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




Mary Finlayson, Sun Room Garden, Gouache on Canvas, 40 x 48 inches. Image courtesy JoAnne Artman Gallery Opening July 1.

This month, we celebrates our Independence and give thanks to the State we live in for keeping the integrity of the set of beliefs set forth by our founding fathers that all people are created equal. This is also the month when Canadians and Americans celebrate Fête de la Fédération with Bastille Day. Art institutions and artists open their doors to summer exhibitions; and the Riverside Park goats return. Here are a few suggestions during the month of July.

The Summer Salon, 2023 at Art Lives Here

On the wall, Preeti Varma. On the table, sculpture by Laurence Elle Groux

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.


‘Inheritance’ at Whitney Museum of American Art

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

Beginning Wednesday, June 28, 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.

Inheritance is organized by Rujeko Hockley, Arnhold Associate Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and is on view in the Museum’s sixth-floor galleries from June 28, 2023, through February 2024.


‘Patchwork’ The Summer Exhibition at Fremin Gallery

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.


‘Along Comes Mary: Mary Finlayson’ at JoAnne Artman Gallery ~ July 1

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.


Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks

If you can’t make it out to see the fireworks, celebrate the 4th by watching on NBC and Peacock beginning at 8pm.

If you want to see the fireworks live, view the Macy’s map for best locations. This year they promise to have serious star power, electrifying performances and heart-pounding pyrotechnics.


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Celebrates OLMC Feast ~ July 5 to July 16

Since 1887, the Italian American community has been celebrating their faith, culture, and family traditions on the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Each July, the streets are filled with revelers from near and far to take part in a centuries old tradition known as the Dancing of the Giglio. 

For 12 days, the streets surrounding the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel are transformed into a vibrant festival, with food vendors, rides, games, and daily entertainment.


‘The First Ten Years’ at Denny Gallery ~ July 6

The First Ten Years – opening July 6 and running through August 18 – celebrates the gallery’s first decade. Denny Gallery first opened its doors in January 2013 at a space on Broome Street, in the Lower East Side, New York City. In 2019 the gallery was one of the early adopters moving to Tribeca and concurrently opened a space in Hong Kong, building an enduring reputation across the United States and in Asia with a global roster of artists. To mark this first decade, the gallery will present a group exhibition of our represented artists that remembers outstanding exhibitions from each of our first ten years while simultaneously looking to the gallery’s future.


They’re Baaaaa…ck ~ The Riverside Park Goats ~ July 7

Running with the Goats will take place on July 14. Image via Green Goats Farm

Riverside Park Conservancy’s weed-eating goats will return on July 7 – with some added job responsibilities. Starting with a special Goatham festival and ribbon cutting at the Conservancy’s new Compost Compound, they’ll spend the summer helping to educate the public about sustainability in Riverside Park.


First Friday Movie Night in East Harlem ~ July 7

Not to miss ~ First Friday Movie Nights on 100th Street & Lexington Avenue kick off with one of the earliest New York City premieres of the documentary “Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes.” The film features the groundbreaking sounds of bebop pioneer and virtuoso composer Max Roach, whose far-reaching ambitions were inspired and challenged by the inequities of the society around him.


Ai☆Madonna: The Tame Dog and The Hare at GR gallery ~ July 7

Ai☆Madonna. Image courtesy of the Gallery

GR gallery is pleased to announce ‘THE TAME DOG and THE HARE’, the first solo presentation of Tokyo-based artist, Ai☆Madonna, in the U.S. The exhibition features the artist newest series of portraits that derive from her recurring reveries, related to the almost total lack of childhood and adolescence memories. These artworks are the result of a systematic research and a fanciful visualization, of how her girlhood would have been.

The show puts together 15 shaped artworks of various sizes, executed with the artist radical signature technique; Ai☆Madonna will complete a large live painting, as part of a performance, during the opening event.


ROTATIONS at Heller Gallery ~ July 7

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.


Summer Group Show at Harman Projects ~ July 8

Ken Flewellyn, Duck Rock. Image courtesy of the artist and Harman Projects.

Harman Projects is pleased to present our Summer Group Show, a group exhibition featuring 60+ artists from around the world working in a 16 x 20 in format. Exhibition opens Saturday, July 8th.


NYC Celebrates Bastille Day Beginning with French Restaurant Week ~ July 10

French Restaurant Week will take place from July 10-16. Book your table at Perrine at The Pierre; Bistrot Leo; La Sirène Soho and Upper West Side; Orsay Restaurant and many more. Follow French Restaurant Week on Facebook.


Trashion Fashion Workshop at The Dwyer ~ July 11

The ‘Fantastic Plastic’ dress from Virginia Beach fashion designer Sonya Phillips, worn by model Queen Ayesha at Virginia Fashion Week. SONYA PHILLIPS

It’s a Movement with a focus on our environment ~ Trashion Fashion ~ a whimsical and fun way to create everything from art, jewelry and fashion by way of upcycling what was historically thrown in the garbage heap. The Dwyer Cultural Center is located at 309 West 123rd Street in Harlem.


Free Admission to NASA & ARTECHOUSE ‘Beyond the Light’ in Celebration of Anniversary of the First JWST ~ July 12

Beyond the Light, Image courtesy Artechouse NYC

On Wednesday, July 12, ARTECHOUSE NYC will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the first James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) full-color image release by offering complimentary admission to its current exhibition, Beyond the Light.


‘Intimate Strangers’ at Yancey Richardson ~ July 12

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

Intimate Strangers, an exhibition of powerful and highly personal photographs and video made by visual artists who have positioned a parent or parents as central subjects in a body of work, will be on view at Yancey Richardsonfrom July 12 through August 18, 2023. An opening will be held on Wednesday, July 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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.


NYC Celebrates Bastille Day in Central Park ~ July 13

Celebrate Bastille Day in Central Park on July 13. Meet at the Rumsey Playfield for concerts and the festival. The event will take place from 6:00 to 10:00pm and is a Free event. Doors open at 4:00pm – as part of SummerStage.


‘What Art Is…’ + Salsa Nights with Flatiron NoMad Partnership ~ July 13

Image courtesy Flatiron NoMad Partnership

The installation, created by the School of Visual Arts’ professor and artist Stephen Gaffney, is up on Thursday evenings from 4PM to 7PM (from June 22 through July 20) on the Flatiron North Public Plaza at Broadway and 23rd Street during the Flatiron NoMad Partnership‘s “Salsa Nights” featuring live music by the Benny Lopez Latin Jazz Ensemble. The installation, music, and dancing are part of the Flatiron NoMad Partnership’s summer series of free public programming on the Plazas.


Ballet Hispánico: Buscando a Juan, a METLive Program ~ July 13

Ballet Hispánico Artistic Director and CEO Eduardo Vilaro reacts to the ideas presented in the exhibit Juan de Pareja: Afro-Hispanic Painter with Buscando a Juan (“Looking for Juan”). This MetLiveArts commission, which features dancers from Ballet Hispánico, explores the “sancocho”—literally, mixed soup—of cultures and diasporas. Through the exoticized body and fixation on gesture and sensuality, Buscando a Juan will consider the assumptions experienced when witnessing people of color in traditionally white spaces. This Event is Free with Museum admission.


‘Interior Resonances’ at Fridman Gallery ~ July 13

Kazumi Tanaka, Harmony, 2021, deer skull fragments. mother of pearl, metal string, brass, old piano key Two String Bass: 10 ½ x 3 ¼ x 2 ¼” Harmonica: 1 ¾ x 2 ½ x 2 ½”

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.


Sneak Peek of ‘The Five Demands’ at Maysles Documentary Center ~ July 13

The Five Demands is a riveting story about the student strike that changed the face of higher education forever. In April 1969, a small group of Black and Puerto Rican students shut down the City College of New York, an elite public university located in the heart of Harlem. Fueled by the revolutionary fervor sweeping the nation, the strike soon turned into an uprising, leading to the extended occupation of the campus, classes being canceled, students being arrested, and the resignation of the college president.


‘Ilana Savdie: Radical Contractions’ at Whitney Museum of American Art ~ July 14

Image credit: Ilana Savdie, Baths of Synovia (Baño Sinovial), 2023. Oil, acrylic, and beeswax on canvas stretched on panel, 120 × 86 in. (304.8 × 218.44 cm). Courtesy of the Artist. © Ilana Savdie. Photograph by Lance Brewer

Ilana Savdie: Radical Contractions, opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art July 14, 2023, spotlights emerging powerhouse Ilana Savdie and her explorations of performance, transgression, identity, and power through vibrant and intense large-scale canvases. The artist’s striking new paintings and black-and-white drawings, which are foundational for her paintings, will debut at the Whitney and were created specifically for this exhibition.


NYC Celebrates Bastille Day with FIFA ~ July 16

The Alliance Française’s Annual Street Fair and celebration of France’s independence day ~ Bastille Day ~ will take place on Sunday, July 16th. With the street blocked off to traffic on Madison Avenue from 59th to 63rd Streets, New Yorkers are free to eat, drink, shop and learn about the culture.


‘The Cube’ Returns to Astor Place ~ July 17

After restoration, the sculpture was on display at Hampton Fine Arts Fair from July 10-16.  Today, NYC DOT Commissioner Rodriguez, the Tony Rosenthal Art Estate, Kendal Henry from the Department of Cultural Affairs, Village Alliance, and others unveiled the newly restored Alamo Cube back to its home on the Plaza in Astor Place.

Astor Place will be celebrating The Cube’s return on Sunday, July 23rd at 5:00pm.


Art Students League unveils ‘Works in Public’ in Riverside Park ~ July 18

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.


‘What Art Is…’ + Salsa Night with Flatiron NoMad Partnership ~ July 20

Image courtesy Flatiron NoMad Partnership

The installation, created by the School of Visual Arts’ professor and artist Stephen Gaffney, is up on Thursday evenings from 4PM to 7PM (from June 22 through July 20) on the Flatiron North Public Plaza at Broadway and 23rd Street during the Flatiron NoMad Partnership‘s “Salsa Nights” featuring live music by the Benny Lopez Latin Jazz Ensemble. The installation, music, and dancing are part of the Flatiron NoMad Partnership’s summer series of free public programming on the Plazas.


Human Connection Arts Celebrates 10th Year ~ July 23

Photo credit: Brad Baker

On July 23rd, Human Connection Arts celebrates its 10-year anniversary of NYC Bodypainting Day! And on September 23rd, they celebrate their 20th worldwide Bodypainting Day on the Greek island of Crete. These are the final Bodypainting Days. After that, they are retiring the event.

Thank!Chinatown Hosts Inaugural Chinatown Night Market ~ July 23

Think!Chinatown Night Market. Image credit: Kylee Lee

On Sunday, July 23rd from 7PM-10PM at Forsyth Plaza, Think!Chinatown (心目華埠, T!C) — a non-profit based in Manhattan’s Chinatown — will host this year’s first installment of “Chinatown Night Market” (橋頭夜市) — the monthly summer series of art and food in Forsyth Plaza, at the iconic gateway of the Manhattan Bridge. Following the cancellation of June’s Night Market due to stormy weather conditions, Think!Chinatown is excited to present API vendors and artists together for a special evening of tasty bites, folk arts, and cultural performances!


Fotografiska Presents a Film Screening of ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ ~ July 26

With an Academy Award nomination for best documentary film, Buena Vista Social Club invites you on a journey through filmmaker Wim Wenders’ immersion into the world of Cuban music.


Talking Drums: Tony Williams in Africa + La Herencia De Un Tambor at Maysles Documentary ~ July 27

Ruff’s film about the American jazz drummer Tony Williams traveling to Senegal features Super 8 footage of Williams and African drummers, as well as a framing section with Ruff, Williams, and pianist Dwike Mitchell presenting the film on 16mm to local children… and…La Herencia de un Tambor, a documentary examining the Puerto Rican musical traditions of bomba and plena from a historical and humanistic perspective


New York City Poetry Festival ~ July 29 & 30

Every summer, The New York City Poetry Festival invites poetry organizations and collectives of all shapes and sizes to bring their unique formats, aesthetics, and personalities to the festival grounds, which are ringed with a collection of beautiful Victorian houses and tucked beneath the wide, green canopies of dozens of century old trees.


Tour to the Top of the Historic Harlem Fire Watchtower with Urban Park Rangers ~ July 30

Ribbon Cutting Day (October 2019) for the historic Harlem Fire Watchtower.

Urban Park Rangers will be giving tours to the top of the historic Harlem Fire Watchtower on Sunday, July 30th from 1-3pm, and again on Saturday, August 19th from 1-3pm.


Out East

Hamptons Fine Art Fair ~ July 13-16

NYC famed sculptural landmark, Astor Place Cube, on loan to the Fair entrance

If you’re out east, don’t miss the Hamptons Fine Art Fair at the Southampton Fairgrounds, 605 County Rd 39 in Southampton, NY. Check the website for Fair events including the mid-summer Bastille Tea Dance & LGBTQ+ Fundraiser on Friday, July 14th.

One of NYC’s most popular landmarks for the past 56 years, the iconic “Astor Place Cube,” will be on display, front and center, at HFAF for a special 4 day Hamptons appearance. HFAF guests will be able to spin and take unique selfies with the 15 ft. “Alamo” cube, created by the late Southampton based sculptor Tony Rosenthal.


Hauser & Wirth Kicks-Off Summer Season in Southamton

Frank Bowling, Hurrycain, 2000. Acrylic on canvas 127.3 x 172.1 cm/50 1/8 x 67 3/4 in © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved,/DACS, London Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Thomas Barratt

Hauser & Wirth will kick off its summer season in Southampton with a special exhibition celebrating its diverse family of artists.


Up North

Uncle Brother Kicks-Off Summer ~ July 1

Uncle Brother kicks-off the Summer with ‘Customs, Cars, Cultures, an exhibition organized by Kyle Thurman. Uncle Brother is located at 250 East Front Street in Hancock, NY.


Still on View:

Gego: Lines in Space at LDGR on view through July 7, 2023

Image courtesy LGDR

LGDR is pleased to present Lines in Space — opening June 7, 2023, at 19 East 64th Street in New York—the first exhibition of Gego’s work at the gallery’s new flagship location. A leading figure of Venezuelan abstraction in the 1960s and ’70s, Gego (1912–1994) created multidimensional works that radically engage the properties of line and space. Lines in Space will offer a concentrated survey of the artist’s works across media, including the constellated wire structure Chorro (1979/86), the six-part steel-and-bronze sculpture Cornisa I (1967), the rectilinear Meccano (1985), and a diverse array of luminous watercolors, collages, and drawings. We are delighted to present our exhibition in collaboration with Fundación Gego and to mount our presentation alongside the New York iteration of Gego: Measuring Infinity, a major traveling retrospective of the artist’s work on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Djamel Tatah: Solitary Figures at Bienvenu Steinberg & J on view to July 15, 2023

Djamel Tatah, Untitled, 2021, oil and wax on canvas, 78 3/4 x 118 1/8 inches (200 x 300 cm). Image courtesy of Bienvenu Steinberg & J.

Solitary Figures, Franco-Algerian artist Djamel Tatah’s first solo exhibition in the United States, will be on view at Bienvenu Steinberg & J, from June 8 to July 15, 2023. Curated by Richard Vine, the exhibition will showcase eleven of Tatah’s full-size figurative paintings, produced between 2011 and 2021. These works question our presence in the world and our relationship to the humanity that surrounds us. A fully illustrated catalogue with essays by Richard Vine and art historian Barbara Stehle will accompany the exhibition.


Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty at The Met on view to July 16, 2023

Sketch of CHANEL wedding dress, Fall-Winter 2005/06 Haute Couture; Courtesy Patrimoine de CHANEL, Paris.

The Costume Institute’s spring 2023 exhibition will examine the work of Karl Lagerfeld (1933–2019). Focusing on the designer’s stylistic vocabulary as expressed in aesthetic themes that appear time and again in his fashions from the 1950s to his final collection in 2019, the show will spotlight the German-born designer’s unique working methodology. The exhibition will be on view from May 5th through July 16th, 2023.


Mark Bradford. You Don’t Have to Tell Me Twice at Hauser & Wirth on view to July 28, 2023

Fire Fire (2021) Mixed media on canvas 3 panels, overall: 346.4 x 687.7 x 5.7 cm / 136 3/8 x 270 3/4 x 2 1/4 in Left: 345.8 x 190.8 cm / 136 1/8 x 75 1/8 in. Middle: 345.8 x 275 cm / 136 1/8 x 120 1/8 in. Right: 345.8 x 191.1 cm / 136 1/8 x 75 1/4 in. Image: Mark Bradford © Mark Bradford, Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Joshua White/

Beginning 13 April, Hauser & Wirth will present ‘You Don’t Have to Tell Me Twice,’ a major solo exhibition by Mark Bradford. Filling the entirety of the gallery’s 22nd Street building, the artist’s first show in New York since 2015 sees the artist embarking upon a deeply personal exploration of the multifaceted nature of displacement and the predatory forces that feed on populations driven into motion by crisis. Primarily known for his unique style of ‘social abstraction,’ Bradford has recently turned his attention toward figures, including his own, and has created sweeping new works where flora and fauna––predators and prey––move within dense, dreamlike abstracted landscapes, masses of material, color and line.


Zhang Zipiano: Swallow Whole at LGDR on view to July 28, 2023

Installation view, ‘Zhang Zipiao: Swallow Whole’. Image courtesy LGDR. Photos by Elisabeth Bernstein courtesy of LGDR

Zhang Zipiao’s lush, monumental, and painted abstractions envelope the viewer. Her debut solo exhibition with LGDR, Swallow Whole, opens on June 8, 2023, at 3 East 89th Street in New York. It features new canvases in oil that oscillate between figuration and abstraction, triggering our tendency to interpret abstractions as recognizable symbols and objects—a heart, seashell, chestnut, and rosebud—as suggested in her titles. Zhang creates imagery through intricate layers and sweeping brushstrokes. Her rich palette and the physicality of her application form the foundation of psychologically charged compositions.


Purple Prose: Queer Illiteralism & Flowering Cacophony at Marianne Boesky Gallery on view to July 28, 2023

John Burtle, High Tide or/and There is Soooooooooo Much,, 2023. 20 x 38 inches/50.8 x 96.5 cm. © John Burtle. Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen.

Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present Purple Prose: Queer Illiteralism & a Flowering Cacophony, a summer group featuring works by Felix Beaudry, John Burtle, David Gilbert, Borna Sammak, Marisa Takal, and Michaela Yearwood-Dan. Taking its title from the literary term for an overly embellished writing style, Purple Prose is a queer celebration of the fanciful, the excessive, the transgressive. Organized by Kory Trolio, the exhibition embraces the artist’s rambling plight and the tortuous journey of queer being, foregrounding playful narratives of evolving selves, opening June 7th.

Architecture Now: New York, New Publics at MoMA on view through July 29, 2023

Kinfolk. The Monuments Project. Manhattan, 2022. Proposal for an augmented reality monument in honor of General Toussaint Louverture on Columbus Circle. Image by Kinfolk

The Museum of Modern Art announces Architecture Now: New York, New Publics, the inaugural installation of a new exhibition series that will serve as a platform to highlight emerging talent and foreground groundbreaking projects in contemporary architecture. On view February 19 through July 29, 2023, the first iteration of the series, New York, New Publics, will explore the ways in which New York City–based practices have been actively expanding the relationship of metropolitan architecture to different publics through 12 recently completed projects. In addition, each project will be accompanied by a new video by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Hudson Lines, produced on the occasion of the exhibition.


Gio Swaby, I Will Blossom anyway at Claire Oliver Gallery on view to July 29, 2023

Gio Swaby, Together We Bloom 3, 2023, 64. 52 in., Cotton fabric and thread sewn on muslin. Image courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery.

Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by artist Gio Swaby, I Will Blossom Anyway. The exhibition features life-scale textile works including six self-portraits and a grid work of nine silhouettes. This new series explores the concept of dual identities and the cognizance of “other” experienced by immigrants living in a foreign culture. Through detailed sewn line drawing and quilting, Swaby conveys intimacy and beauty in the humanity and imperfection of her subjects. The artist displays the back sides of her canvases to the viewer as the finished work to showcase the knots and loose threads, which signify the sitter’s ongoing journey of life.  In I Will Blossom Anyway, Swaby turns this reflection and loving gaze inward, an introspective view of her own journey.  The works will be on view in Harlem May 19 – July 29, 2023.


Andy Warhol at The Brant Foundation on view through July 31, 2023

Andy Warhol, Thirty Are Better Than One, 1963. Synthetic Polymer paint and silkscreen ink on Canvas
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Brant Foundation is pleased to present Thirty Are Better Than One, an exhibition of over 100 artworks by Andy Warhol, at its East Village location. On view from May 10 through July 31, 2023, the survey spans the entirety of Warhol’s illustrious career, from his early drawings and intimate Polaroids to instantly recognizable silkscreens and sculptures. Thirty Are Better Than One pulls in large part from the Brant Collections, which includes an expansive and coherent selection of Warhol’s work. It is curated by Peter M. Brant, founder of The Brant Foundation and an early patron, collaborator, and close friend of the artist.


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.


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.


‘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 Berlin achieved 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Crochet session with artist Sheila Pepe in her Brooklyn studio, March 2023. Image courtesy Madison Square Park Conservancy.

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 Girl Puzzle, Roosevelt Island on view ~ To Be Announced

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

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


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

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

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


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.


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.


See you in August!