The Metropolitan Museum of Art today announced upcoming contemporary installations at The Met Fifth Avenue, including two artist commissions, for summer and fall 2019. Wangechi Mutuhas been 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 will be 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.
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.
A restoration of the historic, two-sided mural ‘Crack is Wack‘ by Keith Haring is underway on the East Harlem handball court located on Harlem River Drive at 128th Street (Second Avenue). It was inspired by the crack epidemic and its effect on the community.
Bryce Wolkowitz will open its doors to the third solo exhibition of photographs by Stephen Wilkes in his continuation of his global photographic project, Day to Night. From capturing cities and natural parks to wildlife and endangered species, it has become the artist’s mission in recent years to extend a heightened and humane awareness of global climate change, particularly its effects on species beyond our own.
Rockefeller Center, in partnership with Art Production Fund, have on view a series of public art pop-ups throughout the Center. The installations are located in unexpected places, inspired by our New York City landscape and contemporary life.
Since meeting in 2012 in Nigeria, amanze and Ogunji have engaged in an ongoing artistic exchange of writings, performances, conversations and shows in shared spaces.
Fridman Gallery is honored to present you are so loved and lovely, an exhibition of works in dialog by ruby onyinyechi amanze and Wura-Natasha Ogunji. The exhibition features new large-scale drawings and paintings, a selection of small works created early in the artists’ careers, videos, and audio recordings.
Vito Schnabel Projects will open its doors to Gus Van Sant: Recent Paintings, Hollywood Boulevard, an exhibition of new works by Los Angeles-based artist and auteur, Gus Van Sant (b. 1952, Louisville, Kentucky). On view will be a series of large-scale watercolors on stretched linen that collapse dreamlike impressions of urban Los Angeles with special narratives inspired by the people and events Van Sant has observed since establishing his home in the city in the 1970s. Recent Paintings: Hollywood Boulevard is Van Sant’s first solo paintings exhibition in New York.
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs announced four new public artists-in-residence (PAIR). We spotted the work of one of them on Lenox Avenue at 125th Street in Harlem.
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, a Brooklyn-based street artist and painter whose street art project Stop Telling Women to Smile tackles gender-based street harassment. Her work can be found on walls from New York to Paris, Los Angeles to Mexico City, and right here…….
Uptown Grand Central has stepped out from under the viaduct to coordinate a colorful three-sided mural near Metro-North along 125th Street this summer. The project, which will begin on August 3rd, will transform 1,500 feet of green construction fencing on 125th Street/Park Avenue/124th Street, into a canvas.
The winners of the Seaport Community Mural Project were announced by Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer and the New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM), with the winning designs and artists names above and below.
It’s Summertime ~ when nothing is better than life outdoors with the annual Summer Streets and Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. This year, adding to our list will be a 100-site installation by Public Art Fund, 7 new sculptures on the Park Avenue Mall, and The Harlem Art Collective’s Summer installation on The Guerrilla Gallery Wall, addressing social and political issues in the news and close to our hearts. Be sure to check ‘Still on View‘ for the many fabulous installations closing soon.
On Monday, July 29, 2019 the Apollo Theater announced special programs and offers to celebrate Harlem and HARLEM WEEK throughout the month of August. HARLEM WEEK is an annual celebration of the best of Harlem which began in 1974 as HARLEM DAY, a one-day event of encouragement and fellowship in Harlem for New Yorkers. Given the huge success of the celebration, additional days were added to showcase the community’s rich economic, political and cultural history. HARLEM WEEK now offers over 110 events throughout the summer to over 2 million attendees, including participants and visitors from around the world. HARLEM WEEK celebrates the many wonders of the historic neighborhood – including the world famous Apollo Theater.
HART: The Harlem Art Collective is the creative force behind The Guerrilla Gallery, located on 116th Street in El Barrio. In a community with a history of welcoming immigrants, local artists use the wall, located between second and Third Avenues, to address pressing issues of our times ~ local, national and international. This month, they had a lot to say.
Join us as we visit the Harlem Art Collective’s Summer Wall Exhibition.
On the heals of Joseph La Piana: Tension Sculptures, The Fund for Park Avenue and New York City Parks announced its latest installation along the Park Avenue Mall from 50th to 57th Street. The commissioned work by artist Alex Katz (b. 1972) will include seven large-scale works, each work an iteration of Park Avenue Departure.
Spoke Art and The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation are pleased to present Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless, a traveling pop-up art exhibition featuring limited edition prints inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, a weekend pop-up exhibition.
Harlem knew this was coming. Now an illustration for the National Urban League’s new Headquarters and Civil Rights Museum to be built on 125th Street near Lenox Avenue, bringing the League back home, where it was founded in 1910.
Each year, the historic Salmagundi Club opens its doors to a non-member exhibition. Two floors of gallery space devoted to this annual event, which includes painting, sculpture and graphics in the main gallery, and photography in the lower gallery.
Where were you on July 20th, 1969? Like millions of people, you were probably glued to your television, watching the first images of American astronauts on the moon. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20th, The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its doors to the exhibition, Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography.
The Public Art Fund unveiled the installation, Estructuras Monumentales by the well-know, Cuban-born, New York artist, Carmen Herrera in City Hall Park. This significant body of work is Herrera’s first major outdoor sculpture exhibition ~ having spent more than 70 years as an abstract painter. It is also significant that Ms. Herrera is 104 years of age.
The Garment District Alliance unveiled its annual green oasis ~ Urban Garden ~ along with the 180-foot painted mural, Nymph Pond, created by artist Carla Torres along the Broadway Mall between 37th ~ 38th Streets on July 9th.
Each year, Park Avenue is closed to traffic on the nearly seven miles from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park for the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Summer Streets, encouraging New Yorkers to use a more sustainable form of transportation. In 2018, nearly 300,000 people walked, ran, skated, and bikes along the Summer Streets family-friendly, pet-friendly route along Park Avenue.
The much anticipated Poster House Museum opened in June, 2019, exhibiting posters from their earliest appearance in the late 1800s to present day. Here, visitors will explore New York’s long relationship with advertising and design, including nearly 100 select works from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) Subway Series.
School of Visual Arts (SVA) Chelsea Gallery will open its doors to the exhibition, Look Both Ways: The Illicit Liaison Between Image and Information, curated by Debbie Millman, chair of the MPS Branding program at SVA. This exhibition brings together a wide range of typographic work from 60 individual artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shepard Fairey, Dave Eggers, Deborah Kass, Jenny Holzer, Miranda July, Kim Gordon, and more ~ from Millman’s personal collection and beyond.