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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

NYC Parks Seeks New Operator at Loeb Boathouse in Central Park

      NYC Parks today announces that it intends to enter into a negotiated concession process in order to identify and enter into an agreement with a new operator for the operation, renovation and maintenance of a high-quality restaurant, snack bar and rowboat rental at the Loeb Boathouse, Central Park, Manhattan.

Let us Think About ‘Designing Peace’ ~ an Exhibition Currently on View at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum NYC

      Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum opened its doors to  “Designing Peace,” an exhibition exploring the unique role design can play in pursuing peace. On view from June 10 through Sept. 4, 2023, the exhibition features design projects from around the world that look at ways to create and sustain more durable peaceful […]

The Whitney Presents ‘At The Dawn of a New Age: Early Twentieth-Century American Modernism’

      The Whitney Museum of American Art presents At the Dawn of a New Age: Early Twentieth-Century American Modernism, an exhibition of over sixty works by more than forty-five artists that highlights the complexity of American art produced between 1900 and 1930. The exhibition showcases how American artists responded to the realities of […]

Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle at Museum of Arts and Design in September, 2022

      The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will present Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle, the first solo exhibition dedicated to the genre-defying artist Matthew Flower (US, b. 1972), better known as Machine Dazzle. A provocateur commanding an expanding repertoire of stagecraft, design, performance, and music, Machine Dazzle is a virtuoso practitioner of queer maximalism’s […]

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 […]

People’s Theatre Project to Own & Operate a New 17,000-Square-Foot Immigrant Research & Performing Arts Center in Inwood

      New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced that the People’s Theatre Project (PTP) — an immigrant- and women-led nonprofit — will own and operate a first-of-its-kind Immigrant Research and Performing Arts Center (IRPAC) coming to Inwood. Filled with a range of visual and performing arts, the center will amplify the voices of […]

Let’s Kick-Off the Summer at The New Met Roof Garden Bar with The Sun Sets Series

      The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the reopening of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden and the Roof Garden Bar on Thursday, May 19. Visitors are invited to experience stunning views of Central Park and the New York City skyline while enjoying refreshments, including cocktails and wine, and light fare created by […]

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 […]

Tavares Strachan: The Awakening ~ Reflecting on Activist Marcus Garvey, to Open at Marian Goodman New York

      Marian Goodman Gallery will open its doors to The Awakening, Tavares Strachan’s first major exhibition in the New York space, which will open on Friday, 6 May through Saturday, 11 June 2022. The Awakening marks part one of a trilogy of exhibitions, which will continue with In Total Darkness at Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, and In Broad […]

‘The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do’ To Open in NYC at Museum of Jewish Heritage July 1st

      A major new exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust opens today. The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do offers an expansive and timely presentation of Holocaust history told through personal stories, objects, photos, and film—many on view for the first time. The 12,000-square-foot exhibition features […]

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 […]

Cindy Sherman. 1977 ~ 1982 to Open at Hauser & Wirth New York, 69th Street

      With her early work, Cindy Sherman revolutionized the role of the camera in artistic practice and opened the door for generations of artists and critics to rethink photography as a medium. On 4 May 2022, Hauser & Wirth New York will present over one hundred works from Sherman’s most groundbreaking and influential […]

TEFAF New York 2022 Returns to The Park Avenue Armory May 6-10

      TEFAF New York 2022 returns to The Park Avenue Armory with artworks ranging in styles, eras, cultures, and mediums from 91 dealers ~ 78 returning dealers, and 13 dealers who are exhibiting for the first time. The dealers represent 14 countries and will be presented in the soaring 55,000 square-foot Wade Thompson […]

‘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 […]

‘Nemo Jantzen: Vinyl’ to Open at Fremin Gallery New York

      Fremin Gallery will open its doors to a new exhibition featuring the works of renowned Dutch artist Nemo Jantzen. The exhibition entitled ‘VINYL’ will open on March 3rd, with an Opening Reception that evening from 6:00 to 8:00pm. The evening will be sponsored by JAJA Tequila.

Willie Birch, Chronicling Our Lives: 1987-2021 to Open at Fort Gansevoort New York

      Fort Gansevoort Gallery will open its doors to Chronicling Our Lives: 1987-2021, a solo exhibition of works by Louisiana-based artist Willie Birch. Opening Thursday, March 3, 2022, the presentation features large paintings on paper and painted papier-mâché sculptures created between 1987 and 1996, complemented by a new monumental, mural-like work executed in black and […]

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.

FIT Art & Design Gallery Presents ‘Asian Americans in New York Fashion: Design, Labor, Innovation’

    Celebrating the Asian American community’s significant contributions to the fashion industry, and fashion in New York, The Fashion Institute of Technology’s (FIT) School of Graduate Studies, in collaboration with The Museum at FIT (MFIT), will open its doors to the exhibition, Asian Americans in New York Fashion: Design, Labor, Innovation.

Celebrating Lunar New Year 2022 in NYC ~ The Year of the Tiger

    Tuesday, February 1st is the first day of the 15 day Lunar New Year celebration. Events will take place throughout our five boroughs. Here are a few suggestions for the 2022 NYC Lunar New Year ~ The Year of the Tiger.

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.

Colnaghi New York Presents Recently Rediscovered Works by Donatello, Tintoretto, and Antonio Lombardo

      This November, audiences will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience rare and newly discovered masterworks by some of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance, including Donatello, Tintoretto, Antonio Lombardo, and Benedetto da Rovezzano, in a special exhibition at Colnaghi New York. Featuring five exquisite sculptures— including a recently rediscovered terracotta bust […]

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 […]

Jaume Plensa: Water’s Soul ~ a Permanent Installation in Newport Pier Park, NJ

      While we generally stay within our five boroughs, a very noticeable sculpture caught our eye In Jersey City’s Newport Pier Park. It is the permanent installation, by Internationally-known artist Jaume Plensa, entitled Water’s Soul.

‘Christo: Nature/Environments’ on view at Galerie Gmurzynska New York

      Galerie Gmurzynska is delighted to present a selection of works by Christo (1935-2020) in celebration of the city of New York and the late artist’s relationship to it, as well as other significant sites in the United States during the half-century that Christo lived and worked in America. Nature/Environments, which will be […]

Paula Crown: EMANARE Brings Positive Messages from New Yorkers to Rockefeller Center

      Artist Paula Crown’s interactive piece, EMANARE will be installed at Rockefeller Center from Tuesday September 7 through September 30, 2020, encouraging visitors, both in-person and virtually, to send messages of positive intention emanating into the world. Inspired by the Buddhist prayer wheel, participants contribute virtual message-in-a-bottle affirmations using a QR Code, recent […]

‘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 […]

Art House to Take Over Barney’s New York Building at 660 Madison Avenue

      Art House, the world’s first fine art hub of its kind, will open its doors in November 2021 at 660 Madison Avenue, the former flagship location of Barneys New York. Art House is envisioned by Co-Founders Michael Plummer, Jeff Rabin, and Geoff Fox, the team who previously collaborated to bring TEFAF to […]

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 Metropolitan Museum of Art Unfolds a Fabulous Fall 2021 Season

      The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced its lineup of exhibitions for fall 2021, along with highlights of the in-person programs resuming over the summer and fall.

NYC Homecoming Week ~ Concerts + Movies Coming to all Five Boroughs in August ~ We Love New York Concert

      Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the City of New York will host concerts in each of the five boroughs—between August 14th to 22nd—as part of NYC Homecoming Week and to celebrate the Summer of New York City. Free tickets, as well as VIP tickets for purchase, will be released to the […]

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 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 […]

Lady Liberty’s ‘Little Sister’ to Visit New York’s Ellis Island on July 1, 2021!

      Lady Liberty’s ‘Little Sister’ will be on view from July 1st to July 5th on Ellis Island! Arriving in New York City for Independence Day, and in Washington, D.C. on Bastille Day, the 9-foot, bronze statue of Lady Liberty was created from the original plaster model of 1878 by Auguste Bartholdi, currently […]

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 […]