issue" focuses in on Vogue editor Anna Wintour - considered the minister of the $3 billion fashion industry. Cutler spoke to ...

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WNYC News

Going Dutch

Friday, September 04, 2009

Taking a trip this weekend? How about going back in time 400 years? That's the idea anyway at the New Amsterdam Village in Bowling Green Park in honor of Henry Hudson's New York landing there 400 years ago. There's cheese and herring tasting, glass blowing, ...

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Artists to be Given Studio Space in Senior Centers

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Department of Cultural Affairs is partnering with the city's Department for the Aging in an effort to improve the city's livability for older New Yorkers.

Visual artists will be placed in studio spaces at senior centers throughout the city. In return for free work space, ...

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WNYC News

A Walk through Nowhere

Friday, August 21, 2009

When New Yorkers want a green space in the city, they usually go to a park. But photographer Matthew Jensen is more interested in small patches of green that are way off the beaten path. He’s called his new exhibit “Nowhere in Manhattan”. WNYC’s Beth ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Afghan Treasures

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A collect of Afghan art and jewelry that many had long considered destroyed is on view at the Metropolitan Museum. It’s called "Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul" and we’ll speak with the exhibition’s organizer Fred Hiebert. It runs through September 20th.

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WNYC News

In Queens, "Marine Mischief" and Comic Relief

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Two summers ago, the artist Duke Riley made a splash in New York Harbor -- and got in trouble with police -- by floating a homemade submarine close to the Queen Mary ocean liner. Now Riley has another nautical project this time with the blessing ...

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WNYC News

From Book Arts, a Fresh Look at Fraught Issues

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Print journalism may be in trouble, but print in the arts is alive and well, and it's taking on social issues. An exhibition up now uses "book arts" - artworks based on print and the printed word - to take on race and racism in ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Remembering Merce Cunningham

Monday, July 27, 2009

Choreographer Merce Cunningham passed away last night at the age of 90. Joan Acocella, staff writer and dance critic at the New Yorker, shares her memories. Are you a dancer? Ever work with Cunningham; are you a fan - see one of his pieces? Share your memories and ...

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WNYC News

Highlights of the Lincoln Center Festival

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Lincoln Center Festival is winding down, but there are still a few ambitious international productions running through this weekend. WNYC’s Karen Frillmann has been following the festival and has this report.

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WNYC News

Can Bravo Pick the Next Top Artist?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

You’ve heard of Top Chef and Project Runway, well, now the world of contemporary art is about to get a dose of reality – reality TV.

This past weekend lines formed around the block outside the White Columns gallery, as hopefuls gathered to audition for Bravo’s ...

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WNYC News

The Big Draw

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bringing art out onto the streets that's the aim of The Big Draw an annual hands-on art festival sponsored by the Drawing Center and the River to River Festival.

Among the offerings Eco-artist Eve Mosher will give participants recycled water bottles full of river water along ...

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