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Socrates Sculpture Garden presents Monuments Now for Summer 2020

 

 

 

Pictured: Digital rendering of the Park floating above New York City by 2016 Artist Fellow collaborators Dachal Choi & Mathew Suen for their project ‘AQ625: Site on the Move.’

Socrates Sculpture Garden opens its gates to the very controversial topic surrounding monuments. The new installation, Monuments Now, addresses the role of monuments in society and commemorates underrepresented narratives with a focus on diasporas, indigenous, and queer histories. The Garden and its new installations offer New Yorkers a very welcomed safe way to venture out. Monuments Now will roll out in three parts, with the first part on view now.

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Governors Island Opening July 15th

 

 

Governors Island will be open to the public for passive recreation activities beginning July 15, 2020. Starting that day, the Island will be open from 10AM to 6PM on weekdays and 10AM to 7PM on weekends.

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2020 Seneca Falls is Celebrating ‘The Vote’ and You’re Invited to a Virtual Centennial Experience

 

 

 

Join the 2020 Seneca Falls Revisted Virtual Conference, July 23-25, 2020 ~ a virtual online festival experience celebrating women’s accomplishments for the last 100 years, addressing issues facing women today ranging from ERA to voting, and tackling the future challenges while pondering on solution propositions.

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The Baylander on West Harlem Pier is Harlem’s Newest Eatery

 

 

 

USS Baylander

What does an aircraft carrier do when it retires? The Baylander IX-514 on the West 125th Street Harlem Pier, has opened its hatch in a new life as a restaurant on the West Harlem Pier at 125th Street.

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Outdoor Dining + Staying Cool. It’s Summer 2020 in NYC

 

 

As we slowly begin to reopen, New York City now has an interactive Map showing all open restaurants on Roadways, Sidewalks, Open Streets ~ with and without Alcohol, and easily found byBorough, Zip Code or Search by the name of the restaurant.

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Cool It! NYC ~ Where to Stay Cool this Summer

 

 

 

NYC Parks Department Stay Cool! Map
NYC Parks will help us beat the heat this summer. Cool It! NYC is a Citywide plan increasing the number of cooling features available. This includes a map indicating where to find Spray Showers, Drinking Fountains, and even Tree Cover. NYC Parks also reminds beachgoers to stay watersafe!

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‘Pieter Henket: Congo Tales’ now in the Online Viewing Room at Howard Greenberg Gallery

 

 

 

Pieter Henket,’The River, 2017′ archival pigment print. Image courtesy Howard Greenberg

Howard Greenberg Gallery opened its Online Viewing Room to Pieter Henkel’s Congo Tales, which explores cultural mythologies of the local inhabitants of the Congo Basin, containing some of the largest tropical rainforests in the world. The 2017 series has rarely been exhibited, and this is the first time the work is on view through a U.S. gallery.

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Living with Art Salon Reopens with Pattern Migration

 

 

 

View from the front room – Living with Art ‘Pattern Migration’

Living with Art, the uptown salon-style gallery, re-opened with the installation Pattern Migration ~ works by artists Capucine Bourcart and Beatrice Lebreton.

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Hauser & Wirth Opened its New Selldorf Architects Designed Building in Chelsea

 

 

 

Hauser & Wirth, 542-548 West 22nd Street, NYC. Image courtesy Selldorf Architects

Now, with New York City in Phase 3, Hauser & Wirth has opened the doors to its new building located at 542 West 22nd Street in Chelsea. The 36,000 square-foot, Selldorf Architects designed building includes a bookshop, crafted cafe and bar, and large flexible-configuration gallery spaces with site-specific artist interventions in such areas as stairways and elevators.

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Art Installations & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List + Online Viewing Rooms ~ July, 2020

 

 

Jerome Lagarrigue, Besieged, 2017, oil on linen, 72h x 96w in. ~ Young Artists: One exhibition currently on view at Fridman Gallery. Image courtesy Fridman Gallery

Moving into the month of July, artists reflect in their artwork the very sentiment in our featured image entitled, Besieged, by artist Jerome Lagarrigue in the current exhibition Young Artists: One at Fridman Gallery. Best said by the gallery, here they “hope to not only create space for the voices of artists, but also to directly address the issues of systemic racism…..” Art institutions, museums and galleries are doing just that.

As we move forward toward Phase 3 on July 6th, navigating through this difficult time, online viewing rooms continue to entertain and educate, taking us beyond our front doors, day or night. Below are just a few art installations, events and online viewing rooms to add to your list + installations still on view.

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The Public Art Fund Launches Art on the Grid

 

 

 

Emily Mae Smith, ‘Revenge of the Flowers,’ 2020, Digital collage of original oil and watercolor paintings. Courtesy of the artist and Simone Subal Gallery, Perrotin Gallery, Galerie Rodophe Janssen, and Contemporary Fine Arts Berlin

On June 29, 2020 Public Art Fund launched Art on the Grid, a multi-platform exhibition of new work by a group of 50 New York-based, emerging artists. The exhibition was conceived in the spring of 2020 in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As it developed, the parallel epidemic of systemic racism came into sharp and painful focus. Both crises now set the backdrop for the exhibition. The city, country, and world will emerge changed by these events, and the exhibition’s focus on reconnection and renewal have become even more urgent. Works in the exhibition are united around a number of themes including healing and loss; community and isolation; intimacy and solitude; and the creation of a future that is more just, inclusive, and equitable.

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Simone Leigh Debuts ‘Sentinel IV’ to Benefit ‘Color of Change’

 

 

 

Simone Leigh, Sentinel IV (2020), Image courtesy Hauser & Wirth

On June 30, 2020, artist Simone Leigh will debut a new bronze sculpture, Sentinel IV (2020), created to benefit the non-profit organization Color of Change in its efforts to combat racial injustice in the United States. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the work, which has been produced in an edition of 25, will be donated to the progressive civil rights advocacy group.

Update ~ SOLD OUT!

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Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine coming to the New York Historical Society Garden this Summer

 

 

 

Hope Wanted installation. Photo credit: Kay Hickman

Many of our beloved Museum’s, which have been closed for several months due to COVID-19, have risen to difficult challenges with free online viewing rooms, artist talks, workshops and educational experiences. The New York Historical Society will open its rear courtyard this summer to a COVID-19-related installation entitled, Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine.

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NYC Parks Without Borders Celebrates a Transformation at Jackie Robinson Park

 

 

 

Jackie Robinson Park. Image credit: NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

NYC Parks today unveiled the completion of a $4.7 million transformation at Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem. This is the second showcase project completed through the Parks Without Borders Initiative, funded by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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Celebrating the Life of Lucretia (Lucy) Mott ~ Feminist & Civil Rights Activist during this Centennial Year

 

 

 

Lucretia Mott from the records of the National Woman’s Party c. September, 1920. Signature matches other signatures of hers. Image F. Gutekunst, Philadelphia, Pa, via U.S. Library of Congress’s Manuscript Division, digital copy.

As we await a new monument dedicated to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth coming to Central Park’s Literary Walk in late 2020, we are reminded of a monument in our nation’s Capital portraying two of those three women plus a third, so active in women’s rights that we take this time to reflect on her life ~ the extraordinary life of Lucretia (Lucy) Mott.

Located in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building, is a 14,000-pound sculpture of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott. During this centennial year, celebrating the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote, let’s take a look at the life of Lucy Mott, an early feminist, activist and strong advocate for ending slavery.

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Hyundai Motor Group + RISD Collaborate on Mobility Inspired by Nature

 

 

 

The Textile Design for Mobility research group drew from the fields of bionics and biomimicry in developing innovative textile solutions through speculative approaches and solutions gathered from a case study of the cockroach. Rendering courtesy Hyundai Motor Group and Rhode Island School of Design.

Hyundai Motor Group and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) announced a research collaboration to examine relationships among natural and built environments in order to propose new directions for the future of mobility.

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National Black Theatre ‘Founder’s Month’ with a Letter to the Future

 

 

 

Harlem’s historic National Black Theatre (NBT) is hosting an annual salute to its founder and CEO emerita, the late Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, with NBT’s Founder’s Month, a month-long celebration of Teer, Black theater and community. Running through July 18, the celebration will feature the launch of NBT@Home: A Letter to the Future, a new series of online conversations on theater, current events and Black history with guests including Toshi Reagon, Ebony Noelle Golden, adrienne maree brown, Jonathan McCrory, Sade Lythcott, members of the theater’s original company of “Liberators,” and more, and the launch of NBT’s VISION Forward Fund Campaign, a fundraising drive to support and advance the theater well into the future.

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Claire Oliver Gallery adds VR Experience with Inaugural Visit to Bisa Butler: Portraits at Katonah Museum of Art

 

 

 

Our VR walk through Bisa Butler: Portraits at Katonah Museum of Art with Claire Oliver Gallery

Online Viewing Rooms have been a welcome and creative way for museums and galleries to connect with lovers of art throughout this difficult time. It has allowed us to visit many more exhibitions and view more artists than we would normally be able to. It has also allowed us to explore works of art out of town, out of state, as well as other countries.

Expanding on the gallery model, Claire Oliver Gallery announced a new addition to its website. Its inaugural VR Experience will take us to the Bisa Butler: Portraits Exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art.

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NYC Parks Department Launches ‘Discovery Week’ ~ a Virtual Exploration in Freshkills Park

 

 

 

Image courtesy nycparks.org

Freshkills Park will host its first-ever Discovery Week, offering park enthusiasts a chance to virtually explore the park’s spectacular views and unique landscape from home. Experience the landfill-to-park project’s ambitious transformation and enjoy FREE activities, tours, and educational and recreational programming.

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NYC Parks Department Creates ‘Juneteenth Grove’ at Cadman Plaza

 

 

 

Image courtesy NYC Parks Department

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, announced on Juneteenth (June 19, 2020) that the agency stands in solidarity with the Black Community and the fight to end systemic racism, and is demonstrating its commitment by taking a responsive step at addressing related issues within the park system. The agency is reviewing park names across New York City with the goal of renaming a selection in each borough for Black Americans with local, national or historical relevance. The parks and their new names will be announced November 2, 2020.

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NYC Parks Celebrates Black Music Month!

 

 

 

NYC Parks Department celebrates Black Music Month with a playlist featuring homegrown artists. Ranging across the genres and generations, this collection of songs celebrates New York City’s brightest stars from Luther Vandross to Cardi B.

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The Lotus Effect ~ a Participatory Installation About Gratitude & Transformation at The Rubin Museum of Art

 

 

 

The Rubin Museum of Art launched a new participatory installation, The Lotus Effect, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lotuses take root in murky waters and burst into beautiful bloom above the surface. For The Lotus Effect, the Rubin invites members of the public to fold a lotus flower and dedicate their origami creation to someone or something that has helped them overcome a challenging time. When the Rubin reopens, people can contribute their folded piece to an installation in the Museum that will serve as a community-built symbol of gratitude and powerful reminder that collectively we can emerge from difficult moments.

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It’t Time to VOTE ~ Find your Polling Site

 

 

 

From the Archives of GothamToGo ~ The windows at NiLu Gift Shop in Harlem

Thanks to new rules, New Yorkers can vote in the primaries and avoid the crowds with early voting from June 13 – June 21st.

Early Voting begins on June 14th, and polls are open from 10am to 4pm.

The Board of Elections in the City of New York urges you to Vote!

Vote by Mail ~ Vote Early ~ or Vote on Election Day, June 23, 2020 (be sure to wear a mask).

Find Your Polling Site

We look forward to the General Election on November 3, 2020.

NYC Parks Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Pride March with Celebratory Signage

 

 

Washington Square Park courtesy NYC Parks. Photo credit: Daniel Avila/NYC Parks

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the New York City Pride March, NYC Parks today unveiled new signage featuring the colors of the new, inclusive pride flag in four parks along various routes the parade has taken over 50 years: Washington Square Park, Union Square, Madison Square Park, Grand Army Plaza and Central Park. The signage provides a sense of unity that commemorates the history and legacy of the LGBTQIA+ movement and community in New York City.

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LaGuardia Airport & Public Art Fund install Major Art Works in Terminal B

 

 

 

Interior: The more than 1.3 million square feet of the new Terminal B will be flooded with natural light and feature exciting food, retail and service options for passengers. Image via laguardia.com

As part of New York’s vision for a world-class airport at LaGuardia, Terminal B unveiled spectacular new permanent artworks by world-renowned artists, Jeppe Hein, Sabine Hornig, Laura Owens and Sarah Sze. The project is a partnership with the leading New York-based nonprofit Public Art Fund to bring inspirational, large-scale art installations to the new LaGuardia Airport.

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Avram Finkelstein + Ian Bradley-Perrin in Conversation at Poster House Museum During Pride Month 2020

 

 

Image courtesy Poster House Museum

As part of ongoing Pride Month Programming at Poster House Museum, save the date, June 29th from 5:30-7:30pm for Avram Finkelstein, one of the creators of the iconic Silence=Death poster, in conversation with AIDS historian Ian Bradley-Perrin.

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It’s a Trivia Party! Poster House Museum Celebrates First Year with a Birthday Drag Brunch

 

 

 

heddalettucenyc via porterhouse.org

It’s a party ~ a Trivia Party! Poster House Museum is celebrating its First Birthday with a Virtual Birthday Drag Brunch on June 21st! For this poster-themed event, the Museum has enlisted none other than the incomparable Hedda Lettuce to host Classic Movie Poster Trivia over Zoom. Grab a cocktail and sign up for this Free Event.

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Juneteenth 2020 ~ a Weekend of Celebration, June 19 & 20

 

 

 

‘Spirit of Harlem’ by artist Louis Del Sarte on Frederick Douglass Blvd at 125th Street in Harlem

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Libertation Day, celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865. It is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States. While much of our City is still under COVID-19 restrictions, our community celebrates in thoughtful walks, marches, and online, virtually. Here are a few ways to celebrate Juneteenth 2020 in New York, beginning with the One Million March.

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June 5th, Wear Orange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day 2020

 

 

 

June 5th is the Annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Come together to fight for a future free from gun violence. Show you care. Show you’re aware. #WearOrange

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The Salmagundi Club Galleries Re-Open with Coast Guard Art Collection Exhibition on June 30, 2020

 

 

 

Image pictured is the 2019 George Gray Award winner, “Guardians of the Puerto Rican Coast,” by Robert Selby. Image courtesy The Salmagundi Club

As New York City moves to step beyond the restrictions of COVID19, it is only appropriate that the Salmagundi Club re-opens its main floor gallery on June 30 with an exhibition of works depicting the United States Coast Guard, first responders in their own right.

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Harlem-Based ‘Black Public Media’ Marks 40th Anniversary with ’40 for 40 Media Game Changers’ List

 

 

 

Image courtesy BPM

Black Public Media (BPM) is celebrating 40 years of showing the world that #blacklivesmatter by bringing Black content creators and their stories to the forefront for audiences across all screens.

As the organization takes stock of its four decades-long history, it is releasing the BPM 40 for 40 Media Game Changers, a list recognizing 40 individuals and organizations that, like BPM, have helped keep Black voices and Black stories present in the media and shaped the modern-day landscape of independent, Black film and television.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation to Review Proposal for Trinity Church Stained Glass Entrance Window

 

 

 

Rendering of proposed design by artist Thomas Denny for Trinity Church. Image bia MBB/ NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

On June 2, 2020, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission will review proposals from Trinity Church and Murphy Burnham & Buttrick (MBB) Architects to replace its multi-story stained glass window located above the entrance with a commissioned stained glass window designed by British stained glass artist Thomas Denny.

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Art Installations, Performances & Exhibits in our Parks + Online ~ June, 2020

 

 

Artist, Gayle Madeira, ‘Winter Clementine’, oil 6 x 6 in. Image courtesy of the Artist and Salmagundi Club

Online Viewing Rooms and our local Parks, large and small, have supported our efforts to stay healthy and positive during this difficult time. As we prepare for reopening June 8th, we continue with these creative ways to connect. June brings with it more than 40 art installations, performances and online exhibits to add to your list, as well as many Online Viewing Rooms & Tours still on view. Continue reading “Art Installations, Performances & Exhibits in our Parks + Online ~ June, 2020”

Museum Mile Festival Goes Virtual, June 9, 2020

 

 

 

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Eight New York City museums are joining together to create the first ever day-long virtual Museum Mile Festival on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, from 9 am to 9 pm. Throughout the day, each museum will host live and pre-recorded programs, virtual exhibition tours, live musical performances, and activities for families streamed across their respective websites and social media platforms. Culture enthusiasts from around the world will now be able to join New Yorkers, during this unprecedented moment, and enjoy the festival.

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Howard Greenberg presents Saul Leiter in its Online Viewing Room

 

 

 

(PF107745) Saul Leiter,, Postmen, 1952. ©Saul Leiter Foundation, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

The World is Full of Endless Things: Saul Leiter’s New York is now in the Online Viewing Room at Howard Greenberg Gallery New York. The exhibition is a wonderful ode to New York, exploring Leiter’s nearly seventy-years in a City he loved ~ and in particular, the East Village where he lived beginning in 1952.

His mother gave him his first camera at age 12, and this seed planted bloomed at age 23, when he left theology school and moved to New York City. Aside from street photography, Leiter worked as a  fashion photographer for twenty years, publishing in such well-known publications as Elle, Vogue, Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar, to name just a few.

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Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the First ‘Percent for Art’ Installation, ‘Growth’ and artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez in Harlem Art Park ~ July 5, 2020

 

 

 

Image of Mayor Edward Koch who was the originator of the Percent for Art Program, along with Bess Myerson and the artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez at ribbon cutting for ‘Growth’ in 1985 in the Art Park. Image via New York City Percent for Art courtesy of the Artist

On June 26th, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs will celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Percent for Art Program, and its first art installation, Growth, by sculpture artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez. Here are some wonderful images of the artist and Growth as it was being created, and a few thoughts on this historic occasion by the artist when we visited his studio in May, 2020.

Due to bad weather, the celebration has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 5th from Noon to 2:00pm. Stop by and meet the artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez at Art Park. Please remember to wear a mask. Social distancing will be in place.

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A Look Back at Roz Chast: Memoirs at Museum of the City of New York

 

 

 

Roz Chast at Museum of the City of New York at the entrance to her exhibition in 2016

As we look forward to Roz Chast in Conversation with Lester Burg this month, it reminds us of the artists’ 2016 exhibition at The Museum of the City of New York ~ Memoirs.

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It’s Roz Chast in Conversation with Lester Burg ~ May 24, 2020

 

 

 

Artist Roz Chast. Image via Drawing America

Join Drawing America for a conversation with Roz Chast, The New Yorker staff cartoonist, to hear how she draws humor from these unprecedented times we all find ourselves in, especially here in New York. Ms. Chast will present a slideshow of drawings she has created since the pandemic began. Following the presentation, she will be in conversation with Lester Burg, former Deputy Director of the MTA’s Art and Design program in New York City. Continue reading “It’s Roz Chast in Conversation with Lester Burg ~ May 24, 2020”

Pat Steir: Artist ~ a Film by Veronica Gonzalez Peña

 

 

 

Artist Pat Stein in the documentary film ‘Artist’

Pat Steir: Artist, a documentary film directed by Veronica Gonzalez Peña about the life of legendary artist Pat Steir, will be released on Apple TV, Prime Video, and other digital platforms as well as DVD on June 9, 2020.

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SCNY Photography Show in The Galleries at Salmagundi

 

 

Mark Battista, Flight of Inspiration, 2020. Digital Photography. 14 × 11 × 1 in
35.6 × 27.9 × 2.5 cm. $450.

The SCNY Photography Show has been unveiled in The Galleries at Salmagundi online viewing room in the Artsy Showroom. The works are presented by Salmagundi Club photographer members. Below are just a few of what will be on view, with the full collection at The Galleries at Salmagundi.

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‘Michaelangelo Lovelace. Nightshift’ coming to the Online Viewing Room at Fort Gansevoort

 

 

Michaelangelo Lovelace, Untitled, 2008. Ink one paper. 8.5 x 11 in. ML209.. Image courtesy Fort Gansevoort Gallery

Beginning Thursday, May 28, Fort Gansevoort will present Nightshift, an exhibition of drawings by Michelangelo Lovelace (b. 1960), composed from the bedsides and common areas of nursing homes throughout Cleveland, Ohio, where he has worked for over 30 years as a nurse’s aide while pursuing his artistic practice.

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#GoingGreenForParkies on May 21, 2020

 

 

 

The Arsenal (Central Park) image credit: Daniel Avila/NYC Parks

#GoingGreenForParkies ~ Empire State Building and Other City Landmarks to Go Green in honor of Parks Workers on May 21st ~ a day when New York City will salute Park workers around the World with green lights and by wearing green, and In a show of support, San Francisco’s City Hall, Coit Tower, and Conservatory; Australia’s Royal Botanic Garden Sydney; and the Con Edison tower all lit green for parkies.

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The Jewish Museum Applies for Permit Displaying Temporary Mural by Artist Lawrence Weiner

 

 

 

Rendering of proposed mural at the Jewish Museum (Courtesy of the Jewish Museum)

The Jewish Museum hopes to display a multi-story mural installed at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 92nd Street with the neon-blue message, ‘All the Stars in the Sky have the Same Face‘. It was originally designed in 2011 by American conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner, with lettering in Hebrew, Arabic and English.

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New York State Regional Monitoring Dashboard Online + The Winning Ad

 

 

Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced an online Early Warning Dashboard to monitor virus containment. The dashboard allows New Yorkers to see for themselves all of the state’s data tracking new infections and their severity, hospital capacity by region and other metrics. The early warning system dashboard was developed in consultation with internationally-known experts who have been advising New York State.

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The Salmagundi Club Spring Auction ~ Live Online June 19th

 

 

 

Artist, Gayle Madeira, ‘Winter Clementine’, oil 6 x 6 in. Image courtesy of the Artist and Salmagundi Club

The Salmagundi Club Spring Auction, benefiting the historic club, has been rescheduled for June 19 at 4:00pm online. The works by artist members include all media from oil paintings, sculpture, fine-art graphics, and photography. This Event is a major fundraiser for the non-profit Salmagundi Club.

Absentee & Advance Bidding Now Being Accepted!

Click Here for the Bid Form that can be emailed to info@salmagundi.org or faxed to 646-349-2275. Bids can also be placed online at Live Auctioneers or Capsule Auctions ~ or by phone. Call 212-255-7740 to register.

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Historic Manida Street in the Bronx now a Landmarked Historic District

 

 

 

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate Manida Street in Hunts Point a Historic District.  Below is a brief history of this beautiful street.

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Fotografiska New York + United Nations Human Rights & David Clark Cause = the Annual ‘Photography 4 Humanity’ Global Prize Competition & Exhibitions

 

 

2019 Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Recipient: Sameer Al-Doumy
Description: “A married couple drink coffee in the remains of their home in Souma.”
Location: Syria. Courtesy Fotografisks

Fotografiska New York, the photography museum located in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, announced today their partnership with United Nations Human Rights and David Clark Cause as the exclusive presenter of the annual Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Competition and subsequent exhibitions.

Submissions for the 2020 Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Competition open today, May 8th, and will be open until August 31, 2020.

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Celebrate Harlem Stage with a Virtual Celebration ~ May 18th

 

 

Nona Hendryx courtesy Harlem Stage

On Monday May 18, 2020 at 7:00pm, Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown performing arts venue will host an online premiere celebration on Facebook and Instagram in place of its annual spring gala. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Harlem Stage is forced to cancel its in person event but is pleased to premiere a virtual event to be enjoyed by all arts and culture lovers. ​

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Art Installations, Performances & Exhibits in our Parks + Online ~ May, 2020

 

 

Artist Margaret Short, ‘Joker in the Tulip Bed’, 2020; Oil on Linen; 13 x 14 in.; 33 x 35.6 cm. Annual Members’ Exhibition in Galleries at Salmagundi online at the Artsy Showroom

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 open space. Here are more than 30 outdoor art installations, online performances and exhibitions to enjoy in May + a host of great viewing from past months.

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A Walk Through The Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx

 

 

 

The Andrew Freedman House

COVID-19 has created a swift economic downturn for large and small businesses alike. We have seen tremendous unemployment and a volatile stock market – not unlike the Great Depression in 1929 ~ with so many New Yorkers loosing their businesses and their savings. A remnant of the Great Depression still exists in the Bronx. We thought it a good time to take a look back at the history of The Andrew Freedman Home.

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