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Gallery Shows in New York City This Month - January 2018

January 20, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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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.

New York Aviators vs. Connecticut Nighthawks - Aviator Sports and Events Center
January 20, 2018 - Brooklyn

New York Aviators Premier Junior Hockey team is for Players 18-20 Years of Age providing exposure for the Next Level of Hockey. The appeal of this program is to provide a platform to eventually play collegiately at the Division 1/3 Levels. Players that compete on this team are from all over the US as well as World and billet and house with Families in Rockaway and Brooklyn. The season spans from September to March playing in 60 plus games.

What Is Our Deepest Desire?--2018! - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
January 20, 2018 - New York

This Dramatic Presentation features "Mind & Importance" In this exciting talk, with illustrations from Thackeray, Jane Austen, and the Duchess of Newcastle, Eli Siegel said: “If you are important because you feel that what’s real is important, that other people can be important, then your importance is good….The wrong thing about being important is that we deny importance elsewhere. We can be as important, if we want to, as the Rocky Mountains, as long as we don’t deny anybody else’s importance.” Do You Want to Manage or Be Affected? Reenactment of an Aesthetic Realism Lesson “Any pleasure we’re not proud of is that much less pleasure: Mr. Reynolds, do you want to be proud of how someone affects you?” —Eli Siegel And-- How Can We Be Composed?: Bruegel’s Hunters In the Snow By Nancy Huntting “In Bruegel’s winter scene, snow blankets everything, yet unlike the way I tried to smooth down reality, the snow intensifies the red brick of the houses and shapes of the figures, while at the same time it makes for unity and calm.”

Seminar Street Photography - PhotoManhattan
January 20, 2018 - New York

Improve your imagery with this 2-hour seminar! This 2-hour photography class will cover common tricks and tips for shooting street shots, lighting control techniques, focus, background, perspective, and many more quick techniques that will instantly become handy for your next travel, candid, or city shots. Opened to all levels. Requirements: Basic knowledge of your camera's function is recommended. (In manual or Automatic Mode). Any Digital or Film camera, SLR or Point & Shoot. Note, If you are enrolled in our Digital Photography I course, y you don't need this seminar, as this material will be covered during your course.

21st Annual Building Connections Showcase - Center for Architecture
Through January 20, 2018 - New York

Building Connections is the Center for Architecture Education Department's annual exhibition of K-12 student design work from our Learning By Design:NY in-school residencies and studio workshops held at the Center for Architecture. The exhibition highlights our design education methods and program themes. It also celebrates the creativity of our students, design educators, and partner teachers through a dynamic display of drawings and models. It is a valuable resource for educators interested in integrating design into their own classrooms.

January Sundays: Flourishing Futures Family Sundays - The Rubin Museum
January 21, 2018 - New York

Drop-in Art-making Workshop Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Rubin Museum for a Sunday afternoon of activities both kids and grownups will enjoy. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2:00 p.m. family exhibition tour, and go on your own thematic gallery search. January Sundays: Flourishing Futures Tuck your worries away in an envelope and seal it with a blossoming, folded lotus to symbolize a fresh start—made by you during Family Sundays this January. Grow into your future self by making an artful reminder to overcome your fears and journey toward a better tomorrow!

John Walker - NYSS
Through January 21, 2018 - NEW YORK

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 14, 2017 Exhibition Dates: December 11, 2017 - January 21, 2018

Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon - New Museum
Through January 21, 2018 - Lower East Side

"Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon" Investigates Gender's Place in Contemporary Art and Culture at a Moment of Political Upheaval and Renewed Culture Wars. the Exhibition Features an Intergenerational Group of Artists Who Explore Gender Beyond the Binary to Usher in More Fluid and Inclusive Expressions of Identity.

Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art - New York Historical Society
Through January 21, 2018 - Upper West Side

Ominous threats filled the years around World War II—Nazism, the escalating plight of European Jews, Fascism, Japanese militarism, and racism. Arthur Szyk, the great 20th-century activist in art, confronted the turbulent, hate-filled period with forceful artistic depictions caricaturing Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito as the evil architects of their regimes' destructive and inhumane policies. Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art explores the activism of the Polish-born artist through more than 40 politically incisive works that underscore Szyk's role as a kind of "one man army" fighting odious policies and protagonists and advocating civil and human rights. Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art is curated by Debra Schmidt Bach, curator of decorative arts, with Irvin Ungar, project adviser. The book, Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art, is available from the NYHistory Store. Support for Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art is provided by Shelley and Steven Einhorn, the David Berg Foundation, the Edward and Sandra Meyer Foundation, and Nancy and Morris W. Offit. Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, and the New York Sta... (read more)

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
January 22, 2018 - Upper East Side

Mezcal Monday Tasting & Cocktail Workshop @ The Van Alen Mansion - New York Adventure Club
January 22, 2018 - New York

Shake off those Monday blues with a mezcal workshop inside a 100-year-old mansion. Join New York Adventure Club for an exclusive mezcal tasting & workshop inside the 1917 Van Alen Mansion with The Cocktail Architect, a Brooklyn based mixology company that designs signature cocktails and creates one-of-a-kind signature bar experiences. Led by head mixologist Yusef Austin and culinary storyteller Nandini Austin, this multi-sensory Mezcal drinking experience will include: An overview of mezcal, from what it is and how it's made, to insight into the booming industry The story and history behind the Tres Papalote brand, brand ambassador Cheech Marin, and an educational tasting of their award-winning mezcal A demonstration and tasting of two cocktails using mezcal and local ingredients A chance to mingle with other adventurers who enjoy mezcal as much as you do Click here to get a behind-the-scenes look at how The Cocktail Architect craft one of their legendary cocktails from beginning to end!

The Vietnam War: 1945–1975 - New York Historical Society
Through January 22, 2018 - Upper West Side

This groundbreaking exhibit explores the Vietnam War's causes, conduct, and consequences, both on the battlefront and the US home front. The exhibition recounts the heartrending events of the era and captures the perspectives and voices of its history makers—from political and military leaders, to journalists, service members, nurses, family members, and activists.

Adja Yunkers (1900-1983): Rediscovered - New York Design Center
January 23, 2018 - New York

The Gallery at 200 Lex and Lost City Arts present Adja Yunkers (1900-1983): Rediscovered featuring recently rediscovered works of celebrated artist Adja Yunkers. Adja Yunkers' colleagues included such renowned artists as Rothko, Motherwell and Stamos. This exhibition highlights a small collection of the brave, intense, and experimental work he produced.

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
January 23, 2018 - Upper East Side

Meet Me at MoMA - MoMA PS1
January 23, 2018 - Long Island City

Please join us for The Museum of Modern Art's monthly program for individuals with dementia and their family members or caregivers. Meet Me at MoMA provides a forum for dialogue through looking at and making art. Specially trained Museum educators highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions during an interactive program in the Museum's galleries and classrooms.

Exclusive NY Adventure Club Late Night Tour @ New York City Hall - New York Adventure Club
January 23, 2018 - New York

*While New York Adventure Club does not charge for events hosted by New York City Hall, advance registration and a deposit will be required, which will be fully refunded upon attendance.* Join New York Adventure Club for an exclusive, after-hours tour of New York City Hall, considered to be one of the finest architectural achievements of the 19th Century within the United States. Led by a City Hall docent, our experience through the building, which has remained relatively unchanged for nearly 200 years, will include: An overview of City Hall and its central role throughout New York history. A visit to the beautiful main rotunda, with its dual staircase and stunning oculus. A look inside the Governor's Room, which contains an original desk that belonged to George Washington. A trip to the City Council Chamber room, the site of daily public hearings and debate. Click here to see pictures from one of our last visits to City Hall! See you there! *Room availability subject to change Disclaimer By attending a New York Adventure Club experience, you accept our terms of service. Categories: Tours, Hidden Spots, Historic Sites

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
January 25, 2018 - Upper East Side

The Best of Chelsea Gallery Exhibitions - 92Y
January 25, 2018 - Upper East Side

We will visit four exclusive galleries in Chelsea and view critically acclaimed exhibitions by leading Contemporary artists. The tour will also include walking along the High Line and viewing the public art that has been curated for this wonderful elevated linear park.Tour details will be communicated via email 24-36 hrs in advance of the scheduled tour. If we do not have an email address on file, we will do our best to contact you by phone. Please make sure that all contact information is accurate and current. If you have not received details 24 hrs in advance of the tour, please contact customer service at 212.415.5500 to receive details for the meeting location, itinerary and contact information for the tour guide. All tours run rain or shine.

Book Launch of José Leonilson: Empty Man - Americas Society
January 26, 2018 - New York

In conjunction with the exhibition, Americas Society publishes the book José Leonilson: Empty Man. During the event, Gabriela Rangel, director of Visual Arts at Americas Society, engages in a conversation with Brazilian artist Leda Catunda and writer and art historian Luis Pérez Oramas. The book, edited by Karen Marta and Gabriela Rangel, is published in association with Americas Society’s exhibition dedicated to the work of José Leonilson. It includes an essay by the show’s curators, as well as texts by scholars Jenni Sorkin (University of California at Santa Barbara), Luis Enrique Pérez Oramas (writer and art historian), and Yuji Kawasima (Universidad Complutense in Madrid).

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
January 26, 2018 - Upper East Side

Gallery Talk Modigliani's Jewishness - Jewish Museum
January 26, 2018 - Upper East Side

Free Saturdays - Jewish Museum
January 27, 2018 - Upper East Side

The Bronx Beer Trail: Bus Trip to Bronx Breweries & NYC's Real Little Italy - New York Adventure Club
January 27, 2018 - New York

Did you know that The Bronx has two award-winning (and freakin' amazing) breweries? And the real Little Italy of New York City? Now that you're caught up, do you want to cross them all off your bucket list in one day? Join New York Adventure Club as we visit our northern-most borough for a bus trip to the two breweries in the Bronx, while stopping at Arthur Avenue Market in the heart of the Bronx's Little Italy. Led by Giancarlo Annese of BeerUnion, the authority in New York State beer and authors of Beer Lover's New York, this exclusive Adventure Club experience will include: The history and story of beer in the Bronx and New York City, with fun games and trivia on the bus ride A visit to The Bronx Brewery and Gun Hill Brewing Co with two tastings and one full pint from each brewery A stop at Arthur Avenue, the Real Little Italy of NYC, where you can purchase the city's best Italian food Round trip transportation by Executive Coach bus to/from Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal Your ticket to this amazing experience includes two complimentary tastings and one full pint at each brewery, beer facts and trivia provided by BeerUnion, a stop at Arthur Avenue, and ... (read more)

Winter Lights 2018 - Arts Brookfield
Through January 27, 2018 - New York

The sculptures, structures and installations are the creations of some of the most innovative artists and designers around today, presenting work in different forms of light technology. Artists from across the globe will showcase installations that are interactive, performance art or visual spectacles to be admired from afar. Appealing to art lovers, families, young and the old, there is something for everyone from dusk and all for free. Best seen after 5pm all the installations and light affects come alive during the evening until 10pm so join us on a dark January evening and experience a wealth of inventive and spectacular light effects and sculptures that will illuminate the Canary Wharf skyline. Click here to see the full list of participants in the Winter Lights festival Green Canary Wharf – All the installations are made as energy efficient as possible using mains power instead of generators and using LED lighting. Transportation of artworks and equipment is combined to reduce the number of journeys, using electric vehicles around the estate and local contractors are used as much as possible.

Inside Ken Butler's Workshop: Play & Hear Experimental Musical Instruments - New York Adventure Club
January 28, 2018 - Brooklyn

Did you know you could create an instrument from a lawnmower attached to a gun? Or how about a violin from a hammer? Join New York Adventure Club for an exclusive tour of Hybrid Visions studio, the experimental instrument workshop of artist and musician Ken Butler, who has been creating new and unique instruments out of everyday items for the past 30 years. From an instrument made out of a beach paddle with a ukulele neck to a Golf Club Sitar, our unique experience at Hybrid Visions will include: The story of how Ken got into the craft of hybrid instruments, which all started by accident when he decided to transform a small hatchet he found on the ground into a violin. A walkthrough of the workshop, which contains hundreds of different hybrid instruments including an instrument made from a hockey stick & tennis racquet, piano retrofitted with a network of lights and mechanical gadgets, and bass made from a sea bass model. A chance to hold and play some of Ken's hybrid instruments. A live musical demonstration by Ken himself, who has traveled the world with his innovative instruments and works of art. Click here to see pictures from one of our last visits to ... (read more)

IKEA Make Room for Organization Event - Paramus - IKEA Paramus
Through January 28, 2018 - Paramus

Get all of the inspiration you need to get organized and make more room for the things you love in 2018 at the IKEA Make Room for Organization event! Enjoy exclusive savings offers on top organizational products and participate in entertaining and educational hands-on workshops and activities. Getting organized has never been so fun or affordable. For more information on the “IKEA Make Room for Organization” event, including specific activities and offers at each local IKEA store, please visit http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/events/organization.html. * IKEA Paramus is closed Sunday, Jan. 28 but will host all other activities/offers on Saturday, Jan. 27. Restaurant and showroom open at 9:30 a.m. local time, remainder of store opens at 10 a.m. local time. Please see your local store or IKEA-USA.com for store hours. **One-day-only product offers valid on the date shown for IKEA FAMILY members only, limit two per household, while supplies last. BUMERANG offer excludes natural color. IVAR offer valid 1/10-1/28, while supplies last. HEMNES offer valid 1/24-2/11, while supplies last. Excludes HEMNES 2-drawer chest. *** Workshops and activities vary by store. To learn about the speci... (read more)

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
January 29, 2018 - Upper East Side

Art Making for Middle Schoolers - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
January 29, 2018 - New York

In this workshop, middle school students build their artistic abilities in a creative and supportive artistic environment. Led by a Guggenheim teaching artist, this studio program includes visits to the galleries, art making in a wide range of mediums, and the development of a personal portfolio of works.

Wiener Werkstätte 1903-1932: The Luxury of Beauty - Neue Galerie
Through January 29, 2018 - New York

On October 26, 2017, Neue Galerie New York will present a major retrospective exhibition devoted to the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops), an artists' and craftsmens' collective that existed in Vienna from 1903 until 1932. More than 400 objects have been selected for the presentation, and the loans are drawn from both public and private collections in the United States and Europe, including significant pieces from Austria. This show surveys the entirety of the firm's extensive output in a variety of media, including ceramics, drawings, fashion, furniture, glass, graphic design, jewelry, metalwork, textiles, and wallpaper. Special highlights of the show will include iconic examples of furniture by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser, which will be complemented by rare and often unique works crafted in silver, gold, and semiprecious stones that convey the Wiener Werkstätte's luxurious aesthetic. The Neue Galerie has previously staged monographic exhibitions dedicated to the work of Josef Hoffmann (2006), Koloman Moser (2013), and Dagobert Peche (2002), all major designers who shaped the aesthetic of the Wiener Werkstätte. This is the first comprehensive American museum presentatio... (read more)

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
January 30, 2018 - Upper East Side

Exploring the Society of Illustrators & Original Norman Rockwell Paintings - New York Adventure Club
January 30, 2018 - New York

Step inside a historic five-story townhouse in the Upper East Side where famous illustrators like N.C. Wyeth, Rube Goldberg, and Norman Rockwell called home. Join New York Adventure Club for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Society of Illustrators, the oldest non-profit dedicated to promoting the art of illustration. Led by the Society of Illustrators' Collection Manager, our special experience will include: The history and story of the society and clubhouse, which was originally a carriage house built in 1875 for William P. Read, a personal secretary for financier J.P. Morgan A visit to its Museum of American Illustration, one of the most comprehensive collections of this genre in the world, containing over 2,500 works by many of the greatest names in illustration and comic and cartoon art A rare visit to the archives, which contains original works from famed illustrators throughout the century A peek inside the members-only library, featuring its famous tiled fireplace with art dating back to the Society's founders The tour will conclude in the Society's private Hall of Fame dining room, where attendees can stay and purchase food and drinks! Don't f... (read more)

Passion. Connected. 100 X 100 - Korean Cultural Center NY
Through January 31, 2018 - New York

A special website will launch for PASSION. CONNECTED. 100 X 100! passion.koreanculture.org will go live on NOVEMBER 1, 2018. Visit us here to view all the artworks online and for each artist bios Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Center New York is pleased to present a one-of-a-kind exhibition, PASSION. CONNECTED. 100 X 100. This exhibition showcases ONE HUNDRED winter sport helmets that were artistically designed by ONE HUNDRED selected artists and designers to celebrate D-100 days until the start of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games.

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
February 01, 2018 - Upper East Side

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
February 02, 2018 - Upper East Side

Unified Vision Exhibition - Arts Brookfield
Through February 02, 2018 - New York

Unified Vision Exhibition is a Workman Collective show. Three Artists give vision to a unified passion for art and beauty through their preferred mediums. Now in its eighth year, the Workman Collective continues to function as a group of unique mid-career Canadian contemporary artists. Its continued emphasis on the juxtaposition of different mediums remains rooted in themes of Canadiana, nature, and abstraction. The program offerings feature the work of three artists working in their preferred medium: Adam Colangelo (metal), Joseph Sampson (oil/acrylic), and Michael Toole (mixed media photography).

Free Saturdays - Jewish Museum
February 03, 2018 - Upper East Side

O Coen, Where Art Thou? - Coen Brothers Art Show - SPOKE NYC
February 03, 2018 - New York

O Coen, Where Art Thou? a tribute to the films of the Coen Brothers On View: February 3rd - February 25th, 2018 Opening night reception: Saturday, February 3rd, 6pm-9pm SPOKE NYC is pleased to present O Coen, Where Art Thou? a tribute by over fifty artists from around the world celebrating the films of American film-makers, Joel and Ethan Coen. Drawing inspiration from the duo’s classic films such as Raising Arizona, Fargo, The Big Lebowski and No Country For Old Men, the exhibition is comprised of a diverse array of painting, sculpture, and limited edition prints, with each artist offering their interpretation of iconic characters in the Coen Brothers films. Please join us Saturday, February 3rd from 6 - 9 pm for the opening reception of O Coen, Where Art Thou? Costumes are encouraged and some of the artists will be in attendance. For more information, or additional images, please email us at nyc@spoke-art.com. Adam Caldwell | Alex Garant | Andy Stattmiller | Anna Tillett | Beau Berkley | Bec Winnel | Blunt Graffix (Matt Dye) | Brighton Ballard | Caroline Caldwell | Carrie Ann Hudson | Chris Walker | Codeczombie | Concepcion Studios | Conor Langton | Craig Drake | D... (read more)

New York Aviators vs. Skipjacks Hockey Club - Aviator Sports and Events Center
Through February 04, 2018 - Brooklyn

New York Aviators Premier Junior Hockey team is for Players 18-20 Years of Age providing exposure for the Next Level of Hockey. The appeal of this program is to provide a platform to eventually play collegiately at the Division 1/3 Levels. Players that compete on this team are from all over the US as well as World and billet and house with Families in Rockaway and Brooklyn. The season spans from September to March playing in 60 plus games.

Activity Table - Queens Bontanical Garden
Through February 04, 2018 - Flushing

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

Eddie Martinez Studio Wall - The Drawing Center
Through February 04, 2018 - Soho

Eddie Martinez's drawing practice blends seamlessly with his daily life as the New York-based artist carries pen and paper with him on the subway, to the doctor's office, and to restaurants and lectures, among other work and leisure events. Stylistically evocative of mid-century abstraction, Martinez's drawings bring their own complexity, plugging a rotating cast of characters into raw, vigorously-drawn landscapes: cartoon ducks, oversized eyes, coiled snakes, and anthropomorphic blocks of color are among his itinerant motifs. In his Brooklyn studio, Martinez maintains a "drawing wall," wherein sketches ranging in size, shape, and material serve simultaneously as a source of inspiration and a data bank for the artist's incessant imaginative output. The Drawing Center's forthcoming exhibition Eddie Martinez: Studio Wall, will bring the drawing wall to the museum. The artist will paper the gallery with thousands of sketches that he will change throughout the exhibition's run. In addition, several large drawings and paintings will be hung on top of these sketches allowing viewers to observe the interconnection between all aspects of Martinez's practice.

Art Making for Middle Schoolers - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
February 05, 2018 - New York

In this workshop, middle school students build their artistic abilities in a creative and supportive artistic environment. Led by a Guggenheim teaching artist, this studio program includes visits to the galleries, art making in a wide range of mediums, and the development of a personal portfolio of works.

Unpacking Job - Dixon Place
February 07, 2018 - New York

In "Unpacking Job," a woman marks the anniversary of her grandmother's death by re-staging iconic photos of her youth. As she goes through the vintage clothing and jewelry, she meditates on the performative nature of grieving, both in her family and in Jewish scripture, and the legacy of inherited trauma. She also notices how Alanis Morrisette's "Jagged Little Pill" embodies Old Testament angst.

Opera Gallery's PORTRAIT Exhibition - Opera Gallery
Through February 08, 2018 - New York

Opera Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of PORTRAIT, an exhibition dedicated entirely to the art of portraiture that will run January 19- February 8 at their flagship gallery on New York’s Madison Avenue. Highlights include Pablo Picasso’s semi-abstract painted portrait of a woman, Raoul Dufy’s ambiguous portrait of a boy, Andy Warhol’s famous Jackie, Alex Katz's vast and enigmatic Ulla, Keith Haring’s playful Sneeze and Yue Minun’s wildly exaggerated Everywhere.

Stevie Boi Presents "PINK" By SB F/W 18 Collection at New York Fashion Week Powered By Splacer.co - TBA
February 10, 2018 - New York

Stevie Boi Presents "PINK" By SB F/W 18 Collection at New York Fashion Week Powered By Splacer.co Event Date: FEB 10th 2018 (TBA) Location: TBA Doors Open: 5:30PM Runway: 6PM RSVP LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGPj93KZpubJjCeSwbghLwxs55gpzHt-FqsEo25SLRcy40Ow/viewform

Stevie Boi Presents "PINK" By SB F/W 18 Collection at New York Fashion Week Powered By Splacer.co - TBA
February 10, 2018 - New York

Stevie Boi Presents "PINK" By SB F/W 18 Collection at New York Fashion Week Powered By Splacer.co Event Date: FEB 10th 2018 (TBA) Location: TBA Doors Open: 5:30PM Runway: 6PM RSVP LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGPj93KZpubJjCeSwbghLwxs55gpzHt-FqsEo25SLRcy40Ow/viewform

Philanthropy Poster Project - SVA Gramercy Gallery
Through February 10, 2018 - New York

The Philanthropy Poster Project, a collection of 24 posters by School of Visual Arts (SVA) MFA Illustration as Visual Essay students that use familiar and unfamiliar quotes to illuminate philosophy, will debut at the SVA Gramercy Gallery in New York City for the first time. Curated by Viktor Koen, the unique collection showcases the way young artists and designers-in-training perceive the subject of giving through a literal, symbolic or purely aesthetic expression. Additionally, the international makeup of SVA’s student body generates a multicultural approach to the theme of philanthropy that has evolved into a global sampling of ideas, quotes and expressions of the highest quality.

Activity Table - Queens Bontanical Garden
Through February 11, 2018 - Flushing

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

Art Making for Middle Schoolers - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
February 12, 2018 - New York

In this workshop, middle school students build their artistic abilities in a creative and supportive artistic environment. Led by a Guggenheim teaching artist, this studio program includes visits to the galleries, art making in a wide range of mediums, and the development of a personal portfolio of works.

San Marco Quartet - 5 Manhattan West
Through February 21, 2018 - New York

Video Installation by David Rokeby; San Marco Quartet layers all the actions of people and pigeons on Piazza San Marco in Venice into a pair of evolving images showing two views. The images are lit by movement; things that are not moving are invisible. Walking pigeons leave worm-like traces. Gathered people disappear through their shifting motions. Tour groups flow across the image like a river. The left side combines the activities into a very long exposed image that develops over several minutes. In the projection on the right, the past fades more quickly. The moving images are presented as two video projections mirrored at their point of meeting. They use the same material and with differences in how time is portrayed. They present a record of the temporary social architecture that is shaped by the permanent physical architecture of the piazza. Curated by Pari Nadimi. ABOUT DAVID ROKEBY David Rokeby is an installation artist based in Toronto, Canada. He has been creating and exhibiting since 1982. For the first part of his career he focused on interactive pieces that directly engage the human body, or that involve artificial perception systems. In the last deca... (read more)

Midwinter Break Camp - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through February 23, 2018 - New York

In this exciting five-day camp designed exclusively for middle school students, participants focus on building and improving their creative skills with teaching artists through gallery and studio activities. Campers explore works of art in the Guggenheim's permanent collection and special exhibitions during visits to the galleries and then head to the studio where they create their own works. Participants learn new approaches and techniques while developing a personal artistic style through a variety of mediums.

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection - New York Historical Society
Through February 25, 2018 - New York

A magical wonderland awaits visitors with the return of this holiday tradition. Featuring hundreds of toy trains, figurines, and miniature models from the renowned Jerni Collection, the exhibition's immersive scenes and displays transport young and old alike to a bygone era. Holiday Express begins at the West 77th Street entrance, where trains appear to roar through the Museum with the help of four large-scale multimedia screens, and extends through large swaths of the first floor. Organized by Mike Thornton, associate curator of material culture.

Times Square Arts Presents the winning design of this year’s Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, Window to the Heart by ArandaLasch + Marcelo Coelho - Times Square
Through February 28, 2018 - New York

Times Square Arts has announced that collaborators ArandaLasch + Marcelo Coelho are the winners of this year’s annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design curated by the Design Trust for Public Space. This year’s winning design, Window to the Heart, will be unveiled on February 1st. The installation will remain on view for the month of February. This marks the 10th anniversary of the Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, an annual event where Times Square Arts invites architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a public art installation celebrating Love in Times Square in February. In one of the world’s most Instagrammed places, filled with cameras of all shapes and sizes, Window to the Heart places the world’s largest lens in the center of Times Square. The 12 foot in diameter Fresnel lens was designed with 3D-printing manufacturer Formlabs to distort and capture the image of Times Square, optically bending light – and attention – to the heart-shaped window at its center. Visitors can look through the window or photograph themselves within it, completing the loop between the lens of the eye and the lens of the camera. Rather than using the traditional lens-m... (read more)

Times Square Arts Presents the winning design of this year’s Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, Window to the Heart by ArandaLasch + Marcelo Coelho - Times Square
Through February 28, 2018 - New York

Times Square Arts has announced that collaborators ArandaLasch + Marcelo Coelho are the winners of this year’s annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design curated by the Design Trust for Public Space. This year’s winning design, Window to the Heart, will be unveiled on February 1st. The installation will remain on view for the month of February. This marks the 10th anniversary of the Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, an annual event where Times Square Arts invites architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a public art installation celebrating Love in Times Square in February. In one of the world’s most Instagrammed places, filled with cameras of all shapes and sizes, Window to the Heart places the world’s largest lens in the center of Times Square. The 12 foot in diameter Fresnel lens was designed with 3D-printing manufacturer Formlabs to distort and capture the image of Times Square, optically bending light – and attention – to the heart-shaped window at its center. Visitors can look through the window or photograph themselves within it, completing the loop between the lens of the eye and the lens of the camera. Rather than using the traditional lens-m... (read more)

Times Square Arts Presents the winning design of this year’s Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, Window to the Heart by ArandaLasch + Marcelo Coelho - Times Square
Through February 28, 2018 - New York

Times Square Arts has announced that collaborators ArandaLasch + Marcelo Coelho are the winners of this year’s annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design curated by the Design Trust for Public Space. This year’s winning design, Window to the Heart, will be unveiled on February 1st. The installation will remain on view for the month of February. This marks the 10th anniversary of the Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, an annual event where Times Square Arts invites architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a public art installation celebrating Love in Times Square in February. In one of the world’s most Instagrammed places, filled with cameras of all shapes and sizes, Window to the Heart places the world’s largest lens in the center of Times Square. The 12 foot in diameter Fresnel lens was designed with 3D-printing manufacturer Formlabs to distort and capture the image of Times Square, optically bending light – and attention – to the heart-shaped window at its center. Visitors can look through the window or photograph themselves within it, completing the loop between the lens of the eye and the lens of the camera. Rather than using the traditional lens-m... (read more)

Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: the Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through March 01, 2018 - New York

The exhibition opening for Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs will take place on Thursday, September 14 from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibition will be on view through March 1, 2018. Ten years ago, the Museum completed the restoration of the Eldridge Street Synagogue. In celebration of this milestone, this photography exhibition provides a visual record of that painstaking process. These haunting photographs capture the rediscovery of the synagogue during its most precarious years. In color and stark black and white, they recall the building's undeniable poignancy and power even as it was a "rainstorm away from collapse." Images of the restoration document the synagogue's dramatic transformation and the artisans who brought the building back to life. Drawings and photographs also capture the building's 21st-century renewal and the installation of a new stained glass window designed by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans. Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs will be on view through March 1, 2018.

Doreen Garner: Invisible Man Tattoo - Recess
Through March 03, 2018 - New York

Due to the process-based nature of the Session program, Invisible Man Tattoo will undergo constant modifications; the features of this page provide accruing information on the project's developments.

Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd - Astor Place Theatre
Through March 05, 2018 - New York

Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd is an exhibition focusing on built and unrealized architectural projects by Judd, one of the most recognized artists of the 20th Century. The exhibition reveals how drawing and building cultures impacted his art and suggests how his work has influenced contemporary architecture. Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd details five selected built projects and proposals, both published and unpublished, for architecture designed between 1984 and 1994 within a threefold thematic framework, providing a window into Judd's body of architectural work. The exhibition will include new representations of projects through both drawing and models, as well as photos of archival material, including drawings and models originally made by the curators, Claude Armstrong and Donna Cohen, while assistants to Judd.

Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence - New York Historical Society
Through March 11, 2018 - New York

Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence showcases hand-drawn and engraved maps from the 18th and early 19th centuries that illuminate the tremendous changes—geographic, political, and economic—that occurred before, during, and just after the Revolutionary War. The exhibition features rarely displayed manuscripts and printed maps from New-York Historical's own premier collection, including the original manuscript surveys of Robert Erskine, Geographer and Surveyor General of the Continental Army, and his successor Simeon De Witt. Also on display will be John Jay's personal copy of John Mitchell's Map of the British and French Dominions in North America (1755) to which hand-drawn red lines representing proposed boundaries were added during the negotiations of the Treaty of Paris, 1782 - 1783. This exhibition was organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library as We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence and curated at New-York Historical by Nina Nazionale, Director of Library Operations and Curator of Printed Collections. The book, Revolution: Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755-1783, is available for pu... (read more)

Molding / Mark-Making: Ceramic Artists and Their Drawings - Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs
Through March 25, 2018 - Long Island City

Opening receptions for Molding / Mark- Making: Ceramic Artists and Their Drawings will be on Sunday, January 21st, 2018 from 2-5pm

Baya: Woman of Algiers - Grey Art Gallery
Through March 31, 2018 - New York

Baya: Woman of Algiers is the first North American exhibition of works by the self-taught Algerian artist Baya Mahieddine (1931–1998). Known as Baya, she was born in Bordj el-Kiffan and orphaned at age five. Encouraged by her adoptive French mother to pursue art, she began as an adolescent to paint gouaches and make ceramics. Her work was soon discovered by fabled gallerist Aimé Maeght who, along with André Breton, organized an exhibition in Paris in 1947. Baya's colorful depictions of women, rhythmic patterns, and bright palette drew the attention of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, with whom she later collaborated in the renowned Madoura pottery studio in Vallauris. Celebrated in both Algeria and France, Baya has yet to gain international recognition. Woman of Algiers reexamines Baya's career within Surrealist, "outsider," and North-African post-colonial art contexts.

The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975 - New York Historical Society
Through April 22, 2018 - New York

The New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking exhibition on one of the most controversial events of the 20th century: the Vietnam War. Populating a 3,000-square-foot gallery with interpretive displays, digital media, artwork, artifacts, photographs, and documents, the exhibit provides an enlightening account of the causes, progression, and impact of the war. Spanning the duration of U.S. involvement in Indochina from 1945 to 1975, the narrative incorporates perspectives that cover both the home front and the war front. Displays feature such topics as the Cold War, the draft, military campaigns initiated by both sides, the growth of the antiwar movement, the role of the president, and the loss of political consensus. Throughout the exhibition, explore themes of patriotism, duty, and citizenship through key objects, including a troopship berthing unit, vibrant antiwar posters, artwork by Vietnam vets, a Viet Cong bicycle, the Pentagon Papers, and historical film footage. Long overdue in the realm of public history, the exhibit not only provides a chronological and thematic analysis of the Vietnam War but also inspires a fuller, more diverse conversation about the war. ... (read more)

Anna Craycroft - New Museum
Through May 13, 2018 - Lower East Side

Craycroft's Residency Will Include an Exhibition and Public Programming Considering the Rights and Ethics of Personhood. Questions of Who and What Qualifies as a Person Have Become Increasingly Contentious as the Agency of All Beings—from Nonhuman Animals to Corporations, and from Ecosystems to Artificial Intelligence—Has Fractured Legal and Theoretical Discourse. to Chronicle These Controversies, Craycroft Will Transform the Fifth Floor Gallery into a Site for Producing an Animated Film, Which She Will Develop over the Course of the Exhibition; Visitors Will Physically Enter the Stage Where Craycroft Will Shoot New Footage Every Week for the Duration of the Residency. Drawing on Traditions of Folklore and Fables, Which Often Use Anthropomorphism to Narrate Moral Tales, the Animated Film Will Confront the Physical and Philosophical Lenses Used to Construct and Qualify Personhood. the Exhibition Is Organized by Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement, and Sara O'Keeffe, Assistant Curator, with Kate Wiener, Education Associate. Anna Craycroft Was Born in Oregon in 1975 and Raised in New York. She Has Had Solo Shows at Ben Maltz Gallery, ... (read more)

Reanimation Library - Pioneer Works
Through August 30, 2018 - Brooklyn

Reanimation Library, an ongoing project by Andrew Beccone, is a collection of 2000+ obscure or out-of-print publications the artist has been collecting over 15 years. Chosen primarily for the images that they contain, this collection of books have been culled from thrift stores, rummage sales, flea markets, municipal dumps, library sales, give-away piles, and used bookstores across the country. Housed at Pioneer Books, Reanimation Library will operate as a public non-circulating collection of books for visitors through August 2018. The library space will include tools to use the collection including a computer, scanner, and copier and host a series of related public events. Join us on Thursday, September 14 at Pioneer Works for the opening reception at Pioneer Works. Learn more. Andrew Beccone, founder of the Reanimation Library, is an artist, librarian, and musician. The library has been exhibited widely at venues around the world including Vox Populi (Philadelphia), SPACE (London), High Desert Test Sites (Joshua Tree), talcual (Mexico City), 98weeks (Beirut), the Museum of Modern Art, the Queens Museum, and Kunsthalle Osnabrück. He was a resident at EFA's SHIFT (2014/15... (read more)

The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn's Prospect Park - Prospect Park Alliance
Through September 30, 2018 - Brooklyn

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park, Brooklyn Historical Society and Prospect Park Alliance present an exhibition that celebrates the founding vision of the Park, traces its social and historical trajectories, and examines the important role that Prospect Park has played as "Brooklyn's Backyard" for 150 years. The Brooklyn Historical Society is closed on major holidays.

New York & The Nation in The Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History - New York Historical Society
Through December 31, 2018 - New York

Collection Highlights and New York and the American Experience Explore the story of New York and America in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History. Highlights include: Mounted on the building's original 1904 columns are grand digital screens displaying a continuous, thematically co-ordinated slide show of treasures from the New-York Historical Society's collections. The west face of the columns features individual stations, incorporating interactive touch screens and museum artifacts, presenting six themes in American history which are found interwoven with the history of New York. Projected on dramatic flat screens affixed to six structural columns, the array of objects and images functions as visual signage that demonstrates to our visitors the depth of New-York Historical's collections.

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