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TRINA MERRY’S “OBJECTIFIED” PERFORMANCE + EXHIBITION OPENED AT THE UNTITLED SPACE ON TRIBECA ART NIGHT

Celebrated body paint artist Trina Merry presented her powerful exhibit and live performance "Objectified"  on November 14th at The Untitled Space. The exhibition (on view through November 16th) and performance was curated by gallery director Indira Cesarine and the opening coincided with Tribeca Art + Culture Night. Throughout the night, models covered head-to-toe in body…

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RAVE MUSIC PUTS A POSITIVE SPIN ON PROTESTS IN COUNTRIES RIDDLED WITH CONFLICT

“Techno unites us,” says one sign that a protestor in Lebanon holds up to the night sky as hundreds of people gather in Martyrs’ Square in Beirut. Nationwide protests in Lebanon began last month as a response to the government’s lack of initiative in finding solutions to the economic crisis, the worst since the end…

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THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART ANNOUNCES COSTUME INSTITUTE EXHIBIT + MET GALA THEME FOR 2020

About Time: Fashion and Duration On view: May 7th - September 7th, 2020 The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Ave. New York, NY The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the theme for their Costume Institute exhibition coming in 2020, called About Time: Fashion and Duration. A century and a half of fashion history will…

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TRANSGENDER MODELS DOMINATE THE FASHION INDUSTRY IN 2019

As we dive into a new era of inclusivity, the LGBTQ community is finally getting the attention and recognition it deserves - most prominently in the fashion/modeling scenes. We are in the midst of a groundbreaking milestone for models. African-American model Donyale Luna paved the way for this anti-discrimination movement after appearing on the cover…

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BROOKLYN MUSEUM ADDRESSES REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS CONTROVERSY WITH FILM FESTIVAL

Reproductive Rights Film Festival November 8th - 9th The Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY The Brooklyn Museum introduces a film festival devoted to reproductive rights, a highly politicized topic in 2019. It's been more than 4 decades since Roe v. Wade passed, and yet the conversation surrounding a women's right to choose if,…

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NEWFEST ANNOUNCES 2019 AWARD WINNERS

NewFest, New York's LGBTQ film festival, announced the winners of their audience awards, as well as juried narrative, documentary, and short film awards. This year was the 31st edition of the festival and took place from October 23rd-29th. NewFest Executive Director David Hatkoff and Director of Programming Nick McCarthy announced the winners on Tuesday. Jurors…

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NEW YORK’S LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL, NEW FEST, CELEBRATES 30+ YEAR HISTORY

NEW YORK’S LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL October 23-29, 2019 Locations: VA Theatre - 333 W 23rd St. Cinépolis - Chelsea 260 W 23rd St. The LGBT Community Center - 208 W 13th St. New York's LGBTQ film festival kicked off its week-long celebration dedicated to representing women, men, and non-binary people in the LGBTQ community through…

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THE MOMA REVEALS FRESH MUSEUM EXPERIENCE WITH REOPENING

New York's Museum of Modern Art reopened on October 20th after being closed for nearly four months. The $400 million put into the renovation went towards more extensive galleries, live performance spaces, more dining options, and a fresh new store. The extra 40,000 square feet of space means more room for the three million visitors…

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EXHIBIT ON THE LEGENDARY STUDIO 54 TO HIT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM NEXT SPRING

Mark your calendars! The Brooklyn Museum has an exciting exhibit coming up in March 2020 that is certain to draw a crowd as huge as the legendary night club on display. The subject is the iconic Studio 54, which opened in 1977 and quickly became a staple of New York City nightlife. People from all…

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NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART + SOTHEBY’S “TAKE HOME A NUDE” BENEFIT AUCTION 2019

On October 15th the New York Academy of Art presents their annual "Take Home a Nude" benefit auction at Sotheby's, honoring Brooklyn-based artist Dana Schutz. All proceeds go towards scholarships and programs for the Academy. The auction includes over 200 pieces of sculpture, paintings, and drawings by notable artists, including many of their MFA graduates.…

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THE GET DOWN AND ECSTATIC DANCE ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Electronic dance music is rooted in the principles of peace, love, unity, and respect. For a lot of ravers, that means sharing your molly with friendly strangers, or giving out kandi (colorful, beaded bracelets) with sayings like "legalize cocaine." Rave culture is synonymous with heavy drug use. The idea is this: How are you supposed…

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