Archive | August, 2016
A photo of Herb Alpert.

Donation Offers Free Tuition for LA Music Majors

The Herb Alpert Foundation is making a $10.1 million dollar donation to two-year academic institution Los Angeles City College (LACC). The hefty donation will cover tuition for all LACC music majors. The donation comes from world-renowned trumpet player Herb Alpert and his wife, vocalist Lani Hall. The duo started their own philanthropic foundation in the […]



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“Public, Private, Secret” Photography Exhibit

“Public, Private, Secret” is the first exhibition at the newly re-opened International Center of Photography, which has finally found a new home on the Bowery after losing its place in Midtown. The new exhibition, a massive aggregate of every kind of photography from selfies to food Instagrams to war photos, is about photography’s role today, […]



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A photo of a swarm of pigeons flying between New York City skyscrapers.

Glass Pigeons Adorn New York City

200 more pigeons almost sounds like the last thing that New York City needs. But not when those pigeons are made of fused glass, decorating unlikely spots like lamp post skirts and bus stop shelters. The artist known only as GB began as one of New York’s many souvenir vendors, making the glass pigeons and […]



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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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A photograph of the Metropolitan Museum of Art taken at night. The museum is located in New York, NY.

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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A photo of a nude Trump sculpture, shown from the midchest on up.

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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A photograph of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, one of many fine architectural museums.

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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A photo of a beautiful African American woman with blonde hair and vivid makeup.

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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A photograph of a woman taking down a painting in an art gallery.

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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