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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.

Swiss Video-Artist Alexander Hahn's Digital Moments of Silence

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 11.19.2012 | Arts
Lia Petridis Maiello

Swiss video artist Alexander Hahn captures digital moments of silence. He has been doing so successfully since the late 1970s.

Happy 'Ask A Curator Day'!

Posted 09.19.2012 | Arts

Have you ever wandered around a great art exhibition and just felt like you could be best buds with whomever thoughtfully chose those works of art? Th...

Abstract Containers: A Ready-Made Architecture Exhibition

Mitch McEwen | Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts
Mitch McEwen

Abstract Containers effectively invites us to consider the city around us as if it were recognizably familiar but fundamentally altered.

The Search for the Real: Part 2

James Franco | Posted 11.05.2012 | Entertainment
James Franco

Spalding Gray's Morning, Noon and Night is charming and disarming. I kept wondering how this book could be so engrossing while being so deceptively simple. I think there are two things that are going on.

Yayoi Kusama's Mind-Blowing New Retrospective

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.26.2012 | Arts

A 14-room Yayoi Kusama retrospective is making its way to New York. The exhibition invites viewers into the polka-dotted mind of an artist who has spe...

Making the Best of the "Blockbuster"

MutualArt | Posted 08.21.2012 | Arts
MutualArt

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?

LOOK: Kate Bosworth And Kalup Linzy At The Whitney Art Party

Posted 06.07.2012 | New York

After showing some adorable affection for one another at the CFDA Awards after party at The Standard earlier this week, Kate Bosworth and beau Michael...

An Evening of Art and Fashion at Saks

Melissa Berkelhammer | Posted 07.31.2012 | New York
Melissa Berkelhammer

As a longtime (or actually lifetime) Upper East Sider, I must confess that I don't make it down to Saks all that frequently. Why venturing below 57th Street makes such a psychological difference to me, I have no idea.

The 99 Percent Arts

Robert Bettmann | Posted 07.14.2012 | Arts
Robert Bettmann

The arts are positively integrated into the Occupy Movement in several ways, but they are also a front on which activists are attacking the economic system.

PHOTOS: Whitney Biennial Opening Party

Posted 03.01.2012 | New York

Art kids and fancy celebrities gathered on the Upper East Side on Wednesday evening for the 2012 Whitney Biennial Opening Party, where attendees parti...

David Smith's Show at the Whitney

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 03.13.2012 | Arts
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

Oh, was I ever looking forward to seeing David Smith's work at the Whitney! I actually loved his early work best. Some of his sculpture looked...

Manhattan on My Mind

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.14.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

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Museums for Tolerance

Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson | Posted 02.06.2012 | Arts
Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson

The idea that art can broaden awareness of and exposure to "other" cultures is particularly well expressed in Los Angeles right now.

Culture And Colors: An Autumn Sojourn To New England's Small Museums

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.25.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In between museums I stop along the way... Late fall in New England offers some interesting exhibits for the cultural traveler and the last gas...

Geometry And Anarchy: David Smith At The Whitney

Alexander Adler | Posted 12.05.2011 | Arts
Alexander Adler

"David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy" clearly presented too good an opportunity for the Whitney to pass up. Curated by Carol S. Eliel for LACMA, the exhibi...

Steve Mnuchin, Meet Rose Gudiel

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business
Peter Dreier

Gudiel would like Mnuchin to visit her at her home, because his OneWest Bank is trying to evict her and her family. If Mnuchin won't come to visit Gudiel, she will visit him, and bring some of her neighbors and friends with her.

Lyonel Feininger: At The Edge of The World

Alexander Adler | Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts
Alexander Adler

As an active participant in Die Brücke as well as Die Blaue Reiter and a professor at the Bauhaus, Lyonel Feininger played a vital role in cultural history of the 20th century as a socio-cultural aggregator.

Whitney Museum Starts Construction On Massive Downtown Home

Posted 07.24.2011 | New York

After years of scrapped expansion plans, the demolition of an historic pumping station and veal warehouse, and most recently, a swanky celebrity gala-...

Doodle 4 Google Contest Winner

South San Francisco, CA Patch | Sean Carlson | Email the Author | 12:56pm | Posted 07.20.2011 | Arts

He may not be in space yet, but New York City is a pretty good alternative. Seven-year-old Matteo Lopez of South San Francisco is spending the weekend...

Met Museum To Take Over Whitney Museum's Space

AP | Posted 07.12.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK — New York's Whitney Museum of American Art plans to give up its Madison Avenue building to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But offici...

PHOTOS: New York Gallery Week 2011 Is Upon Us!

Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts

Make sure to wear your most comfortable shoes because this year’s New York Gallery Week is a three-day event comprised of 60 galleries and not-for-p...

Move Over Graceland! Memphis to Build William Eggleston Museum

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

"At this writing I have not yet visited Memphis, or northern Mississippi, and thus have no basis for judging how closely the photographs in this book ...

What Were Your Favorites in 2010?

Artlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Artlog

To mark the end of 2010, we paused to consider what has been cool, interesting, and noteworthy in recent months. Remember, art is more fun when experienced with the ones you love.

BLOG WATCH> New Work By Artist R.H. Quatyman At SFMOMA on Daily Serving

dailyserving.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

In the 1950s, San Francisco poet Jack Spicer wrote that he considered a collection of poems to be a community meant to "echo and re-echo against each ...