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Art & Design – Five Events to Discover in New York City

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New York’s museums, galleries, and public spaces are home to some of the most creative, inspiring art in the world. Here’s a list of several current and upcoming art events happening in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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Andy Warhol — From A to B and Back Again

Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, c. 1956 ©Whitney.org

Few American artists are as ever-present and instantly recognizable as Andy Warhol (1928–1987). Through his carefully cultivated persona and willingness to experiment with non-traditional art-making techniques, Warhol understood the growing power of images in contemporary life and helped to expand the role of the artist in society.

This exhibition—the first Warhol retrospective organized by a U.S. institution since 1989—reconsiders the work of one of the most inventive, influential, and important American artists. Building on a wealth of new materials, research and scholarship that has emerged since the artist’s untimely death in 1987, this exhibition reveals new complexities about the Warhol we think we know, and introduces a Warhol for the 21st century.

Explore the artworks and learn more about the life and work of Andy Warhol now through March 30, 2019.

For more information please visit whitney.org/Exhibitions/AndyWarhol

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Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT

Adrian, Paul Poiret Dresses ©FIT

Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT celebrates the 50th anniversary of what Michael Kors calls “the fashion insider’s fashion museum” by bringing back 33 of the most influential exhibitions produced since the first one was staged in 1971. Taken entirely from the museum’s permanent holdings, more than 80 looks will be on display. From Fashion and Surrealism to The Corset to A Queer History of Fashion, the exhibitions are known for being “intelligent, innovative, and independent,” says MFIT Director Valerie Steele. “The museum has been in the forefront of fashion curation, with more than 200 fashion exhibitions over the past half century, many accompanied by scholarly books and symposia.”

Founded in 1969 as the Design Laboratory and Galleries at FIT, it became the Museum at FIT in 1994, and was accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. This Special Exhibitions Gallery is being held from now until April 20, 2019.

For more information please visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum/exhibitions/exhibitionism

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Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Frida in New York ©Nickolas Murray - Print Brooklyn Museum

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s unique and immediately recognizable style was an integral part of her identity. Kahlo came to define herself through her ethnicity, disability, and politics, all of which were at the heart of her work.

Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving is the largest U.S. exhibition in ten years devoted to the iconic painter and the first in the United States to display a collection of her clothing and other personal possessions, which were rediscovered and inventoried in 2004 after being locked away since Kahlo’s death, in 1954. They are displayed alongside important paintings, drawings, and photographs from the celebrated Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art, as well as related historical film and ephemera. To highlight the collecting interests of Kahlo and her husband, muralist Diego Rivera, works from our extensive holdings of Mesoamerican art are also included.

Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving is presented by  Revlon and on display through May 12, 2019.

For more information please visit www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/frida_kahlo

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MvVO ART brings AD ART SHOW to LinkNYC May 1-4

MvVO Ad Art Show ©Teresa Pyskaty

MvVO ART, creator of AD ART SHOW, is turning the streets of New York’s most art-centric neighborhoods into a revolutionary art show, digitally exhibiting the work of artists from advertising on the LinkNYC network on select streets during Frieze New York—May 1 to 4, 2019.

AD ART SHOW is a juried and curated selling exhibition. Artists’ work will be reviewed by a selection committee, which is made up of contemporary art experts and influential collectors in the NY art scene, and curated by Isaac Aiden, Senior Curator at the Jerome A. Cohen and Joan Lebold Cohen Center for Visual Arts, and under the direction of Maria van Vlodrop, CEO and Founder of MvVO ART.

AD ART SHOW features artworks created by the artists following in the footsteps of Warhol, Magritte, Haring, and many others with roots in advertising, design and commercial art. MvVO ART was founded to build bridges between art and commerce and to open doors for contemporary artists and specifically artists from advertising, with AD ART SHOW now on its second year.

Works by AD ART SHOW artists are for sale on MvVO ART’s Artsy e-gallery https://www.artsy.net/mvvo. A selection committee of contemporary art experts will vet all submissions to AD ART SHOW 2019 and a jury of collectors will vote for three winners.

For more information please visit www.MvVOART.com

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Frieze New York 2019

Frieze NY #RayJohnsonProject ©Ray Johnson Estate

Frieze New York offers the opportunity to encounter an exceptional quality and range of artwork, featuring the world’s most exciting emerging talents together with iconic names in modern and contemporary art. Independent curators have specially advised on sections Frame and Spotlight to encourage discovery and connoisseurship. Visitors can also experience a dynamic series of talks, live performances, new artist commissions and the city’s most talked about restaurants – all in a bespoke structure, designed for the experience of art, and overlooking the East River in Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan.

Frieze New York takes a similar approach to Frieze London, one of the world’s most influential contemporary art fairs.  Frieze New York and Frieze London are separate fairs and applications to each are discrete processes. Frieze New York will be open to the public from May 2-5, 2019.

For more information please visit frieze.com

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IMAGE CREDITS

Lead-In Image (NY Skyline, Abstract) – Karin Reine / Shutterstock.

Other images courtesy of:

  • Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, c. 1956 ©Whitney.org.jpg;
  • Adrian, Paul Poiret Dresses ©FIT.jpg;
  • Frida in New York ©Nickolas Murray/Print Brooklyn Museum.jpg;
  • MvVO Ad Art Show ©Teresa Pyskaty.jpg; and
  • Frieze NY #RayJohnsonProject ©Ray Johnson Estate.jpg.