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Art has historically been a form of expression and a nonviolent way of showing political discontent. The installations and exhibits opening in March in New York City continue to speak to these issues from an in-depth exploration of the city’s Muslim community, a non-partisan artist-created PAC, to a jukebox voicing social concerns. March will also give some much-needed relief too, in exploring the fantastical from the Gilded Age to aliens afterlife.

Here are 12 art installations and exhibits not to miss in March, including the annual Armory Art Week.

12. The Gilded Age Arrives at Doris C. Freedman Plaza

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As part of the Public Art Fund 40th Anniversary Celebration, the programming continues this month at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza, with Liz Glynn: Open House. For this commission, Los Angeles based artist, Liz Glynn, was inspired by the grand Fifth Avenue ballrooms of the Gilded Age, in particular, the Stanford White, William C. Whitney Ballroom, which was located at Fifth Avenue and 68th Street (demolished in 1943). The installation, just eight blocks from the original mansion, will turn the Plaza into a ballroom, and feature opulent Louis XIV replica furniture created in concrete. Twenty-six sofas, chairs, footstools, and arches will appear on the 3,500 square foot Plaza for viewing and the seating pleasure of the public. Liz Glynn: Open House will be on view from March 1st to September 24, 2017 at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza located on Fifth Avenue at 59th Street.

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