Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound

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You won’t find turquoise and silver in the new exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian. This is a stunning show that transcends conventional ideas about Native art, offering a series of glowing rooms lit in unusual ways, each an immersive space of potent color and sound. Take time to absorb each presentation; […]

Operation Finale

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A new exhibition premiering at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City reveals the secret history behind the capture, extradition, and trial of one of the world’s most notorious war criminals: Adolf Eichmann. Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann, featuring recently declassified artifacts […]

Jade for Eternity at the China Institute

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The China Institute, located at 100 Washington Street, has a new gallery exhibition open for the summer: Dream of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity. This solo exhibition from Xuzhou Museum, debuting in the U.S. for the first time, displays more than 100 newly-excavated artifacts of jade, terracotta soldiers, and bronzes from the Western […]

ART DOWNTOWN

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Fred Gutzeit’s work can be best described as being in line. He shapes his paintings as an elegant expression of movement around the picture plane. The colorful paintings are based on the initials of friends and colleagues, which transcend into a lively story within every frame. In his own words, Gutzeit describes his work as […]

‘3/Fifths’ at 3Legged Dog ~ Theater Review

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From the moment you step through the doors of 3LD (the 3 Legged Dog in lower Manhattan), 3/Fifths is immediately and literally divisive. You face a blind woman who asks you, “Black or white?” and as soon as you make your choice, your options narrow. There is no possibility of experiencing everything that ‘Supremacyland’ has […]

Liberty Community Gardens

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Celebrating vivid spring flowers and seedlings full of promise, Liberty Community Gardeners gathered on April 29 for the first event of the season. Anne O’Neill, Director of Horticulture, Sustainability and Landscape Design, for Battery Park City Parks, dropped by in case anyone needed advice, and gardeners of all ages got busy. LCG’s 50+ garden plots […]

Striking a Chord

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High up in the skyscraper known as 28 Liberty, (formerly Chase Manhattan Plaza), 50 artists are toiling away, each painting, and creating art on a unique canvas of ebony and ivory. Their 50 different ideas will inspire, amuse and bring pleasure to New Yorkers this summer when these pianos are placed outdoors around the five […]

Earth To Sky: Paintings by Debra Drexler

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Commuting between Hawaii and New York, Debra Drexler thrives on living at the edge of two oceans. Hawaii has a unique form of tropical light diffused through blazing skies, resplendent with colors so intense that they can seem almost synthetic. New York has its own urban pulse with twenty-four seven illumination, flashing the frenetic energy […]

The Uncanny Valley Comes to Exchange Alley

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A series of works by the renowned hyper-realist sculptor, Carole Feuerman, is now on display at a new event space located in the lobby of 55 Broadway (at the corner of Exchange Alley). The show, called “Perception,” features a series of life-sized (and disconcertingly lifelike) female figures, clad in bathing suits and positioned in swimming […]

Putting the ‘In’ Back in Indigenous

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The George Gustav Heye Center at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (located at One Bowling Green) will host “Native Fashion Now,” the first large-scale traveling exhibition of contemporary Native American fashion opening today, Friday February 17 The show celebrates indigenous designers from across the United States and Canada, from
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