Her Face Symbolized ‘Victory’; Now Hettie Anderson’s Amazing Story is Finally Being Told

A Black woman whose unique place in art history had faded with time is gaining prominence again, as members of her family and a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Art Galleries on Amsterdam; The Stories Within the Stores (What’s Barbra Streisand Got to Do With It?)

In February, 2020, the Richard Corman photography gallery, on Amsterdam Avenue, between 81st and 82nd Streets, o … Read the rest of this entry >>

Famous Sculptures at Wise Towers Ripped Out, Rattling Italian Museum

The Stephen Wise Towers are undergoing major changes both within and without, and one recent change has unsettled people as far away as I … Read the rest of this entry >>

Dance Has Thrived for Decades on the UWS; Will the Pandemic Break It?

Writing about the Upper West Side these days, it’s easy to focus on the absence of what once was and lose sight of what stil … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Reckoning’ Art Exhibit Coming to Central Park

An art exhibit about climate change and politics is coming to Central Park this Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. Reckoning: An Installation on Political … Read the rest of this entry >>

Artist Who Had Planned Soho Opening Moves it To Riverside Park Because of the Pandemic (Update: Postponed)

Artist Michael Stewart will be showing an art project in Riverside Park on Friday after he was forced to relocate it from down … Read the rest of this entry >>

Paintings by Puerto Rican Artist Become an Amazing Stoop Discovery on 90th Street

One person's trash is another person's treasure, the old adage goes. In some cases, however, the "trash" isn't trash at all, but a suite of paintings by an Upper West Side based a … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Young Quarantined Artist Draws the View Outside His Window, Then Imagines the Same View in 1940

A 21-year-old Upper West Side artist named Benjamin M. has been home during the quarantine and he decided to draw the view outside his bedroom wi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Artist Will Paint Your ‘Acts of Kindness’ and Display Them on 83rd Street Kiosk

Have you experienced a genuine act of kindness? Would you like to see that act of kindness reflected in a painting? Artist Audrey Banks is in the midst of collecting such st … Read the rest of this entry >>

Kiosk on 83rd Street Now Showcasing Paintings of the Lost Synagogues of Europe

A poignant public art project is being showcased in a unique spot -- an outdoor kiosk on 83rd Street near Broadway. Andrea Strongwater's colorful pain … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Voices of Parkland’ Allows Survivors to Share Their Stories, Advocate for Gun Control Legislation

A rapt audience recently gathered at the Susan Eley Fine Art (SEFA) gallery to listen as victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Sc … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Bird Bulletin: Artist Nicolas Holiber on Building ‘Birds on Broadway’

It's late on a brisk Wednesday evening in May and an eight-foot-tall Double-Crested Cormorant is making its way across the interse … Read the rest of this entry >>

Artists Roam at Unique Children’s Museum Exhibition

Anything, and everything, can be art. That’s roughly the idea behind a novel exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan on West 83rd S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Unauthorized Toe Sculpture Remains, And Has Now Received a Pedicure

The Parks Department had vowed on Monday to dispose of the rogue toe-like sculpture that someone recently placed in Riverside Park. But as of Tuesday at 6 p.m., it was still … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Will Dispose of Rogue Toe-Like Sculpture Found in Riverside Park

Stones that appear to have been sculpted in the shape of a toe, or perhaps a finger, were found on "a hidden patch of a stairway" in Riverside Park this wee … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Shopping-Bag Artist of 103rd Street

Charles McCray gives basic shopping bags new life, by making them more beautiful. McCray tends to set up shop outside of the Gristedes at Bro … Read the rest of this entry >>

Solving the Mystery of the ‘Trash Trees’ of West End Avenue

The mystery of the holiday Christmas trees on West End Avenue and 87th Street has been so … Read the rest of this entry >>

Giant Wooden Birds are Coming to Broadway to Highlight Climate Change Risks

Artist Nicolas Holiber is building wooden sculptures of 12 birds to place in the Broadway median next April, hoping to raise awareness of climate ch … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Public Art Coming to Riverside Park South

Viewfinding, a sculptural installation from Brooklyn-based artist Sarah E. Brook, will take over Riverside Park at 66th Street in Septembe … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYC Ballet Gets Filled with Clusters of Colorful Balloons

Artist Jihan Zencirli has filled the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center with colorful arrays of balloons ranging in size from ten inches to ten … Read the rest of this entry >>