Tag Archives: New York

Literary Walk (Central Park)

Those would be Sir Walter Scot, Robert Burns, and Fitz Greene Hallek. I’ve never paid them much mind. But I got caught in the view of the trees and had some time to kill on my way towards an appointment … Continue reading

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(Vital Forms) Art Swarms (East Harlem)

Some of the best art in New York City is  up around and about in East Harlem from two separate but I imagine closely related projects, the East Harlem Monument Art Project  (2015) (here) and Los Murals Hablan Project (here)  (2013). Their … Continue reading

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The Future of Subway Art (2nd Avenue Line)

Public art is in many ways more interesting than art in the galleries and museums. A case in point is the new 2nd Avenue subway line (the Q line) opened in January of this month. It’s actually not much of … Continue reading

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Unsentimental Hawk (Riverside Park)

On my own with the dog out late sunny Friday afternoon an hour or so before sundown and Shabbat for a walk in Riverside Park. I stopped to watch the Red-Tail. It’s April now, that point in the season when … Continue reading

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Jews, Germans, Women and the Spiritual in Art in America (Creating a Modern Guggenheim)

They won’t do the ethnic tagging at the Guggenheim, but I will. Why now, Visionaries: Creating A  Modern Guggenheim, this big exhibition of the museum’s holdings organized to show the history of its founding visionaries and mission. Originally created as … Continue reading

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Gargoyles (Riverside Church)

These gargoyles are way up the tower of Riverside Church, facing south. They are very hard to see with the naked eye. The one way at the top has what seems to have a racially defined modernist African look, in … Continue reading

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Striped Church (Harlem)

The techno-color lines of the Greater Refuge Temple stand out on the corner of Adam Clayton Powell and 124th Street. It is also known as the “Mother Church” (Headquarters) of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ. If I’m getting … Continue reading

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