Posts Tagged ‘art’

Vuelve Museo del Barrio

Friday, October 16th, 2009

El Museo del Barrio celebrates Opening Day of its renovated space on Saturday, Oct. 17, as it kicks off its 40th-anniversary celebrations with an all-day open house. This first part of the renovation includes a new gallery, courtyard, and café.

Exhibits include Voces y Visiones, more than 100 works by Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American artists, and Nexus New York: Latin/American Artists in the Modern Metropolis, which Holland Cotter reviews in today’s Times.

The museum is at 1230 Fifth Ave, at 104th St (right by the Museum of the City of New York).

Queens International

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
Outside the QMA

Outside the QMA

A new exhibit opens Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park. The QMA says, “Queens International 4, the fourth installment of this biennial, is a survey of new and on-going projects by 42 emerging and established artists, artist collaborations and artist collectives from 18 countries that now live and/or work within Queens.”

The opening reception, which includes music, will be from 6 pm to midnight on Jan. 24, and the exhibit runs through April 26.

Adult admission to the museum is $5; seniors & children $2.50.

Times Square portraits

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

In last Saturday’s New York Times, Kirk Semple wrote about the artists from China, mostly men, who draw portraits and caricatures in Times Square. Sometimes more than 200 artists are vying for tourist business; prices range from $5 to $30. It’s an interesting life, but not a highly lucrative one.

More Asian food & art

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

A few weeks ago, Seth Kugel wrote another great Weekend in New York column, this one about where in New York you can experience the food, and sometimes art, of Bhutan, Nepal, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, and Indonesia.

Anyone have other favorite places representing these countries? I was a big fan of Cambodian Cuisine when it was in Fort Greene, but I haven’t yet been to the Third Avenue location, which took a terribly long time to open. Here’s the Times review of it as well as Kampuchea on the Lower East Side.