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The Brian Lehrer Show

Should the Public Pick the Public Art?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NYC Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer talks about the bill he's introducing to include more public input in the works commissioned for the city's Percent for Art program.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

#BoycottIndiana; StoryCorps in Your Smartphone and Public Shaming

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

#BoycottIndiana; mental illness in pilots; StoryCorps comes to your smartphone; how social media has made it easier than ever to publicly shame people and a public art debate.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Go Inside a Brain in Times Square

Thursday, November 20, 2014

At three minutes to midnight every night this month, images from neuroscience research will be projected onto billboards at the Crossroads of the World. 

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WNYC News

Kara Walker's Black Sphinx Is Made of White Sugar

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The controversial artist has a public art piece commenting on the sugar industry at the Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Richard Serra's Tilted Arc

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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Richard Serra was not a happy man in 1985.  His public sculpture, Tilted Arc, was the focus of an on-going controversy in New York City and in this interview with Jenny Dixon on WNYC's Artists in the City, Serra defends himself against ...

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WNYC News

Capitalism Works for Me: True or False? New Yorkers Say False

Friday, September 20, 2013

Capitalism works for me... true or false? New Yorkers votes on Friday: 109 false, 93 true.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Public Art in Your Neighborhood

Thursday, August 22, 2013

What work of public art--sculpture, mural, poster, performance, or any other medium--have you been appreciating in your neighborhood lately? Comment below or call 212-433-9692.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Democratic Debate Recap; Illegal Dog Breeds; MLK 50 Years Later; Constitutional Dress

Thursday, August 22, 2013

David Chen of the New York Times provides analysis of last night's Democratic mayoral debate, and takes your calls on whether or not the candidates said anything that changed how you plan to vote. Plus: Historian Taylor Branch traces history of the civil rights movement over the 50 years since the March on Washington; how laws restrict the way we dress; the White House takes a stance on legislation targeting dog breeds such as the pit bull; and calls on your favorite public art.

WNYC News

One NY Artist: Alexandre Arrechea

Saturday, March 23, 2013

There are thousands of artists is New York City, some scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in studios, basements and on stage. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.

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WNYC News

Don't Look Now, But Flatiron Is Upside Down

Sunday, March 03, 2013

The flatiron building, in black and white, upside down. That's what visitors to Madison Square Park can see as they enter a new art installation.

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WNYC News

Model Boats Set to Launch From Polluted Newtown Creek

Saturday, September 08, 2012

A fleet of artist-made, remote-controlled model boats will launch from Newtown Creek this weekend as part of an effort to draw attention to the waterway between Queens and Brooklyn that is considered one of the nation’s most polluted.

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Transportation Nation

Subway Mosaic, Best Public Art in America?

Monday, July 02, 2012

"Brooklyn Seeds" by Jason Middlebrook Depicts Floral Themed Mosaic

Deep into Brooklyn, NY just before Neck Road, an artistic treasure sits hidden from the New Yorkers zipping past on the Q train to Coney Island. The 2011 addition to the Avenue U Station, a giant glass and ceramic tile mosaic climbing up the station wall called "Brooklyn Seeds," has been crowned one of the best public art projects in America, according to this announcement from the NY MTA.

Each year the Americans for the Arts Conference conveys the recognition outstanding works in a variety of media. Subway tiles are getting their due this year with Jason Middlebrook's "Seeds" represent the resilient flora of the concrete jungle.

NY MTA: "The plants are based on wildflowers that grow in unlikely places in urban neighborhoods, through cracks in the sidewalks, and in alleys and along walls. The artwork expresses the beauty where nature and city intersect."

Here are a few more pics. Send us pics of your favorite transit art, especially if you think you're city has something worthy of "best" status.

 

 

 

All photos courtesy of the MTA. More here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Public Art Pitches

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The director and chief curator of the Public Art Fund, Nicholas Baume, talks about what makes for great public art and the fund's current projects as listeners share their ideas, realistic and not-so-much.

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Art Festival Brings Light to Greenpoint

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The "Bring to Light" festival, a free contemporary art festival that started in Paris 10 years ago under the name "Nuit Blanche," comes to Greenpoint on Saturday.

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Features

Look | Seasonal Statues Arrive in Madison Square Park

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A new series of statues bring all four seasons at once to Madison Square Park.

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Features

A Vintage Carousel Spins in Brooklyn

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A newly restored vintage carousel featuring hand-carved horses and chariots is set to make its debut in its new Brooklyn home overlooking the East River on Friday.

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Features

Giant Bronze Elephant Stands Upside Down in Union Square

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

From Tuesday through next May, Gran Elefandret by Spanish artist Miquel Barceló will be on display in Union Square. The 5-ton, 26-foot tall bronze sculpture depicts an elephant standing whimsically on its trunk, seemingly defying physics.

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Studio 360

Public Art vs. the Public in Indianapolis

Friday, August 19, 2011

A work of public art is causing a stir in Indianapolis — and it hasn’t even gone up yet. The dispute involves a monument of a freed slave that was supposed to be placed in downtown Indianapolis. The work, “E Pluribus Unum,” is by the celebrated African-American artist Fred Wilson ...

Slideshow: Fred Wilson's “E Pluribus Unum”

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Features

Pianos Pop Up around City Street Corners and Parks

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Any desire for a quick round of "Heart and Soul" on your lunchbreak? Can do. Sixty decorated uprights and 28 grand pianos were set up on street corners and parks across the city's five boroughs on Thursday as part of "Pop Up Pianos." The public art and music program, run by the Sing for Hope organization, is now in its second year.

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Features

Figment Festival Brings Whimsy and Art to Governor's Island

Thursday, June 09, 2011

The Figment festival at Governor's Island takes public art to a new level, inviting visitors to the free festival at Governor's Island to participate. From a Stealth Fighter made out of astro-turf to an audio project that makes sounds according to movement, the festival's only rule seems to be: don't sit still.

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