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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, September 01, 2011

WNYC

The centennial of collagist Romare Bearden's birth receives tribute at the Met, a New Orleans-born artist shows her sinewy assemblages downtown and a Chelsea gallery displays the demure, 9/11-inspired drawings of a former Beat. Here's a little art to be checking out this Labor Day weekend.

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Museums, Markets, Broadway Shut Down by Hurricane Irene

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hundreds of public events — including street fairs, concerts, block parties, farmers' markets, sporting events and museum shows — that were planned for this weekend in the Tri-State Area have been cancelled due to Hurricane Irene. Here's our list of cancellations.

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The Truth, in Many Languages, Comes to Governor's Island

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The gallery of Building 110 will be overtaken with silver balloons filled with a mixture of helium and air on which visitors will be encouraged to complete the phrase "The Truth is..." using Sharpie markers.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, August 25, 2011

WNYC

A museum records itself, 19 women artists show their works alongside the figures who inspired them and an American Indian artist gives traditional forms a contemporary sheen. Plus: balloon poems on Governor's Island. It's a quiet out week in the art industry. Here's what we're looking at.

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Jewish Museum Announces New Director

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

On Wednesday, the Jewish Museum announced Claudia Gould, who currently runs Philadelphia's Institute of Contemporary Art, will take over leadership of the museum. Gould will replace Joan Rosenbaum, who has been at the museum's helm for 30 years, this fall.

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Director of International Center of Photography to Resign

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The director of the I.C.P. announced on Tuesday that he would step down from his post due to health reasons. Willis E. Hartshorn, known to many by his nickname "Buzz," was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2004.

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Gallerina's Summer Art Round-Up

Thursday, August 18, 2011

WNYC

It’s the middle of August -- and that means all things artsy fartsy have come to a veritable standstill or, in some cases, migrated to the Hamptons, where they've gotten lost in a frothing vortex of white parties and Cristal. That does not mean, however, that there isn’t some serious art greatness to check out in the city. In lieu of my regular Must-See Arts datebook, here’s a guide to my favorite summer shows:

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Chelsea Gallery Expands Into Bushwick

Monday, August 15, 2011

Luhring Augustine is moving art it doesn't have room to display at its 24th St. Manhattan gallery to a new 12,000 square-foot storage space in Bushwick, and will use 2,000 square feet as an exhibition space.

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Manhattan Children's Museum Gets Funding for 'Muslim Worlds' Exhibit

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Kids will get a hands-on look at mosaics, literature, calligraphy and other pieces of the "Muslim World" thanks to a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities that went to the Children's Museum of Manhattan.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, August 11, 2011

WNYC

Photographs that depict life at the fringes, art that is all about ugly, video in which the artist is present, and a film festival devoted to contemporary Latin American cinema. It may be August, but there's plenty to do in our big sweaty city. Here's what we've got cooking in the arts world this week.

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Hundreds Line Up to See Alexander McQueen Show Before it Closes

Friday, August 05, 2011

An hour before The Metropolitan Museum opened for business on Friday, over 200 people had lined up to see the museum's "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" show, which closes on Sunday.

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Andy Warhol's Favorite New York City Haunts

Friday, August 05, 2011

From 1949 up until his death in 1987, New York City was home to Andy Warhol. WNYC had a look through Thomas Kiedrowski's Andy Warhol's New York City: four walks uptown to downtown, published by The Little Bookroom, and mapped out some of Warhol's favorite spots in the city.

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Hidemi Takagi Turns Imported Food into Art at Times Square

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Takagi's photos of food found in the city's various immigrant enclaves -- from a box of Mexican mole to canned herring from Poland -- are part of the show "Blender," the latest public art project to come to Times Square.

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This Week: Must-See Arts In the City

Thursday, August 04, 2011

WNYC

The career retrospective of a German abstractionist in the Hudson Valley, deconstructed pictures and mummified cars in Chelsea, as well as a group show featuring the gallery work of popular street artists. It's August and things are getting sloooowwww in the art industry. But here's our guide to what's cooking.

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On Site at the BMW Guggenheim Lab

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

The BMW Guggenheim Lab opened up at Houston St. at Second Ave. on Wednesday. Check out a slideshow of what the lab looked like on its first day here.

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Marvel Comics Unveils New Biracial Spider-Man from Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

A comic book that hit shelves on Wednesday will introduce the world to a new Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a Black, Latino 13-year-old from Brooklyn, New York.

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Teamsters Art Handlers Picket Sotheby's Following Lockout

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Forty three art handlers employed by Sotheby's picketed the auction house on Tuesday alongside other members of Teamsters Local 814. The handlers were locked out on Friday afternoon, according to the union, after contract re-negotiations ground to a halt. In the interim, Sotheby's has hired temporary art handlers.

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Metropolitan Museum Returns Antiquities Found in King Tut's Tomb to Egypt

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Last November, the Met agreed to give back the artifacts after an internal museum investigation determined it had no right to the antiquities — mostly non-museum quality pieces, ranging from small fragments to a tiny bronze dog — in the first place. On Tuesday, the museum said it had shipped the objects to Egypt.

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El Museo Del Barrio Appoints New Leader

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The East Harlem museum announced on Tuesday that Margarita Aguilar would be its next director. Aguilar, who was born in Cuba, takes the place of Julian Zugazagoitia, who left the museum last September.

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James Franco, Gus Van Sant and Ryan Trecartin Teach MoMA PS 1 Summer School

Friday, July 29, 2011

Most kids can't stand the thought of summer school. But what if your teachers are James Franco, Gus Van Sant and Ryan Trecartin? All three are scheduled to lecture on making art, films, and the written word at MoMA PS 1's free Summer School next month.

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