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Accepting Nominations For 2013 MASterworks

The Municipal Art Society is now accepting nominations for our annual MASterworks Awards. Each year, MAS honors the design teams behind the year’s top building projects in New York City. The awards are presented to projects that not only exemplify excellence in architecture and urban design, but that also make a significant contribution to New York’s built environment and urban livability. Continue Reading>>

Municipal Art Society Applauds Manhattan Borough President

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer took a stand today and recognized what the New Penn Station Alliance led by the Municipal Art Society (MAS) and Regional Plan Association (RPA) have already stated – New York City needs a new Penn Station.  In order for that to happen the Borough President recommended – as did the New Penn Station Alliance – that the MSG special permit to operate an arena on top of Penn Station be limited to a 10-year term.  Continue Reading>>

Nominate a community planner for the Yolanda Garcia Community Planner Award

Nominate a community planner for the 2013 Yolanda Garcia Community Planner Award.  Do know someone who has worked on a place-based community plan?  Is self-taught? Uses an inclusive, community-drive approach to effect change?

MAS with partner We Stay/Nos Quedamos is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Yolanda Garcia Continue Reading>>


Arts Forum Recap: Building Resilience through the Arts

It was a standing-room-only crowd for last week’s “Arts Forum: Building Resilience through the Arts.”  The engaging conversation, hosted in collaboration with the World Policy Institute at Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO, was moderated by the New Museum’s Director of Special Projects and Curator at Large Richard Flood. The panel featured Continue Reading>>

MAS Action Alert: Penn Station

Today marks the 120th anniversary of the Municipal Art Society. Throughout our proud history, we have been a leader in shaping the world-class city that New York is today – from saving Grand Central Terminal to advocating for a plan for East Midtown which truly serves the public interest to charting a course for a more resilient city in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Continue Reading>>


New Penn Station Alliance

Two of the metropolitan region’s most prominent civic groups – Regional Plan Association and Municipal Art Society – have launched a public campaign to overhaul Penn Station and reconsider the location of Madison Square Garden atop our busiest and most vital transportation hub. Continue Reading>>

Nine New Directors Join Board of MAS

At the 120th Annual Meeting, which took place Tuesday, February 26, 2013, nine new directors were voted in by the membership. Please welcome: Elizabeth Belfer, Serena Boardman, Gabriel Calatrava, Daniel Hernandez, Sophia Koven, David Levinson, Gregory Morey, Carlos Pujol, and Thomas Vecchione. Continue Reading>>

Arts Forum on Grand Central Terminal: Design for the Next Century

Join us for the MAS Arts Forum on Grand Central Terminal: Design for the Next Century.  The event will take place on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM in Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal.  This event is FREE but registration is required. Continue Reading>>

2013 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal

The 2013 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal will honor Dr. Judith Rodin, President, and David Rockefeller, Jr., Board Chair, The Rockefeller Foundation, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of its founding, for its outstanding contributions to New York City, and in recognition of its steadfast support of global and local innovations that address environmental, health, economic and urban challenges. Continue Reading>>

2013 Disruptor Cup

The Disruptor Foundation, in conjunction with Rain, and partner The Municipal Art Society of New York, has announced the kick-off of the 2013 Disruptor Cup: an annual, month-long hackathon during which the best and brightest NYC techies, designers, and community members converge to form ideas, build tools that solve problems, and compete to make our city better. This year’s Disruptor Cup theme is emergency preparedness, response, and long-term recovery.  Continue Reading>>

MAS Continued Resilience Efforts

MAS is assisting the NYC Mayor’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding & Resiliency (SIRR) outreach program, by helping to recruit volunteer facilitators for community-based workshops they are conducting in mid-March in the key neighborhoods affected by Superstorm Sandy. The workshops will be held over a 10 day period from March 6 – March 19, 2013 in the five impacted areas of New York City (Staten Island, Lower Manhattan, Southern Brooklyn, Southern Queens, the Brooklyn/Queens Waterfront). Continue Reading>>

Arts Forum: Building Resilience Through the Arts

Building Resilience Through the Arts

Join MAS on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 PM, for “Building Resilience through the Arts,” an Arts Forum discussion hosted in collaboration with the World Policy Institute. The panel will consider the roles artists and the arts play in creating and defining resilient, livable and vibrant communities. Continue Reading>>