New York’s Public Art Fund Presents ‘Open House’

New York’s Public Art Fund Presents ‘Open House’

2017 marks the 40th year of the Public Art Fund, New York City’s non-profit dedicated to keeping the city full of contemporary art and new artists in public spaces. They’ll be celebrating all year, but one of the works that visitors can’t afford to...
Miss Manhattan and Miss Brooklyn Return

Miss Manhattan and Miss Brooklyn Return

In the 1960s, New York’s master builder Robert Moses was charged with making sure that traffic ran smoothly in the ever-growing city, and he did so with a ruthless hand, removing anything he felt was an impediment. One of his casualties, or rather two, were the...
“Subway Therapy” Has Made Quite the Impact

“Subway Therapy” Has Made Quite the Impact

The walls of the Union Square subway station in Manhattan are usually decorated by ad space—glossy posters of models and sets, products and premieres. What decorates them now is about as far from that as can be. “Subway Therapy” began in the hours immediately...
‘Sunbather’ Statue Causes Controversy in Queens

‘Sunbather’ Statue Causes Controversy in Queens

The Sunbather is a bronze sculpture nine feet tall and twice as long of a figure in repose. It was recently installed reclining in a shrubbery at the intersection of 43rd and Jackson Avenue in Queens. It’s the result of the Percent for Art Program, an initiative...
Paying Tribute to the Highest Grossing Musical in History

Paying Tribute to the Highest Grossing Musical in History

The Lion King is a true powerhouse of success; it’s a book, a Disney movie, and an award-winning Broadway musical. While most people are familiar with the story of Simba growing up to reclaim his father’s kingdom, they know it from the Disney movie. Fewer people...
Astor Place Cube (AKA the Alamo) Reinstalled

Astor Place Cube (AKA the Alamo) Reinstalled

The Astor Place Cube, commonly known as the Alamo, has been a feature of the East Village intersection for almost 50 years, despite originally having been intended to be a temporary installation. The same year it was installed, 1967, locals petitioned for it to remain...
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