It’s Party Time! The Annual Party on Park, organized by Uptown Grand Central, took place on Sunday, September 22nd from Noon to 4:00pm. The Event went from 116th Street to 125th Street, along Park Avenue. If you didn’t make it this year, check out a few photos below.
The Bowery Art Wall unveiled its 2019 canvas with #TatsCru. The canvas turned a page mid-year to #queenandreaone ~ today we watched as #tomokazumatsuyama and crew were putting what looked like finishing touches on a stunning new Bowery Wall.
The Salmagundi Club has been located on Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village since 1917. Now, in a tribute to its historic surroundings, the Club opens its doors to the exhibition, SCNY Greenwich Village Show.
School of Visual Arts will honor prolific illustrator and faculty member Steve Brodner with the 31st annual Masters Series Award and Exhibition in 2019. “The Masters Series: Steve Brodner” will be a comprehensive retrospective of his celebrated career and include never-before-seen political art and illustration work set along a timeline covering the past five decades.
Fraunces Tavern celebrated its 300th Anniversary (1719-2019) on October 1st of this year. It commemorated the construction of one of the oldest historic sites in New York City ~ a place where General George Washington once stood. Let’s take a look inside.
Elizabeth W. Smith, President & CEO of the Central Park Conservancy, joined today with New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, to unveil designs for a transformative project that will create a beautiful new recreational facility seamlessly integrated into the landscape around the Harlem Meer. The project will repair the damaged landscape, improve the ecology of the north end, and re-establish long-severed connections to one of the Park’s most picturesque areas. The new facility will replace the aging pool and rink, which has suffered from systemic problems since it was built and obstructs the flow of people, views, and water through the Park.
A call for artists went out on the heals of the removal of the statue of J. Marion Sims in 2018 for the creation of a new sculpture which will occupy the pedestal at 103rd Street and Fifth Avenue in East Harlem.
Now the date has been confirmed for the second artist-selection panel for Beyond Sims. Saturday, October 5th from 11am to 3pm at the Museum of the City of New York, Ronay Menschel Hall, 1220 Fifth Avenue, NYC.
Pope.L: Instigation, Aspiration, Perspiration, is a trio of exhibitions organized by The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Public Art Fund. Utilizing both public and private spaces, the expansive presentation addresses many elements of the artist’s oeuvre, from singular early works to a monumental new installation and a new large-scale performative work inspired by the artist’s iconic crawl series on the streets of New York City. Let’s begin there, with the Public Art Fund and Pope. L: conquest on September 21, 2019.
The latest in the Historic House Trust of New York City (HHT) Lecture Series will take place on Thursday, October 3 from 6:00 to 7:30pm, located at King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Screening Room/Auditorium, first Floor, 113 at 53 Washington Square South, NYC.
The first solo museum show of Jason Moran (b. 1975, Houston, Texas), the interdisciplinary artist who grounds his work in music composition, has made its debut at the Whitney. The exhibition, Jason Moran, presents the range of art Moran has explored, from his sculptures and drawings to collaborations with visual artists to performance and video.
The Brooklyn Museum will open its Great Hall to a soaring multimedia installation tracing French artist, JR’s career from his early documentation of graffiti artists as a teenager in Paris, to his large-scale architectural interventions in cities worldwide, to his more recent digitally collaged murals that create collective portraits of diverse publics.
Jean-Marie Appriou: The Horses arrived on the Doris C. Freedman Plaza this month, following Mark Manders: Tilted Head. Curated by Public Art Fund Curator, Daniel S. Palmer, the massive equine sculptures stand like surreal sentinels at the entrance to Central Park.
Let’s celebrate New York Textile Month with The Garment District Alliance’s new public art installation, The Ultimate Hat-Maker’s Studio, featuring a fashionable display of beautiful textiles, millinery tools and fall hats designed by 24 member of The Milliners Guild.
2019 Museum Day in New York City is a one-day event when participating museums and cultural institutions provide free entry to those presenting a ticket. Participants are permitted to download one ticket per email address, which allows two free general admissions.
This year’s Museum Day will take viewers from Staten Island, and Brooklyn throughout Manhattan, Long Island City, to the Bronx.
With Fremin Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, Fancy Animal Carnival, we thought it a good time to look back at the artist, Hung Yi’s work, in his previous exhibition, Fancy Animal Carnival, displayed all along Broadway in the Garment District a few years ago.
This season, Harlem Stage will celebrate the centennial legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and offer a yearlong initiative focusing on Sun Ra and Afrofuturism. Through these two powerful themes, which will carry into the 2020 season, Harlem Stage will reflect on and celebrate the past, present and artistic future of Harlem and explore how the Harlem Renaissance continues to be a rich source of inspiration across the globe while Afrofuturism continues to push the boundaries of our artistic imagination.
Uptown Grand Central has stepped out from under the 125th Street viaduct along Park Avenue to transform fifteen hundred feet of construction fencing into a canvas for fifty artists.
We followed Carey King, Director of Uptown Grand Central and Project Organizer, Ayana Hosten, a veteran from the #100GatesProject in East Harlem, when the project began on August 3, 2019 with the artist Gera Lozano (@geraluz) and fellow-artists, WERC, Crow, Jill Folino and Kristy McCarthy, painting the entire south-west corner at Park Avenue and 125th Street.
Beginning Saturday, September 7th, the GrandScale Mural Project will kick-off the first of three weekends, transforming construction fencing on both sides of the 125th Street viaduct, to conclude in time for the annual East Harlem Event ~ Party on Park.
On Saturday, September 7th, painting will begin at 10am and continue to 7pm, with DJ Tedsmooth arriving at 3pm to begin celebrating the end of the day.
The dates include Saturday, September 7; Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 22nd during Party on Park.
All five boroughs are blooming this Fall with art installations, exhibits and events ~ indoors and out. Look for a sculpture on the historic facade of The MET, Horses at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, the beloved Hippo Ballerina at Flatiron South Plaza, Photoville, the Honey Festival, the Feast of San Gennaro + a plethora of gallery exhibitions and fairs. And in case you missed them, more than 40 exhibits and installations still on view. Here are a few suggestions to add to your list in September!
The Gallery at The Hispanic Society of America has been closed due to renovation. However, in celebration of its participation in the exhibition, Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light at the National Gallery in London, and at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin, The Hispanic Society of America in New York will open the Joaquin Sorolla Vision of Spain Gallery for a limited time, beginning September 17, 2019.
A new exhibition showcasing the conception and making of the DFAB HOUSE, the world’s first fully inhabited building to have been digitally planned and largely built with the help of robots and 3D printers will open at The Cooper Union on September 12th.
The Flatiron Partnership just welcomed Hippo Ballerina, by Danish artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup, to the South Plaza. Inspired by Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (Petite danseuse de quatorze ans) and the dancing hippos of Walt Disney’s Fantasia, Hippo Ballerina vividly illustrates the artist’s ability to reinterpret subjects and themes found in ancient myths, art history, modern animation, and contemporary popular culture in playful ways that engage the viewer.
The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibition is a twice-a-year happening every Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day weekend. Next up ~ August 31st, September 1st and 2nd, and again on September 7th and 8th.
Diana MacKown was Louise Nevelson’s assistant for many years. The photographic exhibition, Louis Nevelson through Diana MacKown’s Photography offer a unique view into Nevelson’s studio, trips abroad and finished work, like Nevelson Chapel when it was first completed. Whether candid or formal, Diana’s lens is clever, playful and sharp.
How do public buildings like schools, firehouses, and libraries end up in your community, and who had a say in how they got there?
Mapping Community demystifies the complex process of capital planning in New York City by explaining the rules that govern the capital process for our city, the various city agencies that implement projects, and the ways everyday New Yorkers have a say in what types of investment they would like to see in their neighborhoods.
Once a year, the who’s who in street art gather for two-days in August to paint and play. The music is loud, spirits are high, and incredible murals are created. The Graffiti Hall of Fame stretches between 106th and 107th Streets, alongside the elevated Metro North train on Park Avenue in El Barrio. Known to Street Artists since 1980, and now a tourist destination, it is rarely open (except by private tour) to the public. But once a year, James Top, Executive Director of this iconic Wall, invites us to watch the magic.
Take a walk with us down the steps into the 2019, 39th Edition of The Graffiti Hall of Fame in East Harlem, August 24-25th.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art unveiled four installations on the facade of The Met Fifth Avenue, entitled The Facade Commission: Wangechi Mutu, The NewOnes, will free us. Wangechi Mutu was selected to create sculptures for The Met’s Fifth Avenue façade niches—the first-ever such installation on the Museum’s historic exterior—inaugurating a new annual artist commission series. The works were unveiled on September 9, 2019, and be on view through January 12, 2020.
Kehinde Wiley’s first monumental public sculpture, Rumors of War, will be installed this fall on the Broadway Plaza between 46th and 47th Streets before it is permanently installed on historic Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond at the entrance to the VMFA, a recent acquisition to the museum’s world-class collection in 2020.
The installation is a larger-than-life sculpture cast in bronze, of a massive horse mounted proudly on a large stone pedestal, with a young, African-American rider dressed in urban streetwear. It is Wiley’s direct response to the critical national debate around Confederate monuments, and continues the artist’s career-long investigation of representation, race, gender, and power through portraiture.
This September, ART 2030 is delighted to launch Breathe with Me, a global art project by Jeppe Hein and ART 2030, to bring the entire world together with one simple, universal action: breathing. The exhibition will take place at two locations in NYC this September ~ the United Nations Headquarters and Central Park.
The Ford Foundation will open its doors to the new exhibition, Utopian Imagination. Curated by Jaishri Abichandani, the show brings together works by 14 diverse artists from around the world, and closes out the inaugural year of exhibitions at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice’s beautiful new gallery.
Fastnet: Plein-Air Drawing at Freshkills Park is an exhibition of plein-air drawings and ink studies of Freshkills Park that were produced through a series of workshops held within a 20-foot shipping container named Fasnet.
It all started in 2011 on the rooftop of farming company Brooklyn Grange in a partnership with local beekeepers. It was a true celebration of the local apiarists, honeybees and the honey we all buy and love. In 2017, Wilk Apiary took the helm of the NYC Honey Festival ~ and this year, the 9th Annual Honey Festivalwill be run by the newly formed Queens Beekepers Guild, Inc to be held on Saturday, September 14th.
Can’t wait till September 14th? Check out the Pollinator Party: Honey Tasting in Washington Square Park in celebration of National Honey Month! Wednesday, September 4th from 3:30 to 5:30pm.
GR Gallery will open its doors to “DREAMstate”, featuring artists Joseph Lee, Erik Mark Sandberg, Dennis Osadebe and Joshua Vides in a fresh, groundbreaking group exhibition. The show puts together 20 pieces, including paintings, works on papers and installations. The title is inspired by the unique creative energy that connects the four artists, able to forge, through different visions and techniques, an oneiric reality that misleads our visual realm, offering unique interpretations, in a surrealistic key, of different aspect of nowadays society and lifestyle.
Animals have appeared in art for millennia as subjects of wonder, symbols of human triumphs and victims of man’s rapacity. The exhibition, By Hoof, Paw, Wing or fin, explores some of the ways in which photographers have represented animals over the course of the mediums history. Hans P. Kraus Jr. fine Photographs will open its doors to the medium’s history and feature an array of animal life, from birds, butterflies, and fish to lions, hippos, and elephants, in the work of Hill & Adamson, Alois Auer, Giacomo Caneva, J.DE. Llewelyn, Martin Munkacsi, Edward Steichen, Adam Fuss, and others.
The New York Community Trust has awarded the Historic House Trust of New York City (HHT) $339,000 to improve physical and intellectual access to public house museums in ways that are beneficial to people living with disabilities. This project—led by a team specializing in ADA compliance within historically-significant environments, and with experience creating innovative accessibility programs—will position HHT and its 23 historic sites at the forefront of such initiatives across the nation.
NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, will join Director of the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency Jainey Bavishi, State Senator Joe Addabbo, Community Board 14 District Manager Jon Gaska, Executive Director of the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy Alex Zablocki, and President of the Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers Dan Mundy to cut the ribbon on a $14 million ecological restoration of Sunset Cove in Broad Channel, Queens, and officially open the new park on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. The project brings new open space to Broad Channel, on the site of the former abandoned marina, that will also help protect the community from floodwaters and improve the health of Jamaica Bay.
This September, Hauser & Wirth is pleased to host an exhibition of work by John Chamberlain across an entire floor of its uptown gallery, featuring a selection of small-scale sculptures from the artist’s Baby Tycoons series.
Keith de Lellis Gallery will open its doors to an exhibition of two American documentary photographers: Wayne Miller and Marvin E. Newman. In the early days of their careers, both men endeavored to document Chicago’s black communities in the wakes of the Great Migration and World War II. Miller received two consecutive Guggenheim fellowships (1946-1948) to photograph his series “The Way of Life of the Northern Negro,” which would later be published as a book: Chicago’s South Side. Newman’s series was completed while he pursued a master’s degree in photography at Chicago’s Institute of Design.
The 93rd Annual Feast of San Gennaro will take place from Thursday, September 12 to Sunday, September 22nd. The feast, which celebrates the life of San Gennaro of Naples, has named Steven Schirripa as this year’s Grand Marshall.
Times Square is the latest canvas of famed pop artist Domingo Zapata, as he embarks on his most ambitious work to date. From Monday, August 19 through Wednesday, August 21, the Spanish artist will complete a retrospective of his work across a 15-story vinyl canvas at One Times Square—a project he launched earlier this August.
Public Art Fund launched a multi-work installation, extending through 100 sites across New York City. The installation, sun to sun, is the work of photographer Ellie Pérez, and consists of a suite of sixteen new photographic works displayed on bus shelters in over thirteen neighborhoods citywide. We caught some of the images along 125th Street in Harlem, and one along Madison Avenue in El Barrio ~ sharing below.
Drawing on its remarkable collection of modern Iranian, Indian, and Turkish art, the Grey Art Gallery at New York University presents Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection. Featuring approximately thirty to forty artworks from each country, the exhibition examines the artistic practices in Iran, Turkey, and India, from the 1960s and early ’70s via selections from the Abby Weed Grey Collection of Modern Asian and Middle Eastern Art.
Demisch Danant will open its doors to the exhibition,Jazz, organized in collaboration with Ricco/Maresca. Inspired by the melodies and spirit of the 1950s in Paris, this exhibition highlights unexpected syncopation and rhythms shared by French design of the Fifties and paintings of architecture and cityscapes by African American artist William L. Hawkins.