‘Weaving Abstraction in Ancient and Modern Art” at The Met Fifth Avenue

      The process of creating textiles has long been a springboard for artistic invention. In Weaving Abstraction in Ancient and Modern Art, two extraordinary bodies of work separated by at least 500 years are brought together to explore the striking connections between artists of the ancient Andes and those of the 20th century. […]

Holiday Open Streets Returns to Fifth Avenue between 48th & 59th Streets during December 2023

      New York City Mayor Eric Adams today unveiled plans to bring back and expand the popular holiday season Open Street along Fifth Avenue and around Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan this December. Building on the success of last year’s groundbreaking program, the 2023 version will set a record for New York City’s […]

‘Vertigo of Color. Matisse, Derain, and the Origins of Fauvism’ to Open at The Met Fifth Avenue

      Henri Matisse (1869–1954) and André Derain (1880–1954) embarked on a creative partnership in the summer of 1905 that would change the course of French painting. The two painters daringly experimented with energetic bursts of color, form, and structure, the outcome of which led to a bold, new artistic language known as Fauvism […]

‘Picasso: A Cubist Commission in Brooklyn’ to Open at The Met Fifth Avenue

      The Met will open Picasso: A Cubist Commission in Brooklyn, the first exhibition dedicated to a captivating, but lesser-known chapter in the Cubist period of Pablo Picasso (1881–1973). In 1910, while making radical formal experiments with the human figure that brought him to the brink of abstraction, the artist embarked on a […]

The Annual Fifth Avenue Blooms returns with Floral Installations Imagined by Artist Charlotte Gastout

      From May 1st to 31st, the avenue will be transformed into an enchanting floral universe created by French illustrator Charlotte Gastaut, with ten colorful sculptures complimented by live flowers, spanning from 50th to 59th street.

This Holiday Season, A Car-Free Fifth Avenue from 49th ~ 57th Streets On December 4, 11 and 18

      For the first time ever, Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic for three Sundays in December as part of a program called “Fifth Avenue for All.” On December 4, 11, and 18 between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m., Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets will be pedestrian-only.

Artist Alexandre Benjamin Navet + Van Cleef & Arpels Create Fifth Avenue Blooms Along Fifth Avenue, NYC

      Spring is in the air on Fifth Avenue. Van Cleef & Arpels and French artist Alexandre Benjamin Navet partnered to create fifteen colorful sculptures inspired by the artists’ sketches. New Yorkers will find the installations along Fifth Avenue from 47th to 59th Streets, and will be on view from May 1st to […]

70 Fifth Avenue, a Historic Educational Building, Now a NYC Landmark

      On March 23, 2021, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) held a virtual public hearing on the proposed designation of 70 Fifth Avenue, known as the Educational Building, in Greenwich Village. In a meeting on May 18, 2021, a final vote was taken with all in favor, designating 70 Fifth […]

The Historic Archer Milton Huntington House at 1083 Fifth Avenue, NYC to Revert Back to a Private Residence

      In anticipation of the reopening of the Hispanic Museum and Library this Fall (2019) 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.

Save these Dates in December for The Fifth Annual Harlem Night Market at La Marqueta, Holiday Tree Lighting & Ice Skating Rink!

      Check off your holiday shopping list with a culturally diverse lineup of vendors — plus hop a trolley under the train tracks! — at the Harlem Night Market at La Marqueta, created through a partnership between NYC Public Retail Markets (run by NYC EDC), Uptown Grand Central, TBo (The Best Of) Harlem […]

Madison Avenue Fall 2023 Gallery Walk Set for October 28th

      On Saturday, October 28 from 11am to 6pm, Madison Avenue rolls out the red carpet for art collectors and enthusiasts to experience exceptional art exhibitions, and meet and learn from artists and gallerists.  A prestigious roster of over 60 internationally acclaimed galleries will open their doors to the public for curator talks […]

Madison Avenue ‘Welcome Back Saturday’ Begins on September 9th!

      It’s time to celebrate in style! To kick-off the arrival of the fall season, the Madison Avenue B.I.D. will host its annual Madison Avenue WELCOME BACK SATURDAY on Saturday, September 9 from 10am-6pm. Free and open to the public, the welcome mat is out in over 40 stores, galleries and businesses on the 29-blocks […]

Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk 2023 set for May 20th during Frieze Week

      Join ARTnews and Madison Avenue’s galleries for the annual Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk on Saturday, May 20 during Frieze Week. This free event invites the public to visit participating galleries, view their fall exhibitions and attend expert talks led by artists and curators on Madison Avenue & side streets from East […]

Villa Albertine’s Annual Event ‘Night of Ideas’ to Take Over Fifth Ave on March 3rd

      Villa Albertine today announced the 2023 Night of Ideas. The event is the cultural institution’s flagship annual nocturnal marathon of intellectual debates, performances, readings, and more, centered on the great questions and challenges of our time. Programming will take place at Villa Albertine, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Ukrainian Institute of […]

’47 Fifth: up close and personal through photographs’ by Anthony Bellov to Open in January, 2023

      Taken during research for his series of talks exploring the architectural details and clues of past use of the Salmagundi Clubhouse, architectural historian (and Club member) Anthony Bellov presents highly personal images of oft-overlooked aspects of the building, exciting and challenging the viewer to explore their own perceptions and assumptions of this […]

The Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk ~ October 23rd

      A prestigious roster of internationally acclaimed galleries will open their doors for curator tours and talks of their current exhibitions during the Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk on October 23 from 11am-5pm. One of New York’s favorite art events, this is a prime opportunity to visit the participating galleries located on Madison Avenue […]

Stepping Back in Time ~ The Historic Waldorf Astoria on Park Avenue, NYC

      One of the Golden Ages most prestigious hotels was the Waldorf Astoria. It held galas and balls, was home to the rich and famous, and was the site of historic announcements and events. The exterior and interior of the Waldorf were designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission as official […]

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church on Lenox Avenue in Harlem in Restoration Mode

      Churches in Harlem and East Harlem have been very much in the news, due to declining membership and deteriorating buildings, and numerous sales of these properties. And so, when a reader told us that the historic bells were recently removed from St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Harlem, we were more than curious […]

‘Alex Katz: Park Avenue Departure’ Arrived on Park Avenue Mall

      On the heals of Joseph La Piana: Tension Sculptures, The Fund for Park Avenue and New York City Parks announced its latest installation along the Park Avenue Mall from 50th to 57th Street. The commissioned work by artist Alex Katz (b. 1972) will include seven large-scale works, each work an iteration of […]

Obsessorize Arrives on Madison Avenue in October

    Update ~ Obsessorize/Dashing Through New York is currently on view at SVA Gramercy Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, in the Lobby, through Saturday, March 9, 2019. Organized by the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District and Marie Claire magazine, Obsessorize will feature 28 giant sculptures (eight-feet high) created by students at The School of […]

‘Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory’ to Open at El Museo del Barrio in May

      El Museo del Barrio presents Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory, the first retrospective exhibition by the pioneering installation artist, curator, and theorist. Born in 1943 to a Mexican immigrant family, Mesa-Bains has been a leading figure in Chicanx art for nearly half a century. Her practice explores intersectional feminist themes, environmentally centered spirituality, […]

A Portal Linking NYC To Ireland to Unveil in The Flatiron!

      A groundbreaking public technology sculpture known as “The Portal” is set to form a visual bridge between New York City and Dublin, Ireland, launching this spring. Conceived as a testament to the power of art to transcend physical barriers, “The Portal” offers the public a real-time, visual live stream that connects these […]

The Apollo Celebrates the Opening of The Apollo Stages at The Victoria Theater!

      On March 7, 2024, the Apollo officially celebrated the opening of The Apollo Stages at the Victoria Theater ~ the first physical expansion in the institution’s 90-year history ~ with a special ceremony and iconic Apollo Sign-lighting with guests that included Mayor Eric Adams, Empire State Development Commissioner Hope Knight, The Apollo’s […]

Shu Lea Cheang Selected as the 2024 LG Guggenheim Award Recipient

      The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and LG proudly announce Shu Lea Cheang as the 2024 LG Guggenheim Award recipient. The Net art pioneer, whose interdisciplinary practice spans over thirty years, is the second award recipient to be recognized as part of the LG Guggenheim Art and Technology Initiative, a five-year, multifaceted collaboration […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the March 2024 GothamToGo Roundup

      The month of March is filled with excitement, from the opening of the Grey Art Museum in Cooper Square to The Whitney Biennial and Love Rocks NYC concert at The Beacon Theatre in support of Gods Love We Deliver. Fund for Park Avenue will unveil sculpture installations along the median by two […]

The Guggenheim Presents By Way Of: Material and Motion in the Guggenheim Collection, Unveiling in March

      One of the most salient features of modern and contemporary art is the tendency, and desire, to abandon traditional creative practice, enacting both literal and figurative experimentations beyond the studio. Opening on March 15, 2024, the Guggenheim Museum will present By Way Of: Material and Motion in the Guggenheim Collection, an exhibition […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the February 2024 GothamToGo Roundup

      Take the chill out of winter by enjoying a plethora of Valentine’s Day events and installations from Ice Sculptures to renewing vows. Celebrate Black History Month, the annual Loser Family Day at the Rubin Museum of Art, and the Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden. Take it indoors with gallery openings […]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art to Present ‘Indian Skies: The Howard Hodgkin Collection of Indian Court Painting’

      Widely regarded as one of the finest of its kind, British artist Howard Hodgkin’s collection of Indian paintings includes works created at the Mughal, Deccan, Rajput, and Pahari courts dating from the 16th to the 19th century. Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 6, 2024, the exhibition Indian Skies: The Howard […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the January 2024 GothamToGo Roundup

      With 2023 in the rear view mirror, New Yorkers can take the plunge with the Coney Island Polar Bear Club to kick-off the New Year. January is filled with annual favorites ~ The Poetry Project’s New Year’s Day Marathon; The Three Kings Day Parade; New Ear Festival; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

The Met Announces 2024 Commissions ~ Petrit Halilaj in The Roof Garden ~ Lee Bul in The Met Facade Niches ~ Tong Yang-Tze in The Great Hall

      The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today the artists for the 2024 contemporary commissions. Kosovar artist Petrit Halilaj (born 1986, Kostërc, former Yugoslavia) will present a site-specific installation for the Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden; South Korean artist Lee Bul (born 1964, Yeongju, based in Seoul) has been commissioned […]

Save the Date for the 47th El Museo del Barrio Annual Three Kings Day Parade & Three Kings Art Installation by Artist Elsie Deliz at the Historic La Marqueta

      El Museo del Barrio is delighted to present the 47th Annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration! This year’s theme, entitled ‘Tradiciones: Keeping Our Stories Alive,’ in celebration of our narratives through the time-honored tradition of storytelling through the arts. We invite you to give space to those who share stories and […]

The Guggenheim Museum of Art Announces Open Call for 2024 Poet-in-Residence

      Applications accepted through January 31, 2024, for a poet with an interest in taking poetry beyond the page. The Guggenheim Museum and the Academy of American Poets are launching an open call for the third annual Poet-in-Residence position, seeking a contemporary poet with a strong interest in art and public engagement. The […]

NYC Parks’ 41st Annual Wreath Interpretations at Arsenal Gallery

      As New Yorkers and visitors alike flock to Wollman Rink, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, and the many wonderful holiday events taking place around the city, everyone’s favorite yule time tradition has returned to the Arsenal Gallery – the annual Wreath Interpretations exhibit! A holiday tradition since 1982, NYC Parks is once […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the December 2023 GothamToGo Roundup

      There is no better place to be during the Holiday Season than New York. Young or old, there is something for everyone. From Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn to the annual Winer Glow in the Flatiron District or Night Market in the historic La Marqueta in East Harlem. Head over to Chelsea Market […]

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of His Birth, ‘Saul Leiter: Centennial’ to Open at Howard Greenberg Gallery in December

      Celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth, an exhibition showcasing the diverse range of Saul Leiter’s career will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from December 2, 2023, through February 10, 2024. Saul Leiter: Centennial will feature more than 40 photographs, paintings, and painted photographs, many which have never been on […]