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 Reopening with Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. extended to May, 2021

 

 

 

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

Update ~ January 27, 2021 is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Check here for commemorative events at the Museum.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage reopened 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 on September 13, 2020.

“First and foremost is the safety of our visitors and our employees,” says Jack Kliger, President & CEO of the Museum. “As people venture out again seeking educational experiences in safe public places, museums such as ours are uniquely qualified to welcome them back. We also recognize that many people had purchased tickets to see Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. before it was due to close this year and are pleased to announce that we have arranged for the exhibition to remain with us through May 2, 2021.”

At the end of this post, safety precautions, new museum hours and ticketing information can be found.

Below, we begin with the arrival of the exhibition, Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away in May, 2019.

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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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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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George Platt Lynes: Portraits, Nudes, & Dance at Keith de Lellis Gallery in April

 

 

 

George Platt Lynes, Untitled, n.d.
Keith de Lellis Gallery showcases the portrait photography of noted fashion photographer and influential artist George Platt Lynes (American, 1907-1955) in its spring exhibition. Though largely concealed during his lifetime (or published under pseudonyms), Lynes’ male nude photographs are perhaps his most notable works today and inspired later artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Herb Ritts.

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Get Ready For ~ Harlem EatUp! 2019 ~ Now in its 5th Year!

 

 

Ultimate Grand Tasting. Image courtesy Harlem EatUp!

Harlem EatUp! Celebrates Culinary All-Stars, Music, Culture & Art in NYC’s Vibrant Uptown Community. Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Herb Karlitz Present the Fifth Annual Festival, WarmUp! to EatUp! beginning May 8 through Harlem EatUp!  May 17-19, 2019.

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Nicolas Holiber: Birds on Broadway ~ Audubon Sculpture Project NYC

 

 

 

Birds on Broadway at 64th Street

The National Audubon Society, Gitler &___ , New York City Parks Department,  NYC Audubon and the Broadway Mall Association have a very special installation scheduled for May 17, 2019. Ten sculptures in reclaimed wood to call attention to New York City’s climate threatened birds.

We’ve been following the project from its inception at Gitler & __, and below is a sneak-peek of Nicolas Holiber: Birds on Broadway, Audubon Sculpture Project, with sculptures to be installed from 67th Street to 168th Street ~  and the Kickstarter Campaign that helped to make this happen. The birds have arrived! Let’s do some #birdwatching.

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New York State Appellate Division of the Supreme Court at Madison Square Park

 

 

 

New York State Appellate Division of the Supreme Court located at 27 Madison Avenue, NYC

On a cold winter night a few years ago, we arrived early to an art installation opening at the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Triangle, and looking for a place to warm up, a volunteer asked if we had ever seen the interior of the Appellate Division Courthouse, just on the other side of Madison Square Park. It was a delightful surprise.

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The Pez House on Charles Lane in the Far West Village

 

 

 

Closeup of the front door at the Pez House

On the tiny cobblestone Charles Lane in the Far West Village, we found  a cluster of unique attached duplex homes, each with its own front yard and terrace ~ and one with a cool surprise above the front door. Welcome to The Pez House.

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Oscar Oiwa: Black & Light at Cadillac House Gallery in Greenwich Village

 

 

 

Oscar Oiwa, Black & Light at Cadillac House Gallery

Cadillac House has opened its gallery to the Japanese-Brazilian artist, Oscar Oiwa for his all-encompassing mural entitled Black & Light ~ a project created with Visionaire.

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Play it Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll to open at The MET

 

 

 

The iconic instruments of Rock & Roll will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with instruments played by artists such as Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Don Felder, Kim Gordon, Jimi Hendrix, James Hetfield, Wanda Jackson, Joan Jett, Lady Gaga, Steve Miller, Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Page, Kate Pierson, Elvis Presley, Prince, Keith Richards, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Eddie Van Halen, St. Vincent, Tina Weymouth, Nancy Wilson, and others. Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll opens April 8th!

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Evelyne Huet: Dear Humans at Atlantic Gallery in Chelsea

 

 

 

Evelyne Huet, Fly Me Away, 2016 digital print, Disc plexiglass/plexi, edition 1/3, 47″ x 33″

Atlantic Gallery opened its doors to a new solo exhibition by French artist Evelyne Huet entitled Dear Humans, exploring the complexity of human emotions, imagining both their genesis and their evolution ~ with 21 digital paintings, using a unique and thoughtful method.

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Joseph La Piana: Tension Sculptures arrive on the Park Avenue Mall

 

 

 

Joseph La Piana: Tension on Park Avenue at 67th Street ~ the back of the installation

The Fund for Park Avenue commissioned Brooklyn-based artist, Joseph La Piana, to create six sculptures to grace the Park Avenue Mall from 53rd Street to 70th Street.

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Last of the Spring Auctions to Benefit The Historic Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village on March 29th

 

 

 

Salmagundi Club Auction. Image via The Salmagundi Club.

The annual Spring Auctions benefiting the historic Salmagundi Club will take place on Friday, March 22nd and Friday, March 29th. You can view the artwork now, or start bidding online, Here.

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Art after Stonewall, 1969 – 1989 to Open at Grey Art Gallery & Leslie-Lohman Museum in April

 

 

 

Adam Rolston, I Am Out Therefore I Am, 1989. Crack and peel sticker, 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. Courtesy the artist

As part of Stonewall 50,  NYU/Grey Art Gallery and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art announced a major exhibition, examining  the impact of the LGBTQ movement on visual arts and culture this April, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprisings.

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T. Rex: The Ultimate Predator at The American Museum of Natural History + a Walk Behind the Scenes to a Top-Floor Turret

 

 

 

The Ultimate Predator

The American Museum of Natural History will open its doors to a new exhibition, T. rex: The Ultimate Predator, exploring the latest research and discoveries related to the dinosaurs known as Tyrannousaurs as a kick-off to the Museum’s 150th Anniversary celebration. As part of this exhibition, the Museum will introduce visitors to the entire tyrannosaur family, and reveal the amazing story of the most iconic dinosaur in the world.

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AIA New York Announced ‘Salvage Swings’ by Somewhere Studio ~ Winner of 2019 City of Dreams Competition on Roosevelt Island!

 

 

Salvage Swings by Somewhere Studio. Image: Somewhere Studio

AIA New York announced the winner of the 2019 City of Dreams Competition ~ Salvage Swings by Somewhere Studio, led by Charles Sharpless, AIA, and Jessica Colangelo. The temporary annual summer installation will move to a new location this summer ~ Lighthouse Park on Roosevelt Island!

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Emily Copeland: Lineage at Bernarducci Gallery

 

 

 

Top: Tessa Virtue’s Olympic Skates, 2018, charcoal on Stonehenge paper, 33 x 50 inches

Bernarducci Gallery will open its doors to Lineage, a solo exhibition of work by Canadian artist, Emily Copeland ~ whose artistry favors using vintage flea market finds as her subjects, bringing them to life in charcoal.

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

 

 

 

Patrick Martinez, Coretta, 2019, Neon, Edition of 3, 1 AP, 24 x 30 x 3 inches

March is filled with exciting and insightful art shows, exhibits and installations including the annual Armory Show, Armory Week, ADAA, with its new component, the Upper East Side Gallery Walk, and the Affordable Art Fair. Foundations with extensive private art collections open their doors with new gallery space in Chelsea and the East Village, along with gorgeous, renovated space at the Ford Foundation. This month, we will celebrate Women’s History Month, St. Patrick’s Day, the Flower Show, The Orchid Show, and a Design Show. As we inch closer to Spring, here are a few suggestions for the month of March, from the 1st to the 31st.

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Devil’s Due Comics Announces a New Superhero ~ AOC Has Her Own Comic Book!

 

 

 

Cover illustrated by Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash)

Oh, how we love Superhero’s ~ and now, in our politically charged environment, and the beginning of Women’s History Month, we have a new Superhero to add to our list ~ AOC! Yes, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be getting her own comic book.

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Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) ~ The Art Show 2019 ~ at Park Avenue Armory

 

 

 

Image credit: Gordon Parks, Husband and Wife, Sunday Morning, Detroit, Michigan, 1950. Gelatin silver print, printed early 1970s, 30 7/8 x 40 inches © The Gordon Parks Foundation, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery

The Art Show, organized by The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) will be held from February 28 to March 3 at the Park Avenue Armory, with a Gala Preview on Wednesday, February 27th.

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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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Sine Qua Non by Sebastian Wahl Opens at Allouche Gallery

 

 

Sebastian Wahl, The Dream Machine, 2018. Collage and resin on MDF. 51 x 84 in. Image courtesy Allouche Gallery

Sine qua non‘ is derived from Latin and can be translated literally as “Without which, not.” It represents the idea that without (something), (something else) won’t be possible.

In Sebastian Wahl’s new body of work, he explores the contrast between colors and solid black, while incorporating his signature process of arranging images between multiple layers of clear resin to create depth and dimension, creating a sense of zero gravity where images are suspended in time and space

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‘Patrick Martinez | That Which We Do Not See’ opening at Fort Gansevoort

 

 

 

Patrick Martinez, Coretta, 2019, Neon, Edition of 3, 1 AP, 24 x 30 x 3 inches

Fort Gansevoort will open its doors to the exhibition PATRICK MARTINEZ | That Which We Do Not See, the first solo show featuring new work by Los Angeles-based artist Patrick Martinez.

“Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.” Martin Luther King, The Measure of a Man, 1958

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The Monumental Photographic Journey of Girault de Prangey on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

Self-portrait Birault de Prangey

Take a photographic journey back in time at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Monumental Journey: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey ~ a display of Girault’s daguerreotype process using oversized plates and innovative formats to produce what is today the world’s oldest photographic archive. This is the first exhibition in the United States devoted to Girault, focusing on his Mediterranean journey, with this exhibit featuring approximately 120 of his daguerreotypes, supplemented by examples of his graphic work, watercolors, paintings, and his lithographically illustrated publications.

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Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes at ISAW

 

 

 

Image: By Léon Bakst. Costume Design for Tamara Karsavina as Chloé, for Daphnis et Chloé. ca. 1912. Graphite and tempera and/or watercolor on paper. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund: 1933.392. Image provided by Allen Phillips/Wadsworth Atheneum.

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) will open its doors to the exhibition Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes, an exploration of the seminal role of antiquity in shaping the radically new creations of the famed ballet troupe founded in 1909 by Sergei Diaghilev.

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Andy Dixon: Look at This Stuff Isn’t it Neat At Joshua Liner Gallery

 

 

 

Christie’s (Five Private Collectionsn) (detail), 2019, Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 49 x 39 in ~ 124.5 x 99 cm

Joshua Liner Gallery will open its doors to Andy Dixon’s inaugural solo exhibition with the gallery, Look At This Stuff Isn’t It Neat. The Los Angeles based artist “explores themes of decadence, patronage, and the relationship between art and wealth.”  Look at This Stuff Isn’t It Neat opens on February 28, 2019 and will remain on view through March 30, 2019. The artist will attend the opening reception, February 28th from 6-8pm.

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Max Ernst on The High Line

 

 

Max Ernst in the sculpture garden in front of the Zaha Hadid condo building

On the roof of Kasmin Gallery, in the Kasmin Sculpture Garden, we spotted three Max Ernst sculptures placed at random in and around the skylights. The sculpture garden happens to be in tucked in the curve of Zaha Hadid’s first architectural project in New York, on the High Line near 28th Street.

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Celebrating Harry Belafonte’s 92nd Birthday ~ ‘Turn the World Around’ at City College Center for the Arts

 

 

 

Harry Belafonte. Photo credit: Pamela Belafonte

Celebrate the life of the trailblazing entertainer and activist, Harry Belafonte, with artists who know him well at the musical event, Turn the World Around: The Music and Legacy of Harry Belafonte at City College of the Arts (CCCA) on Friday, March 1st.

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Metro North 125th Street Artwork ‘Harlem Encore’ Lights up the Night

 

 

 

The above-ground Metro North Station on East 125th Street boasts the MTA commissioned sculpture entitled Harlem Encore. The work, created by sculptor artist Terry Adkins, celebrates Harlem’s past achievements and bright future.

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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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