Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC in March, 2022



Artist Miky (Yoohyun) Kim for her exhibition ‘The Korean Archetype’ at Kate Oh Gallery

Spring is in the air along with Fat TuesdayWomen’s History Month, the St. Pat’s for All Parade, and a plethora of food, fashion, fairs and art-walk events, Here are a few suggestions for Art Installations, Exhibits and Events in NYC during the month of March, 2022.


Celebrating Women’s History Month, 2022

Fire at the National Women’s Party Headquarters, with the ‘Sufs’ promptly removing all records, c. 1920. Image via library of congress

The Women’s History Month theme for 2022 is ‘Providing Healing, Promoting Hope‘. The theme recognizes the many ways in which women have provided healing and hope to humanity for countless generation and continue to do so today. Here are a few ways to support and celebrate Women’s History Month, 2022.


Juan Muñoz: Seven Rooms at David Zwirner Gallery

Installation view, Juan Muñoz: Seven Rooms, David Zwirner, New York, 2022

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of work by the Spanish artist Juan Muñoz curated by Vicente Todolí. Spanning two floors of the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York, the presentation will feature seven discrete installations from throughout Muñoz’s career that highlight his expansive notion of sculpture. Wide-ranging in scale and format, each installation provides viewers with a distinct experience. This will be the gallery’s first exhibition of the artist’s work since announcing the representation of the Juan Muñoz Estate in 2020.


Fat Tuesday! ~ Celebrating Mardi Gras ~ March 1

‘The Salon’ Mardi Gras 2017 . Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil (Montauk Club)

New Yorkers love a good party. There are a plethora of places to celebrate Mardi Gras this year. The Salon: Mardi Gras by Prohibition Productions and Mardi Gras in Battery Park City at the Rockefeller Park House are just two places to celebrate.


Bronx Arts Ensemble String Quartet at National Arts Club ~ March 1

As part of New American traditions: Bronx Arts Ensemble, this in-person event is part of a new daytime program series aimed at active older adults. Free with Registration. The concert includes William Grant Still’s Lyric String Quartette (Musical Portraits of Three Friends), a charming three movement work with movements aptly titled, ‘the sentimental one,’ ‘the quiet one,’ and ‘the jovial one;’ 7 PM (2021) by Bronx Arts Ensemble’s own Evelyn Petcher Brandes, a musical impression of the 7 o’clock cheer to celebrate healthcare and other essential workers at the height of the pandemic; Florence Price’s Five Folksongs in Counterpoint, popular folk songs given a “classical” reimagining.


Benefit Print Project: 10 Years and Counting at National Arts Club ~ March 1

Pictured: El Anatsui, Black and Silver, 2018. Photo by Christopher Burke Studios

Benefit Print Project: 10 years and Counting looks back at completed collaborations and looks forward to featuring new projects over the last two years. Benefit Print Project publishes editions and unique works of art in all media, from photography and graphic arts to ceramics and sculpture, and has completed collaborations with internationally acclaimed artists, such as El Anatsui, Herman Bas, Lynda Benglis, Olafur Eliasson, William Kentridge, Larry Poons, and Donald Sultan, since its inception in 2010.


‘Lalique & Mucha: Drawing Inspiration’ at Salmagundi Club ~ March 1

L-R Alphonse Maria Mucha (1860-1939) ~ Rene’ Jules Lalique (1860-1945). Images courtesy Salmagundi Club

On view from March 1 through April 30, 2022, the Salmagundi Club presents Lalique & Mucha: Drawing Inspiration, an exhibition showcasing the drawings and inspirations of René Lalique and Alphonse Mucha, two of the world’s leading luxury designers. The show features the largest collection of drawings by Lalique outside of France, in dialogue with Mucha’s book of motifs and drawings, Documents Decoratifs (1901). Mucha was a member of the Salmagundi Club from 1922 until his death, and was a friend and competitor to Lalique. Both iconic artists hold an important place in the development of, and influence on, the Art Nouveau movement.


Miky (Yoohyun) Kim: The Korean Archetype at Kate Oh Gallery ~ March 1

Artist, Miky (Yoohyun) Kim

Kate Oh Gallery will open its doors to the exhibition ‘The Korean Archetype’ on March 1st, with works by artist Miky (Yoohyun) Kim.

In her work, Kim molds countless tile-roofs, metaphorically alluding to Korea’s traditional tile-roof houses that represent Korean women who led lives of obedience, forbearance and self-sacrifice under those very roofs. Through her practice, Kim pays homage to the Korean women who endured suffocating social customs, physical and emotional agony, all the while praying for the wellbeing of her family and loved ones.


Asian Americans in New York Fashion at FIT School of Art & Design Gallery ~ March 2

Celebrating the Asian American community’s significant contributions to the fashion industry, and fashion in New York, The Fashion Institute of Technology’s (FIT) School of Graduate Studies, in collaboration with The Museum at FIT (MFIT), will open its doors to the exhibition, Asian Americans in New York Fashion: Design, Labor, Innovation.


Jacques Jarrige’s Christ Sculpture Installed at Cathedral of St. John the Divine ~ March 2

Jacques Jarrige, Christ, 2020, Aluminum, 50 × 45 × 3″ (127 × 114 × 8 cm) photo ©Garret Linn, Courtesy Valerie Goodman Gallery

Artist Jacques Jarrige installs a large site-specific sculpture at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine on March 2, 2022, for the start of Lent. It will be shrouded during Lent and unveiled for the start of Easter before the evening Mass of April 16, 2022.Suspended 90 feet in the center of the church’s nave, the 10-feet tall Christ sculpture in hammered aluminum represents the artist’s intimate exploration of form and his faithful dialogue with material and liturgy.


Art in Dumbo’s First Thursday Art Walk ~ March 3

Art in Dumbo announced the date for the next First Thursday Gallery Walk ~ March 3rd from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Highlights include: Insider’s Tour; Mark Tribe at Minus Space; Susan Meiselas at Higher Pictures Generation; the art history talk at Cuban Art Space and more.


Willie Birch ~ Chronicling Our Lives: 1987-2021 at Fort Gansevoort ~ March 3

Willie Birch, ‘Birthday Celebration for Nelson Mandela, 1988’ Pencil graphite and gouache on paper with acrylic painted papier-mâché frame 42.5 x 56.5x 1.75 in. WB047

Fort Gansevoort Gallery will open its doors to Chronicling Our Lives: 1987-2021, a solo exhibition of works by Louisiana-based artist Willie Birch. Opening Thursday, March 3, 2022, the presentation features large paintings on paper and painted papier-mâché sculptures created between 1987 and 1996, complemented by a new monumental, mural-like work executed in black and white. Together, the thirty works on view reflect Birch’s perspective on the beauty and complexities of the human experience.


Colomba ~ Meurisse ~ Modan: 3 Continents at Philippe Labaune ~ March 3

From L-R: Elizabeth Colomba-New York; Catherine Meurisse-Paris; Rutu Modan-Tel Aviv

From March 3rd to April 16th, 2022, Philippe Labaune gallery will devote itself to three international artists who bear witness to their culture through their storytelling with drawings. Elizabeth Colomba, Catherine Meurisse and Rutu Modan combine the elegance of the line, the strength of the words, and the singularity of their personality to inscribe their works in the great library of the memory of humanity that the graphic novel occupies today.


Nemo Jantzen: VINYL at Fremin Gallery ~ March 3

NEMO JANTZEN – “Vinyl” – 43”X 47.5”, glass, photography, resin

Fremin Gallery will open its doors to a new exhibition featuring the works of renowned Dutch artist Nemo Jantzen. The exhibition entitled ‘VINYL’ will open on March 3rd, with an Opening Reception that evening from 6:00 to 8:00pm. The evening will be sponsored by JAJA Tequila.


Peter Nadin: The Distance From A Lemon To Murder at Off Paradise Gallery ~ March 3

Lawrence Weiner, Dan Graham, Peter Nadin and Louise Lawler at 84 West Broadway, 1979. Courtesy of Peter Nadin; Claude Rutault, de-finition/method #447: full-length self-portrait, 2011. Paint on canvas. 168 x 110 cm and 33 x 22 cm. Photograph by Antoine Cadot. Courtesy of the artist and Perrotin.

On the heels of the exhibition Claude Rutault, A Proposal to Peter Nadin, 1979, realized 2022 (on view through February 19), Off Paradise will open its doors to Peter Nadin, The Distance From A Lemon To Murder on March 3, 2022. This is a solo exhibition of recent paintings by the artist, making his return to painting “from life” for the first time since 1992.


Paulina Pobocha and Rachel Harrison on Liz Larner ~ March 5

Liz Larner Image courtesy Sculpture Center

Liz Larner: Don’t put it back like it was is organized by SculptureCenter, New York and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. The exhibition will be the artist’s largest survey since 2001 and will reposition Larner’s enduring formal and material concerns alongside her relationship to a feminist sculptural position.

Don’t miss Paulina Pobocha and Rachel Harrison on Liz Larner, Saturday, March 5th from 2:00 ~ 3:30pm. This event will be off-site at End of Dutch Kills Street, Long Island City. Please RSVP.


The Drawing Center ~ March 10

Fernanda Laguna, Amor (Love), 2000

The Drawing Center will open its doors to two exhibitions running from March 10th to May 22, 2022. The exhibitions are ‘Fernanda Laguna: The Path of the Heart‘ and ‘Drawing in the Continuous Present.’


MasterVoices Presents ‘Anyone Can Whistle’ at Carnegie Hall ~ March 10

Better than buried treasure! Come rediscover a madcap, provocative, and weirdly romantic gem from the legendary Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents. Starring Vanessa Williams in the role of a corrupt mayoress (originally played by Angela Lansbury), who, with her three trusted henchmen (Douglas Sills, Eddie Cooper, Michael Mulheren) fakes a miracle to revitalize her bankrupt town. The zany plot includes an ill-fated romance between a rational nurse, out to expose the fraud (Elizabeth Stanley) and a chaos-loving doctor (Santino Fontana) who makes us question the very notion of sanity.


Botero Celebrates 90th Birthday with The Spinx on 14th Street ~ March 10

Fernando Botero’s eight-foot-tall Spinx sculpture is on view at the 14th Street Square at 9th Avenue from March 10th through April 19, 2022. The monument, presented by David Benrimon Fine Art, is in celebration of the artist’s 90th birthday, and coincides with the gallery’s Botero exhibition.


Jane Lombard Gallery Present ‘say the dream was real and the wall imaginary’ ~ March 11

Tom Molloy, Boat (detail), 2017, Thirty-five color photographs, Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

Jane Lombard Gallery will open its doors to ‘say the dream was real and the wall imaginary’, a group exhibition curated by Joseph R. Wolin, that brings together eight artists who investigate walls, borders, and boundaries—both physical and ideological—and ways to think beyond them. The exhibition, featuring work by Margarita Cabrera, Anita Groener, Tom Molloy, Ambreen Butt, Becci Davis, Spandita Malik, Azita Moradkhani, and Kanishka Raja, opens on March 11th from 5–7 PM, and will be on view through April 23rd, 2022.


Garmenting: Costume As Contemporary Art at Museum of Arts and Design ~ March 12

Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2018. Mixed media including vintage textile and sequined appliqués, metal and mannequin, 98 1/4 x 27 1/2 x 15 inches (250.2 × 69.9 × 38.1 cm).
© Nick Cave. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Image dimensions: 1918px x 4200px

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will present Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art, the first global survey exhibition dedicated to the use of clothing as a medium of visual art. On view March 12 to August 14, 2022, the exhibition examines work by thirty-five international contemporary artists, from established names to emerging voices, several of whom will be exhibiting for the first time in the United States. By either making or altering clothing for expressive purposes, these artists create garments, sculpture, installation, and performance art that transforms dress into a critical tool for exploring issues of subjectivity, identity, and difference.


‘Rainbow Group Show’ at Kate Oh Gallery ~ March 13

Artist Kate Oh, ‘Light’, mixed-media on mulberry paper wrapped on wooden panel, 30 x 40 inches. Image courtesy of the gallery.

In his curator’s statement, Pema Rinzin begins by speaking about why he chose ‘The Rainbow’ as the subject for this show. Addressing the difficult times we live in, he asked each artist to choose their own vision of rainbow colors as an expression of their joy. “Just as the rainbow unifies many joyous colors, this group show brings together a color full celebration.”


Queens Centers for Progress Presents the Annual ‘Evening of Fine Food’ ~ March 15

Queens Centers for Progress Presents the 26th Annual “Evening of Fine Food” In-Person at Terrace on the Park on March 15, 2022. The event – which is both in-person and virtual (for anyone wishing to enjoy the event’s interactive features from the comfort of their home) will raise funds to support the longtime organization’s programs and services, assisting more than 1,200 individuals with developmental disabilities to lead more independent lives.


Leo Park | Xu Yang at GR Gallery ~ March 16

Artist Leo Park

GR gallery is pleased to present “The Speed of Ice Cream” and “For The sake of Be who you Are” two concurrent solo exhibitions featuring Leo Park and Xu Yang. Both of these shows are the artists’ first solo exhibitions with GR and in New York.

Nautilus Ocean Exhibit at NYC Explorer’s Club ~ March 16

Image via Nautilus Magazine

The Schmidt Ocean Institute has a unique way to deepen our understanding of our Ocean. Using artists as storytellers, the Institute created the Artist-at-Sea Program, with artists conceptualizing the important research done by scientists ~ and they do this aboard the research vessel, Falkor.

The Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Artist-at-Sea Collection will be presenting The Nautilus Ocean Exhibit from March 16 through the 20th at the NYC Explorer’s Club.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day ~ March 17

Join the NYC LGBT community in a St. Pat’s for All Parade in Queens.

The St. Pat’s for All parade celebrates the diversity of the Irish and Irish American communities of New York. First held in 2000, St.Pat’s for All cherishes and celebrates an inclusive St. Patrick’s season. Ours is the first in the 260 years + of Irish parades in New York City to be open and welcoming to all who wish to share in the spirit of the day.


Frick Madison Presents ‘Propagazioni: Giuseppe Penone at Sèvres’ ~ March 17

‘detail’ Giuseppe Penone, Propagazione di Sèvres – anulare destro (Sèvres Propagation – right ring finger) (detail), 2013, Metal-oxide paint on Sèvres porcelain, Diam. 26 3/4 inches, depth 2 3/8 inches. © Archivio Penone. he Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library

Beginning March 17, 2022, The Frick Collection will present a one-room installation by Italian artist Giuseppe Penone (b. 1947) at the museum’s temporary home, Frick Madison. Displayed in the broader context of the museum’s decorative arts and Old Master paintings and sculpture, this unprecedented exhibition by the acclaimed Arte Povera artist is the first to feature his work in the medium of porcelain. Consisting of eleven disks created during a 2013 collaboration with the Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory in France, works never before shown publicly, this project invites a dialogue with the Frick’s rich holdings in the medium. Penone’s series of disks will be shown on the third floor in concert with a nearby gallery featuring eighteenth-century porcelains by several renowned manufactories. Propagazioni: Giuseppe Penone at Sèvres is organized by Giulio Dalvit, the Frick’s Assistant Curator of Sculpture, and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue authored by Dalvit, with an introduction by Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator.

Heroes del Canapo: Felix R. Cid at the Allouche Gallery Pop-Up location ~ March 17

Felix R. Cid, Untitled (Super Pablo de Canpo), 2022; Oil and acrylic on canvas

Allouche Gallery will open the solo show, Heroes del Canpo, debuting fifteen works by Felix R. Cid on March 17th, 2022, at their 2nd Avenue pop-up location.

Heroes del Canpo merges elements of geometry, human expression, and imagined structures, creating a portrait of personal projections. Felix R. Cid’s exploration of creative accidents and destruction advances his notions of the physical world and his psyche.

Healing Practice: Stories from Himalayan Americans at The Rubin Museum of Art ~ March 18

Parnashvari, Goddess of Natural Healing; Central Tibet; 19th century; pigments on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art, C2003.36.3 (HAR 65302)
On March 18, 2022, the Rubin Museum of Art will present “Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans,” a new exhibition highlighting the diverse ways that Tibetan Buddhist artworks and practices have served as roadmaps to well-being. The exhibition juxtaposes objects from the Rubin Museum’s collection with stories from Himalayan Americans, revealing the many ways these living traditions are transformed and adopted for today’s world, especially in times of crisis. “Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans” is the Rubin Museum’s first collaborative exhibition with a Community Advisory Group and will be on view March 18, 2022 to January 16, 2023.


MCNY Unveils Mural by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya ~ March 18

As a complement to its ongoing exhibition Activist New York, now entering its 10th anniversary, Museum of the City of New York will unveil a new immersive mural installation by artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya that illustrates the resilience of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) New Yorkers, and solidarity across activist movements. Incorporating contemporary images and historical activist figures Malcolm X and Yuri Kochiyama, Phingbodhipakkiya’s installation Raise Your Voice” invites audiences to consider their own power for advocacy. 



Chellis Baird: The Touch of Red at National Arts Club ~ March 21

Chellis Baird. Image, Smile, 2021, Fabrics, plaster, wire and acrylic on birch panel

The National Arts Club will open its doors to Chellis Baird in the exhibition ‘The Touch of Red,’ on view from March 21st through April 8th. In this exhibition, Baird, a 2022-23 National Arts Club Artist Fellow, explores the complex significance of the color red, expanding upon her signature techniques of sculpture, painting and textiles within the spectrum of the hue.


Adrianne Lobel: Paintings & Tapestries ~ March 22

Designs for L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato

Adrianne Lobel: Paintings and Tapestries opens at 72 Warren Street Gallery on March 22, 2022, where it will be on view until April 17, 2022. This exhibition coincides with the opening of Mark Morris’ L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), for which Lobel designed the set.



No Land: Visions Roaming, Jeweled Emulsions of the Poet City, a Zoom Webinar presented by Village Preservation ~ March 23

Framed as an illuminated walk, this event will incorporate elements of poetry, photography, and wisdoms of various lineage-artists whose works preserve the Village as a sacred refuge for imagination. Through her artist’s lens, personal histories, and communities of poets and artists, No Land creates a portal to archive fragile worlds gone past, while honoring the present-day Village possibilities that unfurl when one walks blindly and faithfully towards art and the spirit. Her images depict streets aglow in cinematic stillness, archetypal characters, poet’s worlds hidden behind doorways, a Village of bygone and current electricities.


Liza Donnelly + Roxie Munro in Conversation ~ March 24

Liza Donnelly

The Art Students League is proud to present a conversation between League alum and award-winning cartoonist Liza Donnelly and author and illustrator Roxie Munro. Donnelly is a prolific author, visual journalist, and public speaker, whose popular TED Talks have been viewed more than a million times.


The Mad Silkman: Zika & Lida Ascher Textiles and Fashion at Czech Center New York ~ March 25

Screen-printed Giselle silk crepe, 1969, © Peter Ascher.
Photo © The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Ondřej Kocourek, Ascher Family Archive

Czech Center New York in collaboration with UPM, The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague presents “Mad Silkman: Zika & Lida Ascher Textiles and Fashion,” the first U.S. exhibition focused on the life and work of Zika and Lida Ascher, a husband-and-wife duo who left Czechoslovakia before the outbreak of WW2 and built a textile empire in the United Kingdom, which supplied fabrics to the international fashion industry. The exhibition will be on view March 25-May 20, 2022.


Affordable Art Fair NYC ~ March 24 ~ 27

The annual Affordable Art Fair NYC will present over 400 artists exhibiting the best of contemporary art between $100 and $10,000! The Event will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion.


Stan Squirewell Debuts at Claire Oliver Gallery ~ March 25

Stan Squirewell, Pokeweed and Dandelions, mixed media collage with carved shou sugi ban frame, 52 x 52 in, 2022. Image courtesy of the gallery

Claire Oliver Gallery announces inaugural exhibition Who That Is? by artist Stan Squirewell, marking the artists’ debut at the gallery, on view March 25 – May 15, 2022.   Through a ritualized process, Squirewell’s work examines who curates and controls the narratives that become accepted as history; from what perspective is history written, whose stories are told, and whose are neglected? Featuring more than 15 new works by the Louisville based artist, Who That Is? showcases works from Squirewell’s series While Shepherds Kept Their Watching, the creation of which is a summation of the multimedia artists’ practices of painting, photography, sculpture, and performance.


Parks Now: Honoring the Olmsted Legacy ~ March 25

Image: Concrete Plant Park, Bronx, 2009, NYC Parks/Jim Mituzas

See Frederick Law Olmsted’s lasting influence on park innovation in New York City with “Parks Now: Honoring the Olmsted Legacy,” on view at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park.


Tour to the Top of the Historic Harlem Fire Watchtower with Urban Park Rangers ~ March 27

A pop-up visit by Urban Park Rangers visiting the historic Harlem Fire Watchtower prior to resuming tours. Image courtesy Connie Lee, President, Marcus Garvey Park Alliance; Director, Public Art Initiative; Curator, Living With Art Salon

Urban Park Rangers will discuss the significance and history of the recently restored historic structure in Marcus Garvey Park. This is a Free event on March 27th from 1:00 ~ 2:00pm.

Still On View:

Hana Yilma Godine: A Hair Salon in Addis Ababa will be on view at Fridman Gallery to March 5, 2022

Hana Yilma Godine, Hair salon in Addis Ababa #2, 2021, Fabric and oil on canvas, 60in x 80in at Fridman Gallery

Fridman Gallery and Rachel Uffner Gallery are honored to announce A Hair Salon in Addis Ababa, a solo exhibition by Ethiopian painter Hana Yilma Godine spanning the two galleries.


Leon Kossoff: A Life in Painting at Mitchell-Innes & Nash on view to March 5, 2022

Leon Kossoff, Between Kilburn and Willesden Green, Spring Afternoon, 1991

Mitchell-Innes & Nash will open their doors to Leon Lossoff: A Life in Painting, a major touring exhibition of paintings by the British artist Leon Kossoff (1926-2019), curated by Andrea Rose. The exhibition, which includes sixteen paintings that span the breadth of the artist’s career and represent his most celebrated subjects, has been organized in concert with the publication of Leon Kossoff: Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings.


‘Bloom’ in Times Square on view to March 9, 2022

Wander among fluctuating heart-shaped shadows cast by Bloom, the winner of the 14th annual Love in Times Square Design Competition. Designed by architecture and urban design practice Habitat Workshop, Bloom is the winner of the 14th Annual Times Square Love and Design Competition, which was presented in partnership with The Museum of Arts and Design. Bloom will be on view in Duffy Square from February 9 to March 9.


Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial at Bronx Museum of the Arts on view through March 10, 2022

Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial installation image 1 by Argenis Apolinario Photography.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is pleased to announce Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial, a meditation on the practice of everyday life in uncertain times. Featuring artworks by 68artists who took part in the 2018 and 2019 cycles of the Bronx Museum’s AIM Fellowship program, the fifth edition of Bronx Calling finds artists responding to the conditions of contemporary life in manifold ways. Whether in traditional or new media, many of the works are recent creations, the result of processing multiple crises—of health, grief, the environment, and identity. The Biennial is part of a series of exhibitions and public programs celebrating the Museum’s 50th anniversary and legacy as an institution dedicated to social justice. Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial is curated by Ian Cofre and Eva Mayhabal Davis.


The Art Students League + ChaShaMa present Searchlight on view to March 10, 2022

Web Banner, Luis Romero, Ancestral Intelligence. Image courtesy of the artist.

 The Art Students League’s Exhibition Outreach program presents its first student exhibition of 2022, in partnership with ChaShaMa and featuring 25 artists exploring themes of mystery, magic, and light. Titled Searchlight, the exhibition is organized by guest Curator Samuel Rowlett, a League alumnus, and is on view at One Brooklyn Bridge Park January 6–March 10, 2022. The exhibition plays in a range of shadowed depths and colorful surfaces, taking viewers from the small, quiet space of a computer screen to the vast landscape of an entire world. A glowing thread weaves its way through each work on view; it runs through a cloud-covered sun in winter and chases a pair of friends ambling through a forest. Light, and the ways in which it can be filtered and interpreted, appears before us in steel thorns, in driftwood textured with beeswax, and in rich abstractions. What is this guiding light in search of? Where will it take us?


Swedish Modern on view at Keith de Lellis Gallery to March 11, 2022

All images courtesy of Keith de Lellis Gallery

Keith de Lellis Gallery presents a selection of sixteen accomplished mid-century Swedish photographers whose innovative work has remained relatively unfamiliar to the American public. Ten of these individuals were part of TIO (a Swedish word for “ten”), a collective of Swedish photographers established in 1958. From nature and industrial scenes to abstraction and fashion, Swedish Modern captures the broad range of creative styles and interests that were present in the minds of mid-century Swedish artists. What unites the wide variety of subject matter between the photographers in this exhibition is their shared attitude of inquiry into the possibilities of what the camera is capable of.


Suchitra Mattei: Herself as Another will be on view at Hollis Taggart to March 12, 2022

Suchitra Mattai, An Alien Spirit with a Breathtaking View, 2022; Vintage saris, fabric, cord, ghungroo bells, and garland, 76 x 80 in (193 x 203 cm).

Hollis Taggart will open its door to artist Suchitra Matta’s first solo exhibition, Herself as Another. Mattai’s multidisciplinary practice explores, unravels, and re-imagines commonly understood and entrenched histories and cultural perceptions. With her newest work, Mattai brings her incisive critique to an examination of the way society “others” populations that it deems different, placing particular focus on the experiences of immigrants and those dealing with mental illness. Through more than a dozen mix-media paintings, fiber sculptures, and installations, Mattai grapples with the fears and mythologies that drive people to ostracize and the impacts those actions have on the “other.” Herself as Another follows Mattai’s breakout New York presentation in Hollis Taggart’s two-person show, History Reclaimed in 2020, and the artist formally joining the gallery in January 2021.


David Byrne: How I Learned About Non-Rational Logic at Pace Gallery on view to March 19, 2022

David Byrne via Pace Gallery

Pace Gallery is pleased to present a selection of drawings created by the artist and musician David Byrne over the last 20 years. On view at 540 West 25th Street in New York from January 13 to February 19, 2022, David Byrne: How I Learned About Non-Rational Logic will include works from the artist’s dingbats series of drawings made during the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of his tree drawings from the early 2000s, and a selection of his drawings of chairs from 2004–07. In addition, Phaidon will release a book of the artist’s dingbats drawings on February 16, 2022. The drawings in Pace’s presentation shed light on Byrne’s distinct formal style and expansive visual arts practice.


‘Intersections’ East Midtown by Art on the Ave NYC on view to March 20, 2022

Sergey Dikovsky, 875 Third Avenue

Art on the Ave NYC, the public arts program originating on the Upper West Side by founders Barbara Anderson and Jackie Graham, is a community-based initiative, supporting local artists with a view towards revitalization of our neighborhoods.

We’ve been following the initiative up and down Manhattan, from the Upper West Side and the West Village, to Downtown and its current neighborhood ~ Midtown East, with the exhibition ‘Intersections’.


Sanctuary: The 2021 Socrates Annual on view to March 20, 2022

Rachel Frank, Sentinel Offering Kernos: Woodcock, Oysters, Lichen. Stoneware ceramic, glazes, steel, spooky, and spray paint

The eleven projects selected represent a range of interpretations of the theme, drawing from diverse communities, traditions, and artistic strategies to create unique sculptures and installations of sanctuary. The artist(s) for each project are awarded a $6,000 production grant, $1,500 honorarium, and three-months of access to the resources and fabrication facilities of the Park’s outdoor artist studio. The fellowship culminates in The 2021 Socrates Annual: Sanctuary exhibition.


The Poster House Museum: What’s The Score? The Posters of LeRoy Neiman on view to March 27, 2022

The Push Pin Legacy

Founded by Seymour Chwast, Reynold Ruffins, and Edward Sorel—and soon joined by Milton Glaser—Push Pin served as a counterpoint to the slick ads being created on Madison Avenue and the rigid, grid-based designs popular in Europe. They were referential, drawing from troves of disparate and often forgotten tropes from past art movements and time periods, hurtling them into the new, playful visual language of the 1960s and beyond.


Kim Carlino: Spectrum on view in The Garment District through March, 2022

Artist Kim Carlino. Image courtesy Garment District Alliance and the Artist.

The Garment District Alliance (GDA) is brightening Midtown Manhattan this spring with a vivid, painted mural titled Spectrum, created by artist Kim Carlino. The artwork – which contains 34 unique colors and is painted on 82 concrete blocks along the 7th Avenue pedestrian corridor – signifies the city’s vibrant comeback as New Yorkers and visitors return following the pandemic.


Alfred Preis: Displaced on view at The Austrian Cultural Forum through March 31, 2022

The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is pleased to present ALFRED PREIS. DISPLACED – Vienna in the Tropics, a cross section of the visionary work of the Austrian-born US architect Alfred Preis (1911-1994), the architect of the Pearl Harbor Memorial. The opening reception, which will include a panel talk with the curators, will take place on Tuesday, February 22, 6 – 9 PM.


Broadway Blooms: Jon Isherwood on Broadway on view to Spring, 2022

Bloom #4 “Given and Received,” 2020/21, L: Verde Rameggiato marble, 33 x 55 x 43 inches. R: Rosso Cardinale marble, 39 x 70 x 31 inches. Broadway & 96th Street. Image courtesy of The Broadway Mall Association.

Broadway Blooms: Jon Isherwood on Broadway, a sculpture exhibition located at eight locations between 64th Street and 157th Street is now on view. The sculptures are shaped in the form of flowers, celebrating the return to life from a long and difficult winter into spring.


The Infinite Land of a Thousand Dances inside the Kaufman Arcade will be on view through April 1, 2022

Artist Nell Breyer. Image courtesy of the artist and Garment District Alliance

The Garment District Alliance (GDA) announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, showcasing a series of eight drawings titled The Infinite Land of a Thousand Dances, created by Brooklyn-based artist Nell Breyer.

Located inside the Kaufman Arcade building on 139 W 35th Street, the free exhibit is accessible to the public through April 1. The Infinite Land of a Thousand Dances is part of the Garment District Space for Public Art program, which showcases artists in unusual locations throughout the year and over 17 years has produced more than 200 installations, exhibits and performances.


A Female Gaze: Seven Decades of Women Street Photographers on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery through April 2, 2022

Vivian Maier, Untitled 1/15, 1959; Gelatin silver print; printed 2021; Image size: 12 x 12 inches; Paper size: 20 x 16 inches © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Street photography—the thoroughly unpredictable and often magical framing of a moment—was embraced early in the 20th century by women photographers. A new exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery will survey more than seven decades of work by 12 women photographers. A Female Gaze will be on view from January 19 through April 2, 2022 in the gallery’s new space on the 8th floor of the Fuller Building at 41 East 57th Street.


The New Ben at Hauser & Wirth New York on view to April 2, 2022

‘The Richt to (My) Life, Dawn Williams Boyd, 2017; Mixed media, 91.4 x 121.19/36 x 48 © Dawn Williams Boyd; Courtesy of Fort Gansevoort, New York. Photo: Ron Witherspoon

Curated by Legacy Russell, Executive Director & Chief Curator of The Kitchen, ‘The New Bend’ brings together 12 contemporary artists working in the raced, classed, and gendered traditions of quilting and textile practice – Anthony Akinbola, Eddie R. Aparicio, Dawn Williams Boyd, Diedrick Brackens, Tuesday Smillie, Tomashi Jackson, Genesis Jerez, Basil Kinkaid, Eric Mack, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Qualeasha Wood, and Zadie Xa. Their unique visual vernacular exists in tender dialogue with, and in homage to, the contributions of the Gee’s Bend Alabama quilters – Black American women in collective cooperation and creative economic production – and their enduring legacy as a radical meeting place, a prompt, and as intergenerational inspiration. This exhibition acknowledges the work of Gee’s Bend quilters such as Sarah Benning (b. 1933), Missouri Pettway (1902-1981), Lizzie Major (1922-2011), Sally Bennett Jones (1944-1988), Mary Lee Bendolph (b.1935), and so many more, as central to expanded histories of abstraction and modernism.


The Black Index at Hunter College Art Galleries on view to April 3, 2022

Alicia Henry. Analogous III, 2020. Acrylic, thread, yarn, dyed leather. Variable dimensions.University Art Gallery, UC Irvine © 2021. Photo by Paul Salveson.

Hunter College Art Galleries will open its doors to the traveling group exhibition The Black Index featuring the work of Dennis Delgado, Alicia Henry, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Titus Kaphar, Whitfield Lovell, and Lava Thomas. The artists included in The Black Index build upon the tradition of Black self-representation as an antidote to colonialist images. Using drawing, performance, printmaking, sculpture, and digital technology to transform the recorded image, these artists question our reliance on photography as a privileged source for documentary objectivity and understanding. Their works offer an alternative practice—a Black index—that still serves as a finding aid for information about Black subjects, but also challenges viewers’ desire for classification.


Kris Rumman: Till Human Voices Wake Us, And We Drown will be on view at Urban Glass to April 8, 2022

Body-Building, 2021. Glass and stained sycamore branch with flexible adhesive and zippers

Till Human Voices Wake Us, And We Drown, a solo exhibition of work by  Palestinian-American interdisciplinary artist Kris Rumman, will be on view at UrbanGlass from January 19 – April 8, 2022. Curated  by Zeljka Himbele, the exhibition inaugurates UrbanGlass’ Curator-at-Large program, which will give an invited curator the opportunity to develop innovative concepts and public programs for 4 annual exhibitions presented in UrbanGlass’ Robert Lehman Gallery. The program’s goal is to address critical cultural issues and to contribute to the contemporary art and design dialogue through the material of glass.


Osvaldo Mariscotti: Kaleidoscope at Upsilon Gallery on view to April 16, 2022

Osvaldo Mariscotti: Kaleidoscope, gallery view, Upsilon Gallery.

Upsilon Gallery, a fine print publisher specializing in International postwar and contemporary art, will open their new flagship location on the Upper East Side at 23 East 67th Street on February 25th with its inaugural exhibition “Kaleidoscope” by artist Osvaldo Mariscotti.


Claudia Wieser: Rehearsal will be on view at Brooklyn Bridge Park to April 17, 2022

Claudia Wieser in her studio. Photo: Michael Schultze

On July 29, Public Art Fund will unveil Rehearsal, Berlin-based artist Claudia Wieser’s public art debut. Featuring five distinct large-scale geometric sculptures clad with hand-painted glazed tiles, panels featuring photographs of New York City and Roman and Greek antiquities, and mirror polished stainless steel, Rehearsal will create an immersive experience for park goers to explore. The cluster of sculptures will be located at the iconic terminus of Washington Street, where the Manhattan Bridge frames the Empire State Building. Juxtaposed with the surrounding architecture and natural landscape of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Rehearsal highlights the dynamism of the city and its people.


Adrianne Lobel: Paintings and Tapestries on view to April 17, 2022

Adrianne Lobel: Paintings and Tapestries opens at 72 Warren Street Gallery on March 22, 2022, where it will be on view until April 17, 2022. This exhibition coincides with the opening of Mark Morris’ L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), for which Lobel designed the set.


Hugh Hayden: Brier Patch will be on view in Madison Square Park to April 24, 2022

Hugh Hayden: Brier Patch in Madison Square Park. Image via NYC Parks Department

Surrealist sculptor Hugh Hayden subverts the classroom in a new commission for Madison Square Park entitled ‘Brier Patch‘. The installation will span across four separate lawns and feature a total of one-hundred wooden elementary school-style desks.


Boris Lurie: Nothing To Do But To Try will be one view at The Museum of Jewish Heritage through April 29, 2022

Boris Lurie, ‘Roll Call in Concentrationn Camp, 1946’; 24 x 36 in. (61 x 91.4 cm); Oil on canvas board. Image courtesy of Boris Lurie Art Foundation

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust announces Boris Lurie: Nothing To Do But To Try, a first-of-its-kind exhibition on the 20th century artist and Holocaust survivor and the Museum’s first contemporary art show, opening to the public on October 22, 2021.


Zaq Landsbert: Reclining Liberty on view in Morningside Park through April, 2022

Reclining Liberty by artist Zaq Landsberg in Morningside Park, Harlem. Image courtesy Connie Lee, Public Art Initiative.

Sculpture artist Zaq Landsberg created and presented the illustrations for this piece during the last administration, prior to COVID-19 and our citywide shutdown. It was inspired by Buddhist imagery, and meant to depict our iconic American landmark, weary, reclining, and asking the question ~ “what stage of America are we in.” COVID-19 closed our city, and Reclining Lady lay waiting, like all of us, for better days. Fast-forward one year (or-what a difference a year makes). With a new administration and a city that is beginning to bloom along with spring, Zaq Landsberg: Reclining Liberty will emerge from the artists’ studio, with an installation date set for May 1, 2021 in Morningside Park, Harlem.


NUDE: Through the female perspective at Fotografiska New York on view to May 1, 2022

NUDE Through the female perspective

30 female-identifying artists from 20 different countries diversely explore the female gaze in this exhibition centered on the naked body in contemporary photography.

NUDE is a collection of images that portray the body through beautiful, disruptive, and experimental lenses, seeking to subvert the historically predominant male gaze and celebrate the human form.


The Orchid Show at NYBG on view to May 1, 2022

The dazzling floral creations of Jeff Leatham, famed artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris and floral designer to the stars, return for The Orchid Show’s 19th year. Leatham’s bold and colorful vision will unfold through captivating installations and designs, transforming the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a different color experience and visual effect, like the turn of a kaleidoscope.


Peter Nadin: The Distance From A Lemon To Murder at Off Paradise will be on view to May 8, 2022

Lawrence Weiner, Dan Graham, Peter Nadin and Louise Lawler at 84 West Broadway, 1979. Courtesy of Peter Nadin; Claude Rutault, de-finition/method #447: full-length self-portrait, 2011. Paint on canvas. 168 x 110 cm and 33 x 22 cm. Photograph by Antoine Cadot. Courtesy of the artist and Perrotin.

On the heels of the exhibition Claude Rutault, A Proposal to Peter Nadin, 1979, realized 2022 (on view through February 19), Off Paradise will open its doors to Peter Nadin, The Distance From A Lemon To Murder on March 3, 2022. This is a solo exhibition of recent paintings by the artist, making his return to painting “from life” for the first time since 1992.


Anina Gerchick: BIRDLINK in Crotona Park on view to May 21, 2022

Anina Gerchick: Birdlink. Image courtesy of the artist.

BIRDLINK is an interactive habitat sculpture whose mission is to support migratory birds by inserting native plant systems throughout the urban and suburban corridors through which they travel. BIRDLINK attracts the wild birds that reside or migrate trough the city with native plants at the empty tower and middle canopy levels. Visit Anina Gerchick: BIRDLINK in Crotona Park, Bronx, on view to May 21, 2022.


ARTECHOUSE #Trust at Chelsea Market on view to May 30, 2022

ARTECHOUSE at Chelsea Market ‘Trust’

Open to the public from January 31 to May 30, 2022, TRUST is a unique data-driven immersive exhibition that explores and interprets the multiple meanings and implications of the concept of trust, generating distinctive real-time data experiences throughout the run of the exhibition. On a broad level, through data examination it observes how historical events have influenced trust and considers how this can evolve in the future. More specifically, it further uses the data points to examine how the presence or absence of trust can shift the perception of our individual realities.


Faith Ringgold: American People at New Museum on view to June 5, 2022

Image (above): Faith Ringgold, American People Series #18: The Flag Is Bleeding, 1967. Oil on canvas, 72 x 96 in. (182.9 x 243.8 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, Patrons’ Permanent Fund and Gift of Glenstone Foundation (2021.28.1). © Faith Ringgold / ARS, NY and DACS, London, courtesy ACA Galleries, New York 2021

From February 17 to June 5, 2022, the New Museum will present the first full retrospective in New York of the art of Faith Ringgold (b. 1930, New York, NY). Bringing together over sixty years of work, “Faith Ringgold: American People”provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of Ringgold’s impactful vision. Her role as an artist, author, educator, and organizer has made her a key figure whose work links the multi-disciplinary achievements of the Harlem Renaissance to the political art of young Black artists working today. During the 1960s, Ringgold created some of the most indelible art of the Civil Rights era by melding her own unique style of figurative painting with a bold, transformative approach to the language of protest. In subsequent decades, she challenged accepted hierarchies of art and craft through her experimental quilt paintings and undertook a deeply studied reimagining of art history to produce narratives that bear witness to the historical sacrifices and achievements of Black Americans.


Capucine Bourcart: Plastic Fantastic! on view in Harlem Art Park to June 26, 2022

Image courtesy of the artist

Harlem Art Park unveiled its latest temporary public art installation, Plastic Fantastic! With a kaleidoscope of color, artist Capucine Bourcart encourages the viewer to evaluate their own environmental footprint. The large-scale installation measures over 66-feet wide and 7-feet high, demonstrating the abundance of single use plastics and its impact on our public spaces and our environment. Plastic Fantastic! interacts with Jorge Luis Rodriguez’s permanent sculpture, Growth, installed in 1985, along with the unique architectural elements that make this park a hidden gem in East Harlem.


Susan Stair: Ascending the Mountain in Marcus Garvey Park on view through June 30, 2022

Taking a closer look. Susan Stair: Ascending the Mountain in Marcus Garvey Park

Harlem-based non-profit the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, Public art organizer Connie Lee and Harlem-based artist Susan Stair are pleased to announce the installation of Ascending the Mountain, a public artwork in Marcus Garvey Park. Installed in three distinct sections along the staircase that leads up to the overlook terraces known as the Acropolis and the Harlem Fire Watchtower. The artwork is exhibited as part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program and is one of six temporary public art installations organized by the public art committee in Harlem this Summer.


Julio Valdez: I Can’t Breathe at Collyer Brothers Park on view to July 10, 2022

Julio Valdez: I Can’t Breathe on view at Collyer Brothers Park, Harlem

A dialogue began last year, serious and thoughtful discussion ensued, and artists have continued the conversation. Here, alongside a small pocket-park on 128th Street in Harlem, artist Julio Valdez unveiled his installation this week entitled ‘I Can’t Breathe.‘ The installation is just a few blocked away from last year’s colorful ‘Black Lives Matter‘ mural on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. extending from 125-127th Streets.


Gillian Wearing: Diane Arbus on view at Doris C. Freedman Plaza to August 14, 2022

Artist, Gillian Wearing will unveil a bronze monument to celebrated photographer, Diane Arbus at the Doris C. Freeman Plaza, at the entrance to Central Park this October. This is a fitting location for the Arbus monument, since many of her best-known images were taken in this Park.


Alice Mizrachi: Renaissance Women on view in Marcus Garvey Park through August, 2022

Alice Mizrachi: Renaissance Women

Marcus Garvey Park has a plethora of art over this past few months, with the installation of Susan Stair: Ascending the Mountainand Thomas J. Price: Witness,  added to the park’s weekly music and dance. Now, we look forward to the unveiling of Alice Mizrachi: Renaissance Women, an abstract, figurative sculpture that honors women of the Harlem Renaissance ~ paving the way for many of the artists today, including Mizrachi.


Sam Durant, Untitled (drone) on the High Line Plinth through August, 2022

Sam Durant, Untitled (drone), 2016-2021 (rendering). Proposal for the High Line Plinth. Commissioned by High Line Art.

Sam Durant’s monumental fiberglass sculpture in the shape of an abstracted drone atop a 25-foot-tall steel pole continues High Line Art’s mission of presenting new, powerful, thought-provoking artworks that generate and amplify some of today’s most important conversations.


Félix Marzell: The Big Apple on view in Bella Abzug Park to September, 2022

The Big Apple at the entrance to Bella Abzug Park. You can see the #7 subway entrance to the right in the background.

This latest addition to Bella Abzug Park’s landscape comes from HYHK’s ambitious public art program that seeks to continually beautify and uplift the neighborhood. In partnership with NYC Parks, funding from the Québec Government Office in New York, and sponsorship from local stakeholder Amazon NYC, HYHK was able to bring this project to life.


Part 1 of The Costume Institute at The Met on view through September 5, 2022

Ensemble, Christopher John Rogers (American, born 1993), fall/winter 2020–21; Courtesy Christopher John Rogers. Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, photo by Christina Fragkou

The Costume Institute’s next major exhibition will be a two-part show on view from September 18, 2021 through September 5, 2022. Part One, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion—opening in the Anna Wintour Costume Center on September 18, 2021 ~ will feature approximately 80 individual ensembles encased and arranged as “squares” in horizontal and vertical rows representing the qualities that collectively define American fashion. Part Two, In America: An Anthology of Fashion—opening in the American Wing period rooms on May 5, 2022—will explore the development of American fashion by presenting narratives that relate to the complex and layered histories of those spaces. Parts One and Two will close on September 5, 2022.


Thomas J. Price: Witness in Marcus Garvey Park to October 1, 2022

Thomas J. Price: Witness in Marcus Garvey Park

The Studio Museum in Harlem announced its fall programming, kicking-off the season with Thomas J. Price: Witness, the artist’s first solo museum presentation in the United States. As part of the Studio Museum’s ongoing inHarlem initiative, the nine-foot-tall bronze sculpture entitled The Distance Within (2021) will depict a young Black man looking down at his cell phone. The large-scale artwork celebrates a familiar form rarely monumentalized within a public setting and continues the artist’s exploration of blackness and Black masculinity as it relates to presence, movement, and freedom.


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

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

Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Parks Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff joined The Battery Conservancy President and Founder Warrie Price, Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1 Chair Tammy Meltzer, artist Hebru Brantley, and community members on Sunday to unveil Brantley’s sculpture, The Great Debate, at The Battery. The artwork, which stands 16-feet tall, is exhibited in partnership with The Battery and NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program, and will be on display through November 13, 2022.


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

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

On March 18, 2022, the Rubin Museum of Art will present “Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans,” a new exhibition highlighting the diverse ways that Tibetan Buddhist artworks and practices have served as roadmaps to well-being. The exhibition juxtaposes objects from the Rubin Museum’s collection with stories from Himalayan Americans, revealing the many ways these living traditions are transformed and adopted for today’s world, especially in times of crisis. “Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans” is the Rubin Museum’s first collaborative exhibition with a Community Advisory Group and will be on view March 18, 2022 to January 16, 2023.


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

Mojo the Gorilla!

If you are waking up in Murray Hill today, you will be delighted to find whimsical creatures along the Park Avenue medium between 34th and 38th Streets. Patrons of Park Avenue (POPA) invited French artist Idriss B to create a one-of-a-kind urban jungle as an inaugural installation.


The Girl Puzzle, Roosevelt Island on view ~ To Be Announced

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

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


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

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

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


See you in April!