Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in November, 2019



Shahidul Alam (b. 1955, Dhaka, Bangladesh); Sailboat FishingforIlish; Daulatdia, Bangladesh; 2001; photograph; courtesy ofShahidul Alam/Drik/Majority WorldSailboats via The Rubin Museum of Art

The changing of the season brings our roundup of exhibitions and installation indoors, with a nod to the approaching holiday season. You know we’re near Thanksgiving when the installation, Canstruction, arrives at Brookfield Place; The New York Botanical Garden sets up its annual Holiday Train Show; The Flatiron Public Plaza announced its design competition winner for their triangular plaza; and Macy’s gets ready for the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Put on your sneakers and get ready for Yayoi Kusama, arriving at David Zwirner Gallery, with all new work! Celebrate the founding of the city of Havana with three NYC colleges. Here are art installations, events and exhibits to add to your list in November!


Cutting Edges at Cheryl Hazan Gallery ~ November 1

Mindstream 32, mixed media- resin on wood, 48 inches diameter

Cheryl Hazan Gallery opened its doors to the group exhibition, Cutting Edges, featuring Kristiin Bauer, Pancho Luna, Paul Rousso and James Berbicky ~ all using text and literary images in innovative ways to convey a message.


Al Johnson at X Gallery ~ November 2-3

Image courtesy of the artist, Al Johnson and X Gallery

X Gallery in Harlem began as a one-year experiment, with the support and sponsorship of John McGuinness, owner of Harlem Properties on Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue). Now in its third year, the gallery will be closing its doors with a final two-day exhibition, works by the renowned artist, Al Johnson.


A Wonder to Behold at ISAW ~ November 6

Reconstructed panel of bricks with a striding lion. Neo-Babylonian Period (reign of Nebuchadnezzar II, 604–562 BCE).

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) presents A Wonder to Behold: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon’s Ishtar Gate, opening new avenues for understanding one of the most spectacular achievements of the ancient world. On view from November 6, 2019, through May 24, 2020, the exhibition features 180 objects that bring to life the synthesis of masterful craftsmanship and ancient beliefs that transformed clay, minerals, and organic materials—seen as magically potent substances—into this powerful monument.


Vanessa German: Trampoline at Fort Gansevoort ~ November 7

Vanessa German, Venus as an Around Away Girl, 2019, Mixed-media collage on New York Times magazine, 25 x 19.5 x 5 inches

Fort Gansevoort, in association with Pavel Zoubok Fine Art, is pleased to present Vanessa German, TRAMPOLINE: Resilience & Black Body & Soul, opening Thursday, November 7th, 2019. German’s exhibition will showcase her richly encrusted sculptures, which she refers to as power-figures, alongside a series of wall-mounted altars that each act as seers or protectors carrying with them the gift of their own human technology: joy, love, and protection for the souls of Black Americans. The work is made as an act of love in response to the daily injustices and violence committed against Black and Brown people, their bodies and their souls. Each figure confronts us with the questions, “how do we survive? How do we, as hybrid-people, keep breathing? How then do we surpass mere existence into creative champions, future makers, lovers even?”


A Bridge Between You and Everything: An Exhibition of Iranian Women Artists ~ November 7-24

The Iranian photographer and film-maker Shirin Neshat is curating an exhibition in New York this autumn of Iranian women artists in collaboration with the U.S. non-profit Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). The show aims to “enlighten international audiences to the abundance and exceptional talent of women Iranian artists”, and to raise funds for the organisation, which works to protect basic rights and freedoms in Iran and promote cultural tolerance and understanding.

At the preview on 6 November, a private portrait session with Neshat will be auctioned along with the works in the exhibition to benefit the CHRI’s arts, culture and disability rights programme.

A Bridge Between You and Everything: An Exhibition of Iranian Women Artists will be on view from November 7 through 24, 2019, with Opening Night Event on November 8th from 6-8pm at The Highline Nine Galleries.

In related programming, a panel discussion present through NYU Grey Art Gallery: A Bridge Between You and Everything: Iranian Women Artists in Conversation on Monday, November 4 at 6:30pm at 32 Waverly Place.

In addition, The artist, Shiva Ahmadi can be found in, Shrine Room Projects: Siva Ahmadi/Genesis Breyer P-Orridge/Tisherin Sherpa at The Rubin Museum of Art.


Canstruction New York ~ November 7-21

The 27th Annual Canstruction New York Design/Build Competitionwill take place from November 7-21, 2019, on exhibit within the beautiful ten-story, glass-vaulted, Winter Garden Atrium at Brookfield Place. Don’t miss this fun and creative installation benefiting City Harvest.


Günther Uecker: Notations at Lévy Gorvy ~ November 7

Günther Uecker, Wolken, 1992, watercolor on handmade paper, 5 3/10 x 7 1/2 inches (13.5 x 19 cm)
From the series Wolken. © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.       Photo: Ivo Faber

Lévy Gorvy will open its doors to the exhibition, Günther Uecker: Notations, the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery in New York. Notations brings together new large-scale nail paintings with a selection of watercolors from series made by Uecker (b. 1930, Wendorf, Germany) during his global travels over the past three decades.


DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walk ~ November 7

Photographer Priya Kambil’s work at United Photo Industries via DUMBO First Thursday

The first Thursday of every month‚ the galleries of DUMBO stay open late, hosting special events and receptions. Visitors curate their own evening of art viewing by visiting any or all participating venues. Maps are available on site.


Shahidul Alam #TruthToPower at The Rubin Museum ~ November 8 

Shahidul Alam (b. 1955, Dhaka, Bangladesh); Climate Refugees; river crossing between Bondor Tila Ghat in Mijhum Dwip and Moktaria Bazar in Hatiya, Bangladesh; 2009; photograph; courtesyofShahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World A man and two children from the low-lyingareas of theBrahmaputra river look for safer shelter.

The Rubin Museum of Art will open its doors to Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power, the first U.S. survey of photographer and activist, Shahidul Alam. The exhibition will feature more than 40 images, ephemera, and new work from the artist’s over four-decade career, including portraits, landscapes, and scenes of daily life, strife, and of resistance in the “majority world” ~ a phrase Alam has used since the 1990s to reframe the notion of the “third world” or “global south,” with a view of Bangladesh and South Asia.


Francesco Clemente: India at Vito Schnabel Projects ~ November 8

Francesco Clemente, India  2019  Oil on canvas 96 x 92 inches (243.8 x 233.7 cm) CLEF_0032. Image courtesy Vito Schnabel Projects

Vito Schnabel Gallery announced a unique collaboration with New York-based Italian and American artist, Francesco Clemente, presenting a pair of parallel solo exhibition in the United States and Switzerland. Debuting new paintings and frescoes, both shows will present boldly expressive, large-scale works that comprise a meditation upon the restless physical and spiritual journey that has shaped the course of the artist’s acclaimed four-decade career. Francesco Clemente: India will be on view at Vito Schnabel Projects, New York, from November 8, 2019 through January 17, 2020.  Francesco Clemente: Clouds will be on view at Vito Schnabel Gallery, St. Moritz, from December 27, 2019 through February 2, 2020.


Yayoi Kusama: Every Day I Pray for Love at David Zwirner ~ November 9

Yayoi Kusama: Every Day I Pray for Love will be on view from November 9 through December 14, 2019. This exhibition id entirely new work by Kusama ~ including paintings, sculptures, an immersive installation, and the debut of INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM ~ DANCING LIGHTS THAT FLEW UP TO THE UNIVERSE. Free event. Not taking reservations.

Be sure to see Kusama’s Balloon in the Macy’s Day Parade this year.


Chung Sang-Hwa: Excavations, 1964-78 at Lévy Gorvy ~ November 11

Chung Sang-Hwa in his studio in Kobe, 1970. MIDDLE IMAGE: Work K-3, 1970. Acrylic, kaolin and oil on canvas, 64.02 x 51.3 inches (162.2 x 130.3 cm). Photo: Elisabeth Bernstein.

Lévy Gorvy will open its doors to Chung Sang-Hwa: Excavations, 1964-78, an exhibition of paintings from a formative era of Chung’s five-decades-long career. Presented on the third floor of the gallery’s landmark building at 909 Madison Avenue, Excavations will include works from a crucial period in which the Korean master was immersed in the international avant-garde milieus of both Asia and Europe.


La Habana ~ November 12-15

Image via hostoscommunitycollege

Three colleges from The City University of New York — Hostos Community College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The City College of New York — in collaboration with the School of Visual Arts (SVA) will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the founding of the city of Havana.


Rashid Johnson: The Hikers at Hauser & Wirth ~ November 12

Rashid Johnson: The Hikers

Hauser & Wirth will open its doors to ‘The Hikers,’ an exhibition of recent works by American artist Rashid Johnson. The exhibition brings together ceramic tile mosaics, collaged paintings, and a large-scale sculpture that address Johnson’s recurring interest in currents of anxiety and escapism created by the political and social turmoil felt across the United States and around the globe. The exhibition borrows its title from Johnson’s latest film, a centerpiece of the exhibition, shot earlier this year on location in the mountains of Colorado.


Mike Kelley: Timeless Painting at Hauser & Wirth ~ November 12

Mike Kelley, Yummy Puffy Mommy Yoni

This exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, features paintings from different series created over a 15-year period, between 1994 and 2009, spotlighting the breadth of the artist’s engagement with the medium of painting.


The Student Work Collection, The Cooper Union, Launches ~ November 13

The most comprehensive online collections of school of architecture student work – The Cooper Union’s Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture Archive Student Work Collection’s online database – launches on November 13th. The Student Work Collection features work by Cooper Union graduates like Elizabeth Diller AR’79, Laurie Hawkinson AR’83, and Daniel Libeskind AR’70, and to celebrate the launch, The Cooper Union will host a panel on November 13 featuring current professors and graduates who have gone onto become prominent practitioners and educators to discuss architectural pedagogy.


4 x 14 at Keith de Lellis Gallery ~ November 14

Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Untitled, c. 1939

Keith de Lellis Gallery presents an exhibition of fourteen women photographers, represented by four photographs each, for this end-of-year exhibition. Spanning nearly a century, these photographs capture cityscapes, cultures and customs, fashion models, family life, and more.


Lineage at JoAnne Artman Gallery ~ November 14

Anthony Hunter, L: Tokyo Painting. Gloss on Canvas. 60 x 40 inches.
Anthony Hunter, C: Super Duper Pinky Yellow Scrape with Dark Green Blob on Top Painting. Gloss on Canvas. 60 x 40 inches. Anthony Hunter, R: Scrape, Scrape, Scrape, From the Tableside of my Heart Painting. Gloss on Canvas. 60 x 40 inches.

JoAnne Artman Gallery will open its doors to, LINEAGE, an exhibition that focuses attention on the intersection of decorative and functional elements of contour and linear stylization. Addressing the fundamental component of the line within artistic composition, LINEAGE explores the possibilities of perspective, volume, and interaction of planes. Suggesting the line as both a fluid material and conceptual device, these artists highlight their ability to create works that uniquely define the space around them. Using divergent forms of display, artists Matt Devine, Anthony Hunter, and Adriana Oliver’s works compliment one another in color, form, and in their parallel explorations of linear gesture. Merging form and content, their linear constructions exemplify the expressive potential of line.


Doze Green: A Volta at Allouche Gallery ~ November 14

Artist, Doze Green, “Return to Burn 2019” Acrylic on canvas 70 x 74 in. Image courtesy Allouche Gallery

Allouche Gallery will open its doors to new works by legendary New York artist Doze Green. A Volta, opening on Thursday November 14th, marks the return to the city that inspired and defined Green’s long standing career. Concurrently, this show offers a comprehensive look into the evolution of the artist’s style leading up to his present creative departure, which is deeply influenced by the raw nature of Alto Paraíso de Goiás, Brazil, where Doze Green lives now.


The First Annual Harlem Doc Fest ~ November 15-17

The First Annual Harlem Doc Fest will kick off at Harlem Stage on November 15th, hosting the opening night of the Double Lens: Harlem Doc Fest, a documentary film festival that explores the cultural richness and history of Harlem, along with critical issues impacting the community.

The weekend-long curated festival (November 15-17) of feature and short documentary films will present screenings throughout Harlem and include conversations with filmmakers, actors and scholars.


Harlem Roots Exhibition on View at State Office Building ~ November 15

‘Harlem Roots’ at State Office Building


A new exhibit, “Harlem Roots,” will open on November 15th in the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, marking the return of the New York State Harlem Art Collection to the public for the first time since the mid-1990s. Friday’s only. Bring Government Issued ID to enter the building.


The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes, & Their Creators at CCCADI ~ November 16

Image from the creator owned series ‘Aquarius: The Book of Mer’ via CCCADI

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) will open its doors to the exhibition, The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes & Their Creators ~ highlighting the work of comic book artists of color. The exhibition will be on view in the historic firehouse (CCCADI) in East Harlem to June 13, 2020.


Ziggy at Flatiron Public Plaza ~ November 18

Hou de Sousa: Ziggy. Image courtesy Flatiron Partnership and The Van

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute today announced the winner of the sixth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition: Ziggy by New York-based team Hou de Sousa. On view November 18, 2019–January 1, 2020, Ziggy will celebrate the holiday season with vibrant hues and playful gestures, creating a highly visible landmark at the heart of the Flatiron District and the centerpiece of the Partnership’s annual holiday programming.


Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island) at El Museo del Barrio ~ November 20

Zilia Sánchez, Lunar con tatuaje (Moon with Tattoo), c. 1968/96. Acrylic on stretched canvas, 71 x 72 x 12 in., Collection of theartist, Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co., New York

Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island) is the first museum retrospective of the prolific, innovative, and yet largely unknown artist Zilia Sánchez(b. 1926, Havana – lives and works in San Juan). The exhibition features over 40 works from the early 1950s to the present, including paintings, works on paper, shaped canvases, sculptural pieces, graphic illustrations, and ephemera.


Adam Friedberg: Single-Story Project at Center for Architecture ~ November 21

via Center for Architecture

Photographer Adam Friedberg has documented every single-story building in the East Village and Lower East Side! The exhibition includes 54 prints from this series.


Chellis Baird at Nevelson Chapel Galleries ~ November 21

Image courtesy of Chellis Baird via

In her exhibition, Chellis Baird paves the entryway of Nevelson Chapel with her sculptural paintings. The exhibition will be on view from November 21, 2019 to February 27, 2020 at Galleries at Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue, NYC.


Scharftees is Back at Allouche Gallery ~ November 22-23

They’re back!

The world-renowned contemporary artist Kenny Scharf and daughter, Malia Scharf, are proud to present their newest Scharftees line. The 2019 collection will be available for sale exclusively at a two-day event at Allouche Gallery in NYC on Friday, November 22nd from 6-9pm and on Saturday, November 23rd from 11am to 7pm. Allouche Gallery is located at 82 Gansevoort Street, NYC.


The Annual LuminoCity Festival on Randalls Island ~ November 23

Images courtesy LuminoCity

The annual LuminoCity Festival will return to Randall’s Island, with an immersive experience offering 16-acres of light and art installations, holiday shopping, food & drink vendors, performances, and more.  Fun for kids, and adults alike, the Event will run from November 23rd to January 5th.


The New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show ~ November 23

This year’s show — presented in an immersive indoor winter wonderland adjacent to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory — showcases Central Park, with its iconic landscape fashioned in mosses and hollies and architectural treasures such as Belvedere Castle.


The Origami Holiday Tree at The American Museum of Natural History ~ November 25

This year’s theme for the 13-foot tree is T. rex and Friends: History in the Making, with models inspired by the Museum’s special exhibition T. rex: The Ultimate Predator.


In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection at The MET ~ November 27

mage: Evening Dress, Cristóbal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895–1972) for House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937), summer 1961; Promised gift of Sandy Schreier.
Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope

The Costume Institute’s fall 2019 exhibition, In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection, will feature promised gifts from Sandy Schreier, a pioneering collector who over the course of more than half a century assembled one of the finest private fashion collections in the United States. On view from November 27, 2019, through May 17, 2020, the show will explore how Schreier amassed a trove of 20th-century French and American couture and ready-to-wear, not as a wardrobe, but as an appreciation of a form of creative expression.


Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ~ November 26

Yayoi Kusama, Love Flies Up To the Sky Balloon. Image via Macy’s

This year, the artist Yayoi Kusama will join Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons with a design of her own which coincides with an exhibition of 40 paintings from Yayoi Kusama’s ‘My Eternal Soul’ series, which will take place at the David Zwirner gallery in New York from 9 November to 14 December. If you can’t be there, see it live on NBC from 9am to Noon.


Get into the Holiday Spirit at Rolf’s German Restaurant!

We can’t end the November Roundup without opening the door to the Holiday Season at Rolf’s German Restaurant ~ decorated for the Holiday’s all year long.


Still on View:

The Masters Series: Steve Brodner at SVA Chelsea Gallery on view through November 2, 2019

‘Obamaloon,’ 2012,, Publication: National Journal, watercolor and gouache, Courtesy of the artist

School of Visual Arts honors prolific illustrator and faculty member Steve Brodner with the 31st annual Masters Series Award and Exhibition in 2019. “The Masters Series: Steve Brodner” is a comprehensive retrospective of his celebrated career and include never-before-seen political art and illustration work set along a timeline covering the past five decades.


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.


Basquiat’s ‘Defacement’: The Untold Story at The Guggenheim on view to November 6, 2019

A tightly focused, thematic exhibition of work by Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960–1988), supplemented with work by others of his generation, 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.


Louise Nevelson through Diana MacKown’s Photography at Galleries at St. Peter’s Church on view through November 7, 2019

Image courtesy of Diana MacKown

Diana MacKown was Louise Nevelson’s assistant for many years. The photographic exhibition, Louis Nevelson through Diana MacKown’s Photography offer a unique view into Nevelson’s studio, trips abroad and finished work, like Nevelson Chapel when it was first completed. Whether candid or formal, Diana’s lens is clever, playful and sharp.


Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales at City Hall Park on view to November 8, 2019

carmen herrera

The Public Art Fund unveiled the installation, Estructuras Monumentalesby the well-know, Cuban-born, New York artist, Carmen Herrera in City Hall Park. This significant body of work is Herrera’s first major outdoor sculpture exhibition ~ having spent more than 70 years as an abstract painter. It is also significant that Ms. Herrera is 104 years of age.


Fancy Animal Carnival at Fremin Gallery on view through November 9, 2019

Hung Yi. Image courtesy Fremin Gallery

Fremin Gallery opened its doors to Fancy Animal Carnival, a follow up from the 2016 acclaimed public exhibition for artist, Hung Yi, with the Garment District Alliance. Works from Korean artist, Mi Ju and Chinese photographer, Maleonn will join Hung Yi’s works for the exhibition.


BÄST: Melmoth Confetti at Allouche Gallery on view through November 10, 2019

Bäst: Spalding Apparitions, 2019 Acrylic on canvas
66 x 54.1 inches

Allouche Gallery opened its doors to the solo exhibition, BÄST: Melmoth Confetti, a new body of work influenced by Oscar Wilde’s favored alias, Sebastian Melmoth.


Alex Katz: Park Avenue Departure on view to November 10, 2019

Alex Katz 53rd Street

On the heals of Joseph La Piana: Tension Sculptures, The Fund for Park Avenue and New York City Parks announced its latest installation along the Park Avenue Mall from 50th to 57th Street. The commissioned work by artist Alex Katz (b. 1972) includes seven large-scale works, each work an iteration of Park Avenue Departure.


By Hoof, Paw, Wing or Fin: Creatures in Photographs at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs on view through November 15, 2019

Peter NISSEN (German) Circus animals from Carl Hagenbeck’s Zoological Circus, circa 1891
Albumen print, 17.2 x 23.0 cm

Animals have appeared in art for millennia as subjects of wonder, symbols of human triumphs and victims of man’s rapacity. The exhibition, By Hoof, Paw, Wing or fin, explores some of the ways in which photographers have represented animals over the course of the mediums history. Hans P. Kraus Jr. fine Photographs will open its doors to the medium’s history and feature an array of animal life, from birds, butterflies, and fish to lions, hippos, and elephants, in the work of Hill & Adamson, Alois Auer, Giacomo Caneva, J.DE. Llewelyn, Martin Munkacsi, Edward Steichen, Adam Fuss, and others.


Marc Yankus: New York Unseen at ClampArt on view through November 16, 2019

© Marc Yankus, The Dakota, 2018, Archival pigment print. Courtesy the artist and ClampArt

In his continuing investigation into the architecture of New York City, Marc Yankus’ newest photographs present the stalwart buildings of the city isolated from people, traffic, and extraneous information. Celebrating the majesty of more than a century of urban architecture, New York Unseen incorporates many of the city’s most-recognizable structures coupled with those in unpretentious neighborhood settings.


‘PIOTR UKLAŃSKI: OTTOMANIA’ at Luxembourg & Dayan extended through November 16, 2019

The exhibition presents works from the artist’s new series of large-scale paintings inspired by the complex Orientalist heritage of Poland, his country of origin. Uklański’s lushly rendered re-interpretations of historical portraits find the Warsaw-born, New York-based artist expanding his longstanding engagement with questions of nationalist ideologies, representations of masculinity, and personal identity while redressing contemporary suppression of Eastern Europe’s deep and felicitous connections to the Middle East.


DALEK + Buff Monster at GR Gallery through November 17, 2019

GR Gallery opens its doors to Surface Fetish: Dalek ~ Buff Monster. They will combine their works and visions is a captivating and goofy way, giving birth to a unique exhibition design that will immerse the visitors in a kaleidoscopic world, populated by funky characters and bright uncommon shapes.


Ryan Bock: Somnambulist at Ki Smith Gallery on view through November 23, 2019

Ryan Bock: Somnambulist. Image courtesy Ki Smith Gallery

The title Somnambulist was inspired by the character Cesare from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, who commits murders during a perpetual state of sleep under the control of the hypnotist Caligari. The film, a landmark of German Expressionism, was written by two young men who served in WWI. It is both an allegory for the atrocities they witnessed as well as a strange foreshadowing of the horrors that would befall during WWII. The film’s consideration of dreams was a practice integral to the Surrealists at this time as Sigmund Freud became internationally known.


Elie Perez + Public Art Fund 100-Site Exhibition on view through November 24, 2019

at Morningside/hancock place

Public Art Fund announces a multi-work, 100-site exhibition by New York-based photographer Elle Pérez to inaugurate its new partnership with JCDecaux. Opening on August 13, from sun to sun, by Elle Pérez, will feature a series of works on bus shelters citywide that continues Pérez’s exploration of representation, identity, and heritage among the Puerto Rican communities of the Bronx where the artist grew up, as well as the expanded Latinx diaspora. This collaboration between Public Art Fund and JCDecaux will establish a new exhibition platform for the non-profit, bringing two, 14-week solo exhibitions a year to 100 of JCDecaux’s advertising spaces on bus shelters across New York City. from sun to sun is Pérez’s first public art commission.


Wave Hill Summer Exhibition on view to December 1, 2019

Pictured above: Katherine Toukhy, For Nadia Murad, 2018, Paper, acrylic, watercolor, 37 x 19 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Reflecting on the site-specificity of these works, exhibited amid the flourishing gardens of Wave Hill, Curator of Visual Arts Eileen Jeng Lynch notes how the exhibition is enhanced by the visible and tangible connections with flora on the grounds.


Kehinde Wiley: Rumors of War in Times Square through December 1, 2019

While we have seen images of the Kehinde Wiley sculpture, Rumors of War, the images don’t do justice to this stunning, visually imposing new installation on the plaza at 46th Street and Broadway in Times Square.


Utopian Imagination at The Ford Foundation on view through December 7, 2019

farxiyo jaamac, IFTIN, 2017. Private Collection. Image courtesy Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation opened its doors to the exhibition, Utopian Imagination. Curated by Jaishri Abichandani, the show brings together works by 14 diverse artists from around the world, and closes out the inaugural year of exhibitions at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice’s beautiful new gallery.


Jason Rhoades: Tijuanatanjierchandelier at David Zwirner Gallery through December 7, 2019

Jason Rhoades,Tijuanatanjierchandelier, 2006. Installation view, Venice Biennale, 2007. Image via David Zwirner Gallery

David Zwirner will open its doors to an exhibition of American artist Jason Rhoades’s large-scale installation Tijuanatanjierchandelier, on view at 519 West 19th Street. First installed at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo in Málaga, Spain, in 2006, and then featured the following year at the 52nd Venice Biennale, this exhibition marks the first presentation of Tijuanatanjierchandelier in New York. This significant work—one of several installations made during the latter part of the artist’s career—exemplifies Rhoades’s singular investigation of contemporary consumer culture, his career-long interest in probing both language and identity, and his ceaseless drive to push the limits of convention.


Modernisms is on view at Grey Art Gallery/NYU through December 7, 2019

L-R: Parviz Tanavoli, ibex, 1970, G1975.55 © Panviz Tanavoli: Mansour Ghandriz, Simurg, c. 1961-64 (detail) G1975.94; Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu, full Moon, 1961: G1975.293; Maqbool Fida Husein, Virgin Night, 1964 (detail): G1975.158. All works are from the Abby Weed Grey Collection of Modern Asian and Middle Eastern Art, New York University Art Collection

Drawing on its remarkable collection of modern Iranian, Indian, and Turkish art, the Grey Art Gallery at New York University presents Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection. Featuring approximately thirty to forty artworks from each country, the exhibition examines the artistic practices in Iran, Turkey, and India, from the 1960s and early ’70s via selections from the Abby Weed Grey Collection of Modern Asian and Middle Eastern Art.


Leonardo Drew: City in the Grass in Madison Square Park on view to December 15, 2019

Madison Square Park Conservancy has commissioned Leonardo Drew to create a monumental new public art project for the Park. Marking the Conservancy’s 38th commissioned exhibition and the artist’s most ambitious work to date, City in the Grass presents a topographical view of an abstract cityscape atop a patterned panorama.


‘Seascape’ by Ejay Weiss in Kaufman Arcade through December 15, 2019

Artist, Jay Weiss, ‘Seascape’ in the Kaufman Arcade. Image courtesy Garment District Alliance

The Garment District Alliance (GDA) announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, showcasing Seascape, a series of 13 panel paintings created by the late artist Ejay Weiss. The GDA installation marks the first time the artwork has ever been exhibited to the public.


To Exalt the Ephemeral: Alina Szapocznikow, 1962-1972 at Hauser & Wirth through December 21, 2019

Alina Szapocznikow, Cendrier de Célibataire I (The Bachelor‘s Ashtray I) 1972
Coloured polyester resin and cigarette butts, 11.5 x 12.5 x 11 cm / 4 1/2 x 4 7/8 x 4 3/8 in
© ADAGP, Paris, Courtesy the Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris / and Hauser & Wirth, Photo: Fabrice Gousset

Hauser & Wirth opened its doors to ‘To Exalt the Ephemeral: Alina Szapocznikow, 1962-1972,’ a selection of sculptural works that together survey the expressive force of the Polish artist’s material innovations in the last decade of her life. This is the gallery’s first solo exhibition devoted to Szapocznikow since undertaking representation of her estate in May 2018.


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.


Uptown GrandScale on view throughout the year ~ 2019

Uptown Grand Central has stepped out from under the viaduct to coordinate a colorful three-sided mural near Metro-North along 125th Street this summer. The project, which began on August 3rd, has transformed 1,500 feet of green construction fencing on 125th Street/Park Avenue/124th Street, into a canvas.


Bowery Art Wall on view untill at least the end of 2019

The beautiful work of artist Tomokazu Matsuyama ‘Matzu’ went up on the famed Bowery Art Wall in September, 2019. We are never sure when a new canvas will appear, but think this piece may be on view until at least the end of 2019.


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.


The Pencil is a Key: Drawings by Incarcerated Artists on view at The Drawing Center through January 5, 2020

The Pencil Is a Key: Drawings by Incarcerated Artists is an exhibition of more than 140 drawings by imprisoned artists from around the globe. Featuring works produced over a roughly two-hundred-year period, the exhibition presents powerful evidence of the persistence of human creativity in the most inhumane of circumstances. For each of the incarcerated artists represented in The Pencil Is a Key, the act of putting pencil to paper is a vehicle through which they proclaim their individuality and measure their humanity against systems of repression. Together, their drawings are containers of memories, records that bear witness, tools for survival, weapons in the fight for justice, and portals to a better future.


Baptized by Beefcakes: The Golden Age of Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana at Poster Museum on view through January 5, 2020

Photographs of posters from Ernie Wolfe’s Extereme Canvas 2 for Poster House, 2018; by Ola Baldych

The exhibition presents the work of twenty-two artists whose posters explore how Western movies became symbols of modernity, and even vehicles for religious experience ~ where Rambo and the Terminator become messengers of moral ideologies.


20/20 Insight: Posters from 2017 Women’s March at Poster House on view through  January 5, 2020

In a celebration of January 21, 2017 ~ the Women’s March throughout the Country, Poster House Museum opens its doors to a deeper look within the larger context of this demonstration in response to the election of Donald Trump, with the exhibition 20/20 Insight: Posters from the 2017 Women’s March.


The Facade Commission: Wangechi Mutu at The MET on view through June 8, 2020

just right of entrance

The Metropolitan Museum of Art unveiled four installations on the facade of The Met Fifth Avenue, entitled The Facade Commission: Wangechi Mutu, The NewOnes, will free us. Wangechi Mutu  was selected to create sculptures for The Met’s Fifth Avenue façade niches—the first-ever such installation on the Museum’s historic exterior—inaugurating a new annual artist commission series. The works were unveiled on September 9, 2019, and extended through June 8, 2020.


Nicolas Holiber Birds on Broadway on view through January, 2020

64th st

The National Audubon Society, Gitler &___ , New York City Parks Department, NYC Audubon and the Broadway Mall Association commissioned ten sculptures by artist Nicolas Holiber in reclaimed wood to call attention to New York City’s climate threatened birds ~ making quite a statement along Broadway.


Pope.L: Member at MoMA through January, 2020

The third in the Trio is Pope.L: Member, which will take place on the third floor of Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) from October 21 through January 2020, and is part of MoMA’s Opening Season for Fall 2019.


Bill Traylor at David Zwirner on view through February 15, 2020

Bill Traylor
Brown House with Multiple Figures and Birds, 1939-1942. Image via David Zwirner Gallery

Organized in collaboration with the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation and Family Collections, the exhibition offers a comprehensive look at the artist’s distinctive imagery, which mixes subjects and iconography from the American South with a strong formalistic treatment of color, shape, and surface. As part of the Foundation’s broader philanthropic mission, proceeds from the sales of its artworks will benefit the Harlem Children’s Zone, as well as the Foundation itself.


The Extraordinary at Hunter East Harlem Gallery on view through February 29, 2020

The Extraordinary is a group exhibition of eight artists who are currently in the process of gaining, or currently possess an O-1 Non-immigration Visa: Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement. The exhibition seeks to bring transparency to this process and at the same time, inspect the system which requires those to have “distinction” and be “renowned” in the arts—a subjective and complicated qualification. The Extraordinary is an exhibition that visa-seeking individuals will be able to list on their CVs for qualification for the Visa through the US Government. Complimentary public programming will include workshops with immigration lawyers, support group meetings with other visa seekers and awardees, artist talks and tours, among other relevant events. Opening Reception October 16th from 6-9pm.

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.


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.


The Poetry Jukebox at Bella Abzug Park through April, 2020

The Poetry Jukebox on the Wittenburg Triangle in Greenwich Village

We’ve enjoyed The Poetry Jukebox on the Wittenburg Triangle in Greenwich Village, and in the East Village at Extra Place next to Howl! Happening Gallery. Now, The Poetry Jukebox will make its way to Bella Abzug Park.


JR: Chronicles at Brooklyn Museum through May 3, 2020

JR (French, born 1983), 28 Millimeters. Women Are Heroes, Eyes on Bricks. New Delhi, India, 2009. Color lithograph. © JR-ART-NET. Image courtesy Brooklyn Museum.

The Brooklyn Museum opened its Great Hall to a soaring multimedia installation tracing French artist, JR’s career from his early documentation of graffiti artists as a teenager in Paris, to his large-scale architectural interventions in cities worldwide, to his more recent digitally collaged murals that create collective portraits of diverse publics.


Creative Courts + Facebook AIR unveil Courts at Marcus Garvey Park on view to May 24, 2020

NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks ~  Creative Courts initiative, Facebook Artist-in-Residence Program (FB AIR Program), along with artist Saya Woolfalk, the non-profit Public Color, and the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance/Public Art Initiative have brightened up the basketball court on Madison Avenue near 122nd Street in Marcus Garvey Park.


Art Students League: Model for Monuments on view through May 2020

Image courtesy Art Students League

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.


Robert Lobe: SuperStorm Arrived in Duarte Square Park on view to June, 2020

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.


Capucine Bourcard: Eat Me!  + Public Art Initiative on view to July 1, 2020

Close up of the metal squares making up the letter ‘ a variety of beans

In a city filled with fast-food options on every corner, bags of chips and cans of soda filling the shelves in local deli’s and bodega’s, and large, glossy ads of sugared drinks on billboards and in shop windows, it’s not easy promoting healthy eating to our kids. Or is it. In the installation EAT ME! the artist, Capucine Bourcart takes a deep-dive into the ease of turning this around in her community, Harlem.


Naomi Lawrence: La Flor De Mi Madre + Public Art Initiative on view to July 1, 2020

The 12 foot x 24 foot Crochet mural, La Flor De Mi Madre by artist Naomi Lawrence, is located on the fence at Eugene McCabe Field in East Harlem. It represents the diverse community in which it is placed, in a  colorful representation of national flowers.


Tatyana Fazlalizadeh: Stop Telling Women to Smile on view to at least August, 2020

artist tatyana fazlailzaheh-she is the first public artist in residence at nycchr.

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, a Brooklyn-based street artist and painter whose street art project Stop Telling Women to Smiletackles gender-based street harassment. Her work can be found on walls from New York to Paris, Los Angeles to Mexico City, and right here…….


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

The Ultimate Predator March 5 2019

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.


Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away at Museum for Jewish Heritage extended through August 30, 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, extended through August 30, 2020.


Jean-Marie Appriou: the Horses on view through August 30, 2020

Jean-Marie Appriou: The Horses arrived on the Doris C. Freedman Plaza, following Mark Manders: Tilted Head.  Curated by Public Art Fund Curator, Daniel S. Palmer, the massive equine sculptures stand like surreal sentinels at the entrance to Central Park.


Susan Stair: Roots on Fire on view through August, 2020

Spending time with artist Susan Stair brings a whole new meaning to the trees that fill our green spaces. As we watched her work to create the clay molds for her next installation, Roots on Fire, Stair took us on a virtual journey underground, exploring how trees constantly send electrical messages through their roots and the mushroom (or mychorrizal network) that compose the Wood Wide Web. Come along on our three-part journey, as we document the creation of the installation Roots on Fire.


Simone Leigh: Brick House Coming to the High Line Plinth on view to September, 2020

As the High Line extends north, the new extended section known as the High Line Plinth unveiled its inaugural installation ~ Simone Leigh’s Brick House, seen from 10th Avenue at 30th Street.


Shrine Room Projects at The Rubin Museum on view through September 14, 2020

The Rubin Museum of Art presents “Shrine Room Projects: Shiva Ahmadi/Genesis Breyer P-Orridge/Tsherin Sherpa,” three contemporary art installations in dialogue with the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room. Located on the fourth floor of the Rubin, alongside the heart of the Museum — the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room — “Shrine Room Projects” feature artists who reinterpret traditional and religious iconography and practices. The exhibition includes rotating video installations by Shiva Ahmadi; an interactive sculptural piece by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge; and newly acquired work by Tsherin Sherpa. “Shrine Room Projects: Shiva Ahmadi / Genesis Breyer P-Orridge / Tsherin Sherpa” will be on view October 18, 2019, through September 14, 2020.


Pope.L.: Choir at Whitney Museum of American Art on view through Winter, 2020

Pope. L continues on with Pope.L: Choir, the next complementary exhibition in the trio, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Lobby Gallery, from October 10th through Winter, 2020. Here, the artist creates a new installation expanding on his ongoing exploration and use of water. Choir is inspired by the fountain, the public arena, and John Cage’s conception of music and sound.


Seaport Community Mural Project 2019 on view during Construction

The winners of the Seaport Community Mural Project were announced by Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer and the New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM), with the winning designs and artists names.


See you in December!