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Renowned artist Kenny Scharf unveils towering mural on LA’s Skid Row

The often bleak streets of Los Angeles’ Skid Row got a little brighter on Monday, July 19. A colorful 66-foot tall mural unveiled at the Los Angeles Mission was donated and painted by artist Kenny Scharf. The artwork  on the corner of Winston St and Wall St; features a part of the Los Angeles skyline at street level, rising to a heart reaching up to a cross that sits atop the building, a nod to the symbol of the sacred heart. Artist Kenny Scharf with Troy Vaughn, LA Mission President/CEO, duri...
Tags: Health, Art, London, News, La, Government, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Graham, Keith Haring, East Village, Jean Michel Basquiat, Los Angeles Daily News

Can Walking Tours Be Turned Into Theatre?

Alexis Soloski considers four of them currently running (if that’s quite the word) in New York City, suggesting that they can be a good post-lockdown reintroduction to the experience of being an audience member. – The New York Times The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York City, Theatre, Alexis Soloski

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Become A Master Of Visual Communications Tools

Alexandra Lange takes a look at the New York City congresswoman’s “ability to get her message across visually, through graphic design, through fashion, and through social media.” – Yahoo! (Los Angeles Times)
Tags: Art, New York City, Visual, Alexandra Lange, 07.06.21

New York City Considers Setting Up ‘Nightlife Districts’

“The city’s Office of Nightlife is recommending that officials identify areas with low residential density ‘where a limited 24-hour [per day pilot] program might be tested.” – AP
Tags: Art, New York City, Issues, Office of Nightlife, 07.05.21

What To Do With All Those Empty NYC Storefronts? Put Art In Them

Last June Barbara Anderson founded Art on the Ave, which creates free exhibits in New York City neighborhoods by using empty storefronts as gallery space. – Christian Science Monitor
Tags: Art, New York City, Visual, Barbara Anderson, 06.30.21

Fox News To Pay $1 Million Fine To New York City

The settlement with the city’s Commission on Human Rights is for “a pattern of violating of the NYC Human Rights Law” — that is, the culture of sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation for complaints that developed under the network’s late founder and chairman, Roger Ailes. – The Daily Beast
Tags: Art, Media, New York City, Roger Ailes, NYC Human Rights Law, 06.29.21

Reset: The Visual Artists’ Impact In Shaping Hip Hop Culture

Jean-Michel Basquiat was part of a constellation of young graffiti artists who used New York City’s streets and subways as their canvases before going on to take both the art world and hip-hop culture by storm. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York City, Visual, Jean Michel Basquiat, 06.24.21

A Side Splitting Medieval TikTok Account: Get a Laugh at Medieval Yoga Poses & Much More

@greedypeasant?‍?? Medieval Yoga ? #medievaltiktok #yoga #yogalover #peacewithin #fyp #foryou #foryoupage? original sound – Tyler Gunther 30-year-old Brooklyn-based artist Tyler Gunther views his creation, Greedy Peasant, as “the manifestation of all the strange medieval art we now enjoy in meme form”: Often times medieval history focuses on royals, wars, popes and plagues. With this peasant guide, we get to experience the world through the lens of a queer artist who is just trying to mak...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Fashion, Comedy, College, New York City, History, Brooklyn, Arkansas, Robin, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Susan, Gunther, St Catherine, Tyler Gunther, Robin Frohardt

New York City Mayoral Race: What The Candidates Have To Say About The Arts

“As the June 22 primary draws near, we rounded up the top six contenders” — in alphabetical order, Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia, Dianne Morales, Scott Stringer, Maya Wiley, and Andrew Yang — “and summarized their priorities for the sector if elected.” – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, New York City, Issues, Andrew Yang, 06.07.21

Tribeca Film Festival and Chanel Celebrate Art and New York City

The Tribeca Film Festival and Chanel have teamed to present Art Is New York/New York Is Art. The program invited more than 60 artists to contribute original sketches inspired by the relationship between art and New York City. The works will be posted on vacated storefronts throughout lower Manhattan. Contributing artists include Julian Schnabel, Kiki […]
Tags: Design, News, New York City, Festivals, Artists, Manhattan, Chanel, New York New York, Tribeca Film Festival, Julian Schnabel Kiki

Why Is Philly’s Post-Pandemic Arts Budget So Anemic?

Other cities are thinking big: Chicago’s Arts 77 has $60 million for individual artists and arts organizations. “City departments from parks and rec to libraries, community development, streets, and schools would all participate. … New York City has set aside $25 million for a municipal jobs program that aims to put 1,500 artists to work in communities across the city. San Francisco has started a pilot program with a similar focus. Los Angeles has established a $36 million arts recovery fund to...
Tags: Art, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Issues, Philly, 06.04.21

Ai Weiwei on colonialism and statues, Churchill, China and Covid

As his controversial Gilded Cage installation goes on display at Blenheim Palace, the artist and human rights campaigner reflects on the ‘complicated world’From this week a seven-metre-high installation entitled Gilded Cage, by the exiled Chinese artist and human rights campaigner Ai Weiwei, will be on display at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. The piece, originally constructed for Central Park in New York in 2017, was made as a reflection on the worldwide refugee crisis. Ai Weiwei, 64, is curre...
Tags: Art, Europe, New York, Human Rights, China, New York City, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Winston Churchill, Oxford, Installation, Colonialism, Exhibitions, Blenheim Palace, Ai Weiwei

The New Group – Director of External Affairs

The New Group is seeking an experienced arts professional to serve as its Director of External Affairs. This executive-level position provides a unique opportunity to work at one of New York City’s leading nonprofit Off-Broadway theaters, alongside its Board of Directors, donors, audience base, and staff to strengthen the organization for the future and position it for long-term success. Position Profile About The New GroupThe New Group, led by founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott an...
Tags: Art, New York, London, Jobs, New York City, Broadway, National, Alan Cumming, West End, Bill Pullman, Jesse Eisenberg, Cynthia Nixon, Sutton Foster, Jerry Springer, Holly Hunter, Tonya Pinkins

49 dead trees "planted" in Madison Square Park

Maya Lin installed 49 dead Atlantic White Cedar trees in a park in New York City to warn of climate change, reports Reuters. "They're called, 'Ghost Forests,' so I wanted to bring a ghost forest to raise awareness about this phenomenon," she added, noting that more than 50% of Atlantic Cedars on the U.S. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, Climate Change, New York City, Trees, Reuters, Madison Square Park, Maya Lin, Dead Wood, Atlantic White Cedar, Atlantic Cedars

The WPA is history

New York City has announced a new program, City Artist Corps, inspired by FDR’s Works Progress Administration. There are two major problems with launching a WPA-styled policy in 2021, one in terms of the choice of policy, and one in terms of the very conception of arts policy. Let’s look at these in turn. – Michael Rushton
Tags: Art, New York City, Ajblogs, 05.11.21, FDR s Works Progress Administration

Jacob’s Pillow – Chief Marketing Officer

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) is a newly instituted role to lead the Marketing and Patron Services divisions, and will provide innovative, audience-centric leadership as a crucial member of the Jacob’s Pillow Executive Team. Position Profile About Jacob’s PillowJacob’s Pillow, a National Historic Landmark and recipient of the National Medal of Arts, is a year-round center for dance and home to America’s longest-running international dance festival located in the beautiful Berkshires ...
Tags: Art, Usa, New York, Jobs, Boston, New York City, America, CMO, Pillow, Jacob, Western Massachusetts, Executive Team, Marketing and Communications, George Carter, Director of Marketing and Communications, Tom O'Connor

Inside The Museum Of Disgusting Food

As with the Museum of Sex, in New York City, and the Museum of Ice Cream, in San Francisco, the Disgusting Food Museum is conceptually closer to an amusement park than to a museum. There are eighty-five culinary horrors on display—ordinary fare and delicacies from thirty countries—and each tour concludes with a taste test of a dozen items. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, New York City, San Francisco, Visual, Museum of Ice Cream, Disgusting Food Museum, Museum of Disgusting Food, 05.17.21

New York Launches $25 Million City Artist Corps

“The program … will give money to artists, musicians and other performers to create works across the city, whether through public art, performances, pop-up shows, murals or other community arts projects. … [The effort] is expected to create jobs for more than 1,500 artists in New York City.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York City, Issues, 05.06.21

How The Sackler Family Got Its Own Art Storage Gallery At The Metropolitan Museum

“[It was] a 600-square-foot gallery-cum-warehouse that Arthur Sackler had commandeered as his personal storage facility, a deal he wrangled by dangling the possibility of eventually gifting the trove to the museum. … The ‘enclave’ had all of the benefits of being in the museum, with climate control, security guards, and prime New York City real estate, as well as its own number. Sackler had the locks changed so that Met employees could not enter the room.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, New York City, Visual, Sackler, Arthur Sackler, 04.30.21

The NY Phil Goes Traveling, In A Shipping Container

Last year it was a Ford F-250 pickup truck that saved the day, and the audiences around the city. “Bandwagon 2 will trade in the pickup truck for a 20-foot shipping container atop a semi truck, which will visit four parks around New York City for weekend-long residencies through May. … Tricked out with a foldout stage, video wall and integrated sound and lighting, the setup is now more arresting and theatrically attuned.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, New York City, Ford, Audience, Phil, 04.30.21

Bob Porter, Producer And Broadcaster Who Rescued Jazz History, Dead At 80

“As a record producer [he] guided the reissue of vast swaths of the classic jazz canon, and … as a broadcaster [he] helped build WBGO into the largest jazz radio station in the New York City area.” – The New York Times The post Bob Porter, Producer And Broadcaster Who Rescued Jazz History, Dead At 80 appeared first on ArtsJournal.
Tags: Art, New York City, People, New York Times, Bob Porter, 04.22.21

Vartan Gregorian, Savior Of The New York Public Library, Has Died At 87

Gregorian, an immigrant from Armenia who became a scholar and leader of Brown University and the Carnegie Corporation, “was best known for resurrecting the New York Public Library from a fiscal and morale crisis. It was a radical, midcareer change from the pastoral academic realm, and a risky plunge into the high-profile social and political wars of New York City, where the budget-cutting knives were out.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York City, Brown University, People, Armenia, New York Public Library, Carnegie Corporation, 04.16.21, Vartan Gregorian Savior, New York Public Library Has Died At 87

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Artistic Director, Ailey II

Founded in 1958 by the pioneering dancer, choreographer, and cultural leader Alvin Ailey, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) has grown to become one of the world’s premier dance companies and the largest modern dance company in the country. OrganizationFounded in 1958 by the pioneering dancer, choreographer, and cultural leader Alvin Ailey, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) has grown to become one of the world’s premier dance companies and the largest modern dance company in ...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, United States, Manhattan, Foundation, Horton, Bennett, Alvin Ailey, Melanie, Thibodeau, Robert Battle, United States Senate, Ailey, Ailey II, Judith Jamison

Where The Candidates For Mayor Of New York City Stand On Arts And Culture

“New York City is heading into one of its most consequential elections in decades. … For the purposes of this inquiry, we asked eight leading Democratic candidates to spell out their specific proposals for arts and culture in New York City.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, New York City, Issues, 04.01.21

A NYC gallery just became the first to display crypto art physically - see how it works

Alex Schaefer's Chase Burning that will be displayed at the Superchief Gallery NFT. Alex Schaefer/Superchief Gallery Superchief Gallery opened "world's first physical NFT gallery space" in New York City. From March 25 through May 25, the gallery will feature 300 artists and NFT drops. The art is displayed on high-resolution screens that can then be displayed in a collector's home. See more stories on Insider's business page. Superchief Gallery opened what it calls the "worl...
Tags: Art, News, La, New York City, Trends, Tech, Miami, Christie, NFT, Sotheby, Los Angeles New York, Beeple, Mike Winkelmann, NFTS, Tech Insider, Alex Schaefer

March linkfest

On March 13, 2020, Merriam-Webster editor Peter Sokolowski noticed that all of the dictionary’s lookups were pandemic related: coronavirus, quarantine, draconian, lockdown, cancel. For the somber one-year anniversary this month, WGBH looked at how the pandemic has transformed the English language, and whether its impact will endure: Will people five years from now still say they are “zooming” when they conduct a video meeting online? Will slang terms like “doomscrolling” and “covidiot” make ...
Tags: Books, Maps, Wtf, Design, Washington, New York City, America, History, Britain, Italy, Linguistics, Words, Oxford University, Contests, Los Angeles Times, Donald Duck

Chief Executive Officer, Chamber Music America

Chamber Music America (CMA) is the national service organization for the chamber music profession. Founded in 1977 to develop, support and strengthen the small ensemble music field, CMA delivers a comprehensive array of career development services and direct financial support to this community in order to sustain its vitality and innovation. Chamber Music America (CMA) is the national service organization for the chamber music profession. Founded in 1977 to develop, support and strengthen the...
Tags: Art, Board of Directors, Jobs, New York City, Smith, Cma, Puerto Rico, Board, Board of Directors The Board, Chamber Music, Board Chair, Diversity Inclusion and Equity, BIPOC, Chamber Music America CMA, May 's National Chamber Music Month, Residency Endowment Fund

Director, Mannes Prep

Founded in 1916 by the legendary musicians and music educators David and Clara Mannes, Mannes Prep is a vital provider of pre-collegiate music education programs for students ages 4-18. Mannes Prep serves young artists at all levels, from beginners through advanced students aspiring toward collegiate study in music. Mannes Prep is an arm of the College of Performing Arts (CoPA) at The New School, a comprehensive university in New York City, comprised of five degree-granting colleges, including Pa...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, David, University, Ada, Recruit, Parsons School, College of Performing Arts CoPA, Clara Mannes Mannes Prep, Mannes Prep, Executive Dean of the College of Performing Arts, CoPA Deans Council, Operations Continuing and Professional Education, University Development Office

Watch Cartoonist Lynda Barry’s Two-Hour Drawing Workshop

We know you’re Zoomed out, but might you make an exception for the pre-recorded drawing and writing session above with legendary cartoonist and illustrator Lynda Barry? Under the auspices of Graphic Medicine’s participatory online series, Drawing Together, the notoriously playful Barry led participants through a series of exercises from her book, Making Comics, and seemed genuinely pleased to be back in teaching mode. (All of her in-person classes at the University of Wisconsin have been...
Tags: Google, Art, Education, College, New York City, Creativity, K-12, Barry, University Of Wisconsin, Facebook Twitter, Lynda Barry, Ayun Halliday, Greg Kotis, UW Madison Course, Omega Institute Barry

A Short Biography of Keith Haring Told with a Comic Book Illustrations & Music

Singer-songwriter-cartoonist Jeffrey Lewis is a worthy exemplar of NYC street cred. Born, raised, and still residing on New York City’s Lower East Side, he draws comics under the “judgmental” gaze of The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist and writes songs beneath a poster of The Terminator onto which he grafted the face of Lou Reed from a stolen Time Out New York promo. Billing himself as “among NYC’s top slingers of folk / garagerock / antifolk,” Lewis pairs his songs with comics d...
Tags: Travel, Google, Art, Music, College, New York City, History, Museums, Marco Polo, Lou Reed, Keith Haring, Times Square, Daniel Clowes, Lewis, Soviet Union, Facebook Twitter

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