New York City

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This week members of the Illuminator Art Collective filed a lawsuit in the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York alleging false arrest and improper seizure of their property by the NYPD’s Central Park Precinct.

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News

Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on May 19, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: vandals attack Lego superhero statue, New York cops blast police brutality artwork, Cuban paintings stolen in Miami heist.

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Post image for New York City Museum Celebrates the Culture of Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal

The Rubin Museum of Art opened an installation of Nepalese art today to launch its Honoring Nepal programming series, which celebrates the culture of the earthquake-devastated country.

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Post image for New York Will Develop a Citywide Culture Plan by 2017

On Tuesday New York’s City Council approved by a vote of 49 to 0 an amendment to the municipal charter to create a comprehensive, citywide cultural plan.

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Post image for Breaking Down the Demographics of the New Whitney Museum’s Inaugural Exhibition

We took a look at the cultural and gender breakdowns of all the artists in the Whitney Museum’s inaugural exhibition in its new building to assess how fresh these perspectives really are.

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Post image for People’s Climate Arts Goes Beyond Global Warming

It’s been six months since the People’s Climate March took over the streets of Manhattan, but the group behind some of the rally’s most iconic artworks is busier than ever.

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Post image for New York City Bill Could Give Citizens Greater Say in Public Art Process

New legislation to be submitted to the New York City Council on Tuesday could bring an end to a decades-long debate surrounding democracy and public art.

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Museums

On Kawara’s Polite Conceptualism

by Peter Malone on March 30, 2015

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As my entry into the art world took place just a few years after the Museum of Modern Art’s 1970 Information show, I’ve grown increasingly conscious of an unexpected turn in the positions of several hard-line members of the once aggressively anti-aesthetic conceptual camp.

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Post image for Toronto University Acquires Berenice Abbott Archive

Berenice Abbott was best known for being New York City’s official photographer during the Great Depression, though she actually explored a panoply of subjects during her six-decade-long career.

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Post image for Reviewing the Responses to MoMA’s Divisive Painting Survey

As news of art fairs and Bjork took the spotlight earlier this month, I lingered on the Museum of Modern Art’s The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, up through early April.

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