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The Evolving Purpose of Design

Glen Martin | Posted 04.11.2014 | Technology
Glen Martin

Design is now more akin to flowing water than a series of steps carved in stone. And again, that conforms to the nascent "culture of sharing." The same impulses that drove open source software are now driving the design of objects.

The Miracle of Salvo: Can You Still Believe?

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I adore fairy tales and have never really grown up from that joy I felt as a child, listening to my grandfather read me stories by the Brothers Grimm or watching the Disney videos. But these days I require a little more heft, turmoil and character development. That's where Fabio Grassadonia's and Antonio Piazza's touching drama Salvo comes in.

Artist Profile: Interview With David Crowell, Brooklyn-based Composer & Performer

Joel Garten | Posted 03.17.2014 | Arts
Joel Garten

David Crowell is a Brooklyn-based composer and multi-instrumentalist who creates rhythmically complex music with an easy, almost floating quality t...

Faithful Shopper: Turn Back Time

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 03.14.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Maybe it's because spring is finally occasionally in the air, or because Daylight Savings Time has kicked in, but right now time - and beautiful ways ...

The Faithful Shopper: Mad for Museums

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.28.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Some of the best stores in town aren't run by our legendary retailers or international designers -- they're in our magnificent museums!

Interview With MoMA Curator David Platzker About the New Exhibition on John Cage

Joel Garten | Posted 02.20.2014 | Arts
Joel Garten

The uniting of the worlds of visual art and music is a trend that is getting a boost from a major new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, focusing on the composer John Cage and his monumental -- and some would say notorious -- work, titled 4'33".

Toñita's: The Last Caribbean Social Club in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Tina Orlandini | Posted 02.19.2014 | Arts
Tina Orlandini

From the street, the Caribbean Social Club is easy to miss. A glowing Corona Extra sign in the window is one of the only indicators for the presence of a bar or restaurant inside.

15 Women Artists Who Have Left Their Mark On Modern Design

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.27.2014 | Arts

When it comes to the world of design, history has paid much attention to names like Frank Lloyd Wright, Josef Hoffman, Le Corbusier and Robert Venturi...

The Demolition Controversy at New York's MOMA: Drawing Future Lessons

Paul Gunther | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Paul Gunther

In the spirit perhaps of no good deed goes unpunished, the Museum's present decision to sacrifice the contemporary if not categorically orthodox modernist Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Folk Art Museum is nonetheless a record of the increasingly blurred narrative of late 20th and early 21st century aesthetic constructs.

'The Shawati' Interviews': When I Saw You Filmmaker Annemarie Jacir

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

"Listen to your heart. If my films can touch one person and maybe give them the feeling that they don't have to be swallowed up by this world."

Contradictions in Art, Architecture

J. Michael Welton | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

An upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Manhattan is a sad metaphor for the perennial contradictions between art, architecture and the people who love them both.

Major New York Museum Announces Sweeping, Controversial Redesign

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

New York City's Museum of Modern Art announced big plans Wednesday for a sweeping redesign, including an admission-free first floor and the demolition...

MoMA Plans To Make Entire First Floor Free To The Public

nytimes.com | ROBIN POGREBIN | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
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The Museum of Modern Art unveiled on Wednesday a sweeping redesign of its Midtown building, featuring a retractable glass wall, vast new gallery space...

On Teaching Performance at Harvard

Kalup Linzy | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

photo taken at NYU Grey Gallery It is an honor to be the first to teach performance in the Visual and Environmental Studies Department at Harvard. ...

Happy Birthday, Rene Magritte!

Posted 11.21.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte. Born on this day 115 years ago, the clever painter pulled off bowler hats and painterly dec...

Touch(ed)

Emily Sloan-Pace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Emily Sloan-Pace

The experience of being moved to tears by art is not entirely foreign to me. I will tell you, in all honesty, that I can feel a van Gogh in the room. His art exudes an emotional quality, at times a frenzied desperation.

My Timely Encounter with Yvonne Rainer

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

A few weeks ago, I took part in an ensemble performance called ACTIONS!. Created by Simon Leung and presented at The Kitchen, it drew on the history o...

Joel Shapiro: Art's Diplomat

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

At 72, Joel Shapiro exhibits all the excitement and passion of a young artist anxious to present new work, rather than a desire to simply relax into the satisfied world-weariness of a veteran of decades of museum shows and international recognition.

Green Infrastructure: Cities Across the Nation Become More Resilient (Part III)

Adrian Benepe | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green
Adrian Benepe

A number of American cities are looking at innovative and creative ways to develop new park land for their residents in projects which can also help protect their local streams and rivers from the type of dirty water and even raw sewage overflow caused by heavy rainfalls.

Handcuffed Madonna Covers Elliott Smith As Performance Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.27.2013 | Arts

Performance art is to celebrities what YouTube videos are to adorable cat owners -- neither parties are forced to partake in their respective activiti...

Modern Design Hits New York

J. Michael Welton | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

After years of leading design conversations on the west coast, Dwell is teaming up with New York magazine to do the same for Brooklyn and Manhattan. ...

Modernism Unmoored

Michael Busch | Posted 10.27.2013 | Arts
Michael Busch

American Modern: Hopper to O'Keeffe, is a show in search of a purpose. Had it been given more careful curatorial consideration the exhibition could have been one of the most important of the year. Disappointingly, it falls short.

An Interview with Marina Abramović: Art, Science and the Marina Abramović Institute

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

"One boy said that he came to the Kickstarter from Lady Gaga's page and spent 11 hours researching performance art and drinking water slowly. This makes me very happy, because I hope the institute will be this kind of resource for a new generation of artists, scientists and thinkers."

About Sound Art With Barbara London

MutualArt | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

Barbara London, Associate Curator in the Department of Media and Performance Art at the Museum of Modern Art spoke to MutualArt on the occasion of the opening of her exhibition, Soundings: A Contemporary Score.

Listen / Hear / Create: A Short History

MutualArt | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

The genre of sound art is still a relatively intimidating one, with even art and art history enthusiasts shying away from the topic, if only for their lack of knowledge. Generally, it is still a young art form, having only been first acknowledged by the Futurists in the early 20th Century.