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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, March 24, 2011

WNYC

Eye-popping German Expressionism, racy underground comix, the found object as found object, vintage works that aren't and a photographic chronicle of New York's avant-garde in the 1960s. It's a good week to be in this big, bad city. Check out our guide to what's blazing here.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Picasso's Guitars

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Anne Umland, curator at the Museum of Modern Art, discusses the exhibition “Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914.” It brings together two guitars Picasso created—one out of cardboard, paper, string, and wire, the other out of sheet metal—and some 70 collages, constructions, drawings, mixed-media paintings, and photographs.

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Gallerina

Empire State Flashback

Friday, February 18, 2011

WNYC

As part of our Empire Tweets Back project—in which we watch all eight hours of Andy Warhol's film "Empire"—we did a little rooting around in the WNYC and Museum of Modern Art archives to see what we could find in relation to Andy Warhol and the Empire State Building. Here's a small round-up of some of the more interesting bits.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Church of High Modernism and Puppies Edition

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss MoMA’s Abstract Expressionist New York, John Adams’ Nixon in China at the Met, and the Westminster Dog Show on this week’s Culture Gabfest podcast.

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Gallerina

'Empire' Tweets Back: WNYC Culture Live Tweets Andy Warhol's 8-Hour Marathon Film

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

WNYC

This Friday, join WNYC and the Museum of Modern Art for a screening and simultaneous Twitter discussion of Andy Warhol's day-long film "Empire."

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Gallerina

This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, February 10, 2011

WNYC

Picasso's guitars, Cézanne's card players, abstraction and the Arctic, not to mention a wonderful documentary about hobo graffiti. New York has got it going on this week. Here is WNYC's guide to what's tops.

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Gallerina

This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, December 16, 2010

WNYC

Andy Warhol's very long movies at MoMA, rammed earth pillars at the Whitney, a parading Viking ship in Chelsea and some serious girl power in Williamsburg. Here's our guide to the most compelling arts events in NYC in the coming week.

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Features

Guerilla Artists Stage MoMA Invasion

Friday, October 15, 2010

There's an exhibit of secret art on view now at the Museum of Modern Art, thanks to a group of guerilla artists from around the world.

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Features

Audio Download: Downtown at The Cedar Tavern

Friday, October 01, 2010

WNYC

For the Abstract Expressionists – many of whom lived downtown and worked downtown – there was one place (and one place only) to go talk shop and raise hell. That place was the Cedar Tavern, a nondescript bar on University Place and 8th Street that became so legendary, it has since appeared in the obituaries of just about every artist who hung out there. This was where Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline and a host of other figures came together over glasses of 15-cent beer. Get this audio download here.

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Features

Perfect City: New York and the Art that Changed the World

Friday, October 01, 2010

WNYC

Perfect City is a two-part documentary which focuses on the physical spaces in New York that helped fuel the Abstract Expressionist movement — The Cedar Tavern and Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century gallery in advance of the exhibit "Abstract Expressionist New York" at the Museum of Modern Art. It is narrated by Carolina A. Miranda, who blogs on the arts as Gallerina for WNYC, and produced by Ave Carrillo.

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Micropolis

Artists We're Not: Yoko Ono's Wish Tree

Monday, September 27, 2010

There's something particularly relevant and zeitgeisty about participatory art. Like crowdsourcing, art that requires the involvement of the citizenry -- that is actually for the worse without it -- offers a nice, robust update on the democratic project.

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Gallerina

At the Museums: Women, Represent!

Friday, September 17, 2010

WNYC

For years, some of New York's most prestigious art museums have gotten heat for not featuring enough female artists. A searing 2007 report by Jerry Saltz in New York Magazine revealed that women often made up less than 15 percent of a museum's permanent collection on display. Since then, there has been a move to make up for this imbalance. In fact, this week, a number of local arts institutions have female-heavy rosters.

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Studio 360

MoMA's Chicken Coup

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Be careful what you wish for. New York's MoMA thought it had commissioned a group of artists and architects to create a farm in the courtyard of it's Queens outpost, P.S.1.  And on opening day they didn't disappoint.

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Gallerina

Datebook: July 15, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

WNYC

A sculptor's bizarre, home-made instruments, avant-garde concerts at the Whitney, sprawling land art in the Hudson River Valley, Henri Matisse's most adventurous paintings and a Brooklyn choreographer seeks your footage for a wiki-film. Your guide to what's happening now.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Naked Doorway Edition

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, Lisa Tharpe and Julia Turner discuss performance artist Marina Abramovic retrospective at MOMA, censoring and South Park and Al Pacino as Jack Kevorkian.

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Performance Club

Performance Club To Do List

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

P. Club will be heading to MoMA on the 30th to check out the Marina Abramović retrospective. In the meantime, I’ve got your preparatory to-do list.

Luckily, it can all be accomplished in the same place.

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Features

MoMA's Look Back at Cartier-Bresson

Friday, April 09, 2010

The Museum of Modern Art celebrates the founding father of photojournalism with the new exhibit "Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century." View a slideshow of photographs from the exhibit.

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Performance Club

Performance Club Takes On Abramović Exhibit

Monday, April 05, 2010

Performance art has invaded the city's museums with a vengeance this winter and spring. So I figure the P' Club might as well, too. We're visiting the Abramović show at MOMA. Find out how to get a free ticket.

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Features

Public Reacts To Nudity In Abramovic Exhibit

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

WNYC asked museum visitors' about the controversial Abramovic installation. Watch the videos.

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Features

Marina Abramovic Meets the Press

Friday, March 12, 2010

The diva of performance art, Marina Abramovic, spoke to the press a few weeks before the opening of a major retrospective  called The Artist is Present. Listen to what she had to say about the show.

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