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Artist Held for 'I Love NY' Work Released

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

An artist arrested on Saturday for setting up an illuminated "I Love New York"-themed public art display in Brooklyn that was mistaken for an explosive device has been released on his own recognizance.

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Police Arrest Artist Setting Up 'I Love NY' Work

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

An artist who was setting up an illuminated "I Love New York"-themed public art display in Brooklyn was arrested after the wired contraption was mistaken for an explosive device.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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Exhibits that are all about the artistic contributions of women, a 150th birthday party (with gilded cake) for Gustav Klimt, web-like installations by an Osaka-born artist and an exhibit that focuses on the singularity of the human face. There's plenty of unusual stuff to see in the city this week. Here's what we're looking at.

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Banking Booms — and Busts — Through History

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Whether it's JPMorgan's multi-billion dollar trading loss or shareholders rejecting the pay package of Citigroup's CEO debates about banks regularly dominate headlines. A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York about the history of banking in America shows, it's been this way since the founding of the Republic.

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Museums Free to Military Personnel and Their Families

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Metropolitan Museum, the Guggenheim and the New Museum are among the roughly 40 museums in New York City that will offer free admission to active-duty military service members and their families — including those active in the Reserves and the National Guard — this summer. See a list of some of the participating Tri-State area museums.

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Brooklyn’s Hasidic Art Scene Expands with New Gallery

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Brooklyn art scene is getting another retro infusion — this time from Crown Heights. The throwback references here depict a simpler time, when families were large and lived in the Old World shtetls of Eastern Europe. It’s not quite Soho, but on Empire Blvd. and Kingston Ave., situated next to a laundromat, The Betzalel Gallery is expected to officially open on Thursday.

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Mural at I.S. 259 Teaches About 9/11 Attack

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

When a student referred to Sept. 11 as "an accident," Thomas J. Buxton, a seventh-grade English teacher at I.S. 259 William McKinley in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, seized on the topic as this year's theme for an ever-evolving mural that students have been painting along the school's corridors since 2006. Students who participated not only learned about what happened on the day of the attacks, but also about the impact it had on so many New Yorkers.

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Park Avenue Armory Gets Space-Age Makeover

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

NASA wants to take you on a mission to Mars. No, not that NASA -- the other one based out of the lower Manhattan studio of artist Tom Sachs. His installation, "Space Program: Mars," opened at the 55,000 square-foot drill hall of the Park Avenue Armory on Wednesday.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

It seems like space is in the air this week: there is a Cloud City at the Met and a mission to Mars at the Armory. Not that there aren't other things to do. The International Center of Photography unveils a show dedicated to the transsexual streetwalkers of Paris from the 1950s and Brent Green meditates on fate over at Andrew Edlin. Here's what we're looking at.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

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Two Italian designers face off at the Met, a group of artists take on the art market and a moody photographer shows his latest in Chelsea. Plus, in Ridgewood, the Queens Museum is holding a "historic art crawl." There's lots to do in the city this week and here's just a bit of what's cooking.

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Christie's to Hold First Photojournalism Auction in Honor of Anton Hammerl

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The sale, which takes place at Christie's on Tuesday, will include signed prints donated by Sebastião Salgado and Susan Meiselas, among others. See a slideshow here.

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Look | See What They Were Wearing on the Met Gala Red Carpet

Monday, May 07, 2012

On Monday night, stars made their way up the Metropolitan Museum's red-carpeted stairs to attend the Costume Institute's annual gala. The theme for this year's benefit and exhibit was, "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations."

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Peek into the City's Past at the Archives' Visitor Center

Monday, May 07, 2012

The visitor center, which opens this week, will allow access to a huge trove of New York City's archival photos along with other pieces of the city's history -- including legal documents, the city's TV and radio recordings, and gifts given to mayors over the years, like a Waterford crystal baseball bat given to Mayor Giuliani by the Yankees.

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Why You Shouldn’t Miss 'Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art'

Saturday, May 05, 2012

If you haven’t been to see the Diego Rivera exhibit, “Murals for the Museum of Modern Art” yet, you have a few days before it closes on May 14. Plus, see a slideshow of works in the exhibition.

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Snapshot | Google Says 'Happy Birthday' to NY Artist Keith Haring

Friday, May 04, 2012

Google has used letters inspired by the work of the late New York artist Keith Haring for the "doodle" above its homepage search bar. Haring died tragically of AIDS in 1990. Friday would have been his 54th birthday.

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NJ Gallery Celebrates WPA-Era Art and its Modern Appeal

Friday, May 04, 2012

On Thursday, an exhibit that celebrates WPA-era artwork opened at LightSoundSpace Gallery in Rahway, New Jersey. The idea behind the show is to inspire visitors with messages that curators say resonate strongly with the economic struggles faced by many at present. Check out a slideshow of works in the show.

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Art by Teens Livens Up Manhattan Office

Thursday, May 03, 2012

A floor of a midtown Manhattan office building has become an art gallery for work by 125 middle- and high-school students. The exhibition, called "Goals and Dreams," opened Wednesday night and features 129 paintings, drawings and photos selected from art made at 40 city schools.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The portraiture of Alice Neel in Chelsea, the weird-grotesque films of a Swedish artist at the New Museum and the filmy interiors of a post-Impressionist at the Jewish Museum. Plus: photographic narratives at MoMA and text-based works in Tribeca. There's lots going on in the city this week. Here's what we're looking at.

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Students Create 8 Sculptures for NYC Waterfront

Friday, April 27, 2012

Eight new sculptures created by students of a top New York City art school will be installed along the Hudson River.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The U.S. as seen by Chinese and Chinese-American photographers, the late work of pop forebear Larry Rivers, an East Village gallery space from the '80s gets its own show at Winkleman and Spanish-born artist Carlos Vega shows his lacy lead pieces at Jack Shainman. Here's what we're looking at this week.

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