David Zwirner will open its doors to an exhibition of American artist Jason Rhoades’s large-scale installation Tijuanatanjierchandelier, on view at 519 West 19th Street. First installed at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo in Málaga, Spain, in 2006, and then featured the following year at the 52nd Venice Biennale, this exhibition marks the first presentation of Tijuanatanjierchandelier in New York. This significant work—one of several installations made during the latter part of the artist’s career—exemplifies Rhoades’s singular investigation of contemporary consumer culture, his career-long interest in probing both language and identity, and his ceaseless drive to push the limits of convention.
Allouche Gallery opened its doors to the solo exhibition, BÄST: Melmoth Confetti, a new body of work influenced by Oscar Wilde’s favored alias, Sebastian Melmoth. with an opening reception on October 17 from 6-9pm.
If you know someone with Alzheimer’s, there’s a good chance you are familiar with the organizations Caringkind Connect2Culture and Arts + Minds, a few of the non-profit groups partnering with museums and institutions to provide art and art-centered activities that create positive emotional and cognitive experiences for people with dementia, family members and their caregivers.
Three colleges from The City University of New York — Hostos Community College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The City College of New York — in collaboration with the School of Visual Arts (SVA) will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the founding of the city of Havana.
Scheduled for Nov. 12 through Nov. 15, 2019, the program will consist of a series of seminars, walking tours, a film screening and a concert. “La Habana 500: A New York Salute to a Timeless City” explores the arc and trajectory of the city’s fascinating story, identifying and exploring points where Cuban and United States history intersect.
The 27th Annual Canstruction New York Design/Build Competition will take place from November 7-21, 2019, on exhibit within the beautiful ten-story, glass-vaulted, Winter Garden Atrium at Brookfield Place.
The Flatiron/23rdStreet Partnership and Van Alen Institute today announced the winner of the sixth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition: Ziggyby New York-based team Hou de Sousa. On view November 18, 2019–January 1, 2020, Ziggywill celebrate the holiday season with vibrant hues and playful gestures, creating a highly visible landmark at the heart of the Flatiron District and the centerpiece of the Partnership’s annual holiday programming.
The Salmagundi Club hosts its Annual Fall Auction as a fundraiser to benefit the storied Club. Works of art by current Salmagundi members, including painting, graphics, sculpture, and photography, will be auctioned.
During the three-day district-wide celebration, New Yorkers and tourists are invited to experience behind-the-scenes visits to artists’ studios, enjoy public performances, and discover unique art installations throughout the Garment District.
October is a month filled with celebrations. We celebrate architecture & design with the annual month-long Archtober, and Open House New York weekend. One of our historic sites celebrates 300 years. We pucker-up to celebrate Pickle Day.Art in Odd Places celebrates life after 60. Poster House celebrates the historic Women’s March. MoMA celebrates its reopening!, The Guggenheim celebrates its 60th anniversary. Fotografiska celebrates its historic new home in New York. Ending the month with the annual Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village + so much more. Here are art installations, events and exhibits to add to your list in October.
While we have seen images of the Kehinde Wiley sculpture, Rumors of War, the images don’t do justice to this stunning, visually imposing new installation on the plaza at 46th Street and Broadway in Times Square.
Did you know that Saturday, September 28th, 2019 is Plant a Tree Day? As part of Facebook’s More Together Campaign, the company is hosting a weekend pop-up greenhouse experience, open to the public, in times Square, September 28-29.
In a celebration of the January 21, 2017 Women’s March throughout the Country, Poster House Museum opens its doors to a deeper look within the larger context of this demonstration in response to the election of Donald Trump, with the exhibition 20/20 Insight: Posters from the 2017 Women’s March.
How did the mix of Western movies, economics and religion in the 1980s and 1990s inspire larger-than-life posters in Ghana? If you are intrigued by movie posters, you won’t want to miss the next exhibition at Poster House Museum ~ Baptized by Beefcake: The Golden Age of Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana.
Churches in Harlem and East Harlem have been very much in the news, due to declining membership and deteriorating buildings, and numerous sales of these properties. And so, when a reader told us that the historic bells were recently removed from St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Harlem, we were more than curious ~ and delighted to learn that the carillon is on its way to South Carolina for evaluation and restoration. A representative of the Diocese went on to say that their first order of business will be to stabilize the tower and interior space, with scaffolding going up inside the building next week. At present, the Diocese has no plans to sell. Good news for this beautiful Landmarked building that graces Lenox Avenue at 122nd Street.
Art in Odd Places (AiOP) 2019: INVISIBLE, in it’s 15th year iteration is scheduled for October 17-20 along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River. Curated by longtime AiOP artist provocatrice LuLu LoLo, INVISIBLE is vaporous and propels itself intangibly out into the air celebrating the indomitable spirit of artists who are sixty years old and older—undaunted by the passage of time—supported by their intergenerational collaborators: parent/child; mentor/ protégé; partners; lovers; and others from babies to our oldest artist who is 94 years old.
It’s Party Time! The Annual Party on Park, organized by Uptown Grand Central, took place on Sunday, September 22nd from Noon to 4:00pm. The Event went from 116th Street to 125th Street, along Park Avenue. If you didn’t make it this year, check out a few photos below.
The Bowery Art Wall unveiled its 2019 canvas with #TatsCru. The canvas turned a page mid-year to #queenandreaone ~ today we watched as #tomokazumatsuyama and crew were putting what looked like finishing touches on a stunning new Bowery Wall.
The Salmagundi Club has been located on Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village since 1917. Now, in a tribute to its historic surroundings, the Club opens its doors to the exhibition, SCNY Greenwich Village Show.
School of Visual Arts will honor prolific illustrator and faculty member Steve Brodner with the 31st annual Masters Series Award and Exhibition in 2019. “The Masters Series: Steve Brodner” will be a comprehensive retrospective of his celebrated career and include never-before-seen political art and illustration work set along a timeline covering the past five decades.
Fraunces Tavern celebrated its 300th Anniversary (1719-2019) on October 1st of this year. It commemorated the construction of one of the oldest historic sites in New York City ~ a place where General George Washington once stood. Let’s take a look inside.
Elizabeth W. Smith, President & CEO of the Central Park Conservancy, joined today with New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, to unveil designs for a transformative project that will create a beautiful new recreational facility seamlessly integrated into the landscape around the Harlem Meer. The project will repair the damaged landscape, improve the ecology of the north end, and re-establish long-severed connections to one of the Park’s most picturesque areas. The new facility will replace the aging pool and rink, which has suffered from systemic problems since it was built and obstructs the flow of people, views, and water through the Park.
A call for artists went out on the heals of the removal of the statue of J. Marion Sims in 2018 for the creation of a new sculpture which will occupy the pedestal at 103rd Street and Fifth Avenue in East Harlem.
Now the date has been confirmed for the second artist-selection panel for Beyond Sims. Saturday, October 5th from 11am to 3pm at the Museum of the City of New York, Ronay Menschel Hall, 1220 Fifth Avenue, NYC.
Pope.L: Instigation, Aspiration, Perspiration, is a trio of exhibitions organized by The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Public Art Fund. Utilizing both public and private spaces, the expansive presentation addresses many elements of the artist’s oeuvre, from singular early works to a monumental new installation and a new large-scale performative work inspired by the artist’s iconic crawl series on the streets of New York City. Let’s begin there, with the Public Art Fund and Pope. L: conquest on September 21, 2019.
The latest in the Historic House Trust of New York City (HHT) Lecture Series will take place on Thursday, October 3 from 6:00 to 7:30pm, located at King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Screening Room/Auditorium, first Floor, 113 at 53 Washington Square South, NYC.
The first solo museum show of Jason Moran (b. 1975, Houston, Texas), the interdisciplinary artist who grounds his work in music composition, has made its debut at the Whitney. The exhibition, Jason Moran, presents the range of art Moran has explored, from his sculptures and drawings to collaborations with visual artists to performance and video.
The Brooklyn Museum will open its Great Hall to a soaring multimedia installation tracing French artist, JR’s career from his early documentation of graffiti artists as a teenager in Paris, to his large-scale architectural interventions in cities worldwide, to his more recent digitally collaged murals that create collective portraits of diverse publics.
Jean-Marie Appriou: The Horses arrived on the Doris C. Freedman Plaza this month, following Mark Manders: Tilted Head. Curated by Public Art Fund Curator, Daniel S. Palmer, the massive equine sculptures stand like surreal sentinels at the entrance to Central Park.
Let’s celebrate New York Textile Month with The Garment District Alliance’s new public art installation, The Ultimate Hat-Maker’s Studio, featuring a fashionable display of beautiful textiles, millinery tools and fall hats designed by 24 member of The Milliners Guild.
2019 Museum Day in New York City is a one-day event when participating museums and cultural institutions provide free entry to those presenting a ticket. Participants are permitted to download one ticket per email address, which allows two free general admissions.
This year’s Museum Day will take viewers from Staten Island, and Brooklyn throughout Manhattan, Long Island City, to the Bronx.
With Fremin Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, Fancy Animal Carnival, we thought it a good time to look back at the artist, Hung Yi’s work, in his previous exhibition, Fancy Animal Carnival, displayed all along Broadway in the Garment District a few years ago.
This season, Harlem Stage will celebrate the centennial legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and offer a yearlong initiative focusing on Sun Ra and Afrofuturism. Through these two powerful themes, which will carry into the 2020 season, Harlem Stage will reflect on and celebrate the past, present and artistic future of Harlem and explore how the Harlem Renaissance continues to be a rich source of inspiration across the globe while Afrofuturism continues to push the boundaries of our artistic imagination.
Uptown Grand Central has stepped out from under the 125th Street viaduct along Park Avenue to transform fifteen hundred feet of construction fencing into a canvas for fifty artists.
We followed Carey King, Director of Uptown Grand Central and Project Organizer, Ayana Hosten, a veteran from the #100GatesProject in East Harlem, when the project began on August 3, 2019 with the artist Gera Lozano (@geraluz) and fellow-artists, WERC, Crow, Jill Folino and Kristy McCarthy, painting the entire south-west corner at Park Avenue and 125th Street.
Beginning Saturday, September 7th, the GrandScale Mural Project will kick-off the first of three weekends, transforming construction fencing on both sides of the 125th Street viaduct, to conclude in time for the annual East Harlem Event ~ Party on Park.
On Saturday, September 7th, painting will begin at 10am and continue to 7pm, with DJ Tedsmooth arriving at 3pm to begin celebrating the end of the day.
The dates include Saturday, September 7; Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 22nd during Party on Park.
All five boroughs are blooming this Fall with art installations, exhibits and events ~ indoors and out. Look for a sculpture on the historic facade of The MET, Horses at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, the beloved Hippo Ballerina at Flatiron South Plaza, Photoville, the Honey Festival, the Feast of San Gennaro + a plethora of gallery exhibitions and fairs. And in case you missed them, more than 40 exhibits and installations still on view. Here are a few suggestions to add to your list in September!
The Gallery at The Hispanic Society of America has been closed due to renovation. However, in celebration of its participation in the exhibition, Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light at the National Gallery in London, and at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin, The Hispanic Society of America in New York will open the Joaquin Sorolla Vision of Spain Gallery for a limited time, beginning September 17, 2019.
A new exhibition showcasing the conception and making of the DFAB HOUSE, the world’s first fully inhabited building to have been digitally planned and largely built with the help of robots and 3D printers will open at The Cooper Union on September 12th.
The Flatiron Partnership just welcomed Hippo Ballerina, by Danish artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup, to the South Plaza. Inspired by Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (Petite danseuse de quatorze ans) and the dancing hippos of Walt Disney’s Fantasia, Hippo Ballerina vividly illustrates the artist’s ability to reinterpret subjects and themes found in ancient myths, art history, modern animation, and contemporary popular culture in playful ways that engage the viewer.
The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibition is a twice-a-year happening every Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day weekend. Next up ~ August 31st, September 1st and 2nd, and again on September 7th and 8th.
Diana MacKown was Louise Nevelson’s assistant for many years. The photographic exhibition, Louis Nevelson through Diana MacKown’s Photography offer a unique view into Nevelson’s studio, trips abroad and finished work, like Nevelson Chapel when it was first completed. Whether candid or formal, Diana’s lens is clever, playful and sharp.
How do public buildings like schools, firehouses, and libraries end up in your community, and who had a say in how they got there?
Mapping Community demystifies the complex process of capital planning in New York City by explaining the rules that govern the capital process for our city, the various city agencies that implement projects, and the ways everyday New Yorkers have a say in what types of investment they would like to see in their neighborhoods.
Once a year, the who’s who in street art gather for two-days in August to paint and play. The music is loud, spirits are high, and incredible murals are created. The Graffiti Hall of Fame stretches between 106th and 107th Streets, alongside the elevated Metro North train on Park Avenue in El Barrio. Known to Street Artists since 1980, and now a tourist destination, it is rarely open (except by private tour) to the public. But once a year, James Top, Executive Director of this iconic Wall, invites us to watch the magic.
Take a walk with us down the steps into the 2019, 39th Edition of The Graffiti Hall of Fame in East Harlem, August 24-25th.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art unveiled four installations on the facade of The Met Fifth Avenue, entitled The Facade Commission: Wangechi Mutu, The NewOnes, will free us. Wangechi Mutu was selected to create sculptures for The Met’s Fifth Avenue façade niches—the first-ever such installation on the Museum’s historic exterior—inaugurating a new annual artist commission series. The works were unveiled on September 9, 2019, and be on view through January 12, 2020.