Illustrated Lecture on New York’s Iconic Flatiron Building at the National Arts Club

 

 

image via nationnalartsclub.org

Journalist Alice Sparberg Alexiou, author of a book about the Flatiron Building, to which her family has a long connection, will talk about what this iconic structure means to the city, the world, and to her on Tuesday, February 12th at 8pm.

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Alicja Kwade Selected to Exhibit on The Met Roof Garden, Spring 2019

 

 

Alicja Kwade. Photo: Luise Müller-Hofstege

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that Berlin-based artist Alicja Kwade has been selected to create a site-specific installation for The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden this Spring. Alicja Kwade, ParaPivot will be on view from April 16 through October 27, 2019.

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The Hill Art Foundation to Open in Chelsea on February 9, 2019

 

 

 

Courtesy of The Hill Art Foundation. Photographer Mathew Hermann © Christopher Wool via hillartfoundation.org

The much anticipated Hill Art Foundation will open its doors in Chelsea with the inaugural exhibition, Maybe Maybe Not: Christopher Wool and the Hill Collection,  21 works by Christopher Wool, on February 9th.

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Searching for NYC’s Monuments Dedicated to Women as we Welcome Four More in the Near Future

 

 

 

Fearless Girl at her new home on Wall Street

With an outpouring of public sentiment wishing to have input into monuments citywide, and Women’s History Month upon us, Women.NYC and First Lady Chirlane McCray and former Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen announced the next four monuments as part of She Built NYC, an initiative to honor the trailblazing women who have helped shape New York City while addressing the absence of female statue in our public realm.

The monuments will include Billie Holiday to be near Queen Borough Hall in Queens, Elizabeth Jennings Graham in the Vanderbilt Avenue Corridor near Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, Dr. Helen Rodríguez Trías at St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx, and Katherine Walker at the Staten Island Ferry Landing in Staten Island.

Artist selection for each of these monuments will begin by the end of 2019, with artist selection concluding in the first half of 2020. The monuments will be built throughout 2021 and 2022.

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Nari Ward: We the People at the New Museum

 

 

 

Nari Ward, We the People, 2011. Shoelaces, 96 x 324 in (243.8 × 594.4 cm). In collaboration with the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Collection Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Gift of the Speed Contemporary, 2016.1. © The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

Nari Ward: We the People will open at the New Museum, featuring over thirty sculptures, paintings, videos, and large-scale installation, in a first museum survey in New York of his work.

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Chelsea Market unveils a Photographic Exhibition by Carl Roodman

 

 

Image courtesy of the photographer, Carl Roodman

Chelsea Market will unveil Carl Roodman: Japan to Indonesia, 1961 to 1963, a photo exhibit, on display throughout the entire concourse of the Market.

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Historic Reliefs Surrounding The Kalikow Building

 

 

New York Central Building

As we prepare for the opening of The Museum of the Dog, a closer look at its new home in the Kalikow Building brought our discovery of a series of bronze reliefs, embedded in the sidewalk on the Park Avenue and 40th Street sides of the building.

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Reka Nyari ‘Ink Stories’ to be Inaugural Exhibition at Expanded Fremin Gallery in Chelsea

 

 

 

Reka Nyari ‘Nursing Madonna’ Image courtesy Fremin Gallery

Fremin Gallery will open its doors in their new, expanded Chelsea space, on February 28th, with the inaugural exhibition, Ink Stories by Reka Nyari.

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Take a Sneak Peek at the New MoMA Expansion

 

 

View of The Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin Lounge. Photo by Iran Baan

The Museum of Modern Art completed the first phase of its major renovation, and just revealed the final design for its multi-year expansion and renovation project, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler.

Take a look inside….

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

 

 

Pedro Bonnin, Blue Tulip, Oil on Canvas, 49.5 x 45.5 in, courtesy JoAnne Artman Gallery

There’s a lot going on in the month of February, from the celebration of Black History Month to the Lunar New Year, Valentine’s Day, New York Fashion Week, and a host of new installations and exhibits, including the relocation and opening of the Museum for Dogs here in New York. It’s a month to Pop the Question or Renew Vows on the famed Red Glass Steps. It’s a month to take a deep-dive into the life of #Frida at the Brooklyn Museum. Here are a few installations, exhibits and events to add to your February list, along with several that popped up late last month, and are still on view.

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Adam McEwen: 10, Feels Like 2 at Lever House + Petzel Gallery

 

 

Adam McEwen, 10 Feels Like 2 at Lever House

Lever House is kicking-off the new year with Adam McEwen: 10, Feels like 2, an installation that will transform the large open space into a glass ice box!

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Eric Freeman + Nathan Ritterpusch + Brian Willmont = ‘A 3 Person Show’ at Allouche Gallery

 

 

Eric Freeman, Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in. Image courtesy Allouche Gallery

Allouche Gallery will open its doors to A 3 Person Show featuring the works of Eric Freeman, Nathan Rittenpusch, and Brian Willmont on January 31st, with each artist defining their art in their own precise and distinctive style.

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A Visit to a Pediatric Clinic inside an Art Gallery in Harlem

 

 

 

Martinez Gallery located on the corner of 135th Street and Broadway in Harlem

Is it a pediatric clinic inside an art gallery or an art gallery inside a pediatric clinic?  Either way, it’s a fun and colorful way for kids and artists of all ages. Follow us inside……

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#TatsCru on The Bowery Wall

 

 

 

#TatsCru highlights New York with a pictorial history

The well-known street artists known as #TatsCru just finished a colorful ode to New York, its street art and Lower East Side history, remembering the man who created the canvas we know today as the Bowery Wall, Tony Goldman, and Keith Haring, the first to create on the wall (1982). Let’s take a closer look.

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Bonnie Collura + Rachelle Mozman Solano Bring Thoughtful & Colorful Exhibits to Smack Mellon

 

 

 

“Bonnie Collura,, Prince, 2019, installation view. Image courtesy of Smack Mellon. Photo by Etienne Frossard.

Smack Mellon currently has two thoughtful and colorful solo exhibitions running concurrently ~ Bonnie Collura, Prince and Rachelle Mozman Solano, Metamorphosis of Failure. Smack Mellon.

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Quick! It’s the Most Illegal Art Show ~ Lower East Side

 

 

 

More than 50 of our favorite street artists will be wheatpasting the walls of this pop-up gallery from January 28th through February 3rd, celebrating the illegal street artists that “risk arrest and jail to have their work seen.”

Art Party, Thursday night, January 31st from 6-9pm, music by @djicflo from 9-11:30pm. and Film Screening on Saturday night, February 2nd.

The (Most) Illegal Art (Show) ~ Wheatpaste Edition will take place at 198 Allen Street, curated by SacSix.  Follow SacSix on Instagram

Walk over to Bowery Wall & check out #TatsCru

Celebrating the 85th Anniversary of the Famed Apollo Theater

 

 

 

What better way to kick-off an 85th anniversary than to announce a spectacular Winter/Spring 2019 Season ~ at Harlem’s Apollo Theater.

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Refiguring the Future ~ Hunter College Art Galleries

 

 

Solenoid Respirator Instr/augment. Photo: Sophia Barr Hayne & Lee Blalock

The title, Refiguring the Future, is inspired by artist Morehshin Allahyari’s work defining a concept of “refiguring” as a feminist, de-colonial, and activist practice.

Informed by the punk ethos of do-it-yourself (DIY), the 18 artists featured in Refiguring the Future deeply mine the historical and cultural roots of our time, pull apart the artifice of contemporary technology, and sift through the pieces to forge new visions of what could become.

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Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling 2019-2020 Artist-In-Residence Program

 

 

Photo credit: Michael Palma Mir. Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling

The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling has opened its application process for its annual Artist-in-Residence Program.

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Heather Day & Kathryn Macnaughton in Pour ~ at Joshua Liner Gallery

 

 

 

Pour at Joshua Liner Gallery

Pour: Heather Day & Kathryn Macnaughton will open at Joshua Liner Gallery this week. This two-person exhibition features new works on canvas from San Francisco-based Heather Day and Toronto-based Kathryn Macnaughton.

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Celebrating The Chinese New Year 2019 ~ The Year of the Pig

 

 

 

Best Chinatown USA Lunar New Year Parade 2018

February 5th officially kicks-off the Chinese Lunar New Year ~ The Year of the Pig.  It is said that those born in the Year of the Pig (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019) are realistic, energetic, enthusiastic and a little materialistic.

There are so many ways to celebrate. Here are just a few suggestions…..

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‘Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving’ Opening at The Brooklyn Museum in February

 

 

 

Nickolas Muray (American, born Hungary, 1892-1965). Frida on Bench, 1939. Carbon print, 18 x 14 in. (45.5 x 36 cm). Courtesy of Nickolas Muray Photo Archives. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

The Brooklyn Museum will open its doors to the exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving, a major exhibition exploring the life and work of the iconic Mexican artist.

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Ki Smith Gallery to Open in Harlem

 

 

 

The inaugural exhibition, Sei Smith: Reflections 2 will open at the Ki Smith Gallery on February 2nd. The exhibition will focus on relationships between color, light, shadow, and atmosphere, widening the conversation of contemporary art.

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Derrick Adams: Interior Life at Luxembourg & Dayan New York

 

 

 

Derrick Adams, Fireplace, Courtesy of Derrick Adams

Derrick Adams: Interior Life is an exhibition of new works, curated by Francesco Bonami. In this exhibition, Adams was inspired by a tenet of Catholic theology that describes “a life which seeks God in everything” ~ a mediation on the intimate spaces of one’s mind and home, each an analog for the other.

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X Marks the Spot on Valentine’s Day in Times Square

 

 

Image courtesy Reddymade

Nine finalists once again vied to be the winner of the 2019 Annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition ~ And the winner is….. Reddymade!

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Prestigious AIA 2019 Awards Include the Upper East Side ‘Apple’ Store

 

 

Photo credit: Peter Aaron. Image courtesy Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Each year, the prestigious American Institute of Architects (AIA) celebrates the most innovative and spectacular interior spaces that have made a mark on the cities, places and spaces, internationally, where we live and work.

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Persue: Liminal Space at GR Gallery

 

 

 

Dave Persue, Bunny Kitty,.. Image courtesy GR Gallery

GR Gallery will open its doors to the first solo exhibition by West Coast graffiti and urban culture pioneer, Dave Persue, with the exhibition Persue: Liminal Space. The work highlights Persue’s signature artwork, including the iconic Bunny Kitty and Wet Paint paintings, taking viewers through the artist’s career, and revealing a new body of work that will include 20 new pieces created specifically for this exhibition, along with a mural painting on the walls of the gallery.

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Finding ‘New York Cool’ at Bernarducci Gallery

 

 

 

Chris Klein, House of Capulet, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 72 inches. Image courtesy Bernarducci Gallery

Bernarducci Gallery opens its doors to New York Cool, a group exhibition of New Precisionist painters. The subjects capture many elements; landscapes, still life, figures, nature, and fantasy with unique and original images.

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‘The Art of Fashion’ Coming to the JoAnne Artman Gallery during NYFW

 

 

 

JoAnne Artman Gallery

In conjunction with New York Fashion Week, JoAnne Artman Gallery will open its doors to the exhibition, The Art of Fashion, featuring recent works by Jane Maxwell. Assorted works by artist Pedro Bonnin will also be on display in the gallery’s Projects Space.

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Artist Mark di Suvero installation ‘Paintbrush’ arrives on the Pratt Brooklyn Campus Library

 

 

 

Mark di Suvero new installation at Pratt’s Brooklyn campus. Image credit: Katherine Brown via pratt.edu

Drawn from inspiration from the work of French artist, Henri Matisse, sculptor Mark di Suvero began working on a series of new sculptures ~ one of them, Paintbrush, recently installed on the Pratt Brooklyn campus in front of the main entrance to the library. Paintbrush is a temporary installation, on loan from the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery.

Outsider Art Fair 2019 ~ NYC

 

 

 

Tony Nickolls representing The Portrait Society Gallery booth at Outsider Art Fair 2019, standing in front of a large wallhanging by artist Rosemary Ollison, and “Black Eyed Peas Dolls” by the artist Sharon Kerry Harlan

The Outsider Art Fair 2019 ~ it’s on! And we have four full days to take it all in. Here are a few images from our Day 1.

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Chris Stein + Blondie in Conversation ~ Point of View

 

 

 

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, Chris Stein, a founding member of the era defining band Blondie, and Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry, will discuss Stein’s new photography book ~ Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene.

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Jorge Luis Rodriguez in Group Exhibition at Museo de la Antigua Marina Española

 

 

 

Zebra Bird by artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez in exhibition at the opening reception at Museo de la Antigua Marina Española, Puerto Rico

A new group exhibition at Museo de la Antigua Marina Española in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico celebrates the works of 102 Puerto Rican artists, including New York’s first Percent for Art sculpture artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez. Below, we share a few images from the opening reception, artist talks and interviews.

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Celebrate Black History Month 2019 in NYC

 

 

 

Anthony Barboza, Grace Jones c.1970 courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery, in the exhibition Light & Dark: Portraits of Distinguished African Americans

February is Black History Month, but The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture got an early start in celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90 birthday on January 15th with the new exhibition, CRUSADER ~ and  The Brooklyn Academy of Music will hold its annual event on January 21st. So let’s get the celebration started with a few suggestions to add to your list for Black History Month 2019, beginning now!

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‘Crusader: Martin Luther King, Jr’ Opens at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

 

 

 

In celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to the exhibition, CRUSADER: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Museum of the Dog Opening in NYC

 

 

 

The new Museum of the Dog located at 101 Park Avenue, NYC

The American Kennel Club has relocated its headquarters from St. Louis, Missouri to the Kalikow Building on Park Avenue, where The Museum of the Dog will occupy a large, windowed ground-level space running along 40th street, and additional space on two upper floors. The new museum will  house one of the largest collections of dog art in the world, from paintings to sculptures. Here are a few pictures of the museum/gallery, in anticipation of its opening on February 8, 2019.

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A Little Manhattan Magic ~ The Wizard of Park Avenue

 

 

 

The Wizard of Park Avenue

Manhattan is filled with surprises, located in every direction including ~ up! And that is where we found this beauty ~ designed by McKim, Mead & White, and artist William Zorach. It has been name The Wizard of Park Avenue.

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Harlem’s Heaven Hat Boutique at The Met!

 

 

 

Courtesy Harlem’s Heaven Hat Boutique

The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue has a special exhibition of handmade hats, created by Evetta Petty, Owner of Harlem’s Heaven Hats.

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Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth at the Morgan Library & Museum

 

 

 

J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973), Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves, July 1937, watercolor, pencil, white body color. Bodleian Libraries, MS. Tolkien Drawings 29. © The Tolkien Estate Limited 1937.

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Siah Armajani: Bridge Over Tree + Follow This Line ~ Met Breuer & Public Art Fund at Brooklyn Bridge Park

 

 

 

A view of Siah Armajani’s ‘Bridge Over Tree’ in Brooklyn Bridge Park from the Manhattan Bridge

The Iranian-born, American sculpture artist, Siah Armajani is best known for his works of public art in bridges, gazebos, gardens, and reading rooms across the United States and Europe.

The artist has arrived in New York with a two-pronged installation and exhibition. The outdoor component will be featured by The Public Art Fund in Brooklyn Bridge Park with the installation Bridge Over Tree (1970), which was first exhibited as a temporary installation at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis nearly fifty years ago (1970). It consists of a 91-foot-long walkway with open, trussed sides and a shingled roof, with a set of stairs at the midpoint that climb and descend over a small evergreen tree.  The installation is located on the Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn at Brooklyn Bridge Park between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. Siah Armajani: Bridge Over Tree is curated by The Public Art Fund Director and Chief Curator Nicholas Baume.

The original concept and installation by Armajani was created as an outdoor, site-specific piece for the Walker Art Center’s 9 Artists/9 Spaces exhibition. Coinciding with The Public Art Fund installation, Siah Armajani: Follow This Line  is on view at The Met Breuer. Featuring nearly one hundred works made over the past 60 years, Siah Armajani: Follow This Line is the first major U.S. retrospective of the preeminent Iranian-American artist Siah Armajani (b. 1939).

Here, we explore both the indoor and outdoor components, beginning at Met Breuer, and moving to Brooklyn Bridge Park with the MET and the Public Art Fund.

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St. Mark’s Historic District in the East Village Celebrates its 50th Anniversary!

 

 

On January 14, 1969, the St. Mark’s Historic District was one of the first historic districts to be designated a City Landmark.  Now, as we approach its 50th anniversary, the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation is planning a celebration.  RSVP for the Event to be held on Wednesday, January 16th, and check out a wonderful and informative article on the Secrets of the St. Mark’s Historic District by 6SqFt.

The GVSHP is also celebrating the launch of its online tool, giving historic information on every building in the neighborhood. Click to explore “A History of the East Village and its Architecture” by Francis Morrone.

MCC Theater + Francesco Simeti = Two New ‘Percent for Art’ Installation

 

 

 

Closeup of the tapestry created by artist Francesco Simeti for MCC Theater. Image via NYC Cultural Affairs on Twitter

The MCC Theater + the artist Francesco Simeti = two beautiful new Percent for Art installations that were unveiled at the theater’s official opening on January 9, 2019.  A Tale of the City greets visitors from the street, and Set Perspectives creates a unique seating area within the theater.

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Keith Duncan: The Big Easy opens at Fort Gansevoort

 

 

 

Keith Duncan, The Wedding Reception, 2015 courtesy Fort Gansevoort

Fort Gansevoort is kicking-off the new year with the exhibition, The Big Easy, featuring new work by New Orleans, Louisiana-based artist Keith Duncan, opening on Thursday, January 10th. Keith Duncan is a visual storyteller, depicting stories both familiar to all and those specific to New Orleans, with a focus on a multidimensional approach both in subject matter and material.

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The Africa Center in Harlem to Open its Doors in January 2019

 

 

Preview programming has begun in anticipation of The Africa Center opening its doors later in January, 2019. In addition to the Museum, Chef Pierre Thiam’s Senegalese restaurant, Teranga, will open on February 9th, and Portals, presented in partnership with Shared Studios, an interactive installation that allows visitors to connect in real-time with locations on the African continent and around the world via conversations, dinners, classes and other curated interactions will also go live.

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Light & Dark ~ Portraits of Distinguished African Americans coming to Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

Wayne F. Miller, Billy Eckstine, 1948 ~ courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

We were going to save this gorgeous February exhibition for Black History Month, but just couldn’t wait!

Keith de Lellis Gallery will open its doors to Light & Dark: Portraits of Distinguished African Americans on February 7th, and we are saving the date.

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Power to the People to Open at The Arsenal

 

 

Image: April 22, 1970, First Earth Day, View of Crowds in Union Square Surrounding George Washington Monument, Courtesy of NYC Parks Photo Archive

New York City’s parks have a long history of playing host to public demonstrations and protests that dates to the American Revolution. Since then, people have taken to the city’s streets, plazas, and parks to voice their distress during numerous periods of unrest. Today, parks continue to be some of the most democratic spaces for people to gather and declare their calls to action. NYC Parks Ebony Society’s exhibition Power to the People shares artists’ interpretations of public demonstration, drawing on both the city’s rich history of protest and current social conflicts.

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Furies, Fairies, Visionaries to open at Pen + Brush

 

 

Laetitia Soulier ‘The Square Roots 2 (2015)’ courtesy Pen + Brush

Celebrating its 125th anniversary, Pen + Brush will be kicking-off the New Year with the exhibition, Furies, Fairies, Visionaries.

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Iceberg ~ A Titanic Exhibit Arrives in the Garment District

 

 

On the heals of the colorful installation, Candy Nation by Laurence Jenkell, the Garment District Alliance kicks-off the New Year with the installation, Iceberg.

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DOT Art ~ Open Call 2019

 

 


Artists are invited to apply to the Community Commissions 2019 open call in which DOT Art is seeking temporary, site-responsive art proposals in all five boroughs for implementation in spring/summer 2019. This round, applicants may submit sculpture or mural proposals to one of five priority sites. Selected artists are qualified to receive up to $12,000 towards direct project costs in addition to engineering support. Projects are presented with support from built-in community-based partner organizations.

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‘The Winter Show’ at Park Avenue Armory

 

 

 

Anna Mary Robertson (“Grandma”) Moses (1860-1961)
Untitled: Sugaring Scene, 1961  Oil on pressed wood, 16″ x 24″ (40.6 x 61 cm) Image courtesy Galerie St. Etienne

The Winter Show at Park Avenue Armory ~ a benefit for East Side House Settlement ~ will take place from January 18 to January 27, 2019, featuring 70 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts.

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