Allison Green 11 posts
Allison Green is a writer, art maker, and art lover based in Queens, NY. Raised in rural Vermont, Allison was taught by neighbors to sew, quilt, and weave from a young age and has turned it into a 10+ year career as a seamstress and textile artist. Her work as costume maker has been in Broadway productions of Phantom of the Opera, Moulin Rouge, The Lion King, My Fair Lady, and others, as well as off-Broadway houses such as Sleep No More (New York NY). Practicing and studying fiber art inspires Allison to stay immersed in the eclectic stories of global female artists. She is an avid reader and independent researcher of material culture through an intersectional feminist lens.

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Eating Together: Judy Chicago’s ‘Herstory’ at New Museum in NYC

Art heals. I spend a great deal of time reading and writing about that healing as critically as possible: How well and how much does art heal? When is it too late, when is it insufficient and when has it left out those who need it most? 

But in this immediate cultural moment, after news of an ongoing humanitarian crisis remains on our feeds, and New York City continues its own social struggles, I approached the New Museum’s Herstory, a first retrospective of American artist Judy Chicago, with nothing but the urgency to seek out art as a salve for this aching feeling.read more.

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 “Picasso-ble” Takeaways: “Pablo-Matic” at the Brooklyn Museum

This summer, The Brooklyn Museum opened an exhibition “sort of” about Picasso. Backlash, and “backlash to the backlash” commenced in its opening week. This rash of immediate criticism is what inspired me to visit “It’s Pablo-Matic: Picasso According to Hannah Gadsby.” The curatorial team included Hannah, the stand-up comedian whose Peabody-winning 2018 special Nanette broke the comedy mold with a lengthy discussion of western art history (slides included). read more.

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Holiday Toys Revisited: The Women Behind My Little Pony

If the holidays can be counted on for one thing – regardless of region or cultural moment – it’s turning back the clock for a month or so, and offering up brightly-wrapped nostalgia. Nostalgia literally means the “pain from an old wound,” but today its connotations include both sentimentality and irreverence for the past.… read more.

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Holiday Toys Revisited: The Legacy of American Girl Dolls

If the holidays can be counted on for one thing – regardless of region or cultural moment – it’s turning back the clock for a month or so, and offering up brightly-wrapped nostalgia. Nostalgia literally means the “pain from an old wound,” but today its connotations include both sentimentality and irreverence for the past.… read more.

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Holiday Toys Revisited: The Power in Barbie’s Pink

If the holidays can be counted on for one thing – regardless of region or cultural moment – it’s turning back the clock for a month or so, and offering up brightly-wrapped nostalgia. Nostalgia literally means the “pain from an old wound,” but today its connotations include both sentimentality and irreverence for the past.read more.

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Evolution, Revolution: NYSWA Celebrates Centennial in Harlem

At 106th Street and Lexington in East Harlem, a block already vibrant with murals and other public art projects, a simple handwritten sign leads into Taller Boricua. Taller Boricua is an art collective founded in 1969, which became incorporated as an arts nonprofit the following year. Today, the organization hosts a range of artistic programs including exhibitions, performances, workspaces and educational outreach.… read more.

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