POSTERS AND PATRIOTISM

                     The Museum of the City of New York presents Posters and Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York, a visual exploration of the United States’ participation in the Great War as told by the outpouring of posters, flyers, magazine art, sheet music covers, and other [...]

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THE OPERA — WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED

In a production that combines spoken word, contemporary dance, video projection, classical music, R&B and jazz singing with a brooding, often joyful score, the creative team’s original story depicts five North Philadelphia teens on the run. Comprising a 15-year-old African-American girl and her self-selected “family” of four brothers – a black-identified white boy and three [...]

YOUNG ARCHITECT PROGRAM

            Lumen, an immersive, interactive installation by Jenny Sabin Studio, has been on view in MoMA PS1’s courtyard during this summer. Winner of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s annual Young Architects Program, this year’s structure evolves over the course of the day, with responsive textiles that display [...]

DREAM IS DESTINY

                      “This film is not just about Richard Linklater and his films but the spirit and need of independent filmmakers and films, emphatically saying to all: just do it! Go and make your film!” said Louis Black Slacker. Indie filmmaker. Oscar nominee. Writer, director, producer, [...]

CONCEPTUAL ARTIST TERRY ADKINS

                  To his sculpture, Mr. Adkins sought to bring the fleeting impermanence of music, creating haunting assemblages of found objects — wood, cloth, coat hangers, spare parts from junkyards — that evoked vanished histories. NYTIMES TERRY ROGER ADKINS was born in Washington on May 9, 1953, into [...]

A REVIEW OF AMERICAN PROTEST AT THE WHITNEY

  An Incomplete History of Protest looks at how artists from the 1940s to the present have confronted the political and social issues of their day. Whether making art as a form of activism, criticism, instruction, or inspiration, the featured artists see their work as essential to challenging established thought and creating a more equitable culture. [...]

TEXTILES PUSHES BOUNDARIES

Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom -- Walter Benjamin Today the world of art and design is confronted with a debilitating lack of knowledge concerning textiles. Architects, artists and industrial designers as well as fashion designers no longer know the materials they work with each day of their careers. At a time [...]

NARI WARD’S G.O.A.T., again

          This is the first time in the park's 30-year history that the entire five-acre space has been handed over to a single artist, and Ward makes excellent use of the opportunity. There are six main components to the show, including the title track (if you will) G.O.A.T.S, 2017, for which [...]

SILENT FILMMAKER LOIS WEBER

               Lois Weber was the leading female director-screenwriter in early Hollywood. She began her career alongside her husband, Phillips Smalley, after the two had worked together in the theatre. They began working in motion pictures around 1907, often billed under the collective title “The Smalleys.” In their early years at [...]

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 [...]