Winter Arts: Museums and Galleries

Monday, January 30, 2012

Carolina Miranda, arts critic and author of WNYC Culture’s Gallerina blog, shares what she's looking forward to this season in area art galleries and museums.

What museum and gallery shows are you recommending?  What are you looking forward to in NYC arts?

Comments [23]

Bob C from Madison

Does anyone know the artist use found objects and where it is being shown?

Thank you

Feb. 01 2012 04:13 PM
Carolina A Miranda from NYC

@Irmgard: The show was Richard Drake at Barking Lizards in Williamsburg.
@Sara B: Thanks for the copy edit. Live radio can be a little frazzling hence the mistake, but I'm sure you caught my drift.
@Tom from Astoria: Should have been more clear on the Whitney Biennial: the show is focused on artists who live and work primarily in the U.S. So while all the artists may not be specifically American, they do represent currents in American art.
@Richard: Agreed. The Doug Wheeler installation at Zwirner is spectacular! (I wrote about it here: If you liked that, definitely check out the paintings by Mary Corse at Lehmann Maupin in Chelsea, which opens up this week. She is another California light and space artist, doing very interesting things with light.

Feb. 01 2012 10:24 AM
Bruce from Hempstead

Louis Comfort Tiffany's paintings are currently on view at the Nassau County Art Museum in Roslyn. Though famous for his stained glass windows and lamps, Tiffany was also an accomplished painter, in the Orientalist style. I believe there is one or more displayed at the Brooklyn museum, Incidentally, the Nassau museum, a former estate a mansion with lovely grounds and outdoor sculpture (Botero, Otterness, etc), was donated to the public by a member of the same family that gave NYC its Frick museum.

Jan. 30 2012 02:52 PM
Irmgard Borner from Brooklyn

I listened to you while I was driving, so I could not take any notes but there was the mentioning of a show using found articles and using lights interspersed with the articles. Where was that? Thanks

Jan. 30 2012 01:02 PM
Kathy Levine from Brooklyn

There's an exciting and excellent show of artwork that addresses the intersection of nature and the urban environment at the Hewitt Gallery of Art at Marymount Manhattan College at 221 East 71 Street . The opening reception is Feb. 2 from 6-8 pm.

Jan. 30 2012 12:21 PM
Susanna from Montclair

I like the George Inness landscapes at Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, NJ. And the American Art and Decorative Art Galleries at the Newark Museum, in Newark, NJ, are nice, too. I have been to both of these museums and look forward to returning soon

Jan. 30 2012 12:11 PM
Trixy from QUEENS

Don't forget about Queens!
I just wanted to alert everyone to the Queens International Biennial which opens this Saturday ! Artists living and working in Queens are also some of the same artists that have also been represented in the other major museums in this city! It opens Saturday along with new and terrific performances happening on the opening night

Jan. 30 2012 12:01 PM
art525 from Park Slope

The American wing at the Met.

Why are people interested in Damina Hirst et al? Because they are culturally insecure and have been told that if they are sophistcated they have to like it. The rich buy it because it is so esoteric that it proves that they are more in the kow than anyone else and because it has no intrinsic value assigned to it it can go up in value just by who owns it and it won't depreciate (probably) and it is also appealing because it has no intirinsic use as a yacht does for instance.

Jan. 30 2012 11:59 AM
nana from nyc

For once the BL Show is turning to an actual WNYC critic/reporter for a segment (besides B.Henley).
This is a step in the right direction of strong independent radio in a time of corporately owned media with its tentacles infiltrating all aspects of media.

Jan. 30 2012 11:59 AM
Sara B. from nyc


Jan. 30 2012 11:58 AM
larry roth from manhattan

Hirst exhibit:

shades of Enter Thru the Gift Shop ..

the only thing sillier than the exhibit are the people standing around looking at all those dots..

we are all speaking of Gagossian.. so again he wins..

but this was a bit much..

(please excuse all spelling error!)..

Jan. 30 2012 11:58 AM
Joel from Nyack, NY

At the Edward Hopper House in Nyack, Rockland Community College Art Faculty Show, Feb. 11 - March 24.

Jan. 30 2012 11:57 AM
richard bonomo from Yonkers

Doug Wheeler at the Zwirner Gallery on 19th St. has an amazing environment to stand in and experience "white light"

Jan. 30 2012 11:56 AM
Jay from Bushwick

Aside from the big Manhattan galleries and museums, i'm excited to see what young outer borough artists are up to. This weekend, the Queens Museum is opening their Queens International biennial and they always have a great selection of emerging artists from Queens. And because Queens is so international, they usually have some great young artists from all over the world.

Jan. 30 2012 11:55 AM
tom from astoria

Did your guest say the Whitney Biannual is limited to American Art? They stopped dong that way a few years ago.

Jan. 30 2012 11:54 AM
Richard Williams from Larchmont, NY 10538

How about the performing arts? My shout out is the Westchester Symphonic Winds concert coming up on February 12th at 3pm at the Tarrytown Music Hall. We will have Robert Sherman from WQXR radio as one of our special guests.

Jan. 30 2012 11:52 AM

Tony King is showing at OK Harris. An amazing show by a longtime landscape painter, he elevates landscapes to the level of the sublime. Major show, just opened last weekend.

Jan. 30 2012 11:51 AM
Bernard Klevickas from Long Island City

Ughhhh! Please STOP giving Damian Dotman more publicity!

Jan. 30 2012 11:50 AM

I jyst saw the exhibit of Renaissance portraits at the Met! It is spectacular and worth a trip or two to the Met.

Jan. 30 2012 11:50 AM
Shawn Hott from Manhattan

I live in the Little Italy, LES, chinatown overlap area and I love to walk around the various galleries in that area. Over 200 free galleries, many with wine/cheese opening nights. They all do a great job to hold their own against the museums in NYC.

Jan. 30 2012 11:50 AM
Sebastien from Philadelphia

This is probably pushing my luck but...
There is a Clifford Owens show at PS1 that is so so funny and really insightful.

Jan. 30 2012 11:49 AM
JB from NYC

The new American Wing at the Met. Museum of Arts is pretty great. Was there over the weekend.

Jan. 30 2012 11:49 AM
jenn from nyc

Team gallery show of Ross Knight in Soho is really good.

Jan. 30 2012 11:49 AM

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