Art Installations, Exhibits & Events Roundup to Add to Your List in March, 2019




Patrick Martinez, Coretta, 2019, Neon, Edition of 3, 1 AP, 24 x 30 x 3 inches

March is filled with exciting and insightful art shows, exhibits and installations including the annual Armory Show, Armory Week, ADAA, with its new component, the Upper East Side Gallery Walk, and the Affordable Art Fair. Foundations with extensive private art collections open their doors with new gallery space in Chelsea and the East Village, along with gorgeous, renovated space at the Ford Foundation. This month, we will celebrate Women’s History Month, St. Patrick’s Day, the Flower Show, The Orchid Show, and a Design Show. As we inch closer to Spring, here are a few suggestions for the month of March, from the 1st to the 31st.

Women’s History Month


March is the month when we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women, and this past year has truly been extraordinary, as we watched women in politics step forward to take the lead in Change. Here are a few ways to celebrate Women’s History Month, from installations and exhibitions currently on view to new installations, exhibitions and events from March 1 through March 31st, 2019.


The Power of Intention at The Rubin Museum of Art ~ March 1

Landscape of Belief

Discover inspiration and spark personal empowerment at the museum’s biggest opening night celebration of the year!  DJ Tasha Blank headlines this free K2 Friday Night in honor of the new, interactive exhibition “The Power of Intention: Reinventing the (Prayer) Wheel” and formally ushers in the Rubin’s Year of Power.

The Power of Intension

The Power of Intention: Reinventing the (Prayer) Wheel brings together traditional and contemporary art to illuminate the relationship between our intentions, commitments, and actions. This marks the official opening of Power: Within and Between Us ~ the Rubin’s yearlong, institution-wide thematic exploration, incorporating exhibitions, talks, programs, and experiences designed to spark new ways of thinking about power, from intention to action.  #OurPower


The 12th Annual Panorama Challenge! ~ March 1

Mark your calendars and break out your Blue Guides: it’s nearly time for the Panorama Challenge! Once again, The City Reliquary, Queens Museum, & The Levys’ Unique New York! have partnered for an exciting evening of trivia with the whole city at your feet. Meet us at the world’s largest architectural scale model – The Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum!


Sine Qua Non by Sebastian Wahl at Allouche Gallery ~ March 1

Sebastian Wahl, True Story (Negative), 2018, Collage, acrylic paint and resin on MDF. 30 x 23 in. Image courtesy Allouche Gallery

In Sebastian Wahl’s new body of work, he explores the contrast between colors and solid black, while incorporating his signature process of arranging images between multiple layers of clear resin to create depth and dimension, creating a sense of zero gravity where images are suspended in time and space


Ruthy Valdez: La Hembra at Corner Social ~ March 1

Neo-Surrealist visual artist Ruthy Valdez will unveil new work at an Opening Reception Friday, March 1st at 6:30pm at the popular Corner Social in Harlem.


Vern Dawson + Cy Gavin at Gavin Brown’s enterprise ~ March 3

Cy Gavin, Untitled (Surf), 2018

Gavin Brown’s enterprise in Harlem will open it’s doors in March to two exhibitions ~ Verne Dawson: The Theft of Fire, Expulsion & Mudslide and Cy Gavin.


National Arts Club ~ March 4

Baner Hershberger, Cadenced Vista VI 2007, acrylic 36 x 36 in. Image via nationalartsclub

The National Arts Club will open its doors to three exhibitions not to miss in March. First in line, the Annual Exhibiting Artist Members Exhibition; Abner Hershberger: Recent Paintings; and From Constructivism to Socialist Realism: Artistic Propaganda in Applied Graphic Art of the 1920s-1930s in the USSR. An exciting lineup, each opening on March 4th.


Circular City Week New York ~ March 4-10

Circular City Week wants to give everyone a platform for knowledge sharing, no matter whether you approach circularity from a design perspective, an environmental awareness standpoint or as a means to rethinking consumerism. The aim of the week is to inspire industry professionals across sectors, showcase international pioneers and engage students to be the future of circularity.


The Ford Foundation Inaugural Exhibition, Perilous Bodies ~ March 5

Hannah Bronte

The Ford Foundation announced the opening of its art gallery, an innovative exhibition space dedicated to presenting multidisciplinary art, performance, and public programming by artists committed to exploring issues of justice and injustice. The gallery’s inaugural exhibition, Perilous Bodies, opens March 5th.


Basquiat Exhibition at The Brant Foundation East Village ~ March 6

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Image via

The Brant Foundation will open its new East Village Gallery doors on March 6th in what was the home/studio of the late artist, Walter De Maria, who passed away in 2013.  Inaugural exhibition ~ works by Jean-Michel Basquiat.


LICNYC 2020: City Site Future ~ March 6

Image via Van Alen Institute

LICNYC: Site City Future is a series of public programs, Van Alen Institute is collaborating with communities, scholars, policymakers and professionals on local and global initiatives addressing the most pressing social, cultural, and ecological challenges of tomorrow.


Public Art Fund Presents Tilted Head at Doris C. Freedman Plaza ~ March 6

mark manders #tiltedHead

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


Hymn to Apollo: the Ancient World and the Ballets Russes ~ March 6

Artist Unknown. Plaque Depicting a Satyr and a Maenad. Image courtesy Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes, an exhibition exploring the seminal role of antiquity in shaping the radically new creations of the famed ballet troupe founded in 1909 by Sergei Diaghilev. The first exhibition to examine this topic, Hymn to Apollo contains around 95 objects, including outstanding examples of ancient pottery, sculpture, metalwork, and more, coupled with costumes, photographs, watercolors, musical scores, digitized films of Ballets Russes productions, and a rich trove of archival material.


James Van Der Zee: Studio at Howard Greenberg Gallery ~ March 7

James Van Der Zee, Marcus Garvey with George O. Marke and Prince Kojo Tovalou-Houenou, 1924, Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1924, 5 x 7 inches. . All images ©Donna Mussenden Van Der Zee, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.

Howard Greenberg Gallery will open its doors to the exhibition, James Van Der Zee: Studio, with forty of his influential portraits spanning the 1920s through the 1950s, during the Harlem Renaissance.


Emily Copeland: Lineage at Bernarducci Gallery ~ March 7

Mazzoni Accordion, 2017, charcoal on Stonehenge Paper, 42 x 46 inches

Emily Copeland: Lineage will be on view from March 7 to April 6, 2019, with an Opening Reception on Thursday, March 7 from 6-8pm at Bernarducci Gallery, 525 West 25th Street, NYC.


The Armory Show Piers 90 & 94 + Armory Art Week ~  March 7-10

Credit: Photograph by Teddy Wolff~Courtesy of The Armory Show. The Armory Show~Pier 94

It’s time to mark your calendar and make your list of must-see galleries and artists at the 2019 Armory Show  on Piers 90 and 94, along with Armory Art Week galleries and event spaces throughout the City. We have a few suggestions.


Tribeca Art + Culture Night ~ March 7

For our 10th edition of Tribeca Art+Culture Night on March 7, over 30 diverse Lower Manhattan venues – fine art galleries, design spaces, art-non profits, performance spaces, artists studios, pop up & non- traditional spaces – will be offering a concerted program showcasing over 150 artists & creatives and 8 exclusive events. RSVP is required.


The 59th Annual New York International Antiquarian Book Fair ~ March 7-10

From March 7-10, 2019 book lovers will find a fascinating treasure trove at the Park Avenue Armory. Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit at The ABAA New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, bringing a vast selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera. The diversity of specialties includes art, medicine, literature, photography, autographs, first editions, Americana, and much more.


Patrick Martinez: That Which We Do Not See at Fort Gansevoort ~ March 7

Patrick Martinez Chief Joseph, 2018 Neon, Edition of 3, 1 AP 30 x 36 x 3 in. PM025

Fort Gansevoort will open its doors to the exhibition PATRICK MARTINEZ | That Which We Do Not See, the first solo show featuring new work by Los Angeles-based artist Patrick Martinez.


Celebrating the Arab-American Poets of Kahlil Gibran’s Pen League ~ March 8

In 2017, the Department of Cultural Affairs of new York City, through its Percent for Art program, announced the winning proposal for public art commemorating the Little Syria neighborhood of Downtown Manhattan and its literary heritage of Lebanese and Syrian figures. Artist Sara Ouhaddou has been commissioned to create an installation that will span two green spaces at the convergence of Trinity Place, Greenwich Street, Edgar Street and Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Exit, known as Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza.

On March 8th, the Washington Street Historical Society invites the public to celebrate and preview the first public monument to Arab immigrants in New York City. Register Here.


Donna Karan + ArtLeadHer = King Woman ~ March 8

Framed Tawny Chatmon, Redemption

In celebration of Women’s History Month, ArtLeadHer and Donna Karan will host a monthlong art exhibition of work by female artists ~ King Woman.


Big Apple Comic Con ~ March 9-10

Big Apple Comic Con was founded in 1995 by comic book maven Michael ‘Mike Carbo’ Carbonaro. The event will be held at the Pennsylvania Hotel on 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue, featuring previews of upcoming films, a main event costume contest along with a large range of pop culture elements including science fiction/fantasy, cosplay, animation, manga, toys, horror, collectible card games, web comics and much more.


Museum of Natural History t Rex: The Ultimate Predator ~ March 11

The Ultimate Predator

The Museum of Natural History opens its doors to a jaw-dropping new exhibition about the world’s most iconic dinosaur. On view from March 11, 2019 to August 9, 2020.


Asia Week ~ March 13th to 23rd

Carlo Cristi (Brussels, Belgium) Buddha Sakyamuni Gilt copper alloy, semiprecious stones 
Tibet, 14th-15th c. 33.5 cm (13 1/4 in.)

Asia Week New York celebrates its 10th anniversary, with forty-eight international galleries and six auction houses participating during the 10-day event from March 13 to 23rd.


Museum of the City of New York: Cycling in the City, a 200 Year History ~ March 14

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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.


Maysles + Museum of the City of New York = Made in Harlem: Class of ’68 ~ March 14

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In the late 1960s, conditions for Puerto Ricans in the United States reached a breaking point. Produced in 1971, the hard-hitting documentary focuses on the poverty and oppression of New York City’s own East Harlem. Narrated by the people it portrays, the film captures the dual compassion and militancy of the activist group the Young Lords as they began to take direct action to improve the conditions of their community. Join us for a screening of the film, followed by a talkback with historians, activists and others. Made in Harlem: El Pueblo Se Levanta, will be screened at The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue.

Read more about El Barrio’s People’s Church ~ once occupied by The Young Lords.


City of Tomorrow ~ March 15-16

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Real Estate, Architecture and Design Summit at the 92nd Street Y is now in its third consecutive year, uniting key players and innovators from the worlds of architecture, real estate and interior design for a two-day symposium.


Snarkitecture at Hudson Yards ~ March 15

Snarkitecture is a New York-based collaborative design practice established to investigate the boundaries between disciplines. The name is drawn from Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of The Snark, a poem describing the “impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature.” In its search for the unknown, Snarkitecture creates work that includes large-scale projects, installations, and objects. Located in Hudson Yards.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade ~ March 16

Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Join the Parade! St. Patrick’s Day is March 17, except when it falls on a Sunday. So this year, the Parade will be on Saturday, March 16th.


Architectural Digest Design Show ~ March 21-24

The 18th Annual Architectural Digest Design Show will be held over four days, with 400 brands between March 21-24, 2019. It will be held at Piers 92 & 94, 55th Street at Twelfth Avenue, NYC.


The Annual Spring Auction at The Salmagundi Club ~ March 22

Salmagundi Club Auction. Image via The Salmagundi Club.

The annual Spring Auctions benefiting the historic Salmagundi Club will take place on Friday, March 22nd and Friday, March 29th.


Coffee & Tea Festival ~ March 23-24

Join more than 75 exhibitors from around the nation as they pour tastings of their finest coffees and teas, and introduce you to new and award-winning products! This international extravaganza celebrating all things coffee and tea will offer two days of seminars from well-known industry pros and pioneers, pairings, tastings and more! The exhibit hall will also feature some of the most delectable sweet and savory foods to compliment the spectacular collection of local and national coffees and teas.


Macy’s Flower Show ~ March 24

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For more than 70 years, Macy’s Flower Show has featured floral materials native to many different landscapes ~ spectacular gardens filled with millions of live flowers, plants and trees from around the world.


Affordable Art Fair ~ March 27-31

Suffering from Armory Art Show sticker shock? The Affordable Art Fair takes places twice a year ~ September and March. It is a place to go to find something to suit every taste and budget.


Celebrating the City: 2019 MAS Awards at The Schomburg ~ March 28

Each year, MASterworks Awards pay tribute to projects that make a significant contribution to New York City’s built environment. This year’s awards event will take place at The Schomburg Center on Thursday, March 28th.


The Annual Spring Auction at The Salmagundi Club ~ March 29

Christopher Zhang, “Broadway Afternoon”, Lot #88, 2nd Auction, March 29, Oil, Opening Bid $1000

The annual Spring Auctions benefiting the historic Salmagundi Club will take place on Friday, March 22nd and Friday, March 29th.


Still on View


Egon Schiele: In Search of the Perfect Line on view to March 2, 2019

Self Portrait with Brown Background, 1912. Gouache, watercolor, and pencil on paper. Signed and dated, lower left. Kallir Family Foundation. Image courtesy

The exhibition Egon Schiele: In Search of the Perfect Line will mark the 100th anniversary of Schiele’s death in 1918 with nearly 50 watercolors and drawings, including several iconic self-portraits, at Galerie St. Etienne NYC.


Dust Specks on the Sea at Hunter East Harlem Gallery on view to March 2, 2019

Photograph documenting the eruption of the volcano Mount Pelée in Martinique, 1902. Image courtesy Hunter East Harlem Gallery

Hunter East Harlem Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition, Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haitiopening on November 7, 2018. Dust Specks on the Seafocuses on sculptural works by over twenty contemporary artists from Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guyana, and Haiti and addresses the various positionings of the postcolonial condition in this region.


The Art Show ~ on view at Park Avenue Armory through March 3, 2019

Image credit: Gordon Parks, Husband and Wife, Sunday Morning, Detroit, Michigan, 1950. Gelatin silver print, printed early 1970s, 30 7/8 x 40 inches © The Gordon Parks Foundation, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery

The Art Show, organized by The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) will be held from February 28 to March 3 at the Park Avenue Armory, with a Gala Preview on Wednesday, February 27th.


Persue: Liminal Space at GR Gallery on view to March 10, 2019

Dave Persue, Wet Paint. Image courtesy GR Gallery

GR Gallery has opened its doors to the first solo exhibition by West Coast graffiti and urban culture pioneer, Dave Persue, with the exhibition Persue: Liminal Space. The work highlights Persue’s signature artwork, including the iconic Bunny Kittyand Wet Paint paintings, taking viewers through the artist’s career, and revealing a new body of work that will include 20 new pieces created specifically for this exhibition, along with a mural painting on the walls of the gallery.


The Socrates Annual on view to March 10, 2019

The Socrates Annual is on view at Socrates Sculpture Park.  For the 2018 exhibition, projects range from a decolonial greenhouse to audio-sculptural portraits of Queens hip-hop legends. Approaches vary among community-centered pedagogy and production, material experimentation, and redeployment of historical forms of construction, among others. This year contemporary and historical land-use is examined by several artists in projects including a labyrinth of fences and gates, and a steel and textile installation that traces the East River ecology of waste flows through land, water, and biological life. Additionally, several artists employ representations of the human figure, perhaps suggesting a time for reflection upon the Humanist philosophies that seem precarious with looming climate change and ongoing political conflict.


Furies, Fairies, Visionaries at Pen + Brush on view to March 16, 2019

Kate Clark ‘The Sisters’ Embrace’ courtesy Pen + Brush

Celebrating its 125th anniversary, Pen + Brush will be kicking-off the New Year with the exhibition, Furies, Fairies, Visionaries. This exhibition will address such timely issues as gender, age, sexuality ~ the evolution of urban and natural environments, and the impact of technology through the works of thirty artists who will utilize the visual languages of both fantasy and abstraction to claim and create space.


Light & Dark: Portraits of Distinguished African Americans at Keith de Lellis Gallery on view through March 21, 2019

Flip Schulke, Ali Underwater, 1961 courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

The group exhibition of portraits depicts distinguished African American figures of the 20th century. Included are famed musicians, actors, writers, boxers, and more. These artists were photographed by noted documentary and portrait photographers, including Flip Schulke, Chuck Stewart, Carl Van Vechten, and David Attie. While some photographs are immediately recognizable, such as Schulke’s Ali Underwater, others may be unfamiliar. Lesser-known photographs of Sammy Davis Jr., Booker T. Washington, and other figures offer a new perspective on these familiar faces.


Purvis Young at Salon 94 Freemans + James Fuentes Gallery on view through March 23, 2019

Purvis Young in the Tanner Hill Gallery booth at the Outsider Art Fair in NYC 2019

The concurrent exhibitions by Salon 94 Freemans and James Fuentes Gallery, include works in various media ~ assemblage, painting, drawing, and paintings on found objects made between 1983 and 1991.


Andy Dixon: Look at This Stuff Isn’t It Neat on view at Joshua Liner Gallery to March 30, 2019

Andy Dixon, Still Life Painting, 2019, Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 75 x 81 inches

Joshua Liner Gallery opened its doors to Andy Dixon’s inaugural solo exhibition with the gallery, Look at This Stuff Isn’t It Neat. The Los Angeles based artist “explores themes of decadence, patronage, and the relationship between art and wealth.” Look at This Stuff Isn’t It Neat features paintings that explore the human desire to collect and covet objects, simultaneously referring to the opulent commodities depicted on the canvases and the paintings themselves. The exhibition will have ten new paintings and one large-scale, installation sculpture. The impressive sculpture is a 9 x 7 foot replica of a mens Versace shirt from the 90s, recreated with acrylic paint and canvas, hanging from the ceiling with its oversized, wooden hanger.


Andy Warhol From A to B and Back Again on view to March 31, 2019

The exhibition Andy Warhol ~ From A to B and Back Again at The Whitney Museum of American Art is the first Warhol retrospective organized by a U.S. institution since 1989. On view are more than 350 works of art, many assembled together for the first time. Below are just a few of the images in this exhibition, along with the story behind them. Plan on spending the day.


Sugar Hill Songbooks: Select Works by Faith Ringgold Extended to April 14, 2019

Sugar Hill Songbook: Select Work by Faith Ringgold features a collection of works on paper, soft sculptures, quilts, and illustrations inspired by the rich cultural and political heritage of the artist’s home of Sugar Hill.


The Art of Fashion at JoAnne Artman Gallery on view through March 31, 2019

Image via JoAnne Artman Gallery

In conjunction with New York Fashion Week, JoAnne Artman Gallery will open its doors to the exhibition, The Art of Fashion, featuring recent works by Jane Maxwell. Assorted works by artist Pedro Bonnin will also be on display in the gallery’s Projects Space.


Refiguring the Future at Hunter College Art Galleries on view through March 31, 2019

Solenoid Respirator Instr/augment. Photo: Sophia Barr Hayne & Lee Blalock

Informed by the punk ethos of do-it-yourself (DIY), the 18 artists featured in Refiguring the Future deeply mine the historical and cultural roots of our time, pull apart the artifice of contemporary technology, and sift through the pieces to forge new visions of what could become.


MAD Collects: The Future of Craft Park 1 on view through March 31, 2019

More than 50 works of craft, art, design and jewelry acquired for Museum of Arts and Design’s permanent collection over the past five years, including works by artists Derrick Adams, El Anatsui (above), David Bielander, Sanford Biggers, Wendell Castle, Judy Chicago, and more.


R. Crumb at David Zwirner on view to April 6, 2019

Image: R. Crumb, Sketchbook, 1979-1981 (detail) via David Zwirner Gallery

Drawing for Print: Mind Fucks, Culture Klashes, Pulp Fiction & Pulp Fact ~ an exhibition examining the mind and career of R. Crumb, on view from February 21 to April 6, 2019 at David Zwirner, 519 West 19th Street in Chelsea.


CRUSADE: Martin Luther King, Jr. at The Schomburg on view to April 6, 2019

In celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to the exhibition, CRUSADER: Martin Luther King, Jr.


Fritz Ascher: Expressionist on view to April 6, 2019

Fritz Ascher: Expressionist presents works by this German Jewish artist, who lived through the Weimar Republic, the Nazi regime, and into the postwar years. With the support of prominent Berlin painter Max Liebermann, Fritz Ascher (1893–1970) studied in Berlin before traveling to Oslo, where he met Edvard Munch. During a prolonged stay in Munich, he associated with the artists who contributed to Simplicissimusmagazine, and back in Berlin, he fell in with the artists of Die Brücke. His early work is steeped in old myths, spirituality, and reflections on the human condition. From 1933 he was forbidden to produce, exhibit, or sell his art. Interned at the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp in 1938, he survived the Nazi era mostly in hiding, writing poetry. After 1945 he returned to painting, expressing his inner turmoil in colorful, mystical landscapes devoid of human figures. The exhibition comprises 75 paintings and works on paper, ranging from Ascher’s early academic studies to his final landscapes. Fritz Ascher: Expressionist is organized by the Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art, Inc., and accompanied by an illustrated catalogue – on view to April 6, 2019


Metamorphoses: Ovid According to Wally Reinhardt on view to April 6, 2019

Metamorphoses: Ovid According to Wally Reinhardt is the largest solo museum exhibition of this New York-based octogenarian artist. Since the 1980s, Reinhardt has exclusively depicted scenes from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, creating vivid, whimsical illustrations in colored pencil, watercolor, and gouache that recount the Roman poet’s time-honored myths. From a deformed figure staring at her reflection in Medusa Regarding the Head She is About to Lose to the demise of the grotesque, labyrinth-dwelling monster in Theseus Slays the Minotaur, Reinhardt portrays these classic tales with wickedly satirical wit and cheeky captions. While elaborate, decorative borders can reference ancient Roman frescoes and mosaics, he also imbues his works with a modern-day spin. Organized by the Grey Art Gallery, Metamorphoses features some 50 scenes from the series comprising more than 200 works, and will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue. The exhibition will also coincide with the conference “Ovid and Art,” taking place April 4, 2019, organized by NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies in collaboration with the Grey Art Gallery and the Department of Art History ~ on view to April 6, 2019.


Günther Förg: Works from 1986-2007 on view to April 6, 2019

Beginning 24 January, Hauser & Wirth will present its first exhibition devoted to Günther Förg since announcing representation of the artist’s estate in June 2018, with the exhibition Günther Förg: Works from 1986-2007.


Luchita Hurtado: Dark Years on view to April 6, 2019

Luchita Hurtado, Untitled 1949. Crayon and watercolor on paper.74.3 x 35.6 cm/29 1/4 x 14 in. Image courtesy Hauser & Wirth

Also at Hauser & Wirth, ‘Dark Years’ by Luchita Hurtado, focuses on the artist’s early works from the 1940s to the 1950s, a period defined by prolific experimentation.


Alice Neel: Freedom at David Zwirner on view through April 13, 2019

Image: Alice Neel, Bronx Bacchus, 1929 (detail)

David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea will open its doors to one of the foremost American figurative painters of the twentieth century, Alice Neel, with the exhibition, Alice Neel: Freedom.


Derrick Adams: Interior Life at Luxembourg & Dayan on view through April 20, 2019

Derrick Adams: Interior Life is an exhibition of new works, curated by Francesco Bonami. In this exhibition, Adams was inspired by a tenet of Catholic theology that describes “a life which seeks God in everything” ~ a mediation on the intimate spaces of one’s mind and home, each an analog for the other.


The Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden on view through April 28, 2019

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The 17th annual Orchid Show, at the New York Botanical Garden, will be a tribute to Singapore, the vibrant “City in a Garden.”  It will be one view from Sunday, February 23 through Sunday, April 28, 2019.


Full Steam Ahead at Madison Square Park on view to April 28, 2019

Madison Square Park will be kicking off its Fall season with the new art installation entitled Full Steam Ahead by artist Arlene Shechet. This installation consists of a series of sculptures in porcelain, wood, and cast iron installed around and within the emptied circular reflecting pool in the north end of Madison Square Park.


Imagine A World: Revolution from Without on the 8th Floor on view to May 4, 2019

Documentation of Imagine a World Without America, an artowrk by Dread Scott. Screen print on canvas 75″ x 75″. Also available as screen print on paper 25″ x 25″

Revolution from Without..., the first in a two-year series of exhibitions under the larger title Revolutionary Cycles, will feature five artists and two collectives – Tania Bruguera, Tony Cokes, Chto Delat, Raqs Media Collective, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Dread Scott, and Mark Wallinger – whose practices engage structures of power that determine who is entitled to, and excluded from, access to human rights and positions of privilege. The title suggests that social and political change can come from the margins of the polity, motivated by conditions of being without: without rights, without capital, without representation. Each artist specifically addresses key political and historical moments in which the articulation of rights has been…

Imagine A World: Revolution from Without will be on view from January 17 to May 4, 2019 at The 8th Floor, 17 West 17th Street, NYC


Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving at The Brooklyn Museum on view to May 12, 2019

Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907–1954). Self-Portrait with Red and Gold Dress (Self-Portrait MCMXLI), 1941. Oil on canvas, 15 ¼ x 10 ¾ in. (39 x 27.5 cm). The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and the Vergel Foundation. © 2018 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Brooklyn Museum will open its doors to the exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving, a major exhibition exploring the life and work of the iconic Mexican artist.


Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth on view at The Morgan Library through May 12, 2019

J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973), Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves, July 1937, watercolor, pencil, white body color. Bodleian Libraries, MS. Tolkien Drawings 29. © The Tolkien Estate Limited 1937.

The exhibition Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth will open at The Morgan Library & Museum on January 25th. The exhibition is the most extensive public display of original Tolkien material for several generations.


Monumental Journey: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey at the MET on view to May 12, 2019

Take a photographic journey back in time at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Monumental Journey: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey ~ a display of Girault’s daguerreotype process using oversized plates and innovative formats to produce what is today the world’s oldest photographic archive. This is the first exhibition in the United States devoted to Girault, focusing on his Mediterranean journey, with this exhibit featuring approximately 120 of his daguerreotypes, supplemented by examples of his graphic work, watercolors, paintings, and his lithographically illustrated publications.


Christopher Wool at The Hill Art Foundation on view to May 20, 2019

Courtesy of The Hill Art Foundation. Photographer Mathew Hermann © Christopher Wool via

The much anticipated Hill Art Foundation will open its doors in Chelsea with the inaugural exhibition, Maybe Maybe Not: Christopher Wool and the Hill Collection,  21 works by Christopher Wool, on February 9th.


Adam McEwen at Lever House on view through May, 2019

Lever House is kicking-off the new year with Adam McEwen: 10, Feels like 2, an installation that will transform the large open space into a glass ice box!


Destruction and Transformation at The Walther Collection to May 25, 2019

The Walther Collection

Destruction and Transformation: Vernacular Photography and the Built Environmentexamines the decisive role of vernacular photography in capturing the convulsive cycles of change that define modernist topographies. This exhibition is free and open to the public with an Opening Reception on February 7th from 6-8pm at the Walther Collection Project Space, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 718, NYC.


Sonic Gates on Staten Island on view to June 1, 2019

Float, Float, Float On by Arthur Simms is a floating sculpture collaged with nautical buoys and bells that will create chords as waves splash through and around it.
Photo by Sam Samore. Image courtesy Design Trust for Public Space

The Design Trust for Public Space and Staten Island Artsannounce the Future Culture 2018 Public Art Program Winners ~ Sonic Gates + Court Yard Fridays ~ a series of eight public artworks, which will be installed in July, consisting of eight sound sculptures, one murals, and four world music concerts, created by, and featuring Staten Island-based artists and community members.


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

Center of Bridge Over Tree in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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


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

June 16th, 2018 brought inHarlem back to Marcus Garvey Park, with the eight site-specific installations Maren Hassinger: Monuments. Take a walk with us, beginning on 124th Street at the Fifth Avenue entrance.


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

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


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

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


Harlem Stage 2019 Calendar through June, 2019

Spill the Tea-Celebrating Pride (June 15) Image via Harlem Stage

Harlem Stage announced its Spring 2019 Calendar and tickets are on sale!  From January through June, feast on a smorgasbord of events to add to your list during the New Year.


Tanda Francis: Adorn Me on view to July 13, 2019

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Tanda Francis’ work examines the African presence in public space as a powerful force of beauty and cultural relevance. Inspired by African sculptural tradition, including Ife portraiture, Francis also incorporates Victorian and colonial ornamentation into her work. Adorn Me will address the underrepresentation of this demographic in public artworks, and provide a healing message during a time of heated debate over monuments erected as symbols of oppression and control.


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

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

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


Come Closer in Tribeca Park on view through July, 2019

Come Closer

The artist Rebecca Manson invites viewers to “Come Closer and the View Gets Wilder” with her art installation in Tribeca Park.


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

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


Rep Your Flag in Inwood Park on view to September 19, 2019

We have followed the artist Andre Trenier from the Audubon Mural Project in Hamilton Heights to #100GatesProject in East Harlem. Now, this lifelong Bronx resident presents “Rep Your Flag”—an homage to the immigrant communities that give the Bronx its strength.  The 16 included flags were determined directly from community feedback: Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Pan-African, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad and Tobago. This exhibition is presented by the ArtBridge.


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

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

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


Folk Art on Broadway Malls on view to October, 2019

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The Lincoln Square BID and American Folk Art Museum are partnering to create a new public art project on the Broadway Mall between 60th and 70th Streets. The painting will take place on Friday, October 12th from 9:30am to 5:00pm, when they will be working with New York Cares volunteers.


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

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


MADSTEEZ x MTN DEW at St. Nicholas Park to October 18, 2019

Artist MADSTEEZZ. Image via

The artist Mark Paul Deren, aka MADSTEEZ completed a large-scale, multi-layered painting of the basketball court located at West 140th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in St. Nicholas Park. The exhibition is presented by Mountain Dew and will be on view to October 18, 2019. More info and pictures at


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

Power: Within and Between Us, a yearlong 2019 theme ~ the Power of Intention

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. The timely, year-long exhibition Power: Within and Between Us will begin January 1, 2019.


TatsCru on The Bowery Wall

The well-known street artists known as #TatsCru just finished a colorful ode to New York, its street art and Lower East Side history, remembering the man who created the canvas we know today as the Bowery Wall, Tony Goldman, and Keith Haring, the first to create on the wall (1982). Let’s take a closer look.