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    James Turrell Skyspace Opens at Friends SeminaryIt opens to the public on March 1.
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    Everybody Loves the New La Guardia Airport. What About the Art?The airport’s $22 million face-lift breaks away from corporate schlock.
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    The Problem With Boston’s MLK Memorial Isn’t That It Looks Like a PenisIt’s how it reminds us of how little Boston — and other cities — have advanced the civil-rights leader’s racial-justice agenda.
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    Mashed Potatoes Meet MonetClimate activists have been celebrated for defacing great paintings. Why?
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    Friends Seminary Is Getting Its Own Turrell ‘Skyspace’And it will be open to the public.
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    Can Dumbo’s Selfie Street Handle Another Attraction?Performance artists and TikTok influencers will have to learn to share the cobblestones.
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    What a Wood Boat and a Concrete Chaise Reveal About the African DiasporaA sculpture exhibition at Brooklyn Bridge Park explores modern Black identity.
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    Artist Sam Van Aken Wants You to Taste Governors Island–Grown Apples“I’m hoping you bite into something and you’re like, Why have I been kept from this? What sort of compromised existence have I been living?
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    A Memorial to the Atlanta Spa Victims Reimagines the Massage ParlorAn installation by Red Canary Song set up massage tables as altars in Washington Square Park.
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    Theaster Gates Is Bringing Part of a Demolished Chicago Church to LondonFor his Serpentine Pavilion commission.
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    What’s Going to Happen to All the Art on Rikers?Faith Ringgold’s mural is heading to the Brooklyn Museum, but it’s not clear where the rest will go.
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    The Nation’s Monuments Are Male, Pale, and StaleA new audit makes the case for a more fluid landscape of public memory.
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    New York’s Storefront Plywood Finds a Second LifeFive public art projects transform the material in citywide installations.
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    Lady Liberty Seems to Want You to Draw Her Like One of Your French GirlsShe’s ready for hot vaxx summer.
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    Awol Erizku Brings His Afrocentric Symbolic Universe to NYC’s Bus SheltersCourtesy of a new Public Art Fund exhibition.
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    Murals on 9 City Buildings Will Help You Process Your Pandemic Feelings“How we’re experiencing this time is something we’ll be unpacking for years to come.”
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    At Inwood’s Dyckman Farmhouse, an Illuminating Reminder From Artist Reggie BlackThree blunt words about slavery in New York.
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    Artist Shaun Leonardo Is the New Co-Director of Recess“For change to happen, folks have to move aside and actually allocate power to the people.”
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    Carrie Mae Weems Made a COVID PSANow at Lincoln Center.
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    The Mary Wollstonecraft Statue in London Is Bad Kitsch FeminismThe shambolic mess looks a Rolls-Royce hood ornament by way of a sketchy Disney Fantasia figure.
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    105-Year-Old Artist Carmen Herrera Has a New Mural in East HarlemAnd public school students painted it.
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    See Nick Cave’s New Public Art Project for Election Day“It’s big and in your face,” said Cave.
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    See Shantell Martin’s New Playground MuralIn the Rockaways.
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    The Ooh-La-La Fake Feminism of That Big Naked Medusa Statue By the CourthousesIt’ll certainly co-star in endless selfies.
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    How Do We Create an RBG Memorial That Isn’t Terrible?As Governor Cuomo calls for a Ruth Bader Ginsburg statue in Brooklyn, we asked people with arts-commission experience where the pitfalls lie.