Your Weekly Art Agenda: Editor’s Picks

High heels, colorful compositions, and other can't miss events for September 8–14.

Helen Frankenthaler in Life Magazine, 1956. Frankenthaler's work from 1962-1963 will open at Gagosian Gallery on September 11.

Monday, September 8
Claudia La Rocco Reads “The Best Most Useless Dress” at The Kitchen
New York Times dance critic and Artforum contributor Claudia La Rocco will read selections from her acclaimed collection of poetry, essays, performance texts, and reviews, as well as engage in a dialogue with The Kitchen’s director, Tim Griffin, about writing, poetry, and performance. She will also be available to sign books afterwards.
6 PM. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, September 9
Screening of Marcus Robinson’s Rebuilding the World Trade Center at Museum of the City of New York
Marcus Robinson’s groundbreaking documentary on the reconstruction of the World Trade Center and those who made it happen will air for the first time on the History Channel on September 11—but MCNY is giving New Yorkers the chance to see the awe-inspiring film first.
6:30 PM. Tickets are free for museum members, $12 for seniors and students, $16 for the general public.

Wednesday, September 10
Opening of “Killer Heels: The Art of The High-Heel Shoe” at the Brooklyn Museum
Shoe fiends and fashion lovers have been waiting all summer for this show, which promises to explore the rich history of high-heeled footwear. We bet you’ll see some impressive creations on the feet of opening day attendees as well.
Exhibition opens to the public at 2 PM with museum admission. Members reception and private viewing from 6-9 PM is free for all museum members.

Thursday, September 11
Helen Frankenthaler: Composing With Color, Paintings 1962–1963 at Gagosian Gallery
Bypass the madness that is sure to be Chelsea and head uptown to see paintings by Helen Frankenthaler at Gagosian Gallery’s Upper East Side outpost. The exhibition will focus on Frankenthaler’s work from 1962–1963, when she began her ongoing practice of “composing with color,” rather than line.
6-8 PM. Free and open to the public.

Friday, September 12
Opening of From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis at the Jewish Museum
This exhibition will celebrate the parallel careers of Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, a woman and an African-American, both coming “from the margins” to play major roles in the Abstract Expressionist movement.
Exhibition opens to the public at 11 AM with museum admission.

Saturday, September 13
Allora & Calzadilla, “Fault Lines” at Gladstone Gallery
The duo’s first exhibition in NYC since 2010, “Fault Lines” will feature everything they are best known for: music, sculpture, and the creation of a performative link between the two. Songs will feature hilarious “historical insults,” so get ready to take some notes.
Performances take place at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 PM. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, September 14
Washington Square Park Folk Festival
Enjoy blues, string band, and other folk music in Washington Square Park—a perfect excuse to get off the couch and enjoy the early fall weather.
1-5 PM. Free and open to the public.


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