Monthly Archives: December 2016

Celebrating 40 Years of the New York Public Art Fund

In 1977, Doris Freedman, Director of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, founded the New York Public Art Fund out of the merging of two foundering organizations, CityWalls and the Public Arts Council. Since then, with public and private … Continue reading

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NYC Aids Memorial

In 1984, a special ward was opened in St. Vincent’s hospital in New York City for people suffering from HIV. In the 80’s, the little-understood disease was considered a death sentence. Today, HIV and AIDS are still frightening, but are … Continue reading

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The Beginning of Neo-Expressionism

Andy Warhol? Surely you’re familiar with the name. Most people know him as an artist. But what about Jean-Michel Basquiat? Most people have never heard of him. Although he’s not a household name like Warhol, he was also an influential … Continue reading

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Using Sculptures and Sound to Convey Touch

Kevin Beasley just had his first solo art exhibition in New York City at the Casey Kaplan gallery. It was the first exhibition in their new gallery space. Beasley grew up in Virginia but moved to New York City for … Continue reading

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