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Photorealist Audrey Flack, the subject of a female-led documentary, said of her own career:

‘Queen of Hearts:’ Female Filmmaking and Art Collide

December 4, 2019

Following a screening of Deborah Shaffer and Rachel Reichman's new film about artist Audrey Flack downtown, the co-directors discuss feminism and art.

For many New Yorkers, seeing their predicament stated in such stark terms can be more exhausting than subversive.

Lamenting ‘The Commuter’s Lament’

November 13, 2019

Life sucks!, the poem reminds us, but here we are, living it anyway. Isn’t that funny?

The MoMA's $450 million dollar renovation has brought new, interdisciplinary spaces for viewers to interact with artwork and experience it in new ways.

The Month of MoMA: Art Museum Opens Anew

November 6, 2019

Learn more about the changes made in MoMA's major renovation, and look inside one of its interactive exhibits made to engage all the senses with art.

Move over, Lady Liberty. Vine is the new representative of American culture and art.

Vine is the Pinnacle of American Art

October 2, 2019

I stare at my phone. A scrawny, pre-pubescent boy with matted blond hair and a nylon sweatshirt moves across the screen. A loud, drawling wail oscillating to the beat of snapping fingers comes from my screen.

The Frida Kahlo exhibit,

Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

March 7, 2019

As soon as you enter the museum, you can see a faint hint of neon white lights emanating from the back of the room, where two brightly colored screens display the name Frida Kahlo in huge italicized letters. It nearly blinds you.

Unlike many installations, “Love Hotel Rooms” allows the viewer to participate in the exhibition by inviting them to recall and recreate a room they once loved or one they have been loved in.

A Different Look at Love

February 16, 2019

Located downtown on a quiet street, the Special Special gallery has long hosted new and inventive art installations, but its current exhibition, “Love Hotel Rooms,” certainly takes the cake.

Bruce Nauman is known for creating neon light displays.

Bruce Nauman ‘Appears’ at MoMA

November 13, 2018

Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts Now on display at MoMA and MoMA PS1 through Feb. 25, 2019 There’s no wrong ...

Art for the “SOL”

October 10, 2018

By The Members of SOL In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, members of the Student Organi...

Despite the fact that about 51 percent of visual art is done by women, only about 30 percent of women’s art is displayed in top galleries. (HERRY LAWFORD VIA FLICKR)

Behind the Brush: Fine Arts Need Better Representation

January 25, 2018

Exclusion is a timeless tyrannical tactic propagated to limit the representation of women and other marginalized...

A Trip to the Guggenheim

September 27, 2017

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum hosts a wide variety of unique art pieces that spark exploration into mod...

The simple exterior of the Sir John Soane Museum is a stark contrast to the artifact-cluttered rooms inside. (IZZI DUPREY/THE OBSERVER)

A Night at the Museum

June 13, 2017

By KARALEE ROGERS Contributing Writer Entering the Sir John Soane’s Museum is like delving into ...

Green Day's 'American Idiot' was the soundtrack of the Bush administration. What will be the soundtrack of the Trump era?

Calling All Musicians: Create Art Against Trump

March 4, 2017

My all-time favorite album is, far and away, “American Idiot” by Green Day. Written after the attacks...