There are certain long-running cultural attractions here in NYC that you can ‘sit on’ a bit before making a definitive plan to check it out in person, but the annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is not one of those the things; this year’s exhibit ends May 1st, which means you have less than one week to get there. Here are some reasons why you should go.
At first glance, it may appear as if this car has been vandalized, but when you really examine it from all sides, it’s pretty obvious that it’s a work of mobile street art from the artist known as Mad Steez.
This way, you can take the art wherever you go!
Gilded monuments and bronze statues evoke the public art of a bygone era, though we’ve recently been reminded of the potent symbolic value they still hold. Artist Gillian Wearing (b. 1963, Birmingham, England) has been fascinated by these sculptures since childhood. For her, there’s something uncanny about a human form that appears immovable and changeless in a public setting. Wearing has alwasy made art about people, usually presented in unexpected ways, in photography, video, and more recently, sculpture.
NYC got some “Starter Snow” on Friday, which had ended by the time I got out of bed, but still looked lovely in the park when I was out and about later in the morning. More of this, please!
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Hey, do you remember where we were at this time last year? Shut away in our homes with no fun stuff to do except take long walks, order food for delivery, and binge-watch Netflix. Some of us are still doing that.