background preloader

Tenement Museum New York City - NYC Museum

Tenement Museum New York City - NYC Museum
View the restored apartments of past residents from different time periods. Sweatshop Workers: Tour & Discussion Spend extended time inside the Levine and Rogarshevsky apartments and join in a discussion about themes arising from the tour. Share your experiences, thoughts and family histories with your educator and fellow visitors. To enhance your visit, arrive 30 minutes before your tour to watch our original film, 'An American Story', in the theater at our Visitor Center. Explore the Lower East Side and the American Immigrant Experience.

Related:  Museums places

Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum The Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum consists of a cargo truck outfitted as a replica of the trucks involved in a recent slavery operation (U.S. v. Navarrete, 2008), accompanied by displays on the history and evolution of slavery in Florida. The museum toured the state intensively for six weeks in the lead-up to the 2010 Farmworker Freedom March, and was exhibited in various cities in the Northeast in the summer of 2010. Since then, it has toured across the Southeast to many universities, churches, and conferences, bringing a new-found level of consciousness to communities about the history of slavery. It has also been hosted at the U.S.

Vegan Lower East Side: Kathy's NYC Walking Tour! One of my favorite vegan-friendly neighborhoods in New York City is the lower east side, LES. Whenever I get the chance, I stroll through the gritty, cobblestone streets, peruse the quaint shops and get some tasty treats. ..that like totally rhymed. Here is my vegan tour of the LES - I'll let you in on a few of my favorite vegan-friendly spots .

KidZania Opens Their Largest and Most Comprehensive Edutainment Park in Mexico City - Entertainment Designer Posted by Staff on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 If you’ve been following us for a while, you might remember our article on KidZania Kuala Lampur. The edutainment theme park is part of the KidZania franchise, which now has 11 entertainment centers around the world. The latest addition to the Mexican franchise is KidZania Cuicuilco in Mexico City. Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)" - Dec 27, 2013 New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park. Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature.

Ohio Local History Alliance Since its founding in 1960, the Ohio Local History Alliance (Alliance) has worked closely with the Ohio Historical Society (OHS). Both organizations share a common goal to encourage the preservation and the presentation of Ohio's heritage. Although separate organizations, they are joined by this common purpose and by the belief that through collaboration the two groups can be effective in meeting their goals. The staff of the OHS Local History Office administers and coordinates all Alliance programs. The Alliance, through its twenty-three person board of trustees, provides direction and oversight for those programs. The Alliance's board also serves as the nucleus of a network of organizations and individuals interested in all aspects of community history in Ohio.

Wreath Interpretations - Dec 26, 2013 Thursday, December 26, 2013 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. This event repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 12/5/2013 and 1/9/2014. Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events. NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 31st annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. Espace d'Art Contemporain Fernet Branca - BIENVENUE " PIECES MONTREES FRAC ALSACE, 30 YEARS COLLECTING - The Impossible Collection " Curators : Olivier Grasser and Roland Recht 20 october 2013 - 23 March 2014 In 2013, the Fracs (French regional contemporary art collections) are celebrating their 30th anniversary. This anniversary is a chance for Fracs all over France to assert their presence and their missions through specific events, not only in the regional context but also at national and international levels. A part of this programme is a wide-ranging, institutionally orientated exhibition being held concurrently over 4 sites under the title Pièces Montrées – Frac Alsace, 30 years collecting.

The L.C. Bates Museum: Over a century’s worth of quaint, old and odd October 9, 2012 FAIRFIELD — After more than a hundred years of hosting an oddball collection of historical artifacts, the L.C. Bates Museum on the Good Will-Hinckley campus has itself become a historical curiosity. Who lived at Five Points? Five Points in 1827 as depicted in Valentine's Manual, 1855 To outsiders, Five Points was a frightening slum; from the inside it was a thriving working-class neighborhood. Through the study of the artifacts recovered in 1991, the daily lives of the people who lived at Five Points become visible. A team of 17 archaeologists, conservators, and historians is currently analyzing the 850,000 artifacts recovered from the Foley Square courthouse block.

Proposed Utah museum would allow visitors to experience disasters safely View 9 photos » In this 1999 file photo, Lori Egly examines the damage a tornado did to her Avenues home. Chuck Wing, Deseret News Tacombi at Fonda Nolita - Nolita - New York Magazine Restaurant Guide Profile The Underground Gourmet might have worn glasses since the third grade, but is not so blind as to blithely mistake a Nolita garage for Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. That, however, is the sleight of hand the owners of Fonda Nolita are attempting to perpetrate at their new taquería, a Stateside facsimile of a beachside operation that launched five years ago in Playa del Carmen. The Manhattan branch is artfully and somewhat theatrically housed inside a lofty, concrete-floored space outfitted with tropical plants, a flat-screen looping an endless surf video, and dozens of folding tin-top backgammon tables. An open kitchen is camouflaged as a surf shack in the back, and front and center a retrofitted VW bus functions as a taco stand.

Topotek 1, B.I.G. Architects, Superflex – Superkilen – Arhitext Amplasament / Location: Norrebro, Copenhaga (Danemarca) / Copenhagen (Denmark) Design / Planning: 2007 Construcție / Construction: 2011 Suprafață / Size: 39.000 mp / sqm Client / Client: Realdania & the Community of Copenhagen Echipă / Team: TOPOTEK 1, B.I.G. Architects, Superflex Superkilen is a heterogenous site-collage in a dense, centrally located neighbourhood in Copenhagen. The strongly international quarter with a mix of different cultures is to be revitalized using open space as a physical framework. This space is to be propelled beyond its current role as a mono-functional transit area into being innovative and dense with synchronicities.

Everyday Epiphanies Since the birth of photography in 1839, artists have used the medium to explore subjects close to home—the quotidian, intimate, and overlooked aspects of everyday existence. This exhibition examines the photographs and videos made by a wide range of artists during the last four decades. Featuring forty works from the Museum's collection, it includes photographs by John Baldessari, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Fischli & Weiss, Jan Groover, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Elizabeth McAlpine, Gabriel Orozco, David Salle, Robert Smithson, Stephen Shore, and William Wegman among others, as well as video by artists such as Martha Rosler, Ilene Segalove, and Svetlana and Igor Kopystiansky. As the counterculture swelled in the late 1960s, daily life as it had been lived in Western Europe and America since the cookie-cutter 1950s came into question.

Art around the world : museums & exhibitions venues - Art of the day Subscribe | Contact Facebook Version française Exhibitions, Museums, Galleries, Art Fairs, Auctions, Books, multimédia, Art in Europe and around the World.

Related:  New York