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Walls Can Talk: Readers Get Stories of New York Murals

David Tereshchuk | Posted 12.02.2013 | New York
David Tereshchuk

According to media lore, thanks principally to the vintage series The Naked City on ABC television, "there are eight million stories" in New York. But one of the great untold stories of this metropolis is the high-quality art on its walls.

Miley Cyrus Strikes Again, or the Destruction of the Pendulum

Julia Friedman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Julia Friedman

Ms. Cyrus' latest "strike" is not so much her doing, as the consequence of her fans' intrepid enthusiasm. Only this time, the perceived offense is not against some nebulously-defined conservative sentiment, but an actual public artwork, the 1973 "Untitled" sculpture by the late Dale Eldred.

One Of These Artists Will Win $200,000, And You Can Choose

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.30.2013 | Arts

The annual ArtPrize competition began as an off-the-wall idea that agitated and drew criticism from the art world, devised by an heir to a massive for...

Artist Turns Famous Sculpture Into A Giant Hawaiian Shirt And People Are Angry

Posted 09.26.2013 | Arts

At first glance, David Dodde's "art-on-art" installation in Grand Rapids, Michigan looks relatively benign. The hometown artist constructed a seri...

Russia's Pride (PHOTOS)

Olek | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts

The recent government decision regarding gay rights in Russia made me want to boycott the country. Then, at a dinner with my three best friends, who happen to be gay, we all agreed that I should take the opportunity that St. Petersburg's Galeria presented to make a statement.

This Week in Seeding the Change: Solving Global Problems, Starting at Home

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This weeks' grantees show us that often the best person to solve a global problem is a person who has experienced it firsthand. These people -- from rural Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and the U.S. -- are all taking on human rights, personal development and environmental challenges.

Kolor Kathmandu Injects Color Into the Nepali Consciousness

Niranjan Kunwar | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
Niranjan Kunwar

The Kolor Kathmandu murals inject much-needed splashes of color into the Nepali consciousness: They compel you to reimagine your national identity and redesign your idea of hope and possibility.

20 New Murals From Atlanta Living Walls 2013

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.21.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Here are brand new images from Atlanta's 2013 Living Walls Conference that invited about 20 street artists from the ATL and around the world, includin...

The Train That Stands Still

Olek | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts

I tend to crochet a lot of things that move. It's true. I crochet bicycles, cars, strollers, sleds, pedicabs, people. I've always been in motion. My work must always be moving.

Incredibly Beautiful Subway Stations

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.13.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

It's not all litter and rats. Sometimes, the underground is beautiful.

This Is One Way To Honor Christopher Columbus...

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts

Our favorite politically-conscious art collective has struck again. The Madrid-based art group known as Luzinterruptus targeted the former spo...

Detroit Art Installation's Obscene Joke Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.11.2013 | Detroit

When Detroit filed for bankruptcy, some protested. Some prepared lawsuits. Some wrote think pieces. Others had more creative responses, like the artis...

The Most Important Thing I've Ever Done Had Nothing to Do With Me

Ise Lyfe | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts
Ise Lyfe

One morning I wake up to an email from a super renowned contemporary art museum in LA. This was a very important person type of email, you see...

Yarn Artist Returns To Poland With Huge Technicolor Train

Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts

The Polish-born artist and yarn master extraordinaire, Olek, has returned to her motherland for a pretty impressive technicolor public art project. Ov...

Insanely Detailed Sand Castle Pops Up In The Middle Of NYC

Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts

If you can't go to the beach, bring the beach to you. That's the logic that guided artist Matt Long in his recent pop-up art installation in New York ...

"Comfort Women" Statue Memorializes Local and Global Human Rights Issues

Linda Constant | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Linda Constant

The more we opt to invest in a transparent discourse about subjects that may make us feel uncomfortable, the less likely that underreported crimes against humanity will be swept under the social and legal rugs of history.

10,000 Tiny Rabbits Are Hiding In Cities Near You

Posted 08.02.2013 | Arts

Designer Ji Lee and his team of inventive public art enthusiasts have created a touching urban intervention titled "Mysterabbit." The street project i...

Art as Restorative Justice in Brooklyn

NYC-ARTS | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts

Thanks to a 2013 "Our Town" grant announced last week by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), one might envy Brownsville as the place to be for ...

LOOK: Artist Creates Optical Illusion House In London

Posted 07.05.2013 | Arts

Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich recently brought a mind-boggling public art installation to the streets of London. The work is a feat of impossi...

Wynwood's IamHere Mural: A Creative and Interactive Approach to Immigration Reform

Tina Orlandini | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts
Tina Orlandini

The genesis of the IamHere mural and collection of immigrant stories stems from conversations with members of the local community and the broader public. ACLU Florida hopes to eliminate a language that is fraught with "theys" and "thems."

8.8 Reason to Love the Sing for Hope Pianos

Monica Yunus | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
Monica Yunus

As the Co-Founding Director of Sing for Hope, I am thrilled and excited that we are bringing The Sing for Hope Pianos back to New York this summer! From June 1st through June 16th, 88 pianos will be outdoors for all to play and enjoy.

LOOK: There's Reason To Attend Movement.. Besides The Techno

Posted 04.20.2013 | Detroit

Come Memorial Day weekend, Detroit's Hart Plaza won't just be full of thumping bass and daytime revelers dancing along. Techno fans at the Movement El...

Put Your Portrait In Times Square

Posted 04.19.2013 | Arts

The French street artist known as JR wants to display your face in Times Square next week. For his project "Inside Out New York City," he plans to ins...

Capitalism Works for Me... ?

Phil Campbell | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
Phil Campbell

capitalism works for meThe "art" of "Capitalism Works for Me!" isn't necessarily in the LED sign and voting machine, it's in how people are confronted with a question that is both very public and very personal.


Sarah Barness | Posted 06.01.2013 | San Francisco
Sarah Barness

Art is not limited to a canvas and a paintbrush, but what about the age old question, "Where do you draw the line?"