June 5th, Wear Orange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day 2020

 

 

 

June 5th is the Annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Come together to fight for a future free from gun violence. Show you care. Show you’re aware. #WearOrange

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The Salmagundi Club Galleries Re-Open with Coast Guard Art Collection Exhibition on June 29, 2020

 

 

 

Image pictured is the 2019 George Gray Award winner, “Guardians of the Puerto Rican Coast,” by Robert Selby. Image courtesy The Salmagundi Club

As New York City moves to step beyond the restrictions of COVID19, it is only appropriate that the Salmagundi Club re-opens its main floor gallery on June 29 with an exhibition of works depicting the United States Coast Guard, first responders in their own right.

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Harlem-Based ‘Black Public Media’ Marks 40th Anniversary with ’40 for 40 Media Game Changers’ List

 

 

 

Image courtesy BPM

Black Public Media (BPM) is celebrating 40 years of showing the world that #blacklivesmatter by bringing Black content creators and their stories to the forefront for audiences across all screens.

As the organization takes stock of its four decades-long history, it is releasing the BPM 40 for 40 Media Game Changers, a list recognizing 40 individuals and organizations that, like BPM, have helped keep Black voices and Black stories present in the media and shaped the modern-day landscape of independent, Black film and television.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation to Review Proposal for Trinity Church Stained Glass Entrance Window

 

 

 

Rendering of proposed design by artist Thomas Denny for Trinity Church. Image bia MBB/ NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

On June 2, 2020, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission will review proposals from Trinity Church and Murphy Burnham & Buttrick (MBB) Architects to replace its multi-story stained glass window located above the entrance with a commissioned stained glass window designed by British stained glass artist Thomas Denny.

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Art Installations, Performances & Exhibits in our Parks + Online ~ June, 2020

 

 

Artist, Gayle Madeira, ‘Winter Clementine’, oil 6 x 6 in. Image courtesy of the Artist and Salmagundi Club

Online Viewing Rooms and our local Parks, large and small, have supported our efforts to stay healthy and positive during this difficult time. As we prepare for reopening June 8th, we continue with these creative ways to connect. June brings with it more than 40 art installations, performances and online exhibits to add to your list, as well as many Online Viewing Rooms & Tours still on view. Continue reading “Art Installations, Performances & Exhibits in our Parks + Online ~ June, 2020”

Museum Mile Festival Goes Virtual, June 9, 2020

 

 

 

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Eight New York City museums are joining together to create the first ever day-long virtual Museum Mile Festival on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, from 9 am to 9 pm. Throughout the day, each museum will host live and pre-recorded programs, virtual exhibition tours, live musical performances, and activities for families streamed across their respective websites and social media platforms. Culture enthusiasts from around the world will now be able to join New Yorkers, during this unprecedented moment, and enjoy the festival.

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Howard Greenberg presents Saul Leiter in its Online Viewing Room

 

 

 

(PF107745) Saul Leiter,, Postmen, 1952. ©Saul Leiter Foundation, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

The World is Full of Endless Things: Saul Leiter’s New York is now in the Online Viewing Room at Howard Greenberg Gallery New York. The exhibition is a wonderful ode to New York, exploring Leiter’s nearly seventy-years in a City he loved ~ and in particular, the East Village where he lived beginning in 1952.

His mother gave him his first camera at age 12, and this seed planted bloomed at age 23, when he left theology school and moved to New York City. Aside from street photography, Leiter worked as a  fashion photographer for twenty years, publishing in such well-known publications as Elle, Vogue, Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar, to name just a few.

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Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the First ‘Percent for Art’ Installation, ‘Growth’ and artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez in Harlem Art Park ~ June 26, 2020

 

 

 

Image of Mayor Edward Koch who was the originator of the Percent for Art Program, along with Bess Myerson and the artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez at ribbon cutting for ‘Growth’ in 1985 in the Art Park. Image via New York City Percent for Art courtesy of the Artist

On June 26th, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs will celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Percent for Art Program, and its first art installation, Growth, by sculpture artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez. Here are some wonderful images of the artist and Growth as it was being created, and a few thoughts on this historic occasion by the artist when we visited his studio in May, 2020.

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A Look Back at Roz Chast: Memoirs at Museum of the City of New York

 

 

 

Roz Chast at Museum of the City of New York at the entrance to her exhibition in 2016

As we look forward to Roz Chast in Conversation with Lester Burg this month, it reminds us of the artists’ 2016 exhibition at The Museum of the City of New York ~ Memoirs.

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It’s Roz Chast in Conversation with Lester Burg ~ May 24, 2020

 

 

 

Artist Roz Chast. Image via Drawing America

Join Drawing America for a conversation with Roz Chast, The New Yorker staff cartoonist, to hear how she draws humor from these unprecedented times we all find ourselves in, especially here in New York. Ms. Chast will present a slideshow of drawings she has created since the pandemic began. Following the presentation, she will be in conversation with Lester Burg, former Deputy Director of the MTA’s Art and Design program in New York City. Continue reading “It’s Roz Chast in Conversation with Lester Burg ~ May 24, 2020”

Pat Steir: Artist ~ a Film by Veronica Gonzalez Peña

 

 

 

Artist Pat Stein in the documentary film ‘Artist’

Pat Steir: Artist, a documentary film directed by Veronica Gonzalez Peña about the life of legendary artist Pat Steir, will be released on Apple TV, Prime Video, and other digital platforms as well as DVD on June 9, 2020.

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SCNY Photography Show in The Galleries at Salmagundi

 

 

Mark Battista, Flight of Inspiration, 2020. Digital Photography. 14 × 11 × 1 in
35.6 × 27.9 × 2.5 cm. $450.

The SCNY Photography Show has been unveiled in The Galleries at Salmagundi online viewing room in the Artsy Showroom. The works are presented by Salmagundi Club photographer members. Below are just a few of what will be on view, with the full collection at The Galleries at Salmagundi.

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‘Michaelangelo Lovelace. Nightshift’ coming to the Online Viewing Room at Fort Gansevoort

 

 

Michaelangelo Lovelace, Untitled, 2008. Ink one paper. 8.5 x 11 in. ML209.. Image courtesy Fort Gansevoort Gallery

Beginning Thursday, May 28, Fort Gansevoort will present Nightshift, an exhibition of drawings by Michelangelo Lovelace (b. 1960), composed from the bedsides and common areas of nursing homes throughout Cleveland, Ohio, where he has worked for over 30 years as a nurse’s aide while pursuing his artistic practice.

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#GoingGreenForParkies on May 21, 2020

 

 

 

The Arsenal (Central Park) image credit: Daniel Avila/NYC Parks

#GoingGreenForParkies ~ Empire State Building and Other City Landmarks to Go Green in honor of Parks Workers on May 21st ~ a day when New York City will salute Park workers around the World with green lights and by wearing green, and In a show of support, San Francisco’s City Hall, Coit Tower, and Conservatory; Australia’s Royal Botanic Garden Sydney; and the Con Edison tower all lit green for parkies.

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The Jewish Museum Applies for Permit Displaying Temporary Mural by Artist Lawrence Weiner

 

 

 

Rendering of proposed mural at the Jewish Museum (Courtesy of the Jewish Museum)

The Jewish Museum hopes to display a multi-story mural installed at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 92nd Street with the neon-blue message, ‘All the Stars in the Sky have the Same Face‘. It was originally designed in 2011 by American conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner, with lettering in Hebrew, Arabic and English.

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New York State Regional Monitoring Dashboard Online + The Winning Ad

 

 

Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced an online Early Warning Dashboard to monitor virus containment. The dashboard allows New Yorkers to see for themselves all of the state’s data tracking new infections and their severity, hospital capacity by region and other metrics. The early warning system dashboard was developed in consultation with internationally-known experts who have been advising New York State.

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The Salmagundi Club Spring Auction ~ Live Online June 19th

 

 

 

Artist, Gayle Madeira, ‘Winter Clementine’, oil 6 x 6 in. Image courtesy of the Artist and Salmagundi Club

The Salmagundi Club Spring Auction, benefiting the historic club, has been rescheduled for June 19 at 4:00pm online. The works by artist members include all media from oil paintings, sculpture, fine-art graphics, and photography. This Event is a major fundraiser for the non-profit Salmagundi Club.

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Historic Manida Street in the Bronx Proposed as a Landmarked Historic District

 

 

 

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission held a virtual public hearing on the proposed Manida Street Historic District in Hunts Point. The Commission will schedule a vote at a public meeting to be held in June, 2020. Below is a brief history of this beautiful street.

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Fotografiska New York + United Nations Human Rights & David Clark Cause = the Annual ‘Photography 4 Humanity’ Global Prize Competition & Exhibitions

 

 

2019 Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Recipient: Sameer Al-Doumy
Description: “A married couple drink coffee in the remains of their home in Souma.”
Location: Syria. Courtesy Fotografisks

Fotografiska New York, the photography museum located in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, announced today their partnership with United Nations Human Rights and David Clark Cause as the exclusive presenter of the annual Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Competition and subsequent exhibitions.

Submissions for the 2020 Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Competition open today, May 8th, and will be open until August 31, 2020.

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Celebrate Harlem Stage with a Virtual Celebration ~ May 18th

 

 

Nona Hendryx courtesy Harlem Stage

On Monday May 18, 2020 at 7:00pm, Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown performing arts venue will host an online premiere celebration on Facebook and Instagram in place of its annual spring gala. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Harlem Stage is forced to cancel its in person event but is pleased to premiere a virtual event to be enjoyed by all arts and culture lovers. ​

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Art Installations, Performances & Exhibits in our Parks + Online ~ May, 2020

 

 

Artist Margaret Short, ‘Joker in the Tulip Bed’, 2020; Oil on Linen; 13 x 14 in.; 33 x 35.6 cm. Annual Members’ Exhibition in Galleries at Salmagundi online at the Artsy Showroom

Museums and galleries have shut their doors, but not their commitment to art and the artists they represent.  Online Viewing Rooms have been popping up due to the ban on public gatherings, and parks and public spaces have become a respite for New Yorkers getting a breath of fresh air and enjoying a bit of open space. Here are more than 30 outdoor art installations, online performances and exhibitions to enjoy in May + a host of great viewing from past months.

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A Walk Through The Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx

 

 

 

The Andrew Freedman House

COVID-19 has created a swift economic downturn for large and small businesses alike. We have seen tremendous unemployment and a volatile stock market – not unlike the Great Depression in 1929 ~ with so many New Yorkers loosing their businesses and their savings. A remnant of the Great Depression still exists in the Bronx. We thought it a good time to take a look back at the history of The Andrew Freedman Home.

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It’s Time for The Salmagundi Club Annual Members’ Exhibition ~ in the Artsy Showroom

 

 

Artist Shuk Susan Lee, “Fiesta In Panama” 2020, pastel, 16 x 19 x 3/10″; 40.6 x 48.3 x 3.3 cm.

The Galleries at Salmagundi unveiled its Annual Members’ Exhibition in the Artsy Showroom. The online exhibition showcases its club members’ finest works of art in all media ~ oil, watercolor, pastel, graphics, sculpture, photography and mixed media.

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Kerstin Brätsch: Fossil Psychics for Christa in the Online Viewing Room at Gavin Brown’s enterprise

 

 

Kerstin Brätsch: Fossil Psychics for Christa, 2020

Kerstin Braetsch’s most recent works, titled Fossil Psychics for Christa, are brightly-colored, three dimensional stuccos, hovering between the realms of painting and sculpture. Stucco is a form of plaster, historically used to imitate marble and other rare stones. “It’s about extending painting,” Braetsch has explained of what drives her work, “following the logic of my brushstroke but in a different language.” With this material, Braetsch creates “paintings” that appear ancient, like the result of geologic phenomena. Created with the assistance of master artisan Valter Cipriani, they resemble brushstrokes and monsters, regular motifs in Braetsch’s oeuvre. These impossible objects are physically immediate, almost demanding to be touched, as well as deeply mysterious, like fossils transported here from another, less corporeal realm. Step into the Online Viewing Room at Gavin Brown’s enterprise for the exhibition, Kerstin Brätsch: Fossil Psychics for Christa.

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Atlantic Gallery presents ‘Future (Perfect)’ an Online Exhibition & Benefit

 

 

Carol Crawford, The Secret Life of Flowers, Mixed media construction, 25″ h x 31″ w x 5″ d, $2,500. Image courtesy of the artist and Atlantic Gallery

Atlantic Gallery opened its Online Viewing Room to the exhibition, Future (Perfect). In an effort to do their part and help our amazing city get through this tough time, Atlantic Gallery members have decided to donate 20% of all sales to the UNITED WAY NYC: Covid19 Community Response & Recovery Fund.

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National Black Theatre Launches NBT@Home for its 51st Season

 

 

 

Claudia Alick courtesy National Black Theatre

The historic Harlem-based theater is resuming its 51st season with the launch of a new initiative called NBT@Home: Uplifting Communal Resilience on Wednesday, April 22, at 5:30 p.m. ET on its Facebook page and Facebook Live. NBT@Home is a new, free five-part weekly digital series that will present curated, hour-long artist discussions on subjects including the arts and health in the Black community and beyond.

Look for NBT@Home on Wednesday, April 29th, May 6th, May 13th, May 20th.

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It’s Earth Day 2020 ~ Celebrating from Home, a Look Back at Earth Day’s Past

 

 

Broadway Bouquet via Terrain Work will be located at the Flatiron car-free location at 23rd street. 2018.

Today is Earth Day 2020 ~ a year when we will contemplate our environment from the safety of our homes. In past years, we have celebrated the day in all five boroughs, with car-free spaces for educational kiosks, music, performances, art ~ runs, walks, fitness classes, biking + more. Let’s take a look back at just a few Earth Day events in the Garment District to Flatiron District and Times Square in 2018 and 2019.

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Let’s Take a Van Gogh Museum 4K Tour of Over 2,100 Artworks

 

 

 

Vincent van Gogh image via vangogallery.com

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is closed due to COVID-19, but the Museum invites all to step into a seven-part virtual tour, displaying more than 2,100 artworks.

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Take a Virtual Walk on Mars with NASA

 

 

 

(above) Access Mars allows any member of the public to explore the discoveries of NASA’s Curiosity rover. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

You have the time, so why not take the ultimate day-trip ~ to Mars. Starting April, 2020, everyone can get a taste of what that feels like. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, collaborated with Google to produce Access Mars, a free immersive experience. It’s available for use on all desktop and mobile devices and virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) headsets. That includes mobile-based virtual reality devices on Apple and Android. Buckle up!

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Times Square Arts + Artists Have Messages for all New Yorkers

 

 

Messages of love, gratitude and solidarity from Times Square Arts, Poster House, Print Magazine and For Freedoms

Times Square Arts, Poster House, Print Magazine, and For Freedoms have launched a citywide public art campaign featuring artist-designed PSAs and messages of love, gratitude, and solidarity with New York City’s health care and essential workers. Radiating out from the screens of Times Square to the digital billboards above Lincoln Tunnel and nearly 1800 LinkNYC kiosks across all five boroughs, the initiative turns our city’s digital displays into platforms of public service and appreciation through the lens of established and emerging graphic designers and visual artists from around the world.

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Beyond the Harlem Renaissance: African American Portraits by Carl Van Vechten in the Online Viewing Room at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

Carl Van Vechten, Allen Meadows, c. 1940. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

Keith de Lellis Gallery celebrates the portraiture of Carl Van Vechten (American, 1880-1964) in its spring exhibition in the Online Viewing Room. Van Vechten moved to New York City from Chicago in 1906 to pursue a writing career (he would become the first American critic of modern dance while contributing to the New York Times) before dedicating himself to photography.

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NYC Food Delivery Assistance Program Ready to Go + COVID-19 Testing Sites

 

 

 

Image via nyc.gov

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an ambitious program providing free meals to all New Yorkers in need during the COVID-19 crisis. To this end, the Mayor named Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia to the post of COVID-19 Food Czar. Her job ~ to make sure that no New Yorker goes hungry.

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Looking Back at Editta Sherman ~ The Duchess of Carnegie Hall Exhibited by New York Historical Society

 

 

 

Editta Sherman posing for Bill Cunningham

A new documentary on Bill Cunningham aired on Amazon Prime this year, shadowing the famed photographer on the streets of the city he loved, and in the iconic building where he lived much of his professional life ~ Carnegie Hall Studios ~ next door to another famed photographer, Editta Sherman.

Here, we take a look-back at Editta’s life and portrait work, which was on view at the New York Historical Society in a 2017 exhibition, The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman

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One Third of a Nation: The Photographs of the Farm Security Administration, 1935-1946 in the Howard Greenberg Online Gallery

 

 

Carl Mydans, Untitled, c.1936, Gelatin silver print; printed later, 16 x 20 inches, Mounted. Signed in in on mount recto. $8,000.00. Image courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery

Depicting challenges impoverished Americans were enduring at the time, with photographs by Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Gordon Parks, among others, the exhibition, One Third of a Nation: The Photographs of the Farm Security Administration, demonstrates the extraordinary power of photography to define an era and inspire social change. Although the exhibition was planned months before the current pandemic situation, the images now take on a new relevance.  The exhibition is now in the Howard Greenberg Gallery Viewing Room.

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Keith de Lellis Gallery ‘Paris Photo New York’ Online

 

 

Images courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

Keith de Lellis Gallery opens its Online Viewing to a selection of photographs that would have been exhibited at Paris Photo New York.

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Moe-the Butcher ~ Owner of Albanese Meats & Poultry in Nolita ~ Passes Away

 

 

 

Albanese Meats and Poultry Shop, 238 Elizabeth Street, NYC

Moe the Butcher, the much-loved owner of Albanese Meats and Poultry passed away today, April 8, 2020, just shy of his 96th birthday. Moe Albanese has been running the shop since he took it over in 1954 from his Mother, who ran the shop that she and her husband, Moe’s Father, opened in 1923.

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The Easter Stroll 2020 ~ NYC Looks Back at Fifth Avenue Strolls of the Past

 

 

 

The much loved Fifth Avenue Easter Stroll will be put on a shelf this year, as New Yorkers work through the difficulties and hardships caused by the Coronavirus. This year, during Easter Week, we take a look back at some of our favorite strolls, and New Yorkers strutting their stuff.

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Ki Smith Gallery Artists Join Christie’s CSR Auction for #GlobalGiving

 

 

Ki Smith Gallery will not be physically opening its doors to the exhibition, Base 12: Don’t Call It a Comeback due to coronavirus. However the artists in this group exhibition announced that they will participating in the Fight Coronavirus & Artist Aid online auction, organized by Christie’s Corporate Social Responsibility program.

Preview the available works and save the date, Saturday, April 4th at Noon, when bidding begins.

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Fotografiska New York Presents: The Foto Sessions, a New Digital Destination for Photography + Fotographers (in) Focus & Stopmotion

 

 

New Visions: VICE, an exhibition and editorial series showcasing photographers from around the world.

Fotografiska New York, the Manhattan-based photography museum, introduces the launch of The Foto Sessions; a new digital exhibition space created to showcase incredible photography while the world stays at home. In light of COVID-19 events, the museum has temporarily closed its doors, but will continue to spotlight both aspiring and accomplished photographers via the online destination. The content hub will feature virtual galleries, artist interviews and profiles, audio recordings from previous live events, and community photography submissions, all designed to bring the museum and its signature programming into living rooms across the globe.

In addition, the new program, Fotographers (in) Focus will flip the camera on the photographers, framing them as the subjects that provoke and sustain creative curiosity in online video interviews.

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Take Refuge in the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room at The Rubin Museum of Art

 

 

 

Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room

The Rubin Museum of Art is sending out an online ‘Rubin Care Package’ of art and practices for navigating our world in this time of instability and feeling of global community fear, loss, isolation and stress. Take refuge in the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room.

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The Apollo Theater to Hold Online Auditions for its 2020-21 Season

 

 

 

Adapting to changing times, The Apollo Theater will hold auditions for its new season via online submissions.

For the first time in its 86 year history, the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night auditions will be conducted exclusively through online submissions, for the summer and fall 2020-21 season.

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Grey Art Gallery at NYU ~ Online Gallery + Fabulous Self-Guided Walking Tours in Greenwich Village

 

 

Installation image of ‘Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s.’ Photo: Nicholas Papananias, Courtesy Grey Art Gallery, New York University

Grey Art Gallery at NYU opens its digital window to the exhibition, Taking Shape: Abstration from the Arab World, 1950s ~ 1980s, along with a short film taken at the opening reception in January, 2020.

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Fort Gansevoort Gallery debuts ‘Seeing Through You’, a Series of Weekly Online Exhibitions

 

 

Pilar Trujillo, Desayuno sobre la hierba, 2015. Tapestry (burlap embroidery with wool), 73 x 61 in. Courtesy of the Artist and Fort Gansevoort

Fort Gansevoort Gallery will open its online window, announcing SEEING THROUGH YOU, a series of weekly online exhibitions organized for the gallery by invited curators and scholars. Launching with its first exhibition on Thursday, March 26, 2020, this initiative will highlight artists from around the globe and aim to initiate lively discourse among larger and more diverse audiences for whom the web and social media are an even more vital ‘salon space’ in a time of crisis.

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Art Installations, Performances & Exhibits in our Parks + Online to Add to Your List in April, 2020

 

 

Museums and galleries have shut their doors, but not their commitment to art and the artists they represent.  Online Viewing Rooms have been popping up due to the ban on public gatherings, and parks and public spaces have become a respite for New Yorkers getting a breath of fresh air and enjoying a bit of space. Here is a list of some online viewing, free and available to the public now, and beginning in April, 2020. We will continue to add content, as more exhibitions open their doors online.

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Visit the New Exhibition, ‘Louis Bourgeois. Drawings 1947-2007’ in the Online Viewing Room at Hauser & Wirth NYC

 

 

Louise Bourgeois in her home on West 20th Street, New York, 2000. Photo: © Jean-Francois Jaussaud; © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

We appreciate museums and galleries offering free content online, along with new virtual gallery exhibitions. Hauser & Wirth New York will launch the online exhibition, Louise Bourgeois. Drawings 1947-2007, on March 25, 2020.

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The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Brings the Stage to You ~ Online

 

 

 

From past performances, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, image courtesy NYTF on Facebook

In a time of great anxiety, several of our museums, galleries and educational institutions are stepping up with free online programming. The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, who brought us ‘Fiddler on the Roof‘ in Yiddish, has stepped up with ‘Folksbiene LIVE!’, a social media performance series. Can’t get to Broadway? Check out the online stage at Folksbiene! Live.

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Let’s Take a Walk in our Parks, Big & Small ~ and Bring Along Your 6′ Measuring Stick

 

 

Central Park

New York City Parks have a plethora of outdoor art installations throughout all five boroughs. It may come to pass that our City is put under a ‘shelter-in-place’ order. But in the meantime, a nice long walk and some fresh air and exercise might be good for mind and soul. Here are a few suggestions, keeping in mind that some of the installations are temporary, and coming to an end as soon as the end of this month.

Central Park

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Gordon Hookey: Sacred Nation, Scared Nation at Fort Gansevoort

 

 

 

Gordon Hookey, GH001, Pelvis Deadly, 2005, Oil on canvas, 48 x 66.25 inches

Fort Gansevoort Gallery will open its doors to Sacred Nation, Scared Nation, the first solo exhibition in the United States for noted Brisbane-based Waanyi Aboriginal artist Gordon Hookey (b. 1961, Cloncurry, Australia). Hookey uses metaphors, wordplay, and humor – sometimes brazenly provocative – to subvert tropes of English colonialization and to reclaim, empower, and redefine Aboriginal culture. Eschewing the traditional dot abstraction most commonly associated with indigenous Australian art, Hookey deploys deceptively folksy figuration and bold painted words in paintings that connect Black Aboriginal experience to that of African Americans.

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NYC Parks + The Battery Conservancy Break Ground on $18.3 Million Battery Playscape Reconstruction Project!

 

 

NYC Parks + The Battery Conservancy. Photo credit: NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined The Battery Conservancy President Warrie Price, Manhattan Deputy Borough President Matthew Washington, City Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1 Vice Chair Tammy Meltzer, and community members to break ground on The Battery Playscape reconstruction project.

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‘Monuments Now’ to Open in Socrates Sculpture Park in Summer, 2020

 

 

Phase One ~ Artist Jeffrey Gibson: Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House, 2020

As we enter an election year and find ourselves reevaluating American identity and values, a new exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park, MONUMENTS NOW, will seek to address the role of monuments in society and commemorate underrepresented narratives such as diaspora, indigenous, and queer histories.

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