Category Archives: Public Art

Princeton’s New Hospital Opens with Art

If you were lying in a hospital room, what kind of art would you want to see? There are as many answers as there are patients. Now, hospitals are joining museums as places to exhibit artwork. The Princeton area boasts … Continue reading

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Immediate and Raw

Last year in Iran, Tunisia, Egypt and Moldova, protest organizers took advantage of Twitter to get the word out. But in 2006 in Oaxaca, Mexico, when a teachers’ strike grew into a massive anti-government uprising, protesters relied on woodblock prints … Continue reading

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Art Heals

We may be getting better, but we’re also getting older, and that means more hospital visits. The good news is, two new state-of-the-art medical facilities will soon open on the Route 1 Corridor. Princeton Healthcare Systems plans to open University … Continue reading

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Have You Been on the Subway Lately?

Ellen Driscoll’s “As Above, So Below” (right) is one of more than 225 works of art on the New York City Subway. That’s a larger art collection than many museums have. Faith Ringgold, Sol Lewitt, Romare Bearden and Raul Colon … Continue reading

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Going to the Country

BIKING through undulating countryside, walking in the footsteps of iconic artists, picnicking in the shadow of gothic cathedrals, sampling wine from the barrel with the vintner, learning to prepare risotto from a famed chef – in previous summers I have … Continue reading

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It’s Yellow!

“The Lovers’ Knot (Inspired by the Trefoil Knot)” by artist E. Calder Powel is the latest addition to Sculpture Along the Way, the program of placing public art along the roadways leading up to Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton. At … Continue reading

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Broken Heart

Only Faith Ringgold merits two blog posts in a row. Here we are, on the cusp of Valentine’s Day, and limited-edition prints of Ms. Ringgold’s “Somebody Stole My Broken Heart” are being made available at the Hunterdon Museum in Clinton. … Continue reading

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From Bauhaus to Our House

Roosevelt, NJ, has a rich artistic heritage. It is, of course, home to the mural, pictured at left, painted by Ben Shahn, in what was then a town known as Jersey Homesteads. A studio sale at the Assifa Space, 40 … Continue reading

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New Look at New Deal Murals

Curious about the fabulous murals in the heart of our capital city? Enjoy a six-block walk in Trenton led by David Leopold, guest curator of Charles W. Ward: Paintings for People, on view at the James A. Michener Art Museum … Continue reading

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Hand’s On

Over the weekend, I indulged in a two-day intensive workshop with Isaiah Zagar who, thanks to a recent film about him by his son and a CNN feature, is experiencing a new wave of popularity. Zagar, 70, has been encrusting … Continue reading

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