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Gallery Shows in New York City This Week - May 19-May 26


Gallery Shows in New York City This Week Photo: Flickr/K_rlis Dambr_ns 


For art in galleries, from shows to openings to receptions and special events, check out City Guide's calendar listings for New York City. From Chelsea galleries to SoHo galleries to all points in between, we've got comprehensive painting, sculpture, performance art, conceptual art, and photography listings.

POURING GREEN-WOOD - Green-Wood Historic Fund
May 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

When Joy Doumis and Jeremy Hammond approached Green-Wood in fall 2015 to ask if they could harvest the apples here, naturally we had to know why. To make hard cider of course! Spread across 478 acres, our urban orchard has over 150 Malus (aka apple) trees. Join Joy and Jeremy for the story of how they produced over one hundred bottles of Proper Cider in their own back yard, literally. Naturally, a tasting of the final product is included.

Kgb: Sunday Night Fiction - KGB Bar
May 19, 2019 - New York

GB: Sunday Night Fiction

Storytime W/ Sergei Urban: Thedadlab - Books are Magic
May 19, 2019 - Cobble Hill

With more than 3 million fans, TheDadLab has become an online sensation, with weekly videos of fun and easy science experiments that parents can do with their kids. These simple projects use materials found around the house, making it easier than ever for busy moms and dads to not only spend more quality time with their children but also get them interested in science and technology. In this mind-blowing book, Sergei Urban takes the challenge off-screen with fifty step-by-step projects, including some that he has never shared online before. Each activity will go beyond the videos, featuring detailed explanations to simplify scientific concepts for parents and help answer the hows and whys of their curious children. Learn how to: explore new fun ways to paint; make slime with only two ingredients; defy gravity with a ping-pong ball; produce your own electricity, and more! With TheDadLab, parents everywhere will have an easy solution to the dreaded "I'm bored" complaint right at their fingertips! Sergei Urban is a stay-at-home father who started TheDadLab as a way to share fun activities others can do from home while educating their children and spending more quality time with... (read more)

Homage to Place - The Brick Presbyterian Church in the City of New York
May 19, 2019 - New York

Homage to Place

From Ruin to Rebirth - Flushing Town Hall
May 19, 2019 - Flushing

Historian Dr. R Scott Hanson will focus on the remarkable transformation of Flushing and Flushing Town Hall between 1979 when Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts was founded during a period of urban decline, and the 1990s when Flushing had become one of the most diverse places on the planet with a thriving downtown by the 2000s. The lecture will be followed by a walking tour of Flushing with Dr. Hanso

GALLERY 55C: Movement, The Arts, & Well-Being - Studio 55C
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

Movement, The Arts, & Well-being Art Exhibit & Closing Reception Moving For Life The Studio 55C Gallery Manhattan, New York, April 28 - May 19, 2019 Movement, The Arts, & Well-being: an art exhibition that focuses on movement and dance. Moving For Life, the non-profit dance organization located on LES at 55 Avenue C, is hosting the work of 5 diverse artists who all have a relationship to Moving For Life, dance or somatic movement. The show includes the Chinese line paintings of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen & Nature Being Art photography of Jamie McHugh, (both dancers and somatic movement therapists), the dance rehearsal art of WPA Artist Agnes Mills, and the Vespers watercolors with pen and ink of yoga teacher Chelsea Rushton. The show is proud to have received the advisement of Christine Irvin, Co-Director of the Stamford Art Association, 5013c, and the art collector Hugh Wilson. The closing reception is a free event on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 pm with pop-up movement, interviews and performances with Martha Eddy, Lynn Lesniak Needle, and others. Lynn Lesniak Needle, a member of the Nikolais company in the 1980’s, will also share stories from the tim... (read more)

Happiness Chandelier - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

5+ At Fine Arts Studio This week in the studio, we've created a structure for hanging any kind of sculptures! E.V. Day's exhibit in our gallery space, Breaking The Glass Ceiling, features artwork hanging from the ceiling of our museum! Today in the studio, you're invited to create a hanging piece of artwork, decorated with pictures or words that spark joy in the viewer!

Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture - The Frick Collection
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture is the first major exhibition in the United States to focus on the portraiture of Giovanni Battista Moroni (1520/24–1579/80). A painter of portraits and religious subjects, Moroni is celebrated as an essential figure in the northern Italian tradition of naturalistic painting that includes Leonardo da Vinci, the Carracci, and Caravaggio. This exhibition, shown exclusively at The Frick Collection, brings to light the innovation of the artist, whose role in a larger history of European portraiture has yet to be fully explored. His famous Tailor (National Gallery, London), for example, anticipates by decades the "narrative" portraits of Rembrandt, and his Pace Rivola Spini (Accademia Carrara, Bergamo), arguably the first independent full-length portrait of a standing woman produced in Italy, prefigures the many women that Van Dyck would paint in this format in the following century.

Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection - The Frick Collection
Through May 19, 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.

Rethinking Refugee Trauma and Mental Health - Strand Book Store
May 20, 2019 - New York

Join us as Shawna Potter sits down with fellow musician Meredith Graves to talk about her book, Making Spaces Safer. "Every time someone wants me to prove sexism in the scene exists I am not going to tell them about having beer spat in my face while I'm singing or about men screaming 'shut up' while I'm talking between songs. I'm gonna hand them this book and say 'No more horror stories, here are some solutions.'" —Kathleen Hanna, Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and The Julie Ruin Shawna Potter, singer for the band War On Women, has tackled sexism and harassment in lyrics and on stage for years. Taking the battle to music venues themselves, she has trained night clubs and community spaces in how to create safer environments for marginalized people. Now she's turned decades of experience into a clear and concise guide for public spaces of all sorts, from art galleries to bagel shops to concert halls, that want to shut down harassers wherever they show up. The steps she outlines are realistic, practical, and actionable. With the addition of personal stories, case studies, sample policies, and no-nonsense advice like "How to Flirt without Being a Creep," she shows why safer spaces are import... (read more)

Email Basics - Boardman Road Branch Library
May 20, 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.

Thomas Page McBee: Amateur w/ Darnell L. Moore - Books are Magic
May 20, 2019 - Cobble Hill

In this "refreshing and radical" (The Guardian) narrative, Thomas McBee, a trans man, sets out to uncover what makes a man—and what being a "good" man even means—through his experience training for and fighting in a charity boxing match at Madison Square Garden. A self-described "amateur" at masculinity, McBee embarks on a wide-ranging exploration of gender in society, examining sexism, toxic masculinity, and privilege. As he questions the limitations of gender roles and the roots of masculine aggression, he finds intimacy, hope, and even love in the experience of boxing and in his role as a man in the world. Despite personal history and cultural expectations, "Amateur is a reminder that the individual can still come forward and fight" (The A.V. Club). "Sharp and precise, open and honest," (Women's Review of Books), McBee's writing asks questions "relevant to all people, trans or not" (New York Newsday). Through interviews with experts in neuroscience, sociology, and critical race theory, he constructs a deft and thoughtful examination of the role of men in contemporary society. Amateur is a graceful and uncompromising look at gender by a fearless, fiercely honest writer. Thomas ... (read more)

Talk: 1990s Prague Through American Eyes - Bohemian National Hall
May 21, 2019 - New York

3rd Floor] A journey back in time to 1990s Prague with its decaying facades, unexplored commercial opportunities, and the cultural scene that was just waking up after forty years of oppression. The neuroscientist and entrepreneur Andre Fenton, The Prague Post co-founder and literary agent Lisa Leshne, and the speechwriter and strategic communications adviser Rob Lewis will share their experience of living in Prague in the years that followed the 1989 Velvet Revolution. Moderated by Vera Dvorak.

Anna Pitoniak: Necessary People - Books are Magic
May 21, 2019 - Cobble Hill

Stella Bradley is beautiful, rich, and very good at getting herself into trouble. Violet Trapp is smart, self-aware, and laser-focused on escaping her humble background--especially after Stella gives her a glimpse into a world of glamour and wealth. They are best friends, and from the moment they meet in college, they know their roles: Stella in the spotlight, and Violet behind the scenes. After graduation, Violet moves to New York and lands a job in cable news, where she works her way up from intern to assistant to producer, and to a life where she's finally free from Stella's shadow. Until Stella decides to use her connections, beauty and charisma to land a job at the same network. Stella soon moves in front of the camera, becoming the public face of the stories that Violet has worked tirelessly to produce-and taking all the credit for it. But Violet isn't giving up so easily. As she and Stella strive for success, they each reveal just how far they'll go to get what they want--even if it means destroying the other person along the way. Anna Pitoniak graduated from Yale, where she majored in English and was an editor at the Yale Daily News. She worked for many years in book pub... (read more)

Exploring the Effect of Digital Devices on How the Brain Learns - Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
May 21, 2019 - New York

Join us for an intimate workshop with Barbara Allen Lyall, Ph.D., an education expert on understanding the learning process of the brain and the effect that technology has on the learning process can help us make better choices for our own health as well as that of our children. We learn every day of our lives, but what is the process? And exactly how are our digital devices influencing our brain development? This interactive workshop engages participants in the use of various learning pathways and looks at the research behind why learners of varying ages access different pathways at different times. Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breastlink New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. Please note because programs fill up quickly please let us know within 48 hours if you have to cancel for a medical reason, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied.

Invisible Mending: The Magic of Kimono Restoration - Japan Society
May 21, 2019 - New York

Some might see a tear or stain on a beautiful kimono and think the garment can never be restored to its former glory. But Japan's kimono restoration artisans aim to do just that. These master craftsmen can make small holes seem to disappear as though they never existed, and completely transform discolored garments. High-end apparel makers around the world have taken note, and are now applying these techniques to conserving Western fashions like suits and gowns. At this talk, Koshiro Tatematsu of kimono restoration service Chojiya unravels some of the mysteries behind these fascinating mending techniques, and reveals how they're being used in the fashion world today. Followed by a reception.

Invisible Mending: The Magic of Kimono Restoration - Japan Society
May 21, 2019 - New York

Some might see a tear or stain on a beautiful kimono and think the garment can never be restored to its former glory. But Japan's kimono restoration artisans aim to do just that. These master craftsmen can make small holes seem to disappear as though they never existed, and completely transform discolored garments. High-end apparel makers around the world have taken note, and are now applying these techniques to conserving Western fashions like suits and gowns. At this talk, Koshiro Tatematsu of kimono restoration service Chojiya unravels some of the mysteries behind these fascinating mending techniques, and reveals how they're being used in the fashion world today. Followed by a reception.

All In, Exhibition of MFA Fine Arts canadiates from Pratt Institute - Pratt Manhattan Gallery
Through May 21, 2019 - New York

All In - MFA Second Year Candidates Exhibition curated by LeRonn Brooks “All In” is a group exhibition that explores the intersections between form and urgency. Each work stands as a metaphor for the evidence of the imagination’s questions about life, its ambiguities, secrets and truths. This is to say that there exists a community of inter-dependent and individual practices, here. Each work embodies its maker and is as unique, experimental and speculative, as the still-unfolding narrative(s) of each artist’s life and His/Her/Their implication(s) to the world(s) to which this exhibition is an invitation. It is an invitation (in)to the speculative interior(s) from which the imagination blooms as a matter of culture/counterculture, and the exploration of “personal knowing” and witnessing. Each work is a personified space of this witnessing and each space is a room for narration. “All In” is therefore evidence from the interior(s) and the communication of a deeply held bond between classmates, peers, friends and fellow journeyers. - LeRonn P. Brooks, Ph.D. Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM Thursday until 8 PM Opening Reception: April 30, 6–8 PM All In is p... (read more)

The Brain Fitness Club - Canarsie Library
May 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Please join us for a Special Program for people with Developmental Disabilities. Have fun time in the library Read and Play: Hear stories read by our librarians; play with words and numbers, create your own pictures with drawing and coloring.

U.S. Citizenship Exam Preparation - Canarsie Library
May 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

If you are interested in becoming a U.S. citizen we can help! Join our free exam preparation group. No registration or I.D. required. For more information call 718-230-2406 or 718-230-2007.

Kgb: Bennington Writers - KGB Bar
May 22, 2019 - New York

KGB: Bennington Writers

Oui Design 2019 - WantedDesign at Industry City
Through May 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Oui Design, a program of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and FACE Foundation, fosters creative exchange in design between France and the US. During NYCxDESIGN, May 16-20, 2019, Oui Design will present its fourth edition with two sets of collaborative projects in partnership with WantedDesign Brooklyn, exploring new methods of production at the intersection of design, art and craft: Transatlantic Creative Exchange and Design Education. Both programs bring together designers from France and the US to explore new methods and to create new work.

Keith Haring - Van DE Weghe
Through May 22, 2019 - New York

Van de Weghe is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Keith Haring (1958-1990), an artist whose bold, graphic line, vivid color, and exuberant imagery is instantly recognizable. Haring's work celebrates human existence while confronting weighty themes including violence, power, and the dehumanizing effect of technology. Haring tragically died of AIDS in 1990. Haring moved from Kutztown, PA to New York to study painting at the School of Visual Arts in 1978. In New York, he found inspiration in the expanding field of art at the time: installation, performance, graffiti art and video in non-conventional or alternative venues like the East Village Club 57 and Mudd Club. In 1980, while at SVA, Haring began making his famous Subway Drawings: techno-primitive Pop imagery in white chalk on black paper pasted alongside paid advertising on platforms. This way of working shaped Haring's practice going forward: the act of drawing was a performance of sorts for an audience of passers-by, done quickly and decisively due to the risk of arrest.

Teen Tech Time - Canarsie Library
May 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come and play games with your peers after school, while you are spending your leisure time in our library.

Reading Is Fundamental - Bedford Branch Library
May 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Reading is Fundamental is a program in which you can receive free books. A library card is needed to join in which you will receive a free book with continued attendance another free book in 3 weeks. It's a fun way to build you own library of books of your choice. So come and join us! Hope to see you there!

Kgb: Sideshow Goshko - KGB Bar
May 23, 2019 - New York

KGB: Sideshow Goshko

Knitting & Crocheting Club - Bedford Branch Library
May 23, 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.

Casey Cep: Furious Hours - Books are Magic
May 23, 2019 - Cobble Hill

Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell's murderer was acquitted—thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the Reverend. Sitting in the audience during the vigilante's trial was Harper Lee, who had traveled from New York City to her native Alabama with the idea of writing her own In Cold Blood, the true-crime classic she had helped her friend Truman Capote research seventeen years earlier. Lee spent a year in town reporting, and many more years working on her own version of the case. Now Casey Cep brings this story to life, from the shocking murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South. At the same time, she offers a deeply moving portrait of one of the country's most beloved writers and her struggle with fame, success, and the mystery of artistic creativity. Casey Cep is a writer from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. After graduating from Harvard she earned an M.Phil. at Oxford as a Rhodes ... (read more)

Fiber Arts for Adults - Canarsie Library
May 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

All ages are welcome to join us for this special time dedicated to fiber arts: knitting, crocheting and sewing

Teen Tech Time - Bedford Branch Library
May 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join our Teen Tech Time program. Play various gaming systems such as XBOX and Playstation 4.

adidas Originals By WANTO Present 'I Want Candi' - Brooklyn Creator Farm
Through May 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

adidas Originals and infamous Japanese graffiti artist, WANTO invite you to I WANT CANDI—an activation and exhibit celebrating the duo's upcoming collection. Sharing a space for minds to better unlock their own creative vision, the “living” installation will showcase the artist' impact as a creative in NYC. A collection of key pieces from the collaborative capsule will be revealed, along with a display of one-of-a-kind products and prints. Workshops will also be available, encouraging creatives to develop and understand their own dynamic art processes. Thursday May 23 + Friday May 24 3PM - 9PM 1 Meserole Ave Brooklyn NY 11222

Lucian Freud: Monumental - Acquavella Galleries
Through May 24, 2019 - New York

Acquavella Galleries is pleased to present Lucian Freud: Monumental, a loan exhibition focusing on the artist's naked portraits, a subject that has long enjoyed special significance in his oeuvre. Curated by the artist's longtime studio assistant and friend, David Dawson, Monumental will include thirteen major paintings, including depictions of his most important models from the 1990s and 2000s. The exhibition begins with work from 1990, when Freud began painting the performance artist Leigh Bowery, who is featured here in two works. Inspired by Bowery's impressive physique, Freud began working on a larger scale that emphasized the physical presence of his subjects. These large-scale portraits ushered in a new sense of monumentality in the artist's body of work. Also on view is Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, one of two paintings in the show from the mid-1990s of Sue Tilley, the other essential model from this pivotal time in Freud's career. Dawson himself as well as Freud's familiar whippets also make multiple appearances in paintings in the exhibition.

Van Doren Waxter - Madison Avenue Gallery Walk
Through May 24, 2019 - New York

Paintings & Works on Paper Moira Dryer, Paintings & Works on Paper. Van Doren Waxter is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works from the 1980s and early 1990s by the late painter Moira Dryer (b. 1957 – d. 1992), on view from April 4 to May 24, 2019 at 23 East 73rd Street. Featuring a dozen works, the exhibition will include paintings on wood panel, rarely exhibited works on paper, and printed ephemera from the artist's lifetime exhibitions. This marks the gallery's third presentation of Dryer's work, following two exhibitions organized by gallery partner Augusto Arbizo in 2014 and 2016. The show anticipates a forthcoming Moira Dryer solo survey entitled Moira Dryer: Back in Business, organized by Lily Siegel and Klaus Ottman, which opens at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. in January 2020.

2019 Hall of Fame Classic at Doubleday Field - Cooperstown
May 25, 2019 - Cooperstown

Save the date for the 2019 Hall of Fame Classic on May 25 at Cooperstown's Doubleday Field.

Hyde Hall Opening Day for Tours - Cooperstown
May 25, 2019 - Cooperstown

Children under 13 are FREE

HSA Department Of Art & Design Presents INTERWOVEN - HSA Gallery
Through May 25, 2019 - New York

The Harlem School of the Arts with curator and Director of Art & Design, Adrienne Elise Tarver, proudly presents, “INTERWOVEN,” an exhibition featuring the work of artists Sedrick and Letitia Huckaby. This unique exhibition presents married couple, Sedrick and Letitia Huckaby’s work side-by-side highlighting their individual and mutual interests in the ties that bind generations in the black community. Textiles play a large role in these recent bodies of work, as they have in the histories of the black community in America. From the cotton picked in southern plantations to the intricate patchwork quilts made from scraps of old clothes, there’s resilience and resourcefulness that is woven into the threads of black history in the United States. Letitia presents work from her series “40 Acres...Gumbo Ya Ya,” referencing the unfulfilled promise of land to formerly enslaved individuals in post-civil-war America, and the Cajun phrase meaning everybody is talking at once. She stretches images of rural Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas printed on fabric over embroidery hoops, referencing domestic work and handmaid heirlooms which cultivate sentimental value over generations instead ... (read more)

Kgb: Sunday Night Fiction - KGB Bar
May 26, 2019 - New York

KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

Escher: The Exhibition & Experience - Industry City - Building 6
May 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Dutch master of illustrative illusion and paradox, M.C. Escher's astounding images have graced the walls of student dorm rooms for generations. Now, an all-new exhibition of close to 200 of his original works and hands-on interactive displays is coming to Brooklyn from a wildly-successful run across Europe. Escher: The Exhibition & Experience delves into the life and work of this influential 20-century graphic artist, who's beloved by scientists and art aficionados alike for his mind-blowing, mathematically-inspired creations. Relativity (which Family Guy 's Stewie once labeled "Crazy Stairs"), Hand With Reflecting Sphere, Metamorphosis II and Belvedere, which depicts a plausible-looking building that's actually an impossible object, are all a part of this amazing collection, going on display at New York's Industry City.

Nurture - Gallery 104
Through May 26, 2019 - New York

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 2, 6-9pm Exhibition Dates: May 2 - 26, 2019 7 Franklin Place, Lower Level April 18, 2019 Gallery 104 is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring an exceptional cadre of multidisciplinary artists, curated by Lucy McCarron, Director of Gallery 104. Each work in this show touches upon the idea of nurture, visualizing approaches to reciprocal processes of caring for self and others. In a range of media, these cultural producers thoughtfully prompt viewers to consider the formative nurturing experiences and forces that have had an impact on individuals' development and construction of identity. Further, the assembled objects will explore the environment through the lens of nurture, calling attention to the responsibility we have to care for the earth and all its inhabitants. The show will open on Thursday, May 2nd with a public reception from 6-9pm. Following the reception, there will be an after-party for artists, curators, collectors, and patrons at the nearby Roxy Hotel, located between Walker and White Streets on 6th Avenue. The show will remain on view until Sunday, May 26th. Visitors may see the works during its run Monday thr... (read more)

Heal - NYA Gallery
Through May 26, 2019 - New York

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 2, 6-9pm Exhibition Dates: May 2 - May 26, 2019 7 Franklin Place, New York April 18, 2019 NYA Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition focused on healing. The show will feature a number of exemplary artists from around the globe and be curated by Shane Townley and Cathy Condon. Amid this contemporary moment plagued by social, economic, and political instability, many turn to various forms of cultural expression to gain perspective and escape from anxiety-inducing news reports. In response to an increasingly divided and distressed population, the artists in Heal offer powerful commentaries on individual and collective healing, be it in the bodily, environmental, or spiritual sense. The show will open on Thursday, May 2nd with a public reception from 6-9pm. After the reception, there will be an after-party for artists, curators, collectors, and patrons at the nearby Roxy Hotel, located between Walker and White Streets on 6th Avenue. The works will remain on view until Sunday, May 26th. Visitors may see the show during its run Monday through Sunday between the hours 12-5pm. For more information, please call (917) 472-9015 or email... (read more)

Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture - The Frick Collection
Through May 26, 2019 - New York

Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture is the first major exhibition in the United States to focus on the portraiture of Giovanni Battista Moroni (1520/24–1579/80). A painter of portraits and religious subjects, Moroni is celebrated as an essential figure in the northern Italian tradition of naturalistic painting that includes Leonardo da Vinci, the Carracci, and Caravaggio. This exhibition, shown exclusively at The Frick Collection, brings to light the innovation of the artist, whose role in a larger history of European portraiture has yet to be fully explored. His famous Tailor (National Gallery, London), for example, anticipates by decades the "narrative" portraits of Rembrandt, and his Pace Rivola Spini (Accademia Carrara, Bergamo), arguably the first independent full-length portrait of a standing woman produced in Italy, prefigures the many women that Van Dyck would paint in this format in the following century.

Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection - The Frick Collection
Through May 26, 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.

Knox Martin:Radical Structures - Hollis Taggart
Through May 27, 2019 - New York

This May, Hollis Taggart will present an in-depth exploration of the work of acclaimed artist Knox Martin, with a solo presentation at Frieze New York and a concurrent solo exhibition at its primary location in Chelsea. Martin’s practice, which spans nearly seven decades, has engaged with the conceptual and aesthetic underpinnings of a wide range of artistic movements, from Cubism to Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art. His use of bright swaths of color, precise, architectural lines, and organic forms that reference the female body have resulted in energetic and vibrant compositions that speak to a visual vocabulary that is entirely his own. For the upcoming edition of Frieze New York, Hollis Taggart will present a focused selection of paintings, from the 1950s through the 1970s, providing an introduction to the artist’s early works. To foster a broader understanding of Martin’s practice, the gallery will also open Knox Martin: Radical Structures at its 521 W. 26th Street space on May 2, 2019. The exhibition at the gallery will emphasize in particular Martin’s paintings from the 1960s and 1970s, and also include several later works, among which are two new paintings created by the... (read more)

Knox Martin:Radical Structures - Hollis Taggart
Through May 27, 2019 - New York

This May, Hollis Taggart will present an in-depth exploration of the work of acclaimed artist Knox Martin, with a solo presentation at Frieze New York and a concurrent solo exhibition at its primary location in Chelsea. Martin’s practice, which spans nearly seven decades, has engaged with the conceptual and aesthetic underpinnings of a wide range of artistic movements, from Cubism to Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art. His use of bright swaths of color, precise, architectural lines, and organic forms that reference the female body have resulted in energetic and vibrant compositions that speak to a visual vocabulary that is entirely his own. For the upcoming edition of Frieze New York, Hollis Taggart will present a focused selection of paintings, from the 1950s through the 1970s, providing an introduction to the artist’s early works. To foster a broader understanding of Martin’s practice, the gallery will also open Knox Martin: Radical Structures at its 521 W. 26th Street space on May 2, 2019. The exhibition at the gallery will emphasize in particular Martin’s paintings from the 1960s and 1970s, and also include several later works, among which are two new paintings created by the... (read more)

Stride Arts Opens in New York City - STRIDE
Through May 31, 2019 - New York

Stride Arts is a brand-new art and exhibition space in the heart of Manhattan that will open on Friday, May 17. The gallery will present some of today's most notable and passionate emerging and established artists while offering a variety of ownership options for art aficionados. Founded by, and under the direction of, Angel Zhang, will be open 9:30am – 6:30pm, Monday through Friday and by appointment. In addition to the main gallery space, which features warm hardwood floors, full windows, and a stage, there are several conference rooms and various showrooms. Stride Arts will offer a multitude of services to artists and their art collectors. For artists, they provide a multifunctional platform with studio space, marketing, and business strategic advice, and promotion through unique and appealing programming. For collectors – personal, business and institutional, they will negotiate the sale of the work as well as providing rental services, where art aficionados of all types can benefit from their team of specialists who will curate work, available at affordable prices that can be regularly rotated. Stride Arts specializes in working with modern and contemporary art, a... (read more)

Hiroshi Wada: The First New York Solo Exhibition - Agora Gallery
Through May 31, 2019 - NYC

Japanese artist Hiroshi Wada is a calligraphy painter. Wada studied the ancient tradition of “shodo”—brush and ink drawing on rice paper— with a great master of this art form. While his art retains the spontaneity and playfulness of a child’s drawing, in fact it takes years of apprenticeship to achieve their effortless look. Wada’s aim, however, is not the traditional “sho.” The artist believes in the importance of modernizing this conventional practice. He aspires to create calligraphy that is modern, even avant-garde, yet still rooted in tradition. When he writes characters, he forgets what he has learned and starts with a “clean slate”, drawing like a child. For Wada, calligraphy is a way to bring joy and playfulness to others. Wada believes that while life’s hurdles may range from personal failures to cataclysmic disasters, art has the capacity to empower, heal, and create peace. Wada’s background as a track-and-field athlete reflects in the explosive energy and near-physical intensity to his gestural compositions. Hiroshi Wada: The First New York Solo Exhibition opens at May 11, 2019 and will be on display until May 31, 2019, with an opening reception on Thursday, May 1... (read more)

In and Out of the Garden - Agora Gallery
Through May 31, 2019 - NYC

Agora Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of In and Out of the Garden, a group exhibition featuring paintings and mixed-media installations on the state of the natural world, the creatures that inhabit it, and the silent joy that comes from spending time in nature. From moody forests to the fish in the sea, the artists on display take inspiration from natural forms, carefully reconstructing the shapes and aesthetics they’ve observed in the wild. These artists find joy and peace in their subject matter, reflecting on the simplicity of nature without understating its significance. Ranging from complete abstraction to realism, the exhibition explores a range of image-making techniques and styles. Imbued with subtle intricacies and blazing expression, these artists depict nature with intelligent design. At once organic and precise, the work forces us to reexamine our relationship with the natural world and our definition of beauty. In and Out of the Garden will be on view from May 11th through May 31st with an opening reception on Thursday, May 16th from 6-8 PM. Exhibition Dates: May 11 – May 31, 2019 Reception: Thursday, May 16, 2019 6-8 PM Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat ... (read more)

Technology Talk: Data Security in the Nonprofit Environment - New York Junior League
Through May 31, 2019 - New York

Learn how data security best practices can help secure the future of your nonprofit’s data and online presence. Matthew Kaufman, an Information Security Officer at Mizuho, will share actions nonprofits can take to protect valuable information. Risk management experts Lena Licata and Rhine Brito from EisnerAmper will lead a tabletop exercise simulating a real-time data security breach and the latest on relevant regulations for nonprofits.

Elodie Blanchard 'Fabrications' solo show - FIAF French Institute Alliance Française
Through June 01, 2019 - New York

Intricate felt masks, representing the breadth of human emotion, will be displayed next to a new large-scale wall installation specially created for FIAF using rare plastic textiles hand-knotted together. Her popular and colorful trees, which reuse scraps that the artist collects, create an enchanted landscape of nonsense. They provide a whimsical background for her soft furniture made with her manufactured woven upholstery fabrics, offering an inviting lounge-like experience to visitors.

Beauty Shared: A Colloector's Vision - Dickinson
Through June 06, 2019 - New York

Dickinson is deligthted to offer for sale Beauty, Shared: A Collectors Vision a comprensive private collection of 20th Century paintings, drawings and scrulpture. Assembled with passion and knowledge over three decades, the collection will be shown concurrently across two venues.

Worlds without Borders - Boers-Li Gallery
Through June 15, 2019 - New York

Worlds without Borders, solo exhibition of Esteban Cabeza de Baca, a walk-through with the artist, followed by a reception.

De Kooning - Mnuchin Gallery
Through June 15, 2019 - New York

Mnuchin Gallery is proud to announce De Kooning: Five Decades. This will be the gallery's eleventh de Kooning exhibition and its most ambitious in scope. The exhibition highlights key moments from every decade of de Kooning's mature career, underscoring the tireless experimentation and stylistic reinvention that defined his oeuvre. The presentation begins with a group of seminal Women drawings from the late 1940s and early '50s and goes on to trace his oscillation between figuration and abstraction, woman and landscape, from 1947 through 1983, demonstrating his mastery across painting, drawing, and sculpture. De Kooning: Five Decades will be on view April 19 through June 15, 2019 and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue authored by Pepe Karmel.

Pulled In Brooklyn - International Print Center New York
Through June 15, 2019 - New York

Curated by Roberta Waddell & Samantha Rippner with Consulting Printer Luther Davis April 4–June 15, 2019 Press Preview, Thursday, April 4, 10–11:30 AM Opening Reception, 6–8 PM, featuring live demonstration by Kayrock Screenprinting --- International Print Center New York is pleased to announce its highly anticipated spring exhibition Pulled In Brooklyn, co-curated by Roberta Waddell and Samantha Rippner, in consultation with printer Luther Davis. This exhibition is the first in-depth exploration of the vibrant network of artists, printers, and workshops that has developed and flourished in Brooklyn since the early 1990s. This monumental exhibition is also IPCNY’s first to occupy two adjacent spaces, more than doubling the scale of its previous presentations. "IPCNY is thrilled to spotlight Brooklyn as home to a deep network of printers and workshops, from Greenpoint and Williamsburg to Bushwick and Crown Heights," says Director Judy Hecker, "with a collective can-do ethos that has supported innovation in the borough and in contemporary art." Works by 101 artists created across twenty-six printshops and book arts workshops reveal a close-knit and generous community, suppo... (read more)

Zoya Cherkassky Soviet Childhood - Fort Gansevoor
Through June 15, 2019 - New York

Fort Gansevoort presents Soviet Childhood, the first solo exhibition in the United States featuring the work of Zoya Cherkassky. Through the depiction of the quotidian lives of the final generation of Soviet children, Cherkassky creates a nostalgic and approachable portrait of the Soviet Union. One can relate to the banality of these scenes, with only the fashions and details peppered throughout disclosing the strange time and place in which Cherkassky and her subjects lived.

Mnuchin Gallery - Madison Avenue Gallery Walk
Through June 15, 2019 - New York

De Kooning: Five Decades Robert E. Mnuchin (born 1933) is an American art dealer and former banker. He is the founder of the Mnuchin Gallery at 45 East 78th Street, New York. He is the father of Steven Mnuchin, who is the United States Secretary of the Treasury in the Trump administration. In 1992, Mnuchin opened his gallery, C & M Arts, with James Corcoran, a Los Angeles-based dealer.[2] In 2005, the name of gallery was changed to L&M Arts when he entered into partnership with Dominique Lévy; she left in 2013 to open her own gallery nearby

Andachtsbild - Petzel Gallery
Through June 22, 2019 - New York

Petzel Gallery is pleased to present Andachtsbild, a group show opening May 3rd and on view through June 22nd at the gallery's Upper East Side location. The exhibition, curated by Karel Schampers, formerly Director of the Frans Hals Museum in the Netherlands, explores various visual modes and expressions of humanity, rooting itself in the idea of devotion. Andachtsbild presents artworks that delve into our emotional values and testify to the true experiences of human beings. It is Schampers' belief that artists are innately able to give special meaning to this subject matter as they have the ability to broach it with a broader sense of intimacy than most. Presenting the viewer with works of art that highlight eclectic interpretations of devotion and human expression will lead to a broader awareness of and engagement with what is being represented. "Andachtsbild is about love, dedication, concern, involvement, vulnerability, friendship, sincerity, consolation, and humility," Schampers says. "The show is meant to inspire and the works selected invite the viewer to further contemplate these sentiments."

Picasso's Women: Fernande to Jacqueline - Gagosian
Through June 22, 2019 - New York

Gagosian, in partnership with members of the Picasso family, is pleased to present Picasso's Women: Fernande to Jacqueline, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures that attests to the central role and influence of the many women in Picasso's life. It has been organized in honor of the gallery's late friend and colleague, Sir John Richardson. In the early 1960s, Richardson was planning to write a study of Picasso's portraits and spent hours with the artist, poring over reproductions of his works. As Picasso spoke about the complexities of his pictorial thinking—pointing out, for example, that a portrait of Dora Maar might also contain elements referring to her romantic predecessor Marie-Thérèse Walter, and her successor Françoise Gilot—Richardson began to believe that a detailed biographical treatment of Picasso's portraiture would close a notable gap in Picasso scholarship. Decades later he would sit down to write what would become the monumental multivolume biography, A Life of Picasso.

New York to Route 66: A Pictorial History - Meet in Place
Through June 28, 2019 - New York

Paul Calendrillo New York and Meet in Place are proud to present New York to Route 66: A Pictorial History, by photographer, Christophe Avril. Three blocks from the Superfine Fair. Come join us as well on May 1st after 6pm. Opening Reception May 1st 6pm to 8pm May 1st to June 28th 2019 Meet in Place 75 Spring Street New York, NY 10012 Growing up in France, my first interest with the image world was looking through magazines that were hanging everywhere in our small flat, magazines like: L’Ecran, Cinémonde, Life and Vogue, and by watching the black and white TV with all the American movies. This is when I discovered the American west with John Ford movies filmed in Monument Valley and other places in Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Everything looked so big. Also, the I loved the television series that made me travel to America, The Little House in the Prairie, Bonanza, Route 66, Wanted Dead or Alive and Daniel Boone. Later on, I discovered still photography and very rapidly fell in love with this art. Photographers like, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, or Helmut Newton and the American, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange or Annie Leibovitz made me want to become a ... (read more)

In Flux: Kim Keever and Edwina White - Preview Reception - Tillou Fine Art
Through June 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Opening on Saturday, May 4, Tillou Fine Art will present In Flux, an exhibition of ethereal new works by gallery artists Kim Keever and Edwina White. The works in the exhibition are united by an energetic, otherworldly quality. Keever’s photographs, which sit at the intersection of photography and painting, realism and abstraction, share a synergy with White’s brand new series of paintings, which envision delicately realized, esoteric forms in a curious, cosmic field. Kim Keever is well-known for creating strange and atmospheric photographic images by pouring paint into a 200-gallon water tank and then photographing the colors as they disperse and meld, creating images that evoke earthly clouds while also remaining abstract and alien. The works are mysterious and ephemeral, creating a nuanced and dreamlike space that bridges the real and surreal. Edwina White’s new abstract works mark an exciting development in her practice. Well-known for illustrating whimsical figures while toying with the surreal, i.e. a woman made of birds in flight, this new series embraces the unsettling resemblance of life forms. The works catapult fully into the realm of the imagination, ma... (read more)

New York to Route 66: A Pictorial History - Meet in Place
Through June 28, 2019 - New York

Just Three Blocks from the Superfine Art Fair Paul Calendrillo New York and Meet in Place are proud to present New York to Route 66: A Pictorial History By photographer Christophe Avril Growing up in France, my first interest with the image world was looking through magazines that were hanging everywhere in our small flat, magazines like: L’Ecran, Cinémonde, Life and Vogue, and by watching the black and white TV with all the American movies. This is when I discovered the American west with John Ford movies filmed in Monument Valley and other places in Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Everything looked so big. Also, the I loved the television series that made me travel to America, The Little House in the Prairie, Bonanza, Route 66, Wanted Dead or Alive and Daniel Boone. Later on, I discovered still photography and very rapidly fell in love with this art. Photographers like, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, or Helmut Newton and the American, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange or Annie Leibovitz made me want to become a photographer. But my all-time inspirational photographers, whom I appreciate without trying to copy, are artists like Robert Doisneau , Ansel Adams, Edward... (read more)

Di Donna - Madison Avenue Gallery Walk
Through June 28, 2019 - New York

Di Donna Galleries announces Surrealism in Mexico, an exhibition that explores the robust creative moment that emerged between 1940 and 1955 as an international community of artists fled World War II in Europe and settled in Mexico. There, many principles that had defined the Surrealist movement were broadened and transformed in response to a new topography, new cultures, and the experience of exile, toward the creation of radically innovative new styles. This vibrant art-historical episode was made possible through liberal ideas about collaboration, immigration, and gender roles. It is particularly relevant in the context of today's cultural and political climate, where such issues remain under intense scrutiny and debate. Surrealism in Mexico is unprecedented in the United States for its subject and its scope. The exhibition will feature paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, and collages by artists including Lola Álvarez Bravo, Leonora Carrington, Esteban Francés, Gunther Gerzso, Kati Horna, Frida Kahlo, Agustín Lazo, Matta, Gordon Onslow Ford, Wolfgang Paalen, Alice Rahon, Bridget Bate Tichenor, and Remedios Varo, with loans from distinguished private collections, corpo... (read more)

Ewan Gibbs: New York / Chicago - Richard Gray Gallery
Through June 29, 2019 - New York

Richard Gray Gallery is pleased to present New York / Chicago, a solo exhibition of drawings by British artist Ewan Gibbs at the gallery’s New York location from April 25 to June 29, 2019. New York / Chicago will open with a reception for the artist on April 25, 6-8 PM. Renowned British artist Ewan Gibbs creates intimately scaled portraits of the built environment. Working from photographs taken during his travels, Gibbs carefully renders images of urban landmarks using his methodical drawing technique. The resulting images infuse the iconic manufactured exteriors of the city with an inner nostalgia and demand close observation. New York / Chicago presents a recent body of work comprising parallel but distinct series of drawings that are based on the artist’s personal encounters in the two cities. Each drawing contains thousands of minuscule pen and pencil marks and pinpricks—a system developed by Gibbs over twenty-five years ago after seeing knitting patterns containing various graphic symbols within a large, organized grid.

Ewan Gibbs: New York / Chicago - Richard Gray Gallery
Through June 29, 2019 - New York

Richard Gray Gallery is pleased to present New York / Chicago, a solo exhibition of drawings by British artist Ewan Gibbs at the gallery’s New York location from April 25 to June 29, 2019. New York / Chicago will open with a reception for the artist on April 25, 6-8 PM. Renowned British artist Ewan Gibbs creates intimately scaled portraits of the built environment. Working from photographs taken during his travels, Gibbs carefully renders images of urban landmarks using his methodical drawing technique. The resulting images infuse the iconic manufactured exteriors of the city with an inner nostalgia and demand close observation. New York / Chicago presents a recent body of work comprising parallel but distinct series of drawings that are based on the artist’s personal encounters in the two cities. Each drawing contains thousands of minuscule pen and pencil marks and pinpricks—a system developed by Gibbs over twenty-five years ago after seeing knitting patterns containing various graphic symbols within a large, organized grid.

Warhol Women - Lévy Gorvy
Through July 05, 2019 - New York

Un art autre centres on the innovative reassessments of abstraction that emerged in postwar Paris. Un art autre, a term meaning 'Art of another kind' was coined by legendary art critic and curator Michel Tapié in 1952. The artists involved provided a distinctively European parallel to the American Abstract Expressionist movement. This exhibition will offer an insight into the allure of Paris in the 1950s and '60s: a hub of cross-cultural exchange, intellectual activity, and artistic re-invention. It will feature works by artists Sam Francis, Joan Mitchell, Jean Paul Riopelle, Pierre Soulages, and Zao Wou-Ki.

Eric N. Mack: Lemme Walk Across the Room - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 07, 2019 - Brooklyn

Lemme walk across the room, the first New York City solo exhibition by the emerging artist Eric N. Mack, transforms the Museum's Great Hall with a site-responsive installation of new and existing textile-based works hung, mounted, and draped in conversation with the classical architecture of the space. Mack's work explodes the boundaries of painting, sculpture, and fashion, dynamically reflecting and framing the rich visual experiences of the everyday.

#StarringJohnCho Exhibition - Pearl River Mart Gallery
Through July 08, 2019 - New York

It’s not just a hashtag — it’s a cultural movement. Screenwriter, creative strategist, and cultural activist William Yu started the viral #StarringJohnCho project to address the lack of Asian American representation in Hollywood and to bring to life the idea of an Asian American leading actor. Now the hashtag is brought to life in a multimedia installation. Reminiscent of a movie theater lobby, the installation invites viewers to the imagined world of John Cho as a lead actor, and makes tangible the possibilities for a new kind of movie going experience for Asian Americans. See in person what movies like The Avengers, Jurassic World, and (500) Days of Summer would look like with an Asian American star. And, become a superhero yourself with the show's interactive portion! Join us in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month for the opening reception: May 18, 5 to 7pm. Free and open to the public.

We Were Always Here: Japanese-American Post-War Pioneers of Art - Heather James Fine Art
Through July 15, 2019 - San Francisco

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm Saturday 10:30am – 5pm Heather James Fine Art is pleased to present our newest location in San Francisco on the 5th floor of the well-known 49 Geary Street art collective. For over 20 years, Heather James Fine Art has maintained a reputation for the highest level of service to collectors world-wide. Now, we're excited to offer art from our expansive inventory in a location of convenience serving the entire Bay Area. Boundary-pushing paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by more than 15 artists including Yayoi Kusama, Ruth Asawa, Arakawa, and Masami Teraoka will be on view from April 4 to July 15, 2019, at Heather James Fine Art, San Francisco. We Were Always Here: Japanese-American Post-War Pioneers of Art provides an insightful chapter within the many cross-cultural narratives that developed and flourished in American art after World War II. While several artists featured in the exhibition were born in the U.S., others chose the U.S. as their home. This convergence of identities—taking place during a both highly expressive and repressive period in America—resulted in particularly potent work, which expanded the vocabulary of painting while introduc... (read more)

Dot, Point, Period - Castelli Gallery
Through July 20, 2019 - New York

The Leo Castelli Gallery opened in New York at 4 East 77th Street on February 10, 1957. In 1958 the gallery gave Jasper Johns his first exhibition. Within 10 years, the gallery became the international epicenter for Pop, Minimal, and Conceptual Art, showing among others Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, and Keith Sonnier. In 1971 the Castelli Gallery opened a second space at 420 West Broadway in SoHo. During this decade, several Conceptual artists joined the gallery, including Joseph Kosuth, Lawrence Weiner and Hanne Darboven. Leo Castelli, the gallery's founder, had an unparalleled eye for quality, combined with his extraordinary skill for nurturing and promoting new art and artists. These essential qualities secured his position as possibly the most respected and influential advocate for contemporary art of his time. In 1999 the Leo Castelli Gallery moved to the Upper East Side, where it has since been located. The gallery is now directed by Castelli's wife, Barbara Bertozzi Castelli. Ms. Bertozzi Castelli is an art historian whose specialization is ... (read more)

Art After Stonewall, 1969–1989 - Grey Art Gallery
Through July 20, 2019 - New York

Exploring the impact of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ) civil-rights movement on the art world, Art After Stonewall, 1969–1989 will open during the 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall Riots of 1969, a crucial victory in the gay liberation movement. Comprising some 150 artworks and documents, the exhibition focuses on works by such openly LGBTQ artists as Nan Goldin, Holly Hughes, Robert Mapplethorpe, Tim Miller, Catherine Opie, and Andy Warhol. It also examines engagement with the emerging queer subculture in the art of Vito Acconci, Diane Arbus, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lynda Benglis, and Karen Finley. Comprising performance art, photography, painting, sculpture, film clips, video, and music alongside historical documents, the exhibition will be presented in two venues: the Grey Art Gallery, NYU, and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York. Organized by the Columbus Museum of Art, Art After Stonewall is curated by Jonathan Weinberg, Tyler Cann, and Drew Sawyer, and will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.

Gretchen Bender: So Much Deathless - Red Bull Arts
Through July 28, 2019 - New York

Red Bull Arts New York is proud to present Gretchen Bender: So Much Deathless, the first posthumous retrospective of the life and work of the influential, multi-disciplinary artist. Opening to the public on March 6, 2019, and remaining on view until July 28, the ambitious exhibition returns the spotlight to one of contemporary art's most prescient figures, detailing her historic importance and contemporary relevance. Gretchen Bender (1951-2004) was a pioneering artist who worked across video, sculpture, computer graphics, photography, print and installation to interrogate the accelerated age of mass media. Moving to New York in 1978, Bender quickly fell in with the Post-Pictures Generation scene, centered around the artist-run gallery Nature Morte, as well as a milieu of artist and performers connected to The Kitchen. She befriended and collaborated with such figures as artists Robert Longo and Cindy Sherman, the choreographers Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, and musicians Stuart Argabright and Vernon Reid. Building upon techniques developed in her years running a feminist-Marxist screen-printing collective in Washington, D.C., Bender's early two-dimensional work, made in New York, ... (read more)

Kwang Young Chun: Aggregations - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

South Korean artist Kwang Young Chun combines hundreds of paper-wrapped parcels to create sculptural compositions, called Aggregations, that look like crystal formations, asteroids, or the surface of the moon. The Aggregations are simultaneously Space Age and nostalgic, beautiful and violent, powerful and fragile. They draw on the artist's training in abstract painting as well as memories of his childhood, when Korean apothecaries sold medicine in similar little bundles.

Jean-Luc Mylayne at the Parrish Art Museum - Parrish Art Museum
Through July 28, 2019 - Water Mill

In 2009, the Parrish Art Museum presented Jean-Luc Mylayne's first solo American museum exhibition. Though he began working in 1976, Mylayne has created no more than 150 unique photographs. Ten years later, this new show Jean-Luc Mylayne: A Matter of Place reveals the artist's personal view of landscape and nature. On view from March 24 to July 28, the exhibition features nine monumentally scaled photographs made in New Mexico and Texas. The latter juxtaposes natural and man-made, stillness and motion, calm and tension within poetic and mysterious photographs.

Jean-Luc Moulène - Sculpture Center
Through July 29, 2019 - Long Island City

Initially known for his enigmatic photographic endeavors, Moulène's more recent projects have investigated the intersections of advanced technology and contemporary material culture. In consideration of current advances in 3D modeling and fabrication, Moulène compares this moment in the history of object making to the advent of photography and its total transformation of human experience. While photography reproduced the world as an image, we are now about to print it in 3D.

The Female Gaze: Women Surrealists in the Americas and Europe - Heather James Fine Art
Through July 31, 2019 - New York

Piercing through the male gaze, works by leading American, British, Latin American, and Polish female Surrealistartists will be on view at Heather James Fine Art, New York, from May 8 – July 31, 2019. The Female Gaze: Women Surrealists in the Americas and Europe reframes the history of the movement by focusing exclusively on the pivotal role played by female artists as independent from—rather than in relationship to—their male counterparts. Featuring paintings, sculpture, mixed media, and collages spanning from 1938 to 2008, the exhibition also seeks to reveal the underlying political, social, and cultural attitudes that influenced ideas of gender. An opening reception will be held on May 8, from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue including essays by Gloria Orenstein, Professor Emerita, Comparative Literature and Gender Studies, University of Southern California, and Patryk Tomaszewski, an art historian at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Orenstein noted, "I have been fortunate to know women Surrealists such as Leonora Carrington and Leonor Fini, and their work speaks to me on so many levels both spiritually and viscerally. I am thrilled that He... (read more)

Summation & Absence: A New Science & Art Space in the Brooklyn Army Terminal - BioBAT Art Space - Brooklyn Army Terminal
Through August 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

BioBat Art Space is pleased to announce Summation & Absence, an exhibition consisting of of tactile, immersive installations where the artists engage in research that explores the human condition. By methodically drawing on the natural world, each installation opens a fresh portal into what is at stake for life on this planet, inviting the viewer to reflect on the beauty and complexity of life within a vulnerable ecosystem. These six artists create works inspired by the sciences of biology and ecology. Through additions and/or removal of variants such as information, technology, disease and toxins the artists in Summation and Absence create innovative scientific and artistic results. Curators Etty Yaniv and Christina Massey thoughtfully organized an exhibition highlighting both the differences and the common ground between the artists - their research methods, artistic processes and the resulting diversity in their visual vocabularies. Who: Artists: Suzanne Anker, Nancy Cohen, Vita Eruhimovitz, Lorrie Fredette, Michal Gavish, Elaine Whittaker Curators: Etty Yaniv and Christina Massey When: -The exhibition will be on view from May, 17 through August 16, 2019 -An open... (read more)

Garry Winogrand: Color - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Garry Winogrand: Color is the first exhibition dedicated to the nearly forgotten color photographs of Garry Winogrand (1928–1984), one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. While almost exclusively known for his black-and-white images that pioneered a "snapshot aesthetic" in contemporary art, Winogrand produced more than 45,000 color slides between the early 1950s and late 1960s. Coming from a working-class background in the Bronx and practicing at the time when photographs had little market value, Winogrand did not have the resources to produce costly and time consuming prints of his color slides during his lifetime. Yet, he remained dedicated to the medium for nearly twenty years. The exhibition presents an enveloping installation of large-scale projections comprising more than 400 rarely or never-before seen color photographs that capture the social and physical landscape of New York City and the United States. On his numerous journeys through Midtown Manhattan and across the country, Winogrand explored the raw visual poetics of public life—on streets and highways, in suburbs, at motels, theaters, fairgrounds, and amusement parks. For him, the industr... (read more)

One: Egungun - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia Gallery of Contemporary Art, 4th Floor

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)

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.

Grow with Google - Google Office
Through September 02, 2019 - New York

The Grow with Google New York City Learning Center opens on April 8th and will offer free digital skills training to all New Yorkers. There’ll be workshops, 1:1 coaching, community events and more. So whether you're a business owner who wants to reach new customers, an educator interested in bringing digital tools into your classroom, or looking to learn new skills to grow your career -- there’s a class for you.

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.

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.

TheNYCGrind presents The Ultra Art Bash - Covert Station
Through December 16, 2019 - Ridgewood

Bringing over 700 beautiful attendees, TheNYCGrind has grown to become one of NYCs most anticipated Art and Creative Event. From artists to rappers to poets and LED hoolahoopers, we bring creative Grinders from all spectrums of the art world and give a platform to network, sell art and party at the same time. Come be inspired by the movement that started out in a basement, and now packs warehouses! Be prepared for: -Over 70 up and coming Tri-State artists displayed on our walls -NYCs dopest performers -Live Art and Body painting -Live DJ and musical sets -Some of NYCs most unique artists and much much more!

TheNYCGrind presents The Ultra Art Bash - Covert Station
Through December 16, 2019 - Ridgewood

Bringing over 700 beautiful attendees, TheNYCGrind has grown to become one of NYCs most anticipated Art and Creative Event. From artists to rappers to poets and LED hoolahoopers, we bring creative Grinders from all spectrums of the art world and give a platform to network, sell art and party at the same time. Come be inspired by the movement that started out in a basement, and now packs warehouses! Be prepared for: -Over 70 up and coming Tri-State artists displayed on our walls -NYCs dopest performers -Live Art and Body painting -Live DJ and musical sets -Some of NYCs most unique artists and much much more!

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.

Fine Art Auction October 20 and 27 – Works by Leading Artists of the Salmagundi Club - Salmagundi Club
Through October 28, 2107 - New York

The Salmagundi Club, a leading center for fine artists presents its annual fall auctions. Auctions will be held on October 20 and 27, 2017 at 8:00 p.m., at the Club’s historic brownstone mansion at 47 Fifth Avenue, New York City. To view the art online and bid now, visit liveauctioneers.com and search for Salmagundi.

“I AM CULTURE” 30 Day Art Exhibition by Shakimono - The Boogie Down Grind Cafe
Through December 06, 2918 - Bronx

Shakimono is debuting as an official artist and hand painted fashion designer with her new and upcycled wearable art! Formerly homeless, this artist developed her craft while living in a Bronx homeless shelter. She battled with depression, ptsd, and even contemplated suicide due to the circumstances of homelessness. She’s now celebrating her 3rd year anniversary of having an apartment with her art exhibition debut, “I AM CULTURE “ NOVEMBER 6th-DECEMBER 6th at the Boogie Down Grind Cafe in Hunts Point. All items are available for purchase! Come out and meet the artist, hear the story, and see the message at her FREE opening reception, which is sponsored by The Bronx Brewery, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17TH 2018 6pm-9pm

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