The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library has acquired the full archive of actors and activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. The extensive archive includes more than 178.85 linear feet of material spanning eight decades of the couple’s careers in theater, film and television; their near 60-year relationship and marriage; and their social, civic and political activities between 1932 and 2014.
The exhibition Andy Warhol ~ From A to B and Back Again at The Whitney Museum of American Art is the first Warhol retrospective organized by a U.S. institution since 1989. On view are more than 350 works of art, many assembled together for the first time. Below are just a few of the images in this exhibition, along with the story behind them. Plan on spending the day.
This year, thirty teams have entered the Canstruction New York Design/Build Competition. The teams are mentored by design professionals, working with them from 8-12 weeks on designs to create structures that can be built in a single night ~ And working all night, each team creates an architectural masterpiece made of unopened food cans to vie for such titles as ‘Best Original Design’; ‘Best Use of Labels’; ‘Best Meal’; ‘Most Cans’ and more, including the People’s Choice Award where the public chimes in on a favorite.
As we move deeper into Fall, nature presents its own glorious exhibit of colorful foliage in every size and shape. Outdoor art installations that unveiled earlier in the year will be seen through our seasonal lens, many of them still on view through winter, and into 2019. November will bring us indoors, warming our hearts and filling our souls with thoughtful and colorful works of art. Here are 64 art installations, exhibits and events to add to your list in November.
We love the Wittenburg Triangle ~ adjacent to Jefferson Market Gardens and the historic Jefferson Market Library building, at the intersection of Greenwich Avenue, Avenue of the Americas and Eighth Street in Greenwich Village.
This week, The Village Alliance unveiled a new art installation on the Triangle – The Poetry Jukebox.
The Socrates Annual is on view at Socrates Sculpture Park. For the 2018 exhibition, projects range from a decolonial greenhouse to audio-sculptural portraits of Queens hip-hop legends. Approaches vary among community-centered pedagogy and production, material experimentation, and redeployment of historical forms of construction, among others. This year contemporary and historical land-use is examined by several artists in projects including a labyrinth of fences and gates, and a steel and textile installation that traces the East River ecology of waste flows through land, water, and biological life. Additionally, several artists employ representations of the human figure, perhaps suggesting a time for reflection upon the Humanist philosophies that seem precarious with looming climate change and ongoing political conflict.
The color work of street photographer Vivian Maier will be the subject of a new exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery. Many of the photographs are on view for the first time, deepening the understanding of Maier’s oeuvre and her keenest to record and present her interpretation of the world around her. Dating from the 1950s to the 1980s, Vivian Maier: The Color Workcaptures the street life of Chicago and New York, and includes a number of her enigmatic self-portraits.
Celebrating its 16th anniversary, and 11 years at Brookfield Place New York, the non-profit organization Canstruction will bring together top architectural and engineering firms for an over-night ‘Canstruction Competition’ within the first two floors of Brookfield Place.
As part of the 23 Days of Flatiron Cheerfor December, Flatiron Partnership and Van Alen Institute announced the winner of the 5th Annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition ~ ‘Happy‘ by Studio Cadena, to be unveiled on the Plaza November 19, 2018.
A two-gallery exhibitions of landmark work from photographer Edward Burtynsky’s series Anthropocene, which maps the unprecedented impact of human intervention on Earth, will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery and Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery this November in New York.
In her second exhibition with Fridman Gallery, Aura Satz focuses on voices of female electronic music pioneers, and on sound signals as symbols of communication and disobedience. Included are a series of drawings, two sound sculptures, and a 16mm film.
Luxembourg & Dayan is pleased to announce ‘Intimate Immensity: Alberto Giacometti Sculptures, 1935-1945,’ the first United States exhibition dedicated exclusively to the artist’s cycle of very small human figures created in France and Switzerland during the Second World War.
The Garment District Alliance is proud to present the 15th Annual Garment District Arts Festival, a district-wide celebration of the artists, performers, galleries and theaters that contribute to the creative energy that fuels this neighborhood. Join the Garment District Alliance for an Opening Reception on Broadway ~ and a Light Hug and photo by artist Vicki DaSilva!
The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) are excited to usher in a new chapter in the organization’s evolution with the unanimous appointment of Melody Capote as Executive Director.
The Lincoln Square BID and American Folk Art Museum are partnering to create a new public art project on the Broadway Mall between 60th and 70th Streets. The painting will take place on Friday, October 12th from 9:30am to 5:00pm, when they will be working with New York Cares volunteers.
The exhibition Egon Schiele: In Search of the Perfect Line will mark the 100th anniversary of Schiele’s death in 1918 with nearly 50 watercolors and drawings, including several iconic self-portraits, at Galerie St. Etienne in November.
Each year, The Salmagundi Club holds a spectacular exhibition with some of today’s best-known artists. The 2018 American Masters Exhibition & Sale will celebrate the recent $1.5 million renovation and restoration of the Club’s Upper Gallery space in their historic townhouse in Greenwich Village with a Gala and sale on Friday, October 12th from 6-8pm.
……..And imagine if Yoko Ono created this mural in a subway station adjacent to The Dakota, where she shared her life with husband John Lennon from 1973 until his death, and where she still lives today.
The 72nd Street B/C Subway Station, undergoing a major renovation, just reopened with six mosaic panels spread throughout the station from 70th Street to 72nd Street, created by Yoko Ono.
Ron English: Delusionville, new paintings and sculptures, will open at Allouche Gallery on Thursday, October 11th. In this exhibition, English returns to the Gallery with an aggressive reinterpretation of pop culture. Prepare to be mesmerized by the spectacle of chaos!
Fall is a beautiful time of year ~ a time for annual events like Open House New York and Archtober, finding Art in Odd Places, and outdoor art installations from the Garment District, the Upper East Side to Birds on Broadway. We will celebrate the magic of Harry Potter visit the home/studio of Basquiat, view the Shadows of Andy Warhol, and immerse ourselves in conversation about the Art of Jewelry. Here are 60 + art installations, exhibits and events to add to your list in October.
Organized by the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District and Marie Claire magazine, Obsessorizewill feature 28 giant sculptures (eight-feet high) created by students at The School of Visual Arts (SVA). The 28 students were inspired by head-to-toe accessories, taking inspiration from past decades of iconic accessories. The results will be enclosed in plexiglass cases. Obsessorize will be on view from October 4 to October 30, free and open to the public located on Madison Avenue between East 57th and East 86th Streets.
Update on the controversial art installation Candy Nation ~ which left the Garment District Mall in December, 2018 for the World Trade Center Campus, while a flurry of controversy followed one particular ‘candy’ sculpture, representing the Saudi Arabian flag – positioned next to Oculus, near the 9/11 Memorial site.
After further consideration, the Port Authority will relocate the entire exhibit to Kennedy Airport during the week of January 14, 2019, and display throughout the JFK AirTrain system.
Let’s take a look back at when it first arrived in NYC in 2018…….
The Garment District Alliance ushers in its Winter art installation with a parade of nine-foot-tall ‘Candy’ sculptures. The exhibit, Candy Nations, will honor New York City’s status as a global capital, and will include twenty colorful candy-shaped sculptures that will extend along the Broadway pedestrian plaza between 36th Street and 39th Street along with their 15th Annual Garment District Arts Festival from October 18-20!
The National Audubon Society, Gitler & __, NYC Audubon, the Broadway Mall Association and artist Nicolas Holiber have been working on a special installation, scheduled for an unveiling in April of 2019, and will run along the Broadway Mall from 67th Street to 168th Street. We are invited to watch, as the artist ~ Nicolas Holiber, creates one of the ‘Birds’ for the much anticipated Audubon Mural Project.
L’ÉCOLE School of Jewelry Arts, with support of Van Cleef & Arpels, will return to New York this month with a series of classes, exhibitions, and evening conversations immersing the public in the art of jewelry.
57 Great Jones, once owned by Andy Warhol, was the home and studio of Jean-Michel Basquiat. This month, the ground-floor space has been converted to a temporary gallery, inspired by the late artist ~ with an opening exhibition by Basquiat’s friend Al Diaz, also known as #SAMO, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Basquiat’s passing.
In the exhibition, Everything is Connected: Art and Conspiracy, MET Breuer reaches back in time and traces the simultaneous development of two kinds of art about conspiracy. Works based on historical research, and investigative reporting and ‘plunging down the rabbit hole’ works where facts and fantasy freely intermingle – a state of being that is all too familiar these days. The exhibition Everything is Connected: Art and Conspiracy is the first major exhibit to tackle this perennially provocative topic.
It’s been seven years since Zuccotti Park was filled with the protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street, which began on September 17, 2011. In remembrance of the event, Brookfield Properties installed the artwork, Rose III, blooming in the northwest corner of the Park.
Interspersed among the current installation, Rose III, are images taken during Occupy Wall Street in 2011.
Yarnistas throughout the five boroughs are getting ready to celebrate their love of the fiber arts with the annual New York City Yarn Crawl. On the list are a dozen shops in Manhattan and Brooklyn taking part in this annual three-day event for knitters, crocheters, spinners, dyers, felters and fiber lovers.
The 2018 Open House New York Weekend will take place from October 12-14, 2018. The full list of participating sites has been released ~ and reservations will begin on September 28 ($5 fee per guest for each reservation reserved).
New Yorkers for Parks acts as technical assistance providers, providing in-depth data on open space across the city, and offers advocacy support for communities undergoing rezoning. Since the data is limited, the search is on for all aspects of parks and open space that aren’t already captured.
It’s billed as a Vacation, but the annual selection of the ‘winners’ for this vacation are actually eating and fertilizing the grass in and around the cemetery every September. Come and meet Houston, Prince and Spring.
Tribeca Art+Culture Night is a downtown arts festival that celebrates culture at large in Tribeca and takes place in 30+ Lower Manhattan venues. Now in its third year, it will take place on September 26, 2018.
In support of the Jefferson Market Garden, Greenwich House Pottery donated pots, vases, sculpture, dishes & more ~ all on sale in the Jefferson Market Garden on Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd and 23rd.
Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture 1963-2017, now on view at MET Breuer, is an exhibition of Whitten’s sculptures, first created in New York and later at his summer home on Crete. Included in the exhibition are forty sculptures and eighteen of the artist’s lusciously layered paintings.
Hector’s Cafe’ first opened its doors in the Meatpacking District when it was humming with packers and wholesalers moving from slaughterhouse to slaughterhouse, under the elevated, with trains running from West Side Yards south to St. John’s Terminal on West Houston Street. Much of this work began at the crack of dawn, with many of the workers beginning their day at Hector’s Diner.
Apartments, Hotel & Community Facility are coming to West 126th Street, between Morningside Avenue and Amsterdam. The lot, which physically sits next to a historic carriage house at 400 West 126th Street, has already been cleared, permits filed, and construction ready to begin.