The Pencil Museum is an art installation by Jackie Mock that celebrates New York City’s pencil history and its connection to Staten Island.
During Tuesday’s Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers hearing at Staten Island Borough Hall, speakers focused nearly exclusively on the Columbus Circle statue.
Surfing along New York Harbor on the Staten Island Ferry, a fairly tranquil experience were it not for the tourists snapchatting the Statue of Liberty, can still cause a bit of anxiety.
Staten Island’s Historic Richmond Town is experimenting with an unconventional way of preserving an 18th-century farmhouse: inviting local artists to paint contemporary murals across the structure.
Housed in one of the long-abandoned brick buildings of the former United States Lighthouse Service Depot on Staten Island, the National Lighthouse Museum is now officially open.
In the latest issue of Cluster Mag, a “magazine of international popular culture,” writer Jesse Myerson places the asset-stripping drama surrounding Detroit’s bankruptcy against a broader historical context, one that dates to the 13th-century failure of Constantinople.
At many points over the past 15 years, it seemed that the creation of a National Lighthouse Museum on Staten Island was doomed. Yet, as of December 30, they’ve completed a fundraising goal that sets them on track to open on August 7, 2014.
As the sun was setting on Saturday, the hills of salt outside the run-down factory buildings at Lumen 2012 looked otherworldly. The one-night video and performance art festival was staged in the vacant spaces of the old Atlantic Salt Company on Staten Island, where 150,000 tons of salt that had gone unused during the curiously warm winter were transformed into performance pedestals and projection sites.
Here are some events you may want to check out this weekend or in the coming week, including a video art festival on Staten Is, unfinished films at Gladstone, Carolee Schneemann bookreading, dance series, Japanese art.