Editors’ Picks: 14 Things to See in New York This Week

Women's History Month celebrations and more.

Thornton Dial, Ground Zero: Decorating the Eye (2002). Courtesy of David Lewis Gallery.

Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. See them below.

Monday, March 12

Image courtesy of Anita Rogers Gallery.

Image courtesy of Anita Rogers Gallery.

1. “Women & the Art World” at Anita Rogers Gallery
Women of Culture & ELNYA present a panel discussion about what it means to be a woman working in the male-dominated art world, featuring art dealer Anita Rogers; Danika Druttman, director of creative programming at the Roger Smith Hotel and Lisa Small, senior curator of European art at the Brooklyn Museum. The evening will include wine, snacks, and a chance to see the gallery’s current exhibition, “Virva Hinnemo: Four Feet” (on view through April 21).

Location: Anita Rogers Gallery, 15 Greene Street
Price: $25
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Monday, March 12–Sunday, July 29

Claude Monet, <em>The Parc Monceau</em> (detail), 1878. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Claude Monet, The Parc Monceau (detail) (1878). Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

2. “Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met brings together some 150 pieces from seven curatorial departments, as well as key loans, to take a broad look at the importance of nature in 19th-century French art, from the Impressionists to Naturalist and Art Nouveau work. The perfect show to usher in an eagerly awaited spring, the exhibition illustrates the outsize role of parks and gardens in French life of the era.

Location: The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Avenue
Price: $25
Time: Patrons circle opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Sunday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Wednesday, March 14

Keith Christiansen. © 2011 MMA, photographed by Jackie Neale Chadwick

3. “Painting from Life: From Caravaggio to Valentin de Boulogne” at the New York Studio School
Keith Christiansen, the chairman of the Department of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will give a lecture on the subject of Italian painting and verisimilitude at the Studio School.

Location: New York Studio School, 8 West 8th Street
Price: Free
Time: 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

—Caroline Goldstein

Wednesday, March 14

Duncan Hannah. Photography by Dan von Behren. Courtesy Strand Bookstore.

Duncan Hannah. Photography by Dan von Behren. Courtesy Strand Bookstore.

4. “Duncan Hannah with Jim Wolcott: A Conversation on ‘Twentieth Century Boy’” at the Strand
Although Hannah’s paintings can be divisive among art diehards, nothing brings us together like illicit tales of the fast-living cultural bacchanalia that was New York in the 1970s. “Twentieth Century Boy,” a newly released compilation of notebook entries kept by the artist and scenester during that turbulent decade, provides a portal back in time to his white-knuckle, bleary-eyed adventures through the underground as they happened. Journalist Jim Wolcott (of Vanity Fair fame) will help mine Hannah’s rollicking past for the literal and figurative highs, including his inevitable run-ins with icons like David Bowie, Patti Smith, and (of course) Andy Warhol.

Location: The Strand, 828 Broadway at East 12th Street
Price: $15 for admission including a Strand gift card; $28 for admission including a signed copy of the book.
Time: 7 p.m.–8 p.m.

—Tim Schneider

Thursday, March 15

Adults making crafts at the Children's Museum of the Arts. Photo courtesy of the Children's Museum of the Arts.

Adults making crafts at the Children’s Museum of the Arts. Photo courtesy of the Children’s Museum of the Arts.

5. “After Hours Art” at the Children’s Museum of the Arts
Adults age 21 and up are invited to channel the creativity of their inner child at the Children’s Museum craft night. Workshops include friendship bracelet making, pin-making, and a drink and draw class. You can also take glamour shots using professional lighting, or test out the GIF photo booth.

Location: Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton Street
Price: $15
Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Thursday, March 15–Saturday, April 14

Joan Bankemper’s The Love of Three Oranges (2018). Courtesy of the artist and Nancy Hoffman Gallery.

6. “Joan Bankemper” at Nancy Hoffman Gallery
Joan Bankemper’s whimsical, borderline kitschy sculptures are piled high with flowery tendrils, adorable barnyard creatures, and other knick-knacks. The assemblages are odes to the natural change in season and evoke the artist’s commitment to beautifying the urban landscape.

Location: Nancy Hoffman Gallery, 520 West 27th Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Caroline Goldstein

Thursday, March 15–Saturday, April 28

Bill Scott’s An Enclosed Space (2017). Courtesy of the artist and Hollis Taggart Galleries.

7. “Bill Scott: Leaf and Line” at Hollis Taggart Galleries
The abstract colorist Bill Scott brings his color-filled paintings to brighten up the last weeks of winter in a new show at Hollis Taggart Gallery. The Philadelphia-born artist worked with Joan Mitchell and Jane Piper, two artists whose influence is evident in his roving, gestural works.

Location: Hollis Taggart Galleries, 521 West 26th Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Caroline Goldstein

Through Saturday, March 31

One of the works in "Her Time is Now." Courtesy of ArtLeadHer.

One of the works in “Her Time is Now.” Courtesy of ArtLeadHer.

8. “Her Time Is Now” at Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Center 
Curated by ArtLeadHER founder Mashonda Tifrere, this group exhibition celebrating the efforts of artists looking to promote gender equality features the work of Lacey McKinney, Tawny Chatmon, Noemi Manser, and Nichole Washington.

Location: Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Center, 705 Greenwich Street
Price: Free
Time: Monday–Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 p.m.–7 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Friday, March 16–Sunday, April 15

Osias Yanov, <em>VI SESIÓN EN EL PARLAMENTO</em> (2015), video still from performance. Courtesy of A.I.R.

Osias Yanov, VI SESIÓN EN EL PARLAMENTO (2015), video still from a performance. Courtesy of AIR.

9. “Health Show II” at AIR Gallery
Founded in 1972 as the country’s first all-women nonprofit art gallery, AIR celebrates Women’s History Month by revisiting 1994’s “The Women’s Health Show,” an exhibition about the perception of women in the American health system. Organized in conjunction with SOHO20 and the Triangle Arts Association, the show will also feature panel discussions and video programs.

Location: AIR Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday–Sunday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Friday, March 16–Tuesday, April 24

Illustration by Zac Posen. Courtesy of Sapar Contemporary.

10. “Ideas Get Dressed” at Sapar Contemporary 
Curator and model Emma Kathleen Hepburn Ferrer—also, incidentally, the granddaughter of Audrey Hepburn—is a scholar of fashion and art, bringing the two ideas together in this group show. The works featured include sketches by designers like Zac Posen and Manolo Blahnik.

Location: Sapar Contemporary, 9 North Moore Street, 1st Floor
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 12–6 p.m.

—Caroline Goldstein

Friday, March 16–Thursday, May 24

George Platt Lynes, Tex Smutney (1941) Collection of the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University; courtesy the George Platt Lynes Estate.

George Platt Lynes, Tex Smutney (1941) Collection of the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University. Courtesy the George Platt Lynes Estate.

11. “Nick Mauss: Transmissions” at the Whitney
The artist explores the history of American modernist ballet, continuing a hybrid mode of working in which the roles of curator, artist, scholar, and performer converge. New works ranging from scores for a ballet to scenic design, décor elements, and live performance will be exhibited along with pieces from the Whitney’s collection as well as those of other institutions, such as the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction and the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library. The show further includes a ballet conceived by Mauss in close collaboration with dancers, in response to archival material and the constellation of objects in the show.

Location: The Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street
Price: Adults $25; seniors and students $18; 18 and under free
Time: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday Closed; Friday and Saturday 10:30 a.m.–10 p.m.

—Eileen Kinsella

Saturday, March 17–Sunday, April 22

Carole Freeman’s Rachel Carson. Courtesy of the artist and Jim Kempner Fine Art.

12. “Carole Freeman: Unsung” at Jim Kempner Fine Art
The Canadian-American artist Carole Freeman’s new show of paintings highlights under-recognized individuals who have made amazing contributions to the arenas of science, culture, technology, and social justice. Featured in the show are portraits of Mose Wright, the great uncle of Emmett Till; the radical sex-educator May Ware Dennett; and scientist Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring. 

Location: Jim Kempner Fine Art, 501 West 23rd Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 4 p.m.–6 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Caroline Goldstein

Through Sunday, March 18

"Thornton Dial: Mr. Dial's America," installation view at "Thornton Dial: Mr. Dial's America" at David Lewis Gallery. Photo courtesy of "Thornton Dial: Mr. Dial's America" at David Lewis Gallery.

“Thornton Dial: Mr. Dial’s America,” installation view at “Thornton Dial: Mr. Dial’s America” at David Lewis Gallery. Photo courtesy of “Thornton Dial: Mr. Dial’s America” at David Lewis Gallery.

13. “Thornton Dial: Mr. Dial’s America” at David Lewis Gallery
Ahead of the upcoming Metropolitan Museum of Art show “History Refused to Die,” this survey of the great Outsider artist Thornton Dial aims to foster greater understanding of his work, exhibiting works inspired by then-current events such as the OJ Simpson trial and the 9/11 attacks.

Location: David Lewis, 88 Eldridge Street
Price: Free
Time: Wednesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Through Saturday, May 5

Susan Lipper, trip (1993-1999). Courtesy of Higher Pictures.

14. Susan Lipper at Higher Pictures
The United States has a rich history of on-the-road documentary photography, one that’s deeply connected with our cultural understanding of the 20th century. However, that history has primarily been written by men. In the early 1990s, photographer Susan Lipper sought to put her own mark on the male-dominated genre with her series “trip, 1993–1999.” She traveled throughout small-town America taking grainy pictures of strange, often funny scenes that other photographers may have overlooked. “trip, 1993–1999” opens at Higher Pictures this week, marking the first time Lipper’s landmark series has been shown in its entirety in the US.

Location: Higher Pictures, 980 Madison Avenue
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 11:30 pm–6:30 pm

—Taylor Dafoe

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