Curated by Souhad Rafey, this group show celebrates her retirement from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. On view in NYC from November 12 through 28.
The protesters demand the NYPD expunge Jill Nelson’s record and to cancel her summons for a court appearance in August. Last month, she was arrested and detained for hours after writing “Trump=Plague” in washable pink chalk in uptown Manhattan.
The exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, videos, photographs, and works on paper by 28 artists. On view March 5–April 5.
On June 9, New York City’s oldest surviving bridge reopened after over 40 years of abandonment.
In Colonial Arrangements, a site-specific exhibition in partnership with the Historic House Trust, UK-born Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE conjures Eliza Jumel’s specter with headless mannequins clothed in Dutch wax fabric.
New York City’s population of the dead, like its living souls, has mostly relocated to the outer boroughs due the overcrowding and high real estate prices of Manhattan. Many of the island’s cemeteries were exhumed (although the bodies were not necessarily all collected, resulting in some skeletons lingering in the ground) during the past 150 years and reinterred in these new cemeteries, but there remain a few burial grounds embedded in the urban landscape of Manhattan, from gated lots so small as to be unnoticed, like First Shearith Israel Graveyard, the only surviving 17th century structure in Manhattan, to Potter’s Fields that have since become parks, including Washington Square Park and Bryant Park. The borough’s remaining active cemetery is Trinity Cemetery in Washington Heights, which, with Trinity and St. Paul’s churchyards in Lower Manhattan, is part of the Episcopal Parish of Trinity Church burial grounds, a group of three cemeteries that maintains a historic and artistic presence for memorial history in the city.
Masterpieces, hidden treasure, absolutely free. These are just some of the accolades of New York’s Hispanic Society, a museum that unfortunately only gets 25,000 visitors a year. With a roster of artists that includes rock star names like El Greco, Velasquez and Goya it’s hard to swallow that the Society gets so few visitors a year. Why is the collection so underrepresented? What in the name of Goya is going on here?