6 Can’t-Miss Art Events in New York This Week

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WHAT: Chalkware
WHERE: The American Folk Art Museum
WHY: For those who want to bring out their inner ceramist, the museum’s Dialogue & Studio workshop series connects you to knowledgeable educators on self-taught art, and the discussions culminate in interactive, hands-on workshops. Expert ceramist Micol Hernandez will lead Chalkware, an event dedicated to figurines. All materials are provided.
DETAILS: The American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square.
6 – 8:30 PM.
Admission is $25 for members, students, and seniors.



Feminist Urgent Roundtable No4


WHAT: Feminist Urgent Roundtable #4
WHY: Katya Grokhovsky, the latest artist/curator to join SOHO20’s Studio Residency Program, will be hosting the fourth installment of her Feminist Urgent Roundtable series. The interdisciplinary artist deals with issues of alienation, gender politics, and migration, and these open-forum, round table conversations are designed to discuss the “personal, often silent protests women carry out in their daily lives.”
DETAILS: SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery, 548 West 28th Street Suite 333.
7 PM.
Admission is free.


Fab 5 Freddy and Rock Steady Members in front of Wild Style mural by Zypher, Revolt, and Sharp, 1983. Photo by Martha Cooper.

Fab 5 Freddy and Rock Steady Members in front of Wild Style mural by Zypher, Revolt, and Sharp, 1983. Photo by Martha Cooper.

WHATFilm and Discussion: Wild Style Reunion
WHEREThe Brooklyn Museum
WHY: This screening of Wild Style (Charlie Ahearn, 1983, 82 min.) will feature the director in discussion following the film. The lives of artists in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s will be the focus (some of whom were contemporaries of Jean-Michel Basquiat).
DETAILSThe Brooklyn Museum, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY.
7 PM.
Free with Museum admission.


FRIDAY July 31

Uptown Fridays


WHAT: Uptown Fridays!
WHERE: The Studio Museum in Harlem
WHY: As part of their ongoing summer series, the Studio Museum will transform their courtyard and galleries into a social hub complete with live DJs and signature cocktails. To cap it off, Uptown Fridays! offers guests guided tours of the museum’s current exhibitions.
DETAILS: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 West 125th Street.
7 – 10 PM.
Event is free with museum admission (suggested donation: $7 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Members are free).


Darren Bader 77

WHAT: Darren Bader Book Launch
WHY: Primary Information launches Darren Bader’s book 77 and/or 58 and/with 19 on Friday which coincides with his one-day video program for the gallery’s current exhibition The Daily Show.
DETAILS: Bureau, 178 Norfolk Street, New York.
6 – 8 PM.



Luis Camnitzer, from "The Book of Holes," 1977. Photo by Peter Schälchli, Zurich.

Luis Camnitzer, from “The Book of Holes,” 1977. Photo by Peter Schälchli, Zurich.

WHAT: The Small Press Flea
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch
WHY: An assemblage of Brooklyn’s finest indie presses are gathering for a one-day-only pop-up sale, co-presented by BOMB and the Brooklyn Public Library. Take advantage of the proximity to Prospect Park to read through your purchases in the sunshine.
DETAILS: Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn.
10AM – 4PM.
Event is free and will be held rain or shine (“Unless it’s an absurd amount of rain.”)

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