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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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A figure whose photography and performances chronicle a life of survival and loss in Chelsea, a super giant salad on the High Line, the act of grooming gets thoroughly picked apart in Bushwick and groups of students and artists tackle one of New York City's dirtiest waterways: the Gowanus. There's lots going down in New York City. Here's what we're looking at.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The earliest Egyptian art at the Met, a house grows in the Brooklyn Museum, an igloo made of coal on the Lower East Side and a Brazilian artist's climb-able piece in Chelsea. Plus: an art video tribute to Mike Kelley in Chelsea and an experimental new ballet in Williamsburg. There's lots to choose from in the New York City arts scene this week. Here's what we're looking at.

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Photographer Finds 70-Year-Old World’s Fair Negatives

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Amateur photographer and collector Lynne Rostochile made one her most interesting finds to date at an Oklahoma flea market: a box of 70-year-old 35mm negatives shot during the 1939-'40 New York World’s Fair.

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Google Building’s Scaffolding Shows Chelsea’s Past

Monday, April 09, 2012

On Monday, workers affixed a vinyl mural onto the scaffolding wrapping around Google's New York headquarters. The cartoons on the mural refer to famous landmarks and key figures in Chelsea’s past, from Major Thomas Clark, who named the neighborhood in the 1700s, to Jack Kerouac, who wrote On the Road at the Chelsea Hotel in the 1950s.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

A Bronx building is reborn as an art gallery, the fine drawings of Dürer and his Northern Renaissance contemporaries goes on view at the Met and a Brooklyn gallery creates a free collaborative poster series. Plus, a Chelsea space gathers found photos in the wake of the disasters in Japan. Here's some highly interesting stuff going down in New York this week.

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12 Ways to Commemorate the Titanic Centennial

Monday, April 02, 2012

There are a number of happenings in the Tri-State area that mark the Titanic centennial. Among our favorites: meals recreating White Star Line menus, plays based on ship survivor testimonials and artifact exhibitions. Here's a shortlist of goings-on.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WNYC

The art of the nude at the Met, early digital works at the Museum of the Moving Image, paintings from a secret chapel go on view at St. Peter's in Manhattan, and painters and performance artists all around Chelsea. It's an intriguing week in New York. Here's what we're looking at.

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Museum Offers Free Admission to Attract Bronx Residents

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Admission to The Bronx Museum of the Arts will be free starting Thursday in an effort to attract more of the borough's residents to the museum. The $5 adult tickets and $3 student and senior tickets were a barrier to entry to the institution, which is located in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country.

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Look | Young City School Students Exhibit Art at Manhattan Gallery

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A new exhibition displaying art made by New York City public school students opened Tuesday at Studio Gallery in Midtown Manhattan. The show, called "Littlest Learners," features the work of pre-kindergarten through second-grade students from 25 schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Crazy paintings of cats, a photographer channels the '70s, the art of the Vegas casino, turning political dialogue into romantic drama and three decades of an important New York art space. There's plenty of interesting weirdness to see in New York City this week. Here's what we're looking at.

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Illustrated Verses from the 1950s on View at Woodward Gallery

Friday, March 16, 2012

Etchings and aquatints made in the 1950s that mash up handwritten verses with illustrations and designs are on display at Woodward Gallery in a new exhibition called 21 Etchings and Poems. Among the artist-poet teams: Willem de Kooning and Harold Rosenberg. See a slideshow here.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Early works by a pop-graffitist in Brooklyn, paintings of devils in Chelsea, art from the Byzantine era at the Met, the stark look of Deco in Japan and a very special drawing class at the Whitney. There is lots to see and do this week. Here's what we're looking at.

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Keith Haring's 'Once Upon A Time' Bathroom Mural Restored and Open to the Public

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

FULL DISCLOSURE: The photos that accompany this article contain graphic images that may be upsetting to viewers. Pop artist Keith Haring painted his signature lines and squiggles in many places throughout New York City, but one of the most unique may have been the men's bathroom at the Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

WNYC

The rarely-seen junk sculptures of a New York performance artist and MC, an installation that explores our city from the water, important post-war artists from Italy and a pop-up show that features innovative works on video. Plus, there's a gazillion events related to Armory Week, as well as a gallery walk in Bushwick. It's all too much for the eyeballs to absorb. Here's what we're looking at.

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What to See (and Not to See) at the 2012 Whitney Biennial

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Every two years, the Whitney Museum of American Art marks the rising tide in contemporary art in America with its Biennial show. The museum celebrates its 76th Biennial this year, which opens on Thursday and includes work by 51 artists. Here are five pieces to check out and one to walk on by.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Art about animals, the collection of important Parisian patrons, the architectonic works of a Cuban artist, art about performance art and early '80s photographs from Northern Africa and beyond. There's a lot going on in the city this week. Here's what we're looking at.

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A Sneak Peek at Films in the 2012 Whitney Biennial

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

This year, in an unprecedented move, The Whitney Museum of American Art tapped two outside film curators — Ed Halter and Thomas Beard of Light Industry — to select the 2012 Whitney Biennial’s 75 films and film-related events. Learn more about the curators and watch a trailer for one of their favorite films in the Biennial, Michael Robinson's These Hammers Don't Hurt Us.

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Painting by Numbers: Charles Atlas at Luhring Augustine's New Bushwick Gallery

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mesmerizing psychedelic videos made up of flashing numbers and looping lines by Charles Atlas are on view at Luhring Augustine's newly opened Bushwick gallery. The exhibition, The Illusion of Democracy, includes two video installations by Atlas that have never before been seen in New York.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Crushed cars at the Guggenheim, costumed self-portraits at MoMA, site-specific installations in the Brooklyn Museum's period rooms and a gallery show that is all about nudes. It's a hopping week in New York. Here's what we're looking at.

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Sotheby's to Sell Munch's 'The Scream' in the Spring

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sotheby's auction house announced Tuesday that one of four versions of Edvard Munch's masterpiece "The Scream" will go on the block on May 2. It estimates the work will sell for $80 million or more.

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