Archive | May, 2014
Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou’s Final Words Were Some of Her Most Beautiful

Earlier this week, news broke and spread like wildfire of Dr. Maya Angelou’s passing. Angelou, referred to widely as a “global renaissance woman” for her ability to thrive in countless fields in spite of her abusive upbringing, is one of the most iconic voices of our time. A beloved linguist, memoirist, outspoken human rights activist, […]

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Brooklyn Artists Open Their Doors for 8th Annual Bushwick Open Studios 

This coming weekend marks the eighth annual Bushwick Open Studios (BOS), an arts and culture festival hosted by local volunteer organization Arts in Bushwick. From May 30th through June 1st, 2014, artists’ doors across the neighborhood will open to the public as a way to celebrate the diverse, vibrant, and creative community that thrives there. […]

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Swoon Presents ‘Submerged Motherlands’ at the Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum is hosting some tremendous exhibitions over the next couple of months, including works from Ai Weiwei, early feminist pieces from Judy Chicago, an exhibition featuring art and civil rights in the 1960s, and much more. One of the Brooklyn Museum’s current exhibitions that we are most excited about features remarkable works from […]

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America’s Most Visited Art Museums

  “Summer is a great time to visit art museums, which offer the refreshing rinse of swimming pools – only instead of cool water, you immerse yourself in art.” – Jerry Saltz Wikipedia recently compiled a list of the 100 most visited art museums in the world. While London, Paris, and other major cities throughout […]

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NYC’s Best Outdoor Art Installations

ARTnews contributor Stephanie Strasnick recently set out to find the most fantastic outdoor art installations that New York City has to offer. She describes her findings as “funky, surprising, and selfie-worthy,” providing all the information to help you find everything from psychedelic pink flamingos to a three-legged Buddha and more. Keep reading for some of […]

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Humans of New York

Cultivators of Culture: Brandon Stanton, Creator, Humans of New York

  Brandon Stanton is the creative mind behind Humans of New York, one of the most widely shared and adored large-scale photography projects in the world. After losing his job trading bonds in Chicago, Stanton made the decision to move to New York City and take photographs of strangers he met on the street. Humans […]

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Frieze New York Dazzled Crowds at Randall’s Island  

Frieze New York, the American leg of the renowned Frieze Art Fair, recently returned to New York City for a third year of celebrating the world’s most prolific contemporary art. With more than 190 galleries and artists represented this year, Frieze New York was bigger than ever, and embodied what New York Times art critics […]

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Pharrell Williams Curates G I R L at Paris’ Salle de Bal

Pharrell Williams is a man of many talents. Many consider him to be one of the greatest pop musicians working today, and he’s also proven himself to be a formidable producer, an acclaimed fashion designer, and a generous and outspoken philanthropist and women’s rights advocate. Now, with two art exhibitions soon to be under his […]

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Mary Cassatt

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Mary Cassatt

When considering works of art that focus on the embodiment of motherhood and women, an artist that quickly comes to mind is Mary Cassatt. Known and beloved for her images that depict the social and private lives of women, the American painter and printmaker made a name for herself throughout her career for her stunning […]

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MoMA Design Store Unveils New Collection for NYCxDESIGN

  NYCxDESIGN returns to New York City this month in a massive celebration of the myriad designs that help to embellish the cultural richness and innovation of the metropolis. “NYCxDESIGN is New York City’s official citywide celebration of design,” the program explains. “NYCxDESIGN creates a collaborative platform for cultural and commercial opportunities, elevates established and […]

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