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New Digs for LES Arts Org

Monday, June 29, 2009

An arts organization that's been serving the Lower East Side out of a dilapidated tenement for nearly 30 years, is on its way to building a brand new community center, thanks to a grant from the city.

ABC No Rio offers the community access to their ...

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WNYC News

Governors Island: Evolution of an Art Enclave

Friday, June 26, 2009

An asymmetrical pyramid of light, a 1950s linoleum kitchen that shudders, a pseudo-documentary of a children’s game gone awry. They’re among 19 new arts installations opening today on Governors Island. WNYC's Fred Mogul paid a visit to the increasingly artsy enclave in the middle of ...

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News That Inspires

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Brooklyn artist sees beauty in some of the harrowing images she finds in the news - such as the plight of African migrants escaping to Europe. WNYC's Siddhartha Mitter caught up with her.

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Five Women Artists: Five Takes on Islam

Friday, June 05, 2009

Islam is in the air – from Barack Obama’s big speech, to a festival in New York this month of Muslim arts and ideas. Among those voices are five young women artists who have a show at the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Art in ...

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Arts in Bushwick Festival

Friday, June 05, 2009

The Bushwick section of Brooklyn is crawling with small art galleries, in teeny storefronts, forsaken industrial spaces, and private living rooms. And this weekend those galleries and more than 200 artists' studios are open to the public. It's part of the "Arts in Bushwick" festival. ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

"Herb & Dorothy"

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Director Megumi Sasaki and Herbert and Dorothy Vogel join us to talk about the award-winning documentary "Herb & Dorothy," about how the couple was able to amass one of the most important collections of contemporary art in history on two modest salaries. "Herb & Dorothy" opens June ...

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Sculptor Elizabeth Catlett

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sharecroppers, laborers, mothers and their children -- these people have captured the imagination of sculptor Elizabeth Catlett for over 40 years. Catlett talked about her life and work at the Museum of Modern Art earlier this week and WNYC's Siddhartha Mitter was there.

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Ernesto Neto at the Armory, in Your Olfactory

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ernesto Neto wants you to stroke, sniff and crawl inside the massive sculpture he's built inside the Park Avenue Armory on Park and 66th Street. The Brazilian artist draped hundreds of yards of soft, stretchy lycra around the historic Drill Hall. The twisting canopy hangs ...

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A University of Trash for All

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Students are counting the days 'til the end of the school year but at the Sculpture Center in Long Island City, the school year's just beginning.

This past weekend, the Sculpture Center opened the “University of Trash”, and the public's invited to propose the classes on ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cityscapes: What's Next

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Over the past month the Cityscapes series has explored how we got to this architectural moment. So: what's next? Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for the New Yorker and Liz Diller, principal at the firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, talk about the future of architecture in New ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

YUEI: Billboard Art

Monday, May 04, 2009

Harry Coghlan, president of Clear Channel Spectacolor and filmmaker Liz Goldwyn, creator of Underwater Ballet discuss their collaboration on a new public art broadcast in Times Square. Then Jordan Seiler, founder of Public Ad Campaign talks about the need for public space to reflect the ideas ...

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A Summit of Japanese Costume Roleplay in Brooklyn

Friday, May 01, 2009

More than a thousand people are expected to gather this weekend under the cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. They won't be there to smell the flowers they'll be there to pose as their favorite Japanese cartoon characters. WNYC's Siddhartha Mitter asks why.

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The Job Interview as Art Installation

Friday, May 01, 2009

Up at MOMA, a Kafka-inspired installation from the German artist Martin Kippenberger sits in the museum's atrium. It puts together more than 50 tables and chairs -- set up to look like settings for job interviews. Curator Ann Tempkin says the piece has a special ...

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Mixed Media at the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts

Thursday, April 30, 2009

At the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts, there's a collaboration between the South African painter Samson Mnisi and the New York photographer Cannon Hersey. The show covers the walls of this tiny musum in Brooklyn with large, mixed media installations, made from textiles, painted ...

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An All-Female Take on Graffiti

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Graffiti art has as much of a following in the gallery world as it does on the streets. And, a new show in Williamsburg is presenting graffiti with a twist. In a genre dominated by men, this show is all female. WNYC's Siddhartha Mitter reports.

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The Pictures Generation 1974-1984

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

In 1977 a small art show created a big splash on New York's art scene. It was called "Pictures" and it featured five artists who went on to influence a generation of contemporary artists. Douglas Crimp organized that exhibition over 30 years ago. He says ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

YUEI: Street Art

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

There have been a few recent submissions (1, 2, 3, 4) to the Uncommon Economic Indicators project highlighting economic-themed graffiti and street art. Marc Schiller and Sarah Schiller, founders of the Wooster Collective, a website dedicated to ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cityscapes: Green Architecture

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The April series, done in collaboration with the WNYC Culture department's new project on the changing NYC architectural environment, continues. The New Yorker's architecture critic Paul Goldberger is joined by Stephen Cassell, of Architecture Research Office LLC, who also advises the city's green task force ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mending Your Way

Friday, April 03, 2009

Tammy Pittman, director of Proteus Gowanus, a Brooklyn gallery and reading room, talks about their current exhibition “Mend” and the practical and philosophical aspects of mending, rather than buying. Artist Donna Maria De Creeft leads a sock-darning workshop as part of the show.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Underreported: Give us Armani

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Italy is the second largest exporter of clothing in the world and the nation's fashion industry employs some 800,000 people. Much like the rest of the global economy, the industry is hurting. The solution? The Italian government is offering financial help to its fashion houses in the form of a ...

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