Tribeca Art + Culture Night ~ September 26th

 

 


Tribeca Art+Culture Night is a downtown arts festival that celebrates culture at large in Tribeca and takes place in 30+ Lower Manhattan venues. Now in its third year, it will take place on September 26, 2018.

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Morningside Lights 2018 ~ Harlem

 

 

Image via Morningside Lights 2017

Get ready for the seventh annual Morningside Lights, a weeklong arts event led by the directors of Processional Arts Workshop, and produced by Columbia University’s Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre.

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Sotheby’s + Studio Museum in Harlem = Creating Space ~ Auction off to a Great Start!

 

 

 

Clockwise, from top left, Sam Gilliam, Lorna Simpson, Mark Bradford, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Glenn Ligon Julie Mehretu, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and Rashid Johnson. | Imagew via Sotheby’s

Creating Space: Artists for The Studio Museum in Harlem: An Auction to Benefit the Museum’s New Building  took place on May 16 and 17 at Sotheby’s New York, with a public viewing of the works during the month of May, up to auction date. The Museum hopes to raise $175 million during its capital campaign.

At auction, all five additional donated pieces sold above their high estimates, raising $16.4 million. 37 more pieces were sold Thursday evening, raising $20.2 million ~ and yielding 24 artist records.

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CCCADI ~ Making Music in El Barrio

 

 

 

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) moved into a historic firehouse in East Harlem in 2016.  Since then, a plethora of art, education and entertainment have filled the floors within. Here are a few events coming up that caught our eye.

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Step into The Future at The Rubin Museum of Art with Future Fellow, Chitra Ganesh

 

 

 

Chitra Ganesh at The Rubin Museum of Art with images via The Rubin

As part of the 2018 theme, The Future, artist Chitra Ganesh will kick-off her residency on May 4th with a free celebration from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, featuring music by DJ Rekha, and the performance “Blessed Avenue” by Jacolby Satterwhite.  This is exciting and pertinent programming, exploring responsibility, feminism, transformation and The Future.

Face The Future with artist, Chitra Ganesh during her fellowship at The Rubin Museum of Art.

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Beloved Greenwich Village, Waverly Diner, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

 

 

Waverly Diner painted by AFineLyne
Waverly Diner in watercolor

The beloved Greenwich Village, Waverly Diner, filed for bankruptcy protection last week.

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A Prelude to The Shed


A preview of what The Shed will have to offer is on view across the street from where The Shed is currently under construction. Prelude to The Shed is a free two-week sneak-peek that will run from May 1-13 and will showcase The Shed’s mission to support artistic invention, and present multiple art forms in one flexible space. We were there when the doors opened on May 1st. Here are a few photos.

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Thrive Collective Art Hub ~ Harlem

 

 

Thrive Collective, has a new home in Harlem.  With special thanks to Clorox, Community Connections for Youth, and the Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub, the arts organization opened its doors on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of National Service, February 27, 2018. Continue reading “Thrive Collective Art Hub ~ Harlem”

MTA Arts & Design + Jackie Battenfield = A Beautiful New Installation

 

 

Image via Jackie Battenfield

The Avenue P on the F Train in Brooklyn can look forward to a new MTA Arts & Design installation coming soon.  The 28 new laminated glass panels, created by artist Jackie Battenfield, will grace the stairways on the ground platform. The first 7 panels are ready for installation now.

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#TheWorldLetter ~ Add Your Thoughts in Washington Square Park

 

 

#TheWorldLetter Project originally started as a one-time street installation in May of 2017 as a Love Letter to the World.  But then something interesting happened.  The World began to write a Love Letter to the World.  And so it continues on most days in Washington Square Park, weather permitting.

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The Perelman Performing Arts Center @ World Trade Center ~ Moving Forward

 

 

Overall digital model of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center. By Chris Janjic via newyorkyimby

Construction will resume on the REX designed cubic structure, the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC), which will become an international hub for the arts in the Financial District.

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David Zwirner: 25 Years

 

Image: David Zwirner, 43 Green Street, New York, 2001 (during the exhibition Diana Thater: The sky is unfolding under you).

Celebrating 25 Years, the David Zwirner Gallery will throw open its doors on all of its galleries to present a special exhibition, highlighting the artists who have shaped the gallery’s program since its founding in 1993.

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Milton Glaser + SVA Unveil Three New Subway Posters to Inspire & Engage

 

 

Image Courtesy SVA

The celebrated graphic designer, Milton Glaser, has unveiled three new public works in the New York City subway stations this week, in direct response to our current political climate and the administrations attack on humanity.  On Monday, December 4, the MTA installed his latest campaign on subway platforms all over this city.

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GothamToGo ~ Places to Go….Things to See, December 1-15

 

 

 

Holidays at Rolf’s German Restaurant in Gramercy Park 

GothamToGo ~ Places to Go….Things to See, December 1-15

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Artist, Harumi Ori + DOT on Staten Island

 

 

Harumi Ori, working in her studio

The New York City Department of Transportation Art (DOT ART) installed a new, commissioned piece by the artist Harumi Ori on Staten Island. Continue reading “Artist, Harumi Ori + DOT on Staten Island”

The Artist & Mentor: Deitch x Swoon at Pen + Brush Inc.

 

 

On the left, we have Swoon, classically trained (Pratt), well-known street artist specializing in life-size wheatpaste prints and paper cutouts of figures, often politically movitaved. She gained recognition after a solo show at Deitch’s SoHo gallery in 2005, attracting the attention of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her solo show “Submerged Motherlands” at the Brooklyn Museum in 2014 was the museum’s first exhibition dedicated to a living street artist.

On the right, we have Jeffrey Deitch of Coney Art Walls, Wynwood Walls and Art in the Streets exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A., not to mention the author of several books on the subject, including a monograph on Keith Haring published by Rizzoli, and a partnershipwith the Goldman Group on The Bowery Art Wall.  Deitch Projects produced over 250 projects with artists from thirty-three countries ~ an impressive and lengthy list.

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The Salmagundi Club ~ Celebrating 100 Years on Fifth Avenue

 

 

Join the Celebration with the Centennial Fundraising Weekend and “Mystery Palette” Sale, November 3-4.  Opening Gala, Friday, November is open to the public (tickets on sale now).

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GothamToGo ~ 24 Places to go….Things to see from September 18 – 30

 

 

GothamToGo from September 18 – 31 + a few that you may have missed

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Borinquen Gallo: Like a Jungle Orchid for a Lovestruck Bee at Burning in Water

 

 

All images via Burning in Water

Borinquen Gallo: Like a Jungle Orchid for a Lovestruck Bee will open at Burning in Water, with an Opening Reception on September 7 from 6:00-9:00pm.  The exhibit is a colorful and creative re-use of a mix of street materials like yellow and red caution tape, blue tarps, garbage bags and even hub caps, to name a few.

September 7 to November 18, 2017

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Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950-1980 at The Met Breuer

 

 

Image: Anna Maria Maiolino, In-Out (Antropofagia) [In-Out (Antropophagy)], from Fotopoemação [Photopoemaction] series, 1973/74. Black and white analog photograph (Photo: Max Nauenberg). Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth © Anna Maria Maiolino
Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950-1980 is just what the doctor ordered for September at Met Breuer, and is as pertinent in today’s climate of turmoil as it was in the years covered by this exhibit.  Delirious will include about 100 works of art by 62 diverse artists, that will take the viewer in four directions  ~  Vertigo, Excess, Nonsense, and Twisted, exploring the depths of imagination of both the artist and viewer.

September 13 to January 14, 2018

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National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic at The Salmagundi Club

Artist Steve Wilda, “The Chosen One” acrylic painting, 2016

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Hassam’s Allied Flags and Hopper’s City Roofs Bequeathed to The Whitney

Allied Flags, Union League Club (1917), Childe Hassam

City Roofs (1932), Edward Hopper

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Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno Opening Reception June 21st

 

A city-wide exhibition entitled Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno will celebrate the extraordinary life and work of the poet, artist and activist, John Giorno in thirteen locations, featuring films, drawings, archival presentations, paintings, and sound installations in a retrospective of Giorno’s work, as well as work inspired by him.

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“Betty Blayton” Curated by Souleo at Elizabeth Dee Gallery as Part of ‘Uptown’

Image: Founding members and staff of the Studio Museum in Harlem, including Betty Blayton, second from the right (courtesy of the Studio Museum in Harlem

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4th Outdoor Sculpture Biennial at Wilderstein Historic Site in Rhinebeck

The DNA Totem – close up. Artist, Suprina at the 4th Outdoor Sculpture Biennial

Wilderstein Historic Site, Rhinebeck, New York

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Concrete Jungle Jungle Love at Lever House

 

 

 

Watermelon + Toothbrush + Aquafresh, acrylic and spray paint on canvas. Notice the concrete block plant installation in the left part of the image

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State of Exception, The Undocumented Migrants Project on view at Parsons School of Design

Installation of backpacks left behind by unauthorized border crossers along the U.S. – Mexico border (2012)

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150th Anniversary Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society at The Salmagundi Club

American Watercolor Society exhibit continues in the lower level gallery

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