Welcome to RxArt

My name is Nanase Shirokawa and I am very grateful and excited to be working this summer as an intern for RxArt. I just completed my freshman year at Williams College as a prospective art history and sociology double major. I am fascinated by the intersections between these two fields and how art functions in… Read more »

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Welcome to RxArt

As an aspiring physician, I am excited to join the RxArt team as an intern this year to learn more about integrating visual art into the hospital environment. While shadowing at the Smilow Cancer Center in New Haven, I began to realize how important both medicine and physical space are to the healing process. After… Read more »

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Welcome to RxArt

It has been an enlightening journey from earning my BA at NYU to arriving at RxArt, and I am thrilled to have become a part of the team as an intern. Contributing to the work here is both rewarding and illuminating, and I’m happy to know my abilities are being applied to such a wonderful… Read more »

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Welcome to RxArt

Having recently graduated from Vassar College with a degree in Art History, I am excited to be interning at RxArt this spring.  This organization provides a unique perspective into the world of nonprofits and the contemporary art scene here in New York City, and I am eager to use my own skills in this setting… Read more »

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Ray Johnson’s unseen work

Don’t miss Ray Johnson’s exhibition at Karma Gallery (39 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012)! The show is a collection of previously unseen work by Ray Johnson (b.1927 – 1995).  With a sly use of puns, codes, inside jokes and wit, Johnson creates complex and multi-layered portraits of himself and of other subjects. A… Read more »

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Tuesday Inspiration

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Installation at Metropolitan Hospital

Last Friday, RxArt had the exciting mission of installing works by Garrett Phelan, Jason Middlebrook, Laura Owens, Paul Henry Ramirez, Mark Dion, Fabien Verschaere, Chris Martin, Fatimah Tuggar, Tony Feher, G. Jesse Sadia, Jr., and Carlo Ferraris at New York’s Metropolitan Hospital. While we were installing the works, we also met a lovely woman named… Read more »

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Jayson Musson at Salon 94 Bowery: Halcyon Days

Sweater Weather Halcyon Days, from the Greek myth of Alcyone, are the seven days in winter (either side of the shortest day of the year) when storms never occur. Halcyon Days recall an earlier time remembered as idyllic, a time when the winds were restrained and the waves were calmed in favor of peace. Bill… Read more »

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Prada & Schiaparelli

Impossible Conversations at the Met “You know, Miuccia, I hate talking to designers,” says Elsa Schiaparelli in the first of a series of eight short videos in the Met’s exhibit, “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.” The two Italian designers sit at opposite ends of a long dark rococo table separated by a glass chandelier and… Read more »

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New Intern Fresh from NC

My name is Molly Brewer, and today I’m joining the intelligent and talented team at RxArt as their newest intern.  I moved to New York from North Carolina just in time for the dog days of summer, but fortunately, art museums are well air-conditioned, providing a delightful refuge from the heat. I loved taking in… Read more »

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Avant Garde Preschool with Julia Chiang!

We had another fun-filled afternoon at Avant Garde Preschool, this time with artist Julia Chiang! Kids sculpted, glued and glittered to their hearts’ content. This session may have been less chaotic than the last, but it was no less fun. See photos and artwork below! Avant Garde Preschool is a creative program hosted by RxArt… Read more »

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Ryan McGinness Black Light Nudie Cards

Ryan McGinness has just released a full, poker-sized deck of blacklight cards based on vintage nudie cards.  They feature McGinness’s graphic, iconic drawings developed from figure studies of various models.  McGinness says, “My use of fluorescent paint under the blacklight color spectrum is a strategy to force a singular time/space experience with the work. That… Read more »

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