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Photography: Into the Sunset & Faces of a Village

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Two new photography exhibitions demonstrate how places, as much as people, can provide artistic inspiration. This Sunday, MoMA unveils a new exhibition called, "Into The Sunset". It's a survey of 150 photographs of the American West -- from 1850 through 2008.

Curator Eva Respini hopes the ...

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WNYC News

Gallery Makeovers: Sun K. Kwak and Bedroom Gallerists

Monday, March 23, 2009

Art galleries big and small are getting makeovers by New York artists.

For the past month, Korean-born artist Sun K. Kwak has been covering the walls of a fifth floor gallery at the Brooklyn Museum with almost three miles of thick black masking tape

She's cut undulating ...

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WNYC News

Main Street NYC: The Bowery

Friday, March 20, 2009

All so-called Main Streets are not alike. In Manhattan, main thoroughfares like Broadway, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street have gone through massive changes- yet they maintain anchor tenants that bring people back over and over. So it is with the Bowery. In the third installment ...

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WNYC News

Art Show Openings: Manga & Anime, Jenny Holzer

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Two art shows opening this week look at media art -- and complex styles of communication.

First -- the world of Japanese cartoons and videos -- called "manga" and anime -- is on display at the Japan Society. The exhibition looks at 30 years of the ...

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WNYC News

The Armory Show Kicks Off - in All 5 Boroughs

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The city's biggest contemporary art fair, The Armory Show, kicks off today, with a twist. This year the show is hosting public events in all five boroughs, and artists outside of the mainstream art market are getting into the act.

Chris Vilardi works with artists in ...

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WNYC News

Armory Arts Week Takes Over New York

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Armory Arts Week is a city-wide biggest contemporary art fair, with galleries from around the world packed into Pier 92 and 94, looking to sell new work. It's a way to ogle great artwork, and as critic Carolina Miranda tells us, it offers great people-watching ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Egyptian Sculpture

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Brooklyn Museum curator of Egyptian art Edna Russman discusses an exhibition of The Brooklyn Museum's permanent collection of late antique Egyptian stone sculptures, Unearthing the Truth: Egypt's Pagan and Coptic Sculptures, which includes and many tomb portraits featuring both Christian and pagan imagery, as well as several examples ...

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WNYC News

Totally Rad: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Designer Karim Rashid is fascinated by everyday objects. He’s designed everything from fashion to furniture. But what’s on Rashid’s mind these days? Radiators.

RASHID: For example we’re sitting in my apt right now, all the the radiators are hidden and they are kind of atrocious.

But Rashid ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Silk Screen Politics

Friday, February 27, 2009

Shepard Fairey, the man behind the Obey Giant campaign and the Obama "Hope" poster, discusses his work, a new museum retrospective and book, and the role of street art in political activism.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Scouting NY

Friday, February 20, 2009

NYC Scout is a film scout who spends his days traveling around New York City checking out locations. He recently started a blog in which he highlights some of the more interesting parts of the city he's discovered. What are your favorite NYC quirks and oddities? ...

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WNYC News

$50 million for NEA

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

When the stimulus bill passed on Friday it included an additional $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts, and some New York-based arts groups should receive a boost from the funds. Randall Borsheidt is director of Alliance for the Arts, a New York ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Crafts & Arts

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Faythe Levine, artist, photographer, filmmaker, curator and author of Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft and Design (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008), and Callie Janoff, co-founder and New York City Minister of the Church of Craft, talk about the new craft movement that weds DIY ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

After Project Runway

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Four years ago Jay McCarroll won the critically acclaimed reality TV show "Project Runway." A new documentary, “Eleven Minutes” chronicles McCarroll’s year long journey preparing for his first runway show for New York Fashion Week. The documentary’s directors, Michael Selditch and Rob Tate also join us. The film ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Pierre Bonnard

Friday, February 06, 2009

Metropolitan Museum Curator Dita Amory on the first exhibit to focus entirely on Pierre Bonnard’s late interiors and still lifes. You can view a slideshow of the exhibit here.

Event: Dita Amory will be speaking as part of an afternoon of talks about Pierre ...

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Studio 360

Tokyo Old and New

Friday, February 06, 2009

What is essentially Japanese in design? One designer compares it to tofu. Architects Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Shigeru Ban, designer Reiko Sudo, and poet Shuntaro Tanikawa show Kurt how Japan brings tradition and innovation together. His search takes him through the streets of ...

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Studio 360

No Time for Tea

Friday, February 06, 2009

The tea ceremony is a 400-year-old ritual for serving green tea. But in Japan's techno-centric society (increasingly fueled by coffee) can the tea ceremony survive? Studio 360’s Jenny Lawton talked with tea masters, old and young.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Art and Love in Renaissance Italy

Monday, February 02, 2009

Objects created to celebrate love and marriage in the Italian Renaissance – like jewelry, birth trays, and even somewhat-raunchy statuettes – are now on display at the Metropolitan Museum in "Art and Love in Renaissance Italy." Andrea Bayer and Linda Wolk-Simon are curators.

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WNYC News

Queens International

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Queens Museum of Art opened its biennial show of contemporary art on Saturday night, featuring artists from around the world who live and work in Queens. Arts reporter Carolina Miranda checked out the opening. She discussed the show with Soterios Johnson.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Photos from Film Sets

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Celebrated photographer Mary Ellen Mark takes us behind the scenes of some of the most famous movie sets in history, from “Apocalypse Now” and “Satyricon” to “Babel.” Her new book of photographs is Seen Behind the Scene.

Events:
An exhibition of Mary Ellen Mark's work opens tonight at ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Designing a Recession

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Michael Cannell, founder of thedesignvote.com and author of the New York Times article "Design Loves a Depression", talks about why design thrives in bleak times.

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