National Black Theatre Launches NBT@Home for its 51st Season

 

 

 

Claudia Alick courtesy National Black Theatre

The historic Harlem-based theater is resuming its 51st season with the launch of a new initiative called NBT@Home: Uplifting Communal Resilience on Wednesday, April 22, at 5:30 p.m. ET on its Facebook page and Facebook Live. NBT@Home is a new, free five-part weekly digital series that will present curated, hour-long artist discussions on subjects including the arts and health in the Black community and beyond.

Look for NBT@Home on Wednesday, April 29th, May 6th, May 13th, May 20th.

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It’s Earth Day 2020 ~ Celebrating from Home, a Look Back at Earth Day’s Past

 

 

Broadway Bouquet via Terrain Work will be located at the Flatiron car-free location at 23rd street. 2018.

Today is Earth Day 2020 ~ a year when we will contemplate our environment from the safety of our homes. In past years, we have celebrated the day in all five boroughs, with car-free spaces for educational kiosks, music, performances, art ~ runs, walks, fitness classes, biking + more. Let’s take a look back at just a few Earth Day events in the Garment District to Flatiron District and Times Square in 2018 and 2019.

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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.

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Take a Virtual Walk on Mars with NASA

 

 

 

(above) Access Mars allows any member of the public to explore the discoveries of NASA’s Curiosity rover. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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!

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Times Square Arts + Artists Have Messages for all New Yorkers

 

 

Messages of love, gratitude and solidarity from Times Square Arts, Poster House, Print Magazine and For Freedoms

Times Square Arts, Poster House, Print Magazine, and For Freedoms have launched a citywide public art campaign featuring artist-designed PSAs and messages of love, gratitude, and solidarity with New York City’s health care and essential workers. Radiating out from the screens of Times Square to the digital billboards above Lincoln Tunnel and nearly 1800 LinkNYC kiosks across all five boroughs, the initiative turns our city’s digital displays into platforms of public service and appreciation through the lens of established and emerging graphic designers and visual artists from around the world.

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Beyond the Harlem Renaissance: African American Portraits by Carl Van Vechten in the Online Viewing Room at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

Carl Van Vechten, Allen Meadows, c. 1940. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

Keith de Lellis Gallery celebrates the portraiture of Carl Van Vechten (American, 1880-1964) in its spring exhibition in the Online Viewing Room. Van Vechten moved to New York City from Chicago in 1906 to pursue a writing career (he would become the first American critic of modern dance while contributing to the New York Times) before dedicating himself to photography.

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NYC Food Delivery Assistance Program Ready to Go + COVID-19 Testing Sites

 

 

 

Image via nyc.gov

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an ambitious program providing free meals to all New Yorkers in need during the COVID-19 crisis. To this end, the Mayor named Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia to the post of COVID-19 Food Czar. Her job ~ to make sure that no New Yorker goes hungry.

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Looking Back at Editta Sherman ~ The Duchess of Carnegie Hall Exhibited by New York Historical Society

 

 

 

Editta Sherman posing for Bill Cunningham

A new documentary on Bill Cunningham aired on Amazon Prime this year, shadowing the famed photographer on the streets of the city he loved, and in the iconic building where he lived much of his professional life ~ Carnegie Hall Studios ~ next door to another famed photographer, Editta Sherman.

Here, we take a look-back at Editta’s life and portrait work, which was on view at the New York Historical Society in a 2017 exhibition, The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman

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One Third of a Nation: The Photographs of the Farm Security Administration, 1935-1946 in the Howard Greenberg Online Gallery

 

 

Carl Mydans, Untitled, c.1936, Gelatin silver print; printed later, 16 x 20 inches, Mounted. Signed in in on mount recto. $8,000.00. Image courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery

Depicting challenges impoverished Americans were enduring at the time, with photographs by Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Gordon Parks, among others, the exhibition, One Third of a Nation: The Photographs of the Farm Security Administration, demonstrates the extraordinary power of photography to define an era and inspire social change. Although the exhibition was planned months before the current pandemic situation, the images now take on a new relevance.  The exhibition is now in the Howard Greenberg Gallery Viewing Room.

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Keith de Lellis Gallery ‘Paris Photo New York’ Online

 

 

Images courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

Keith de Lellis Gallery opens its Online Viewing to a selection of photographs that would have been exhibited at Paris Photo New York.

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Moe-the Butcher ~ Owner of Albanese Meats & Poultry in Nolita ~ Passes Away

 

 

 

Albanese Meats and Poultry Shop, 238 Elizabeth Street, NYC

Moe the Butcher, the much-loved owner of Albanese Meats and Poultry passed away today, April 8, 2020, just shy of his 96th birthday. Moe Albanese has been running the shop since he took it over in 1954 from his Mother, who ran the shop that she and her husband, Moe’s Father, opened in 1923.

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The Easter Stroll 2020 ~ NYC Looks Back at Fifth Avenue Strolls of the Past

 

 

 

The much loved Fifth Avenue Easter Stroll will be put on a shelf this year, as New Yorkers work through the difficulties and hardships caused by the Coronavirus. This year, during Easter Week, we take a look back at some of our favorite strolls, and New Yorkers strutting their stuff.

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Ki Smith Gallery Artists Join Christie’s CSR Auction for #GlobalGiving

 

 

Ki Smith Gallery will not be physically opening its doors to the exhibition, Base 12: Don’t Call It a Comeback due to coronavirus. However the artists in this group exhibition announced that they will participating in the Fight Coronavirus & Artist Aid online auction, organized by Christie’s Corporate Social Responsibility program.

Preview the available works and save the date, Saturday, April 4th at Noon, when bidding begins.

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Fotografiska New York Presents: The Foto Sessions, a New Digital Destination for Photography + Fotographers (in) Focus & Stopmotion

 

 

New Visions: VICE, an exhibition and editorial series showcasing photographers from around the world.

Fotografiska New York, the Manhattan-based photography museum, introduces the launch of The Foto Sessions; a new digital exhibition space created to showcase incredible photography while the world stays at home. In light of COVID-19 events, the museum has temporarily closed its doors, but will continue to spotlight both aspiring and accomplished photographers via the online destination. The content hub will feature virtual galleries, artist interviews and profiles, audio recordings from previous live events, and community photography submissions, all designed to bring the museum and its signature programming into living rooms across the globe.

In addition, the new program, Fotographers (in) Focus will flip the camera on the photographers, framing them as the subjects that provoke and sustain creative curiosity in online video interviews.

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

 

 

 

Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room

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.

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The Apollo Theater to Hold Online Auditions for its 2020-21 Season

 

 

 

Adapting to changing times, The Apollo Theater will hold auditions for its new season via online submissions.

For the first time in its 86 year history, the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night auditions will be conducted exclusively through online submissions, for the summer and fall 2020-21 season.

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Grey Art Gallery at NYU ~ Online Gallery + Fabulous Self-Guided Walking Tours in Greenwich Village

 

 

Installation image of ‘Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s.’ Photo: Nicholas Papananias, Courtesy Grey Art Gallery, New York University

Grey Art Gallery at NYU opens its digital window to the exhibition, Taking Shape: Abstration from the Arab World, 1950s ~ 1980s, along with a short film taken at the opening reception in January, 2020.

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Fort Gansevoort Gallery debuts ‘Seeing Through You’, a Series of Weekly Online Exhibitions

 

 

Pilar Trujillo, Desayuno sobre la hierba, 2015. Tapestry (burlap embroidery with wool), 73 x 61 in. Courtesy of the Artist and Fort Gansevoort

Fort Gansevoort Gallery will open its online window, announcing SEEING THROUGH YOU, a series of weekly online exhibitions organized for the gallery by invited curators and scholars. Launching with its first exhibition on Thursday, March 26, 2020, this initiative will highlight artists from around the globe and aim to initiate lively discourse among larger and more diverse audiences for whom the web and social media are an even more vital ‘salon space’ in a time of crisis.

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Art Installations, Performances & Exhibits in our Parks + Online to Add to Your List in April, 2020

 

 

Museums and galleries have shut their doors, but not their commitment to art and the artists they represent.  Online Viewing Rooms have been popping up due to the ban on public gatherings, and parks and public spaces have become a respite for New Yorkers getting a breath of fresh air and enjoying a bit of space. Here is a list of some online viewing, free and available to the public now, and beginning in April, 2020. We will continue to add content, as more exhibitions open their doors online.

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Visit the New Exhibition, ‘Louis Bourgeois. Drawings 1947-2007’ in the Online Viewing Room at Hauser & Wirth NYC

 

 

Louise Bourgeois in her home on West 20th Street, New York, 2000. Photo: © Jean-Francois Jaussaud; © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

We appreciate museums and galleries offering free content online, along with new virtual gallery exhibitions. Hauser & Wirth New York will launch the online exhibition, Louise Bourgeois. Drawings 1947-2007, on March 25, 2020.

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

 

 

 

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

In a time of great anxiety, several of our museums, galleries and educational institutions are stepping up with free online programming. 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.

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Let’s Take a Walk in our Parks, Big & Small ~ and Bring Along Your 6′ Measuring Stick

 

 

Central Park

New York City Parks have a plethora of outdoor art installations throughout all five boroughs. It may come to pass that our City is put under a ‘shelter-in-place’ order. But in the meantime, a nice long walk and some fresh air and exercise might be good for mind and soul. Here are a few suggestions, keeping in mind that some of the installations are temporary, and coming to an end as soon as the end of this month.

Central Park

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Gordon Hookey: Sacred Nation, Scared Nation at Fort Gansevoort

 

 

 

Gordon Hookey, GH001, Pelvis Deadly, 2005, Oil on canvas, 48 x 66.25 inches

Fort Gansevoort Gallery will open its doors to Sacred Nation, Scared Nation, the first solo exhibition in the United States for noted Brisbane-based Waanyi Aboriginal artist Gordon Hookey (b. 1961, Cloncurry, Australia). Hookey uses metaphors, wordplay, and humor – sometimes brazenly provocative – to subvert tropes of English colonialization and to reclaim, empower, and redefine Aboriginal culture. Eschewing the traditional dot abstraction most commonly associated with indigenous Australian art, Hookey deploys deceptively folksy figuration and bold painted words in paintings that connect Black Aboriginal experience to that of African Americans.

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NYC Parks + The Battery Conservancy Break Ground on $18.3 Million Battery Playscape Reconstruction Project!

 

 

NYC Parks + The Battery Conservancy. Photo credit: NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined The Battery Conservancy President Warrie Price, Manhattan Deputy Borough President Matthew Washington, City Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1 Vice Chair Tammy Meltzer, and community members to break ground on The Battery Playscape reconstruction project.

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‘Monuments Now’ to Open in Socrates Sculpture Park in Summer, 2020

 

 

Phase One ~ Artist Jeffrey Gibson: Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House, 2020

As we enter an election year and find ourselves reevaluating American identity and values, a new exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park, MONUMENTS NOW, will seek to address the role of monuments in society and commemorate underrepresented narratives such as diaspora, indigenous, and queer histories.

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Brian Clarke: The Art of Light at MAD

 

 

 

Flowers for Zaha, The Art of the Sainsbury Centre, supported and organized in association with HENi; Brian Clarke, Photo © Fraser Watson; Image courtesy MAD

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will present a major exhibition of works by celebrated architectural artist and painter Brian Clarke (b. 1953, United Kingdom). The first museum exhibition in the U.S. of Clarke’s stained-glass screens, compositions in lead, and related drawings on paper, Brian Clarke: The Art of Light showcases the most considerable artistic and technical breakthrough in the thousand-year history of stained glass.

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Hurricane Maria Memorial to be Completed in Battery Park City in 2021

 

 

 

Rendering of Hurricane Maria Memorial in Battery Park City via governor.ny.gov

This week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the design for New York’s Hurricane Maria Memorial, honoring the victims of Hurricane Maria and standing as an international symbol of the resilience of the Puerto Rican community. The commissioned design is by Puerto Rico-based architect Segundo Cardona and artist Antonio Martorell, and is expected to be completed and on view in Battery Park City by the first quarter of 2021.

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BASE 12: Don’t Call It a Comeback at Ki Smith Gallery Harlem

 

 

 

Artists known as BASE 12. Image courtesy Ki Smith Gallery.

How do you engage with a painting hung on the wall of a subway station? On the sidewalks or in our Parks? What happens when an exhibition is staged at one of the most celebrated museums in New York City without the museum’s consent?

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Beyond the Harlem Renaissance by Carl Van Vechten to Open at Keith de Lellis Gallery in April 2020

 

 

 

Carl Van Vechten, Diahann Carroll in “House of Flowers,” 1955. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

Keith de Lellis Gallery celebrates the portraiture of Carl Van Vechten (American, 1880-1964) in its spring exhibition, Beyond the Harlem Renaissance: African American Portraits by Carl Van Vechten, opening April 9, 2020.

Update ~ The Gallery is now open by appointment.

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World’s Biggest Bounce House coming to New York This Summer ~ The Big Bounce America 2020 Tour

 

 

 

All images courtesy The Big Bounce America

COVID-19 Update ~ It appears they are going ahead as originally planned for Brooklyn, NY, July 18 & 19 and July 25,26, 2020.

The Big Bounce America, home of the Guinness Certified ‘World’s Biggest Bounce House,’ will be going coast-to-coast inflating in 44 cities across the country, and rolling into the Big Apple ~ over 13,000 square feet of it ~ for two weekends, beginning July 18th!

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Malik Roberts: GLORY | IN BLK at Allouche Gallery

 

 

 

Malik Roberts, Ski-Mask, acrylic, oil, oil pastel on canvas, 62 x 50 inches

Allouche Gallery will open its doors to “GLORY | IN BLK” featuring 15 original works by the Brooklyn based contemporary artist Malik Roberts (b. 1990, Brooklyn, NY) on March 12th.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Celebrates 150 Years ~ Museum CLOSED Temporarily

 

 

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Exterior) Photo courtesy of The Met

Update March 12, 2020 ~ Due to COVID-19, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be CLOSED temporarily beginning March 13th.

In 2020, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding with a dynamic range of exhibitions, programs, and public events. Highlights of the year will include the exhibition Making The Met, 1870–2020, on view March 30–August 2; the opening of the newly renovated and reimagined galleries devoted to British decorative arts and design in March; the display of new gifts throughout the Museum; a three-day-long celebration in June; and a story-collecting initiative.

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

 

 

 

Yohana Holding Scissors © Cooper & Gorfer ~ Fotografiska Spring Exhibition

Kick-off the month of March with Women’s History Month and a host of related events. March is also the month for some of our favorite indoor exhibitions like The Armory Show and Armory Art Week, Asia Week NYC, Architectural Digest Design Show, and The Affordable Art Fair; Museums and galleries open their doors to new exhibitions like Studio 54: Night MagicWilli Smith: Street Courture, and Fotografiska’s Spring Calendar, to name just a few.

We will celebrate the 110th anniversary of Yonah Shimmel Knish Bakery on the Lower East Side, and bow our heads in remembrance of the 109th Anniversary of the Triangle Factory Fire + wonderful exhibits and installations ‘Still on View.’

Below are more than 20 art installations, events & exhibits in NYC to add to your list in March, however, due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), many opening receptions & events have been cancelled or postponed. Be sure to check websites or call first.

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The Times of Bill Cunningham, a Documentary

 

 

 

Every now and then, a documentary comes along, opening a door into the life of someone extraordinary ~ a fellow New Yorker ~ like the documentary, Jay Myself, about Jay Maisel’s move from the historic Germania Bank building he called home for more than 50 years, or Bill Cunningham’s friend and neighbor, Editta Sherman in the documentary, Lost Bohemia.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month 2020 in NYC & the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

 

 

 

Suffrage envoys from San Francisco greeted in New Jersey on their way to Washington to present a petition to Congress Suffrage envoys from San Francisco greeted containing more than 500,000 signatures. C. 1915. Image via Library of Congress

This year during Women’s History Month we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment ~ Giving women the right to vote. ‘Valiant Women of the Vote,’ this year’s theme, “honors the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others.”

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Bisa Butler: The Storm, the Whirlwind and the Earthquake at Claire Oliver Gallery ~ Viewing by Private Appointment

 

 

 

Bisa Butler: “Zouave” (detail) quilted and appliquéd cotton, wool and chiffon 88 x 52 inches, 2020. Image courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

Update ~ In response to the Coronavirus, the Claire Oliver Gallery will show the exhibit by private appointment only until further notice.

Claire Oliver Gallery opens its doors to the debut solo exhibition by artist Bisa Butler: The Storm, the Whirlwind and the Earthquake on view February 29 – April 25, 2020. Butler’s textile portraits of people of color are created from layers of brightly colored fabrics with a multiplicity of meanings.  Butler’s composite characters are inspired by historical photography; the resulting images are rendered life-sized with viewers often engaging the subjects eye to eye.

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The Chronicles of New York City ~ Artist JR @ Domino Park in Williamsburg

 

 

 

photo: AFineLyne

In the Summer of 2018, do you remember seeing a fifty-three-foot long trailer tuck (the mobile studio) in your neighborhood? The trailer truck spent a month driving through all five boroughs, checking out numerous locations, taking photographs of people from all walks of life who wished to participate in French-artist, JR’s project, The Chronicles of New York, which coincides with his current retrospective, JR: Chronicles, at Brooklyn Museum of Art.

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Essie Green Galleries Announces Spring 2020 Exhibition

 

 

 

Lois Mailou-Jones, Haiti,1964. Image courtesy Essie Green Galleries

The Spring 2020 exhibition at Essie Green Galleries will focus on the recent attention paid to African-American artists, and their rise in prominence in museums and in the marketplace. With a deep and historic connection between the gallery owner, Sherman Edmiston, and prominent African-American artists, the Spring exhibition is sure to be a feast for our eyes.

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Why do We Love our Independent Bookshops in NYC? Let us Count the Ways.

 

 

 

Rizzoli Bookstore

Did you know that for every $100 you spend at an independently owned business, $68 will stay in the community? And when you spend the same amount at a national chain, only $43 stays in the community. We learned this from Greenlight Bookstore, and have to agree ~ independent bookshops have roots in their communities and work hard to meet the needs of their neighbors. The Independent bookshops within the five boroughs of New York City are as individual as the people that make up our multicultural City. Here are more than forty independent bookshops that caught our eye. Some have been around since the 1920s and most are family owned and operated.

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Yonah Shimmel Knish Bakery Turns 110 on March 29, 2020 ~ Mazel Tov!

 

 

 

Yonah Shimmel ~ original since 1910

How many NYC businesses do you know that have survived 110 years? On March 29, 2020, Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery will celebrate their founding from a pushcart on Coney Island in 1890 to their current location on East Houston Street. In honor of this very special occasion, they will be selling Knishes for $1.10 to the first 110 sold that day.

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Remembering ‘Studio 54: Night Magic’ at Brooklyn Museum of Art

 

 

 

Guy Marineau (French, born 1947). Pat Cleveland on the dance floor during Halston’s disco bash at Studio 54, 1977. (Photo: Guy Marineau / WWD / Shutterstock)

The Brooklyn Museum of Art will open its doors to Studio 54: Night Magic, the first exhibition exploring the trailblazing aesthetics and continuing impact of New York City’s legendary nightclub.

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‘Dylan Gebbia-Richards: Viridescent’ at GR gallery NYC

 

 

 

Dylan Gabbia Richards courtesy GR gallery

GR gallery will open its doors to Dylan Gebbia-Richards for his first New York solo show. Dubbed “Viridescent”, Dylan will be showcasing his raw talent by unleashing 16 new artworks. There will be a vast selection of his signature wax pieces in various sizes and he will showcase for the first time ever his experimental glass works, developed last year during his residency at Bullseye Glass project in Portland. Together with these artworks Dylan will also launch his “Gems”, an edition-like body of small 3-D wax pieces.  

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‘Nate Lewis: Latent Tapestries’ at Fridman Gallery

 

 

 

Nate Lewis ‘Latent Tapestries’ at Fridman Gallery. Image, Nate Lewis, ‘Probing the Land V (2020), 44 x 60 in. Hand-sculpted inkjet print, ink, graphite, frottage. Image courtesy of the artist and Fridman Gallery

Fridman Gallery opens its doors to Latent Tapestries, a presentation of new work by New York-based, multidisciplinary artist Nate Lewis. This exhibition marks the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York.

Explore the Viewing Room Online

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Launches ‘Seneca Village Unearthed’ ~ an Online Exhibit & Collection of Artifacts

 

 

 

1855 Viele Topographic Survey with the added outline of Seneca Village, courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives.

Today, 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.

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Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women on view at Ford Foundation Gallery NYC

 

 

 

Per(Sister) at Ford Foundation Gallery NYC

The Ford Foundation Gallery will open its doors to Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana, exploring one of the most critical issues of inequality and injustice facing our nation today through the lens of a population too often overlooked.

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Fotografiska New York Announces Spring 2020 Exhibitions

 

 

 

Yohana Holding Scissors © Cooper & Gorfer

This Spring, 2020, Fotografiska New York will open its doors to acclaimed photographers Julie Blackmon, Cooper & Gorfer, Nick Brandt, Naima Green and a group show of emerging talent, co-curated with VICE Media Group. Here is a sneak-peek.

Fotografiska New York also announces ‘Tack Tuesdays,’ ~ Free to the public from 6-11pm on the First Tuesday Evening of Each month!

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Jordan Casteel: Within Reach at New Museum

 

 

 

Cover Image: Jordan Casteel, Fallou, 2018. Oil on canvas, 90 × 78 in (228.6 × 198.1 cm). Courtesy Casey Kaplan, New York

In her first solo museum exhibition in New York City, Jordan Casteel (b.1989, Denver, Colorado) brings together nearly forty paintings spanning her career, including works from her celebrated series Visible Man (2013-14) and Nights in Harlem (2017), along with recent portraits of her students at Rutgers University-Newark,

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The Plastic Bag Store ~ Installation Coming to 20 Times Square in March 2020

 

 

Image via Times Square Arts

With the banning of plastic bags in New York State in March, 2020, we thought the installation entitled The Plastic Bag Store to be timely and thoughtful ~ a deep-dive into our culture of consumption and convenience.

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Rita Ackermann. Mama ’19 at Hauser & Wirth Chelsea

 

 

 

Rita Ackermann, Mama, Morty Smoking, 2019; Oil, pigment, acrylic, china marker, and graphite on canvas; 223.5 x 198.1 cm/88 x 78 in © Rita Ackermann. Photo: Thomas Barratt. Image courtesy Hauser & Wirth

Beginning 20 February, Hauser & Wirth will present the latest body of work by Hungarian born, New York-based artist Rita Ackermann ~ a suite of new paintings in which figures and motifs rise to the surface of canvases, only to dissolve and reappear elsewhere again. Continue reading “Rita Ackermann. Mama ’19 at Hauser & Wirth Chelsea”

Dionisios Fragias: The Landscape I Can’t Unsee at Fremin Gallery

 

 

 

Dionisios Fragias: Loner, 2019 20.75 x 20.75 x 1.75 in Aluminum, oil paint, UV varnish. Image courtesy Fremin Gallery

Dionisios Fragias is a New York based artist born on the Greek island of Kefalonia and raised in New York City. He is the protege of acclaimed artist Jeff Koons whose years-long mentorship, working very closely together, has instilled in the artist a sensitive approach to his art practice. Through his own works, Fragias examines human nature’s tendencies towards creation and destruction. Continue reading “Dionisios Fragias: The Landscape I Can’t Unsee at Fremin Gallery”