Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the August 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup



Artist Christina Massey, Cracked Notion, blown glass, aluminum, paint, wire for the exhibition, ‘Matrixes’ an All-Women’s Art Show at Kate Oh Gallery, Opening August 9th

It’s August! Look forward to annual events like the Feast of Giglio in East Harlem, NYC DOT Summer Streets, and Morris-Jumel Mansion’s 30th annual Jazz at the Mansion + The Armory Show kicks-off with Armory Off-Site at the US Open. Here are a few suggestions, indoors and out, Heading North or Out East, during the month of August, including Women’s Equality Day on August 26th.

Designing Peace at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum NYC

Peace Pavilion; Design Team: Collaborative Architecture. Collaborators: Arup, Landscape India, Suranjana Satewalker, Kapil Suralekar Associates, Shibu Raman. Client: Government of India. Location: New Delhi, India 2017. Photo credit: © Collaborative Architecture

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 interactions—from creative confrontations that challenge existing structures to designs that demand embracing justice and truth in a search for reconciliation.


Emil. Carlsen: Private Collection at Salmagundi Club ~ August 1

SØREN EMILE “EMIL” CARLSEN (1848-1932) [RA 1903-1932] : STILL LIFE WITH FOWL AND COPPER POT, 1885. Oil on canvas; 17 x 33 in. Inscribed at upper left: ‘To My friend Van Boskerck, NY 87’. Note: The dedication was scratched into the dry paint two years later by Carlsen and given as a gift to his friend and fellow artist Robert Ward Van Boskerck [1855-1932] in 1887. Image courtesy Salmagundi Club
Beginning August 1, 2022 and continuing to September 30, 2022, Salmagundi will present Emil. Carlsen. : Private Collections, one of the largest New York exhibition of Danish-American artist Emil Carlsen (1848-1932) in nearly fifty years.  It will feature works drawn from several prominent private collectors of the artist’s works as well as long time dealers.


Ailey Moves NYC! | Harlem, NY Marcus Garvey Park ~ August 1

This July, Ailey presents a free summer dance celebration for New York City, the cultural capital of the world. Join Ailey Moves NYC!, a ten-day series of activities for all ages across the five boroughs. First up, AILEY Documentary Film Screening on August 1st at 8pm in Marcus Garvey Park. Explore the life of the legendary choreographer Alvin Ailey, whose dances express the Black American experience with grace, strength, and beauty. This stirring film features previously unheard audio interviews with Mr. Ailey, interviews with those close to him, and an intimate glimpse inside the Ailey studios today. This is presented in association with NYC Parks.


‘Jeremy Fish: Drawing Conclusions’ at Harman Projects 

Jeremy Fish, Owl Stars, Sakura Ink on Bristol Board. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

Harman Projects will open its doors to Jeremy Fish: Drawing Conclusions, a solo exhibition of over 50 black and white drawings.

“This is my favorite medium, and this will be my first show made up entirely of these stark high contrast drawings. I began the work in December 2021, and the themes range from the subjects of love, betrayal, Zodiac signs, hands and feet, hearts and skulls, dead rappers, and my beloved cat Mrs. Brown,” the artist elaborates.


We Do Not Break, Because We Can Bend at Ford Foundation Center ~ August 4

How we organize in the face of anti-Asian, anti-femme violence. We find ourselves in a unique time as the violence against Asians, the war on American women and the anti trans movement have converged to an unprecedented peak. The Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v Wade, has sounded the alarm and reminded us that our safety requires our action. Inspired by the work of artists in everything slackens in a wreck, this facilitated forum will feature leaders in the community sharing their unique perspectives on violence in these times. Together we talk about strategies forward and how to stand in solidarity.

This is an in-person event to be held at Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, 320 East 43rd Street, NYC on August 4th from 6:00 ~ 8:00pm. RSVP Required.


Mahler’s 9th in the Catacombs at Green-Wood beginning ~ August 4

Photo credit: Kevin Condon

Mahler’s towering 9th Symphony is one of the single most profound musical statements ever written, culminating in a final movement that unfolds as an extended meditation on mortality, slowly and achingly exploring the space between sound and silence, presence and absence, life and death.

Normally this piece requires a 100-person orchestra, but since that might feel a bit tight in the Catacombs, we went one better by bringing in the staggering pianistic talents of Stewart Goodyear and Jed Distler, to perform a rarely-heard arrangement of the work for four hands on one piano that’s both epic and intimate.


“A Sizzlin’ Summer” at GR Gallery ~ August 4

Artist Zac Yeates

‘A Sizzlin’ Summer’ will bring together 18 emerging talented artists to display new works that were specifically made for this exhibition. Featuring a total of 34 artworks, the exhibition is meant to embrace the artistic background and unique craftsmanship of each individual artist.


Feast of Giglio in East Harlem ~ August 4-7

Image courtesy East Harlem Giglio

The Giglio Society of East Harlem will hold its annual event from Thursday, August 4th through Sunday, August 7th. Established in East Harlem in 1908 by Italian immigrants from the town of Brusciano, Italy, this is a tradition that has been carried out in what use to be known as Italian Harlem.


NYC DOT Summer Streets ~ August 6

Summer Streets 2013

NYC DOT Summer Streets 2022 will return for its 14th edition, extending the fun and free activities from Centre Street, Lafayette Street, and Park Avenue from the Brooklyn Bridge to East 109th Street in East Harlem! The nearly two-mile expansion of the Summer Streets program was announced by the Mayors office on July 21, 2022. Save the Dates, August 6th, 13, and 20th from 7:00am to 1:00pm.


“Matrixes” an All-Women’s Art Show at Kate Oh Gallery ~ August 9

“Matrixes” an all-women’s art show at Kate Oh Gallery

“This show brings together female artists who nurture each other and connect through the lens of their personal circumstances.  These artists employ their perceptions, intuition and creative powers to bring into existence new and honest work.” ….. Curator, Jaynie Crimmins


Develop: The Photo Exhibition at SoHo Photo Gallery ~ August 9

This juried show features stellar images from twenty nine photographers who completed the program (and their portfolios), against the odds – and you, the photo-loving public, are invited to view and celebrate their work.


Learn to Create Experimental Imagery on Glass with UrbanGlass + Green-Wood Cemetery from ~ August 9 ~ 13

Image via Urban Glass

Learn to create experimental imagery on glass using kiln forming techniques and the wet plate collodion (ambrotype) process. The first three days held at UrbanGlass (led by Doris Guthrie); the second portion of the course held at Green-wood Cemetery (led by Rowan Renee) where students will learn to use glass creations as substrates for the ambrotype process. Students will shoot on the grounds of Green-Wood, using large-format cameras and portable dark boxes.


Harlem is… Healing Kicks-Off Harlem Week with Outdoor Exhibit Celebrating Heroes of the Pandemic ~ August 12

A larger-than-life outdoor public art exhibit is opening on August 12 on St. Nicholas Avenue between 120thand 121st Streets as part of the continuing Harlem is . . . Healing campaign by Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group and in partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation’s Art Program.


NYC DOT Summer Streets ~ August 13

Image courtesy NYC DOT

NYC DOT Summer Streets 2022 will return for its 14th edition, extending the fun and free activities from Centre Street, Lafayette Street, and Park Avenue from the Brooklyn Bridge to East 109th Street in East Harlem! The nearly two-mile expansion of the Summer Streets program was announced by the Mayors office on July 21, 2022. Save the Dates, August 6th, 13, and 20th from 7:00am to 1:00pm.


CCCADI Holds Annual AFRIBEMBÉ FESTIVAL: Sankofa in Harlem Art Park ~ August 13

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), in partnership with the Friends of Harlem Art Park Alliance (FAPA), is hosting its 4th annual AFRIBEMBÉ FESTIVAL: Sankofa! on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. The free, daylong celebration of Pan-African artistry, intellectuality, and musicality will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Harlem Art Park and throughout East 120th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues.


Central Park Conservancy + Jazzmobile Present ‘Great Jazz on the Great Hill’ ~ August 13

Jazzmobile and the Central Park Conservancy present Great Jazz on the Great Hill ~ a free event with a lineup of world-renowned jazz performers. Bring a picnic blanket, snacks, and dancing shoes! The event begins at 4:00pm.


Alliance for Positive Change holds Poetry Reading at Barnes & Noble Union Square ~ August 17

Join Barnes & Noble – Union Square on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 6:00pm ET as they welcome Alliance for Positive Change’s Creative Writing Workshop as they read their poems and share their stories! Alliance’s Creative Writing Program has been empowering program participants to share their stories through creative writing since 1999. Hear 10+ poets read their work. This is a Free event. Barnes & Noble is located at 33 East 17th Street, NYC.


Celebrating World Photography Day at Fotografiska New York ~ August 19

Image courtesy Fotografiska NYC

World Photography Day is an annual event ~ a celebration of the art and history of photography. This year, World Photography Day takes place on Friday, August 19th. All are encouraged to share their best photos at #WorldPhotographyDay. We will spend the day at Fotografiska New York, located in the historic church, Missions House at 281 Park Avenue South, NYC.


NYC DOT Summer Streets ~ August 20

Summer Streets 2013

NYC DOT Summer Streets 2022 will return for its 14th edition, extending the fun and free activities from Centre Street, Lafayette Street, and Park Avenue from the Brooklyn Bridge to East 109th Street in East Harlem! The nearly two-mile expansion of the Summer Streets program was announced by the Mayors office on July 21, 2022. Save the Dates, August 6th, 13, and 20th from 7:00am to 1:00pm.


The 30th Annual Jazz at the Mansion (Morris-Jumel Mansion) ~ August 20

Marjorie Eliot & Parlor Entertainment at the annual Jazz at the Mansion, 2010

For three decades, Marjorie Eliot and Parlor Entertainment have honored the past and celebrated the present with this event, which has become a cherished local tradition. Enjoy two days of classic jazz at the 30th Annual ‘Jazz At The Mansion’ event, hosted by the Morris-Jumel Mansion with support from the Jazz Foundation of America.

This outdoor event is free and open to the public. This event has a limited capacity, and it is recommended that you arrive early to obtain a seat. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be cancelled.


Armory Off-Site at the US Open ~ August 23

Gerald Chukwuma, OGBUNIGWE, 2021, presented by Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery. This new sculpture is informed and inspired by the Uni art traditions of the Igbo people from south-eastern Nigeria. It transforms found objects to examine the movements of people through voluntary and forced migration as a vital stage in the progress of our collective humanity.

The Armory Show and the United States Tennis Association will present large-scale sculptures at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center August 23 – September 11, 2022, coinciding with the tournament and fair.


Women’s Equality Day ~ August 26

Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics at The Museum of the City of New York from our archives.

This year’s theme for Women’s Equality Day is ‘Celebrating Women’s Right to Vote.‘ Ladies, if we don’t use it, we will lose it. Standing for Women’s Rights doesn’t mean that we agree on every issue. It means that a governmental body won’t dictate a blanket law, without regard to individual, and sometimes very personal rights. It means that we look at each other and say ~ I won’t presume to know what’s best for you, and I hope you will treat me with the same respect. When it comes to Women’s Rights, there should be no division among us. #Vote!


Riverside Park Goats Prepare to Leave with Ceremony & Awards ~ August 26

Running with the Goats will take place on July 14th. Image courtesy Riverside Park Conservancy

G.O.A.T. Exit Ceremony will take place on Friday, August 26th at 11m at 120th Street and Riverside Park. G.O.A.T. election & exit ceremony, with winning goat presented with an award and bouquet of weeds.


Charlie Parker Jazz Festival ~ August 26-28

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Tompkins Square Park, 2019

Beginning in Marcus Garvey Park on Friday, August 26th ~ Jazzmen Horn and her Noble Force/Calvin Booker; Saturday, August 27th ~ Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective and Turtle Island Quartet/Buster Williams & Something More/Nikara Presents Black Wall Street/Vuyo Sotashe ~ and on Sunday, August 28th, a return to Tompkins Square Park with Archie Sheep and Jason Moran/Melissa Aldana/Bria Skonberg/Pasquale Grasso.


“This joint venture brings a piece of The Armory Show to the Tournament and its visitors, promising to spark important conversations around the dynamic works on view.”… Nicole Berry, Executive Director, The Armory Show.


It’s Summer! So we will head out east and up north each month through August.


Out East:

Camille Henrot: Sculpture at Hauser & Wirth Southampton

Camile Henrot, Y Woman, 2021; Bronze; Ed. of 8 + 4 AP; 100 x 60 x 35 cm/39 3/8 x 23 5/8 x 13 3/4 in © ADAGP Camille Henrot Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Thomas Barratt ~ Camile Henrot, Chained Bronze 1, 2017; Aluminum, bronze, chain. Unique; 75 x 40 x 75 cm/29 1/2 x 15 3/4 x 29 1/2 in © ADAGP Camile Henrot Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Thomas Barratt  ~  Camille Henrot, OCPD 2019; Bronze; Ed. of 5 + 2 AP; 260 x 313 x 120 cm/102 3/8 x 123 1/4 x 47 1/4 in.; © ADAGP Camille Henrot. courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Archives kamel mennour

A special presentation by French artist Camille Henrot will begin on 28 May with an outdoor installation of major bronze sculptures. On view throughout the summer season, the sculptures will be complemented by a selection of paintings from Henrot’s ongoing series Butter and Bread, Is Today Tomorrow and Systems of Attachment. Many of these 2D works, which were made over the course of the pandemic, will be on view to the public for the first time in this presentation.

Sculpture on view through September 4, 2022; Paintings on view through July 31, 2022


Lucite Hurtado at Hauser & Wirth Southampton

Lucite Hurtado, Untitled, 1971; Charcoal on paper; 61 x 47.6cm/24 x 18 3/4 in. © The Estate of Lucite Hurtado. Courtesy The Estate of Lucite Hurtado and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Jeff McLane

Rounding out the Southampton summer season, Hauser & Wirth will present an intimate exhibition of rarely seen works on paper by acclaimed late artist Luchita Hurtado. Opening 6 August, this celebration of Hurtado’s lifelong fascination with corporality, universality, and self-affirmation features drawings from her ruminative I Am series of personal self-portraits using an unconventional perspective.

On view through September 4, 2022.


Hauser & Wirth Presents ‘Of Making and Material’ in Southampton ~ on view through September 10, 2022

(L) Make Hauser & Wirth in Southampton. Photo: Thomas Barratt; (R) Mark Reddy, Picturing: Sentinel 8,9,10 Spoon Totems; Sentinels (1-7) Spoon Totems; Found and Formed, A Collection of Six Spoons, 2022, Installation view, Native British woods, found objects. Photo: Dave Watts. Images courtesy Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth is pleased to announce the first US exhibition of the gallery’s UK-based initiative Make Hauser & Wirth, which was launched in Somerset, England, in 2018 to present exceptional contemporary handcrafted design by leading artist-makers from around the world. On view from 2 July in Southampton on the East End of Long Island, ‘Of Making and Material’ will comprise exceptional works informed by the respective creators’ intimate understanding of their chosen materials—from wood, ceramics, and metal to glass and concrete—and mastery of methods rooted in tradition or pioneering new techniques. Together, the objects on view celebrate dedication to knowledge, process, and experimentation. On view through 10 September, this exhibition reflects a re-evaluation of the aesthetics of craft, highlighting the exceptional creativity and substance of the makers’ individual approaches and suggesting the true breadth of art. Make Hauser & Wirth is located at 50 Hampton Road, a short walk from Hauser & Wirth’s Southampton gallery space at 9 Main Street.


JHB Gallery Presents Amanda Means at Jetsam Studio ~ August 26

Amanda Means, ‘Light Bulb 2’, 2019; Digital print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Glossy Baryta FB paper
24 x 20 inches. Image courtesy of the artist and JHB Gallery, New York

Works by artist Amanda Means will be on view at Jetsam Studio in Southampton through September 30, with an Opening Reception on Friday, August 26th from 5-7pm. Jetsam Studio is located at 58 Jobs Lane.


Heading North:

SHAPESHIFT At Fridman Gallery Beacon on view to September 4, 2022

Susan Meyer, Plinth, 2019, wood, collage on wood, acrylic, ceramic, mixed media, 67 x 114 x 7 ½ inches

Fridman Gallery is honored to announce SHAPESHIFT, an exhibition featuring six artists living and working in the Hudson Valley opening Saturday July 30th. Participating artists include Jill Baroff, Natalie Beall, Ellen Driscoll, Gordon Hall, Susan Meyer, Christina Tenaglia.


Remy Jungerman: Higher Ground at Katonah Museum of Art ~ on view through September 25, 2022

Artwork by Remy Jungerman

Remy Jungerman: Higher Ground will focus on recent works by Suriname-born Dutch artist Remy Jungerman (b. 1959), who lives and works in Amsterdam and New York. The exhibition includes a selection from Jungerman’s three major bodies of work: wall-hung or free-standing three-dimensional assemblages (which the artist calls “horizontals” and “verticals”), stacked “cubes,” and fabric-covered “panels.”


CCS Bard’s Hessel Museum on view through November 27, 2022

Three new exhibitions on view ~ Dara Birnbaum: Reaction ~ Martine Syms: Grio College ~ and Black Melancholia. Reserve a free timed-entrance ticket before you go to the museum on Annandale-On-Hudson, NY.


Joe Maloney at UncleBrother ~ Throughout the Summer

Joe Maloney was a pioneer of color photography in the late 1970s and a member of the now-legendary LIGHT gallery in New York. He is known for his vivid and sometimes surreal use of color, his unique large format landscapes depicting his native northern New Jersey suburbs, and his evocative pictures from the waning days of Asbury Park on the New Jersey shore. H​is poignant photos of lower Manhattan from the late 70s and early 80s depict a city at the cusp of an inrush of capital and development. There is a nostalgia and romance in the empty traffic-free streets and the familiar downtown neighborhoods smiling back at us before their facelifts.

During the 1980s, he largely stepped away from the art world, raising a family in upstate New York, though he never left photography behind, and now over the last couple of years he’s been sharing his work to an entirely new audience through social media.


Bosco Sodi & Lucia Corredor Open the Doors of a New Gallery, Assembly in Monticello, New York

Interior space, Assembly. Photo credit: Peter Crosby

This wonderful, new nonprofit art space was created by Mexican-born, Brooklyn-based artist Bosco Sodi. The 23,000 square-foot space is located in an old Buick dealership in Monticello. Admission is free with a scheduled time reservation.


Still on View:

The New York Aquarium

The exhibit ‘Ocean Wonders: Sharks!’

The New York Aquarium is the oldest continually operating aquarium in the United States, located on the Riegelmann Boardwalk in Coney Island, Brooklyn. It was founded at Castle Garden in Battery Park, Manhattan in 1896, and moved to Coney Island in 1957. New Yorkers seem to be swimming with the sharks a lot more than we use to. We thought it might be a good idea to learn more, and take a closer look from a safe place, inside The New York Aquarium in Coney Island.

Step into ‘Gateway to Himalayan Art’ at Rubin Museum of Art

Bodhisattva Maitreya,, Kham Province, Eastern Tibet; 19th century; Pigments ann cloth; C2002.35.2 (HAR 65201)

Gateway to Himalayan Art, an ongoing permanent collection exhibition, introduces viewers to the main forms, concepts, meanings, and traditions of Himalayan art represented in the Rubin Museum collection.


Louise Bourgeois: Paintings at The Net on view to August 7, 2022

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. For Bourgeois, the color red carried multiple connotations: it was the color of blood, pain, and violence.  Her diaries of the 1940s convey her struggles with the duties and responsibilities of motherhood and record recurring dreams in which she and her children were in danger.

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.


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.


Some King of Mind Thing at Off Paradise on view to August 17, 2022

Images: J Grabowski, (the moon), 2022, cement, enamel, 9 x 11 ⅛ in. (22.86 x 28.26 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Off Paradise, New York; Clark Coolidge and Philip Guston, Lines, Drops, c. 1972-1976, ink on paper, 19 x 24 in. © The Estate of Philip Guston. Courtesy of The Guston Foundation;

“Some kind of mind thing” is a phrase from the poet Clark Coolidge, quoted in Two Chairs on the Dance Floor. In a conversation with fellow poet John DeWitt, recently published in Distance No Object, 2020, Coolidge relates the remarkable wavelength he shared with the late artist Philip Guston, the unique collaboration that followed and their profound friendship during the last decade of the painter’s life.


everything slackens in a wreck at Ford Foundation Gallery on view to August 20, 2022

Kelly Sinnapah Mary, Notebook of No Return: Memories, 2022. Acrylic on canvas. Photo: Sebastian Bach

The Ford Foundation Gallery has announced the reopening of its gallery to an in-person exhibition on June 1, presenting everything slackens in a wreck, curated by Andil Gosine. The metaphor of wreckage evokes colonialism and the destruction left in its wake, but it also echoes what the exhibition’s curator calls the “wrecking work” of marginalized peoples who answer this destruction with art that invents its own subversive forms of order, rendering alternate visions of existence, and co-existence, imaginable, and therefore possible. Featuring the work of four artists with a shared diasporic heritage, everything slackens in a wreckis the first show to appear in the Ford Foundation Gallery space since its closure in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Iwantji Rock n Roll at Fort Gansevoort on view through August 20, 2022

Kaylene Whiskey. Kungkas in Hollywood, 2021. Acrylic on linen. 65.75 x 78 inches. © Kaylene Whiskey/ Courtesy the artist and Fort Gansevoort

On view through August 20, 2022, Iwantja Rock n Roll is the first  gallery exhibition in New York City for Namatjira, Whiskey, and Yaltangki.  Renowned in Australia, the three artists are part of a movement in contemporary art emerging from Indigenous communities across their nation. Despite originating from remote locations, their works look outward to address global concerns while simultaneously reflecting the reality of everyday life in APY lands.


Tony Gum: Milked in Africa at Fotografiska NYC on view to August 21, 2022

Frozen4, 2021 © Tony Gum ~ courtesy Fotografiska NYC

Through Milked in Africa, a series originally begun in 2016, Tony Gum uses photographic self-portraiture to emphasize the role heritage and culture play in capturing African art history. On view here is the updated series, including new works created in 2021, which explore contemporary narratives of exploitation and commercialization. The exhibition will be on view from June 10th to August 21st.


Women at War at Fridman Gallery on view to August 26, 2022

Dana Kavelina, a still from Letter to a Turtledove, 2020, film, 20:55 min.
©Dana Kavelina. Courtesy of the artist.

Fridman Gallery (NYC) and Voloshyn Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine) are honored to present Women at War, curated by Monika Fabijanska.  This group exhibition features works by a selection of the leading contemporary women artists working in Ukraine, and provides context for the current war, as represented in art across media. Several works in the exhibition were made after February 24, 2022, when Russia began full-scale invasion; others date from the eight years of war following the annexation of Crimea and the creation of separatist “republics” in Donbas in 2014.


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.


Refined Palette at Salmagundi Club on view through August 31, 2022

Charles Yardley Turner (1850-1919), Palette #33. Image courtesy Salmagundi Club

On view from April 15 through August 31, 2022, in the Wiggins Bar Gallery, the Salmagundi Club presents Refined Palette. The Club has nearly 150 palettes in its permanent collection, notably the largest group of American artist palettes, and likely the largest remaining collection of its time. Initially the collection began with a gift of over 120 palettes by fellow Salmagundian Henry “Harry” Willson Watrous. For years, these palettes adorned the walls of the library and hallways of the club. Displayed in this exhibition today are a selection of 77 of these palettes by prominent artists including Watrous, Alfred Cornelius Howland, Julian Alden Weir, Walter Florian and George Randolph Barse Jr.


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.


Czech Contemporary Quilt at The Czech Center on view to September 2, 2022

Artist Jana Štěrbová, Rusty Rain. Czech Contemporary Quilt Exhibition.

Czech Center New York presents Czech Contemporary Quilt, a cross-sectional exhibition, which charts the development of Czech artists working in this textile discipline, which was practically unknown in the Czech Republic just 20 years ago. Works by thirteen leading quilt artists will be on view July 1st – September 2nd, 2022.  The opening reception will take place Thursday, June 30th, 7-9 PM. Following a number of exhibitions in Europe, this exhibition marks the first time that the best Czech artists will be presented to American audiences.


RESET: Towards a New Commons at Center for Architecture on view through September 3, 2022

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.


nar·ra·tive: the practice or art of telling stories at Philippe Labaune Gallery on view to September 3, 2022

Didier Cromwell, Souffler n’est pas jouer Page 44 of 3rd Album: “Journal d’une Emmerdeuse”/ Ed. Akileos, 2017 Acrylic and china ink on Fabriano paper 300g 24 x 18 inches

Showcasing works of artists from different cultures, backgrounds, and training, “nar·ra·tive” will offer a swift yet intricate look into the world of comic art and illustration. In either color or black and white, the art presented on the gallery walls will demonstrate the undertaking involved in creating a visual expression that stems from words on a page or simple ideas, while keeping the various stories’ nuances and secrets intact for the reader. With this exhibit, we hope to reveal the artists’ extraordinary ability to pair one’s words or thoughts with drawings in a seamless and intricate way.


Jamel Shabazz: Eyes on the Street at The Bronx Museum of the Arts on view to September 4, 2022

Jamel Shabazz

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 tradition of street photography that includes Gordon Parks, Garry Winogrand, and Lee Friedlander, it is to his credit that Shabazz has been one of the first photographers to realize the joyous, infectious potential of youth culture in neighborhoods such as Red Hook, Brownsville, Flatbush, Fort Greene, Harlem, Manhattan’s Lower East Side and the Grand Concourse section of the Bronx.


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.


Part 2 of The Costume Institute at The Met on view through September 5, 2022

Press Presentation for “In America: An Anthology of Fashion”

The Costume Institute’s 2022 spring exhibition, In America: An Anthology of Fashion—the second of a two-part presentation—will explore the foundations of American fashion through a series of sartorial displays featuring individual designers and dressmakers who worked in the United States from the 19th to the mid-late 20th century.


Enrique Cabreras: El Toro de Oro in the Meatpacking District on view to September 5, 2022

El Toro de Oro with artist, Enrique Cabrera, at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC. Photographer Credit: Alejandro Jimenez

Installed on May 5th (Cinco de Mayo), El Toro de Oro adds to May’s plethora of art exhibition during Art Week, with the opening of the Whitney Biennial, TEFAF and NYCxDesign, followed by VOLTA, FRIEZE, and The Photography Show.


Banksy Building Castles in the Sky on view to September 5, 2022

Love Is In The Air (Flower Thrower), 2003; Silkscreen print; 50 x 70 cm.

Banksy Building Castles in the Sky, one of the biggest exhibitions featuring original artworks of one of the most influential contemporary artists is opening on May 28 in New York City.

The exhibition – organized by MetaMorfosi NY – is based on the results of an independent interdisciplinary academic research project about Banksy with a museum-style layout and will feature over 120 original artworks through an intellectually immersive journey into the mind of the artist.


Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure

Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure

Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure is a deeply personal exhibition created by the Basquiat family, with the exhibition designed by acclaimed architect Sir David Adjaye OBE ~ the architect for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C. and the Studio Museum in Harlem to name just a few. We aren’t sure when this exhibition closes. But we do know it will be on view through at least Labor Day, 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.


William Klein: Afrique at Howard Greenberg Gallery on view through September 17, 2022

Independence parade, Dakar, Senegal, 1963; Chromogenic print; printed 2022; Image size: 28 1/8 x 41 5/8 inches; Paper size: 30 3/4 x 44 3/8 inches. © William Klein, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Howard Greenberg Gallery will open its doors to William Klein: Afrique from June 23 through September 17, 2022. The exhibition highlights a rediscovered body of work by William Klein, one of the leading photographers of the 20th century.


It’s Only Natural: The Summer Salon at Living With Art on view to September 21, 2022

Installation view ‘Only Natural: The Summer Salon at Living with Art’ curated by Connie Lee. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

Six women artists were invited to install their artwork, inhabiting a space within the Living with Art Salon Harlem brownstone. Their works are informed by trees, plants and the discoveries of nature’s communication network that thrives underground and outside of our view. Each artist takes a different approach to make the connection between the natural world and how human’s shelter and survive in the urban landscape.


Charles Gaines: Roots in Times Square on view through September 23, 2022

On view in the center of Times Square’s most iconic plaza, Duffy Square, Rootsis a sculptural installation of seven American Sweetgum trees, painted and presented with the root systems intact and upside down to a surreal and dystopic effect. Sweetgum trees, indigenous to the eastern United States and much more populous throughout the region that eventually became Times Square, are known for their impressive root systems that require vast open spaces to grow.


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.


Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum at MoMA on view to October 10, 2022

Installation view of Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, April 16, 2022 – October 2, 2022. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Robert Gerhardt

The Museum of Modern Art announces Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum, an exhibition that will present 90 photographic works by female artists from the last 100 years, on view from April 16 to October 10, 2022.


Eva Hesse: Expanded Expansion at Guggenheim Museum on view through October 17, 2022

Eva Hesse. Image via Guggenheim

To make Expanded Expansion, Hesse juxtaposed soft, draping panels of rubberized cheesecloth with rigid fiberglass and polyester resin poles that extend to form “legs.” Simultaneously humorous and commanding, the work’s repeating segments lean against the wall and can be manipulated to expand and contract. The artist described the work as “opposite in form, large, looming, powerful yet precarious.” Embodying her interest in materiality, absurdity, and incongruities, this presentation brings to the fore the temporalities of exhibition and interpretation, elucidating the contextual nature of perception and the experience and stewardship of an artwork over time.


Back to the Garden, Group Outdoor Exhibition on view to October 30, 2022

Installed in several locations on the Allen Street Malls between Broome and Hester Streets, this group exhibition features seven artworks by eight artists addressing themes of nature. Artists include Alberto M. Bursztyn, Sarah Haviland, Elizabeth Knowles and Eric David Laxman, Elaine Lorenz, Judith Peck, Daina Shobrys, and Michael Wolf. This exhibition is presented by Sculptors Guild.


Santi Flores: HERE on view in Garment District Through October, 2022

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, Heresymbolizes unity, diversity and individuality, and will be dedicated to all New Yorkers and visitors passing through the neighborhood.



Whitney biennial 2022 on view through October, 2022

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.


Steve Marcus: Top Dog of Kosher Pop Art at Museum at Eldridge Street on view through November 6, 2022

Steve Marcus, Eldridge Weiner Mobile. Image courtesy of the Museum and the Artist.

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 of humor with a passion for his own roots and culture, Marcus’s hand-drawn works on paper answer to a higher authority. Let’s be frank: Marcus has once again created art that viewers of all ages can relish. Steve Marcus: Top Dog of Kosher Pop Art opens at the Museum at Eldridge Street on Thursday, May 12 and runs through November 6, 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.


The Museum of Jewish Heritage presents ‘The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do

United States Flag. Accession number: 5020.77; Origin & Date: Dachau, Germany, April 30-May 6, 1945; Credit: Gift of Rabbi David Max Eichhorn, Yaffa Eliach Collection donated by the Center for Holocaust Studies. Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Survivors at Dachau sewed this U.S. flag from scraps at the newly-liberated camp and gifted it to the U.S. Army chaplain Rabbi David Max Eichhorn to thank him for conducting religious services while he was there.

A major new exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage ~ a Living Memorial to the Holocaust opened on July 1st. The 12,000-square-foot exhibition will feature over 700 original objects and survivor testimonies from the Museum’s collection to tell a global story through a local lens, rooted in objects donated by survivors and their families, many of whom settled in New York and nearby places.


Cristina Iglesias: Landscape and Memory in Madison Square Park on view through December 4, 2022

Landscape and memory Installation 1; ‘Landscape and Memory’ (2022) installation in progress in Madison Square Park with Cristina Iglesias. Photo credit: Lynda Churilla

Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias invites the public to consider the forgotten terrains and geographic history of New York City in a new public art installation opening this June, her first major temporary public art project in the United States. Landscape and Memory places five bronze sculptural pools, flowing with water, into Madison Square Park’s Oval Lawn, harkening back to when the Cedar Creek coursed across the land where the park stands today. Building on Iglesias’ practice of unearthing the forgotten and excavating natural history, Landscape and Memory resurfaces in the imaginations of contemporary viewers the now-invisible force of this ancient waterway.


Wyatt Kahn: Life in the Abstract in City Hall Park on view through December 11, 2022

Wyatt Kahn, “The Friends,” 2021, Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Eva Presenhuber and Xavier Hufkens Presented by Public Art Fund as part of Wyatt Kahn: Life in the Abstract on view at City Hall Park, New York City, June 8, 2022 ~ February 26, 2022. Photo: Nicholas Knight, Courtesy Public Art Fund

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 works, combining elements of geometric abstraction with playful “readymade” objects from everyday life like a comb and a phone. Juxtapositions such as glasses resting on abstract shapes and a foot about to crush a lightbulb produce playful narrative compositions. These new works expand the lineage of modernist public sculpture, while the significance of each artwork takes on personal meaning and resonance for the viewer. Life in the Abstract is the New York City-based artist’s first public art exhibition and will be on view from June 8 through December 11, 2022 at City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan.


Hippo Ballerina & Friends on View in Pershing Square West Plaza through December 2022

Hippo Ballerina, Image courtesy Cavalier Galleries

Cavalier Gallery is pleased to reveal the return of Hippo Ballerina. The iconic bronze sculpture, installed in New York City’s Pershing Square Plaza West located on the west side of Park Avenue between East 41st and East 42nd Streets in Midtown Manhattan. Created by Danish artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup, the monumental sculpture will be accompanied by Hippo Ballerina, pirouette and Rhino Harlequin, pirouette permitted as part of the New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program.


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.


Nari Ward: Home of the Brave at The Vilcek Foundation on view to February 3, 2023

Nari Ward. Image courtesy Vilcek Foundation

The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to present Nari Ward: Home of the Brave, Ward’s first solo exhibition with the foundation. The exhibition, curated by Vilcek Foundation President Rick Kinsel, will be on view from May 31, 2022, to February 3, 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.


At the Dawn of a New Age: Early Twentieth-Century Modernism at The Whitney on view to March, 2023

Walter Pach, Untitled (Cubist Still Life), 1914. Watercolor and graphite pencil on paper, 14 × 10 in. (35.6 × 25.4 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Francis Steegmuller in memory of Gerda and Beatrice Stein 85.22

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 a rapidly modernizing period through an array of abstract styles and media. At the Dawn of a New Age features artworks drawn primarily from the Whitney’s collection, including new acquisitions and works that have not been on view at the Museum for decades.


Charles Gaines: Moving Chains (Chapter Two, Governors Island on view to June 2023

The American Manifest

Presented as the second chapter of The American Manifest, sited at the base of Outlook Hill on Governors Island with views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Lower Manhattan, Moving Chains — a 100 foot-long immersive, kinetic sculpture — evokes the hull of a ship reverberating with the low rumble of nine chains churning overhead, while visitors pass through below. Eight of the chains move along at the pace of New York Harbor’s currents, while a central ninth chain moves noticeably faster, at the speed of the ships and barges that have traveled the city’s waterways over centuries. Moving Chains illuminates the exchange of people, capital, and goods cycling between the north and south that made up the slave trade, while calling attention to the political, judicial, and economic operations established in this country’s foundational financial system.


Gateway to Himalayan Art at Rubin Museum on view through June 4, 2023

Teacher Jigme Lingpa (1729-1798) Tibet; 18th-19th century; Metal alloy; C2002.29.2 (HAR 65159)

Gateway to Himalayan Art, on view at Rubin Museum of Art through June 4, 2023, introduces viewers to the main forms, concepts, meanings, and traditions of Himalayan art represented in the Rubin Museum collection.


Fred Wilson: Mind Forged Manacles/Manacle Forged Minds on view at Columbus Park through June 27, 2023

Digital rendering of Mind Forged Manacles/Manacle Forged Minds, an upcoming public installation by artist Fred Wilson. The sculptural mockup is situated in Brooklyn’s Columbus Park.

, More Art unveiled Mind Forged Manacles/Manacle Forged Minds, Fred Wilson’s first ever large-scale public sculpture, opening at the plaza in Columbus Park, Brooklyn on Tuesday June 28, 2022 and closing a year later, in June 2023. The installation features a 10-foot-tall sculpture, composed of layers of decorative ironwork, fencing and statues of African figures. This project is funded in part through the Downtown Brooklyn + Dumbo Art Fund, under New York State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), and is exhibited through NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program.


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.

See you in September!