What if instead of only showing up online, your Instagram photos of sunsets, street art, photogenic cityscapes, or alluring strangers on subway platforms were posted back into New York City’s public spaces?
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Catching Subway Riders in the Act of Reading
For bibliophiles and generally nosy people, one of the worst things about the rise of e-books and e-readers is that they don’t have distinct covers.
The Merits of Old Masters’ B-Sides, at the Frick
Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery, on view in the East Gallery of the Frick Collection, is a gathering of ten paintings analogous to the cohort of masterpieces in the Frick’s adjacent West Gallery. Visitors are left free to consider each as representing a unique, if not significant moment in each artist’s career.
“My Own Career Bores Me”: Mark Flood on His Gallery Experiment
Mark Flood Resents was an artist-run gallery, showroom, exhibition space, hangout, and crash pad where nothing was for sale.
City Initiative Will Measure Staff and Leadership Diversity at New York Museums
Diversity, nebulous though it is, has long been something museums have tried to maximize among their visitors, but a new initiative being launched by New York’s Department of Cultural Affairs aims to measure the diversity of staff and board members at the city’s cultural institutions.
Making Sense of a Biennial of “Makers”
NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial is the closest thing you’ll find to a crowd-sourced exhibition on view in New York right now — perhaps anywhere.
What the New York Skyline Will Look Like in 2020
New York City’s iconic skyline continually changes, even if the most adored landmarks still date from the early part of the 20th century.
New York Murals: The City’s Best Overlooked Museum
You might walk by some of the permanent works in New York City’s best art collection and not even notice them. The murals embedded in the city’s public spaces — in bars, restaurants, hospitals, skyscraper lobbies, and schools — together make up a historical tapestry of New York’s visual culture.
New York City Schools Fail at Art
New York State public schools administrators aren’t taking art seriously, according to a new report filed by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli last Tuesday.
Fighting for the Future of St. Mark’s Bookshop
“There are too many good bookstores in Brooklyn,” Bob Contant said. Contant is one of two co-owners of St. Mark’s Bookshop, the embattled last independent bookstore standing in the East Village. He was explaining to me why he wouldn’t consider a move to what’s generally deemed New York’s most literary borough.
City Council Members to Hold Cultural Plan Hearing
Tomorrow afternoon, a number of New York City Council members will be holding a public hearing to decide on the scope of the proposed cultural plan first announced by City Council Members Stephen Levin and Jimmy Van Bramer in August.
The Hidden Power of New York City’s Everyday Objects
Can one single object encapsulate the dense knot of energy that is New York City? An exhibition is trying with 62 objects, selected by 62 people who all dwell in its diverse, sprawling bounds.