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Colossal Media: Beautiful Hand-painted Murals Right in Our Own Backyard

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Every Wednesday I walk past art on my walk from the Path Station to Alfalfa. I pass the ever iconic Washington Square Arch, beautiful buildings, aesthetic advertisements, and a here and there a few marvelous murals. For the past few months, I walked past a gorgeous mural only a fewContinue Reading

December 8, 2017
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Laura Owens Retrospective at the Whitney

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An exhibit of the work of Laura Owens is currently on view at the Whitney. It has around 60 of her paintings from the last three decades. Her paintings are interesting and whimsical; she combines and manipulates mediums to make the viewer question what is real and what is not.Continue Reading

December 1, 2017
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David Hockney Celebrates His 80th Year with MET Exhibition

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“David Hockney” opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on November 27 and will run until February 21st. The exhibition is a retrospective of David Hockney, one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. It is one of many events happening this year in honor of Hockney’sContinue Reading

November 27, 2017
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Metro Cards: An Undervalued Medium All Around the World

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about Barbara Kruger’s limited edition metro card. So, I started thinking about MetroCards. Almost every person in a city has them. When you visit a city with a metro line, chances are you walk away with a card in your pocket. As such, theyContinue Reading

November 19, 2017
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Michelangelo Exhibit Opens at the Met

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A Michelangelo exhibit opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday. Not only did the Metropolitan Museum of Art succeed in putting together an exhibit of one of the most renowned artists of all time, the exhibit pulls together a vast amount of works from public and private collections. ThisContinue Reading

November 16, 2017
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The Louvre Abu Dhabi: Architectural Masterpiece

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I recently saw a photograph of the most beautiful building I have ever seen. Located on Saadiyat Island, which means the island of happiness, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will not only house pieces of art, it is a piece of art. Jean Nouvel was the architect for the project. ItsContinue Reading

November 9, 2017
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Limited Edition MetroCards by Artist Barbara Kruger

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The blue and yellow Metro Card is an instantly recognizable symbol of New York, but not all metro cards are alike. On Wednesday, the MTA began releasing 50,000 limited edition MetroCards at four stops. The MetroCards will be randomly sold at automated ticket machines in Queensboro Plaza, Broadway-Lafayette Street, East Broadway,Continue Reading

November 2, 2017
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Toyin Ojih Odutola: To Wander Determined Opens at the Whitney

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Artist Toyin Ojih Odutola’s exhibit “To Wander Determined” opened at the Whitney last week. She is a New York-based portrait artist, and she has exhibited all over the United States, in Canada, and in South Africa. Her life-sized works depict two fictional Nigerian aristocratic families. They are a juxtaposition of an old, noble NigerianContinue Reading

October 26, 2017
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The Obamas Choose Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to Paint Official Portraits

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Even though he is out of the White House, former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama are continuing their legacy as devoted agents of change and advocates for diversity through their selection of official portrait artists. Normally, there are two official portraits of both the President and the FirstContinue Reading

October 20, 2017
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Jeff Koons’ Sculpture is Virtually Vandalized

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Recently, I wrote about Jeff Koons’ collaboration with Snapchat to place his sculptures in augmented reality around the world. I thought it was interesting and harmless. After all, what is bad about artists creating cost-effective artworks accessible to anyone with a smartphone and a free app? But it turns out thatContinue Reading

October 16, 2017
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300 Displays of Art and Activism in New York by Artist Ai Weiwei

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I walk through Washington Square Park every Wednesday on my way to Alfalfa. The beautiful architecture and oasis of green in the middle of the city never fails to amaze me. But today, I was greeted by a strange metal grate in the arch with a hole in the middle.Continue Reading

October 12, 2017
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Jeff Koons’ Latest Work: Snapchat Augmented Reality

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You may be familiar with Jeff Koons‘ giant, reflective sculptures that look like balloon animals. His works are extremely well-known and have been featured all over the world. Koons’ latest sculptures range from balloon dogs to rabbits and lumps of Play-Doh. Although these installations are three stories tall, if you walked byContinue Reading

October 5, 2017
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Double Exposure: Art and The Rohingya

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After reading about the atrocities happening to the Rohingya in Myanmar, I wondered if any artists had created works in response to the crisis. Most of the sources I found were articles, and aside from photojournalism, I didn’t see a lot of art. Then I stumbled upon the works of Mike Tan.Continue Reading

September 28, 2017
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Photography Transformed: Two Contrasting Exhibits at the Met

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Despite the fact that two good friends of mine are avid photographers, I was never completely sold on photography as art. Sure, I readily acknowledge that photography is as much of an art as oil painting, but as a medium it never really appealed to me. When handed a cameraContinue Reading

September 23, 2017
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