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442 W. 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
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Arts & Museums
Affirmation Arts is truly dedicated to the development and growth of fine arts. This venue holds a number of exhibitions and displays by many famous as well as amateur artists. The contemporary architecture and decor adds to the beauty of this place. It houses studios, galleries and office spaces that are available on rent. The venue is quiet spacious and is well maintained. The events calender is usually full with a number of events lined up, it's advisable to call up in advance to inquire about specific shows.
Garrett Studio at The Barrow Group Theater Company is an out and out surreal world of paintings that have a nihilistic edge to them. You pick any painting here, and you would be able to draw an immediate aggressive hint to it. Though not everybody likes such strong and bold paintings, some, who do like them are staunch patrons indeed! Paying a visit here would be a great idea. Check website or call them for more details on current and upcoming events.
When it comes to bizarre, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, located in Times Square, needs no introduction. The widely popular museum, fittingly called the "Odditorium", houses some of the strangest artifacts and oddities you'll ever come across. From unexplained ancient relics to strange modern day wonders, the objects on display are bound to intrigue one and all. Apart from the artifacts, the museum also hosts a number of live performances featuring magicians, sword eaters and other quirky performers with the common theme being strange. Visitors can browse the museum at a leisurely pace to observe the close to 500 artifacts on display. The Odd Shop located within the museum is a great place for souvenirs.
Set sail with Captain Jack Sparrow, audition for Simon Cowell and dance with Beyonce! Madame Tussauds takes you beyond your wildest dreams and makes you the star of the show! The life-like wax statues crafted by the experts at the museums will have you questioning if you're actually photographing just a statue. Sing, dance and mingle with over 200 wax celebrities in a 85,000 square feet (7896.76 square meters) space of interactive entertainment located in the heart of Times Square.
A pioneer in the Soho art world, the Nancy Hoffman Gallery was founded in 1972. Long before most people had even heard of this now world famous neighborhood, the gallery was establishing itself as a major presence, although now it has moved to a new location in Chelsea. A haven for contemporary art, it represents the works of Howard Buchwald, Ilan Averbuch, Viola Frey, Peter Plagens, Bill Richards and others, including sculpture, drawings, prints and photographs.
This gallery features works of art from various artists in the fields of painting and photography. But that's not all, their focus is also on mixed media and sound installation. Artists who were otherwise ignored are now being recognized and appreciated. These spellbinding creations are sure to lure every eye. So here's calling all you art enthusiasts, do make a trip and enjoy yourselves.
Bonni Benrubi established this gallery in 1987 to offer a platform to showcase photographic works. Dedicated to modern photography, this gallery has on display exceptional stills by renowned professionals. Visitors can peruse beautiful landscapes in monochrome by Andreas Feininger, lovely blue beaches by Massimo Vitali, monochromes of Japanese art by Hiroshi Watanabe and stills of magnificent waves by Leroy Grannis.
With works of great artists like Manfredi Beninati, Richard Long, Beatriz Milhazes; James Cohan Gallery is the best place for young, budding artist to get career tips. Contemporary art, painting, sculpture, video, installations, photography and editions, all major art forms are featured in this gallery. You will find diverse exhibition program conducted ever year with great ideas and work been showcased. For aspiring artists, this is a place worth visiting.
Lombard Freid Projects is a contemporary art gallery that showcases paintings, sculptures, photography, installation, multi-media works etc. Works displayed here include those of Cao Fei, Mounir Fatmi, Leopold Kessler, Tala Madani, Michael Rakowitz, Eva Struble and others. This gallery is a one of a kind and serves as a one stop shop for the city's art buyers and lovers. Check the website for more information on current and upcoming exhibitions.
Located in Chelsea, BravinLee programs is an art gallery that promotes artists, not just by exhibiting their works, but also by working with them on various projects. Since it was founded in 1991, this venue has presented talent that is drawn from artists all over the country, and even beyond. Some of the ways in which this gallery helps artists is by developing art programs and organizing public exhibitions and art installations off-site as well. See the website to know more about this dynamic art venue.
If you listen to hip-hop, you already know about the ultra successful Simmons brothers Russell, Daniel and Joseph. Now, they have taken some of the money they earned over the years to create this non-profit venture. It awards grants for programs that expose certain urban children to the arts. The Rush Arts Gallery itself shows works of African-American artists, and provides a mentor-ship program for urban youth interested in the arts.
Greene Naftali Gallery is one place where you may find that the art works are a by product of human understandings rather than academic learnings. Art in all possible media is displayed here be it paintings, sculpture or media. The gallery provides a platform for all the young artists trying to make their mark. However, it also strives to promote intellectual as well as visual stimulation. All in all, the gallery will appeal to those lovers of art who have a sharp eye for detail.