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Art Festival Brings Light to Greenpoint

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The "Bring to Light" festival, a free contemporary art festival that started in Paris 10 years ago under the name "Nuit Blanche," comes to Greenpoint on Saturday.

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Controversy Grows Over Bob Dylan's Paintings at the Gagosian

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The first ever exhibition of Bob Dylan’s paintings in New York City is under scrutiny over the source materials behind the paintings included in the show.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, September 29, 2011

WNYC

Bulbous babes in Chelsea, masterful Indian paintings covering a span of 800 years, photos of New York City cops on the beat and eight contemporary Latin American artists. Not to mention a fair that's all about art books and a show devoted to Gotham on canvas and in pictures. It's a busy week in NYC. Here's what we've got in the hopper.

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Recent Class of American Nobel Laureates Honored on City Monument

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

On Tuesday evening, city park officials unveiled new inscriptions on the city’s Nobel Monument, honoring the three American laureates of 2010: chemist Richard Heck, economist Dale Mortensen, and economist Peter Diamond.

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Look | MTA Installs New Digital Underground Art Project at Union Square

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The underground show called "Union Square in Motion" is two digital lenticular linear zoetropes that project nine sets of still abstract images, which create the illusion of animation for commuters passing by. The project is, according to its creators, the largest of its kind in the world.

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Young Art Spaces Flourish Far From the Mainstream

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Even with over 300 galleries in Chelsea, many younger artists struggle to have their work seen and promoted. To that end, we've highlighted eight alternative arts destinations to explore in the city.

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National Academy Re-Opens on the Upper East Side

Friday, September 23, 2011

After being closed for 18 months, the doors to the National Academy Museum & School are back open on the Upper East Side. The renovations to the Beaux Arts townhouse include a redesigned lobby, revitalized museum galleries and two new galleries in the National Academy School. Check out what's on view at the newly renovated academy in the slideshow here.

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Ford Foundation Helps Keep American Folk Art Museum Open

Friday, September 23, 2011

The lights are staying on at the American Folk Art Museum.

The museum, which has been struggling financially, was saved by donations from its trustees and a major gift from the Ford Foundation. The cash will allow the organization to keep operating at its Two Lincoln Square home and to keep its collection intact.

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Look | Seasonal Statues Arrive in Madison Square Park

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A new series of statues bring all four seasons at once to Madison Square Park.

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Park 51 Opens Renovated Space with Photo Exhibit of NYC Immigrant Children

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The developers of the Islamic community center near Ground Zero will open the controversial space to the public for the first time Wednesday night. The community center will showcase a 169-image photo exhibition by Danny Goldfield entitled “NYChildren” in the newly renovated space.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, September 15, 2011

WNYC

A key member of New York’s Abstract Expressionist school gets a retrospective at MoMA, textiles get trippy at the Japan Society, caricature and satire get a thorough going-over at the Met and early paintings by minimalist Eva Hesse go on view in Brooklyn. And, in the event that you need some art with your gas, we have that, too. Here’s what we’re looking at in the coming week.

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ESPO Paints 'Love Letter to Brooklyn' on Vintage Macy's Garage

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The renowned Philadelphia artist and sign painter Stephen Powers, who many know by his old tag name ESPO, is putting the finishing touches on a piece of monumental street art on the outside of an old Macy's parking garage in downtown Brooklyn.

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Giant Bronze Elephant Stands Upside Down in Union Square

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

From Tuesday through next May, Gran Elefandret by Spanish artist Miquel Barceló will be on display in Union Square. The 5-ton, 26-foot tall bronze sculpture depicts an elephant standing whimsically on its trunk, seemingly defying physics.

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A Tour of NYC's Coolest and Oldest Graffiti

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Richard Hambleton retrospective at Phillips de Pury & Company is only on view through Tuesday. But there's still plenty of historic graffiti around town to cast your eye over. With the help of graffiti aficionada Katherine Lorimer (who snaps shots of street art as Luna Park), WNYC has created a tour of five of the coolest and oldest pieces of graffiti around town.

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Museum of City of New York to Acquire Seaport Museum

Thursday, September 08, 2011

The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation has given the Museum of the City of New York a $2 million grant for the acquisition.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, September 08, 2011

WNYC

Get ready for art OVERLOAD. This week, the sleeping monster that is the art industry wakes up and comes roaring back to life all over the city: uptown, downtown, in the museums and in just about every nook and cranny where you could possibly hang a piece of found-object assemblage (a.k.a. trash sculpture). So put on your comfortable walking shoes and pack a flask. If this week doesn’t make your brain melt, then I don’t know what will.

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The Gallerina Guide to the Fall Openings in Chelsea

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

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New York City's countless art galleries will come out of summer hibernation for the fall openings this week. Check out WNYC's incredibly handy downloadable map and mobile phone guide to the Chelsea fall art openings here, complete with food and drink options, and spots where you can kick up the stilettos or scarf disco fries.

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Monster Island Moves Out of Williamsburg Art Space

Monday, September 05, 2011

Call it the end of an era. At the end of the month, tenants at one of Williamsburg's last communal art spaces will be leaving because their property manager has not offered to re-new their lease.

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Ulster County Artists Join Forces After Irene

Friday, September 02, 2011

As tree limbs are cleared from the streets and sump pumps growl in New York City basements, tight-knit artist communities upstate are coming together to cope with the damage from Tropical Storm Irene.

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WNYC's Guide to 9/11 Arts Events

Friday, September 02, 2011

This month, cultural institutions around the city are paying respect to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks through literature, visual arts, theater, dance, music, and film. Here's our guide to what's happening around town.