Harlem Nights: MMPCIA Historic District House Tour ~ June 9th

 

 

 

Image courtesy MMPCIA

The Annual Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association (MMPCIA) House Tour is set for Sunday, June 9th. This year, the tour’s theme, Harlem Nights, is in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance.

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Fotografiska New York Opening Exhibitions September, 2019

 

 

 

Ellen von Unwerth, ‘Guess Who,’ Claudia Schiffer, Nashville, 1989 © Ellen von Unwerth.

Fotografiska, the internationally renowned destination for photography based in Stockholm, announced today the inaugural exhibition schedule for Fotografiska New York, their newest global outpost set to open September 5, 2019. The first photographers to exhibit at the historic 281 Park Avenue South landmark will be Ellen von Unwerth, Tawny Chatmon, Helene Schmitz, Adi Nes and Anastasia Taylor-Lind.

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Studio in the Street: Symbols ~ Totems ~ Cyphers at The National Arts Club

 

 

 

Studio in the Street at National Arts Club

The National Arts Club opened its Grand Gallery to the exhibition entitled Studio in the Street: Symbols ~ Totems ~ Cyphers, an overview of Street Art from the 1980s.

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Marcia Grostein: Brighton Beach Bliss ~ The World as it Should Be at The National Arts Club

 

 

 

Marcia Grostein, Beauty and the Beast, 2014; 40×30 in. Courtesy National Arts Club

Great timing for Marcia Grostein’s exhibition, Brighton Beach Bliss: the World as it Should Be, a testament of harmonious coexistence between diverse populations, and one of several wonderful exhibitions currently on view at The National Arts Club.

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Tajh Rust: Passages Opens at Fridman Gallery

 

 

 

Tajh Rust ~ Idowu. Image courtesy Fridman Gallery

Fridman Gallery will open its doors to Passages, the first solo exhibition by Brooklyn-born artist, Tajh Rust. The artists new paintings, a meditation on the lasting impression of transitions, trace the passage of time, of bodies through space, and of ideas through text.

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El Barrio’s MonumentArt Project 2015

 

 

 

EVER for Monument Art Project, PS 109 at 99th Street & Third Avenue

MonumentArt2015 was the second installment of the International Mural Festival in East Harlem and the Bronx, sponsored by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito,  José Morales of La Marqueta Retoña and La Respuesta in Santurce, Puerto Rico, partnered with muralist Celso González‎ to produce and curate the festival. Eleven internationally known artists created nine murals throughout El Barrio from 99th Street to 138th Street. Many of the murals focused on El Barrio’s rich culture and heritage. Let’s take a walk, as we watched the artists create in October, 2015.

Looking back……

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Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio ~ Images by Hiram Maristany, Presented by Miguel Luciano

 

 

 

Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio ~ Images by Hiram Maristany. This image located on 99th Street, just west of Second Avenue, on the side wall of PS 109

Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio is a new public art project featuring photographs by renowned photographer, Hiram Maristany ~ a founding member of the Young Lords and their official photographer. Follow along as we take the walking tour, map in hand to view 10 large-scale images across five locations in El Barrio.

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The Historic Archer Milton Huntington House at 1083 Fifth Avenue, NYC

 

 

 

Fifth Avenue

In anticipation of the reopening of the Hispanic Museum and Library this Fall on the Audubon Terrace, we thought we might take a look at the man behind the historic Terrace ~ Archer Milton Huntington ~ and his home on Fifth Avenue.

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The East Village 13th Annual Dance Parade & Festival ~ May 18, 2019

 

 

 

Image via dance parade

The 13th Annual Dance Parade & Festival will take place on Saturday, May 18th, with over 10,000 dancers, DJs and live bands. The Parade will begin at 12:35pm on Broadway at 21st Street, with a ceremonial Native American circle dance. At 1:00pm, the Parade will dance its way down Broadway to Astor Place, to perform in front of the grandstand. Continuing on East on St. Mark’s Place, the festivities will end at Tompkins Square Park with free classes and performances on five stages from 3:00pm to 7:00pm

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La Marqueta Opens its doors to new exhibit on The Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial Project

 

 

Exhibit Reclaiming History, Reinvesting in East Harlem: The Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial Project  at La Marqueta

The exhibition Reclaiming History, Reinvesting in East Harlem: The Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial Project opened at La Marqueta this month.

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Creative Art Works Unveils Exterior Artwork with Fundraiser at Shake Shack Harlem

 

 

 

They’re back! Remember the eleven Harlem students who created murals inside the new Shake Shack on 125th Street? Once again, partnering with Creative Art Works, the young artists completed the exterior work on the facade, which includes Fifth Avenue and 125th Street.

In celebration of the completed installation, Creative Art Works invites the Community to an official dedication of the exterior art on Thursday, May 23rd at 4:30pm. In addition, 25% of all proceeds on any purchase at Shake Shack that entire day will be donated to Creative Art Works IF the buyer mentions Creative Art Works (or CAW) at the register.

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Homage to the Uptown Speakeasies ~ Sugar Monk prepares to Open in Harlem

 

 

 

Image courtesy Sugar Monk Harlem

The artists Ektoras Binikos and Simon Jutras have merged their diverse artistic styles to create a sophisticated new mixology cocktail bar, located on Frederick Douglass Boulevard’s Restaurant Row in Harlem ~ a homage to the Uptown Speakeasies and salons of Harlem’s historic past ~ Sugar Monk.

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Get Ready for ~ Body Painting Day NYC 2019 ~ with Human Connection Arts

 

 

Image via humanconnectionarts.org

Human Connection Arts was launched in 2017, born from the days when Andy Golub, its founder, painted freely in the streets of New York City.

Now, the nonprofit ~ true to its mission of forming unique connections between artist and model during body painting ~ focuses on the vulnerabilities between models and artists, creating significant impact on artist, models and the public, as they strive to build a world where all people are accepted, regardless of race, gender, size, shape, age and even political views.

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Laurie Carretta Scupp: Endlings in The Garment District

 

 

Laurie Carretta Scupp: Endlings in the window at 215 West 38th Street in the Garment District

Birds, indoors and out, are filling the month of May from the Broadway Mall Association’s Birds on Broadway to The Garment District Alliance new exhibition, The first, and last, of their kind: Endlings, by artist Laurie Carretta Scupp.

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Industry City Brooklyn ~ Open Studios May 18-19

 

 

 

EverGreene Architectura Arts – Studio.

One of New York City’s largest artist enclaves is opening its doors to the public May 18-19, 2019. Industry City Open Studios offers the public a behind-the-scenes look into the customized creative spaces of Industry City’s many artists, makers, and manufacturers. The annual event, now in its sixth year, gives visitors a rare opportunity to access the artists’ studios as well as meet with the artists and experience the process of their work being produced firsthand.

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The Music Inn ~ a Throwback in Time on West 4th Street in Greenwich Village

 

 

 

Music Inn on West 4th Street in Greenwich Village

They call themselves a world instrument shop. In fact, they are a local institution, a blast from the past, and one of New York’s oldest continually-run music store, opening its doors in 1958.

Come inside The Music Inn.

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A Visit to The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters on Audubon Terrace

 

 

 

American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters at Audubon Terrace

The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (AAAL), located in the Audubon Terrace complex, is dedicated to honoring excellence in art, literature and music, with 250 of our country’s leading architects, artists, composers, and writers. Take a walk with us through these historic doors.

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NYC Parks’ Creative Courts + Saya Woolfalk + Public Color = a Work-in-Progress in Marcus Garvey Park Harlem

 

 

 

May 17, 2019

NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks ~  Creative Courts initiative, Facebook Artist-in-Residence Program (FB AIR Program), along with artist Saya Woolfalk, the non-profit Public Color, and the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance/Public Art Initiative have arrived at the basketball court on Madison Avenue near 122nd Street in Marcus Garvey Park. Watch as this work-in-progress takes shape over this next week.

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Leander Knust: Transformation-Integration at People’s Garden in Morningside Heights

 

 

Image via leander mienardus knust website

In our ever-changing city, community garden’s still dot the landscape as a growing-place, gathering place, green space for individual neighborhoods. The art installation, Transformation-Integration: Re-Material Wall by artist Leander Knust addresses the recent tsunami of change and displacement throughout our city.

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One Times Square unveils New Digital Art Installation ~ META-Morphosis

 

 

One Times Square. Image credit: Jamestown

Time Square ads are taking a pause for new public art featuring more than twenty artists in bright, bold animated artworks at the top of the newly redeveloped One Times Square.

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Who’s Your Hero ~ from The BunnFunn Collection at Port Authority for Mother’s Day

 

 

 

BunnFunn for Mother’s Day at Port Authority

For all who enjoyed Sara Bunn’s Women’s History Month exhibition entitled A Day in the Life of Seneca Village, you will love what come’s next ~ an ode to Mother’s Day, and the question ~ Who’s Your Hero.

Follow along on our trip to Port Authority for a little BunnFunn for Mother’s Day.

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Faith Ringgold + Heather Hart at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling

 

 

 

Human Spectrum: Narrated by Faith Ringgold. Photo credit: Michael Palma Mir courtesy Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling includes soft sculptures of family and friends, alongside book illustrations, explore themes of civilization, family and community.

Two new exhibitions will be on display at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling beginning May 2ndHuman Spectrum: Narrated by Faith Ringgold will be on view through September 22nd and extends the Museum’s yearlong celebration of iconic author, activist, and artist Faith Ringgold. Heather Hart: The Oracle of Amplitude by multidisciplinary artist Heather Hart will be on view through January 19, 2020.

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Simone Leigh: Loophole of Retreat at The Guggenheim

 

 

 

Simone Leigh, Sentinel, 2019. Bronze and raffia, edition 1/3. Courtesy the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York at The Guggenheim

The Guggenheim Museum opens its doors to Simone Leigh: Loophole of Retreat, on the occasion of Leigh winning the 2018 Hugo Boss Prize.

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Nick Georgiou: Codex Chroma at Allouche Gallery

 

 

 

Nick Georgiou, Unassuming Self, 2019. Discarded books, acrylic ink and paint on canvas. 48 x 60 x 5 in. Courtesy Allouche Gallery

Allouche Gallery will open its doors to Nick Georgiou: Codex Chroma, a vibrant new collection of paper wall reliefs, exploring the unique life cycle of books as objects of art.

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Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to your List in May, 2019

 

 

 

Nick Georgiou, Unassuming Self, 2019. Discarded books, acrylic ink and paint on canvas. 48 x 60 x 5 in. Courtesy Allouche Gallery

May is filled with Fairs and Shows from Frieze Week ~ which, this year expanded onto the Rockefeller Center Plaza ~ to Soho’s Superfine, Art New York on the Pier, TEFAF at Park Avenue Armory, Contemporary African Art Fair, NYCxDesign, Sacred Sites, and annual favorites like Jane’s Walk, Kips Bay Designer Show House, The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation Annual Spring House Tour, Harlem EatUp! and continuing the year-long celebration of Stonewall50 at a plethora of events throughout the city. Here are more than 95 suggestion to add to your list in May, including what’s still on view, and what we’re looking forward to.

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City of Workers, City of Struggle opens at The Museum of the City of New York

 

 

The Museum of the City of New York opens its doors to the exhibition, City of Workers, City of Struggle, an examination of how the labor movement transformed New York.

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Gourmet Bistro Amuse Bouche opens in La Marqueta

 

 

 

Image courtesy Amuse Bouche Bistro

The much anticipated opening of the gourmet bistro, Amuse Bouche in La Marqueta is finally here! The expansion of the popular caterer will be open from Thursday through Saturday, 9am-6pm, with a wide selection of tempting treats, fresh baked goods, sumptuous prepared meals, and finely brewed coffees and teas.

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Art in DUMBO: First Thursday Gallery Walk ~ May 2, 2019

 

 

Art in General ~ Chim ↑ Pom: Threat of Peace (Hiroshima!!!!!!)

DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk will take place on May 2nd from 6-8pm. Attendees are invited to participate in a free Insider’s Tour with Jonathan Gardenhire, visual artist and Program Coordinator at Arcadia. Gardenhire will lead visitors to view exhibitions at Art in General and Smack Mellon. Each month, a docent from DUMBO’s arts non-profits will lead an Insider’s Tour of two exhibitions. Register on Eventbrite.

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Harlem Stage Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of E-Moves: A Signature Dance Series

 

 

Tendayi Kuumba by Michael Hančovský courtesy Harlem Stage

From May 2-4 and 9-11, 2019, Harlem Stage’s signature dance series E-Moves celebrates its 20th anniversary. Throughout its history, E- Moves has commissioned, presented and nurtured choreographers of color across the spectrum of contemporary dance idioms to create new work. In celebration of this anniversary, Harlem Stage will present 6 nights of dance featuring 2 commissioned artists presenting new works. In addition to the 2 new works, each night will feature additional choreographers and a pop-up performance by up-and-coming choreographers.

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Armando Mariño: La Selva Oscura to open at FACTION Art Projects Harlem

 

 

Armando Mariño, The Mexican, 2019. Image courtesy FACTION Art Projects

FACTION Art Projects will open its doors to the solo exhibition, La Selva Oscura, by Armando Mariño with ten large-scale oil paintings of figures in landscapes drawing on themes of identity and personal history within the current political and socio-economic climate.

Drawing from his Cuban roots, the artists’ work is influenced by periods of time living in Cuba, the Netherlands, France and New York’s Hudson Valley ~ as well as experience of dislocation and popular culture.

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Lacock Abbey: Birthplace of Photography on Paper at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs

 

 

 

William Henry Fox Talbot, (English, 1800-1877), Bust of Patroclus, 1842, Salt print from a calotype negative, 13.0 x 12.8 cm. Image courtesy of the gallery

Photography on paper was born in 1839 in England at Lacock Abbey. A new exhibition of photographs juxtaposes the work of its inventor William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) with the contemporary work of Hiroshi Sugimoto, Abelardo Morell, and Mike Robinson. Lacock Abbey: Birthplace of Photography on Paper will be on view at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs through May 10, 2019. The exhibition, which pays tribute to Talbot’s beloved ancestral home in Wiltshire, features architectural exteriors and interiors, still lifes, portraits, and tree studies by Talbot, complemented by interpretations from three contemporary artists, who have been inspired by his pioneering photographs.

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Take a Walk on the Largest Green Roof in New York City ~ at The Javits Center

 

 

 

The Green Roof at Javitz Center

Did you know that the Javits Center holds free tours of its green roof? The 6.75 acre area is one of the largest in the United States, and home to twenty-seven species of birds, five bat species, thousands of honeybees, and a sanctuary for area wildlife. Come along on our tour.

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CAMP: Notes on Fashion opening at The Met

 

 

 

Jeremy Scott (American, born 1975) for House of Moschino (Italian, founded 1983). Ensemble, spring/summer 2018. Courtesy of Moschino. Photo © Johnny Dufort, 2019

Through more than 250 objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present, The Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition will explore the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp‘” provides the framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.

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Desert Painters of Australia, Contemporary Indigenous Paintings to open at Gagosian NYC

 

 

 

BILL WHISKEY Rockholes and Country Near the Olga’s, 2007
Synthetic polymer paint on linen 80 3/4 x 118 1/8 in 204.9 x 300 cm
© Bill Whiskey Photo: Rob McKeever Courtesy Gagosian

Gagosian Madison Avenue will open its doors to a special exhibition of contemporary Indigenous Australian painting from two significant American collections. Spanning three generations, the exhibition includes works by leading painters from the Central and Western Desert regions.

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Downtown Culture Walk ~ Saturday, April 27, 2019

 

 

The Soho Arts Network will hold its Annual Downtown Culture Walk on Saturday, April 27th from Noon to 6pm. This is the third year for the self-guided walking tour, highlighting the non profit art spaces in the SoHo and downtown neighborhoods.

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DUMBO Open Studios ~ April 27 & 28, 2019

 

 

 

Alejandro Guzman, The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program. image via dumboopenstudios.com

The Annual Dumbo Open Studios will take place on April 27 & 28, 2019, giving visitors a look into studios and workspaces across the Brooklyn waterfront.

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Bruce Davidson, Subject: Contact at Howard Greenberg Gallery

 

 

 

Bruce Davidson, Brooklyn Gang, 1959, Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1965. 8 1/2 x 12 7/8 in. Image courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery/Magnum Photos

Howard Greenberg Gallery will open its doors to the exhibition, Bruce Davidson, Subject: Contact ~ contact sheets in context with vintage prints from four seminal projects from the 1950s and 60s ~ Circus, Brooklyn Gang, Time of Change, and East 100th Street. The exhibition illustrates Davidson’s connection to some of the 20th century’s most important social, cultural, and political moments.

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Harlem One Stop & The Harlem Renaissance Centennial Celebrate the Life & Music of Mary Lou Williams in Harlem

 

 

Mary Lou Williams. Image courtesy Harlem One Stop

Harlem One Stop presents An Afternoon with Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band, a free film screening co-presented with Harlem Cultural Collaborative Partners as part of The Harlem Renaissance 100 Program (The Harlem Renaissance Centennial Community Celebration).

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The Magical Wizards Brunch & Dinner coming to New York this Summer

 

 

 

The Wizard’s Brunch & Dinner, image via Facebook

It’s been to Auckland, Melbourne, Liverpool, Birmingham, Houston, Denver, and now ~ this Internationally known event, The Wizard’s Brunch & Dinner, is coming to a secret location in New York City this Summer.

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Essie Green Galleries Spring 2019 Exhibition Explores Forgeries & Fakes

 

 

Allen Stringfellow “Jumping”. Image courtesy Essie Green Galleries

The Spring 2019 exhibition at Essie Green Galleries will focus on the recent attention paid to African-American artists, their rise in prominence in museums and in the marketplace, along with a significant rise in forgeries and fakes.

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Frieze New York 2019 Extends to Rockefeller Center with 20 Art Installations

 

 

#14, Jaume Plensa, Behind the Walls, 2019, Richard Gray Gallery and Galerie Lelong & Co.

Frieze Sculpture 2019 is a major new public art initiative, presented at Rockefeller Center in partnership with Frieze New York and Tishman Speyer from April 25 through June 28. This extension of Frieze New York will present 20 new and significant sculptures across the Rockefeller Center campus by 14 local and international artists. Here are a few images of what we saw on opening day.

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Kips Bay Decorator Show House NYC 2019

 

 

45th Annual Kips Bay Decorator House. Image via kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org

This year, the 47th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House NYC will be located at 36-38 East 74th Street.

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Easter Eggs & Birds Nest arrive in The Channel Garden at Rock Center

 

 

New installation in The Channel Garden for Easter

The Channel Gardens are decorated for Easter, featuring a giant (20-foot in diameter) bird nest with brightly colored large blue interactive eggs set in the center, for kids to climb in, around, and on top.

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Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space at Socrates Sculpture Garden

 

 

Miya Ando ~ Ginga (Silver River), 2019. Steel and silk gauze. 15 x 3.5 x 91 feet. Images courtesy the artist and Socrates Sculpture Park. The title is the Japanese word for galaxy and draws on Japanese understanding of time as informed by and experienced through the natural world. The installation is suspended along the Park’s East River shoreline.

Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space transforms Socrates Sculpture Park into a gateway to the universe, presenting artworks that consider space, time, and matter in relationship to celestial entities and earth-bound processes. In the open-air environment of the Long Island City waterfront park, the exhibition uses scale to put the universe in context, creating connection points to space and time.

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Lorna Simpson.Darkening + Piero Manzoni.Lines Materials of His Time at Hauser & Wirth New York

 

 

 

Lorna Simpson, Darkened, 2018. Ink and screen print on gessoed wood. 274.3 x 243.8 x 3.2 cm/108 x 96 x 1 1/2 in. © Lorna Simpson Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth will open its doors to Lorna Simpson.Darkening and Piero Manzoni.Lines Materials of His Time in its Chelsea Gallery.

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Pictures From Another Time: Photographs by Bob Colacello, 1976 – 1982 at Vito Schnabel Projects

 

 

Bob Colacello.  Gregg Allman and Cher, Carter Inaugration White House Reception, 1977.  Unique gelatin silver, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm) © Bob Colacello; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Projects

Vito Schnabel Projects will open its doors to Pictures From Another Time: Photographs by Bob Colacello, 1976 ~ 1982, an exhibition of photographs taken by Bob Colacello during the years he served as editor of Andy Warhol’s interview Magazine.

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Curt Hoppe: Downtown Portraits at Barnarducci Gallery + Howl! Happening

 

 

Top: Curt Hoppe with Self Portrait, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 96 x 70 inches

Barnarducci Gallery will open its doors to Downtown Portraits, an exhibition of large-scale monochrome (cut works), paintings by Curt Hoppe.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Speaks to the Notre-Dame Fire

 

 

 

The Met Cloisters

Join The Metropolitan Museum of Art in two thoughtful events in the wake of the Notre-Dame fire.

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Get Ready for Jane’s Walk ~ 2019

 

 

 

Jane’s Walk is a way to learn your City. This image is 11th Street at Greenwich and Seventh Avenue South

It’s time to check the list and register for The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) annual Jane’s Walk NYC, highlighting treasured places in all five boroughs with volunteer-led, free tours from May 3-5.

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Culture and the People: El Museo Del Barrio, 1969-2019

 

 

 

Vargas-Suarez Universal Virus Americanus XIII, 2003. Oil enamel on wood. Acquired through “PROARTISTA: Sustaining the Work of Living Contemporary Artists,” a fund from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust and a donation from the artist 2003.16.

El Museo del Barrio will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a major permanent collection exhibition and timeline, contextualizing the history of the institution, in a two-part exhibition. The exhibition will reflect on the institution’s activist origins and pioneering role as a cultural and educational organization dedicated to Latinx and Latin American art and culture.

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