THE BEAUTY SURROUNDING RAIL

                In light of the problems with our subway system, State of the Arts NYC thought it would be good to see why New Yorkers care so much about our subways including our elected officials The official start of construction for the City Hall Station took place on [...]

FEARLESS GIRL

  Fearless Girl is a bronze sculpture of a defiant girl by Kristen Visbal, installed on the Bowling Green, in Manhattan's Financial District, in the US state of New York. The plaque below the statue states, "Know the power of women in leadership. SHE makes a difference. "The statue measures approximately 50 inches (130 cm) tall, and weighs about [...]

WHAT’S YOUR PROTOTYPE…….

        PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now launched in January 2013, unleashing a powerful wave of opera- and music-theatre from a new generation of composers and librettists. Across its first four seasons, PROTOTYPE produced and presented a total of 130 performances of 23 presentations, shared the work of more than 400 local, national, and international artists, [...]

UPCOMING 2017 ART FAIRS & BIENNIALS

                        The New Year kicks off with an interesting blend of music & art. The City hosts the APAP conference along with the Prototype Festival which focuses on a hybrid of opera and theater with a modern, contemporary twist. Then we have the NYC [...]

RARE CHINESE ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY AT THE NEW HOME OF THE CHINA INSTITUTE

      ART IN A TIME OF CHAOS: MASTERWORKS FROM SIX DYNASTIES CHINA, 3RD TO 6TH CENTURIES China Institute Gallery I September 30, 2016- March 19, 2017 It all started in 1926, according to the Chien Chung Pei, Chair of the Board of Trustees at the China Institute. Fifty years ago the China Gallery began [...]

PENETRATING THE ENIGMA WE CALL NEW YORK CITY

     Guests on our recent broadcast shared interesting facts, histories and perspectives about our great City.      We had Edna Nahson who shared the Yiddish Theater scene that lasted for decades. And we had Nathan Kensinger who takes photos and creates installations about Brooklyn's Waterfront.      Justin Garrett Moore is the new [...]

URBAN DESIGN HAS A NEW ADVOCATE

     Justin Garrett Moore (Image via ioby.org) Originally printed from The Architects Newspaper by AUDREY WACHS (@GRIDWACHS) • April 14, 2016 Justin Garrett Moore, senior urban designer at the Department of City Planning, is the new Executive Director of the Public Design Commission (PDC). The PDC is an overseer of design in the public realm: The commission [...]

INSIDE THE PUBLIC DESIGN COMMISSION

Monument of Giovanni da Verrazzano located in Battery Park, Manhattan, sculptor Ettore Ximenes, photographed by O. Viafora, 1909.  The Public Design Commission was established as the Municipal Art Commission by the New York City Charter in 1898. The Commission was tasked with the oversight of all public artworks and monuments, but its purview quickly expanded [...]

SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS AT COLLECTIVE DESIGN

        Sight Unseen is pleased to announce its second presentation at Collective Design (May 4 – 8), spotlighting ambitious new work by independent American design studios on the rise. For its 2016 showcase, Bower x Studio Proba, Chris Wolston, Fort Makers, and Only Love Is Real will debut a collection of furniture [...]