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




Paul G. Oxborough, Old King Cole. Image courtesy of the gallery.

As we ‘Fall-Back’ into November on the 5th of the month with Daylight Saving Time, we will move forward to celebrate some of our favorite annual events ~ the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade; Holiday Tree arrives at Rockefeller Center; Canstruction at Brookfield place helps City Harvest provide holiday meals for families in need; the New York City Marathon; ADAA The Art Show; and the annual Diwali Festival. Pipilotti Rist will descend on Chelsea; Hauser & Wirth open its doors to new space on Wooster Street; Stephen Friedman Gallery opens a New York Gallery in TriBeCa; Art Students League delivers two new installations to Riverside Park, and artist Adrian Sas installs ‘Broadway: Now & Then’ in Washington Heights ~ along with new gallery exhibitions, and a host of Holiday Events. Here are a few suggestions for the month of November.

Craig Kucia: machines to solve unsolvable problems at SHRINE Gallery 

Craig Kucia, a machinę for living in the city, 2023,, oil on linen in artist’s frame, 13.5 x 17.5 in. Image courtesy of SHRINE.

By nature we’re presented with a never-ending stream of problems and tasks to solve. Somehow, each question and hurdle we successfully manage jauntily slides into the next decision to be made. It’s an infinite chain reaction that likely keeps us sharp, and it inherently becomes intuitive over time– What do I want for breakfast? What time is it?


‘Don Eddy: Higher’ at Nancy Hoffman Gallery

Daughter Light/Daughter Bright, 2020, acrylic on wood panel, 59 x 20 inches. Image courtesy Nancy Hoffman Gallery.

Nancy Hoffman Gallery opened its doors to an exhibition of new work by Don Eddy. In this exhibition, more than 20 new paintings from 2020-2023 are presented, ranging in scale from 59 x 44 inches to 9 x 12 inches. This new body of work was made during and directly after COVID-19 lockdown in New York City. Eddy explains, “The streets were empty, there was nobody out, and in an interesting way, this became my city in a way it never had been before. I would take epic walks, and subway rides—I would just get off and start walking—and it had a profound effect on me. When the first wave of COVID started lifting, just as spring was arriving, it felt like a rebirth for myself and the city.”


Yinka Shonibare CBE at James Cohan, TriBeCa 

YINKA SHONIBARE, CBE, Abstract Bronze I, 2023, Bronze sculpture, hand-painted with Dutch wax pattern, 78 3/4 x 57 3/4 x 49 3/4 in., 200 x 146.8 x 126.4 cm. Image courtesy James Cohan.

James Cohan is pleased to present Boomerang: Returning to African Abstraction, a solo exhibition by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA featuring new hand-painted bronze sculptures, quilt works, and the premiere of the artist’s first tapestry. The exhibition will be on view from October 26 through December 22 at the gallery’s 48 Walker Street location. This is Shonibare’s eighth solo exhibition with James Cohan.


‘Karon Davis: Beauty Must Suffer’ at Salon 94

Karon Davis, Beauty Must Suffer Installation View. Image courtesy: Photo by Elisabeth Bernstein. Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94.

Currently on view at Salon 94, Karon Davis: Beauty Must Suffer, an exquisite exhibition tracing the life and labor of Black dancers, from the first encounter with the barre to the final bow.  The exhibition will be on view to December 23, 2023, coinciding with The High Line commission, Curtain Call, on view at 23rd Street.


‘Cushla Naegele: Shaping the Female Form’ in the Kaufmann Arcade 

Image courtesy Cushla Naegele and the Garment District Alliance

The Garment District Alliance (GDA) announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, showcasing Cushla Naegele: Shaping the Female Form, a series of paintings and drawings that delve into the captivating history of women’s clothing and how it has defined, enhanced, and obscured the female form. 


‘Broadway: Now & Then’ in Washington Heights 

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.


Ad Reinhardt (1913~1967) at David Zwirner East 69th Street ~ November 1

Image: Ad Reinhardt, Untitled, c. 1940.© Anna Reinhardt/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2023.

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of work from the 1940s by Ad Reinhardt (1913–1967) at the gallery’s East 69th Street location in New York. Organized in collaboration with the Ad Reinhardt Foundation, this will be the third solo exhibition of Reinhardt’s work at David Zwirner, following major presentations of his black paintings in 2013 and his blue paintings in 2017. On view November 1st.


Harlem EatUp! Luminary Awards Dinner at Alhambra Ballroom ~ November 2

Planned Harlem Alhambra (then called Auditorium) published February 1904, John B. McEffatrick & son, architects. Image via Wikipedia

Harlem EatUp! Co-founders Marcus Samuelsson, award-winning chef and restaurateur, and Herb Karlitz, veteran event marketer and international food festival producer, are pleased to announce the honorees for the sixth annual Luminary Awards — Two Time Emmy Award-winning TV host, executive producer, and author, Tamron Hall and the legendary Harlem-born artist, DJ and photographer D-Nice, of “Club Quarantine” fame. The Harlem EatUp! Luminary Awards Dinner will be co-presented by Citi and Mastercard® and will take place on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at the historic Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem.


ADAA ~ The Art Show at Park Avenue Armory ~ November 2-5

The Art Show. Photo by Scott Rudd Production, 2022

New York City) The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) is proud to announce programming for the 35th edition of The Art Show, one of the longest-running fairs in the country. Founded in 1989 as a means to bring together some of the country’s top galleries to showcase incisively curated exhibitions of both historical and contemporary works, the fair donates all admissions proceeds to Henry Street Settlement, the social services organization that has aided New Yorkers—raising $36 million to date and making it the city’s premier philanthropic art fair. Coinciding with the 130th anniversary of the Settlement, the 2023 edition will return to the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from November 2-5, with the annual Benefit Preview on Wednesday, November 1.


Sebastian Mederos: Looking Up at Cheryl Hazan Gallery ~ November 2

Sebastian Mederos Untitled, 2023 Looking Up Pencil on paper 70 x 49 in (177.8 x 124.5 cm) SM-015

In Looking Up, we are embraced by the density of acrylic. As an ode to the wild, Uruguayan trees and forests explode and drip on the canvas. The forms appear surpassed and cannot retain the forces of nature. Viewed from below, as reverencing the magnificence of the unknown, these paintings evoke the trees that served as a sacred refuge upon Sebastian’s return to Uruguay after living in New York for 10 years.


The Drawing Center + Pace Gallery Collaborate on Fall 2023 Benefit Exhibition ~ November 2

The Drawing Center, in collaboration with Pace Gallery, is pleased to announce details of a special fall benefit exhibition, on view at Pace’s New York flagship from November 2 to 8. A curated project titled The Rejectionists, the exhibition will be organized around the challenge presented by two 20th century masterpieces from the collection of Arne and Milly Glimcher: a 1950 Corps de dame drawing by Jean Dubuffet and a 1961 drawing by Agnes Martin. More than 70 works in The Rejectionists, save the Dubuffet and Martin, will be available for sale through an online silent auction hosted by The Drawing Center during the run of the exhibition. Proceeds will support The Drawing Center’s programs, with participating artists receiving a percentage of the artwork sales.


European Literature Night at the Ukrainian Institute of America ~ November 2

European Literature Night returns to New York on November 2nd with a celebration of stories, authors, and cultures from across the continent. Annually, the event is a brilliant and lively showcase of a diverse and wide range of contemporary writers across many genres, from fiction and poetry, to memoir and histories. Presented by members of EUNIC New York cluster in collaboration with PEN America, the evening will feature multilingual readings, a musical performance, panel discussions and Q&As, introducing the audience to the best of contemporary European literature.


Dana Schutz: Jupiter’s Lottery at David Zwirner 19th Street ~ November 2

Image: Dana Schutz, The Island, 2023. © Dana Schutz.

David Zwirner is pleased to present new large-scale paintings and sculptures by Dana Schutz at 525 and 533 West 19th Street in New York. This will be Schutz’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and will coincide with a major survey of the artist’s work, on view from October 2023 to February 2024, at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, where it traveled from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark.


Paul G. Oxborough: Recent Works at Cavalier Galleries ~ November 2

Paul G. Oxborough, Freddys Bar, 2023. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Cavalier Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of the paintings of Paul G. Oxborough, on view in our West 24th Street gallery from November 2 through December 9, 2023. The exhibition consists of new works by the artist including many of his signature bar and restaurant scenes and marks the publication of a new monograph that surveys highlights of Oxborough’s career to date.


Canstruction 2023 at Brookfield Place ~ November 2-13

Canstruction 2015

Canstruction returns to Brookfield Place! 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.


Deborah Roberts: What about us? at the Inauguration of Stephen Friedman Gallery Tribeca ~ November 3

Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its new gallery in Tribeca, New York with ‘What about us?’, a solo exhibition by Austin-based artist Deborah Roberts. This is Roberts’ third exhibition with the gallery and her first in New York in over five years. The exhibition will be on view November 3rd, with a book launch on November 4th.


Tracey Emin: Lovers Grave at White Cube New York ~ November 4

Tracey Emin, And It was Love, 2023. Acrylic on canvas. 80 7/8 x 110 1/16 in. | (205.5 x 279.5 cm).
© Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2023. Photo © Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

‘Lovers Grave’ is the inaugural solo exhibition at White Cube’s New York gallery at 1002 Madison Avenue. Tracey Emin’s (b. 1963, London) first show in the city in almost 8 years brings together new paintings and works on paper completed in her studios in London and Margate, UK. Opening November 4th.


Daylight Saving Time ~ November 5

The Wizard of Park Avenue


2023 TCS New York City Marathon ~ November 5

November 6, 2022: The 2022 TCS New York City Marathon is held on November 6, 2022 in New York, NY. The course goes through all five boroughs of New York City, starting in Staten Island and ending in Central Park. (Photo by Scott McDermott for NYRR)

New York Road Runners (NYRR) has announced this year’s members of Team Inspire, a group of 26 runners participating in the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon with some of the most compelling reasons for their runs. This group represents the diversity, width, and breadth of the 50,000-runner field that will trek through the five boroughs on Sunday, November 5.


Barbara Chase-Riboud. The Three Josephine’s to Be Inaugural Exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Wooster Street Gallery ~ November 7

Rendering of Hauser & Wirth Wooster Street Facade. Courtesy of David Bench / inca architecture pllc

Hauser & Wirth is honored to inaugurate its new space on Wooster Street in New York City’s historic SoHo-Cast Iron District with ‘The Three Josephines,’ an exhibition of exceptional new and recent works by celebrated Paris-based American artist, novelist and poet Barbara Chase-Riboud (b. 1939, Philadelphia). Internationally admired as one of the most visionary and innovative creators of her generation, Chase-Riboud will present sculptures and works on paper in her first exhibition with Hauser & Wirth since her representation by the gallery was announced earlier this year. On view November 7th.


The Met Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Arts of Korea ~ November 7

mage 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. On view November 7th.


Marta Minujin: Sculpture of Dreams in Times Square ~ November 8

Sculpture of Dreams is Argentinian conceptual pop artist Marta Minujín. Image courtesy of the artist, Times Square Arts and The Jewish Museum.

Presented by Times Square Arts and the Jewish Museum, New York, Sculpture of Dreams is Argentinian conceptual pop artist Marta Minujín’s first public sculpture in New York City, and one of the largest art installations hosted in Times Square to date. Minujín calls the vibrant, 16-piece inflatable an “anti-sculpture,” a reference to her work’s playful and subversive materiality — edgeless, soft, and ephemeral. On view November 8th.


Village Preservation Hosts ‘Former “Colored” School No. 4: A Newly-Designed City Landmark, on Zoom ~ November 8

Image courtesy Village Preservation

The schoolhouse was built in 1849-50, then in 1860 was relegated to African American students and teachers until it closed in 1894. Hidden in plain sight, the unassuming building is the last tangible relic of the city’s more than century-old racial-caste public school system, born of the late 18th-century African Free School. The rare surviving site offers a telling window into the complex trajectory of the Black experience in our great metropolis.

Wednesday, November 8th at 6:00pm, Zoom Webinar. This is a Free Event with Pre-Registration.


National Arts Club hosts ‘Jewels of New York’ ~ November 9 at 7pm


Join NYC Jewelry Week co-founder Bella Neyman for a conversation exploring the work of three jewelry iconoclasts: Art Smith, Marilyn Cooperman, and Robert Lee Morris. Working in the second half of the twentieth century, each jeweler occupied a unique slice of New York, breaking barriers and finding success in the face of adversity. This discussion features Robert Lee Morrishimself, Reema Keswani, author and founder of GOLCONDA, and Dr. Joanne Hyppolite, Museum Curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and co-author of an upcoming book on Art Smith.


Art Students League Unveils 2023 Works in Public Program in Riverside Park ~ November 9

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.


Pipilotti Rist. Prickling Goosebumps & A Humming Horizon at Hauser & Wirth ~ November 9

Het Leven Verspillen Asan Jou , 2021, permanent video installation, Het Depot Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, rotterdam. Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode. Pipilotti Rist © Pipilotti Rist/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine.

On November 9th, self-described ‘wild and friendly’ Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist will present a selection of new and recent sculptural works and projections in ‘Prickling Goosebumps & a Humming Horizon,’ a major two- part exhibition opening in Chelsea. The exhibition, which will take place simultaneously at Hauser & Wirth’s 22nd Street location and Luhring Augustine’s 24th Street location, has been conceived by the artist as a multisensory experience for visitors. In these complementary presentations, Rist will explore interior and exterior—internal and external physical and psychological spaces—with Luhring Augustine reimagined as an expansive, shared ‘backyard’ and Hauser & Wirth transformed into a whimsical ‘collective living room.’


Jena Gribbon: The Honeymoon Show! at Lévy Gorvy Dayan ~ November 9

Jenna Gribbon, Coconut lover, 2023, oil on linen, 60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm). Image courtesy Lévy Gorvy Dayan

Lévy Gorvy Dayan is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition with Brooklyn- based artist Jenna Gribbon, opening Thursday, November 9, 2023. The Honeymoon Show!—presented in collaboration with Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn—is a dual examination of intimacy and subjecthood represented through portraits of the artist’s wife, Mackenzie Scott. The exhibition is portrayed in two acts—with scenes from the couple’s honeymoon in Thailand juxtaposed against theatrically posed portraits of Scott, a musician who performs under the name Torres. Unraveling the dichotomies between fact and fiction, public and private, spontaneity and forethought, Gribbon explores the transformative act of looking through her vibrant new body of work. In a new essay, Alison M. Gingeras writes, “The act of looking—the consensual, two-way scopophilia between artist and muse— and creating agency for the person being watched (and portrayed) are leitmotifs that run throughout Gribbon’s oeuvre.”


Robert Ryman: 1961~1964 at David Zwirner West 20th Street ~ November 9

Image: Robert Ryman, Untitled, c. 1961. © 2023 Robert Ryman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Private Collection.

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of early paintings by Robert Ryman (1930–2019) at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York. Curated by Dieter Schwarz and organized in collaboration with the artist’s family, the exhibition will focus on the years 1961–1964. Composed primarily of significant loans from museums and private collections in the United States and Europe, this will be one of the most extensive looks at this formative moment in Ryman’s career. The exhibition will be on view November 9th.


Anj Smith. Drifting Habitations at Hauser & Worth New York ~ November 9

‘But Tell it Slant’ (2023); Oil on linen; 77 x 112 cm/30 3/8 x 44 1/8 in. Anj Smith © Anj Smith, Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Alex Delfanne.

Beginning this November, British artist Anj Smith will debut work from her latest series of paintings in ‘Drifting Habitations,’ her first New York solo exhibition in nearly a decade. Known for intimate, intricately rendered canvases that explore themes of identity, eroticism, anxiety and ecology, Smith’s new work takes on a larger scale to explore notions of atopia, a concept beautifully elucidated by Roland Barthes as ‘drifting habitations,’ through subverting the genre of the female nude. Set within ecologically devastated landscapes, Smith’s gorgeous but unsettling canvases challenge the notion of fixed locations and invite us to consider the fluidity of our experiences and perceptions of the world. Delving into the complex relationship between self and space, Smith’s luminous works question the very nature of our connections to the environments we inhabit.


In Common: New Approaches with Romare Bearden at Parsons School of Design ~ November 9

Romare Bearden, Baptism, 1976 screen print.

The exhibition In Common: New Approaches With Romare Bearden highlights Romare Bearden’s work as an artist, educator, scholar, songwriter, and social activist. Drawing from the Romare Bearden Foundation collection and other private collections, the exhibition presents a selection of works demonstrating Bearden’s keen exploration of race and racial stereotypes, often taking inspiration from history, literature, the Bible, jazz, and African-American communities. His work is complemented by six leading and emerging contemporary artists—Black Quantum Futurism, Kahlil Robert Irving, Lorraine O’Grady, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, and Charisse Pearlina Weston—whose visions resonate with those of Bearden and contribute to a multigenerational dialogue on the political agency of art.

In Common: New Approaches with Romare Bearden will be on view from November 9, 2023 through January 15, 2024 at Parsons School of Design, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, NYC.


Trey Abdella: Under the Skin at Vito Schnabel Gallery ~ November 9

Trey Abdella, Live Laugh Love (2023); acrylic, foam, epoxy clay, foam clay, aqua resin, hinges, and magnetic latches on wood; 100 1/8 x 81 7/8 x 20 1/4 inches (254.3 x 208 x 51.4 cm); © Trey Abdella; Photo by Shark Senesac; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

Vito Schnabel Gallery is pleased to present Trey Abdella: Under the Skin, the gallery’s debut exhibition with the Virginia-born, New York-based artist.

On view from November 9, 2023, through January 13, 2024, Under the Skinis part of a two-venue presentation, coinciding with the debut of a major installation by the artist at David Lewis Gallery in New York.


Paul Insect: Seeyou at Allouche Gallery ~ November 9

Paul Insect, False as Dreams. Image courtesy Allouche Gallery.

Allouche Gallery will open its doors to ‘Seeyou’, an an upcoming solo exhibition featuring a new collection of works by Paul Insect.

Hailing from south-eastern England, Paul Insect’s distinct artistic style is a mesmerizing interplay of revelation and obscurity, urging viewers to contemplate their subjectivity in a society marked by a constant stream of information. A true mixed media artist, Insect works with screen prints, wood panels, linen, canvas, video, found objects and more. In “Seeyou,” Insect cleverly includes a collection of painted wall fragments, hinting at his street art roots where walls are the most accessible canvases.


Stan Squirewell: We Speak in Rivers at Claire Oliver Gallery ~ November 10

Stan Squirewell, Easter Monday Mum’s and Dandelions, 2022, Mixed media collage, paint, and hand carved Shou Sugi. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Claire Oliver Gallery proudly announces We Speak in Rivers, a solo exhibition created by artist Stan Squirewell featuring 15 large-scale multi-media artworks. With a focus on chronicling histories often overlooked, Squirewell uses documentary photographs from the 1900s that feature Black and mixed race people as a starting point to create richly layered identities and fleshed out characters, honoring and lifting up the anonymous original figures.


National Arts Club Invites You to An Evening with Photographer Ming Smith ~ November 14

Image courtesy National Arts Club


Melvin Smith & Rose Smith: Recollections of Rondo at Fort Gansevoort ~ November 15

Rose Smith, Journey to Minnesota,, 2008; Oil on canvas, 48 x 96 inches. © Rose Smith. courtesy of the artist and Fort Gansevoort, New York

Now both in their 80s, Rose and Melvin have focused for three decades on a unique shared artistic mission to recall that lost enclave, which was the center of Black life in St. Paul and home to a number of individuals, among them Major League baseball great Dave Winfield and artist Gordon Parks, who would achieve national and international renown in their fields. Rose spent most of her youth in Rondo, while Melvin was a resident between 1963 and 1968—the neighborhood’s final years. With the construction of Interstate 94 between 1956 and 1968, the Smiths witnessed first-hand the systematic leveling of their community and its culture—the process of so-called “urban renewal” that James Baldwin dubbed “Negro Removal.”


Costas Picadas: Universe/Metaverse at Donopoulos International Fine Arts ~ November 15

Costas Picadas: Blossoming Anatomy-Brain, 2023. Edition 1/7, after 3D sculpture, 40 x 60 inches. Image courtesy Donopoulos International Fine Arts.

Donopoulos International Fine Arts inaugurates their new New York Gallery on November 15 with Costas Picadas: Universe / Metaverse. The exhibition is curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos. There will be an opening reception at the gallery on November 15 from 6-8 pm.

Costas Picadas, in his series Universe / Metaverse, consisting approximately of ten multi-media works, examines both the micro and macro-worlds. Four large paintings in muted tones of green, turquoise and pink reference multiplying cell-life forms are exhibited with several colorful prints of human organs such as a heart populated by botanical growth. Moreover, Picadas’ videos, whose content portrays augmenting organic forms, unites the whole assembly.


Andrew Moore: Whiskey Point and Other Tales at Yancey Richardson ~ November 16

Jill’s Keep, Rhinebeck, 2021, Chromogenic print, 50 x 60 inches. Image courtesy Yancey Richardson.

New work by acclaimed photographer Andrew Moore will be on view at Yancey Richardson from November 16, 2023, through January 6, 2024. The exhibition, Whiskey Point and Other Tales, delves into the dazzling scenes and moody vistas of the storied Hudson Valley of New York. Through his vividly colored, large-scale photographs, Andrew Moore is known for investigating the intersections of historical moments in the U.S. and abroad, documenting the natural and built landscapes in places such Detroit, the American South, the Great Plains, New York City, Cuba, and Bosnia. Whiskey Point refers to a strip of land that juts out into the Hudson River in Ulster County where the surrounding soil was once cleared for brick production. Today it is part of a new park named after African American abolitionist and suffragette Sojourner Truth who was born a slave in Ulster County in 1797.


Retinal Hysteria Curated by Robert Storr at Venus Over Manhattan ~ November 16

L-R, Joyce Pensato, The Original Mickey, 2018. Private Collection ~ Robert Colescott, WHITE GODDESS etc., 1968. © 2023 The Robert H. Colescott Separate Property Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy of The Trust, BLUM, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York. All images Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Beginning November 16, 2023, Venus Over Manhattan will present Retinal Hysteria, an expansive two-venue exhibition curated by Robert Storr, who was previously Senior Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, and Dean of the Yale University School of Art.


Yuichiro Ukai at Venus Over Manhattan ~ November 17

Untitled (No. 62), 2023. Colored pencil, marker and ink on cardboard; 29 x 32 1/2 in (73.7 x 82.5 cm). All images of works by Yuichiro Ukai, courtesy the artist, Yukiko Koide Presents, Kyoto, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Beginning Friday, November 17th, Venus Over Manhattan will present the first solo exhibition in the United States of work by Japanese artist Yuichiro Ukai, organized in collaboration with the Kyoto gallerist Yukiko Koide of Yukiko Koide Presents.


Marta Minujin: Arte! Arte! Arte! at The Jewish Museum ~ November 17

Marta Minujin with Andy Warhol, El pago de la deuda externa argentina con maiz, “el oro latinoamericano” (Paying Off the Argentine Foreign Debt with Corn, “the Latin American Gold”), New York, 1985/2011, C-print, 36 3/8 x 39 1/4 in. (92.4 x 99.7 cm). Collection of the artist. © 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.


The NYBG 2023 Annual Holiday Train Show ~ November 17

NYBG Holiday Train Show

The Holiday Train Show returns bigger than ever with more trains and an all-new, outdoor train display. Watch model trains zip past nearly 200 famous New York landmarks in the warmth of the Conservatory…or head outsideto capture your perfect holiday photos at our all new outdoor mountainscape. After dark, join us for NYBG GLOWand discover the beauty of our landscape and historic buildings, illuminated across the grounds. And don’t miss the return of our fan-favorite Bar Car Nights, 21-and-over evenings featuring the Holiday Train Show and curated cocktails. These special evenings feature music, experiences, food, and more—making for the ultimate night out this season. On view beginning November 17th.


Pipilotti Rist.. Prickling Goosebumps & A Humming Horizon at Luhring Augustine ~ November 18

Het leven verspillen aan jou , 2021, permanent video installation, Het Depot Museum Boijmans van Beuningen,, Rotterdam. Photo: Studio Klaud & Studio Rist. Pipilotti Rist © Pipilotti Rist/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine.

On November 9th, self-described ‘wild and friendly’ Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist will present a selection of new and recent sculptural works and projections in ‘Prickling Goosebumps & a Humming Horizon,’ a major two- part exhibition opening in Chelsea. The exhibition, which will take place simultaneously at Hauser & Wirth’s 22nd Street location and Luhring Augustine’s 24th Street location, has been conceived by the artist as a multisensory experience for visitors. In these complementary presentations, Rist will explore interior and exterior—internal and external physical and psychological spaces—with Luhring Augustine reimagined as an expansive, shared ‘backyard’ and Hauser & Wirth transformed into a whimsical ‘collective living room.’


The Gingerbread City® to Open at The Seaport ~ November 18

Childlike wonder. A creation of confection. This holiday season, The Seaport and Museum of Architecture invite you to visit The Gingerbread City®, a magical metropolis made from gingerbread, candy, and frosting. This is no amateur feat — more than 50 architects and designers are involved in The Gingerbread City®’s creation, which will feature its own skyline of ginger buildings, moving trains, and twirling parts that will wow visitors of all ages. Learn how architects tackle global challenges such as climate change, as you indulge your sweet tooth and feel inspired by the city before you. Sign up for a workshop in the art of gingerbread, and take home your masterpiece, made from gingerbread by Balthazar Bakery.


9th Annual Diwali Festival at Flushing Town Hall ~ November 19

Celebrate Diwali with this all-ages festival and dance party, featuring DJ Rekha and Kathak classical dancer Abha Roy and her Srijan Dance Company with special guest dancers! Enjoy Indian classical and folk dance performances that showcase the story of Diwali, and then DJ Rekha will get you dancing with Bollywood-inspired music that combines Punjabi music with hip-hop.  Explore rangoli design with Anju Gupta, discover Indian food and recipes with Chef Nupur and Queens Curry Kitchen, as well as Indian block printing, henna, Hindi calligraphy and more.

Can’t make it in person? Watch this show from anywhere in the world! Get virtual access with a Culture Stream subscription ($5/month – cancel anytime) to get LIVE and ON-DEMAND access to watch whenever you want!


Atlantic Avenue Tree Lighting ~ November 21

Atlantic Avenue is getting ready for the merriest season of all with special events, gift deals, and SANTA! The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) will host annual holiday events and programming. On Tuesday, November 21st, the community is invited to the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The free public event will be held at the St. Cyril of Turov Belarusian Church, located at the corner of Bond Street and Atlantic Avenue.


Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ~ November 23

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade passes down Broadway in New York on Nov. 27, 1930. (AP Photo)

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will kick-off at 9am on November 23rd. This three-hour stroll down Central Park West will begin at West 77th Street, and conclude around noon at Herald Square. We heard that the best viewing spots are Central Park West ~ Columbus Circle ~ 6th Avenue between 59th and 38th Streets ~ and Herald Square.

Viewers can watch the balloon inflation on Wednesday, November 22nd from Noon to 6pm on the Upper West Side near 77th Street.

Can’t make it to the parade? Check out AP’s 95 Years of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade images.  More in Macy’s Archives.


‘In the Valley of Coming Forth’ a Play by Dr. Herukhuti presented by CCCDI AT Weeksville ~ November 24-25

Photo credit: Photo by Aryana Alexa. Taken August 2023 at CCCADI’s Afribembé Festival.

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is proud to announce the institution’s historic new initiative, a multi-year relationship with decolonial theatre artist, H. “Herukhuti” Sharif Williams, PhD, popularly known as Dr. Herukhuti. The Brooklyn-native is a cultural worker committed to making revolution irresistible through theatre/performance art, filmmaking, poetics, and cultural criticism. The producer-playwright-director has presented work in and around NYC including the New York International Fringe Theatre Festival, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance Blaktinx Festival and Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute Afribembé Festival. November 24-25.


Climb to the Top of the Harlem Fire Watchtower ~ November 26

Harlem Fire Watchtower in Marcus Garvey Park

Climb to the top of the historic Harlem Fire Watchtower in Marcus Garvey Park with Urban Park Rangers on November 26th from 1-3pm.


Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting ~ November 29

Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting

The tree will be arriving on Saturday, November 11th, with the Rockefeller Center annual tree lighting taking place on Wednesday, November 29th. If you can’t make it in person, viewers can watch live on NBC TV. The tree will be on view to January 13, 2024 at 10pm.


The Flatiron NoMad Partnership Presents ‘Control No Control’ by Iregular as Part of Winter Glow on the Flatiron North Plaza ~ November 30

Control No Control. Photo credit: Brian Medina.

The Flatiron NoMad Partnership today announced it will present the New York City debut of Control No Control – a large-scale interactive installation by digital art studio Iregular – on the Flatiron North Plaza at Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and 23rd Street, as the centerpiece of its new Winter Glow holiday programming. Presented in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program (NYC DOT Art), Control No Control will be on view from November 30, 2023, through January 1, 2024, creating a highly visible landmark in the heart of Manhattan’s vibrant Flatiron and NoMad neighborhoods this winter.


Atlantic Avenue Merchant Holiday Window Judging Competition ~ November 30

The Annual Atlantic Avenue Holiday Festivities. Image courtesy AALDC.

On Thursday, November 30, the Atlantic Avenue Merchant Holiday Window Judging Competition will have five judges travel along the avenue to view the festive winter wonderland designs created by participating Atlantic Avenue merchants. This year’s judges will include Tony Dokoupil, American journalist and co-host of “CBS Mornings,” Sergio Delavicci, actor in John Wick 3 and Creed 2, Grace Freedman, founder and lead curator of Why Not Art?, and visual artist and muralist Dan Petersen. They will vote for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. For the list of judges and bios, visit


Moving in December with a Visit to Rolf’s German Restaurant

Every December, we kick-off our Holiday Season at one of the most festive restaurants in town ~ Welcome to Rolf’s German Restaurant in Gramercy Park.


Still on View:


Reflections: The Art of Burton Silverman at Salmagundi Club on view to November 3, 2023

Burton Silverman (HON RA 2000): Beachscape, 2023. Image courtesy Salmagundi Club.

The Salmagundi Club will present Reflections: The Art of Burton Silverman, offering a retrospective of one of America’s most accomplished Realist painters and teachers. The exhibition traces Silverman’s prolific career focusing on the last 23 years, highlighting his evolution as an artist into his late 90s.


Pierre Soulages: From Midnight to Twilight at Lévy Gorvy Dayan on view to November 4, 2023

IMAGE: Soulages in his studio, 2014 (Vincent Cunillėre). Image courtesy Lévy Gorvy Dayan. 

With museum loans from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and others, the exhibition honors the late artist through an extraordinarily academic approach, including a room devoted to documentary materials and historical context, as well as a scholarly publication with an introduction by Alfred Pacquement (co-organizer of Soulages’ 2019-2020 Musée du Louvre exhibition and President of Musée Soulages), and an illustrated comparative chronology by the Centre Pompidou’s Camille Morando, Head of Information and Research on Modern Collections. These materials represent the first posthumous examination of Soulages’ life and legacy, particularly his relationships in New York in the 1950s-60s.


BK Adams: Five Miles at Claire Oliver Gallery on view to November 4, 2023

BK Adams, Sul Surrender, Oil on canvas, 2021-22, 60 x 83 x 2 inches/152 x 211 x 4cm. Images courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

he exhibition features 10 large-scale, multimedia artworks that are layered narratives of symbolism, syphers, recurring imagery and text. Adams employs a complex system of references from the natural world such as dried flowers and wax bees alongside recurring characters such as the lion and the blue horse to tell complex biographical and allegorical stories. The exhibition marks the gallery debut for the artist, whose work has already been placed in four institutions since he joined the gallery’s program in early 2023.


Exemplary Modern. Sophie Taeuber-Arp with Contemporary Artists at Hauser & Wirth on view to November 4, 2023

Sophie Taeuber-Arp in the planning office for the Aubette, Straßburg, France, 1927. Courtesy Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin/Rolandswerth and Hauser & Wirth. © Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin/Rolandswerth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Photo: unknown

Beginning 6 September, Hauser & Wirth New York will present a special exhibition juxtaposing key works by pioneering early 20th-century Swiss modernist Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) with works by three contemporary artists—Leonor Antunes, Ellen Lesperance and Nicolas Party. ‘Exemplary Modern. Sophie Taeuber-Arp with Contemporary Artists’ highlights the versatility and enduring legacy of the Swiss avant-garde master. Through the sculptures, works on paper and textile on view, the practices of Antunes, Lesperance and Party resonate with that of Taeuber-Arp, underscoring the diversity and enduring influence of her radical interdisciplinary oeuvre.


The Geometry of Modernism: Vintage Photographs at Keith de Lellis Gallery on view to November 4, 2023

Elio Luxardo (Italian-Brazilian, 1908-1969), F.T. Marinetti, 1930, Vintage gelatin silver print. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery.

Included in this exhibition are Paul Woolf, Alfred Stieglitz, Arnost Piker, Paul Strand, Bernard Shea Horne, Charlotte Brooks, Gordon Coster, William Post, Arnold Genthe, Estelle Wolf, Margaret Bourke-White, Underwood & Underwood, Harold Haliday Costain, Walter Westervelt, Elio Luxardo, Marcel Bovis, Jean Moral, George Platt Lynes, George Hoyningen-Huene, Paul Anderson, Thurman Rotan, C. Frankenberger, Ira Wright Martin, Dudley Glanfield, Edward Quigley, Ben Judah Lubschez, Daniel Masclet, Herbert Matter, E.O. Hoppé, Germaine Kroll, Edward Steichen, Antoinette B. Hervey, F.S. Lincoln, Clarence White.


Fund for Park Avenue Art Installations on view through November 5, 2023

Willie Cole for The Fund for Park Avenue, July 2023

In addition to the seasonal displays of summer begonias and fall chrysanthemums, The Fund for Park Avenue and its Sculpture Committee are thrilled to announce the simultaneous exhibitions of works by Willie Cole, Raul Mourão and Sophia Vari on Park Avenue. Presented in conjunction with NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks Program and the related galleries, all seventeen pieces can be seen together on the avenue through November 5th, 2023 between 53rd & 70th Streets.


Mickalene Thomas Je t’adore at Yancey Richardson on view through November 11, 2023

Mickalene Thomas, November 1977, 2023, dye sublimation prints and rhinestones.

Debuting these new works, Thomas investigates the notion of desire, memory, sexuality, and transformation through images of everyday, familiar Black women positioned and posed as alluring beauties. Thomas was inspired by the exhibition Black Womanhood(2009) and the book The Black Female Body by Deborah Willis and Carla Williams, a photographic history of the fascination of western cultures with the Black body. These two references have informed the artist’s long exploration of the Jet beauties of the month and inspired her personal engagement with an array of familiar, yet anonymous women, simultaneously reflecting on the complexities imposed on the artist’s own body. The exhibition expands upon Thomas’ existing series of collages that reference the status of Jet calendars within the history of African American art while challenging society’s traditional notions of beauty, erotica, and sensuality.


Nicholas Galanin: In Every Language There is Land in Brooklyn Bridge Park on view to November 12, 2023

IMAGE CREDITS: Nicholas Galanin. In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra, 2023 Corten steel. Courtesy of the artist and Peter Blum Gallery
Photo: Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund, NY. Presented by Public Art Fund at Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York City, May 16 through Fall 2023.

On May 16, 2023, Public Art Fund will debut In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra, a monumental corten steel sculpture by artist Nicholas Galanin. The artist’s first public artwork in New York City, this new 30-foot tall sculpture combines references to the US/Mexico border wall and Pop Art, serving as a point of focus to consider the legacy of colonization and its impact on migration and our relationships with Land across generations, cultures, and communities. In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra questions the concept of border walls, which are designed to cut across land and water, restricting access to the migratory routes necessary for various life forms.


Mathias Gmachl: Echoes on Broadway in The Garment District on view through November 13, 2023

Echoes – A Voice from Uncharted Waters, created by Mathias Gmachl, a co-production of Quartier des spectacles Partnership (Canada) MuseumsQuartier Wien (Austria) and the LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura (Switzerland). Photo credit: Vivien Gaumand

A monumental, majestic steel whale will grace Broadway in the heart of Midtown Manhattan in the Garment District, as the Garment District Alliance will unveil its latest interactive public art display titled Echoes – A Voice from Uncharted Waters on Thursday (9/14). With its captivating sound and light effects, the 55-foot-long installation invites viewers to reflect on the impact of everyday activities on nature and the environment. Located on the Broadway plazas in the Garment District between 38th and 39th Streets, Echoes – A Voice from Unchartered Waters is free and will be available to the public through November 13.


Katya Leonovich: Everyday Heroes on view to November 13, 2023

Katya Leonovich, Barber, 2023, oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches

“Everyday Heroes,” an exhibition of new paintings and photographs by artist Katya Leonovich, will be on view at Leonovich Gallery  from October 4-November 13, 2023.  A catalogue with an essay by exhibition curator Kathleen Cullen will be available.


Mark Podwal: A Collage of Customs at The Museum at Eldridge Street on view through November 19, 2023

Image courtesy of the artist and Museum at Eldridge Street

A Collage of Customs features Podwal’s inventive interpretations of woodcuts from the 16th-century Sefer Minhagim (Book of Customs). The works combine lighthearted, imaginative whimsy with insightful commentary on Jewish customs and history. His work not only injects a sense of playfulness into religious objects and practices, but also invites deeper contemplation and appreciation of their significance. Through his art and accompanying text, Podwal offers a nuanced and thought-provoking exploration of Jewish culture. The exhibition is on loan from the Skirball Museum at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Felipe Baeza: Unruly forms on view at the JCDeaux Bus Shelters Citywide to November 19, 2023

Artist Felipe Baeza. Image courtesy Public Art Fund.

Opening on August 9, Public Art Fund will present Unruly Forms, a series of eight new and recent paintings by Felipe Baeza. These artworks will be displayed on over 400 JCDecaux bus shelters and street furniture across New York, Chicago, and Boston in the United States, as well as in Mexico City, León, and Querétaro in Mexico. The exhibition will mark Public Art Fund’s first exhibition in Mexico, as well as the artist’s first public art exhibition in Chicago, Boston, and Mexico.


Sobin Park: Pictograph to Sign at Tenri Cultural Institute on view through November 22, 2023

The artist, Sobin Park, image courtesy of the artist.

From her earlier imagery of ‘dragons and maidens,’ Park’s formal vocabulary has developed into an external nexus of differentiated signs and intricate webs, where the viewers’ imagination travels rapidly like an electrical current through their linear and tangled forms. Moreover, her symbolic paintings, in which abstract figures with their ambient and velvety outlines undulate infinitely, expand the modernist paradigm, for which sign or symbol constituted in a common denominator of creative expression of intimate non-representational feeling.


Phyllida Barlow: PRANK in City Hall Park on view through November 26, 2023

Phyllida Barlow “PRANK: mimic”; 2022/23 2022-23 Corten steel, fiberglass, lacquer © Phyllida Barlow Courtesy Hauser & Wirth Photo: Flip Wolak, courtesy Public Art Fund, NY Artwork a part of “Phyllida Barlow: PRANK”, presented by Public Art Fund in City Hall Park, New York City, June 6, 2023-November 26, 2023.

On June 6, 2023, Public Art Fund will debut PRANK, the late British artist Phyllida Barlow’s final series of large-scale freestanding sculptures. This exhibition of seven new steel and fiberglass sculptures in City Hall Park offers the opportunity to experience her rich artistic legacy in the public sphere. As Barlow’s first series of outdoor sculptures made from robust long-lasting materials, PRANK marks a notable departure from the artist’s typical use of materials suitable for indoor display, extending her highly influential practice into the realm of public art.


Marking Time: Art in the Age of Incarceration at The Schomburg Center on view through December 4, 2023

Marking Time. Ronnie Goodman, Courtesy of William James Association.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is the current destination for the acclaimed exhibition, Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration curated by Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood ~ previously on view at MoMA PS1 in 2020.

Documenting the work of more than 30 artists, including people in prisons, formerly incarcerated artists, and work by non-incarcerated artists concerned with state repression, the exhibition will be on view throughout the historic research library. Marking Time will be on view through December 4, 2023, with all three galleries on view, an artist talk, and a performance.


‘What Models Make Worlds: Critical Imaginaries of AI’ at Ford Foundation Gallery on view to December 9, 2023

Morehshin Allahyari, ماه طلعت / Moon-Faced (detail), 2022, monitor, mirror frame, video. Courtesy of the artist.

In computer science, algorithmic models are used to forecast and visualize prospective futures. Beyond recent large language models (ChatGPT) and image generators (DALL-E, Midjourney), modeling is also used in predictive policing, judicial risk assessment, automated hiring, and elsewhere. These models structure our present, projecting worlds marked by radically asymmetrical power distributions. Invoking the various meanings of “modeling,” the exhibition assembles the work of artists who map the limits of our current algorithmic imaginaries and move beyond them in acts of critical world building.


Carole Feuerman: Sea Idylls on Park Avenue on view to December 10, 2023

Carole A. Feuerman, Justice

Patrons of Park Avenue (POPA) have made a big splash with its second art installation along the Park Avenue divide from 34th Street to 38th Street in Murray Hill. Carole A. Feuerman: Sea Idylls ~ a Monumental Exhibition of nine sculptures will be on view to December 10, 2023. Artist Carole A. Feuerman and Galeries Bartoux will hold a formal unveiling/ribbon cutting on Thursday, April 27th at 4pm at 38th Street and Park Avenue.

In addition, Carole Feuerman: Sea Idylls, a solo exhibition is on view at Galleries Bartoux, 104 Central Park South, NYC. An Opening Reception for this exhibition will be held on April 27th at 6:30pm.


My Neighbors Garden by Sheila Pepe in Madison Square Park on view through December 10, 2023

Sheila Pepe: My Neighbor’s Garden unveiled in Madison Square Park

Convening groups of novice and advanced crocheters, artist Sheila Pepe will create her first outdoor exhibition commissioned by Madison Square Park Conservancy and opening on June 26. In My Neighbor’s Garden, Pepe upends a traditional American nineteenth-century urban park layout with a twenty-first century temporary installation that brings color, unexpected materials, and optimism outdoors. Pepe, a feminist and queer artist whose elaborate web-like structures summon and critique conventional women’s craft practice, uses crochet to transform contemporary sculpture.

Art for the Millions: American Culture and Politics in the 1930s at The Met on view to December 10, 2023

Image: Elizabeth Olds (American, 1896–1991). Miner Joe, 1942. Screenprint. 16 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (41.9 x 31.1 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum Accession, transferred from the Lending Library Collection (64.500.1) © The Estate of Elizabeth Olds

The 1930s was a decade of political and social upheaval in the United States, and the art and visual culture of the time reflected the unsettled environment. Americans searched for their cultural identity during the Great Depression, a period marked by divisive politics, threats to democracy, and intensified social activism, including a powerful labor movement. Featuring more than 100 works from The Met collection and several lenders, Art for the Millions: American Culture and Politics in the 1930s explores how artists expressed political messages and ideologies through a range of media, from paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs to film, dance, decorative arts, fashion, and ephemera. Highlights include paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, and Stuart Davis; prints by Elizabeth Olds, Dox Thrash, and Riva Helfond; photographs by Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange; footage of Martha Graham’s dance Frontier; and more.


Louise Bourgeois. Once there was a mother at Hauser & Wirth Editions on view to December 23, 2023

From L-R: Louise Bourgeois, the Passage, 2007. Digital print on fabric with fabric collage Unique variant. 129.5 x 96.5 x 5.1 cm/51 x 38 x 2 in. © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. courtesy The Easton Foundation and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Christopher Burke.
Louise Bourgeois, The Fragile, 2007. Digital prints on fabric, some with dye additions, suite of 36 Ed. 7/7 + 3 APs. Each: 29.2 x 24.1 cm/11 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. © The Easton Foundation/ Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Courtesy The Easton Foundation and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Sarah Muehlbauer.

Hauser & Wirth is pleased to announce that the gallery will inaugurate its new dedicated space for Hauser & Wirth Editions with ‘Once there was a mother,’ a solo presentation of important and little-seen works by Louise Bourgeois (1911– 2010). Celebrated for large-scale sculpture and installation art, Bourgeois was also an inventive and prolific printmaker, especially during the last decade of her life. Centered around one of her most powerful themes––motherhood and maternity––the exhibition places Bourgeois’s printed works in relation to sculptures and drawings to highlight the essential role printmaking played within her multifaceted practice. It is the first show to focus on Bourgeois’s prints since the 2017-18 MoMA exhibition, ‘Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait,’ curated by Deborah Wye, who is also the editor of the online catalogue raisonné of Bourgeois’s prints and books.


Vulnerable Landscapes at Staten Island Museum on view to December 30, 2023

Vulnerable Landscapes at Staten Island Museum

Vulnerable Landscapes, now on view at the Staten Island Museum, is an interdisciplinary exhibition that centers the shorelines at the forefront of climate change in one of New York City’s most vulnerable landscapes: Staten Island.

The exhibition, which opened on Earth Day, explores Staten Island’s unique challenges due to its geography and history, with industry and community concentrated where water meets ground. Vulnerable Landscapes circumnavigates Staten Island illuminating the past to shed light on the future.


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

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

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


Ruth Asawa Through Line at The Whitney on view to January, 2024

Ruth Asawa, Untitled (BMC.59, Meander – Straight Lines), c. 1948. Ink on paper, 7 7/8 × 13 1/2 in. (20 × 34.3 cm). Private collection. Artwork © 2023 Ruth Asawa Lanier, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy David Zwirner

Ruth Asawa Through Line, opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art on September 16, 2023, spotlights the work of groundbreaking artist Ruth Asawa (1926–2013). Known broadly for her rhythmic looped-wire sculptures, Asawa dedicated herself to daily drawing exercises, which served as the connective tissue―or through line―of her creative process and fueled her commitment to art. Through drawing, Asawa explored her surroundings and turned everyday encounters into moments of profound beauty, endowing ordinary objects with new aesthetic possibilities.


Manet/Degas at The Met Fifth Avenue on view to January 7, 2024

Image: Left: Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883). Plum Brandy , ca. 1877. Oil on canvas, 29 x 19 3/4 in. (73.6 x 50.2 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (1971.85.1). Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; right: Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). In a Café (The Absinthe Drinker) , 1875–76. Oil on canvas, 36 1/4 × 26 15/16 in. (92 × 68.5 cm). Musée d’Orsay, Paris. © Musée d’Orsay Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt. Image courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art

Manet/Degas examines one of the most significant artistic dialogues in the genesis of modern art. Born only two years apart, Édouard Manet (1832–1883) and Edgar Degas (1834–1917) were friends, rivals, and, at times, antagonists whose work shaped the development of modernist painting in France. By examining the ways in which their careers intersected and presenting their work side by side, this exhibition investigates how their artistic objectives and approaches both overlapped and diverged.


Barkley L. Hendricks: Portraits at the Frick will be on view to January 7, 2024

Barkley L. Hendricks, Lawdy Mama, 1969. Oil and gold leaf on canvas. 53 3/4 x 36 1/4 in. (136.5 x 92.1 cm). The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; gift of Stuart Liebman, in memory of Joseph B. Liebman. Artwork: © Barkley L. Hendricks, courtesy of the Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Barkley L. Hendricks: Portraits at the Frick, which will display paintings drawn from both public and private collections, is organized by the Frick’s Curator Aimee Ng and Consulting Curator Antwaunn Sargent. The accompanying catalogue is authored by Ng and Sargent,, with a foreword by Thelma Golden and contributions by Adams, Thomas, and Wiley, along with Hilton Als, Nick Cave, Awol Erizku, Rashid Johnson,, and Fahamu Pekoe. The Frick will present a roster of educational programs to complement the show.


Only the Young: Experimental Art in Korea, 1960s-1970s at The Guggenheim Museum on view to January 7, 2024

Jung Kanji, Kiss Me, 1967/2001. Mixed media, 47 1/4 x 78 3/4 x 9 11/16 in. (120 x 200 x 50 cm). ARARIO collection. © Jung Kangia/ARARIO Collection, courtesy Jung Kanji Estate and ARARIO Gallery. Photo: Hang Junho (image Zoom).

This historic presentation will examine artistic production from an era of remarkable transformation in South Korea, when young artists who came of age in the decades immediately following the Korean War reflected and responded to the changing socioeconomic, political, and material conditions that accompanied the nation’s rapid urbanization and modernization. The exhibition will center on a network of key artists, including Ha Chong-Hyun, Kim Kulim, Jung Kangja, Lee Seung-taek, Lee Kang-so, Lee Kun-Yong, and Sung Neung Kyung, who, in addition to creating boundary-pushing works of art, pursued exhibitions, performances, publications, and public seminars, often under the rubric of self-organized collectives. Porous in nature, groups such as the Korean Avant Garde Association, Space and Time, and the Fourth Group, as well as nationwide exhibition platforms such as the Daegu Contemporary Art Festival and international biennials, provided fertile grounds for innovative – and often provocative – practices that broke definitively with those of their predecessors. While the artists never formally announced a movement, the term “Experimental art” was first historicized in a landmark publication by Gim Mi-gyeong based on her doctoral dissertation Experimental Art and Society in 1960s and 1970s Korea(2000), which has since propelled a reexamination of this influential but understudied group of artists.


The House Edge at The 8th Floor on view through January 13, 2024

Jim Denomie, The Posse, 1995. Oil on canvas, 36×48 in. Courtesy of the artist’s estate and Bockley Gallery.

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is pleased to present The House Edge, curated by Caitlin Chaisson. The exhibition features the work of sixteen artists who consider the economic dimensions of Indigenous sovereignty. Though capitalism seeks to define relations between subjects and places, the artists demonstrate how notions of land ownership, property, and consumerism are contested and rewritten through diverse Indigenous practices. Showcasing drawing, painting, print, sculpture, video, and photography, with many works exhibited publicly for the first time, The House Edge will take place at The 8th Floor and run from September 28, 2023 through January 13, 2024. Featured artists include David Bradley, Jim Denomie, Joe Feddersen, Harry Fonseca, G. Peter Jemison, Chaz John, Matthew Kirk, Terran Last Gun, Rachel Martin, Kimowan Metchewais, Nora Naranjo-Morse, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Duane Slick, Bently Spang, Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, and Nico Williams.


Craft Front & Center at Museum of Arts and Design on view through January 14, 2024

Image (from left to right): Ruth Clement Bond (designer) and Rose Marie Thomas (maker), Tennessee Valley Authority Appliqué Quilt Design of Man with Crane, 1934; Sarah Zapata, A little domestic waste IV, 2017; Eleanor Lakelin, Column Vessel I (from “Echoes of Amphora” series), 2022.

An ongoing exhibition of the Museum’s growing permanent collection of over 3,500 objects, Craft Front & Center features a fresh installation of more than 60 historic works and new acquisitions dating from the golden age of the American Craft movement to the present day. Organized into themes of material transformation, dismantling heirarchies, contemplation, identity, and sustainability, the exhibition illuminates how the expansive field of craft has broadened definitions of art.


Death is Not the End at The Rubin Museum of Art on view to January 14, 2024

Unknown European artist; A Woman Divided into Two, Representing Life and Death; 1790–1820; oil painting; 16 5/16 × 14 in. (41.5 x 35.5 cm); Wellcome Collection, London; 45063i

The Rubin Museum of Art is pleased to present “Death Is Not the End,” a new exhibition opening March 17 that explores notions of death and the afterlife through the art of Tibetan Buddhism and Christianity. Featuring prints, oil paintings, bone ornaments, thangka paintings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, and ritual objects, “Death Is Not the End” invites contemplation on the universal human condition of impermanence and the desire to continue to exist.


Picasso: A Cubist Commission in Brooklyn at The Met Fifth Avenue on view to January 14, 2024

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Still Life on a Piano, 1911-1912, Oil and charcoal on canvas. 19 11/16 x 51 3/16 in. (50 x 130 cm). Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Museum Berggruen. © 2023 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Met will open Picasso: A Cubist Commission in Brooklyn, the first exhibition dedicated to a captivating, but lesser-known chapter in the Cubist period of Pablo Picasso (1881–1973). In 1910, while making radical formal experiments with the human figure that brought him to the brink of abstraction, the artist embarked on a decorative commission for the Brooklyn residence of artist, collector, and critic Hamilton Easter Field(1873–1922). While the commission ultimately went unrealized, it served as a catalyst for Picasso’s exploration of Cubism, as he worked, abandoned, and reworked the panels in various studios in France. This focused exhibition will bring together for the first time six paintings linked to the commission—a group of figure and still life compositions—along with related works and archival material. It provides a unique opportunity to view these canvases together in the same gallery and to consider them in relation to the architectural space for which they were originally intended.


Judy Chicago: Herstory at The New Museum on view through January 14, 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. On view from October 12, 2023, through January 14, 2024, 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 January 14, 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. On view October 12, 2023, through January 14, 2024, “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.


Shary Boyle: Outside The Palace of Me at Museum of Arts and Design on view to February 25, 2024

Shary Boyle, White Elephant, 2021, Aluminum, foam, textiles, porcelain, motor. Courtesy of the artist and Patel Brown Gallery. Photo credit: John Jones.

On view from September 23, 2023–February 25, 2024, Shary Boyle: Outside the Palace of Me explores the forces that create our inner and outer selves, both individual and collective. The multisensory solo exhibition of new works by the artist includes exquisitely sculpted ceramics, life-sized automatons, two-way mirrors, a coin-operated sculpture, and an interactive soundtrack. To help realize her creative vision for the exhibition, Boyle enlisted a team of collaborators, including a scenic designer, costume artist, robotics engineer, amusement park innovator, and acrylic nail artist. Each work in the exhibition is a testament to slow, skilled, passionate handcraft.


Inheritance at The Whitney Museum of American Art on view through February 2024

Sophie Rivera, I am U, 1995. Gelatin silver print, 38 5/8 × 38 9/16 in. (98.1 × 97.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of the artist 2019.390. © Estate of Dr. Martin Hurwitz

The Whitney Museum of American Art presents Inheritance, an exhibition of nearly sixty artworks by forty-three leading artists that traces the profound impact of legacy across familial, historical, and aesthetic lines. Featuring primarily new acquisitions and rarely-seen works from the collection, this diverse array of paintings, sculptures, videos, photographs, drawings, and major time-based media installations from the last five decades asks us to consider what has been passed on and how it may shift, change, or live again.


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

Frick Madison, Nicolas Party and Rosalba Carriera installation.

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


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

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

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


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 Dark also 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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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

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

See you in December!