We are so excited to be opening “Waterfront Heroes” at our City Lore Gallery.
JOIN US on March 7th for the opening reception where we will also be officially inducted as a Smithsonian Affiliate. ...
It’s going to be such a special night! We’re featuring a performance by Bob Wright and Harbortown: Sea chanties and sea faring music from Staten Is. ...
Visit our website or FB for more info. On the show and mark your calendars!!! #nycart#nycculture#waterfrontheroes#citylore#longislandtraditions#smithsonian
Works from Jon deMartin's drawing class have been on view in our main gallery this week (🔗 in bio). Mr. deMartin teaches his students to be able to identify bony landmarks on the model and construct the figure from there. It's a way to parse between the perceptual (that which is observed by the eye) and the conceptual.⠀
We can see the conceptual points observed by artist Joe Minaj (@joeminajjoe) in this drawing. 👏🏼😃⠀
Last evening I had the pleasure of attending a very special concert of spectacular 20th and 21st century vocal music, neatly packaged together under the rubric“Hyphenated-Americans.” Four composers were represented, Clarice Assad, Daniel Sabzghabaei, Bright Sheng and Roberto Sierra, with each composer setting the language of his or her mother tongue i.e. Portuguese, Farsi, Mandarin and Spanish. It was a tour-de-force program, both in scope and execution and also a valuable reminder to all present that the glory and strength of America will always reside in, emanate from, and resonate through the tremendous diversity of its people. Congratulations to the four composers and performers: Amy Owens, soprano; Alexandra Urquiola, mezzo-soprano; Jesse Blumberg, baritone; Michael Barrett, Steven Blier and Leann Osterkamp, piano; and Tien-Hsin (Cindy) Wu, viola.
The weekend is upon us here in NYC. And if you love electronic dance music, the place to be is BROOKLYN. From Jody Westernoff at Good Room this Saturday to Elrow in Avant Gardner, here are the top 10 parties to catch this weekend.
@goldenrecordnyc presents DJs, Jus-Ed(@dj_jus_ed). Kellam Matthews (@kellammatthews), Oshana (@oshana), DJ, Morgan (@lil.bitmorgan). at @goodroombk
This sculpture is by artist Elizabeth Catlett who studied lithography here at the League in the early 1940s. An avid sculptor, painter, and printmaker, Catlett's works are part of the public collections museums such as @themuseumofmodernart, @ngadc, @hammer_museum, and @artinstitutechi.⠀
"No other field is closed to those who are not white and male as is the visual arts. After I decided to be an artist, the first thing I had to believe was that I, a Black woman, could penetrate the art scene, and that, further, I could do so without sacrificing one iota of my blackness or my femaleness or my humanity."⠀
🎨: Elizabeth Catlett. "Singing Head," 1980, black Mexican marble, Smithsonian American Art Museum.⠀
#artmakers#createart#57thstreet#artschool #blackhistorymonth ⠀
This week in our gallery we have paintings by the artists in Max Ginsburg's "Studio Atelier Painting from Life." The painters in this class learn the alla prima technique in which layers of wet paint are layered upon each other.⠀
This piece is by artist Austin Lee and is currently on view on our main gallery. Come in to see all of the works from the Ginsburg class through Saturday, with many of the pieces for sale.⠀
We all got it in us to be great.
We just have to push ourselves to want more!
Being a 24 year old entrepreneur, I slack ALOT !
But the passion for this brand is sky high, & trust me I’ll never give up 🙏🏿
I’m forever grateful for you guys not giving up on me.
School is out today. And I'm not sure I should be thanking the presidents for this day "off". Our daughter suggested The Jewish Museum after hours of tortured debate😫. (I wanted to escape the city. She did not. Alas, glad she made such a cultured choice even if it is in-town. Our boys would never agree to a museum, let alone suggest one.).
My favorite aspect of this museum is that, like many of the vaunted institutions here on Fifth Avenue's famed Museum Mile, it is housed in a gilded age mansion facing Central Park. This one was designed by the prolific architect Cass Gilbert in the French-Gothic style. The German-Jewish Warburgs donated their early 1900's chateau-esqe "home" for the purpose of displaying Judaica collections, but today it is mostly art, with works either by or of Jewish subjects and little in the way of Jewish history or narratives. (I think it should be renamed The Jewish Art Museum. The lady at the front desk agrees, admitting that visitors are often confused by the dearth of Judaica.) .
Happily, a small portion of their permanent collection of Judaica is on display and is quite interesting. We particularly loved the old Ketubot (marriage contracts) in the tiny-but-gorgeous fuschia room. Some of the art was riveting (like the Kehinde Wiley of an Ethiopian Israeli with the backdrop of an illuminated manuscript) and the "oy/yo" sculpture is cute for kids (👆see all this and more in my stories/highlights: "Museums"👆). .
Now, I'm no prude, but I was taken aback to enter a room on the same series of galleries as the holy relics, on the same floor (no doors) to find an exhibit which included some contemporary nude self-portraits. There was no warning or anything to suggest adult content (as there was on their first-floor exhibit,which we did not enter for obv reasons). Thankfully they were female nudes and I was with a girl, 11, who is old enough to have a mature-ish conversation about this. But c'mon she came for Judaica and got nudes! We just turned around and walked out to explore the rest of the building, the best parts being the original architectural details.
All's well that ends well, right?
Everyday is your new life. That’s mindstate. Change your mind then Change your life. I didn’t read that in a book, I learned that from losing so many times to myself, the system, or losing my strength to some ignorant judgments..... If you were here growing up HERE NYC HERE in the crime boroughs / the old #therottenapple if you REALLY felt this place, experienced it, if you were born here with nothing, you either moved, got caught in a bad life,(your some kinda saint), pass on, or you WAKE up! CLUNK! grow and recognize The higher powers have blessed you! Take the NYC energy and run with it! Then you can start to see through all the (man made evils,the lies) the blinders fade ONLY if you push through struggle, and I promise you struggle (everyone does) equals greatness. Once you except struggle as a PART you GROW beyond ANY silver spoon. My days of picking cans in Queens at 5 made me the artist I am today, that laid the foundation for every material I find now. My deaths of best best friends, daughter, family, heath issues, learning to re walk, made me bust my ass even HARDER to draw my dreams, draw my friends. That forced me to focus. I made 7000/8000 I NEVER stop making paintings and drAwings. That raw wild talent comes from being NYC growing up OPEN exploring learning, boxing, real street life, real learning, culture. giving respect to get respect. Every bad day led to a good night. If michael Alan can be a artist then everyone can find there voice. I was just some wild kid ready to fight bullies......ready for anything, I still am, and when I’m not, then I’m not living. NYC didn’t give me no MOMA show, or some rich best friend.....but it gave me my voice....and my voice got me my shows, my articles, sales, collections, fame, blah blah.....Cause when you grow up here, no one cares about you MORE then you,either you learn that or you become a copy artist, depending on plastic. Find your mindset, find your voice.The rest will follow. Inner peace is everything, and even with peace you can fight bullies.That’s the best way to win. #newyorkcityart#nativenewyorker#bushwick#shaolin#flushing#fortgreenepark#respectthedead#nyc#nycculture#oldny#realstreetart