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




Salmagundi Club Member & esteemed architectural sleuth, Anthony Bellov in Part Three of his series exploring the historic fabric & social history of the Hawley Mansion, todays Salmagundi Club, March 23rd. photo credit: Monica Hollender

The month of March opens up to a host of new and exciting exhibitions, talks, and annual events and celebrations from St. Patrick’s Day (for All), Women’s History Month, The Photography Show,  to Love Rocks NYC and Villa Albertine’s ‘Night of Ideas’. New exhibitions by the New Museum, The MET, The Museum of the City of New York, Rubin Museum of Art, the Museum of Arts & Design, and The Guggenheim will fill our days with exciting new work. Don’t forget to scroll down to all that are ‘Still on View.’ Here are a few suggestions for the month of March.

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Fire at the National Women’s Party Headquarters, with the ‘Sufs’ promptly removing all records, c. 1920. Image via library of congress

The 2023 Theme for Women’s History Month is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” “Throughout 2023, the NWHA will encourage the recognition of women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, news, and social media. This timely theme honors women in every community who have devoted their lives and talents to producing art and news, pursuing truth and reflecting society decade after decade.“….. National Women’s History Alliance.


The Wondrous Willa Kim: Costume Designs for Actors & Dancers at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

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.


Aura Rosenberg: What is Psychedelic at Mishkin Gallery

Aura Rosenberg: What is Psychedelic, Installation view, Mishkin Gallery, 2023. Photography: Isabel Asha

What Is Psychedelic, co-presented by Mishkin Gallery and Pioneer Works, marks the first institutional survey of New York-born artist Aura Rosenberg. This two-venue exhibition traces the artist’s trajectory from early paintings of the 1970s to her more recent endeavors in photography, film, sculpture, and installation. Throughout her five decades long career in New York and Berlin, Rosenberg has moved through diverse styles, preferring to work thematically and serially while often returning to ideas from past projects. The exhibition also includes several previously unseen works, and Rosenberg’s collaborations with artists like Ei Arakawa, Mary Heilmann, Mike Kelley, Louise Lawler, and Haim Steinbach, all of which chronicle the breadth of her multifaceted career.


Public Art Fund unveils ‘Aïda Muluneh: This is where I am’ on over 330 JCDecaux bus shelters ~ March 1

Aïda Muluneh, “To pursue the ceaseless way”, 2022 Artwork by Aïda Muluneh. Photo: Nicholas Knight, Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY. Artwork a part of “Aïda Muluneh: This is where I am”, presented by Public Art Fund on over 330 JCDecaux bus shelters across New York City, Chicago, and Bostonn in the United States, and Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire on view from March 1 – May 21, 2023

Public Art Fund debuts This is where I am, an exhibition of 12 new photographs by Aïda Muluneh on over 330 JCDecaux bus shelters across New York, Boston, and Chicago in the United States, and Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire. The exhibition marks both the artist’s first public art exhibition in Côte d’Ivoire and the first time that Public Art Fund presents artwork on the African continent, expanding the organization’s partnership with JCDecaux beyond the United States.


Elena Damian: One Earth, After Another at Revolver Galería 

Installation view, Elena Damiani: One Earth, After Another

“One Earth, After Another,” an exhibition of work by Peruvian artist Elena Damiani, is on view at Revolver Galería from February 16, and extended to April 1, 2023. The exhibition, Damiani’s first in the gallery’s new space in New York, explores through sculpture and collage, principles linked to the geology of the earth and related scientific branches such as stratigraphy, mineralogy, paleontology, and sedimentology.


Storefront for Art & Architecture Presents ‘New Land Plaza: You Can’t Beat a New York Original’ ~ March 1

make money and good luck!, 2023. Photo: Canal Street Research Association

New Land Plaza: You Can’t Beat a New York Original looks at the spatial effects of the criminalization of informal markets and the contemporary repercussions this has on sidewalks and across the facades of Lower Manhattan. Over the course of the exhibit, Canal Street Research Association will attempt to “bootleg” a historic Canal Street counterfeit bust, by tracing the bust’s historical antecedents in order to understand current-day conditions.


Edward Burtynsky: African Studies at Sundaram Tagore Gallery ~ March 2

Edward Burtynsky: African Studies. Sand Dunes #1, Sossusvlei, of Namib Desert, Namibia, 2018. Chromogenic Colour print. 39 x 52 inches. Image courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery.

Edward Burtynsky’s powerful new photography series African Studies, a seven- year project spanning ten countries, will have its New York premiere with two solo gallery exhibitions this March. The exhibitions will be on view at Sundaram Tagore Gallery from March 2 through April 1 at 542 West 26th Street and at Howard Greenberg Gallery from March 4 through April 22 at 41 East 57th Street. Opening receptions will be held at Sundaram Tagore Gallery Thursday, March 2, 6 – 8 p.m. and at Howard Greenberg Gallery Saturday, March 4, 3 – 5 p.m. The artist will attend both receptions.


Lou Reed: The Art of the Straight Line: My Tai Chi ~ March 2

Celebrate the upcoming release of The Art of the Straight Line: My Tai Chi, a collection of unpublished writings by the late musician Lou Reed on the technique, practice, and purpose of martial arts, as well as essays, observations, and riffs on meditation and life ~ March 2nd from 5:00 to 10:00 pm in the Winter Garden.

The celebration falls on Lou Reed’s 81st birthday and the fourth annual Lou Reed International Tai Chi Day. Take part in a Tai Chi demonstration, a public Tai Chi class, and presentation by the book editors. The event will culminate with a performance of musical improvisors set against Lou Reed’s Musical Drones.


DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk ~ March 2

Image courtesy ArtInDumbo

Art in DUMBO has announced that DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk will take place on March 2, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Highlights from March’s Gallery Walk are four one-night-only special events including an evening of performances of sound, poetry, and dance taking place within the group exhibition at New York Studio School Projects @ DUMBO; an artist talk with Mandy Cano Villalobos at Main Window; and celebrating International Women’s Month: the Opening Reception of En La Lucha at Cuban Art Space and Light Year digital projections from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. on the Manhattan Bridge.


Wangechi Mutu: Interwined at The New Museum ~ March 2

Image: Wangechi Mutu, Yo Mama, 2003. Ink, mica flakes, acrylic, pressure-sensitive film, cut-and-pasted printed paper, and painted paper on paper, diptych, overall 59 1/8 × 85 in (150.2 × 215.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Gift, 2005. Courtesy the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles. Photo: Robert Edemeyer

The New Museum will present a major solo exhibition of work by Wangechi Mutu, bringing together more than one hundred works across painting, collage, drawing, sculpture, and film to present the full breadth of her practice from the mid-1990s to today. On view March 2–June 4, 2023, “Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined” will take over the entire the museum, encompassing the three main floors, lobby, “Screens Series” program on the lower level, and a new commission for the building’s glass façade.


Berenice Abbott’s New York Album, 1929 at The Met ~ March 2

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.

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. In addition to some 20 framed album pages, the exhibition will feature photographs from The Met collection of Paris streets by Eugène Atget, whose archive Abbott purchased and promoted; views of New York by her contemporaries Walker Evans and Margaret Bourke-White; and selections from Abbott’s federally funded documentary project, Changing New York (1935–39).


Mark S. Kornbluth: DARK at Cavalier Gallery ~ March 2

Mark S. Kornbluth, Richard Rodgers, Ed. 3, Mark S. Kornbluth, 2020 archival pigment print on Canson 60 x 66 in. Image courtesy Cavalier Galleries

Cavalier Galleries is delighted to announce DARK—a solo exhibition of Mark S. Kornbluth’s photographs of Broadway theaters during the pandemic closure. The series comprises large-format photographs of dozens of New York City theater exteriors, a majority of which will be on display in the exhibition. Images of the Ambassador, Barrymore, Booth, Eugene O’Neill, Imperial, Lunt-Fontanne, Lyric, Music Box, New Victory, and Richard Rodgers theaters are featured, among others. Broadway shows captured in the historical moment include The Book of Mormon, Hamilton, Hangmen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Inheritance, Moulin Rouge, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and TINA: The Tina Turner Musical. The exhibition opens Thursday, March 2, with an artist reception from 6–8 p.m., and runs through Saturday, April 15, 2023.


‘Americans in Paris’ ~ a Book Discussion with Authors at Rizzoli Bookstore ~ March 2

Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946-1962. Image courtesy of the Authors.

Join Lynn Gumpert, director of New York University’s Grey Art Gallery, and Debra Bricker Balken, independent curator, on March 2nd for a conversation about Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946–1962, published by Hirmer Publishers and Grey Art Gallery, NYU.


David Olatoye | Victor Olaoye: Times Are Changing at GR Gallery ~ March 2

David Olatyoe, ‘Global Citizen III’, acrylic, pastel and pen on canvas, 36 in. Courtesy GR Gallery

GR Gallery is pleased to present “Times Are Changing”, an extensive duo exhibition featuring the latest production of Nigerian artists David Olatoye Babatunde and Victor Olaoye, integrated in the same event for the first time. The show will reveal 18 acute artworks, executed with the artists signature techniques and expressly created for this occurrence, designed to guide the visitor into a rare cultural journey represented by noble characters, inspired by the artists’s personal involvements and akin by colorful and aesthetically sophisticated traditional ensemble. Opening on March 2nd.


Villa Albertine ‘Night of Ideas’ ~ March 3

Villa Albertine, Night of Ideas. Photo credit: Elizabeth Leitzell

This year, Night of Ideas returns across an unprecedented 22 US cities and more than 100 countries worldwide. The nighttime gatherings will enable the public to engage with leading thinkers, novelists, activists, and artists around the theme More? to approach the challenge of building a sustainable and equitable society in a world of compounding overabundance, overstimulation, and information saturation. In New York City, Night of Ideas kicks off Friday, March 3, 2023, at 4:30pm with teen programming and opens to the public at 6:00pm, running until 12 midnight.


‘JR: Les Enfants D’ouranos’ at Perrotin New York ~ March 3

JR, Les Enfants d’Oursons, Bois #2, 2022; Ink on wood, oak frame. 102.9 x 167.6 x 6.4 cm/40 1/2 x 66 x 2 1/2 inch. Image courtesy

Perrotin is pleased to introduce JR’s newest series, Les Enfants d’Ouranos. Building upon Déplacé-e-s which shares the stories of refugee children from around the world, this project explores the tensions between the visible and invisible.


Poster House Presents ‘Black Power to Black People ~ March 3

Black Power to Black People: Branding the Black Panther Party focuses on the posters created by or representing the Black Panther Party and its members, chronicling how the Party devised a specific graphic language to reaffirm Black humanity and decommodify Black life.


Themes and Dreams, Joan Hall Retrospective at Westbeth Gallery ~ March 4

Jill’s Room, 1980, Mixed-media assemblage 8’ x 2’7” x 1’3’

Themes and Dreams, a retrospective of collage and assemblage illustration by New York-based artist Joan Hall, will be on view at the Westbeth Gallery from March 4-24, 2023. Self-curated with input from independent curator Lilly Wei, the exhibition will feature seven distinct bodies of work and that explore modernist strategies of fragmentation and re-composition. Produced over a 50-year career, the 100 pieces in the exhibition will be exhibited together for the first time charting the depth and breadth of Hall’s varied interests and talent.


Edward Burtynsky: African Studies at Howard Greenberg Gallery ~ March 4

Edward Burtynsky: African Studies. Tea Plantations #4, Near Kericho, of Kenya, 2017. Chromogenic Colour print. Image courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery.

Edward Burtynsky’s powerful new photography series African Studies, a seven- year project spanning ten countries, will have its New York premiere with two solo gallery exhibitions this March. The exhibitions will be on view at Sundaram Tagore Gallery from March 2 through April 1 at 542 West 26th Street and at Howard Greenberg Gallery from March 4 through April 22 at 41 East 57th Street. Opening receptions will be held at Sundaram Tagore Gallery Thursday, March 2, 6 – 8 p.m. and at Howard Greenberg Gallery Saturday, March 4, 3 – 5 p.m. The artist will attend both receptions.


Kate Oh Gallery Presents ‘Small Works’ a Group Exhibition ~ March 4

The Kate Oh Gallery presents ‘Small Works Group Exhibition’ for the New York K-Art Festival, featuring 34 Korean artists. The exhibition will be on view March 4-12.


Salmagundi Club Present the Hartley Invitational ~ March 6

Artist, Noah Buchanan, winner of the 150-year anniversary library door competition at Salmagundi, with his artwork titled ‘Symphony’.

The Salmagundi is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Hartley Invitational, on view in the Skylight Gallery from March 6 through April 1, 2023. This exhibition brings together some of the most eminent contemporary realist artists from around the world, with several top artists showcasing their work at Salmagundi for the first time.


Loss, Longing, Belonging: Shahzia Sikander’s Khorfakkan Series, a Discussion at NYU ~ March 7

Image: Shahzia Sikander, The Cypress Despite Its Freedom Is Held Captive to the Garden, 2012–2013, Sharjah, Khorfakkan Cinema, UAE. Courtesy of Shahzia Sikander Studio.

Join NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York on March 7th for an exciting dialogue, presented by the Intersectional Feminist/Queer Studies Collective with 19 Washington Square North, and co-sponsored by the Grey Art Gallery.


Helen Frankenthaler, ‘Drawing within Nature: Paintings from the 1990s’ at Gagosian ~ March 9

Helen Frankenthaler in her studio with “Magnet” (1992; in progress) Saddle Rock Road, Shippan Point, Stamford, CT, spring 1992. Photo: Vincent Dion Courtesy Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Archives, New York

Gagosian is pleased to announce Drawing within Nature: Paintings from the 1990s, an exhibition of twelve paintings and two large-scale works on paper by Helen Frankenthaler. This will be the first time in almost two decades that a group of the artist’s paintings from this era have been presented in New York, with some that have never previously been exhibited.


7th Annual Love Rocks NYC at Beacon Theatre for God Loves We Deliver ~ March 9

3rd Annual Love Rocks NYC, 2019

Love Rocks NYC is a marquee annual music event that raises money and unites new and existing supporters for God’s Love We Deliver. The concert, which has become one of the premiere benefit concerts in the country, is known for hosting riveting performances, and unique artist collaborations from many of the world’s most talented and revered artists. All proceeds from Love Rocks NYC benefit God’s Love We Deliver.


National Arts Club Presents ‘Living With Coco Chanel’ a Virtual Book Discussion ~ March 10

Join author Caroline Young for a discussion of her book Living with Coco Chanel, exploring how the homes and landscapes of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel shaped her groundbreaking designs. From her childhood at the convent at Aubazine to her boutique and apartment on Rue Cambon in Paris and her villa, La Pausa, on the French Riviera, Chanel’s style was inspired and influenced by her environment. As she found fame, love, and success, she used the memories of her past to create such sensations as the tweed jacket and the little black dress.


New York Now: Home at Museum of the City of New York ~ March 10

Liberty, from the series “We Are Like Air: NYC”, 2022. Courtesy of Xyza Cruz Bacani

Museum of the City of New York, NYC’s storyteller for nearly 100 years, today announced the list of 33 image-makers whose work will be included in the inaugural presentation of New York Now: Home – a photography triennial. Opening on March 10, 2023, the first installation focuses on the theme of “Home” and features photographs and artworks by artists that reveal a complex understanding of home in New York’s five boroughs.


Little Syria Walking Tour ~ March 11

On this walking tour, you will rediscover the “lost” downtown neighborhood of “Little Syria,” sometimes also known as “Syrian Quarter” or the “Syrian Colony.”

Beginning near the immigration station of Castle Clinton in Battery Park, you will learn the forgotten story of this western side of Lower Manhattan, which developed from the most fashionable district for the city’s elite after the Revolutionary War, to a residential district for immigrants from Ireland, Germany, and then the “Greater Syria” of present-day Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria.


The Inaugural Rangoli Art Celebration with Flatiron Nomad ~ March 11

On Saturday, March 11th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, the Flatiron NoMad Partnership in collaboration with Bombay Sandwich Co., PMT House of Dance, and Aeilushi Mistry will host an inaugural Rangoli Art Celebration. The family-friendly freer public event will feature Rangoli, an art form originating from India where beautiful patterns are created using organic materials, live traditional music, South Asian treats, educational and cultural activities. Participants will have the opportunity to help build a community Rangoli guided by Aeilushi Mistry or a smaller version to take home.


Louis ‘Masai’ Michel: The Message at Harman Projects ~ March 11

Louis Michel ‘Stuck in a Plastic World’. Image courtesy of the artist and Harman Projects

Harman Projects is pleased to present The Message, a solo exhibition by United Kingdom-based artist Louis “Masai” Michel. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery. For the past three years, artist Louis “Masai” Michel has been living on the south-eastern coastline of Margate, England. His proximity to the coast has informed the environmentally conscious artist’s practice, resulting in a new body of work exploring our relationship with plastic items that often end up as trash in the sea.


It’s Time to Spring Forward ~ Daylight Saving Time ~ March 12

The Wizard of Park Avenue

Daylight Saving Time will take place on Sunday, March 12th, when clocks are turned forward 1 hour. This year, the change will take place at 2:00am, moving our clocks to 3:00am. This will put sunrise and sunset about an hour later, and there will be more light in the evening. It is the time of year when we ‘Spring Forward’.


Living with Art Salon presents ‘Women Who Paint: Are Fearless’ ~ March 13

Artist Beth Barry. Exhibition ‘Women who Paint’. Image courtesy Living with Art Salon. Photo credit: Connie Lee

On the heals of the exhibition, ‘Figuratively: Real and Imagined‘, Living with Art Salon will open its doors to the exhibition ‘Women Who Paint: Are Fearless‘ on March 13th, highlighting the work of three contemporary artists ~ Beth Barry, Silvia Battistuzzi and Yael Dresdner. Collectively their paintings are in conversation through color, brush stroke, shape and natural forms, interpreted by each artist.


Women Architects Born in the 19th Century, a Virtual Event at National Arts Club ~ March 15

From J. Louise Blanchard and Marion Lucy Mahoney to Sophia G. Hayden and Julia Morgan, women architects contributed significantly to architecture in the 19th century in all styles, from Beaux Arts through Art Deco. As minorities, within the profession of architecture, women achieved projects both nationally and internationally with great odds working against them. Robert Arthur King, FAIA, focuses on achievements of these architects who were born in the 19th century. This is a free, virtual Event.


‘The Colonial FDNY & The American Revolution’ Opens at NYC Fire Museum ~ March 15

Image courtesy of the New York City Fire Museum

The New York City Fire Museum today announced the launch of a new exhibition, Colonial Firefighting & the American Revolution, which presents the untold story of a group of volunteers, the colonial FDNY, that stood between New York and disaster during years of rampant arson, wars for North America, and the American Revolution.

The exhibition will be on display from March 15, 2023, to August 13, 2023, and feature multimedia, video animations, and 3D models that illustrate the major events of the colonial era, including a breathtaking video-animation of the devastating fire in 1776 that destroyed 500 buildings – homes, churches, schools, stores, and factories.


The Women Writers of the Caffe Cino, 1959-1968 at Jefferson Market Library ~ March 16

The Caffe Cino, 31 Cornelia Street. Image courtesy LGBT Historic Sites Project.

On March 16 at 6pm, the Jefferson Market Library and archivist and Caffe Cino actress MAGIE DOMINIC will share documentation and stories about the landmark space, Caffe Cino, presenting the first program devoted to the women playwrights who produced their work at the Caffe. This small theater, located at 31 Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village, opened in 1958, and produced plays and theater work until its closing in 1968. Magie Dominic was one of the original performers at the Caffe, and like many, worked in a multiple of capacities.


Works by Gerhard Richter at David Zwirner ~ March 16

Image: Gerhard Richter, Abstraktes Bild (Abstract Painting), 2016

David Zwirner is pleased to present the gallery’s first exhibition of works by Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) since the announcement of his representation in December 2022. Held at the gallery’s location at 537 West 20th Street in New York, the exhibition will feature new and recent abstract works by Richter, all created between 2016 and 2022. This will be the first exhibition devoted to the artist’s work in New York since his retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which was only briefly on view in March 2020.


Cornelius Annor: A Fabric of Time and Family at Venus Over Manhattan Great Jones ~ March 16

Cornelius Annor, Baby Kai, 2021, Fabric collage, fabric transfer, and acrylic on canvas, 47 3/4 x 37 1/2 in 121 x 95.5 cm Cornelius Annor, Mmaa mpaninfoo nhyeamu, 2021, Fabric collage, fabric transfer, and acrylic on canvas, 59 3/4 x 83 3/4 in 152 x 213 cm

Beginning March 16, Venus Over Manhattan will present Cornelius Annor: A Fabric of Time and Family, an exhibition of new paintings by the Accra-based artist whose vibrant canvases offer glimpses of Ghanian life through figures in states of gathering, leisure, and repose. In the series of fifteen works on view, Annor depicts scenes culled from photo albums, archives, recollections, and imaginings—a group of paintings that radiate kinship and harken to both classical art historical paradigms and the unique aesthetics of modern African portraiture.


The 10th Edition of the SR Socially Relevant Film Festival ~ March 16-31

The 10th Anniversary Edition of the SR Socially Relevant Film Festival NY will take place from March 16-31, with an opening night to be held at Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center with the films, SHABU and TNAASH.


St. Patrick’s Day ~ March 17

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at 11am, with marchers beginning at East 44th Street and ending at East 79th Street, along Fifth Avenue.


St. Pat’s for All Parade!

Here in New York, St Pat’s For All joins community groups, unions, businesses, activists, schools, clubs, artists, musicians and dancers who, for a few hours, turn the streets of Sunnyside and Woodside GREEN. Hospitality is at the heart of this diverse and inclusive St. Patrick’s celebration which each year welcomes all immigrant families and communities in Queens to join us, “cherishing all the children of the nation equally.”

The march that began as a response to the exclusion of Irish LGBTQ communities from the 5th Avenue parade has now been running for more than twenty years, and continues to be the most inclusive and progressive celebration of Irish culture and solidarity in the USA.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


CCCADI Launches Film Photography Exhibition ‘Rhythm, Bass and Place: Through the Lens’ ~ March 17

Dave Trugoy the Dove. Member of De La Soul (R.I.P.). Going Over the Set Shots with Director Phil Mailard, Captured on the Set of “My Buddy” Music Video. Photo Shoot for Historical Documentation 1989, New York City. 35mm Black and White Film. By Malik Yusef Cumbo. Image courtesy of the artist and CCCADI.

As the world commemorates Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) launches its latest in-person exhibition entitled, Rhythm, Bass and Place: Through the Lens. Launching on March 17, 2023 with a free public reception at CCCADI (120 E 125th Street, NY, NY 10035), this exhibition, featuring the photographs of New York photographers Joe Conzo Jr. and Malik Yusef Cumbo, explores the moments in which musical styles were created in New York City’s African Diasporic communities. From portrait to photojournalism, this exhibition is a testament to a social movement, a cultural renaissance and a communally crafted sound experience that reverberates worldwide.


Simone Elizabeth Saunders: Unearthing Unicorns at Claire Oliver Gallery  March 17

Simone Elizabeth Saunders, Release in Darkness, 2022, Unearthing. Image courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

Claire Oliver Gallery will open its doors to Unearthing Unicorns, the debut solo exhibition by artist Simone Elizabeth Saunders. Unearthing Unicorns showcases large-scale textile artworks that explore the iconography of the famed high Renaissance era Unicorn Tapestries and Art Nouveau advertising through a contemporary Black feminist lens. The artist’s sweeping art historical reframing is rendered in vibrant polychrome hand-tufted textiles that both reference the prized woven tapestries of the Renaissance as well as the more contemporary feminist craft movement of the later 20th century. Unearthing Unicorns will be on view in Harlem March 17 – May 13, 2023.


‘Death is Not the End’ at Rubin Museum of Art ~ March 17

Lords of the Charnel Ground; Smashana Adipati; Tibet; 18th century; painted terracotta; 6 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. (16.5 x 13 x 3.8 cm); Rubin Museum of Art; C2002.36.1 (HAR 65149); photography by David De Armas for the Rubin Museum of Art, 2012

This cross-cultural exhibition brings together 58 objects spanning 12 centuries from the Rubin Museum’s collection alongside artworks on loan from private collections and major institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Morgan Library & Museum; Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp; Wellcome Collection, London; Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City; San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and more. The exhibition is part of the Rubin Museum’s yearlong thematic focus on Life After, exploring moments of change that propel us into the unknown. “Death Is Not the End” will be on view March 17, 2023, to January 14, 2024.


FashionSpeak Fridays: Ann Lowe, Fashion Designer to the Social Register at National Arts Club ~ March 17

Join author Piper G. Huguley for an evening illuminating the untold story of Ann Lowe, a Black woman and granddaughter of enslaved people, who rose above personal struggles and racial prejudice to design and create one of America’s most famous wedding dresses of all time for Jackie Kennedy. This is a free, in-person event.


Generation Paper: A Fashion Phenom of the 1960s at MAD ~ March 18

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.


The Roots of Urban Renaissance: Gentrification & the Struggle Over Harlem ~ March 21

Now re-released in an expanded edition by Princeton University Press (2023), The Roots of Urban Renaissance resonates with a new context of social and political issues. Goldstein will discuss his thesis that gentrification was not imposed on an unwitting community by unscrupulous developers or opportunistic outsiders, but rather grew from the neighborhood’s grassroots, producing a legacy that benefited some longtime residents and threatened others. His illustrated talk will focus on a single block on 125th Street that now contains the State Office Building, but which was imagined and reimagined many times over the course of the book’s history.


The Affordable Art Fair ~ March 22

Capital Culture Gallery, Norwich, UK, Stand No. B8

he Affordable Art Fair will open, with a Private View, on Wednesday, March 22nd at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. This annual event will be open to the public from Tuesday, March 23rd through Sunday, March 26th, showcasing original artwork ranging in price from $100 to $12,000.


Before Salmagundi: Part Three with Anthony Bellov ~ March 23

Anthony Bellov, series creator (photo credit: Monica Hollender)

Club member and esteemed architectural sleuth Anthony Bellov continues with Part Three of his smash series exploring the historic fabric and social history of the Hawley Mansion, today’s Salmagundi Club. In Part Three he’ll explore the complete transformation of the Basement (Ground Floor) and what it had been like before Salmagundi converted it into their Bar and Dining Room. He’ll also examine the intact architecture of the rarely visited Third and Fourth Floors – once the domain of the family children and servants. Joining him in this voyage will be guest speaker Annie Haddad, Merchant’s House Museum Historian.


China Institute Gallery Reopens to ‘Flowers on a River’ ~ March 23

Li Shan (1686-ca. 1762). Flowers. Birds, and Insects (leaf 3). Album of 12 leaves, ink and color on paper. 14 5/8 x 13 in. (36.9 x 32.9 cm). Tianjin Museum.

China Institute Gallery will reopen on March 23rd with a landmark exhibition of Chinese flower-and-bird paintings. The largest survey of its kind outside of China and the first in the U.S., Flowers on a River: The Art of Chinese Flower-and-Bird Painting, 1368-1911, Masterworks from Tianjin Museum and Changzhou Museum will showcase masterpieces of Chinese painting across five centuries. The exhibition will be on view through June 25, 2023. The exhibition marks the first showing of masterpieces traveling from China to the U.S. since the onset of the pandemic.


Amateur Night Auditions at Historic Apollo Theater ~ March 25

Amateur Night courtesy The Apollo Theater

Since 1934, aspiring performers have come to The Apollo to “Be Good or Be Gone!” On Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., The Apollo (253 W. 125th Street) will hold live auditions for its signature program, Amateur Night at The Apollo, the quintessential talent competition and one of the longest-running events in the world.


CENTRO Present Ida y Vuelta: Experiencias de la migración en el arte puertorriqueño contemporáneo at Hunter East Harlem ~ March 30

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

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. The exhibition, a major show featuring 19 artists whose works respond to the processes, causes, and consequences of traveling and living away from their place of origin, will mark the first time in ten years that CENTRO will be partnering with the Hunter East Harlem Gallery, neighbor to the CENTRO Library & Archives, as part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations.


Opening Day for The Prospect Park Historic Carousel ~ March 30

Image: Prospect Park Alliance, C. Paul Martinka

The season begins on March 30th, and the carousel will be open from Noon to 5pm, Thursday through Sunday.


Jazz Foundation of America Presents ‘A Great Night in Harlem’ at The Apollo Theater ~ March 30

The Jazz Foundation of America will hold its gala concert at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem on March 30th, bringing together all-time legends and unknown gems from the worlds of jazz,, blues, rock and soul ~ all in support of JFA’s lifesaving programs.


The Photography Show 2023 (AIPAD) ~ March 31

Melvin Sokolsky (American, 1933-2022) Bubble, Paris 1963, Gelatin silver print. Courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

The Photography Show presented by AIPAD has announced the exhibitors for the 2023 show, which will be on view from March 31 through April 2, 2023, at Center415 on Fifth Avenue between 37th and 38thstreets. The fair will open with a VIP Preview on March 30. The roster of galleries includes members of the prestigious Association of International Photography Art Dealers known as AIPAD, recognized as the world’s leading galleries of fine art photography, as well as an exceptional selection of emerging galleries new to AIPAD.


Sarah Sze: Timelapse at The Guggenheim Museum ~ March 31

Sarah Sze, Timekeeper, 2016. Multichannel color video installation, with sound, with mirrors, wood, stainless steel, archival pigment prints, projectors, lamps, desk, stools, and stone, dimensions variable. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Purchased with funds contributed by the International Director’s Council, with additional funds contributed by Ann Ames and Janet Hershaft 2017.14. © Sarah Sze. Photo: Courtesy Sarah Sze Studio

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.


Luminous Elsewheres at Westbeth Gallery ~ March 31, 2023

Cheryl Aden, Rambutan, Archival Pigment Print, 11.875 x 14.875 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.

Westbeth Gallery will host Luminous Elsewheres, an exhibit featuring artists who actively explore visual domains that are evocative, mysterious and unexpected. Eschewing the confines of logic and linearity, Luminous Elsewheres artists are receptors through whom “the echoes and reflections of an irrational elsewhere flow freely and take form.” (Daniela Ferretti) The exhibit will be on view from March 31 through April 28, 2023.


The Bonnet Bash: Back to the Future at National Arts Club ~ March 31

What does the future hold? Time-travel with the Fashion Committee to the National Arts Club’s annual showcase for all things hats. Discover visionary headwear in a one-night-only installation created by designer Penny Chu, behold the hereafter in a dynamic environment by Sarah Sparkles and with blasts from the past by the Museum of Interesting Things, and revisit your youth to the music of Erik Rydju, while enjoying specially themed cocktails and futuristic performances. This one-night in-person annual event will be held on Friday, March 31st from 8pm to Midnight.


Rebekah Goldstein: My Reflection In the Water at Denny Gallery ~ March 31

Rebekah Goldstein, ‘When This Kiss Is Over It Will Start Again, 2020’; Oil one shaped canvas. 49 x 69in/125 x 175cm. Image courtesy of the gallery

Denny Gallery will open its doors to the exhibition ‘My Reflection In the Water’ from March 31 to May 6, showing paintings by San Francisco-based artist Rebekah Goldstein.


Still on View:

ChrisRWK: Promise at Harman Project on view to March 4, 2023

ChrisRWK ‘True To The Blue’. Image courtesy of the artist and Harman Projects

Harman Projects is pleased to present Promise Made. Promise Kept, a solo exhibition by New York City-based artist ChrisRWK. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery.


Tenuous Threads Part II at Atlantic Gallery on view to March 4, 2023

Beautiful piece by artist Priscilla Stadler entitled Skin (care) 9, 2022. (17 x 4 in) will be in Part 2 of Tenuous Threads at Atlantic Gallery. Image courtesy of the artist.

Atlantic Gallery will open its doors to TENUOUS THREADS, a two-part exhibition showcasing works incorporating textiles, fibers, threads and mixed media. Tenuous Threads alludes to the delicate lines that bring us together and sets us apart; that join us yet repel us. All of life is connected through networks, systems, fibers and webs. Communication (visual, verbal, electrical, chemical, and kinetic) enables an exchange of information amongst all life forms. The exhibition, curated by Patricia Miranda, includes innovative artworks that utilize textiles, fibers, threads (natural and synthetic) in sculpture, collage, 3D and 2D mixed media that communicates the strength and fragility of what binds all life.


Edward Hopper’s New York at The Whitney on view through March 5, 2023

Fig. 21. Nighthawks, 1942. Oil on canvas, 33⁄) $ 60 in. (84.1 $ 152.4 cm). Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Friends of American Art Collection

Edward Hopper’s New York, on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art from October 19, 2022, through March 5, 2023, offers an unprecedented examination of Hopper’s life and work in the city that he called home for nearly six decades (1908–67). The exhibition charts the artist’s enduring fascination with the city through more than 200 paintings, watercolors, prints, and drawings from the Whitney’s preeminent collection of Hopper’s work, loans from public and private collections, and archival materials including printed ephemera, correspondence, photographs, and notebooks. From early sketches to paintings from his late in his career, Edward Hopper’s New York reveals a vision of the metropolis that is as much a manifestation of Hopper himself as it is a record of a changing city, whose perpetual and sometimes tense reinvention feels particularly relevant today.


Myrlande Constant: Drapo at Fort Gansevoort on view to March 11, 2023

Myrlande Constant, Tout Ko Feray se dlee, 2022, Beads, sequins, and tassels on fabric, 56.5 x 65 inches. ©Myrlande Constant. Courtesy of the artist and Fort Gansevoort.

Beginning January 12, 2023, Fort Gansevoort will present Drapo, its first solo exhibition with Haitian artist Myrlande Constant, who has attracted international attention for dazzling hand-beaded and sequin-embroidered textile works in which heritage techniques are used to mingle contemporary and traditional themes. The evolution of Constant’s personal aesthetic and mastery of her medium will be evident in monumental new pieces juxtaposed with examples from earlier in the artist’s career.


Adebunmi Gbadebo: Remains at Claire Oliver Gallery on view to March 11, 2023

Adebunmi Gbadebo, Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina– Front, back, detail of back, front view
K. S. Pit fire 22 x 13 x 17 in (lxwxh) True Blue Cemetary soil, human locs from Aaron Wilson, Kelsey Jackson, & Cheryl Person 2021

Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to announce the solo exhibition Remains by artist Adebunmi Gbadebo.  On view January 13 – March 11, 2023, the exhibition continues Gbadebo’s years-long exploration of her ancestral origins centered on the plantation on which her forbearers were enslaved and currently buried, called True Blue in Fort Motte, South Carolina.  Gbadebo’s interrogation of this lineage through her work encompasses her signature multi-media paper works crafted from indigo, rice paper, cotton, and human hair, and new ceramic works fabricated from the soil in which her enslaved ancestors were buried. These will be displayed alongside historical artifacts salvaged from antebellum architectural fragments from sites built on the labor of her forebears.  The multi-media exhibition will debut at Claire Oliver Gallery before traveling to the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis throughout 2023-24.


Anastasia Bay: The Stumbler’s Parade at Venus Over Manhattan Great Jones Street through March 11, 2023

Anastasia Bay, “Title to come,” 2022. Pastel and acrylic on canvas; 31 1/2 x 39 1/4 in (80 x 100 cm)

The works on view in The Stumbler’s Parade engage a more precise point of reference: they reflect Bay’s long fascination with The Blind Leading the Blind (1856), from the collection of the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte. Bruegel’s painting depicts six blind men grasping onto a walking stick at the moment when their leader stumbles and falls. Illustrating a Christian parable, this famous work creates a powerful sense of movement through the composition’s radically diagonal organization.


Anthony Amoako-Attah: What Do You See at Heller Gallery on view to March 11, 2023

Anthony Amoako-Attah. Photo: Owen Richard

Heller Gallery will open its doors to ‘What Do You See’, the gallery’s first exhibition of new work by Ghanaian artist Anthony Amoako-Attah. This is also Attah’s first exhibition in the United States.


Funk You Too! Humor & Irreverence Ceramic Sculpture at Museum of Arts & Design ~ March 18

David Gilhooly, Bread Frog as a Coffee Break, 1981-82, Earthenware and glaze. Image dimensions: 4350px x 5692px

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will present the first major museum survey of humor and irreverence in modern and contemporary clay sculpture. On view from March 18–August 27, 2023, Funk You Too! Humor and Irreverence in Ceramic Sculpture brings together 50 artworks from the 1960s to the present day in which clay is used as a tool for critique and satire. In the exhibition, pieces by artists of the originating Funk art generation will be placed next to work by contemporary artists who are expanding on Funk’s legacy of humor, subversion, and expressive figuration.


Stefan Bondell: Dark Marks at Vito Schnabel Gallery on view to March 18, 2023

Stefan Bondell, Justice in Crisis, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 67 x 65 1/2 inches (170.2 x 166.4 cm) © Stefan Bondell; Photo by Argenis Apolinario; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

This presentation will debut works from the New York poet and artist’s most recent series of paintings – a dramatic series of monumentally scaled works executed in an obsidian palette, with deep, compounded layers of classical and contemporary imagery used to explore the turbulent sociopolitical condition of the United States today. On view through March 18, 2023, Dark Marks is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.


Tania Pérez Córdova: Precipitation at Tina Kim Gallery to March 25, 2023

Image: Generalization, Tania Pérez Córdova. Museo Tamayo, 2022. Courtesy the artist. Photography by Ruben Garay

Incorporating within her practice sculpture, found objects, and activation or performance, Pérez Córdova is recognized for her poetic and contemplative works that often bear narrative implications. Born and based in Mexico City, Mexico, Pérez Córdova’s practice is distinguished by its provisional nature—both in its process of making, but also in its reception.


Reynier Leyva Novo: Methuselah at El Museo del Barrio on view to March 26, 2023

Reynier Leyva Novo, Methuselah. Image courtesy El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio is pleased to present Reynier Leyva Novo: Methuselah, from October 27, 2022 to March 26, 2023. Conceived by the Cuban-born and Houston based artist Reynier Levya Novo, the digital artwork virtually reproduces the 5000-kilometer transnational migratory journey of a single monarch butterfly, tracking its travel from southern Canada across the United States to Mexico. Embodied through the life of a virtual avatar, the epic journey is hosted and reproduced in real time on a specially designed, open-access, dedicated website. Commissioned by El Museo del Barrio with the support of VIA Art Fund, the in-person mixed-reality presentation at El Museo debuts in conjunction with the upcoming Fall exhibition, Juan Francisco Elso: Por América.


Gordon Matta-Clark & Pope.L at 52 Walker on view to April 1, 2023

Pope.L, studio, 2022

52 Walker is pleased to announce its sixth exhibition, Impossible Failures, which will pair work by Gordon Matta-Clark (1943–1978) and Pope.L (b. 1955). Focusing on their shared fixation regarding the problematics of architecture, language, institutions, scale, and value, Impossible Failures will feature a selection of drawings as well as films by each artist. Pope.L will also debut a new site-specific installation, presented in collaboration with Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.


The Photography Show (AIPAD) on view through April 2, 2023

The Photography Show. Photo: © Andy Ryan

The Photography Show presented by AIPAD has announced the exhibitors for the 2023 show, which will be on view from March 31 through April 2, 2023, at Center415 on Fifth Avenue between 37th and 38thstreets. The fair will open with a VIP Preview on March 30. The roster of galleries includes members of the prestigious Association of International Photography Art Dealers known as AIPAD, recognized as the world’s leading galleries of fine art photography, as well as an exceptional selection of emerging galleries new to AIPAD.


New York City Fire Museum Presents: Firehouse ~ Photography of Jill Freeedman on view through April 2, 2023

Firehouse: The Photography of Jill Freedman at NYC Fire Museum

The New York City Fire Museum is presenting an exhibition showcasing award-winning photographer Jill Freedman’s moving collection of photographs documenting New York City firefighters on the job in the ‘70s. Firehouse: The Photography of Jill Freedman is open now through April 2, 2023.


Lives of the Gods: Divinity in Maya Art at the Met through April 2, 2023

Image: Maya artist. Whistle with the Maize God emerging from a flower (detail), Mexico, Late Classic period (A.D. 600–900). Ceramic, pigment. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.728)

In Maya art—one of the greatest artistic traditions of the ancient Americas—the gods are depicted in all stages of life: as infants, as adults at the peak of their maturity and influence, and finally, as they age. The gods could perish, and some were born anew, providing a model of regeneration and resilience. Opening November 21, 2022, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition Lives of the Gods: Divinity in Maya Art will bring together nearly 100 rarely seen masterpieces and recent discoveries in diverse media—from the monumental to the miniature—that depict episodes in the life cycle of the gods, from the moment of their birth to resplendent transformations as blossoming flowers or fearsome creatures of the night.


‘The Ripening’ at Penn + Brush on view through April 15, 2023

Samantha Nye, Deck Work, 2022, Oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches
Image courtesy of the artist and Candice Madey Gallery

Pen + Brush is pleased to present its first exhibition of 2023, The Ripening curated by Parker Daley Garcia with Birdie Piccininni, opening February 16th and open to the public through April 15th.  Loosely based on Édouard Glissant’s book of the same name, The Ripening puts forth a shared process, where trauma, fluidity, and choice intersect, as a way of exploring the state of identity, specifically, gendered (or lack thereof) identity today. Artists here explore various states of ‘otherhood’, pain, desire, and power as ways of self-actualizing identity.


The Yanomami Struggle at The Shed on view to April 16, 2023

Claudia Andujar, [A guest decorated with vulture and hawk down feathers at a feast, Catrimani], 1974. Gelatin silver print. 26.4 x 39.8 inches (67 x 101 cm). Artwork © Claudia Andujar. Collection of the artist.
Following acclaimed presentations at the Instituto Moreira Salles (São Paulo), the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (Paris), and the Barbican Centre (London), among other venues, the exhibition is expanded at The Shed to include more than 80 drawings and paintings by Yanomami artists André Taniki, Ehuana Yaira, Joseca Mokahesi, Orlando Nakɨ uxima, Poraco Hɨko, Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, and Vital Warasi. Visitors will also encounter new video works by contemporary Yanomami filmmakers Aida Harika, Edmar Tokorino, Morzaniel Ɨramari, and Roseane Yariana.


Winfred Rembert. All of Me at Hauser & Wirth on view through April 22, 2023

Saint to Saint II, 2016. Dye on carved and tooled leather. 87 x 97.8 cm/34 1/4 x 38 1/2 in (framed); Winfred Rembert © 2023 The Estate of Winfred Rembert/ARS NY Courtesy the estate, Fort Gansevoort, and Hauser & Wirth

On 23 February, Hauser & Wirth will present ‘All of Me,’ its first exhibition of works by late American artist Winfred Rembert (1945-2021), in collaboration with Fort Gansevoort. Occupying all three floors of the gallery’s 69th Street location, this immersive tribute to Rembert’s life and artistry will include more than 40 works made in his signature medium of carved, tooled and painted leather, including several never before seen.


The Orchid Show: Natural Heritage at The New York Botanical Garden on view through April 23, 2023

Acclaimed artist Lily Kwong, the designer for The Orchid Show’s 20th year, presents a meditative and captivating design inspired by her ancestral connections to the natural world. Kwong’s vibrant and fantastical vision will envelop visitors in thousands of orchids, allowing them to reconnect to nature amidst picture perfect beauty.


no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria at The Whitney on view through April 23, 2023

no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria. Image courtesy The Whitney Museum of American Art

no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria is organized to coincide with the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria—a category 5 storm that hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. The exhibition explores how artists have responded to the transformative years since that event by bringing together more than fifty artworks made over the last five years by an intergenerational group of more than fifteen artists from Puerto Rico and the diaspora. no existe un mundo poshuracán—a verse borrowed from Puerto Rican poet Raquel Salas Rivera—is the first scholarly exhibition focused on Puerto Rican art to be organized by a large U.S. museum in nearly half a century.


A Masterpiece in the Making: Joaquin Sorolla’s Gouaches for the Vision of Spain at The National Arts Club on view through April 26, 2023

Image: Courtesy of The Hispanic Society of America, New York. Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, Sketch for the Provinces of Spain. Sevilla. The Bullfighters, ca. 1912-1913, Gouache on paper (detail)

The National Arts Club is proud to partner with the Hispanic Society Museum and Library in presenting this landmark exhibition commemorating the Valencian master Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. The exhibition features the work of the Valencian master Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida—the preeminent artist in Spain at the turn of the 20th century—on the occasion of the centennial year of his death. On view are Sorolla’s rarely-seen preparatory sketches for the paintings in the HSM&L’s Sorolla Gallery, Vision of Spain. This is the first time the works are being exhibited in the U.S.


C.C. Wang: Lines of Abstraction at Hunter College Art Gallery on view through April 29, 2023

C. C. Wang. Still Life, 1956. Casein on canvas, 26 x 40 inches. Private Collection, New York. Image copyright the Estate of C.C. Wang. Photo: Stan Narten.

Hunter College Art Galleries will open its doors to the exhibition C.C. Wang: Lines of Abstraction on February 2nd in the Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery.


Face to Face: Portraits of Artists’ at ICP on view to May 1, 2023

Tacita Dean, Julie Mehretu and Jesica Rankin. Photo by Will Ragozzino/scottruddevents for ICP

The International Center of Photography (ICP) has opened its doors to the exhibition Face to Face: Portraits of Artists by Tacita Dean, Brigitte Lacombe and Catherine Opie. Organized by renowned writer and curator Helen Molesworth, the exhibition presents portraits of luminaries in the arts by three of the most prominent portraitists of our time. Face to Face will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue published by ICP and MACK, London, with essays by Molesworth and writer and curator Jarrett Earnest.


Xiyadie: Queer Cut Utopias at The Drawing Center on view to May 14, 2023

Xiyadie, Boiling (A boiling pot resembles helplessness and suffering of humanity), 2018. Papercut with water-based dye and Chinese pigments on Xuan paper, 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches (20 x 20 cm). Courtesy of the artist

Occupying two floors at The Drawing Center, Queer Cut Utopias will feature more than thirty of Xiyadie’s intricate paper-cuts, dating from the early 1980s through today, each of which articulates his longing to fully express his queer desire. Xiyadie presents a strong sense of artistic autonomy; his highly graphic works on paper fuse traditional folk forms and iconography with narratives from his personal life.


Entrance to the Mind: Drawings by George Condo at The Morgan Library on view through May 14, 2023

Female Portrait, 2003. The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Anna Nikolayevsky, 2021.102. Photography by George Condo Studio. © George Condo, Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

In 2021, the Morgan acquired twenty-eight drawings by American artist George Condo (b. 1957) that offer an overview of his career over the last forty-five years. Ranging from early drawings made when he was a teenager to recent explorations into what he calls “psychological Cubism,” the exhibition, Entrance to the Mind: Drawings by George Condo will highlight Condo’s brilliant draftsmanship through a cast of characters in turn comic, monstrous, tragic, and endearing. The exhibition opens on February 24th.


Hip-Hop: Conscious, Unconscious at Fotografiska New York on view to May 21, 2023

‘Queen Latifah’, 1990, Photo credit: Jesse Frohman. Courtesy of Fotografiska New York and © of the artist.

Fotografiska New York is pleased to present a new exhibition that traces hip-hop’s origins—starting in the Bronx in 1973, as a social movement by-and-for the local community of African, Latino, and Caribbean Americans—to the worldwide phenomenon it has become 50 years later. Hip Hop: Conscious, Unconscious amplifies the individual creatives involved in the movement while surveying interwoven focus areas such as the set of women who trail blazed amid hip-hop’s male dominated environment; hip-hop’s regional and stylistic diversification; and the turning point when hip-hop became a billion-dollar industry that continues to mint global household names.


Hew Locke: Gilt is The Met Facade on view through May 22, 2023

The artist, Hew Locke with the Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Max Hollein at unveiling of ‘Gilt’, the new Met Facade

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that Guyanese-British artist Hew Locke has been selected to create new works for The Met Fifth Avenue’s facade niches, the third in a new series of site-specific commissions for the exterior of the Museum. The Facade Commission: Hew Locke, Gilt will be on view September 16, 2022 through May 22, 2023.


Uncommon Denominator: Nina Katchadourian at the Morgan Library through May 28, 2023

Nina Katchadourian (b. 1968), Weekly calendar annotated with pens and stickers, 1982. Courtesy of Nina Katchadourian. © Nina Katchadourian, 2023.

The Morgan Library & Museum is pleased to present Uncommon Denominator, a sequence-based exhibition in which interdisciplinary artist Nina Katchadourian combines pieces from the Morgan’s collection with her own artworks and objects of familial significance. Opening February 10th and on view through May 28th, 2023, it is the third in an ongoing series of exhibitions the Morgan’s Photography Department has created in collaboration with a living artist.


Deconstructing Power: W.E.B. DuBois at the 1900 World’s Fair at Cooper Hewitt on view through May 29, 2023

W.E.B. DuBois: Recharging Modern Design image Library of Congress courtesy Cooper Hewitt

At the Paris World Fair of 1900, W.E.B. Du Bois used groundbreaking statistical graphics to document the accomplishments of Black Americans and life inside “the Veil” of systemic oppression. The Library of Congress will lend a selection of these rare data visualizations to Cooper Hewitt’s Recharting Modern Designexhibition, allowing visitors to see them in person for the first time in 120 years. The data graphics of W.E.B. Du Bois will appear in dialogue with decorative objects from the fair, connecting Du Bois’s “color line” to the “whiplash line” of Art Nouveau.


Merriem Bennani, Windy on view on The High Line to May 31, 2023

Photo credit: Photo by Timothy Schenck, courtesy of Friends of the High Line

Windy is a spinning sculpture in the shape of a tornado made from black foam. The work plays with various traditions and ambiguities of public sculpture. In many cases, the public is asked to walk around public sculpture, taking in its grandeur from a safe distance. Bennani’s sculpture spins itself, and at a speed that makes the details of the work almost impossible to grasp—both visually and physically. In her conceptualization of the work, Bennani was inspired by the dynamism and constant movement on the High Line, wishing to make a sculpture that could capture and work within this urban energy. On view to May 31, 2023.


MAGENTAVERSE will be on view at ARTECHOUSE through May, 2023

Magentaverse. Image courtesy ARTECHOUSENYC

ARTECHOUSE, the leader in innovative, technology-driven experiential art, is pleased to announce its latest collaboration with Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color language standards for the design community, on bringing to life Pantone’s Color of the Year 2023 PANTONE 18-1740 Viva Magenta through an immersive experience MAGENTAVERSE. 


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

The American Manifest

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


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

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

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


Shahzia Sikander: Havah…to breathe, air, life in Madison Square Park + New York State Appellate Division Courthouse rooftop on view through June 4, 2023

Shahzia Sikander, Drawings for Witness at Madison Square Park and NOW

This winter, significant new works on the theme of justice by artist Shahzia Sikander will be featured in a major multimedia exhibition at Madison Square Park. Presented simultaneously in the park and at the adjacent Courthouse of the Appellate Division, First Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, the exhibition Havah…to breathe, air, life features two new large-scale sculptures—one within the park that can be transformed through augmented reality and another atop the Courthouse rooftop, the first female figure to adorn one of its ten plinths. Additionally, a recent video animation by Sikander will be on view in the park, visually intertwining the distinct elements. The exhibition is a culmination of Sikander’s exploration of female representation in monuments and marks her first major, site-specific outdoor exhibition in sculptural form.


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

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

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


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.


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.


Mostly New: Selections from the NYU Art Collection at Grey Art Gallery on view to June 28, 2023

Installation view of “Mostly New: Selections from the NYU Art Collection”
Photo by Nicholas Papananias, courtesy Grey Art Gallery, NYU

Currently on view at Grey Art Gallery at NYU, ‘Mostly New: Selections from the NYU Art Collection‘. The exhibition presents modern and contemporary artworks, the majority of which have entered the New York University Art Collection over the last decade. This exhibition will be on view to June 28, 2023.


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

Marquee: Richard Avedon (American, 1923–2004). Andy Warhol and members of The Factory, New York, October 30, 1969. Gelatin silver print, 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm). Collection of The Richard Avedon Foundation © The Richard Avedon Foundation

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.


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.


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.


See you in April!