Art Forgery or Genuine Art ~ John Howard Sanden & The Norman Rockwell Mystery at The Salmagundi Club

 

 

 

John Howard Sanden. Image courtesy The Salmagundi Club

In the summer of 2003, the Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, Massachusetts opened its doors to an exhibition of Rockwell’s works produced during the time the artist lived in Arlington, Vermont. Among the works was the painting entitled, Breaking Home Ties. But standing before it, the artist and museum patron, John Howard Sanden had an overwhelming feeling that this was not at all the original ~ it was a reproduction (a fake!)

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Public Art: Should We Value it? A Conversation in Nevelson Chapel ~ December 16th

 

 

(L-R) Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, artist Leonardo Drew, public art historian Dr. Michele Bogart; Director of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program, Kendal Henry

What invigorates public art today and how do we value it? These are the questions  that will be explored in the context of very real, current threats to governmental and public funding for art in our time with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney in a salon conversation with artist Leonardo Drew, public art historian Dr. Michele Bogart, and Director of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program, Kendal Henry, to be held in the Nevelson Chapel at Saint Peter’s Church on Monday, December 16, 2019.

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Yayoi Kusama: EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE at David Zwirner in November

 

 

Kusama portrait courtesy David Zwirner gallery

David Zwirner will open its doors to new work by Yayoi Kusama at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York. The exhibition will feature new paintings, new sculptures, an immersive installation, and the debut of INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – DANCING LIGHTS THAT FLEW UP TO THE UNIVERSE, 2019.

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The Inspiring Alzheimer’s Programs in Arts + Culture

 

 

 

Revolving art on the waiting room wall at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital ~ a waiting room specifically for Alzheimers patients.

If you know someone with Alzheimer’s, there’s a good chance you are familiar with the organizations Caringkind Connect2Culture and Arts + Minds, a few of the non-profit groups partnering with museums and institutions to provide art and art-centered activities that create positive emotional and cognitive experiences for people with dementia, family members and their caregivers.

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The Hispanic Society of America to Open Sorolla Gallery for Limited Time in September + 2019-2020 Concert Series Dates Announced

 

 

 

Sorolla Gallery, Hispanic Society of America in New York

The Gallery at The Hispanic Society of America has been closed due to renovation. However, in celebration of its participation in the exhibition, Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light at the National Gallery in London, and at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin, The Hispanic Society of America in New York will open the Joaquin Sorolla Vision of Spain Gallery for a limited time, beginning September 17, 2019.

In addition, Concert Series dates for 2019-2020 have been announced.

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Wayne Miller + Marvin E. Newman at Keith De Lellis Gallery

 

 

Marvin E. Newman, Chicago, 1950. Image courtesy Keith De Lellis Gallery

Keith de Lellis Gallery will open its doors to an exhibition of two American documentary photographers: Wayne Miller and Marvin E. Newman. In the early days of their careers, both men endeavored to document Chicago’s black communities in the wakes of the Great Migration and World War II. Miller received two consecutive Guggenheim fellowships (1946-1948) to photograph his series “The Way of Life of the Northern Negro,” which would later be published as a book: Chicago’s South Side. Newman’s series was completed while he pursued a master’s degree in photography at Chicago’s Institute of Design.

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Harlem One Stop & The Harlem Renaissance Centennial Celebrate the Life & Music of Mary Lou Williams in Harlem

 

 

Mary Lou Williams. Image courtesy Harlem One Stop

Harlem One Stop presents An Afternoon with Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band, a free film screening co-presented with Harlem Cultural Collaborative Partners as part of The Harlem Renaissance 100 Program (The Harlem Renaissance Centennial Community Celebration).

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Donna Karan + ArtLeadHer = King Woman in Celebration of Women’s History Month

 

 

 

Lacey McKinney, Double Blind VII

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

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Celebrating Women’s History Month ~ March 2019

 

 

Walter Scott’s Three Dancing Maidens sculpture, Central Park Conservatory Garden, Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

March is the month when we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women, and this past year has truly been extraordinary, as we watched women in politics step forward to take the lead in Change.

The National Women’s History Theme for 2019 is Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence. Here are a few ways to celebrate Women’s History Month, from installations and exhibitions currently on view to new installations, exhibitions and events from March 1 through March 31st, 2019.

Join the conversation ~ “Lessons Learned from the Woman Suffrage Movement in the Continuing Fight for Women’s Equality,” March 27th from 6:30 to 8pm at New York Historical Society, Skylight Gallery.

Looking forward to four more Monuments dedicated to women as part of SheBuiltNYC.

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The Armory Show + Armory Art Week + ADAA at The Armory 2019

 

 

 

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

It’s time to mark your calendar and make your list of must-see galleries and artists at the 2019 Armory Show  on Piers 90, 92 and 94, along with Armory Art Week galleries and event spaces throughout the City. Here are a few suggestions.

Update on The Armory Show & Pier 92 ~ The City of New York found significant portions of Pier 92 to be not structurally sound. Therefore, VOLTA 2019 has been cancelled, and the majority of Pier 92 exhibitions and activations will relocate to Pier 90. Pier 90, adjacent to Pier 92, can be reached via a designated walkway or a one-minute shuttle ride, complimentary service provided continuously for the duration of the fair.

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Siah Armajani: Bridge Over Tree + Follow This Line ~ Met Breuer & Public Art Fund at Brooklyn Bridge Park

 

 

 

A view of Siah Armajani’s ‘Bridge Over Tree’ in Brooklyn Bridge Park from the Manhattan Bridge

The Iranian-born, American sculpture artist, Siah Armajani is best known for his works of public art in bridges, gazebos, gardens, and reading rooms across the United States and Europe.

The artist has arrived in New York with a two-pronged installation and exhibition. The outdoor component will be featured by The Public Art Fund in Brooklyn Bridge Park with the installation Bridge Over Tree (1970), which was first exhibited as a temporary installation at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis nearly fifty years ago (1970). It consists of a 91-foot-long walkway with open, trussed sides and a shingled roof, with a set of stairs at the midpoint that climb and descend over a small evergreen tree.  The installation is located on the Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn at Brooklyn Bridge Park between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. Siah Armajani: Bridge Over Tree is curated by The Public Art Fund Director and Chief Curator Nicholas Baume.

The original concept and installation by Armajani was created as an outdoor, site-specific piece for the Walker Art Center’s 9 Artists/9 Spaces exhibition. Coinciding with The Public Art Fund installation, Siah Armajani: Follow This Line  is on view at The Met Breuer. Featuring nearly one hundred works made over the past 60 years, Siah Armajani: Follow This Line is the first major U.S. retrospective of the preeminent Iranian-American artist Siah Armajani (b. 1939).

Here, we explore both the indoor and outdoor components, beginning at Met Breuer, and moving to Brooklyn Bridge Park with the MET and the Public Art Fund.

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Looking Back at ‘A Monument to the 500 Years of the Cultural Reversal of America’ by the artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez

 

 

 

The exhibition ‘A Monument to the 500 Years of the Cultural Reversal of America’ by the artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez at Center for Puerto Rican Studies in East Harlem in 2014

In anticipation of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s upcoming event, Open Archive: The Slave Ship, we reached back in our archives to an exhibition on this very subject which opened at The Center for Puerto Rican Studies East Harlem in 2016. The exhibition was a compilation of decades of artwork by Jorge Luis Rodrigues, entitled ARTchives: Method and Documentation ~ and part of this exhibition included an exhibit entitled A Monument to the 500 Years of the Cultural Reversal of America, which was a small-scale exhibition of his original sculpture of a Galleon ~ a slave ship, including ceramic slaves placed in the hold of the vessel. Bringing the original sculpture down to scale, the Galleon was painted on the wall of the library, with 50 of the original 126 ceramic slaves beneath.

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Hauser & Wirth NYC ~ Kicking-Off the New Year with Günther Förg. Works from 1986 – 2007 and Luchita Hurtado. Dark Years

 

 

Günther Förg, untitled 2005, Acrylic on canvas ©Estate Günther Förg , Suisse/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Courtesy Estate Günther Förg , Suisse (280×1200 cm/110 1/4x 472 1/2 in

Hauser and Wirth New York will kick-off the New Year with Günther Förg. Works from 1986 – 2007 opening in Chelsea and Luchita Hurtado. Dark Years to open on the Upper East Side in January.

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Ballon Rouge Collective to Open in East Harlem

 

 

Ballon Rouge is an international female-led gallery collective founded in 2017 by Helene Dumenil, with curators from cities like Istanbul, Brussels, London, Sao Paulo, Paris and New York.

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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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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 continues 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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