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Starting Friday, April 23, New Yorkers can get their COVID-19 jabs directly under the famed blue whale at the American Museum of Natural History. In a press conference this morning, April 19, Mayor Bill de Blasio “whale-comed” the Upper West Side museum to New York City’s oceanic vaccine efforts.
Last week, the state opened vaccination appointments to all New Yorkers aged 16 and over. To alleviate the difficulty many have had with securing time slots, the city also opened walk-up appointments for people over 50.
While the AMNH vaccination site will be open to all, de Blasio noted that the location is launching with particular focus on public housing residents, museum staff, and cultural workers in District Council 37, the city’s largest public employee union. “We want to reach all these folks who we depend on to bring back our cultural community,” he said.
Joining via live video, AMNH President Ellen Futter said: “This institution is dedicated to fostering scientific knowledge and understanding and providing access to the public, so I can’t even imagine a more important manifestation of our mission in action.”
Luckily, the 94-foot blue whale was able to jump the line. She’s now sporting a Band-Aid on her fin, so it’s safe to assume she’s vaccinated. Whale, that’s a relief!
Jackson’s exhibition The Land Claim began an extensive dialogue with local Indigenous, Black, and Latinx families on Long Island’s East End.
There is not a hint of psychological trauma in Astrup’s art, despite the parallels in his own experience to that of his countryman Edvard Munch.
The Greenberg Steinhauser Forum in American Portraiture Conversation Series continues with presentations on Hung Liu, African Methodist Episcopal aesthetics, and the Oak Flat conflict.
Inspired by her foremothers’ recycling of materials, Jan Wade creates altarpieces, shrines, and memory jugs out of found objects.
This retrospective of the work from a São Paulo photo club is a reminder that Modernism was not solely a European phenomenon.
After students around the world responded to online classes by the historic art school, the League launched e-telier™ to elevate its digital learning experience.