Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the October 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup




Pull out your sweaters and get ready for some of our favorite annual events like Atlantic Antic,  the annual Village Parade and all the Halloween and Fall Foliage events. It’s time for Archtober and Open House New York, along with several major art exhibitions. Here are a few suggestion.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Chelsea Market with the Exhibition ‘Every Color’

‘Every Color’ installation view courtesy Chelsea Mark

Chelsea Market’s latest exhibit has tapped some of the most talented artists in the Latin-X community.  “Every Color” represents the Hispanic lineage that represents every hue, whether it is on canvas or in life. Seven artists have been chosen to represent their artistic discipline in relation to the Latin-X community.


Firehouse: The Photography of Jill Freedman at NYC Fire Museum in Soho

Firehouse: The Photography of Jill Freedman at NYC Fire Museum

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

The exhibition features a number of images contained in Freedman’s book, Firehouse, which was released in 1977 and garnered rave reviews highlighting their honesty and grit that captured the danger, tragedy, heroism, and camaraderie of being a firefighter in New York City.


Archtober 2022

Wave Hill

On land and sea, Archtober is New York City’s Architecture and Design Month ~ an annual festival of architecture activities, programs, and exhibitions taking place during the month of October. The Event now has more than 100 partners including the annual Open House New York Weekend.

This years Archtober will take visitors to Little Island, the New York Botanical Garden, Grand Central, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Little Island, Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, Wave Hill, South Street Seaport, Museum at Eldridge Street, Merchants House Museum, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Staten Island Museum, New Canaan, Connecticut Museum & Historical Society, as well as a number of lectures & book talks.

Tour the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill, Jewish Lower East Side, The Changing Face of North Midtown and Crosstown Below the Park. Take a walk down Fifth Avenue with Village Preservation, and a walking tour of Roosevelt Island, New Town, Cornell Tech and Four Freedoms Park. Have fun at Battery Playscape on October 19th. Be sure to check the entire calendar of events.


America Martin ‘Unframed’ is Fall Exhibition at JoAnne Artman Gallery

America Martin. Image courtesy of the Gallery

Prioritizing the figure as a central focal point throughout her career, America Martin’s imagery is allegorical, familiar, and above all, hopeful. Exhilaratingly fluid and densely rich, the works examine the principles of figuration, portraiture, and the body’s environments. Optimistic in her strokes, omnipresent throughout the narrative, and original in her inspirations, Martin reimagines her preferred subjects of reclined women amidst nature and performing musicians. Maintaining her signature bold line and massive, solid figures across a variety of mediums, Martin’s emotive marks are an assimilation of light, pigment, movement, and an incomparable emphasis on storytelling.


Repopulations: New Horizons at Last Frontier NYC ~ October 1

Last Frontier NYC

EPOPULATIONS: New Horizons is the second iteration of the Climate Week-inspired exhibition series REPOPULATIONS which focuses on environmentally-themed subjects and takes place yearly during the summer and early fall months. Curated by Daniela Holban, this exhibition is part of the larger NOoSPHERE Arts’ WE ARE NATURE Series: art events that make full use of the unique stage setting of the Kingsland Wildflowers bird sanctuary at Broadway Stages in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, to engage a diverse audience in environmental efforts through art.


The Atlantic Antic Returns to Brooklyn ~ October 2

Photo credit: Atlantic Avenue LDC

The Atlantic Antic™ Festival, presented by Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC), is returning for its 47th year on Sunday, October 2, 2022. The annual festival is a veritable New York institution, beloved for its distinctive selection of vendors and activities as well as its focus on elevating local and small businesses from Atlantic Avenue and beyond. From noon until 6pm, rain or shine, the public is invited to enjoy a variety of merchandise, food and entertainment as they stroll along ten blocks in neighborhoods including Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn.


Village Preservation Unveils Plaque at Former Residence of Allen Ginsberg & William S. Burroughs ~ October 6

Photo Citation: Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and artist Maretta Greer near the intersection of Hudson & Perry Streets” from Village Preservation’s Historic Image Archive.
Photo Credit: © Estate of Fred W. McDarrah. Our special thanks to the Estate of Fred W. McDarrah for their support of Village Preservation.

Village Preservation will be installing a plaque to commemorate the Beat Generation at a building where Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs lived early in their career. The two, along with occasional visitor Jack Kerouac, formed the nucleus of this influential post-war countercultural movement. We will hear excerpts from their work and a discussion of the importance of the Beat Generation and of these authors’ early work. Located at 204-206 East 7th Street, Register for this Free event.


The New Yorker Festival presents the Virtual Conversation “The Power of Nature to Improve Public Health ~ October 8

Join the New Yorker Festival for a free virtual talk sponsored by The Nature Conservancy taking place October 7th from 7-8pm. The talk will feature Katharine Hayhoe, Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy in conversation with Dr. Jerry Abraham, Director of Vaccines at Kedren Community Health Center in South Los Angeles, and moderated by the Nature Conservancy in New York’s Executive Director, Bill Ulfelder. This is a free event with RSVP.


Tom Sachs: Spaceships at Acquavella Galleries ~ October 7

Tom Sachs, Generation Ship, (2019-2021), Makita charger, tennis balls, steel hardware, White brand mop bucket, mixed media  7.5 H x 20 W x 22 D inches, Credit: Genevieve Hanson

Acquavella Galleries will be opening its doors to the third exhibition with New York-based artist Tom Sachs. Titled Spaceships, this group of new and recent sculptures and paintings will be on view at Acquavella New York, opening on October 7.


The Little Red Lighthouse Festival ~ October 8

Little Red Lighthouse in Fort Washington Park. Image credit: NYC Parks

The Little Red Lighthouse Festival will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022 from Noon to 4:00pm. The Little Red Lighthouse is located at West 178th Street and the Hudson River in Fort Washington Park.


Art Lives Here Presents ‘Look This Way’ at JVS Project Space ~ October 8

Jose Soto, Terminalia: Sculptures of Light. Image courtesy of the artist and Living With Art.

Art Lives Here is thrilled to be back at JVS Project Space presenting a new exhibition featuring three collaborating artist members. Look This Way is an exhibition that takes photography beyond its expected boundaries with sculptures and assemblages that create an unexpected dialogue. In a culture inundated with images, the artists are exploring how visual art informs our perception of essentially everything. Look This Way opening on Saturday, October 8th.


The New David Geffen Hall Opens ~ October 8

East Elevation ~ The reimaginationn of David Geffen Hall will welcome all who visit with generosity, warmth and fun. Vivid colors, patterns and textures that mirror the spirit and vibrancy of performance will enrich its public spaces.

The much anticipated, newly renovated David Geffen Hall opens to the public on October 8, 2022 ~ home of the New York Philharmonic and new welcoming cultural home for New York. Completed two years early with a transformative design by Diamond Schmitt Architects and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, the project represents a statement of faith in New York and its artistic community, while delivering jobs and economic development at a crucial time for the city’s rebound.


Just Above Midtown at MoMA ~ October 9

Senga Nengudi performing Air Propo at JAM, 1981. Courtesy Senga Nengudi and Lévy Gorvy.

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.


Bitter|Sweet, a Series of Ceramic Pottery Pieces by Laurie Carretta Scupp in the Garment District ~ October 11

Image courtesy of the artist, Laurie Carretta Scupp

Created during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020, BitterISweet, created by artist Laurie Carretta Scupp,presents a series of emotionally connected stories in clay, representing the ‘bittersweet’ moments during isolation. Located in a street-level window at 215 West 38th Street, the free exhibit is accessible to the public through December 4th.


Susumu Kamijo: Jack & Venus at Venus Over Manhattan on Great Jones ~ October 12

Susumu Kamijo, Sudden Joy (2022), Acrylic,flashe vinyl paint, wax pastel on canvas, 74 x 92 in (188 x 233.7 cm). All images of works by Susumu Kamijo: courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York

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.


BRIC Media Maker Weekend ~ October 13-15

The 7th Annual BRIC Media Maker Weekend is a three-day conference featuring free workshops, lectures, and panel discussions designed to educate makers on various aspects of media and content creation for television, film, and podcasting. Located at 647 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, the event will run from October 13-15 and is Free. RSVP Here.



The Eveillard Gift at Frick Madison ~ October 13

Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun Head of a Woman, 1784 Pastel on faded blue paper, 12 x 9 7/8 inches. Promised Gift from the Collection of Elizabeth and Jean-Marie Eveillard Photo: Joseph Coscia Jr.

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. The twenty-six works include some of the couple’s finest acquisitions: eighteen drawings, five pastels, two prints, and one oil sketch. Along with preparatory figurative sketches and independent studies and portraits are two vivid landscape scenes. Artists represented come from the same schools that attracted Henry Clay Frick as a collector, many of whom are represented in the permanent collection: François Boucher, Edgar Degas, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Thomas Lawrence, and Jean-François Millet. The gift also introduces to the museum’s holdings works by artists not previously represented, including Gustave Caillebotte, Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Jan Lievens, John Singer Sargent, and Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun.


Kinship: Dusti Bongé and Betty Parsons at Hollis Taggart Chelsea ~ October 13

Dusti Bongé, Betty Parsons

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.


Spray Painterly 2, curated by Stickymonger at Allouche Gallery ~ October 13

Andre, Paris NYC Black Mr. A on Pink, 2022 Acrylic and spray paint on canvas 76.8 x 1.2 x 44.9 inches. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

Continuing to advance the notion of spray paint as a fine art medium, Brooklyn-based artist Stickymonger will curate the second in a series of exhibitions exploring the beauty, range and messaging of spray paint as an art form. Spray Painterly 2 will open at Allouche Gallery on October 13th.


Soul of the City | Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s at Museum of the City of New York ~ October 13

Photo by Richard Barone

Join The Museum of the City of New York for a transporting evening of song and stories presented by musician and writer Richard Barone in celebration of his new book, Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s. 


Danielle Mckinney: Golden Hour at Marianne Boesky Gallery ~ October 13

Image Caption: Danielle Mckinney, Dream Catcher, 2021. Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.7 cm.). Courtesy of the artist, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen, and Night Gallery, Los Angeles. © Danielle Mckinney.

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.


‘Reuben Sinha: Breathing Without Fear’ Installation in Marcus Garvey Park ~ October 16

Image rendering courtesy Connie Lee, Art Lives Here NYC

Heads-up for all who love watching the installation of outdoor art sculptures ~ on the heals of the deinstallation of  ‘Thomas J. Price: Witness,’ last week, Breathing Without Fear by Art Lives Here artist-member Reuben Sinha will be installed on Sunday, October 16th from 1:00 ~ 4:00pm as a celebration of public art in Marcus Garvey Park. The new temporary sculpture will be located on the east-side oval lawn at Madison Avenue and 123rd Street inn East Harlem.


Edward Hopper’s New York at The Whitney Museum of American Art ~ October 19

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

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


Self Power | Self Play: 50 years of Erotic Portraiture by Linda Troeller at Museum of Sex ~ October 19

Linda Troller, Floating, 2017. Image courtesy of the Museum

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.


Susumu Kamijo at Jack Hanley Gallery ~ October 19

Susumu Kamijo, The Two (2022), Acrylic, flashe vinyl paint, pastel pencil on canvas, 55 x 66 in (139.7 x 167.6 cm) All images of works by Susumu Kamijo: courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York

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.


The Elizabeth Foundation Open Studios 2022 ~ October 20-22

EFA OPEN STUDIOS is an annual event that welcomes the public to visit the studios and galleries of the EFA building in Midtown Manhattan. It is an opportunity to see the most recent works by artists and to gain meaningful insight into their process of creation. We invite curators, collectors, dealers, artists, and art lovers to join in a meaningful dialog with our internationally recognized members. The EFA Studio Program is a vibrant and diverse community of over 75 artists working in a wide range of media and artistic sensibilities. All are professional artists with established studio practices and career honors. The EFA Robert Blackburn Print Making Workshop and EFA Project Space will be open for tours and demos.


Judith Schaechter: Make/Believe at Claire Oliver Gallery ~ October 21

Judith Schaechter, De-Luxe, 2022, 28” x 40”, stained glass, courtesy of Claire Oliver Gallery

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.  The works in MAKE/BELIEVE reflect myriad current events over the past few years from the pandemic to the BLM movement in Schaechter’s characteristically elliptical imagery that is deeply narrative while indirect in its references.  For MAKE/BELIEVE, Schaechter has also designed a custom wallpaper that will be installed throughout the exhibition.  MAKE/BELIEVE marks the artist’s eighth solo presentation at the gallery and will be on view October 21 – December 17, 2022.


The Annual Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk ~ October 22

Alexander Berrggruen, Gabriel Mills, BLAZE, 2022, Oil on wood panel, framed, 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm). © the artist. Courtesy of the artist and alexander Berrggruen, NY. Photo: Bryan Toro

It’s time for The Annual Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk with over 50 Madison Avenue Galleries welcoming the public with exhibitions, curator talks and tours.

A prestigious roster of internationally acclaimed galleries will open their doors for curator tours and talks about their current exhibitions during the Annual Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk on October 22 from 11am-5pm. One of New York’s favorite art events, this is a prime opportunity to visit the participating galleries located on Madison Avenue between East 57th and East 86th Streets and adjacent side streets.


LES Arts & Culture Open House October 22-23


LES Arts & Culture Open House, happening as part of the citywide @openhousenewyork weekend, is intended to give folks an opportunity to spend time in 20+ cultural spaces in the LES without a ticket to a show or the cost of admission


ChaShaMa Open Studios at Brooklyn Army Terminal ~ October 22-23

ChaShaMa Open Studios will take place on Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd from 1:00 to 5:00pm at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, Building A and B. You will be inspired by more than 100 local artists through tea ceremonies, oil paintings, costume making, latex sculptures and more. This is a free event, open to the public.


54th Boerum Hill House Tour ~ October 23

The 54th Boerum Hill House Tour will take place on Sunday, October 23rd from 1:00 ~ 5:00pm. Five residences, two community facilities, one hotel and a church will be featured on this year’s tour.


Frida Kahlo, An Immersive Biography on view ~ October 27, 2022

Frida Kahlo, an immersive biography, will open its doors on October 27th, located at 261 Water Street in Brooklyn. The exhibition will take viewers on a journey through the life of one of the most influential artists of all time. Tickets go on sale September 23 at 10am.


El Museo del Barrio presents Fall 2022 Exhibitions ~ October 27

Image courtesy El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio is proud to announce the opening of three new exhibitions this fall: Juan Francisco Elso: Por América, and Reynier Leyva Novo: Methuselah, and DOMESTICANX. On view in Las Galerías and Room 110, the exhibitions offer new, contemporary revisions on canonical figures and theories from Latinx, Caribbean, and Latin American art history.


Bank of America Winter Village in Bryant Park Opens! ~ October 28

Bryant Park Winter Village

Can you believe that the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park will be opening before Halloween! Winter Village opens for the 2022 season Friday, October 28, at noon with free admission ice skating, the Holiday Shops, and ringside eating at The Lodge. Click on the “Reserve Tickets” button above to purchase skate rental tickets. More ticket types, including own skater sessions, will be released in October.


Beyond King Tut, The Immersive Experience ~ October 28

National Geographic’s immersive experience, Beyond King Tut will open its doors on October 28th on Pier 36, 299 South Street in NYC.


Downtown Culture Walk ~ October 29

The Downtown Culture Walk will take place on Saturday, October 29th from Noon to 6pm. Participating SAN members include apexart; CIMA – Center for Italian Modern Art; Grey Art Gallery, New York University; Judd Foundation; Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art; The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation; Soho Photo Gallery; Swiss Institute; The Drawing Center, and The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation.


The 49th Annual Village Halloween Parade ~ October 31

Human Connection Arts in 2021 Village Halloween Parade

New York’s 49th Annual Village Halloween Parade on October 31, 2022, will shine a light on FREEDOM as its theme this year. This is the largest public Halloween celebration in the country. The historic parade features thousands of costumed marchers, hundreds of Halloween characters, dozens of marching bands, stilt walkers, jugglers, break dancers, and street performers.


Happy Halloween! ~ October 31

From picking your pumpkin to ghost tours, there’s something for everyone at any age throughout all five boroughs. Here are a few suggestions.

Happy Halloween!


Still on View:

Little Amal Walks through October 2, 2022

Image via

Bringing attention to displaced people everywhere, Little Amal Walks NYC, in partnership with St. Ann’s Warehouse, will visit each of our five Boroughs ~ meeting all New Yorkers including civic leaders, community groups.

The giant puppet named Little Amal, imaging a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl, has traveled over 5,500 miles, brings with her a message of hope and solidarity for displaced people everywhere.


The Jaguar Parade in NYC on view to October 5, 2022

Jaguar Parade

On September 7, 2022, dozens of jaguar sculptures painted by well-known  artists will be exhibited in iconic locations throughout New York City such as United Nations Headquarters, World Trade Center, 9/11 Memorial, Central Park Zoo, The High Line, JFK Airport, La Guardia Airport, and others.


Keiichi Tanaami: Manhattan universe on view at Venus Over Manhattan Great Jones Street through October 8

Pleasure of Picasso – Mother and Child No. 135, 2020-2022. Acrylic on canvas; 16 1/4 x 12 1/2 in (41 x 32 cm). Still from Red Shade, 2021. Digital animation, with sound, 6’ 44”. All artworks by Keiichi Tanaami: © 2022 Keiichi Tanaami. Courtesy the artist, NANZUKA, Tokyo, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to announce its first exhibition with revered Tokyo-based artist Keiichi Tanaami (b. 1936). Breaking rank by bridging traditions of manga and ukiyo-e with Pop in the postwar period, Tanaami shocked the collective nervous system by incorporating Western contemporary cultural references drawn from animated cartoons and commercial advertisements, giving rise to a truly modern visual language that continues to exert international influence. Opening September 8th, the exhibition includes new monumental paintings; intimately-scaled canvases from the artist’s compulsively constructed Pleasure of Picasso series; and the recent video work Red Shadow—all in Tanaami’s optically dazzling style. His deployment of blazing color, dizzying layers of imagery, and canny mixture of American and Japanese cultural references capture the movement and energy of a society at once in constant motion and in search of desperately needed peace. Keiichi Tanaami: Manhattan Universe will be on view at the gallery’s 55 Great Jones Street location through October 8th, 2022.


Basil Kincaid: River, Frog and Crescent Moon at Venus Over Manhattan on view through October 8, 2022

Basil Kincaid, Exfoliating in The Sea, Swept Up in the Shallow Surf, 2020-2022. Quilt; 106 x 87 in (269.2 x 221 cm). Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.
View of Basil Kincaid’s studio, with the artist wrapped in a quilt. Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Celebrating improvisation, freedom of imagination, and a continuous process of self-discovery through making, St. Louis, and Accra-based Basil Kincaid is a post-disciplinary artist known for textile compositions that mine what he calls a “spiritual inheritance.” On September 7, 2022, Venus Over Manhattan will present River, Frog and Crescent Moon, the artist’s first New York solo exhibition, featuring a series of recent quilted, embroidered, and sculpted works. Kincaid’s pieces are often made from “emotionally charged materials,” including the cast-off clothes of loved ones, and involve a time-intensive collage technique that channels the inheritance of a multi-generational familial practice of quilting. The exhibition will be on view through October 8th at the gallery’s Upper East Side location.


Jammie Holmes: What We Talking About on view at Marianne Boesky Gallery through October 8, 2022

Jammie Holmes, Gold Geneva, 2022. Acrylic, oil pastels, and glitter on canvas. 80 x 60 inches (213.4 x 152.4 cm). Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen. © Jammie Holmes. Photo credit: Lance Brewer

Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present What We Talking About, Jammie Holmes’s début solo exhibition in New York. Holmes, a self-taught artist, creates complex allegorical works that draw on personal memory, self-portraiture, recurrent motifs, and intersocial relationships to investigate and illuminate themes of Black life across America. What We Talking About will be on view from September 8 – October 8, 2022 across the gallery’s 507 & 509 West 24th Street locations.


I Stood There Once: New Paintings by Bill Scott on view at Hollis Taggart to October 8, 2022

Bill Scott, Unanticipated Rain, 2022. Oil on canvas, height 20 in. (height 50.8 cm) (tondo). Image courtesy of the gallery

On September 8, Hollis Taggart will open I Stood There Once: New Paintings by Bill Scott, a selection of vibrant, abstracted landscapes completed between 2021 and 2022. The oil paintings evoke the views and sensations of time spent in nature, from suggestions of brilliantly colored flowers and trees to the intimate experience of seeing blazing spots after staring at the sun. The exhibition, Scott’s ninth solo show with the gallery, will feature more than 20 never- before-seen works that capture Scott’s incredible use of color and emotive gesture.


Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum at MoMA on view to October 10, 2022

Installation view of Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, April 16, 2022 – October 2, 2022. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Robert Gerhardt

The Museum of Modern Art announces Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum, an exhibition that will present 90 photographic works by female artists from the last 100 years, on view from April 16 to October 10, 2022.


UFO907: How Do You Spell New York? at Allouche Gallery on view through October 10, 2022

UFO907, How Do You Spell New York?, 2022, Aerosol and acrylic on shaped canvas 36 x 1.5 x 54 inches

Allouche Gallery is thrilled to present UFO907’s highly anticipated Solo show, How Do You Spell New York? at their new SoHo location on Mercer Street. UFO presents a new body of shaped canvas works inspired from his beloved New York City.


UFO draws the show title from a well known Dillinger song “Cocaine in My Brain” where Dillinger asks, “How do you spell New York?” shunning the classic spelling of New York for a wild rhyme, “A knife, a fork, a bottle and a cork, that’s the way we spell New York”.


Head On at LGDR will be on view through October 15, 2022

Beginning September 8, LGDR will present Head On, an exhibition curated by Dieter Schwarz that explores sculptural depictions of the human face—a site where intellect, power, and the soul are at once made vivid.


A Maze Zanine, Amaze Zaning, A-Mezzaning, Meza 9 at David Zwirner on view through October 15, 2022

Image: Courtesy of Performance Space New York and David Zwirner

David Zwirner and Performance Space New York are pleased to present a group exhibition curated by Ei Arakawa, Kerstin Brätsch, Nicole Eisenman, and Laura Owens at the gallery’s 519 West 19th Street location in New York. They will create a living exhibition exploring the dynamics between performance and painting. The unconventional design, conceived collaboratively by the four artist-curators, examines how time is manifested on and off the canvas and invokes both risk and serendipity.


Chiffon Thomas: Staircase to the Rose Window at P·P·O·W on view to October 15, 2022

Chiffon Thomas, Rose Window Tower, 2022
torched columns, spindles, welding wire spool, ceiling tin, steel bars; 88 x 52 x 50 ins.
223.5 x 132.1 x 127 cm

Chiffon Thomas: Staircase to the Rose Window is the artists’ first solo exhibition with the gallery. With this work, Thomas remembers childhood encounters with an incongruously gothic rose window towering above the complex’s main courtyard. As Thomas notes, “this idea of being transformed foregrounds the cosmetic upgrades my own body has endured over the past decade. My body is that of a trans person; a culmination of hormones, haircuts, scars, muscle and fat redistribution, presentation, and demeanor, that subtly shift the way the world perceives me and the way I perceive myself within the world. I have watched my body reconfigure itself only to reach a state of relief, comfort, or contentment. In doing so, I have also grieved parts of my body that I have had to detach from physically and mentally.”  Located at P·P·O·W, 392 Broadway, NYC.


Diana and Endymion by Sebastiano Ricci at Christopher Bishop Fine Art on view through October 15, 2022

Image: Sebastiano Ricci (Belluno 1659 – Venice 1734) Diana and Endymion ca. 1720
oil on canvas 94.3 x 147.3 cm

Christopher Bishop Fine Art will exhibit a long-lost work of art from the 18th century by Italian master Sebastiano Ricci from September 16 – October 15, 2022. The painting, titled Diana and Endymion, generated great excitement during its debut at the prestigious art fair TEFAF Maastricht, The Netherlands, from June 25-30, 2022. The viewing this fall at Christopher Bishop Fine Art, 1046 Madison Avenue, marks the first time the work will be show in New York.


‘Can Women Have One Man Shows?’ Nina Yankowitz at Eric Firestone Gallery on View through October 16

1968 Nina Yankowitz, Kornblee Gallery, Installation view of Nina Yankowitz solo exhibition at Kornblee Gallery, 1968. Image courtesy Eric Firestone Gallery, New York

Eric Firestone Gallery announced today its representation of Nina Yankowitz (b. 1946), a founding member of the iconic feminist collective Heresies, who since the 1960s has produced a daring body of abstract work imbued with formal and social justice concerns. Eric Firestone Gallery will feature her dynamic unstretched paintings in its debut solo exhibition on the artist, “Can Women Have One-Man Shows?”: Nina Yankowitz Paintings, 1960s–70s, on view from September 9 through October 16.


The ‘Say Their Names NYC’ Memorial in Seneca Village Central Park on view through October 16, 2022

Central Park will host the ‘Say Their Names’ Memorial in historic Seneca Village from September 17th through October 16, 2022. This is an augmented reality exhibition honoring the lives and memory of those lost to racial injustice. #SayTheirNamesNYC


Eva Hesse: Expanded Expansion at Guggenheim Museum on view through October 17, 2022

Eva Hesse. Image via Guggenheim

To make Expanded Expansion, Hesse juxtaposed soft, draping panels of rubberized cheesecloth with rigid fiberglass and polyester resin poles that extend to form “legs.” Simultaneously humorous and commanding, the work’s repeating segments lean against the wall and can be manipulated to expand and contract. The artist described the work as “opposite in form, large, looming, powerful yet precarious.” Embodying her interest in materiality, absurdity, and incongruities, this presentation brings to the fore the temporalities of exhibition and interpretation, elucidating the contextual nature of perception and the experience and stewardship of an artwork over time.


Self Power | Self Play: 50 years of Erotic Portraiture by Linda Troeller at Museum of Sex ~ October 19

Linda Troller, Floating, 2017. Image courtesy of the Museum

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.


.cataclysm. The 1972 Diane Arbus Retrospective Revisited at David Zwirner on view through October 22, 2022

Featured work: Diane Arbus, Triplets in their bedroom, N.J. 1963. © The Estate of Diane Arbus

David Zwirner and Fraenkel Gallery are pleased to announce Cataclysm: The 1972 Diane Arbus Retrospective Revisited, on view at David Zwirner’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York and opening in September. Organized by both galleries to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the artist’s momentous 1972 posthumous retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Cataclysm re-creates the iconic exhibition’s checklist of 113 photographs, underscoring the subversive poignancy of Arbus’s work even today while highlighting the popular and critical upheaval the original exhibition precipitated.


Lorna Simpson: 1985-92 on view at Hauser & Wirth through October 22, 2022

Image: Lorna Simpson, Necklines, 1989, 3 silver gelatin prints, 2 engraved plastic plaques, 176.2 x 171.8 x 4.1 cm / 69 3/8 x 67 5/8 x 1 5/8 in © Lorna Simpson. Photo: Adam Reich

Hauser & Wirth New York will begin its fall exhibition season with a survey of foundational works by pioneering multidisciplinary artist Lorna Simpson. Occupying all three floors of the gallery’s 69th Street location, this exhibition traces the impact and enduring influence of Simpson’s earliest output from the 1980s and 90s, with a selection of works on loan from major museums, private collections and the artist’s studio.


Astrid Terrazas: La Jardinera at P·P·O·W on view to October 22, 2022

Astrid Terrazas, agotamiento, 2022
oil on canvas, 30 x 24 ins., 76.2 x 61 cm

P·P·O·W will open its doors to La Jardinera, Astrid Terrazas’ first solo exhibition with the gallery. Taking the form of mixed media painting and ceramic sculpture, Terrazas’ illustrative, highly detailed, and symbolic practice re-writes worlds. Influenced by surrealist artists such as Remedios Varo and folk artists such as Minnie Evans, Terrazas’ paintings are filled with transient, often zoomorphic figures, idiosyncratic iconographies, and illogical narratives. With unflinching vulnerability, Terrazas merges dreamscapes, Mexican ancestral folklore, personal experiences, and unearthly transfigurations to create spaces for communal healing, protection, and metamorphosis. Featuring a new series of paintings and Terrazas’ first ever large-scale ceramic fountain, La Jardinera presents an alternative, sacred space honoring duality and upholding ideals of empathy and reciprocity.  Located at P·P·O·W, 390 Broadway, NYC.


Jorge Galindo: Verbena at Vito Schnabel Gallery on view through October 22, 2022

Jorge Galindo, Elogio del encantamiento, 2022, Oil and glued wallpaper on canvas diptych, overall: 114 1/8 x 157 1/2 inches (290 x 400 cm); © Jorge Galindo; Photo by Arturo Laso; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

Vito Schnabel Gallery is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition with noted Spanish artist Jorge Galindo. Debuting a jubilant new suite of monumental flower paintings, Jorge Galindo: Verbena continues the artist’s ongoing exploration of flora and its representation in art across centuries and genres. Titled after the small, wild vervain plant characteristic of the artist’s hometown of Madrid, Galindo’s flowers simultaneously nod to the popular Spanish street celebrations of summer– the verbenas of Spain’s capital city reinvigorate centuries-old traditions through contemporary reinterpretation. These beloved festivities, often associated with a patron saint, draw a bazaar of food and drink and occasion open-air dancing, with music coursing through neighborhoods and infusing the evening’s urban bustle with a gleeful, carnival spirit. Employing a vivacious palette, Galindo’s ebullient new painted bouquets burst through their frames, exploding with color beyond the antique wallpaper borders that surround them.


Christina Quarles: In 24 Days tha Sun’ll Set at 7pm on view at Hauser & Wirth through October 29, 2022

Image: Christina Quarles, Caught Up, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 213.4 x 182.9 x 5.1 cm / 84 x 72 x 2 in © Christina Quarles. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Pilar Corrias, London. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen

Following the presentation of her work at this year’s Venice Biennale, and ahead of her inclusion in the Biennale de Lyon, Christina Quarles will have her first major solo exhibition of new paintings with Hauser & Wirth in New York in September.


Works by Jenny Holzer on view at Hauser & Wirth through October 29, 2022

Jenny Holzer, There were eleven of us, 2015; Oil on linen, 3 parts; 147.3 x 111.7 x 3.8 cm/ 58 x 44 x 1 1/2 in (each); 147.3 x 335.5 x 3.8 cm/ 58 x 132 x 1 1/2 in (overall).

Renowned American artist Jenny Holzer has used language as her primary medium since the 1970s, combining poetic, political, and personal texts to reflect our experiences of power, violence, joy, oppression, idealism, sexism, leadership, nonsense, despair, reform, fun, and corruption. This September, Hauser & Wirth New York will present Holzer’s most recent works, including thought-provoking paintings, curse tablets, and a monumental kinetic display packing presidential tweets in the artist’s long-anticipated solo exhibition for New York City.


Zoe Leonard ~ Excerps from ‘Al rio/To the River’ will be on view at Hauser & Wirth through October 29, 2022

Zoe Leonard, Installation view, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 2014 © Zoe Leonard

Over the past three decades, Zoe Leonard has probed the conditions of image-making and the politics of display, merging photography, sculpture, and installation in her acclaimed conceptual practice. This fall, Hauser & Wirth will present a selection from her expansive photographic project ‘Al río / To the River’ (2016–2022) on the second floor of the gallery’s 22nd Street location.


Paula Wilson: Imago a Denny Dimin Gallery on view through October 29, 2022

Studio portrait in front of Sunflower Night, 2022

Denny Dimin Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by multimedia artist Paula Wilson: Imago, opening September 9 – October 29, 2022. With the scope of her wide ranging practice incorporating themes of identity, image making and the natural world, Paula Wilson is an artist who has become sought after for institutional exhibitions and inclusion in important public and private collections. Alongside her exhibition at Denny Dimin Gallery, she is exhibiting within a group exhibition Plein Air at MOCA Tucson and has an upcoming solo exhibition Toward the Sky’s Back Door at The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs in 2023. She has also recently had an acquisition placed at Colby College Museum of Art.


Back to the Garden, Group Outdoor Exhibition on view to October 30, 2022

Installed in several locations on the Allen Street Malls between Broome and Hester Streets, this group exhibition features seven artworks by eight artists addressing themes of nature. Artists include Alberto M. Bursztyn, Sarah Haviland, Elizabeth Knowles and Eric David Laxman, Elaine Lorenz, Judith Peck, Daina Shobrys, and Michael Wolf. This exhibition is presented by Sculptors Guild.


Santi Flores: HERE on view in Garment District Through October, 2022

HERE’ New art installation by artist Santi Flores. Image credit: Alexandre Ayer/© DiversityPics for the Garment District Alliance

Fourteen oversized sculptures with raised hands will provide a warm welcome to New Yorkers and visitors as part of the Garment District Alliance’s latest public art exhibit Here.Created by artist Santi Flores, Heresymbolizes unity, diversity and individuality, and will be dedicated to all New Yorkers and visitors passing through the neighborhood.


Jean Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure on view through October 31, 2022

Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure

The dates for the exhibition Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasurehave been announced. Featuring over 200 never before and rarely seen paintings, drawing, ephemera and artifacts, this celebration of Basquiat’s life will open on April 9, 2022 at the NYC Landmark Starrett-Lehigh Building. The exhibition has been extended through October 31, 2022!


Whitney biennial 2022 on view through October, 2022

Ralph Lemon, Untitled, 2021. Oil and acrylic on paper, 26 × 40 in. (66.1 × 101.6 cm). Image courtesy the artist

The Whitney Museum of American Art announced today that sixty-three artists and collectives will be participating in Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It’s Kept, co-organized by two Whitney curators, David Breslin and Adrienne Edwards. This will be the eightieth iteration in the long-running series of annual and biennial exhibitions launched by the Museum’s founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, in 1932. The 2022 Biennial takes over most of the Whitney from April 6 through September 5, with portions of the exhibition and some programs continuing through October 23, 2022.


Industrial Architecture in Photography at Keith de Lellis Gallery on view to November 4, 2022

Gordon Coster, Grain Elevators, 1940. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery.

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.


Robert Peterson: When You See Them, You See Me on view at Claire Oliver Gallery to November 5, 2022

Robert Peterson, American Muscle, 2022, oil on canvas, diptych 60×80 in. Image courtesy of Claire Oliver Gallery

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

Steve Marcus, Eldridge Weiner Mobile. Image courtesy of the Museum and the Artist.

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.


Las Flores de mi Pais at Arsenal Gallery on view to November 10, 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.


The Photographs of Baldwin Lee at Howard Greenberg Gallery will be on view to November 12, 2022

Baldwin Lee, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, 1984

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.


Hebru Brantley: The Great Debate at The Battery through November 13, 2022

Hebru Brantley: The Great Debate at The Battery.. Image credit: NYC Parks/Malcolm Pinckney

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.


Dawn Williams Boyd: The Tip of the Iceberg at Fort Gansevoort Gallery on view to November 19, 2022

Dawn Williams Boyd, Leaving Alabama, 2022, Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss, and mixed media, 60 × 60 inches

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.


Ambrus Gero: Masks in Rave in the Kaufman Arcade on view through November 23, 2022

Ambrus Gero, Muslim woman with Hula Hoop. Image courtesy Garment District Alliance

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.


The Museum of Jewish Heritage presents ‘The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do

United States Flag. Accession number: 5020.77; Origin & Date: Dachau, Germany, April 30-May 6, 1945; Credit: Gift of Rabbi David Max Eichhorn, Yaffa Eliach Collection donated by the Center for Holocaust Studies. Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Survivors at Dachau sewed this U.S. flag from scraps at the newly-liberated camp and gifted it to the U.S. Army chaplain Rabbi David Max Eichhorn to thank him for conducting religious services while he was there.

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.


Cristina Iglesias: Landscape and Memory in Madison Square Park on view through December 4, 2022

Landscape and memory Installation 1; ‘Landscape and Memory’ (2022) installation in progress in Madison Square Park with Cristina Iglesias. Photo credit: Lynda Churilla

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.


Wyatt Kahn: Life in the Abstract in City Hall Park on view through December 11, 2022

Wyatt Kahn, “The Friends,” 2021, Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Eva Presenhuber and Xavier Hufkens Presented by Public Art Fund as part of Wyatt Kahn: Life in the Abstract on view at City Hall Park, New York City, June 8, 2022 ~ February 26, 2022. Photo: Nicholas Knight, Courtesy Public Art Fund

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.


Sarah Dwyer: Clatter…..THUD at Jane Lombard Gallery on view December 17, 2022

Sarah Dwyer, Verdant Tangle, 2022. Oil on linen, 78 3/4 x 59 inches.

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

Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo, Rose of Sharon, 2021 courtesy of the artist and Project Room at BRIC House

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, Weapon #30. Image courtesy of the artist and Asya Geisberg Gallery; Documentation Max Cleary

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.


Hippo Ballerina & Friends on View in Pershing Square West Plaza through December 2022

Hippo Ballerina, Image courtesy Cavalier Galleries

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.


Shoes: anatomy, identity, magic on view at The Museum at FIT through December 31, 2022

Shoes: Anatomy, Identity, Magic at The Museum at FIT

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.”


Hall des Lumières on view through December 31, 2022

Proposed main exhibit space with digital art via NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission © Culturespaces

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.


Sacred Pause, Sacred Fertilizer in Nevelson Chapel on view to january 4, 2023

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.


Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans will be on view at The Rubin Museum of Art to January 16, 2023

Parnashvari, Goddess of Natural Healing; Central Tibet; 19th century; pigments on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art, C2003.36.3 (HAR 65302)

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.


Nari Ward: Home of the Brave at The Vilcek Foundation on view to February 3, 2023

Nari Ward. Image courtesy Vilcek Foundation

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.


Just Above Midtown at MoMA on view through February 18, 2023

Flier for Just Above Midtown Gallery. c. 1985. Collection Linda Goode Bryant, New York

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.


Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle at Museum of Arts and Design on view through February 19, 2023

Machine Dazzle dressing Taylor Mac in A 24 Decade History of Popular Music, 2016 Photo: Joseph Beyer, Image dimensions: 2000px x 1429px

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 Zoo by artist Idriss B On Park Avenue in Murray Hill on view through February 2023

Mojo the Gorilla!

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.


At the Dawn of a New Age: Early Twentieth-Century Modernism at The Whitney on view to March, 2023

Walter Pach, Untitled (Cubist Still Life), 1914. Watercolor and graphite pencil on paper, 14 × 10 in. (35.6 × 25.4 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Francis Steegmuller in memory of Gerda and Beatrice Stein 85.22

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.


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

The American Manifest

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


Bharti Khêr: Ancestor on the Doris C. Freedman Plaza through August 27, 2023

IMAGE CREDITS: Bharti Kher, Ancestor, 2022, Courtesy the artist; Hauser & Wirth; Perrotin; Nature Morte, New Delhi; and is in the collection of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi. Presented by Public Art Fund at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, New York City, September 8, 2022—August 27, 2023.
Photo: Nicholas Knight, Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY

Depicting a universal mother figure linking our cultural and personal pasts and futures, Ancestor is Kher’s most ambitious work to date. The sculpture stems from the artist’s ongoing “Intermediaries” series in which Kher reassembles small, broken clay figurines of humans, animals, and mythical beings into hybrid figures that defy a fixed identity. Brought to life at a monumental scale, 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 Girl Puzzle, Roosevelt Island on view ~ To Be Announced

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

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


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

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

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


See you in November!