Allison Lichter

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Abolitionist Icon Memorialized

Friday, November 14, 2008

A memorial sculpture commemorating Harriet Tubman has been dedicated on Saint Nicolas Avenue in Harlem. The city's Department of Cultural Affairs commissioned the sculpture, created by artist Alison Saar, daughter of the pioneering African American artist Betty Saar. The massive bronze monument depicts Tubman striding ...


Chagall and Artists of the Russian Jewish Theater

Monday, November 10, 2008

It tells the story of the Yiddish theater under Communism. Chagall painted backdrops and studies for costumes for the theater. Organizer Susan Goodman says the exhibition is also about much more.

GOODMAN: You begin to see that theater is a window into Soviet Jewish life and ...


Whitney Museum Honors Photographer in Color

Thursday, November 06, 2008

In the mid-60s, American photographer Bill Eggleston introduced color photography to the art world. Up until that point, ad agencies used color photography, but art photography stuck to black and white.

Starting Friday, the Whitney Museum will present a career retrospective of Eggleston’s photographs. Co-curator Elisabeth ...


Day of the Dead

Friday, October 31, 2008

In the Catholic calendar, this weekend is dedicated to remembering the dead, and here in New York, immigrants from Latin America have moved spiritual rituals from private homes and cemeteries, to secular spaces like museums and public libraries.


BAM Pays Tribute to Asia Argento

Friday, October 31, 2008

Sexy, scary and often naked. That’s what a career retrospective at the Brooklyn Academy of Music promises this Halloween Weekend. It’s a tribute to the Italian actress and director Asia Argento.

Joining us is Film Critic Nathan Lee. He's a regular blogger on and he’s ...


Kims Video

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Kim’s Video Underground it's closing its doors on Saint Marks Place, and getting rid of its rental collection too.

Kim’s is one of the last independent movie rental places in the city, and a familiar haunt for film students and cinephiles alike.

The store is moving to ...


Border Breaking Art in Queens

Monday, October 20, 2008

PS1 in Long Island City entertained museumgoers with a live DJ in the courtyard yesterday as it celebrated the opening of several new fall exhibitions. They include an exhibition of work Italian artist Gino De Dominicis. Dominicis was a mysterious artist who avoided press and ...


'Calder’s Circus' Opens at Whitney Museum

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The circus is coming to the Whitney Museum. Starting today, “Calder’s Circus” will be on display as part of the new exhibition: “Alexander Calder: The Paris Years.” The show includes wire portraits, caricatures, early mobiles and a film of Calder performing his famous miniature circus.

Curator ...


New Show Features Drag Queen House Balls

Sunday, October 05, 2008

A new show opened this week at the Vineyard theater, called Wig Out! It's the story of a community of drag queens and their "house balls" -- the performance competitions among them. It tells multiple love stories, through song and poetic storytelling. And its cast ...


Dance Performance Debuets On Performance Center

Thursday, October 02, 2008

LaFrance is known for dance performances she's staged in unique places around New York City, like a 12 story stairwell, a parking garage and even in the abandoned McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn.

The new dance, called 'Rapture,' places five performers on Bard's sleek, metallic building, ...


50 Years of Lincoln Center

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Lincoln Center has announced plans for next year's 50th anniversary season. The Center is in the middle of a $1.2 billion redevelopment plan. Alice Tully Hall and the Juilliard School are being renovated, and the fountain plaza in the center of the campus has been ...


Plans for Performing Arts Center at WTC Inch Along

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

As the re-development of the World Trade Center inches along, plans for a Performing Arts Center at the site have all but stopped.

REPORTER: The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation allocated $60 million for a theatre complex. So far, $5 million of that has been spent on ...


New MoMA Chief Picked

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

It's one of the most prestigious jobs in the modern art world -- chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. Today MoMa announced that they'd filled the position after a six month search.

They're promoting from within — Ann Temkin is ...


200 Electric Guitars Take Over Lincoln Center

Friday, August 15, 2008

Two hundred electric guitars performed all at once; no other instruments, and no extra amplification. It's a world premiere from an experimental music pioneer, Rhys Chatham. It’s being presented tonight by Lincoln Center Out of Doors, as part of a program called 800 Years of ...


Galapagos Opens in DUMBO

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

It took 13 months for the Galapagos Arts Space to convert a former horse stable into a glistening new performance space. Galapagos had long been an anchor of Williamsburg's avant-garde art scene and last night, it opened its new home -- in DUMBO.


Billy Joel Joins Ranks of Shea Stadium Rockers

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tonight, Billy Joel joins the ranks of rock stars that’ve played at Shea -- from the Beatles to the Who.

After this season, the ballpark will close to make way for the new Citi Field next door.

Even though Billy Joel hasn't released a new record in ...


Baseball Exhibit Opens in Time for All-Star Game

Friday, July 11, 2008

Major League Baseball's All-Star Game is next Tuesday, and today, the New York Public Library opens a new exhibit devoted to classic, musical baseball memorabilia.

It includes the earliest recording of the baseball anthem -- "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" -- which was written ...


Crowds Gather For "Sex and the City" Premiere

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Time to break out your martini shaker, eat a Magnolia cupcake and slip on your Manolo Blahnick's - the "Sex and the City" movie has finally hit the theaters.

Though Manhattan residents have been tripping over the film set for months, an international crowd packed ...


National Tap Day Marked

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sunday was National Tap Day, so tap dancers and their admirers gathered around the US to celebrate the American dance form.

Here in New York, top-hat wearing tappers in sequins remembered tap dancer Jimmy Slyde. Slyde’s career spanned almost six decades. He was known for ...


Artist Robert Rauschenberg Dies

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Robert Rauschenberg the artist whose use of everyday materials --- made him pioneer in pop art died yesterday at age 82.

His talents spanned the worlds of painting, sculpture and dance. He was known for his three-dimensional paintings which blurred art and objects from modern life.

Born ...