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

 

 

 

Max Cartagena, Blue Bikes, 2021; Digital photography manipulation 11.5 x 15.75 inches. Image courtesy of the artist ~ At Salmagundi Club, June 2-8.

Pride Month kicks-off a sizzling summer of fun, from an art & craft market at Westbeth, and music festival in Washington Square Park, to the Tribeca Festival and River to River Festival. Public Art Fund will unveil Cannula Hanska Luger: Attrition in City Hall Park, and Fotografiska New York will open its doors to ‘Vivian Maier’ as its final exhibition in that historic location. New Yorkers will hit the streets for annual favorites like the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival ~ the Museum Mile Festival ~ and Juneteenth! Here are a few suggestions for the month of June.

NYC Celebrates Pride Month 2024

From our archives, Harlem Pride at Casa Frela Gallery, 2010

NYC Pride will mark the 40th anniversary of Heritage of Pride, and the 55th anniversary of The Stonewall Uprising this year. With the theme, ‘Reflect. Empower. Unite’, the month of June is filled with events and activities from museums, galleries, and parks to the end of the month and the much anticipated opening of the LGBTQ+ Visitor Center and the historic Pride Parade.

 

NYC AIDS Memorial June 2024 Programs During Pride Month

NYC AIDS Memorial. Image. Photo credit: NYC AIDS Memorial on Instagram

“We are pleased to be again offering programs during Pride Month at the New York City AIDS Memorial, on and off-site, especially after the tremendous response to last year’s programs,” says Dave Harper, Executive Director of the New York City AIDS Memorial. “We are grateful to all of the participating artists and are excited to welcome audiences to the Memorial, not only to remember, but also to renew this living and breathing site with creative energy, and to reflect on the stories of our past to inspire our future.”

 

Pa Ja Ma ~ The Summer Photographic Exhibition at Keith de Lellis Gallery During Pride Month

PaJaMa, Paul Cadmus, Provincetown, MA. Photo courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

With a plethora of outdoor art installations unveiling and a giant hot dog sitting in Time Square, we are reminded that we are stepping into Summer! Adding to the season, Keith de Lellis Gallery will open its doors to the exhibition, PaJaMa, the photographic artist collective formed in 1937 by American artists Paul Cadmus, Jared French and Margaret French ~ with a focus on their time in Saltaire, New York, Fire Island, Provincetown, Massachusetts and Nantucket ~ and the Queer Art World. The exhibition will open on May 30th.

 

Two Spirit: Authentic Selves/Authentic Souls at La Sala de Pepe y Foto Espacio

Radical faeries at NYC Drag March 2023. Photo by Patrick Mulcahy

In celebration of Pride Month, La Sala de Pepe y Foto Espacio will open its doors to the exhibition ‘Two Spirit: Authentic Selves/Authentic Souls’. The exhibition will be on view from June 1 to July 15, 2024.

 

NYC Celebrates Juneteenth

Juneteenth, now a Federal Holiday, is celebrated annually on June 19th ~ with a plethora of events and activities leading up to the Holiday. It is a day to reflect on the ending of slavery, when on June 19th, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger ordered the final enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas at the end of the American Civil War.

It should also be mentioned that it was President Joe Biden who signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law in 2021, thus making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday. With too many events and activities to mention, here are just a few ways to celebrate the day. We’ve put this post right up front so you won’t miss all the celebrations and activities leading up to the day.

 

The Work of Vivian Maier at Fotografiska

Vivian Maier Self-Portrait. Photo credit: © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy of Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY.

The exhibition Vivian Maier (from May 31, 2024 to September 2024) at Fotografiska New York will be the first institution to present the extraordinary work of this invisible artist in the United States. It will also be the final exhibition for Fotografiska New York at the 281 Park Avenue South location. The last day at the historic location will be September 29th, 2024, with Chapel Bar and the Verōnika Restaurant closing in mid-June, 2024. Stay tuned for news on the new Fotografiska New York location.

 

A Brief History of the Future at Claire Oliver Gallery

BK Adams, To Be Better, acrylic paint and mixed media on canvas, 2024, 72 x 48 x 3 inches/183 x 122 x 8 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Claire Oliver Gallery.

Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to present A Brief History of the Future, a special group exhibition of works by gallery artists BK Adams, Barbara Earl Thomas, Stan Squirewell, and Carolyn Mazloomi—who the gallery recently started representing. Expressing themselves through painting, paper cuts, glasswork, found photography, and quilting, the artists in this presentation are time benders—wielding their practices in order to explore the interdependent and evolving dimensions of past, present, and future. With their own unique variations on the choreography of reflection and anticipation, these artists prove that chronological systems of time are insufficient to address the compounding complexities of and ever-shifting revelations about identity, race, gender, family, nature, culture, and politics. Calling on ancestral, generational, and societal wisdom, this show gives equal importance to those histories we bring into focus and those futures we attempt to influence. As Octavia Butler expressed in her 1993 novel Parable of the Sower, “All that you touch / You Change / All that you change / Changes You / The only lasting truth / Is Change…” A Brief History of the Future will be on view at Claire Oliver Gallery, May 31 – August, 2024.

 

Niki de Saint Phalle. Tableaux Éclatés at Salon 94

Niki de Saint Phalle, Ganesh II, 1992, Paint, synthetic resin, wood, metal, plastic, electric motors and electronic components on wood. 51 1/5 x 35 2/5 inches (130 x 89.9 cm) (NdSP 230). Image courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York. © Niki de Saint Phalle. Photo: Matthew Praley.

Salon 94 opened its doors to the second solo exhibition of French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle, featuring five works of her late-career Tableaux Éclatés, the series first exhibited in her retrospective at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris in 1993. The dynamic Tableaux Éclatés (“Burst Paintings”) are vibrant, mechanized pictures depicting landscapes upon which animals and still lifes, as well as her trademark Nanas, dance across beaches, deserts, and seas. Each painting’s composition is animated through an intricate motorized armature activated through a photo sensor: when the artwork recognizes a viewer, internal motors trigger motion of the work’s disparate elements or illuminate the scene with brilliant electric bulbs.

 

The Midnight Moment Summer Season with Times Square Arts ~ Beginning June 1

Marco Brambilla, Approximations of Utopia video still courtesy of the artist

A future world fair, a deep sea processional, and a spin on an ancient Chinese folktale — the 2024 Midnight Moment Summer Season features works by artists Marco Brambilla, Martha Atienza, and Chun Hua Catherine Dong, synchronized nightly across nearly 100 screens in Times Square from 11:57pm to 12am this June, July, and August.

 

Craft Front and Center at Museum of Arts and Design ~ June 1

Installation view of Craft Front & Center at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York (February 4, 2023 to January 14, 2024). Photo by Jenna Bascom; courtesy the Museum of Arts and Design.

Opening June 1, Craft Front & Center: Conversation Pieces explores craft’s collaborative approach to learning and working by placing pioneering twentieth-century craft artists into dialogue with twenty-first century artists who are rethinking craft techniques and materials. Showcasing MAD’s permanent collection, the exhibition brings together more than sixty historic, recently acquired, and commissioned works in a range of artistic media; most prominently, the central craft materials of ceramic, glass, and fiber.

 

CCCADI Presents CROSSROADS ~ June 1

Yelimara concepcion, Program Associate for CROSSROADS, speaking on a panel in Puerto Rico at the Grantmakers for the Arts Conference. Image courtesy CCCADI

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute announces the public phase of its area of work dedicated to artists and cultural workers in the Caribbean, CROSSROADS.

On June 1, 2024, in alignment with Caribbean Heritage Month, CCCADI will announce the public phase of its program, CROSSROADS, which is based out of Puerto Rico and dedicated to supporting and empowering artists and cultural workers in the Caribbean.

 

Jane Sklar + Max Cartagena at Salmagundi Club ~ June 2

Jane Sklar, Stage Deli, 2024; Photography. Image courtesy of the artist

Award-winning photographic artists Jane Sklar and Max Cartagena present their unique works in their 3rd duo show at the Salmagundi Club. The exhibition will take place from June 2-8 in the Thomas Moran gallery on the 2nd floor.

 

Washington Square Music Festival Begins ~ June 4

The Washington Square Music Festival will take place on four dates in June ~ June 4th with traditional Afro-Cuban music, 11th featuring women in classical music, 18th Baroque to Latin, and 25th is a tribute to Count Basie. The concerts will be held on the main stage in Garibaldi Plaza.

 

The Panel Discussion ‘Vivian Maier: Influence and Inspiration’ at Fotografiska ~ June 4

Vivian Maier Self-Portrait. Photo credit: © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy of Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY.

Join Fotografiska for an insightful panel of women photographers exploring themes of visibility, creativity, and equality, and enjoy a pre-panel viewing of the new Vivian Maier exhibition, Unseen Work. The panel discussion will take place from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Exhibition open for viewing at 4:00pm. Reserve a spot.

 

The 2024 TriBeCa Festival ~ June 5 ~ 16

Founded in 2003 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff, Tribeca Enterprises brings artists and audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all its forms, including film, TV, music, audio storytelling, games, and immersive. Tribeca champions emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning talent, curates innovative experiences, and introduces new ideas through exclusive premieres, exhibitions, conversations, and live performances. In 2019, James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems bought a majority stake in Tribeca Enterprises, bringing together Rosenthal, De Niro, and Murdoch to grow the enterprise.

 

Cannula Hanska Luger: Attrition at City Hall Park ~ June 5

Installation View, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Attrition at City Hall Park. Image courtesy of the artist and Public Art Fund

On June 5, World Environment Day, Public Art Fund will debut Attrition, a site-specific sculptural installation by interdisciplinary artist Cannupa Hanska Luger. Situated in City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan, Luger’s 10-foot-long steel bison skeleton will lie within a bed of grasses native to this region, highlighting the profound interdependence between animals, humans, and the land. Placed on the pathway to City Hall, Attrition symbolically engages with New York City’s heart of policy-making, bringing to light the history of the bison’s survival. Unveiling celebration on June 4th at 6-8pm.

 

‘Harvey Dinnerstein: Reflections on Life and Work’ at Art Students League ~ June 6

Harvey Dinnerstein, Walking Together, Montgomery, 1956, lithograph, 36 x 51 in. Photo by Ed Watkins.

The Art Students League of New York presents Harvey Dinnerstein: Reflections on Life and Work, an exhibition celebrating League artist and instructor Harvey Dinnerstein (1928–2022). Honoring the artist’s storied career and impact on generations of League artists, the show surveys Dinnerstein’s practice in the figurative tradition from his early years as a League student in the 1940s through his final years painting and teaching into the 2020s. The exhibition features dozens of rare and never-before-seen works from Dinnerstein’s estate, gifted to the League upon his passing, alongside additional materials now housed in the League’s collection and archive, including original photographs, letters, diaries, and related ephemera. It is organized by the League’s Gallery Director and Curator Ksenia Nouril, PhD with Esther V. Moerdler, Curatorial Assistant.

 

Art in DUMBO First Thursday ~ June 6

DUMBO. Janet Borden Gallery. Photo credit: Giles Ashford

On the first Thursday of every month, DUMBO’s galleries stay open late for a night of art, gallery openings, artist talks, and live performance. Visitors enjoy incredible views of the East River and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges as they walk along the waterfront from one gallery to the next and can enjoy local drink specials at DUMBO stalwart Superfine. Free and open to the public!

 

RPBW Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Leif Rouge at Lenfest Center for the Arts ~ June 7

Le Fil Rouge Workshop, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Photo by Michel Denance

On June 7, 2024, RPBW Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Le Fil Rouge will open at the Lantern, on the top floor of Columbia’s Lenfest Center for the Arts. Designed in a lightweight, sustainable format, the traveling exhibition will be on view through June 30.

 

The 23rd Annual River To River Festival ~ June 7 ~ 23

LMCC 22nd River to River Festival. Image courtesy LMCC

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is pleased to announce the 23rd annual River To River Festival, taking place June 7 – 23, 2024. Celebrating local artists and honoring creative diversity across disciplines, The River To River Festival is Downtown New York City’s leading free summer arts festival. This year’s River To River Festival aligns with LMCC’s 50th-anniversary celebrations. In honor of this milestone, the 2024 festival features LMCC residency and grants alumni from the Extended Life program working across disciplines, with a captivating array of dance, music, video, installation, and exhibitions that reflects the interdisciplinary, diverse ethos of LMCC. Featuring 13 projects of live art, performances and participatory events (including seven premieres) in public spaces throughout Downtown New York, the 2024 River To River Festival explores themes of resonance, reconsideration and resistance.

 

‘Collecting Inspiration: Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Company’ at The Met ~ June 9

Installation view, Collecting Inspiration: Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co. Photos by Eileen Travel, Courtesy of The Met

Edward C. Moore (1827–1891)—the creative force who led Tiffany & Co. to unparalleled originality and success during the second half of the 19th century—amassed a vast collection of decorative arts of exceptional quality and in various media, from Greek and Roman glass and Japanese baskets to metalwork from the Islamic world. The objects were a source of inspiration for Moore, a noted silversmith in his own right, as well as the designers he supervised. The exhibition Collecting Inspiration: Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co. (opening June 9, 2024) will feature more than 180 extraordinary examples from Moore’s personal collection, which he bequeathed to The Met, alongside 70 magnificent silver objects designed at Tiffany & Co. under his direction. Drawn primarily from the Museum’s holdings, the display will also include seldom-seen examples from a dozen private and public lenders. A defining figure in the history of American silver, Moore played a pivotal role in shaping the legendary Tiffany design aesthetic and the evolution of The Met’s collection.

 

To Be Frank: A Hot Dog Summit in Times Square ~ June 9

Jen Catron & Paul Outlaw with their ‘Hot Dog in the City’ sculpture. Image courtesy Time Square Arts

Enjoy a day of frank conversation, hearty debate, and an impressive lineup of panels and performance organized by artist duo Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw for their public art commission Hot Dog in the City. At the landmark theater The Town Hall, food historians, competitive eaters, street vendors, sausage makers, authors, activists, and artists draw unexpected parallels between the history of the hot dog and capitalism, consumption, and politics of the American dream. Join us in unpacking the critical issues beneath the skin of our favorite unassuming handheld sausage. The Event will take place between Noon and 5pm.

 

Tender Comes After Swimming at Little Lightning Gallery ~ June 14

Hiroshi Shafer, ‘Barbarella’ 2024/Resin, glass beads, fish wire, aluminum, concrete/16 x 3 x 3″. Photo courtesy of the artist and little lightning gallery.

Little lightning gallery is pleased to present its inaugural exhibition “Tender comes after swimming,” a group show of four artists based in New York, curated by Hiroshi Shafer. Opening June 14th.

For these artists, moments of distance from the world – like time swimming – provide a feeling that they can take to their studios, using it to more keenly hone their visions. At first sight, their works may appear earnest or humorous; but to experience their visions more thoroughly, one needs to either think deeply, or just take it in viscerally.

 

Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival ~ June 16

The Museum at Eldridge Street will be celebrating its 23rd Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival in 2024. This signature festival aims to highlight the diverse cultures that make up our Lower East Side and Chinatown community.

 

The 2024 Museum Mile Festival ~ June 18

From our archives, Museum Mile Festival in front of the Jewish Museum

The 2024 Museum Mile Festival will take place on Tuesday, June 18th (Rain or Shine) from 6:00 to 9:00pm. It’s one of NYC’s best block parties, with Fifth Avenue closed to traffic between 82nd Street and 110th Street. This is a Free Event, with a lot to see and do all along the way, from street musicians, and food vendors, to dancing and body painting.

 

P.S. Art at The Met ~ June 18

Image: Kai Barrett (Grade 11), A Hobby for What (detail), 2024. Acrylic on canvas. Medgar Evers College Preparatory School, Brooklyn. Art teacher: Diane Aytche

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host its annual exhibition of P.S. Art 2024: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids, a juried exhibition of artwork by prekindergarten through grade 12 students from New York City public schools across all five boroughs. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the exhibition and the 17th P.S Art exhibition hosted by the Museum. The exhibition will be on view from June 18 through October 20, 2024, at The Met Fifth Avenue in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. There will be an opening ceremony for students, parents, and teachers at 5 pm, with remarks at 5:30 pm, on Tuesday, June 18, during the city’s Museum Mile Festival.

 

Layers of Identity at El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109 ~ June 19

Pauline Galiana, Shredded Series, Paper collage. Image courtesy of the artist and Art Lives Here, Inc.

Layers of Identity celebrates the idea that human beings are layered, the complexity of our personalities, and individual histories is what makes us interesting. The exhibition explores the layers of societal structures and personal experiences that form how we see ourselves. Where we are from and where we have been often influences how we express ideas, as it does with all three well-travelled artists. Pauline Galiana, Hollie Heller and Joanne Steinhardt create in layers of materials, although informed by traditional techniques the contemporary aesthetic is unexpected. The viewer is likely to be unsure of what they are looking at. Is it a tapestry or is it a collage? Is it a woven textile or a paper assemblage? Is it fashion or adaptive reuse?

El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109 is an example of how old buildings can be restored and adaptively reused in New York City. The lower-level gallery incorporates original details, skylights, brick, and stone into a contemporary exhibition space alongside a theater, and rehearsal space. Art Lives Here is thrilled to be taking up temporary residence here.  

 

‘Printer Savant: Lumiere Press and the Art of the Photo Book’ at Howard Greenberg Gallery ~ June 20

Image courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery

An exhibition exploring the relationship between master book maker, Michael Torosian of Lumiere Press and gallerist Howard Greenberg will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from June 20 through August 16, 2024. Printer Savant: Lumiere Press and the Art of the Photo Book celebrates the decades long collaboration of Howard Greenberg Gallery and Lumiere Press.

 

Frank Walter: To Capture a Soul + Josh Smith: Life Drawing ~ June 21

Frank Walter, MWG Milky Way Galaxy, n.d. Oil on Fiberboard, 18.5 x 14.6 inches (47 x 37 cm)

The Drawing Center is pleased to present Frank Walter: To Capture a Soul, the first solo museum exhibition in the United States to focus on the work of Antiguan artist Frank Walter (1926–2009). A polymath with a keen intellect and thirst for knowledge, Walter created a body of work that encompasses a variety of mediums, subject matter, and styles. During his lifetime Walter produced over 5,000 paintings, 1,000 drawings, 600 sculptures, 2,000 photographs, 468 hours of recordings, and a 50,000-page archive.

On the occasion of To Capture a Soul, The Drawing Center presents Josh Smith: Life Drawing, the first exhibition of drawings by acclaimed contemporary artist Josh Smith, conceived by the artist as an homage to Frank Walter.

 

Make Music New York ~ June 21

Make Music New York, 2017 in Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem

Make Music New York is a festival of free concerts held in public spaces all throughout our five Boroughs. They are a non-profit organization with a mission of celebrating the musician in all of us. Click on the map and find all the music that will be near you.

 

Growing Sideways: Performing Childhood at Wallach Art Gallery ~ June 21

Tala Madani, Situation Room, 2020, Oil on Linen. 16 x 23 inches. Courtesy Pilar Corrias Gallery

Wallach Art Gallery will open its doors to the group exhibition ‘Growing Sideways: Performing Childhood’, with a Preview on Thursday, June 20th from 6-8pm.

Through a diverse range of works drawn from the United States, Europe, and Latin America, this group exhibition explores the profoundly emotional and transformative ways that artists present the minor–its youthful energy–as a catalyst for social change.

 

A Billion, Brilliant Points of unity at Fridman Gallery ~ June 21

Yelaine Rodriguez, Well-Being from Babalú-Ayé y La Negra del Hospital, 2022, Digitally printed analog photograph on fabric with cowrie shells, 59 x 40 in.

Fridman Gallery is honored to announce A Billion, Brilliant Points of Unity, a group exhibition curated by Maty Sall exploring polyculturalism, the understanding that cultures are constantly in flux and not separate but inherently interconnected and influenced by each other. Opening Reception on Friday, June 21st from 5-8pm.

The exhibition will feature works by Hilary Balu, Kokou Ferdinand Makouvia, Ambrose Rhapsody Murray, Terrence Musekiwa, Adjani Okpu-Egbe, Rakajoo, Sahana Ramakrishnan, Yelaine Rodriguez, David Smalling, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Maya Ines Touam, and Saya Woolfalk.

 

East Harlem Open Studios ~ June 22-23

Original watercolor, East Harlem Map will be located at La Marqueta on East 115th Street & Park Avenue during Open Studios.

The second annual East Harlem Open Studios will be held on Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd, 2024 from 1:00 ~ 6:00pm. This self-guided tour will take you from the artist live/work space, El Barrio’s Artspace on East 99th Street to the studio of artist Airco Caravan on 119th Street. This is an chance to meet the artists, see their studios, and explore East Harlem.

It is also the last weekend for the popular La Marqueta eatery, Amuse Busch Bistro, which will be open on Saturday, June 22nd, closing at days end on Sunday, June 23rd.

The extraordinary bakery, Pabade, will also be open during East Harlem Open Studios ~ a work of art in their own right, Pabade is a sponsor of this event, located at 135 East 110th Street, just West of Lexington Avenue.

 

Pacita Abad: Underwater Wilderness at Tina Kim Gallery ~ June 27

The Far Side of Apo Island, 1989. Oil, acrylic, gold thread, plastic buttons, lace, sequins on stitched and padded canvas. Image courtesy of Pacita Abad Art Estate. Photo: Hyunjung Rhee.

Tina Kim Gallery is pleased to present “Underwater Wilderness,” the gallery’s second solo show dedicated to the late Filipina-American artist Pacita Abad. Featuring eight monumental trapuntos, a form of textile-painting that Pacita pioneered, this exhibition offers a focused selection of significant work created between 1985 and 1989 from a small series inspired by the artist’s fantastical experiences scuba diving in the Philippines. The whimsical paintings originally debuted as an immersive installation in 1986 at the Ayala Museum in Manila, and will be reunited in New York for the first time since their 1987 display at the Philippine Center. On view at the gallery from June 27th to August 16th, this stirring presentation runs concurrently with Pacita’s major retrospective at MoMA PS1, which closes on September 2nd before traveling to the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.

 

Yoko Matsumoto: Darkness Against Nature at White Cube New York ~ June 28

Yoko Matsumoto, Thought Circuit IV, 2006. Oil, charcoal and pastel on canvas. 194 x 259 cm/76 3/8 x 101 15/16 in. © the artist. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christelis)

White Cube is pleased to present Darkness Against Nature, a solo exhibition by Japanese artist Yoko Matsumoto. Featuring paintings and works on paper created from the 1980s to the present day, the exhibition marks the artist’s return to New York after almost three decades.

 

The Harrisons Groundbreaking Eco Art Project at Whitney Museum ~ June 29

Artist, The Harrisons; Survival Piece #5: Portable Orchard, 1972-1973; Graphite pencil on paper; Sheet: 23 13/16 x 35 3/4 in. (60.5 x 90.8 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Drawing Committee. © Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison/ The Harrison Studio

Survival Piece #5: Portable Orchard, opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art on June 29, 2024, explores alternative, sustainable food systems in an imagined future where natural farming practices are obsolete. Artists Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, often referred to as “the Harrisons,” conceived and designed the project in 1972, a period when environmentalist movements in the United States were taking shape. Inspired by the growing social awareness of vulnerable ecosystems, the Harrisons developed “Survival Pieces,” proposals for installation projects that served as works of art and calls to action.

 

Still on View

Joan Jonas: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral at The Drawing Center on view to June 2, 2024

Joan Jonas, Untitled, 2013. Ink, 11 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches (29 x 40.3 cm). Courtesy of the artist. Photo Credit Pierre Le Hors. Image courtesy of The Drawing Center.

The Drawing Center will present the first major drawing retrospective of Joan Jonas, one of the most experimental and significant voices in American art of the postwar period. Although Jonas’s work has received critical attention and acclaim over the past few decades, her voluminous drawing oeuvre, which constitutes the backbone of her video, performance, and sculpture practices, has never been surveyed. This exhibition will be a definitive look at the integral place of drawing in the career of this pioneering feminist artist. The exhibition is organized by Laura Hoptman, The Drawing Center’s Executive Director, working in close collaboration with the SoHo-based artist. Animal, Vegetable, Mineral will occupy the entirety of The Drawing Center’s gallery spaces and will feature more than three hundred individual drawings dating from the 1960s to the present as well as a recent drawing environment that will be presented in the United States for the first time. On view beginning March 6th.

 

Indian Skies: The Howard Hodgkin Collection of Indian Court Painting on view at The Met to June 9, 2024

Prince Aurangzeb looks upon an Enraged Elephant, Mughal, 17th century.

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.

 

Wayne Thiebaud: Summer Days at Acquavella Galleries ~ on View through June 14, 2024

Wayne Thiebaud, Untitled (Hot Dog), 2019, Oil on board; 18 x 20 5/8 inches; © Wayne Thiebaud Foundation/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Acquavella Galleries is pleased to present Wayne Thiebaud: Summer Days, which will be on view from April 26th through June 14th in New York. The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Wayne Thiebaud Foundation, presents works from multiple decades of the artist’s career and tracks his sustained interest in recurring subject matter, here offering a nostalgic look at American life passing through the heat of summer. In Summer Days the artist’s many paintings play with both present and past, tasking the viewer to relax amongst scenes of warmth, indulgence, and distant serenity. Rendered in candy-colored impasto, the exhibition includes examples of Thiebaud’s paintings of sweets, hot dogs, bathing suits, and whirling beach scenes, among other subjects.

 

Jerome Lagarrigue: Shoreline at Fridman Gallery on view to June 15, 2024

Jerome Lagarrigue, Towards Soufriere, 2023, oil on linen, 96 x 72″. Image courtesy Fridman Gallery

An accomplished portraitist recognized for powerful interpretations of his subjects’ interior, psychological spaces, Lagarrigue centers his new body of work on observations of coastal life in the Caribbean. This geographical restriction and the seemingly mundane activities depicted in the paintings allow the artist and his viewers to focus on incremental, subtle changes in light and color. The scenes unfold slowly – fishermen looking out onto expanses of water and sky, grocers tending to their inland shops, people going about their everyday life.

 

Lindsay burke: Stain Maker at Marinaro on view to June 15, 2024

Lindsay Burke, Sad Fallopians, 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm)

Marinaro is pleased to present Stain Maker, Lindsay Burke’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. In Stain Maker we see the artist’s continued interest in the body as a locus for transformation. Bodies themselves are stain makers: they grow, shed, discharge, regenerate, and decay over time. These bodily functions that appear in the exhibition mirror larger notions of creation and destruction, both within the body and the world around it.

 

Therein the Beauty, a group exhibition at Marinaro on view to June 15, 2024

Jessica Dickinson, Beneath- Then, 2018-2021, Pastel and dirt on paper with holes and cuts, 50 x 42.25 inches (127 x 107.3 cm)

Therein the Beauty, a group exhibition featured the works of artists Jennifer Calivas, Matthew Chambers, Chang Sujung, Cynthia Daignault, Jessica Dickinson, Matt Grubb, Ilana Harris-Babou, Bridget Mullen, and Michael Stamm. Therein, the Beauty presents connection and loss as intertwined states, rather than feelings that are in opposition to the other. The artists in this exhibition explore this relationship from several different pathways.

 

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.

 

Jennifer Rochlin. Paintings on Clay at Hauser & Wirth on view through July 12, 2024

Jennifer Rochlin Studio, Altadena, CA © Jennifer Rochlin. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Keith Lubow

Beginning 2 May, Hauser & Wirth New York will present Rochlin’s most recent series of large-scale hand-built terra cotta vessels on which she offers up an autobiographical journey—intimate scenes of her life and loves, of nature observed and of her own responses to the greats of art history. ‘Jennifer Rochlin. Paintings on Clay’ will remain on view on the second floor of the gallery’s 22nd Street building through 12 July.

 

‘Americans in Paris’ at Grey Art Museum on view to July 20, 2024

18 Cooper Square in the NoHo historic district, the future home of NYU’s new Grey Art Museum, which will be located on the ground floor. Designed by Ennead Architects. Photo credit: © Aislinn Weidele/Ennead Architects.

After nearly a half century on Washington Square, the Grey Art Gallery, New York University’s fine arts museum, will reopen in a purpose-designed, larger, and more visible space at 18 Cooper Square in lower Manhattan on Friday, March 2, 2024. With this transformational move, the Grey will be renamed the Grey Art Museum. The inaugural exhibition will be ‘Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946-1962‘ and will be on view from March 2 to July 20, 2024, along with a plethora of public programming.

 

Eva Hesse. Five Sculptures at Hauser & Wirth on view to July 26, 2024

Installation view, ‘Eva Hesse: Expanded Expansion’ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York NY July 8 – October 16, 2022 Photograph by Midge Wattles & Ariel Ione Williams
© Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. All Rights Reserved © The Estate of Eva Hesse. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth

Beginning 2 May, Hauser & Wirth will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the estate’s representation by the gallery by spotlighting Hesse’s remarkable achievements in ‘Eva Hesse. Five Sculptures.’ This exhibition, organized by Barry Rosen, longtime adviser to the Hesse estate, in collaboration with art historian and critic Briony Fer, reunites five of her most celebrated large-scale works, all on loan from major American museums and all made in the most intense period at the end of her life from 1967 to 1969. Installed on the ground floor of Hauser & Wirth’s gallery on West 22nd Street, the exhibition will emphasize the breadth, scope and impact of Hesse’s materially experimental and psychologically charged sculptures.

 

The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism at The Met on view to July 28, 2024

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.

 

The Whitney Biennial 2024 on view to August 11, 2024

Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing

The Whitney Museum of American Art announces that 69 artists and 2 collectives will participate in Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing. Opening March 20, this is the 81st edition of the Museum’s landmark exhibition series, the longest-running survey of American art. A presentation of the most relevant art and ideas of our time, the artists featured in the Whitney Biennial showcase work across most of the Museum’s gallery space as well as through a robust series of film and performance programs available at the Museum and online. Co-organized by two Whitney curators, Chrissie Iles and Meg Onli, the Biennial presents the work of contemporary artists working across media and disciplines, representing evolving notions of American art.

 

Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory at El Museo del Barrio on view to August 11, 2024

Detail, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Venus EnvyII: The Virgin’s Garden, 1994. Mixed media installation; 180 x 120 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Photograph by Daria Lugina.

On view May 2 to August 11, 2024, the exhibition features over 40 works including the artist’s large-scale altar-installations, as well as prints, artist books, and codices. Anchored by the multi-chapter “Venus Envy” series, Archaeology of Memory is a rare opportunity to view three decades of Mesa-Bains’s genre-defying artworks, many of which are on display together for the first time.

 

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.

 

Suchitra Mattei: We are nomads, we are dreamers on view at Socrates Sculpture Garden to August 25, 2024

Suchitra Mattei with artwork for the exhibition ‘We are nomads, we are dreamers’. Image by Anna Maria Zunino Noellert. Courtesy of Socrates Sculpture Park

The 2024 summer exhibition is an immersive installation by internationally acclaimed, Indo-Guayanese and LA-based artist Suchitra Mattai. Drawing upon themes of identity, migration, and memory, the exhibition Suchitra Mattai: We are nomads, we are dreamers invites viewers to explore the intersections of cultural and personal histories through sculptured textiles, most notably heirloom, vintage saris. Her thought-provoking installations will transform the landscape of Socrates Sculpture Park, offering visitors a profound and immersive artistic experience coupled with dance performances.

 

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

 

The Exhibition Vivian Maier at Fotografiska on view to September, 2024

Vivian Maier Self-Portrait. Photo credit: © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy of Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY.

The exhibition Vivian Maier (from May 31, 2024 to September 2024) at Fotografiska New York will be the first institution to present the extraordinary work of this invisible artist in the United States. It will also be the final exhibition for Fotografiska New York at the 281 Park Avenue South location. The last day at the historic location will be September 29th, 2024, with Chapel Bar and the Verōnika Restaurant closing in mid-June, 2024. Stay tuned for news on the new Fotografiska New York location.

 

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.

 

BYENVENI, Welcoming Contemporary Haitian Diasporic Art at CCCADI to April 14, 2024

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.

 

Peter Hujar: Rialto at The Ukrainian Museum on view to September 1, 2024

Peter Hujar, Paul Thek on Zebra, 1965, courtesy The Ukrainian Museum, New York, 2 May ~ 1 September 2024 © The Peter Hujar Archive ~ Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

The Ukrainian Museum, New York, is pleased to announce Peter Hujar: Rialto, opening on 2 May 2024. The exhibition will present 74 photographs taken by the Ukrainian-American artist between 1955 and 1969.

 

Petrit Halilaj, The Met Roof Garden ~ On View through October 27, 2024

The 2024 Met Roof Garden Commission, Petrit Halilaj: Abetare

The Met’s highly anticipated 2024 Roof Garden Commission, by Kosovar artist Petrit Halilaj (born 1986, Kostërc, former Yugoslavia), is now on view through October 27, 2024. For his first major outdoor installation, Halilaj has transformed the Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden with a sprawling work that explores the intersection of reality and fantasy through the rich world of children’s drawings. The installation’s metal sculptures are inspired by children’s doodles, drawings, and scribblings found on desks at the school he attended in Runik, Kosovo, as well as schools in Albania and countries from the former Yugoslavia, which are now undergoing significant cultural and sociopolitical change. The Roof Garden Commission: Petrit Halilaj, Abetare is the 11th in the series of site-specific commissions for the outdoor space.

 

Chakaia Booker: Shaved Portions on The Garment District Plaza ~ on View to November 1, 2024

Artist Chakaia Booker, Shaved Portions, Installation view. Photo credit: Alexandre Ayer/© DiversityPics for the Garment District Alliance.

haved Portions, a 35-foot-tall abstract sculpture comprised of deconstructed rubber tires, created by renowned sculptor, painter, and photographer Chakaia Booker, is standing tall in the Garment District as part of theGarment District Alliance’s latest public art exhibit.

 

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.

 

Huma Bhabha: Before the End Arrives tin Brooklyn ridge Park ~ On View to March 9, 2025

Huma Bhabha: Before The End. Installation Image Credits, Huma Bhabha: Before The End, courtesy of the artist; David Zwirner; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi. Photo: Nicholas Knight, courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY. Presented by Public Art Fund at Brooklynn Bridge Park, New York City, April 30, 2024-March 9, 2025.

Opening April 30, Public Art Fund will debut Huma Bhabha: Before The End, an exhibition featuring a series of four new large-scale bronze sculptures set against the verdant backdrop of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Drawing inspiration from a diverse array of influences, Bhabha’s works blend aesthetic, cultural, and psychological elements, probing the intersections of art, science fiction, horror, and mythology.

 

Bruno Catalano: Travelers on view to May, 2025

Bruno Catalano, Benoit, part of ‘Travellers’ installation, May 2024

We thought it would be a rather hard act for the Patrons of Park Avenue(POPA) to follow after its 2023/2024 commission, Carole A. Feuerman: Sea Idylls. But we believe they have risen to the occasion with the 2024/2025 commission by French sculpture artist Bruno Catalano, unveiling ‘Travelers‘, a series of nine monumental works along the Broadway divide from 35th to 38th Streets ~ concurrent with an exhibition at Galleries Bartoux in Soho.

 

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.

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