November brings with it a whole lot of Holiday Cheer from the opening of Holiday Markets to the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center. Also on tap are a number of exciting new art exhibitions. Here are a few suggestions for the month of November.
52 Walker is pleased to announce its fifth exhibition, Vox Populi, Vox Dei, which features new work by New York-based artist Tau Lewis. Employing various sculptural techniques, Lewis creates colorful, totemic forms that suggest mythical territories beyond our own. At the gallery, the artist will present a group of six new sculptures created from salvaged textiles and other found materials in a polygonal installation that will serve as a stage for an inaudible conversation. The monumental forms—which range from seven to over thirteen feet tall—will uphold a corporeal arena for those who move between temporal and heavenly realms.
The Art Students League is proud to announce We Fancy, an exhibition that examines the work and legacy of over 30 LGBTQIA+ artists who have studied or taught at the League throughout its history and have played a unique role in laying the foundation for the acceptance and popularization of queer aesthetics. The exhibition includes works by well-known League artists including Judith Godwin, Deborah Kass, Robert Rauschenberg, Emilio Sanchez, Chitra Ganesh, and Cy Twombly, as well as work by artists including Bernard Perlin, William Behnken, Doug Safranek, Dominique Medici, and Coco Dolle. The exhibition will also feature a new commissioned work by Chicago-based Ajmal Millar who will create a site-specific installation at the League.
Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to announce MAKE/BELIEVE a new exhibition by artist Judith Schaechter. MAKE/BELIEVE features six new stained glass artworks presented in lightboxes, installed as a debut exhibition in the gallery’s second floor space. Schaechter employs a centuries-old process of staining and enameling glass and contemporary innovations she has pioneered with engraving and layering panes to produce her epically narrative and brilliantly polychrome artworks.
In the final year of World War I, the French government surprisingly turned to Parisian schoolgirls to create propaganda for the general population. The National Committee for Foresight and Thrift announced a student competition in Paris wherein the strongest designs on the theme of voluntary rationing would be printed and distributed throughout France. While hundreds of images were submitted, only sixteen posters were printed—all drawn by young women between the ages of 13 and 16. The posters were a runaway success, with the press celebrating the designs for their achievement of renewing patriotic behavior and fervor in the adult population. The exhibition will be on view to April 16, 2023.
Living with Art Salon will open its doors to the exhibition, ‘Figuratively: Real and Imagined,’ where art explores the figurative work created by four New York-based female artists. Each artist renders the body differently ~ at times, literally, and often figuratively, expressing fantasies and emotions often in response to social norms that inherently compromise the day-to-day existence of women.
Leaning as if falling into the sea, artists Kevin Quiles Bonilla and Zaq Landsberg reimagined a garita from the historic fortresses of Old San Juan, hammered by hurricanes on the fifth anniversary year of Hurricane Maria.
We were on site at the East Harlem Art Park for the installation of For centuries, and still... (anticipated completion).
JoAnne Artman Gallery will present SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME, featuring works by John “CRASH” Matos. In a playful evolution of color and form, CRASH’s recent works are spray painted on custom-made, shaped canvases. Emphasizing silhouette and the external form, he presents new dynamic compositions that meld the versatility of his canvas medium with the layered depth of sculpture. Wrapping around the edges as if spilling on to the wall, vibrant pigment and decisive lines are barely contained to the planes of each painted surface.
Highlighting its most popular watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre opened The Reverso 1931 Cafe‘, just a block away from its boutique at 701 Madison Avenue.
The pop-up cafe’ will open at various locations around the world, beginning here in NYC at 729 Madison Avenue on November 2nd, in a space that will include an exhibition of historical and new products.
David Zwirner is pleased to announce Five Paintings, a selection of exceptional works by the late painter Frank Moore (1953–2002) drawn from an important private European collection. For this exhibition, five paintings and four works on paper will be on view at the 34 East 69th Street gallery. Made in the artist’s downtown New York studio and in his upstate home in Deposit, New York, these jewel-like pictures are among the best known that Moore created in his brief lifetime and among the most documented—portraying entire ecosystems within their inventive frames, which serve to extend the artwork’s confines beyond the support.
The annual design competition challenges teams of architects, engineers and contractors to build sculptures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. The large-scale sculptures are placed on display and later donated to City Harvest to help provide families with a holiday meal. This annual event will take place from November 2-14.
On November 2, The Flatiron NoMad Partnership will host an inaugural celebration of Día de Muertos on the Flatiron North Public Plaza, with music, dance, interactive activities, food, and a community altar to honor and celebrate the lives of the departed. The free event will be presented in partnership with neighborhood businesses, including The Division of Continuing Education at the School of Visual Arts, Fotografiska, Poster House, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, and Mangia 23rd.
Hauser & Wirth New York will stage the second part of a trilogy of exhibitions curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, in collaboration with the Fondazione Lucio Fontana. Dedicated to Fontana’s extraordinary experimentation in sculpture, this tailor-made presentation will take place at the gallery’s uptown location on November 3, 2022, the very same building where in 1961 Fontana’s first solo shows in the United States were held concurrently at the Martha Jackson and David Anderson galleries. These exhibitions, critical to introducing Fontana’s work more deeply to American audiences, followed the artist’s inclusion in the relevant 1949 exhibition ‘Twentieth-Century Italian Art,’ curated by James Thrall Sobey and Alfred H. Barr Jr., at the Museum of Modern Art, where his work remains a highlight of the permanent collection.
FDNY Museum Celebrates 35th Anniversary on Spring Street with Photographic Exhibition by Jill Freedman ~ November 3
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.
On Thursday, November 3 from 6-9 PM, the New York City Fire Museumwill host “A Night at the FDNY Museum” to celebrate the new special exhibition Firehouse: The Photography of Jill Freedman. This fall also marks the Museum’s 35th anniversary at 278 Spring Street, the former home of Engine 30. The community event will include a private viewing of the exhibition, light fare, open beer and wine bar, raffle prizes, silent auction, and more.
On the first Thursday of each month, DUMBO’s galleries stay open late for a night of art, openings, artist talks and live performance. From 6-8pm, this is a Free event.
GR gallery will open its doors to “Reveal”, Naritaka Satoh first solo exhibition in the U.S. and with the gallery. Spreading around the whole gallery space, the show will present fourteen artworks executed with the artist signature technique combining acrylic and pencil on wood panel.
The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) will hold its annual event benefiting Henry Street Settlement from November 3-6 at Park Avenue Armory.
First Friday at Poster House Museum is in full swing for the fall season. Free admission all day and open late, and the cafe’ is open.
Denny Dimin Gallery will open its doors to Ann Shelton’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, i am an old phenomenon open from November 4 to December 22, 2022. Shelton is recognized as one of New Zealand’s leading photographic artists and will have her first institutional solo exhibition in the United States in 2024.
Harman Projects will open its doors to A Silent Way, a solo exhibition by Toronto-based artist Chris Austin. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery.
There’s nothing quite like ice skating under the tree on The Rink at Rockefeller Center. This year, The Rink opens on November 5th.
Manhattan is filled with surprises, located in every direction including ~ up! And that is where we found this beauty ~ designed by McKim, Mead & White, and artist William Zorach. It has been name The Wizard of Park Avenue.
NYC Marathon with a Story Map of Landmarks Along the Way, Courtesy of NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission ~ November 6
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is celebrating the upcoming New York City Marathon (Sunday, November 6, 2022) with a story map of landmarks along the route. Released last year for the marathon’s 50th running, the NYC Marathon Landmarksstory map highlights a selection of 50 landmarks and historic districts along the route in all five boroughs.
oin Steven Heller and Poster House Chief Curator Angelina Lippert for a trip down memory lane as they discuss Heller’s new memoir Growing Up Underground. Hear a firsthand account of New York City’s counterculture in the 1960s and ‘70s as he shares the experiences that defined his early 20s. Much like the book, this conversation will be filled with reminisces and entertaining anecdotes, and is not to be missed. Growing up Underground: A Memoir of Counterculture New York will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Questions strongly encouraged! November 7th from 6:30 to 8:00pm.
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.
Beginning 10 November, Angel Otero will present his first major solo exhibition with Hauser & Wirth, ‘Swimming Where Time Was.’ Filling the 5th floor of the gallery’s 22nd street location, this new body of work marks a turning point in the artist’s career, revealing a new sensibility that has emerged over the last few years. These vibrant large-scale canvases merge the figurative and abstract sides of Otero’s innovative technical practice, advancing the artist’s exploration of oil paint as a medium and a conduit for self-reflection and analysis. Using his personal history to make sense of the current moment, these new works intensify the artist’s uncanny ability to convey memory and history through materiality.
Holiday House NYC’s 2022 Designer Showhouse will open with a Gala on Wednesday, November 9th, and open to the public from November 10 ~ December 11, 2022. This year, the Designer Showhouse will take over two penthouse apartments in The Kent, a 30-story luxury residential tower located at 200 East 95th Street, NYC.
Approximately 20 of the industry’s top interior designers will transform these spaces to showcase cutting edge decor and chic lifestyle concepts ~ all while raising funds for breast cancer research.
Opening November 10, 2022, the New Museum will present the first American museum survey exhibition devoted to Theaster Gates, encompassing the full range of the artist’s practice across a variety of media creating communal spaces for preservation, remembrance, and exchange. This landmark exhibition will be accompanied by a presentation of newly commissioned works by Vivian CaccuriandMiles Greenberg exploring the relationship between bodies and sound waves.
Did you know that Theaster Gates has been commissioned by Studio Museum in Harlem to create a site-specific artwork to be installed in the lobby.
Vito Schnabel Gallery is pleased to present Ariana Papademetropoulos: Baby Alone in Babylone, an exhibition of new paintings that find the Los Angeles- based artist drawing upon 15th century lore of the mythical unicorn. Opening November 11, 2022, Ariana Papademetropoulos: Baby Alone in Babylone will be on view through January 7, 2023 at Vito Schnabel Gallery’s 455 West 19th Street location.
Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present Peter Saul: Early Works on Paper (1957–1965) the first exhibition to spotlight the colorful, comical, and complex works on paper made during the first decade of the renowned American artist’s career. This focused presentation includes more than forty important and rarely seen works on paper and board, that together illustrate the importance of what Saul termed “small paintings” to the development of the irreverent, no-holds-barred style that has made him an icon of modern and contemporary art.
Robert Colescott: Women will be on view at Venus Over Manhattan’s downtown location at 55 Great Jones Street from November 15, 2022 through January 14, 2023.
From her commission at the newly renovated David Geffen Hall to The High Line, a new mural by artist Nina Chanel Abney titled NYC LOVE is on view on the High Line this week. NYC LOVEis a celebration of New York City via its iconography, and is located on one of the city’s most popular destinations for tourists and locals alike. The mural is on view for a year, from November 2022 though Fall 2023, on the High Line at 22nd Street.
On November 15, LGDR will open Shields, an exhibition reflecting on Günther Uecker’s seven- decades-long engagement with nails, paint, and graphite as potent symbolic materials and processual tools. The presentation brings together all nine paintings in the artist’s most recent series Shields (2022), a new and related series of works on paper, and a pivotal but rarely seen sculpture from 1967. Uecker wrote earlier this year that his work “begins where speech fails: in the perception of world and of violence.”
The Union Square Holiday Market by Urbanspace returns this year on Thursday, November 17th with 170+ vendors showcasing a dynamic mix of global cuisines, original art, handcrafted accessories, and more! The market will be open through Saturday, December 24th so mark your calendars now to experience one of New York City’s most beloved outdoor holiday season traditions.
Nick Cave: Forothermore will be a survey exhibition covering the entire breadth of the artist’s career, and it will feature sculpture, installation, video, and rarely seen early works. The title is a neologism, a new word that reflects the artist’s lifelong commitment to creating space for those who feel marginalized by dominant society and culture—especially working-class communities and queer people of color. On view to April 10, 2023.
In addition, save the date for ‘Conversation with Contemporary Artists: An Evening with Nick Cave’ on November 18th.
Led by cultural worker and teaching artist Fan Kong, this workshop will introduce beginners to suminagashi, one of the oldest paper marbling techniques. Each participant will learn to experiment with suminagashi, and, along the way, will reflect on and challenge traditional thinking processes. This is an in-person event from 6:30-7:30pm.
Always In My Heart is an exhibition of works by Morehshin Allahyari, Hangama Amiri, and Fatemeh Kazemi, that explores the artists’ shared inquiry into popular visual and textual idioms of love, desire, and intimacy in each of their respective identity positions. Curated by Muheb Esmat in conjunction with Aziz Hazara’s solo exhibition in Gallery One, Always In My Heart brings together textiles, drawings, printed matter, and a web-based project that highlight how pop-culture idioms fall short of expressing all of what the heart can hold.
During the evenings, the Bronx Zoo comes to life with holiday cheer as immersive light displays, custom-designed animal lanterns and animated light shows sparkle across the zoo. The celebration includes festive entertainment, seasonal treats, the Holiday Train, and classic holiday music. The walk-through experience is a beloved tradition, enchanting and fun for all ages.
NYBG’s Holiday Train Show—a favorite holiday tradition—has been making memories for over 30 years! See model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 190 replicas of New York landmarks, each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks.
Plus, take in NYC’s largest outdoor holiday light experience at NYBG GLOW, returning for its third year with even more illuminated displays. Thousands of dazzling, energy-efficient lights and whimsical, picture-perfect installations reflect the surrounding gardens and collections, creating a spectacle not to be missed. These special evenings feature music, dance, food, and more—making for the ultimate night out this season.
Artechouse has announced an immersive and enchanting holiday art experience for the whole family – SPECTACULAR FACTORY: The Holiday Multiverse. Open to the public November 19, 2022 – January 8, 2023,Spectacular Factory immerses guests into an imaginative multiverse of holiday villages. Visitors will float among giant swinging jingle bells, crash the party of a thousand nutcrackers, join a thrilling train ride through wreaths, take a spin in the candy cane carousel and more! Located at Chelsea Market, ARTECHOUSE NYC is conveniently situated among scores of vendors offering artisanal food, art, and apparel gifting options for the holidays.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust opened the first major museum exhibition in the United States of Martin Schoeller’s Survivors: Faces of Life After the Holocaust, an exhibition featuring 75 close-up portraits of Holocaust survivors. The exhibition is on view in the newly named Rita Lowenstein Gallery.
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.
Beginning in the 1960s and continuing into the present day, Anthony Barboza (b. 1944 New Bedford, MA) has enjoyed a long career in photography. One of the most important African American photographers of his generation, Barboza poetically captures the resilient spirit of Black Life in America by engaging with his subjects on a personal level.
In addition, a beautifully illustrated book by Anthony Barboza entitled ‘Eye Dreaming’ will be available at the Gallery.
no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria at The Whitney Museum of American Art ~ November 23
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.
Don’t miss the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from 9:00am to Noon. Can’t wait? Head to the Upper West Side on November 23rd and watch the balloons be prepared for Thanksgiving Day.
This year’s tree is approximately 85-90 years old and hails from Queensbury, New York. The Norway Spruce is about 14 tons, the tree is 82-feet tall and 50-feet wide. It will arrive at Rockefeller Center on November 12th to allow enough time to put more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights on.
The holiday season will begin with the annual tree lighting in the heart of New York City at Rockefeller Center on Wednesday, November 30.
NBC News’ TODAY co-anchors Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker and Craig Melvin will host the highly anticipated holiday special and viewers will be treated to festive performances!
Immerse yourself in Christmas at Rolf’s, where you will find 100,000 lights, 15,000 ornaments, and almost 800 dolls! The Holiday ornamentation begins in September, with six-men working overnight for six weeks at an annual cost to the restaurant of around $65,000. This will surely get you in the Holiday spirit.
Still on View:
Keith de Lellis Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition on the subject of photographic images of industrial buildings and structures by American and European photographers in the twentieth century. Inspired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Bernd & Hilla Becher exhibition now on view at the museum through November 6, Industrial Architecture in Photography pays homage to the renowned husband and wife team Bernd and Hilla Becher. The prolific contemporary German artist duo focused on photographing and preserving a visual record of the industrial architecture of Western Europe and North America by methodically recording blast furnaces, water towers, grain elevators and other buildings with meticulous precision.
Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to announce When You See Them, You See Me, the debut solo exhibition by artist Robert Peterson. Featuring 13 life-scale oil on canvas figurative paintings, Peterson aims to capture time through his art, highlighting Black family life as joyous, loving, and balanced. So often Black men and women are unfairly stereotyped, and fractured family dynamics are what the media and popular culture choose to highlight. Peterson looks at his work as an opportunity to flip the narrative and shed light on the strength, resilience, and gentleness of the Black community that is hardly ever showcased.
Steve Marcus: Top Dog of Kosher Pop Art at Museum at Eldridge Street on view through November 6, 2022
In a new exhibition at the Museum at Eldridge Street, New York City artist Steve Marcus takes viewers on a journey into the cartoon world of kosher folk art through a series of new artworks inspired by one of the many great Jewish contributions to American culture: the hot dog. Linking his quirky sense of humor with a passion for his own roots and culture, Marcus’s hand-drawn works on paper answer to a higher authority. Let’s be frank: Marcus has once again created art that viewers of all ages can relish. Steve Marcus: Top Dog of Kosher Pop Art opens at the Museum at Eldridge Street on Thursday, May 12 and runs through November 6, 2022.
Central Park’s Arsenal Gallery will open its doors to the group exhibition Las Flores de mi Pais (Flowers of my Country) for Hispanic Heritage Month, beginning September 15, 2022. NYC Parks spans over 30,000 acres and is home to a biodiversity as rich and varied as the Latin American diaspora. In its first gallery exhibition, NYC Parks’ Latino Society, aims to represent the diverse communities that make up this great city.
Beginning October 12th, Venus Over Manhattan will debut Jack & Venus, an exhibition of new paintings by New York-based Japanese artist Susumu Kamijo, at the gallery’s 55 Great Jones Street. This presentation comprises one part of a two-venue show: Jack Hanley Gallery will simultaneously open an exhibition under the same title in its TriBeCa space. Kamijo is critically admired for graphic compositions featuring abstracted poodles as vehicles for an ongoing exploration of pattern, color, and sur- face. With the works in Jack & Venus, the artist has incorporated new components—birds and foliage—expanding his deceptively charming visual vocabulary. The group of eleven vivacious paintings on view at Venus have been executed in a horizontal format— another shift in Kamijo’s approach—and with the artist’s delightfully expressionistic brushwork.
In 1983, Baldwin Lee left his home in Knoxville, Tennessee, and set off on a road trip through the American South. He did not know what his subject would be, but during the trip, he found himself drawn to photographing Black Americans at home, at work and at play, in the street and amid nature. Over the next seven years, he made numerous road trips to the South to continue his work.
Nearly 40 years after Lee’s initial 2,000-mile road trip, the first solo exhibition of his work in New York will be on view at the gallery from September 22nd through November 12th. The exhibition Baldwin Lee coincides with the publication of a new monograph of his work by Hunters Point Press in New York.
Hollis Taggart will present Kinship: Dusti Bongé and Betty Parsons, an expansive exhibition on the illustrious but lesser-known career of artist Dusti Bongé and her devoted friendship with legendary gallerist and artist Betty Parsons. On view from October 13 to November 12, 2022, the exhibition is the first to examine Bongé’s close personal and professional ties with Parsons and the ways in which their relationship shaped Bongé’s career. The show also marks the official opening of Hollis Taggart’s expanded flagship location in Chelsea, which nearly triples the gallery’s size. Now occupying the ground and second floors at 521 W. 26th Street, the gallery boasts more than 6,800 square feet of exhibition, private viewing, and storage space.
Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present Golden Hour, Danielle Mckinney’s first one-person exhibition at the gallery’s New York space. In the new works on view, Mckinney expands and deepens her exploration into female subjecthood. The show’s title, Golden Hour reflects the mood and aesthetic sensibility of her paintings––the soft, resonant light of a particular time of day that often inspires self-reflection and signals the beginning of a period of relaxation. Emotionally as much as physically, Golden Hour marks the transition from the external world of work and play to the internal world of rest and solitude.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Parks Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff joined The Battery Conservancy President and Founder Warrie Price, Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1 Chair Tammy Meltzer, artist Hebru Brantley, and community members on Sunday to unveil Brantley’s sculpture, The Great Debate, at The Battery. The artwork, which stands 16-feet tall, is exhibited in partnership with The Battery and NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program, and will be on display through November 13, 2022.
Fort Gansevoort will present The Tip of the Iceberg, its first solo exhibition with Dawn Williams Boyd at the gallery’s space in New York City. Featuring twelve new large-scale works, this presentation coincides with the last leg of the artist’s traveling museum exhibition Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe, on view at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.
Venus Over Manhattan will debut Jack & Venus, an exhibition of new paintings by New York-based Japanese artist Susumu Kamijo, at the gallery’s 55 Great Jones Street. This presentation comprises one part of a two-venue show: Jack Hanley Gallery will simultaneously open an exhibition under the same title in its TriBeCa space. Kamijo is critically admired for graphic compositions featuring abstracted poodles as vehicles for an ongoing exploration of pattern, color, and sur- face. With the works in Jack & Venus, the artist has incorporated new components—birds and foliage—expanding his deceptively charming visual vocabulary. The group of eleven vivacious paintings on view at Venus have been executed in a horizontal format— another shift in Kamijo’s approach—and with the artist’s delightfully expressionistic brushwork.
The Garment District Alliance (GDA) announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, featuring 12 paintings titled Masks in Rave by artist Ambrus Gero. Located inside the Kaufman Arcade building on 139 W 35th Street, the free exhibit is accessible to the public through November 23rd. Masks in Rave is part of the Garment District Space for Public Art program, which showcases artists in unusual locations throughout the year and over 17 years it has produced more than 200 installations, exhibits and performances.
In this exhibition, Sachs investigates the accepted understandings, assumptions, epistemology, and consensus of what constitutes a spaceship. By tracing its evolving historical and linguistic understanding, the artist explores a spaceship’s physical, metaphysical, and spiritual possibilities.
A major new exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage ~ a Living Memorial to the Holocaust opened on July 1st. The 12,000-square-foot exhibition will feature over 700 original objects and survivor testimonies from the Museum’s collection to tell a global story through a local lens, rooted in objects donated by survivors and their families, many of whom settled in New York and nearby places.
Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias invites the public to consider the forgotten terrains and geographic history of New York City in a new public art installation opening this June, her first major temporary public art project in the United States. Landscape and Memory places five bronze sculptural pools, flowing with water, into Madison Square Park’s Oval Lawn, harkening back to when the Cedar Creek coursed across the land where the park stands today. Building on Iglesias’ practice of unearthing the forgotten and excavating natural history, Landscape and Memory resurfaces in the imaginations of contemporary viewers the now-invisible force of this ancient waterway.
Public Art Fund is pleased to present Life in the Abstract, an exhibition of new large-scale sculptures by artist Wyatt Kahn. It will bring seven vibrant rust red Cor-Ten steel artworks to City Hall Park for Khan’s first exhibition in public space. Kahn has adapted forms previously explored in his canvas wall works, combining elements of geometric abstraction with playful “readymade” objects from everyday life like a comb and a phone. Juxtapositions such as glasses resting on abstract shapes and a foot about to crush a lightbulb produce playful narrative compositions. These new works expand the lineage of modernist public sculpture, while the significance of each artwork takes on personal meaning and resonance for the viewer. Life in the Abstract is the New York City-based artist’s first public art exhibition and will be on view from June 8 through December 11, 2022 at City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan.
Clatter…..THUD is an exhibition of new paintings by UK-based Irish artist Sarah Dwyer. The artist’s third solo show with the gallery introduces figurative abstractions that grapple with the ever-changing body and the physical manifestation of the psyche. Canvases thrum with a freewheeling, helter-skelter conversation between familiar forms, worked and reworked tirelessly by Dwyer. The artist’s intuitive use of color takes on a presence and character of its own, a masterful counterpoint to the rhythm of gesture and line. Woven throughout the narrative fabric of each piece, Dwyer tells stories drawn from her own life, poetry, Jungian archetypes, and literary influences.
Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo: Earth & Iron: Archival Visions of Land and Struggle on view at BRIC House through December 23, 2022
Featuring new work by 2021-22 BRIClab: Contemporary Artist Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo, Earth & Iron: Archival Visions of Land and Struggle brings together past and present notions of revolution, liberation, and land sovereignty. With painted and collaged images based on early twentieth-century colonial photography taken in West Africa and the Caribbean, Adeyemo-Ross reaches into the past to envision alternative futures.
Rodrigo Valenzuela: New Works for a Post Worker’s World at BRIC House on view through December 23, 2022
Rodrigo Valenzuela will construct an architectural setting for his photographs in the Gallery at BRIC House that will symbolically evoke issues arising from his imagery. This sculptural aspect to the exhibition will itself reflect the artist’s own labor, and harken back to his experience as a construction worker upon his arrival as an immigrant in the United States. In addition to photography, the exhibition will also include a new video and series of sculptures by the artist. The exhibition will be accompanied by public programs and by an illustrated catalogue with an essay by curator Elizabeth Ferrer. On view September 22, 2022.
Cavalier Gallery is pleased to reveal the return of Hippo Ballerina. The iconic bronze sculpture, installed in New York City’s Pershing Square Plaza West located on the west side of Park Avenue between East 41st and East 42nd Streets in Midtown Manhattan. Created by Danish artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup, the monumental sculpture will be accompanied by Hippo Ballerina, pirouette and Rhino Harlequin, pirouette permitted as part of the New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program.
The Museum at FIT presents Shoes: Anatomy, Identity, Magic, an innovative exhibition that explores our physical, social, and psychological relationship with footwear. Curated by Dr. Valerie Steele, MFIT director and chief curator, and Colleen Hill, curator of costume and accessories, the exhibition features more than 300 of the 5,000 pairs of shoes, boots, sandals, and sneakers in the museum’s permanent collection, aka “the closet.”
Culturespaces, the European creator and manager behind the critically acclaimed Atelier des Lumières in Paris, has partnered with IMG to open the Hall des Lumières digital art center in New York on September 14, 2022.
During the COVID-19 pandemic crisis (and social justice movements which ignited during the same period), humankind faced a torrent of emotions ~ sadness, grief, rage, fear, anxiety, and constant uncertainty. Nineteen female-identifying artists offer witness, through personal statements and artworks produced during this historic period, on what was awakened in their practice (and within) when they ceded to what presented in the pause.
The Museum of Sex is pleased to announce Self Power | Self Play: 50 years of Erotic Portraiture by Linda Troeller. For half a century, artist Linda Troeller (b. 1949) has used the camera as a tool for sensual empowerment. The first museum retrospective of Troeller’s work in New York City, Self Power | Self Play will feature over sixty erotic photographs on loan from the artist’s studio and Bryn Mawr College Special Collections which highlight her radical and playful photographic practice. The museum will host a private opening reception on the evening of Monday, October 17th and the exhibition will be open to the public on Wednesday, October 19th.
Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans will be on view at The Rubin Museum of Art to January 16, 2023
On March 18, 2022, the Rubin Museum of Art will present “Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans,” a new exhibition highlighting the diverse ways that Tibetan Buddhist artworks and practices have served as roadmaps to well-being. The exhibition juxtaposes objects from the Rubin Museum’s collection with stories from Himalayan Americans, revealing the many ways these living traditions are transformed and adopted for today’s world, especially in times of crisis. “Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans” is the Rubin Museum’s first collaborative exhibition with a Community Advisory Group and will be on view March 18, 2022 to January 16, 2023.
The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to present Nari Ward: Home of the Brave, Ward’s first solo exhibition with the foundation. The exhibition, curated by Vilcek Foundation President Rick Kinsel, will be on view from May 31, 2022, to February 3, 2023.
They say if you remember the 60s & 70s in NYC, you weren’t really there. With that it mind, The Museum of Modern Art will refresh our memories with the exhibition, Just Above Midtown: 1974 to the Present, on view from October 9, 2022, through February 18, 2023.
On view from September 10, 2022 through February 19, 2023, the exhibition brings together more than 80 of the artist’s creations for stage, spectacles, and street theater, alongside a variety of environments, ephemera, material samples, photography, and video.
The major fall exhibition at Frick Madison (the temporary home of The Frick Collection during renovation of its historic buildings) presents the largest and most significant promised gift of drawings and pastels in the institution’s history. Assembled by Elizabeth “Betty” and Jean-Marie Eveillard, avid collectors of drawings and pastels, the exhibition includes European works ranging in date from the end of the fifteenth century to the twentieth century and representing artists working in France, Britain, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands.
If you are waking up in Murray Hill today, you will be delighted to find whimsical creatures along the Park Avenue medium between 34th and 38th Streets. Patrons of Park Avenue (POPA) invited French artist Idriss B to create a one-of-a-kind urban jungle as an inaugural installation.
The Whitney Museum of American Art presents At the Dawn of a New Age: Early Twentieth-Century American Modernism, an exhibition of over sixty works by more than forty-five artists that highlights the complexity of American art produced between 1900 and 1930. The exhibition showcases how American artists responded to the realities of a rapidly modernizing period through an array of abstract styles and media. At the Dawn of a New Age features artworks drawn primarily from the Whitney’s collection, including new acquisitions and works that have not been on view at the Museum for decades.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Fred Wilson: Mind Forged Manacles/Manacle Forged Minds on view at Columbus Park through June 27, 2023
, 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.
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, Ancestor embodies 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.
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
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.
See you in December!