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  • Edward Hopper’s Village Muses

    This weekend I went to the Whitney Museum, and as I was wandering around on the 7th Floor I found images of the Village that are familiar, nostalgic, bright, and utterly unique. Identifiable from a distance, Edward Hopper’s paintings live in moments of light, clear […]

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  • The East Village’s Club 57 Gets A Show at MoMa

    Who would have thought that the basement of a Catholic church would serve as a crucible of creativity in the East Village in the early Reagan era?  One did, however, and it is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Modern art called […]

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  • Five Accomplished Writers and Thinkers Discuss Basquiat, NoHo & Identity

    Didn’t make it to a recent GVSHP program? Visit our website to see photos, videos, and sometimes even presentation materials from recent programs. Photos and video from Saturday’s Basquiat and NoHo panel are now online! This past Saturday, just two doors down from Jean-Michel Basquiat’s last home and studio, GVSHP and Ayanna Jessica […]

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  • A Sketchy Greenwich Village

    A Sketchy Greenwich Village

    If you’re walking down the sidewalk and see someone with a small notebook, staring up at a historic building as he jots down a charming sketch of an architectural detail, then you just might have stumbled upon artist Nick Golebiewski. And you might never guess […]

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  • Unveiling & Dedication for the Mosaic Trail Light Poles

    The final pieces of the renovation of Astor Place will be unveiled and dedicated tomorrow. Thanks to the creative verve of Jim Power, aka the Mosaic Man, and the support of the Village Alliance Business Improvement District and City Lore, and many more, GVSHP is […]

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  • Jean-Michel Basquiat and the East Village art scene of the 1980’s

    Jean-Michel Basquiat’s life and work are synonymous with the East Village/NoHo art scene of the 1980’s.  From his early years as a burgeoning young artist while studying at City-as-School, a progressive high school GVSHP proposed for historic district designation which operates on the principles of John Dewey’s […]

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  • Happy Birthday Jackson Pollock

    Influential Abstract Expressionist painter Paul Jackson Pollock was born on January 28, 1912 in Cody, Wyoming. With his father, a farmer and government surveyor, mother and four brothers, Pollock grew up in Arizona and Chico, California. While living in California, he enrolled at Los Angeles’ […]

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  • Downtown Underground: Tom Otterness’ Life Underground

    In 1985 the MTA founded what was then called Arts for Transit and Urban Design (now called Arts & Design) as part of an ambitious capital improvement program meant to reverse years of subway system decline. At that time, MTA leadership determined that original and […]

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  • Downtown Underground: A Look at Subway Art

    New York City is known as one of the art capitals of the world. Art is all around us – from the Museum Mile on the Upper East Side to the galleries of Chelsea and beyond. We are often told to look up as to […]

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  • Welcome to the New Whitney

    The Whitney Museum of American Art opened its doors at its new location—99 Gansevoort Street—on May 1, 2015. Founded by sculpture and arts patron Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the museum famous for twentieth-century and contemporary art of the United States, first opened on West Eighth Street […]

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