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5 Not-To-Be-Missed Art Happenings in NYC

By Gary Duff | May 17, 2018 | Culture

Artists abound in NYC, which makes the Big Apple the perfect place to get inspiration. Here are five not-to-be-missed art events happening right now.

Miya Ando: Clouds


Now through August 19, art aficionados can view Miya Ando's latest sculptures at the intimate indoor-outdoor Noguchi Museum in Astoria, Queens. The two site-specific pieces, suspended plate-glass sculptures with images of clouds etched internally, were inspired by the Japanese zengo: “Blue mountain does not move. White cloud comes and goes naturally.” Ando will take part in an onsite discussion on June 3 with the museum's Senior Curator, Dakin Hart, about her new pieces.

Brooklyn Talks: Kansai Yamamoto with Vanessa Friedman

Designer Kansai Yamamoto joins Vanessa Friedman, New York Times fashion director and chief fashion critic, on May 17, for a conversation at Brooklyn Museum about her collaborations with the late singer David Bowie and the conception of his "Space Samurai" jumpsuit featured in the 1972 Ziggy Stardust tour. Tickets to the event are $25 and include general admission to the museum (tickets to David Bowie is care sold separately).

When Women Support Each Other, Incredible Things Happen


Grande Catalina, Resin & Oil, by Carole Feuerman.

Hyperrealist sculptor Carole A. Feuerman will show her latest work, alongside Ariela Wertheimer, in a joint exhibition presented by Farkash Gallery in partnership with the nonprofit ChaShaMa at 7 East 14th Street. The show, titled "When Women Support Each Other, Incredible Things Happen," celebrates female empowerment. It runs through June 7, and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Georgia O'Keefe: Visions of Hawaii

Famed American modernist Georgia O'Keefe's rare Hawaii-inspired portraits—not seen in New York since their 1940 debut—get their due at the New York Botanical Garden's LuEsther T. Mertz Library Art Gallery in the Bronx starting May 19. The 20-piece exhibit, curated by Theresa Papanikolas, Ph.D., of the Honolulu Museum of Art, spotlights O'Keefe's 1939 commissioned images for the Hawaiian Pineapple Company.

Jacob Hoshimoto's "The Eclipse" and "Never Comes Tomorrow"


The Eclipse, 2017. Bamboo, paper, screenprint, and cotton thread.

When artist Jacob Hashimoto's "The Eclipse" debuts at St. Cornelius Chapel on Governor's Island in June, it will be the first time the artist has shown the piece in his native New York. The elaborate work, made of thousands of delicate, hanging rice paper kites, cubes, and funnels, will appear through October 31. Counter Hashimoto's "The Eclipse," is the artist's vibrant, whimsical outdoor funnel installation, "Never Comes Tomorrow," which will also appear on Governor's Island, but at Liggett Hall Archway.

Threads: Paintings from the 1960s and ‘70s

It has been nearly 50 years since artist Stephen Posen, father of famed fashion designer Zac Posen, has displayed his breakthrough shaped canvases and related paintings publicly, which is why Vito Schnabel Projects' latest exhibit, "Threads: Paintings from the 1960s and ‘70s," featuring the artist's work, is such a hot ticket. The two-part exhibit, on view in New York City at Schnabel's Clarkson Street gallery until June 23, pays homage to the downtown scene of Manhattan with never-before-seen pieces from Posen.

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