Radical Love to open at The Ford Foundation

 

 

Image: Athi-Patra Ruga, Umesiyakazi in Waiting, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and WHATIFTHEWORLD. Photo: Hayden Phipps

Through the theme of Utopian Imagination, the trilogy of exhibitions in the gallery’s inaugural year create a trajectory toward a more just future. The first exhibition, Perilous Bodies(March 4 – May 11, 2019), examined injustice through the intersecting lens of violence, race, gender, ethnicity, and class. Radical Love responds to the first show by offering love as the answer to a world in peril.

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Harlem Nights: MMPCIA Historic District House Tour ~ June 9th

 

 

 

Image courtesy MMPCIA

The Annual Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association (MMPCIA) House Tour is set for Sunday, June 9th. This year, the tour’s theme, Harlem Nights, is in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance.

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Fotografiska New York Opening Exhibitions September, 2019

 

 

 

Ellen von Unwerth, ‘Guess Who,’ Claudia Schiffer, Nashville, 1989 © Ellen von Unwerth.

Fotografiska, the internationally renowned destination for photography based in Stockholm, announced today the inaugural exhibition schedule for Fotografiska New York, their newest global outpost set to open September 5, 2019. The first photographers to exhibit at the historic 281 Park Avenue South landmark will be Ellen von Unwerth, Tawny Chatmon, Helene Schmitz, Adi Nes and Anastasia Taylor-Lind.

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Studio in the Street: Symbols ~ Totems ~ Cyphers at The National Arts Club

 

 

 

Studio in the Street at National Arts Club

The National Arts Club opened its Grand Gallery to the exhibition entitled Studio in the Street: Symbols ~ Totems ~ Cyphers, an overview of Street Art from the 1980s.

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Marcia Grostein: Brighton Beach Bliss ~ The World as it Should Be at The National Arts Club

 

 

 

Marcia Grostein, Beauty and the Beast, 2014; 40×30 in. Courtesy National Arts Club

Great timing for Marcia Grostein’s exhibition, Brighton Beach Bliss: the World as it Should Be, a testament of harmonious coexistence between diverse populations, and one of several wonderful exhibitions currently on view at The National Arts Club.

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Tajh Rust: Passages Opens at Fridman Gallery

 

 

 

Tajh Rust ~ Idowu. Image courtesy Fridman Gallery

Fridman Gallery will open its doors to Passages, the first solo exhibition by Brooklyn-born artist, Tajh Rust. The artists new paintings, a meditation on the lasting impression of transitions, trace the passage of time, of bodies through space, and of ideas through text.

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El Barrio’s MonumentArt Project 2015

 

 

 

EVER for Monument Art Project, PS 109 at 99th Street & Third Avenue

MonumentArt2015 was the second installment of the International Mural Festival in East Harlem and the Bronx, sponsored by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito,  José Morales of La Marqueta Retoña and La Respuesta in Santurce, Puerto Rico, partnered with muralist Celso González‎ to produce and curate the festival. Eleven internationally known artists created nine murals throughout El Barrio from 99th Street to 138th Street. Many of the murals focused on El Barrio’s rich culture and heritage. Let’s take a walk, as we watched the artists create in October, 2015.

Looking back……

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Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio ~ Images by Hiram Maristany, Presented by Miguel Luciano

 

 

 

Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio ~ Images by Hiram Maristany. This image located on 99th Street, just west of Second Avenue, on the side wall of PS 109

Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio is a new public art project featuring photographs by renowned photographer, Hiram Maristany ~ a founding member of the Young Lords and their official photographer. Follow along as we take the walking tour, map in hand to view 10 large-scale images across five locations in El Barrio.

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The Historic Archer Milton Huntington House at 1083 Fifth Avenue, NYC

 

 

 

Fifth Avenue

In anticipation of the reopening of the Hispanic Museum and Library this Fall on the Audubon Terrace, we thought we might take a look at the man behind the historic Terrace ~ Archer Milton Huntington ~ and his home on Fifth Avenue.

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La Marqueta Opens its doors to new exhibit on The Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial Project

 

 

Exhibit Reclaiming History, Reinvesting in East Harlem: The Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial Project  at La Marqueta

The exhibition Reclaiming History, Reinvesting in East Harlem: The Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial Project opened at La Marqueta this month.

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Creative Art Works Unveils Exterior Artwork with Fundraiser at Shake Shack Harlem

 

 

 

They’re back! Remember the eleven Harlem students who created murals inside the new Shake Shack on 125th Street? Once again, partnering with Creative Art Works, the young artists completed the exterior work on the facade, which includes Fifth Avenue and 125th Street.

In celebration of the completed installation, Creative Art Works invites the Community to an official dedication of the exterior art on Thursday, May 23rd at 4:30pm. In addition, 25% of all proceeds on any purchase at Shake Shack that entire day will be donated to Creative Art Works IF the buyer mentions Creative Art Works (or CAW) at the register.

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Get Ready for ~ Body Painting Day NYC 2019 ~ with Human Connection Arts

 

 

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Human Connection Arts was launched in 2017, born from the days when Andy Golub, its founder, painted freely in the streets of New York City.

Now, the nonprofit ~ true to its mission of forming unique connections between artist and model during body painting ~ focuses on the vulnerabilities between models and artists, creating significant impact on artist, models and the public, as they strive to build a world where all people are accepted, regardless of race, gender, size, shape, age and even political views.

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Laurie Carretta Scupp: Endlings in The Garment District

 

 

Laurie Carretta Scupp: Endlings in the window at 215 West 38th Street in the Garment District

Birds, indoors and out, are filling the month of May from the Broadway Mall Association’s Birds on Broadway to The Garment District Alliance new exhibition, The first, and last, of their kind: Endlings, by artist Laurie Carretta Scupp.

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Industry City Brooklyn ~ Open Studios May 18-19

 

 

 

EverGreene Architectura Arts – Studio.

One of New York City’s largest artist enclaves is opening its doors to the public May 18-19, 2019. Industry City Open Studios offers the public a behind-the-scenes look into the customized creative spaces of Industry City’s many artists, makers, and manufacturers. The annual event, now in its sixth year, gives visitors a rare opportunity to access the artists’ studios as well as meet with the artists and experience the process of their work being produced firsthand.

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The Music Inn ~ a Throwback in Time on West 4th Street in Greenwich Village

 

 

 

Music Inn on West 4th Street in Greenwich Village

They call themselves a world instrument shop. In fact, they are a local institution, a blast from the past, and one of New York’s oldest continually-run music store, opening its doors in 1958.

Come inside The Music Inn.

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A Visit to The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters on Audubon Terrace

 

 

 

American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters at Audubon Terrace

The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (AAAL), located in the Audubon Terrace complex, is dedicated to honoring excellence in art, literature and music, with 250 of our country’s leading architects, artists, composers, and writers. Take a walk with us through these historic doors.

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Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to your List in May, 2019

 

 

 

Nick Georgiou, Unassuming Self, 2019. Discarded books, acrylic ink and paint on canvas. 48 x 60 x 5 in. Courtesy Allouche Gallery

May is filled with Fairs and Shows from Frieze Week ~ which, this year expanded onto the Rockefeller Center Plaza ~ to Soho’s Superfine, Art New York on the Pier, TEFAF at Park Avenue Armory, Contemporary African Art Fair, NYCxDesign, Sacred Sites, and annual favorites like Jane’s Walk, Kips Bay Designer Show House, The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation Annual Spring House Tour, Harlem EatUp! and continuing the year-long celebration of Stonewall50 at a plethora of events throughout the city. Here are more than 95 suggestion to add to your list in May, including what’s still on view, and what we’re looking forward to.

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City of Workers, City of Struggle opens at The Museum of the City of New York

 

 

The Museum of the City of New York opens its doors to the exhibition, City of Workers, City of Struggle, an examination of how the labor movement transformed New York.

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Armando Mariño: La Selva Oscura to open at FACTION Art Projects Harlem

 

 

Armando Mariño, The Mexican, 2019. Image courtesy FACTION Art Projects

FACTION Art Projects will open its doors to the solo exhibition, La Selva Oscura, by Armando Mariño with ten large-scale oil paintings of figures in landscapes drawing on themes of identity and personal history within the current political and socio-economic climate.

Drawing from his Cuban roots, the artists’ work is influenced by periods of time living in Cuba, the Netherlands, France and New York’s Hudson Valley ~ as well as experience of dislocation and popular culture.

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Lacock Abbey: Birthplace of Photography on Paper at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs

 

 

 

William Henry Fox Talbot, (English, 1800-1877), Bust of Patroclus, 1842, Salt print from a calotype negative, 13.0 x 12.8 cm. Image courtesy of the gallery

Photography on paper was born in 1839 in England at Lacock Abbey. A new exhibition of photographs juxtaposes the work of its inventor William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) with the contemporary work of Hiroshi Sugimoto, Abelardo Morell, and Mike Robinson. Lacock Abbey: Birthplace of Photography on Paper will be on view at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs through May 10, 2019. The exhibition, which pays tribute to Talbot’s beloved ancestral home in Wiltshire, features architectural exteriors and interiors, still lifes, portraits, and tree studies by Talbot, complemented by interpretations from three contemporary artists, who have been inspired by his pioneering photographs.

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Bruce Davidson, Subject: Contact at Howard Greenberg Gallery

 

 

 

Bruce Davidson, Brooklyn Gang, 1959, Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1965. 8 1/2 x 12 7/8 in. Image courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery/Magnum Photos

Howard Greenberg Gallery will open its doors to the exhibition, Bruce Davidson, Subject: Contact ~ contact sheets in context with vintage prints from four seminal projects from the 1950s and 60s ~ Circus, Brooklyn Gang, Time of Change, and East 100th Street. The exhibition illustrates Davidson’s connection to some of the 20th century’s most important social, cultural, and political moments.

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Essie Green Galleries Spring 2019 Exhibition Explores Forgeries & Fakes

 

 

Allen Stringfellow “Jumping”. Image courtesy Essie Green Galleries

The Spring 2019 exhibition at Essie Green Galleries will focus on the recent attention paid to African-American artists, their rise in prominence in museums and in the marketplace, along with a significant rise in forgeries and fakes.

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Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space at Socrates Sculpture Garden

 

 

Miya Ando ~ Ginga (Silver River), 2019. Steel and silk gauze. 15 x 3.5 x 91 feet. Images courtesy the artist and Socrates Sculpture Park. The title is the Japanese word for galaxy and draws on Japanese understanding of time as informed by and experienced through the natural world. The installation is suspended along the Park’s East River shoreline.

Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space transforms Socrates Sculpture Park into a gateway to the universe, presenting artworks that consider space, time, and matter in relationship to celestial entities and earth-bound processes. In the open-air environment of the Long Island City waterfront park, the exhibition uses scale to put the universe in context, creating connection points to space and time.

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Lorna Simpson.Darkening + Piero Manzoni.Lines Materials of His Time at Hauser & Wirth New York

 

 

 

Lorna Simpson, Darkened, 2018. Ink and screen print on gessoed wood. 274.3 x 243.8 x 3.2 cm/108 x 96 x 1 1/2 in. © Lorna Simpson Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth will open its doors to Lorna Simpson.Darkening and Piero Manzoni.Lines Materials of His Time in its Chelsea Gallery.

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Pictures From Another Time: Photographs by Bob Colacello, 1976 – 1982 at Vito Schnabel Projects

 

 

Bob Colacello.  Gregg Allman and Cher, Carter Inaugration White House Reception, 1977.  Unique gelatin silver, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm) © Bob Colacello; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Projects

Vito Schnabel Projects will open its doors to Pictures From Another Time: Photographs by Bob Colacello, 1976 ~ 1982, an exhibition of photographs taken by Bob Colacello during the years he served as editor of Andy Warhol’s interview Magazine.

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Curt Hoppe: Downtown Portraits at Barnarducci Gallery + Howl! Happening

 

 

Top: Curt Hoppe with Self Portrait, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 96 x 70 inches

Barnarducci Gallery will open its doors to Downtown Portraits, an exhibition of large-scale monochrome (cut works), paintings by Curt Hoppe.

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Culture and the People: El Museo Del Barrio, 1969-2019

 

 

 

Vargas-Suarez Universal Virus Americanus XIII, 2003. Oil enamel on wood. Acquired through “PROARTISTA: Sustaining the Work of Living Contemporary Artists,” a fund from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust and a donation from the artist 2003.16.

El Museo del Barrio will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a major permanent collection exhibition and timeline, contextualizing the history of the institution, in a two-part exhibition. The exhibition will reflect on the institution’s activist origins and pioneering role as a cultural and educational organization dedicated to Latinx and Latin American art and culture.

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Restoration Moves Forward at Louise Nevelson Chapel of The Good Shepherd at St. Peter’s Church

 

 

 

Nevelson Chapel. Image via nevelsonchapel.org

Good news came recently, with the approval from the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission, allowing the Louise Nevelson Chapel of the Good Shepherd at St. Peter’s Church to move forward with initial phases of construction for the renewal project.

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do it (in school) to open at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

 

 

do it (in school) at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

What would happen if talented art students were given a selection of instructions to create temporary artworks and told to just do it (in school)? Hunter East Harlem Gallery opens its doors to its own version of the original idea, do it, conceived in 1993 by Hans Ulrich Obrist, which challenged traditional exhibition formats, questioned authorship, and championed art’s ability to exist beyond a single gallery space.

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All Power to All People: Opening Weekend at The Africa Center

 

 

 

april 17 2019

Hank Willis Thomas: All Power to All People, a 25-foot tall Afro Comb will arrive on the Plaza at The Africa Center in Harlem along with a fun-filled weekend including a Community Day on Saturday, April 13th and Sunday Drumming on April 14th.

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It’s a Bonnet Bash ~ at The National Arts Club

 

 

Image via National Arts Club

Pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath or sloth? The Fashion Committee invites you to indulge in your favorite at The Carnival of Capital Sins at The National Arts Club on Friday, April 12th.

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‘Life Without Tragedy’ arrives at Astor Place

 

 

 

The art installation entitled Life Without Tragedy by artist Kostis Velonis arrived at Astor Place this month ~ three sculptures constructed of wood that mimic an ancient Greek amphitheater.

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Franco the Great Gates Arrive at East River Plaza ~ East Harlem

 

 

 

The East River Plaza and Blumenfeld Development Group have given a permanent home to several of the Gates, created by beloved Harlem Artist, Franco ‘The Great’ Gaskin.

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Vega + East Harlem Culture Collective = Al Ritmo de La Paz in El Barrio

 

 

 

Manny Vega ~ El Barrio

El Barrio has a gorgeous new mural on the side of the building which is the home to Galeria Del Barrio. It is another in a series of community projects lead by artist Manny Vega, and is a mosaic mural, entitled Al Ritmo de La Paz. 

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Three of The Waldorf Astoria’s Historic Possessions on View at The New York Historical Society

 

 

 

The World’s Fair Clock Tower

Ambang Insurance Group, owner of the Waldorf Astoria New York is collaborating with the New York Historical Society on an installation of three of the grand hotel’s most prized possessions.

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Espo: 100 Stories Tall at The Strand High Line

 

 

 

The Standard High Line has taken a page from the New York City art scene in the 80s, with a very cool 200-feet of construction mesh tarp and the well-known graffiti artist, Steve Powers ~ #ESPO.

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Simone Leigh: Brick House Coming to the High Line Plinth

 

 

 

As the High Line extends north, the new extended section known as the High Line Plinth will unveil its inaugural installation when it opens in June, 2019.  And since June is right around the corner, we spied a work-in-progress, the inaugural installation ~ Simone Leigh’s Brick House, seen from 10th Avenue at 30th Street.

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Nemo Jantzen: Age of Spectacle to Open at Fremin Gallery

 

 

 

Attitude II  Size: 140x120cm. (55” x 47.5”)  Public Price: $9,500 USD

Fremin Gallery opens its doors to Age of Spectacle, new large-scale works by the Dutch artist Nemo Jantzen.

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Ademola Olugebefola: Past and Present Mixed Media at X Gallery Harlem

 

 

 

Ademola Olugebefola. Image courtesy X Gallery.

X Gallery opens its doors to the artwork of Ademola Olugebefola, one of the original founders of the WEUSI Artist Collective ~ a movement founded in 1965, created for the purpose of promoting the African-American Culture through art.

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American Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition Opens at Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village

 

 

 

AWS BRONZE MEDAL OF HONOR Chung-Wei Chien, AWS “Ambience of Jiufen”

The historic Salmagundi Club will open its doors to The American Watercolor Society’s 152nd Annual International Exhibition.

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Renderings of Re-deveoped Sunshine Theater ~ Lower East Side

 

 

 

Sunshine Theater closed its doors in January, 2018

With re-development ready to begin on the beloved Sunshine Movie Theater, we thought it a good time to  take a look at renderings of what will replace the 100-year-old building, and home to independent and foreign films. located at 141 East Houston Street, the Sunshine Theater closed its doors for the last time in January, 2018.

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Museum of Jewish Heritage ~ Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. ~ to Open in May

 

 

 

Uniform worn by Marian Kostuch, held as a Polish political prisoner. Kostuch was born on June 8, 1922, in Bieżanów. His occupation was listed in camp records as “tanner.” © Musealia

The Museum of Jewish Heritage will open its doors to the largest and most extensive exhibition on Auschwitz ever presented in the United States, featuring more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs ~ Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.

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Art Installations, Events & Exhibits to Add to Your List in April, 2019

 

 

 

Simone Leigh, Brick House, 2019. A High Line Plinth commission. On view June 2019 – September 2020. Photo by Timothy Schenck. Courtesy the High Line

Get ready for Spring with exhibits and events that will take you from Plein Air on The High Line to Jazz at The Apollo Theater. Play it Loud at The MET and Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Greenwich Village Historic District. Step onto the Roof Garden at The MET and Remember Stonewall at 50. Here are a few art installation, events and exhibits to add to your list in April.

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East Harlem Locations are 1 of 17 Recommended for Historic Districts Designation

 

 

 

Image taken from page 35, National Register of Historic Places Registration Form ~ Draft for proposal

The New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended adding 17 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. One target area that is recognized as having contributed to New York’s diverse history is in East Harlem.

Sign up to Tour East Harlem’s first Historic District on The Municipal Art Society’s Jane’s Walk this May.

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Useless: Machines for Dreaming, Thinking, and Seeing at Bronx Museum of the Arts

 

 

Shyu Ruey-Shiann, Dreambox, 2012. Wolf 125 motorcycle, motors, metal construction, steel, wire, sensor, transformer.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts opens its doors to Useless: Machines for Dreaming, Thinking and Seeing ~ an exhibition questioning notions of utility, rationality and progress.

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Celebrating World Pride 2019 & Stonewall 50

 

 

 

June 28th marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in 1969, when the New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, leading to protests and violent clashes outside the Christopher Street establishment ~ and the beginning of the gay rights movement. Celebrating Stonewall 50, beginning in March, and leading up to the World Pride NYC March: Stonewall 50 in June, here are a few suggestions. We will continue to add events as the year progresses.

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A Day in the Life of Seneca Village on view at Port Authority Terminal

 

 

 

A Day in the Life of Seneca Village: We Wore More Than Shackles by Sara Bunn

Located at Port Authority, near Ninth Avenue, is an interesting new exhibition by the artist Sara Bunn. We Wore More Than Shackles ~ A Day in the Life of Seneca Village are life size, beautifully clothed figures, inspired by 1830s fashions, representing the people of Seneca Village. Recognizing both Black History Month and Women’s History Month, the exhibition tells a story through fashion, in colorful reproduction period pieces, viewing Seneca Village residents through an expanded lens, not often told.

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Storefront for Art and Architecture ~ Spring Benefit at La Marqueta

 

 

 

Image via storefront benefit.org

Storefront for Art and Architecture’s 2019 Spring Benefit will take place on Wednesday, May 29th at La Marqueta in East Harlem.

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The Black Body Propelled Through Time at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

 

 

 

Image of Hope Boykin, courtesy National Black Theater

The National Black Theatre partners with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to present In Perpetual Flight: The Migration of the Black Body as part of Carnegie Hall’s citywide festival.

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En Plein Air on The High Line for Spring 2019

 

 

The High Line

This Spring, the High Line will welcome eight international artists to set up their easels and work En Plein Air ~ in an artistic dialogue with the surrounding landscape.

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