With arts institutions re-opening across the country, NYC-ARTS was able to give viewers a first-hand look at the reopening of arts organizations and exhibitions in New York City.
In its first exhibition since reopening to the public, MoMA PS1 presented “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” a mix of art and social commentary about society’s extensive use of imprisonment. NYC-ARTS spoke with Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood, Professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University, about the inventive and powerful works made by artists from both inside and outside of U.S. prisons.
Giving audiences more food for thought, artist Beth Lipman and her exhibition “Collective Elegy” on display at the Museum of Arts and Design meditated on time and mortality, as well as consumer culture and its impact on the planet, most notably through provocative glass installations. Traveling outdoors to the New York Botanical Garden, viewers were able to experience contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama work “KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature,” an engaging display with colors, patterns and cycles of plants and flowers.
Poster House is the only museum of its kind in the United States — it’s dedicated exclusively to posters from their earliest appearance in the late 1800s to their present-day use. NYC-ARTS profiled the unique museum’s opening, its 10K+ poster collection, virtual panels, learning opportunities and more.
Considered to be one of the most influential British artists of our time, David Hockney is still working into his eighties. The Morgan Library & Museum’s Director Colin B. Bailey took viewers through the exhibition “David Hockney: Drawing from Life,” which featured more than 100 of Hockney’s portraits on paper, as well as his drawing practice.
NYC-ARTS captured the visionary transformation of the nation’s busiest transportation hub: Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station. The reimagined public space features three installations commissioned by New York State in partnership with Public Art Fund.
“The Spirit of Ailey” looked at the youth programs offered by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Soloman Dumas, a dancer with AileyCamp since the age of 13, spoke to NYC-ARTS about how that program inspired him and other young men who wish to dance.
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