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

November 19, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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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.

Patterned Hat Designs - Jewish Museum
November 19, 2017 - Upper East Side

Artist-Led Studio Workshop - Jewish Museum
November 19, 2017 - Upper East Side

Brian Batt: Greenhouse - Foley Gallery
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

Artist Brian Batt debuts his latest works – all part of his new "GREENHOUSE" series—at a pop-up at Foley Gallery (59 Orchard St) on New York’s Lower East Side. Open from November 8 through November 19, the exhibition features 21 original works —paintings and drawings— created by Batt over the last two years. Also on view: "Women & Flowers" is a series by New York-based photographer, Christina Arza. Batt’s style, comparable to that of Chuck Close, invites the viewer to ingest life through a kaleidoscope of color, depth, and shocking precision. Until recent months, Batt has mainly focused his molecular creativity on world famous icons, such as Questlove and Pete Townshend, or city landmarks, such as Katz’s Deli. Now, with "GREENHOUSE," Batt offers an escape from bright lights and urban sprawl to the lush beauty, inspired by quiet moments in his Brooklyn rooftop garden. A perfect foil for "GREENHOUSE," Christina Arza’s "Women & Flowers" draws inspiration from classical painting and photography portraiture. The images were shot on medium format and each capture women with a flower of their choice in an intimate environment.

Open Sessions 11 - The Drawing Center
Through November 19, 2017 - Soho

Open Sessions 11, the final exhibition of the program's 2016–17 cycle, will feature Danielle Dean, Olalekan Jeyifous, Jennifer Reiland, Slinko, and Hong-An Truong. Open Sessions is a hybrid exhibition/residency program created by Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway, Open Sessions Curators. It provides unique opportunities for selected artists to find new approaches for contextualizing and exhibiting their work through exhibitions, public programs, workshops, and working dinners. The artists selected for Open Sessions may or may not draw as their primary means of art-making. The two-year program engages musicians, architects, dancers, poets—anyone who is interested in expanding the boundaries of drawing. Open Sessions artists work together to create a dynamic, continuous conversation, viewing drawing as an activity rather than a product.

Eduardo Anievas Open Studio - Anievas Studio
Through November 19, 2017 - Long Island City

Painter Eduardo Anievas will have a two-day open studio event on Saturday, November 18th from 12-8pm and Sunday, November 19th from 12-6pm, as part of the LIC Arts Open Festival’s Fall Open Studios. Anievas will display fifty paintings including a new series of NYC cityscapes and large portraits. Anievas Studio is located street level at 10-15 48th Avenue between Vernon Blvd and 11th Street. By subway it’s the first stop in Queens on the 7, E, M, and G trains. Eduardo hosts with a familiar Spanish style, offering sangria and tapas on the house and welcoming visitors to get to know him and each other. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit many neighborhood studios to meet painters, sculptors, ceramicists and more. Event Website: www.anievasstudio.com

Highlights of IRIDESCENCE - Central Booking
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

An exhibition of art holograms Presented by the Hologram Foundation (Paris) with the Center for the Holographic Arts (New York) Six artists selected through an international competition to produce new holograms. Michael Bleyenberg, Patrick Boyd, Lana Briscella, Pascal Gauchet, Setsuko Ishii, Fred Unterseher

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
November 20, 2017 - Upper East Side

Archaeology Mondays - Jewish Museum
November 20, 2017 - Upper East Side

Drink n' Draw - Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell
November 21, 2017 - Astoria

Want to get out of the house or studio and refresh your artistic skills? Looking to meet local creatives, network and exchange ideas? Well, never fear! Q.E.D. is here! On the first Friday and third Tuesdays of every month, Q.E.D. hosts a social drawing event with focus on figure drawing from a live model. Model poses can range from 30 seconds to 20 minutes. No need to be a pro, stick figures and hand-turkeys welcome! Bring your friends or enjoy an evening of creative exploration and meeting local artists. Each event will have a unique theme, new models, and plenty to drink! Bring your own materials. Some materials will be available for purchase. Tuesdays are $8 in advance / $10 day of event Fridays are $10 in advance / $12 day of event

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
November 21, 2017 - Upper East Side

K2 Friday Night Tour - Rubin Museum
November 24, 2017 - New York

There's more to the Rubin's artwork than meets the eye. Discover the ideas behind these exquisite objects on a guided tour, where close observation and dialogue with a trained educator will open your mind to new experiences. Tours last approximately forty-five minutes. Reservations are not required for groups of ten or less. About K2 Friday Nights at the Rubin Museum admission is free every Friday night from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. during K2 Friday Nights. During K2 Friday Nights Café Serai becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special pan-Asian tapas menu to accompany the evening's DJ and programs. Happy Hour runs from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a two-for-one special on all beer, wine, and well drinks.

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
November 24, 2017 - Upper East Side

Saturday Sketching - Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
November 25, 2017 - Upper East Side

Explore Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural shapes and spaces through drawing activities in the museum's galleries. Art materials, including a drawing board, paper, pencils, and erasers, are available for loan at the Family Activity Kiosk. This program is geared towards teens, though families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration is required.

Free Saturdays - Jewish Museum
November 25, 2017 - Upper East Side

Lower East Side gallery tour - New York Gallery Tours
November 25, 2017 - New York

Our Lower East Side tour will feature galleries in New York's hottest, edgiest art neighborhood, growing from under 10 galleries 10 years ago to over 150 galleries today – with the newest artists and gallery owners in the city! Be sure to arrive early or on time, so that the tour doesn't leave without you. All sales are final, and tickets are valid only for the date for which it was purchased. Tours take place no matter the temperature or weather, as the art is all indoors.

Barbara Hammer - Company Gallery
Through November 26, 2017 - New York

Truant: Photographs, 1970 - 1979 Throughout the 1970s, filmmaker Barbara Hammer toured the United States, Africa, and Europe, making film after film about women and the lesbian experience, niether of which had seldom been seen by a woman, for women on screen before. She made a slew of now-legendary experimental films, including Sisters! (1973), Dyketactics (1974), Multiple Orgasm (1976), Sappho (1978), and Double Strength (1978), more or less inventing lesbian cinema at a time when such material had largely been relegated to the pornographic imagination of male artists and filmmakers. During this prolific period, Hammer photographed her travels, her lovers, moments of community and kinship between her collaborators on set, private and public performances, friends, strangers. In these photographs, most of which have never been exhibited before, Hammer's work explodes traditional notions of female sexuality by showing it for what it is: complex, messy, abstract, human. As a filmmaker, Hammer fused the non-linearity of Gertrude Stein and the poetic realism of Djuna Barnes to the early to mid-century American filmmaking experiments of Deren, Stan Brakhage, and Jonas Mekas. Her kal... (read more)

LAX / JFK - SPOKE NYC
Through November 26, 2017 - New York

a 40+ artist group show curated by Thinkspace Opening Reception: November 11th, 6 - 9pm On view: November 11th - 26th, 2017 SPOKE NYC is pleased to present LAX/JFK, a group exhibition curated by Los Angeles-based gallery, Thinkspace. This comprehensive exhibition is Thinkspace’s eleventh iteration of its widely respected traveling series, which will bring Thinkspace’s unique focus on the New Contemporary Art Movement to New York City. Featuring over forty artists, LAX/JFK will include a mini solo exhibition by Matthew Grabelsky, comprised of 8 new oil paintings from his subway series as well as a new limited edition print. The exhibition will showcase over 50 new works from some of the top artists working in the New Contemporary Movement. “With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture, comics, street art and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people,” Thinkspace co-founder Andrew Hosner has stated. Please join us Saturday, November 11th from 6 - 9 pm for the opening reception of LAX/JFK. Complimentary beverages will be served and some of the artists will be in attendance. For more information, or additional imag... (read more)

Science Inspires Art: Ocean - New York Hall of Science
Through November 30, 2017 - Flushing

Based on new scientific information and personal experiences, the international Open Call for this exhibition asked artists and scientists to help create a new public perception of OCEAN by sharing creative visions of our deep connections to her, the health issues she faces, and feelings she inspires in us. This juried exhibition was organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI).

Princeton's Art of Science - New York Hall of Science
Through November 30, 2017 - Flushing

The Art of Science 2014 showcases images of artistic merit created during the course of scientific research. The exhibition spurs debate among artists about the nature of art, opens scientists to new ways of "seeing" their own research, and serves as a window through which the general public can appreciate both art and science. These images were chosen from more than 250 submissions from undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, staff and alumni representing more than 25 different departments at Princeton University. They span the fields of electrical engineering, ecology, evolution, chemistry and biology with images of termites, cockroaches, fruit flies and geological structures.

Metamorphosis: Oppositions and Evolutions - Agora Gallery
Through December 02, 2017 - NYC

Agora Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Metamorphosis: Oppositions and Evolutions, a group exhibition featuring the works of Osvaldo Bacman, Ed Belbruno, Laura Colantonio, Josep Francés Anaya, Andrew Glass, Monika Gloviczki, Donato Grima, Theresia Innerhofer, Martin Randall Joyce, John Kingerlee, Malvisi, Vicente Marzal, Koki Morimoto, Eduardo Ojeda, Z. Michael Schmidt,Irene Shcherbakova, Eunhyue Shin, and Dave Weindorf. The eighteen artists featured present dynamic and often opposing points of view in their diverse bodies of work. Ancient and modern, bodily and geometric, unknown and earthly—the widely varying works in this exhibition propose a series of thoughtful contrasts. Through painting, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media, Metamorphosis employs a multiplicity of visual languages in an attempt to blur boundaries and realize the virtue of manifold perspectives. Via these powerful juxtapositions, the artists featured conjure possibilities for harmony despite difference. The result is a site of mutual transformation, in which disparate artists are united by their variance. Metamorphosis will open November 11th with an opening reception November 16, from 6-8 P... (read more)

Cooper Union: Geostories Exhibit - The Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, The Cooper Union
Through December 02, 2017 - New York

Fritz Ascher - NYSS
Through December 03, 2017 - NEW YORK

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 26, 6-8pm Exhibition Dates: October 23-December 3, 2017

Hunter Barnes TICKETS Exhibition and Book Launch at Milk - Milk Gallery
Through December 03, 2017 - New York

TICKETS documents Hunter’s time on the road with the World of Wonders Sideshow, capturing the people and places of the travelling circus’s grittier sibling. The sword swallowers, fire eaters and tattooed ladies are all here, defiant and exuberant, captured in striking portraits. // Hunter Barnes is one of the foremost documentary photographers working in America today, concentrating on communities and aspects of American culture often ignored by the mainstream. Reel Art Press and Milk Gallery will present TICKETS, Hunter’s photographic account of the American travelling carnival, a vibrant community most had thought lost half a century ago. “A band of nomads. Roaming in open fairgrounds, spinning with color and sound...”

Responsive Scaffolding: Emergency Relief - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through December 04, 2017 - New York

This is a related exhibition program for Scaffolding. More details to be announced soon. Please Note: Registration for AIA New York and Center for Architecture events constitutes your agreement to the use of you and your guest(s) image or voice in event-related digital and print reproductions (photo/video/etc). If you do NOT agree, email info@aiany.org

NOW HERE IS NOWHERE Six Artists from the American Academy in Rome - Istituto Italiano di Cultura New York
Through December 05, 2017 - New York

The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the American Academy in Rome, and curated by Christian Caliandro. It is a creative dialogue between American and Italian artists, rising from the understanding that parallel ideas are processed and articulated on the two sides of the Atlantic; and that new visions and new ideas are born, and can be created, only from the encounter of different experiences. Carl D'Alvia, Jackie Saccoccio, Nari Ward, Giuseppe Stampone, Eugenio Tibaldi e Tomaso De Luca - All Rome Prize Fellows and ASV Fellows of the institution in recent years - are committed, through their research, in the construction of works that reflect this philosophy.

Grey Art Gallery Exhibit: Partners in Design Barr and Johnson - NYU
Through December 09, 2017 - New York

Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson explores how Alfred Barr, the Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) first director, and Philip Johnson, the curator of architecture, introduced modern design to North America.

María de Echevarría: Fields of Light and Color - Saint Peter's Church
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

Nature, once again, inspired the Argentinian painter María de Echevarría to create a set of abstract and semi-abstract landscapes, of which more than 20 are presented in this exhibit. "In all these paintings my aim is to convey my emotional response and artistic vision to the magnificent light and colors observed in fields, skies and water from dawn to sunset." María started painting in 1991. Since then, her art education has been the never-ending process that takes place mainly during the actual act of painting. There is also the study and direct observation of works by masters like Georgia O'Keeffe and Mark Rothko. She took classes at The Art Student League of New York and studied under the Peruvian painter Reynaldo Bisetti in New York. De Echevarría has shown her work extensively in and out of New York. Examples in New York are the one-artist exhibits at the United Nations Headquarters, the Living Room Gallery of Saint Peter's Church and the Consulate of Argentina. Galleries in SoHo and Chelsea have presented her work in individual and group shows as well.

Path to Citizenship - New York Historical Society
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

On view in the Patrica D. Klingenstein Library, New-York Historical explores what it means to be an American citizen through documents and manuscripts from its collection, as part of the CitizenshipProject. The U.S. Constitution, drafted in 1787, established a new nation. It also introduced national citizenship, the eligibility for which would be determined by Congress. The Naturalization Act of 1790 offered citizenship to "free white persons" who had resided in the country for at least two years and could prove they were of good character. Naturalization is the process through which someone becomes a citizen. Although eligibility for U.S. Citizenship has changed repeatedly since 1790, three aspects of naturalization have remained the same: the act of petitioning or applying for citizenship, taking an oath of allegiance to the United States, and receiving a document that certifies citizenship. Learn more about the documents on view. This exhibit was curated by Nina Nazionale, director of library operations and curator of printed collections.

John Minihan: Beckett and His World - Irish Arts Center
Through December 15, 2017 - New York

Walter Asmus directed Waiting for Godot and worked with Samuel Beckett in Berlin in the 1970s, author Edna O'Brien and publisher John Calder made up his circle in London, and actor Lisa Dwan gave life to Not I as never before. These are some of the luminaries who made up a world of Beckett, both during his life, and after his passing. John Minihan captures their essence in black and white portraiture, including his iconic images of Beckett himself. In his artist talk "Beckett and the Wake," John remembers spending time with a playwright who was often a reluctant subject and rarely posed. John Minihan photographed volumes I and II of IAC's cultural exhibition To Love Two Countries, a celebration of the men and women who immigrated to the United States in the early half of the twentieth century. Culture Night is an annual public event in Ireland that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organizations and venues of all shapes and sizes extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. This year we join by opening our gallery doors for a daytime opportunity to view Beckett and His World.

All the Queens Houses - The Architectural League of New York
Through December 15, 2017 - New York

Remains To Be Seen - Tillou Fine Art
Through December 16, 2017 - Brooklyn

JOHN SPINKS REMAINS TO BE SEEN OCTOBER 25 - DECEMBER 16, 2017 OPENING RECEPTION WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 6 - 9 PM SATURDAY SALON: MIMI THOMPSON IN CONVERSATION WITH JOHN SPINKS NOVEMBER 4, 4 - 7 PM TILLOU FINE ART will present REMAINS TO BE SEEN, a comprehensive solo presentation of painting, collages, and works on paper by Brooklyn-based artist JOHN SPINKS, opening October 25th 2017. In this exhibition, John Spinks explores the mutable relationship between what we see and what we know. The works can have a soft, tender dreaminess or a graphic mystery; sometimes they combine both. The letters, maps, and musical scores in REMAINS TO BE SEEN seems to guide the artist, and his allegiance to them gives the work its power. They merge in forms that celebrate the imperfect and come, in the artist’s words, “straight off the nervous system”.

Open (C)All: Truth - BRIC
Through December 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

Closed Mondays We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies. ~ Pablo Picasso We live in an era when truth is under assault. In a time of alternative truths and truthiness, we ask that you show us your truth. What is real and true for you? BRIC's open call exhibitions—presented every other year in the Gallery of BRIC House—feature the work of over 125 artists and are open to all members of the BRIC Contemporary Artist Registry. BRIC's Registry is free and open to artists who were born, live, or work in Brooklyn.

Coney Island History Project Walking Tour - CONEY ISLAND
Through December 31, 2017 - Brooklyn

Brought to you by Coney Island History Project Stroll through Coney past, present and future with the Coney Island History Project Walking Tour! The 1-1/2 hour, wheelchair accessible tour includes a private visit to the History Project's exhibit center. Our unique walking tours are based on History Project Director Charles Denson's award-winning book "Coney Island: Lost and Found," the interviews from our Oral History Archive, and other primary sources. Tours are offered year-round. Please visit our online reservation website to see the walking tour schedule and purchase advance tickets online. Advance purchase of tickets is required since tours are limited to approx. 12 people. Tickets are $20, with no additional fee for online purchase. If you have a question or to arrange a private group tour, please e-mail events@coneyislandhistory.org. Walking tours are led by History Project staff including historian Charles Denson or poet/teaching artist Amanda Deutch, who have over 100 years of family history in Coney Island! All tours begin with a private visit to the History Project's exhibition center under the Wonder Wheel's iconic entrance sign on Denos D. Vourderis Place (West 12th... (read more)

Feast of India - The Met
Through January 02, 2018 - New York

Yotam Ottolenghi, chef, author Madhur Jaffrey, restaurateur, chef and author Menu created and executed by chef, Floyd Cardoz Following the delicious success of his 2016 Feast of Jerusalem, the lionized chef, restaurateur, author, and now The New York Times food writer Yotam Ottolenghi returns with another lavish banquet inspired by the vibrant and evocative colors of India, with the legendary Madhur Jaffrey, the global authority on Indian cuisine, and a menu curated by celebrated chef, Floyd Cardoz (Tabla, Paowalla). Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs, on view at The Met Breuer, October 11, 2017–January 2, 2018. Bring the Kids tickets are not available for this event. Tickets to this event include same day Museum admission.

Jack Martin Rogers - Anita Rogers Gallery
Through January 02, 2018 - New York,

BOSCO SODI CARYATIDES - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through January 06, 2018 - New York

War and Pieced: the Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics - American Folk Art Museum
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

Organized by the American Folk Art Museum, New York, in collaboration with the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Lincoln–Nebraska. Cocurated by Dr. Annette Gero, international quilt historian, author, and collector, and Stacy C. Hollander, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Chief Curator, and Director of Exhibitions at the American Folk Art Museum. War and Pieced is the first exhibition in the United States to showcase the spectacularly complex geometric quilts made exclusively by men using richly dyed wools derived from British military and dress uniforms. Once termed "Soldiers'" or "Convalescent Quilts," the pieced textiles are most closely associated with the Crimean War as well as conflicts in India, South Africa, and other troubled regions of the British Empire during the nineteenth century. The exhibition further relates these military quilts to an earlier technique of pictorial inlaid or intarsia quilts, made with felted wools during the Prussian and Napoleonic wars beginning in the mid-eighteenth century. The visual virtuosity of the quilts, often incorporating many thousands of pieces no larger than one-inch square, assumes a deeper emotional r... (read more)

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times - New York Historical Society
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times is a new exhibition commemorating President John F. Kennedy's private life and public trajectory. One of the most exhaustively researched collections of Kennedy photos ever assembled, it brings together images from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Getty Images, private collections, and the Kennedy family archives that capture public and private moments from Kennedy's life. Some of the photographs on display are iconic; others have rarely been seen. Kennedy's administration coincided with a golden age of photojournalism in America. No single politician was photographed more than Kennedy—from his first congressional bid as a decorated war hero in 1946 and his fairy-tale wedding to Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953 to his run for the White House in 1960 and the tragedy of his death in Dallas in 1963. Documentary photographers such as Ed Clark, Lisl Steiner, Ralph Crane, Philippe Halsman, Ted Spiegel Jacques Lowe, Lawrence Schiller, Steve Schapiro, and Sam Vestal captured the optimism and challenges of the early 1960s in some of the finest and most vivid images of the period.

Fernanda Mello: Mirror's Inhabitants - BRIC
Through January 07, 2018 - Brooklyn

Working primarily in painting and drawing, Fernanda Mello reinterprets folkloric culture she learned as a child growing up in Brazil. A self-taught artist, Mello derives her artistic inspiration from her studies of South American tribes and shamans of the Amazon region. In Mirror's Inhabitants, she catalogs the life of Davi Kopenawa, an important indigenous shaman from Brazil who advocated for rainforest conservation and indigenous rights in light of the arrival of gold miners and their diseases in his region. Fernanda Mello has exhibited at Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn; the Fort Tilden National Recreation Area; the Regents Canal Festival and The Brick Lane Gallery, both in London; Grand Palais, Paris; Galeria Olho d'Agua, Brasilia; and FilaAC, São Paulo. She is the recipient of an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and currently resides in Brooklyn.

DAVID HOCKNEY WORKS ON PAPER, 1961 – 2009 - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through January 13, 2018 - New York

Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce David Hockney: Works on Paper, 1961 – 2009, the artist's second solo exhibition with the gallery on view from November 9 to January 13 at 297 Tenth Avenue. The exhibition will present a selection of Hockney's recent East Yorkshire landscapes, as well as intimate portraits and set designs from as early as 1961 during his time as a student at the Royal College of Art. Hockney's interest in landscape and nature's cycles was ignited in recent years after returning in 1999 to East Yorkshire, England a lush area near his hometown of Bradford. In composing his landscapes, Hockney would continuously return to the same location in order to capture the gradual changes of seasons across a range of media. The exhibition will feature four charcoal on paper works including Hockney's Autumn Thixendale, October 19t , 2008, and Fresh Timber on Woldgate, 2008, that emphasize the soft, organic forms of the foliage in play with the seasonal weather, flanked against stark farming patterns of the Yorkshire countryside. Created at the outset of his career, Hockney's drawings from the 1960s and 70s capture the development of what would become his iconic and inven... (read more)

LEE KRASNER: The Umber Paintings, 1959 - 1962 - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through January 13, 2018 - New York

Unmasking Influences - Jewish Museum
Through January 16, 2018 - Upper East Side

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)

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)

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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)

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)

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)

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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