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Nari Ward: We the People - Socrates Sculpture Park 2019-02-12 22:46

We are so excited for artist Nari Ward’s survey exhibition ‘Nari Ward: We the People’ – opening tonight at the New Museum!

The exhibition includes ‘Apollo/Poll’ – a monumental piece Ward produced as part of for his 2017 solo exhibition at Socrates, ‘Nari Ward: G.O.A.T., again.’

Warhol Foundation Names Fall 2018 Grants -

Socrates is honored to receive funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for the first time! View the complete list of Warhol grantees in ART News:

Socrates Sculpture Park - Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-12-31 21:33

In 2018 Socrates built! We built artworks and artist’s careers, we built community through cultural and outdoor experiences, we built access to arts education for thousands of local youth, and we built support for the Park!

We couldn’t have done it without the Socrates family: our s...

Archtober 2018 - Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-09-29 17:06

October is right around the corner and so is Archtober - a month long celebration of architecture and design in New York City! Coordinated by the Center for Architecture (AIANY) , Archtober involves 60+ partner organizations including Socrates.

Socrates is taking over the Archtober In...

Socrates Sculpture Park Photo 2018-09-20 19:55

Thank you to the volunteers from our Long Island City neighbor, JetBlue, who helped re-seed grass in the Park today! We really appreciate the time and effort these volunteers contributed towards making the Park an even more beautiful place for all to enjoy . #JetBlueForGood

Things to do This Weekend: Free Arts in Parks!

The New York Times recommends checking out the Insitu Site-Specific Dance Festival this weekend. The festival takes place in parks up and down the Long Island City Waterfront, including at Socrates!

Ursula von Rydingsvard At The Height Of Her Powers

This article in frieze sings the praises of artist Ursula von Rydinsgsvard – who is also a Board Member at Socrates AND one of our 2018 Benefit Gala Honorees! Help honor Ursula and support the Park by making a contribution the Gala:
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National Gallery Photo 2018-06-08 13:15

In Turner's beautifully epic portrayal of Homer's Odyssey, we see Ulysses standing aloft on his ship deriding the Cyclops, whom he and his companions have just left blinded, and invoking the vengeance of Neptune. One of the flags is painted with the scene of the Trojan Horse. The horses of the Sun are rising above the horizon ('Odyssey', Book 9). Opening on Monday, visit 'Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire' and see Turner's influence on this American artist:

Tate Photo 2018-06-07 18:20

This Volunteers' Week we are celebrating the extraordinary contribution of over 500 volunteers at Tate who give their time, passion & expertise to visitors from all over the globe, across our four galleries. 'I didn’t know anything about contemporary art until I started volunteering at Tate in 2016. I’ve learnt a lot! I love passing on this knowledge to visitors. It keeps my brain active! My favourite room in Tate Britain is the 1840s room and my favourite painting is The Lady of Shalott. I like all the Pre-Raphaelites in Tate Britain. This is my favourite room and my favourite place to be.’ - Steve Daszko, volunteer visitor host with John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott 1888

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2018-06-07 15:58

On view tomorrow, June 8—"Giacometti” fills the ramps of our rotunda, featuring nearly 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by the preeminent artist Alberto Giacometti, whose intensive focus on the human condition continues to provoke and inspire new generations. A collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti), this comprehensive exhibition examines anew the artist’s practice and his unmistakable vocabulary. Learn more: … Photo: David Heald

Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-06-07 13:01

GUN OF THE DAY - A Ranger 1911A1? The Robert E. Petersen Gallery holds many unusual handguns and this Colt 1911A1 is right in there swinging. While some might be captivated by the fine set of stag grips on this GOTD, the oddly truncated trigger guard sets this pistol apart. There are a number of similar handguns in existence that were modified by Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, who spent considerable time in later life in Hollywood, not far from where Robert E. Petersen lived. Is this one of that Ranger's handguns? We just don't know. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1943 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-07 12:43

Gauguin was born #OnThisDay in 1848. 'Bowl of Fruit and Tankard before a Window' by Gauguin is a tribute to a Cézanne painting Gauguin had acquired around 10 years earlier, 'Still Life with Compotier, Glass and Apples'. It repeats many of the elements of this painting, such as the fruit, pottery, rumpled tablecloth and the knife at the lower right. On a wider level it is also indicative of Gauguin moving away from Impressionism to a more structurally rigorous art exemplified by Cézanne's work. View this homage to still life in Room 43: