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

 

 

 

John Deng, Photography, Booth 82 & 83, in the Gracie Square Art Show, September 9 and 10 in Carl Schurz Park

Sailing into Fall, September kicks-off with the annual Armory Show and Armory Art Week, and a plethora of exciting exhibitions and events all around town. Public Art Fund unveils Fred Eversley: Parabolic Light at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza, and Little Italy hosts the annual Feast of San Gennaro.  Lincoln Center hosts its 61st New York Film Festival and The West Side Cultural Network installs its inaugural West Side Fest! Morningside Park in Harlem holds a Trashion Fashion Show and its fun and colorful annual Morningside Lights event. Museums and galleries open their doors to exciting new exhibitions, as our city never loses sight of our loss on 9/11. Here are a few suggestions for the month of September.

‘Underground Images: A History’ at SVA Chelsea Gallery

1986: To Be Good Is Not Enough, When You Dream…, Jerry Moriarty (illustrator), William Kobasz (designer), Dee Ito (copywriter), Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

SVA Galleries presents an exhibition of more than 200 posters from its iconic Subway Poster Collection, which have covered the walls of NYC transit stations over the past 75 years. In addition to the posters, this time capsule tribute to the College’s history includes historical sketches, paintings, photographs, videos, and even a recreated NYC subway platform. Works by 93 celebrated graphic artists, including Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, Marshall Arisman, Paul Davis, and Gail Anderson, present a range of styles and mediums that tell the story of SVA from its inception as Cartoonist & Illustrators School in 1947 through today.

 

‘Sophia Vari: A Retrospective’ at The Nohra Haime Gallery 

Sophia Vari. Photograph by Pierre M. Dumonteil. Image courtesy The Nohra Haime Gallery

Two current exhibitions presented by The Nohra Haime Gallery celebrate the work of Sophia Vari (1940-2023), the Greek artist known internationally for her polychrome paintings, collages, and sculptures. Married to the Colombian sculptor Fernando Botero, Vari passed away in May 2023. A Reception will be held on September 7th.

 

Only the Young: Experimental Art in Korea, 1960s–1970s at The Guggenheim Museum ~ September 1

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).

On September 1st, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present Only the Young: Experimental Art in Korea, 1960s–1970s, the first North American museum exhibition dedicated to Korean Experimental art (silheom misul) and its artists, whose radical approach to materials and process produced some of the most significant avant-garde practices of the twentieth century.

Remember, it’s pay-as-you-wish on Saturdays after 5pm.

 

Graham Nash: Enduring Images at City Winery ~ September 1

A new photo exhibit by the two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, founding member of both the Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash and renowned photographer and visual artist, exclusively at City Winery NYC, featuring 24 of his original images, hand selected by Graham.

 

Flatiron NoMad Partnership Hosts Free Historic Labor Day Tour ~ September 3

This Labor Day weekend, the Flatiron NoMad Partnership will host a special historic walking tour on Sunday, September 3. The free tour, “Labor History and Madison Square,” will be led by tour guide Mike Kaback and give visitors insight into the history of labor conditions and labor rights in the Flatiron NoMad District in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Mike Kaback, a native New Yorker who has an unquenchable enthusiasm for everything about the city and has been leading tours since the 1990s, will guide this 90-minute tour, which meets on Sunday, September 3 at 11:00 a.m. – rain or shine – at the tip of the Flatiron Building, on 23rd Street just east of 5th Avenue. No advance registration is required.

 

The National Arts Club Reopens ~ September 5

The National Arts Club kicks-off its 125th season with a live performance on the stoop featuring member of the Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York at 5pm. The Club is located at 15 Gramercy Park South, NYC.

 

Harlem Stage Celebrates 40 Years! ~ September 5

Celebrating four decades, the joy has been in the journey, as HarlemStage continues its mission to perpetuate and celebrate the unique and diverse artistic legacy of Harlem and the indelible impression it has made on American culture. They are proud to have provided opportunity, commissioning, and support for visionary artists of color, making performances easily accessible to all audiences, and introducing children to the rich diversity, excitement, and inspiration of the performing arts.

 

‘Why Public Space Matters to New York’, a Book Talk at AIA Center for Architecture ~ September 5

This program presents powerful, recent findings about the importance of public space in the creation of a more just city. The discussion will focus on the contributions of public space to democratic practices, health and well-being, sustainability, work in the informal economy, and social justice. The panelists (Setha M. Low, Ya-Ting Liu, Matthew Clarke, Quilian Riano) will explore—from the perspectives of a researcher, city leader, non-profit organization, and educator—what these lessons mean for a dramatically changing New York City. With participation from the audience, the conversation will explore why public space matters to New York City.

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In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870-1940 at The National Arts Club ! September 5

Artwork Credit: Childe Hassam (American, 1859–1935). Old House, East Hampton, 1917. Bank of America collection.

“In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870–1940” provides a thought-provoking survey of American Impressionism across more than 130 paintings within the historic context of the NAC. This exhibition is something of a homecoming: thirteen of the artists being featured – including such names as Colin Campbell Cooper, Daniel Garbert, Ernest Lawson, and Robert Spencer – were themselves Artist Life Members of the NAC, and some of their works remain in the club’s permanent collection to this day. Moreover, many of the works on display in the NAC’s parlors are works of American Impressionism, meaning that visitors can continue their artistic exploration outside of the galleries themselves. “In a New Light” transports the NAC’s historic Tilden Mansion back to its earliest days, when the very artists whose works are on display once lived, worked, and socialized within its walls. Spanning over two floors of the NAC’s landmark building on Gramercy Park, the exhibition features more than 130 works from seminal figures of the American Impressionist movement, including Childe Hassam, George Inness, and John Sloan. Also featured in the exhibition are 13 artists who were Artist Life Members of the NAC, including Daniel Garber, Ernest Lawson, and Robert Spencer.

 

The Boys are Back in Town: Billy Schenck + Greg Miller at JoAnne Artman Gallery ~ September 5

Greg Miller, Pop (Vermeer), Acrylic + Collage. 36 x 36 inches. Image courtesy JoAnne Artman Gallery.

JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present The Boys Are Back in Town, an exhibition of new works by Billy Schenck and Greg Miller. The exhibition serves as an investigative tale told by wanderers, as they roam country roads to discover both self and national identity. Returning to JoAnne Artman Gallery’s New York space in style, the boys are back in town to present their visions of America.

 

Jim Nutt: Shouldn’t We Be More Careful? at David Nolan Gallery ~ September 6

Jim Nutt (b. 1938); Untitled, 2022. signed and dated on verso graphite on paper, 15 x 14 in (38.1 x 35.6 cm) (NUTT0697). Image courtesy

David Nolan Gallery is pleased to announcea solo exhibition of 23 recent drawings by Jim Nutt (b. 1938, Pittsfield, Massachusetts; BFA 1967, School of the Art Institute of Chicago), marking the artist’s first show of new work in over a decade. Organized in close collaboration with Nutt, the exhibition showcases the four-decade stylistic culmination of his richly referential, subtly sinister ‘imaginary women’ portraits. The exhibition’s drawings were created between 2022 and 2023.

Nutt was a founding member of the 1960s Chicago Imagists and constituent group, ‘The Hairy Who. Despite his status as the arguable ringleader of both groups’ vocal irreverence toward the New York art establishment, the visionary qualities of Nutt’s approach earned him mainstream accolades such as group representation of the United States at the 1972 Venice Biennale and 1973 São Paulo Art Biennial.

 

Mellány Sánchez: Objects of Permanence at Abrons Art Center ~ September 6

Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY

Objects of Permanence, a special installation curated by Mellány Sánchez and presented during New York Fashion Week, seeks to spotlight the rich histories of the Puerto Rican and other migrant community labor forces in New York City’s garment industry.

This show spotlights the Lower East Side as a pioneering capital of the garment industry in the mid-20th century. Objects in the form of artifacts, both real and imagined, work to preserve and tell the story of LES residents of the past and present, whose labor was integral to the development of New York City as a fashion capital. Simultaneously, it will unite these voices of the past to the direct descendants and beneficiaries of their legacy—today’s fashion designers.

 

‘Liu Shiming: Life Gives Beauty Form’ Opening Reception at Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University ~ September 6

‘Looking at Each Other Through the Cage, 1990’. Image courtesy Liu Shiming Foundation.

The Liu Shiming Art Foundation and Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University are pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, Liu Shiming: Life Gives Beauty Form.

The exhibition features more than 80 sculptures made over Shiming’s 60-year career, including 27 works that are being exhibited for the first time in the United States. The exhibition also features 12 drawings that illuminate Shiming’s approach to close observational study of the human form and everyday life. The sculptures are subdivided into different categories including:  Portraits of Family, the Henan Countryside, Restoration pieces, Spirituality, General Daily Life, Fairy Tales, and Animal Series. The retrospective will run from July 31 through September 22, 2023, with a public reception on September 6 from 5–8 p.m.

 

Annette Cords: Delirious Disruptions at 1014 ~ September 6

Cover Image: Call On Me / Say It Softly, Hand-woven Jacquard tapestry, wool & cotton, 53.5 x 40.5 inches, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.

The exhibition’s title, Delirious Disruptions, is inspired by Rem Koolhaas’ book Delirious New York. According to Koolhaas: “The city becomes a mosaic of episodes, each with its own particular life span, that contest each other through the medium of the Grid.” The ever-changing metropolis makes, re-makes, and erases its buildings and culture, becoming a Rosetta Stone of architecture and human behavior.

 

Fred Eversley: Parabolic Light at Doris C. Freedman Plaza ~ September 7

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.

 

 

The Met Facade Commission: Nairy Baghramian, Scratching the Back ~ September 7

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

For The Met Fifth Avenue’s facade niches, Nairy Baghramian will create four abstract polychrome sculptures with components that seem to have washed up like flotsam and jetsam in the voids of their respective niches. The project is the artist’s first public installation in New York City and is the fourth in the series of contemporary commissions for The Met’s facade.

 

Art for the Millions: American Culture and Politics in the 1930s at The Met ~ September 7

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. The exhibition is on view September 7 through December 10, 2023.

 

Exemplary Modern. Sophie Taeuber-Arp with Contemporary Artists at Hauser & Wirth 69th Street ~ September 7

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.

On view through 4 November, ‘Exemplary Modern. Sophie Taeuber-Arp with Contemporary Artists’ has been organized by Tanya Barson.

 

Nicolas Party. Swamp at Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street ~ September 7

Nicolas Party, Portrait with an Eagle, 2023. soft pastel on linen. 150.1 x 110.1 cm/59 1/8 x 43 3/8 in; 156.2 x 116.4 x 9.2 cm/61 1/2 x 45 7/8 x 3 5/8 in (framed) ~ Nicolas Party, Portrait with a Donkey, 2023. Soft pastel on linen. 150 x 110.2 x 3.2 cm/59 x 43 3/8 x 1 1/4 in; 156.2 x 116.4 x 9.2 cm/61 1/2 x 45 7/8 x 3 5/8 in (framed). Photos: Adam Reich. © Nicolas Party, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

For his first solo exhibition with Hauser & Wirth in New York City, Nicolas Party will transform the first floor of the gallery’s 22nd Street building. New oil-on-copper paintings, cabinet compositions, signature pastel paintings and two monumental site-specific murals will immerse visitors in Party’s practice, which simultaneously celebrates and challenges longstanding and cherished conventions of representational painting through his uniquely singular, subversive style. 

 

Ed Clark. The Big Sweep at Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street ~ September 7

Ed Clark, Locomotion, 1963, Oil on canvas, 192.4 x 371.2 cm/75 3/4 x 146 1/8 inches. Photo: thomas Barratt. © The Estate of Ed Clark Courtesy the Estate and Hauser & Wirth

Beginning 7 September, two full floors of Hauser & Wirth’s 22nd Street building in New York will be devoted to ‘The Big Sweep,’ an exhibition covering the six-decade career of pioneering American abstractionist Ed Clark (1926 – 2019). Taking its title from Clark’s dedication to innovative techniques, particularly his revolutionary embrace of the common push broom as a paintbrush, this presentation documents the ways in which Clark pushed the boundaries of abstraction and its conventions beyond expressionism, from his breakthrough introduction of the shaped canvas to his distinctive approach to and impact upon questions of materiality, form and color.

 

‘What Models Make Worlds: Critical Imaginaries of AI’ at Ford Foundation Gallery ~ September 7

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

The Ford Foundation Gallery is pleased to present What Models Make Worlds: Critical Imaginaries of AI, curated by Mashinka Firunts Hakopian and Meldia Yesayan, on view September 7 – December 9, 2023. Please join us for opening week events: a celebration with the artists on Thursday, September 7, 6 – 8pm featuring a special performance by artist Lauren Lee McCarthy and a curator-led exhibition tour on Friday, September 8, at 12pm. Events are free and open to the public. Please note, there is limited capacity for the curator-led tour.

 

‘Sanford Biggers: Meet Me on the Equinox’ at Marianne Boesky Gallery ~ September 7

Sanford Biggers, Slow Murder, 2023, Antique quilts, assorted textiles, mixed media, 67 1/4 x 154 x 3 1/4 inches, 170.8 x 391.2 x 8.3 cm, (SB.20247) Photo: Lance Brewer, Copyright: © Sanford Biggers, Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen.

Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present Meet Me on theEquinox, a solo exhibition of new work by New York-based conceptualartist Sanford Biggers (b. 1970; Los Angeles, CA). Biggers’s third solo exhibition with the gallery,Meet Me on the Equinox features new works from the artist’s quilt-based Codex series, sculptural Chimera series, and a site-specific anamorphic drawing. A foray into the origin of myth and the malleability of historical narrative, the exhibition blurs the boundaries between seemingly disparate elements of Biggers’s practice as the convergence of pattern, material, and allegory sets the stage for the creation of novel, discordant, and subjective mythologies. On view beginning September 7th.

 

Marie-Chloé Duval: Lost Human Found Jungle at Nicolas Auvray Gallery ~ September 8

Overthink I Want to Learn About You With My Eyes Closed, 86″ x 64″. Image courtesy Nicolas Auvray Gallery

“Lost Human Found Jungle” is a captivating painting exhibition that delves into the complexities of society, movement, and the power of togetherness. Through vivid strokes and intricate compositions, our featured artist, Marie-Chloé Duval, explores the enigmatic labyrinth of human connections and disconnections.

 

The Armory Show at Javits Center ~ September 8-10

The Armory Show at Javits Center. Photo credit: Vincent Tullo courtesy The Armory Show

The Armory Show is pleased to announce over 225 leading international galleries exhibiting in the 2023 edition, representing more than 35 countries and showcasing over 800 artists. New York’s Art Fair will return for its third year at the Javits Center September 8-10, with a VIP Preview Day on September 7.

 

Inaugural Exhibition, PHOTOFAIRS New York, at Javits Center ~ September 8-10

© Frank Ockenfels 3, beautyBACON, 2002, courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery Los Angeles

PHOTOFAIRS New York is a new contemporary art fair dedicated to photo-based works, digital art and new media. Taking place at the Javits Center, Manhattan’s West Side during The Armory Show, (September 8-10), the Fair will present a state-of-the-art view of visual culture.

Running alongside The Armory Show, (separate entrance), PHOTOFAIRS New York cements the first week of September as the annual pulse point on New York’s arts calendar. The fair’s debut edition welcomes a highly curated selection of exhibitors from around the world, from renowned photography dealers to interdisciplinary contemporary art galleries, to organizations at the forefront of emerging technologies.

 

BK Adams: Five Miles at Claire Oliver Gallery ~ September 8

BK Adams, The Key is Wisdom, Acrylic on canvas, 2023, 72 x 60 x 3 inches/183 x 152 x 8cm. Image courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by artist BK Adams, Five Miles. The 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. Five Miles will be on view in New York City from September 8 – November 4, 2023.

 

Louise Bourgeois. Once there was a mother at Hauser & Wirth Editions ~ September 8

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.

 

Sheida Soleimani: Birds of Passage at Denny Gallery ~ September 8

Denny Gallery is pleased to present Sheida Soleimani’s Birds of Passage from September 5 to October 7, 2023. In the newest installation of her series Ghostwriter, which opened at Providence College Galleries and Edel Assanti in London in 2022–23, and is currently on view at MFA Boston, Soleimani “ghostwrites” her parents’ lives: as pro-democratic dissidents targeted by the totalitarian regime in Iran after ’79; and as stateless refugees forced to seek asylum across Europe and in pre- and post-9/11 America. In these photographic assemblages, Soleimani creates palimpsests of memories as a way to reckon with the narratives that she herself has constructed throughout her life from her parents’ stories, drawings, notes, and artifacts of the seismic events that continue to shape their lives.

 

Michael Rakowitz: The Monument, The Monster and The Maquette at Jane Lombard Gallery ~ September 8

Michael Rakowitz, American Golem, 2022. Found antiques, paper mache sculpture, granite, wood, metal base, 91 x 91.5 x 63 inches.

Continuing his exploration of monuments, the artist will mount a new installation of this ongoing series for the first time in New York. The exhibition will be on view from September 8 – October 21, 2023, with an opening reception held on September 8 from 6-8 PM.

 

‘Mickalene Thomas/Portrait of an Unlikely Space’ at Yale University Art Gallery ~ September 8

Sarah Goodridge, Rose Prentice (1771–1852), ca. 1837–38. Watercolor on ivory. Yale University Art Gallery, Partial gift of Caroline A. Phillips and purchased with the John Hill Morgan, B.A. 1893, LL.B. 1896, Hon. 1929, Fund

The Yale University Art Gallery is pleased to present Mickalene Thomas / Portrait of an Unlikely Space, on view from September 8, 2023, through January 7, 2024. Co-organized by the renowned artist Mickalene Thomas (born 1971, M.F.A. 2002) and Keely Orgeman, the Gallery’s Seymour H. Knox, Jr., Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, the project is the first historical-contemporary exhibition of its kind, bringing together a group of small-scale portraits—from miniatures and daguerreotypes to silhouettes on paper and engravings in books—of African American women, men, and children from the pre-Emancipation era. These are placed alongside works in a wide range of media by contemporary artists, including Thomas, who are engaged with similarly intimate subject matter.

 

Madison Avenue ‘Welcome Back Saturday’ ~ September 9

It’s time to celebrate in style! To kick-off the arrival of the fall season, the Madison Avenue B.I.D. will host its annual Madison Avenue WELCOME BACK SATURDAY on Saturday, September 9 from 10am-6pm. Free and open to the public, the welcome mat is out in over 40 stores, galleries and businesses on the 29-blocks on Madison Avenue between East 57TH and East 86th Streets. To get everyone energized at high noon, the new Wellness+ Studio is holding a complementary fitness class at the Welcome Back stage at Madison Avenue & East 64h Street. Followed by the Dan Hanson Trio performing jazz from the stage from 1-4pm.

 

The 14th Annual NYC Honey Festival ~ September 9

The NYC Honey Festival will be held on Saturday, September 9th from 11am to 6pm on the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk at B106th Street.

 

Mickalene Thomas: Je t’adore at Yancey Richardson ~ September 9

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

This fall, multidisciplinary artist Mickalene Thomas will unveil a collection of new work in the exhibition Je t’adore, at Yancey Richardsonfrom September 9 through November 11, 2023. In Je t’adore, Thomas presents 12 large-scale mixed media photo collages inspired by her research into the imagery of Black female erotica featured in the calendars of Jet magazine and the pages of the 1950s French publication, Nus Exotique. The exhibition will be Thomas’ first solo exhibition at Yancey Richardson, the culmination of a decade of collaboration begun in 2012 with the gallery’s presentation of tête-à-tête, a group show curated by Thomas. Je t’adore at Yancey Richardson coincides with an exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery entitled Mickalene Thomas / Portrait of an Unlikely Space from September 8, 2023, through January 7, 2024.

 

The Met Opens The 81st Street Studio ~ September 9

81st Street Studio. Image courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art

On September 9, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will open the newly designed 81st Street Studio, a science and art play space for children ages 3 to 11, in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. The renovated 3,500-square-foot area, designed by KOKO Architecture + Design, will be an interactive space that reimagines how the Museum can inspire exploration of its encyclopedic collection, amplify curiosity, and create new experiences for The Met’s youngest visitors.

 

The Gracie Square Art Show in Carl Schurz Park ~ September 9-10

Artist Lawrence Agnello, Mixed Media, at the Gracie Square Art Show, Booth #10, September 9 and 10 in Carl Schurz Park

The Carl Schurz Park Conservancy will be presenting the 49th Annual Gracie Square Art Show on the weekend of September 9 and 10, with over 100 regionally and nationally celebrated artists. The event will take place at East End Avenue and East 86th Street, and run from 10am to 5pm ~ rain or shine.

 

Amateur Night Auditions at The Apollo Theater ~ September 9

Amateur Night at the Apollo. Photo by Shahar Azran. Image courtesy Apollo Theater.

On Saturday, September 9, The Apollo (253 W. 125th Street) will hold in-person auditions for its signature program, Amateur Night at The Apollo, the quintessential talent competition and one of the longest-running events in the world. Taking place at The Apollo’s Historic Theater on a first-come, first-served basis from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Amateur Night producers will audition the first 200 vocalists, rappers, dancers, instrumentalists, comedians, spoken-word artists, and other performers vying for a coveted spot on The Apollo’s stage, where they will compete for a chance to win the $20,000 Grand Prize during the 2023-24 season. Contestants between the ages of 5 and 17 will audition for a spot in the “Child Star of Tomorrow” category and a $5,000 prize. The chosen artists will compete next year in front of the famous live— and very vocal— audience at The Apollo. In addition to in-person auditions, The Apollo will continue to accept online audition submissions year-round.

 

Commemorating the 22nd Anniversary of September 11th

Reflection off the 9/11 Memorial Museum

It has been twenty-two years since September 11, 2001, a day the world will never forget. On this day, families and friends lost 2,983 souls in the attacks on our Country. By hosting commemorative events, we hope to pay tribute to the victims and their memory, through collection, preservation and exhibition of materials and digital artifacts. Here are just a few thoughtful ways to spend September 11th in 2023.

 

Annual Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund Benefit at Chelsea Market ~ September 13

The life and impact of the renowned artisanal cheesemaker and pioneering advocate of the American farmstead movement, Anne Saxelby, will be celebrated at the second annual benefit for the Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund (ASLF) on Wednesday, September 13, from 6 – 10 pm. Expanding upon the successful inaugural benefit in 2022, Chelsea Market will be transformed into a gastronomic showcase to raise money to support the ASLF, which matches individuals with family or community-run farms with fully paid apprenticeships – including salary, travel, room, board and all other expenses paid – so that they may learn sustainable practices and contribute to the continuity of local, organic farming.

 

Sahana Ramakrishnan: An Ocean of Time at Fridman Gallery ~ September 13

Closeup ~ Sahana Ramakrishnan, Untitled 1, 2023, Oil on canvas, 55 x 40″. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

Fridman Gallery will open its doors to An Ocean of Time, Sahana Ramakrishnan’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, which explores the concepts of time and interconnectedness of living beings.

Also in September, visit Fridman Gallery at Independent 20th Century in Booth C2 at The Battery Maritime Building, and at The Armory Show, Booth F15 at The Javits Center ~ from September 7-10, 2023.

 

Zachary Armstrong: New Work at Vito Schnabel Gallery ~ September 13

Zachary Armstrong, Pink Painting, in the art’s studio, 2023, Encaustic on canvas with artist frame, 97 x 97 inches (246.4 x 246.4 cm); © Zachary Armstrong; Photo by Jake Holler; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

Vito Schnabel Gallery is pleased to present Zachary Armstrong: New Work, the gallery’s first exhibition with the Ohio-based artist. Debuting a new body of work that reflects the different aspects of the artist’s inventive multimedium practice, this presentation will feature paintings, sculptural reliefs, and an installation of ceramic lamps and carved wooden sewing machines – a group of objects that introduce the visitor to both Armstrong’s penchant for technical innovation and uninhibited, idiosyncratic evocation of imagination and memory as means of connecting.

Zachary Armstrong: New Work will be on view at Vito Schnabel Gallery’s 43 Clarkson Street location from September 13 through October 28, 2023.

 

Mathias Gmachl’s Luminous Whale ‘Echoes’ in the Garment District ~ September 14

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.

 

The Center for Brooklyn History Celebrates its Grand Opening ~ September 14

128 Pierrepoint Street,, Brooklyn designed by George B. Post and completed in 1881. The Center for Brooklyn History (CBH) formerly known as The Brooklyn Historical Society. Image via Wikipedia

The Center for Brooklyn History (CBH) was formed in 2020 by uniting Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) and the Brooklyn Public Library, combining materials collected over the past 157 years by BHS with BPL’s Brooklyn Collection and becoming the most expansive catalogue of Brooklyn history in the world. CBH is housed at 128 Pierrepont Street, in the landmark building designed by George B. Post that was home to BHS, and the Long Island Historical Society before it, for nearly 140 years. While its home is on Pierrepont Street, CBH extends its collection and programming to reach every branch in BPL’s 60+ library system. CBH will democratize access to Brooklyn’s history and be dedicated to expanding and diversifying representation of the history of the borough by unifying resources and expertise, and broadening reach and impact.

 

‘Picasso: A Cubist Commission in Brooklyn’ at The Met Fifth Avenue ~ September 14

Marquee: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Málaga 1881-1973 Mougins, France). Nude Woman, 1910. Oil on canvas, 73 ¾ x 24 in. (187.3 x 61 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Alisa Mellon Bruce Fund (1972.46.1) © 2023 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

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.

 

Pierre Soulages: From Midnight to Twilight at Lévy Gorvy Dayan ~ September 14

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

Lévy Gorvy Dayan is pleased to present Pierre Soulages: From Midnight to Twilight, a major survey spanning seven decades of the artist’s career, with an emphasis on the 1950s-60s New York art establishment that fostered his early rise to global institutional recognition, as well as his later-career Outrenoir (“beyond black”) paintings, created between 1979 and 2019. Also presented are several 1990s works on paper that demonstrate the artist’s breadth of material mastery, including his brou de noix (walnut stain) medium. Commemorating the one-year anniversary of Soulages’ death last October at age 102, the exhibition is organized in collaboration with Soulages’ widow and partner of 80 years, Colette Soulages (b. 1919), and furthers Dominique Lévy’s and senior gallery partner Emilio Steinberger’s decades-long advocacy of and personal friendship with Colette and Pierre Soulages. The presentation marks the first full-building dedication to a single artist in the gallery’s new global flagship at 19 East 64 Street, a Beaux-Arts-style townhouse designed as an art gallery in the 1930s.

 

‘To Be Heard in Print: Black Gay Writers in 1980s New York’, a Zoom Webinar with Village Preservation ~ September 14

New York City in the 1980s witnessed the establishment of several organizations founded by and for Black gay men. Among these organizations were two writing groups, the Blackheart Collective and Other Countries, both with ties to Greenwich Village. Begun in 1980 by a group of Black gay men involved in the arts and in politics, the Blackheart Collective was followed by Other Countries, a writing workshop established in 1986. Other Countries included several men who had been associated with Blackheart. Other Countries eventually grew to include a writing workshop (which continues today), a publishing initiative, and a performance program. The work created and presented by the Black gay men in the Blackheart Collective and in Other Countries represented continuing efforts by these men to make their presence known to both the Black community and the LGBTQ community and to leave a record of their ideas and of their lives.

This is a free event co-sponsored by the Village Trip Festival.

 

Sovereign Futures: A Conversation About Land Use in New York City ~ September 14

Image: Madjeen Isaac, The Presence of Gran Bwa, 2022

Moderated by Gabriela López Dena, Associate Curator of Public Practice at Public Art Fund, the discussion will highlight the importance of building alliances between artists and organizations working to reclaim Land for collective purposes and fighting against forms of displacement. This is a Free Event with Ticket.

 

‘Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Coming Back to See Through, Again’ at David Zwirner ~ September 14

Image: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Ejuna na-aga, ọ kpụlụ nkọlikọ ya; New Haven (Enugu) in New Haven (CT), 2022. © Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Courtesy the artist, Victoria Miro, and David Zwirner

In the exhibition, multiple places and temporalities exist together within single compositions. In these works, Akunyili Crosby uses doorways, screens, posters, and windows as devices that open to other worlds, such as private interior spaces, lush external gardens, and bustling Nigerian markets. In Still You Bloom in This Land of No Gardens (2021), for example, which shows the artist with her young child on the back porch of their home surrounded by plants and vines, a sliding door reveals a domestic interior space, hinting at the private world within. Inside, an image of Akunyili Crosby’s mother can be glimpsed, offering a powerful multigenerational representation of the tenderness, love, and beauty of motherhood.

 

Vito Schnabel Gallery Marks 20th Year with “These Days” ~ September 14

Ron Gorchov (1930 – 2020) Spice of Life II, 2017 Oil on linen 71 1/2 x 102 x 14 1/2 inches (181.6 x 259.1 x 36.8 cm) © Ron Gorchov / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Photo by Argenis Apolinario; Courtesy Vito Schnabel Gallery

Beginning September 14, Vito Schnabel Gallery will present These Days, an exhibition marking twenty years since the 2003 debut of Incubator, the first public show Vito Schnabel organized, and ten years since the opening of the gallery’s first permanent space on Clarkson Street in 2013.

 

The Feast of San Gennaro ~ September 14-24

Feast of San Gennaro 2019

Little Italy prepares to celebrate the 97th Annual Feast of San Gennaro from September 14th through September 24th. This year the Grand Marshall will be actress and artist, Kathrine Narducci.

 

Rafael Villamil: Caribbean Trilogy/Trilogia del Caribe at Taller Boric ~ September 15

El Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte (Universidad de Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras). In 1961. Image courtesy Taller Boricua

Taller Boricua is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in conjunction with its “Inaugural Fall 2023 Exhibition Season,” with the exclusive NYC exhibit and opening reception of architect and visual artist Rafael (Chafo) Villamil’s “Caribbean Trilogy/Trilogia del Caribe” Friday, September 15, 2023, from 6 to 9 pm. It will be on view at the Taller Boricua Galleries through October 29, 2023.

 

Climb to the Top of the Historic Harlem Fire Watchtower ~ September 16

Harlem Fire Watchtower in Marcus Garvey Park

The Urban Park Rangers will be in Marcus Garvey Park on September 16th from 1:00-3:00pm for visitors to the park to climb to the top of the historic fire watchtower. This is a free event.

 

Allies in Arts Presents MICRODOSES on Governors Island ~ September 16

Image courtesy Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Photo credit: Joaquin Trujillo

Join LMCC and Allies in Arts for a full day of artist talks, performances, readings and a special DJ set to celebrate ANTI•VENOM, an exhibition that brings together seven multidisciplinary artists to ask: How do we affirm our humanity in the face of complex harm? In this luminous exhibition of videos the artists face a troubled reality and transform it, directing our gaze towards radiant visions of the future. Each of the programs featured offer a microdose towards collective healing.

 

‘Ruth Asawa Through Line’ at The Whitney Museum of American Art ~ September 16

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.

 

Art is Alive Festival at Weeksville Heritage Center ~ September 16

Asase Yea African American Dancer Theater

Join Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation on Saturday, September 16, 2023 between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. for the Art Is Alive Festival at Weeksville Heritage Center (158 Buffalo Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11213).

Back for its first year since covid hit in 2020, the multi-disciplined arts conference was established to present a multitude of art forms from an African and African diasporic experience to the community, to alleviate the financial barrier preventing some community members from participating in the cultural arts, and to thank the community at large for its continued support. This event is free to the public and welcomes attendees of all ages and backgrounds. You can RSVP via Eventbrite.

 

The 54th Annual African American Day Parade ~ September 17

Save the date for the annual African American Day Parade in Harlem. The parade will begin on 111th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, and will head north to 137th Street. This years Grand Marshals are Bevy Smith, Ashley Keiko, Joy Bovines and Joaquin Dean. Parade performances at the State Office Building, 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.  In addition, there will be a ‘Before the Parade’ Event on September 16th. Check website for more.

 

NYCEDC + HABGI to Co-Host Community Hall on Harlem African Burial Ground ~ September 18

A view of the former site of the first Harlem burying ground/African Burial Ground in 1903, viewed from 127th Street near the Willis Avenue Bridge. At that time the site was part of the Sulzer’s Harlem River Park. Image via nycemetery.wordpress.com

NYCEDC and HABGI will co-host a community town hall on September 18th at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College to provide additional information about the history of the Harlem African Burial Ground and these next steps.

 

Unveiling of ‘The Little Prince’ at Villa Albertine ~ September 20

A model of Le Petit Prince sculpture by Jean-Marc de Pas before casting in Normandy, France, which will be installed in front of Villa Albertine on 5th Avenue in NYC. Photo by Jean-Marc de Pas / Courtesy Villa Albertine.

Since Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s beloved novella The Little Prince was published in 1943, generations of children—and with them, generations of adults—have fallen under its spell. In honor of the book’s 80thanniversary, the prince himself will soon be making his grand return to Manhattan. On September 20, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna will be unveiling a bronze sculpture depicting the whimsical traveler at the garden entrance of Villa Albertine, located at 972 Fifth Avenue. This project by French sculptor Jean-Marc de Paswas spearheaded by the American Society of Le Souvenir Français, in partnership with the Antoine de Saint Exupéry Youth Foundation.

 

The 2023 Affordable Art Fair New York ~ September 20-24

Affordable Art Fair New York. Photo: Phillip Reed

Affordable Art Fair returns to New York for its Fall 2023 edition featuring work by over 400 artists across 76 exhibitors. The fair takes place at the Metropolitan Pavilion from Wednesday, September 20to Sunday, September 24.

 

Farewell Ceremony for the Riverside Park GOATS ~ September 21

Turning a page into Fall, a Goatham Farewell Ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 21st from 3:00 to 4:00pm at 120th Street and Riverside Drive.

 

Barkley L. Hendricks: Portraits at the Frick ~ September 21

Barkley L. Hendricks, Self-Portrait with Black Hat, 1980-2013. Digital C-print. 27 3/4 x 18 3/4 in. (70.49 x 47.63 cm). Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photo: © Barkley L. Hendricks; courtesy of the Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Since opening in 1935, The Frick Collection has inspired generations of artists who have engaged with the complex legacies and enduring importance of Old Master paintings. Barkley L. Hendricks was one such artist, and the Frick ~ with its iconic portraits by Rembrandt, Bronzino, Van Deck, and others ~ was one of Hendrick’s favorite museums. On view this fall at Frick Madison, Barkley L. Hendricks: Portraits at the Frickpresents fourteen early works by this pioneering American artist who, beginning in the late 1960s, revolutionized contemporary portraiture by uniting portraits of Black figures with traditions of European painting.

 

‘The Keepers’ Bring Their Message to Penn Station Neighborhood ~ September 22

The Keepers is a performance art intervention created by longtime NYC cultural provocateur, Ed Woodham – scheduled for Friday, September 22 in three different locations around the Penn Station neighborhood (The Church of St. John the Baptist, Gimbel’s Skybridge, and the demolished Hotel Pennsylvania). Woodham is the founder/director of the annual public art festival Art in Odd Placeswhich has taken place each October across 14th Street in Manhattan since 2005.

 

‘Shary Boyle: Outside the Palace of Me’ at Museum of Arts and Design ~ September 23

Shary Boyle, Judy (detail), 2021. Iron, foam, textiles, electronics, motor, wax, human hair, oil paint, silicone, stoneware. Courtesy of the artist and Patel Brown Gallery. Photo credit: John Jones.

On September 23, 2023, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will present the New York museum debut of Canadian visual artist and performer Shary Boyle. 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.

 

Manet/Degas at The Metropolitan Museum of Art ~ September 24

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

Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 24, 2023, 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.

 

MAS NYC Awards 2023 Brendan Gill Prize to Charles Gaines ~ September 26

Installation view, ‘Charles Gaines: Roots,’ 2022, Times Square, New York NY © Charles Gaines. Presented by Creative Time and Times Square Arts. Photo: Timothy Schenck

The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) has named conceptual artist, Charles Gaines as the winner of the 2023 Brendan Gill Prize for his public art project The American Manifest: Chapter 1.

The award will be presented at The View at The Battery on the evening of Tuesday, September 26. As part of the festivities, Gaines and members of the Brendan Gill Prize Jury will participate in an engaging conversation about the project, his process, and influences. Refreshments and light bites will be served.

 

Clément Denis: INNERWORLDS, Journey of a Motionless Nomad at Nicolas Auvray Gallery ~ September 28

Clement Denis, Il Pent Son Monde II (DYPTIQUE). Image courtesy Nicolas Auvray Gallery

Nicolas Auvray Gallery is thrilled to present the highly anticipated solo exhibition of emerging artist Clément Denis at its Chelsea location. The exhibition, titled “Innerworlds: Journey of a Motionless Nomad”, showcases a captivating collection of unseen ongoing and previous works, offering a unique and profound exploration of life and identity through the eyes of the painter. The exhibition marks Denis’ first solo show in New York City and promises to introduce a new step in his artistic development. Opening September 28th.

 

Sixteen Artists Consider the Economic Dimensions of Indigenous Sovereignty in ‘The House Edge’ at The 8th Floor ~ September 28

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.

 

The 61st New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center ~ September 29

61st New York Film Festival Poster by Jim Jarmusch unveiled August 10, 2023

Film at Lincoln Center has unveiled the 61st New York Film Festival poster by iconic filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, director of seven NYFF selections including NYFF24 Opening Night film Down by Law. NYFF posters are a yearly artistic signature of the film festival, and Jarmusch joins a stellar lineup of renowned artists who have contributed their work to the festival, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Saul Bass, John Waters, Cindy Sherman, Pedro Almodóvar, Kara Walker, and last year’s artist, Nan Goldin.

 

Free Community Open Night at Frick Madison ~ September 29 ~ CANCELLED due to weather

The Frick Madison
  • CANCELLED due to weather

The Frick’s next free seasonal Gray-Krehbiel Open Night will feature programming revolving around the exhibition. Held on Friday, September 29th from 5:00 to 9:00pm, the event will welcome visitors to enjoy after-hours access to Frick Madison’s galleries along with the reading room of the Frick Art Reference Library. A variety of talks will be presented throughout the evening, along with music and sketching. The event is free to all with online registration. ASL interpretation and Assistive Listening Devices are also provided at all the talks

 

The Inaugural West Side Fest ~ September 30

Image credit: Photograph by Max Touhey. Courtesy Whitney Museum of American Art

The West Side Cultural Network—a group of more than 19 museums, parks, performing arts centers, and cultural institutions located within a half-mile portion of historic New York—is presenting the first-ever West Side Fest, a day of free admission, special indoor and outdoor programming, crafts for kids, artmaking for all ages, an evening dance party, and more to welcome all New Yorkers to their vibrant, exciting, cultural village along the waterfront on September 30th.

 

Revisiting Composer Arthur Russell’s ‘City Park’ at NYC AIDS Memorial ~ September 30

Artist image by Christopher Sawyer

The New York City AIDS Memorial announces a free public outdoor concert of City Park, a controversial early work by maverick American composer, cellist, producer, and singer Arthur Russell (1951–1992), which integrates chamber music, electronics, concrete poetry, turntablism, and modern rock. The new, site-specific version at the Memorial, directed by Nick Hallett, features percussionist David Van Tieghem, who participated in the work’s premiere, and Peter Zummo, another primary Russell collaborator, in collaboration with a later generation of musicians invested in Russell’s legacy, including Nat Baldwin, Lea Bertucci, Shawn O’Sullivan, and Alex Waterman (ensemble subject to change).

The live concert will be presented as a part of the Memorial’s Fall Arts & Culture Season and the West Side Cultural Network’s first West Side Fest on September 30, 2023, at 4 PM.

 

The Annual Morningside Lights in Morningside Park ~ September 30th

Image via Morningside Lights, 2017

Morningside Lights returns with The Open Book, a celebration of the free exchange of ideas and an homage to the libraries that preserve access to knowledge and affirm our freedom to read. Presented in partnership with the Columbia University Libraries and The New York Public Library, each of the 50+ community-built lanterns will pay tribute to a book that inspires, enlightens, and shapes how we see the world.

  • Workshop registration opens on September 6th.

 

Still on View:

A Greater Beauty: The Drawings of Kahlil Gibran at The Drawing Center on view to September 3, 2023

Kahlil Gibran, A woman with a Blue Veil, 1916. Watercolor, 8 1/2 x 10 inches (21.5 x 25.3 cm). Collection of the Gibran Khalil Gibran Museum, Courtesy of the Gibran National Committee.

The first exhibition of its kind in the United States, A Greater Beauty: The Drawings of Kahlil Gibran features over one hundred drawings by the prolific Lebanese-American artist, poet and essayist, and coincides with the 100th anniversary of Gibran’s world-renowned publication, The Prophet. Though best known for his poetry and prose, Gibran viewed himself equally as a visual artist, producing paintings, watercolors, sketches, illustrations, book covers, and other material as a complement to his written work. A Greater Beauty will present an overview of Gibran’s drawings and sketches alongside manuscript pages, notebooks, correspondence, magazine illustrations and essays, and first editions, providing a glimpse into the artist’s production in the context of his work as a whole. The exhibition will be on view from June 2 to September 3, 2023.

 

Aïda Muluneh: Reframing Neglect on view at Africa Center through September 3, 2023

Aida Muluneh, The Blind Gaze, 2022. Image credit: The Africa Center

In partnership with The END Fund, through the support of Reaching the Last Mile, The Africa Center is pleased to announce Reframing Neglect, a new photography series at The Africa, with creative direction by contemporary artist and activist Aïda Muluneh, highlighting the need to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) globally.

 

Berenice Abbott’s New York album, 1929 on view at The Met to September 4, 2023

Marquee: Berenice Abbott (American, 1898–1991). Page from New York Album, 1929–30. Gelatin silver prints, 10 x 13 in. (25.4 x 33 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Emanuel Gerard, 1984 (1984.1097.9–.18). © Berenice Abbott / Commerce Graphics Ltd. Inc.

Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on March 2, 2023, Berenice Abbott’s New York Album, 1929 will present selections from a unique unbound album of photographs of New York City created by American photographer Berenice Abbott (1898–1991), shedding new light on the creative process of one of the great artists of the 20th century. Consisting of 266 small black-and-white prints arranged on 32 pages, the album comprises a kind of photographic sketchbook, offering a rare glimpse of an artist’s mind at work.

 

Mary Mattingly: Ebb of a Spring Tide at Socrates Sculpture Park on view through September 9, 2023

Mary Mattingly, Ebb of a Spring Tide at Socrates Sculpture Park, Concept image courtesy of the artist

Socrates Sculpture Park presents New York-based artist Mary Mattingly: Ebb of a Spring Tide on view May 20 through September 9, 2023. Mattingly’s first solo exhibition at Socrates unveils new sculptural works exploring our relationship to coastal ecosystems and the shifting nature of rivers and water lines.

 

The Summer Salon at Art Lives Here on view to September 9

Top shelf, sculptor Arlee Brown; below, sculptor Laurence

Art Lives Here is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by Preeti Varma alongside an exhibition of sculptures by Karin Bandelin, Andree Brown, and Laurence Elle Groux.

For the first time all the wall space at Living with Art is dedicated to one artist. Varma’s paintings echo the artists observations of mundane things that we all see daily and often don’t notice. Fire Hydrants and sewer covers are objects that the artist describes as physically present but visually absent. These forms inform her abstract paintings and mixed media works on paper.

 

Sarah Sze: Timelapse at The Guggenheim on view to September 10, 2023

Sarah Sze: Timelapse at Guggenheim

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present a solo exhibition of Sarah Sze (b. 1969, Boston) featuring a series of site-specific installations by the acclaimed New York–based artist. Sarah Sze: Timelapsewill unravel a trail of discovery through multiple spaces of the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright building, from the exterior of the museum to the sixth level of the rotunda and the adjacent tower level gallery. The exhibition will explore Sze’s ongoing reflection on how our experience of time and place is continuously reshaped in relationship to the constant stream of objects, images, and information in today’s digitally and materially saturated world.

 

Gego: Measuring Infinity at Guggenheim Museum on view through September 10, 2023

A major retrospective devoted to the work of Gego, or Gertrud Goldschmidt (b. 1912, Hamburg; d. 1994, Caracas), will be presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum from March 31, 2023, through September 10, 2023, offering a fully integrated view of the influential German-Venezuelan artist and her distinctive approach to the language of abstraction. Across five ramps of the museum’s rotunda, Gego: Measuring Infinity will feature approximately 200 artworks from the early 1950s through the early 1990s, including sculptures, drawings, prints, textiles, and artist’s books.

 

Aliza Nisenbaum: Queens, Lindo y Querido at Queens Museum on view to September 10, 2023

Aliza Nisenbaum, “Pedacito de Sol (Vero y Marissa)”, 2022. Oil on canvas, 75 x 95 inches (190.5 x 241.3 cm) © Aliza Nisenbaum. Photo courtesy the Artist and Anton Kern Gallery, New York. Photographer: Thomas Barratt.

Aliza Nisenbaum portrays human stories. With her magically exuberant color palette, she paints people, individually or in groups, with their countenance, posture, and immediate surroundings organically composed to depict their humanity. Aliza Nisenbaum: Queens, Lindo y Querido, opening April 23rd, chronicles the artist’s years-long engagement with people at the Queens Museum and its neighborhood, Corona.

 

‘Bruce Davidson: The Way Back’ at Howard Greenberg Gallery on view through September 16, 2023

Bruce Davidson, Washington, D.C., 1963. Image © Bruce Davidson, Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Bruce Davidson: The Way Back will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from June 22 through September 16, 2023. Selected by the acclaimed photographer from his vast archive, the exhibition will present previously unpublished work dating from 1957-1977. The photographs represent the arc of Davidson’s versatile career with individual images that were overlooked at the time. Some are from Davidson’s most well-known series—East 100th Street, a look at one Harlem block in 1966-68; Brooklyn Gang, which followed a group of teenagers in the summer of 1959; Time of Change, his Civilrights photographs from 1961-65; and Subway, a look at life on the trains from 1977.

 

Nora Thompson Dean: Lenape Teacher and Herbalist at The Morgan Library on view through September 17, 2023

Nora Thompson Dean. Photograph by Roy Pataro.

An exhibition in the Rotunda of the 1906 Library and an installation in the Morgan Garden, developed collaboratively with the Lenape Center and Hudson Valley Farm Hub, honors Nora Thompson Dean (1907–1984), a Lenape teacher and herbalist who worked to preserve Lenape culture. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Dean made multiple influential visits to Lenapehoking, the ancestral lands of the Lenape (an area that now encompasses New Jersey and sections of New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Connecticut). The exhibition, incorporating letters, photographs, and printed materials, sheds light on different aspects of Nora Thompson Dean’s life and teaching. It is complemented by an installation of plants important to the Lenape in the Morgan Garden, including corn, squash, and beans.

 

Tobias Mohl, ROTATIONS at Heller Gallery on view to September 22

TOBIAS MØHL, GLASSWEAVER VESSEL, glass, 18 x 16 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.

Heller Gallery will be opening its doors to the exhibition, ROTATIONS, a series of exhibits showcasing new and recent works from gallery artists including Pamela Sabroso + Alison Siegel, Morten Klitgaard, Anja Isphording, and Tobias Møhl. From July 7th through September 22nd, four consecutive exhibitions will feature the diverse voices of these artists, thinkers and makers in the gallery program.

 

Ida y Vuelta: Experiencias de la migración en el arte puertorriqueño contemporáneo (Arrivals and Departures: Migration Experiences in Contemporary Puerto Rican Art) at CENTRO on view through September 30, 2023

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

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO) in partnership with Hunter College East Harlem Gallery, has announced the opening of the exhibition, Ida y Vuelta: Experiencias de la migración en el arte puertorriqueño contemporáneo (Arrivals and Departures: Migration Experiences in Contemporary Puerto Rican Art), from March 30th, 2023 through September 30th.

 

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

Richard Avedon, Andy Warhol & member of the Factory, NYC, October 30, 1969. From left: Paul Morrissey, director; Joe Dallesandro, actor; Candy Darling, actress; Eric Emerson, actor; Jay Johnson, actor; tom Hompertz, actor; Gerard Malanga, poet; Viva, actress; Morrissey; Taylor Mead, actor; Brigid Polk, actress, Dallesandro; Andy Warhol, artist.

To celebrate the centennial of Richard Avedon’s birth in 1923, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present a selection of the photographer’s most innovative group portraits in the exhibition Richard Avedon: MURALS, opening January 19, 2023. Although Avedon first earned his reputation as a fashion photographer in the late 1940s, his greatest achievement was his stunning reinvention of the photographic portrait.

 

LaurenHalsey: the eastside of south central los angeles hieroglyph prototype architecture (I) in Cantor Roof Garden at The Met on view to October 22, 2023

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that American artist Lauren Halsey has been commissioned to create a site-specific installation for The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden for Spring, 2023. Halsey created a full-scale architectural structure imbued with the collective energy and imagination of the South Central Los Angeles Community where she was born and continues to work. Titled the eastside of south central los angeles hieroglyph prototype architecture (I), the installation is designed to be inhabited by The Met’s visitors, who are able to explore its connections to sources as varied as ancient Egyptian symbolism, 1960s utopian architecture, and contemporary visual expressions like tagging that reflect the ways in which people aspire to make public places their own.

 

Africa Fashion at Brooklyn Museum on view to October 22, 2023

Gouled Ahmed (born Djibouti, 1992). Self Portrait, Addis Foam, Ethiopia, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

Making its North American debut in Brooklyn, the exhibition features over 180 works, including fashion, music, film, visual art, and photography, as well as textiles and jewelry from the Museum’s Arts of Africa collection. The exhibition will open on June 23rd.

 

Fanny Allié: Shadows in Bella Abzug Park on view through October 2023

His name is ‘David’. He is one of 10 sculptures in Bella Abzug Part created by artist Fanny Allié for this site-specific commission as part of the installation, ‘Shadows.’ Image courtesy of the artist.

The Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance (HYHK) today announces Shadows, an installation of ten new site-specific sculptures created by mixed-media artist Fanny Allié for Bella Abzug Park (542 W 36th St., New York, NY 10018) and inspired by the workers who maintain it. Shadows invites people to experience the park—a picturesque public green space surrounded by urban bustle—in a new way, as a place for compelling, free art.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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 1.1.1.11100 Cortesía Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes de Guatemala © Archivo Digital MUNAE

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

 

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

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

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 prometheusart.com

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

 

See you in October!