Tag Archives: New York
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 photo of New York City, taken at night.

Centuries of Cities: How Urban Centers Continue to Inspire

  Whether ancient or modern, we continue to be fascinated by cities and their histories. How they were founded, what their transportation looks like, what art they produce—each city has its own personality and products to show the world. Artists, photographers, historians, and curators capture the elements unique to each location and produce exhibits that […]

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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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An image of the city of Detroit.

‘Detroit Grind’ Exhibit Now on Display in New York

This spring, New York is celebrating Detroit. The two cities, both with their backbones of industry and bustle, can be considered close cousins despite the several hundred miles between them. And in the heart of Chelsea, New York City’s artistic epicenter, the Rush Arts Gallery is making sure Detroit comes alive for New Yorkers. The […]

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An attractive young woman covered in tattoos.

New Exhibit Explores the History of American Tattoos

Last Friday, The New-York Historical Society introduced a new exhibit called “Tattooed New York.” The exhibit explores New York’s tattoo history, beginning with its origins in Native American culture. Indigenous people used tattoos for one primary reason: to mark themselves as belonging to a certain tribe. But it was also commonplace for warriors to get […]

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‘Vessel’: the 15-Story Staircase that Leads to Nowhere

The concept art for “Vessel” looks like a set piece from a future sci-fi film. “Vessel” is a massive honey-comb shape of openings and staircases. It’s going to be a public art installation in New York City, planned for the Hudson Yards mixed-use development. British Designer Thomas Heatherwick intends the massive piece to serve as […]

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A close-up photo of a camera lens.

“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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