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Here's where to see more poems on Boston sidewalks when it rains

Boston has been hit with a lot of rain lately, but at least there’s a silver lining to the spring showers: Poems show up on the city sidewalks. The city of Boston announced Thursday that a new round of Raining Poetry has been installed in neighborhoods across the city. The Raining...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 1:53pm

'The Illusionists' is a smorgasbord of nonstop magic

“This is a magic show for people who didn’t know they liked magic shows,” Jeff Hobson explains. With seven magicians on stage — the Anti-Conjuror, the Inventor, the Deductionist, the Escapologist, the Manipulator, the Daredevil and the Trickster (himself) — he insists not to stress if you don’t...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 8:46pm

If Trump cuts arts funding, NY will suffer from 'Broadway to Bed-Stuy': Stringer

President Trump promised to defund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), which would cause “cultural organizations across New York City [to] lose millions of dollars of funding, threatening jobs, tourism, and arts education programs,” according to a new report.In the report released by city...

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 3:43pm

Hub Theatre Company's 'Coyote on a Fence' explores remorse behind bars

Is solitary confinement a fair punishment? How about the death penalty? What if it was for a white supremacist? What if it was for someone who was wrongly convicted? The Hub Theatre Company of Boston presents “Coyote on a Fence” by Bruce Graham, a prison drama that aims to leave audiences with...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 5:00pm

Sara Bareilles to join 'Waitress' on Broadway as Jenna

Sara Bareilles will take on the role she wrote for Broadway when she steps into the shoes of Jenna in "Waitress." The "Brave" singer-songwriter announced via Instagram this morning that she'll take over the character originally played by Jessie Mueller starting March 31. Bareilles, who wrote the...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:20am

NYC organization offers free supplies to public schools, nonprofits and artists

On the third floor of an unassuming warehouse building in Long Island City is a cavern of creativity.Welcome to Materials for the Arts, which gathers discarded items from businesses and individuals from across the five boroughs and donates them to public schools, nonprofits and artists.MFTA’s 35,...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 5:00am

Museum closes Shia LeBeouf’s anti-Trump performance art installation

After three weeks that were as tumultuous as Donald Trump’s presidency has been thus far, Shia LeBeouf’s anti-Trump art installation in New York is no more.The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, which agreed to house the interactive and streaming installation “He Will Not Divide Us” for the next...

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 8:38pm

Daniel Clayman and MassArt students present 'Rainfield'

Ten thousand handmade glass raindrops suspend from the atrium of the new Design and Media center on Huntington Avenue. While umbrellas are not required, an open mind is."This isn't supposed to be literal rain, but it's about the poetics of rain," artist Daniel Clayman explains.Over the course of...

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 5:00am

Shia LeBeouf launches anti-Trump installation called, ‘HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US’

On the day Donald Trump tookthe oath of the Oval Office, actor Shia LeBeouf launched a four-year long, 24/7 performance art installation in New York.“HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US” (again, his caps, not ours), invites the public to say, “He will not divide us” into a mounted camera outside the Museum of...

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:00pm

'Angry Women' rise up against sexism with protest/art exhibit

Female artists from around the nation are protesting sexism, the attitude “that it’s OK to make comments about grabbing women’s pussies” and supporting a constitutional amendment for equal rights with the upcoming exhibit UPRISE/Angry Women.The exhibit, which will open to the public on Wednesday at...

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 5:00am

The art of the Second Avenue subway (PHOTOS)

The opening of New York’s newest subway line is still more than a week away, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave a glimpse of what some of its stations will look like on Monday.The governor revealed the original artwork that will decorate the first phase of the Second Avenue subway, which is slated to open...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 5:15pm

Morbid Anatomy Museum dies

Gowanus' Morbid Anatomy Museum has shut its doors after an unsuccessful crowdfunding campaign.The gallery of artifacts related to death, taxidermiedcreatures and preserved specimens was trying to raise $75,000 to stay open through 2017, but has apparently failed to raise the cash fast enough....

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 8:54pm

Artists from New York, Cuba celebrate Afro-Cuban culture with drama-dance recital

A mythical goddess of the sea will come to life on stage this weekend at City College via the world premiere of “Siete Mares,” or “Seven Seas.”The dance-drama performance was written, choreographed and directed by Danys “La Mora” Pérez, founder of New York-based Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Experimental...

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 8:18pm

Write Now exhibit at Westbeth makes the post-it note fad high-brow

A West Village exhibit is taking a page from the fluttering layers of post-it notes scrawled with messages of hope and frustration that have cropped up in underground passageways around the city since the election.The "Write Now" exhibit is adopting the zeitgeist — this apparent need among New...

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 6:12am

Roman statue stolen 3 decades ago will be returned to Italy

After more than 30 years, the Torlonia Peplophoros is going home.The marble Roman statue of a headless woman wearing a body-length garment called a peplos, or peplum, was stolen along with 14 other items from the Villa Torlonia in Rome on Nov. 11, 1983.The statue was imported to the U.S. by the...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 9:33pm

That’s ‘Amor:’ Robert Indiana’s bilingual sculpture stays in Philly

Philadelphia proved it’s the City of Brother Love and Amor on Friday as the bilingual version of Robert Indiana’s iconic “Love” sculpture moved to its permanent home in the city.“Amor” took up residence in Sister Cities Park near the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul with a dedication...

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 11:01pm

New York artists use waste to create new exhibit with Materials for the Arts

Surely you've heard the adage, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” But in the case of a new art exhibit opening Thursday, one city’s trash is the inspiration for four local artists.Materials for the Arts’ “Re-Enliven” exhibit sheds light on New York City’s relationship with waste — and the...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:01pm

Andy Warhol’s former UES studio sells for nearly $10 million

Does this count as 159 E. 87th Street’s 15 minutes of fame?The former two-story firehouse Andy Warhol once rented for $150 a month to use as a studio just sold for $9.9 million, The Real Deal reported.Warhol used the 5,000-square-foot building from 1962 to 1963 while he was living at 1342 Lexington...

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 9:04pm

PHOTOS: Annie Leibovitz's ‘WOMEN: New Portraits’ is the art show we need right now

“This is not how we expected this week to turn out. But mark my words: This is still a celebration. A somber, sobering, emotional celebration. There is much to talk about.”Annie Leibovitz’s opening remarks at a media preview of her new exhibition, "WOMEN: New Portraits" are motivating for anyone...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 9:35pm

Winning design will add interactive curves to Flatiron district

The Flatiron Building won’t have the only curves in the neighborhood this holiday season thanks to a new installation called “Flatiron Skyline.”Designed by architecture firm LOT, “Flatiron Skyline” is the winning proposal in the third annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 9:19pm