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City as Canvas: an Exhibition at City Museum

By Heeseung Kim | February 4, 2014

(Photo by Lee Quiñones, from the Museum of the City of New York)
(Photo by Lee Quiñones, from the Museum of the City of New York)

(Photo by Lee Quiñones, from the Museum of the City of New York)

Graffiti took hold in New York in the early 1970s, starting in Washington Heights and the Bronx before spreading throughout the city. Artist Martin Wong moved to New York in 1978, and he saw the seeds of a major art movement popping up on the streets around him. In the 1970s and 1980s, Wong collected about 300 pieces from graffiti artists around New York, and now about half of the collection is on display at the City Museum in an exhibition called City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection. Read More


Abba Museum in Stockholm, Sweden

By Mac Malikowski | May 10, 2013


Photo: WikiCommons

This past week, the Abba Museum opened in Stockholm, Sweden to hundreds of fans ready to relive the unique saga of the native pop group. (Too bad Marcus, a lifelong fan, wasn’t around for the unveiling.) The museum, in collaboration with the Music Hall of Fame, boasts unparalleled memorabilia, a full-service dance floor and the actual studio console with which Abba recorded their signature sound.

The group, who formed in 1972, released 8 chart-topping albums, won the Eurovision Song Contest and extensively toured the world until their break-up in late 1982; a legacy that would spawn countless tributes to the group. Read More


Talk to Me Symposium At The MoMA

By admin | October 21, 2011

Photo: Bruce Berrien

Photo: Bruce Berrien

This Wednesday, I had the pleasure of taking part in a discussion panel hosted by The Museum of Modern Art’s curator of architecture and design, Paola Antonelli. She is listed as one of the most powerful people in the art and design world and for good reason. The exhibition Talk To Me, currently on show at the MoMA, pushes the field of architecture and design to engage in broader cultural dialogues. Her current show invites museum-goers to put on headphones, gaze through 3D glasses, and explore a spectrum of real and imaginary visions for the future.  Paola’s objective through this panel was to connect scholars and professors to an interactive world of culture and architecture. Read More


The National Jazz Museum: A Celebration of Jazz’s Living, Breathing Influence

By admin | August 10, 2011

Photo: Damon Taylor

Photo: Damon Taylor

By: Dylan Rodgers

Jazz is not simply music; it’s an expression of an identity.  Its syncopated rhythms and fluid, malleable structure evokes the chaotic melodies of human nature:  an unpredictable flow from silky sweet to erratic dissonance and back.  No community outside New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, has embraced it like Harlem, NY.  Read More


El Museo del Barrio: A Glimpse Into Spanish Harlem

By admin | August 4, 2011

Photo: JuntosWorldwide

Photo: JuntosWorldwide

By: Dylan Rodgers

Located on 5th Avenue between 104th and 105th Street in Spanish Harlem, El Museo del Barrio is in the midst of their sixth installment of The (S) Files:  a biennial of the most innovative art from Latin American and Caribbean artists.  Headed by their newly appointed museum director, Margarita Aguilar, The (S) Files 2011 explores the energy, events, and aesthetics of the street in both conventional approaches including graffiti and murals along other disciplines like music and fashion. Read More


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Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More


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Ginny’s Supper Club
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American Table Cafe and Bar
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