The New York Public Library by Carrère and Hastings

The New York Public Library by Carrère and Hastings

The architecture firm of Carrère and Hastings designed the Beaux Arts main branch of the New York Public Library, which opened in 1911 at 42nd St. and 5th Ave. in Midtown Manhattan. The building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965.
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100 Acres: Free Basket by Los Carpinteros

Free Basket by Los Carpinteros

Havana-based Los Carpinteros is the art collective of Marco Antonio Castillo Valdés and Dagoberto Rodríguez Sánchez. Free Basket is their recently installed project in 100 Acres, the just-opened sculpture park at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, along with Bench Around the Lake by Jeppe Hein and Eden II by Tea Mäkipää.
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If These Walls Could Talk…: wallpaper excavation at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.