Art

PHOTOS: New art and old relics at Mickey Mouse's NYC gallery

There’s no bigger brand in the world of entertainment than Disney, which now includes Marvel superheroes and Star Wars, 12 theme parks, its own TV channel and a vast movie empire. But as Walt Disney liked to remind people, it all started with a mouse — and Mickey Mouse got his start 90...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 3:19pm

Winning Flatiron holiday installation to inject ‘happy’ warm embrace into winter

Despite the fact that we’re only now getting some chilly autumn weather, winter is, as they say, coming. While the city can be a dreary place during those months, the winning installation of this year’s Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition is going to offer New Yorkers a bit...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 12:42pm

This fake news art show will teach you to be a better American

A gun whose barrel is twisted into the word “peace” perfectly captures how the idea of fake news took hold. Nothing will ever convince gun owners that banning guns would make us safer, even as gun control advocates have facts on their side: Every country that’s banned them has...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 10:04pm

Dog art gallery Human's Best Friend is an Instagram pup-up

Tired: Taking Instas of your pup. Wired: Taking Instas with your pup at a pop-up dog art gallery coming to the West Village called Human’s Best Friend. Described as “a pop-up experience for dogs and the humans who love them,” Human’s Best Friend is coming to the West...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 1:19pm

Where to find this summer’s Sing for Hope Pianos

There are many signs that summer’s practically upon New York City, but one of the most colorful — and creative — is the annual rollout of the Sing for Hope Pianos, which can now be found at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. This year, Sing for Hope partnered with Mini...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 11:37am

PHOTOS: Georgia O'Keeffe's Hawaii blooms in the Bronx

People come back from Hawaii different than when they left. Previously serious, Type A people start talking about getting closer to nature, questioning why we’re all working so hard and prioritizing happiness. It happened to Georgia O’Keeffe — that much is clear from the series...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:34am

Downtown Alliance reimagines NYSE District while keeping its historical integrity

If you’re thinking the area surrounding the New York Stock Exchange is a cold, imposing gray-colored place — from the stones that line Broad Street to the color of traders’ suits and the nearby buildings — you’ll be happy to know a sea change could be underway. On...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 4:22pm

Art Students League celebrates building’s 125th anniversary with creative-filled open house

Behind the shell of scaffolding enveloping 215 W. 57th St. from the construction of Central Park Tower is the landmarked home of the Art Students League of New York, which counts Georgia O’Keefe, Norman Rockwell, Jackson Pollock and Ai Weiwei among its many notable alumni. Enter the...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 5:03am

Celebrities smoking in the Met's bathroom is now an art show

Everyone knows what it feels like not get an invitation slipped under your Trapper Keeper in English class to an amazing party. The curators of Brooklyn’s interactive pop-culture gallery THNK 1994 just lust after better parties — and stage their own when the invitation is lost in the...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:27pm

Art — and life lessons — on display at Lavelle School for the Blind’s art show

For anyone who thinks that a school for blind youth wouldn’t need an arts program, many of its students will proudly teach you otherwise. On Friday, for the third year in a row, Lavelle School for the Blind in the Bronx held its annual art show to display colorful works created by the...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 5:00am

‘Everyday Heroes’ pop-up exhibit honors diverse members of the FDNY

Founded in 1865, the FDNY is arguably the most universally known — and largest — fire department in the world. And now, many of the Bravest past and present are being honored in “Everyday Heroes,” a pop-up exhibit featuring the work of Scottish artist Alexander Millar....

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 5:06am

If you're looking to buy the last naked Trump statue, here's your chance

There is one naked Donald Trump statue remaining and it will be available to the highest bidder. Julien’s Auctions has announced they are selling the naked Trump statue on May 2. According to the auction house, it is the last one in existence and is estimated to sell anywhere between $20,000...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 3:14pm

MBTA unveils 'love letter to Boston' videos by local teens

Beginning this week, some MBTA stations will turn into mini art museums, showcasing videos about Boston life created by local teens. The initiative is a collaboration between the MBTA and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and hopefully a way to make your T commute a bit more enjoyable...

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 3:55pm

Lucy Liu visits NYC students to help bring art education back to schools

When actress Lucy Liu was growing up in New York City, her parents, like many, were concerned with her getting a good education. At home, she focused on math — but while at her New York city public school, she was fixated on art. “My parents came from another country and they were...

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 5:39pm

VIDEO: Banksy sells art on the street for $60

Superstar graffiti artist Banky quietly set up a booth to sell his signed art on Central Park South on Saturday. Although the neighborhood is usually crowded with tourists and New Yorkers out for a stroll, no one suspected the artworks were the real deal. Banksy set up his stand at 11:15 a.m....

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 8:13pm

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade organizes Parkland exhibit to honor fallen victims

Last month, 17 were killed at Parkland, Florida's Stoneman Douglas High School in what was the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook. One victim, 17-year-old Joaquin Oliver, was buried in the jersey of his favorite basketball player: #3, Dwyane Wade. The Sun-Sentinel reported that...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:33am

People are convinced there's an inappropriate 'secret' object painted in Obama's portrait

As tradition goes, Obama got his portrait done. So did Michelle (and her remarkably sculpted arms). Unveiled Monday, they’re the talk of the town (aka the World Wide Web), and not just because the ex-presidential duo was the first to commission black artists to do the job (hers, Amy Sherald;...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 1:17pm

Donate the Can uses art to help feed hungry New Yorkers

Consider, if you will, a can of food. When it’s empty, you toss it out (hopefully in the appropriate recycling bin), rarely giving it a second thought. But thanks to a new artistic endeavor, that simple can is being reimagined and repurposed to help feed the 1.3 million New Yorkers struggling...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:06am

The Jewish Museum makes 4,000 years feel totally modern

Can an exhibit about a 4,000-year-old culture feel as modern as an episode of “Orange Is the New Black”? An episode of the hit Netflix series featuring an inmate converting to Judaism makes it into Television and Beyond, one of the seven rooms that comprise the Jewish Museum’s...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:08pm

80+ artists commemorate ‘One Year of Resistance’

As many will likely be looking back this week at the year that was President Trump’s first in the White House to reflect on his accomplishments, failures and tweets, 80-plus artists took to their respective mediums to commemorate the occasion their own way. Opening Tuesday at The Untitled...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 5:03am