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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →