American Society of Botanical Artists at Wave Hill for Annual Exhibition

 

 

Lucy Martin, Valley Oak with Oak Galls and Lichen, Quercus lobata; Oak galls generated by wasps of the Cynipidae family; Teloschistes chrysophthalmus, Evernia prunastri, Usnea sp., Xanthoria parietina, Flavopunctelia flaventior, Flavoparmelia caperata, gouache on paper, 23 x 17 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Image via Wave Hill.

Wave Hill, in partnership with the American Society of Botanical Artists, are collaboratively celebrating the tradition and contemporary practice of botanical art with the 21st Annual International exhibition ~ and what a beautiful time of year to visit Wave Hill.

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A Visit to the Meatpacking District ~ Hector’s Cafe’ & Diner

 

 

Hector’s Cafe & Diner, 44 Little West 12th Street in the Meatpacking District

Hector’s Cafe’ first opened its doors in the Meatpacking District when it was humming with packers and wholesalers moving from slaughterhouse to slaughterhouse, under the elevated, with trains running from West Side Yards south to St. John’s Terminal on West Houston Street. Much of this work began at the crack of dawn, with many of the workers beginning their day at Hector’s Diner.

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Celebrating the Municipal Art Society at 125 as we move ‘Toward a Livable City’

 

 

 

Image via mas.org

Toward a Livable City is presented on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Municipal Art Society (MAS), exploring the organization’s profound impact on the metropolis we live in today.

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Hotel Coming to 412 West 126th Street

 

 

Image via newyorkyimby.com

Apartments, Hotel & Community Facility are coming to West 126th Street, between Morningside Avenue and Amsterdam. The lot, which physically sits next to a historic carriage house at 400 West 126th Street, has already been cleared, permits filed, and construction ready to begin.

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Studio Museum 127 Pops-Up inHarlem

 

 

Studio Museum in Harlem Pop-Up located at 429 West 127th Street

While we wait for The Studio Museum in Harlem to complete renovation, the Museum has been busy ‘outside its walls’ in a number of location’s inHarlem.  We went to visit the new Studio Museum Harlem 127, a temporary exhibition space located at 429 West 127th Street, to view a current exhibition ~ a beautiful selection of photographs from the Museum collection.

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The Garment District Alliance Unveils ‘Art Elevated: Look Up’!

 

 

Art Elevated three Grand Prize Winners!

The Garment District Alliance in partnership with Orangenius will have New Yorkers looking up for their new exhibition entitled Art Elevated, an aerial display of the works of artists from around the world, located high up on banners throughout the Garment District.

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Get Ready for Archtober 2018 + Open House New York

 

 

 

The Shed (May 2017)

The annual event, Archtober, will kick-off on October 1st featuring hundred of events, tours and exhibitions organized by more than 60 partners across all five boroughs.

With so many interesting events, talks and tours on their calendar, deciding what to add to your list won’t be easy. Here are a few things that caught our eye, beginning on October 1st with an AIANY Architecture Cruise around Manhattan.

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September 12th from 6-8pm is Gallery Night at The Fuller Building

 

 

Nino Migliori, Gente dell’Emilia, 1959. Image courtesy of Keith de Lellis Gallery

Gallery Night at the Fuller Building will be held on Wednesday, September 12th from 6-8pm featuring six renowned galleries, each presenting new exhibitions. The Fuller Building is located at 41 East 57th Street.

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Harlem’s Chef JJ to Open ‘Field Trip’ on Lenox Avenue

 

 

 

Image via #chefjj on Instagram

Famed Harlem Celeb Chef JJ Johnson will open his new restaurant, Field Trip, in Harlem later this Fall, focusing on a “fast-casual grain concept’ with patrons choosing their own rice or barley bowls.

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The Brant Foundation to Open Art Gallery in the East Village

 

 

Image via brantfoundation.org

The Brant Foundation will open its new East Village Gallery doors in March 2019 in what was the home/studio of the late artist, Walter De Maria, who passed away in 2013.  Inaugural exhibition ~ works by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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Limited-Edition #EGYPTSTATION MetroCards

 

 

Image via Paul McCartney Instagram

On his Instagram, Paul McCartney sends fans a message ~  See you at #EGYPTSTATION this Friday evening. He’s referring, of course, to the release of his seventeenth solo album this Friday, September 7th, in conjunction with a limited-edition Paul McCartney MetroCard ~ only available at the larger vending machines and station booths at Grand Central Terminal.

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Arlene Shechet: Full Steam Ahead in Madison Square Park

 

 

Artist rendering, “Arlene Shechet: Full Steam Ahead” courtesy Madison Square Park Conservancy

Madison Square Park will be kicking off its Fall season with the new art installation entitled Full Steam Ahead by artist Arlene Shechet. This installation will consist of a series of sculptures in porcelain, wood, and cast iron installed around and within the emptied circular reflecting pool in the north end of Madison Square Park.

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Subculture: Microbial Metrics and the Multi-Species City at Storefront for Art & Architecture

 

 

Subculture: Microbial Metrics and the Multi-Species City. Kevin Slavin, Elizabeth Hénaff, and The Living / David Benjamin with Evan Eisman Company. Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture, 2018.

On Tuesday, September 18th at 7 pm, Storefront for Art and Architecture opens its doors to the exhibition, Subculture: Microbial Metrics and the Multi-Species City by Kevin Slavin, Elizabeth Hénaff, and The Living / David Benjamin in collaboration with Evan Eisman Company.

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The Audubon Sculpture Project ~ Bringing Birds to Broadway

 

 

On the Broadway Mall, at the entrance to the West Side Arts Coalition, at Broadway & 96th Street

The National Audubon Society, Gitler &___ , NYC Audubonand the Broadway Mall Association have a very special installation scheduled for April, 2019.  The Project will Kick-Off with a Party on January 11th at The American Academy of Arts & Letters.  Here is a sneak-peek of what we might expect to see along the Broadway Malls from 67th Street to 168th Street, and the Kickstarter Campaign that will make this happen.

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Audubon Mural Project Flies into Jacob Schiff Park in Harlem

 

 

The mural, Migrations, on the south wall of the gymnasium at Jacob Schiff School Campus. Image via Creative Art Works

The Audubon Mural Project has been a quest to create public murals of the 314 American birds threatened by climate change, and this month the project added seven new murals PS 192, Jacob Schiff Park Harlem, unveiled by 26 youth apprentices. The murals display climate-threatened birds on the walls of this local playground.

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Paper Trail ~ a Group Show ~ Opens at Allouche Gallery

 

 

Sebastian Wahl, Mandala His 2005.  All images courtesy of Allouche Gallery

Allouche Gallery explores the use of paper in a new group exhibition entitled, Paper Trail. From drawings and paintings to sculptures and collages, the artists employ unique methods of layering, space, and emphasis.

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Kenseth Armstead: Washington 20/20/20 unveiled in Union Square Park

 

 

Artist, Kenseth Armstead, Washington 20/20/20 in Union Square Park. Image via NYC Parks Department

Presented in collaboration with NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program and the Union Square Partnership, the sculpture ~ Washington 20/20/20 ~ by artist, Kenseth Armstead, was composed as a companion to the first sculpture on New York City parkland, the George Washington Statue in Union Square.

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NYC’s Pier55 Begins to Rise in the Hudson River

 

 

 

Heatherwick Design Studio exhibition at Cooper Hewitt, 2014 entitled, Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

In the exhibition, Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio at Cooper Hewitt in June, 2015, along with a vast array of Heatherwick’s unique design concepts and projects, New Yorkers got a sneak-peek of Heatherwick’s Hudson River  project Pier55.  At the time, the project seemed not only far-off in our future, but fraught with problems from financial to environmental.

The project, Pier55, has broken ~ water ~ with an anticipated opening date! We were at that Cooper Hewitt exhibition in 2015, and reviewed our photographs of the images that will be brought to life within this next two years. Below are a few photos from this exhibition ~ architectural models and large-scale renderings for Pier55, a public park and performance space currently being constructed and jetting out 186 feet from the edge of Manhattan into the Hudson River.

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47 Art Installations, Exhibits and Events Not to Miss in NYC ~ September 2018

 

 

Benny Andrews, Soul of a Nation. Image courtesy Brooklyn Museum

It may be Fall, but the 47+ art exhibits, installations and events to add to your list in September are still hot…hot…hot

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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Annouces Fall 2018 Season

 

 

Little Man, Little Man, by James Baldwin. Image courtesy of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will kick-off its Fall 2018 Season this September with The Queer Black Voice in Fashion on Wednesday, September 5th as part of Talks at the Schomburg during New York Fashion 2018 (September 6-14).

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Simone Leigh ~ a Solo Exhibition at Luhring Augustine

 

 

 

Simone Leigh, 100 (Face Jug Series), 2018; Salt-fired stoneware; 27 1/2 x 16 x 16 inches; (69.8 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm)  © Simone Leigh; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

Luhring Augustine will open its doors to the solo exhibition of recent works by Simone Leigh.

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‘Karma’ ~ Ancient Wisdom Meets the Future at The Rubin Museum of Art

 

 

The Series, Karma at The Rubin Museum of Art

This fall at the Rubin Museum of Art, guests from a diverse set of spiritual traditions will discuss the connections between ancient wisdom and the earth’s future with notable personalities including Laurie Anderson, Marina Abramović, Paul Miller (DJ Spooky), Meredith Monk, and Maira Kalman. Tickets for the 2018 Karma schedule go on sale September 7, 2018.

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Ray Turner: Half Naked ~ Fall Exhibition at JoAnne Artman Gallery NYC

 

 

Ray Turner, ‘Mary, Gillette, Catherine (Triptych); oil on canvas; 50 x 40 inches, each. Image courtesy JoAnne Artman Gallery New York

JoAnne Artman Gallery New York is pleased to open its doors to the Fall exhibition, Half Naked, a showing of Ray Turner’s most recent paintings and prints focused on exploring the dichotomies behind the idiom “half-naked” that powerfully echoes our own discomfort when confronted with the illusions of safety behind all social constructs through the viscerally of the painting medium.

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West African Restaurant ‘Teranga’ to Open at The Africa Center ~ One Museum Mile ~ Harlem

 

 

The Africa Center, 1280 Fifth Avenue at 110th Street

We were delighted to read about the opening of Chef Pierre Thiam’s Senegalese restaurant, Teranga, at The Africa Center this September.  Not because of a lack of African restaurants in Harlem, but because it’s a sure signal that movement is afoot for a possible opening of the Museum, which has been closed for more than a few years.

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MTA Arts & Design installs New, Permanent Artwork along Brooklyn’s Culver Line (F Train)

 

 

Artist Andrea Belag, “Brooklyn Transitions” Image via MTA Arts & Design

Nine stations on the Culver line (F train) in Brooklyn have re-opened with new MTA Arts & Design Projects, in laminated glass and metal, by eight different artists. Using the theme of the multicultural neighborhood surrounding each station, the artists created colorful permanent artworks mimicking the people who stand on these platforms every day. Below are the eight stations and their new, permanent art installations.

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‘Towards a New [Hypo]Thesis’ at The Cooper Union

 

 

TOWARDS A NEW [HYPO]THESIS ~ OilScapes: Re-Mapping the Power Politics. Image courtesy of The Cooper Union
The Master of Architecture II Graduate exhibition, Towards a New [Hypo]Thesis, 2017-18 Thesis Exhibition will open at The Cooper Union on September 11.

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The Graffiti Hall of Fame ~ 38th Edition ~ El Barrio

 

 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Graffiti Hall of Fame stretches between 106th and 107th Streets, alongside the elevated Metro North train on Park Avenue in El Barrio. Known to Street Artists since 1980,  and now a tourist destination, it is rarely open (except by private tour) to the public. But once a year, James Top, Executive Director of this iconic Wall, selects a theme and invites artists for a two-day emersion. This year’s theme ~ The Subway Edition, with artists from the 1980s subway era.

We were there from start (Saturday, August 24th at Noon) to end of day on Sunday, August 25th.  The 38th Edition of Graffiti Hall of Fame, El Barrio. Check it out.

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Mother, Bethel, Harlem, USA to open at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

 

 

Thomas Allen Harris: Mother Bethel Harlem USA

Mother, Bethel, Harlem, USA is a collaboration between artist and filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris and students from Hunter College’s IMA MFA program, centered around Harris’s interdisciplinary project, Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR).

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Looking Inside Fab Lab ~ Columbia University

 

 

The New York City Panorama woodshed by the Fab Lab. Photo by Josh Jordan. Image via news.columbia.edu

It began in the 1970s, run by students from the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University.

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Visual Language to open at Faction Art Projects ~ Harlem

 

 

Umar Rashid, In Klingon, 2017. Image courtesy Faction Art Projects

Faction Art Projects returns this Fall in a collaboration with the East Los Angeles Gallery, Subliminal Projects, in a bi-coastal exhibition entitled Visual Language. This group exhibition examines the integration of word and images in art and Western Culture, bringing together a broad spectrum of alternative strategies for expressing contemporary everyday experiences.

The exhibition will run simultaneously at both galleries. In each gallery the artworks will work in parallel or collaboratively, while others will juxtapose and subvert ~ offering a strong critical frame through which to view contemporary culture in this period of “fake news” and “alternative facts.”

The exhibition brings together a wide-range of artists, each taking their own road in expressing experiences, transferred onto canvas. Below are some of the artists and artworks that will be on view.

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The Artist JR ~ on Great Jones & Bowery

 

 

 

On the heals of JR: Horizontal at Perrotin Gallery in the Lower East Side, we spotted JR’s new piece on the corner of Great Jones and Bowery in Noho.

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Artist, Peter Halley Arriving at Lever House ~ Park Avenue

 

 

Image via PeterHalley.com ~ 2016 The Schirn Ring, Schrin Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

With the Adam Pendleton exhibit coming to an end at Lever House on August 28, 2018, we look forward to September, and the installation of the American artist, Peter Halley on two floors of this iconic building.

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Heading to DUMBO for Photoville 2018

 

 

Photographer, Griselda San Martin: The Wall

The seventh edition of Photoville will take place from September 13-16 and September 20-23, 2018 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, featuring more than 600 artists in 90 photography exhibitions, and outdoor installations + panel discussions, artist lectures, professional development seminars, hands-on workshops, nighttime programming, and Education Day, which brings together hundred of public school students for a unique photo-based field trip. It is free and open to the public. Below are a few highlights of what we can expect.

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Revisiting the Audubon Mural Project in Hamilton Heights

 

 

Audubon Mural Project ~ This wall is Swallow-tailed Kite (and others) by Lunar new Year, located at 575 West 155th Street

A few years ago, the National Audubon Society and Gitler & __ Gallery collaborated to create The Audubon Mural Project. The project was inspired by the legacy of the American bird artist and ornithologist, John James Audubon, and the specific birds threatened by a warming climate. The gates were painted by local artists on the pull-down gates of local businesses from 133rd Street to 165th Street.

We were able to capture some of the images (below), and were inspired to re-post when we came across a Google Map of all of the gates in The Audubon Mural Project.

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Brooks Brothers Celebrates 200 Years in Grand Central Station

 

 

 

Brooks Brothers Celebrating 200 Years ~ exhibition in Grand Central Station

If you happen to find yourself in Grand Central Station, step into Vanderbilt Hall where you will find and exhibition celebrating the 200th anniversary of Brooks Brothers.

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Lygia Pape Exhibition to Open at Hauser & Wirth New York

 

 

 

PAPE 86274-hires-4.jpg Red and Black Amazonino (Amazonino Vermelho e Preto) 1990Automotive paint on iron 320 x 280.5 x 91.4 cm / 126 x 110 3/8 x 36 in Image courtesy Hauser & Wirth

Lygia Pape is one of the most significant Brazilian artists of her generation, having worked in a wide-range of media including sculpture, drawing, engraving, filmmaking and installation. Her work will be on view throughout three-floors of Hauser & Wirth New York’s 69th Street gallery this September.

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Jorge Palacios ~ Link ~ arrives at Flatiron Plaza North

 

 

Jorge Palacios ‘Link’ arrived at Flatiron Plaza North, adjacent to Madison Square Park.  The installation is a monumental work created from accoya wood, measuring approximately 13 feet high by 10 feet wide, located across from the Flatiron Building,

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Morningside Lights 2018 ~ Harlem

 

 

Image via Morningside Lights 2017

Get ready for the seventh annual Morningside Lights, a weeklong arts event led by the directors of Processional Arts Workshop, and produced by Columbia University’s Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre.

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The New Beginning for Italian Photography: 1945-1965 at Howard Greenberg Gallery

 

 

Mario de Blasio, Gil Italiani si voltano, Milano (The Italians turn around, Milan), 1954-Gelatin Silver print. Archive Mario de Blasio, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

The New Beginning for Italian Photography: 1945-1965, an exhibition of Italian postwar photography, will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery in September.  The exhibition explores how photographers documented daily realities during the two decades after World War II.

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Get Ready for Museum Day NYC ~ September 22, 2018

 

 

Museum of Art & Design (MAD) Image via smithsonian.com

The annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day will take place on Saturday, September 22 and will showcase Women Making History: Trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation & culture.

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The Pastel Society of America’s 46th Annual Exhibition ~ September 4th

 

 

2017 Lila Gold Memorial Award ~ donated by Duane Wakeham & Richard Sutherland.  Self Portrait – Drawing in Subway, Pastel on paper, 30 x 30 in.
by Daniel E. Greene PSA-MP, HFH

The Pastel Society of America’s 46th Annual Exhibition entitled, Enduring Brilliance! will be held at The National Arts Club in Gramercy Park in September.

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North of History Presents Francie Bishop Good’s Exhibition ~ Comus

 

 

Artist Francie Bishop Good’s exhibition ‘Comus’ at North of History

Next up at North of History, the artist Francie Bishop Good with her solo exhibition entitled Comus.

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Art Students League Printmakers’ Portfolio 2018 at The Old Print Shop

 

 

The Old Print Shop, 150 Lexington Avenue, NYC

We’ll take any reason to visit the historic Old Print Shop.  Founded in 1898, it was originally located between 9th and 10th Streets on Fourth Avenue, in back of Wanamaker’s.  The Shop moved to its current location at 150 Lexington Avenue in 1925. The rest is history.

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Here’s a Best-Kept Shopping Secret ~ Dover Street Market NYC

 

 

Dover Street Market NYC, 160 Lexington Avenue ~ 1st Floor ~ Comme Des Garçons Homme Plus Fall 2018 Menswear is coming soon

The high-fashion, multi-brand retailer, Dover Street Market, began in London in 2004. It then opened in Tokyo, Singapore, Los Angeles, and a historic building in New York City.

Come along with us on our trek through seven floors of fabulous wears…..

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White | Black @ Acquavella Galleries

 

 

Keith Haring, Untitled, 1982. Black ink on paper. 2018 The Keith Haring Foundation

Acquavella Galleries opened its doors to the group exhibit, White | Black in two main gallery rooms on the parlor level of the Upper East Side gallery.

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The Harlem Stage Fall 2018 Schedule is Out!

 

 

Uptown Nights: Sacred Rebel Women. Photo (Right) by Fabiola Jean Louis via Harlem Stage

It’s out! The Fall 2018 Season Schedule for Harlem Stage. Tickets available now.

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