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The Whitney Opens With a Winner

The Whitney Opens With a Winner

LET’S CUT TO THE CHASE: the Whitney Museum of American Art’s inaugural show in its new home in the Meatpacking District, “America Is Hard to See,” is outstanding. With about 600 works by a little over 400 artists, it offers a history of American art—and America—that is richly textured and that teems with beloved classics […]

‘Hip-Hop Revolution: Photographs’ chronicles the rise of rap music

‘Hip-Hop Revolution: Photographs’ chronicles the rise of rap music

THE EARLY DAYS OF HIP-HOP come alive in all their beautiful, vivid detail at the newly opened “Hip-Hop Revolution: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper.” The exhibition presents captivating images from the early years of a now-global culture rooted in the streets of New York, through the work of three city-based photographers. […]

Why Is An Anonymous Brooklyn Street Artist Producing Anti-Hillary Clinton Posters?

Why Is An Anonymous Brooklyn Street Artist Producing Anti-Hillary Clinton Posters?

AS HILLARY CLINTON PREPARED to formally launch her presidential campaign on Sunday afternoon, a Brooklyn street artist was busy pasting anti-Clinton signs throughout the borough, which happens to be where the hopeful candidate plans to set up campaign headquarters. Reminiscent of the instantly recognizable Barack Obama “Hope” posters that Shephard Fairey created for the president’s […]

A Climate Change in the Art World?

A Climate Change in the Art World?

The art community is digging out, drying off, counting its losses, helping its neighbors–and starting to prepare for the hurricanes of the future

Dallas Museum of Art takes bold step of offering free general admission AND free memberships

Dallas Museum of Art takes bold step of offering free general admission AND free memberships

Beginning Jan. 21, the Dallas Museum of Art will take the unprecedented step of offering an unusual one-two punch: Free general admission and free memberships, making it the first art museum in the country to do so, DMA director Maxwell Anderson announced at a press conference this morning.

High-wire art: contemporary commissions to replace Olympic Rings in St Pancras

High-wire art: contemporary commissions to replace Olympic Rings in St Pancras

Lucy and Jorge Orta have been chosen to create the first monumental work to be suspended from the ceiling of the international train station.

Read This: Sumo

Read This: Sumo

Talking a closer look at illustrator Thien Pham.

The end of Cal Nagpra?

The end of Cal Nagpra?

A law requiring California institutions to return Native American cultural artifacts, including hundres of thousands of sacred objects and ancestral remains, has been effectively quashed by lack of funding and new legislation. In other words, the Indian people get screwed, again.

Art Gallery and Open Mic in Honor of Women’s History Month

Art Gallery and Open Mic in Honor of Women’s History Month

Date & Time: Tue., Mar. 23, 2010 @ 7:30-10:30PM Location: Soulé International Restaurant, 920 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY Admission: Free In recognition of Women’s History Month and National Poetry Recognition Month, Soule Restaurant is hosting an Art Gallery & Spoken Word Open Mic featuring artwork from Reina Miranda and Tasha Edwards on Tuesday, Mar. 23rd. […]

Bluestockings Bookstore

Bluestockings Bookstore

Peter Kuper “Diario de Oaxaca Date & Time: Tue., Dec. 8, 2009 @ 7:00 PM Location: Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St. (at Stanton), NYC (212) 777-6028 Admission: Free Graphic novelist and illustrator Peter Kuper presents work from his newest book Diario de Oaxaca: A Sketchbook Journal of Two Years in Mexico and discusses political art. […]

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