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A photo of a unique interior architectural design. The design was created by Rockwell Group whose very own David Rockwell was featured in Modern Magazine's 2016 Fall Edition.

Highlights of Modern Magazine’s Fall 2016 Issue

Magazine publishing in the last ten years has been an area of rapid innovation, providing insight on the era’s most diverse visual trends. The world of Modern Magazine is filled with fresh ideas, excitement, and discovery. Incorporating endless visuals and an in-depth look at the process of their creation, the magazine focuses on the key […]

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Invisible Graffiti Art Only Shows Up in the Rain

Last week, we posted an article on New York’s graffiti tours. This week, we’re highlighting a brand-new trend: graffiti art that is only visible in the rain. Artists are spraying a water-repellent product called NeverWet onto dry concrete surfaces. The result? Words, pictures, and phrases that are revealed only when the concrete becomes wet, creating […]

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Fashion Masterworks Exhibit Coming to the Met

Some criticize fashion design as being something less than “real art” because it seems to be so ephemeral. But fashion, like literature and more traditional art, reflects the events and attitudes of the age in which it was created. Some creators of fashion design have transcended trendiness to take artistic risks and make statements about […]

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Naked Donald Trump Sculptures Erected

Somebody has created five naked Donald Trump statues and placed them in major metropolises across the U.S. Five cities—Cleveland, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, and New York—were greeted by life-sized nude Donald Trump figurines on August 18, 2016. The 6’5” structures featured a hairy groin area alongside a tiny, disproportionate penis. But onlookers quickly noticed […]

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Examples of Fine Architectural Museums

Museums can be intimidating or viewed as “boring” to the average person. However, our perception of museums as being old and dull has changed as today’s architects design fine architectural structures that are far from the traditional way of creating a building. Prominent architects are unveiling their artistic visions on museums across the world with […]

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Are Museums Becoming More Inclusive?

Back in April of 2015, during the opening of the Whitney Museum, Michelle Obama gave an impassioned speech about how museums aren’t very welcoming towards people of color. “You see, there are so many kids in this country who look at places like museums and concert halls and other cultural centers, and they think to […]

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Affordable Art Fair Coming to NY This Fall

NYC’s annual Affordable Art Fair is coming to the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 28 – October 2, 2016. More than 500 artists will be showcased at this year’s festival. Featured artwork will include paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures. Attendees can browse from thousands of original artwork pieces, all of which are selling at a price […]

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New York City Graffiti Tours Becoming More Popular

Once upon a time, graffiti was viewed as vandalism. But those days are long gone, and in its place are tours that are honor the craft. Graff Tours, based out of Queens, was the first graffiti tour company to open in NYC. Gabriel Schoenberg, who started Graff Tours, was a student at NYU when he […]

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You Are What You Listen To

Recent research from the Stanford Graduate School of Business confirms what many have been saying for years: The music you listen to says a lot about your personality and preferences. It can also significantly affect mood. The series of studies from music psychologists at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, whose Advisory Council includes Bill […]

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Prison Art Makes its Way to New York

  Jesse Krimes is a name almost too perfect for this story. Arrested in 2009 on drug charges, he was sentenced to 70 months in prison. While he only served 55 months of that, he put that time to use. Good use? Well, that’s in the eye of the beholder. He used local newspapers and […]

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