Gallery 64th St. (5th Ave.), 212-360-8163, www.nyc.gov/parks Mon.-Fri. 9-5.
Free. "The Green I See: Portraits in New York City Parks,"
44 large-format portraits by staff photographer Spencer T. Tucker [through 12/5].
Hodges Gallery 24 W. 57th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-333-2640,
www.billhodgesgallery.com Tues.-Fri. 10-6; Sat. 12:30-5:30. Free. "Norman
Lewis, Linear Abstractions," five paintings & six works on paper
from Abstract Expressionist [through 12/14].
Silverstein Gallery 504 W. 22nd St. (10th Ave.), 212-627-3930, www.brucesilverstein.com
Tues.-Sat. 11-6. Free. "In My Taxi," collection of photographs
taken during the last 20 years by Ryan Weideman [through 1/5].
Gallery 560 B’way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 212-226-3768,
www.cavinmorris.com Tues.-Fri. 10-6; Sat. 11-6. Free. "Frida’s
World," timely exhibition feat. jewelry, Mexican masks & sculpture
owned by Frida Kahlo. This multi-tiered exhibition also incl. photographs [through
Art Space 124 W. 23rd St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-242-0559, www.cubanartspace.net
Tues.-Fri. 11-7; Sat. 12-5. Free. "Entre Nos/Between Us," installation/collage
by William Pérez & Adrián Rumbaut [through 1/4].
Gallery 1080 Manhattan Ave. (betw. Eagle & Dupont Aves.), Greenpoint,
718-609-9629, www.daboragallery.com Sat. & Sun. 12-5. Free. "’Til
Death Do Us Part: Marionettes & Musicboxes," papier-mache &
wood creations by husband & wife Erik Sanko & Jessica Grindstaff [through
76 Greene St. (betw. Broome & Spring Sts.), 212-941-8770, www.artchives.com
Daily 11-6. "The Beatles in India," photographs by Paul Saltzman
documenting 1968 visit to Maharishi’s ashram [through 12/25].
Brooklyn 110 N. 1st. St. (betw. Berry St. & Wythe Ave.), Williamsburg,
212-343-7300. Call for gallery hours. In conjunction w/release of EMP senior
curator Jim Fricke & Charlie Ahearn’s (Wild Style) book, Yes
Yes, Y’all: The Experience Music Project Oral History of Hip-Hop’s
First Decade, Deitch pres. "Yes Yes Y’all: The Birth
of Hip Hop," celebratory exhibition feat. more than 100 historic photographs
& fliers [through 12/1].
Gallery 540 W. 21st St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 718-222-3982, www.eyebeam.org
Weds.-Sun. 12-6. "Beta Launch: Artists in Residence ’02,"
inaugural exhibition feat. work by more than a dozen artists [through 12/1].
at Lincoln Center Concourse Level, 65th St. (B’way), 212-580-4673.
Mon.-Sat. 10-8. "Opera on Paper," Ed Nussbaum’s collection
of singers & composers portrayed as paper sculptures, incl. Mozart, Puccini,
Wagner & Strauss [through 11/30].
Chanin Fine Arts 210 11th Ave., 2nd fl. (betw. 24th & 25th Sts.), 646-230-7200,
www.haimchanin.com Tues.-Sat. 10-6. Free. "Zumeta," works on
paper from Basque region of Spain [through 12/28].
& Adler Galleries 21 E. 70th St. (Madison Ave.), 212-535-8810, www.hirschlandadler.com
Tues.-Fri. 9:30-5:15; Sat. 9:30-4:45. Free. "Paul Rahilly: Paintings,"
solo show feat. two dozen "still-life, landscape and figurative oil paintings,"
most of which incl. nakedness [through 12/7].
Scott Gallery 529 W. 20th St., 7th fl. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 646-486-7004.
Tues.-Sat. 10:30-6. Free. "Protocol: Recent Paintings," three
works by D.C. artist, each presented in four formats [through 11/30].
Fine Art 501 W. 23rd St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-206-6872, www.artnet.com/jkfa.html
Tues.-Sat. 10-6. Free. "New Works on Paper," minimalist pastel
& graphite works by New Jersey native & MET exhibitor Jay Kelly [through
Markel Fine Arts 529 W. 20th St. #6W (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-366-5368,
www.markelfinearts.com Tues.-Sat. 10-6. Free. "Water Signs: Paintings
of a Fluid Nature," Elissa Gore’s oil paintings of Lake Michigan
& Kaaterskill Falls, NY [through 12/21].
Gallery 529 W. 20th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-229-0044. Tues.-Sat.
11-6. Free. "Augustus Goertz & Stan Smokler," abstract
paintings & steel assemblages, respectively [through 12/21].
153 Hudson St. (betw. Laight & Hubert Sts.), 212-334-7813, www.latincollector.com
Mon.-Fri. 10-6; Sat. & Sun. 12-6. "Into Union," collaborative
work between César Paternosto & Tribeca artist Cecilia Vicuña.
The later documents her street installations from 1980 to present via photographs.
Gay Art Foundation 127-B Prince St. (betw. Prince & Wooster Sts.), 212-673-7007,
www.leslielohman.org Tues.-Sat. 1-6. Free. "Feast of Desire: Painting
and Drawing Invitational V," figurative work relating to desire by
12 artists [through 12/21].
York City Police Museum 100 Old Slip St. (betw. Water & South Sts.),
212-480-3100. Call for hours. $5, $3 s.c., $2 for ages 6-18. "Stronger
than Ever: NYPD Responds to 9/11," never-before-seen photographs, memorabilia
& interviews honoring officers who lost their lives [through 1/5].
Gallery 530 W. 25th St., 4th fl. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-367-7063.
Tues.-Sat. 11-6. Free. "Night Thoughts," 25 abstract/geometric
quilts by NYC artist Marilyn Henrion [through 12/5].
Kasmin Gallery 293 10th Ave. (W. 27th St.), 212-563-4474. Tues.-Sat. 10-6.
Free. "Andy Warhol: Still Life Drawings 1954-1985" [through
House 72 Spring St., 2nd fl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B’way), 212-431-7920,
www.poetshouse.org Tues.-Fri. 11-7. Free. "Ed Colker’s Haybarn
Press: An Exhibition of Prints & Artists Books," abstract lithographs
accompanied by poems of e.e. cummings & Kathleen Norris [through 12/31].
Movie Poster 239 Centre St. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 212-226-2207.
Tues.-Sat. 11-7; Sun. 12-6. Free. "Film Noir," international
movie posters of famous noir films incl. The Lady from Shanghai &
Gun Crazy [through 1/5].
Pucci Gallery 44 W. 18th St., 12th fl. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-633-0452.
Mon.-Fri. 9-5:30. Free. "Vincente Wolf," showcase of nearly
30 large-scale photographs by this designer [through 12/5].
Maresca Gallery 529 W. 20th St., 3rd fl. (10th Ave.), 212-627-4819, www.riccomaresca.com
Tues.-Sat. 11-6. "Graphic Content: Monumental American Wood Blocks,"
the Triangle Poster Co. pres. plates used in early 1900s to make inexpensive
fliers for circuses, fairs & carnivals. "Birth," pictures
culled from Alexander Tsiaras’ book, From Conception to Birth: A Life
Unfolds [through 1/4].
Mann Gallery 210 11th Ave., 10th fl. (betw. 24th & 25th Sts.), 212-898-7600,
www.robertmann.com Tues.-Sat. 11-6. Free. "Eleanor Parke Cursis &
A. Aubrey Bodine: Two American Pictorialists" feat. work using popular,
late-19th-century & early-20th-century photographic esthetic by two accomplished
pictorialists [through 12/21].
Feldman Fine Arts Gallery 31 Mercer St. (Grand St.), 212-226-3232, www.feldmangallery.com
Tues.-Sat. 10-6. Free. "Andy Warhol: Model," examines his persona
& how Warhol became a household name through self-portraits & video
clips [through 12/21].
560 B’way, #301 (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 212-334-9393. Tues.-Sat.
11-6. Free. "Le Journal: Photographs, Polaroids, and Drawings 1973-2002,"
Swiss artist Walter Pfeiffer displays works from the past 30 years [through
Romero 173A N. 3rd St. (Metropolitan Ave.), Williamsburg, 718-486-8992.
www.schroederromero.com Fri.-Mon. 12-6. Free. "The Virgin Collection,"
Robert Boyd’s examination of pop culture through performance, photos,
video & sculpture [through 12/2].
Gallery 230 Mulberry St. (betw. Prince & Spring Sts.), 212-941-6767,
www.sterilemind.com Tues.-Sat. 12-7. Free. "InReality," portraits
& "images of desolate spaces" by native South African photographer
Adam Beinash [through 12/12].
Space Fine Arts 106 W. 13th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 646-230-8199,
www.synchronicityspace.com Tues.-Sat. 12-6. Free. "Simple Pleasures:
New Still Lifes," oil pigment resin on paper by Jason Stewart [through
de Nagy Gallery 724 5th Ave. (betw. 56th & 57th Sts.), 212-262-5050,
www.tibordenagy.com Tues.-Sat. 10-5:30, free. "David Kapp,"
new oil on canvas paintings [through 1/4].
Columns 320 W. 13th St. (Horatio St.), 212-924-4212, www.whitecolumns.org
Weds.-Sun. 12-6. Free. "Regarding Gloria" 10 emerging artists
explore feminist concerns [through 12/1].
Folk Art Museum 45 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-265-1040,
www.folkartmuseum.org Tues.-Thurs., Sat. & Sun. 10-6; Fri. 10-8. $9, $5
st./s.c., Fri. 6-8 free. "American Anthem Part II: Masterworks from
the Permanent Collection,"
American history told
through many mediums incl. quilting, photography & painting [through 1/5].
Museum of Natural History Central Park W. (79th St.), 212-769-5100, www.amnh.org
Daily 10-5:45. $12, $9 st./s.c., $7 child. "Einstein," comprehensive
exhibition on dude synonymous with e=mc2, creating "special theory of relativity"
& proving the existence & size of molecules. Displayed in five parts
("Einstein’s Revolution," "Life and Times," "Light,"
"Time," "Energy") this presentation incl. photos, cartoons
& documents never-before-seen by the public [through 8/10].
Society 725 Park Ave. (70th St.), 212-517-2742, www.asiasociety.org Tues.-Thurs.,
Sat. & Sun. 11-6; Fri. 11-9. $7, $5 st./s.c. Free Fri. 6-9 & for children
under 16. "The Native Born: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Ramingining,
Australia," first stop in North America for touring exhibition of paintings
& sculptures [through 1/5]. "China Refigured: The Art of Ah Xian
with Selections from the Rockefeller Collection," life-size sculptures
of Xian’s bust [through 2/9]. "From Court to Caravan: Chinese Tomb
Sculptures from the Collection of Anthony M. Solomon," dating back
to the Han & Tang periods, culled from private collections [through 2/9].
Museum of Art 200 Eastern Pkwy. (Washington Ave.), Bklyn, 718-638-5000,
www.brooklynart.org Weds.-Fri. 10-5; Sat. & Sun. 11-6; first Sat. of the
month 11-11, eve. free. $6, $3 st./s.c. "Exposed: The Victorian Nude,"
survey of "the most controversial subjects in Victorian art" incl.
both male & female nudes. Paintings, photographs, illustrations, advertisements
& caricatures by Millais, Rossetti, Sickert & Grew John featured [through
1/5]. "Photographs of Ground Zero," as documented by New
York Post photographer Gary Miller [through 1/5]. "BAM! BAM! BAM!
Catching the Next Wave for 20 Years," never-before-seen footage culled
from BAM’s "Next Wave Festival" compiled into 28-minute video/sound
installation [through 1/12]. "The Adventures of Hamza," exhibition
reunites 70 paintings from multi-volume manuscript/epic romance, Hamzanama,
commissioned by Mughal emperor from 1556-1605 [through 1/26]. "Judy
Chicago: The Dinner Party," large triangular structure documenting
achievements of women, which has traveled to 15 venues & three continents,
makes its way into BMA’s permanent collection fall 2004 [through 2/9].
National Design Museum 2 E. 91st St. (5th Ave.), 212-849-8400, www.si.edu/ndm
Tues. 10-9; Weds.-Sat. 10-5; Sun. 12-5. $8, $5 st./s.c. child under 12 free.
"New Hotels for Global Nomads," 35 possibilities exploring
the themes: "Urban Hotels," "Hotels As Global Business,"
"Hotels on the Move," "Natural Hotels" & "Fantasy
Hotels." All of these examples combine architecture, interior design, photography,
film & art, providing both real & fictional concepts to meet consumers’
"needs & wants" [through 3/2].
for the Arts 548 W. 22nd St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-989-5566,
www.diacenter.org Weds.-Sun. 10-6. $6, $3 st./s.c. "Knots + Surfaces,"
reopening of Diana Thater’s 2001 multiprojection video installation [through
1/12]. "Refraction," installation incorporating reflection,
transparent boundaries & the meaning of art by Jorge Pardo & Gerhard
Richter [through 6/15].
del Barrio 1230 5th Ave. (104th St.), 212-831-7272, www.elmuseo.org Weds.-Sun.
11-5. Contrib. $5, $2 st./s.c. "The (S) Files 2002: The Selected Files,"
biennial showcase of paintings, drawings, sculpture, photos & videos by
Latinos & Latin-Americans. Exhibition incl. lookalike contest for Paco Caco
w/results debuting Feb. 1, 2003 [through 2/16].
Tavern Museum 54 Pearl St. (Broad St.), 212-425-1778, www.frauncestavernmuseum.org
Mon.-Fri. 10-4:45. $4, $2 st./s.c., child. 6 & under free. "Surviving
& Thriving During the Revolution: New York Battles Back," parallels
are drawn between Revolutionary War & 9/11 [through 1/3].
Collection 1 E. 70th St. (betw. Madison & 5th Aves.), 212-288-0700,
www.frick.org Tues.-Thurs. & Sat. 10-6; Fri. 10-9; Sun. 1-6. $10, $5 st./s.c.
"Poussin, Claude, and Their World" 17th-century French drawings
on loan from École des Beaux-Arts incl. several works never-before displayed
in America [through 12/1]. "Masterpieces of European Painting from the
Toledo Museum of Art," 12 loaned paintings incl. work by Piero di Cosimo,
Thomas de Keyser & Paul Cézanne [through 1/5].
Museum 1071 5th Ave. (89th St.), 212-423-3500, www.guggenheim.org Fri. 10-8;
Sat.-Weds. 10-5:45. $12, $8 st./s.c., child. under 12 free. "Moving
Pictures," photography, film & video from leading contemporary
artists [through 1/12].
Union College Brookdale Center, 1 W. 4th St. (betw. B’way & Mercer
St.), 212-824-2205. Mon.-Thurs. 9-5; Fri. 9-3; selected Sun. 10-2. Free. "Archetype/Anonymous:
Biblical Women in Contemporary Art," iconic images interpreted by contemporary
artists, incl. Judy Chicago [through 1/10]. "Rebirth after the Holocaust:
The Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp, 1945-1950," exhibition honors
the 250,000 Jewish survivors [through 1/10]. "Vibrant Echoes: Photographs
by Barbara Freedman," images of NY synagogues [through 1/10].
and Social Sciences Library The New York Public Library, 5th Ave. (42nd
St.), 212-930-0803, www.nypl.org Tues. & Weds. 11-7:30; Thurs.-Sat. 10-6.
Free. "Drawings by Charles Addams: The Unnatural," exhibition
by New Yorker cartoonist [through 1/25]. "New York Eats Out,"
New York Times critic William Grimes curates exhibition exploring city’s
fascination with diners, hotdog stands & delis through collection of restaurant
memorabilia incl. menus, photos & magazine covers culled from the Library’s
Buttolph Menu Collection [through 3/1].
Center of Photography 1133 6th Ave. (43rd St.), 212-857-0000, www.icp/org
Tues.-Thurs. 10-5; Fri. 10-8; Sat. & Sun. 10-6. $9, $6 st./s.c. "Aftermath:
Reflections on the Anniversary of September 11," three projects examining
the role photography played in "disseminating information, shaping opinion
and commemorating loss" [through 12/1]. "Step Right This Way,"
first exhibition of Edward J. Kelty’s traveling circus photographs from
the 20s & 30s [through 12/1]. "Winogrand: 1964," 150 of
Garry Winogrand’s vintage snapshots capturing country’s reaction to
assassination of JFK [through 12/1].
Society 333 E. 47th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-832-1155, www.jpnsoc.org
Tues.-Fri. 11-6; Sat. & Sun. 11-5. $5, $3 st./s.c. "Kazari: Decoration
and Display in Japan, 15th-19th Centuries," paintings, ceramics, textiles,
metalwork, glass & lacquer [through 12/31].
Museum 1109 5th Ave. (92nd St.), 212-423-3200, www.thejewishmuseum.org Mon.-Weds.
11-5:45; Thurs. 11-8; Fri. 11-3; Sun. 10-5:45. $8, $5.50 st./s.c., child under
12 free. Pay-what-you-wish Thurs. after 5. "The City of K.: Franz Kafka
& Prague," examines impact city had on writer’s work through
photographs, manuscripts & books [through 1/5]. "Adolph Gottlieb:
A Survey Exhibition," more than 30 works by a progenitor of Abstract
Expressionism [through 3/2].
Theological Seminary 3080 B’way (122nd St.), 212-678-8082. Mon.-Fri.
9:30-5:30. Free. "Sanctuary & Synagogue" explores unique
experience of Portuguese Jews who migrated to Amsterdam in the 16th century
Museum of Art 1000 5th Ave. (82nd.), 212-535-7710, www.metmuseum.org Sun.,
Tues.-Thurs. 9:30-5:30; Fri. & Sat. 9:30-9. $12, $7 st./s.c., child under
12 free w/adult. "American Drawings & Watercolors in the Metropolitan
Museum of Art: Highlights from the Collection, 1710-1890," 100 of best
commemorating publication of book w/same title [through 12/1]. "Richard
Avedon: Portraits," approximately 180 portraits capturing photographer’s
entire career [through 1/5]. "Théodore Chassériau (1819-1856):
The Unknown Romantic," first retrospective held outside his native
land, incl. approximately 50 paintings & 80 works on paper [through 1/5].
"Blithe Spirit: The Windsor Set," French evening gowns dating
back to 1935 [through 2/9]. "Cultivated Landscapes," 75 works
from 10th century to collapse of Tang dynasty incl. renown pieces from the Ming
& Tang eras plus select items from Marie-Hélène & Guy
Weill collection. Landscapes, flowers & plants all depict "natural
imagery of Chinese painting" [through 2/9]. "A Very Private Collection:
Janice H. Levin’s Impressionist Pictures," display of 35 works
originally hung in Honorary Trustee’s home [through 2/9]. "Arts
of the Spanish Americas, 1550-1850," religious & secular Latin
American ceramics, textiles, drinking vessels & sculpture [through 4/6].
"Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions 1991-2002" [through 6/29].
for African Art 36-01 43rd Ave. (36th St.), L.I.C., 718-784-7700. Weds.-Fri.
10-5; Sat. & Sun. 12-6. $5, $2.50 st./s.c. & child. Museum joins MOMA,
PS1, AMMI & Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum in Long Island City, Queens, for
temporary relocation before building permanent home along Museum Mile. "Facing
the Mask," inaugural exhibition feat. more than 70 symbolic objects
used in societal roles & rituals [through 3/2].
of Chinese in the Americas (MoCA) 70 Mulberry St., 2nd fl. (Bayard St.),
212-619-4785, www.moca-nyc.org Tues.-Sun. 12-5. $3, $1 st./s.c./child. under
12. "Gotta Sing Gotta Dance!: Chinese America in the Nightclub Circuit,"
showcase of photographs taken during first half of 20th century capturing Asian
performers defying mainstream expectations [through 5/2003]. "Portraits
of a Neighborhood; Family Portraits by the FIT Photography Club," images
from May 2002’s "Family Photo Day" sponsored by MoCA [through
of the City of New York 1220 5th Ave. (103rd St.), 212-534-1672, www.mcny.org
Weds.-Sat. 10-5; Sun. 12-5; Tues. 10-2. $7, $4 st./s.c./child, $12 families.
"Richard Rodgers’ Broadway" showcases objects from composer’s
life & work [through 1/5]. "The Day Our World Changed: Children’s
Art of 9/11," juried exhibition in collaboration w/NYU Child Study
Center pres. 83 of the 800 works submitted [through 1/19]. "Raices:
The Roots of Latin Music in New York City," photographs, posters, costumes
& various programs trace the history of salsa in city [through 1/26]. "The
Lubavitch of Brooklyn, An Intimate Portrait," Steve Hoffman’s
photographs documenting the life of Lubavitchers in Crown Heights, Brooklyn
[through 2/2]. "Horn & Hardart’s Automat," centennial
celebration of machine that helped make hospital waiting rooms more tolerable
of Contemporary Arts & Design 40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.),
212-956-3535, www.americancraftmuseum.org Tues., Weds., Fri.-Mon. 10-6; Thurs.
10-8. $8, $5 st./s.c., child under 12 free. "Elegant Fantasy: The Jewelry
of Arline Fisch," debut of Fisch’s modern designs which use textile
techniques (weaving, knitting, crochet & braiding) [through 1/5]. "From
the Kilns of Denmark: Contemporary Danish Ceramics," 100 pieces by
30 artists ages 20-80 [through 1/5].
of Modern Art in Queens 33rd St. (Queens Blvd.) L.I.C., 212-708-9400. Thurs.-Mon.
10-5; Fri. 10-7:45. $12, $8.50 st./s.c., Fri. pay-what-you-wish after 4. "The
Changing of the Avant-Garde: Visionary Architectural Drawings from the Howard
Gillman Collection," nearly 200 drawings from the 60s & 70s [through
1/6]. "Drawing Now: Eight Propositions," 26 artists from America,
Europe & Asia showcase over 200 works [through 1/6]. "Coisa Linda
(Something Beautiful)," MOMA publishes & exhibits Beatriz Milhazes,
part of new artist/writer series [through 1/13]. "Masterworks of German
Expression" highlights from first quarter of the 20th century, incl.
Expressionist group Bürke [through 2/24].
Academy of Design 1083 5th Ave. (betw. 89th & 90th Sts.), 212-369-4880,
www.nationalacademy.org Weds. & Thurs. 12-5; Fri.-Sun. 11-6. $8, $5 st./s.c.
"Color & Ecstasy: The Art of Hyman Bloom," retrospective
chronicles artist’s career w/more than 60 drawings & paintings, many
of which have a religious slant [through 12/29].
Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green
(betw. State & Whitehall Sts.), 212-514-3700. Fri.-Weds. 10-5; Thurs. 10-8.
Free. "Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art" incl. variety
of materials such as pottery, furniture & jewelry [through 3/15]. "The
New Old World: Antilles–Living Beyond the Myth," photographs depicting
current life & culture of Taino & Caribe communities in the Caribbean
[through 3/31]. "All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life & Culture"
displays more than 300 symbolic objects [permanent].
of Contemporary Art 583 B’way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 212-219-1222,
www.newmuseum.org Tues.-Sun. 12-6; Thurs. 12-8. Free Thurs. 6-8. $6, $3 st./s.c.,
free for those under 18. "Nalini Malani: Hamletmachine," debut
U.S. exhibition by Bombay-based artist examines rise of Hindu fundamentalism
in South Asia w/video productions & text [through 1/12]. Carroll Dunham,"
40 paintings by American painter [through 2/2].
Historical Society 2 W. 77th St. (Central Park W.), 212-873-3400, www.nyhistory.org
Tues.-Sun. 11-6. $6, $4 st./s.c., child 12 & under free. "Drawings
by Richard Welling," sketches of the WTC while building was under construction
by New Haven artist [through 12/15]. "The Games We Played"
displays over 150 board games, many of which were manufactured here in the city,
from 1865 to present [through 1/5]. "Portrait of the Art World: A Century
of ARTnews Photographs," exhibit honors centenary of popular art publication
w/100 memorable images [through 1/5]. "Life on a Lapel: An Exhibition
of Buttons, Badges, Medals and Decorations from the Collection of the N-YHS"
more than 1000 pieces of memorabilia [through 1/19]. "Degrees of Latitude:
Maps of America from the Colonial Williamsburg Collection," 72 maps
& one atlas depicting American settlement & colonization [though 2/2].
"Reading Uncle Tom’s Image," to celebrate 150th anniversary
of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel, the Museum displays books, portraits,
photographs & artifacts, plus sculptures depicting scenes from Uncle
Tom’s Cabin & 25 versions of the book, incl. French, German &
Welsh editions [through 2/9]. "Presidential Manuscripts," series
of exhibitions feat. one President at a time [long term].
Design Center 200 Lexington Ave. (32nd St.), 212-679-9500. Mon.-Fri.
9-5. Adm. is one can of food. "Canstruction Competition,"
10th-annual displays larger-than-life objects composed of 1000s of canned foods.
This year, NY architecture & engineering firms have created a Winnie the
Pooh & Elmer’s glue bottle, among 30 others. Plus, it benefits the
Food Bank of New York City [through 11/27].
York Public Library for the Performing Arts 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, 65th
St. (Amsterdam Ave.), 212-870-1630, www.nypl.org Tues., Weds., Fri. & Sat.
12-6; Thurs. 12-8. Free. "Best of Times: The Theater of Charles Dickens,"
collection of prints, posters, programs & photos highlighting Dickens’
life as an author, playwright & performer [through 2/15].
Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave. (46th St.), L.I. City, 718-784-2084,
www.ps1.org Thurs.-Mon. 12-6; $5, $2 st./s.c. "Mexico City: An Exhibition
About the Exchange Rates of Bodies & Values," selected works exploring
"the tension between wealth and poverty, between progress, stagnation and
improvisation, and between the violence and civility that animates this vibrant
city" [through 11/30].
Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Blvd. (135th St.), 212-491-2200.
"Rising Above Jim Crow: The Paintings of Johnnie Lee Gray,"
approximately 35 pieces addressing segregation while living in South Carolina
Museum in Harlem 144 W. 125th St. (betw. Lenox Ave. & Adam Clayton Powell
Blvd.), 212-864-4500, www.studiomuseum.org Mon.-Fri. & Sun. 10-6; Sat. 10-6.
$5, $3 st./s.c., $1 child under 12. "Gary Simmons," retrospective
of nearly 35 drawings, photographs, sculptures & videos, from 1996 to present
Institute of Contemporary Art 495 B’way, 3rd. fl. (betw. Spring &
Broome Sts.), 212-925-2035, www.swissinstitute.net Tues.-Sat. 11-6. Free. "Black
Bonds," failed paintings by Jutta Koether & Steven Parrino serve
as homage to Dada & punk rock. Black Dice, Christian Marclay & Merzbow
play in Dec. Thurston Moore & Don Fleming on Dec. 12 [through 1/4].
Museum of American Art 945 Madison Ave. (75th St.), 212-570-3676, www.whitney.org
Tues.-Thurs., Sat. & Sun. 11-6; Fri. 1-9. $10, $8 st./s.c./groups of 10
or more; Fri. pay-what-you-wish 6-9 p.m. "An American Legacy: A Gift
to New York," popular imagery from the 50s & 60s feat. works by
Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, Helen Frankenthaler, Mark Rothko, Roy Lichtenstein
& Andy Warhol [through 1/26]. "The Quilts of Gee’s Bend,"
20th-century quilts made by African-America women from Gee’s Bend, Alabama.
Plus historical photographs & short doc. feat. interviews w/quilters [through
Financial Center Winter Garden 220 Vesey St. (Liberty St.), 212-945-0505.
Call for hours. Free. "Sonic Garden," installations by artists/composers
Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Marina Rosenfeld & Ben Rubin [through 11/30].
University Museum at the Center for Jewish History 15 W. 16th St.
(5th Ave.), 212-294-8330, www.yu.edu/museum Sun., Tues. & Weds. 11-5; Thurs.
11-8. $6, $4 st./s.c., child. under 5 free, Yeshiva Univ. st. free w/id. "Rabbis:
The Many Faces of Judaism," 100 images taken by sports photographer
George Kalinsky celebrates same-titled book. Book signing follows reception
[through 12/31]. "Tobi Kahn: Microcosmos," new paintings inspired
by the book of Genesis explore cosmos [through 1/26].
27 173 Franklin St. (betw. Hudson & Greenwich Sts.), 212-431-7466. www.engine27.org
Sat. & Sun. 2-8. Free. "Joseph Kubera: John Cage’s Variations
VI (1966)," sound installation based on Cage’s work,
feat. pianist Kubera, manipulates frequency, duration & amplitude through
16 speakers [reception 11/30 from 6-8, through 12/8].
115 Essex St. (betw. Rivington & Delancey Sts.), RSVP 917-400-4041.
Free. "Your Exhibition: An Usual Opportunity for Women," one-night
showing of approximately 30 8×10 photographs exploring a woman’s crotch,
taken by Alexandra Jacoby. This event is for women only & you must RSVP
to the number above or email firstname.lastname@example.org to attend [Mon. 6:30-9:30].
& Sugartown Booksellers 218 Bedford Ave. (betw. N. 4th & N. 5th
Sts.), Williamsburg, 718-387-7322. "Photographs of Old Williamsburg,"
20 b&w images of the aforementioned & Greenpoint dating as far back
as turn of the century, culled from collection of local publisher Brian Merlis
[reception 12/1 from 7-9, through 12/27].