Museum of City of New York is founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation. It serves the people of New York and visitors through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications and collections. The museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City.
This piece of art by Kara Walker called “African Boy Attendant Curio with Molasses and Brown Sugar”, from “The Marvelous Sugar Baby” installation at the old Domino Suagr Factory Warehouse. The medium is cast pigmented polyester resin with polyurethane coating with molasses and brown sugar. The dimensions is 59*25*33″.
The Stettheimer Dollhouse was created and furnished by Carrie Walter Stettheimer(1859- 1944). Stettheimer devoted over nearly two decades of her spare time to decorating the house. She evokes her dollhouse with characteristic of the period following World War I with the wallpaper and furniture. Even at the time of her death in 1944, the dollhouse was still a work in progress.
The dollhouse is the collection of original art on a miniature scale excuted by Stettheimers’ artist friends. For example, Marcel Duchamp, Albert Gleizes, Gaston Lachaise, and many more who become legends in the world of modern art. They gave Stetteimer paintings, drawings and sculptures to be used throughout the dollhouse. This catch my eyes when I first glance at it because every girls has their little dream doll house when they are little, or have a thought of how their dream house might be. The miniature was what it caught my eyes at first, but then I was admire by her persistence with spending nearly 20 years on decorating a dollhouse.
There’s millions of people use public transportation to travel. The beautification of public transportation space has a long history since the early 20th century. It were a central concern for the founders of the subway system.
As today known as MTA Art & Design, the program works with artists who specialize in a range of media to translate their work into permanent public art through different type of materials. As everyday, we walk through the subway, sometime we see some art work on the wall.We might stop and look at the art while we are waiting for the train to come.