‘The Extraordinary’ Opens at Hunter East Harlem Gallery ~ October 16th

The Extraordinary is a group show of eight artists who are currently in the process of gaining, or currently possess an O-1 Non-immigrant Visa: Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement. The exhibition seeks to bring transparency to the immigration process and at the same time, inspect the system, which requires those selected to have “distinction” […]

What is Here is Open: Selections from the Treasures in the Trash Collection at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

For over 30 years, Nelson Molina worked for the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) as a sanitation worker. His regular pick up routes were in Manhattan 11, a district bordered by 96th Street to 106th Street between First and Fifth Avenues. While he worked, he found many objects; some that needed repair and […]

What is Here is Open: Selections from the Treasures in the Trash Collection (of Nelson Molina) at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

      For over 30 years, Nelson Molina worked for the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) as a sanitation worker. His regular pick up routes were in Manhattan 11, a district bordered by 96th Street to 106th Street between First and Fifth Avenues. While he worked, he found many objects; some that […]

do it (in school) at Hunter East Harlem Gallery ~ April 12th

What would happen if talented art students were given a selection of instructions to create temporary artworks and told to just do it (in school)? Hunter East Harlem Gallery opens its doors to its own version of the original idea, do it, conceived in 1993 by Hans Ulrich Obrist, which challenged traditional exhibition formats, questioned […]

do it (in school) to open at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

    What would happen if talented art students were given a selection of instructions to create temporary artworks and told to just do it (in school)? Hunter East Harlem Gallery opens its doors to its own version of the original idea, do it, conceived in 1993 by Hans Ulrich Obrist, which challenged traditional exhibition […]

NeON: Photography at Hunter East Harlem Gallery ~ March 8th

NeON: Photography will open at Hunter East Harlem Gallery on Friday, March 8th, with a Reception from 6-8pm. The exhibition will be on view through March 31, 2019. Read more about the exhibition here…..                    

Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti opening at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

Hunter East Harlem Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition, Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti opening on November 7, 2018. Dust Specks on the Seafocuses on sculptural works by over twenty contemporary artists from Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guyana, and Haiti and addresses the various positionings of the postcolonial […]

Mother, Bethel, Harlem, USA to open at Hunter East Harlem Gallery ~ August 30th

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). Read more…..            

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

    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).

QUEENIE: Selected Artworks by Female Artists from El Museo del Barrio’s Collection on view at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

QUEENIE ~ Selected artworks by female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s collection opened on March 21st at Hunter East Harlem Gallery. Read more…..                    

Hunter East Harlem Gallery Presents ~ WOTY 1.2

  The exhibition WOTY 1.2: New Work by T. Eliott Mansa at Hunter East Harlem Gallery, will feature new paintings and relief sculptures. Save the Date, November 30th for a panel discussion.

Exploring Roots of Trees and Cultural Roots with Artist Susan Stair: Roots on Fire in the Art Park, East Harlem

      Spending time with artist Susan Stair brings a whole new meaning to the trees that fill our green spaces. As we watched her work to create the clay molds for her current installation, Roots on Fire, Stair took us on a virtual journey underground, exploring how trees constantly send electrical messages through […]

Claire Oliver Gallery Relocates from Chelsea to Harlem

      Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Clair Oliver Gallery announced a move from its Chelsea location to a new home in Harlem, with space currently under construction.

It’s Here ~ The East Harlem Map Tea Towel

Measuring 26″ x 21 1/2″, it is 100% Cotton and machine washable, with a loop at the top end for easy hanging. This colorful map of East Harlem will take you from 96th Street to 143rd Street and from Fifth Avenue to the East River. You’ll find many of your favorite places on the map […]

Congratulations to Landmark East Harlem

Connie Lee, Landmark East Harlem (President, Marcus Garvey Park Alliance + Public Art Initiative) on the day she said – we have to save this building. In the Preservation World, success is measured by one Landmark at a time. Today Landmark East Harlem had great success when the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Landmarked the Richard […]

125th Street in East Harlem ~ a Work in Progress?

      125th Street in East Harlem has seen a constant stream of renovations and building over this past several years. We thought this might be a good time to review what we know about projects coming to East Harlem this year, and continue to update as the year unfolds. In addition, the Second Avenue […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in December 2019

      Tis the season for indoor artistic treks, from galleries to museum, and gorgeous holiday displays in a variety of public spaces throughout our five boroughs. Here are Art Installations, Events & Exhibits to add to your list in December, with more than 50 still on view!

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in November, 2019

    The changing of the season brings our roundup of exhibitions and installation indoors, with a nod to the approaching holiday season. You know we’re near Thanksgiving when the installation, Canstruction, arrives at Brookfield Place; The New York Botanical Garden sets up its annual Holiday Train Show; The Flatiron Public Plaza announced its design […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in October, 2019

    October is a month filled with celebrations. We celebrate architecture & design with the annual month-long Archtober, and Open House New York weekend. One of our historic sites celebrates 300 years. We pucker-up to celebrate Pickle Day. Art in Odd Places celebrates life after 60. Poster House celebrates the historic Women’s March. MoMA celebrates its […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in September, 2019

      All five boroughs are blooming this Fall with art installations, exhibits and events ~ indoors and out. Look for a sculpture on the historic facade of The MET, Horses at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, the beloved Hippo Ballerina at Flatiron South Plaza, Photoville, the Honey Festival, the Feast of San Gennaro + […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in August, 2019

        It’s Summertime ~ when nothing is better than life outdoors with the annual Summer Streets and Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. This year, adding to our list will be a 100-site installation by Public Art Fund, 7 new sculptures on the Park Avenue Mall, and The Harlem Art Collective’s Summer installation on […]

The New York City Department of Sanitation unveils ‘Trucks of Art’ Project

      The New York City Department of Sanitation has been in the news with a call for artists to paint a DSNY Collection Truck, encouraging New Yorkers to recycle and keep our City healthy, safe and clean.

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in July, 2019

    Summer is heating up with lots of color in all five boroughs. Bringing it outdoors this month, here are Art installations, Events and Exhibits to add to your list in July, with more than 45 exhibits and installations still on view from earlier this year.

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

    On the heals of Memorial Day, we celebrate the beginning of summer with more than 50 outdoor installations and events from Coney Island and Roosevelt Island to Riverbank State Park. This month’s Roundup of Art Installations, Events & Exhibits explores what’s new, what to look forward to, and what’s still on view. Here […]

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

      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 […]

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

      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 […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits to Add to Your List in April, 2019

      Get ready for Spring with exhibits and events that will take you from Plein Air on The High Line to Jazz at The Apollo Theater. Play it Loud at The MET and Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Greenwich Village Historic District. Step onto the Roof Garden at The MET and Remember […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events Roundup to Add to Your List in March, 2019

      March is filled with exciting and insightful art shows, exhibits and installations including the annual Armory Show, Armory Week, ADAA, with its new component, the Upper East Side Gallery Walk, and the Affordable Art Fair. Foundations with extensive private art collections open their doors with new gallery space in Chelsea and the […]

Nari Ward: We the People at the New Museum

      Nari Ward: We the People will open at the New Museum, featuring over thirty sculptures, paintings, videos, and large-scale installation, in a first museum survey in New York of his work.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events to Add to Your List in February, 2019

    There’s a lot going on in the month of February, from the celebration of Black History Month to the Lunar New Year, Valentine’s Day, New York Fashion Week, and a host of new installations and exhibits, including the relocation and opening of the Museum for Dogs here in New York. It’s a month […]

57 Art Installations, Exhibits & Events to Add to Your List in January, 2019

    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 […]

El Barrio’s People’s Church Off the Landmark Calendar ~ but on the Calendar at The Museum of the City of New York & Maysles Cinema + the Plight of Disappearing Churches

      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 […]

62 Art Installations, Exhibits and Events Not to Miss in December 2018

    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, […]

64 Art Installations, Exhibits & Events Not to Miss in November, 2018

    As we move deeper into Fall, nature presents its own glorious exhibit of colorful foliage in every size and shape. Outdoor art installations that unveiled earlier in the year will be seen through our seasonal lens, many of them still on view through winter, and into 2019. November will bring us indoors, warming […]

GothamToGo ~ Things to Do….Places to See from March 15 – 31

    The Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village ~ Celebrating 100 Years Leaving Women’s History Month, Here are a few suggestions from GothemToGo for arts and entertainment from March 15 to 31st.

Celebrating Women’s History Month 2018

    March is the month when we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women, and this past year has truly been extraordinary, from #RESIST to #METOO and #TimesUp ~ in the arts and activism, women have stepped forward to take the lead in Change. Here are a few ways to celebrate Women’s History Month, and […]

34th Anniversary of the First ‘Percent for Art’ Installation in NYC ~ June 26, 2019

      Did you know that since 1982, one percent of the budget for eligible City-funded construction projects must be spent on public artwork? It is known as the Percent for Art Law, managed by the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs. The first artist selected was Jorge Luis Rodriguez who unveiled his installation entitled […]

Looking Back at ‘A Monument to the 500 Years of the Cultural Reversal of America’ by the artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez

      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 […]

45 Art Installations, Exhibits and Events Not to Miss in NYC ~ August 2018

    August is a spectacular mix of new and currently on view art installations, exhibits and events, including outdoor art, music and performances. Here are 45 to add to your list, beginning on August 1st and taking you through the month.

‘Early Encounters’ to Open on Governors Island

      What would you do if given a two-family house in Colonel Row, Governors Island, with over 12,000 square feet of space?  The West Harlem Art Fund took the house and filled it with art made from grass, moss, paper, ceramics, glass and video throughout the entire space, from the front yard to […]