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El Museo del Barrio’s Worthy New Triennial Defines Latinx Art Through a Common Struggle

In a new format called La Trienal, El Museo del Barrio’s survey of contemporary Latinx art “Estamos Bien” asserts that Latinx art is defined by a confrontation to systems of power. Bringing together a collection of works from intergenerational artists without a history of exhibiting at the museum (save for one, Candida Alvarez), curators Susanna V. Temkin, Rodrigo Moura, and guest curator Elia Alba argue that while there is no singular form or aesthetic to Latinx art, it is intrinsically tied to social critique. The show gathers works by 42 living artists and collectives spread over eight gallery spaces including the entryway and a brand new gallery. These artists outline the resilience in Latinx culture, reclaim lost histories, elevate the …

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Best Weekend Getaways Outside of New York City

Looking for the best weekend getaway ideas from New York City? You’ve come to the right place. If you’ve grown tired of exploring your neighborhood but need to be back at work on Monday morning, you’re ready to plan a trip that won’t take you too far from home. From cozy historic towns and food-forward destinations to windswept beaches, this roundup will inspire you to pack your bags ASAP. All of these getaway weekend destinations are a short distance from NYC and can be reached by train, bus, or car. Scroll down and let the inspiration begin! Remember to check with local authorities before planning or confirming a trip outside of your hometown. Some businesses are operating with reduced hours …

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New York City Hotels Made Famous By Movies

One of the best things about visiting New York City (besides the bagels) is soaking up the city’s rich history. And the great news is that sometimes you don’t even have to leave your hotel room to do it. The Big Apple is full of historic hotels (including some that are quite luxurious) that date back more than 100 years and have storied pasts full of celebrities, royalty, movie stars, secret tunnels, and intrigue. The following are hotels that have been used in famous (or not so) movies and you may have remember them in scenes like in Home Alone 2, The Godfather 2 and Maid in Manhattan, if you ever feel the need to relive your favorite movie! Waldorf …

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The Mark – A celebrity magnet in New York

If there is one hotel in New York which can handle the arrival of Meghan Markle and her starry friends (Serena Williams, Amal Clooney and Gayle King were all spotted joining the festivities during her recent baby shower) it’s The Mark. The 5-star hotel is one of Manhattan’s A-list favourites, previously welcoming the Beckhams, Selena Gomez, Emma Watson, Gigi Hadid, Gisele, Kendall Jenner. The hotel’s reputation as one of the chicest in New York is largely thanks to its interior designer, the legendary Jacques Grange, who was charged with giving the 1927 hotel a makeover in 2007. Monsieur Grange’s roster of previous clients includes Yves Saint Laurent, who tasked his friend with decorating his Chateau Gabriel retreat near Trouville in …

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Susan Chen’s Richly Layered Portraits of Asian Americans

As galleries and art institutions around the world begin to reopen, we are spotlighting individual shows—online and IRL—that are worth your attention. “Susan Chen: On Longing” at Meredith Rosen Gallery through September 19, 2020 What the gallery says: “Chen’s work is a navigation of identity and belonging. Her practice embodies these themes both internally and externally: the painting process prompts inward reflection while the paintings themselves provide outward representation. Chen paints to answer questions about her own identity and to address the lack of Asian Americans in Western portraiture. When painting Asian Americans, Chen is at once powerful and vulnerable. As an artist, she can grant visibility to her community through her work. As an Asian American, she must confront her own …

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Artist Grace Weaver’s Buoyant, Sensual Paintings

As galleries and art institutions around the world begin to reopen, we are spotlighting individual shows—online and IRL—that are worth your attention. “Grace Weaver: Steps” at James Cohan through September 12, 2020 What the gallery says: “In her striking portrayals of the tragicomic everyday, Grace Weaver examines the charged social and cultural conditions that underlie self-concept, intimacy, and individual experience. Depicting elastic-limbed figures that collide on street-corners and tumble down steps, Weaver’s new paintings turn an incisive yet empathetic eye onto the self-conscious performativity and precarious footing of her contemporaries. In her work, the body itself becomes scenario: playful, sweeping lines and dense planes of luminous color act as linguistic elements, each directing [their] own physical weight and affect onto …

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Relive The Night Magic of Studio 54

Studio 54: Night Magic Venue: Brooklyn Museum (Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor) Dates: March 13–July 5, 2020 It’s hard to believe that Studio 54, the mecca of the disco era, lasted just 3 years. After its opening on April 26, 1977, the legendary midtown club quickly achieved iconic status. Famous people from Andy Warhol to Farrah Fawcett flocked to this outrageous and exuberant party scene. By February 1980, the club was shut down, but its legacy remains forty years later. Spring of 2020, the Brooklyn Museum invites you to experience the club at the new exhibition Studio 54: Night Magic. Jerry Hall, Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry, Truman Capote, and Paloma Picasso at Studio …

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