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Japanese clothing company UNIQLO's logo.

Winners of the 2017 UNIQLO Arts Grant Announced

Japanese clothing company UNIQLO gave a $200,000 grant to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation for the purpose of installing original artworks by local artists into NYC Parks over the course of 2017 and 2018. NYC solicited the generous grant as part of their mission to increase cultural content and appeal of […]

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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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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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New York City Graffiti Tours Becoming More Popular

Once upon a time, graffiti was viewed as vandalism. But those days are long gone, and in its place are tours that are honor the craft. Graff Tours, based out of Queens, was the first graffiti tour company to open in NYC. Gabriel Schoenberg, who started Graff Tours, was a student at NYU when he […]

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Now on View: ‘How We See’ at the Jewish Museum

In mid-March the Jewish Museum in New York City presented a new exhibition titled Laurie Simmons: How We See, a series of haunting portraits. Laurie Simmons is a New York-based artist and mother to Girls creator Lena Dunham. In this exhibition, she presents photographs of models who have huge, sparkling eyes painted on their closed […]

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Cultural heritage tells us where we come from, traditions we might have, and people we are connected to.

#TBT The Importance of Cultural Heritage

*For this week’s #TBT, we wanted to take a look back at an article we shared about cultural heritage. February marked the annual recognition of Black History Month, and March holds St. Patrick’s Day, another cultural celebration. What better time to reflect upon your own cultural heritage and what it means to you than now? […]

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Punk: Chaos to Couture Press Preview by Lauren Santo Domingo

#TBT Metropolitan Museum Goes Punk

  Punk was seriously revitalized in 2013, with designers, museums, and musicians paying homage to the iconic counterculture. This article, originally posted on February 13th, 2013, highlighted Punk: From Chaos to Couture, an acclaimed exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Last year’s fashion week exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, […]

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A Pop-up Workshop at the Intersection of Art and Food

Not everyone who appreciates art describes it as “delicious,” but maybe they should. At least that’s what With Food In Mind founder Nicole J. Caruth thinks. With Food In Mind is a non-profit organization based out of Brooklyn, New York, that’s mission is to create social change by combining food with visual arts and culture. […]

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The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)

Cultivators of Culture: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Since 1973, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has been dedicated to making New York City’s Downtown area a leader in the arts and culture. Through advocacy programs, providing grants, and organizing cultural events and for the community, the LMCC continues to thrive as a force delivering culture to New York City. The nonprofit organization has […]

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