The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling has opened its application process for its annual Artist-in-Residence Program.
The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling has opened its application process for its annual Artist-in-Residence Program.
Pour: Heather Day & Kathryn Macnaughton will open at Joshua Liner Gallery this week. This two-person exhibition features new works on canvas from San Francisco-based Heather Day and Toronto-based Kathryn Macnaughton.
February 5th officially kicks-off the Chinese Lunar New Year ~ The Year of the Pig. It is said that those born in the Year of the Pig (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019) are realistic, energetic, enthusiastic and a little materialistic.
There are so many ways to celebrate. Here are just a few suggestions…..
The Brooklyn Museum will open its doors to the exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving, a major exhibition exploring the life and work of the iconic Mexican artist.
The inaugural exhibition, Sei Smith: Reflections 2 will open at the Ki Smith Gallery on February 2nd. The exhibition will focus on relationships between color, light, shadow, and atmosphere, widening the conversation of contemporary art.
Derrick Adams: Interior Life is an exhibition of new works, curated by Francesco Bonami. In this exhibition, Adams was inspired by a tenet of Catholic theology that describes “a life which seeks God in everything” ~ a mediation on the intimate spaces of one’s mind and home, each an analog for the other.
Nine finalists once again vied to be the winner of the 2019 Annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition ~ And the winner is….. Reddymade!
Each year, the prestigious American Institute of Architects (AIA) celebrates the most innovative and spectacular interior spaces that have made a mark on the cities, places and spaces, internationally, where we live and work.
GR Gallery will open its doors to the first solo exhibition by West Coast graffiti and urban culture pioneer, Dave Persue, with the exhibition Persue: Liminal Space. The work highlights Persue’s signature artwork, including the iconic Bunny Kitty and Wet Paint paintings, taking viewers through the artist’s career, and revealing a new body of work that will include 20 new pieces created specifically for this exhibition, along with a mural painting on the walls of the gallery.
Bernarducci Gallery opens its doors to New York Cool, a group exhibition of New Precisionist painters. The subjects capture many elements; landscapes, still life, figures, nature, and fantasy with unique and original images.
In conjunction with New York Fashion Week, JoAnne Artman Gallery will open its doors to the exhibition, The Art of Fashion, featuring recent works by Jane Maxwell. Assorted works by artist Pedro Bonnin will also be on display in the gallery’s Projects Space.
Drawn from inspiration from the work of French artist, Henri Matisse, sculptor Mark di Suvero began working on a series of new sculptures ~ one of them, Paintbrush, recently installed on the Pratt Brooklyn campus in front of the main entrance to the library. Paintbrush is a temporary installation, on loan from the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery.
The Outsider Art Fair 2019 ~ it’s on! And we have four full days to take it all in. Here are a few images from our Day 1.
On Thursday, January 31, 2019, Chris Stein, a founding member of the era defining band Blondie, and Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry, will discuss Stein’s new photography book ~ Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene.
A new group exhibition at Museo de la Antigua Marina Española in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico celebrates the works of 102 Puerto Rican artists, including New York’s first Percent for Art sculpture artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez. Below, we share a few images from the opening reception, artist talks and interviews.
February is Black History Month, but The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture got an early start in celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90 birthday on January 15th with the new exhibition, CRUSADER ~ and The Brooklyn Academy of Music will hold its annual event on January 21st. So let’s get the celebration started with a few suggestions to add to your list for Black History Month 2019, beginning now!
In celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to the exhibition, CRUSADER: Martin Luther King, Jr.
The American Kennel Club has relocated its headquarters from St. Louis, Missouri to the Kalikow Building on Park Avenue, where The Museum of the Dog will occupy a large, windowed ground-level space running along 40th street, and additional space on two upper floors. The new museum will house one of the largest collections of dog art in the world, from paintings to sculptures. Here are a few pictures of the museum/gallery, in anticipation of its opening on February 8, 2019.
Manhattan is filled with surprises, located in every direction including ~ up! And that is where we found this beauty ~ designed by McKim, Mead & White, and artist William Zorach. It has been name The Wizard of Park Avenue.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue has a special exhibition of handmade hats, created by Evetta Petty, Owner of Harlem’s Heaven Hats.
The exhibition Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth will open at The Morgan Library & Museum on January 25th. Continue reading “Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth at the Morgan Library & Museum”
The Iranian-born, American sculpture artist, Siah Armajani is best known for his works of public art in bridges, gazebos, gardens, and reading rooms across the United States and Europe.
This February, he will arrive in New York with a two-pronged installation and exhibition. The outdoor component will be featured by The Public Art Fund in Brooklyn Bridge Park with the installation of Bridge Over Tree (1970), which was first exhibited as a temporary installation at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis nearly fifty years ago (1970). It will consist of a 91-foot-long walkway with open, trussed sides and a shingled roof, with a set of stairs at the midpoint that climb and descend over a small evergreen tree. The installation will be located on the Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn at Brooklyn Bridge Park between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. Siah Armajani: Bridge Over Tree is curated by The Public Art Fund Director and Chief Curator Nicholas Baume.
On January 14, 1969, the St. Mark’s Historic District was one of the first historic districts to be designated a City Landmark. Now, as we approach its 50th anniversary, the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation is planning a celebration. RSVP for the Event to be held on Wednesday, January 16th, and check out a wonderful and informative article on the Secrets of the St. Mark’s Historic District by 6SqFt.
The GVSHP is also celebrating the launch of its online tool, giving historic information on every building in the neighborhood. Click to explore “A History of the East Village and its Architecture” by Francis Morrone.
The MCC Theater + the artist Francesco Simeti = two beautiful new Percent for Art installations that were unveiled at the theater’s official opening on January 9, 2019. A Tale of the City greets visitors from the street, and Set Perspectives creates a unique seating area within the theater.
Fort Gansevoort is kicking-off the new year with the exhibition, The Big Easy, featuring new work by New Orleans, Louisiana-based artist Keith Duncan, opening on Thursday, January 10th. Keith Duncan is a visual storyteller, depicting stories both familiar to all and those specific to New Orleans, with a focus on a multidimensional approach both in subject matter and material.
Preview programming has begun in anticipation of The Africa Center opening its doors later in January, 2019. In addition to the Museum, Chef Pierre Thiam’s Senegalese restaurant, Teranga, will be open every day from 7am to 7pm, and Portals, presented in partnership with Shared Studios, an interactive installation that allows visitors to connect in real-time with locations on the African continent and around the world via conversations, dinners, classes and other curated interactions will also go live.
We were going to save this gorgeous February exhibition for Black History Month, but just couldn’t wait!
Keith de Lellis Gallery will open its doors to Light & Dark: Portraits of Distinguished African Americans on February 7th, and we are saving the date.
New York City’s parks have a long history of playing host to public demonstrations and protests that dates to the American Revolution. Since then, people have taken to the city’s streets, plazas, and parks to voice their distress during numerous periods of unrest. Today, parks continue to be some of the most democratic spaces for people to gather and declare their calls to action. NYC Parks Ebony Society’s exhibition Power to the People shares artists’ interpretations of public demonstration, drawing on both the city’s rich history of protest and current social conflicts.
Celebrating its 125th anniversary, Pen + Brush will be kicking-off the New Year with the exhibition, Furies, Fairies, Visionaries.
Artists are invited to apply to the Community Commissions 2019 open call in which DOT Art is seeking temporary, site-responsive art proposals in all five boroughs for implementation in spring/summer 2019. This round, applicants may submit sculpture or mural proposals to one of five priority sites. Selected artists are qualified to receive up to $12,000 towards direct project costs in addition to engineering support. Projects are presented with support from built-in community-based partner organizations.
The Winter Show at Park Avenue Armory ~ a benefit for East Side House Settlement ~ will take place from January 18 to January 27, 2019, featuring 70 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts.
While ’tis the season to be singing ~ let it snow…let it snow…let it snow, many of the kids in Harlem are singing ~ let it grow….let it grow…let it grow ~ and they’ve been doing this at Harlem Grown since its founding in 2011 by (the amazing) Tony Hillery.
Come along as we take a tour of the program’s new farm on 127th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Avenue in Harlem.
In anticipation of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s upcoming event, Open Archive: The Slave Ship, we reached back in our archives to an exhibition on this very subject which opened at The Center for Puerto Rican Studies East Harlem in 2016. The exhibition was a compilation of decades of artwork by Jorge Luis Rodrigues, entitled ARTchives: Method and Documentation ~ and part of this exhibition included an exhibit entitled A Monument to the 500 Years of the Cultural Reversal of America, which was a small-scale exhibition of his original sculpture of a Galleon ~ a slave ship, including ceramic slaves placed in the hold of the vessel. Bringing the original sculpture down to scale, the Galleon was painted on the wall of the library, with 50 of the original 126 ceramic slaves beneath.
Kicking-off the New Year with installations, events and exhibits reflecting the diversity of New York ~ celebrating music, dance, art, and photography ~ a comic book festival, an art fair, a dog museum opening, and a host of exciting exhibits from 2018 still on view. Here are 57 suggestions to add to your list this January, 2019.
Kicking-off the New Year with a Parade at the 145th Street and Lenox Avenue subway station, through MTA Arts & Design. Parade, 2018 by Harlem-based artist Derek Fordjour celebrates the African-American parade tradition in all its pageantry.
Race, Myth, Art, and Justice celebrates a community of voices who illuminate how art continues to serve as a powerful tool for justice. As part of CCCADI’s commitment to public engagement and collaboration, the curators invited thirteen dynamic scholars, activists, artists, and writers to reflect on the exhibition’s works.
The Noguchi Museum announced programming for January, 2019. It will include the installation Okiagari-Koboshi, 2018 by Jorge Palacios, as well as workshops on Screen Printing and Stone Carving, and a current installation ~ Akari: Sculpture by Other Means + Akari Unfolded.
Hauser and Wirth New York will kick-off the New Year with Günther Förg. Works from 1986 – 2007 opening in Chelsea and Luchita Hurtado. Dark Years to open on the Upper East Side in January.
Atmospheric Perspective: A Contemporary Approach to a Traditional Technique is a group show of twenty artists, members of the New York Artists Circle, who take a new approach to visualizing what exactly is the air we breathe and live in today.
Here’s a special Holiday installation ~ a tribute to our Military ~ on view in the Upper Gallery of The Salmagundi Club from December 16, 2018 to January 1, 2019.
We heard that Gilli & Marc’s Paparazzi Dogman and Paparazzi Rabbitgirl were on Sixth Avenue, but found them around the corner in a small pocket-park next to the McGraw-Hill building.
In a City where ‘bigger & better’ is the norm, the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery, next to Chelsea Market, fits right in with its three-level, 23,000 square-feet of very inviting, beautifully designed space.
Joshua Liner Gallery will open its doors to a solo exhibition featuring 36 works by Riusuke Fukahori entitled Goldfish Blossoms.
On the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission agenda in December, 2018, was a discussion on the 1st Spanish United Methodist Church becoming an Individual Landmark. Also known as The People’s Church, the discussion is not for its architectural merit, but for its historic cultural significance, located in the heart of El Barrio, associated with the Young Lords occupation in 1969 and 1970. On Tuesday, December 12, 2018, it was determined that the history of the Young Lords still divides the community, and both the Church and the local Council Member would like more time to allow for more community dialogue. The 1st Spanish United Methodist Church will be removed from the calendar, per time limits established by Section 25-303(1) of the Landmarks Law, and can be considered for designation at a future date.
A chance to learn more about that time in history will be available at a screening of the film, Made in Harlem: Class of ’68, co-presented by the Museum of the City of New York and Maysles Cinema, on March 14, 2019.
The dates for the popular Black Comic Book Festival have been announced.
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture announced the 7th Annual Black Comic Book Festival dates to be held on January 18-19, 2019.
The World is Our Oyster by artist Carla Torres ~ one of DOTArt’s largest asphalt art murals, was unveiled December 2, 2018 on Thieriot Avenue in the Bronx.
Oh baby it’s cold outside ~ but there are a lot of installations, exhibits and events to warm your heart, with the first part of our list devoted to some suggestions for the Holiday Season. Here are 62 installations, exhibits and events for the month of December, 2018 to add to your list, including current installations, some of which will be on view through October, 2019.
Small works priced to sell, the popular annual Thumb Box Exhibition and Sale will be on view from December 3, 2018 to January 1, 2019 at The Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village.