October is a month filled with celebrations. We celebrate architecture & design with the annual month-long Archtober, and Open House New York weekend. One of our historic sites celebrates 300 years. We pucker-up to celebrate Pickle Day. Art in Odd Places celebrates life after 60. Poster House celebrates the historic Women’s March. MoMA celebrates its reopening!, The Guggenheim celebrates its 60th anniversary. Fotografiska celebrates its historic new home in New York. Ending the month with the annual Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village + so much more. Here are art installations, events and exhibits to add to your list in October.
Get Ready for Archtober 2019 ~ October 1
NYC’s architecture and design month features hundreds of events, tours, exhibitions, and even a Short Films Walk, all organized by more than 60 partners across the five boroughs ~ including Open House New York, October 18-20.
Fraunces Tavern Celebrates 300th Anniversary ~ October 1
Fraunces Tavern celebrated its 300th Anniversary (1719-2019) on October 1st of this year. It commemorated the construction of one of the oldest historic sites in New York City ~ a place where General George Washington once stood. Let’s take a look inside.
‘Immigrants’ a Group Exhibition at Soho Photo Gallery ~ October 1
Immigrants, a group exhibition of twelve artists who have been brought together to explore stories from across the globe and across history. Opening Reception, Tuesday, October 1 from 6-8pm.
Marc Yankus: New York Unseen at ClampArt ~ October 3
ClampArt will open its doors to Marc Yankus: New York Unseen, an exhibition of new photographs of city buildings by artist Marc Yankus.
Slice Out Hunger’s $1 Pizza Party ~ October 3
Slice Out Hunger has raised over $300,000 to fund hunger relief efforts around the United States since it was launched in 2009. Last year’s event raised $70,000 in just three hours, featuring 1,700 pizzas from over 60 of the best pizzerias in New York City! The 11th Annual $1 Pizza Party will take place on Thursday, October 3rd at St. Anthony’s Church, 155 Sullivan Street. Follow on Facebook.
Dumbo Art Walk: Insiders Tour ~ October 3
First Thursday Gallery Walk takes place from 6-7:30pm. Join DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk with a Free Insider’s Tour.
‘JR: Chronicles’ at Brooklyn Museum ~ October 4
The Brooklyn Museum will open 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. Related programming includes Brooklyn Talks: JR and Baratunde Thurston on October 3rd.
Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival ~ October 4-6
The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership announced its 2019 Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival (DBAF) participants, showcasing the artists and arts institutions that call the Brooklyn Cultural District their home. During this Event, acclaimed local arts organizations will open their doors with exciting performances, classes, and tours, and offer a host of free outdoor programming at The Plaza at 300 Ashland.
The Masters Series: Steve Brodner at SVA Chelsea Gallery ~ October 5
The Masters Series: Steve Brodner will be on view at SVA Chelsea Gallery from Saturday, October 5 through Saturday, November 2, 2019, with an Opening Reception on Thursday, October 10th from 6:00-8:00pm. SVA Chelsea Gallery is located at 601 West 26th Street, 15th Floor, NYC.
Pucker-Up for the Lower East Side Pickle Day ~ October 6
October 6th is Pickle Day on the Lower East Side! This annual, family-friendly, fun-filled event pairs picklers from all over the U.S. along side our favorite locals, including The Pickle Guys, who will dole out sweet and sour samples ~ and Guss’ Pickles will marinate on their storied past in the neighborhood.
SCNY Greenwich Village Show ~ October 7
SCNY Greenwich Village Show will be on view in the Lower Gallery from October 7 through October 25, 2019 at The Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, between 11th/12th Streets. The Opening Reception will be held on Wednesday, October 16th from 7:00 to 8:30pm.
This exhibition is in conjunction with a lecture by Gregory Dietrich entitled, Down the Bridal Path: Exploring the Vestiges of Greenwich Village’s Equine Past, and is sponsored by SCNY Program Committee and Village Preservation (GVSHP). This Event is Free with Ticket.
Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography at National Arts Club ~ October 7
Author, archivist, and curator, Julia Van Haaften speaks about her book, Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography. Seating is limited. Get advance tickets.
The Africa Center Unveils New Wall Painting by Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi ~ October 10
The Africa Center will unveil a new wall painting by artist Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Gymnasium, with Opening Reception on Thursday, October 10th (free with RSVP), and a drawing class with the artist on Saturday, October 12th. This installation will be on view through January 5, 2020.
The Africa Center has a lot to celebrate, after recently receiving $25 million in donations, allowing them to move forward toward completion of their beautiful Fifth Avenue space.
Pope.L: Choir at Whitney Museum of American Art ~ October 10
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.
The Pencil Is a Key: Drawings by Incarcerated Artists at The Drawing Center ~ October 11
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.
The Drawing Center is offering Free Admission throughout The Pencil Is a Key: Drawings by Incarcerated Artists from October 11, 2019 through January 5, 2020.
Kara Walker’s Katastwóf Karavan on Gansevoort Street ~ October 12
On Saturday, October 12th from 1-6:30pm, Jason Moran will join Kara Walker for the New York debut of Katastwóf Karavan (2018), a steam-powered calliope housed in a parade wagon. The wagon will be installed and activated outside the Whitney Museum for a one-day-only presentation.
The Rink at Rockefeller Center Opens for the Season ~ October 12
The Rink at Rockefeller Center opens for the NYC ice skating season on October 12th! While you’re there, take a walk through the artwork of Lucy Sparrow, on view through December 1st throughout the Rockefeller Center Campus.
The Extraordinary at Hunter East Harlem Gallery ~ October 16
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.
Art in Odd Places ~ October 17-20
Art in Odd Places 2019: INVISIBLE, (AIOP) curated by LuLu LoLo, will take place along 14th Street, from Avenue C to the Hudson River. The annual event will present artists who are sixty years old +, with various forms of intergenerational collaborations.. In addition, Promenade of Visual Flâneurs features artists who will saunter and stroll with their paintings, sculptures, and costumes ~ en mass ~ along the entire 2.2 mile length of 14th Street. The event takes places from 2-4pm.
Baptized by Beefcake: The Golden Age of Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana at Poster House Museum ~ October 17
How did the mix of Western movies, economics and religion in the 1980s and 1990s inspire larger-than-life posters in Ghana? If you are intrigued by movie posters, you won’t want to miss the next exhibition at Poster House Museum ~ Baptized by Beefcake: The Golden Age of Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana.
20/20 Insight: Posters from 2017 Women’s March at Poster House Museum ~ October 17
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.
DALEK + Buff Monster in ‘Surface Fetish’ at GR Gallery ~ October 17
GR gallery is pleased to present “Surface Fetish” a collaborative exhibition of new artworks by Dalek (James Marshall) and Buff Monster.
The 16th Annual Garment District Arts Festival ~ October 17 ~ 19
The best of New York City’s artistic talent will be on display from Thursday, October 17th through Saturday, October 19th, 2019 during the 16th Annual Garment District Arts Festival.
During the three-day district-wide celebration, New Yorkers and tourists are invited to experience behind-the-scenes visits to artists’ studios, enjoy public performances, and discover unique art installations throughout the Garment District.
Salmagundi Club Fall Auction ~ October 18
The Salmagundi Club hosts its Annual Fall Auction as a fundraiser to benefit the storied Club. Works of art by current Salmagundi members including painting, graphics, sculpture, and photography will be auctioned. This is your chance to pick up quality art by living artists. Can’t make it on October 18th? A second auction will be held on October 25th. Can’t make either date? There are four ways to bid, including online.
Shrine Room Projects at The Rubin Museum ~ October 18
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.
Open House New York Weekend ~ October 18-20
The annual Open House New York unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, from historical to contemporary, residential to industrial ~ hundreds of sites across the five boroughs.
ChaShaMa Open Studios at Brooklyn Army Terminal ~ October 19-20
Explore new works from 96 visual artist studios, interact with talented studio artists, and wander through the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal during Open House New York. Registration required.
MoMA ReOpens! ~ October 21
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will reopen with expanded galleries and spaces for live performance, making art, and conversation.
While we wait, enjoy MoMA through Time, an incomplete history of MoMA and MoMA PS1, as told through objects in their archives.
The Guggenheim Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright Building ~ October 21
On October 21, celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Guggenheim’s landmark building, which was recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with special activities and events. Museumgoers can enjoy live jazz, cupcakes, tours, and conversations, and any visitor who has a birthday on October 21 will receive free admission.
Throughout October, the Guggenheim will offer an enhanced schedule of tours, sketching workshops, and film screenings, and an expanded selection of architecturally themed merchandise in the Guggenheim Store.
Pope.L: Member at MoMA ~ October 21
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.
The Poetry Jukebox Arrives in Bella Abzug Park ~ October 21
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 at Hudson Yards.
Jason Rhoades: Tijuanatanjierchandelier at David Zwirner Gallery ~ October 24
avid 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.
The Salmagundi Club Fall Auction ~ October 25
The Salmagundi Club hosts its Annual Fall Auction as a fundraiser to benefit the storied Club. Works of art by current Salmagundi members including painting, graphics, sculpture, and photography will be auctioned. This is your chance to pick up quality art by living artists. Can’t make it on October 25th? There are four ways to bid, including online.
FESTAC ’77, Craig Harris at The New School ~ October 25
We’ve enjoyed this musician during Jazzmobile, The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival and all of the Welcome to Harlem ‘Harlem Safe House Jazz Parlor’ events. On October 27th, Craig Harris will wow concert-goers at FESTAC ’77 at The New School, John L. Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Avenue between 13/14th Street in Greenwich Village. Free with Registration.
Neil Allen’s Vibrant Greenwich Village ~ October 21-26
Neil Allen is a New York-born, Greenwich Village-based photographer with a sharp eye for city life and color. In the spirit of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Garry Winogrand, among others, his images present singular moments and expressions that convey life’s humor, irony, beauty and the subtle, sometimes metaphysical, connections between living creatures and their surroundings.
This solo photo exhibition is on view at The Salmagundi Club in the Patron’s Gallery from October 21 through October 26, 2019. The Salmagundi Club is located at 47 Fifth Avenue, between 11/12th Streets in Greenwich Village.
While you’re there, step into the Main Gallery to view what on for the Fall Auction, and down stairs in the Lower Gallery to view The Greenwich Village Show!
The 2019 Central Park Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla ~ October 27
One of our favorite annual Halloween Events is the Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla at the Dana Discovery Center, 110th Street and Lenox Avenue, in Central Park. It’s free and fun for the whole family.
Artist’s Talk: An Evening with Steve Brodner at SVA Theatre ~ October 30
In related programming for the exhibition, The Master Series: Steve Brodner at SVA Chelsea Gallery, Artist’s Talk: An Evening with Steve Brodner will take place on Wednesday, October 30th from 7:00-9:00pm at SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, NYC.
Happy Halloween! ~ October 31
Annual Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village ~ October 31
It has become quite a production! The 46th Annual Village Halloween Parade will run straight up 6th Avenue from Spring to 16th Streets, starting at 7:00pm and ending at about 11:00pm, with Official After Party at Webster Hall! This year’s Grand Marshall, Zohra, The Giant Spider leading the way. This year’s Theme ~ Wild Thing!
Human Connection Arts (Body Painting) will have a HCA Float for the third year in the Annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade ~ October 31
Look for the Human Connection Arts Float for the third year at the 2019 Greenwich Village Halloween Parade.
Still on View:
Poster House Museum’s Two Inaugural Exhibitions on view through October 6, 2019
The much anticipated Poster House Museum opened in June, 2019, exhibiting posters from their earliest appearance in the late 1800s to present day. The two inaugural exhibitions, Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau/Nouvelle Femme, located in the Main Gallery, and Designing Through the Wall: Cyan in the 1990s, located in the Jewel Box Gallery, are curated by Angelina Lippert, and on view through October 6, 2019.
Cycling in the City: A 200-Year History at The Museum of the City of New York on view through October 6, 2019
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.
ruby onyinyechi amaze and Wira-Natasha Ogunji: you are so loved and lovely on view through October 12, 2019
Fridman Gallery opened its doors to you are so loved and lovely, an exhibition of works in dialog by ruby onyinyechi amanze and Wura-Natasha Ogunji. The exhibition features new large-scale drawings and paintings, a selection of small works created early in the artists’ careers, videos, and audio recordings.
After the End: Timing Socialism in Contemporary African Art will be on view to October 13, 2019
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. On view at The Wallach Gallery, Columbia University.
John Chamberlain: Baby Tycoons on view through October 19, 2019
Hauser & Wirth is hosting an exhibition of work by John Chamberlain across an entire floor of its uptown gallery, featuring a selection of small-scale sculptures from the artist’s Baby Tycoons series.
Forms Larger and Bolder: Eva Hesse Drawings at Hauser & Wirth on view through October 19, 2019
An icon of American art, Eva Hesse produced a prodigious body of work that collapsed disciplinary boundaries and forged innovative approaches to materials, forms, and processes. ‘Forms Larger and Bolder: EVA HESSE DRAWINGS from the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College,’ on view 5 September – 19 October 2019 at Hauser & Wirth New York, 69th Street, illuminates the important role that drawing played throughout Hesse’s career.
Jazz at Demisch Danant on view through October 19, 2019
Demisch Danant opened its doors to the exhibition, Jazz, organized in collaboration with Ricco/Maresca. Inspired by the melodies and spirit of the 1950s in Paris, this exhibition highlights unexpected syncopation and rhythms shared by French design of the Fifties and paintings of architecture and cityscapes by African American artist William L. Hawkins.
Rafa Macarron: Fluorescent Routine at Allouche Gallery on view to October 20, 2019
Allouche Gallery opened its doors to Rafa Macarron: Fluorescent Routine, in a solo exhibition ~ a magic circus of elongated figures on a journey to Manhattan!
Aleksandar Duravcevic: Youth at Totah Gallery on view through October 20, 2019
TOTAH opened its doors to Youth, an exhibition of new works by Aleksandar Duravcevic, on view from September 5th through October 20th, 2019. Duravcevic’s storytelling branches into draughtsmanship, painting, sculpture, and photography, as well as filmmaking. Youth, however, is perhaps his most conceptual body of work. Coinciding with his sound installation, YOUTH (2002/2019), on display through September at the Temple of Selinunte in Sicily, both exhibitions showcase the negation of the artist’s hand in the face of the natural coloration of the rainbow. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.
I Don’t Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Ah me in Marcus Garvey Park on view to October 20, 2019
I Don’t Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Ah me….. by José Carlos Casado acknowledges 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.
I Don’t Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Ah me…. by José Carlos Casado, is located on the northeast oval lawn near the Madison Avenue and 123rd Street entrance to the park, and has been extended through October 20, 2019.
Roy DeCarava at David Zwirner through October 26, 2019
David Zwirner is pleased to present concurrent exhibitions of photographs by Roy DeCarava at two of its New York gallery locations: 533 West 19th Street and 34 East 69th Street. Curated by art historian Sherry Turner DeCarava, this will be the gallery’s first presentation since announcing exclusive representation of the Estate of Roy DeCarava in 2018, and the first opportunity to view a major grouping of the artist’s work in New York since his 1996 retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art. Roy DeCarava: Light Break and Roy DeCarava: the sound i saw
Roy DeCarava: Light Break and Roy DeCarava: the sound I saw will be on view at David Zwirner through October 26, 2019.
Amy Sherald: the heart of the matter…. at Hauser & Wirth will be on view through October 26, 2019
Hauser & Wirth is opening its doors to Amy Sherald on September 10th, debuting new paintings in her first solo presentation with the gallery.
Paul Klee at David Zwirner through October 26, 2019
David Zwirner opened its doors to Paul Klee: 1939, the gallery’s inaugural exhibition of Paul Klee’s (1879–1940) work since announcing its exclusive collaboration with the Klee Family. On view at 537 West 20th Street, New York, the exhibition focuses on Klee’s art from 1939, the year before he passed away, which marked one of the artist’s most prolific periods.
Simone Leigh: Loophole of Retreat at The Guggenheim on view to October 27, 2019
The Guggenheim Museum opened its doors to Simone Leigh: Loophole of Retreat, on the occasion of Leigh winning the 2018 Hugo Boss Prize. Simone Leigh: Brick House is also on view on the High Line.
Current exhibition, Artistic License ~ and Basquiat’s Defacement: The untold Storynow on view.
Pierre Soulages: A Century at Lévy Gorvy on view to October 26, 2019
Pierre Soulages: A Century, is an exhibition celebrating the 100th birthday of France’s foremost living artist through a presentation of works spanning his career from the 1950s to today. On view from September 5 through October 26, 2019, this focused survey explores the artist’s enduring role in the dialogue between European and American painting and invites viewers to consider the impact of a practice that has injected profound poetry into radical abstraction through its adherence to a single material: black paint.
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 was 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.
Two Views: North Shore at ArtSpace @Staten Island Arts on view through October 31, 2019
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.
The Dino Safari at Bronx Zoo will be on view through November 3, 2019
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
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
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
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.
Alex Katz: Park Avenue Departure on view to November 10, 2019
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.
Elie Perez + Public Art Fund 100-Site Exhibition on view through November 24, 2019
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 sunwill be Pérez’s first public art commission and will be on view from August 13 through November 24, 2019.
Wave Hill Summer Exhibition on view to December 1, 2019
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.
Modernisms is on view at Grey Art Gallery/NYU through December 7, 2019
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. On view through December 15, 2019.
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.
Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away at Museum for Jewish Heritage on view through January 3, 2020
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.
The Facade Commission: Wangechi Mutu at The MET on view through January 12, 2020
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 be on view through January 12, 2020.
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 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.
Harold Ancart: Subliminal Standard at Cadman Plaza Park on view to March 1, 2020
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.
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
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
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
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 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.
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.
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 November!