On Exhibit

Referencing history, art and the subconscious, Paolo Ventura’s photographs function as architectural relics of the imagination, portraying characters and scenarios that are magical, poignant and strangely familiar—he calls them invented worlds.

(Editor's note: The following story and slideshow were published on Sept. 14, 2012. The video was published on Dec. 6, 2012.)

Spider-man clings to the side of a building, cleaning windows; Wonder Woman does a load of laundry; and Superman delivers take-out.

Irving Boyer, Prospect Park, ca. 1942–1944. Oil on academy board. Image credit: New-York Historical Society, Gift of Selwyn L. Boyer, from the Boyer Family Collection

New York City played a critical role in the national war effort during World War II, with the city’s workers doing everything from building ships at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to manufacturing uniforms at Brooks Brothers.

The original 1910 design for Avery Hall by McKim, Mead and White. The drawing is housed in the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library Archives. (Image credit: Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library)

November 10, 2012 marks the first day of Avery Hall’s second century.

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery opens its new exhibition season with "Robert S. Duncanson: An Antebellum African American Artist," a survey of rarely seen works by the 19th-century landscape painter. Curated by renowned Duncanson scholar Joseph D.

The Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, founded in 1982, has never shied away from examining important social issues.

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery’s first exhibition of 2012, “Felix Candela,” offers a comprehensive look at the career of the famed Spanish-born architect.

(image credit: Liu Xia)


Poet, painter and photographer Liu Xia has been a noteworthy figure on the contemporary Chinese art scene for more than three decades.