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What is Serious Fun?

by ArtsWestchester on April 28, 2022

“At ArtsWestchester, when we talk about ‘Serious Fun’, we mean art that tickles you; art that challenges you; and especially art that is in your face,” says CEO Janet Langsam. “Surprise! It’s public art right there on the street. What fun!” Take for example the monumental sculpture by artist Georgi Minchev, which Martin Ginsburg worked … Read More »

Friends of Neuberger: Capturing a Contemporary Spirit

by Susan Manspeizer on April 28, 2022

What is contemporary art? This is a question not to be answered in a word, but pondered and defined in one’s own terms. Today’s contemporary art differs vastly from the contemporary art that existed in the time of Roy N. Neuberger, the founder of the Neuberger Museum of Art (NMA), situated on the campus grounds … Read More »

Rising From the Ashes

by Sarah Van Buren on April 28, 2022

The male-rock-star smashed-guitar cliché is nothing new. But in Naama Tsabar’s internationally acclaimed 2018 Melodies of Certain Damage installation, the artist uses this same cliché as a device to explore connections between destruction and creation. Tsabar begins by breaking a guitar in her studio, alone. Then she reassembles new instruments that defy categorization using piano … Read More »

Photographer Tony Vaccaro: Still Searching at 99

by Alyssa Monte on April 28, 2022

When looking at old photographs, one often instinctively wishes that they were present for the moment during which the photo was taken. Rye Arts Center (RAC)’s latest exhibition fulfills that desire. The works on display by Tony Vaccaro can make an observer feel like they are stepping into a time machine, placing them right behind … Read More »

The Bedford Playhouse: 75 Years Young

by Mary Alice Franklin on April 28, 2022

The legacy of The Bedford Playhouse is a storied one. It spans 75 years, six million dollars of renovations and one incredibly supportive community. This three-quarters-of-a-century also includes the theater’s near-extinction, a community-driven fundraising effort, an international pandemic, and a complete restructuring of its programming. What stands today is a cultural center that offers film … Read More »