Category Archives: Brooklyn

The Morbid Anatomy Museum Showcases Dead Kittens

In what is probably New York’s strangest museum, the Morbid Anatomy Museum features exhibits centered on the theme of death. Their latest exhibit, Taxidermy: Art, Science & Immortality Featuring Walter Potter’s Kittens’ Wedding, is dark to say the least. Two … Continue reading

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Don’t Go to the Brooklyn Museum This Weekend!

Here’s your PSA: the Brooklyn Museum will be closed this weekend because of an air-conditioning outage. As temperatures soar over 90 in New York City this weekend, the outage is an important reminder of the powerful effect hot weather can … Continue reading

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A Stone for Donald

On Easter, March 27 2016, there was very briefly an unusual art installation in Central Park, New York. It was a small marble gravestone, with a birth date but no date of death. The epitaph read “Make America Hate Again.” … Continue reading

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Defaced

Red paintball spatters and white slashes of paint deface a Brooklyn mural, violent across the twenty-seven foot tall grayscale face of a woman. Her hair covered in a dark scarf, mouth erased as part of the original design, she still … Continue reading

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Underground Auditions

Anyone who has ridden a New York subway has seen them, buskers playing in twos and threes or simply solo on any of the world’s repertoire of instruments, case open or hat on the ground to catch tossed coins and … Continue reading

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Kolonihavehus is a Night-Light for a Giant’s Home

Tom Fruin’s sculputre Kolonihavehus is a night-light for a giant’s home. Currently on show in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, the shed-sized steel and plexiglass house is a feast of color, glowing brilliantly at night from lights both inside and out, … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Out on Kehinde Wiley at the Brooklyn Museum

Kehinde Wiley is a prolific contemporary artist whose works push the boundaries of portraiture. According to his bio, “Los Angeles native and New York based visual artist, Kehinde Wiley has firmly situated himself within art history’s portrait painting tradition. As … Continue reading

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