A photography series devoted to hermits, the reflective paintings of a Berkeley-born painter and a twin brother duo shows off a couple of decades worth of urban-landscape inspired works (some of which once lived illicitly on the street). It's a busy week in New York. Here's what we're looking at.
File this under things that will make you say, Duuuuude. The American Museum of Natural History will transform the 70 foot-wide domed ceiling of the Hayden Planetarium into a multi-player video game called Space Cruiser this Thursday evening as part of its after-hours party series.
A California portraitist gets his due at MoMA PS1, a Red Hook painter installs site-specific works at the Brooklyn Museum and a photographic chronicler of mayhem gets a thoughtful examination at the International Center of Photography. There's lots to do in the city this week. Here's what we're looking at.
Doug Wheeler's installation at the David Zwirner Gallery creates an experience that completely wrecks all sense of depth perception. Here's a tip for how best to view it.
After months of keeping a low profile because of financial troubles, the American Museum of Folk Art on Tuesday unveiled a new exhibit of works from its permanent collection, and trustee and board president Monty Blanchard reaffirmed the institution's determination to remain open and independent.
For the past decade, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has been giving the American Wing a thorough renovation. On Monday, the museum will be drawing back the curtain on the final phase of the project.
A daring lensman from the 1930s, trippy light and space from the '60s, sculptural optical illusions and a round-up of painters who are very contemporary (in both Chelsea and Bushwick). New York has got it going on this week. Here's what we've got in the hopper.
It’s that time again! Stuffed into the informational crevices between the clusterbomb of year-end holidays, everyone with a working keyboard has published a piece that wraps up the cultural year that was. The staff here at Gallerina has put together a handy, super-meta guide to the best in year-end articles.
Renaissance portraiture at the Met, geometric explosions (or are they implosions?) at the Asia Society, and a painter who bucked a trend at the National Academy. The holidays may be upon us, but there's still plenty to do in New York. Here's what we're looking at this week.
The forgotten photos of a Chicago nanny, a street artist that turns paint buckets into self-playing drums and the multimedia work of one of Croatia's early feminists. Plus: a talk at the New Museum explores the ways in which video games are bleeding into other areas of culture. It's a good week to be in the big bad city. Here's what we're looking at.
The intersection of Tibet and comic books at the Rubin, a Brazilian street artist at Jonathan LeVine, a (sort of) final showing at a Bushwick space and optical illusions in an empty West Village storefront. There's plenty of interesting stuff going down in New York this week. Here's what we're looking at.
Art Basel is going down in Miami this week. But that certainly doesn't mean there's nothing to see in these parts. Here's our short list -- from the work of an important California assemblagist to walls at Apexart to St. John the Divine's installations about water.
If a naughty Catholic schoolboy had an unlimited budget to put on an exhibit at the Guggenheim, Maurizio Cattelan's All is likely what you'd end up with. Check out a slideshow of the hyper-real sculptures and disconcerting pieces of taxidermy Cattelan's hung from the Guggenheim's ceiling here.
A camper gets chopped up at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Soviet propaganda goes on view at Andrew Edlin, the appropriation-remixes of Robert Heinecken are up at Friedrich Petzel and a 20-foot blue spruce grows inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here are our pics in the art world in the coming week.
Last week, HIDE/SEEK, the groundbreaking examination of sexuality and gay identity in American portraiture, opened at the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibit exploring the fluidity of gender and desire is the first of its kind. Do not miss.
An important exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum examines gay identity, street photography gets its due at Laurence Miller, a contemporary artist showcases geometric wood abstractions and a renowned fine food purveyor displays works by video artists. There's lots going down in the city in the coming week.
A tribute to Romare Bearden, "portable" murals by Diego Rivera, an artist who reproduces the work of other artists, and the roots of documentary photography in New York. Plus: enough performance art to gag an ox. Here's what's cooking this weekend in the big bad city.
Photos chronicling the grinding poverty of the Depression. The hyperreal sculptures of an Italian conceptualist-prankster. International street art and monochromatic paintings that explore various aspects of color. Plus, performance art and Inspectah Deck of the Wu-Tang Clan. It's all happening in the city this week. Here are our picks.