Art on view this summer in NY – for free!

In a city where art museum admission fees have significantly escalated over the years, two major exhibitions this summer will be open and free to the public in outdoor settings complete with educational information through cell phone tours and iPhone apps. NY’s Public Art Fund presents “Sol LeWitt: Structures, 1965-2006” at City Hall Park, which…

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Anti-government protests in Cairo put Egyptian Museum at risk

As thousands in Egypt stand together in peaceful protest against president Hosni Mubarak, others have not been as benign.  Officials are now beginning to assess the damage that has been caused by looters.  On the evening of January 28th, a thousand people jumped over a wall into the compound of the Egyptian Museum, which lies…

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Dennis Oppenheim dies at age 72

Dennis Oppenheim, a pioneer of earthworks, body art and Conceptual art, died on Friday in Manhattan at age 72 from liver cancer.  Known for his vast and diverse body of work and often controversial pieces, his career as a well-known artist began in New York in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.  Early on, he…

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