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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, December 22, 2011

WNYC

Renaissance portraiture at the Met, geometric explosions (or are they implosions?) at the Asia Society, and a painter who bucked a trend at the National Academy. The holidays may be upon us, but there's still plenty to do in New York. Here's what we're looking at this week.

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Enter Through the Gift Shop: NYC Museums Step Up Their Retail Game

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Manhattan’s shopping arteries are clogged with last-minute gift buyers. And museum gift shops are going all out to get the attention of consumers in the days remaining before Christmas.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, December 15, 2011

WNYC

The forgotten photos of a Chicago nanny, a street artist that turns paint buckets into self-playing drums and the multimedia work of one of Croatia's early feminists. Plus: a talk at the New Museum explores the ways in which video games are bleeding into other areas of culture. It's a good week to be in the big bad city. Here's what we're looking at.

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Saddam Hussein Dinnerware Used in Art Exhibit Returned to Iraq

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that stolen Wedgewood china looted from one of Saddam Hussein's palaces had been turned over to Iraqi diplomats. The news hits close to home for an arts group in New York since the plates were used as part of an art exhibit that started with an interest in dates and dinner plates.

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Frick Collection Opens New Portico Gallery

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Frick Collection has opened a new, glass-enclosed portico gallery. It's the museum's first major addition in more than three decades. The inaugural exhibition in the Frick's new gallery is a collection of Meissen porcelain from a private collection.

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Jewelry as Sculpture in Miniature at the Museum of Arts and Design

Friday, December 09, 2011

A brooch of ruby lips and cultured pearl teeth made by Salvador Dali, a pendant depicting an abstract face by Roy Lichtenstein and a gold mask designed by Man Ray are among the 240 pieces of jewelry currently on view at the Museum of Arts and Design. View a slideshow here.

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New Museum Ups Ticket Price for Carsten Höller Show

Thursday, December 08, 2011

A 100-foot tubular slide and sensory deprivation saline pool are drawing crowds — and cash — to the New Museum.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, December 08, 2011

WNYC

The intersection of Tibet and comic books at the Rubin, a Brazilian street artist at Jonathan LeVine, a (sort of) final showing at a Bushwick space and optical illusions in an empty West Village storefront. There's plenty of interesting stuff going down in New York this week. Here's what we're looking at.

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Manhattan Galleries Focus in on Edward Burtynsky

Friday, December 02, 2011

A sweeping overhead shot of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and abstract aerials of dryland farming in northeastern Spain. See a slideshow of Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky's large-scale chromogenic color prints here.

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Bling and Haute Couture: Christie's Kicks Off Liz Taylor Auction

Friday, December 02, 2011

A black velvet cape Liz Taylor wore to Princess Grace of Monaco's "Scorpio Ball" and the diamond and gold wedding bands she wore in both of her marriages to Richard Burton are a few of the items that Christie's will auction off this week in one of the year's most anticipated sales. View a slideshow here.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, December 01, 2011

WNYC

Art Basel is going down in Miami this week. But that certainly doesn't mean there's nothing to see in these parts. Here's our short list -- from the work of an important California assemblagist to walls at Apexart to St. John the Divine's installations about water.

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Maurice Sendak Curates Hannukah Lamp Show at the Jewish Museum

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A collection of Hannukah lamps from four continents chosen by illustrator and author Maurice Sendak is on view now at the Jewish Museum. Check out images of the lamps here.

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Holiday Window Displays, Off the Beaten Path

Monday, November 28, 2011

There’s no shortage of interesting holiday store displays up in the city this time of year, and WNYC wants to see the best ones in your neighborhood. Upload your snapshots and check out our slideshow of creative holiday windows here.

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Art Explosion: Maurizio Cattelan at the Guggenheim

Friday, November 25, 2011

WNYC

If a naughty Catholic schoolboy had an unlimited budget to put on an exhibit at the Guggenheim, Maurizio Cattelan's All is likely what you'd end up with. Check out a slideshow of the hyper-real sculptures and disconcerting pieces of taxidermy Cattelan's hung from the Guggenheim's ceiling here.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WNYC

A camper gets chopped up at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Soviet propaganda goes on view at Andrew Edlin, the appropriation-remixes of Robert Heinecken are up at Friedrich Petzel and a 20-foot blue spruce grows inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here are our pics in the art world in the coming week.

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4 Reasons to go See 'HIDE/SEEK' at the Brooklyn Museum

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

WNYC

Last week, HIDE/SEEK, the groundbreaking examination of sexuality and gay identity in American portraiture, opened at the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibit exploring the fluidity of gender and desire is the first of its kind. Do not miss.

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Pennsylvania Catholic Group Protests Wojnarowicz Film outside Brooklyn Museum

Sunday, November 20, 2011

On Sunday, some three dozen people protested the Brooklyn Museum's inclusion of David Wojnarowicz's film "A Fire in My Belly" in the museum's new show Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.

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Fine Arts Programs Open their Studios to the Public

Friday, November 18, 2011

The arts studios of NYU and Hunter are some of the most competitive in the country. As a result they're usually closed to the public. For one weekend, the studios will be open for visitors to check out the student work in progress.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, November 17, 2011

WNYC

An important exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum examines gay identity, street photography gets its due at Laurence Miller, a contemporary artist showcases geometric wood abstractions and a renowned fine food purveyor displays works by video artists. There's lots going down in the city in the coming week.

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Shepard Fairey Work to Sell at Auction to Benefit the Homeless

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday night, the Coalition for the Homeless holds its 17th annual ArtWalk NY benefit. For many, the highlight of the evening will be the sale of a hand-painted canvas by controversial street artist Shepard Fairey. Check out a picture of "Harmony" and other Fairey works here.

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