Thursday, September 26, 2013
When hearings began for Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr in 2006, no cameras were allowed inside the courtroom. Instead the Associated Press sent sketch artist Janet Hamlin to illustrate court proceedings. In the seven years since, Hamlin's sketches have provided the only form of visual documentation of the hearings. Janet Hamlin, the Gitmo traibunals sketch artist, joins The Takeaway to discuss her work and her path to being assigned at the Tribunal.
Friday, August 31, 2012
By Ilya Marritz
Standing atop a 70 foot pillar in a traffic island for over a century, the statue of Christopher Columbus at Columbus Circle has seen a lot of traffic go by. But soon the Italian explorer’s likeness will have comfier surroundings: a couch, a TV, and a coffee table.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Colored pieces of chalk and a bit of sidewalk is usually the artistic domain of kids. But one upstate New York has been creating colorful drawings using the concrete sidewalks as his canvas for over 30 years.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
By Caitlyn Kim
The art of survival is getting an exhibit of its own at a gallery in the Lower East Side. The artist wanted to highlight survival skills from building your own shelter to skinning and eating animals throughout the show. And one of the animals highlighted is a city critter: the rat.
Friday, July 13, 2012
By Karen Frillmann : Enterprise Editor, WNYC News
If you have time on your hands this summer in NYC, the moments just got more momentous. Contemporary artist Christian Marclay’s celebrated work The Clock will be on view at Lincoln Center’s David Rubinstein‘s Atrium for 20 days — from July 13 to August 1.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
By Jorteh Senah
The Central Park Lake hosted a dragon boat on Thursday as part of the festivities leading up to the 22nd annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Sixty years of artwork by the influential Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama will go on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art on Thursday. See a slideshow of works in the show.
Sunday, July 01, 2012
In honor of Independence Day, the New York Historical Society will display the Declaration of Independence — or at least a copy of it.
Friday, June 29, 2012
By Jorteh Senah
From Saturday through July 29, graphic artists, with the help of professional glassblowers, will try out their designs on glass even if they've never worked with the material before. See a slideshow of glassmaking on Governors Island.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Artist Tom Sanford's colorful 4-foot tall mural, called “Saints of the Lower East Side,” depicts Joey Ramone, Charlie “Bird” Parker, Ellen Stewart, Martin Wong, Miguel Piñero, Arthur Fellig and Allen Ginsberg.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
The life of artist and children's book author Maurice Sendak was celebrated at a memorial service at the Metropolitan Museum on Tuesday. The creator of more than 100 books, including the classic Where the Wild Things Are, was remembered as a man driven by his need to create.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Post-war abstraction gets international at the Guggenheim, Ellsworth Kelly's tender plant drawings hit the Met, Sikkema Jenkins organizes a group show that is all about small and the Museum of Arts and Design pays homage to the humble VHS tape. Here's what's going down in New York this week:
Monday, June 04, 2012
Jeff Koons visited P.S. 112 Jose Celson Barbosa to teach the 16 second graders how to make moveable animal puppets using paper and fasteners. His visit kicked off Visual Arts Appreciation Week, during which high-profile artists will visit New York City school classrooms to talk about making art.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Art about sex, art about sci-fi landscapes, art about dilapidated industry and art in which the everyday is turned into abstraction. There is lots of trippy-weird stuff going on in New York City this week -- not to mention a crazy number of open studios in Brooklyn. Here's what we're looking at.