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Upcoming Things to See in NYC

There are always tons of things to see and do in the Big Apple, especially if you’re a lover of the arts. These coming summer weeks are no different! The New York Times has rounded up some really great options … Continue reading

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Kehinde Wiley: A Portrait of a Portrait Artist

Kehinde Wiley grew up in South Central Los Angeles in the late 80’s. As a kid, his mother made sure that he and his twin brother were focused on education and not pulled into the violence and danger of the … 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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Young Artist Gets Painting in the Met at 18

Cliffanie Forrester’s painting Uganda is strikingly evocative. A child in profile, black skin gleaming, white dress blowing in a gentle breeze we can almost feel. Behind the child, a blue sky, its deep hue reflected on her shaved scalp. It … Continue reading

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Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing Has All the Right Moves

Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing was never planned to last for over 25 years. It started in 1989 during a 30th birthday celebration for the Center. Meant to be a one-night event, people fell in love with both the music … Continue reading

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The Swings

There are all kinds of puns one could make about a swingset that plays music, but let’s refrain. “The Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation” is a public art work you can play with. And the creators want you to–that’s … Continue reading

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NYC’s New Cool Place to Be: The Caribbeing House

If you watch around New York City this summer, you may spot a bright red shipping crate near your favorite music or art festival, or tucked beside a museum. In white stenciling between its big drop-down doors, the crate calls … Continue reading

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