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Gallery Shows in New York City This Month - August 2019


Gallery Shows in New York City This Month Photo: Andrew Russeth/Flickr 


Many of the world's most acclaimed artists live in New York City, including up-and-coming painters, sculptors, video and performance artists, and photographers. Take advantage of the rich art scene by checking out some gallery shows in New York City this month. City Guide has the best gallery events rounded up here.

Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection - The Frick Collection
Through August 25, 2019 - New York

The exhibition in the Portico Gallery presents a promised gift to the Frick Collection: seventy-five objects from the collection of Sidney R. Knafel — the finest collection of French faience in private hands — to tell the fascinating and complex history of this particular art form. A feat of great technical achievement, French faience was introduced to Lyon in the second half of the sixteenth century by skilled Italian immigrants — the French word "faience" derives from the northern Italian city of Faenza. Over the next two centuries, production spread throughout the provinces of metropolitan France. The fine decoration of French faience draws inspiration from multiple sources, including Italian maiolica, Asian porcelain, and contemporary engravings. The forms of its platters, bowls, plates, and ewers derive mostly from European ceramics and silver. These influences come together in works of great originality.

From the Eastern Bloc to the Bronx: Early Acquisitions from The Art Collection - Derfner Judaica Museum
Through August 25, 2019 - Bronx

Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale is pleased to announce its latest exhibition, From the Eastern Bloc to the Bronx: Early Acquisitions from The Art Collection, on view in the Derfner Judaica Museum from May 5–August 25, 2019. A reception and curator’s talk will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 1:30–3 p.m. in the Museum, located at 5901 Palisade Avenue in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. This event is free and open to the public. R.S.V.P. 718.581.1596 or art@hebrewhome.org. Photo I.D. required for entry at all times. The exhibition is part of the Derfner Judaica Museum’s 10th Anniversary celebration, which will include several events and activities throughout the summer. From the Eastern Bloc to the Bronx tells the fascinating story of how the Grosvenor Gallery in London promoted artists from Eastern Bloc countries and came to play a central role in shaping the Hebrew Home Art Collection. Some of the first works acquired for The Art Collection were by artists who were included in solo and group exhibitions at the Gallery, which was founded in 1960 by the American sociologist Eric Estorick (1913–1993). Estorick was instrumental in... (read more)

Email Basics - Boardman Road Branch Library
August 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do you have questions on how to create an email account, learn about the different email providers and to compose an email? Or maybe you have questions on how to attach a file to an email. Learn how to connect with the world through email by joining us every Monday for our email basics class and get answers to your questions.

ESOL Conversation Group - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
August 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join other adults as they practice their English under the guidance of a trained volunteer.

Kgb: Bennington Writers - KGB Bar
August 28, 2019 - New York

KGB: Bennington Writers

Knitting & Crocheting Club - Bedford Branch Library
August 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

Every Thursday afternoon all skill levels are welcomed to join the Knitting and Crochet group. Come meet new people and work on projects. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own crochet hook, knitting needles and yarn.

40 Objects - 40 Years of Bringing People Together: Flushing Council on Culture & the Arts - Flushing Town Hall
Through August 30, 2019 - Flushing

This exhibition, entitled "40 Objects" is dedicated to the 40th Anniversary of Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts. It is an attempt to bring the rich history and the extraordinary vision of the institution to life, through intimate narratives and diverse perspectives. All 40 objects come from the permanent collection and artist community of FCCA. They include historical photographs, artworks, correspondence, newspapers, program materials, and other ephemera. Collectively, they tell the stories and memories of the institution and of our communities.

Summer Special Sale - Questroyal Fine Art
Through August 30, 2019 - New York

Sometimes dreams do go on sale. It was considered to be taboo when, ten years ago, we decided to establish a summer sale that deeply discounted many of our best American paintings. It was something sophisticated galleries didn’t do. We’d rather be passionate than sophisticated. These sales generate funds to supplement the coming season’s buying opportunities, and offer the possibility of a great acquisition for you. Over 100 deeply discounted paintings by historically important American artists, most offered near, at, or below cost. Visit www.questroyalfineart.com/special to browse all paintings in the sale.

Reclaiming History, Reinvesting in East Harlem Exhibition - La Marqueta Public Market
Through August 30, 2019 - New York

Visit the La Marqueta public market to discover a free exhibition about a deeply significant yet little-known part of your city’s history. Showcasing the past, present, and future of the Harlem African Burial Ground, the exhibition explores this historic rediscovery and the community-driven effort to create a memorial and cultural center.

Opening Reception for Shared Spaces: An Architectural Exploration - Pearl River Mart
Through August 31, 2019 - New York

Longtime downtown Asian emporium Pearl River Mart is pleased to share our next show at Pearl River Mart Gallery, one of the only galleries in Lower Manhattan dedicated to showing works about Asian American experiences. Architect Philip Poon presents, "Shared Spaces" an invitation to imagine how people of diverse backgrounds might occupy the same physical space, particularly Manhattan's Chinatown. Using large scale models and photographs, he explores architecture's role in shaping worlds in which those with differing viewpoints, values, and experiences might coincide, and the possible conflicts -- and harmonies -- that come with that. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, July 13, from 5 to 7 p.m., in our TriBeCa gallery. SHARED SPACES will be on view from July 13 through Aug. 31. Free and open to the public.

Freedmanart - Madison Avenue Gallery Walk
Through August 31, 2019 - New York

Walls and Occupied Spaces: paintings by artist Kit White, in a timely conversation with artist and writer Jason Stopa.

Blue Man Group: Ready…Go! - Museum of the City of New York
Through September 02, 2019 - New York

The group has been captivating audiences young and old for years with their curiosity and strangeness. One of the centerpieces of their shows has been a three-part percussive piece made out of PVC tubing. After 27 years, the original instrument was retired from stage life. The pipes will stop over for six weeks at the Museum of the City of New York before traveling to its final resting place. Visitors learn about the group’s New York City origins, and have the opportunity to bang on a tube while taking a look at the world through the eyes of the Blue Man.

Summer of Know: Anna Puigjaner and Jessica Katz - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
September 03, 2019 - New York

Artist Anna Puigjaner and urban planner Jessica Katz discuss housing activism in a conversation moderated by Ashley Mendelsohn, an Assistant Curator for Architecture and Digital Initiatives at the Guggenheim Museum. This program is part of Summer of Know, a conversation series pairing contemporary artists with practitioners and thought leaders at the forefront of today’s most urgent social, political, environmental, and legal issues. Held in the Wright restaurant, these informal discussions engage with current issues as they are filtered through the generative lens of art. Summer of Know is supported in part by Moleskine.

Knitting & Crocheting Club - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
September 03, 2019 - Brooklyn

Knitting and crocheting in a fun, friendly group. Learn, teach, chat, or just knit! Please bring your own materials.

Rr: New York Writers Workshop - KGB Bar
September 05, 2019 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum. RR: New York Writers Workshop

Kgb: Columbia Selects - KGB Bar
September 05, 2019 - New York

KGB: Columbia Selects

Rr: Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting - KGB Bar
September 05, 2019 - New York

RR: Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

Knitting & Crocheting Club - Bedford Branch Library
September 05, 2019 - Brooklyn

Every Thursday afternoon all skill levels are welcomed to join the Knitting and Crochet group. Come meet new people and work on projects. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own crochet hook, knitting needles and yarn.

Rr: F Bomb Flash Fiction Series - KGB Bar
September 06, 2019 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum. RR: F Bomb Flash Fiction Series

Nyfw Hitechmoda Fashion Designer, Accessory, Emerging Designer Sign Up - National Geographic Encounter
September 06, 2019 - New York

Four Great Shows, September 6th & 7th, 2019 in the Heart of Times Square at the National Geographic Ocean Odyssey.

QAI Day 2019 - Elmhurst Sculpture Garden
September 07, 2019 - Elmhurst

Have people come and check out the art, but also have artists submit their artwork. But must come to have your art submitted.

Chelsea gallery tour - West Chelsea Art Building
September 07, 2019 - New York

Visit 7 modern art galleries in the world's center for contemporary art - we find and explain this month's most fascinating exhibits in painting, sculpture, electronic media & photography. Led by Rafael Risemberg, Ph.D

Pratt Manhattan Gallery Presents: Mediated Meditations - Pratt Manhattan Gallery
Through September 07, 2019 - New York

Pratt Manhattan Gallery presents a multi-media group exhibition with a selection of Pratt Institute Fine Arts MFA sculpture alumni. The exhibition, titled Mediated Meditations, is curated by New York-based cultural anthropologist, curator, and essayist Niama Safia Sandy. In Mediated Meditations, the selected works interrogate relationships with our bodies, nature, language, internet culture, gender, sexuality - and overall and most importantly - our relationship to our humanity and ability to recognize another's. The artists challenge and reshape the genre of sculpture with unique material approaches to ask questions about our experience as humans. Additionally, the exhibition examines how technology can be engaged as a material, used by the artists to create a means to order the world and solve problems, as well as navigate an artistic practice. Art is a conduit for making sense of lived experiences which are often viewed through the prism of subcategories — the built environment, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and spirituality. In this exhibition, these categories inform the selected artists’ sensibilities, and the way they each manipulate their materials to observe,... (read more)

Kgb: Sunday Night Fiction - KGB Bar
September 08, 2019 - New York

KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

Knitting & Crocheting Club - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
September 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Knitting and crocheting in a fun, friendly group. Learn, teach, chat, or just knit! Please bring your own materials.

Rr: Same Page Reading Series - KGB Bar
September 11, 2019 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum. RR: Same Page Reading Series

Nikhil Chopra: Lands, Waters, and Skies - Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 12, 2019 - New York

At the heart of Nikhil Chopra's durational performances is the contemplative act of drawing. During his residency at The Met, Chopra will interrogate how identities are formed and understood through a series of dramatic character transformations and the creation of a monumental drawing. Lands, Waters, and Skies is a live performance by Indian artist Nikhil Chopra, created for The Met's galleries. For nine consecutive days, Chopra will inhabit various personae and interact with The Met collection. Akin to a nomadic traveler, Chopra will move through the Museum, following an itinerary of his own making that will query the Museum's own organizational principles and logic.

Pratt Institute Launches New Printmaking Program; Inaugural Exhibition Opens August 28 - Pratt Institute
Through September 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

“New Edition: Print from the past, present, and future at Pratt" is an exhibition featuring works generated by P.I.E. (Pratt Institute Editions) alongside works from the archive of Pratt Graphics Center (1953-1986). This is the first exhibition presented by P.I.E., whose mission is to produce professional fine art multiples that connect our student community to a broader cultural context. P.I.E. is committed to fostering new and innovative collaborative relationships across generations and communities. The Pratt Graphics Center was a world-renowned center for printmaking, which was established in 1953 and ran until 1986. The center was a major draw for artists all over the world including David Hockney, Lee Krasner, Ray Johnson, and Takesada Matsutani. In addition to its publishing and teaching program, the Pratt Graphic Center curated print shows that traveled across the US and around the Globe. Now P.I.E. will continue the long-spirited history fostering collaborations between our community and contemporary artists. ARTISTS: Trudy Benson Geoff Chadsey Angela Dufresne Ray Johnson Lee Krasner Krystin McKinney Lisa Sanditz WHEN: Exhibition Dates: August 28 –... (read more)

Hogarth: Cruelty and Humor - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 22, 2019 - Manhattan

The satirical scenes of the celebrated English artist William Hogarth (1697–1764) are iconic representations of eighteenth-century urban life at a time of great socio-economic disparity. An academic outsider and an activist, Hogarth was driven to innovate, creating new genres and modes of expression in his painting, printmaking, and drawing in his effort to elevate the status of British art. This exhibition will investigate the ways the artist used humor, satire, and political commentary to engage a broad audience and agitate for legislation and political goals. The exhibition features the Morgan's exceptional cache of six sheets preparatory for two of Hogarth's most revered print series, both issued in February 1751: Beer Street and Gin Lane and The Four Stages of Cruelty. The story of Hogarth's images reveal an artist who addressed the ills and injustices of life in a modern metropolis, exploring the connections between violence, crime, alcohol abuse, and cruelty to animals in ways that would amuse, occasionally shock, and edify his audience.

Public Art: Bridge Over Tree - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through September 29, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights,

The newest Public Art Fund installation, Iranian artist Siah Armajani's Bridge Over Tree, is now open at Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn. Armajani's artwork features a 91-foot-long walkway with a set of stairs that rise and fall over a single evergreen tree, inviting us to experience the idea of a bridge in a new way.

The Art of Seeing Diversity - James Cohan Gallery
Through September 29, 2019 - New York City

Explore the multitude of ways artists interpret, approach, and represent diversity at some of Chelsea’s top galleries.

Proud of Pride - Aperture Gallery
Through September 29, 2019 - New York City

A cultural exploration featuring the LGBTQ+ community in Chelsea. We’ll look at art by members of the community, discuss the meaning of pride, and tie in other Pride Month events happening around the city.

The Art of Seeing Diversity - James Cohan Gallery
Through September 29, 2019 - New York City

Explore the multitude of ways artists interpret, approach, and represent diversity at some of Chelsea’s top galleries.

Proud of Pride - Aperture Gallery
Through September 29, 2019 - New York City

A cultural exploration featuring the LGBTQ+ community in Chelsea. We’ll look at art by members of the community, discuss the meaning of pride, and tie in other Pride Month events happening around the city.

Ralston Crawford: Torn Signs - Vilcek Foundation
Through November 13, 2019 - New York

This exhibition and accompanying catalogue examine the confluence of Ralston Crawford's Torn Signs and Semana Santa series, two seemingly disparate themes connected by Crawford’s extraordinary visual memory, working method, and inventiveness. Over the course of four decades, Crawford recorded, transformed, and often merged his experiences and memories in photographs, drawings, etchings, paintings, and film. In 1938, Crawford first photographed a ripped and pasted over sign on the street in Philadelphia. Crawford returned to the theme frequently in the last thirty years of his life, capturing the layered and weathered advertisements plastered around New York City. During this time, he also traveled frequently to Seville, Spain and in 1972, documented the experience of Holy Week. Crawford drew inspiration from a constellation of memory and invention that flowed in multiple directions at once. For him, the rhythmic images of hooded penitents processing through the streets for Holy Week recalled formal elements of his Torn Signs imagery. The convergence of these two incredible series culminated in the powerful, large-scale painting Torn Signs, 1974-76 (Vilcek Foundation Collection).... (read more)

Ralston Crawford: Torn Signs - The Vilcek Foundation
Through November 13, 2019 - New York

Ralston Crawford: Torn Signs brings together drawings, paintings, and photography by the American Modernist artist, while examining the confluence of two seemingly disparate series completed later in his life, Torn Signs and Semana Santa. Though their subject matter is drastically different—one is inspired by tattered advertisements on the streets of New York, while the other depicts observers of Holy Week in Seville, Spain—Crawford connects them through his extraordinary visual memory, working method, and sense of spatial organization. The convergence of these two incredible series culminates in Torn Signs, 1974-76, the powerful, large-scale painting that sits at the thematic center of the exhibition.

Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall - Brooklyn Museum
Through December 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising—a six-day clash between police and civilians ignited by a routine raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City—and explores its profound legacy within contemporary art and visual culture today. The exhibition draws its title from the rallying words of transgender artist and activist Marsha P. Johnson, underscoring both the precariousness and the vitality of LGBTQ+ communities. The exhibition presents twenty-two LGBTQ+ artists born after 1969 whose works grapple with the unique conditions of our political time, and question how moments become monuments. Through painting, sculpture, installation, performance, and video, these artists engage interconnected themes of revolt, commemoration, care, and desire.

Riding Solo - Moxy Times Square
Through December 31, 2019 - New York

If you are traveling solo, taking a solo getaway, or in need of a relaxing vacation the Riding solo Package is for you! During the month of March (and extended through the end of the year), stay at The Moxy Times Square for a Solo experience you won't find anywhere else. Start your luxurious stay with a complimentary Prosecco at Bar Moxy. Then, enjoy a delicious, complimentary Breakfast at Bar Moxy. Ned a haircut? The Moxy is giving you 20% off a cut at Blind Barber! That's not all. To find out more awesome details visit Moxy-hotels.marriott.com.

10 Times Square: New York Fashion Rediscovered 1982-1997 - ZAZ10TS
Through January 20, 2020 - New York

An extraordinary collection of long-lost 1980s-1990s fashion photographs found on a New York City sidewalk. Opening during New York Fashion Week, the exhibition showcases the history of fashion in New York. Presented in the lobby gallery of the iconic building that served as home to some of the most prominent designers in NY, the exhibition features captivating runway images of the fashion stars and supermodels of the era, including Anna Sui, Donna Karan, Liz Claiborne, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, Perry Ellis, Isaac Mizrahi, Anne Klein, Geoffrey Beene, Adrienne Vittadini, Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Helena Christensen and more. Photograph by Kishimitsu Hada from the collection of Yuriko Tomita


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