Allison Meier

Post image for Rachel Whiteread’s Concrete Cabin Awaits Discovery in the Governors Island Hills

British artist Rachel Whiteread and curator Tom Eccles discussed both the Unabomber and Henry David Thoreau’s Walden in considering the form and isolation of the American cabin.

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Post image for Sin Like It’s the 16th Century in a Game that Remixes Renaissance Art

Forgive me, for I have sinned. I peeped at a lady’s ankle through an open window and carved an idol in my own image.

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Post image for Aerial Views of Where America’s Grid Bends to the Curvature of the Earth

As any traveler who’s gazed out the window of an airplane while flying over the United States knows, the grid reigns.

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Post image for An Eclectic Lineup at This Year’s Governors Island Art Fair

This is an artistically rich summer for Governors Island.

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Post image for Two Colossal Hellenistic Statues Will Stay at the Met for Two More Years

A couple of ancient giants are extending their American debut by two years.

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Post image for Basquiat’s Former Home and Studio Gets a Permanent Plaque

Yesterday, a permanent plaque was unveiled outside the former home and studio of Jean-Michel Basquiat at 57 Great Jones Street in Manhattan.

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Post image for Photographs of the Birds and Bones in US National Park Collections

When a wayward tufted titmouse slammed against photographer Leah Sobsey’s window, the bird’s tiny corpse suddenly recalled all the natural specimens that had captivated her as a child at Chicago’s Field Museum.

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Post image for Mapping the Fossils and Meteorite Impacts in London’s Architecture

The building blocks of urban landscapes are often riddled with fossils, with Jurassic reptile bones and Cretaceous sea creatures sometimes emerging from the stone surfaces.

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Post image for Copper Tomb Sculptures Show Rare Forms of Mesopotamian Portraiture

The ten statues in Founding Figures: Copper Sculpture from Ancient Mesopotamia, ca. 3300–2000 BC at the Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan were never meant for our eyes.

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Post image for The Grand Reopening of a Georgia Fortune Teller’s Psychedelic Art Environment

This October, a phantasmagoric art environment in rural western Georgia will reopen following two years of conservation.

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