Tag Archives: art and culture NYC
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Supporting the Arts

  Why should you support the arts? Aren’t there better causes to donate to? Well, sure, you could argue that cancer research, fighting homelessness, or any number of other issues are more deserving of your money, but the arts are quite important too. Art is part of culture, and whether you’re helping to preserve existing […]

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Alanna Heiss

Alanna Heiss: “Most people like me are not attracted to museums”

Alanna Heiss is a NYC-based artist and self-described events “organizer,” pioneer of the “alternative space movement” of the 1970s, and founder and former Director of MoMA PS1. She is also the founder and Director of Clocktower Productions, a nonprofit arts organization and online radio station. Heiss was recently interviewed for the December 2014 issue of […]

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Miranda July

BAM Hosts Talk with Miranda July, Lena Dunham

At Cultivating Culture, we really admire the work of Miranda July and Lena Dunham. Last year, we wrote about July’s inbox-turned-canvas project “We Think Alone,” as well as her other impressive list of arts endeavors. Lena Dunham, a feminist and author who has undoubtedly influenced countless aspiring writers, was one of the participants in “We Think […]

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Stations of the Elevated Returns to the Big Screen

Global graffiti culture is decidedly subversive, and a genre of art that has been notoriously under documented throughout its history. This is likely because few documentarians have been willing to risk the legal ramifications of following graffiti artists, and because of the elusive nature of these daring artists themselves. One filmmaker who dared to explore […]

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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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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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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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Mixed Greens Gallery

Texture, Turf, and Landscape at Mixed Greens

Mixed Greens Gallery in New York City is really embracing the contrast between the pastoral and manmade right now, with its three current exhibitions touching on turf and landscape. Mixed Greens is a contemporary art gallery that specializes in “conceptually driven and figurative work by emerging and mid-career American artists,” its mission explains. Kim Beck, […]

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