Art Installations & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List + Online Viewing Rooms ~ July, 2020

 

 

Jerome Lagarrigue, Besieged, 2017, oil on linen, 72h x 96w in. ~ Young Artists: One exhibition currently on view at Fridman Gallery. Image courtesy Fridman Gallery

Moving into the month of July, artists reflect in their artwork the very sentiment in our featured image entitled, Besieged, by artist Jerome Lagarrigue in the current exhibition Young Artists: One at Fridman Gallery. Best said by the gallery, here they “hope to not only create space for the voices of artists, but also to directly address the issues of systemic racism…..” Art institutions, museums and galleries are doing just that.

As we move forward toward Phase 3 on July 6th, navigating through this difficult time, online viewing rooms continue to entertain and educate, taking us beyond our front doors, day or night. Below are just a few art installations, events and online viewing rooms to add to your list + installations still on view.

Let’s take a look at the galleries now open in Phase 3. Be sure to check each website for specific days, times, and how they will be social distancing, some by appointment only:

The Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Keith de Lellis Gallery, 41 East 57th Street, NYC

Hauser & Wirth, 548 West 22nd Street, NYC

Lévy Gorvy,    909 Madison Avenue at East 73rd Street, NYC

Fridman Gallery, 169 Bowery, NYC

David Zwirner, 525 West 19th Street and 537 West 20th Street, NYC

Lehmann Maupin, 536 West 22nd Street and 501 West 24th Street, NYC

Kasmin Gallery, 509 West 27th Street, NYC

Living with Art Salon, in the historic Mount Morris Park District of Harlem

Art of the Century, 137 West 14th Street, NYC

Metro Pictures, 519 West 24th Street, NYC

Questroyal Fine Art, 903 Park Avenue at 79th Street, NYC

 

The Salmagundi Club Thumb-Box Online Edition ~ July 1

Christine Lashley, ‘Montmartre, 2019’ oil, 6 x 8 in, 15.2 x 20.3 x 0.6 cm

Usually held in December, the Thumb-Box Show of small works is one of the most popular Club events of the season. This year, the Salmagundi Club will present SCNY Christmas In July: Thumb-Box Online Edition during the month of July online on Artsy!

In addition, the Salmagundi Club Galleries re-opened its doors on June 30th with the Coast Guard Art Collection Exhibition. Check for days/hours and please wear a face mask. The Salmagundi Club is located at 47 Fifth Avenue, between 11/12th Streets in Greenwich Village.

 

Belated 35th Anniversary Celebration for the Percent for Art Program & Growth at Art Park ~ July 5

Image of Mayor Edward Koch who was the originator of the Percent for Art Program, along with Bess Myerson and the artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez at ribbon cutting for ‘Growth’ in 1985 in the Art Park. Image via New York City Percent for Art courtesy of the Artist

Due to weather, the 35th Anniversary celebration of the first Percent for Art installation, Growth by artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez, was reschedule. The meet-the-artist event will take place on Sunday, July 5th in East Harlem’s Art Park from Noon to 2:00pm.

 

Fridman Gallery Presents ‘Young Artists: One’ ~ July 7

Lucia Hierro, BYOB: Retrato de la Artista Primavera 2020 (2020) Raw canvas, foam, digital print on brushed suede, 43″ h x 33″ w x 3″ d. Image courtesy Fridman Gallery

Young Artists: One, attempts to reframe and re-contextualize art, by highlighting the voices of a diverse group of modern and contemporary artists.  In the context of this series, the word ‘young’ does not refer to an artist’s age, but rather to the new ways in which artists are claiming their voice and proclaiming their existence in the art world. Young Artists: One, highlights these global voices, with a focus on the practices, aesthetics, and conceptual questions of each individual artist. The exhibition, Young Artists: One is on view through September 9, 2020, and can be seen at Fridman Gallery by appointment only as well as in the Online Viewing Room. The Gallery is located at 169 Bowery, NYC.

 

Poster House Museum Shares Virtual Cooking Class with Aux Epices: Last Goodbye ~ July 9

Image courtesy Poster House Museum

Mei Chau, owner of the Malaysian French restaurant Aux Epices, has sadly announced that she is closing the restaurant permanently. As a farewell gift to the community, Mei is hosting a very special Zoom cooking class, teaching two amazing dishes that were popular at her beloved restaurant. She’ll be joined by “Stir-Fry Guru” Grace Young, author of Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge. 

 

Living with Art Salon Reopens with ‘Pattern Migration’

Works by Capucine Bourcart and Beatrice Lebreton

Living with Art, the uptown salon-style gallery, re-opened with the installation Pattern Migration ~ works by artists Capucine Bourcart and Beatrice Lebreton.

 

The High Line Re-Opens! ~ July 16

Ruth Ewan’s Clock on the High Line

The High Line will reopen on Thursday, July 16th. Free timed-entry passes will be available beginning July 9th. Be sure to read how to plan your visit, including wearing a mask.

 

The Big Bounce in Brooklyn ~ July 18-19 and July 25-26

Image courtesy of The Big Bounce

It appears that The Big Bounce will be in Brooklyn as originally planned. We are staying tuned for updates.

 

Human Connection Arts ~ 7th Annual Body Painting Day ~ July 25 or 26

Image via Humanconnectionart.org

Human Connection Arts hope to hold the 7th Annual NYC Bodypainting Day on Saturday, July 25 (Greenpoint, Brooklyn) or Sunday, July 26 (Union Square). Stay tuned for updates on which location it will be.

 

Online Viewing

Not quite ready to step out yet?  Here are some fabulous live stream and virtual exhibits and tours. You can visit more than 2,500 museums and galleries online. Here are some of our favorites:

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Royalty, Heroism, and the Streets on view through Lévy Gorvy in Hong Kong + in the Online Viewing Room ~ July 7

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1982; Acrylic, lipstick, and metallic paint on canvas; 94 3/4 x 60 in; 240.7 x 152.4 cm; © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat courtesy Lévy Gorvy

This summer, Lévy Gorvy will inaugurate its new global initiative REVEAL, an ongoing series of single-work focus exhibitions devoted to postwar and contemporary masterpieces, accompanied by in-depth contextual materials and educational programming both in its spaces and online. The first REVEAL exhibition will open at Lévy Gorvy Hong Kong on July 7, 2020. Jean-Michel Basquiat: Royalty, Heroism, and the Streets will be on view through September 10, 2020. Can’t make it to Hong Kong? Enjoy the Online Viewing Room.

Also at Lévy Gorvy Hong Kong (and in the Online Viewing Room) this summer, Soulages 1953, as part of REVEAL, an ongoing series of single-work focus exhibitions ~ on Pierre Soulages. This exhibition will offer viewers a historical perspective on Soulages’s oeuvre, this defining work will be presented for the first time in nearly sixty years and will be placed in dialogue with an exhibition of his recent Outrenoirpaintings, highlighting a period during which Soulages developed mature style and gained international recognition.

 

‘Pieter Henket: Congo Tales’ on view in the Online Viewing Room at Howard Greenberg Gallery ~ July 8

‘The River, 2017’ archival pigment print. Image courtesy Howard Greenberg

Howard Greenberg Gallery opened its Online Viewing Room to Pieter Henkel’s Congo Tales, which explores cultural mythologies of the local inhabitants of the Congo Basin, containing some of the largest tropical rainforests in the world. The 2017 series has rarely been exhibited, and this is the first time the work is on view through a U.S. gallery.

 

Fridman Gallery Presents ‘Young Artists: One’ ~ July 7

Lucia Hierro, BYOB: Retrato de la Artista Primavera 2020 (2020) Raw canvas, foam, digital print on brushed suede, 43″ h x 33″ w x 3″ d. Image courtesy Fridman Gallery

Young Artists: One, attempts to reframe and re-contextualize art, by highlighting the voices of a diverse group of modern and contemporary artists.  In the context of this series, the word ‘young’ does not refer to an artist’s age, but rather to the new ways in which artists are claiming their voice and proclaiming their existence in the art world. Young Artists: One, highlights these global voices, with a focus on the practices, aesthetics, and conceptual questions of each individual artist. The exhibition, Young Artists: One is on view through September 9, 2020, and can be seen at Fridman Gallery by appointment only as well as in the Online Viewing Room. The Gallery is located at 169 Bowery, NYC.

 

Take a Virtual Trip to Paris

Take a Virtual Tour of the Eiffel Tower & a panoramic view from the top deck.  Visit Montmatre and Sacré-Cœur. Take a walk through the Louvre Museum.  Is your French a little rusty? Take private lessons online offered by French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF).

 

Take a Free Virtual Tour of Five Egyptian Heritage Sites with the Smithsonian

A virtual view of the Red Monastery, one of five Egyptian heritage sites newly detailed in 3-D (Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities) courtesy smithsonian mag.com

The tours explore the tomb of Meresankh III, the tomb of Menna, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Red Monastery and the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Barquq. Each virtual experience features detailed 3-D imagery through which users can “walk” by clicking hotspots along the structures’ floors.

 

Take a 3-D Tour of the Tulips in Keukenhof Holland

image via tulipfestivalamsterdam.com

Keukenhof dates back to the 15th century, but in 1949, a group of 20 leading flower bulb growers and exporters came up with the plan to use the estate to exhibit spring-flowering bulbs, signaling the birth of Keukenhof as a spring park. Gates opened to the public in 1950 with 236,000 visitors in the first year. Its gates are currently closed, however Keukenhof is virtually open!

 

Take a Virtual Tour of the Grand Canyon with the National Park Service

Colorado River Raft Tour via nps.gov

Visit one of the most remarkable natural wonders in the world, the deepest gorges on Earth ~ the Grand Canyon.

 

Claire Oliver Gallery adds VR Experience with Inaugural Visit to Bisa Butler: Portraits at Katonah Museum of Art

Our VR walk through Bisa Butler: Portraits at Katonah Museum of Art with Claire Oliver Gallery

Expanding on the gallery model, Claire Oliver Gallery announced a new addition to its website. Its inaugural VR Experience will take us to the Bisa Butler: Portraits Exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art.

 

Take a Virtual Walk on Mars with NASA

Image via Mars exploration Program

You have the time, so why not take the ultimate day-trip ~ to Mars. Starting April, 2020, everyone can get a taste of what that feels like. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, collaborated with Google to produce Access Mars, a free immersive experience. It’s available for use on all desktop and mobile devices and virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) headsets. That includes mobile-based virtual reality devices on Apple and Android. Buckle up!

 

Virtual Tour of The Statue of Liberty 

Missing the Statue of Liberty? Check out a virtual tour of not only the exterior (above image from the torch), but also the interior and museum!

 

Free Passenger Search from Ellis Island Foundation

via Ellis Island Foundation

Have you tried the free passenger search to find your Ellis Island connection?

 

Take a Tour of the Stars in Grand Central Terminal

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable journey across the iconic celestial ceiling in Grand Central Terminal. Learn about the constellations, discover the zodiac’s orientation, and find out about the ceiling’s mysterious “dark patch”!

 

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Launches ‘Seneca Village Unearthed’ ~ Online

One nearly complete light blue transfer printed and molded gothic style whiteware teapot consisting of 49 mended body, handle, spout, and rim sherds. Cross-mends with contexts 9531.51 (1 sherd) and 9531.53 (1 sherd) as well. The transfer printed pattern is “Florentine” after the city of Florence, Italy, which was a popular stop on the Grand Tour. The pattern was very popular and fourteen different Staffordshire potteries (England) made ceramics with a Florentine pattern. Date made: 1815-1915

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) announced the launch of Seneca Village Unearthed, an online exhibit and collection of artifacts from what was once New York City’s largest community of free African-American landowners. Seneca Village was located in what is now Central Park, a scenic landmark. Through this online exhibit and collection, the general public will for the first time have access to nearly 300 artifacts and get a glimpse of what life was like for Seneca villagers in the mid-19th century.

 

Village Preservation unveils African Americans History Tour Videos

Images and videos courtesy Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation (Village Preservation)

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (Village Preservation) unveiled two new free YouTube videos this week. They include African American History and Landmarks in Greenwich Village, the East Village and NoHo.

 

The Schomburg Center invites the Public to Explore Victor Hugo Green + The Green Books Online

The Negro Motorist Green Book: 1948 courtesy The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Green Book, a guidebook for black Americans, was published by New York postal worker Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1966, during the Jim Crow era in America as a way for working-class African-Americans to pursue the American Dream of travel before and during the Civil Rights Movement. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture houses the full digital collection of Green Books and other similar guides. They are available free online.

 

Museum of Jewish Heritage Livestream Events

Star of David Necklace Made by Manci Rubinstein in Auschwitz Margit (Manci) Rubenstein made this Star of David necklace from material taken from the lining of her shoes and shoelaces while imprisoned in Auschwitz (1944). Credit line: Collection of the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Gift of Sugar siblings in memory of Rosenfeld & Schwartz families. Image courtesy Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Museum of Jewish Heritage has launched Livestream Events including a concert to commemorate The 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.

 

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Brings the Stage to You ~ Online

From past performances, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, image courtesy NYTF on Facebook

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, who brought us ‘Fiddler on the Roof‘ in Yiddish, has stepped up with ‘Folksbiene LIVE!’, a social media performance series. Can’t get to Broadway? Check out the online stage at Folksbiene! Live.

 

The Hudson River School in 3D

Study of Nature, Dresden, Lake George, David Johnson (1827–1908), 1870, oil on canvas, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Rockwell, 1971.29.1

The Albany Institute holds a large and important collection of nineteenth-century American landscape paintings, works often associated with the term “Hudson River School.” Now you can explore this wonderful collection from your home with a Virtual Visit: 3D Tour of Hudson River School Exhibition.

 

Take a Virtual Day-Trip to The Barnes in Philadelphia

The Barnes Foundation image via Wikipedia

The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia has a new free online program  ~ Barnes Takeout. Get your daily serving of art in this new YouTube series.

 

Andy Warhol ~ in Twelve Online Viewing Rooms of Tate Modern

Image via tate.org.uk

This major retrospective is the first Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern for almost 20 years. As well as his iconic pop images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola and Campbell’s soup cans, it includes works never seen before in the UK. Twenty-five works from his Ladies and Gentlemen series – portraits of black and Latinx drag queens and trans women – are shown for the first time in 30 years. Take a virtual exhibition tour of the artist’s life and career in twelve rooms of Tate Modern.

Explore Tate’s other galleries online.

 

Let’s Take a Van Gogh Museum 4K Tour of Over 2,100 Artworks

Vincent van Gogh image via vangogallery.com

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is closed due to COVID-19, but the Museum invites all to step into a seven-part virtual tour, displaying more than 2,100 artworks.

 

Here’s How to Whitney From Home!

Image credits: Edward Hopper, Cape Cod Sunset, 1934. Oil on canvas, overall: 29 1/8 × 36 1/4in. (74 × 92.1 cm). Josephine N. Hopper Bequest; 70.1166. © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper/Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Still from “The Making of Liza Lou’s Kitchen”

Even in uncertain times, there are no limits to the creative spirit. It’s what makes us human. So while the Museum is temporarily closed, know that the spirit of the Whitney is open to all—and committed to connecting you to inspiration, knowledge, and a sense of community through art. They’ve laid out some of the best ways to explore American art of the twentieth century to today across our website and social media channels. Start with a journey through our online collection, revisit some of your favorite Whitney exhibitions, and enjoy an array of video and audio content that will bring you closer to the stories behind the art and artists that we at the Whitney hold so dear.

 

Read, Watch + Listen at MoMA

MoMA Garden

MoMA has opened its Online Portal to free online courses, educational materials to teach art from home,   Artist Talks, and an online view of the Museum’s collection.

 

Explore The American Museum of Natural History Virtually

The Ultimate Predator

The Museum of Natural History is closed, but they welcome virtual visits. Here you will get a behind the scenes look at iconic habitat dioramas; inside the Museum, and a Google Arts and Culture Tour. On this page, you will also find materials for teachers (Khan Academy), families and kids.

 

Take Refuge in the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room at The Rubin Museum of Art

Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room inside The Rubin Museum of Art

The Rubin Museum of Art is sending out an online ‘Rubin Care Package’ of art and practices for navigating our world in this time of instability and feeling of global community fear, loss, isolation and stress. Take refuge in the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room with two-hours of meditative chanting, and Podcasts allowing listeners to hear meditations designed to focus our mind and control our breath.

 

The Lotus Effect ~ a Participatory Installation About Gratitude & Transformation at The Rubin Museum of Art

The Rubin Museum of Art launched a new participatory installation, The Lotus Effect, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lotuses take root in murky waters and burst into beautiful bloom above the surface. For The Lotus Effect, the Rubin invites members of the public to fold a lotus flower and dedicate their origami creation to someone or something that has helped them overcome a challenging time. When the Rubin reopens, people can contribute their folded piece to an installation in the Museum that will serve as a community-built symbol of gratitude and powerful reminder that collectively we can emerge from difficult moments.

 

The SmallsLIVE Foundation


Small’s Jazz Club was the first venue to take music into an Online Viewing Room, bringing live music to fans out of town and out of the country. Now, through the SmallsLIVE Foundation, their hashtag is #getthecatsworkingagainfund. Live music from 4:45pm to 6:30pm. Register and watch free on Smallslive.com. Donations appreciated.

 

 

Watch & Listen to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

The Joy of Music ~ Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Watch, listen and interact with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Learn about their recordings, enjoy music videos, and watch livestreams.

 

Jazz at Lincoln Center with Three Full concerts Online

Jazzin-it-up, Mulgrew Miller, Joe Magarelli, Dwayne Berno.

Jazz at Lincoln Center has unlocked its vaults and rolled out three full concert videos from past seasons. Heading over to YouTube, enjoy The Music of Miles Davis; South African Songbook; and Family concert: Who is Chick Corea. Stay tuned for more from their archives in the near future.

….and from the vault, a commemoration of Ella Fitzgerald on what would have been her 100th birthday. Celebrate the ‘First Lady of Song’ from home Here.

 

Explore The National Arts Club Permanent Collection

Pictured from our collection: Carlos Quintana (born 1966). Men Walking on the Ocean. 2015

Explore over 60 artworks from The National Arts Club’s permanent collection + the Club’s first-ever virtual exhibition, A Century of American Landscape Art, showcasing works collected over the last 100 years.

 

We Can’t End our Virtual Tours without the New Interactive DOT Map Showing Restaurants with Outdoor Dining in All Five Boroughs!

Just type in your zip code and up your list will come! Almost 6,000 listed to date, and growing.

 

Still on View:

The Public Art Fund launches Art On The Grid ~ on view through September 20, 2020

Interactive Map for Art on the Grid

On June 29, 2020 Public Art Fund launched Art on the Grid, a multi-platform exhibition of new work by a group of 50 New York-based, emerging artists. The exhibition was conceived in the spring of 2020 in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As it developed, the parallel epidemic of systemic racism came into sharp and painful focus. Both crises now set the backdrop for the exhibition. The city, country, and world will emerge changed by these events, and the exhibition’s focus on reconnection and renewal have become even more urgent. Works in the exhibition are united around a number of themes including healing and loss; community and isolation; intimacy and solitude; and the creation of a future that is more just, inclusive, and equitable.

 

Simone Leigh Debuts ‘Sentinel IV’ to Benefit ‘Color of Change’ on June 30, 2020

Simone Leigh, Sentinel IV (2020), Image courtesy Hauser & Wirth

On June 30, 2020, artist Simone Leigh will debut a new bronze sculpture, Sentinel IV (2020), created to benefit the non-profit organization Color of Change in its efforts to combat racial injustice in the United States. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the work, which has been produced in an edition of 25, will be donated to the progressive civil rights advocacy group.

 

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

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

 

Capucine Bourcard: Eat Me!  + Public Art Initiative on view to July 24, 2020

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

 

Pride Marches On: Celebrating 50 Years at Art of Our Century on view through July 19, 2020

Viewers will truly enjoy this exhibition of sixty photos dating to the first year of the March ~ many never before publicly seen. Photographers include Barbara Alper, Fred W. McDarrah, Meryl Meisler, Suzanne Poli, Mary McKenna Ridge, Darleen Rubin and Allan Tannenbaum.

 

Monuments Now at Socrates Sculpture Garden

Xaviera Simmons, The Structure the labor the foundation the escape the pause. Image courtesy socratessculpturepark.org

Monuments Now has been modified due to COVID-19. Three cumulative parts will evolve throughout the year 2020 beginning with Part 1 opening this Summer, consisting of major new commissions for contemporary monuments by artists Jeffrey Gibson, Paul Ramírez Jonas, and Xaviera Simmons.

 

The Salmagundi Club Re-Opened its Doors to The Coast Guard Art Program on view through August 7, 2020

As New York City moves to step beyond the restrictions of COVID19, it is only appropriate that the Salmagundi Club re-opens its main floor gallery on June 30 with an exhibition of works depicting the United States Coast Guard, first responders in their own right.

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Susan Stair: Roots on Fire on view through August 30, 2020

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

 

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

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

See you in August!

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