Art going green
Museums are also taking their exhibitions green:
The Museum of Arts & Design (right across from MOMA in Manhattan) is currently featuring "Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art". I was just there yesterday - it is very cool.
Here's how they describe it:
"Sustainable design, which balances environmental, social, economic and aesthetic concerns, has the potential to transform everyday life and is already reshaping the fields of architecture and product design. Beyond Green explores how this design philosophy resonates with an emerging generation of international artists who combine a fresh aesthetic sensibility with a constructively critical approach to the production, dissemination and display of art. While "green" architecture has been widely explored, this is one of the first exhibitions to focus exclusively on sustainability in art and design."
The Beyond Green Exhibition ends May 7.
The Skyscraper Museum in lower Manhattan is currently featuring an exhibit "Green Towers for New York: from visionary to vernacular".
"The show will examine a new generation of sustainable skyscrapers that are either currently under construction or contract in Manhattan. These range from high-profile corporate headquarters, such as The New York Times Building, The Hearst Tower, and One Bryant Park, to lower-profile, but highly innovative residential projects designed to high-performance "green" standards, such as the new west-side apartment buildings the Helena, Mosaic, and W. 31st St. mixed-use project and new residential blocks in Battery Park City, which is also home to the Museum."