Arts + Culture

The Van Alen Gets Formulaic

Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist on June 13, 2008 at the Van Alen Institute. Photo by Patrick Hannaway, Courtesy of Van Alen Institute. Switzerland's Hans Ulrich Obrist may well be the curators' curator. In the past fifteen years, he…

Early Bird

A new film on Herzog & de Meuron's Olympic architecture has its New York premiere.

The Model Life

A museum expansion in Amsterdam showcases the role of the architectural model.

What a Dump!

It's time for a road trip with the Center for Land Use Interpretation. Don't forget to pack the Purell.

Free and Easy

A collaborative arts event proves that creativity can come without a cost.

Day for Night

An architectural exhibition in San Jose turns the urban experience on its head.

Brand New Bag

A new happening at the New York design shop Kiosk asks for your tired, your poor, your huddled plastic bags.

MAK Daddy

Russ Leland donates Schindler's Fitzpatrick House to L.A.'s MAK Center.

China in Flux

The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto launches a new exhibition about the morphing city of Shanghai.

Art Gone Bad

A museum in Massachusetts celebrates the best of the worst and they need your help.

Dog's Breakfast

It was gray all over New York City yesterday morning, except perhaps on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The latest splashy sculptures in Jeff Koons’s Celebration series make their debut at the museum today, and yesterday the…

The Storefront Moves Out West

Everyone’s favorite avant-garde gallery, SoHo’s Storefront for Art and Architecture, brought out the LA crowds for their first-ever Pop Up Storefront. Setting up on a neon-lit stretch of Sunset Blvd (between an old motel and a strip joint), Storefront showed…

Building Art at the Armory

Courtesy Olaf Breuning At this year’s Armory Show, which ended last month, a Mapplethorpe diptych of Philip Johnson was prominently hung near the entrance. It could hardly have been a coincidence. Design is increasingly swallowed up by the art world,…

Our Cups Runneth Over

There’s nothing quite like the lure of alcohol to drag New Yorkers from their homes on a cold, wintry night. That, at least, is the conclusion one might draw from the capacity crowd that showed up last Thursday evening in…

The Correal Life

At Greene Naftali, in New York, until March 15, gallerygoers will find the latest batch of work by Bjarne Melgaard, a semi-infamous Norwegian artist known for incorporating imagery from underground subcultures like heavy-metal music and S&M into his paintings and…