Art Break: A New Art and Museum Series for Your Lunch Break
By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 10, 2017
Had a tough morning at work? Why not spend your lunchtime looking at art? ZEALnyc presents our new series entitled ‘Art Break’ as a way for you to spend 15 minutes or so at a Manhattan gallery before you grab that salad or sandwich on your way back to the office. It’s a way to refresh your mind and maybe even improve your productivity. The best news? all listings are free to the public.
Where: 80WSE Gallery, NYU Steinhardt School, 80 Washington Square East
When: Now through February 18; Tues – Sat: 11-6
Who: Duane Linklater: From Our Hands
What: New works of an indigenous artist from Canada
Why: Break out of the mindset of indigenous art being solely about crafts.
Where: Allan Stone Projects, 535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
When: January 10 – February 18; Tues – Sat: 10-6
Who: Sorcery & Craft
What: Group show of eight artists using mixed media, assemblage, and creating objects
Why: Think Joseph Cornell but revved up.
Where: The New York Public Library / Stephen A. Schwartzman Building (the one with the lions), Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, 3rd Floor
When: Now through February 26; Mon – Sat: 10-6, Sun: 1-5
Who: A Curious Hand: The Prints of Henri-Charles Guérard 1846 – 1897
What: A selection of prints showing the various ideas and influences of this French artist
Why: Being flexible in his thinking gave Guérard both employment and critical success.
Above 50th Street (East or West):
Where: Gagosian, 976 Madison Avenue (between 76 and 77th Streets)
When: Now through February 18; Tues – Sat: 10-7
Who: Picasso’s Picassos: A Selection from the Collection of Maya Ruiz-Picasso
What: A select and intimate group of works owned by one of Picasso’s children
Why: See Picasso as a person, not an icon.
Cover: Pablo Picasso’s ‘Marie-Thérèse’ face et profil, 1931, Oil and charcoal at Gagosian.