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A Bold Vision for East Midtown

Join hundreds of New Yorkers Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the CUNY Graduate Center, located at 365 Fifth Avenue at East 34th Street, for an event in three parts.  The day will begin at 4:00 PM and go until 8:00 pm.  We hope you will join us for all or part of the event.  Register here to attend. 4:00 PM A Bold Vision for East Midtown Join us for the highly anticipated release of the MAS Report on East Midtown.  Be the first to hear our recommendations and research results.  An esteemed panel of speakers will then join us to discuss.  Continue Reading>>

Louis Kahn Receives 25th Brendan Gill Prize

Esteemed architect Louis Kahn will receive, posthumously, the Municipal Art Society’s 25th Brendan Gill Prize in recognition of his magnificent conception and design of FDR Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island.

FDR Four Freedoms Park, designed by Kahn in 1974, the year of his death, was opened in October 2012. The park was realized with the help of Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel, Chairman of the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, whose dedication guided the project for three decades and who raised the funds to construct the memorial and to endow its stewardship for years to come; Architect and Executive Director Gina Pollara who passionately understood Kahn’s vision and supervised construction; and Sally Minard, President of Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, which will ensure the maintenance of this great public space. Continue Reading>>


Wangari Maathai Award for Civic Participation in Sustainability

The Rockefeller Foundation announced today the winners of the 2012 Wangari Maathai Award for Civic Participation in Sustainability, an annual $10,000 cash scholarship awarded to two New York City public high school seniors. The winners – Cecil Brooks, Jr., a student at South Bronx Preparatory School Academy, and Awa Sow, a student at Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day High School – were selected based on their academic and extracurricular commitment to environmental stewardship within the urban context, as demonstrated through their development and execution of sustainability-themed projects. Continue Reading>>

Join us February 26 for Building a Resilient and Livable New York

NYCPlease join The Municipal Art Society of New York on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the CUNY Graduate Center, located at 365 Fifth Avenue at East 34th Street in Manhattan, for a half-day convening on Building a Resilient and Livable New York.  The day will begin at 4:00 PM and go until 8:00 pm.  We hope you will join us for all or part of the event.  Continue Reading>>

Call for Nominations: 2012 Gill Prize

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Curbside Haiku by 2011 Gill Prize Winner John Morse

We invite MAS members and friends to submit nominations for the 24th annual Brendan Gill Prize. The Gill Prize, endowed to permit a cash award, is given each year to the creator of a specific work, a book, essay, musical composition, play, painting, sculpture, architectural design, film or choreographic piece that best captures the spirit and energy of New York City. Whether the nominated individual or group is well known or just emerging, the goal of the Gill Prize is to draw attention to the varieties of artistic experience that enrich our contemporary life.  Continue Reading>>

MAS Announces 2012 MASterworks Winners

8 spruceMAS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 MASterworks Awards. New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street (Gehry & Partners for Forest City Ratner) has won the top honor, “Best New Building,” while “Best Restoration” goes to New York City Center (Ennead Architects). “Best Neighborhood Catalyst” awards were given to the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (Cooper, Robertson & Partners) and the Queens Central Library Continue Reading>>

MAS Honors Joan Ganz Cooney and Peter G. Peterson

joan kooney pete peterson jko medalHundreds of civic minded and philanthropic New Yorkers gathered last night as MAS presented the 2012 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal to Joan Ganz Cooney and Peter G. Peterson. Held at The New York Public Library, the event honored the couple for the role they have played in making New York a global capital of finance and education, as well as their many contributions to our city’s cultural life. Continue Reading>>

Urbanist Hosted MAS After DarkParty: Last Chance to Buy Tickets

MAS Annual Gala 2011 at the New York Public LibraryIt’s your last chance to buy advance early rate $50 tickets for the second annual Urbanist hosted MAS After Dark party, this Thursday, April 19 at the New York Public Library—tickets will be $75 at the door. Featuring special guest DJs Timo & Alan of Timo Weiland, a SPiN New York hosted table tennis tournament, appearances by Project Runway designers, a silent auction and open bar, this hot ticket event is nearly sold out. Continue Reading>>

Rockefeller Foundation Announces 2012 Nomination Process for Jane Jacobs Medal

jane jacobs medal new york city culture leadershipThe Rockefeller Foundation announced today that it is opening the public nominating process for the 2012 Jane Jacobs Medal – awarded to two living individuals whose creative vision for the urban environment has significantly contributed to the vibrancy and variety of New York City.  The nominations can come from anyone and should be made at www.rockefellerfoundation.org from today through May 4, 2012. Continue Reading>>

Measuring Vibrancy: The Impacts of Arts and Culture Investments in Placemaking

MAS is very pleased to present a special Arts Forum panel discussion on Tuesday, April 24th supported by ArtPlace and the Rockefeller Foundation, Measuring Vibrancy: The Impacts of Arts and Culture Investments in Placemaking. MAS is convening urban leaders from the development, design, economic development, research, and real estate communities nationwide to discuss options for measuring the impacts of creative placemaking. Continue Reading>>

Tickets now Available for the Second Annual Urbanist MAS After Dark Party

MAS Annual Gala 2011 at the New York Public LibraryTickets are now on sale for the second annual Urbanist MAS After Dark  party on Thursday, April 19 at the New York Public Library, featuring a special guest DJ, open bar and silent auction. This hot ticket event will follow the annual Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal gala, which is honoring Joan Ganz Cooney and Peter G. Peterson this year. The After Dark party is organized by the Urbanists, the MAS younger membership group of New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s Continue Reading>>

Recap: 119th Annual Meeting

The 119th Annual Meeting of The Municipal Art Society of New York was a terrific, standing room only event.  Held last Thursday at the newly renovated New-York Historical Society, the annual gathering of MAS members, partners, funders and friends celebrated the integral role of the arts in fostering a livable city. The evening started off with the presentation of the Evangeline Blashfield Award to New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin for her dedication to the arts in New York City. Continue Reading>>