6 Art Exhibits You Need to See This Month in NYC
Put down the phone. Pause the binge watching. Get outside (it’s not that cold).
If you live in New York City, you’re lucky enough to have access to the best of the best and the greatest of the greats—across food, fashion, music, and especially art. This city is an epicenter. New York is the place people come to to “make it,” meet people, and become a part of something bigger. In honor of Women’s Month, we’ve curated this list to specifically magnify the voice of the female artist. So step outside your Instagram feed, and see for yourself how the city represents diverse perspectives through the medium of art. These six exhibitions amplify artists who raise their voices through their work and demand society to listen.
Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be DeceivingDates: February 8–May 12, 2019
Address: 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238 Brooklyn Museum Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor
The Brooklyn Museum and Revlon present the most intimate exploration of Frida Kahlo’s work and life to date. As the largest US exhibition in 10 years, “Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving” offers insight into the artist’s experience and perspective beyond her creative work. Her personal belongings rediscovered in the last 15 years reveal how Kahlo represented her culture, beliefs, and physical disabilities through her identity. The show builds the marriage and global legacy of Kahlo and Diego Rivera with paintings, drawings, photographs, and more. Above all, the exhibit amplifies Kahlo’s work as a pioneering force of distinct aesthetic and reflective self-expression.
She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York, 1919-2019Dates: Saturday, March 2, 2019 – December 2, 2019
Address: The Gracie Mansion E 88th St &, East End Ave, New York, NY 10028
The Grace Mansion brings you, “She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York, 1919-2019,” as a third installation to accurately representing the diverse cultural foundation of the city. The exhibition is a curation of work from 44 women who are driving creativity in New York’s past, present, and future.
Jean-Michel BasquiatDates: Saturday, March 2019 – May 2019
Address: 421 East 6th Street New York, NY 10009
The Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris and art collector and publisher, Peter Brant, present the “Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition.” The show is not only a curation of Brant’s broad collection of Basquiat masterpieces, but will also showcase pieces from both international museums and private collections. Viewers are granted free entry to the broad range of work that builds the story of Basquiat’s legendary rise from street artist turned art museum staple.
Andy Dixon: Look at This Stuff Isn’t It NeatDates: Feb 28th – Mar 30th
Address: New York, 540 West 28th Street
The Joshua Liner Gallery brings the first solo exhibition of a Los Angeles based artist in, “Andy Dixon: Look at This Stuff Isn’t It Neat.” Because Dixon, “explores themes of decadence, patronage, and the relationship between art and wealth,” the show addresses materialistic culture and luxury around contemporary art. Through his paintings and an installation of an oversized Versace shirt, Dixon spotlights and challenges the desire and psychology of value.
Mimi Gross: Among Friends, 1958-1963Dates: Feb 28-Apr 20, 2019
Address: Eric Firestone Gallery 4 Great Jones New York, NY
Eric Firestone Gallery is pleased to present, “Mimi Gross: Among Friends, 1958-1963,” which exhibits portraits of people Gross painted over the span of 5 years. As she lived and traveled from the Lower East Side to Florence, Italy, she collaborated with friends, family, and acquaintances to capture their emotion and expression in her work.
The Armory ShowDates:
Thursday, March 7, 12pm — 8pm
Friday, March 8, 12pm — 8pm
Saturday, March 9, 12pm — 7pm
Sunday, March 10, 12pm — 6pm
Address: Piers 90, 92, and 94 New York City
Established by four New York Gallerists, The Armory has established itself as a discovery and collection of “the world’s most important 20th- and 21st-century art.” Across three piers in Chelsea, The Armory will showcase and promote the rising leading voices in visual art.
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