Museum of the City of New York Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its Ongoing Exhibition, ‘Activist New York’

      The ongoing exhibition Activist New York, now celebrating its tenth year, opened in May, 2012 at The Museum of the City of New York. Exploring issues of political and civil rights, religious freedom, immigration, gender equality, environmental advocacy, and economic rights—and drawing on artifacts, images, and interactive components— Activist New York provides a […]

Museum of the City of New York to Unveil Mural by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya ‘Raise Your Voice’ as Part of “Activist New York’

      As a complement to its ongoing exhibition Activist New York, now entering its 10th anniversary, Museum of the City of New York will unveil a new immersive mural installation by artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya that illustrates the resilience of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) New Yorkers, and solidarity across activist movements. Incorporating contemporary images and historical activist figures Malcolm X and Yuri Kochiyama, Phingbodhipakkiya’s installation “Raise Your Voice” invites audiences to consider their own power […]

A Look-Back at DAZE: The City is My Muse at The Museum of the City of New York in 2015

      As we look forward to Chris ‘Daze’ Ellis’ solo exhibition #GiveItAllYouGot at P·P·O·W Gallery, we thought it a good time to reach back into our archives and take a second look at the Chris ‘Daze’ Ellis solo exhibition, The City is My Muse at the Museum of the City of New York in […]

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, […]

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 Obama Portraits Seven-City Tour unveiled at The Brooklyn Museum of Art in August, 2021

      Organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the Obama Portraits will travel across the U.S. from June 2021 through October 2022, reaching millions of people who might not otherwise have an opportunity to view these remarkable paintings. The much anticipated portraits will be arriving at The Brooklyn Museum of Art this August […]

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

      The Studio Museum in Harlem completed site preparation, and began foundation work in January, 2022 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 […]

Inside Art: Create, Climb, Collaborate to Open at Children’s Museum of Manhattan

       This June, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) opens the next edition of its acclaimed visual art exhibition series designed to cultivate critical early learning skills through meaningful engagement with contemporary art and artists. Inside Art: Create, Climb, Collaborate introduces children to powerful tools of self-expression and new ways of seeing everyday […]

‘Yes, And: a survey exhibition of art and artists connected to Staten Island’ to Open June 10th at The Staten Island Museum

    The Staten Island Museum’s latest exhibition Yes, And: a survey exhibition of art and artists connected to Staten Island opens to the public on June 10, 2022 with a public reception on June 11 from 2PM – 4PM. This exhibition, featuring thirty-six artists, is a current version of the Staten Island Museum’s longstanding […]

Public Art Fund to Unveil Seven Monumental Sculptures by Wyatt Kahn in City Hall Park this June, 2022

      Public Art Fund is pleased to present Life in the Abstract, an exhibition of new large-scale sculptures by artist Wyatt Kahn. It will bring seven vibrant rust red Cor-Ten steel artworks to City Hall Park for Khan’s first exhibition in public space. Kahn has adapted forms previously explored in his canvas wall […]

Steve Marcus: Top Dog of Kosher Pop Art opens at Museum at Eldridge Street in May, 2022

      In a new exhibition at the Museum at Eldridge Street, New York City artist Steve Marcus takes viewers on a journey into the cartoon world of kosher folk art through a series of new artworks inspired by one of the many great Jewish contributions to American culture: the hot dog. Linking his quirky sense […]

‘Jamel Shabazz: Eyes on the Street’ to Open at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in April

      Starting at the young age of fifteen, Brooklyn born photographer Jamel Shabazz identified early on the core subject of his lifelong investigation: the men and women, young and old, who invest the streets of New York with a high degree of theater and style, mixing traditions and cultures. Despite following a celebrated […]

Whitney Museum & Dorothy Lichtenstein Announce Donation of Roy Lichtenstein’s West Village Studio as New Home of Independent Study Program

      Dorothy Lichtenstein, widow of Roy Lichtenstein, and Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, today announced that the Lichtenstein family has promised to donate the late artist’s studio building to the Museum. The Whitney, which since moving downtown in 2015 has been a neighbor of […]

The Rubin Museum of Art Announced Partnerships to Research, Preserve & Display Collection of One of the Oldest Monasteries in Nepal

      The Rubin Museum of Art announced today a partnership with Itum Bahal Conservation Society, Kathmandu, and Lumbini Buddhist University, Kathmandu, to research, preserve, and display the collection of one of the oldest, largest, and most important monasteries in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Public Art Fund Unveils ‘Global Positioning’ A Three-City Exhibition of Artworks

      Public Art Fund expands on its use of the JCDecaux bus shelters as canvas with an ambitious new three-city exhibition, Global Positioning ~ new artworks by 20 international artists that reveals our fundamental shared humanity across the boundaries of geography, culture, language, history, and politics. Coming together from 17 countries across six continents, […]

Garmenting: Costume As Contemporary Art to Open at Museum of Arts and Design in March, 2022

      The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will present Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art, the first global survey exhibition dedicated to the use of clothing as a medium of visual art. On view March 12 to August 14, 2022, the exhibition examines work by thirty-five international contemporary artists, from established names to […]

Artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez Presented with a Proclamation from the City of New York on December 22, 2021

      Proclamations are historically issued in recognition of the importance of significant achievement within a community. So we were not surprised to learn that, before leaving office, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer would bestow a Proclamation of Achievement on artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez.

Don’t Miss the Keith Haring Pop-Up at City Center’s Shuman Lounge ~ #FiorucciWalls

      Fiorucci Walls, a mural painted by Keith Haring and Angel Ortiz in 1983, is on view at City Center’s Shuman Lounge. If you don’t have tickets to a performance, the general public viewing will be October 29 and 30th, and November 5 and 6.

‘Boris Lurie: Nothing To Do But To Try’ at Museum of Jewish Heritage

      The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust announces Boris Lurie: Nothing To Do But To Try, a first-of-its-kind exhibition on the 20th century artist and Holocaust survivor and the Museum’s first contemporary art show. The exhibition is centered around Lurie’s earliest body of work (the paintings and […]

New York City Landmarks Preservation Designates Lobby of 200 Madison Avenue as Interior Landmark

      On November 9, 2021, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated the 200 Madison Avenue First Floor Lobby Interior First Floor Lobby an interior landmark. The historic lobby of 200 Madison Avenue is among the best-preserved and least-known interiors produced by the prolific architecture firm Warren & Wetmore.

Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror opens at The Whitney Museum of American Art

      The radical, inventive art of Jasper Johns (b. 1930) continues to influence today’s artists like few others. In an unprecedented collaboration, the Whitney and the Philadelphia Museum of Art will stage a simultaneous retrospective—the largest of Johns’s seven-decade career—that offers a fresh take on the living legend. From his iconic flags to […]

‘Thomas J. Price: Witness’ an inHarlem Installation in Marcus Garvey Park by Studio Museum in Harlem

    The Studio Museum in Harlem announced its fall programming, kicking-off the season with Thomas J. Price: Witness, the artist’s first solo museum presentation in the United States. As part of the Studio Museum’s ongoing inHarlem initiative, the nine-foot-tall bronze sculpture entitled The Distance Within (2021) will depict a young Black man looking down […]

The Rubin Museum’s Much Anticipated Mandala Lab to Open October 1st

      This much anticipated gallery, encompassing the entire third floor of The Rubin Museum of Art, has finally been completed, and ready for its opening in September. This is almost one-year after closing that space, which once housed the permanent collection exhibition ‘Masterworks of Himalayan Art.’ The Rubin Museum of Art announced today […]

The New Woman Behind the Camera to Open at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in July

      The New Woman of the 1920s was a powerful expression of modernity, a global phenomenon that embodied an ideal of female empowerment based on real women making revolutionary changes in life and art. Opening July 2, 2021 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New Woman Behind the Camera will feature 185 […]

Virtual Museum Mile Festival 2021 set for June 8th

    Eight New York City museums are coming together, once again, to present the 43rd annual Museum Mile Festival (Virtual/In-Person) on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, from 9 am to 9 pm. The day-long celebration of art and culture will feature live and pre-recorded programs, virtual exhibition tours, live musical performances, and activities for all […]

Dawoud Bey: An American Project opening at The Whitney Museum of American Art

      Dawoud Bey (b.1953, Queens, NY) has committed more than four decades to photographing underrepresented subjects and fostering dialogue that addresses African American history and contemporary society and politics. The artist’s first retrospective in twenty-five years, An American Project,, explores the arc of Bey’s career from 1975 to 2017 through nearly eighty works […]

‘Alice Neel: People Come First’ ~ The First Museum Retrospective in New York, to Open at The Met in March, 2021

      Alice Neel: People Come First is the first museum retrospective in New York of American artist Alice Neel (1900–1984) in 20 years. This ambitious, career-spanning survey at The Met positions Neel as one of the century’s most radical painters, a champion of social justice whose longstanding commitment to humanist principles inspired her life […]

Public Art Fund presents ‘Awol Erizku: New Visions for Iris’ on JCDecaux Bus Shelters across New York City & Chicago!

      On February 24, Public Art Fund will debut New Visions for Iris, a 350-site photography exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Awol Erizku. On view at 200 JCDecaux bus shelters across New York City and 150 in Chicago, this is the first exhibition in Public Art Fund’s partnership with JCDecaux to be presented in […]

New Museum to Open Art Preserve in Wisconsin on June 26, 2021

      The John Michael Kohler Arts Center has announced the opening date for the Art Preserve, the world’s first museum dedicated to the presentation, care and study of art environments. Due to delays caused by COVID-19, the Art Preserve, originally set to open its doors this past August, is scheduled to open June […]

The Whitney presents First Solo Museum Exhibition, Salman Toor: How Will I Know

      Salman Toor’s first solo museum exhibition—originally scheduled to open in March 2020 but postponed due to the pandemic—will be presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art from November 13, 2020 to April 4, 2021. Primarily making intimate oil-on-panel works, Toor expands the tradition of figurative painting by melding sketch-like immediacy with […]

The Rubin Museum Creates an Entire Floor Dedicated to Social & Emotional Learning

    The Rubin Museum of Art announced today that on November 10 the Museum will close its third floor galleries, where the permanent collection exhibition Masterworks of Himalayan Art is currently on view, and begin construction on a new interactive space for social and emotional learning for all ages. Scheduled to reopen fall 2021, the third floor, renamed Mandala […]

Beth Lipman: Collective Energy at Museum of Art & Design

      The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy, from September 25, 2020 to April 4, 2021, a major midcareer survey that is the first to assess the remarkable achievements of the renowned contemporary artist. From sumptuous displays of excess, including provocative installations comprising hundreds of individual glass elements, […]

Unveiling Mother Cabrini Statue in Battery Park City on Columbus Day, October 12, 2020

      One year ago (October, 2019), Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the appointment of the Mother Cabrini Memorial Commission to oversee the creation of a statue honoring Mother Cabrini. Now, a year later, the monument was unveiled on October 12th, 2020, Columbus Day, during Italian Heritage Month, in Battery Park City, overlooking Ellis Island […]

The Bronx Museum of the Arts to Reopen September 9th with Sanford Biggers & José Parlá

      The Bronx Museum of the Arts is reopening on Wednesday, September 9th with Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch, a solo show featuring more than 50 quilt-based works by the artist, and José Parlá: It’s Yours, evoking the artist’s personal connection to the Bronx. Reserve your visit.

Héctor Zamora: Lattice Detour Arrives on the Cantor Roof Garden at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

      While the Museum’s doors have been closed to the public, inside has been buzzing with the excitement of new exhibitions and a continued celebration of The Met’s 150th Anniversary. On a recent Press Preview by Zoom, we were given a sneak peak of The Roof Garden Commission: Héctor Zamora, Lattice Detour. The Metropolitan […]

Yoko Ono’s ‘Dream Together’ Banners to be Unveiled at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

      In anticipation of its reopening on August 29, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will unveil tomorrow a timely new work of art on its Fifth Avenue facade—for the first time dedicating the spaces usually used for exhibition banners to display art. The work, Yoko Ono’s DREAM TOGETHER (2020), offers a powerful message […]

A Look Back at the Renovation of Historic Pier A in Battery Park City

      Pier A in Battery Park City is New York City’s last remaining historic pier. Extending 300-feet into New York Harbor, the Pier underwent a massive renovation, which was completed in 2014. Here we take a walk around and above this historic site.

Update on National Urban League Headquarters + Museum in 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. Ground breaking this year. Read more…….                     […]

The Rubin Museum of Art Launches New Online Collection Database

    With a globally renowned collection of nearly 4,000 objects spanning more than 1,500 years from the Himalayan region, the Rubin Museum of Art launches a new and improved online collection database today. A total of 381 objects from the Rubin Museum’s permanent collection are now available at This marks the first phase […]

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 will Displaying Temporary Mural by Artist Lawrence Weiner

      The Jewish Museum has been approved by NYC Landmarks 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 […]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Celebrates 150 Years ~ Museum Reopening August 29, 2020

      The Museum will be reopening on August 29, 2020. Check visitors page for details. 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 exhibition Making The Met, 1870–2020, on […]

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, […]