WE WANTED A REVOLUTION: BLACK RADICAL WOMEN 1965-85

               Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. It is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct [...]

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE -- A WALKING ABSTRACTION IN BLACK & WHITE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpOrvcjvJw4   Georgia Totto O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist. She was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the "Mother of American modernism" Georgia O’Keeffe: Living [...]

DESIGN MONTH BEGINS THIS MAY

                      NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official citywide celebration of design takes place each May. Spanning all disciplines of design, NYCxDESIGN creates a collaborative platform for cultural and commercial opportunities, elevates established and emerging design practices and increases awareness of and appreciation for design by all audiences. [...]

KENTUCKY BORN URBAN DESIGNER LANDSCAPES NYC

                 Brook Klausing has been in the green industry as long as he can remember. Originally from Lexington KY, he cut his first lawn for a neighbor at age 8. He and his brother incorporated Klausing Lawn & Landscape when they were in middle school and were installing gardens [...]

LA MEDEA

“[Yara Travieso’s] intrinsic pursuit of storytelling manifests as stage performance, installation and video; it’s culturally inspired, and an amalgam of genre and influence.” – Kaitlyn Parks, 1985 Artists As part of the twelfth edition of PS122’s Coil festival, BRIC, Dance Film Association, and Performance Space 122 presents the world premiere of La Medea, Yara Travieso’s re-imagining [...]

MALIKA LEE WHITNEY TO READ ‘THE SNOWY DAY’ FOR STATE OF THE ARTS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

MALIKA LEE WHITNEY is Artistic Director of Pickney Productions an arts and education consortium based in Harlem. Her work as a performing artist is well known for presenting culturally vibrant and relevant programs for audiences of all ages. A short list of performance and workshop venues include the Apollo Theater, Harlem Stage, Symphony Space, Lincoln [...]

STATE OF THE ARTS HONORS EZRA JACK KEATS 100TH BIRTHDAY & THE SNOWY DAY

A Young Artist Ezra Jack Keats was born on March 11, 1916. He was the third child of Benjamin Katz and Augusta “Gussie” Podgainy, Polish Jews who lived in East New York, which was then the Jewish quarter of Brooklyn. It was evident early on that the boy known as Jacob “Jack” Ezra Katz was [...]

BROOKLYN BASED CONCEPTUAL ARTIST FERNANDO MASTRANGELO

Fernando Mastrangelo (1978) uses atypically commonplace materials – such as salt, coffee, sand, glass and cement – to cast sculptural objects that inextricably entangle fine art and design disciplines.  Amalgamating commodity materials and pure geometric form, the works are intriguingly contradictory; they are both rugged and refined, durable and delicate, formal and functional. Precisely because of [...]

THE MAYHEM POETS BRINGING SPOKEN WORD TO WBAI studio

The Mayhem Poets The Mayhem Poet's unique approach to spoken word has landed them feature spots on The Today Show and Eyewitness News, after winning 1st place and a grant for 100K in the Microsoft Idea Wins Challenge in 2006. Since then they've been touring internationally from legendary venues like Lincoln Center, the Apollo Theatre, and Broadway's [...]

MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP

Founded in New York in 1980, the internationally-renowned Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) has been called “the preeminent modern dance organization of our time” (Yo- Yo Ma). After spending three years residing in Brussels’ Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie as Belgium’s national dance company, MMDG returned to the United States in 1991. MMDG has received [...]