For seven weeks this spring, Ugo Rondinone’s Human Nature transforms Rockefeller Center Plaza between 49th and 50th Streets. As if transported from another time, the nine colossal stone figures that comprise the work range in height from 16 to 20 feet and weigh up to 30,000 pounds each. Their immovable legs become gates through which visitors may pass, experiencing the rough surfaces of these primal forms.
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Join us on May 8 for Public Art Fund Talks at The New School when Rondinone will present the first public lecture on his work in New York City. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.
On display at Rockefeller Center through June 7, 2013.Filed under Children in New York City, Enjoying New York City, Great Sites about NYC, Navigating New York | Comment (0)
To celebrate the sesquicentennial of the New-York Historical Society’s purchase of the Audubon avian watercolors and the the release of the lavishly illustrated book Audubon’s Aviary: The Original Watercolors for “The Birds of America”?published by the New-York Historical Society and Skira/Rizzoli and winner of a 2013 New York Book Show Award—the New-York Historical Society plans a sweeping three-part exhibition to showcase every masterpiece from its unparalleled collection of John James Audubon’s preparatory watercolor models for the sumptuous double-elephant-folio print edition of The Birds of America (1827–38). Over three years Audubon’s Aviary: The Complete Flock (Parts I–III), will feature all 474 stunning avian watercolors by Audubon in the collection, alongside engaging state-of-the-art media installations that will provide a deeper understanding of the connection between art and nature.
New-York Historical Society is located at 170 Central Park West, 77th Street, New York, NY 10024. The society is open Tuesdays through Sundays. For more information,…Filed under Art, Children in New York City, Enjoying New York City, Museums, Navigating New York, New York City | Comment (0)
MUG – Manhattan Users Guide is running a pledge drive. After many year’s of benefit from the choice recommendations, it’s a pleasure to know that user support will ensure the longevity of MUG.
Join us in support of one of NY’s great jewels.
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Creativity: The Real World — A 12-week meet-and-greet tour of advertising agencies, digital studios, and social media firms brings young professionals front and center with the creative industry?s leaders in New York City.
The Wednesday-evening workshops are led by New York advertising creative leader?Bill Oberlander, whose career has included executive positions at JWT, McCann, Ogilvy,?and Kirshenbaum & Bond, working on such accounts as Bloomberg, Microsoft, Intel,?Nestle, Motorola, Exxon-Mobil, Coca-Cola, Hennessy, Snapple, Dom Perignon, and Target.
Classes meet on-site at each speaker’s office, on Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., January 9 through April 3, 2013. During the first hour, presenters share their most recent creative breakthroughs; the second hour is a review of that week’s creative assignment?-a creative brief delivered by last week?s speaker.
CREATIVITY: THE REAL WORLD — 2013 speakers include Evan Schechtman, CTO, @Radical Media; Anthony Alvarez, ACD, and Jason Ashlock, ACD, R/GA; Mark Mulhern, Senior Vice-President, BBDO; Tina Exarhos, Executive Vice-President, Marketing, MTV; Benjamin Palmer, CEO/CCO, and Jay Zasa, ECD, The Barbarian Group; Joshua Teixeira, Executive Creative Director, and Mark Pollard, Director of Strategy, Big Spaceship; Leo Savage, VP/CD, Grey; Craig Cutler, Photographer/Director, Craig Cutler Productions; Ian Chee, Strategic Planning Director, AKQA; Frank Anselmo, Executive Creative Director, KNARF/NYC; Adrian Barrow, Head of Planning, JWT; and Jon Dupuis, Senior Vice-President and Business Director, Digitas.
Tuition is $2,500 for working professionals and $2,000 for 2012 students and recent graduates. More information can be found online at http://realworldcreativity.com/
THE NEW YORK PRINT FAIR
NOVEMBER 1 – NOVEMBER 4th, 2012
Park Avenue Armory?, 643 Park Avenue at 67th St.?New York, NY 10065
The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) is a non-profit organization of leading art dealers, galleries, and publishers with expertise in the field of fine prints. Members are committed to the highest standards of quality, ethics, and connoisseurship, and to promoting a greater appreciation of fine prints among collectors and the general public.
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Durham Press has been a member of the IFPDA since 2000, and has been exhibiting at the IFPDA Print Fair in New York City since 2002. The IFPDA Print fair is the largest and most celebrated art fair dedicated to fine prints. In addition to showcasing fine prints from the worlds leading print dealers, publishers and galleries, this highly selective juried show also presents lectures and symposia about prints and printmaking, from its early origins to contemporary practices
Designing Nature The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art
At The MET through January 13, 2013
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Young children and their fun-loving chaperones will be thrilled to stumble upon Victorian Gardens at the southern end of Central Park. Rides, games and amusements – targeted to toddlers.
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The Dawn of Egyptian Art, at The MET through August 5, 2012.
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Tomás Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City
May 15, 2012–Through November 4, 2012 (weather permitting)
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Rembrandt’s World: Dutch Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection at The Morgan through April 29, 2012.
The Morgan Library and Museum is located at The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
New York, NY 10016.
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