Step Aboard (and Look Back) at a Ride on the NYC Nostalgia Train by Photographer Ken Lee

 

 

 

The Holidays are here, and the Nostalgia Train will once again offer NYC subway riders a chance to step aboard on November 27th, December 4th, December 11th and December 18th, 2022.

Local photographer Ken Lee created a wonderful video taking viewers back in time, for a ride on a City of New York Nostalgia Train.

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Broadway’s Best for Parkinson’s ~ It Takes A Village: Celebrating the Dark & Light of the Holidays Together

 

 

 

The winter holidays are a time when we celebrate light and illuminate the darkness. Anxiety, depression, and isolation can be heightened by Parkinson’s. On Wednesday, December 14, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan (MMJCCM) will present a free, holiday virtual event, Broadway’s Best for Parkinson’s: It Takes A Village: Celebrating the Dark & Light of the Holidays Together, which will guide attendees on how to celebrate the holiday and build a community to help combat these tendencies and continue to live a vibrant life.

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NYC Parks Celebrates 40th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition at The Arsenal Gallery, Central Park

 

 

 

Tina Kaasmann Dunn, Wreath Interpretations Opening Night. Image credit: Malcolm Pinckney

NYC Parks’ annual Wreath Interpretations exhibition returned to the Arsenal Gallery, with almost 40 inventive, handcrafted wreaths on display that celebrate the holiday season. Free to the public, and on view until December 30, this year’s collection of wreaths was created by artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages who have used inventive and unexpected materials tore-envision the traditional holiday decoration.

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ICP + MTA Arts & Design Present First in a Series of Art Installations at Grand Central Madison in December 2022

 

 

 

Image: Paul Pfeiffer, detail from Still Life, presented by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts & Design, © 2022 Paul Pfeiffer, curated by the International Center of Photography, New York, NY December 2022–May 2023

The International Center of Photography (ICP) will partner with MTA Arts & Design to present site-specific artwork by artist Paul Pfeiffer in the cultural corridor of Grand Central Madison, a new 700,000-square-foot Long Island Rail Road terminal below Grand Central along Madison Avenue between 43rd and 48th Streets in Manhattan, due to open in December 2022. Pfeiffer’s work, Still Life, pays homage to the iconic New York City street performer “Da Gold Man” with large-scale photographs installed in double-sided light boxes. It will be the first in a series of site-specific contemporary photography exhibitions by ICP to be featured in the south concourse of the new Grand Central Madison terminal.

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Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the December 2022 GothemToGo Art Roundup

 

 

 

From our archives in Bryant Park, 2020 Holiday Market

Buckle-up for a plethora of Holiday Events, outdoor art installation and exhibitions this month ~ from Tree Lightings and Markets to the new car-free Fifth Avenue, there is no end to the fun to be had this Holiday Season. In addition, we light a candle in observance of World AIDS Day on December 1st. Here are a few suggestions for the month of December.

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Holidays on Atlantic Avenue!

 

 

 

Ready, set, shop! Holidays on Atlantic Avenue are in full swing offering unique gifts, promotions, and stunning festive window displays. Shoppers can explore Brooklyn’s vibrant neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Downtown Brooklyn all season long without the hassle of cardboard boxes at their door. Throughout December, visitors can enjoy shop and dine specials at local businesses, pop-up entertainment, and photo opportunities with Santa.

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NYC Parks Department Recruiting Lifeguards for Summer 2023

 

 

 

As we string our Christmas lights and light our candles, our NYC Parks Department is planning for the new year ahead ~ think Summer1

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Observing World AIDS Day 2022 at New York City AIDS Memorial Park on December 1st

 

 

 

NYC AIDS Memorial Park at St. Vincent’s Triangle, 76 Greenwich Avenue, NYC

The New York City AIDS Memorial will mark the annual observance of World AIDS Day with an afternoon and evening of free and public programming with partners including Housing Works and Queer Soup Night.

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‘World AIDS Day: Open Community Circle & Screening’ at The Drawing Center ~ December 1

 

 

 

Installation View, Ecco Hoo: The Drawings of General Idea, The Drawing Center, New York. October 7, 2022-January 15, 2023. Photo: Daniel Terna.

Join The Drawing Center on December 1, World AIDS Day, for a daylong open community circle—a quiet space for remembrance and contemplation in the galleries—followed at 6pm by a public film screening, held in conjunction with the ongoing exhibition Ecce Homo: The Drawings of General Idea.

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The Historic La Marqueta Night Market Returns for the Holidays with 50 Local Makers, December 3rd ~ 10th ~ 17th

 

 

 

Harlem Night Market 2019 courtesy Uptown Grand Central

Kick off the holiday season in Harlem with the Harlem Night Market at La Marqueta, created through a partnership between NYC Public Markets (run by NYC EDC), Uptown Grand Central, TBo Harlem & Union Settlement. 

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Tau Lewis: Vox Populi, Vox Dei on View at 52 Walker

 

 

 

Tau Lewis, Installationview, 2022 courtesy 52 Walker

52 Walker is pleased to announce its fifth exhibition, Vox Populi, Vox Dei, which features new work by New York-based artist Tau Lewis. Employing various sculptural techniques, Lewis creates colorful, totemic forms that suggest mythical territories beyond our own. At the gallery, the artist will present a group of six new sculptures created from salvaged textiles and other found materials in a polygonal installation that will serve as a stage for an inaudible conversation. The monumental forms—which range from seven to over thirteen feet tall—will uphold a corporeal arena for those who move between temporal and heavenly realms.

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Adam Handler ~ Peter Opheim: Warriors and Ghosts to Open at GR Gallery

 

 

 

Peter Opheim, Pyne, Oil on canvas, 50 x 48 in.

GR Gallery is pleased to present “Warriors and Ghosts”, a primary duo exhibition of Peter Opheim and Adam Handler. The show will feature a total of 21 works, individually created by the two artists appositely for this occasion, that will challenge the exhibition title by unleashing a variety of ghostly paintings and abstraction filled warrior-like figures that will captivate and invite viewers into an experience that illuminates a vibrancy of colors and textures.

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Survivors: Faces of Life After the Holocaust, a photographic exhibition by Martin Schoeller at The Museum of Jewish Heritage

 

 

 

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust opened the first major museum exhibition in the United States of Martin Schoeller’s Survivors: Faces of Life After the Holocaust, an exhibition featuring 75 close-up portraits of Holocaust survivors. The exhibition is on view in the newly named Rita Lowenstein Gallery.

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NYC Parks & NYC DDC Unveil Design for Mary Cali Dalton Recreation Center in Tompkinsville, Staten Island

 

 

 

Rendering, Overhead view of community welcome garden. Image credit: NYC Parks.

NYC Parks and NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) are proud to announce the design completion for the brand-new Mary Cali Dalton Recreation Center in Tompkinsville, Staten Island. The first Parks ‘Design-Build’ project, recreation center is expected to break ground Summer 2023, will offer a variety of recreational amenities including sport courts, multi-purpose areas for programming, fitness equipment and much more. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2025.  

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NYC Parks & Partners Complete Conceptual Plan for Parks on Staten Island’s East Shore

 

 

 

NYC Parks today announced the completion of its “Shoreline Parks Plan,” New York City’s first-ever conceptual plan for the East Shore of Staten Island. Addressing approximately 5.5 miles of shoreline and 1,000 acres of NYC Parks property, the Shoreline Parks Plan re-envisions parks along Staten Island’s shore and introduces diversified amenities and activities; increases accessibility and circulation; and improves the overall visitor experience.

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This Holiday Season, A Car-Free Fifth Avenue from 49th ~ 57th Streets On December 4, 11 and 18

 

 

 

For the first time ever, Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic for three Sundays in December as part of a program called “Fifth Avenue for All.

On December 4, 11, and 18 between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m., Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets will be pedestrian-only.

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NYC DCAS to Auction Gifts to the Mayors of NYC

 

 

 

NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) Commissioner Dawn M. Pinnock and NYC Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS) Commissioner Pauline A. Toole today announced the launch of Gifts to the City, a series of online auctions of select items gifted to previous New York City mayors. An initial selection of over 50 items from Mayors Koch, Dinkins, Giuliani, and Bloomberg are now up for auction by DCAS and auctions will last between one to three weeks. Items include autographed sports memorabilia, art, jewelry, and other keepsakes. Items gifted to mayors and other City officials remain the property of the City of New York and are managed by DORIS. The items up for auction have been deemed by DORIS to have no research or archival value.

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Snowpeople & Holliday Lights Make a Festive Return to The Meatpacking District

 

 

 

2021 Holiday Display,, Meatpacking District. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

The Meatpacking Business Improvement District announced that its iconic holiday light display will return to the neighborhood with even more engaging elements. Back by popular demand, the District’s festive installation of lights, seasonal planters, iconic Snowpeople, the illuminated colonnade and more that are ripe for photo-ops will descend on the neighborhood’s streets starting Thursday, December 8 through mid-January 2023.

Below are a few images from the 2021 Holiday installation.

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Artist Nina Chanel Abney brings NYC LOVE to The High Line

 

 

 

Rendering courtesy of the artist and High Line Art

From her commission at the newly renovated David Geffen Hall to The High Line, a new mural by artist Nina Chanel Abney titled NYC LOVE is on view on the High Line this week. NYC LOVE is a celebration of New York City via its iconography, and is located on one of the city’s most popular destinations for tourists and locals alike. The mural is on view for a year, from November 2022 though Fall 2023, on the High Line at 22nd Street.

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Save the Date for Free Holiday-Themed Walking Tours by Flatiron NoMad Partnership

 

 

 

Miriamm German leading a free tour for Flatiron/NoMad Partnership

The Flatiron NoMad Partnership, which provides free, year-round historic walking tours of the neighborhood, will offer special holiday-themed walking tours on three Sundays in December.

Attendees will learn about the Star of Hope, the country’s first public Christmas tree lighting, the international toy and gift center, and Dr. Clement Clarke Moore writing his famous Christmas poem, “A Visit From St. Nicholas” (commonly known as “The Night Before Christmas”) in his country home on 23rd Street in 1822.

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2021 American Nobel Laureates Honored on NYC Parks Monument

 

 

 

2021 American Nobel Laureates honored on NYC Parks Monument. Image credit: NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

2021 American Laureates Joshua D. Angrist and David W.C. MacMillan join celebration in their honor.

NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue today joined Consul General of Sweden in New York Camilla Mellander, Consul General of Norway in New York Heidi Olufsen, Councilmember Gale Brewer, 2021 Nobel Prize recipients Drs. Joshua D. Angrist and David W.C. MacMillan, Nagisa Manabe and Professor Oscar Schofield on behalf of 2021 Nobel Prize recipient Syukuro Manabe, and students from the Anderson School to unveil eight new Laureateinscriptions adorned to the Nobel Monument at Theodore Roosevelt Park.

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The Photographic Exhibition ‘Anthony Barboza: Moments of Humanity to Open at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

 

Anthony Barboza (American, b. 1944), Liberty, 1966

The exhibition Anthony Barboza: Moments of Humanity will open at Keith de Lellis Gallery on November 22nd, highlighting Barbara’s ability to use the camera as a tool for establishing an empowering narrative of hope for the Black Community in America during a historic time of inequality and adversity.

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‘Günther Uecker: Shields’ to be Final Exhibition in LGDR Madison Ave Gallery Prior to Opening New Flagship on East 64th Street in 2023

 

 

 

On November 15, LGDR will open Shields, an exhibition reflecting on Günther Uecker’s seven- decades-long engagement with nails, paint, and graphite as potent symbolic materials and processual tools. The presentation brings together all nine paintings in the artist’s most recent series Shields (2022), a new and related series of works on paper, and a pivotal but rarely seen sculpture from 1967. Uecker wrote earlier this year that his work “begins where speech fails: in the perception of world and of violence.”

On view through December 23, Shields will be the gallery’s final exhibition at 909 Madison Avenue. In early 2023, LGDR will open its New York flagship at 19 East 64th Street.

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NYC Parks’ Conservation Team Spruce up Veterans Monuments for Veterans Day

 

 

 

The Freedom Square, Queens, Memorial angel figure cleaned and waxed. Image credit: NYC Parks.

NYC Parks’ Citywide Monuments Conservators were hard at work to preserve more than 25 war memorials ahead of Veterans Day. Parks’ bronze sculptures have been cleaned and rewaxed to make them shine in honor of our veterans.

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‘W.E.B. DuBois: Recharging Modern Design’ to Open at Cooper Hewitt in December, 2022

 

 

 

W.E.B. DuBois: Recharging Modern Design image Library of Congress courtesy Cooper Hewitt

At the Paris World Fair of 1900, W.E.B. Du Bois used groundbreaking statistical graphics to document the accomplishments of Black Americans and life inside “the Veil” of systemic oppression. The Library of Congress will lend a selection of these rare data visualizations to Cooper Hewitt’s Recharting Modern Design exhibition, allowing visitors to see them in person for the first time in 120 years. The data graphics of W.E.B. Du Bois will appear in dialogue with decorative objects from the fair, connecting Du Bois’s “color line” to the “whiplash line” of Art Nouveau. What is the enduring power of these graphics today?

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Popping Up on Madison Avenue, Jaeger-LeCoultre ~ The Reverso 1931 Cafe’

 

 

 

The Riverso 1931 Cafe’. Image via Jaeger-LeCoultre

Highlighting its most popular watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre  opened The Reverso 1931 Cafe‘, just a block away from its boutique at 701 Madison Avenue.

The pop-up cafe’ will open at various locations around the world, beginning here in NYC at 729 Madison Avenue on November 2nd, in a space that will include an exhibition of historical and new products.

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‘Robert Colescott: Women’ at Venus Over Manhattan, Great Jones Street in Noho

 

 

 

OlympicEvent, 1972. Acrylic on canvas; 78 1/4 x 58 1/2 in (198.8 x 148.6 cm). Photo: Joshua White/JWPictures.com ~ ~ Pancho Villa, 1971. Acrylic on Egyptian linen; 78 3/4 x 58 3/4 in (199.7 x 149.2 cm). Private Collection.

Venus Over Manhattan  is pleased to present Robert Colescott: Women, an exhibition organized to trace the development of the artist’s depictions of female subjects over the course of his sixty-year career. Serving as a coda to the recent, critically-lauded traveling museum retrospective Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott, this presentation charts the evolution of Colescott’s ambitious practice through some thirty works produced between 1955 and 1996. Organized in close collaboration with The Robert H. Colescott Separate Property Trust, Venus Over Manhattan’s exhibition is the first to trace the development of Colescott’s representations of women through major works from key moments in his career.

Robert Colescott: Women will be on view at Venus Over Manhattan’s downtown location at 55 Great Jones Street from November 15, 2022 through January 14, 2023.

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Peter Saul: Early Works on Paper (1957-1965) at Venus Over Manhattan

 

 

 

Untitled (Kitchen), 1959. Pastel, collage on paper; 13 1/2 x 11 1/4 in (34.3 x 28.6 cm). Hall Collection. Photo: Jeffrey Nintzel, courtesy Hall Art Foundation ~ ~ Untitled, 1960. Pastel one paper; 21 1/4 x 24 1/4 in (54 x 61.6 cm). Hall Collection. Photo: Jeffrey Nintzel, courtesy Hal Art Foundation.

Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present Peter Saul: Early Works on Paper (1957–1965) the first exhibition to spotlight the colorful, comical, and complex works on paper made during the first decade of the renowned American artist’s career. This focused presentation includes more than forty important and rarely seen works on paper and board, that together illustrate the importance of what Saul termed “small paintings” to the development of the irreverent, no-holds-barred style that has made him an icon of modern and contemporary art.

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Artist Fanny Allié to Unveil 10 New Sculptures in Bella Abzug Park, Hudson Yards

 

 

 

His name is Mamadou’. He is one of 10 sculptures in Bella Abzug Part created by artist Fanny Allié for this site-specific commission as part of the installation, ‘Shadows.’ Image courtesy of the artist.

The Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance (HYHK) today announces Shadows, an installation of ten new site-specific sculptures created by mixed-media artist Fanny Allié for Bella Abzug Park (542 W 36th St., New York, NY 10018) and inspired by the workers who maintain it. Shadows invites people to experience the park—a picturesque public green space surrounded by urban bustle—in a new way, as a place for compelling, free art.

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Ariana Papademetropoulos: Baby Alone in Babylone at Vito Schnabel Gallery in November, 2022

 

 

 

Ariana Papademetropoulos, Phases of Venus, 2022, Oil on canvas, 91 3/4 x 108 1/4 inches (233 x 275 cm), © Ariana Papademetropoulos; Photo by Giorgio Benni; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

Vito Schnabel Gallery is pleased to present Ariana Papademetropoulos: Baby Alone in Babylone, an exhibition of new paintings that find the Los Angeles- based artist drawing upon 15th century lore of the mythical unicorn. In her exploration of this theme, Papademetropoulos considers iconography from two celebrated tapestry series of the late Middle Ages:  The Lady and the Unicorn (Musée National du Moyen Âge, Paris), an allegorical fable of the five senses, and The Hunt of the Unicorn (The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), a narrative unfolding of the swift, wild horned creature who could only be tamed by a virgin maiden. Constructing her own enigmatical tale in the present day, Papademetropoulos invites viewers to journey between collapsing realities and converging realms, through a sequence of hyperreal, dream-like episodes that coalesce in a story of awakening and transformation.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Celebrates NYC Marathon on November 6th with Story Map of Landmarks Along the Route

 

 

 

NYPL 9 West 124th Street, a Carnegie Library, Designated in 2021

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is celebrating the upcoming New York City Marathon (Sunday, November 6, 2022) with a story map of landmarks along the route. Released last year for the marathon’s 50th running, the NYC Marathon Landmarks story map highlights a selection of 50 landmarks and historic districts along the route in all five boroughs.

“The New York City Marathon is an awe-inspiring event that unites tens of thousands of athletes running for personal causes and personal bests and over a million spectators cheering them on all the way,” said Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Sarah Carroll. “With this story map, we want to highlight many of the significant landmarks and historic districts along the way that represent the city’s diverse history and architectural highlights and offer incredible views connecting the runners and crowds to the city around them.”

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NYC Parks to Award $25,000 Grant with Open Call for Emerging Sculpture Artists

 

 

 

NYC Parks invites artists to submit proposals for the Highland Park Art Grant. The winning artist will receive an award of $25,000 to create their proposed artwork for display outdoors in Highland Park, which is on the border of Brooklyn and Queens. The artwork will be installed on the Brooklyn side in summer 2023 and will be on view for up to one year.

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Kevin Quiles Bonilla & Zaq Landsberg Unveil ‘For Centuries, and Still… (anticipated completion) in Harlem Art Park for 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Maria

 

 

 

artists Kevin Quiles Bonilla and Zaq Landsberg created For centuries, and still… (anticipated completion) for Harlem Art Park. In the background, the art installation ‘Growth’ and behind, the historic Harlem courthouse. Photo credit: Zaq Landsberg

Leaning as if falling into the sea, artists Kevin Quiles Bonilla and Zaq Landsberg reimagined a garita from the historic fortresses of Old San Juan, hammered by hurricanes on the fifth anniversary year of Hurricane Maria.

We were on site at the East Harlem Art Park for the installation of For centuries, and still... (anticipated completion).

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Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the November 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup

 

 

 

Chris Austin, The Biggest Fish Get That Way By Never Being Caught, 2022; gouache on wood. Image courtesy Harman Projects for the exhibition ‘Chris Austin: In a Silent Way’ on view November 5.

November brings with it a whole lot of Holiday Cheer from the opening of Holiday Markets to the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center. Also on tap are a number of exciting new art exhibitions. Here are a few suggestions for the month of November.

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Canstruction Returns to Brookfield Place for its 30th Year ~ November 3-14, 2022

 

 

 

Our Pride and Joy, 2018 Canstruction

The annual design competition challenges teams of architects, engineers and contractors to build sculptures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. The large-scale sculptures are placed on display and later donated to City Harvest to help provide families with a holiday meal. This annual event will take place from November 2-14.

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A Little Manhattan Magic for Daylight Saving Time ~ November 6

 

 

 

The Wizard of Park Avenue

Manhattan is filled with surprises, located in every direction including ~ up! And that is where we found this beauty ~ designed by McKim, Mead & White, and artist William Zorach. It has been name The Wizard of Park Avenue.

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Chris Austin: In a Silent Way to Open at Harman Projects

 

 

 

Chris Austin, Summer Nights and Carousel Lights, 2022, gouache on wood. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Harman Projects will open its doors to A Silent Way, a solo exhibition by Toronto-based artist Chris Austin. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery.

Chris Austin paints surreal landscapes where marine life exists hovering above ground. These formerly sea dwelling animals, no longer relegated to the ocean, float freely through a new and unknown world filled with man-made infrastructure. Whether cautiously exploring on their own, or interacting peacefully with a mysterious raincoat clad child, the creatures appear to move silently and without resistance through their surroundings.

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‘Angel Otero. Swimming Where Time Was’ at Hauser & Wirth in November

 

 

 

Angel Otero, ‘One Hundred Dreams From Now’, Oil paint and oil paint skins collaged on canvas © Angel Otero courtesy of the gallery.

Beginning 10 November, Angel Otero will present his first major solo exhibition with Hauser & Wirth, ‘Swimming Where Time Was.’ Filling the 5th floor of the gallery’s 22nd street location, this new body of work marks a turning point in the artist’s career, revealing a new sensibility that has emerged over the last few years. These vibrant large-scale canvases merge the figurative and abstract sides of Otero’s innovative technical practice, advancing the artist’s exploration of oil paint as a medium and a conduit for self-reflection and analysis. Using his personal history to make sense of the current moment, these new works intensify the artist’s uncanny ability to convey memory and history through materiality.

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We Fancy: A Legacy of LGBTQIA+ Artists at The Art Students League

 

 

 

Doug Safranek, Free Time, 2014; Egg tempera on panel, 25 x 36 in. courtesy ACA Galleries, New York © Doug Safrnek

The Art Students League is proud to announce We Fancy, an exhibition that examines the work and legacy of over 30 LGBTQIA+ artists who have studied or taught at the League throughout its history and have played a unique role in laying the foundation for the acceptance and popularization of queer aesthetics. The exhibition includes works by well-known League artists including Judith Godwin, Deborah Kass, Robert Rauschenberg, Emilio Sanchez, Chitra Ganesh, and Cy Twombly, as well as work by artists including Bernard Perlin, William Behnken, Doug Safranek, Dominique Medici, and Coco Dolle. The exhibition will also feature a new commissioned work by Chicago-based Ajmal Millar who will create a site-specific installation at the League. We Fancy is organized by Guest Curator, Eric Shiner and is on view at the League’s Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery October 27–November 27, 2022.

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The Bronx Museum of the Arts Celebrates it’s 50th with a $26 Million Renovation

 

 

 

Render of new Grand Concourse Entrance of The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Courtesy of Marvel

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, the city’s only free contemporary art museum, is pleased to reveal schematic designs for the renovation of its new multi-story entrance and lobby on the corner of Grand Concourse and 165th Street by Marvel, an award-winning architecture, landscape architecture, interiors and urban planning practice. Marking the Museum’s 50th anniversary, the $26 million renovation is supported by city funds––with additional support from the state––and is overseen by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) on behalf of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and The Bronx Museum, and is slated for completion in 2025. Coinciding with this announcement, the Museum is pleased to share a refresh of its brand identity and website by New York based strategy and design studio Team. It is the first time the Museum’s identity has been redesigned in over two decades.

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Frank Moore: Five Paintings to Open at David Zwirner

 

 

 

Frank Moore, “Painting from Life,” in Frank Moore. Exh. cat. (New York: Sperone Westwater, 1995), n.p.

David Zwirner is pleased to announce Five Paintings, a selection of exceptional works by the late painter Frank Moore (1953–2002) drawn from an important private European collection. For this exhibition, five paintings and four works on paper will be on view at the 34 East 69th Street gallery. Made in the artist’s downtown New York studio and in his upstate home in Deposit, New York, these jewel-like pictures are among the best known that Moore created in his brief lifetime and among the most documented—portraying entire ecosystems within their inventive frames, which serve to extend the artwork’s confines beyond the support.

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Get Ready for the New York Botanical Garden Annual Holiday Train Show + The NYBG Glow, November 19th

 

 

 

See the Battery Maritime Building ~ a recent addition to the collection. Image courtesy NYBG.

NYBG’s Holiday Train Show—a favorite holiday tradition—has been making memories for over 30 years! See model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 190 replicas of New York landmarks, each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks.

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‘Figuratively: Real and Imagined’ to Open at Living with Art in November

 

 

 

 

Artist Stephanie Mulvihill. Image courtesy Connie Lee, Living with Art Salon.

Living with Art Salon will open its doors to the exhibition, ‘Figuratively: Real and Imagined,’ where art explores the figurative work created by four New York-based female artists.

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NYC Parks Shares Progress Update on 10th Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

 

 

 

Sunset Cove in Broad Channel, Queens. Image courtesy NYC Parks

From coastal park infrastructure upgrades, to monumental boardwalk renovations, to the replacement of 10,000 trees lost in the storm, and the restoration of close to 100 of acres of wetlands, salt marshes and stream corridors, NYC Parks shares progress on more than $1 billion dollars in Federal and City funded resiliency projects designed to strengthen parkland after Superstorm Sandy.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designates The Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn as an Individual Historic Landmark

 

 

 

On Tuesday, October 25, 2022, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) held a public hearing on the proposed designation of The Lesbian Herstory Archives at 484 Fourteenth Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The proposed individual landmark is culturally significant as the home since 1991 of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the nation’s oldest and largest collection of lesbian-related historical material.

On November 22, 2022, LPC voted to approve The Lesbian Herstory Archives, located at 484 Fourteenth Street in Brooklyn, as an Individual Historic Landmark. It is the first individual landmark in Brooklyn designated for its LGBTQ+ associations.

“I am delighted Commission has designated the home of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, an important community space and a nationally important collection of LGBTQ+ historical materials,” said Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Sarah Carroll. “For over 30 years, the building has been the site of the Archives’ essential role in preserving and telling the stories of a mostly unseen community of women, including many who have contributed to America’s cultural, political, and social history. This designation draws attention to the importance of the Lesbian Herstory Archives to New York City and the country’s history and to LGBTQ+ communities.”

There are 1,400 Individual Landmarks throughout this City.

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Pull Up a Stoop in Williamsburg with Risa Puno’s ‘Open Invitation’ October 25-29

 

 

 

Toast to NYC, Risa Puno in Williamsburg. Image courtesy Maker’s Mark.

Kentuckian-turned-New Yorker Risa Puno is known for her interactive art installations that encourage connection and empathy. In her new installation, the artist created an interactive public artwork inspired by the interconnectedness of urban living, as as well as the city’s iconic brownstone stoops that serve as sites for spontaneous social gatherings ~ a shared stoop, welcoming her fellow New Yorkers to sit, take a break from busy city life, and savor the moment  together.

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Bitter|Sweet, a Series of Ceramic Pottery Pieces Crafted by Artist, Laurie Carretta Scupp

 

 

 

Image courtesy of the artist, Laurie Carretta Scupp

The Garment District Alliance announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, showcasing Bitter|Sweet, a series of 32 ceramic pottery pieces crafted by artist Laurie Carretta Scupp.

Created during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020, BitterISweet presents a series of emotionally connected stories in clay, representing the ‘bittersweet’ moments during isolation. Located in a street-level window at 215 West 38th Street, the free exhibit is accessible to the public through December 4th. The installation is part of the Garment District Space for Public Art program, which showcases artists in unusual locations and over 17 years has produced more than 200 installations, exhibits and performances.

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The Exhibition ‘no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria’ to Open at The Whitney, Coinciding with Fifth Anniversary of Hurricane Maria

 

 

 

Gamaliel Rodríguez, Collapsed Soul, 2020–21. Ink and acrylic on canvas, 84 × 112 in. (213.3 × 284.5 cm). © 2021 Gamaliel Rodríguez. Courtesy the artist and Nathalie Karg Gallery NYC. Photograph by Gamaliel Rodríguez

no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria is organized to coincide with the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria—a category 5 storm that hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. The exhibition explores how artists have responded to the transformative years since that event by bringing together more than fifty artworks made over the last five years by an intergenerational group of more than fifteen artists from Puerto Rico and the diaspora. no existe un mundo poshuracán—a verse borrowed from Puerto Rican poet Raquel Salas Rivera—is the first scholarly exhibition focused on Puerto Rican art to be organized by a large U.S. museum in nearly half a century.

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The Inaugural Celebration of Dia de Muertos on the Flatiron Public Plaza November 2nd

 

 

 

On November 2, The Flatiron NoMad Partnership will host an inaugural celebration of Día de Muertos on the Flatiron North Public Plaza, with music, dance, interactive activities, food, and a community altar to honor and celebrate the lives of the departed. The free event will be presented in partnership with neighborhood businesses, including The Division of Continuing Education at the School of Visual Arts, Fotografiska, Poster House, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, and Mangia 23rd.

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The Photography Exhibition ‘Ann Shelton: i am an old phenomenon’ to Open at Denny Dimin Gallery

 

 

 

Ann Shelton, All the herbalists and I are root diggers (Roots, Root Diggers, Wortcunners, Root Men, Root Maids), 2022-ongoing. Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Bamboo. 44 x 33 in/112 x 84 cm. Edition of 6 + 2 AP’s.

Denny Dimin Gallery will open its doors to Ann Shelton’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, i am an old phenomenon open from November 4 to December 22, 2022. Shelton is recognized as one of New Zealand’s leading photographic artists and will have her first institutional solo exhibition in the United States in 2024.

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