Archive | June, 2014
Welling Court Mural Project

Welling Court Mural Project Honors Community and Culture in Fifth Annual Event

Earlier this month, the Welling Court Mural Project commemorated its fifth annual celebration of “streets, solidarity, community, and culture,” in an arts event that brought graffiti artists from around the world together in Astoria, Queens. Explains the event’s organizers, “The Welling Court Mural Project began in 2009 when Ad Hoc Art was invited by the […]

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Required Reading: The Best New Novels to Bring to the Beach

Ah, summer. For the next few months we can all look forward to longer, warmer days, outdoor arts and cultural festivals, and many sunny afternoons spent at the beach. This summer, don’t forget to pack the newest, most acclaimed books of the season when you head out to catch some rays. Here are a few […]

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Camille Henrot

Camille Henrot Brings Her ‘Restless Earth’ to the New Museum

New York City’s New Museum always promises compelling exhibitions, and this summer’s lineup is no exception. One of the most critically acclaimed retrospectives taking place there right now is “Camille Henrot: The Restless Earth,” the most expansive exhibition of the artist’s work in the Unite States. A French artist who now lives and works in […]

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Brooklyn Museum

Summertime Offerings at the Brooklyn Museum

Summer is always the perfect time to really slow down, enjoy the longer days, and make time to experience all that NYC has to offer. There are plenty of outdoor cultural happenings taking place this season; from the Highline to Socrates Sculpture Park, there is no shortage of artsy outdoor attractions. And if you need […]

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Andy Warhol soup cans art

How Andy Warhol Made Art a Business

“Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” – Andy Warhol There is no denying that Andy Warhol is one of the most iconic artists in all of American art history. His body of work is recognizable to people all over the world; he pioneered the Pop Art […]

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los angeles getty foundation

Getty Foundation Awards Millions in Arts Grants for Latest Pacific Standard Time Initiative

If there was ever a program that exemplifies the importance of longevity in the arts, the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time initiative might just be it. For more than a decade now, Pacific Standard Time (formerly known as On the Record) has been invested in examining the ways in which Latin American and Latino culture […]

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the water tank project

Water Above All: The Water Tank Project Merges Art and Activism

One of the most anticipated large-scale arts events coming to New York City this summer is also one of the most socially conscious. The Water Tank Project is an initiative founded by documentary filmmaker Mary Jordan, whose international travels have shown her the value of clean drinking water in developing countries. This summer the project […]

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