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

 

 

 

Elizabeth McAlpin, RainScape (VI), 2023, Monoprint, Booth A14 at The 2024 Affordable Art Fair, March 20-24. Image courtesy of the Artist.

The month of March is filled with excitement, from the opening of the Grey Art Museum in Cooper Square to The Whitney Biennial and Love Rocks NYC concert at The Beacon Theatre in support of Gods Love We Deliver. Fund for Park Avenue will unveil sculpture installations along the median by two artists, and Théâtre de la Dame de Coeur will parade giant puppets on the Plaza at Lincoln Center. The exhibitions ‘Remarkable Women‘ at Eldridge Street Museum and ‘Present in the Modern World‘ at Art Lives Here will add to a plethora of Women’s History Month exhibitions and events. The annual Night of Ideas will be presented by Villa Albertine, Centre Pompidou and Hudson County Community College. Adding to the list, The Affordable Art Fair, and St. Patrick’s Day and all its festivities.

Here are a few suggestions for the month of March.

Women’s History Month

Artist, Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn. Image courtesy of the Artist and Connie Lee, Art Lives Here, Inc., The exhibition ‘Present in the Modern World’ opening March 9th.

he month of March is observed every year as Women’s History Month. It is a time to celebrate accomplishments, and a time to regroup and forge ahead in a continued battle for fundamental human rights.

 

Huma Bhabha at David Zwirner Gallery

Huma Bhabha, Untitled, 2023; Ink, acrylic, pastel, and collage on paper. 51 7/8 x 51 7/8 inches (131.8 x 131.8 cm). Framed: 57 x 57 inches (144.8 x 144.8 cm). Image courtesy of the Gallery.

David Zwirner is pleased to present concurrent exhibitions of work by Huma Bhabha (b. 1962) at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street and 34 East 69th Street locations in New York. These are the gallery’s first presentations of Bhabha’s work since the announcement of her representation in 2022, and they follow the artist’s 2023 solo exhibition at M Leuven, Belgium, which recently traveled to MO.CO., Montpellier, France. In March 2024, three sculptures by Bhabha will be specially featured in the retrospective exhibition Julie Mehretu: Ensemble at Palazzo Grassi, Venice. In April 2024, a large-scale installation by Bhabha, commissioned by Public Art Fund, will be unveiled at Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York.

 

DUMBO Project Project

DUMBO Projection Project. Photo: Nome Trusty

Volume Two will run through March 18th and Volume Three will begin on March 21st. These projects will reflect urbanism and what it means to live in a city like New York – and portray a collection of works that blend real life, animation and hand drawings into surreal videos that take the viewer on whimsical and unexpected journeys.

 

Marco Anelli: Saint Peter’s: Views from Church and Basilica at Nevelson Chapel

Photograph by MARCO ANELLI © INSTAGRAM: @marco_anelli_studio

Love photography & architecture? Don’t miss Marco Anelli’s exhibition, ‘Saint Peter’s: Views from Church and Basilica’, a photography installation featuring images of two iconic spaces named Saint Peter’s. Each is captured by Marco Anelli at the time of their respective restorations. Anelli’s work engages climactic moments in the life of his subjects, from classical music and architectural milestones to his portraiture, as with participants in Marina Abramovic’s The Artist Is Present at MoMA in 2010.

Nevelson Chapel is located at 619 Lexington Avenue, NYC. The exhibition will be on view through June 9, 2024.

 

Night of Ideas Jersey City Kicks-Off ~ March 1

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

Villa Albertine, Centre Pompidou, and Hudson County Community College (HCCC), with the support of the City of Jersey City, today announced the Night of Ideas, to be presented at HCCC on March 1, 2024 from 6pm to 1am. For the first time, this free and open-to-all event comes to Jersey City, one of the fastest growing and most diverse urban centers in the US, as well as the future home of the Centre Pompidou’s first American branch. Interactive, celebratory, and content-rich, the Night of Ideas invites thought leaders and the public to engage together around major global issues through a festival of debate, performances, readings, and more. 

 

Théâtre de la Dame de Coeur’s giant puppets On The Plaza at Lincoln Center ~ March 1-2

Image courtesy Théâtre de la Dame de Coeur

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

 

‘Five Elements: Bill Pangburn’s Rivers’ at ARTEGO Gallery ~ March 1

Bill Pangburn, Untitled, Color, 2010, watercolor and gouache, 66.5 x 52.5 in. Image courtesy of the Artist and ARTEGO Gallery.

ARTEGO Gallery is pleased to announce the forthcoming exhibition, “Five Elements: Bill Pangburn’s Rivers,” featuring the exceptional works of highly accomplished artist Bill Pangburn. For over two decades, Pangburn has dedicated his career to the singular theme of rivers and water, employing various mediums such as meticulous woodblock prints, authentic Eastern ink paintings, and expressive oil and acrylic paintings on paper and canvas. This captivating showcase, curated by Soojung Hyun, will grace the gallery from March 1 to March 30, 2024.

 

Grey Art Museum Opens at 18 Cooper Square ~ March 2 with ‘Americans in Paris’

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.

 

DUO, a Group Exhibition at Harman Projects ~ March 2

Saman & Sasan Oskouel, Study of Forms II, 2024. Image courtesy of the Artists and Harman Projects.

It’s a long-held belief that artists work in solitude, but the truth is art is rarely, if ever created in a vacuum. Focusing on artists who choose to create their work in tandem, DUO at Harman Projects features a global array of artist duos, emphasizing how collaboration shapes contemporary art practices. Encompassing a number of relationships, from partners to twins, and stylistic influences, from Spanish street art to German design, the artist pairs in DUO complicate the widespread idea of lone artistic genius.

 

Remarkable Women of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, a Panel Discussion ~ March 3

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

In conjunction with Adrienne Ottenberg’s show, On the Lower East Side: Twenty-Eight Remarkable Women and One Scoundrel,the Museum is hosting a panel discussion moderated by Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition Vice President Rose Imperato, with historians and Coalition members Andi Sosin and Kevin Baker. Adrienne Ottenberg will join these esteemed speakers, and together we will mark 113 years since the March 1911 Fire.

 

The Bronx Museum’s 2024 Benefit Auction ~ March 4-18

Image credit: vanessa german, MOTHER, MOTHER, 2020, Unique, 92 x 60 x 17.5 inches, Mixed-media assemblage, Courtesy of the artist and Yasmin Gallery, New York

The Bronx Museum’s 2024 Benefit Auction—featuring exclusive works by some of the most significant contemporary artists practicing today—goes live on Artsy Monday, March 4! Create your account on Artsy now so you are ready to start bidding right away.

All proceeds from the sale of works by artists including Angel Otero and Hank Willis Thomas will support the Museum’s mission to make art accessible to everyone.

 

‘Cantando Bajito: Testimonies’ at Ford Foundation Gallery ~ March 5

Credit Line: Leonilda González, Novias revolucionarias I (Revolutionary brides I), 1968.
Courtesy of Ministerio de Educación y Cultura Uruguay. Photo by Sebastian Bach.

Cantando Bajito is a year-long series of three exhibitions featuring artists who explore forms of resistance in the wake of widespread violations of bodily autonomy and gender-based violence threatening to erode civic space and democratic values worldwide.

 

Weaving Abstraction in Ancient and Modern Art at The Met Fifth Avenue ~ March 5

Weaving Abstraction n Ancient and Modern Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, on view March 5 – June 16, 2024. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art., photo by Hyla Skopitz.
 

The process of creating textiles has long been a springboard for artistic invention. In Weaving Abstraction in Ancient and Modern Art, two extraordinary bodies of work separated by at least 500 years are brought together to explore the striking connections between artists of the ancient Andes and those of the 20th century. The exhibition, which will open at The Met on March 5, 2024, will feature textiles by four distinguished modern practitioners—Anni Albers, Sheila Hicks, Lenore Tawney, and Olga de Amaral—alongside pieces by Andean artists from the first millennium BCE to the 16th century, who, though their names are largely unknown to us, created works of exceptional technical and formal refinement.

 

Joan Jonas: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral at The Drawing Center ~ March 6

Joan Jonas, Untitled, 2015. Ink, 22.4 x30 in (57 x 76.2 cm). Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Pier 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.

 

Love Rocks NYC at The Beacon Theatre ~ March 7

Get ready for the 8th annual Love Rocks NYC on March 7, 2024, benefiting God’s Love We Deliver. Presale tickets available beginning 10am on February 8th.
Hosted by the legendary Conan O’Brien, Tracy Morgan, and Jim Gaffigan, NY’s hottest event will feature an amazing lineup presented by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Get ready to rock and roll with The Black Keys, Hozier, Nile Rodgers, Tom Morello, Don Felder, Bettye LaVette, Joss Stone, Allison Russell, Emily King, Marcus King, Lucius, Larkin Poe, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews & Orleans Avenue, Luke Spiller, Quinn Sullivan, Bernie Williams and more to be announced!

 

DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk ~ March 7

DUMBO. Janet Borden Gallery. Photo credit: Giles Ashford

This month includes Springs Projects, a new exhibition space, an open studio with Japanese artist duo exonemo at Soho gallery NowHere’s new residency program location, and the second installment of the DUMBO Projection Project, Brooklyn’s most expansive video art series ever happening simultaneously across three locations.

Lecture ~ ‘The Peculiar Story of Domestics & the fortunetellers at Salmagundi Club ~ March 7

Meet Q.K. Philander Doesticks, P.B. (real name: Mortimer Thomson), a reporter for The New-York Tribune, who in 1857 investigated the fortune tellers of the Lower East Side, and eventually wrote a book about them titled The Witches of New York. When his articles were published in book form in 1858, they catalyzed a series of arrests that both scandalized and delighted the public. But Mortimer was guarding some secrets of his own, and in many ways his own life paralleled the lives of the women he both visited and vilified. This talk, in celebration of the release of Marie Carter’s book, Mortimer & the Witches: A Nineteenth-Century History of Fortune Telling from Fordham University Press, leads us into the world of Doesticks who hobnobbed with literary luminaries of his time including Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, the wildly-popular columnist Fanny Fern, and biographer James Parton. It will also examine some of the stories of those supposedly “evil” fortune tellers who showed up in the press in surprising ways.  This in-person Free event with Registration and will take place on March 7th at 6pm at the Salmagundi Club.
This Event is Co-sponsored by the Salmagundi Club Library Committee, Merchant’s House Museum, Victorian Society of New York. 

 

Susan Chen: Plan B at Rachel Uffner Gallery ~ March 8

Susan Chen: The Paintings Are Not Going to Paint Themselves, 2023. Image courtesy of the artist and Rachel Uffner Gallery

Rachel Uffner Gallery is pleased to present Plan B, Susan Chen’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. Notably, the show forges an impressive new artistic direction for Chen, whose multimedia presentation includes a collection of ceramics alongside her signature large-scale, impasto-heavy portraits.

 

Speak Up! Women Art & Social Justice at Basin Gallery ~ March 8

Image courtesy Connie Lee, Founder/President, Art Lives Here, Inc.
“Speak Up! Women Art & Social Justice” is a four person exhibition running from March 8 through April 21, 2024 at Basin Gallery & Studios in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Guest curated by artist/ curator Valeri Larko, this mixed media show features original artwork from: Rodriguez Calero , Airco Caravan, Daina Higgins and Arlene Rush. This show addresses women’s rights, as well as other social justice issues. All of the artists in this exhibition have been making important art for decades. They say the “future is female”, but with so many countries backsliding on women’s rights and other human rights, it is important to listen to these powerful women’s voices.

Jakub Tomáš: The Field Robot of Myself at Asya Geisberg Gallery ~ March 8

Jakub Tomáš, The Pets, 2023,, Oil on canvas 47.25h x 51 w in/120.2h x 129.54w cm (JT008) Image courtesy of the Gallery
Asya Geisberg Gallery is proud to open the inaugural exhibition at our new Tribeca location at 45 White Street with Czech artist Jakub Tomáš, his first US solo exhibition, on March 8th. Tomáš situates his exuberant painting in sculpture and collage, using cardboard models and theatrical lighting imbued with his study of theatrical scenic design to generate enigmatic or absurdist scenes. The resulting flattened schematic faces are painted within illusively familiar environments, with a surprisingly friendly robot nearby.

The Threads of Architecture: Artist Sheila Hicks with Architect Frida Escobedo, an Art Talk at The Met ~ March 8

Image (1) Sheila Hicks, “Linen Lean-To” Tapestry Bas-Relief, designed 1967–68; executed 1985. Linen, 59 1/8 x 82 3/4 x 6 in. (150.2 x 210.2 x 15.2 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase. Anonymous Gift, 1986. (1986.7) © Atelier Sheila Hicks
Image (2) Sheila Hicks, Dimanche, 1960. Leather, linen, paper, and silk, 5 x 3 1/2 in. (12.6 x 8.9 cm). Collection of Sheila Hicks, Paris

In this talk, Hicks and Escobedo will discuss shared interests with Met curators, including ancient and modern architecture, textile technologies, and their experiences of Mexico in connection with their respective practices.

Moderated by Iria Candela, Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

C’naan Hamburger: Vanitas as Charles Moffett Gallery ~ March 8

C’naan Hamburger, Wall Power, 2024. Egg tempera, pigment and scraped paint from the MET Breuer’s walls on panel. 13 34 x 9 inches (34.9 x 48.3 cm), Framed: 15 1/4 x 20 1/2 inches (38.7 x 52.1 cm). Image courtesy of the artist and Charles Moffett Gallery

Charles Moffett is pleased to present Vanitas, New York-based artist C’naan Hamburger’s first ever solo exhibition. Building on the artist’s Fall 2023 Hunter College MFA Thesis Exhibition, the show includes seven new and recent paintings rendered in the artist’s distinctive use of egg tempera on wood panel, alongside one sculpture of porcelain adorned with offset woodcut prints and drawings. Painted in minute brushstrokes of remarkable precision, Hamburger’s compositions leverage the ancient technique of egg tempera and the traditional genre of landscape painting to create contemporary vanitas pictures, pictures which grapple with the experience of urban decay, repair, and further decay.

 

Richard Prince: Early Photography, 1977-87 at Gagosian ~ March 9

Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy), 1980-84. Ektacolor photograph, 24 x 20 inches (61 x 50.8 cm), edition of 2 + 1 AP © Richard Prince. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd.

Gagosian is pleased to announce Richard Prince: Early Photography, 1977–87, at the 522 West 21st Street gallery in New York, opening on March 9, 2024. The exhibition, which was presented at the gallery’s Davies Street and Grosvenor Hill locations in London in 2023, features many of Prince’s iconic cowboy, girlfriend, and advertisement photographs, some of which have not previously been exhibited in the city.

JHB Gallery Presents ‘Structural Play’ at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art ~ March 9

Structural Play, presented by JHB Gallery at Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling. Image courtesy of JHB Gallery

JHB Gallery is delighted to present Structural Play, an exhibition of eight artists’ work at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling in New York.

Working across media, from paper, ceramics, mixed-media installation to photography, these eight women artists can be linked by their engagement with processes of play and material exploration. Often beginning with formal structures, be they geometric, architectural, or linguistic, the artists introduce elements of the crafted and the hand-made to produce energies that ultimately overspill these underlying frameworks; valuing process, their work allows us to see the exploration and craft of their art as part of its function and meaning.

 

Daylight Saving Time 2024 at 2am ~ March 10

Ruth Ewan, Silent Agitator on The High Line at 24th Street
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 10th at 2am, when we will move our clocks an hour ahead ~ ‘Spring Forward’. This will create an extra hour of daylight in the evening, but cutting our morning light short by an hour.

‘Present in the Modern World’ at Art Lives Here ~ March 9

Artist, Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn. Image courtesy of the Artist and Connie Lee, Art Lives Here, Inc.

The three women artists featured in Present in the Modern World, Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn, Alison Causer, and Donnelly Marks share a modern sensibility in their art practices. Their works reference periods in time from Byzantine to the present. They collectively have blurred the lines between traditional, modern, and contemporary. Causer and Capozzoli Flinn’s brush strokes take classic oil paintings into the present and exhibited alongside Marks’ sculptures that reference brutalist structures create an exhibition that is timeless but of the modern world.

Takesada Matsutani/Kate Van Houten. Paris Prints 1967-1978, Part Two ~ March 12

Takesada Matsutani La Propagation-10 1967 Etching on BFK paper, 64.5 x 49.5 cm / 25 3/8 x 19 1/2 in Photo: Alex Delfanne © Takesada Matsutani Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Takesada Matsutani La propagation-Y Jaune 1967Etching on BFK paper 64.5 x 49.7 cm / 25 3/8 x 19 5/8 in Photo: SarahMuehlbauer © Takesada Matsutani Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Through these works and related public programs, ‘Paris Prints 1967-1978’ will draw visitors into the intimate creative dialogue that has unfolded over half a century between two remarkable individuals in love with both artistic innovation and one another. Part Two will take place from March 12 to April 20,, 2024 at Hauser & Wirth New York, West 18th Street, NYC.

 

Richard Hunt: Masterworks at White Cube New York ~ March 13

Richard Hunt, Opposed Forms, 1964, Welded stainless steel, 113x 154.9 x 99.1 cm/44 1/2 x 61 x 39 in. © Richard Hunt

White Cube New York is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Richard Hunt (1935–2023). One of the preeminent American sculptors of the 20th century, Hunt’s hybrid creations are characterized by an exploration of dualities – the natural and the industrial, the surreal and the abstract, the geometric and the organic.

Opening on 13 March 2024, Early Masterworks is the gallery’s first exhibition by the artist, and the second-largest gathering of his works in the city for over 50 years, bringing together over 25 important examples from the early part of his oeuvre.

Snowdrops at Fridman Gallery ~ March 13

Yashua Klos, Large Diagram of a Work/Life Balance, 2023, Woodblock prints on archival paper. Image courtesy of the artist and Fridman Gallery

Snowdrops is a multidisciplinary exhibition highlighting the work of six contemporary artists dealing with themes of remembrance, resilience, and renewal. The exhibition will open on March 13th, with an Opening Reception from 6-8pm.

 

Claude Lawrence: Reflections on Porgy & Bess at Venus Over Manhattan ~ March 14

Claude Lawrence, Can’t Sit Down, 2022. Oil on canvas; 73 1/2 x 88 in. (186.7 x 223.5cm). Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to announce Reflections on Porgy & Bess,a major solo exhibition of new paintings by Chicago-born, New York-based artist Claude Lawrence. Spanning the gallery’s spaces at 39 and 55 Great Jones Street, this presentation—Lawrence’s first with Venus—debuts a suite of exuberant, monumentally scaled canvases created in response to composer George Gershwin’s 1935 masterpiece Porgy & Bess. Lawrence’s abstract paintings unfold sequentially, echoing the opera’s sweep and emotional impact through the artist’s radiant abstraction and confident improvisation.

 

The Guggenheim Presents By Way Of: Material and Motion ~ March 15

Mark Bradford, Daddy Daddy Daddy, 2001. Mixed media on canvas, 71 3/4 x 83 3/4 x 3 1/16 in. (182.2 x 212.7 x 7.8 cm) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Purchased with funds contributed ty the Young Collectors Council 2001. 72 © Mark Bradford. Photo: David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.

One of the most salient features of modern and contemporary art is the tendency, and desire, to abandon traditional creative practice, enacting both literal and figurative experimentations beyond the studio. Opening on March 15, 2024, the Guggenheim Museum will present By Way Of: Material and Motion in the Guggenheim Collection, an exhibition that will examine artists on the move, demonstrating how saturated contemporary art has become with extramural modes of thinking and working. Spanning the 1960s to the present day, the exhibition will offer a suite of artworks from the museum’s permanent collection and is particularly inspired by the D.Daskalopoulos Collection Gift.

 

Teetering on the Brink: Femininity, Inheritance, and Disaster at Claire Oliver Gallery ~ March 15

Suyao Tian, Contours of Unbounded Perception, 2023. Image courtesy of the artist and Claire Oliver Gallery

Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to present Teetering on the Brink: Femininity, Inheritance, and Disaster, a special group exhibition marking the New York City debut of work by artists Sami Tsang, Ebony Russell, and Suyao Tian. The exhibition spans media including figurative sculpture, watercolor on paper, sculptural vessels, and installation and explores the themes of memory, childhood, patriarchal societal values, and female identity through the lens of multiple cultures and vernaculars. Teetering on the Brink: Femininity, Inheritance, and Disaster will be on view at Claire Oliver Gallery’s Harlem gallery from March 15 through May 11, 2024.

 

Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now, the Final Exhibition at Rubin Museum of Art on 17th Street ~ March 15

Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now is a group show featuring the work of over 30 contemporary artists, including those from Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet as well as select international artists inspired by Himalayan art. Their artworks are presented in dialogue with objects from the Museum’s collection. Newly commissioned and recent works in a wide range of media—including painting, video, sound, sculpture, and durational performance—reimagine the forms, symbols, and narratives found within the living cultural heritage of the Himalayas, inviting new ways of encountering the Rubin’s collection. The artists explore themes of cultural identity, displacement, transnationalism, and what it means to belong, offering critical and thoughtful commentary on social issues of our time. The exhibition will be presented throughout the entire Museum and represents the Rubin’s largest engagement thus far with contemporary artists.

 

‘Betsabeé Romero: Traces in Order to Remember’ on the median for Fund for Park Avenue

Betsabeé Romero, Warriors in Captivity. Image courtesy of the artist and Fund for Park Avenue.

Fund for Park Avenue will unveil artworks by two artists along the Park Avenue median. Betsabeé Romero: Traces in Order to Remember, is a series of five sculptures between 80th and 84th Streets, on view in mid-March, 2024. This installation will run concurrently with Jorge Otero-Pailos: Analogue Sites.

 

St. Patrick’s Day ~ March 17 

The 49th Annual Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday, March 17th. The theme for this years march is the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Ireland. The parade will begin at 1:30pm, proceeding down 15th Street, moving along Seventh Avenue to Garfield Place, and over to Prospect Park West ~ and back to 15th Street.

The 5th Avenue St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 16th and run from 44th Street to 79th Street beginning at 11am. If you can’t be there, the parade will be broadcast live at 11am on NBC 4 New York.

 

Zoom Webinar Book Talk ~ ‘Patching Place: History & Literary Connections ~ March 18

From 1924 to 1931, the British novelist John Cowper Powys lived with his partner Phyllis Playter on Patchin Place in Greenwich Village. He made a living by giving paid public lectures on literature to large audiences in all but two states of the U.S. from 1904, when he was 32 years old; the schedule was exhausting. Once established in a tiny apartment in No. 4, he embarked on writing his first major novel, Wolf Solent. How has this little street he lived on survived almost unchanged, from the 1840s to the present day in a city like New York, and how did living there impact Powys?

Find out the answer to that, and more, at this Free (with Registration) Zoom Webinar on March 18th at 6pm.

 

The Whitney Biennial 2024 ~ March 20

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.

 

The 2024 Affordable Art Fair ~ March 20-24

Elle Groux, Healing Circle Fiery, 2024, Oil pastel on paper

The Affordable Art Fair NYC is pleased to announce the release of its full exhibitor list for the upcoming 37th edition, set to take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion from March 20th to 24th, 2024. Showcasing a diverse range of over 75 galleries from across New York City and around the globe, with pieces priced between $100 and $12,000, the biannual art event offers an accessible entry point into the world of art collecting.

 

The Vision & Art Project’s Tenth Anniversary Benefit Exhibition at National Arts Club ~ March 20

erge Hollerbach, Hanging Out, date unknown. Tempera on paper, 38½ x 26½ inches. Contributed by Drew Saunders / Newman & Saunders Galleries.

In celebration of The Vision & Art Project’s 10th anniversary, a special benefit exhibition will be held at the National Arts Club in New York. What Was Once Familiar: The Vision & Art Project’s Tenth Anniversary Benefit Exhibition will be on view from March 20 until April 26, 2024, with a cocktail reception to be held on Thursday April 4, 6-8pm.

 

Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies at ARTECHOUSE ~ March 22

Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies at ARTECHOUSE. Image courtesy ARTECHOUSE Studio.

ARTECHOUSE, a pioneer in innovative, experiential art, is pleased to announce its latest exhibition, Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies (Aṣẹ), debuting in New York City at ARTECHOUSE NYC on March 22 and on display through the summer. Created by ARTECHOUSE Studio, the exhibition features the work of London-based Afro-surrealist digital artist Vince Fraser along with evocative poetry by ursula rucker. Open to all ages, the exhibition is a vibrant reflection upon the past, present, and future of the Black experience through the eyes of the artists.

 

About Time at The Rubin Museum with Laurie Anderson & Tenzin Priyadarshi ~ March 24

Laurie Anderson. Image by Stephanie Diani, 2023

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

 

Opening Day for the Historic Prospect Park Carousel ~ March 28

Prospect Park Carousel

Opening Day will be on Thursday, March 28th from Noon to 5pm. The Carousel will be open from Thursdays through Sundays.

 

‘What did it feel like to be there?: 12 Portraits from The Addresses Project at City Lore Gallery ~ March 29

Riya Lerner. Image courtesy of the artist

City Lore, a pioneer in Urban Folklore programming and an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is pleased to launch a new exhibition, What did it feel to be there?: 12 Portraits from The Addresses Project created by artists Gwen Shockey and Riya Lerner. The City Lore Gallery is located at 56 East 1st street in Manhattan and the exhibition will open on March 29 and be on view through June 30, 2024. Gallery hours are: Friday 2-6pm, and Saturday – Sunday 12-6pm. There will be an opening reception at the City Lore Gallery on March 29, 2024 from 6 pm – 8 pm.

 

About Time at The Rubin Museum with Laurie Anderson & Benjamin Labatut ~ March 30

Laurie Anderson. Image by Stephanie Diani, 2023

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

 

Still on View:

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

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

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

 

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

Frick Madison, Nicolas Party and Rosalba Carriera installation.

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

The Works of Steve McCurry at Cavalier Gallery on view through March 9, 2024

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

Cavalier Gallery will open its doors to American photographer, Steve McCurry on February 8th at their Chelsea location.

American photographer, Steve McCurry, has been one of the most iconic figures in contemporary photography of the past century. Upon graduating college, McCurry made his first of what would become many trips to India. Traveling with little more than a bag of clothes and film, he made his way across the subcontinent, exploring the country with his camera.

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Masterworks: From Bonnard to Barcelo at Acquavella Galleries on view through March 29, 2024

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

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

 

Photographs by Four African American Photojournalists at Keith de Lellis Gallery on view to March 29, 2024

Ozier Muhammad, “D’s Love’ Chicago, Illinois, 1970. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery.

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

 

Michelangelo Lovelace: Cleveland by Night at Fort Gansevoort on view to March 30, 2024

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

Best known for urban genre scenes set within sprawling cityscapes, Lovelace attracted critical praise in his lifetime for intimate depictions of Cleveland’s Black community and its built world. His subject matter explores topics of policing, poverty, war, and healthcare, all replete with deep personal expressions of Black identity and shaped by his immersion in art as an antidote to the effects of poverty and addiction. Through a rich color palette and a distinctive, even eccentric, approach to spatial perspective, Lovelace’s art imbued his subjects with immediacy and relatability, beckoning the viewer to join him in examining the struggles of urban communities as well as their resilience and vibrancy.

 

Hellen van Meene: Dissolve at Yancey Richardson on view through March 30, 2024

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

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

 

Tu Hongtao: Beyond Babel at Lévy Gorvy Dayan on view through March 30, 2024

Artist Tu Hongtao. Image courtesy Tu Hongtao Studio

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Poetry and Pose: Screen Tests by Andy Warhol at Ki Smith on view to March 31, 2024

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

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

 

Broadway: Now & Then on view through March 2024

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

The Flesh of the Earth at Hauser & Wirth on view to April 6, 2024

Flesh of the Earth Show curated by Enuma OKoro at Hauser and Wirth in Chelsea NYC. Kiki Smith, Dark Water, 2023. Photo credit: © Roberta Fineberg

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

 

Sarah Moon: On the Edge at Howard Greenberg through April 6, 2024

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

No One Thing. David Smith, Late Sculptures at Hauser & Worth on view to April 13, 2024

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

Opening 1 February, ‘No One Thing. David Smith, Late Sculptures’ at Hauser & Wirth’s 22nd Street gallery presents seven of the artist’s most important sculptures from these final years. The title of the exhibition, curated by Alexis Lowry, pays homage to the legendary artist’s radical versatility, stylistic ingenuity and experimental spirit. As Smith said in 1951, ‘My reality…is not one thing; it is a chain of interlocking visions.’

 

The Orchard Show at NYBG on view to April 21, 2024

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

 

Works by Alex Harsley at Victoria Theater Gallery on view through April 30, 2024

From The Victoria to The Village: A Visual History of Black Creative Spacesincludes stunning photography and documentary footage including Harsley’s rare colored photographs of The Jewel Box Reviewat The Apollo in the 1950s alongside other iconic moments at The Apollo and around Harlem then moving downtown, and everywhere in between.

This exhibition showcases Black art collectives, individual artists at work in their studios, and the camaraderie of Black artists throughout their communities.

 

Harold Cohen: AARON on view at The Whitney to May, 2024

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

Harold Cohen: AARON, opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art on February 3, 2024, examines the evolution of AARON, the first AI artmaking program, which was developed in the late 1960s by artist Harold Cohen. Beginning with AARON’s creation and early years, the exhibition explores the foundational stages of AI and its place in art history.

 

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

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

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

 

Numan/Nature: Encountering Ourselves in the Natural World at Fotografiska on view through May 25, 2024

David Ụzọchukwu, Rush, 2017. Image courtesy FotografiskaNYC

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

 

Clifford Prince King: Let me know when you get home on view to May 26, 2024

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

 

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

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

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

 

Josèfa Ntjam ‘Futuristic Ancestry: Warping Matter and Space-time(s)’ will be on view at Fotografiska through May, 2024

Copie de The Deep n2 120 x 160

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

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

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

 

Works in Public Summer 2023 in Riverside Park ~ July 2024

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

BYVENVENI, 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.

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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