Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to your List in June, 2019



June is a Celebration in NYC of #WorldPride and #Stonewall50 ~ The Stonewall Inn is June’s Featured Image

On the heals of Memorial Day, we celebrate the beginning of summer with more than 50 outdoor installations and events from Coney Island and Roosevelt Island to Riverbank State Park. This month’s Roundup of Art Installations, Events & Exhibits explores what’s new, what to look forward to, and what’s still on view. Here are a few suggestions to add to your list during June.

Robert Lobe: SuperStorm Arrives in Duarte Square Park

Robert Lobe: SuperStorm

SuperStorm references Hurricane Sandy, one of the deadliest and most destructive hurricane to hit the northeast, inflicting billion in damage. This event so moved the artist that he was compelled to create a monument reflecting the event. Robert Lobe: SuperStorm will be on view to June, 2020.


Art Students League ~ Model to Monuments in Riverbank State Park

Closeup of ‘Wavenhenge by artists, Damon Hamm & Jeff Sundheim

Art Students League unveiled this season’s Model to Monument Public Art in the Parks installations on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Riverbank State Park. This year, three sculpture pieces were installed along the Hudson River at 145th Street.


@queenandreaone on the Bowery Wall

Right before a major thunder storm, QueenAndreaOne on the Bowery Wall, May 29, 2019

#TatsCru vanished from the Bowery Wall earlier this month, painted white ~ a fresh canvas for the famed Wall’s next artist ~ Andrea von Bujdoss aka @queenandreaone. A work still in progress. Check it out.


Aquí vive gente: Museum of History and Community of Puerta de Tierra at Storefront for Art and Architecture ~ June 1

Graphic Design Assistance by Estudio Herrera

Aquí vive gente (people live here). Throughout the neighborhood of Puerta de Tierra in San Juan, Puerto Rico, murals with this refrain brighten the walls and convey to passersby the self-determination of a community that is taking agency over the future development of its neighborhood. This vision of collective action and cultural preservation—born out of hope and necessity—has been channeled toward efforts to realize a groundbreaking new organization in Puerta de Tierra. Storefront for Art and Architecture is honored to host the Museum of History and Community of Puerta de Tierra (MHC PDT). Previously housed only in the minds and living rooms of community members, this nascent museum is presented publicly for the first time ever at Storefront’s gallery space. Opening Reception Saturday, June 1st from 2-6pm (RSVP), and exhibition on view through September 7, 2019.


FIGMENT on Roosevelt Island ~ June 1-2 + City of Dreams through late August

Salvage Swings by Somewhere Studio. Image Somewhere Studio

AIA New York announced the winner of the 2019 City of Dreams Competition~ Salvage Swings by Somewhere Studio, led by Charles Sharpless, AIA, and Jessica Colangelo. The temporary annual summer installation will move to a new location this summer ~ Lighthouse Park on Roosevelt Island! FIGMENT on view June 1-2. City of Dreams Pavilion winner Salvage Swings, will be on Roosevelt Island from June through late August.


Creative Courts + Facebook AIR unveil Courts at Marcus Garvey Park on June 2

Join Facebook artist-in-residence, Saya Woolfalk, NYC Parks & Recreation, Publicolor and FB Air on Sunday, June 2nd from Noon to 4:00pm to celebrate the new basketball court painting in Marcus Garvey Park in East Harlem. Music by DJ Prince Paul, and food by Harlem Shake and Cenkali Vegan Tacos. Come and shoot some hoops! This is a free event open to the public


Leonardo Drew: City in the Grass in Madison Square Park ~ June 3

Leonardo Drew: City in the Grass in Madison Square Park

Madison Square Park Conservancy has commissioned Leonardo Drew to create a monumental new public art project for the Park on June 3rd. Marking the Conservancy’s 38th commissioned exhibition and the artist’s most ambitious work to date, City in the Grass will present a topographical view of an abstract cityscape atop a patterned panorama. On view through December 15, 2019.


Sing for Hope Pianos ~ June 3

Fifty Sing for Hope Pianos will be distributed throughout our five boroughs, where the public is free to enjoy them from June 3 to June 23rd. Each piano is a unique playable masterpiece, hand-painted by a local artist.


Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Untitled, 1989 by Public Art Fund ~ June 4

Public Art Fund will present the seminal billboard “Untitled”, 1989 by Felix Gonzalez-Torres (American, b. Cuba, 1957-1996) to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and WorldPride in New York City. Public Art Fund organized the project in 1989 when Gonzalez-Torres first installed this work on the 20th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion. “Untitled” – the first of Gonzalez-Torres’ billboard works – was originally described in 1989 as site and date specific. Thirty years later, the work will be shown in its original location: Sheridan Square in Greenwich Village, above Village Cigars and across from the historic Stonewall Inn bar. Gonzalez-Torres’s iconic billboard work, “Untitled”, 1989, will be on view June 4 – 30 and is presented in collaboration with The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation with lead support by Google.


Simone Leigh: Brick House on The High Line Plinth ~ June 5

As the High Line extends north, the new extended section known as the High Line Plinth will unveil its inaugural installation, Simone Leigh: Brick House, when it opens on June 5, 2019, Tenth Avenue at 30th Street.


PRIDE at Museum of the City of New York ~ June 6

via Museum of the City of New York

Continuing on with PRIDEFest2019, PRIDE at Museum of the City of New York on June 6 ~ Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy at The Morgan Library, June 7 ~ Pride Auction at Swann Auction Galleries, June 20 ~ WorldPride Opening Ceremony at Barclays Center, June 26 ~ World Pride Weekend, Femme Fatale, June 30th ~ and WorldPrideNYC Stonewall50 Marc on June 30th.


Nino Migliori at Keith de Lellis Gallery ~ June 6

Nino Migliori, Bimbi al Mare, 1954

Keith de Lellis Gallery opened its doors to the mid-century work of Italian photographer Nino Migliori (b. 1926) in this summer’s exhibition. Self-taught, Migliori began making photographs in 1948, documenting his familiar and beloved Italy as it emerged from the second world war. The artist traveled throughout his homeland, from the impoverished south to the more affluent and industrial northern regions, capturing the people with the affection and empathy of an equal.


The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx at NYBG ~ June 8

In the largest botanical exhibition to date, the New York Botanical Society’s current exhibition, Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx, will be a showing of lush gardens, paintings, drawings, and textiles ~ and the sights and sounds of Brazil that inspired the artists’ life and work.


Harlem Nights: MMPCIA Historic District House Tour ~ June 9

The Annual Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association (MMPCIA)House Tour is set for Sunday, June 9th. This year, the tour’s theme, Harlem Nights, is in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. MMPCIA Members and Volunteers will be dressed in period clothing, and we hear that tour-goers will be dancing the night away at an after party with the Harlem Swing Dance Society.


Radical Love at Ford Foundation ~ June 11

Image: Athi-Patra Ruga, Umesiyakazi in Waiting, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and WHATIFTHEWORLD. Photo: Hayden Phipps

Through the theme of Utopian Imagination, the trilogy of exhibitions in the gallery’s inaugural year create a trajectory toward a more just future. The first exhibition, Perilous Bodies (March 4 – May 11, 2019), examined injustice through the intersecting lens of violence, race, gender, ethnicity, and class. Radical Love responds to the first show by offering love as the answer to a world in peril.


Museum Mile Festival ~ June 11

Begun as an initiative to spur the development of new museum audiences and to increase support for the arts during the fiscal crisis of the 1970s, Museum Mile was formed as a consortium by the museums that share the Fifth Avenue address. The first festival, held in June of 1978, was an instant success. Not only did it expose New Yorkers and NYC visitors to an incredible collection of New York’s artistic riches, it also brought together disparate New Yorkers. From the barrios of East Harlem and the townhouses lining the Upper East Side, to the winding streets of the Village and the clustered neighborhoods of the outer-boroughs, people came to celebrate their shared pride in their city. Museum Mile Festival promoted public awareness through increased visibility, accessibility and attendance at all the museums, and brought many New Yorkers to upper Fifth Avenue for the first time.

In coordination with the Museum Mile Festival, El Museo del Barrio will celebrate its birthday featuring the opening of Culture and the People: El Museo del Barrio, 1969-2019, Part II: Historic Timeline, a display tracing the historical and cultural trajectory of the institution since 1969.


It’s a FlowerFlash! ~ June 11-16


In anticipation of L.E.A.F. 2020 Festival of Flowers, L.E.A.F. will celebrate #NYFlowerWeek with a celebration across Manhattan from June 11-16th. This is the launch of the first annual city-wide exhibition of florals.


It’s The High Line Hat Party! ~ June 13

Illustration by Brian Kenny

Strut your stuff at the High Line Hat Party! Sip on cocktails, dance with friends, and enter a fierce runway competition. Remember ~ anything can be a hat. Get inspired by the High Line’s history, evolution, nature, architecture, food, and all-inclusive spirit. This is a raucous, fashion-forward, and bold party you won’t want to miss.


Body Painting: A Protest Against Divisiveness ~ June 15

June 15th ~ A Protest Against Divisiveness. Hundreds of nude models will march down Broadway, each with their own painted message on them, from 42nd Street (Times Square) to 23rd Street. The event will take place from from Noon to 3:30pm. Follow on the Facebook Event Page.


After the End: Timing Socialism in Contemporary African Art at Wallach Art Gallery ~ June 15

Filipe Branquinho, Jorge Macate, Padeiro (Jorge Macate, Baker), 2011. Courtesy the artist.

After the End: Timing Socialism in Contemporary African Art presents a selection of works engaging with the history of African socialisms. It features artists looking at countries including Angola, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique. The exhibition is the first in North America to explore aesthetic responses to African socialisms and their aftermath.


I Come To This Place at Smack Mellon ~ June 15

​I come to this place,​ a group exhibition, explores abstraction in art as a chain of histories that align, unpack, communicate, and translate connections. Twelve artists present their sensibilities through installations, multi-media work, paintings, and sound. The exhibition is curated by Eva Mayhabal Davis and is on view June 15–July 28, 2019.


2019 Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival ~ June 16

The Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival is the Museum at Eldridge Street’s signature event. Started in 2000, the festival is a celebration of the diverse cultures that make up our Lower East Side/Chinatown community. Along with neighborhood partners, the festival celebrates the folklife of Eastern European Jewish, Chinese, and Puerto Rican communities in this corner of New York City through music, dance, crafts, ritual practices, foodways, and other creative expressions.


Sara Bunn: Seneca Village & Women of Distinction ~ June 17

Sara Bunn, Seneca Village

The very well-received exhibition, A Day in the Life of Seneca Village, that debuted at Port Authority Bus Terminal in March, 2019, will be on view, presented by the Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance (HYHK) at their Project Find Space ~ three large street-level windows on Ninth Avenue between 40th/41st Streets, directly across the street from the Port Authority. Newly titled, Sara Bunn: Seneca Village & Women of Distinction, the exhibition will be on view at Project Find Space through September 17, 2019.


The Preservation of Cast Iron Construction ~ June 18

The Gilsey House on 29th and Broadway, was a former grand hotel built in 1867,a residential cast-iron building, It is an eight-story co-op building with 40 units. It was designated an official NYC landmark in 1979. Image credit: stereoscopic c.1900, + NYPL Digital Library

The Landmark Lectures 2019 Series by The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York will host a discussion entitled “The Preservation of Cast Iron Construction” with Christopher P. Pinto, Associate Principal, Thornton Tomasetti. Included in the discussion, the historic Harlem Fire Watchtower in Marcus Garvey Park, a project that is nearing completion.


Continuous Focus ~ The 2019 Spring Cocktail Party + Photography Auction at New York Academy of Medicine ~ June 18

Twelve Presidents B.W. contact Sheet @Benson

The Josephine Herrick Project Presents ~ Continuous Focus: 2019 Spring Cocktail Party + Photography Auction to be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the New York Academy of Medicine.


Yoko Ono: Add Color (Refugee Boat) at River to River Festival ~ June 19

Yoko Ono, Add Color (Refugee Boat) 1960/2016. Installation view: Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2016

The work will be comprised simply of a boat placed within an empty space. The public will then be invited to paint their thoughts, ideas and hopes on the walls, floor and boat. On view from June 19 to June 29th.


Tribeca Art + Culture Night 2019 ~ June 20

Tribeca Art+Culture Night is a downtown arts festival that celebrates culture at large in Tribeca and takes place in 25 or more diverse Lower Manhattan venues. the TAC Festival founded & curated by Jennifer Famery-Mariani, has featured over 1000 artists, 180 exhibitions and 80 special events since its inception in 2016. It is FREE and OPEN to the public.


Two Views: North Shore at ArtSpace @Staten Island Arts ~ June 20

Joseph Evans, Tompkinsville Park, Staten Island, New York City. 2017. SMIT
Swimmers, South Beach, Staten Island, New York City. 2018. OBISANYA

Two Views: North Shore explores two perspectives considering similar themes about one place, and provides a glimpse into the lives, and stories, of many. It is also the inaugural exhibition of Obisanya’s work in New York City.


Make Music New York ~ June 21

MMNY 2016

Now entering its 13th year, Make Music New York, “the largest music event ever to grace Gotham” (Metro New York), is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 750 cities around the world – a global celebration of music making.

If you’re in East Harlem, Follow Uptown Grand Central in a musical celebration along East 125th Street, working your way down to the annual Taste of East Harlem.


Basquiat’s Defacement: The Untold Story at The Guggenheim ~ June 21

Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart), 1983, NYC

A tightly focused, thematic exhibition of work by Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960–1988), supplemented with work by others of his generation, will explore a formative chapter in the artist’s career through the lens of his identity and the role of cultural activism in New York City during the early 1980s. The exhibition takes as its starting point the painting Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart) (1983), which Basquiat created to commemorate the fate of the young, black artist Michael Stewart at the hands of New York City’s transit police after allegedly tagging a wall in an East Village subway station.


Beyond the Streets ~ June 21

Lady Pink, Death of Graffiti via

Beyond the Streets is a true celebration of street as canvas featuring over 150 artists descending on 25 Kent Street in Williamsburg this June. The Event made its debut in LA’s Chinatown district last year with an exhibition and panel discussions hosted by legendary street art icons. So successful was this event, Beyond the Streets will bring this same magic to New York, celebrating “society’s most pervasive mark makers and rule breakers with a sprawling showcase of works by more than 150 artists from around the world.”


The 37th Annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island ~ June 22

Founded in 1983, This will be the 37th Annual Mermaid Parade ~ celebrating ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside ~ in Coney Island.


NYC Summer Invitational at George Billis Gallery ~ June 25

Artist, Eileen Burgess ‘Crystal Ball on a Fornasetti Plate

The above oil painting, “Crystal Ball on a Fornasetti Plate” by artist, Eileen Burgess is one of many on view at the NYC Summer Invitational at George Billis Gallery. Opening Reception will be Thursday, June 27 fro 6-8. Exhibition on view from June 25th through July 31, 2019. Geoge Billis Gallery is located at 521 West 26th Street, 7th Floor, NYC.


What is Here is Open: Selection from the Treasures in the Trash Collection at Hunter East Harlem Gallery ~ June 26

Image courtesy Hunter East Harlem Gallery

For over 30 years, Nelson Molina worked for the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) as a sanitation worker. His regular pick up routes were in Manhattan 11, a district bordered by 96th Street to 106th Street between First and Fifth Avenues. While he worked, he found many objects; some that needed repair and others that were fully intact. As hundreds and hundreds of objects amassed, Molina created the Treasures in the Trash Collection inside DSNY’s garage.  Much has been written about the eclectic treasurers collected by Molina. There have been too many articles on  the Molina treasurers to mention, and there was even a #TreasuresInTheTrash Tour in 2018! Now, Hunter East Harlem Gallery will open its doors to an exhibition exploring the man and his treasurers.


WorldPride Opening Ceremony at Barclays Center ~ June 26


Cyndi Lauper, Ciara and Todrick Hall will be headlining the Opening Ceremony, with Whoopi Goldberg hosting! A night to remember.


2019 PrideFest Stonewall50 ~ June 30

WorldPride2019 + Stoenwall50 March + Street Fair, combining exhibitors, entertainers and activities all day. 11am to 6pm, 4th Avenue between Union Square and Astor Place.  NYC Pride March, Noon at 26th Street and Fifth Avenue.


Looking Forward To

Fotografiska New York Opening Exhibition ~ September 5

Ellen von Unwerth, ‘Guess Who,’ Claudia Schiffer, Nashville, 1989 © Ellen von Unwerth.

Fotografiska, the internationally renowned destination for photography based in Stockholm, announced today the inaugural exhibition schedule for Fotografiska New York, their newest global outpost set to open September 5, 2019. The first photographers to exhibit at the historic 281 Park Avenue South landmark will be Ellen von Unwerth, Tawny Chatmon, Helene Schmitz, Adi Nes and Anastasia Taylor-Lind.


Jean-Marie Appriou: The Horses at Doris C. Freedman Plaza ~ September 11, 2019

Jean-Marie Appriou, in-process studio view of The Horses (detail), 2019. Photo: Raphael Fanelli, courtesy of the artist. C L E A R I N G, New York/Brussels and Galerie Eva Presenhuber Zurich/New York

Public Art Fund announces The Horses, the first institutional exhibition in the United States by the French artist Jean-Marie Appriou, opening on September 11 on the Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park. Inspired by the site and its numerous equine references – including the traditional gilded bronze equestrian monument to William Tecumseh Sherman by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and the horses who pull tourists through the park in hansom cabs – the exhibition will feature three new whimsical large-scale sculptures of horses cast in aluminum. Appriou is known for his intuitive approach to sculpture and experimental use of cast aluminum, where unexpected details emerge.


Tech-Art Collective TeamLab coming to Brooklyn Industry City ~ Summer 2019

teamLab, Exhibition view of MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless, 2018, Odaiba, Tokyo | © teamLab

The wildly popular tech-art collective teamLab is coming to New York City in August 2019 with mind-bending installations slated for the Industry City building complex in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.


Still on View

Siah Armajani: Bridge Over Tree + Siah Armajani: Follow This Line on view through June 2, 2019

Center of Bridge Over Tree in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Siah Armajani: Bridge Over Tree at Brooklyn Bridge Park presented by The Public Art Fund, and Siah Armajani: Follow This Line at The MET Breuer will be on view from February 20 through June 2, 2019.


Hymn to Apollo at ISAW on view to June 2, 2019

Image: By Léon Bakst. Costume Design for Tamara Karsavina as Chloé, for Daphnis et Chloé. ca. 1912. Graphite and tempera and/or watercolor on paper. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund: 1933.392. Image provided by Allen Phillips/Wadsworth Atheneum.

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) will open its doors to the exhibition Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes, an exploration of the seminal role of antiquity in shaping the radically new creations of the famed ballet troupe founded in 1909 by Sergei Diaghilev.


Maren Hassinger: Monuments in Marcus Garvey Park to June 10, 2019

June 16th, 2018 brought inHarlem back to Marcus Garvey Park, with the eight site-specific installations Maren Hassinger: Monuments. The installation runs throughout the park from 120th/124th Streets and from Mt Morris Park West to Madison Avenue.


Studio in the Street at The National Arts Club on view through June 14, 2019


The National Arts Club opened its Grand Gallery to the exhibition entitled Studio in the Street: Symbols ~ Totems ~ Cyphers, an overview of Street Art from the 1980s.


Bruce Davidson, Subject: Contact at Howard Greenberg Gallery on view through June 15, 2019

East 100th Street 1966-68, © Bruce Davidson, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery/Magnum Photos

Howard Greenberg Gallery opened its doors to the exhibition, Bruce Davidson, Subject: Contact ~ contact sheets in context with vintage prints from four seminal projects from the 1950s and 60s ~ Circus, Brooklyn Gang, Time of Change, and East 100th Street. The exhibition illustrates Davidson’s connection to some of the 20th century’s most important social, cultural, and political moments.


Race, Myth, Art and Justice at CCCADI on view to June 15, 2019

Race, Myth, Art, and Justice celebrates a community of voices who illuminate how art continues to serve as a powerful tool for justice. As part of CCCADI’s commitment to public engagement and collaboration, the curators invited thirteen dynamic scholars, activists, artists, and writers to reflect on the exhibition’s works.


And Now for Something Completely Different: Textile Compositions by Mary Tooley Parker on view at Viridian Artists to June 15, 2019

“Essie Bendolph Pettway, Gee’s Bend Quilter”, textile, 15×15 inches

As a fan of textile art, we look forward to Viridian Artists opening its doors to “And Now for Something Completely Different: Textile Compositions by Mary Tooley Parker” on May 21st. In this solo exhibition, the artist celebrates women in her work, such as the famed Gee’s Bend Quilters of Alabama. Using rug hooking as a creative expression of her 21st century experience, she carries this tradition into the contemporary art world by taking the work off the floor to be viewed as art.  Viridian Artists is located at 548 West 28th Street.


Nick Georgiou: Codex Chroma on view at Allouche Gallery to June 16, 2019

Nick Georgiou, Codex Chroma, 2019. Discarded books, acrylic ink on wood framed in steel. 62 x 50 x 4 in. Courtesy Allouche Gallery

Allouche Gallery has opened its doors to Nick Georgiou: Codex Chroma, a vibrant new collection of paper wall reliefs, exploring the unique life cycle of books as objects of art.


Karla & James Murray: Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S. on view to June 19, 2019

Image via nycparks

As part of the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, the installation Karla & James Murray: Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S. displays wood-framed sculptures of near life-size photographs of four mom-and-pop neighborhood stores of the Lower East Side, no longer in business.


Pictures From Another Time: Photographs by Bob Colacello, 1976-1982 at Vito Schnabel Projects on view through June 21, 2019

Bob Colacello Gregg Allman and Cher, Carter Inaugration White House Reception, 1977 Unique gelatin silver, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
© Bob Colacello; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Projects

Pictures From Another Time features approximately 150 vintage and unique prints ~ most never previously exhibited ~ made with Colacello’s Minox 35 EL camera, the first miniature camera capable of making full-frame 35 millimeter photographs.


Tajh Rust: Passages on view at Fridman Gallery to June 21, 2019

Tajh Rust ~ Passages. Image courtesy Fridman Gallery

Fridman Gallery has opened its doors to Passages, the first solo exhibition by Brooklyn-born artist, Tajh Rust. The artists’ new paintings, a meditation on the lasting impression of transitions, trace the passage of time, of bodies through space, and of ideas through text.


Frieze Sculpture at Rock Center on view through June 28, 2019

Jaume Plensa, Behind the Walls

Frieze Sculpture 2019 is a major new public art initiative, presented at Rockefeller Center in partnership with Frieze New York and Tishman Speyer from April 25 through June 28. This extension of Frieze New York will present 20 new and significant sculptures across the Rockefeller Center campus by 14 local and international artists.


Zoya Cherkassky: Soviet Childhood at Fort Gansevoort on View to June 29, 2019

Fort Gansevoort presents Soviet Childhood, the first solo exhibition in the United States featuring the work of Zoya Cherkassky. Through the depiction of the quotidian lives of the final generation of Soviet children, Cherkassky creates a nostalgic and approachable portrait of the Soviet Union. One can relate to the banality of these scenes, with only the fashions and details peppered throughout disclosing the strange time and place in which Cherkassky and her subjects lived. Extended again to June 29th.


Leonora Carrington | The Story of the Last Egg, an Off-site exhibition of Gallery Wendi Norris in NYC on view to June 29, 2019

“Green Tea”, 1947, Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches, © 2019 Estate of Leonora Carrington / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

This beautiful exhibition is an offsite presentation by the San Francisco Gallery Wendi Norris, and the first solo exhibition by the artist in New York in twenty-two years. The exhibition includes paintings and sculpture from the 1940s to the 1970s, and will be on view to June 29, 2019 at 926 Madison Avenue at 74th Street, NYC.


Tigran Tsitoghdzyan: Mirrors Reimagined at Fremin Gallery through June 29, 2019

Tigran Tsitoghdzyan. Image courtesy Fremin Gallery

The artist Tigran Tsitoghzyan captures the feminine gaze and allure in his works, opening at Fremin Gallery through June 29, 2019.


Desert Painters of Australia, Contemporary Indigenous Paintings at Gagosian NYC on view to July 3, 2019

BILL WHISKEY Rockholes and Country Near the Olga’s, 2007
Synthetic polymer paint on linen 80 3/4 x 118 1/8 in 204.9 x 300 cm
© Bill Whiskey Photo: Rob McKeever Courtesy Gagosian

Gagosian Madison Avenue has opened its doors to a special exhibition of contemporary Indigenous Australian painting from two significant American collections. Spanning three generations, the exhibition includes works by leading painters from the Central and Western Desert regions.


Hank Willis Thomas: All Power to All People at The Africa Center on view to July 7, 2019

Hank Willis Thomas: All Power to All People, a 25-foot tall Afro Comb will arrive on the Plaza at The Africa Center in Harlem along with an exciting calendar within the Museum and a great new restaurant.


Art After Stonewall at Grey Art Gallery on view to July 20, 2019

As part of Stonewall 50,  NYU/Grey Art Gallery and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art announced a major exhibition, examining  the impact of the LGBTQ movement on visual arts and culture this April, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprisings.

The exhibition will feature over 200 works of art and related visual materials exploring the impact of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) liberation movement on visual culture, presented in two parts ~ at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery, and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.


Seeing the Divine: Pahari Painting of North India on view at The MET to July 21, 2019

Attributed to the Master of the Early Rasamanjari
Devi in the Form of Bhadrakali Adored by the Gods, folio from a dispersed “Tantric Devi” series India, Punjab Hills, kingdom of Basohli, ca. 1660-70 Opaque watercolor, gold, silver and beetle-wing cases on paper Promised Gift of Steven Kossak, The Kronos Collections, 2015

The exhibition Seeing the Divine: Pahari Painting of North Indiafocuses on early painting styles that emerged in the Pahari courts of North India during the 17th and 18th centuries, featuring some 20 of the most refined paintings produced in South Asia during this period. This exhibition will be on view to July 21, 2019 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Floor 3, NYC.


Joseph La Piana: Tension on Park Avenue Mall on view through July, 2019

Joseph Di Piana: Tension on Park Avenue at 67th Street

The Fund for Park Avenue commissioned Brooklyn-based artist, Joseph La Piana, to create six sculptures to grace the Park Avenue Mall from 53rd Street to 70th Street.


Present Histories at Harlem Art Park on view to August 10, 2019

The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance/Public Art Initiative unveiled the installation Present Histories: An East Harlem Photo Albumby artist Kathleen Granados in the Harlem Art Park, East Harlem. This has been an ongoing installation, with the artist continuing to accept images from residents, and adding to a unique collection exploring the history of East Harlem by the people who live there. On view to August 10th.


Mark Manders: Tilted Head curated by Public Art Fund on view to September 1, 2019

The Public Art Fund has a lot going on this year, on the heals of the opening of Siah Armajani in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Coinciding with Met Breuer’s Siah Armajani: Follow This Line, it will unveil Mark Manders: Tilted Head at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza, on the southern end of Central Park at Fifth Avenue.


Useless: Machines for Dreaming, Thinking and Seeing on view through September 1, 2019

Shyu Ruey-Shiann, Dreambox, 2012. Wolf 125 motorcycle, motors, metal construction, steel, wire, sensor, transformer.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts opens its doors to Useless: Machines for Dreaming, Thinking and Seeing ~ an exhibition questioning notions of utility, rationality and progress.


Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Spaces on view at Socrates Sculpture Park through September 2, 2019

Miya Ando ~ Ginga (Silver River), 2019. Steel and silk gauze. 15 x 3.5 x 91 feet. Images courtesy the artist and Socrates Sculpture Park. The title is the Japanese word for galaxy and draws on Japanese understanding of time as informed by and experienced through the natural world. The installation is suspended along the Park’s East River shoreline.

Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space transforms Socrates Sculpture Park into a gateway to the universe, presenting artworks that consider space, time, and matter in relationship to celestial entities and earth-bound processes. In the open-air environment of the Long Island City waterfront park, the exhibition uses scale to put the universe in context, creating connection points to space and time.


CAMP: Notes on Fashion at The MET will be on view through September 8, 2019

Marjan Pejoski (British, born Macedonia, 1968). Dress, fall/winter 2000–2001. Courtesy of Marjan Pejoski. Photo © Johnny Dufort, 2019

Through more than 250 objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present, The Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition will explore the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp‘” provides the framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.


Stonewall50 at New York Historical Society on view to September 22, 2019

Eugene Gordon, ACT UP activists at Pride March, 1988. New-York Historical Society Library

New York Historical Society commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the dawn of the gay liberation movement this summer, as New York City welcomes WorldPride, the largest Pride celebration in the world. Stonewall 50 at New York Historical Society features two exhibitions and a special installation, as well as public programs for all ages.


Culture and the People: El Museo del Barrio 1969-2019 on view through September 29, 2019

Vargas-Suarez Universal Virus Americanus XIII, 2003. Oil enamel on wood. Acquired through “PROARTISTA: Sustaining the Work of Living Contemporary Artists,” a fund from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust and a donation from the artist 2003.16.

El Museo del Barrio will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a major permanent collection exhibition and timeline, contextualizing the history of the institution, in a two-part exhibition. The exhibition will reflect on the institution’s activist origins and pioneering role as a cultural and educational organization dedicated to Latinx and Latin American art and culture.


Peaceful Perch in Marcus Garvey Park on view to September 30, 2019

The artist, Kim Dacres with her artwork, Peaceful Perch

Peaceful Perch by Kim Dacres and Daniel A. Matthews is a figurative bust-like sculpture that will sit elevated, as an honored monument of watchfulness, embodying the ubiquitous presence of race and the female form, and celebrating women of color, their unique features and hair as the artist experiences it, reflected in her neighborhood in Harlem. Sculpture by Kim Dacres ~ Perch by Daniel A. Matthews.

While you’re in Marcus Garvey Park, take a walk up to the top of the Acropolis, where the Park is preparing for the return of the historic fire watchtower in Summer, 2019 ~ and Maren Hassinger: Monuments (listed above) on view to June 10, 2019, and I Don’t Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Ah me.

And the new work done by NYC Parks’ Creative Courts on the basketball court located on the Madison Avenue side, near 121st Street.


Play it Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll at The MET on view to October 1, 2019

Les Paul Special electric guitar, Gibson Guitar Corp., 1961; Painted by Bob Cantrell.  Steve Miller had this guitar painted by surfboard artist Bob Cantrell and used it in live performances throughout the 1970s. Courtesy of Steve Miller St.

The iconic instruments of Rock & Roll are on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with instruments played by artists such as Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Don Felder, Kim Gordon, Jimi Hendrix, James Hetfield, Wanda Jackson, Joan Jett, Lady Gaga, Steve Miller, Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Page, Kate Pierson, Elvis Presley, Prince, Keith Richards, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Eddie Van Halen, St. Vincent, Tina Weymouth, Nancy Wilson, and others.


Cycling in the City: A 200-Year History at The Museum of the City of New York on view through October 6, 2019

Image courtesy

Cycling in the City traces the bike’s transformation of urban transportation and leisure and explores the extraordinary diversity of cycling cultures in the city, past and present. The exhibition reveals the complex, creative, and often contentious relationship between New York and the bicycle, while underscoring the importance of cycling as the city confronts climate change, energy scarcity, and population growth in the years to come.


I Don’t Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Ah me in Marcus Garvey Park on view to October 12, 2019

Don’t Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Ah me….. by José Carlos Casadoacknowledges how little he knows of the black woman’s experience, but as an immigrant, gay man and new father, he found a personal connection to the poem entitled Sympathy by African-American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar that inspired writer/poet/activist Maya Angelou’s American classic.  Accompanying the physical sculpture is an augmented reality component making the sculpture interactive.


Simone Leigh: Loophole of Retreat at The Guggenheim on view to October 27, 2019

with admirers in the forefront, the installation shows its size

The Guggenheim Museum opened its doors to Simone Leigh: Loophole of Retreat, on the occasion of Leigh winning the 2018 Hugo Boss Prize, as we wait for the much anticipated Simone Leigh: Brick House on the High Line this month.

Current exhibition, Artistic License now on view.

Current exhibition


Alicja Kwade: ParaPivot at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Roof on view through October 27, 2019

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that Berlin-based artist Alicja Kwade has been selected to create a site-specific installation for The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden this Spring. Alicja Kwade, ParaPivot will be on view from April 16 through October 27, 2019.


The Dino Safari at Bronx Zoo will be on view through November 3, 2019

Dinosaur Safari image via ~ exclusive early access for Members beginning on April 13.

On the heals of the opening of T. rex: The Ultimate Predator at The American Museum of Natural History, The Bronx Zoo announced the biggest, most realistic Dinosaur Safari ride in the Country ~ The Dino Safari.


Power: Within and Between Us on view to December 31, 2019

The Rubin Museum of Art will dedicate its 2019 exhibitions, programs, and experiences to the theme of power, focusing on how visitors can activate the power that exists “within and between us.”  Drawing on a diverse range of sources and perspectives, from contemporary art to scientific theories to Buddhist philosophies, the Rubin Museum will explore secular and religious systems of power as well as personal and collective agency.


Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away at Museum for Jewish Heritage on view through January 3, 2020

Uniform worn by Marian Kostuch, held as a Polish political prisoner. Kostuch was born on June 8, 1922, in Bieżanów. His occupation was listed in camp records as “tanner.” © Musealia

The Museum of Jewish Heritage has opened its doors to the largest and most extensive exhibition on Auschwitz ever presented in the United States, featuring more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs ~ Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.


City of Workers, City of Struggle on view to January 5, 2020

The Museum of the City of New York opened its doors to the exhibition, City of Workers, City of Struggle, an examination of how the labor movement transformed New York.


Nicolas Holiber Birds on Broadway on view through January, 2020

The National Audubon Society, Gitler &___ , New York City Parks Department,  NYC Audubon and the Broadway Mall Association have a very special installation scheduled for May 17, 2019. Ten sculptures in reclaimed wood to call attention to New York City’s climate threatened birds ~ making quite a statement along Broadway.


Harold Ancart: Subliminal Standard at Cadman Plaza Park on view to March 1, 2020

Public Art Fund; Harold Ancart at Cadman Plaza

Public Art Fund unveiled Harold Ancart: Subliminal Standard, a playable, painted concrete handball court by Brooklyn-based, Belgian-born artist, Harold Ancart, at Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn on May 1st. Join the Public Art Fund on May 5th for a formal unveiling celebration, including free Melt ice cream sandwiches, handball giveaways, art making activities + more.


En Plein Air on The High Line on view through March 2020

In Spring, 2019, the High Line welcomed eight international artists to set up their easels and work En Plein Air ~ in an artistic dialogue with the surrounding landscape.


T. rex: The Ultimate Predator at The Museum of Natural History on view to August 9, 2020

The Ultimate Predator

The American Museum of Natural History presents the new exhibition, T. rex: The Ultimate Predator, exploring the latest research and discoveries related to the dinosaurs known as Tyrannousaurs as a kick-off to the Museum’s 150th Anniversary celebration. As part of this exhibition, the Museum will introduce visitors to the entire tyrannosaur family, and reveal the amazing story of the most iconic dinosaur in the world.