Hurricane Irene is putting a damper on this weekend's planned cultural offerings on Governors Island, the 172-acre spot of land just off the southern tip of Manhattan that is becoming something of an arts mecca.
To the ire of many eastern Europeans, the Bulgarian government is opening a museum of Socialist Realist art on Sept. 9, 2011 -- the anniversary of communism’s official takeover of the government in 1944.
Here's an idea for the new art season -- an exhibition about "beauty," and we do mean "sex." New York’s Austrian Cultural Forum and MUSA Vienna presents “Beauty Contest,” Sept. 21, 2011-Jan. 3, 2012, at the cultural forum's East 52nd Street redoubt.
A shake-up has hit the world of jewelry fairs, and it's not just because gem dealer and former American Folk Art Museum board chairman Ralph Esmerian was sentenced to six years in prison for fraud last month.