Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the February 2024 GothamToGo Roundup

 

 

 

Steve McCurry, Procession of Nuns. Image courtesy of Cavalier Gallery. Exhibition opening February 8th.

Take the chill out of winter by enjoying a plethora of Valentine’s Day events and installations from Ice Sculptures to renewing vows. Celebrate Black History Month, the annual Loser Family Day at the Rubin Museum of Art, and the Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden. Take it indoors with gallery openings and film showings, including The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism at The Met, Harold Cohen: AARON at The Whitney, Laurie Anderson at The Rubin + a lot more.

Here are a few suggestions for the month of February.

Celebrating Black History Month 2024

Asase Yao-The Rhythms & Movements of African American Cultural Festival

This year’s theme for Black History Month 2024 celebrates “African Americans and the Arts.” So it is fitting that our featured image is of the opening of the gallery at the Apollo’s Victoria Theater, with photographer Alex Harsley’s visual exploration of Black artists and creativity.

Don’t miss Brooklyn-based Asase Yan Cultural Arts Foundation’s 7-day cultural festival, the Harlem Chamber Players, Manhattan School of Music, the Harlem Fine Arts Show and much more.

Masterworks: From Bonnard to Barceló at Acquavella Galleries

Installation view of Masterworks: From Bonnard to Barceló, on view at Acquavella Galleries in New York, Winter 2024. Left to right: Pablo Picasso, Buste de femme nue (Paris, autumn/winter 1906); Francis Bacon, Study for a Portrait of John Edwards (1986); Henri Laurens, La Lune (1946); Edouard Vuillard, Autoportrait dans un miroir (c. 1887-88); Camille Pissarro, Le relais de poste sur la route de Versailles, Louveciennes (1871); Pablo Picasso, Le peintre et son modele dans un paysage (1963).

Acquavella Galleries opened its doors to Masterworks: From Bonnard to Barceló. a group exhibition of modern and contemporary artworks. Open through March 29, 2024, the exhibition’s featured artists include Francis Bacon, Miquel Barceló, Pierre Bonnard, Louise Bourgeois, Edgar Degas, Willem de Kooning, Jean Dubuffet, Lucio Fontana, Lucian Freud, Jasper Johns, Henri Laurens, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro, Jackson Pollock, Ed Ruscha, Wayne Thiebaud, and Édouard Vuillard.

 

The Annual Black & White Exhibition at Salmagundi Club ~ February 1

Jeffrey Friedkin (RA 2016): Doyens at night, 2024. Image courtesy of the artist and Salmagundi Club

The Salmagundi Club is proud to announce its historic Annual black and white exhibition. This show is a juried members’ exhibition of black and white or monochromatic sepia drawings, graphics, photographs, paintings, and sculpture by artist members. An Opening Reception, open to the public, will be held on February 1st from 6-8pm. RSVP required.

 

It’s DUMBO’s First Thursday ~ February 1

DUMBO Projection Project, Victorian Flowers Archway, DUMBO BID

This month includes a just launched DUMBO Projection Project, Brookklyn’s most expansive video art series ever happening simultaneously across three locations, with three distinct screening rotations between January 18 to April 20, 2024. This month’s First Thursday will include a screening of the Volume 1 works at Superfine from 6-8pm. Additionally,, Triangle Arts will be hosting their winter Open Studios, highlighting the work of three artists-in-residence.  Follow Art in DUMBO.

 

Apollo’s Victoria Theater Gallery Inaugural Exhibition of Works by Alex Harsley ~ February 1

Celebrate the opening of The Apollo’s Victoria Theater with this visual exploration of Black artists and creativity from the 1950s through the early 2000s. Photographer and gallerist Alex Harsley’s exhibition details the visual history of Black creative spaces in NYC.

The gallery exhibition will be on view from February 1 through April 30, 2024. The Apollo’s Victoria Theater is located at 233 West 125th Street and is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 6pm.

 

No One Thing. David Smith, Late Sculptures at Hauser & Wirth ~ February 1

David Smith © 2024 The Estate of David Smith / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY Courtesy the Estate and Hauser & Wirth. Zig I 1961 Steel, paint 245.1 x 144.8 x 81.9 cm / 96 1/2 x 57 x 32 1/4 in Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography Zürich.  Circles Intercepted 1961 Steel, paint 227.3 x 142.2 x 50.8 cm / 89 1/2 x 56 x 20 in Photo: Jon Etter

‘No One Thing. David Smith, Late Sculptures’ at Hauser & Wirth’s 22nd Street gallery presents seven of the artist’s most important sculptures from these final years. The title of the exhibition, curated by Alexis Lowry, pays homage to the legendary artist’s radical versatility, stylistic ingenuity and experimental spirit. As Smith said in 1951, ‘My reality…is not one thing; it is a chain of interlocking visions.’

 

Four African-American Photojournalists, an Exhibition at Keith de Lellis Gallery ~ February 1

Coreen Simpson, Jean Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, NYC, 1985. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

Keith de Lellis Gallery will kick-off the New Year with an exhibition highlighting four African-American photojournalists ~ Coreen Simpson, Eli Reed, Beuford Smith, and Ozier Muhammad.

 

‘The Flesh of the Earth’ at Hauser & Wirth ~ February 1

Olafur Ellasson, Now, here, nowhere, 2023; colored glass, driftwood, 106.5 x 230.8 x 13 cm/41 7/8 x 990 7/8 x 5 1/8 in ©Olafur Ellasson courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York and Los Angeles

Hauser & Wirth New York is pleased to present ‘The Flesh of the Earth,’ a multidisciplinary exhibition curated by Nigerian-American writer and critic Enuma Okoro. Through work by artists Olafur Eliasson, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Jenny Holzer, Rashid Johnson, Haley Mellin, Cassi Namoda, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum and Billie Zangewa, the presentation, in the words of Okoro, ‘encourages us all to consider ways of decentering ourselves from the prevalent anthropocentric narrative, to reimagine a more intimate relationship with the earth and to renew our connection with the life-force energy that surges through all of creation, both human and more-than-human. Our human bodies—one of a diversity of created bodies of the natural world—are the primary language with which we dialogue with the earth. By acknowledging that these varied bodies are always in relationship we reawaken our awareness of the quality of those relationships, considering where we may falter or harm, and also deepen our appreciation and recognition of our interdependence with the more-than-human world.’ Opening February 1.

 

The Making of Stop Making Sense at Lenfest Center for the Arts ~ February 2

Presented in Dolby Atmos, a screening of Jonathan Demme’s newly restored Talking Heads concert film, Stop Making Sense, followed by a conversation about the making of the film with its distributor, Film Professor Ira Deutchman, Visual Consultant Sandy McLeod, and writer and critic Adam Reid Sexton ’93. Moderated by Film Professor Maureen A. Ryan.

 

Michelangelo Lovelace: Cleveland by Night at Fort Gansevoort ~ January 2

Michelangelo Lovelace, Starry Night Over The City, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 53 x 50.25 inches. © Michelangelo Loveland Estate. Courtesy of the artist’s estate and Fort Gansevoort, New York.

Beginning February 1, 2024, Fort Gansevoort will present Cleveland by Night, its second exhibition devoted to the work of late artist Michelangelo Lovelace (1960-2021). On view will be paintings and drawings depicting nocturnal city life in Cleveland, Ohio—exterior and interior tableaux capturing the city where he was born and lived for all of his sixty years.

 

Josèfa Ntjam ~ ‘Futuristic Ancestry: Warping Matter and Space-time(s) at Fotografiska New York ~ February 2

Copie de The Deep n2 120 x 160

Fotografiska New York announced that it will present the first institutional solo show in the U.S. by French multimedia artist Josèfa Ntjam on February 2, 2024.

The show, titled Futuristic Ancestry: Warping Matter and Space-time(s), will feature a selection of new works, including biomorphic sculptures, photomontages printed on plexiglass and aluminum.

 

Governors Island Ice Sculpture Show ~ February 3

Gov­er­nors Island Arts and Times Square Arts are pleased to announce a new part­ner­ship and open call for Gov­er­nors Island’s third annu­al Ice Sculp­ture Show, tak­ing place on Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 3. The fes­tive win­ter event will coin­cide with the annu­al Love in Times Square fête on Feb­ru­ary 14, 2024, which cel­e­brates Valentine’s Day with wed­dings, sur­prise pro­pos­als, and vow renewals in the square’s plazas.

 

Harold Cohen: AARON + Bantam Tools ArtFrame System Bringing AI to Life at The Whitney Museum of American Art ~ February 3

Harold Cohen, AARON KCAT, 2001. Screenshot. Artificial intelligence software. Dimensions variable. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Digital Art Committee 2023.20. © Harold Cohen Trust

Harold Cohen: AARON, opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art on February 3, 2024, examines the evolution of AARON, the first AI artmaking program, which was developed in the late 1960s by artist Harold Cohen. Beginning with AARON’s creation and early years, the exhibition explores the foundational stages of AI and its place in art history. In addition to featuring AARON’s drawings and paintings from the Whitney Museum’s collection, the show will highlight the software as the central creative force behind the artworks and demonstrate AARON’s drawing process with pen plotters live in the galleries for the first time since the 1990s. The Whitney is the first and only museum to collect versions of the AARON software from different time periods.

 

The National Arts Clubs holds the Virtual Event ‘Brooklyn Arcadia Green-Wood Cemetery Architecture’ by Andrew Garn ~ February 5

Green-Wood is a living cemetery that brings people closer to the world by memorializing the dead, even as it embraces the art, history, and natural beauty of New York. Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood was one of the first rural cemeteries in America. By the early 1860s, it had earned an international reputation for its beauty, attracting 500,000 visitors a year. The New York City treasure, newly photographed, is revealed as garden in the city, repository for memory, and a place for repose, inspiration, and delight. Its popularity helped inspire the creation of public parks, including Central and Prospect parks. Green-Wood’s notable graves include Leonard Bernstein and Louis Comfort Tiffany.Andrew Garn is a native New Yorker, photographer and writer of 12 books. This is a free event with RSVP.

 

Indian Skies: The Howard Hodgkin Collection of Indian Court Painting at The Met ~ February 6

Howard Hodgkin Collection of Indian Court Painting at The Met
Image caption: An Elephant and Keeper, India, Mughal, ca. 1650-60. Opaque color and gold on paper. Howard Hodgkin Collection, Purchase, Florence and Herbert Irving Acquisitions, Harris Brisbane Dick, and 2020 Benefit Funds; Howard S. and Nancy Marks, Lila Acheson Wallace, and Friends of Islamic Art Gifts; Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest; and funds from various donors, 2022 (2022.187)

Widely regarded as one of the finest of its kind, British artist Howard Hodgkin’s collection of Indian paintings includes works created at the Mughal, Deccan, Rajput, and Pahari courts dating from the 16th to the 19th century. Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 6, 2024, the exhibition Indian Skies: The Howard Hodgkin Collection of Indian Court Painting will present a unique and personal vision of India’s great painting tradition through newly acquired works from the artist’s collection. In 2022, The Met announced a major acquisition of more than 80 drawings and paintings from the Howard Hodgkin Collection.

 

Photographer Steve McCurry at Cavalier Gallery ~ February 8

Steve McCurry, Afghan Girl, Peshawar. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Steve McCurry’s career was launched when, disguised in Afghani garb, he crossed the Pakistan border into rebel-controlled areas of Afghanistan just before the Soviet invasion. His images were among the first to show the world the brutality of the Russian invasion. Since then, McCurry has gone on to create unforgettable images over all seven continents and numerous countries. His body of work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions, and contemporary culture alike – yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image.

 

Laurie Anderson Curates ‘About Time’ at Rubin Museum ~ February 9

Laurie Anderson. Image by Stephanie Diani, 2023

The Rubin Museum of Art hosts “About Time,” four on-stage conversations curated by renowned multidisciplinary artist Laurie Anderson around the concept of time. Do you feel like you’re running out of time? Which way is it going? Are you able to stop time? If so, how? Laurie Anderson tackles these questions and more with writers, thinkers, and poets who help us reframe the concept of time and perhaps our perspective on life.

 

‘Human / Nature: Encountering Ourselves in the Natural World’ at Fotografiska New York ~ February 9

David Ụzọchukwu, Rush, 2017. Image courtesy FotografiskaNYC

Fotografiska New York today announced the opening of Human / Nature: Encountering Ourselves in the Natural World (February 9, 2024 through May 25, 2024), a sprawling group exhibition bringing together more than a dozen photographers from around the world through over 40 works for an investigation into humanity’s fraught relationship with planet Earth.

 

Mo Kong, Swift Island Chain at Smack Mellon ~ February 10

Image credit: Mo Kong, Swift Island Chain, 2024. Image courtesy Smack Mellon.

Smack Mellon presents a solo exhibition by Mo Kong exploring racial melancholia and the information gaps experienced by Asian immigrants through disjunctures in contextual communication. Swift Island Chain unfolds between Smack Mellon’s center columns through a series of modular post-pandemic office environments and work aesthetics that are presented in various states of completion.

 

Red Envelope Show at Harman Projects ~ February 10

Symbolizing good luck and prosperity, the exchange of red envelopes is a beloved Lunar New Year tradition present in even the oldest stories about this celebration. To ring in the year of the dragon, Harman Projects is excited to host the 9th annual Red Envelope Show curated by Grumpy Bert. In the spirit of sharing this New Year’s practice widely, the exhibition features works from over 100 artists from around the world who work in a variety of mediums spanning ink, marker, pencil, gouache, acrylic, and even rocks. From hair-rising dragons to “chonky” dragons to Dragon Ball, each artist uses the red paper envelope to share something inventive and certainly fortunate. 

 

Loser Family Day 2024 at Rubin Museum of Art ~ February 11

Rubin Museum of Art
Image courtesy Rubin Museum of Art

Swoop into the Year of the Wood Dragon with your family and friends! Celebrate Losar, the Tibetan New Year, with an afternoon of art. Learn about traditional Losar celebrations and this year’s zodiac animal, the powerful and determined Wood Dragon. Then explore the galleries, watch a traditional torma butter sculpture demonstration, and let your creativity go wild!

 

Tour the New harlem is… Mural at Harlem Hospital ~ February 13

harlem is….. mural. Image courtesy Barbara Horowitz,, Community Works/New Heritage Theatre.

Located on the second floor, the exhibit will be open to individuals and small groups three days a week starting February 13, 2024. Hours are Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Thursdays and Saturdays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors should check in with the hospital desk at 506 Lenox Ave/ Malcolm X Boulevard through the 136th Street entrance.

 

2024 Ice Sculpture Show Winner in Times Square ~ February 14

Pignata’s winning nine-foot tall ice sculpture, Smitten. Photo credit: Julienne Schaer

The winning design from Governors Island will be on view of Duffy Square from Wednesday, February 14 until it melts. Pignata’s nine-foot tall ice sculpture, Smitten, depicts two cozy mittens with knit details touching to form a heart, an ode to newly kindled love in the cold winter season. It will be on view in Times Square until it melts – some icy cold public art that is sure to warm the heart!

 

Happy Valentines Day! Take a Look at Love in Times Square ~ February 14

Pop the big question ~ Renew your vows ~ Register for a chance to get married in Times Square!

 

Powerful Documentary ‘The Niagara Movement: The Early Battle for Civil Rights’ on THIRTEEN ~ February 15

The Niagara Movement. Credit: Courtesy of WNED Buffalo Toronto Public Media

The WNED PBS original The Niagara Movement: The Early Battle for Civil Rights, an engrossing documentary capturing the conflict between three national Black leaders at the turn of the 20th century over the pathway to Black liberation, will premiere during Black History Month on Thursday, February 15, at 10 p.m. EST on THIRTEEN. Directed by Emmy® Award-winning and two-time Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Lawrence R. Hott, the film shines a spotlight on the fight pitting sociologist W.E.B Du Bois and Boston newspaper publisher William Monroe Trotter against educator and orator Booker T. Washington, then the de facto leader of Black America. The Niagara Movement will also be distributed to public television stations around the country by American Public Television beginning February 1.

 

Made in Harlem at Maysles Documentary Center 

While The Lafargue Clinic Remixed will show on February 22nd, we don’t want you to miss several other wonderful films at Maysles Doc Center this month and next, including ‘Langston Hughes: The Dream Keeper‘ on February 14th.

 

Sarah Moon: On the Edge at Howard Greenberg Gallery ~ February 15

Image: © Sarah Moon, courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

The photography of Sarah Moon, one of France’s most renowned contemporary artists and filmmakers, will be presented by Howard Greenberg Gallery from February 15 through April 6, 2024. Sarah Moon: On the Edge will survey over four decades of her work. An opening reception will be held on February 17, 2024, from 3 to 5 p.m.

 

BYVENVENI, Welcoming Contemporary Haitian Diasporic Art at CCCADI ~ February 15

Photo credit: Remed by Madjeen Isaac

The artists featured in BYENVENI encompass a spectrum of artistic styles, with works spanning from visual documentary to paintings, photography and conceptual approaches. They delve into the concept of lakay transcending geographical boundaries, examining how they serve as sanctuaries for some, yet not for all. Collectively, this body of work pays tribute to the myriad interpretations of what makes a home, family, kinship, and community in the current context of Haitians worldwide. The exhibition will be on view from February 15 to November 14, 2024, with an Opening Reception on Thursday, February 15th from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the CCCADI historic firehouse, 120 East 125th Street, NYC.

 

Veselka: The Rainbow on the Corner at the Center of the World, a film presented by Village Preservation ~ February 16

Narrated by Golden Globe Winner and Little Ukraine native David Duchovny, VESELKA: THE RAINBOW ON THE CORNER AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD is a thoughtful exploration and celebration of family and community, chronicling Jason’s journey to connect with his loving yet detail-focused dad as he reignites his Grandfather’s pro-Ukraine goals behind his creation of Veselka in 1954.

 

The New York Botanical Garden Annual Orchid Show ~ February 17

The Orchid Show brings the catwalk to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory in a fashion-inspired celebration of all things orchids—and we want YOU at the center of the sartorial experience. Catch the bold new designs of New York’s rising stars of the stitch with work by Collina Strada by Hillary Taymour, Dauphinette by Olivia Cheng, and FLWR PSTL by Kristen Alpaugh, fashionistas sure to create dramatic, picture-perfect floral displays at the Garden that always capture the orchid’s good side. This is your chance to “walk the runway” and show off your own personal flare, your love for orchids, and your fashion-forward connections to the natural world. Because florals are always en vogue at NYBG.

 

Chaia Performs Kleztronica at Silvana Harlem ~ February 17

Join the Workers Circle for Kleztronica, a performance from Chaia of amazing electronic Klezmer Music like you’ve never heard before! This event is FREE to attend. Grab your friends and join us at Silvana (300 W 116th St) in Harlem on Saturday, February 17, from 8:00-10:00 PM. You won’t want to miss this incredible night of music and fun.

 

Historic New York: The 1964 World’s Fair Free Tour with Urban Park Rangers ~ February 18

New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Join the Urban Park Rangers as we tour the grounds of the 1964-65 World’s Fair. Rangers will highlight some of the historic features of the park that are still present and some elements of the World’s Fair that once stood here.

 

Public Art Fund + JCDecaux Bus Shelters Presents ‘Clifford Prince King’ ~ February 21

For his first public art exhibition, King photographed the people and places he encountered during travels in the summer of 2023. An extension of his autobiographical practice, Let me know when you get home serves as a photo diary of King’s time in artist residencies at BOFFO on Fire Island, Light Work in Syracuse, and 8th House in Vermont, as well as travels throughout São Paulo and the Cayman Islands. During this period of transience, King sought to capture his sources of comfort, companionship, and love. The resulting series explores nature, intimacy, the act of claiming space, and the significance of creating a home.

 

Dawoud Bey with Siddhartha Mitter: Elegy, in Conversation ~ February 21

NYPL from Google Maps

Dawoud Bey speaks about retelling history through photography with New York Times writer Siddhartha Mitter. This is an in-person, free event with ticket at The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

 

The Art & Times of David Hammons, Apollo Films ~ February 22

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be among the first to experience film, visual art, and community in The Apollo’s new spaces at the revitalized Victoria Theater.

Dive into the world of art and activism through the extraordinary journey of visual artist, David Hammons. The Melt Goes On Forever: The Art & Times of David Hammons (2022) is a groundbreaking documentary that chronicles the singular career of the elusive African-American artist from Watts rebellion era ’60s L.A. to global art world prominence today.

The Melt Goes on Forever: The Art & Times of David Hammons will be shown on February 22nd at 7:30pm at The Apollo Stages at The Victoria Theater.

 

Tu Hongtao: Beyond Babel at Lévy Gorvy Dayan ~ February 22

Artist Tu Hongtao. Image courtesy Tu Hongtao Studio.

Lévy Gorvy Dayan is pleased to announce the first New York exhibition with Chinese painter Tu Hongtao, opening February 22, 2024, at 19 East 64th Street. Tu Hongtao: Beyond Babel presents sweeping compositions in sumptuous hues that advance the artist’s use of abstraction as a means to engage with memory, landscape, and society, as well as art history, theory, and poetry.

Introducing more than thirty new works, the exhibition unveils significant developments in Tu’s practice since his first exhibition in 2020 with the gallery in Hong Kong.

 

Hellen van Meene at Yancey Richardson ~ February 22

Hellen van Meene, Untitled #501, 2017 Archival pigment print 16 x 16 inches Edition of 10. Image courtesy of the Artist and Yancey Richardson

One of the most influential international photographers of her generation, Hellen van Meene is known for her intimate color portraits of adolescent girls and young women inspired by traditions of classical painting. An exhibition of recent work, Hellen van Meene: The Dissolve will be on view at Yancey Richardson from February 22 through March 30, 2024, with the majority of the photographs on view in New York for the first time. A reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, February 22, from 6-8 p.m.

 

Poetry and Pose: Screen Tests by Andy Warhol at Ki Smith Gallery ~ February 24

Andy Warhol, Donyale Luna (ST195), 1965, 16mm film, black-and-white, silent, 4.5 minutes at 16 frames per second. © The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved. Film still courtesy The Andy Warhol Museum.

Poetry and Pose: Screen Tests by Andy Warhol is an exhibition of forty-one Screen Tests shot between 1964 and 1966,, showcasing sixteen beautiful individuals including Binghamton Birdie, Lucinda Childs, Roderick Clayton, John Giorno, Beverly Grant, Kenneth King, Donyale Luna,, and Edie Sedgwick. The exhibition will be at Ki Smith Gallery from February 24th to March 31st, 2024, and is curated by Greg Pierce, Director of Film & Video at The Andy Warhol Museum.

 

Polar Bear Paint with Human Connection Arts ~ February 24

Human Connection Arts

30+ brave souls will get body painted by a talented group of HCA artists at an indoor studio in Greenwich Village. Then all will march several blocks to Washington Square Park for a quick photo shoot!

 

The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism at The Met Fifth Avenue ~ February 25

William H. Johnson (American, 1901–1970). Woman in Blue, c. 1943. Oil on burlap, 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm). Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, Permanent Loan from the National Collection of Fine Art, 1969.013

In February 2024, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present the groundbreaking exhibition The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism. Through some 160 works, it will explore the comprehensive and far-reaching ways in which Black artists portrayed everyday modern life in the new Black cities that took shape in the 1920s–40s in New York City’s Harlem and Chicago’s South Side and nationwide in the early decades of the Great Migration when millions of African Americans began to move away from the segregated rural South. The first survey of the subject in New York City since 1987, the exhibition will establish the Harlem Renaissance as the first African American–led movement of international modern art and will situate Black artists and their radically new portrayals of the modern Black subject as central to our understanding of international modern art and modern life.

 

Black History Month: Historic Black Women of Harlem Free Tour ~ February 25

St. Nicholas Park
Celebrate Black History Month with NYC Parks! Join the Urban Park Rangers and learn about some of the revolutionary Black women that have contributed to the thriving community of Harlem.

 

Researching the History of your NYC Building, Presented by Village Preservation ~ February 26

Unlock new significance to the places you go every day by learning how to research historic New York City buildings. In this lecture we will demonstrate how to use a myriad of online resources including New York City databases, historic maps, archives, and photographic documentation in order to learn more about your (or any) New York City building.

 

A Celebration of Black Music at Juilliard ~ February 27

Image courtesy Juilliard.

This concert will commemorate the 90th anniversary of a 1934 concert curated by H.T. Burleigh that featured Black Juilliard singers and instrumentalists, and celebrated the work of Black artists and composers. Hosted by distinguished visiting faculty member Denyce Graves, the evening will revisit works from Burleigh’s 1934 program alongside world premiere student compositions that have been commissioned for the present occasion.

 

James Beard Foundation to Host Taste NYC at Market 57 ~ February 27

Pier 57 (3.29) 25 © Theo & Lotte, courtesy of Jamestown LP

The James Beard Foundation® announces Taste America will return to New York City with an exciting walk-around tasting on February 27 at Pier 57’s Market 57 food hall. Presented by Capital One, the national Taste America culinary series celebrates the local independent restaurants at the heart of our communities, bringing together chefs and food lovers for unique culinary experiences in 20 cities across the United States. Through a “TasteTwenty” cohort of chef teams—the series also spotlights culinary talent who are uniquely leading the industry forward.

 

Figuring It Out: The Black Body by Global Black Artists, 2010-2020 with Lowery Stokes Sims at Art Students League ~ February 29

Lowery Stokes Sims. Image courtesy Art Students League

Join Curator and Art Historian, Lowery Stokes Sims, former Executive Director and President of the Studio Museum in Harlem, for the upcoming lecture ‘Figuring It Out: The Black Body by Global Black Artists, 2010-2020’ at the Art Students League on Thursday, February 29th.

 

Théâtre de la Dame de Coeur’s Giant Puppets on the Lincoln Center Plaza ~ February 29

Image courtesy Théâtre de la Dame de Coeur

A poetic parade performance featuring Théâtre de la Dame de Coeur’s giant puppets, Eria and Terrenis, Acupunk takes place at Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza for three days only. Metaphorically exploring the theme of earth’s healing through acupuncture, the two puppet characters use long poles to untie knots and rebalance subterranean energetic currents—and everything that is influenced on its surface, just like traditional acupuncture.

Save the Dates, February 29, March 1, March 2, 2024.

 

Still on View:

Simpson Kalisher: New York Street Photography on view at Keith de Lellis Gallery to February 2, 2024

Simpson Kalisher (American, 1926-2023), Untitled, c. 1959, Vintage gelatin silver print. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery.

Kalisher, who was born in the Bronx, graduated from Indiana University with a BA in History in 1948. Best known for his street photography, William Meyers wrote in the Wall Street Journal of Kalisher’s 2011 retrospective ‘Simpson Kalisher: The Alienated Photographer‘ at Keith de Lellis Gallery, “Simpson Kalisher … is one of the street photographers who made midtown Manhattan as critical a site for mid-20th-century photography as the forest of Arden was for Shakespearean comedy.

 

2024 Master Drawings New York on view through February 3, 2024

Sandro Botticelli, The Devout People of Jerusalem at the Pentecost, ca. 1505. Black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, highlighted with white gouache on paper, 9 1/8 x 14 3/8 in. (23.1 x 36.5 cm.) Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt. Photograph by Wolfgang Fuhrmannek. Image courtesy MDNY

Master Drawings New York (MDNY), the premier U.S. drawings showcase, announces programs for the 2024 fair, on view from January 27 through February 3 in more than two dozen galleries on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The annual show, a well-established and highly anticipated hybrid art fair and art walk, will open with a preview event on Friday, January 26 from 3 p.m.–8 p.m. The exhibiting galleries will feature exceptional and rare works on paper from the 15th to the 21stcenturies, as well as paintings, sculpture, and photographs.

 

Robert Ryman: 1961-1964 at David Zwirner on view to February 3, 2024

Image: Robert Ryman, Untitled, c. 1961. © 2023 Robert Ryman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Private Collection.

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of early paintings by Robert Ryman (1930–2019) at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York. Curated by Dieter Schwarz and organized in collaboration with the artist’s family, the exhibition will focus on the years 1961–1964. Composed primarily of significant loans from museums and private collections in the United States and Europe, this will be one of the most extensive looks at this formative moment in Ryman’s career.

 

Saul Leiter: Centennial at Howard Greenberg Gallery on view to February 10, 2024

Saul Leiter, Halloween, c. 1952; Gelatin silver print; printed 1970s; 5 x 7 inches. All Images: © Saul Leiter Foundation, Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth, an exhibition showcasing the diverse range of Saul Leiter’s career will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from December 2, 2023, through February 10, 2024. Saul Leiter: Centennial will feature more than 40 photographs, paintings, and painted photographs, many which have never been on public view in the U.S. The exhibition, created in collaboration with the Saul Leiter Foundation, will coincide with a new book, Saul Leiter: The Centennial Retrospective, to be published by Thames & Hudson in November.

 

James Welling: Thought Objects at David Zwirner on view to February 10, 2024

James Welling, Paeonia, 2021/2022 © James Welling Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner.

Thought Objects will present a group of loosely connected works, achieved through a range of digital processes, that together extend Welling’s ongoing investigation into what a photograph can be. Taking his long-standing interest in experimental procedures, such as 1960s psychedelic imagery, as a starting point, with these images Welling expands his inquiry into how these historic analog processes can be modeled in the digital environment. Borrowing from the physicality of printmaking, the artist marshals the digital tools available to him in unconventional ways to create compositions that are alternately built up in layers, over-saturated, collaged, and tonally inverted.

 

Sandi Haber Fifield: The Thing in Front of You at Yancey Richardson on view through February 17, 2024

Image: Sandi Haber Fifield, TY22_410, 2022, from the series The Thing in Front of You. Collaged archival pigment print, 45 x 77 7/8 inches

In her fifth exhibition with Yancey Richardson, Haber Fifield propels the medium of photography past the conventional frame with a new distinct body of work.  Made between 2022 and 2023, the large-scale irregularly shaped collages are comprised of photographs taken by the artist of both the natural and the built environment, often interspersed with partially seen human figures.  In a further exploration of photographic fragmentation, Haber Fifield has extended the picture plane into three dimensions, constructing intimately-scaled wall sculptures from intersecting layers of plexiglass, wood, rubber and photographs.

 

Rachel Perry: UNFOLDED at Yancey Richardson on view through February 17, 2024

Rachel Perry, Lost in My Life (Needlepoint Holding Canvas), 2023, from the series Lost in My Life. Archival pigment print, 30 x 19 1/2 inches.

New work by artist Rachel Perry will be presented at Yancey Richardson, opening on January 11 and on view through February 17, 2024. The exhibition, Unfolded, includes photography from Perry’s ongoing series, Lost in My Life, (2009-present), featuring the artist physically immersed in the materials with which she creates her other works of art. Unfolded also premieres Perry’s series of minimalist needlepoints on canvas made during the pandemic.

 

Public Art Fund + JCDecaux Bus Shelters Presents Clifford Prince King ~ February 21

Opening February 21, Public Art Fund will present Clifford Prince King’s series of 13 new photographs, Let me know when you get home. This tender autobiographical series will be displayed on 330 JCDecaux bus shelters and newsstands across New York, Chicago, and Boston.

 

Laurie Anderson Curates ‘About Time’ at Rubin Museum ~ February 23

Laurie Anderson. Image by Stephanie Diani, 2023

The Rubin Museum of Art hosts “About Time,” four on-stage conversations curated by renowned multidisciplinary artist Laurie Anderson around the concept of time. Do you feel like you’re running out of time? Which way is it going? Are you able to stop time? If so, how? Laurie Anderson tackles these questions and more with writers, thinkers, and poets who help us reframe the concept of time and perhaps our perspective on life.

 

Shary Boyle: Outside The Palace of Me at Museum of Arts and Design on view to February 25, 2024

Shary Boyle, White Elephant, 2021, Aluminum, foam, textiles, porcelain, motor. Courtesy of the artist and Patel Brown Gallery. Photo credit: John Jones.

On view from September 23, 2023–February 25, 2024, Shary Boyle: Outside the Palace of Me explores the forces that create our inner and outer selves, both individual and collective. The multisensory solo exhibition of new works by the artist includes exquisitely sculpted ceramics, life-sized automatons, two-way mirrors, a coin-operated sculpture, and an interactive soundtrack. To help realize her creative vision for the exhibition, Boyle enlisted a team of collaborators, including a scenic designer, costume artist, robotics engineer, amusement park innovator, and acrylic nail artist. Each work in the exhibition is a testament to slow, skilled, passionate handcraft.

 

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.

 

Hana Yilma Godine: A Brush in the Universe at Fridman Gallery on view to March 2, 2024

Hana Yilma Godine, Single Painting #9, 2022. oil, acrylic, fabric on canvas, 80 x 45″. Image courtesy Fridman Gallery.

The dual exhibition will bring together Godine’s new paintings of women occupying spiritual, imagined spaces that fuse earthly and otherworldly landscapes. Godine presents her mythical, larger-than-life women in conversation with the universe – mountains, rivers, oceans, plants, animals, birds. The paintings, which blend oil and acrylic paint with textiles on canvas, emerge from the artist’s ongoing research and reflection on the evolving representations of the female body in Ethiopian art and history, from the Archaic mythological heroine Andromeda to Queen Zauditu, Empress of Ethiopia from 1916 to 1930. In a patriarchal society torn apart by civil wars, Godine presents a parallel dimension where women are safe from violence and free to express their power, beauty and womanhood independent of social and political restrictions.

 

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.

 

Judy Chicago: Herstory at The New Museum on view through March 3, 2024

Judy Chicago, 2023 by Donald Woodman. Image courtesy New Museum.
Judy Chicago, 2023. © Donald Woodman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Donald Woodman

The New Museum presents “Judy Chicago: Herstory,” bringing together six decades of the artist’s work and including an exhibition-within- the-exhibition spotlighting women essential to the history of art and Chicago’s own practice. This is Chicago’s most comprehensive New York museum survey to date spans three floors of the New Museum, tracing the artist’s sixty- year career across painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, textiles, photography, stained glass, needlework, and printmaking. On the Museum’s Fourth Floor, a total installation featuring Chicago’s embroideries, sculptures, drawings, and carpet design contextualizes her practice by bringing together artworks and archival materials from more than eighty women artists, writers, and cultural figures, including Hilma af Klint, Hildegard of Bingen, Claude Cahun, Elizabeth Catlett, Simone de Beauvoir, Artemisia Gentileschi, Emma Goldman, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Charlotte Salomon, Remedios Varo, and Virginia Woolf, among others.

 

Puppies Puppies: Nothing New at The New Museum on view through March 3, 2024

Image: Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo), Found image: “nude woman behind opaque glass”, 2023. Original photo by Erik Von Weber via Getty Images

The New Museum presents the first New York solo exhibition of conceptual and performance artist Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo (b. 1989, Dallas, Texas), widely known by the moniker Puppies Puppies.  “Nothing New” transforms the New Museum’s glass-walled Lobby Gallery into a mise-en-scène for Kuriki-Olivo’s daily life, with a portion of the space functioning as a duplicate of the artist’s actual bedroom. Using a fogging glass mechanism, Puppies Puppies will alternately obscure and reveal her activities in the gallery to visitors, foregrounding themes of visibility, representation, and cultural consumption.

 

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.

 

World of AI-Magination at ARTECHOUSE on view to March 17, 2024

Photographs of the exhibition “World of Ai – Magination” at Artechouse in New York City. Image credit: Roberta Fineberg

The wonderfully innovative technology-based art space, ARTECHOUSE, the digital art exhibition, World of AI·magination, an exploration of the intersection between human creativity and artificial imagination. Set to premiere on December 1, 2023, at ARTECHOUSE NYC in Chelsea Market, this captivating and unprecedented exhibition redefines the boundaries of art, technology, and creativity. On view to March 17, 2024.

 

R.I.P. Germain: Avangarda at Sculpture Center on view to March 25, 2024

R.I.P. Germain, research image, 2023. Courtesy the artist

In New York, R.I.P. Germain will present a series of newly commissioned sculptures mimicking facades and storefronts. Working at architectural scale, R.I.P. Germain’s presentation will expand his recent explorations of “false fronts”– or spaces that present themselves in one way but function in another. Offering an appearance of banality, they frequently mask an illegal operation. Liminal and precarious spaces of trade, the fronts also run as spaces of care and sociality. These engineered facsimiles represent amalgams of frontages for “baggy spaces” (as coined by the artist and the activist-curator Helen Starr), places “found in every city, governed by their own logics — market and moral, they function as ways to serve a community need that otherwise remains unmet.”

 

Marta Minujin: Arte! Arte! Arte! at The Jewish Museum on view through March 31, 2024

Marta Minujin, Para hacer el amor inadvertidamente (For Making Love Inconspicuously), 2010,, acrylic,, tempera, and lacquer on mattress fabric with foam rubber, 94 x 135 x 30 in. (239 x 343 x 76 cm). The Speyer Family Collection, New York. © Marta Minujin, courtesy of Henrique Fair, New York and Herlitzka & Co., Buenos Aires.

Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte! will include nearly 100 works organized to reflect Minujín’s bold experimentation over six decades. The exhibition will chart Minujín’s influential career in Buenos Aires as well as time spent in Paris, New York, and Washington, DC, through a range of pioneering, mattress-based soft sculptures; fluorescent large-scale paintings; psychedelic drawings and performances; and vintage film footage. The artist’s ephemeral works – happenings, participatory installations, and monumental public art – will be presented through rarely-seen photographs, video, and other documentation.

 

Broadway: Now & Then on view through March 2024

Adrian Sas, Broadway: Now & Then. Installation view courtesy of the artist

“Broadway: Now & Then” is a captivating 4-foot-wide lenticular composition that seamlessly blends two distinct moments in history. As viewers pass by the installation, they will witness the enchanting transformation between a black and white image from 1910, loaned by the Museum of the City of New York, and the artist’s 2023 photograph of the very same location where the piece is installed. The flip between archival and contemporary images provides a unique perspective on the transformation of our city.

This site-specific installation displays alternating images of the intersection where it stands, at Broadway and W. 157th Street, in two distinct eras. Pedestrians trigger its lenticular, time-warp effect simply by walking by.

 

Del Geist: Cracked Ince in The Garment District on view through March, 2024

Del Geist: Cracked Ice. Image credit: Sabrina Eberhard for the Garment District Alliance

The Garment District Alliance (GDA) and The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) will hold a special ceremony to unveil Cracked Ice by renowned artist Del Geist a series of three towering structures made of stone and stainless steel titled Laurentide, Muir and Champlain that represent erratic boulders being held by immense ice-age glaciers. The free installation will invite viewers to reflect on the dynamic forces of nature and profound impact of climate change and will be located on the Broadway plazas in the Garment District between 39th and 40th Streets through March 2024.  

 

Going Dark: The Contemporary Figure at the Edge of Visibility at Guggenheim Museum on view through April 7, 2024

Sondra Perry, Graft and Ash for a Three Monitor Workstation, 2016. Digital color video, with sound, 9 min., 5 sec.; and bicycle workstation, 68 x 42 x 16 in. (172.7 x 106.7 x 40.6 cm). Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Gift of Jim Cahn and Jeremy Collatz, 2019. © Sondra Perry. Photo: Courtesy the artist and Bridget Donahue, New York

While focused on the social contexts of visibility, Going Darkalso argues that this “semi-visible” figuration as a genre is one of art historical significance, intervening upon discourses of modernism and the monochrome. The works in the show move fluidly between figuration and abstraction, thus blurring the lines in that staid binary frame. Recognizing that making art at the limits of the visible requires new materials, tools, and processes, many of the artists featured in Going Darkinventively manipulate color and light to obscure both social and optical perception, challenging the very biology of how we see.

 

Adrienne Ottenberg ~ On the Lower East Side: Twenty-Eight Remarkable Women…and One Scoundrel at Museum at Eldridge Street on view through May 5, 2024

Adrienne Ottenberg exhibition of 28 Remarkable Women and One Scoundrel at the Eldridge Street Museum. Photo credit: Roberta Fineberg

The Museum at Eldridge Street is proud to present a new exhibition, On the Lower East Side: 28 Remarkable Women…and One Scoundrel. The exhibition features 29 different women who lived or worked on the Lower East Side of New York at the turn of the twentieth century. Their mixed media portraits by artist Adrienne Ottenberg incorporate maps of the Lower East Side neighborhood and are printed on silk or cotton banners that will be hung throughout the Museum’s gallery and historic sanctuary. Stories about the women highlight the work, life, and impact they made culturally, on social justice movements, and more.

 

The Facade Commission: Nairy Baghramian at The Met on view to May 28, 2024

Image: Nairy Baghramian (German, born Iran, 1971). Installation view of Scratching the Back: Drift (Tortillon orange), 2023, for The Facade Commission: Nairy Baghramian, Scratching the Back, 2023. Cast and powder-coated aluminum, painted aluminum. Courtesy the artist, kurimanzutto, and Marian Goodman Gallery. Image credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo by Bruce Schwarz

The Met unveiled four new sculptures by Nairy Baghramian (German citizen, born Iran 1971) for the Museum’s facade. This is the first public installation by the artist in New York City. Baghramian’s cast aluminum polychrome sculptures feature components that seem to have washed up like flotsam and jetsam in the voids of their respective niches. These abstract forms at the threshold of the Museum present a metaphor of the institution as a filter of historical fragments deemed representative or exemplary. The project’s title Scratching the Back—a distortion of the idiom “scratch the surface”—alludes to the need to move beyond superficially constructed cultural narratives. The Facade Commission: Nairy Baghramian, Scratching the Back will be on view through May 28, 2024.

 

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.

 

Fred Eversley: Parabolic Light at Doris C. Freedman Plaza on view to August 25, 2024

Fred Eversley “Parabolic Light”, 2023 Image credit © Fred Eversley. David Kordansky Gallery, New York. Photo: Nicholas Knight, courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY Presented by Public Art Fund at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, New York, New York City, September 7, 2023-August 25, 2024, A 12-foot tall translucent and reflective magenta parabolic sculpture inhabits a park in a bustling city.

On September 7, 2023, Public Art Fund will unveil Fred Eversley’s mesmerizing 12-foot tall sculpture at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza in Central Park. Eversley’s powerful new magenta-tinted cast polyurethane work, titled Parabolic Light, will offer visitors a captivating experience of perceiving the surrounding environment, others, and themselves through the artist’s “lens”. Simultaneously reflective and transparent, the luminescent parabolic form—a tapered cylinder—will serve as a focal point of serenity, transcendence, and the exploration of new dimensions and perspectives. The exhibition reflects Public Art Fund’s ongoing commitment to creating public exhibition opportunities for advanced career artists and artists of color, particularly those who may not have received widespread recognition earlier in their careers. Eversley’s presentation represents not only his first public sculpture in New York, but also the first outdoor placement of the artist’s large-scale polyurethane resin works.

 

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.

 

Art Students League Works in Public in Riverside Park on view through August, 2024

Rendering, Art Students League, 2023 Works in Public, Sophie Kahn, Portrait of t., 2023. Image courtesy Art Students League

The Art Students League of New York in partnership with NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program and the Riverside Park Conservancy is proud to announce two new large-scale artworks by League artists Sophie Kahn and Marco Palli as part of the 2023 Works in Public program. The sculptures will be unveiled in a public ceremony at Riverside Park in Manhattan on November 9 and remain on view through August 2024. The 2023 Works in Public program also includes two works by League artists Helen Draves and Susan Markowitz Meredith, unveiled in July and now on view at Riverside Park South through July 2024. The unveiling ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 9, 3–4pm at 145th Street and Riverside.

 

Lineages: Korean Art at The Met on view through October 20, 2024

Image caption: Kwon Young-woo (권영우, 1926–2013). Untitled, 1984. Ink and gouache on hanji (Korean paper), 88 3/16 x 66 15/16 in. (224 x 170 cm). Courtesy of Kwon Young-woo Estate. Image courtesy of Leeum Museum of Art, Seoul.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present the exhibition Lineages: Korean Art at The Met, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Museum’s Arts of Korea gallery. The exhibition will showcase 30 objects dating from the 12th century to the present day, including works acquired by the Museum in the last 25 years, paired with important international loans of 20th-century art. Some of the objects will rotate during the run of the exhibition. Through four themes—lines, things, places, and people—the exhibition will display the history of Korean art in broad strokes.

 

Bruce Munro: Field of Light at Freedom Plaza on view to December 15, 2024

Conceptual rendering of Field of Light at Freedom Plaza. Credit The Soloviev Foundation.

Internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro arrived in New York to reveal a first look at the conceptual renderings of his highly anticipated public art installation, Field of Light at Freedom Plaza. Made possible by the Soloviev Foundation, Field of Light at Freedom Plaza will welcome guests free of charge and present meaningful opportunities for community engagement and educational programming.

 

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

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

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 March!