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High Line Park in Manhattan, New York. The popular urban park is built on elevated train tracks.

New York Art Installations Explore the Realm of Public Spaces

Who says public spaces have to be solely functional? Artists who are showcasing their work at the High Line in New York, a former train track turned garden walking path, sure don’t think so. “Agora,” an ever-changing group exhibit featured in the park until March 2019, borrows its name from the Greek term meaning, “the […]

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A photo of “Wake,” a 60-something-foot animatronic sculpture that portrays a wrecked ship or a marine mammal, depending on how you look at it.

Artist Creates a ‘Nautical Traffic Jam’ in the Heart of New York

Two installations in New York’s Time Square in early July 2018 stopped city dwellers and visitors in their tracks. One of the pieces, “Wake,” is a 60-something-foot animatronic sculpture that portrays a wrecked ship or a marine mammal, depending on how you look at it. On the bow, a figure likened to a 19th-century New […]

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A seedy empty lot.

New York City Artist Turns Drug Lot Into an Art Oasis

David Scalza’s art garden is filled with colorful tapestries, musical instruments, potted plants, and bunting. But the garden wasn’t always so nice. In fact, 20 years ago, the garden wasn’t a garden at all. Before Scalza created the art oasis, the New York City lot outside his rent-stabilized apartment was stricken by crack and crime. […]

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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 picture of the Statue of Liberty, located in New York City.

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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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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A photo of the Fearless Girl statue and the bronze bull statue.

Fearless Girl Challenged By Charging Bull Sculptor

Thirty years ago, Arturo Di Modica illegally installed a massive bronze bull in the center of New York City’s financial district as a guerrilla commentary on the economic resilience of Wall Street after the stock market crash that had happened earlier that year. It was only later that he sought a permit for it to […]

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An image with the word

Mark Your Calendars for This Year’s Rubin Block Party

In the middle of July, one of New York City’s loveliest niche art museums is throwing a party, celebrating the spirit of community that has supported them since their opening in 2004. Based on the private collection of Donald and Shelley Rubin, the gallery is dedicated the preservation and visibility of art from the Himalayas, […]

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A photo of an empty New York City subway car.

Second Avenue Subway Art Debuts

“Any child who has never walked into a museum or an art gallery can walk the streets of New York and be exposed to art and education simply by being a New Yorker.” Stirring words from the Governor of New York himself, Andrew Cuomo. On Monday, December 19th, Cuomo presided over the unveiling of the […]

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