Jen Deppe Parker

5 NYC Shows to See This Month

Summer is all about getting away from the ordinary, whether that means you’re traveling further afield (Montauk crash pad) or staying closer to home (Chelsea art crawl). For those searching for a more cerebral, local escape, New York City offers more than a few solid exhibitions that will take your mind...

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6 Books That Capture the Spirit of NYC

Change is part of New York City’s DNA. It’s what makes it one of the most exciting places to be in the world. No matter the era, this town has managed to inspire countless minds, from the named to the nameless, the known to the unknown. Visually compelling and pulsating...

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A Guide to Frieze New York and Beyond

Rising temps mean the heating up of the New York City art scene. First up: Frieze. The first week of May is set to be jam-packed with countless satellite fairs and exhibitions for artists, curators, and guests alike. It’s the perfect opportunity to get your cultural fill all in one...

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Photographing the Human Experience

Painful encounters. Simple pleasures. Moments captured in time. It is the task of photography–the good kind, at least–to communicate the human experience of few to an audience of many. The work of the greatest photographers allow a viewer a voyeur’s vantage point, peering into worlds known and unknown. Here,...

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6 Must-See Art Shows This April

According to the calendar, spring is officially here, though it has yet to fully commit to the reliably warmer temperatures we so desperately crave. (These days, we don’t know whether to take a leisurely art stroll or to bundle up and run from show to show.) Erratic weather be damned, the one thing...

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How to Navigate Armory Arts Week

Armory Arts Week, running February 28 through March 6 in New York City, officially marks the start of spring art season. Lovers of art may become all atwitter as the city explodes with fairs, exhibits, and parties. But the difficult question remains: with all these gorgeous offerings, which ones should...

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6 Inspired Valentine’s Day Gifts

Forget chocolates, flowers, stuffed teddy bears. This Valentine’s Day, give the love in your life a something a little more, well, inspired. Whether they approach romantic gestures traditionally or err on the side of the unorthodox, we’ve got the gift ideas to match. The Daredevil Nothing says “passion” like decapitating a...

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6 NYC Shows Worth Braving the Cold

Dropping temperatures. Snow-crowded sidewalks. A chill that works its way straight to the bone. Let none of these wintery realities deprive you of a season of cultural experiences. So bundle up, grab your camera, and prepare to hop from gallery to gallery this week. These six outstanding shows are...

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The Model and the Moment

Over the course of the 20th century, the role of a fashion model made a pivotal shift. Instead of just presenting a commercial product, a select few were exalted, becoming products in their own right. These iconic figures went on to influence the evolution of fashion and adjust the bellwether of what society...

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6 Must-See Exhibits in 2016

Art has the uncanny ability to influence perspective, understand cultures, and, in more spectacular instances, change history. As 2015 gives way to the new year, chart a course through these offbeat exhibits currently on display in New York City. Now’s the time to make a resolution to appreciate not simply the...

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