Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in March 2020

 

 

 

Yohana Holding Scissors © Cooper & Gorfer ~ Fotografiska Spring Exhibition

Kick-off the month of March with Women’s History Month and a host of related events. March is also the month for some of our favorite indoor exhibitions like The Armory Show and Armory Art Week, Asia Week NYC, Architectural Digest Design Show, and The Affordable Art Fair; Museums and galleries open their doors to new exhibitions like Studio 54: Night MagicWilli Smith: Street Courture, and Fotografiska’s Spring Calendar, to name just a few.

We will celebrate the 110th anniversary of Yonah Shimmel Knish Bakery on the Lower East Side, and bow our heads in remembrance of the 109th Anniversary of the Triangle Factory Fire + wonderful exhibits and installations ‘Still on View.’

Below are more than 20 art installations, events & exhibits in NYC to add to your list in March, however, due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), many opening receptions & events have been cancelled or postponed. Be sure to check websites or call first.

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The Times of Bill Cunningham, a Documentary

 

 

 

Every now and then, a documentary comes along, opening a door into the life of someone extraordinary ~ a fellow New Yorker ~ like the documentary, Jay Myself, about Jay Maisel’s move from the historic Germania Bank building he called home for more than 50 years, or Bill Cunningham’s friend and neighbor, Editta Sherman in the documentary, Lost Bohemia.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month 2020 in NYC & the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

 

 

 

Suffrage envoys from San Francisco greeted in New Jersey on their way to Washington to present a petition to Congress Suffrage envoys from San Francisco greeted containing more than 500,000 signatures. C. 1915. Image via Library of Congress

This year during Women’s History Month we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment ~ Giving women the right to vote. ‘Valiant Women of the Vote,’ this year’s theme, “honors the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others.”

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Bisa Butler: The Storm, the Whirlwind and the Earthquake at Claire Oliver Gallery ~ Viewing by Private Appointment

 

 

 

Bisa Butler: “Zouave” (detail) quilted and appliquéd cotton, wool and chiffon 88 x 52 inches, 2020. Image courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

Update ~ In response to the Coronavirus, the Claire Oliver Gallery will show the exhibit by private appointment only until further notice.

Claire Oliver Gallery opens its doors to the debut solo exhibition by artist Bisa Butler: The Storm, the Whirlwind and the Earthquake on view February 29 – April 25, 2020. Butler’s textile portraits of people of color are created from layers of brightly colored fabrics with a multiplicity of meanings.  Butler’s composite characters are inspired by historical photography; the resulting images are rendered life-sized with viewers often engaging the subjects eye to eye.

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The Chronicles of New York City ~ Artist JR @ Domino Park in Williamsburg

 

 

 

photo: AFineLyne

In the Summer of 2018, do you remember seeing a fifty-three-foot long trailer tuck (the mobile studio) in your neighborhood? The trailer truck spent a month driving through all five boroughs, checking out numerous locations, taking photographs of people from all walks of life who wished to participate in French-artist, JR’s project, The Chronicles of New York, which coincides with his current retrospective, JR: Chronicles, at Brooklyn Museum of Art.

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Essie Green Galleries Announces Spring 2020 Exhibition

 

 

 

Lois Mailou-Jones, Haiti,1964. Image courtesy Essie Green Galleries

The Spring 2020 exhibition at Essie Green Galleries will focus on the recent attention paid to African-American artists, and their rise in prominence in museums and in the marketplace. With a deep and historic connection between the gallery owner, Sherman Edmiston, and prominent African-American artists, the Spring exhibition is sure to be a feast for our eyes.

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Why do We Love our Independent Bookshops in NYC? Let us Count the Ways.

 

 

 

Rizzoli

Did you know that for every $100 you spend at an independently owned business, $68 will stay in the community? And when you spend the same amount at a national chain, only $43 stays in the community. We learned this from Greenlight Bookstore, and have to agree ~ independent bookshops have roots in their communities and work hard to meet the needs of their neighbors. The Independent bookshops within the five boroughs of New York City are as individual as the people that make up our multicultural City. Here are more than forty independent bookshops that caught our eye. Some have been around since the 1920s and most are family owned and operated.

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Yonah Shimmel Knish Bakery Turns 110 on March 29, 2020 ~ Mazel Tov!

 

 

 

Yonah Shimmel ~ original since 1910

How many NYC businesses do you know that have survived 110 years? On March 29, 2020, Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery will celebrate their founding from a pushcart on Coney Island in 1890 to their current location on East Houston Street. In honor of this very special occasion, they will be selling Knishes for $1.10 to the first 110 sold that day.

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Remembering ‘Studio 54: Night Magic’ at Brooklyn Museum of Art

 

 

 

Guy Marineau (French, born 1947). Pat Cleveland on the dance floor during Halston’s disco bash at Studio 54, 1977. (Photo: Guy Marineau / WWD / Shutterstock)

The Brooklyn Museum of Art will open its doors to Studio 54: Night Magic, the first exhibition exploring the trailblazing aesthetics and continuing impact of New York City’s legendary nightclub.

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‘Dylan Gebbia-Richards: Viridescent’ at GR gallery NYC

 

 

 

Dylan Gabbia Richards courtesy GR gallery

GR gallery will open its doors to Dylan Gebbia-Richards for his first New York solo show. Dubbed “Viridescent”, Dylan will be showcasing his raw talent by unleashing 16 new artworks. There will be a vast selection of his signature wax pieces in various sizes and he will showcase for the first time ever his experimental glass works, developed last year during his residency at Bullseye Glass project in Portland. Together with these artworks Dylan will also launch his “Gems”, an edition-like body of small 3-D wax pieces.  

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‘Nate Lewis: Latent Tapestries’ at Fridman Gallery

 

 

 

Nate Lewis ‘Latent Tapestries’ at Fridman Gallery. Image, Nate Lewis, ‘Probing the Land V (2020), 44 x 60 in. Hand-sculpted inkjet print, ink, graphite, frottage. Image courtesy of the artist and Fridman Gallery

Fridman Gallery opens its doors to Latent Tapestries, a presentation of new work by New York-based, multidisciplinary artist Nate Lewis. This exhibition marks the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Launches ‘Seneca Village Unearthed’ ~ an Online Exhibit & Collection of Artifacts

 

 

 

1855 Viele Topographic Survey with the added outline of Seneca Village, courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives.

Today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) announced the launch of Seneca Village Unearthed, an online exhibit and collection of artifacts from what was once New York City’s largest community of free African-American landowners. Seneca Village was located in what is now Central Park, a scenic landmark. Through this online exhibit and collection, the general public will for the first time have access to nearly 300 artifacts and get a glimpse of what life was like for Seneca villagers in the mid-19th century.

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Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women on view at Ford Foundation Gallery NYC

 

 

 

Per(Sister) at Ford Foundation Gallery NYC

The Ford Foundation Gallery will open its doors to Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana, exploring one of the most critical issues of inequality and injustice facing our nation today through the lens of a population too often overlooked.

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Fotografiska New York Announces Spring 2020 Exhibitions

 

 

 

Yohana Holding Scissors © Cooper & Gorfer

This Spring, 2020, Fotografiska New York will open its doors to acclaimed photographers Julie Blackmon, Cooper & Gorfer, Nick Brandt, Naima Green and a group show of emerging talent, co-curated with VICE Media Group. Here is a sneak-peek.

Fotografiska New York also announces ‘Tack Tuesdays,’ ~ Free to the public from 6-11pm on the First Tuesday Evening of Each month!

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Jordan Casteel: Within Reach at New Museum

 

 

 

Cover Image: Jordan Casteel, Fallou, 2018. Oil on canvas, 90 × 78 in (228.6 × 198.1 cm). Courtesy Casey Kaplan, New York

In her first solo museum exhibition in New York City, Jordan Casteel (b.1989, Denver, Colorado) brings together nearly forty paintings spanning her career, including works from her celebrated series Visible Man (2013-14) and Nights in Harlem (2017), along with recent portraits of her students at Rutgers University-Newark,

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The Plastic Bag Store ~ Installation Coming to 20 Times Square in March 2020

 

 

Image via Times Square Arts

With the banning of plastic bags in New York State in March, 2020, we thought the installation entitled The Plastic Bag Store to be timely and thoughtful ~ a deep-dive into our culture of consumption and convenience.

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Rita Ackermann. Mama ’19 at Hauser & Wirth Chelsea

 

 

 

Rita Ackermann, Mama, Morty Smoking, 2019; Oil, pigment, acrylic, china marker, and graphite on canvas; 223.5 x 198.1 cm/88 x 78 in © Rita Ackermann. Photo: Thomas Barratt. Image courtesy Hauser & Wirth

Beginning 20 February, Hauser & Wirth will present the latest body of work by Hungarian born, New York-based artist Rita Ackermann ~ a suite of new paintings in which figures and motifs rise to the surface of canvases, only to dissolve and reappear elsewhere again. Continue reading “Rita Ackermann. Mama ’19 at Hauser & Wirth Chelsea”

Dionisios Fragias: The Landscape I Can’t Unsee at Fremin Gallery

 

 

 

Dionisios Fragias: Loner, 2019 20.75 x 20.75 x 1.75 in Aluminum, oil paint, UV varnish. Image courtesy Fremin Gallery

Dionisios Fragias is a New York based artist born on the Greek island of Kefalonia and raised in New York City. He is the protege of acclaimed artist Jeff Koons whose years-long mentorship, working very closely together, has instilled in the artist a sensitive approach to his art practice. Through his own works, Fragias examines human nature’s tendencies towards creation and destruction. Continue reading “Dionisios Fragias: The Landscape I Can’t Unsee at Fremin Gallery”

New York Philharmonic Celebrates the Centennial of the 19th Amendment ~ Project 19

 

 

 

Project 19. Image via New York Philharmonic

In celebration of the Centennial of the 19th Amendment, The New York Philharmonic has launched Project 19 ~ born of the conviction that an orchestra can participate in conversations about social imperatives and even change the status quo. Through Project 19, the Philharmonic can mark a tectonic shift in American culture,” says President and CEO Deborah Borda, by giving women composers a platform and catalyzing representation in classical music and beyond. Project 19 launches in February 2020 with the first six World Premieres. The Orchestra will premiere the next two commissions in May–June 2020. 11 more premieres will follow in future seasons.

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Antony Gormley: New York Clearing at Pier 3, Brooklyn Bridge Park

 

 

 

Antony GormleyNEW YORK CLEARING, 2020Approximately 18km (11mi) of 25.4mm (1in) square section aluminium and steel spigotsInstallation view, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 3, New York City, 2020Photograph by Christopher Burke. © the artist

Antony Gormley: New York Clearing (2020) was unveiled at Pier 3, Brooklyn Bridge Park as part of the international public art project, CONNECT, BTS, introducing the pioneering global project from Korea connecting five cities and twenty-two artists, each contributing their own unique philosophy and imagination.

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Save the Dates for Harlem Restaurant Week 2020 ~ March 1-15

 

 

 

Corner Social, 321 Lenox Avenue

Dates have been set for the annual Harlem Restaurant Week 2020! Dozens of new and exciting restaurants and hot spots have been added to the list this year, including retail and special events.

Don’t want to eat out? Order in right here.

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Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in February 2020

 

 

James Guy (1909-1983), Capital Minus Labor, 1938. Oil on canvas board, 14 x 18 in. Courtesy Hirschl & Adler Gallery. At ADAA, The Art Show 2020

February is a big month for big shows like the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), The Winter Show at Park Avenue Armory, the Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden, along with annual celebrations paying tribute to Black History Month, the Lunar New Year, and Valentine’s Day ~ in addition to museum and gallery exhibitions focusing on political, environmental  and other issues which are front and center in our lives today. Here are more than 25 suggestions to add to your list in February + many more still on view.

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New York Stories: Vintage Postwar Photographs at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

 

David Attie, Untitled, c. 1955. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

Update ~ The gallery is closed. However this exhibition is available for sale Online.

In New York Stories, Keith de Lellis Gallery examines a familiar subject, New York City, through the lenses of fourteen accomplished photographers. These local artists discovered captivating scenes through their varied approaches to street photography.

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Beyond the Walls ~ Conversations with the National Black Theatre at Apple Williamsburg ~ January 31, 2020

 

 

Image via National Black Theatre

As part of the Today at Apple series, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT) and Apple Williamsburg offer an evening of conversation and exploration with artists including Jillian WalkerMakeba RaineyJaimee Todd and Jonathan McCrory discussing the use of the arts, tech and indigenous practices to create visual representations of black womanhood and continue the rich legacy of the Black arts community. A panel discussion with the artists will be followed by an live demonstration with Todd showcasing her creative process in the Procreate painting app and her use of layering, color and other techniques to create abstract portraits. Attendees will then have a chance to gain hands-on experience with Procreate by using iPads and Apple Pencil to interact with Todd’s work and create and share their own art as well on the Apple store’s brilliant 4K video wall.

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Line and Frame: A Survey of European Comic Art at Danese/Corey

 

 

 

Enki Bilal Vertebrati Couple II 2014. Acrylic on canvas. 56 x 45 inches

The exhibition, Line and Frame: A Survey of European Comic Art will bring together over 40 European artists from the last 70 years. This is the first time a rare strip and “crayonné” by Franco-Belgian master Hergé from his series, The Adventures of Tintin: Les Bijoux de la Castafiore will be on view in the US.

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Kick-Off Black History Month at a Free Open House at Apollo Theater

 

 

 

This February, the world famous Apollo Theater will kick off Black History Month with Apollo Open House: Celebration of Cool on Saturday February 1st from 1 p.m. – 6.p.m., to celebrate and explore the rich history of the Theater as it continues the legacy of Black History.

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Jack Whitten. Transitional Space. A Drawing Survey ~ at Hauser & Wirth

 

 

 

Jack Whitten, Space Flower #9, 2006, Acrylic, pastel, powdered mylar on rice paper. 18.4 x 21 cm/7 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. Photo: Genevieve Hanson. Image courtesy the Jackknifes Whitten Estate and  Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth will open its doors to the first major survey of Jack Whitten’s works on paper, spanning the artist’s six decade career. Jack Whitten (1939 – 2018) made it his mission to disrupt the discipline of art history through experiments with material, process, and technique. He effectively constructed a bridge between gestural abstraction and process art, constantly working toward a nuanced language of painting that employs deeply personal expression. Whitten was also a prolific and powerful draughtsman. The unique body of works on view at Hauser & Wirth testifies to the immensity of his commitment to drawing as a means to make manifest his ideas and advance his methods.

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Ezra Wube: Project Junction, a New Exhibition at The Africa Center

 

 

 

Ezra Wube: Project Junction at The Africa Center. Image courtesy The Africa Center

The new exhibition at The Africa Center, Ezra Wube: Project Junction, couldn’t have been timed better ~ running during NYC Restaurant Week. This commissioned mixed media installation explores food “as a collective identity in its ever evolving state,” with the exhibition including a visit to some local, well-known African restaurants.

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The Annual NYC Parks ~ WinterJam ~ February 1, 2020

 

 

 

WinterJam 2010. Image courtesy NYC Parks

Presented by NYC Parks, the Olympic Regional Development Authority, I Love NY, and I Ski NY, Winter Jam is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! Our partners at Gore Mountain will blow a mini mountain of snow in the heart of Manhattan, creating an urban wonderland for all to enjoy!

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Atomized: Alberto Di Fabio | Masakatsu Sashie | Harif Guzman at GR gallery

 

 

 

Masakatsu Sashie. Image courtesy of the artist

GR Gallery will open its doors to “ATOMIZED”, a unique duo exhibition of Alberto Di Fabio (1966 Avezzano, Italy), Italian master of exceptional scientific abstraction, and Masakatsu Sashie (1974, Kanazawa, Japan), a visionary Japanese talent of Pop Surrealism. The exhibition will also include new works by street art legend Harif Guzman (1975, Venezuela), appositely conceived for this occasion to match the thread of the event. The show will feature 16 total works that will challenge the title by the subliminal textures of atomized landscapes in peculiar ways.

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The Armory Show + Armory Arts Week 2020 + More!

 

 

 

The Armory Show, 2015

The Armory Art Show 2020 will welcome 178 exhibitors from 31 countries, featuring an expanded curatorial program and 30 first-time exhibitors. The annual event will take place March 5-8 on Piers 90 and 94 ~ followed by Armory Arts Week.

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Parks without Borders Completes First Project ~ Seward Park

 

 

 

Parks Without Borders ~ Seward Park

This week, NYC Parks celebrated Parks Without Borders’ milestone with its first completed project ~ Seward Park. At the event, community members also celebrated a new plaque coming to the park, installed in collaboration with the Seward Park Conservancy and supported by Disney+, which will honor the park’s bronze statue of the heroic husky Togo.

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Join National Black Theatre + Park Avenue Armory for 100 Years |100 Women

 

 

Chillin’ with Lady Liberty, Renee Cox, 1998. Courtesy Renee Cox

The Park Avenue Armory has joined forces with National Black Theatre to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the 19th amendment in a big way.

The organizations have tapped ten major institutions—The Apollo Theater; TheJuilliard School; La MaMa Experimental Theatre Company; The Laundromat Project; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of the Moving Image; National Sawdust; New York University (Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts; Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity and Strategic Innovation; and Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture); and Urban Bush Women—to each commission 10 self-identified women to create works to mark the centennial of women’s suffrage.

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Free Events Announced for Harlem Stage 2020

 

 

Image courtesy Harlem Stage

Included in a vibrant new season of events, Harlem Stage announced a sumptuous list of Free Events for 2020! We’ve listed them below, but don’t wait too long since tickets can go quickly.

Also below, a link to the exciting Harlem Stage 2020 entire calendar of events.

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‘Judith Schaechter: Almost Better Angels’ to be Inaugural Exhibition in the New Claire Oliver Gallery Building in Harlem

 

 

 

Judith Schaecter, ‘Murdered Animal, 2018, stained glass lightbox, 28″ x 28″, courtesy of the artist and Claire Oliver Gallery

The much anticipated inaugural exhibition in its new Harlem building, Claire Oliver Gallery will open its doors to Almost Better Angels featuring new works by Judith Schaechter on Saturday, January 18th.

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The Winter Show 2020 at Park Avenue Armory

 

 

 

View of The Winter Show 2019. Courtesy The Winter Show. Photo by Matthew Gilbertson.

The Winter Show returns to the Park Avenue Armory from January 24 through February 2, 2020 for its 66th year, bringing together 72 of the world’s leading experts in the fine and decorative arts. The 2020 edition features a range of exhibitors, including new, returning, and longtime participants, whose offerings span 5,000 years of museum-quality art and antiques from around the globe. The Winter Show is an annual benefit for East Side House Settlement, a community-based organization serving the Bronx and northern Manhattan.

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Restoration of Historic Concert Grove Pavilion in Prospect Park Begins

 

 

 

Rendering of the restoration of the Concert Grove Pavilion courtesy Prospect Park Alliance

Through $2 million in funding by former Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the Brooklyn Delegation of the New York City Council, the Prospect Park Alliance will restore the historic Concert Grove Pavilion, closed to the public in 2014 due to structural damage.

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NYC Parks Commemorates Black History Month with the Exhibition, ‘Namesakes’ at Arsenal Gallery

 

 

Marcus Garvey Park, formerly Mt. Morris Park. Image taken April, 2009. Image courtesy NYC Parks

In anticipation and celebration of Black History Month in February, NYC Parks is pleased to announce the exhibition “Namesakes: Honoring African Americans in NYC Parks” at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park. The show focuses on a selection of parks throughout the city that are named after notable African Americans.

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Storefront for Art + Architecture announces ~ Arabesque

 

 

 

Photo: Process image from “Collages” by Rayyane Tabet. Created for Arabesque,
an exhibition organized by Storefront for Art and Architecture, 2020.

Storefront for Art + Architecture will open its doors to Arabesque, an exhibition of new works by Rayyane Tablet that explores notions of context and appropriation in our built environment through the road of ornamentation. Arabesque is the third exhibition in Building Cycles, Storefront’s year-long curatorial program that examines building as both a place and a process. Focused on decoration and ornamentation, this exhibition questions existing and historical modes of practice by examining the notions of context and appropriation in our built environment. Arabesque follows the first two exhibitions in the cycle, Aquí­ vive gente and Ministry for All.

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The 8th Annual Black Comic Book Festival set for January 17-18, 2020 at The Schomburg Center

 

 

 

Images courtesy of The Schomburg Center

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will host its Eighth Annual Black Comic Book Festival on January 17 and January 18 from 10 AM to 8 PM. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, member of the legendary hip hop group Run-DMC and founder of the independent publishing house Darryl Makes Comics, will participate in the panel discussion “Hip Hop and Comics in 3D” with Andre Davis and Dawud Anyabwile on January 18 at 2 PM.

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ADAA ~ The Art Show 2020 Annual Fair at Park Avenue Armory

 

 

James Guy (1909-1983), Capital Minus Labor, 1938. Oil on canvas board, 14 x 18 in. Courtesy Hirschl & Adler Gallery.

Art Dealers Association of America’s (ADAA) Annual Fair to Benefit Henry Street Settlement Will take places from February 27 through March 1, 2020, featuring more than 40 Solo presentations, an emphasis on female artists, and dynamic group presentations spanning art history + ADAA Gallery Walk Midtown & Upper Ease Side.

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12 Giant Illuminating Seesaws Arriving in the Garment District ~ Impulse

 

 

Ride my seesaw. Photo by Scogin Mayo, courtesy of the Dallas Arts District in May, 2019

The Garment District Alliance has kicked-off the New Year with Impulse, an interactive installation comprised of 12 over-sized seesaws that will transform Broadway in the Garment District into a gleaming winter wonderland on Monday, January 6th.

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Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in January 2020

 

 

Outsider Art Fair 2019 at The Metropolitan Pavilion

2019 was filled with major art installations, many of them still on view, and a feast for our eyes, like Brick House on The High Line; The Horses on the Doris C. Freedman Plaza; T. rex: The Ultimate Predator; Wangechi Mutu and Kent Monkman at The MET; JR: Chronicles at The Brooklyn Museum, along with Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away;  Roots on Fire; Birds on Broadway; City of Workers, City of Struggle and many more, indoors and out.

This December, New Yorker’s posted millions of ‘Wishes‘ in the Times Square NYE Wishing Well, with all those hopes and dreams raining down as confetti during the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop ~ Times Square adding its own wish for the coming year ~ here in New York, science rules, as science teachers, along with their students, were invited to drop the Ball.

We look forward to kicking-off a new decade of Art In all five boroughs. Here are more than twenty suggestions to add to your list in January, 2020!

Wishing All a Happy New Year.

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Who will Drop the Ball in Times Square, Ringing in 2020?

 

 

 

Photo credit: Countdown Entertainment, LLC via timessquarenyc.org

At New Year’s Eve 2020, two award-winning NYC high school science teachers and four students — all from New York City’s public schools — will push the crystal button on the main stage in the center of Times Square, signaling the lowering of the Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball. Viewed by billions around the world, this moment officially begins the 60-second countdown to the New Year and is historically seen as a celebration as the human spirit.

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Wayne White: I Don’t Know at Joshua Liner Gallery

 

 

 

Wayne White: Finally Got There Wasn’t So Great, Acrylic on canvas, 2019, 36 x 48 in. Image via Joshua Liner Gallery

Joshua Liner Gallery will open its doors to artist, Wayne White’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, I DON’T KNOW. The Los Angeles-based artist will present new text-based paintings that feature hand painted backgrounds, as well as laser cut word reliefs, and an oversized kinetic puppet. I DON’T KNOW will open on January 9 and remain on view through February 8, 2020. The artist will attend the opening reception.

We are sorry to lean that this will be the final exhibition for the Joshua Liner Gallery at the 28th Street location.

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The Outsider Art Fair 2020 to Open at Metropolitan Pavilion in January

 

 

Outsider Art Fair 2019

The 28th Annual New York Edition of the Outsider Air Fair will take place from January 16-19 at the Metropolitan Pavilion. New features this year include a redesigned floor plan and revamped cafe’, various curated projects, special programs, and first-time exhibitors from Japan, India, Portugal, Canada and various U.S. cities. The Fair will include 65 exhibitors, representing 35 cities, from 10 countries, with 10 first-time galleries.

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Central Park Conservancy adds Seneca Village Signage, Honoring History

 

 

 

Photo credits: The Central Park Conservancy developed this program of interpretative signage based on research conducted by the Institute for the Exploration of Seneca Village History (IESVH), with additional research and content development by the Conservancy and Hunter Research, Inc. Project management by Hunter Research, Inc. and graphic design by Douglas Scott. Sign fabrication by Pannier Graphics. The IESVH includes Cynthia Copeland, Paul Johnson, Celedonia Jones, Meredith Linn, Nan Rothschild, Herbert Seignoret, Diana diZerega Wall, and Sharon Wilkins.

The Central Park Conservancy launched its first major interpretive signage initiative in Central Park to commemorate Seneca Village, a predominantly African American community that existed before the City of New York created Central Park. The interpretive signs build on decades of research, including the work of the Institute for the Exploration of Seneca Village History (IESVH) — a group of scholars and archeologists who have been studying Seneca Village — as well as the Conservancy’s deep knowledge of the history of Central Park and long involvement in the study of Seneca Village.

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Visiting the Historic National Arts Club During the Holidays

 

 

 

The National Arts Club, 14-15 Gramercy Park South

Built in 1845, the historic pair of townhouses, 14-15 Gramercy Park South, was home to Samuel J. Tilden, former governor of New York. who lived there until his death in 1886. Calvert Vaux, who became its next owner, combined the two row houses, creating the building that stands now ~ and has been home to The National Arts Club since 1906.

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Have you Made Your 2020 Wish on the NYE Wishing Wall at Times Square?

 

 

 

Annual Wishing Wall in Times Square

Each year, thousands flock to Times Square for the annual New Years Eve Confetti + Ball Drop. Each piece of falling confetti is a hope and a wish for the new year ahead, written by thousands of people on the NYE Wishing Wall.

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Nivola in New York I Figure in Field to Open at The Cooper Union

 

 

 

Costantino Nivola at work, preparing for a sand-casting. Photographer and date unknown. Courtesy of the Nivola Family Archive.

New York is home to the largest gathering of Nivola’s public artworks — 21 pieces across all five boroughs, at least 17 of which still exist. So it is with great excitement and anticipation that we look forward to the opening of The Cooper Union’s next exhibition, Nivola in New York I Figure in Fieldthe first-ever to tell the story of Nivola’s built New York City projects through maquette and sculptures, original drawings, site-specific photographs, and related ephemera.

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