Tag Archives: public art

Installation workshop this month at Socrates Sculpture Park!

Today at the MFTA warehouse, we ran into Shaun Leonardo, director of public programs at Socrates Sculpture Park, along with artists Thom Sokoloski and Jenny-Anne McCowan. At 4 pm today, along with every other weekday until August 31, the artists … Continue reading

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Join us at the Astoria Park Shore Fest Sunday, August 5!

Sunday, August 5, 1 pm – 7 pm Astoria Park, 19 Street between Astoria Park South and Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, Queens Join us and help create a collaborative sculpture at the Astoria Park Shore Fest this Sunday! The Shore Fest, a … Continue reading

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Are you too old to jump in? MFTA’s take on playpens

A couple of months ago, MFTA recipients were bombarded by these brightly colored orbs in the warehouse–almost like the streets of San Francisco were in this famous Bravia commercial, which you can see after the jump.

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You have a travel mug? Good for you. Now you can reuse your paper coffee cup too!

Many people practice reuse daily with their travel coffee mug. Sometimes you just want a hot beverage but don’t have your travel mug in tow. Well, if you’re living/working/visiting Flatiron–or is it called NoMAD?–the artist Gwyneth Leech has an artistic … Continue reading

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Big bear, little bear (dog)

New Yorkers may have noticed Urs Fischer’s “Untitled (Lamp/Bear),” the yellow 23-foot tall sculpture of a stuffed bear outside the Seagram Building on Park Avenue at 53rd Street. While I haven’t seen the sculpture, I saw a great picture (above) … Continue reading

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Jacob Lawrence in Times Square: New York City’s heavily trafficked public art

Since we are a program that aims to encourage art and cultural expression in New York City, we will be posting about NYC public art and ways we interact with these works in the coming weeks. An earlier post mentioned … Continue reading

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Public art in NYC catches LA Times’ attention

New York City is known for its public art: From the recent, highly-publicized installation of Ai Weiwei‘s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” at the Pulitzer Fountain–which is itself, of course, public art by the Austrian sculptor Karl Bitter–to our most famous … Continue reading

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