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New York Academy of Art

The Fertile Battlefield

Daniel Maidman | Posted 01.21.2017 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Here I find myself in an unusual situation -- three shows I'd like to go see, but haven't seen yet. If you're in New York, I'd like you to know they'r...

Metaphysical Unease as a Result of Biological Disturbance

Daniel Maidman | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

I've been a bit out of circulation lately -- my schedule has gotten to the point where I must often choose between painting and writing, and painting comes first of course. Seeing "Beautiful Beast" clarified and crystallized some thoughts which had been turning themselves over in my mind during my period of silence.

The Art And Science Hybrid That Has Artists Helping To Identify Crime Victims

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts

Each student at the Forensic Sculpture Workshop at the New York Academy of Art (NYAA) begins with a skull. More specifically, each begins with a plast...

'Take Home A Nude' Auction Will Let You, Well, Take Home A Nude (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts

It's that time of year again. The annual "Take Home a Nude" auction, organized by the New York Academy of Arts, is just around the corner, giving coll...

Vincent Desiderio: Painter and Theorist

John Seed | Posted 06.05.2015 | Arts
John Seed

Vincent Desiderio is a painter and critic whose works balance a cerebral, theoretical sensibility with powerful emotional cues. I recently spoke to Desiderio and was able to ask him about the sources and meanings of a few recent works.

Art and Artists II: The Angel of the Lower East Side

Daniel Maidman | Posted 03.08.2014 | New York
Daniel Maidman

Deck the Walls Last time, I told you about a chain of events triggered by running into artist Dorian Vallejo at Steven Assael's drawing show at Forum...

Saying Goodbye to Martha Erlebacher

Daniel Maidman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Born in 1937, Erlebacher broke with the abstract expressionism of her generation to become a lifelong practitioner and advocate of figurative painting.

Talking with Artists at NYAA

Daniel Maidman | Posted 11.09.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Here, let me toot a horn suspiciously close to my own. I've been invited by the New York Academy of Art to moderate a public conversation of their graduating fellows on Tuesday.

Institutional Memory: Models and Their Artists

Daniel Maidman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

A bit over a year ago now, I guess, Alexis Hilliard moved to New York. She came here to develop her skills at the New York Academy of Art. She's not a celebrity in the world overall, but I am a member of a very narrow sector among whom her face, if not her name, is extraordinarily well known. I've been looking at her face for nearly a decade.

Death by Dior: A Book Review

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 07.20.2013 | Home
Alison Winfield Burns

There is no death by Dior if we talk about art, there is only life by Dior. And in this book that so remorselessly brings to light long-ago misdeeds, there is something of a reminder how great art outlasts the residue of pain.

A New Nude: Aleah Chapin's Aunties

Julia Clift | Posted 04.28.2013 | Arts
Julia Clift

While the paintings resist an antiquated tone, the imagery brings to mind an ancient earth-mother archetype, within whom authority and flesh are intrinsically bound.

Daughter of the Wild Women: Aleah Chapin at Flowers Gallery

Daniel Maidman | Posted 03.16.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

To sensibly discuss Aleah Chapin's new solo show at Flowers Gallery, we should start closer to the beginning of the story. So let's back up a bit.

In the Wake of Facebook's Richter Blackout, Does the Social Network Still Stand for Censoring Art?

ARTINFO | Posted 10.14.2012 | Arts

We were quite surprised last year when Facebook took down a photo posted by the New York Academy of Art on our page. It never occurred to us that the ...

Artists Resist Facebook's Nudity Censorship Policies

Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts

Facebook has had its fair share of user controversy since its inception, but the debate over its oft-discussed censorship policy has taken an interest...

The American Academy

Howard Kissel | Posted 07.22.2011 | Arts
Howard Kissel

On our car on the uptown C Train last Wednesday there were very few people, one of whom was quite well dressed. "He's going where we're going," I said...

Five Floors Of Open Studios At 2011 Tribeca Ball

Posted 05.30.2011 | Arts

On April 4, New York Academy of Art will hold its annual Tribeca Ball, an art party featuring five floors of open studios and the work of over 100 art...

Jennifer Connelly, Helena Christensen & More At 2010 Tribeca Ball At The New York Academy Of Art: Who Was Best-Dressed? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Models, actors and artists alike turned out for the 2010 Tribeca Ball at the New York Academy of Art on the evening of Tuesday, April 13th. Take a fl...

TriBeCa Ball 2009 Draws Clinton, Timberlake, Schreiber & More (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

A mix of politics, entertainment, and fashion elite came out Monday night in support of perhaps the one thing that unites all three worlds: the naked ...