Wednesday, July 16, 2014
For decades, the myth has persisted that the Statue of Liberty was a grand gift from France, but Elizabeth Mitchell reveals that the statue was in fact the pet project of one quixotic and visionary French sculptor, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Bonnie Burnham, president of the World Monument Fund, will talk about the organization's 2014 watch list of endangered cultural heritage sites. This year’s list includes 67 sites in 41 countries, and includes places both near (like the Hudson River Palisades) and far (like the city of Yangon, Myanmar).
Thursday, June 28, 2012
A 450-pound bronze sculpture was unveiled on Wednesday at New York City’s Fire Museum on Spring Street. “From Ashes to Answers,” which depicts a firefighter and his dog, was the inspiration of Jerry Means, a former fireman and arson investigation agent in Colorado.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
President Dwight D. Eisenhower is most commonly remembered as a vocal opponent of communism and a leader who ushered in one of America's most prosperous eras. But a new national memorial in Washington D.C. offers a different image: designed by famed architect Frank Gehry, the proposed monument features Eisenhower as a young, barefoot boy in Abilene, Kansas, gazing on images of his adult accomplishments. This has been met by criticism, mostly from Eisenhower's family.
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
On the docket for treatment were the 1893 bronze "Neptune Fountain" at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, a 1915 sculpture of the Civil War captain Major Clarence Barrett across from Staten Island Borough Hall, and Allen Newman's iconic "The Hiker" in Tompkinsville Park.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.