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

      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.

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.

Art & Incarceration @ Museum of the City of New York on February 7th

I Could Tell You ‘Bout My Life: Art and Incarceration was filmed, narrated, and directed as a short film, reflecting a young man’s incarceration on Rikers, and the effect it had on his life. This will be the film’s world premiere, followed by a conversation with New York based artists, about the power of art, […]

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 […]

Museum of the City of New York presents Stanley Kubrick: Through a Different Lens

      The exhibition, Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs, opened at The Museum of the City of New York, featuring more than 120 photographs by Stanley Kubrick from the Museum’s Look Magazine archive.

El Barrio in the ’80s by Photographer, Joseph Rodriguez ~ Book Launch at the Museum of the City of New York on December 12

    Image via Joseph Rodriguez On the heals of the opening reception of the documentary film, Joseph Rodriguez | Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s at The Bronx Documentary Center, The Museum of the City of New York, in partnership with Union Settlement, will host a reception and book signing to celebrate the launch of […]

Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York at Museum of the City of New York

    Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York will open at the Museum of the City of New York on November 10th. Look back on 50 years at an exhibition featuring renderings, models, photographs, and video footage of public artworks by such artists as Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Red Grooms, […]

The Studio Museum in Harlem Shares New Design by Adjaye Associates + a City Canvas Collaboration While we Wait

      The Studio Museum in Harlem will be breaking ground in late fall of 2018 on the its anticipated 82,000 square foot building, located at the current Museum site at 144 West 125th Street. The new building, designed by Adjaye Associates in collaboration with Cooper Robertson, will replace its century-old commercial building that […]

Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine coming to the New York Historical Society Garden this Summer

      Many of our beloved Museum’s, which have been closed for several months due to COVID-19, have risen to difficult challenges with free online viewing rooms, artist talks, workshops and educational experiences. The New York Historical Society will open its rear courtyard this summer to a COVID-19-related installation entitled, Hope Wanted: New York City […]

Claire Oliver Gallery adds VR Experience with Inaugural Visit to Bisa Butler: Portraits at Katonah Museum of Art

      Online Viewing Rooms have been a welcome and creative way for museums and galleries to connect with lovers of art throughout this difficult time. It has allowed us to visit many more exhibitions and view more artists than we would normally be able to. It has also allowed us to explore works […]

Museum Mile Festival Goes Virtual, June 9, 2020

      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 […]

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

      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 […]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Celebrates 150 Years ~ Museum CLOSED Temporarily

      Update March 12, 2020 ~ Due to COVID-19, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be CLOSED temporarily beginning March 13th. In 2020, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding with a dynamic range of exhibitions, programs, and public events. Highlights of the year will include the […]

The Chronicles of New York City ~ Artist JR @ Domino Park in Williamsburg

      In the Summer of 2018, do you remember seeing a fifty-three-foot long trailer tuck (the mobile studio) in your neighborhood? The trailer truck spent a month driving through all five boroughs, checking out numerous locations, taking photographs of people from all walks of life who wished to participate in French-artist, JR’s project, […]

Remembering ‘Studio 54: Night Magic’ at Brooklyn Museum of Art

      The Brooklyn Museum of Art will open its doors to Studio 54: Night Magic, the first exhibition exploring the trailblazing aesthetics and continuing impact of New York City’s legendary nightclub.

Jordan Casteel: Within Reach at New Museum

      In her first solo museum exhibition in New York City, Jordan Casteel (b.1989, Denver, Colorado) brings together nearly forty paintings spanning her career, including works from her celebrated series Visible Man (2013-14) and Nights in Harlem (2017), along with recent portraits of her students at Rutgers University-Newark,

The Rubin Museum of Art in 2020 ~ Brainwave Impermanence

      You live inside your head, but do you understand how it works? Brainwave investigates how our minds shape our everyday experiences with onstage conversations and immersive experiences that combine the most compelling advancements in science with traditional Himalayan wisdom. The Rubin Museum of Art’s annual Brainwave series returns in January to explore […]

Fraunces Tavern & Museum Celebrates the Year of its 300th Anniversary

      Fraunces Tavern celebrated its 300th Anniversary (1719-2019) on October 1st of this year. It commemorated the construction of one of the oldest historic sites in New York City ~ a place where General George Washington once stood. Let’s take a look inside.

Pope L ~ Public Art Fund ~ Whitney Museum ~ MoMA ~ a Trio of Exhibitions

      Pope.L: Instigation, Aspiration, Perspiration, is a trio of exhibitions organized by The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Public Art Fund. Utilizing both public and private spaces, the expansive presentation addresses many elements of the artist’s oeuvre, from singular early works to a monumental new installation and […]

Jason Moran (and friends) at The Whitney Museum of Art

      The first solo museum show of Jason Moran (b. 1975, Houston, Texas), the interdisciplinary artist who grounds his work in music composition, has made its debut at the Whitney. The exhibition, Jason Moran, presents the range of art Moran has explored, from his sculptures and drawings to collaborations with visual artists to performance […]

‘JR: Chronicles’ arriving at Brooklyn Museum in October 2019

      The Brooklyn Museum will open its Great Hall to a soaring multimedia installation tracing French artist, JR’s career from his early documentation of graffiti artists as a teenager in Paris, to his large-scale architectural interventions in cities worldwide, to his more recent digitally collaged murals that create collective portraits of diverse publics.

Museum Day in NYC ~ September 21st

    2019 Museum Day in New York City is a one-day event when participating museums and cultural institutions provide free entry to those presenting a ticket. Participants are permitted to download one ticket per email address, which allows two free general admissions. This year’s Museum Day will take viewers from Staten Island, and Brooklyn […]

National Urban League Headquarters + Civil Rights Museum Coming to Harlem

      Harlem knew this was coming. Now an illustration for the National Urban League’s new Headquarters and Civil Rights Museum to be built on 125th Street near Lenox Avenue, bringing the League back home, where it was founded in 1910.

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.

Museum of Jewish Heritage ~ Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. ~ Extended to August 30, 2020

      Sunday, April 19th at 2pm, New York’s Annual Gathering of Remembrance online on Website, Facebook, YouTube. The Museum of Jewish Heritage has opened its doors to the largest and most extensive exhibition on Auschwitz ever presented in the United States, featuring more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs ~ Auschwitz. Not long […]

Migrations: the Making of America ~ a Citywide Festival

      Carnegie Hall presents Migrations: The Making of America, a citywide festival that traces the journeys of people from different origins and backgrounds who helped to shape and influence the evolution of American arts and culture. The festival features more than 100 events celebrating the many contributions of the people who helped to […]

Art after Stonewall, 1969 – 1989 to Open at Grey Art Gallery & Leslie-Lohman Museum in April

      As part of Stonewall 50,  NYU/Grey Art Gallery and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art announced a major exhibition, examining  the impact of the LGBTQ movement on visual arts and culture this April, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprisings.

The Monumental Photographic Journey of Girault de Prangey on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Take a photographic journey back in time at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Monumental Journey: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey ~ a display of Girault’s daguerreotype process using oversized plates and innovative formats to produce what is today the world’s oldest photographic archive. This is the first exhibition in the United […]

‘Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving’ Opening at The Brooklyn Museum in February

      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.

Noguchi Museum ~ January, 2019

    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.

Power: Within and Between Us ~ A Yearlong 2019 Theme at The Rubin Museum of Art

    The Rubin Museum of Art will dedicate its 2019 exhibitions, programs, and experiences to the theme of power, focusing on how visitors can activate the power that exists “within and between us.”  Drawing on a diverse range of sources and perspectives, from contemporary art to scientific theories to Buddhist philosophies, the Rubin Museum […]

The Bronx Museum of the Arts to Open Tribeca Incubator

      The Bronx Museum of the Arts will be opening a new incubator space in Tribeca in support of its emerging artist program. Be among the first to see the newly renovated future home of the AIM Alumni residency program on October 25th.

Celebrating the Municipal Art Society at 125 as we move ‘Toward a Livable City’

      Toward a Livable City is presented on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Municipal Art Society (MAS), exploring the organization’s profound impact on the metropolis we live in today.

Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams at MoMA

      Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams is a whimsical and wonderful wish for a more harmonious society throughout the world, now on view at MoMA.  The eclectic, colorful exhibit has been shown almost daily on social media pages, blog sites, and Instagram. But this is such an exceptional exhibition ~ and the first retrospective […]

Renovation of The Italian-American Museum in Little Italy Set to Complete in 2021

      The Italian American Museum in Little Italy is kicking-off the New Year in 2018 with a presentation of architectural renderings and a model for its anticipated expansion, given by Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa, Founder and President. Now, more than two-years later, here’s an update. The Museum is set to reopen in late […]

Quicksilver Brilliance: Adolf de Meyer Photographs to be On View at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The Paris-born Baron Adolf de Meyer (1868-1946) had a stunning career in portrait and fashion photography. On December 4, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present the first museum exhibition devoted to the artist in more than 20 years, and the first ever at The Met, with the exhibition, Quicksilver Brilliance: Adolf de Meyer […]

Volez, Voguez, Voyagez: the Rich History of Louis Vuitton ~ Opened in New York City

    The historic journey of the House of Louis Vuitton has arrived in New York in the form of the exhibit, Volez, Voguez, Voyagez.  Curated by Oliver Saillard, with set designs by Robert Carsen, it is divided into ten chapters – one of which is entirely devoted to the United States and New York […]

Toyin Ojih Odutola: To Wander Determined at The Whitney Museum of American Art

    For her first solo museum exhibitionin New York, Toyin Ojih Odutola presents an interconnected series of fictional portraits, chronicling the lives of two aristocratic Nigerian families opening at The Whitney Museum on October 20th.

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

      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, […]

Beyond the Harlem Renaissance: African American Portraits by Carl Van Vechten in the Online Viewing Room at 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 […]