The 2024 Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk ~ May 18th




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 A prestigious roster of 64 internationally acclaimed galleries will open their doors for tours and discussions of their current exhibitions during the Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk 2024 on Saturday, May 18 from 11am-6pm. The annual event encompasses many of the foremost galleries located on Madison Avenue between East 57th and East 86th streets and the adjoining side streets. 

Wayne Thiebaud, Single and Doubledecker, 1998, Oil on canvas board; 11 x 14 inches. © Wayne Thiebaud Foundation/ Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY at Acquavella Galleries

Free and open to the public, visits to the roster of 64 participating Madison Avenue galleries offer the opportunity to discover, learn and have access to view current collections, meet the artists, and attend a wide range of talks and tours conducted by gallery curators. 

Participating galleries include: Acquavella Galleries, Alexandre Gallery, David Nolan Gallery, David Zwirner Gallery, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, Emma Scully Gallery, Leila Heller Galleries, Hirschl & Adler, Ippodo Gallery, Jennifer Baahng Gallery, Mnuchin Gallery, Namad Contemporary, Opera Gallery, Rosenberg & Co., Skarstedt and White Cube. 

The Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk is organized by the Madison Avenue B.I.D. in association with ARTnews. Art enthusiasts and collectors are recommended to schedule an appointed time for a gallery talk or tour listed, as space is limited. 

Antony Gormley, BIG SIDLE, 2023, Cast iron 267.8 x 87.5 x 63.5 cm. Photograph by Stephen White & Co. © the artist, on view to June 15, 2024

 To register for a Gallery Talk, and for descriptions of what is on view at each gallery, visit To pick up a guided map: visit the Information Tent on Madison Avenue. 

Highlights of the Madison Avenue Gallery Walk Talks and Tours include: 

Acquavella Galleries is pleased to present “Wayne Thiebaud: Summer Days.” The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Wayne Thiebaud Foundation presents works from multiple decades of the artist’s career and tracks his sustained interest in recurring subject matter, here offering a nostalgic look at American life passing through the heat of summer. 

Wayne Thiebaud, Untitled (Hot Dog), 2019, Oil on board; 18 x 20 5/8 inches; © Wayne Thiebaud Foundation/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY, on view through June 14, 2024 at Acquavella Galleries

Gallery Talks 2pm & 3pm: A review of the exhibition. 

Di Donna Gallery is presenting Enchanted Reverie: Klee and Calder, organized in collaboration with the Calder Foundation. The exhibition brings together over forty paintings, sculptures, and works on paper to present Klee and Calder in dialogue, illuminating their shared metaphysical understanding of the universe’s unseen forces. Gallery Talk 3pm: Please join us for a guided tour. 

Paul Klee, Sonnenuntergang (Sunset), 1930, Oil on canvas; 46.1 by 70.5 cm (18 1/8 by 27 3/4 in.); On Loan, The Art Institute of Chicago, Git of Mary and Leigh Block, 1981.13. Photo: The Art Institute of Chicago/Art Resource, NY. © 2024 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. On view at Di Donn as part of the exhibition ‘Enchanted Reverie: Klee and Calder to June 8, 2024

Galerie Gmurzynska offers a comprehensive exhibition, Anh Duong: The Incoherences of a Gentlewoman: spanning self-portraiture, portraiture, and still lifes. Artist Talk 3pm: Anh Duong visits us from Paris to discuss her life, her influences, and, of course, her body of work on display. 

Lincoln Glenn is pleased to present an exhibition that features historic members from the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA). Founded in 1889, this is the oldest women artists’ collective in the United States. The organization is celebrating its 135th Anniversary. Gallery Talk 2pm: Join us for a tour of the exhibition on view. 

Marion Eldridge, Washington Square Park, c. 1925-30, Oil on canvas; 18 x 22 inches. Signed lower right. On view as part of National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) at Lincoln Glenn, 17 East 67th Street, NYC

Luxembourg & Co. has a unique exhibition. Art Handling: An Installation Play by Liz Magic Laser is conceived as a theatre piece, revolving around a group of 20th century artworks that rely on unconventional installation protocols or links to performative enactments. With works by Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, Gino De Dominicis, Esperanza Mayobre and Liz Magic Laser. Gallery Talk 2pm: Luxembourg + Co. will host an artist-led tour of the exhibition with Liz Magic Laser and Esperanza Mayobre. 

Opera Gallery invites you to experience a dual presentation of Joan Miró and Alexander Calder programmed alongside Infinite Gesture, a group show of contemporary artists. Curatorial tour 1pm: Professor David Carrier leads a Curatorial Tour of Kindred Spirits – Joan Miró and Alexander Calder. 

Françoise Gilot, White and Red Still Life, 1947; Pencil, gauche and collage on paper; 19.75 x 26 in. On view at Rosenberg 7 Co to July 3, 2024

Rosenberg & Co. is honored to present Françoise Gilot: the first posthumous exhibition of the artist’s work in New York. Gallery Talk 2pm: Judith Solodkin, founder of Solo Impression, will discuss her time working with Françoise Gilot and the production of Monotypes. 

Spanierman Modern will exhibit the works of Nathan Brujis. The artist has developed a visual language that mirrors a sensation of the expressive power of the subconscious and the spiritual. Mr. Brujis’ voyage solidifies into a multidimensional discovery of opposing forces, an embodiment of the universal fabric as seen through the eyes of the artist. Artist Talk 12pm & 3pm: The artist will give a tour of his exhibition, and discuss his creative process. 

Wayne Thiebaud in the exhibition Summer Days at Acquavella Galleries, 2024

The 2024 Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk will take place on Saturday, May 18th from 11am to 6pm. Follow The Madison Avenue BID on Instagram, Facebook and X

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