News  2021

Where did the Nivola Horses disappear to?

The New York City Housing Authority removed 18 of artist Constintino Nivola’s horse sculptures from a plaza at the Wise Towers. In 1964, the Upper West Side complex became home to these works by Nivola, who advocated for art in public housing projects.

Buffalo Housing Authority and preservation advocates remain at odds over the future of Willert Park Courts

Willert Park Courts in Buffalo, NY, is in the news again as preservationists continue the fight to save the first public housing built for Black people. The Buffalo Municipal Housing Agency believes there are too many hurdles to reuse as preservation groups argue opposite for the National Register eligible complex.

Manitoga opens for the season with the Russel & Mary Wright Design Gallery

Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center opens May 14 for its 2021 season which runs through November 8. Also debuting in May: The Design Gallery—a permanent collection of over 200 objects of Russel and Mary Wright designs for the American home. 

Frick Collection moves to the Marcel Breuer building (aka Whitney) on Madison Avenue

From its opening in 1966 until 2014, the Marcel Breuer-designed building at East 75th and Madison was the Whitney Museum of American Art. When the Whitney moved downtown the building was adopted by The MET, which has since handed off to the Frick Collection. Now is your chance to see how this landmark of Modern architecture handles treasures by Vermeer, Goya, Rembrandt and Fragonard.

In Connecticut news, the “Fish Church” is named a National Historic Landmark

The First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, CT, known widely as the Fish Church for its unusual configuration, has recently been recognized as a National Historic Landmark. This designation, bestowed by the National Parks Service, is a rarer distinction than a listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

Glass House opens for the season

The Glass House will re-open as an outdoor-only experience in a limited capacity Thursdays through Mondays beginning Friday April 16, 2021. A new garden installation, “David Hartt: A Colored Garden,” also opens.