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Noguchi’s NEWS

The massive steel sculpture that rises above the entrance to 50 Rock is by none other than sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Weighing in at a whopping 9 tonnes, the piece was […]

The Forgotten Mistress of Art Deco

Hildreth Meière was a high society muralist and mosaicist partially responsible for bringing the glorious Art Deco style to New York City, defining the elegance of the era. You probably miss […]

Mt. Vernon Hotel and Museum

The Upper East Side/Sutton Place area of Manhattan is mostly a mix of high rise apartments, hospitals, and the further west you go, octogenarians with awkwardly taut skin. Far east […]

IBM Plaza’s Oasis Sculpture Garden

The indoor garden at the IBM Plaza is a great little urban escape when plagued with running errands in Midtown (or also a good lunch spot if you work around […]

That’s Not a Calder

At first glance, I thought the red sculpture outside 909 Third Avenue was one of Alexander Calder’s stabiles. The bright piece is actually by Ann Gillen, an artist who uses […]

Le Train Bleu- a vintage train atop Bloomingdale’s

I’ve always admired the Art Deco-era signage on Bloomingdale’s from the 1930s, but I had no idea an architectural gem I would become obsessed with was nestled on its roof. In […]

Museum at FIT

The museum at my graduate school alma mater may be small, but it packs a punch. The Museum at FIT is not only free, but always has some sort of […]

Lichtenstein and Rosenquist at AXA

Greeted by Roy Lichtenstein’s 70 foot tall “Mural with Blue Brushstrokes”, the public spaces are dedicated to exhibition galleries and public art. The Lichtenstein was initially commissioned to compliment the […]

Apartment of Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keefe

O’Keefe and Stieglitz lived on the 30th floor when the Marriott was known as the Shelton Hotel in 1925.  Stieglitz, 23 years O’Keefe’s senior, met the young artist when he […]

Max Neuhaus, Times Square

You have probably never noticed Max Neuhaus’ permanent installation, “Times Square.” Like me, most New Yorkers avoid the tourist heavy area at all costs. Stand above the grates located the […]

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