Lincoln Center

Post image for How Chagall, Sendak, Hockney, and Other Artists Staged the Fantasies of ‘The Magic Flute’

As an opera where a colossal snake and enchanted instrument play a pivotal role, perhaps it’s no surprise Mozart’s The Magic Flute inspired some fantastic set and costume designs since its debut in 1791.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Metropolitan Opera Defaced by Spray-Paint Vandals

The offices of the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center were spray-painted with obscene messages by vandals overnight, the New York Times reported.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Lawsuit Accuses the City and Lincoln Center of Privatizing a Public Park

A handful of New York residents and environmental activist groups are suing the City of New York, the Parks Department, and Lincoln Center over the use of Damrosch Park, a 2.44-acre park on the Upper West Side. The lawsuit claims that the city has effectively, but illegally, handed over management of the park to Lincoln Center, and that the events the performing arts center holds there — including the iconic Fashion Week — have taken over the space and rendered it unusable for the public.

Continue Reading →


What Happened at Les Ballets de Faile?

by Hrag Vartanian on February 4, 2013

Post image for What Happened at Les Ballets de Faile?

Last Friday’s launch of the New York City Ballet Art Series was a confusing affair. I was not the only person to arrive at Lincoln Center expecting that art collective Faile’s “collaboration” with the New York City Ballet would be more than lobby art.

Continue Reading →


How Artists Are Not Like Cheese

by Sponsor on December 18, 2012

Post image for How Artists Are Not Like Cheese

Most people, when they think of Lincoln Center, think of the performing arts: theater, opera, dance, music. But the iconic New York arts center also has a strong visual art program — one that’s actually been commissioning and producing prints from such artists as Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Sol Lewitt, Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, Glenn Ligon, and Chuck Close for the past fifty years.

The Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project was founded by philanthropist and arts patron Vera List, who became involved with Lincoln Center early on. List believed in the power of art and the importance of its accessibility to the general public, so she started the Art Project, which commissions contemporary artists to create posters and limited-edition prints for Lincoln Center.

Continue Reading →


Join Barbara Kruger’s Flock of Culture Vultures

by Sponsor on December 12, 2012

Post image for Join Barbara Kruger’s Flock of Culture Vultures

Barbara Kruger might not be a household name, but the artist’s signature graphic aesthetic is instantly familiar. Kruger’s bold, incisive style and her acidic wit is eminently on display in “Culture Vulture,” a new print commissioned by Lincoln Center’s Vera List Art Project, one of a range of exceptional prints by celebrated contemporary artists.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Occupy Museums Protest at Lincoln Center Gets Bolster from Philip Glass, Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson

Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed joined last night’s Occupy Museums demonstration at Lincoln Center, held to coincide with the final performance of Glass’s Satyagraha at the Metropolitan Opera.

Continue Reading →


Your Weekly Art Rx: Museum Fever!

by Liza Eliano on November 10, 2011

Post image for Your Weekly Art Rx: Museum Fever!

Get out the syringe, it’s time for your shot of art for the week. We promise it won’t be painful. This week the medicine comes in the form of museum exhibitions both big and small, including Sherrie Levine’s retrospective at the Whitney, the much anticipated opening of the Met’s Islamic wing, and round-up of seminal art from the 1980s in Hudson Valley that’s worth the trip to upstate New York. We’re also prescribing two events that mix visual art and music, a combo that is sure to cure any illness.

Continue Reading →