TOP 2017 MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS — NATIVE FASHION NOW

                                “Native Fashion Now” was organized in 2017 by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. The Coby Foundation Ltd. provided support. The New York presentation of this exhibition and related programming was made possible through the support of Ameriprise [...]

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ATTACHE-MOI: ICI & LA.

                                LMAKbooks+design is excited to present an olfactory installation premiering Ici & Là, the fourth fragrance of the ATTACHE-MOI collection, which is conceptualized by Olivia Bransbourg. For Ici & Là, Bransbourg collaborated with renowned perfumer Shyamala Maisondieu and artist Marie-Luce Nadal. [...]

TRANSFORMER: NATIVE ART IN LIGHT AND SOUND

 Through video projection, innovative sound technology, interactive digital media, performance, and installation, “Transformer” presents the work of 10 artists who reflect on their place in and between traditional and dominant cultures, demonstrating the continuity of Indigenous cultures and creativity in the digital age.   The museum’s first exhibition entirely composed of works using technology-based media [...]

DREAMS OF KINGS — A JADE SUIT FOR ETERNITY, TREASURES OF HAN DYNASTY

In 201 BCE, the first emperor of the Han Dynasty knighted his younger brother as the first king of the Chu Kingdom, which was centered in Peng Cheng, today’s Xuzhou, in northern Jiangsu Province. Ruling under the emperor’s protection, and given special exemption from imperial taxes, elites in this Kingdom enjoyed a lavish lifestyle. Twelve [...]

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 [...]