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Art Around Town for January 10 Through 17

NYC-ARTS | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts


Astoria Characters: The 'Pink' Painter

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.04.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's an ordinary white garage door, but when Lady Pink rolls it up, the eyes, surprisingly, are assaulted by a kaleidoscope of color. In this space, which was built to house two cars, Lady Pink, The Grandmother of Graffiti, makes her studio.

Death, Manipulation and Shocking News in Museums

MutualArt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

What does death look like? London's Wellcome Collection's current exhibition, Death: A Self-Portrait approaches the subject of death in a non-linear but thematic route, perhaps with the aim to give clues on how to cope with an issue that many find disturbing.

Regarding Warhol at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Artwrit | Posted 12.30.2012 | Arts

Regarding Warhol at the Metropolitan Museum of Art sets out to frame the artist's influence over concurrent and succeeding generations of artists by using a subject-oriented thematic approach.

Limitless Fun In NYC

Lisa McElroy | Posted 12.22.2012 | Travel
Lisa McElroy

It's early fall, and I've got itchy feet. Two back-to-back trips to New York show the many sides the city has to offer.

View From Tehran: A Discussion With Acclaimed Artist Parviz Tanavoli

Roshanak Taghavi | Posted 12.01.2012 | Arts
Roshanak Taghavi

The image of the 'poet' is a major theme in Tanavoli's sculptures, and a major theme in his art is Heech, alluding to the Sufi concept of "nothingness." In much of his artwork, Tanavoli writes the word 'Heech' in Persian script and places it in different positions and forms.

Iranian Art That Transcends Politics

Roshanak Taghavi | Posted 11.26.2012 | Arts
Roshanak Taghavi

Iranians have, throughout their history, engaged in this pursuit of spiritual progression -- both during Iran's millennia-long institution of monarchy and also after the country's 1979 Revolution, which brought with it the establishment of an Islamic Republic.

And The 2013 Met Costume Institute Exhibit Will Be...

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 09.13.2012 | Style

Get ready to (politely) rock the casbah: the Metropolitan Museum of Art is going Sid and Nancy for its 2013 Costume Institute Exhibit. "Punk: Chaos...

And The 2013 Met Costume Institute Exhibit Will Be...

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 11.13.2012 | Style

Get ready to (politely) rock the casbah: the Metropolitan Museum of Art is going Sid and Nancy for its 2013 Costume Institute Exhibit. "Punk: Chaos...

Conversation With Ali Banisadr (PHOTOS)

Julie Chae | Posted 09.04.2012 | Arts
Julie Chae


The Faithful Shopper: Mad for Museums, Part II

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.25.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Here are more of my favorite places to find unique gifts, home décor and more, at some of the unique and amazing sites in New York City.

Museums: Art History (Not for Profit) or Business (for Profit)?

Christina Mossaides Strassfield | Posted 09.09.2012 | Arts
Christina Mossaides Strassfield

In my sophomore year of college, I went to an appointment to meet with my adviser. She looked at me straight in the eyes and said, "You should major in art history as an undergraduate, but after that you should go get an MBA and make some money!"

Making the Best of the "Blockbuster"

MutualArt | Posted 08.21.2012 | Arts

Should exhibitions cater to the masses with monolithic shows featuring blue-chip artists and a shiny new line of gift shop merchandise, or should they present a novel intellectual and aesthetic experience?

An Intimate Art Exhibition for Father's Day

Jeanine Barone | Posted 08.15.2012 | Arts
Jeanine Barone

Max depicts his dad, a native New Yorker who would have turned 100 this year, in many iconic New York City sites. Each of the paintings in the exhibition convey intimacy, where his father -- often alone in the scene -- exudes a sense of isolation.

The Week In Art

Posted 06.09.2012 | Arts

Hello again, readers. This was an odd week here at HuffPost Arts; we spied a lot of things you definitely should not try at home. We saw artists eat f...

Helping Us to See the World Better

Shai Baitel | Posted 08.06.2012 | New York
Shai Baitel

At a time when the U.S.-Russian relations at a governmental level are frosty, the positive impact of civil society organizations, such as the Russian American Foundation, and their initiatives cannot be overstated.

Naked Before The Camera (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.06.2012 | Arts

A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, titled, "Naked Before the Camera" explores the erotic relationship between the camera and the body...

Follow Museums Like Others Follow Sports Teams

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 07.30.2012 | Arts
Nick Kolakowski

Like sports teams, many of the major museums live and die by their seasonal lineup. A series of good shows attracts paying visitors, and generates the buzz that draws headlines, sponsorships, and donors.

Studs, Pigs and Dogs: Renaissance Portraits at the Met

Daniel Maidman | Posted 05.15.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

2012-05-15-201205091.jpgAll commissioned portraits testify to the wealth of their subjects. But Niccolò's portrait speaks more clearly than most. Straining my ear, I thought I heard him whispering across the centuries.

The Artist's Perspective -- Frieze Art Fair New York

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Barbara Ernst Prey

Although I was born in New York, grew up in New York and now live in New York, it was my first visit to Randall's Island in Manhattan -- just to see the inaugural Frieze Art Fair.

Suppressing Ugly Truth for Beautiful Art

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 07.01.2012 | Arts
Alan Dershowitz

The Metropolitan Museum in New York, in its current exhibit on the collection of Gertrude Stein and her family, has made a decision to suppress the ugly truth about her collaboration with Nazism during the German occupation of France.

Guard At The Met Accidentally Shoots Himself

Posted 04.20.2012 | New York

A Metropolitan Museum of Art security guard accidentally shot himself in the leg Friday afternoon, DNAinfo reports. Officials say the guard was cl...

The Faithful Shopper: April Antiques

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.16.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

The Spring Show, (May 3 to 6 at the Park Avenue Armory, sponsored by the Art and Antique Dealers League of America) led me to make a list of some of New York City's great shops for furniture, jewelry and objets d'art.

'Nipples At The Met' Is Exactly What You Think It Is (PHOTOS)

Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts

It's not often that you get an unadulterated close-up of a nipple, unless you work in the entertainment industry or spend time at the Landing Strip. M...

Brave New World: Who Muzzled All the Artists?

Richard Dare | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
Richard Dare

Art has always tended to speak truth to power, to enlighten us, to challenge us, to stretch our understanding of ourselves and our place in the universe. It wasn't always so self-referential, so blasé, so up for grabs.