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Journey Into a Dark World With ‘Another Place’

Shrine is an artist-run gallery on Henry Street, near Two Bridges. It hosts surrealist art, mostly, and sells custom skateboard decks. From now through September 3rd, Shrine is hosting an eerie exhibition called “Another Place.” It is a collection of very loosely figurative work by a dozen painters and multimedia sculptors. All of the works […]



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A New York City street vendor selling hot dogs.

3-D Image Installation Pays Tribute to New York City’s Street Vendors

There’s something special about street food in New York City, and it’s not really the food at all. It’s the people, the tough-as-nails community of vendors running the cars and vans that sell hot dogs, pretzels, crepes, and gyros. They hawk their goods on strategically-chosen corners, some staking out a particular site for years at […]



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A painting of a house, created by artist Maureen Gallace.

Maureen Gallace Exhibit Receives Rave Reviews

Maureen Gallace, of Connecticut and New York, has probably always been an artist, but she was thirty when she began exhibiting her works. She paints on small canvases, little portraits of beaches, hillsides, and houses from her native New England, but no people. In fact, her houses seem people-less, often missing doors and windows in […]



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Your Brain on Art

There’s no doubt that we can experience emotional responses to the art we see, whether it’s a classic painting or an interactive museum exhibit. In fact, there are actually scientific studies showing the effect art can have on our brains: sometimes we mimic the actions we see portrayed; sometimes we’re simply more receptive to learning […]



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How New York City is Fighting Back Against Trump’s Budget Cuts to Art Programs

Early drafts of the Trump Administration’s budget proposed to kill several major sources of culture funding, including: The National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Institute of Museum of Library services. Nothing is set in stone yet, but New York City, a city which […]



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An Art Gallery for Those Aged 60+

The world of gallery artists is a young world. Mostly, it is full of either the young outbreak star, or the middle-aged men who were young outbreak stars thirty years ago and have done nothing but commit their lives to art since. Marlena Vaccaro’s gallery is a craigy boulder in that youthful stream. Her space, […]



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Two school-aged boys—one black, one white.

New Art Exhibit Addresses Racial Segregation in America’s Schools

In Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to segregate school children by race. But today, more than sixty years later, school segregation appears to be on the rise. More than one third of black American students attend an “intensely racially segregated” school, according to a study released this […]



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A black-and-white historical photo of Italian men awaiting admission processing at Ellis island. Ca. 1910.

Interactive NYC Art Installation Gives a Voice to America’s Immigrants

Current research suggests that within 40 years, a third of American citizens will either be an immigrant or the child of an immigrant. New York City has exceeded that ration for years, and its eight and a half million residents speak nearly 800 different languages. It’s this melange that artist Aman Mojadidi wants to highlight […]



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Sponsors Pull Support for ‘Julius Caesar’ Amid Trump Controversy

“Serious question, when does ‘art’ become political speech & does that change things?” asked Donald Trump Jr. in a tweet. He was commenting on Public Theater’s new production of “Julius Caesar,” one of the William Shakespeare’s historical drama plays. When does “Julius Caesar” become political? It was political long before it was even written. It […]



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Interactive ‘Hansel and Gretel’ Exhibit Recreates the Feeling of Being Watched

Shambling around in a large, dark space with uneven floors and walls sounds like a particularly avant-garde brand of art installation. Over-head, flying drones buzz unseen while you bumble into your fellow art appreciators. And on the floor below you, the only light in the room projects your own path. The projections are an infrared […]



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