Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the August 2023 GothamToGo Roundup




FILE – A commercial airliner flies Northwest across Lake Michigan in front of the “Full Buck” supermoon, the first of four supermoons in 2023, July 3, 2023, in Chicago. The cosmos is offering up a double feature in August: a pair of supermoons. Catch the first show Tuesday night, Aug. 1, as the full moon rises in the southeast. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

It’s Summer in NYC! Step into MoMA’s Sculpture Garden, or visit the ‘Summer on Broadway‘ activities & events in the Garment District. Alvin Ailey Moves NYC will perform in Staten Island, the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan; Save the dates for the annual NYC DOT Summer Streets; Great Jazz on the Great Hill in Central Park and The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. Finally, in August we celebrate the accomplishments of women on Women’s Equality Day.

There are plenty of exciting outdoor activities and art installations ‘Still on View’ like Lauren Halsey on The Met Roof Garden, Bharti Kher: Ancestor on Doris C. Freedman Plaza; Mary Mattingly at Socrates Sculpture Park; Shadows in Bella Abzug Park; Nicholas Galanin in Brooklyn Bridge Park; PRANK in City Hall Park; Carole Feuerman’s Sea Idylls on Park Avenue; My Neighbors Garden in Madison Square Park; Works in Public in Riverside Park; The Girl Puzzle on Roosevelt Island; and take a spin with the newly refurbished Astor Place Alamo CUBE.

Here are a few suggestions to close out your Summer during the month of August, under the glow of a pair of Supermoons on August 1st, and again on August 30th.


Don’t Forget to Look to the Cosmos for the Double-Feature ~ Supermoons on August 1

A pair of Supermoons will make an appearance in the cosmos on August 1st, culminating in a rare blue moon. The moon will be even closer on the night of August 30th. This won’t happen again until 2037.


Summer on Broadway in The Garment District

Summer on Broadway in the Garment District. Image credit: Alexandre Ayer.

As part of Summer on Broadway, GDA will present a series of free weekly festivities on Broadway between 39thand 40th Street from 12 – 2PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through August 31st.


Step into MoMA’s Sculpture Garden This Summer

Pierre Huyghe’s Untitled (Liegender Frauenakt) (2012), a sculpture incorporating a live bee colony.

A new installation enlivens the Sculpture Garden with contemporary art that breaks convention. Nearly all of the works on view were made in the last 20 years. Highlights include Wangechi Mutu’s Mama Ray (2020), a half-woman, half-manta ray figure that references mythologies of the Black Atlantic, where many enslaved Black people lost their lives; Jimmie Durham’s YOU ARE HERE*(2020), a poetic rendering of Midtown Manhattan that gives the exhibition its name; Nairy Baghramian’s Reclining (Pauline)(2023), a resolutely abstract work, completed just this spring, with seemingly supple forms that evoke the softness of the human body; and Pierre Huyghe’s Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt) (2012), a sculpture incorporating a live bee colony. Not bound to a dominant style or shared attitude, these works reflect the many interests unique to their makers, whose personal histories, geographies, and cultures are as varied as the world we inhabit.


Fund for Park Avenue Summer Outdoor Art Installations

Willie Cole for The Fund for Park Avenue, July 2023

In addition to the seasonal displays of summer begonias and fall chrysanthemums, The Fund for Park Avenue and its Sculpture Committee are thrilled to announce the simultaneous exhibitions of works by Willie Cole, Raul Mourão and Sophia Vari on Park Avenue. Presented in conjunction with NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks Program and the related galleries, all seventeen pieces can be seen together on the avenue through November 5th, 2023 between 53rd & 70th Streets.


Morten Klitgaard: ROTATIONS at Heller Gallery

Morten Klitgaard. Image courtesy Heller Gallery.

Morten Klitgaard’s blown glass obscures the typical seductive beauty of the medium in favor of expressive qualities more typically associated with fine art than decorative glassmaking.  Exploring notions of place and reflecting on the profound effects of nature on both the landscape and its inhabitants, his work echoes the harsh terrain of his youth. His sensibilities were formed growing up in the severe northern Danish coastal climate. Surrounded by rugged, wild nature and a consistent westerly wind, the young artist-to-be learned to appreciate very small details which defined the austere beauty of a barren landscape.


Celebrate James Baldwin’s 99th Birthday with Artist Sabrina Nelson, Frontline Prophet: James Baldwin at Interchurch ~ August 2

Sabrina Nelson, Interchurch Installation. Image courtesy Omo Misha

An exhibition of more than forty unique interpretations of James Baldwin created by Detroit-based artist, Sabrina Nelson, opened at New York’s Interchurch Center on July 12, 2023 and continues through August 31, 2023. The exhibit – Frontline Prophet: James Baldwin includes sketchbooks, drawings, paintings, installations and mixed media compositions developed by the artist over an intensive seven-year study period and has been co-curated by Ashara Ekundayo and Harlem’s Omo Misha. Frontline Prophet ushers in Baldwin’s centennial and will travel to seven U.S. cities and Paris through August 2024. An artist reception and artist talk with take place at The Interchurch Center on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 – Baldwin’s 99th birthday. 


First Friday at Poster House ~ August 4

Join Poster House on the First Friday of every month for free admission and extended hours. Explore the museum’s latest exhibitions and enjoy the fun by attending a tour, workshop, performance, or activity throughout the day.


Alvin Ailey Moves NYC ~ July 31 through August 5

Alvin Ailey at Queens Community House at 10am ~ Everyone can dance! Ailey’s signature program for older adults, AileyDance for Active Aging, comes to Pomonok Older Adult Center. Join us for dance and conversation and learn about Alvin Ailey’s masterwork Revelations. After a dance warm up for both seated and standing individuals, participants will learn modified excerpts of Revelations, which still resonates more than 60 years after its premiere.

Alvin Ailey in Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem ~ 6pm ~ Dance in Marcus Garvey Park with Ailey! Immerse yourself in West African music and culture with Maguette Camara for a West African dance class featuring live drumming. This class is open to people of all ages and all levels of dance experience. Everyone can dance with Ailey!

7pm ~ Kicking off its 50th anniversary season, Ailey II comes to Harlem for an evening of electrifying dance! Comprised of the most promising early-career dance talent in the country, the company, led by Artistic Director Francesca Harper, is renowned for its electrifying performances, rigorous touring schedule, and community programs. Ailey II will perform a dynamic repertory featuring the incredible energy of an excerpt of William Forsythe’s Enemy in the Figure, an excerpt from Alvin Ailey’s lyrical ballet The Lark Ascending, Robert Battle’s percussive Takademe, and Harper’s galactical Freedom Series.

Follow the calendar of Events for August 2 on Staten Island; August 1, 3 & 4 in Manhattan, and August 5 in the Bronx.


Studio Museum in Harlem Celebrates the Historic Smokehouse Associates ~ August 5

Courtesy Studio Musem in Harlem/Smokehouse Associates, an afternoon at Harlem Art Park

The Studio Museum in Harlem presents the culminating event in celebration of the Smokehouse Associates publication.

Join The Studio Museum in Harlem in Harlem Art Park, the site of one of the Smokehouse Associates’ first painted walls, for a multimedia program featuring sonia louise davis, David L. Johnson, and Shamel Pitts. Through participatory activities and insightful conversation, visitors will be guided through reflections on Smokehouse’s collaborative work and will explore their own connections to—and interpretations of—the collective’s ethos to “let the message be the change.”


NYC DOT Summer Streets in Manhattan ~ August 5

image courtesy NYC DOT ~ Summer Streets.

The Annual Summer Streets Event will take place in all five Boroughs! Streets will be closed to traffic and open to pedestrians and a plethora of activities and events for 5 Saturday, from 7:00am to 1:00pm.

Queens and Staten Island on July 29th; Manhattan on August 5, 12 & 19; Brooklyn and The Bronx on August 26th.


Aïda Muluneh: Reframing Neglect at The Africa Center ~ August 5

AÏDA MULUNEH, The Barriers Within, 2021. Image credit: The Africa Center

In partnership with The END Fund, through the support of Reaching the Last Mile, The Africa Center is pleased to announce Reframing Neglect, a new photography series at The Africa, with creative direction by contemporary artist and activist Aïda Muluneh, highlighting the need to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) globally.


Public Art Fund Unveils Felipe Baeza: Unruly at JCDecaux Bus Shelters ~ August 9

Felipe Baeza, Confined but still intoxicated with freedom, 2023. Ink, acrylic, graphite, varnish, and cut paper on panel. Image credit: © Felipe Baeza. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London. Photo: John Kiffe. Presented by Public Art Fund as a part of Felipe Baeza: Unruly Forms, an exhibition on 400+ JCDecaux bus shelters and street furniture in New York, Boston, and Chicago in the United States and Mexico City, León, and Querétaro in Mexico, August 9–November 19, 2023.

Opening on August 9, Public Art Fund will present Unruly Forms, a series of eight new and recent paintings by Felipe Baeza. These artworks will be displayed on over 400 JCDecaux bus shelters and street furniture across New York, Chicago, and Boston in the United States, as well as in Mexico City, León, and Querétaro in Mexico. The exhibition will mark Public Art Fund’s first exhibition in Mexico, as well as the artist’s first public art exhibition in Chicago, Boston, and Mexico. Drawing on his research into Mesoamerican artifacts in museum collections across New York City, Chicago, and Boston, Unruly Forms considers how the collection, displacement, and display of these objects shifts their energetic properties.


The International Puppet Fringe NYC Festival ~ August 9-13

The Clemente on the Lower East Side will host the third annual International Puppet Fringe Festival. The Event will include five days of exhibitions, workshops, panels, film screenings, and over 40 performances by groups from all over the world.


Annual Feast of The Giglio in East Harlem ~ August 10~13

Image courtesy East Harlem Giglio

Since 1908 the Giglio Society of East Harlem has featured the dancing of the Giglio in the heart of Manhattan, New York. Thousands of people from around the world come to witness this amazing display of devotion to honor Sant’ Antonio. Festivities will take place on Pleasant Avenue from 114 to 116th Streets.


Chinatown Night Market ~ August 11

ThinkChinatown! Night Market. Image credit: Adrian Childress

Chinatown Night Market will take place on August 11th from 8 to 11pm. The monthly summer series of art and food in Forsyth Plaza, at the iconic gateway of the Manhattan Bridg is excited to present API vendors and artists together for a special evening of tasty bites, folk arts, and cultural performances!


Great Jazz on The Great Hill with Jazzmobile & Central Park Conservancy ~ August 12 Has Been Cancelled Due To Weather

* Cancelled due to weather
Jazzmobile and the Central Park Conservancy present Great Jazz on the Great Hill. Bring a picnic blanket, snacks, and your dancing shoes for this fun, free event! Enjoy an amazing lineup of world-renowned jazz performers while lounging or swing dancing in the Park. All ages are welcome.



NYC DOT Summer Streets in Manhattan ~ August 12

Summer Streets 2013

The Annual Summer Streets Event will take place in all five Boroughs! Streets will be closed to traffic and open to pedestrians and a plethora of activities and events for 5 Saturday, from 7:00am to 1:00pm.

Queens and Staten Island on July 29th; Manhattan on August 5, 12 & 19; Brooklyn and The Bronx on August 26th.


CCCADI & Friends of Art Park Alliance Present ‘Black to the Future’ as part of the annual Afriebembe Festival ~ August 12

CCCADI’s 5th annual AFRIBEMBÉ FESTIVAL harnesses the power of its theme, Black to the Future, to elevate AfroFuturism from a global Diasporic lens with Africa at the center. This is a free Event to be held in the Harlem Art Park in East Harlem.


Birding in Peace at Green-Wood ~ August 13

Green-Wood Cemetery. Image via Wikipedia

Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful early morning walking tours to discover the many birds that make Green-Wood their home—at least temporarily. Green-Wood’s official birding checklist will be made available to all attendees.

If you’re a member, many more programs are available – like ‘Beetles, Bees, and Butterflies; A Beekeeper’s Eyes and more.


Art on the Ave NYC & Westfield Present 50 Years ‘Til Infinity, A Salute to Hip Hop at The Oculus ~ September 14-18

Art on the Ave announced that, in partnership with Westfield World Trade Center, it will be hosting a week-long celebration of  Hip Hop in its Creative Spaces location in Lower Manhattan’s iconic Oculus. Events and performances will take place from August 14th to 18th. Spotlighting the talents of  local artists including DJs, MC’s, dancers, and graffiti artists, Art on the Ave NYC will bring together the 5 elements of Hip Hop for all to enjoy and engage with. Featuring performances by Meccagodzilla, MC Maniphes, Melanie Aguirre, Micaela Gonzalez, Lance Johnson, Shaniqua Benites, Vanessa Daley, and Barry Mason.


Celebrating World Photography Day ~ August 19

George Platt Lynes (American, 1907-1955), Lew Christiensen, William Dollar & Daphne Vane performing Orpheus and Eurydice, c. 1936, Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

It’s International Photography Day! Let’s visit some of our favorite museums and galleries celebrating the art of photography.

‘Focus on Dance‘ currently on view at Keith de Lellis Gallery.

‘Bruce Davidson: The Way Back’ currently on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery.

Visit International Center of Photography (ICP) with Free Admission from 5-7pm with a reserved ticket!

Celebrate World Photography Day at Fotografiska New York with $8 Museum Tickets from 9am to 11pm.

Visit ‘Live Wire‘ from The Apollo Theater’s Digital Stage. Currently on view online, The Photographs and Films of Gordon Anderson.

The beautiful exhibition, Aïda Muluneh: Reframing Neglect, is currently on view at Africa Center.

‘Richard Avedon: Murals’ on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


NYC DOT Summer Streets in Manhattan ~ August 19

Summer Streets 2010

The Annual Summer Streets Event will take place in all five Boroughs! Streets will be closed to traffic and open to pedestrians and a plethora of activities and events for 5 Saturday, from 7:00am to 1:00pm.

Queens and Staten Island on July 29th; Manhattan on August 5, 12 & 19; Brooklyn and The Bronx on August 26th.


Walk Up to the Top of the Historic Harlem Fire Watchtower with Urban Park Rangers ~ August 19

Harlem Fire Watchtower

Urban Park Rangers will be on site to allow the public to walk to the top of the historic Harlem Fire Watchtower on August 19th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.


‘Susan Stair: Setting the State for Climate Change’ in Morningside Park ~ August 25

Rendering for Susan Stair: Setting the Stage for Climate Change’ in Morningside Park

Setting the Stage for Climate Change is a temporary public art installation in Morningside Park, sited on a landing near the top of the staircase at 116th Street. Environmental artist Susan Stair designed the sculpture to reinvent the area of the park as an amphitheater for arts and cultural programming 


Charlie Parker Jazz Festival ~ August 25 ~ 27

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Marcus Garvey Park, 2017

Running August 25 to August 27, this year’s lineup will bring together storied, veteran players and the next generation of jazz artists including Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band featuring Dianne Reeves and T.K Blue in association with Jazzmobile; groundbreaking jazz supergroup The Cookers and Endea Owens & The Cookout; legendary jazz saxophonist Charles McPherson and the celebrated Vincent Herring Septet performing Something Else! among others.


NYC DOT Summer Streets in Brooklyn & The Bronx ~ August 26

The Annual Summer Streets Event will take place in all five Boroughs! Streets will be closed to traffic and open to pedestrians and a plethora of activities and events for 5 Saturday, from 7:00am to 1:00pm.

Queens and Staten Island on July 29th; Manhattan on August 5, 12 & 19; Brooklyn and The Bronx on August 26th.


Celebrating Women’s Equality Day 2023 ~ August 26

Women’s March NYC 2018

‘Accelerating Equality and Empowerment‘ is the theme for 2023 Women’s Equality Day. It is a celebration of achievements, and an awareness of the constant struggle to maintain the rights women already have. Or is it Women’s INequality Day, since the U.S. now ranks 43rd in gender equality.


Step into The 1776 Battle of Brooklyn at Green-Wood Cemetery ~ August 27

British troops firing a volley in Green-Wood’s Meadow. Commemorating The Battle of Brooklyn in 1776. Image credit: The Green-Wood Cemetery Historian Blog.

On Sunday, August 27th, from 11am to 3pm, visitors of all ages can step back to the revolutionary era through Green-Wood’s commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn. The battle, which was the largest of the entire war, was fought in August, 1776 on land where The Green-Wood Cemetery now stands. This year’s family-friendly, immersive experience will shed light on the sacrifices, struggles, and triumphs of those who fought for freedom. This program is part of Battle Week organized by our partners, the Old Stone House.


Take a Ride on a NYC Parks Carousel

Jane’s Carousel. Image credit: NYC Parks

Today, NYC Parks puts a focus on Carousels – a beloved, long-standing amenity in New York CityPparks – on the Parks website. A treasured nostalgic memory for many, Parks has a long history with carousels – some are over a hundred years old! At the start of the 20th century, Brooklyn was home to the largest concentration of carousel workshops in the country, as several master carvers set up shop in the city. 


Still on View

Young Picasso in Paris at Guggenheim on view to August 6, 2023

Pablo Picasso, Le Moulin de la Gale-e, Paris, ca. November 1900. Oil on canvas, 89.7 x 116.8 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Thannhauser CollecFon, GiG, JusFn K. Thannhauser 78.2514.34. Photo: David Heald, Solomon R. Guggenheim FoundaFon, New York ©2023 Estate of Pablo Picasso / ArFsts Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Guggenheim Museum will present Young Picasso in Paris, an intimate exhibition comprising a total of ten paintings and works on paper executed during Pablo Picasso’s introduction to the French capital. Created over the course of one pivotal year, these works exemplify a period of stylistic experimentation and show his burgeoning mastery of character study. Picasso (b. 1881, Málaga, Spain; d. 1973, Mougins, France) arrived in Paris from Barcelona in autumn 1900, during the final weeks of the Universal Exhibition that included his own art in the Spanish pavilion. The ville lumière, or “city of lights,” captivated, and ultimately transformed, the nineteen-year-old Spaniard. He absorbed everything Paris had to offer over his initial two-month stay and during his return the following May through the end of 1901.


ROTATIONS, Morten Klitgaard at Heller Gallery on view to August 11

MORTEN KLITGAARD, ORO-PINK 0219, glass/oxides/ash, 13 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.

Heller Gallery will be opening its doors to the exhibition, ROTATIONS, a series of exhibits showcasing new and recent works from gallery artists including Pamela Sabroso + Alison Siegel, Morten Klitgaard, Anja Isphording, and Tobias Møhl. From July 7th through September 22nd, four consecutive exhibitions will feature the diverse voices of these artists, thinkers and makers in the gallery program.


Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time at Museum of Modern Art on view to August 12, 2023

Georgia O’Keeffe. Evening Star No.II, 1917. Watercolor on paper. 8 3/4 × 12″ (22.2 × 30.5 cm). Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.. Photography by Dwight Primiano. © 2022 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Among the key works in the exhibition is the early charcoal No. 8 – Special (Drawing No. 8) (1916). O’Keeffe called some of her works “specials,” indicating her belief in their success; this drawing features a spiraling composition that would recur throughout the artist’s decades-long career. She once noted of this work, “I have made this drawing several times—never remembering that I had made it before—and not knowing where the idea came from,” emphasizing the seriality of her practice.


Yvonne Wells: Play the Hand That’s Dealt You at Fort Gansevoort on view to August 12, 2023

Yvonne Wells, Play the Hand That’s Dealt You, 2011; Assorted fabrics, 81.5 x 65 inches © Yvonne Wells. Courtesy of the artist and Fort Gansevort, New York

Beginning June 8, 2023, Fort Gansevoort will present Play The Hand That’s Dealt You, the first New York solo exhibition of Alabama-based artist Yvonne Wells. Born in 1939 in Tuscaloosa, Wells is known for her intricate narrative quilts depicting American history subjects, pop culture figures, and religious subject matter. As a self- taught artist living and working in the same region as the enslaved female quilters from the rural Alabama community known as Gee’s Bend, Wells is aware of heritage techniques, yet cleaves to her own contemporary visual vernacular.


Jaune Quick-to-See Smith at Whitney Museum on view through August 13, 2023

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Trade Canoe: A Western Fantasy, 2015

Memory Map is the largest and most comprehensive showcase of Smith’s career, featuring more than one hundred thirty works. Organized thematically across the Museum’s third and fifth floors, the exhibition offers a new framework to consider contemporary Native American art, addressing how Smith has led and initiated some of the most pressing dialogues around land, racism, and cultural preservation. It celebrates the artist’s dedication to creativity and community and emphasizes her deep political commitments, essential and potent reminders of our responsibilities to the earth and each other.


Terry O’Neill: Stars at Fotografiska New York on view to August 16, 2023

Audrey Hepburn during the filming of “Two for the Road” in the South of France, 1966; 1966 102 x 150 cm. Inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta. © Terry O’Neill/Iconic Images

Fotografiska New York is pleased to present Stars, the largest U.S. exhibition and first New York museum solo show of the late British photographer Terry O’Neill (1938-2019). The curation of 110 works on view spans six decades (1960s through 2010s) of O’Neill’s fine art photography, from crisp portraiture to playful behind-the-scenes snapshots.


‘Focus on Dance’ at Keith de Lellis Gallery on view August 17, 2023

George Platt Lynes (American, 1907-1955), Lew Christiensen, William Dollar & Daphne Vane performing Orpheus and Eurydice, c. 1936, Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

Keith de Lellis Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of photographs that explore the history of dance in the 20th century, with works spanning from the 1920s to the 1960s. The poses, expressions, and moments formed in these photographs were also conceptualized through a phrase of dance, a surrealist notion that holds visually throughout these works. Together and separately, both dance and photography are ever-changing.


Brigid Berlin: The Heaviest at Vito Schnabel Gallery on view to August 18, 2023

Postcard collage from David Whitney to Brigid Berlin, 1970, 6 x 4 1/3 inches (15.24 x 11.01 cm); Collection of Jordan and Kathleen Pike

In the New York art scene of the mid-1960s and early ‘70s, Brigid Berlinachieved the rarest of feats by becoming an essential member of both of the two opposing spheres of the downtown creative classes gathered at Max’s Kansas City, the definitive watering hole of the avant-garde. She was a fixturein the queer délire of the back room, where Andy Warhol held court among his Factory Superstars, drag queens, and other hangers-on. At the same time, Berlin was equally welcomed by “the heavies” in the front of the bar: the mostly male, infamously macho crowd of carousing artists that includedWillem de Kooning, John Chamberlain, Larry Rivers, Donald Judd, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, James Rosenquist, and Brice Marden, among others.


Intimate Strangers on view at Yancey Richardson through August 18, 2023

Leonard Suryajaya, Mom and Everything She Bought in America, 2020, Archival pigment print, 40 x 50 inches, Edition of 5

The 16 artists featured in the exhibition include Deanna Dikeman, Jess T. Dugan, Mitch Epstein, LaToya Ruby Frazier, David Hilliard, Lisa Kereszi, Tommy Kha, Justine Kurland, Jarod Lew, Marilyn Minter, Zora J Murff, Sage Sohier, Leonard Suryajaya, Mickalene Thomas, D’Angelo Lovell Williams, and Larry Sultan.


The Wondrous Willa Kim: Costume Designs for Actors and Dancers at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on view through August 19, 2023

Installation view, The Wondrous Willa Kim: Costume Designs for Actors and Dancers courtesy NYPL

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts celebrates the long and colorful career of costume designer Willa Kim in her first-ever major retrospective exhibition, The Wondrous Willa Kim: Costume Designs for Actors and Dancers. Kim’s archive was acquired by the Library in 2017. The show features an assortment of designs and costumes from her long and prolific career, including work from productions like Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies, The Will Rogers Follies, and her final Broadway show, Victor/Victoriastarring Julie Andrews.


Along Comes Mary: Mary Finlayson at JoAnne Artman Gallery on view to August 25, 2023

Mary Finlayson, Morning Shadows, Gouache on Canvas, 30 x 36 inches. Image courtesy JoAnne Artman Gallery

JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present ALONG COMES MARY, an exhibition of new works by Mary Finlayson. A celebration of color, pattern, and form, Finlayson’s work has a fresh and unique aesthetic through her use of gouache and vinyl emulsion. Navigating themes of home, memory, and self through her still lifes and interiors, her interest in painting interior spaces and still lifes portray how environments reveal identity.


Interior Resonances at Fridman Gallery on view to August 25, 2023

Pascale Marthine Tayou, Poupée Pascale #20, 2014, Crystal and mixed media, 23.23 x 9.84 x 11.42″

It has been 10 years since the first show at Fridman Gallery. From the beginning, the gallery aimed to show emerging artists working in painting, sculpture and installation, often giving the artists space to create new work and experiment and guest curators room to explore ideas. The gallery saw the value of giving artists free reign of the space, including setting aside time between the exhibitions to allow for live music, experimental performance, dance and other interdisciplinary works. Serial programs emerged and took root such as the annual New Ear Festival showcasing some of New York’s most exciting experimental performers every January, and, more recently, Radial – electronic music as an art form, and Morir Soñando, a series pairing electro-acoustic musicians with free-improv instrumentalists.


Patchwork at Fremin Gallery on view to August 26, 2023

REKA NYARI “Wandered” 63″ x 50″ Archival Pigment Print

Fremin Gallery will open its doors on June 29th to the summer group exhibition, ‘Patchwork‘, featuring works by the following artists ~ Emilie Arnoux, Thannyo De Freitas, Daniel Diaz Tai, Hacer, Nemo Jantzen, Jean Philippe Kadzinski, Kevin Kelly, Lisa Meek, Yeji Moon, Reka Nyari, Ardan Ozmenoglu, Antoine Rose, Jake Michael Singer, Drew Tal, TMU, Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, Cecile Van Hanja, Alex Voinea.


Bharti Khêr: Ancestor on the Doris C. Freedman Plaza through August 27, 2023

IMAGE CREDITS: Bharti Kher, Ancestor, 2022, Courtesy the artist; Hauser & Wirth; Perrotin; Nature Morte, New Delhi; and is in the collection of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi. Presented by Public Art Fund at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, New York City, September 8, 2022—August 27, 2023.
Photo: Nicholas Knight, Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY

Depicting a universal mother figure linking our cultural and personal pasts and futures, Ancestor is Kher’s most ambitious work to date. The sculpture stems from the artist’s ongoing “Intermediaries” series in which Kher reassembles small, broken clay figurines of humans, animals, and mythical beings into hybrid figures that defy a fixed identity. Brought to life at a monumental scale, Ancestorembodies the complexity and potential of the “Intermediaries”, and of Indic and global traditions of creator deities that challenge identities by bringing together male and female into a single philosophical form. Ancestor, however, is a resolutely feminine figure. Adorned with the heads of her 23 children that extend from her body, she embodies multiculturalism, pluralism, and interconnectedness. They manifest a sense of belonging and celebrate the mother as a keeper of wisdom and the eternal source of creation and refuge.


Generation Paper: A Fashion Phenom of the 1960s at Museum of Arts and Design on view to August 27, 2023

Installation view of Generation Paper: Fast Fashion of the 1960s, 2021; Phoenix Art Museum. Image © Phoenix Art Museum.

On view from March 18 to August 27, 2023, at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), Generation Paper: A Fashion Phenom of the 1960s explores the era’s short-lived phenomenon of paper fashion through more than 80 rare garments and accessories crafted from non-woven textiles. These fashions, introduced in 1966 as a promotional campaign for Scott Paper Company, combined bold, graphic design with space-age innovations in materials. Surfacing a little-known chapter in the history of design, Generation Paperilluminates the creative partnerships of craft and commerce in the development of semi-synthetic and synthetic materials.


‘Just Between U’ at Pearl River Mart Gallery on view through August 27, 2023

Untitled, 1972. Photograph by Corky Lee

For nearly six decades as a practicing artist, Arlan Huang has quietly collected art. While some of the pieces were purchased, much has been amassed through “art swaps,” friendly exchanges between fellow artists. “Just Between Us,” a group exhibition presented in partnership by Think!Chinatown and Pearl River Mart, highlights some of these works.


Rafa Macarrón: Too Loud a Solitude at 60 White on view through Summer 2023

Rafa Macarrón, Too Loud a Solitude / Una Soledad Demasiado Ruidosa, in process. Image courtesy Moncho Paz.

60 White is pleased to announce Too Loud a Solitude / Una Soledad Demasiado Ruidosa, a solo presentation of work by acclaimed Spanish painter Rafa Macarrón in New York City. On view from May 20 through the summer of 2023, the show will inaugurate 60 White, the new exhibition space founded by Lio Malca, with the debut of large-scale paintings inspired in part by Macarrón’s recent visits to the city. The works evoke the vibrancy and grit of New York while responding to the distinctive architecture of the space.


Anja Isphording, ROTATIONS at Heller Gallery on view to September 1

ANJA ISPHORDING, #189, kiln cast glass, lost wax technique, cut, polished, 13 x 11 x 11 in.

Heller Gallery will be opening its doors to the exhibition, ROTATIONS, a series of exhibits showcasing new and recent works from gallery artists including Pamela Sabroso + Alison Siegel, Morten Klitgaard, Anja Isphording, and Tobias Møhl. From July 7th through September 22nd, four consecutive exhibitions will feature the diverse voices of these artists, thinkers and makers in the gallery program.


A Greater Beauty: The Drawings of Kahlil Gibran at The Drawing Center on view to September 3, 2023

Kahlil Gibran, A woman with a Blue Veil, 1916. Watercolor, 8 1/2 x 10 inches (21.5 x 25.3 cm). Collection of the Gibran Khalil Gibran Museum, Courtesy of the Gibran National Committee.

The first exhibition of its kind in the United States, A Greater Beauty: The Drawings of Kahlil Gibran features over one hundred drawings by the prolific Lebanese-American artist, poet and essayist, and coincides with the 100th anniversary of Gibran’s world-renowned publication, The Prophet. Though best known for his poetry and prose, Gibran viewed himself equally as a visual artist, producing paintings, watercolors, sketches, illustrations, book covers, and other material as a complement to his written work. A Greater Beauty will present an overview of Gibran’s drawings and sketches alongside manuscript pages, notebooks, correspondence, magazine illustrations and essays, and first editions, providing a glimpse into the artist’s production in the context of his work as a whole. The exhibition will be on view from June 2 to September 3, 2023.


Berenice Abbott’s New York album, 1929 on view at The Met to September 4, 2023

Marquee: Berenice Abbott (American, 1898–1991). Page from New York Album, 1929–30. Gelatin silver prints, 10 x 13 in. (25.4 x 33 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Emanuel Gerard, 1984 (1984.1097.9–.18). © Berenice Abbott / Commerce Graphics Ltd. Inc.

Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on March 2, 2023, Berenice Abbott’s New York Album, 1929 will present selections from a unique unbound album of photographs of New York City created by American photographer Berenice Abbott (1898–1991), shedding new light on the creative process of one of the great artists of the 20th century. Consisting of 266 small black-and-white prints arranged on 32 pages, the album comprises a kind of photographic sketchbook, offering a rare glimpse of an artist’s mind at work.


Mary Mattingly: Ebb of a Spring Tide at Socrates Sculpture Park on view through September 9, 2023

Mary Mattingly, Ebb of a Spring Tide at Socrates Sculpture Park, Concept image courtesy of the artist

Socrates Sculpture Park presents New York-based artist Mary Mattingly: Ebb of a Spring Tide on view May 20 through September 9, 2023. Mattingly’s first solo exhibition at Socrates unveils new sculptural works exploring our relationship to coastal ecosystems and the shifting nature of rivers and water lines.


The Summer Salon at Art Lives Here on view to September 9

Top shelf, sculptor Arlee Brown; below, sculptor Laurence

Art Lives Here is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by Preeti Varma alongside an exhibition of sculptures by Karin Bandelin, Andree Brown, and Laurence Elle Groux.

For the first time all the wall space at Living with Art is dedicated to one artist. Varma’s paintings echo the artists observations of mundane things that we all see daily and often don’t notice. Fire Hydrants and sewer covers are objects that the artist describes as physically present but visually absent. These forms inform her abstract paintings and mixed media works on paper.


Sarah Sze: Timelapse at The Guggenheim on view to September 10, 2023

Sarah Sze: Timelapse at Guggenheim

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present a solo exhibition of Sarah Sze (b. 1969, Boston) featuring a series of site-specific installations by the acclaimed New York–based artist. Sarah Sze: Timelapsewill unravel a trail of discovery through multiple spaces of the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright building, from the exterior of the museum to the sixth level of the rotunda and the adjacent tower level gallery. The exhibition will explore Sze’s ongoing reflection on how our experience of time and place is continuously reshaped in relationship to the constant stream of objects, images, and information in today’s digitally and materially saturated world.


Gego: Measuring Infinity at Guggenheim Museum on view through September 10, 2023

A major retrospective devoted to the work of Gego, or Gertrud Goldschmidt (b. 1912, Hamburg; d. 1994, Caracas), will be presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum from March 31, 2023, through September 10, 2023, offering a fully integrated view of the influential German-Venezuelan artist and her distinctive approach to the language of abstraction. Across five ramps of the museum’s rotunda, Gego: Measuring Infinity will feature approximately 200 artworks from the early 1950s through the early 1990s, including sculptures, drawings, prints, textiles, and artist’s books.


Aliza Nisenbaum: Queens, Lindo y Querido at Queens Museum on view to September 10, 2023

Aliza Nisenbaum, “Pedacito de Sol (Vero y Marissa)”, 2022. Oil on canvas, 75 x 95 inches (190.5 x 241.3 cm) © Aliza Nisenbaum. Photo courtesy the Artist and Anton Kern Gallery, New York. Photographer: Thomas Barratt.

Aliza Nisenbaum portrays human stories. With her magically exuberant color palette, she paints people, individually or in groups, with their countenance, posture, and immediate surroundings organically composed to depict their humanity. Aliza Nisenbaum: Queens, Lindo y Querido, opening April 23rd, chronicles the artist’s years-long engagement with people at the Queens Museum and its neighborhood, Corona.


‘Bruce Davidson: The Way Back’ at Howard Greenberg Gallery on view through September 16, 2023

Bruce Davidson, Washington, D.C., 1963. Image © Bruce Davidson, Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Bruce Davidson: The Way Back will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from June 22 through September 16, 2023. Selected by the acclaimed photographer from his vast archive, the exhibition will present previously unpublished work dating from 1957-1977. The photographs represent the arc of Davidson’s versatile career with individual images that were overlooked at the time. Some are from Davidson’s most well-known series—East 100th Street, a look at one Harlem block in 1966-68; Brooklyn Gang, which followed a group of teenagers in the summer of 1959; Time of Change, his Civilrights photographs from 1961-65; and Subway, a look at life on the trains from 1977.


Nora Thompson Dean: Lenape Teacher and Herbalist at The Morgan Library on view through September 17, 2023

Nora Thompson Dean. Photograph by Roy Pataro.

An exhibition in the Rotunda of the 1906 Library and an installation in the Morgan Garden, developed collaboratively with the Lenape Center and Hudson Valley Farm Hub, honors Nora Thompson Dean (1907–1984), a Lenape teacher and herbalist who worked to preserve Lenape culture. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Dean made multiple influential visits to Lenapehoking, the ancestral lands of the Lenape (an area that now encompasses New Jersey and sections of New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Connecticut). The exhibition, incorporating letters, photographs, and printed materials, sheds light on different aspects of Nora Thompson Dean’s life and teaching. It is complemented by an installation of plants important to the Lenape in the Morgan Garden, including corn, squash, and beans.


Tobias Mohl, ROTATIONS at Heller Gallery on view to September 22

TOBIAS MØHL, GLASSWEAVER VESSEL, glass, 18 x 16 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.

Heller Gallery will be opening its doors to the exhibition, ROTATIONS, a series of exhibits showcasing new and recent works from gallery artists including Pamela Sabroso + Alison Siegel, Morten Klitgaard, Anja Isphording, and Tobias Møhl. From July 7th through September 22nd, four consecutive exhibitions will feature the diverse voices of these artists, thinkers and makers in the gallery program.


Ida y Vuelta: Experiencias de la migración en el arte puertorriqueño contemporáneo (Arrivals and Departures: Migration Experiences in Contemporary Puerto Rican Art) at CENTRO on view through September 30, 2023

John Betancourt La fuga, 2015 digital print with pigment-based ink on paper 22” x 33”
Artist’s collection John Betancourt La fuga, 2015 impresión digital con tintas pigmentadas sobre papel 22” x  33”  Colección del artist

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO) in partnership with Hunter College East Harlem Gallery, has announced the opening of the exhibition, Ida y Vuelta: Experiencias de la migración en el arte puertorriqueño contemporáneo (Arrivals and Departures: Migration Experiences in Contemporary Puerto Rican Art), from March 30th, 2023 through September 30th.


Richard Avedon: MURALS at The MET on view to October 1, 2023

Richard Avedon, Andy Warhol & member of the Factory, NYC, October 30, 1969. From left: Paul Morrissey, director; Joe Dallesandro, actor; Candy Darling, actress; Eric Emerson, actor; Jay Johnson, actor; tom Hompertz, actor; Gerard Malanga, poet; Viva, actress; Morrissey; Taylor Mead, actor; Brigid Polk, actress, Dallesandro; Andy Warhol, artist.

To celebrate the centennial of Richard Avedon’s birth in 1923, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present a selection of the photographer’s most innovative group portraits in the exhibition Richard Avedon: MURALS, opening January 19, 2023. Although Avedon first earned his reputation as a fashion photographer in the late 1940s, his greatest achievement was his stunning reinvention of the photographic portrait.


LaurenHalsey: the eastside of south central los angeles hieroglyph prototype architecture (I) in Cantor Roof Garden at The Met on view to October 22, 2023

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced 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 for Spring, 2023. Halsey created 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 are 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.


Africa Fashion at Brooklyn Museum on view to October 22, 2023

Gouled Ahmed (born Djibouti, 1992). Self Portrait, Addis Foam, Ethiopia, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

Making its North American debut in Brooklyn, the exhibition features over 180 works, including fashion, music, film, visual art, and photography, as well as textiles and jewelry from the Museum’s Arts of Africa collection. The exhibition will open on June 23rd.


Fanny Allié: Shadows in Bella Abzug Park on view through October 2023

His name is ‘David’. He is one of 10 sculptures in Bella Abzug Part created by artist Fanny Allié for this site-specific commission as part of the installation, ‘Shadows.’ Image courtesy of the artist.

The Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance (HYHK) today announces Shadows, an installation of ten new site-specific sculptures created by mixed-media artist Fanny Allié for Bella Abzug Park (542 W 36th St., New York, NY 10018) and inspired by the workers who maintain it. Shadows invites people to experience the park—a picturesque public green space surrounded by urban bustle—in a new way, as a place for compelling, free art.


Nicholas Galanin: In Every Language There is Land in Brooklyn Bridge Park on view to November 12, 2023

IMAGE CREDITS: Nicholas Galanin. In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra, 2023 Corten steel. Courtesy of the artist and Peter Blum Gallery
Photo: Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund, NY. Presented by Public Art Fund at Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York City, May 16 through Fall 2023.

On May 16, 2023, Public Art Fund will debut In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra, a monumental corten steel sculpture by artist Nicholas Galanin. The artist’s first public artwork in New York City, this new 30-foot tall sculpture combines references to the US/Mexico border wall and Pop Art, serving as a point of focus to consider the legacy of colonization and its impact on migration and our relationships with Land across generations, cultures, and communities. In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra questions the concept of border walls, which are designed to cut across land and water, restricting access to the migratory routes necessary for various life forms.


Mark Podwal: A Collage of Customs at The Museum at Eldridge Street on view through November 19, 2023

Image courtesy of the artist and Museum at Eldridge Street

A Collage of Customs features Podwal’s inventive interpretations of woodcuts from the 16th-century Sefer Minhagim (Book of Customs). The works combine lighthearted, imaginative whimsy with insightful commentary on Jewish customs and history. His work not only injects a sense of playfulness into religious objects and practices, but also invites deeper contemplation and appreciation of their significance. Through his art and accompanying text, Podwal offers a nuanced and thought-provoking exploration of Jewish culture. The exhibition is on loan from the Skirball Museum at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Phyllida Barlow: PRANK in City Hall Park on view through November 26, 2023

Phyllida Barlow “PRANK: mimic”; 2022/23 2022-23 Corten steel, fiberglass, lacquer © Phyllida Barlow Courtesy Hauser & Wirth Photo: Flip Wolak, courtesy Public Art Fund, NY Artwork a part of “Phyllida Barlow: PRANK”, presented by Public Art Fund in City Hall Park, New York City, June 6, 2023-November 26, 2023.

On June 6, 2023, Public Art Fund will debut PRANK, the late British artist Phyllida Barlow’s final series of large-scale freestanding sculptures. This exhibition of seven new steel and fiberglass sculptures in City Hall Park offers the opportunity to experience her rich artistic legacy in the public sphere. As Barlow’s first series of outdoor sculptures made from robust long-lasting materials, PRANK marks a notable departure from the artist’s typical use of materials suitable for indoor display, extending her highly influential practice into the realm of public art.


Carole Feuerman: Sea Idylls on Park Avenue on view to December 10, 2023

Carole A. Feuerman, Justice

Patrons of Park Avenue (POPA) have made a big splash with its second art installation along the Park Avenue divide from 34th Street to 38th Street in Murray Hill. Carole A. Feuerman: Sea Idylls ~ a Monumental Exhibition of nine sculptures will be on view to December 10, 2023. Artist Carole A. Feuerman and Galeries Bartoux will hold a formal unveiling/ribbon cutting on Thursday, April 27th at 4pm at 38th Street and Park Avenue.

In addition, Carole Feuerman: Sea Idylls, a solo exhibition is on view at Galleries Bartoux, 104 Central Park South, NYC. An Opening Reception for this exhibition will be held on April 27th at 6:30pm.


My Neighbors Garden by Sheila Pepe in Madison Square Park on view through December 10, 2023

Sheila Pepe: My Neighbor’s Garden unveiled in Madison Square Park

Convening groups of novice and advanced crocheters, artist Sheila Pepe will create her first outdoor exhibition commissioned by Madison Square Park Conservancy and opening on June 26. In My Neighbor’s Garden, Pepe upends a traditional American nineteenth-century urban park layout with a twenty-first century temporary installation that brings color, unexpected materials, and optimism outdoors. Pepe, a feminist and queer artist whose elaborate web-like structures summon and critique conventional women’s craft practice, uses crochet to transform contemporary sculpture.


Vulnerable Landscapes at Staten Island Museum on view to December 30, 2023

Vulnerable Landscapes at Staten Island Museum

Vulnerable Landscapes, now on view at the Staten Island Museum, is an interdisciplinary exhibition that centers the shorelines at the forefront of climate change in one of New York City’s most vulnerable landscapes: Staten Island.

The exhibition, which opened on Earth Day, explores Staten Island’s unique challenges due to its geography and history, with industry and community concentrated where water meets ground. Vulnerable Landscapes circumnavigates Staten Island illuminating the past to shed light on the future.


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.


Craft Front & Center at Museum of Arts and Design on view through January 14, 2024

Image (from left to right): Ruth Clement Bond (designer) and Rose Marie Thomas (maker), Tennessee Valley Authority Appliqué Quilt Design of Man with Crane, 1934; Sarah Zapata, A little domestic waste IV, 2017; Eleanor Lakelin, Column Vessel I (from “Echoes of Amphora” series), 2022.

An ongoing exhibition of the Museum’s growing permanent collection of over 3,500 objects, Craft Front & Center features a fresh installation of more than 60 historic works and new acquisitions dating from the golden age of the American Craft movement to the present day. Organized into themes of material transformation, dismantling heirarchies, contemplation, identity, and sustainability, the exhibition illuminates how the expansive field of craft has broadened definitions of art.


Death is Not the End at The Rubin Museum of Art on view to January 14, 2024

Unknown European artist; A Woman Divided into Two, Representing Life and Death; 1790–1820; oil painting; 16 5/16 × 14 in. (41.5 x 35.5 cm); Wellcome Collection, London; 45063i

The Rubin Museum of Art is pleased to present “Death Is Not the End,” a new exhibition opening March 17 that explores notions of death and the afterlife through the art of Tibetan Buddhism and Christianity. Featuring prints, oil paintings, bone ornaments, thangka paintings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, and ritual objects, “Death Is Not the End” invites contemplation on the universal human condition of impermanence and the desire to continue to exist.


Inheritance at The Whitney Museum of American Art on view through February 2024

Sophie Rivera, I am U, 1995. Gelatin silver print, 38 5/8 × 38 9/16 in. (98.1 × 97.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of the artist 2019.390. © Estate of Dr. Martin Hurwitz

The Whitney Museum of American Art presents Inheritance, an exhibition of nearly sixty artworks by forty-three leading artists that traces the profound impact of legacy across familial, historical, and aesthetic lines. Featuring primarily new acquisitions and rarely-seen works from the collection, this diverse array of paintings, sculptures, videos, photographs, drawings, and major time-based media installations from the last five decades asks us to consider what has been passed on and how it may shift, change, or live again.


Nicolas Party and Rosalba Carriera at Frick Madison on view to March 3, 2024

Frick Madison, Nicolas Party and Rosalba Carriera installation.

The Frick Collection has unveiled a large pastel mural commissioned from the Swiss-born artist Nicolas Party (b. 1980) at the museum’s temporary home, Frick Madison. This site-specific work was created in response to Rosalba Carriera’s Portrait of a Man in Pilgrim’s Costume ~ one of two eighteenth-century pastels by Rosalba bequeathed to the Frick by Alexis Gregory in 2020. The installation features Rosalba’s superb portrait at the center of a three-wall mural designed by Party, as well as two new related works specially created by Party for this presentation.


Something Beautiful: Reframing La Collection at El Museo del Barrio on view to March 10, 2024

Myrna Báez, Noviembre 1976, 1976. Acrylic on canvas. Museo Purchase Fund and a matching Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (purchased on or prior to 1982). Collection of El Museo del Barrio.

El Museo del Barrio is proud to announce Something Beautiful: Reframing La Colección, the Museum’s most ambitious presentation of its unique, complex, and culturally diverse permanent collection in over two decades. Organized by Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator; Susanna V. Temkin, Curator; and Lee Sessions, Permanent Collection Associate Curator, the exhibition will present approximately 500 artworks, including new acquisitions and artist commissions, through rotating displays over the course of one year. Something Beautiful cuts across traditional chronological, geographic, and media-specific categories, reconsidering the Collection through new interdisciplinary approaches rooted in El Museo del Barrio’s foundational history and legacy. This forward-thinking model focuses on the contribution of Amerindian, African, and European cultures as the basis of visual production in the Americas and the Caribbean.  See list of participating artists.


Ellsworth Kelly at Lever House on view through June, 2024

Ellsworth Kelly at Lever House. Image courtesy Brookfield Place

This year would have marked the 100th birthday of the artist Ellsworth Kelly. In celebration, Lever House unveiled indoor and outdoor sculpture work by Kelly as they unveiled their newly completed $100 million renovation. The sculptures will be on view for one year.


Works in Public Summer 2023 in Riverside Park ~ July 2024

The Art Students League unveils ‘Works in Public’ Summer 2023 in Riverside Park South. Images courtesy The Art Students League

The Art Students League of New York and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation invite you to the unveiling of Works in Public at Riverside Park South, July 18. The ceremony will start in Riverside Park South (59th Street Entrance) at 4pm, followed by a  champagne reception at Pier 1 Café (500 W 70th St).

The year-long outdoor public art exhibition at Riverside Park South in Manhattan features new site-specific sculptures by League artists Helen Draves and Susan Markowitz Meredith. Two additional projects will be unveiled in fall 2023.


The Girl Puzzle, Roosevelt Island on view ~ To be Announce

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.


See you in September!