Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A new exhibit spotlights the work of a newspaper sketch artist who survived Auschwitz by doing portraits of SS guards. Learn about a daughter’s quest to reassemble her father’s body of work.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Rethinking architecture during a time of recession, the myriad ways in which artists create prints, drawings that chart unusual histories, a feminist examination of war and abstract paintings that brood. There is some heady stuff going on in the city this week. Here's what we've got in the hopper.
Friday, February 10, 2012
In 1961, when John F. Kennedy became president, his wife Jacqueline redecorated the White House and made it a museum. Her dramatic makeover moved us to ask William G. Allman, the chief curator of the White House, to give us his favorite pieces of furniture, decorative objects and works of art that became part of the White House in the past 50 years.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
The images reveal themselves slowly: a hot air balloon covered in moss, an NYPD helicopter darting across a granite sky, the delicate outline of what appears to be the Space Shuttle. This is no ordinary astronomical display. On a steep granite outcropping that lies within earshot of a major New York roadway, artist Kevin Sudeith has carved a series of delicate petroglyphs that depict a variety of air traffic.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Work from ashes and dust at MAD, an early video pioneer in the Bronx, artists inspired by museums at the Met, and a fashionista chronicles his home and his friends in a solo exhibit in Chelsea. There's lots of wonderfully odd stuff happening in New York this week. Here's what we're looking at.
Friday, February 03, 2012
On Friday, the New York City Department of Transportation unveiled a new temporary outdoor exhibit on a 50-foot corrugated fence under the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge at the junction of Vernon Boulevard and South Queens Plaza in Queens. Check out photos of the show here.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
A photography series devoted to hermits, the reflective paintings of a Berkeley-born painter and a twin brother duo shows off a couple of decades worth of urban-landscape inspired works (some of which once lived illicitly on the street). It's a busy week in New York. Here's what we're looking at.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
File this under things that will make you say, Duuuuude. The American Museum of Natural History will transform the 70 foot-wide domed ceiling of the Hayden Planetarium into a multi-player video game called Space Cruiser this Thursday evening as part of its after-hours party series.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
A California portraitist gets his due at MoMA PS1, a Red Hook painter installs site-specific works at the Brooklyn Museum and a photographic chronicler of mayhem gets a thoughtful examination at the International Center of Photography. There's lots to do in the city this week. Here's what we're looking at.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Doug Wheeler's installation at the David Zwirner Gallery creates an experience that completely wrecks all sense of depth perception. Here's a tip for how best to view it.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
After months of keeping a low profile because of financial troubles, the American Museum of Folk Art on Tuesday unveiled a new exhibit of works from its permanent collection, and trustee and board president Monty Blanchard reaffirmed the institution's determination to remain open and independent.
Friday, January 13, 2012
For the past decade, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has been giving the American Wing a thorough renovation. On Monday, the museum will be drawing back the curtain on the final phase of the project.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
A daring lensman from the 1930s, trippy light and space from the '60s, sculptural optical illusions and a round-up of painters who are very contemporary (in both Chelsea and Bushwick). New York has got it going on this week. Here's what we've got in the hopper.
Thursday, January 05, 2012
This fall, WNYC asked listeners for their stories about active service men and women returning home from Iraq. David Pierce wrote in with his story about an art project documenting the daily life of an army squad in Iraq. Pierce did the project with his friend Justin Wilkens, who served two deployments in Iraq. We caught up with the high school buddies in Brooklyn.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
The New Year is getting started with a bang -- with shows about corporations, 1970s America, gender identity and the super galactic sculptures of a 20th century stalwart. Here's what we're looking at in the coming week.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
It’s that time again! Stuffed into the informational crevices between the clusterbomb of year-end holidays, everyone with a working keyboard has published a piece that wraps up the cultural year that was. The staff here at Gallerina has put together a handy, super-meta guide to the best in year-end articles.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The Alexander McQueen show at the Met, "Spider-Man" and "The Book of Mormon" opening on Broadway, the kerfuffle around Tony Kushner's honorary degree at CUNY and an exhibit mapping out words New Yorkers use to search for a mate. Here are some of the arts and culture stories WNYC followed this year.