Editors’ Picks: 11 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From Open House New York to a Warhol-Themed Corn Maze

Plus openings for Kate Klingbeil, Leah Guadagnoli, and Liam Everett.

Leah Guadagnoli, Cacophony (2021). Photo courtesy of Hollis Taggart, New York.

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events, both digitally and in-person in the New York area. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all ET unless otherwise noted.)


Monday, October 11

"Leonardo Drew," installation view at Galerie Lelong, New York. Photo courtesy of Galerie Lelong, New York.

“Leonardo Drew,” installation view at Galerie Lelong, New York. Photo courtesy of Galerie Lelong, New York.

1. “The Brooklyn Rail — The New Social Environment, Number 305: Leonardo Drew with Eleanor Heartney” at Galerie Lelong, New York

On the occasion of his current eponymous solo show at Galerie Lelong  (though October 23), artist Leonardo Drew will chat with art critic, author, Brooklyn Rail editor-at-large, and Artnet News contributor Eleanor Heartney, followed by a poetry reading by imogen xtian smith.

Price: Free with registration
Time: 1 p.m.

—Tanner West


Tuesday, October 12

Chiara Ambrosio, <i>As Far As The Eye Can Travel, Issue 8: Napoli 16</i> (detail), (August 2016.) Hand-held zine. Photo: Chiara Ambrosio

Chiara Ambrosio, As Far As The Eye Can Travel, Issue 8: Napoli 16 (detail), (August 2016.) Hand-held zine. Photo: Chiara Ambrosio

2. “The Fragment Transformed” at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

This talk will consider the many ways that artists have reimagined and repurposed fragments to tell new stories, ranging from the junk aesthetic of assemblage in the 1960s to the use of pilgrimage souvenirs in contemporary art pieces. Pietro Rigolo, assistant curator of modern and contemporary collections at the Getty Research Institute, will moderate a discussion exploring how fragments are transformed and reinterpreted to offer critiques of culture, race, and gender. Author Brian Bartell; Kathryn Barush, associate professor of art history and religion at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley; and Natasha Bissonauth, assistant professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at the College of Wooster; will serve as panelists.

Price: Free with registration
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. PST (1:30 p.m.–3 p.m. EST)

—Eileen Kinsella


Leslie Wayne, Breaking and Entering Again, 2001-2021 Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery.

3. “CUE Art Foundation Cocktail Party and Benefit Auction” at the Top of the Standard, New York

If you are in the mood for something very fancy to kick off your week, join CUE Art Foundation for their Cocktail Party and Benefit Auction at the Top of the Standard. All proceeds from the auction go towards CUE’s different programs which provide under served and underrepresented artists with essential resources, mentorship, education, and community. The online auction can be accessed here and is live through October 13 at 12 p.m.

Location: The Top of the Standard, 848 Washington Street, New York
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

—Neha Jambhekar


Thursday, October 14

Lonnie G. Bunch III, the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian. Photo: Robert Stewart / Smithsonian Institution.

Lonnie G. Bunch III, the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian. Photo: Robert Stewart / Smithsonian Institution.

4. “Duncan Phillips Lecture” at the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. 

Lonnie G. Bunch III, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, will talk about the future of museums in the U.S. and their ability to serve as community spaces in a conversation with Dorothy Kosinski, director and CEO of the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.

Price: Free with registration
Time: 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Thursday, October 14–Saturday, November 13

Kate Klingbeil, Digging Myself Out Of A Hole, 2021 Courtesy of Hesse Flatow

5. “Kate Klingbeil: Uprooted” at Hesse Flatow, New York 

Make sure to catch Kate Klingbeil’s solo exhibition, “Uprooted” at Hesse Flatow, showcasing her recent paintings, sculptures, and video. Staying with the theme of her previous work where you see the goings on underground in the roots of plants, this show focuses on the central figure of “Root Woman” in different stages of trying to emerge above ground. Made during the pandemic, these beautiful works are Klingbeil’s response to our shared experience of trying to reemerge back into the new normal after a year of uncertainty and melancholy.

Location: Hesse Flatow, 508 West 26th Street, Suite 5G, New York
Time: Opening 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

—Neha Jambhekar


Leah Guadagnoli, <em>Glow (In the Dark)</em>, 2021. Photo courtesy of Hollis Taggart, New York.

Leah Guadagnoli, Glow (In the Dark), 2021. Photo courtesy of Hollis Taggart, New York.

6. “Leah Guadagnoli: Love Lies Bleeding” at Hollis Taggart, New York

Blurring the lines between painting and sculpture, Leah Guadagnoli makes colorful hard-edged three-dimensional wall-mounted works. Her first solo show with Hollis Taggart calls to mind a kitschy 1980s aesthetic such as the graphic furniture of the Memphis group, but with more organic, flowing forms.

Location: Hollis Taggart, 521 West 26th Street
Time: Opening reception, 5 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Liam Everett, Untitled (now and formerly), 2021 Courtesy of the artist and Kasmin Gallery

7. “Liam Everett: On Meeting Again” at Kasmin, New York City

Kasmin presents Liam Everett’s second solo show with the gallery upon his recent addition to their roster. The show consists of eleven large-scale abstract paintings, made upon his recent move to Northern-California. The artist draws inspiration from the natural environment and different approaches to agriculture, as well as Nietzsche’s philosophical ideas about the quest for knowledge in order to “painstakingly develop layers of paint and composition.”

Location: Kasmin, 297 Tenth Avenue, New York
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Neha Jambhekar


Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17

Glassblowing at Brooklyn Glass. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Glass.

Glassblowing at Brooklyn Glass. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Glass.

8. “Open House New York” 

Since 2003, the Open House New York event has offered New Yorkers one weekend a year of free access to some of the city’s most famous and beloved sites—as well as quirky places you might never have otherwise known about. Most sites that require reservations are already booked up, but there are nearly 50 locations that will be welcoming visitors even without one, including tours of the Brooklyn Glass arts facility, the 19th-century Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, and Central Park’s oldest surviving structure, the rarely-open-to-the-public Blockhouse built as a fort during the War of 1812.

Location: Various sites throughout New York City
Price: Free
Time: Times vary

—Sarah Cascone

Saturday, October 16–Saturday, January 15, 2022

Naudline Pierre, <em>Lead Me Gently Home</em> (2019). Photo by Paul Takeuchi, the Dean Collection, courtesy of Flag Art Foundation, New York.

Naudline Pierre, Lead Me Gently Home (2019). Photo by Paul Takeuchi, the Dean Collection, courtesy of Flag Art Foundation, New York.

9. “In Search of the Miraculous” at The FLAG Art Foundation, New York

This group show looks at belief, credibility, and the suspension of disbelief in the form of art objects, talismans, multiples, and artifacts. The show’s title and concept is a nod to conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader’s three-part final performance In Search of the Miraculous, which saw him disappear at sea while attempting to sail from the U.S. to Europe in 1975Curated by the foundation’s artistic director Jonathan Rider, the show includes work by Sarah Cain, Vija Celmins, Susan Collis, Jason Dodge, Jimmie Durham, Harry Gould Harvey IV, Hugh Hayden, Jeppe Hein, Jim Hodges, Yves Klein, Chris Oh, Paul Pfeiffer, Naudline Pierre, Dario Robleto, Betye Saar, Jeffrey Vallance, and Melvin Way.

Location: The FLAG Art Foundation, 545 West 25th Street, 10th floors, New York
Time: Wednesday—Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

—Eileen Kinsella


Through Saturday, October 30

The Amazing Maize Maze based on Andy Warhol's <em>Cow</em> at the Queens County Farm. Photo by Matthew Borowick, courtesy of the Queens County Farm.

The Amazing Maize Maze based on Andy Warhol’s Cow at the Queens County Farm. Photo by Matthew Borowick, courtesy of the Queens County Farm.

10. “The Amazing Maize Maze” at Queens County Farm

For the second year running, New York City’s only corn maze has an art theme, following up 2020’s Van Gogh Sunflowers with a field that recreates Andy Warhol’s Cow when viewed from above at the farm’s Victory Bridge. The three-acre labyrinth is filled with clues for visitors to solve a puzzle. Ahead of Halloween, you can also visit after dark for Maze by Moonlight.

Location: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Queens
Price: General admission $12, ages four to 11 $8, children three and under free; evening hours $15, $10, or free
Time: Friday, 12 p.m.–4:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, October 11, 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 23, and Thursday, October 28, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Through Sunday, November 14

Jasmine Zelaya, Monstera, Courtesy of Paradice Palase

11. “Between Here and There” at Paradice Palase, New York

Click over to Paradice Palase to see “Between Here & There”, the latest online show curated by Lauren Hirshfield. The four participating artists are Nancy Baker, Jasmine Zelaya, Diego Mireles, and Ana Maria Farina. Each vibrant work is priced under $1,500 and is sure to make a wonderful addition to any budding art collection.

Location: Online exhibition

—Neha Jambhekar

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