Art Exhibits, Events & Installations in NYC in April 2022




Charles Mingus. Courtesy of Jazz Workshop, Inc. ~ Jazz at Lincoln Center Celebrates Mingus at 100!

From The Winter Show, this year held at 660 Madison, to The Whitney Biennial ~ From a living wall in Times Square to the much awaited Jean-Michel Basquiat: KingPleasure ~ From Winslow’s Homer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Mingus at 100 ~  From the Fifth Avenue Easter Parade to the New York Landmarks Conservancy 2022 Lucy G. Moses Awards and ~ ahhhh, Coffee in the NUDE at Fotografiska ~ April is back on track. Here are a few suggestions.

‘Mostly New’ now an In-Person Exhibition at NYU Grey Gallery

Installation image of Mostly New: Selections from the NYU Art Collection. Photo by Nicholas Papananias, courtesy Grey Art Gallery, NYU

Mostly New: Selections from the NYU Art Collection presents modern and contemporary artworks, the majority of which have entered the New York University Art Collection over the last decade.


Forward Ground on View at Fridman Gallery NYC

Avital Burg, Shavuot Flowers, 2021, Oil on linen, 12h x 12w in

Forward Ground is a multidisciplinary exhibition highlighting the work of fourteen contemporary artists. They take the inability to relive the past as a point of departure, turning friction into textures, creating new forms through inventive use of familiar materials, moving their (back)ground forward.


The Winter Show 2022 at 660 Madison Avenue ~ April 1-10

The Winter Show, 2022

This week, The Winter Show announced upcoming 2022 edition, including notable booth presentations and special activations at the fair. The 68th edition of the Show takes place April 1–10, 2022 at 660 Madison Avenue, the former flagship location of Barneys New York, following the postponement of the January show due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. Following this temporary move, The Winter Show, a benefit for East Side House Settlement, will return in 2023 to its longtime home at the Park Avenue Armory.


Gillie and Marc’s ‘Faces of the Wild’ Unveil in Greenwich Village ~ April 1

Faces of the Wild courtesy Gillie and Marc

Created by internationally renowned public artists Gillie and Marc and based on the many photographs and sketches they have taken of wildlife over the past 15 years, this monumental exhibition is giving the public a unique experience to look deep into the eyes of these threatened animals in an intimate exchange, coming face to face with extinction.

The 9 animals include the northern white rhino, chimpanzee, addax, western lowland gorilla, polar bear, red wolf, African forest elephant, hippopotamus, and the lion. These animals come from all over the world, from the African savannahs to the rainforests of Indonesia. They are all beautiful, instantly recognizable, yet in desperate need of help.


‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf’ Returns to Broadway ~ April 1

Tendayi Kuumba and Kenita R. Miller pose at a photo call during rehearsals for the revival of the broadway play “for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf” at The Collective Paper Factory Hotel on March 11, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)

Black girl magic is reborn. Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf will be returning to Broadway with preview performances at Broadway’s Booth Theatre on April 1st ~ and officially opening April 20th.


‘The Abyss of the Ocean: Cuban Women Photographers, Migrations, and the Question of Race’, a Digital Presentation at CCCADI ~ April 1

Marta María Pérez Bravo. No son míos, 2008-2010. © Marta María Pérez Bravo. Courtesy of the artist.

The Abyss of the Ocean: Cuban Women Photographers, Migrations, and the Question of Race focuses on identity and resistance through the creative practices of five artists living and working in the United States, Mexico, and Spain. The exhibition reveals the experiences and strategies of survival of María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Coco Fusco, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Gertrudis Rivalta, and Juana Valdés within the matrix of Latinx Art. Through their work, these artists challenge the concept of Latinidad and its relationship to Blackness in the modern/colonial project. Unsettling the totalizing definitions of Cuban, Latin American, and Latinx Art, The Abyss of the Ocean presents key photographic series produced since the 1990s. These photographs lay bare the nuance of the artists’ multiple Diasporic identities while confronting racist and colonialist stereotypes of women’s bodies. This is an online exhibition on view through June, 2022.


A Conversation Between Women at Living With Art Salon ~ April 1

Artist Elizabeth Riley, center, flanked by artist Barbara Lubiner ~ for the exhibition ‘A Conversation Between Women’

A Conversation Between Women is an unexpected dialogue that takes place across mediums of twenty contemporary female artists. The artists are multigenerational and culturally diverse ~ what they have in common besides their gender is that they are part of a community of artists that works collaboratively with the curator, and nonprofit organization, Art Lives Here.


That’s LIFE: Vintage Photographs from America’s Weekly Picture Magazine at Keith de Lellis Gallery ~ April 1

Jack Jenkins, Elizabeth Eckford, age 15, who was one of the ‘Little Rock Nine’ is pursued by a mob, with Hazel Massery directly behind, at Little Rock Central High School on the first day of classes, 1957

Keith de Lellis Gallery presents a selection of over fifty photographs assigned by the editors for the pages of Life Magazine, one of the most renowned picture magazines in the world. Published weekly from 1936 to 1972, the magazine chronicled in image and word every historical event both big and small that impacted the lives of Americans north, south, east and west. Life revolutionized how readers experienced these historical events by pioneering the photo-essay, where narratives are told through the power of pictures while words take on a less significant role. This exhibition captures the wide-ranging themes published in Life Magazine including politics, war and race to popular culture, major sporting events and everyday moments that were at the heart of American culture in the twentieth century.


Coffee in the Nude, Guided Tour at Fotografiska begins ~ April 3

Related events ! Coffee in the Nude

Strong Coffee. Delicate Pastries. Fine Art. Wake up body and mind with a tour of our latest exhibition, NUDE, a collection of images that portrays the body through beautiful, disruptive, and experimental lenses and subverts the historically predominant male gaze through the work of female-identifying photographers. Tickets Here.


‘A Better Place to Live’ ~ a Discussion at National Arts Club ~ April 5

A panel of experts presents an overview of New Urbanism, the cutting-edge urban design canon that is creating better places to live. Topics to be discussed include historic preservation, the creation of social equity in communities, methods to address climate change, and sustainable transportation.


The Joyce Theater at Chelsea Factory Beginning ~ April 5

The fabulous new Chelsea Factory, located at 547 West 26th Street, opens its doors to The Joyce Theater, and an exciting schedule for the month of April. Catch Queer the Ballet on April 5-6; Kyle Marshall Choreography on April 8-9; Luke Hickey on April 12-13; and Calpulli Mexican Dance Company on April 15-16.


Jamel Shabazz: Eyes on the Street to Open at Bronx Museum of the Arts ~ April 6

Jamel Shabazz

Shabazz’s photographs capture the intricate ballet of daily life in the metropolis, where everyone is both part of the audience and on display at the same time, where everyone is at once a stranger and an equal. At the core of his practice is his steadfast sense of empathy with the common man and woman he meets on the streets, regardless of their race or social status.


‘Lyrical Urbanism: The Taipei Music Center’ at Cooper Union ~ April 6

Photograph courtesy Yana Zhezhela & Alek Vatagin

Lyrical Urbanism: The Taipei Music Center, an exhibition marking the recent completion of Reiser+Umemoto, RUR Architecture’s Taipei Music Center (TMC), a new musical district within Taipei, will be on view at Cooper Union’s Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture April 6-29, 2022. Designed by the project’s architects from the New-York based firm, it will feature mural-sized photographs, architectural models, drawings, and audiovisual media that explore the decade-long design process, Taiwan’s music industry, and the nation’s cosmopolitan ambitions. The opening reception in Cooper Union’s Great Hall on April 6 will include a lecture, panel discussion, and a musical performance composed for the occasion.


Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet As It’s Kept ~ April 6

Ralph Lemon, Untitled, 2021. Oil and acrylic on paper, 26 × 40 in. (66.1 × 101.6 cm). Image courtesy the artist

The Whitney Museum of American Art announced today that sixty-three artists and collectives will be participating in Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It’s Kept, co-organized by two Whitney curators, David Breslin and Adrienne Edwards. This will be the eightieth iteration in the long-running series of annual and biennial exhibitions launched by the Museum’s founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, in 1932. The 2022 Biennial takes over most of the Whitney from April 6 through September 5, with portions of the exhibition and some programs continuing through October 23, 2022.


Getulio Alviani: Alviani X Ancient at C1760 Gallery ~ April 7

Alviani X Ancient, Exhibition view. On the wall, to the left ~ rilievo speculare a elementi curvi, 1962-67. Presented by C1760. Photo by Arturo Sanchez

C1760 is pleased to present “Alviani X Ancient,” a new exhibition featuring a dazzling display of abstract art and jewelry by Getulio Alviani (1939-2018), a key figure in Zero, and Optical, in dialogue with antiquities from three millennia. The most exclusive of Alvin’s works will be on view, including never before shown artworks from his private estate and some only displayed in the most prestigious institutions. “Alviani X Ancient” will be on view at 38 East 70th Street from Thursday, April 7 to Sunday, May 22, 2022.


Stage Fright, curated by Rachel Harrison at LGDR ~ April 7

Stage Fright, exhibition view courtesy of the gallery.

Guided by a desire to illuminate and to inspire reflection on the sculptural form, Dominique Lévy of LGDR invited Rachel Harrison to curate a presentation of 20th-century sculpture. The exhibition that emerged presents a group of works that consider modernism’s devotion to that most fundamental of subjects: the human figure. Stage Fright features works by Louise Bourgeois, Constantin Brancusi, Marcel Duchamp, Marisol Escobar, Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, and Alina Szapocznikow that represent the body in extremis—shown ruptured in pieces or pared down to the essentials—in surrogates that stand for the whole.


Opening Reception for ‘The Camera is Cruel: Lisette Model, Diane Arbus, Nan Goldin’ at Austrian Cultural Forum New York ~ April 7

The Camera is Cruel. Image credit: © 2022 Estate of Lisette Model, courtesy Lebon, Paris/Keitelman, Brussels. Installation photos © David Plakke

The Austrian Cultural Forum New York will open its doors to ‘The Camera is Cruel: Lisette Model, Diane Arbus, Nan Goldin.’ Curated by Dr. Gerald Matt, the exhibition, previously shown at FLATZ Museum in Dornbim (2018) and the WestLicht Museum for Photography in Vienna (2019), brings together a selection of key works in an exclusive joint presentation of the work of three iconic photographers. The exhibition is on view April 8 ~ June 15, 2022, with Opening Reception on Thursday, April 7th.


Book Talk: Laura Raicovich at The Art Students League ~ April 7

The evening will focus on Laura’s incendiary 2021 publication, Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest, which investigates how cultural institutions have come under fire in recent years as concerned members of the arts community have mobilized in critique of sources of museum funding. This is a Free event with Registration.


MIXTAPE at United Palace Theatre ~ April 7

Tribeca & Universal Music Group for Brands: Mixtape

Save the Date ~ April 7, 2022 for the world premiere of the feature documentary from Mercury Studios, MIXTAPE, telling the story of mixtape culture and its role in spreading hip-hop around the world.


LGDR Unveils Three Exhibitions in Two Upper East Side Locations ~ April 7

The new international art venture LGDR will inaugurate its New York City program on April 7, 2022, with the opening of three exhibitions spotlighting exceptional painters and sculptors of the 20th and 21st centuries. Illuminating important contributions to the art historical canon, this trio of presentations will unfold across two locations on Manhattan’s Upper East Side—at the landmark Beaux-Arts building at 3 East 89th Street, which will in late 2022 become LGDR’s flagship, and at 909 Madison Avenue, the gallery’s temporary space.


Raúl Cordero: The Poem unveils in Times Square ~ April 8

Image courtesy Times Square Arts

In the center of Times Square’s urban landscape, Cuban-born artist Raúl Cordero creates an unexpected oasis — a 20-foot tower covered in a cascade of mountain laurel hosting an illuminated poem inside. The landscaped structure is designed to narrow the sensory overload of Times Square to a concentrated line of vision, drawing the eye to a patch of open sky and the words of the poem overhead. Playing with the architecture and energy of Times Square, Cordero offers us a respite from the attention economy in the form of poetry and nature. This installation coincides with a solo exhibition at Richard Taittinger Gallery, NYC.


Flushing Town Hall Kicks-Off Jazz Appreciation Month ~ April 8

Bill Charlap Trio, Photo Credit: Philippe LEVY-STAB

This April, Flushing Town Hall celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with an incredible line-up of jazz events, both in person and available to stream for free online for those unable to make it to the historic venue, a Smithsonian affiliate in Queens.


The National Arts Club Presents ‘Bonnet Bash 2022: A Feast for the Eyes’ ~ April 8

Just in time for Easter, ‘Bonnet Bash 2022: A Feast for the Eyes’ is back as an in-person Event at National Arts Club.  Feast your eyes on an installation of sumptuous headdresses created by Darrell Thorne, and feed your soul on a visual banquet of headwear in a decadent environment designed by Sarah Sparkles. Behold a buffet of performances by Darrell Thorne Studios and artist Michael F. ChipNipple, while sipping specialty cocktails and dancing to the music of DJ Tim “Journeyman” Fielding.


Venus Over Manhattan Opens Second Gallery with Ana Benaroya Solo Exhibition ~ April 8

Street view of Venus Over Manhattan’s new space at 55 Great Jones Street, NYC
Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan

On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to announce that the gallery will open a second New York City location at 55 Great Jones Street between Lafayette Street and the Bowery, beside the historic carriage house that was formerly owned by Andy Warhol and housed the studio of Jean-Michael Basquiat. Venus’ new 4,000 square foot downtown space will complement the gallery’s Upper East Side townhouse location at 120 East 65th Street, and will be inaugurated on April 8th, 2022 with an exhibition of new work by Ana Benaroya.


Salmagundi Club Spring Auction ~ April 8 & 9

Artist Jack Garvey, ‘Adirondack Morning’, watercolor, 10.5″ x 14.5″; 15.25 x 19.25cm. Image courtesy Salmagundi Club

If it’s Spring, you know it’s time for the Salmagundi Auction. This year, over 200 original works of art, including 20 historic works from Salmagundi Club archive collection will be offered.

Salmagundi auctions have operated continuously since the late 1870’s. “With starting prices as low as $150, all set at 30% of typical gallery prices, this is a unique opportunity to own a piece of American art history”, says Nick Dawes, Salmagundi Chairman who acts as live auctioneer.


Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure ~ April 9

Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1982. Photo credit: James Van Der Zee . Image courtesy of the Basquiat family

The dates for the exhibition Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure have been announced. Featuring over 200 never before and rarely seen paintings, drawing, ephemera and artifacts, this celebration of Basquiat’s life will open on April 9, 2022 at the NYC Landmark Starrett-Lehigh Building.


Elaine Reicher: Material Girl at Marinaro Gallery ~ April 9

Elaine Reichek, Thiebaud Dress, 2020, Digital embroidery on linen, 21.5 x 11.75 inches (54.6 x 29.8 cm) Edition 1 of 2, with 1 AP

MATERIAL GIRL is a wide-ranging exploration of the relationship between textiles and painting, through nearly fifty works produced over the past four years. Though grounded in Reichek’s signature medium of embroidery, the exhibition also expands spatially to restage the studio itself as a site for artistic production, domestic life, and critical investigation. This exhibition will occupy both gallery spaces. This is Elaine Reichek’s second solo show with the gallery


Join Artist Zaq Landsberg at Reclining Liberty ~ April 9

Reclining Liberty by artist Zaq Landsberg in Morningside Park, Harlem. Image courtesy Connie Lee, Public Art Initiative.

Join the artist, Zaq Landsberg, musicians and artists on Saturday, April 9th from 1-5pm for performances reflecting on Liberty. Reclining Liberty will be leaving Morningside Park at the end of April.


Ancient History Meets Present Day: Dinosaur Safari at The Bronx Zoo ~ April 11

Dinosaur Safari at Bronx Zoo. Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher

Some of the largest animals that ever roamed the Earth have made a comeback this summer at the Bronx Zoo. Dinosaur Safari is returning with MORE dinosaurs than ever before in a new experience that will immerse visitors in a recreation of a world that disappeared millions of years ago. This limited engagement will open to the public on Monday, April 11th.


Winslow Homer at The Met ~ April 11

Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910). The Gulf Stream, 1899. Oil on canvas, 28 1/8 x 49 1/8 in. (71.4 x 124.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1906 (06.1234)

Renowned for his powerful paintings of American life and scenery, Winslow Homer (1836–1910) remains a consequential figure whose art continues to appeal to broad audiences. Opening April 11, 2022, Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents will reconsider the artist’s work through the lens of conflict, a theme that spans his prolific career. A persistent fascination with struggle permeates Homer’s art—from emblematic images of the Civil War and Reconstruction that examine the effects of the conflict on the landscape, soldiers, and formerly enslaved people to dramatic scenes of rescue and hunting, as well as monumental seascapes and dazzling tropical works painted throughout the Atlantic world. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be The Met’s iconic The Gulf Stream, a painting that reveals Homer’s lifelong engagement with the charged subjects of race, geopolitics, and nature. Featuring 88 oils and watercolors, this major loan exhibition represents the largest critical overview of Homer’s art and life in more than a quarter of a century.


‘Center Focus’ to Spotlight Black Women Photographers ~ April 11

 Hi-ARTS has joined forces with Black Women Photographers(BWP) for Center Focus. BWP’s inaugural group exhibition, which showcases the work of seven of its acclaimed and emerging members, will run from April 11 to April 29 at Hi-ARTS.


Louise Bourgeois: Paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art ~ April 12

Louise Bourgeois, Red Night, 1945-47, Oil on Linen. In this nightmarish scene, Bourgeois huddles in bed with her three sons, immersed in a field of red.

Louise Bourgeois: Paintings is the first comprehensive exhibition of paintings produced by the iconic, French-American artist Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) between her arrival in New York in 1938 and her turn to sculpture in 1949. The exhibition opens on April 12th.


Building the Bronx at New York Transit Museum’s Grand Central Gallery ~ April 13

The Bronx is unique in New York City. It is the only portion of the city not on an island, the only part physically located on the North American continent, and the only borough that allows—some might say demands—an article in its title.

The distinctiveness of The Bronx’s architecture and neighborhoods is a testament to the people who arrived in two waves of urbanization caused by developing transportation: the steam railroads that connected the area to upstate New York, Connecticut, and beyond, and the expansion of the subway.


14 Giant Sculptures Arrive in the Garment District ~ April 14

HERE’ New art installation by artist Santi Flores. Image credit: Alexandre Ayer/© DiversityPics for the Garment District Alliance

Fourteen oversized sculptures with raised hands will provide a warm welcome to New Yorkers and visitors as part of the Garment District Alliance’s latest public art exhibit Here. Created by artist Santi Flores, Here symbolizes unity, diversity and individuality, and will be dedicated to all New Yorkers and visitors passing through the neighborhood.


Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective at El Museo del Barrio April 14

Raphael Montañez Ortiz with Archaeological Find #22, 1961. Image courtesy El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio is pleased to present Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective, from April 14 to September 11, 2022, the first large-scale exhibition dedicated to the artist, activist, educator, and founder of El Museo del Barrio, since 1988. Curated by El Museo’s chief curator, Rodrigo Moura, and guest curator  Julieta González, the exhibition spans several decades of his production, from the 1950s to the early-2020s, in different media such as film, painting, photography, video installations, documents, and assemblages. This is the largest exhibition-to-date dedicated to the artist.


Reset: Towards a New Commons at AIA ~ April 14

Reset: Towards a New Commons aims to foster more diverse and inclusive solutions to building community. Rather than designing specific spaces for specific needs, the exhibition considers how spaces may be designed for all, addressing the importance of barrier-free environments and practices rooted in “Universal Design.” The majority of the exhibition will be dedicated to four projects developed by interdisciplinary design teams—one focusing on New York City, one on Cincinatti, Ohio, and two in the San Francisco Bay Area—which envision environments that encourage new modes of living collaboratively, with special attention paid to ameliorating the divisions of age, race, and ability.


Uptown Night Market Harlem ~ April 14

Image courtesy Uptown Night Market

It’s back for a new season with lots of new and exciting vendors like ChicTreatz, Twisted Potato, DownEast Lobstah, Harlem’s Heaven Hats, Aya Hand Fans, Yakitori Tatsu and lots more. The Market will have a rotating lineup of more than 50 vendors representing over 20 countries’ cuisines at affordable prices.


The Annual Washington Square Park Pillow Fight ~ April 16

The annual Pillow Fight in the park will take place on Saturday, April 16th from 3-5pm in Washington Square Park. Bring a soft (no feathers) pillow! It’s a free Event.


Lyricist Lounge Celebrates 30th Anniversary at The Apollo Theater ~ April 16

Images courtesy of the Apollo Theater

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the legendary Hip-Hop showcase the Lyricist Lounge, the Apollo will bring together iconic producers, DJs, and rappers of the 90s to today, live and in-person on Saturday, April 16 at 8:00pm EST. For one night only, the concert will feature a slew of iconic artists, including KRS-One, Kid Capri, Talib Kweli, Grand Puba, Rah Digga,  Buckshot, Mr. Cheeks, CL Smooth, and Bahamadia-among others to be announced. Lyricist Lounge began in 1991 as a regular gathering of some of New York’s best underground MCs and has grown into one of Hip-Hop’s most recognized platforms, showcasing newcomers and veterans on national concert tours, albums, documentaries, and the popular 2000 MTV sketch comedy series, The Lyricist Lounge Show. Tickets are on sale now at


Jacques Jarrige’s Christ Sculpture unveiled at Cathedral of St. John the Divine ~ April 16

Jacques Jarrige, Christ, 2020, Aluminum, 50 × 45 × 3″ (127 × 114 × 8 cm) photo ©Garret Linn, Courtesy Valerie Goodman Gallery

Artist Jacques Jarrige installs a large site-specific sculpture at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine on March 2, 2022, for the start of Lent. It will be shrouded during Lent and unveiled for the start of Easter before the evening Mass of April 16, 2022.Suspended 90 feet in the center of the church’s nave, the 10-feet tall Christ sculpture in hammered aluminum represents the artist’s intimate exploration of form and his faithful dialogue with material and liturgy. Known for his fluid interpretational sculptures, in this new work, Jarrige ties his process to a specific representation of time and space, that of the crucifixion of the body of Christ. On view through May 8th, the artist’s site-specific installation will be accompanied by a booklet with an essay by Patrick Malloy, Ph. D Sub Dean, and Canon for Liturgy & the Arts. The sculpture joins many contemporary artworks already included within the Cathedral’s collection.


Happy Easter ~ April 17

Easter Stroll down Fifth Avenue, 2014

Yes, there will be an Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue this year! Start at 49th Street and strut your stuff to 57th Street, with bonnet-watchers hanging out in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, around 50th and 51st Streets. Free and open to the public. Take a look-back at Easter on Fifth Avenue.


Jazz at Lincoln Center Celebrates Charles Mingus at 100 ~ April 19 – 26

Mingus Dynasty. Courtesy of Jazz Workshop, Inc.

In honor of bassist and composer Charles Mingus, whose 100th birthday would have been on April 22, 2022, Jazz at Lincoln Center will present a Charles Mingus Centennial Celebration to commemorate his legacy as a trailblazing composer, performer, and bandleader, and as a staunch advocate for social justice and education. The celebration, which will take place from April 19–26, will explore the many styles he experimented with, from swinging hard bop to Afro-Latin grooves, blues, and classical structures. The week-long celebration will trace the jazz luminary’s impact on generations of musicians with a series of performances spanning two stages and six ensembles, including the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and appearances by the namesake bands established by Sue Mingus following her husband’s death to carry on his musical legacy: the Mingus Big Band, Mingus Dynasty, and Mingus Orchestra. These performances are presented in association with the Charles Mingus Institute and Jazz Workshop, Inc.


Hanami Festival at Green-Wood Cemetery ~ April 20

Cherry Blossom Season at The Green-Wood Cemetery

Hanami Festival: (Wednesday, April 20th) Translated from the Japanese as “flower viewing,” the Hanami festival celebrates the spring season with music and entertainment set among Green-Wood’s extensive collection of flowering trees as they come into full bloom. On Wednesday, April 20th, from 6:00pm–8:00pm, the iconic NYC green space will be open after hours for a night of music, entertainment, and opportunities to learn more about the Cemetery’s arboretum and wildlife.


New York Landmarks Conservancy Presents The 2022 Lucy G. Moses Awards ~ April 20

Helmsley Building, Manhattan

The award winners were announced for the 32nd Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards for 2022. The Moses Awards are the Conservancy’s highest honor for outstanding preservation.


‘Nadav Kander: The Thread’ at Howard Greenberg ~ April 21

Nanjing X, Jiangsu Province, from the series Yangtze – The Long River, 2007. Chromogenic print; printed 2022. Image size: 38 x 48 3/8 inches. Paper size: 48 1/4 x 58 3/4 inches

An exhibition of photographs by the renowned London-based artist Nadav Kander will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from April 21 through June 10, 2022. Nadav Kander: The Thread, the Prix Pictet-winning photographer’s first exhibition with Howard Greenberg Gallery, will present evocative landscapes and penetrating portraits from the 1990s-2020s that evoke the interconnectedness of humanity. The exhibition title, inspired by the poem “The Way It Is” by William Stafford, refers to this common thread.


Foster Sakyiamah: The Lines That Guide Me at Allouche Gallery in The Bowery ~ April 21

Foster Sakyiamah, Blue Spring Hatter, 2022; Acrylic on canvas, 39.4 x 31.5 in. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Allouche Gallery to open solo show, The Lines That Guide Me, debuting thirteen works by Foster Sakyiamah on April 21st at their 2nd Avenue pop-up location.

Created in 2022, The Lines That Guide Me is a series of paintings that explore Sakyiamah’s psychological connection with his domestic sphere and his thriving community. An emblematic symbol of Foster Sakyiamah’s practice is the remarkable clarity of his craft and process. The technical challenge in creating his gestural compositions becomes an equal interest for him.


Car Free Earth Day! ~ April 22

Car Free Earth Day 2018. Image via

Every year we look forward to a Car Free Earth Day, and this year, it is back in a big way in all five boroughs. It is celebrated annually on the weekend before or after Earth Day, which is April 22nd this year.

Here we post some of the highlights which will be held on april 22nd and Car Free Earth Day, Saturday, April 23rd from 11am to 5pm.


PH x Teens: Posters in Couture at Poster House Museum ~ April 22

PH x Teens: Posters in Couture

It’s time to strut! Drawing inspiration from Poster House’s fashion-forward exhibition Ethel Reed: I Am My Own Property, PH x Teens: Posters in Couture invites young adults ages 13 to 18 to explore their unique passions and interests through the creation of a mirrored poster. Using diverse materials, from glass chips to reflective vinyl, teens will create their own image of the world that both literally and figuratively reflects them, as Ethel Reed did over 100 years ago.

This is a Free, in-person Event. Registration required.


Clyde Hopkins ~ Chaunticlere: Paintings from the 1980s at Upsilon Gallery ~ April 22

Clyde Hopkins: The Icon 1986. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Upsilon Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of seminal paintings by the late British artist Clyde Hopkins (1946-2018) titled Chaunticlere: Paintings from the 1980s, on view from April 22 to June 11, 2022. Presented in cooperation with the artist’s estate, this group of works places enormous value on emotional spontaneity, instinctive creation and scale in response to political and social issues in the wake of Thatcherism. This exhibition marks the first showing of Hopkins’ artworks with Upsilon Gallery in New York.


The Apollo + New Black Fest. A Live & In-Person Event ~ April 22-25

This month marks the launch of New Black Fest at the Apollo, a festival celebrating contemporary Black playwrights from across the nation. On April 22, 23, and 25 at 7pm, audiences will have the opportunity to see original works by 18 playwrights, each commissioned by the Apollo and New Black Fest co-founder Keith Josef Adkins. These commissions focus on how the artists of the Harlem Renaissance responded to their historical landscape, as well as how contemporary creatives are dealing with today’s issues in their own work. The festival also marks the first public presentation from the non-profit theater’s Apollo New Worksinitiative, a groundbreaking series of commissions dedicated to the creation of a diverse, 21st-century American performing arts canon. Tickets for each evening are $25.


Miscreant Matter, a Fiber Art Exhibition curated by Connie Lee at JVS Project Space ~ April 24

Art Lives Here & JVS Project Space present ‘Miscreant Matter, a Fiber Art Exhibition’ with Katherine Earle & Carol Paik. The exhibition will be on view from April 24 to May 22, 2022 with Opening Reception on Sunday, April 24th from 2:00 to 5:00pm. JVS Project Space is located at 181 East 108th Street, Ground Floor. Gallery hours ~ Thursday through Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00pm. Follow the Curator on Instagram.


National Arts Club presents an Architectural Look at the Waldorf Astoria ~ April 25

Historic lobby of the Waldorf Astoria prior to renovation

Speaker Frank Mahan is a principal at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Director of its Adaptive Reuse Practice. He has led the successful redevelopments of icons like the Waldorf Astoria and the James A. Farley Post Office. This is an in-person event at National Arts Club.


Perle Fine: Out of Exile ~ a Virtual Panel Discussion Presented by Arts Student League ~ April 28

The Art Students League is pleased to host a virtual panel discussion on the life and art of Perle Fine, featuring Maddy Berezov, stewards of the artist’s legacy, Kathleen L. Housley, author of Tranquil Power: The Art and Life of Perle Fine, and Susan W. Knowles, art historian and curator of the Hofstra University Museum of Art traveling retrospective of Fine’s work. This is a Free Event on YouTube Live from 6-7pm.


Nicolas de Crécy : Ruthless Portrait at Philippe Labaune Gallery ~ April 28

Nicolas de Crécy, Patriarcat, nd, Charcoal and crayon on paper, 19 x 14 in. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Philippe Labaune Gallery will open its doors to Ruthless Portrait, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by French artist Nicolas de Crécy. The Paris based artist offers, through his various portraits, his singular vision of human beauty removed from the common standards of advertising aesthetics. These are the faces of the street that no one would notice, faces without apparent beauty, sometimes damaged by life, often hollowed out by age, sublime or sad, yet always mesmerizing once interpreted by Crécy. Opening April 28th.


It’s National Rugelach Day! Where Will You be Celebrating? ~ April 29

Image courtesy Lee Lee’s Pastry Shop

We call him Mr. Lee, but his name is Alvin Lee Smalls, and he is a true Harlem institution, known for decades as The King of Rugelach. This April 29th, National Rugelach Day, Mr. Lee turns 80 years young!


24th Annual Blessing of the Bicycles at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine ~ April 30

Blessing of the Bicycles at St John the Divine

This unique service is open to everyone who gets around town on a bike, scooter, skates, unicycle, or other form of human-powered vehicle. All are welcome to receive a blessing to jumpstart a safe cycling season.


Still on View:

A Female Gaze: Seven Decades of Women Street Photographers on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery through April 2, 2022

Vivian Maier, Untitled 1/15, 1959; Gelatin silver print; printed 2021; Image size: 12 x 12 inches; Paper size: 20 x 16 inches © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Street photography—the thoroughly unpredictable and often magical framing of a moment—was embraced early in the 20th century by women photographers. A new exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery will survey more than seven decades of work by 12 women photographers. A Female Gaze will be on view from January 19 through April 2, 2022 in the gallery’s new space on the 8th floor of the Fuller Building at 41 East 57th Street.


The New Ben at Hauser & Wirth New York on view to April 2, 2022

‘The Richt to (My) Life, Dawn Williams Boyd, 2017; Mixed media, 91.4 x 121.19/36 x 48 © Dawn Williams Boyd; Courtesy of Fort Gansevoort, New York. Photo: Ron Witherspoon

Curated by Legacy Russell, Executive Director & Chief Curator of The Kitchen, ‘The New Bend’ brings together 12 contemporary artists working in the raced, classed, and gendered traditions of quilting and textile practice – Anthony Akinbola, Eddie R. Aparicio, Dawn Williams Boyd, Diedrick Brackens, Tuesday Smillie, Tomashi Jackson, Genesis Jerez, Basil Kinkaid, Eric Mack, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Qualeasha Wood, and Zadie Xa. Their unique visual vernacular exists in tender dialogue with, and in homage to, the contributions of the Gee’s Bend Alabama quilters – Black American women in collective cooperation and creative economic production – and their enduring legacy as a radical meeting place, a prompt, and as intergenerational inspiration. This exhibition acknowledges the work of Gee’s Bend quilters such as Sarah Benning (b. 1933), Missouri Pettway (1902-1981), Lizzie Major (1922-2011), Sally Bennett Jones (1944-1988), Mary Lee Bendolph (b.1935), and so many more, as central to expanded histories of abstraction and modernism.


The Black Index at Hunter College Art Galleries on view to April 3, 2022

Alicia Henry. Analogous III, 2020. Acrylic, thread, yarn, dyed leather. Variable dimensions.University Art Gallery, UC Irvine © 2021. Photo by Paul Salveson.

Hunter College Art Galleries will open its doors to the traveling group exhibition The Black Index featuring the work of Dennis Delgado, Alicia Henry, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Titus Kaphar, Whitfield Lovell, and Lava Thomas. The artists included in The Black Index build upon the tradition of Black self-representation as an antidote to colonialist images. Using drawing, performance, printmaking, sculpture, and digital technology to transform the recorded image, these artists question our reliance on photography as a privileged source for documentary objectivity and understanding. Their works offer an alternative practice—a Black index—that still serves as a finding aid for information about Black subjects, but also challenges viewers’ desire for classification.


Benefit Print Project: 10 Years and Counting at National Arts Club on View through April 6, 2022

Pictured: El Anatsui, Black and Silver, 2018. Photo by Christopher Burke Studios

Benefit Print Project: 10 years and Counting looks back at completed collaborations and looks forward to featuring new projects over the last two years. Benefit Print Project publishes editions and unique works of art in all media, from photography and graphic arts to ceramics and sculpture, and has completed collaborations with internationally acclaimed artists, such as El Anatsui, Herman Bas, Lynda Benglis, Olafur Eliasson, William Kentridge, Larry Poons, and Donald Sultan, since its inception in 2010.


Chellis Baird: The Touch of Red at National Arts Club on View through April 8, 2022

Chellis Baird. Image, Smile, 2021, Fabrics, plaster, wire and acrylic on birch panel

The National Arts Club will open its doors to Chellis Baird in the exhibition ‘The Touch of Red,’ on view from March 21st through April 8th. In this exhibition, Baird, a 2022-23 National Arts Club Artist Fellow, explores the complex significance of the color red, expanding upon her signature techniques of sculpture, painting and textiles within the spectrum of the hue.


Kris Rumman: Till Human Voices Wake Us, And We Drown will be on view at Urban Glass to April 8, 2022

Body-Building, 2021. Glass and stained sycamore branch with flexible adhesive and zippers

Till Human Voices Wake Us, And We Drown, a solo exhibition of work by  Palestinian-American interdisciplinary artist Kris Rumman, will be on view at UrbanGlass from January 19 – April 8, 2022. Curated  by Zeljka Himbele, the exhibition inaugurates UrbanGlass’ Curator-at-Large program, which will give an invited curator the opportunity to develop innovative concepts and public programs for 4 annual exhibitions presented in UrbanGlass’ Robert Lehman Gallery. The program’s goal is to address critical cultural issues and to contribute to the contemporary art and design dialogue through the material of glass.


Leo Park: The Speed of Ice Cream + Xu Yang: For the Sake of be Who You Are at GR Gallery to April 9, 2022

Artist Leo Park

GR gallery is pleased to present “The Speed of Ice Cream” and “For The sake of Be who you Are” two concurrent solo exhibitions featuring Leo Park and Xu Yang. Both of these shows are the artists’ first solo exhibitions with GR and in New York.


Juan Muñoz: Seven Rooms at David Zwirner on View to April 9, 2022

Installation view, Juan Muñoz: Seven Rooms, David Zwirner, New York, 2022

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of work by the Spanish artist Juan Muñoz curated by Vicente Todolí. Spanning two floors of the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York, the presentation will feature seven discrete installations from throughout Muñoz’s career that highlight his expansive notion of sculpture. Wide-ranging in scale and format, each installation provides viewers with a distinct experience. This will be the gallery’s first exhibition of the artist’s work since announcing the representation of the Juan Muñoz Estate in 2020.


Osvaldo Mariscotti: Kaleidoscope at Upsilon Gallery on view to April 16, 2022

Osvaldo Mariscotti: Kaleidoscope, gallery view, Upsilon Gallery.

Upsilon Gallery, a fine print publisher specializing in International postwar and contemporary art, will open their new flagship location on the Upper East Side at 23 East 67th Street on February 25th with its inaugural exhibition “Kaleidoscope” by artist Osvaldo Mariscotti.


Colomba ~ Meurisse ~ Modan: 3 Continents at Philippe Labaune on View to April 16, 2022

From L-R: Elizabeth Colomba-New York; Catherine Meurisse-Paris; Rutu Modan-Tel Aviv

From March 3rd to April 16th, 2022, Philippe Labaune gallery will devote itself to three international artists who bear witness to their culture through their storytelling with drawings. Elizabeth Colomba, Catherine Meurisse and Rutu Modan combine the elegance of the line, the strength of the words, and the singularity of their personality to inscribe their works in the great library of the memory of humanity that the graphic novel occupies today.


Claudia Wieser: Rehearsal will be on view at Brooklyn Bridge Park to April 17, 2022

Claudia Wieser in her studio. Photo: Michael Schultze

On July 29, Public Art Fund will unveil Rehearsal, Berlin-based artist Claudia Wieser’s public art debut. Featuring five distinct large-scale geometric sculptures clad with hand-painted glazed tiles, panels featuring photographs of New York City and Roman and Greek antiquities, and mirror polished stainless steel, Rehearsal will create an immersive experience for park goers to explore. The cluster of sculptures will be located at the iconic terminus of Washington Street, where the Manhattan Bridge frames the Empire State Building. Juxtaposed with the surrounding architecture and natural landscape of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Rehearsal highlights the dynamism of the city and its people.


Heroes del Canpo: Felix R. Cid at Allouche Gallery Pop-Up on View through April 17, 2022

Felix R. Cid, Untitled (Pajarraco del Campo), 2022; Oil and acrylic on canvas

Allouche Gallery will open the solo show, Heroes del Canpo, debuting fifteen works by Felix R. Cid on March 17th, 2022, at their 2nd Avenue pop-up location.

Heroes del Canpo merges elements of geometry, human expression, and imagined structures, creating a portrait of personal projections. Felix R. Cid’s exploration of creative accidents and destruction advances his notions of the physical world and his psyche.


Adrianne Lobel: Paintings and Tapestries on view to April 17, 2022

Adrianne Lobel: Paintings and Tapestries opens at 72 Warren Street Gallery on March 22, 2022, where it will be on view until April 17, 2022. This exhibition coincides with the opening of Mark Morris’ L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), for which Lobel designed the set.


Botero Celebrates 90th Birthday with The Spinx on 14th Street, on View through April 19, 2022

Fernando Botero’s eight-foot-tall Spinx sculpture is on view at the 14th Street Square at 9th Avenue from March 10th through April 19, 2022. The monument, presented by David Benrimon Fine Art, is in celebration of the artist’s 90th birthday, and coincides with the gallery’s Boteroexhibition.


say the dream was real and the wall imaginary at Jane Lombard on view through April 23, 2022

Tom Molloy, Boat (detail), 2017, Thirty-five color photographs, Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

Jane Lombard Gallery opened its doors to ‘say the dream was real and the wall imaginary’, a group exhibition curated by Joseph R. Wolin, that brings together eight artists who investigate walls, borders, and boundaries—both physical and ideological—and ways to think beyond them. The exhibition, featuring work by Margarita Cabrera, Anita Groener, Tom Molloy, Ambreen Butt, Becci Davis, Spandita Malik, Azita Moradkhani, and Kanishka Raja, opens on March 11th from 5–7 PM, and will be on view through April 23rd, 2022.


Hugh Hayden: Brier Patch will be on view in Madison Square Park to April 24, 2022

Hugh Hayden: Brier Patch in Madison Square Park. Image via NYC Parks Department

Surrealist sculptor Hugh Hayden subverts the classroom in a new commission for Madison Square Park entitled ‘Brier Patch‘. The installation will span across four separate lawns and feature a total of one-hundred wooden elementary school-style desks.


‘Lalique & Mucha: Drawing Inspiration’ at Salmagundi Club on View through April 30, 2022

L-R Alphonse Maria Mucha (1860-1939) ~ Rene’ Jules Lalique (1860-1945). Images courtesy Salmagundi Club

On view from March 1 through April 30, 2022, the Salmagundi Club presents Lalique & Mucha: Drawing Inspiration, an exhibition showcasing the drawings and inspirations of René Lalique and Alphonse Mucha, two of the world’s leading luxury designers. The show features the largest collection of drawings by Lalique outside of France, in dialogue with Mucha’s book of motifs and drawings, Documents Decoratifs (1901). Mucha was a member of the Salmagundi Club from 1922 until his death, and was a friend and competitor to Lalique. Both iconic artists hold an important place in the development of, and influence on, the Art Nouveau movement.


Zaq Landsberg: Reclining Liberty on view in Morningside Park through April, 2022

Reclining Liberty by artist Zaq Landsberg in Morningside Park, Harlem. Image courtesy Connie Lee, Public Art Initiative.

Sculpture artist Zaq Landsberg created and presented the illustrations for this piece during the last administration, prior to COVID-19 and our citywide shutdown. It was inspired by Buddhist imagery, and meant to depict our iconic American landmark, weary, reclining, and asking the question ~ “what stage of America are we in.” COVID-19 closed our city, and Reclining Lady lay waiting, like all of us, for better days. Fast-forward one year (or-what a difference a year makes). With a new administration and a city that is beginning to bloom along with spring, Zaq Landsberg: Reclining Liberty will emerge from the artists’ studio, with an installation date set for May 1, 2021 in Morningside Park, Harlem.


NUDE: Through the female perspective at Fotografiska New York on view to May 1, 2022

NUDE Through the female perspective

30 female-identifying artists from 20 different countries diversely explore the female gaze in this exhibition centered on the naked body in contemporary photography.

NUDE is a collection of images that portray the body through beautiful, disruptive, and experimental lenses, seeking to subvert the historically predominant male gaze and celebrate the human form.


The Orchid Show at NYBG on view to May 1, 2022

The dazzling floral creations of Jeff Leatham, famed artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris and floral designer to the stars, return for The Orchid Show’s 19th year. Leatham’s bold and colorful vision will unfold through captivating installations and designs, transforming the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a different color experience and visual effect, like the turn of a kaleidoscope.


Peter Nadin: The Distance From A Lemon To Murder at Off Paradise will be on view to May 8, 2022

Lawrence Weiner, Dan Graham, Peter Nadin and Louise Lawler at 84 West Broadway, 1979. Courtesy of Peter Nadin; Claude Rutault, de-finition/method #447: full-length self-portrait, 2011. Paint on canvas. 168 x 110 cm and 33 x 22 cm. Photograph by Antoine Cadot. Courtesy of the artist and Perrotin.

On the heels of the exhibition Claude Rutault, A Proposal to Peter Nadin, 1979, realized 2022 (on view through February 19), Off Paradise will open its doors to Peter Nadin, The Distance From A Lemon To Murder on March 3, 2022. This is a solo exhibition of recent paintings by the artist, making his return to painting “from life” for the first time since 1992.


Stan Squirewell: Who That Is at Claire Oliver Gallery on View to May 15, 2022

Stan Squirewell ~ exhibition ‘Who That Is? at Claire Oliver Gallery. Installation view.

Claire Oliver Gallery announces inaugural exhibition Who That Is? by artist Stan Squirewell, marking the artists’ debut at the gallery, on view March 25 – May 15, 2022.   Through a ritualized process, Squirewell’s work examines who curates and controls the narratives that become accepted as history; from what perspective is history written, whose stories are told, and whose are neglected? Featuring more than 15 new works by the Louisville based artist, Who That Is? showcases works from Squirewell’s series While Shepherds Kept Their Watching, the creation of which is a summation of the multimedia artists’ practices of painting, photography, sculpture, and performance.


The Mad Silkman: Zika & Lida Ascher Textiles and Fashion at Czech Center New York on View to May 20, 2022

Screen-printed Giselle silk crepe, 1969, © Peter Ascher.
Photo © The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Ondřej Kocourek, Ascher Family Archive

Czech Center New York in collaboration with UPM, The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague presents “Mad Silkman: Zika & Lida Ascher Textiles and Fashion,” the first U.S. exhibition focused on the life and work of Zika and Lida Ascher, a husband-and-wife duo who left Czechoslovakia before the outbreak of WW2 and built a textile empire in the United Kingdom, which supplied fabrics to the international fashion industry. The exhibition will be on view March 25-May 20, 2022.


Anina Gerchick: BIRDLINK in Crotona Park on view to May 21, 2022

Anina Gerchick: Birdlink. Image courtesy of the artist.

BIRDLINK is an interactive habitat sculpture whose mission is to support migratory birds by inserting native plant systems throughout the urban and suburban corridors through which they travel. BIRDLINK attracts the wild birds that reside or migrate trough the city with native plants at the empty tower and middle canopy levels. Visit Anina Gerchick: BIRDLINK in Crotona Park, Bronx, on view to May 21, 2022.


Willie Birch ~ Chronicling Our Lives: 1987-2021 at Fort Gansevoort on View to May 21, 2022

Willie Birch, Martin Luther King, McDonald’s & Miami’s Burning, 1989, Pencil graphite and gouache on paper with acrylic painted papier-mâché frame, 44.5 × 56.5 × 1.75 inches. Exhibition, Willie Birch: Chronicling Our Lives 1987-2021 at Fort Gansevoort New York

Fort Gansevoort Gallery opened 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 white. Together, the thirty works on view reflect Birch’s perspective on the beauty and complexities of the human experience.


The Drawing Center: Fernanda Laguna: The Path of the Heart and Drawing in the Continuous Present on View to May 22, 2022

Fernanda Laguna, Amor (Love), 2000

The Drawing Center will open its doors to two exhibitions running from March 10th to May 22, 2022. The exhibitions are ‘Fernanda Laguna: The Path of the Heart‘ and ‘Drawing in the Continuous Present.’


That’s Life: Vintage Photographs from America’s Weekly Picture Magazine at Keith de Lellis Gallery on View to May 26, 2022

Jack Jenkins, Elizabeth Eckford, age 15, who was one of the ‘Little Rock Nine’ is pursued by a mob, with Hazel Massery directly behind, at Little Rock Central High School on the first day of classes, 1957

Keith de Lellis Gallery presents a selection of over fifty photographs assigned by the editors for the pages of Life Magazine, one of the most renowned picture magazines in the world. Published weekly from 1936 to 1972, the magazine chronicled in image and word every historical event both big and small that impacted the lives of Americans north, south, east and west. Life revolutionized how readers experienced these historical events by pioneering the photo-essay, where narratives are told through the power of pictures while words take on a less significant role. This exhibition captures the wide-ranging themes published in Life Magazine including politics, war and race to popular culture, major sporting events and everyday moments that were at the heart of American culture in the twentieth century.


ARTECHOUSE #Trust at Chelsea Market on view to May 30, 2022

ARTECHOUSE at Chelsea Market ‘Trust’

Open to the public from January 31 to May 30, 2022, TRUST is a unique data-driven immersive exhibition that explores and interprets the multiple meanings and implications of the concept of trust, generating distinctive real-time data experiences throughout the run of the exhibition. On a broad level, through data examination it observes how historical events have influenced trust and considers how this can evolve in the future. More specifically, it further uses the data points to examine how the presence or absence of trust can shift the perception of our individual realities.


Faith Ringgold: American People at New Museum on view to June 5, 2022

Image (above): Faith Ringgold, American People Series #18: The Flag Is Bleeding, 1967. Oil on canvas, 72 x 96 in. (182.9 x 243.8 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, Patrons’ Permanent Fund and Gift of Glenstone Foundation (2021.28.1). © Faith Ringgold / ARS, NY and DACS, London, courtesy ACA Galleries, New York 2021

From February 17 to June 5, 2022, the New Museum will present the first full retrospective in New York of the art of Faith Ringgold (b. 1930, New York, NY). Bringing together over sixty years of work, “Faith Ringgold: American People”provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of Ringgold’s impactful vision. Her role as an artist, author, educator, and organizer has made her a key figure whose work links the multi-disciplinary achievements of the Harlem Renaissance to the political art of young Black artists working today. During the 1960s, Ringgold created some of the most indelible art of the Civil Rights era by melding her own unique style of figurative painting with a bold, transformative approach to the language of protest. In subsequent decades, she challenged accepted hierarchies of art and craft through her experimental quilt paintings and undertook a deeply studied reimagining of art history to produce narratives that bear witness to the historical sacrifices and achievements of Black Americans.


Capucine Bourcart: Plastic Fantastic! on view in Harlem Art Park to June 26, 2022

Image courtesy of the artist

Harlem Art Park unveiled its latest temporary public art installation, Plastic Fantastic! With a kaleidoscope of color, artist Capucine Bourcart encourages the viewer to evaluate their own environmental footprint. The large-scale installation measures over 66-feet wide and 7-feet high, demonstrating the abundance of single use plastics and its impact on our public spaces and our environment. Plastic Fantastic! interacts with Jorge Luis Rodriguez’s permanent sculpture, Growth, installed in 1985, along with the unique architectural elements that make this park a hidden gem in East Harlem.


Susan Stair: Ascending the Mountain in Marcus Garvey Park on view through June 30, 2022

Taking a closer look. Susan Stair: Ascending the Mountain in Marcus Garvey Park

Harlem-based non-profit the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, Public art organizer Connie Lee and Harlem-based artist Susan Stair are pleased to announce the installation of Ascending the Mountain, a public artwork in Marcus Garvey Park. Installed in three distinct sections along the staircase that leads up to the overlook terraces known as the Acropolis and the Harlem Fire Watchtower. The artwork is exhibited as part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program and is one of six temporary public art installations organized by the public art committee in Harlem this Summer.


Julio Valdez: I Can’t Breathe at Collyer Brothers Park on view to July 10, 2022

Julio Valdez: I Can’t Breathe on view at Collyer Brothers Park, Harlem

A dialogue began last year, serious and thoughtful discussion ensued, and artists have continued the conversation. Here, alongside a small pocket-park on 128th Street in Harlem, artist Julio Valdez unveiled his installation this week entitled ‘I Can’t Breathe.‘ The installation is just a few blocked away from last year’s colorful ‘Black Lives Matter‘ mural on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. extending from 125-127th Streets.


Gillian Wearing: Diane Arbus on view at Doris C. Freedman Plaza to August 14, 2022

Artist, Gillian Wearing will unveil a bronze monument to celebrated photographer, Diane Arbus at the Doris C. Freeman Plaza, at the entrance to Central Park this October. This is a fitting location for the Arbus monument, since many of her best-known images were taken in this Park.


Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art at Museum of Arts & Design on view to August 14, 2022

A young Yu, DMZ Performance(performance still), 2020. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Matthew Yu mage dimensions: 6720px x 4480px

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 emerging voices, several of whom will be exhibiting for the first time in the United States. By either making or altering clothing for expressive purposes, these artists create garments, sculpture, installation, and performance art that transforms dress into a critical tool for exploring issues of subjectivity, identity, and difference.


Propagazioni: Giuseppe Penone at Sèvres at Frick Madison on View through August 28, 2022

Giuseppe Penone with four of his eleven porcelain disks, on view in Propagazioni: Giuseppe Penone at Sèvresat Frick MadisonPhoto: Joseph Coscia Jr.

Beginning March 17, 2022, The Frick Collection will present a one-room installation by Italian artist Giuseppe Penone (b. 1947) at the museum’s temporary home, Frick Madison. Displayed in the broader context of the museum’s decorative arts and Old Master paintings and sculpture, this unprecedented exhibition by the acclaimed Arte Povera artist is the first to feature his work in the medium of porcelain. Consisting of eleven disks created during a 2013 collaboration with the Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory in France, works never before shown publicly, this project invites a dialogue with the Frick’s rich holdings in the medium. Penone’s series of disks will be shown on the third floor in concert with a nearby gallery featuring eighteenth-century porcelains by several renowned manufactories. Propagazioni: Giuseppe Penone at Sèvres is organized by Giulio Dalvit, the Frick’s Assistant Curator of Sculpture, and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue authored by Dalvit, with an introduction by Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator.


Alice Mizrachi: Renaissance Women on view in Marcus Garvey Park through August, 2022

Alice Mizrachi: Renaissance Women

Marcus Garvey Park has a plethora of art over this past few months, with the installation of Susan Stair: Ascending the Mountainand Thomas J. Price: Witness,  added to the park’s weekly music and dance. Now, we look forward to the unveiling of Alice Mizrachi: Renaissance Women, an abstract, figurative sculpture that honors women of the Harlem Renaissance ~ paving the way for many of the artists today, including Mizrachi.


Sam Durant, Untitled (drone) on the High Line Plinth through August, 2022

Sam Durant, Untitled (drone), 2016-2021 (rendering). Proposal for the High Line Plinth. Commissioned by High Line Art.

Sam Durant’s monumental fiberglass sculpture in the shape of an abstracted drone atop a 25-foot-tall steel pole continues High Line Art’s mission of presenting new, powerful, thought-provoking artworks that generate and amplify some of today’s most important conversations.


Félix Marzell: The Big Apple on view in Bella Abzug Park to September, 2022

The Big Apple at the entrance to Bella Abzug Park. You can see the #7 subway entrance to the right in the background.

This latest addition to Bella Abzug Park’s landscape comes from HYHK’s ambitious public art program that seeks to continually beautify and uplift the neighborhood. In partnership with NYC Parks, funding from the Québec Government Office in New York, and sponsorship from local stakeholder Amazon NYC, HYHK was able to bring this project to life.


Part 1 of The Costume Institute at The Met on view through September 5, 2022

Ensemble, Christopher John Rogers (American, born 1993), fall/winter 2020–21; Courtesy Christopher John Rogers. Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, photo by Christina Fragkou

The Costume Institute’s next major exhibition will be a two-part show on view from September 18, 2021 through September 5, 2022. Part One, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion—opening in the Anna Wintour Costume Center on September 18, 2021 ~ will feature approximately 80 individual ensembles encased and arranged as “squares” in horizontal and vertical rows representing the qualities that collectively define American fashion. Part Two, In America: An Anthology of Fashion—opening in the American Wing period rooms on May 5, 2022—will explore the development of American fashion by presenting narratives that relate to the complex and layered histories of those spaces. Parts One and Two will close on September 5, 2022.


Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective at El Museo del Barrio on View to September 11, 2022

Raphael Montañez Ortiz with Archaeological Find #22, 1961. Image courtesy El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio is pleased to present Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective, from April 14 to September 11, 2022, the first large-scale exhibition dedicated to the artist, activist, educator, and founder of El Museo del Barrio, since 1988. Curated by El Museo’s chief curator, Rodrigo Moura, and guest curator  Julieta González, the exhibition spans several decades of his production, from the 1950s to the early-2020s, in different media such as film, painting, photography, video installations, documents, and assemblages. This is the largest exhibition-to-date dedicated to the artist.


Thomas J. Price: Witness in Marcus Garvey Park to October 1, 2022

Thomas J. Price: Witness in Marcus Garvey Park

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 at his cell phone. The large-scale artwork celebrates a familiar form rarely monumentalized within a public setting and continues the artist’s exploration of blackness and Black masculinity as it relates to presence, movement, and freedom.


The Roof Garden Commission: Lauren Halsey at The Met on View through October 23, 2022

Lauren Halsey. Photo credit: Russell Hamilton, courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles and New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that American artist Lauren Halsey has been commissioned to create a site-specific installation for The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Halsey will create a full-scale architectural structure imbued with the collective energy and imagination of the South Central Los Angeles Community where she was born and continues to work. Titled the eastside of south central los angeles hieroglyph prototype architecture (I), the installation is designed to be inhabited by The Met’s visitors, who will be able to explore its connections to sources as varied as ancient Egyptian symbolism, 1960s utopian architecture, and contemporary visual expressions like tagging that reflect the ways in which people aspire to make public places their own. The Roof Garden Commission: Lauren Halsey will be on view from May 17 through October 23, 2022.


Hebru Brantley: The Great Debate at The Battery through November 13, 2022

Hebru Brantley: The Great Debate at The Battery.. Image credit: NYC Parks/Malcolm Pinckney

Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Parks Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff joined The Battery Conservancy President and Founder Warrie Price, Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1 Chair Tammy Meltzer, artist Hebru Brantley, and community members on Sunday to unveil Brantley’s sculpture, The Great Debate, at The Battery. The artwork, which stands 16-feet tall, is exhibited in partnership with The Battery and NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program, and will be on display through November 13, 2022.


Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans will be on view at The Rubin Museum of Art to January 16, 2023

Parnashvari, Goddess of Natural Healing; Central Tibet; 19th century; pigments on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art, C2003.36.3 (HAR 65302)

On March 18, 2022, the Rubin Museum of Art will present “Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans,” a new exhibition highlighting the diverse ways that Tibetan Buddhist artworks and practices have served as roadmaps to well-being. The exhibition juxtaposes objects from the Rubin Museum’s collection with stories from Himalayan Americans, revealing the many ways these living traditions are transformed and adopted for today’s world, especially in times of crisis. “Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans” is the Rubin Museum’s first collaborative exhibition with a Community Advisory Group and will be on view March 18, 2022 to January 16, 2023.


The Zoo by artist Idriss B On Park Avenue in Murray Hill on view through February 2023

Mojo the Gorilla!

If you are waking up in Murray Hill today, you will be delighted to find whimsical creatures along the Park Avenue medium between 34th and 38th Streets. Patrons of Park Avenue (POPA) invited French artist Idriss B to create a one-of-a-kind urban jungle as an inaugural installation.


The Girl Puzzle, Roosevelt Island on view ~ To Be Announced

Installation for The Girl Puzzle in progress on Roosevelt Island. Image via

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) has selected Amanda Matthews/Prometheus Art to construct the Nellie Bly Monument on the northern end of Roosevelt Island at Lighthouse Park. The sculptural installation will be known as “The Girl Puzzle” and invites the viewer to experience many facets of Nellie Bly’s talent, conviction and compassion. The ground-breaking journalist and women’s rights advocate exposed the horrors of the Blackwell Island Insane Asylum in 1887 on Roosevelt Island.


The Met’s Great Hall will Display Ancient Maya Stone Monuments from Republic of Guatemala until 2024

Portrait of a queen regent trampling a captive (Stela 24) Estela 24 de Naranjo-Sa’al, Petén, Guatemala MUNAE 15213 Registro Cortesía Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes de Guatemala © Archivo Digital MUNAE

The two massive stelae—both significant long-term loans from the Republic of Guatemala—feature life-sized representations of influential Indigenous American rulers: a king, K’inich Yo’nal Ahk II (ca. A.D. 664–729), and queen, Ix Wak Jalam Chan (Lady Six Sky) (ca. A.D. 670s–741), one of the most powerful women known by name from the ancient Americas. The installation heralds the upcoming exhibition Lives of the Gods: Divinity in Maya Art, which is scheduled to open in fall 2022 and will highlight Maya visual narratives featuring a cast of gods: sacred beings that are personified elements of the cosmos, nature, and agriculture. The Great Hall display is also the first in a series of special exhibitions and installations that will present art of the ancient Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, and Oceania throughout The Met’s galleries while the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing is closed for a renovation project that will reenvision these collections for a new generation of visitors.

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