On Saturday, October 28 from 11am to 6pm, Madison Avenue rolls out the red carpet for art collectors and enthusiasts to experience exceptional art exhibitions, and meet and learn from artists and gallerists. A prestigious roster of over 60 internationally acclaimed galleries will open their doors to the public for curator talks and tours of their current exhibitions during the annual Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk. One of New York’s favorite art events, this is a prime opportunity to visit the participating galleries located on Madison Avenue between East 57th and East 86th Streets and adjacent side streets. Organized by the Madison Avenue B.I.D in association with ARTnews, the annual Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk is free and open to the public.
Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk always provides the chance to “see it first” with 10 debut exhibitions by artists from around the world – a well as the opportunity the meet the artists and discover new works to admire and collect. A highlight of the fall art season, the event includes over 20 talks and curator tours that guests can book via the event webpage. This year, there are several prestigious new galleries to visit offering inaugural shows to explore.
The popular community art event at the Frick Madison returns again this fall. The Frick invites the public of all ages to sketch outdoors from 1pm-3pm in front of the museum on Madison Avenue at 946 Madison Avenue at East 75th street. Drawing activities and refreshments from The Sister Yard will be available on a first-come, first-served basis (weather permitting). This event is free; all materials will be provided, and no art background is needed. Tickets are required for museum entry.
Participating Galleries & Exhibitions on View
Acquavella Galleries, 18 East 79 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-5pm), A group exhibition of painted work by the pioneers of Pop art, including Rosalyn Drexler, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, George Segal, Marjorie Strider, Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann. Gallery Talk: 2pm: Curatorial walkthrough of the exhibition
Adelson Galleries, 595 Madison Avenue, 4th Floor (57-58) (12pm-2pm) Steven Spazuk: KIN showcases Spazuk’s distinctive medium: fumage. In this series, Spazuk seamlessly merges animal forms with human silhouettes and vice versa. This gentle interplay serves as a subtle reminder of the delicate bonds between humanity and the natural world.Gallery Talk: 12pm: Our gallery talk will include details on the artist and artworks currently on exhibition, including Spazuk’s unique process, “fumage”.
Alexander Berggruen, 1018 Madison Avenue, Fl. 3 (78-79) (10am-6pm) Freya Douglas-Morris: This star I give to you is our first solo show with Freya Douglas-Morris. Presenting oil paintings on small framed copper panels to larger canvases, this exhibition is an affectionate offering of tender sensations of the natural world.
Arlene Angard Designs & Fine Art, 3 East 66 St, Ste 2A (Madison-Fifth) (12pm-5pm) Design + Art + Antiques. An exhibition focusing on unique functional Art pieces:Large-scale landscape photography, bold sculptures and paintings creatively combined with abstract furniture and classical antiques. Collection on display by Jaime Hayon, Maria Grazia Facciolà, Nana de la Fuente, Marty Hulsebos, Sebastian Vallejo & Gerald Siciliano. Gallery Talk: Hourly, 12pm to 5pm: Conversations about contemporary art and its perceptions in yesteryear and today’s Venice. Discover a variety of artists and art pieces from visual, Murano glass, iron works and more. Works and words by Maria Grazia Facciolà.
Bonner David New York, 22 East 81 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm) Capturing the intimate details of precious relationships, noted figurative artist Joseph Lorusso has been wowing the public for decades. It’s as though he is eavesdropping into the private moments we share with those closest to us, or even the intrapersonal flashes that shape our own identity. This exhibition showcases the best of Lorusso’s genius in his New York debut show.
Ceysson & Bénétière, 956 Madison Avenue (75-76) (11am-6pm) Ceysson & Bénétière is presenting a solo exhibition of works by contemporary French artist Jean-Luc Verna. Gallery Talk: 1pm-3pm: The artist will be present at the gallery from 1-3 PM and would be happy to discuss the works with guests during that time.
Dan Yoshii, 980 Madison Avenue, 3rd Fl (76-77) (11am-6pm) Free Lunch showcases the latest body of work by multidisciplinary artist Matt Maust. Maust’s practice presents a unique and progressive blend of fine art and popular culture across time and space.
David Benrimon Fine Art, 41 East 57 Street, 2nd Floor (Madison-Park) (11am-4pm) David Benrimon Fine Art is thrilled to announce our fall exhibition, David Hockney, which will feature a collection of thirty prints that span over the course of the beloved British artist’s exceptional six decade long career. The show will feature the artist’s recent iPad prints, as well as a selection of earlier works.
David Nolan Gallery, 24 East 81 Street, #4A (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm) Two solo exhibitions of recent paintings and works on paper by Vian Sora (b. 1976, Bagdad, Iraq),“End of Hostilities,” the artist’s first show in New York, and Steve DiBenedetto (b. 1958, Bronx, NY), “Uncertainty Takes a Holiday.” Gallery Talk: 12pm: Gallery Talk by Senior Sales Director Michael Lieberman and artist Steve DiBenedetto.
David Zwirner, 34 East 69 Street (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm) David Zwirner is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by New Zealand–born, Los Angeles–based artist Emma McIntyre at the gallery’s 69th Street location. This will be the artist’s first exhibition in New York.
Debra Force Fine Art, 13 East 69 Street, Suite 4F (Madison-Fifth) (11am-4pm) “William R. Christopher (1924 – 1973): A Rediscovery” featuring 17 works including the artist’s Magic Realist and genre scenes from the 1950s as well as his nuanced depictions of Black female nudes and works dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy from the 1960s, among others. Gallery Talk: 12pm & 2pm: William R. Christopher, his life and work, with in depth discussion of 4-5 paintings in the exhibition.
DFN Projects, 16 East 79 Street, Suite G-2, Garden Level (Madison-Fifth) (12pm-4pm) Concurrence, curated by Elizabeth Garvey, presents a selection of recent intimate paintings by artist couple Melanie Vote and Julien Gardair. The show reveals the links and expanse between these two very different practices. Gallery Talk: Artists will be present for Q & A from 1pm to 3pm..
Edward Tyler Nahem, 980 Madison Avenue, Suite 305 (76-77) (10am-5pm) Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga, born in 1991 in Kinshasa, represents a new, young, and courageous group of artists emerging out of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kamuanga has been celebrated for his ability to bridge cultural divides while offering insight into the complexities and contradictions of Congolese life within the broader contextual landscape of Africa today.
Emma Scully Gallery, 16 East 79 Street, #11 (Madison-Fifth) (12pm-5pm) EJR Barnes – A Room on East 79th Street. The debut solo exhibition from London-based artist and designer EJR Barnes. “My work normally ranges from large furniture pieces to mid size, like lighting. For this show, however, I’ve looked beyond this to even smaller items like glassware and flatware, as well as textiles,” says Barnes.
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, 19 East 66 Street, Fl 4 (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm) Franklin Parrasch Gallery is pleased to present Marcia Hafif: Select Work from “The Inventory,” 1967–1998. This presentation surveys Hafif’s core oeuvre, tracing the evolution of her practice from the 1960s through the end of the century.
Gagosian, 976 Madison Avenue (76-77) (10am-6pm) Edmund de Waal and Sally Mann exhibition: to light, and then return. Gagosian Shop, 976 Madison Avenue (76-77) (10am-7pm) The Shop is featuring a display on Roy Lichtenstein, including limited-edition prints, rare books, and dinnerware.
Galerie Gmurzynska, 43 East 78 Street (Madison-Park) (11am-5pm) Louise Nevelson: The Way I Think Is Collage .
Gerald Peters Gallery, 24 East 78 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm) Harvey Dinnerstein: A retrospective. Dinnerstein was not only a renowned teacher, but one of America’s great realist painters. The exhibition highlights the documentary drawings of the early Civil Rights movement (1958 in Alabama), depictions of scenes of his native Brooklyn (streets, parks and subways) as well as the Grand Manner portraits of his friends and family.
Graham Shay 1857, 17 East 67th Street, Suite 1A (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm) The exhibition will display artwork by artists who showed their work in the groundbreaking 1913 Armory Show. Presented in collaboration with Lincoln Glenn, works by James McNeill Whistler, Marsden Hartley, Agnes Pelton, Joseph Stella, and others are offered.
GRAY, 1018 Madison Avenue, Floor 2 (78-79) (11am-6pm) So Be It! Asé! Photographic Echoes of FESTAC ’77: Roy Lewis, K. Kofi Moyo, Bob Crawford. Curated by Romi Crawford, the exhibition unveils visual documentation of one of the most significant, yet lesser known, cultural events of the twentieth century: the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, held in Lagos, Nigeria. Gallery Talk: 2pm: Exhibition talk.
Hauser & Wirth, 32 East 69 Street (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm) Hauser & Wirth presents a special exhibition juxtaposing key works by pioneering early 20th-century Swiss modernist Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) with works by three contemporary artists—Leonor Antunes, Ellen Lesperance and Nicolas Party—highlighting the versatility and enduring legacy of the avant-garde master. Gallery Talk: 1pm: Martha Moldovan, Director at Hauser & Wirth, will lead a walkthrough of the exhibition, highlighting works by Sophie Taeuber-Arp and discussing how contemporary artists have responded to the diversity of her interdisciplinary oeuvre.
Helwaser Gallery, 833 Madison Avenue (69-70) (11am-6pm) Brian Michael Reed’s Elemental Trance highlights the artist’s history of global community studies, showing the energetic layers that compose the world around us. Reed explores how pigment and drawn line, conveying motifs through a lens of surreal seriality, generates visual frequencies that lead the viewer into a resonance with his works: optically and energetically.
Henrique Faria, 35 East 67 Street, 4th Fl (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm) Leandro Katz: Libro Quemado & Horacio Zabala: Monochrome – two exhibitions that span the last fifty years of each of the artist’s careers. Katz demonstrates his continued interest in pushing the boundaries of language and the mystery and allure of the Mayan ruins of Central America. Zabala investigates the monochrome, its social uses and the consequences in architecture and design.
HG Fine Art, @Galerie Mourlot 16 East 79 Street, 2nd Fl (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm) Geoffrey Johnson: Fall Solo Exhibition 2023. New contemporary abstract impressionist works inspired by New York and constructed on a grand scale.
Hirschl & Adler Modern, 41 East 57 Street, Floor 9 (Madison-Park) (11am-5pm) Elizabeth Turk: Written in Stone. The beauty of handwritten script has resonated across cultures and time. Turk’s marble sculptures mark the change caused by technological communication – the ubiquitous keyboard and AI – and seek to question the transformation of everyday handwriting and the human experience. Gallery Talk: 4pm: MacArthur “Genius,” sculptor Elizabeth Turk, will explore both concept and technique in this new body of work in marble and gold leaf.
Howard Greenberg Gallery, 41 East 57 Street, Suite 801 (Madison-Park) (11am-5pm) Jungjin Lee VOICE features large photographs of deserts, mountains, oceans, forests, and plains from 2018 and 2019. With an approach that combines the aesthetics of her heritage with 21st-century techniques, Lee’s lush and velvety landscapes possess a painterly quality and reveal a quiet and profound depth.
Ippodo Gallery, 32 East 67 Street, 3rd Fl (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm) Ippodo Gallery is honored to present Masaaki Miyasako: Living Dreams, the legendary painter’s premier solo exhibition in the United States. Miyasako’s work is praised for evolving the historical Nihonga painting technique urazaishiki, a traditional back-painting method invented between the Heian and Kamakura periods (794–1333).
Jason McCoy Gallery, 41 East 57 Street, 11th Fl (Madison-Park) (11am-5pm) Celebrating the 100th year of the Japanese sculptor Masayuki Nagare, the exhibition explores his animist forms in juxtaposition to Ran Ortners’ spellbinding Ocean series. From ‘Cloud Fortress’ at the base of the Twin Towers to his sculpture for the Academy Arts prize in Japan, Nagare’s work is known and celebrated differently in the East and the West.
Jennifer Baahng Gallery, 790 Madison Avenue (66-67) (11am-5pm) The New York premiere of Janet Taylor Pickett’s works; the debut of Zhang Hongtu’s never-before-seen Shan Shui Paintings, reimagining the work of seventeenth-century Chinese artists in the vibrant colors and brushwork of Monet and Vincent van Gogh, also, from the online exhibition Pink and Bell & Ganassi’s The Corpses. Gallery Talk: 1pm-3pm: Meet the Artist – with R.C. Baker, Laura Bell, Deborah Buck, and Jaye Moon.
Kapoor Galleries, 34 East 67 Street, Floor 3 (Madison-Park) (11am-3pm) “Religious Art: Exaltation through Expression.” The collection in this exhibit cherishes the characteristic feature of art as a catalyst to ground oneself in the divine and thereby into one’s own self. The exhibit resounds the existence of art as a shrine; a shrine not only for religious worship but a shrine for introspection, solitude and reflection through profound indulgence. Gallery Talk: 1pm: Join us for a curator’s talk about the “Religious Art: Exaltation through Expression” exhibition.
Kate Oh Gallery, 31 East 72nd Street (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm) Han Kiok is a sixth generation potter, a ceramicist whose command over clay commands due deference. Gallery Talk: 2pm & 4pm: Gallery Talk by Karen Lee.
Kraushaar Galleries, 15 East 71 Street, Suite 2B (Madison-Fifth) (11am-4pm) Still: A selection of still life paintings and works on paper.
Kristen Lorello, 23 East 73rd Street, 5F (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm) Ping Zheng: Go Out into Nature. New works on paper in oil stick.
L Parker Stephenson Photography, 764 Madison Avenue (65-66) (11am-6pm) Franco-American artist Mikael Levin’s first exhibition at the Gallery. His Subaqueous series is presented in the main gallery alongside a selection from his series Critical Places: Sites of American Slave Rebellion in the adjacent room. Both projects, each in their own way, capture conceptions of place and temporarily. Gallery Talk: 1pm: Discussion about our Mikael Levin exhibition.
Leila Heller, 17 East 76 St, Garden Level (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm) Leila Heller presents the first New York solo exhibition by London based, Iranian-American artist Darvish Fakhr, “Every Story is Us.” Darvish’s work straddles the line between beauty and destruction. Known for his classical style and meticulous technique, his precise paintings are then desecrated by his alter-ego, The Urban Sufi.
Leon Tovar Gallery, 26 East 64 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-5pm) Leon Tovar is a New York based gallery specializing in Modern art from Latin America. With more than 30 years of operation, the Gallery remains committed to promoting scholarship on, and the market visibility of, groundbreaking artists who are integral to any complete history of Modernism.
Les Enluminures, 23 East 73 Street, 7th Floor (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm) Focusing on art of the Middle Ages, Les Enluminures brings together a group of spectacular illuminated manuscripts, leaves, and jewelry from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Gallery Talk: 12pm, 2pm & 3pm: Enjoy a tour with the curator of our exhibition.
Lévy Gorvy Dayan, 19 East 64th Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm) Pierre Soulages: From Midnight to Twilight traverses seven decades of the artist’s practice. The exhibition features early works and examples of Soulages’s revelatory Outrenoir series, inviting viewers to join his exploration of light and darkness.
Lincoln Glenn, 17 East 67th Street, Suite 1A (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm) The exhibition will display artwork by artists who showed their work in the groundbreaking 1913 Armory Show. Presented in collaboration with Graham Shay 1857, works by James McNeill Whistler, Marsden Hartley, Agnes Pelton, Joseph Stella, and others are offered.
Lois Wagner Fine Arts, 15 East 71st Street, Suite 2A (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm) American Artists — From City to Country Life in New York State. Gallery Talk: 12pm & 3pm: American Artists – 1850-1980.
Luxembourg + Co., 41 East 57 Street, 6th Floor (Madison-Park) (12pm-4pm) Luxembourg + Co. is proud to present Man Ray: Other Objects. The first of its kind, the exhibition will explore the evolution of five sculptures as these were recreated in different variations and multiple editions over the span of the artist’s career, from the 1910s through the 1970s.
Michael Werner Gallery, 4 East 77 Street (Madison-Fifth) (10am-6pm) New sculptures and paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Aaron Curry (b. 1972 San Antonio, TX). Known to draw inspiration from classical sculpture, 20th century modernism, comic book illustration, science fiction, as well as skateboard and BMX culture, the artist uses these diverse influences to develop what he calls a “visual toolbox.”
Mignoni, 960 Madison Avenue, 2nd floor (75-76) (11am-5pm) Group show featuring work by Alice Attie, Dan Flavin, Cyrielle Gulacsy, Donald Judd, Kenneth Noland, Joel Shapiro and John Wesley.
Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, 24 East 64 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm) Our exhibition “Photographic Journey of Ken Ohara: 1972-2012” presents an 81-year-old Japanese American photographer’s experimental portraits to communicate with himself, his family, and strangers. The highlights include daily self-portraits committed over 8 months in 1972, the harbinger of today’s selfies. Gallery Talk: 12pm & 3pm: Gallery director Miyako Yoshinaga will walk you through the show and talk about the artist’s significant contribution to the genre of photographic portraits.
Mnuchin Gallery, 45 East 78 Street (Madison-Park) (10am-5:30pm) Mnuchin Gallery is proud to present Frank Stella’s “Indian Birds”: a series of three-dimensional paintings conceived by the artist while traveling to India in 1977. The presentation includes the entire series of maquettes and an impressive selection of monumental works.
Nahmad Contemporary, 980 Madison Avenue, Floor 3 (76-77) (10am-6pm) Founded in 2013, Nahmad Contemporary is dedicated to the presentation of innovative, historically focused exhibitions. The gallery specializes in leading Contemporary artists who rose to prominence during the 1980s, and a selection of Modern masters from the 20th century.
Nicholas Brawer Gallery, 1046 Madison Avenue (79-80) (11am-6pm) The Real Thing in Miniature: Working Scale Model Racing Cars 1947-1960.
Opera Gallery, 791 Madison Avenue (66-67) (11am-6pm) Our fall group exhibition features works by Richard Prince, Manolo Valdés, Yayoi Kusama, Karel Appel, Mel Bochner, Marc Chagall, Andy Denser, and many more with a diverse range of paintings, sculptures, and mixed media.
Petzel Gallery, 35 East 67 Street, (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm) Petzel is pleased to announce representation of artist Austin Martin White, with his first solo exhibition, Familiar Dysphoria. In addition to Petzel, White will continue to be represented by Derek Eller Gallery (New York) and Capitain Petzel (Berlin).
Robert Mann Gallery, 14 East 80th Street, Penthouse (Madison-Fifth) (11am-5pm) Jennifer Williams: Deconstructing New York.
Rosenberg & Co., 19 East 66 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm) Exhibition of works by Armenian artist Léon Tutundjian. Gallery Talk: 2pm: Talk on the life and work of Armenian artist Léon Tutundjian.
Rubin & Chapelle, 964 Madison Avenue (75-76) (12:30pm-3:30pm) Born in Krakow in 1978, Anna Ostoya has lived in New York since 2008. Her work spans multiple aesthetic traditions and includes painting, collage, photomontage; at times text and objects. She is mostly known for her geometrically fractured paintings, textured collages and photomontages of lookalike found images. Gallery Talk: 1pm, 2pm & 3pm: Curator Alaina Claire Feldman will be on site with artist Anna Ostoya to discuss the current exhibition.
Shepherd W & K Galleries, 58 East 79 Street (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm) Three Centuries of British Art. In association with three of our London colleagues, Nicholas Bagshawe Fine Art, Guy Peppiatt Fine Art, and Harry Moore-Gwyn Fine Art, we present a survey of works from the 18th through the 20th centuries.
Sigrid Freundorfer Fine Art, 790 Madison Avenue, Suite 602 (66-67) (11am-6pm) New acquisitions – a selection of works by Norman Bluhm, Hans Hofmann, Paul Jenkins, Edda Renouf, and others.
Skarstedt, 20 East 79 Street (Madison-Fifth) (10am-5pm) To be announced.
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, 16 East 71 Street, #1A (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm) Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is pleased to present a duo show titled Radical Intervention featuring artists Julie Boserup (DK) and Marleen Sleeuwits (NLD). From a repertoire of pre-existing shapes, contents and various materials, they create new images multiplying the possible combinations generating effects of illusions. Gallery Talk: 1pm: Meet artist Julie Boserup and join the curators for a tour of the exhibition on view.
Spanierman Modern, 958 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor (75-76) (10am-6pm) The gallery’s inaugural exhibition, ‘‘Artistry and Alchemical Process’’ celebrates the physical and emotional act of painting. The artists explore diverse materials such as ochre and resin, and new ways to apply paint, such as the use of weedsprayers and vacuums.
Sprüth Magers, 22 East 80 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm) Kaari Upson – Body as Landscape. An in-depth look at the artist’s energetic and profound works on paper, alongside one of her celebrated “mother’s leg” sculptural installations, which have never previously been shown in the US.
Sterling | Boos, 980 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor (76-77) (11am-6pm) 19th, 20th and 21st Century American Art.
Thomsen Gallery, 9 East 63 Street, Floor 2 (Madison-Fifth) (11am-5pm) Post War and Contemporary Japanese Art: The exhibition includes calligraphy by Yuichi Inoue and Shiryu Morita, works by the Gutai artist Shigeki Kitani, paintings by Minol Araki and folding screens by the washi artist Kyoko Ibe Gallery Talk: 11am, 2pm, 3pm, & 4pm : Join us for a curator’s tour of the works on view.
Upsilon Gallery, 23 East 67 Street, 3rd Fl (Madison-Fifth) (10am-5pm) Upsilon Gallery is pleased to announce, “All the Bells and Whistles,” the first major solo exhibition and official New York City debut of multi-faceted American artist, Stephen Bezas, on view at Upsilon Gallery UES until October 28. The exhibition features new paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by the artist. Gallery Talk: 2pm & 4pm:Join us for curator-led tours of “Stephen Bezas: All the Bells and Whistles”.
Van Doren Waxter, 23 East 73 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm) Mariah Robertson and Jin Young Jeong: In Dialogue with Richard Diebenkorn.
White Cube, 1002 Madison Avenue (77-78) (11am-6pm) Chopped & Screwed (Curated by Courtney Willis Blair): The exhibition’s title makes oblique reference to the technique of the same name, popularised by the late Houston musician DJ Screw in the early 1990s. The selection of artists included in the show apply similar approaches to medium, form and aesthetic inheritances, each challenging, obscuring, undermining or malforming existing hegemonic conditions and prevailing narratives.Gallery Talk: 11am: Join Victoria Hawkins for a curatorial tour of the exhibition