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Despite Heat, Conservators Wash and Wax Staten Island Monuments

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.

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Aluminum Goat Sculptures Land in Fort Greene Park

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

If you walk by two inanimate goats and a deer at the entrance plaza of Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn on Wednesday, don’t be alarmed. “Ancient,” “Goatie Boy” and “Goat as Wolf” are sculptures by Ruth McKerrell made of reclaimed Styrofoam cast in aluminum.

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Mark di Suvero Sculptures Loom Large on Governors Island

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Starting Friday, 11 monumental steel works by the New York Abstract Expressionist sculptor Mark di Suvero will be up on the former military base grounds — some of which have never been seen before by the public. The exhibit is the largest outdoor show of di Suvero's work to be in shown in New York City since 1975.

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Outdoor Sol LeWitt Exhibit Unveiled at City Hall Park

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

On Tuesday afternoon, a new exhibit from the Public Art Fund will be unveiled by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in City Hall Park. The exhibit features 27 works from the American minimalist sculptor Sol LeWitt.

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An 'Unreal' Statue Arrives in Madison Square Park

Thursday, May 05, 2011

PHOTOS. A new sculpture in Madison Square Park had its opening on Thursday. Many visitors to the park felt that the piece, by Barcelona artist Jaume Plensa, was "unreal." See for yourself here.

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Old City, New Ideas: The Festival of Ideas Kicks off on the Lower East Side

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Beginning on Wednesday, new ideas are coming to New York City. The Festival of Ideas for the New City pairs workshops and lectures about everything from sustainability to urban planning to public policy in various locations on the Lower East Side.

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The Art of Moving Boxes

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Take a look at what was said in Union Square Thursday as Brooklyn-based artist Arielle Falk presented her project "De-INHIBITIONATORS."

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Public Sculpture Comes to Times Square

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

This week, fine art meets flash as five sculptures by high-profile artists land in Times Square, a public art exhibition connected to Armory Arts Week. On Tuesday morning after the unveiling, tourists and native New Yorkers alike wandered among the statues. Here's what they said.

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Having a Heart in Times Square

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Times Square has found a heart just in time for Valentine's Day.

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Manhattan Artist Turns Park Ave. Into Fanciful Garden

Friday, January 21, 2011

Will Ryman and his team will begin installing 38 giant rose blossoms up and down Park Avenue from 57th and 67th streets on Friday night.

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A Moveable Gallery: Amir Baradaran Uses Taxi TV Screens for Video Art

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

If you think all you get on TV in yellow cabs is the chatter of advertisements and news, think again. Through September 15, 6,300 of New York City's 13,237 taxi cabs will feature short videos from Iranian-born artist Amir Baradaran.

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30 Dances in 30 Days

Friday, July 30, 2010

On the patio of a soulless corporate plaza, amid the mirrored towers of the financial district, the lunchtime entertainment has arrived.  Everyday at noon for 30 days, Canadian dancer and choreographer Paul-André Fortier is performing the same 30-minute dance piece to a crowd of transfixed tourists and harried suits.

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Street Pianos Lend Keys to the City

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Artist Luke Jerram talks about distributing pianos throughout the city as part of the public-art project, Play Me I'm Yours.

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Surveillance Art

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

In Madison Square Park, four large screen monitors ring the tables where Shake Shack customers stop to eat their burgers and fries. And they appear to be watching you.

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Don't Jump

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

There's a public art exhibition opening next week in New York City that has me a bit concerned.

It's called Event Horizon, and it consists of 31 life-size human figures made of iron and fiberglass. The forms will stand on pathways and sidewalks in the Madison Square Park area of ...

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Follow the Stimulus Money

Friday, June 12, 2009

This spring the federal economic stimulus package started doling out $787 billion. And $3.8 million (that's 1/200,000th of it) went to Rochester, NY for the expansion of ARTWalk, the town’s funky urban sculpture trail. But not everybody thinks that a public art project will do much to stimulate ...

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Federal Property

Friday, May 08, 2009

Back in the 1930s, as part of the Federal Art Project, the government paid artists to make thousands of paintings, from famous murals to little landscapes. It wasn't possible to keep track of it all, and some ended up in private hands. Once in a while, a canvas turns up, ...

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Cityside Waterfalls

Friday, June 27, 2008

Danish art star Olafur Eliasson wanted to reconnect New Yorkers with their waterfront. At a cost of $15 million, Eliasson has designed four massive waterfalls, ten stories high, in New York Harbor. He took Studio 360's Pejk Malinovski on a boat ride ...

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The Gates

Saturday, February 12, 2005

This weekend, the residents of Manhattan will wake up to find their beloved Central Park taken over by orange fabric. The project, known as "The Gates," has been 26 years in the making from the artists known as Christo and Jeanne-Claude. This married team wraps big things in ...

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More Discussion About The Gates

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Audio coming soon.

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