NYC Parks Unveils $3.65 Million Transformation of Grant Park in the Bronx

 

 

Photo credit: NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined Deputy Bronx Borough President Marricka Scott-McFadden, State Assembly Member Latoya Joyner, City Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson, District Manager Paul Philps and Parks Chair Paul Lozito of Bronx Community Board 4, and community members to officially unveil the reconstructed Grant Park.

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Yinka Shonibare CBE: Earth Kids at James Cohan Gallery in December, 2020

 

 

 

YINKA SHONIBARE, CBE, Fire Kid (Girl), 2020

James Cohan is pleased to present Earth Kids, an exhibition of new sculptures by Yinka Shonibare CBE, on view from December 4 through January 23 at the gallery’s Lower East Side location at 291 Grand Street. This is the artist’s seventh solo exhibition at James Cohan. To book an appointment to view the exhibition, please click here.

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Ornamentum Gallery in Hudson Gets Creative with ~ Up In Smoke

 

 

 

David Clarke, Stashed 2020, David Clarke (UK), Storage containers with fringed stands, pewter, silver, steel. Each ca. 18 x 18 x 35cm/7 x 7 x 13.75 in. Image courtesy of the Gallery

Yes, it’s the evolution of the ‘pipe,’ looking nothing like your corner pipe shop finds or the home-made pipes of the 1970s. Up In Smoke: Contemporary Studio Artists from the Jewelry, Silversmithing, and Design World Take on Marijuana! Usable Art (much like the wearble art this gallery is known for). Let’s see some of the cool designs they’ve created for Design Miami, opening November 27, 2020, and opening in Hudson, NY in January, 2021.

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New York Choral Society + Artist, Joyce McDonald Present ‘Peace Unto Zion

 

 

 

The New York Choral Society presents a beautiful and thoughtful video in a production of ‘Our Voices” as part of its 2020-21 season. This production is a collaboration with artist Joyce McDonald, merging song and visual art ~ stunning sculpture portraits ~ Peace Unto Zion. Continue reading “New York Choral Society + Artist, Joyce McDonald Present ‘Peace Unto Zion”

Newly Restored Endale Arch in Prospect Park Now Open to the Public

 

 

 

Endale Arch Restoration. Photo credit: Paul Martinka.

Prospect Park’s historic Endale Arch has been restored to its original splendor with a $500,000 restoration funded by Tiger Baron Foundation and Council Member Brad Lander’s District 39 Participatory Budgeting.

The restoration of this historic arch, one of the first architectural elements in Prospect Park, reveals hidden details not seen in more than a century. Take a look at some pictures at the ribbon-cutting today.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Voted to Designate Angel Guardian Home in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn as an Individual Landmark

 

 

 

Angel Guardian Home, 6301 12th Avenue, Brooklyn. Image courtesy NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to designate the main building of the Angel Guardian Home as an Individual Landmark. The enthusiastic vote registered 16 in favor with zero opposition, along with 71 letters in favor. This architecturally distinctive building serves as a reminder of the important role played by religious social service organizations in Brooklyn’s early 20th century history. This would be the first landmark in this area.

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Wallplay Present ‘On Canal’ Fall 2020 Program ~ An Outdoor Art Crawl in SoHo

 

 

 

As New Yorkers continue to navigate through COVID-19, keeping a social distance, and wearing masks, new and creative ways to continue the life we so love here are popping up throughout our City. Wallplay is showcasing the perfect art crawl for our times ~ ‘On Canal,’ Fall 2020 Program spanning across multiple previously vacant storefronts on Canal Street in SoHo. Taking place from October 15 through December her 31, 2020, the fall program will include film screenings curated by Women (Womxn) in Windows, a solo presentation by Emmanuel Torres for LatchKey Gallery, a Canal Street research project and poetry archive exhibited by Shanghai Lyric and an exhibition by Troy Jones in the newly relocated Tulsa, Oklahoma gallery, Black Wall Street Gallery. The diverse array of projects featured for ‘On Canal’s’ fall program highlights Wallplay’s mission to repurpose vacant space for public good.

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Dan Perjovschi: The Nightmare It Was to be Inaugural Exhibition at Jane Lombard Gallery’s New Space in Tribeca

 

 

 

Dan Perjovschi, Molotov Liberty, Permanent marker on paper, 2020.

Jane Lombard Gallery is pleased to present its inaugural Tribeca exhibition, The Nightmare It Was, a new series of works by Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi. The 2020 presidential campaign has proven itself to be an unpredictable landscape, as political, cultural and economic gaps, interwoven with tensions from the COVID-19 pandemic, have carved divisions between the American people. Drawing on US-centric political subjects, from life and the media, Perjovchi’s exhibition investigates challenging discussions surrounding tensions between the two American parties and how fact can so easily be obscured into fiction. The Nightmare It Was is on view from November 21 – December 19, 2020.

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Carmen Herrera Mural Unveiled at JHS99 in East Harlem

 

 

 

Unveiling Image via Publicolor on Twitter!

The much anticipated Carmen Herrera designed mural, Uno Dos Tres, was unveiled today (November 5, 2020) in East Harlem’s JHS99, which houses semi-autonomous ‘mini-schools.’  Through the spring and summer of 2020, the artist worked with the nonprofit Publicolor to install the 54-foot wide by 17-foot tall artwork, which was meant to be installed last May in celebration of Herrera’s birthday.

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It’s November 3rd ~ Did you Vote?

 

 

 

NiLu Gift Shop on Lenox Ave in Harlem, reminding everyone to Vote

If you didn’t Vote, we are here to remind you. If you did, take the rest of the day and enjoy your City. Here are a few suggestions.

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Matt Mignanelli: Between Nature & Structure ~ a Public Art Installation at Five Bryant Park

 

 

 

Matt Mignanelli, Between Nature & Structure at Five Bryant Park, NYC. Images courtesy of the artist, Denny Dimin Gallery, and Standard Arts. Photography by: Paula Abreu Pita

Denny Dimin Gallery announced the solo public art installation, Between Nature & Structure by artist Matt Mignanelli at Five Bryant Park.

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NYC Parks Celebrates Black Solidarity Day with With Park Namings

 

 

 

Walter Gladwin Park

In honor of the 51st anniversary of Black Solidarity Day, NYC Parks proudly announces it has named 10 park spaces in honor of the Black experience in New York City, memorializing that which is locally, nationally, and historically relevant. In June, the agency pledged to continue to demonstrate how it stands in solidarity with the Black Community in its fight to combat systemic racism. The naming of these park spaces is among the many ways NYC Parks is acknowledging the legacies of these Black Americans, encouraging discourse about their contributions, and working to make the park system more diverse and reflective of the people it serves. The spaces named now represent five Black Women, four Black Men and one Black settlement group; and represent arts, culture, education, sports and more.

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Form, Paper, Scissors on view at Living with Art Salon

 

 

 

Artist Jannie Crimmins (left) surrounded by the etherial creations of Gina Fuentes Walker. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Living with Art Salon opened its doors to its third exhibition ~ Form, Paper Scissors ~ a group show featuring four female artists, each with a unique way of celebrating the art of paper.

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Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in November, 2020

 

 

 

Nick Quijano, Mercado (Market), 2020, Gouache on Arches paper with varnished wood matte, 12.5 x 12.5 inches.

It has been a long and slow slog to November, with art installations and exhibitions echoing this sentiment. The Rubin Museum will create space on an entire floor dedicated to social and emotional learning; Zag Landsberg’s ‘Reclining Liberty‘ pretty much portrays our feelings thus far; while others look to a brighter future ~ Isolation to Revolution/Rebirth to Dissent at Pen + Brush; Unweave a Rainbow at Vito Schnabel Projects; ‘We Fight to Build a Free World‘ at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, ‘Light of Freedom’ unveils in Madison Square Park, and the exhibition, 20/20 at David Zwirner Gallery, speculating anxiously , rethinking and looking for a vision beyond. All of the  events, exhibits and installations in November consider social distancing and offer a wonderful way to step-out in a safe way. Here are a few suggestions.

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Art for the Community: The Met’s Circulating Textile Exhibitions, 1933-42

 

 

Furnishing silk ca. 1750 (Elizabeth Cleland, 2020) via The MET

Between 1933 and 1942, The Metropolitan Museum of Art organized one of its especially noteworthy landmark educational initiatives to bring the Museum’s collection to as many New Yorkers as possible. Called the Neighborhood Circulating Exhibitions, the series consisted of small, thematic displays of select artworks presented in New York Public Library branches, high schools, city universities, and settlement houses. The effort, which was developed in response to an inquiry from a high school teacher, reached more than two million visitors and will be the focus of the exhibition Art for the Community: The Met’s Circulating Textile Exhibitions, 1933–1942, on view October 31, 2020, through June 13, 2021, in honor of The Met’s 150th anniversary.

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Brad Downey: Melania and the Broken Feedback Loop at Allouche Gallery

 

 

 

Brad Downey, Bronze Melania, 2020. Image courtesy of the gallery

On view for a short time only, the original wood Melania sculpture, carved out of a poplar tree by a local Slovenian chainsaw sculpture and installed in Sevnica, Slovenia, the town in which Melania Trump was born. The short video below is a wonderful documentary on the artist’s creation, and his thoughts about the sculpture piece all along the way.

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Jack Whitten. I Am The Object at Hauser & Wirth ~ November 5

 

 

 

Jack Whitten, My Argiroula: For Argiro Galeraki 1981-1995. Mixed Media and Acrylic on Wood, Irregular. 44.5 x 41.9cm/17 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. © Jack Whitten Estate. Photo: Dan Baradica

Beginning 5 November 2020, Hauser & Wirth New York will present rarely seen works made by American artist Jack Whitten (1939 – 2018). The exhibition focuses on his practice from 1991 through 2000, a period of intense experimentation during which, deeply affected by tumultuous world events, he strove to incorporate them into his work. Blurring the boundaries between sculpture and painting, and between the studio and the world, the multidimensional works on view combine geometric abstraction and found objects to mine spiritual and metaphysical thematic veins.

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Abigail DeVille ‘Light of Freedom’ in Madison Square Park

 

 

 

Abigail DeVille, Light of Freedom. Photo credit: Andy Romer Photography

For Madison Square Park Conservancy’s public art commissioning program, artist Abigail DeVille has installed Light of Freedom, a new work that reflects the despair and exultation of this turbulent period. The project is a thirteen-foot high reference to the Statue of Liberty’s torch, and to the scaffolding that encased it during construction. DeVille has filled her torch with a well-worn bell, a herald of freedom, and the arms of mannequins, beseeching viewers.

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David Zwirner presents 20/20, Rethinking & Looking for a Vision Beyond….

 

 

 

Nate Lowman, Basic Trajectories, 2020; Oil, alkyd, and nylon thread on canvas; 49 x 77 1/2 in/124.5 x 196.9cm. Image via David Zwirner.

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by artists from the gallery’s program at our 537 West 20th Street location in New York.

The world has never faced such uncertainty: everything from our understanding of public health and racial injustice to our geopolitical order and our social and environmental responsibilities is being challenged and rethought. 2020 may go down as the watershed year when the deck was reshuffled; and while we don’t know the future, our minds are busy speculating, anxiously rethinking and looking for a vision beyond.

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Craig F. Starr Gallery presents Souvenirs: Cornell Duchamp Johns Rauschenberg

 

 

 

Marcel Duchamp, From or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy (The Box in a Valise), 1935-41, Miniature replicas and color reproductions of works by Duchamp contained in a cloth-covered cardboard box enclosed in a valise of leather, imitation leather, or cloth covered wood. First published by Marcel Duchamp, Paris, 1941 Seven series (A-G), dimensions vary Series B 1941, Paris; 1942-54, New York 60-75 boxes, unnumbered
15 3/8 x 13 3/4 x 3 1/8 inches, box Approximately 25-35 enclosed in leather valises
Assembled in New York during the war years by Joseph Cornell, Xenia Cage, Patricia Matta Kane, and others, and in 1952. Contains 68 items Collection of Jasper Johns

Craig F. Starr Gallery opened its doors to Souvenirs: Cornell Duchamp Johns Rauschenberg, an exhibition which brings together four artistic giants of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. While Johns continues working today, the influence of Cornell, Duchamp, and Rauschenberg remains pervasive in contemporary art even in their absence. Souvenirs distills their rich and myriad connections down to just six exemplary masterworks—all on loan from prestigious private and public collections—which are now on view in a single intimate space. Focusing on the theme, process, and function of the souvenir, the exhibition puts these carefully selected works into close correspondence.

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The Whitney presents First Solo Museum Exhibition, Salman Toor: How Will I Know

 

 

 

Image credit: Salman Toor, Four Friends, 2019. Oil on plywood, 40 × 40 in. (101.6 × 101.6 cm). Collection of Christie Zhou. © Salman Toor. Image courtesy the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York

Salman Toor’s first solo museum exhibition—originally scheduled to open in March 2020 but postponed due to the pandemic—will be presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art from November 13, 2020 to April 4, 2021. Primarily making intimate oil-on-panel works, Toor expands the tradition of figurative painting by melding sketch-like immediacy with disarming detail to create affecting views of young, queer Brown men living in New York City and South Asia. Salman Toor: How Will I Know is part of the Whitney’s emerging artists program, which most recently included solo shows by Kevin Beasley and Eckhaus Latta, and will be on view in the first-floor John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation Gallery, which is accessible to the public free-of-charge.

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George Condo. Internal Riot at Hauser & Wirth New York

 

 

 

Internal Riot, 2020; Acrylic, pigment stick and metallic paint one linen; 208.3 x 203.2 cm/82 x 80 in. © George Condo Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Thomas Barratt

Hauser & Wirth will open its doors to ‘Internal Riot,’ an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by American artist George Condo. Made during the quarantine period, these works reflect the unsettling experience of physical distance and the absence of human contact during this prolonged time of so- cial isolation. The pandemic has forced Condo to take his portraiture practice to a new level, with invented cha- racters captured in an abstract web that reveals the humanity inherent in their fractured psychological states.

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NYC Parks Unveils Renovated Sensory Garden at Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx

 

 

 

The Sensory Garden project. Photo credit: Daniel Avila/NYC Parks

This week, NYC Parks unveiled the renovated Sensory Garden at Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx. The Sensory Garden project in the Playground for All Children has expanded the existing planting space within the playground and reconstructed the wheelchair-accessible planting areas. The new design has enhanced and diversified the existing plantings with colorful new foliage and flowers, offering playful light and shadow effects, sounds, touchable textures, and fragrances showcasing native biodiversity.

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Michelangelo Pistoletto at Lévy Gorvy NYC

 

 

 

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Viceversa, 1971, Mirror, gilded wood frame, and wood easel, 98 7/16 x 35 5/8 x 19 11/16 inches (250 x 90.5 x 50 cm) © Michelangelo Pistoletto, Courtesy the Artist and Galleria Continua, Photo: Alessandro Scipiano

Lévy Gorvy is pleased to announce a major exhibition of works by the renowned Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto. The first US presentation in a decade to feature multiple installations by Pistoletto, it will take visitors on a journey through one of the most influential and enduring artistic practices to unfold from the postwar period to the present. Lévy Gorvy’s exhibition will resonate with the themes that have animated Pistoletto’s body of work for over six decades: perception, time, history, tradition, and the relationship between art, artist, and viewer.

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GR Gallery Presents ‘DAZZLED’ in November 2020

 

 

 

Adam Lister, Portrait of Madame Moitessier

GR Gallery will open its doors to DAZZLED, a group exhibition featuring new works by artists Gao Hang, Kenz, Adam Lister and Kentaro Okawara. The show puts together 20 pieces, including paintings, works on papers and sculptures. The title is inspired by the unique style and visual approach that defines the four artists, able to forge, in four exclusive ways, a dreamy esthetic that misleads our visual realm.

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NYC Parks Celebrates Completion of Green Field House at Queensbridge Park

 

 

 

Ribbon Cutting at Green Field House, Queensbridge Park. Photo credit: Daniel Avila/NYC Parks

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, joined Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer yesterday to celebrate the completion of a new LEED certified field house and comfort station in Queensbridge Park. The project constructed a new, energy-efficient building to provide facilities for community members and Parks staff.

“After 30 years of being vacant, the brand new Queensbridge Field House will provide new public restrooms for park visitors,” said Commissioner Silver. “This new facility will also serve an important role as base of operations for our maintenance staff in Queensbridge Park. We are grateful for the funding support we received from Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and Mayor Bill de Blasio to enhance the Queensbridge Park experience.”

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Alina Grasmann: Sculpting in Time to Open at Fridman Gallery in November

 

 

 

Sculpting in Time 1 (2020), Oil on canvas, 51” h x 70” w. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Fridman Gallery will be opening its doors to Alina Grasmann: Sculpting in Time, the artists second exhibition with the gallery. This exhibition will feature two new series of large-scale paintings combining imaginary, real, and emotional places. The paintings reflect the artist’s fascination with American architecture, landscape, mythology, cinema, literature, and illusion.

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Monument & Marker ~ a Public Art Installation by Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative: Maren Hassinger + Rania Hassan

 

 

 

‘Monument’ by Artist, Maren Hassinger for Monument & Marker. Photo by Matailong Du | www.matailongdu.com

The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) announced a collaboration with the Smithsonian to expand the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative – Because of Her Story into the streets of Washington, DC, with the public art exhibition, Monument and Marker, featuring the work of two artists ~ Monument, created by NYC-based artist, Maren Hassinger and Marker, created by DC-based artist, Rania Hassan.

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LuminoCity Festival 2020 Returns to Randall’s Island in November

 

 

 

The Castle in the Clouds in winter Fantasy. Photo: Yunkai. Courtesy LuminoCity Festival

The fun and family-friendly LuminoCity Festival will be returning to Randall’s Island from November 27, 2020 to January 10, 2021. LuminoCity is one of the few large-scale events happening this holiday season ~ all outdoors and easy to socially distance.

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Fountain of the Fairs Restoration Unveiled at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

 

 

Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Photo credit: Daniel Avila/NYC Parks

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined City Council Member Peter Koo and City Council Member Francisco Moya unveiled new upgrades to the spectacular Fountain of the Fairs in Queens.

“The Fountain of the Fairs is an iconic symbol of the 1964 World’s Fair that keeps us connected to our city’s rich history,” said Commissioner Silver. “We’re thrilled to restore vibrancy to this historic site for the enjoyment of New Yorkers and visitors. Thanks to Mayor de Blasio’s investment, the revitalized Fountain of the Fairs will continue to serve as a symbol of Queens and place for peaceful respite for generations to come.”

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FUTURA2000 | FUTURA 2020, a Solo exhibition at Eric Firestone Gallery, Noho

 

 

 

FUTURA2000, a solo exhibition at Eric Firestone Gallery

Eric Firestone Gallery opens its doors to FUTURA2000 | FUTURA 2020, the renowned American artists first solo exhibition in New York City in over thirty-years. Beginning artistic life in the world of illegal street art in the early 1970s, some of these very talented artists continued forward into legal public spaces ~ parks and commercial buildings, galleries, streetwear, and even museums. Leonard Hilton McGurr (c.1955) aka FUTURA2000, was among this elite group that moved from illegal to highly sought-after ~ creating artwork with a contemporary message ~ political, social, personal. Many of these artists are familiar to all of us and include the likes of Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Kenny Scharf to name just a few.

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Celebrating its 61st Birthday, The Guggenheim Gifts New Yorkers with a Sensory Guide

 

 

The Guggenheim turns 61 today, so here’s a gift for New York, from New York—“Mind’s Eye: A Sensory Guide to the Guggenheim New York,” a new audio experience designed for blind and low-vision communities, and illuminating for all. Narrated by a diverse cast of quintessential New York voices, including both regular and renowned city dwellers—among them actors Bobby Cannavale and Maggie Gyllenhaal and Bishop Chantel R. Wright—the “Mind’s Eye” guide transports listeners to New York City, bringing them from bustling Fifth Avenue into the uplifting space within the museum.

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A Look Inside the Historic Park Avenue Armory in NYC

 

 

The Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue at 66th Street, NYC

In present day, New Yorkers enjoy a plethora of activities at the Park Avenue Armory, including live performances, concerts, art and antique shows. But the Armory enjoys a history just as exciting ~ completed in 1881, designed and decorated by some of the most sought-after masters of the American Aesthetic Movement during the Gilded Age, and home to the prestigious National Guard’s Seventh Regiment ~ also known as the ‘Silk Stocking Bragade.’  Take a look back in time.

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The MET Discovered a Missing Jacob Lawrence!

 

 

 

The newly discovered Jacob Lawrence #16 in the Struggle series, courtesy The Met

The Met announced today the discovery of a painting by esteemed American artist Jacob Lawrence that has been missing for decades. The panel is one of 30 that comprise Lawrence’s powerful epic, Struggle: From the History of the American People (1954–56), and it will be reunited immediately with the series, now on view at The Met through November 1 in Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle. Titled by the artist There are combustibles in every State, which a spark might set fire to. —Washington, 26 December 1786, the work depicts Shays’ Rebellion, the consequential uprising of struggling farmers in western Massachusetts led by Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Shays; it protested the state’s heavy taxation and spurred the writing of the U.S. Constitution and efforts to strengthen federal power. The panel is number 16 in the Struggle series.

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A Day of Restoration with Montefiore Hospital Front-Line Workers: Mosaic Rolling Bench at General Grant National Memorial

 

 

 

Photo credit: Wendy Nadler

The Montefiore Hospital Front-Line Workers, community, volunteers, and CITYarts are restoring the 400 ft. long Rolling Bench Mosaic at the General Grant National Memorial in New York City on October 22, 2020. Here are a few of some images from their day, with photo credit to Wendy Nadler.

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The Rubin Museum Creates an Entire Floor Dedicated to Social & Emotional Learning

 

 

The Rubin Museum of Art transforms its third floor galleries into space for Social and Emotional Learning. Renderings: © Peterson Rich Office / The Rubin Museum of Art

The Rubin Museum of Art announced today that on November 10 the Museum will close its third floor galleries, where the permanent collection exhibition Masterworks of Himalayan Art is currently on view, and begin construction on a new interactive space for social and emotional learning for all ages. Scheduled to reopen fall 2021, the third floor, renamed Mandala Lab, will bring cognitive science, contemplative practice, and visitor-contributed art experiences to the heart of the Rubin, as well as act as the new home for School and Family Programs. The Mandala Lab will draw on the symbolism of a Tibetan Buddhist mandala, which also serves as conceptual inspiration for the floor.

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‘Halloween on Broadway’ at Ellen’s Stardust Diner!

 

 

 

The fabulous Ellen’s Stardust Diner, reopening earlier this month, will celebrate “HALLOWEEN ON BROADWAY” with their world famous singing wait staff, The Stardusters, in costume all week long leading up to special performances of Halloween hit songs on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31The first set, which will begin at 6:00pm on both nights, will be family-friendly, and the second set, beginning at 8:30pm on both nights, will be catered to the 16 and over crowd.  Reservations can be made now onYelp (https://www.yelp.com/biz/ellens-stardust-diner-new-york).  Guests unable to make a reservation can join the waitlist on Yelp, a feature which has allowed the always busy Ellen’s Stardust Diner to reopen safely under a reduced capacity.

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The Shed Celebrates a Reopening with Free Tickets to Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water

 

 

 

The Shed reopened this month with a powerful and timely exhibition, Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water, an exhibition about the brutality of racism and the healing power of art, with Free tickets to the public through October 31st.

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About Time: Fashion & Duration to Open at The MET

 

 

(Left) Timeline: Viktor & Rolf (Dutch, founded 1993). Ensemble, spring/summer 2005. Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands.
(Right) Interruption: Madeleine Vionnet (French, 1876–1975). Evening dress, 1939. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Mrs. Harrison Williams, 1952 (C.I.52.24.2a, b)

The Costume Institute’s upcoming exhibition About Time: Fashion and Duration (on view October 29, 2020 to February 7, 2021) will trace 150 years of fashion, from 1870 to the present, along a disrupted timeline, in honor of the Museum’s 150th anniversary. Employing philosopher Henri Bergson’s concept of la durée—the continuity of time—the exhibition will explore how clothes generate temporal associations that conflate the past, present, and future. The concept will also be examined through the writings of Virginia Woolf, who will serve as the exhibition’s “ghost narrator.”

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1014: Space for Ideas ‘Hosting Marking Absences ~ Shifting Narratives’, a Series of Conversations on Current Times

 

 

1014: Space for Ideas located at 1014 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Image via Google Maps

Located in the historic James FA Clark House (Goethe House) is an exciting, not-so-new cultural space, hosting public events, performances, exhibitions and talks. We were delighted to find 1014: Space for Ideas.

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Michael Stewart: Reckoning ~ a Multi-Media Installation on View for One Night, October 17th, in Central Park

 

 

 

Michael Stewart: Reckoning. Image via michaelstewartstudio.com

Michael Stewart: Reckoning, an Installation on Political Power, Greed, and the Climate Emergency is a multi-media installation created by painter, sculptor, printmaker & graphic designer, Michael Stewart., dramatizing “the heedless greed and political malfeasance which has brought us to the brink of an environmental catastrophe.” In this work, he focuses on the devastating impact the current U.S. administration is having on environmental policies. On view for one night, October, 17th in Central Park.

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Working Together: The Photographers of The Kamoinge Workshop to Open at The Whitney

 

 

 

Ming Smith, America seen through Stars and Stripes, New York City, New York, printed ca. 1976. Gelatin silver print, sheet: 15 3/4 × 20 in. (40.01 × 50.8 cm), image: 12 1/2 × 18 1/2 in. (31.75 × 46.99 cm). Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund, 2016.241. © Ming Smith

The much anticipated exhibition, Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop will finally unveil at The Whitney on November 21st. This groundbreaking exhibition features over 150 photographs by fourteen early members of the Kamoinge Workshop, nine of whom are living and working today.

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Get Ready for the 4th Annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk ~ Saturday, October 24th + #ProjectCelebrateMadisonAvenue

 

 

 

Miyako Yoshinaga, “Insects of Surinam 35,” a photographic installation by Dominique Paul on view during her solo exhibition, “Silent Spring.”

The 4th Annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk on Saturday, October 24, is one of the most anticipated highlights of the fall art season in New York. It is a must for art lovers, and free and open to the public. Art enthusiasts will be able to visit participating galleries to view their fall exhibitions, and attend expert talks led by artists and curators on Madison Avenue and its adjacent side streets from East 57th Street to East 86th Street between 11am and 5 pm.

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Beth Lipman: Collective Energy at Museum of Art & Design

 

 

 

Beth Lipman. Laid (Time-) Table with Cycads, 2015. Photo by Jenna Bascom

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy, from September 25, 2020 to April 4, 2021, a major midcareer survey that is the first to assess the remarkable achievements of the renowned contemporary artist. From sumptuous displays of excess, including provocative installations comprising hundreds of individual glass elements, to poetic and contemplative works in glass, metal, clay, video, and photography, the works on view are ethereal meditations on time and mortality and simultaneously sobering indictments of our contemporary consumer culture and its impact on the planet.

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It’s a #FlowerFlash ~ a gift from Lewis Miller Design to the Ralph Lauren Cancer Center in East Harlem

 

 

 

#FlowerFlash from Lewis Miller Design at Ralph Lauren Center in East Harlem

The heavily trafficked East 124th Street, just off Marcus Garvey Park, was treated to a #FlowerFlash today by our favorite Flower Flash design company, Lewis Miller Design.

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Unveiling Mother Cabrini Statue in Battery Park City on Columbus Day, October 12, 2020

 

 

 

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Angelo Vivolo at the unveiling of Mother Cabrini statue in Battery Park City, October 12, 2020, the rain stopped just in time for the unveiling. Image via Zoom Unveiling

One year ago (October, 2019), Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the appointment of the Mother Cabrini Memorial Commission to oversee the creation of a statue honoring Mother Cabrini. Now, a year later, the monument was unveiled on October 12th, 2020, Columbus Day, during Italian Heritage Month, in Battery Park City, overlooking Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.

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MTA’s Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center on East 125th Street

 

 

Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center, 69 East 125th Street.

In anticipation of Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway, an MTA community information center with rotating exhibits is open to the public on East 125th Street, steps from the MTA Metro North Station, and halfway between the #2/3 and #4/5/6.

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#PSArt2020 ~ Art by NYC Public School Students at The Met

 

 

 

Caption/credit: Evan Konstantinidis (Grade 5), Boroughscape, 2020. Copic marker on paper. School: P.S. 193 Alfred J. Kennedy, Queens. Art Teacher: Alexandra Budnick

Returning to The Met for the 13th consecutive year, the exhibition P.S. Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids will feature works of art in a variety of media created by public school students in New York City. The exhibition will be on view from October 8, 2020, through February 14, 2021, at The Met Fifth Avenue in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. On the evening of October 8, there will be a private virtual opening ceremony with remarks at 5 p.m. by Max Hollein, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Richard A. Carranza, Schools Chancellor; and Alison Scott-Williams, President of Studio in a School NYC. P.S. Art 2020: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids is a project of the New York City Department of Education and Studio in a School NYC.

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Carla LynDale Bishop’s ‘Mapping Blackness’ Selected as Recipient of MIT & Black Public Media Fellowship

 

 

 

Carla LynDale Bishop has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the MIT & Black Public Media Fellowship, hosted by MIT Open Documentary Lab and sponsored by MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology. Part of BPMplus the Black Public Media (BPM) initiative focused on eliminating barriers for Black makers to help increase their participation in the world of emerging technology the semester-long fellowship marks the first collaboration between the three partners. BPM is a Harlem-based nonprofit dedicated to creating content about the global, Black experience.

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Zaq Landsberg: Reclining Liberty coming to Morningside Park in Harlem ~ March, 2021

 

 

 

Zaq Landsberg, Reclining Liberty. Rendering courtesy of the artist and Connie Lee, Marcus Garvey Park alliance

Update ~ Due to the pandemic, this installation has been moved to March, 2021.

Next month, Harlem’s Morningside Park can expect a Reclining Liberty by artist Zaq Landsberg to be installed at the base of the stairs near 120th Street and Manhattan Avenue. This timely public art installation was proposed Wednesday at Community Board 9 Meeting by Brad Taylor, President, Friends of Morningside Park, and Connie Lee, Curator/Organizer, Public Art Initiative/Living With Art Salon and President, Marcus Garvey Park Alliance.

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