#regram from @klein23: Noa and #Dondi hanging out in #CityAsCanvas. Visit the @museumofcityny to see @marthacoopergram’s photograph plus nearly 150 works of New York graffiti art from the #MartinWong Collection.
“Rafael Guastavino was one of the most prolific New York architects, even though he designed only a handful of buildings…Guastavino was the largely silent partner of many major American architects, and contributed to more major American public buildings than any other designer.”
—The New York Times
Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile opens March 26: http://nyti.ms/1i259Rw
Guastavino tile detail in the Della Robbia Room inside the old Vanderbilt Hotel on Park Avenue. Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile opens in two weeks: http://bit.ly/1nLdMQ7
“The biggest delight is how this show acts as a nexus for community engagement…Rarely have I seen a museum show so abuzz with conversation and life.”
—Melissa Stern, “When Graffiti Was Great,” New York Press
Look up. You’ll find Guastavino tile work hidden in plain sight in more than 200 spaces across New York City, including the Food Emporium below the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile opens March 26.
Stop by on Thursday, March 13 for a typical Irish night of story, song, and Smithwick’s in celebration of “Dagger John” Hughes, the fiery and outspoken Catholic bishop who fought for toleration and pluralism in New York during the Civil War: http://bit.ly/1fXPOMD
Starlight (Hanging Grid II) is a finalist for the @Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award. Vote now: http://bit.ly/1k8j2gZ
“Beautiful arches, like the art deco skeletal system of a lost urban era, can be found throughout New York City, from Grand Central Terminal to bars and restaurants. Created with tiles by the Spanish father-and-son duo, Rafael Guastavino and his junior namesake, these structures were also marvels of artistic engineering, combining intricate brickwork with functional arrays of vaults and pillars, all leading to a kind of Mediterranean dreamworld of colonnades.”
New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade circa 1950. Celebrate the fighting Irish with a visit to Activist New York. Don’t miss Saturday’s gallery tour exploring Irish New Yorkers’ support for civil rights, wage equality, religious freedom, and other social causes: http://bit.ly/1gjaqQm