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Art & Museum News & Reviews

Art Break: Math and Art Merge With Joan Waltermath’s ‘Fecund Algorithims’

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 24, 2017

Back in high school, you could easily separate the math nerds from the artsy people. They each claimed to use different parts of their brains and after a couple of conversations with them, you decided they were ...

Revisiting (and Revising) Home: ‘Marsden Hartley’s Maine’ at the Met Breuer

By Andrew Koenig, Contributing Writer, April  20, 2017

What’s most interesting about the stark, expressive works featured in “Marsden Hartley’s Maine,” on display at the Met Breuer through June 18, is the interplay between representation and memory. For ...

Art and Nature Mix at the New York Botanical Gardens

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 18, 2017

Dale Chihuly is considered to be one of the finest artists working in glass today. His site-specific installations at art institutions, public spaces and gardens across the world have brought attention to its ...

Review: Dance Theatre of Harlem Continues Its Legacy

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, April 24, 2017 Founded in 1969 and inspired by the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the Dance Theatre of Harlem was established as a beacon of hope for young people. Through training in classical art form, instilling discipline and focus, a challenged ...

Review: The Rust Belt's Unraveling Is Explored In Lynn Nottage’...

By Andrew Koenig, Contributing Writer, April 24, 2017 Drive around Reading, Pennsylvania at night and you’ll see a town in distress. The streets are empty, the shops all shuttered. Tracey (Johanna Day), one of the lead characters in Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play Sweat, ...

Art Break: Math and Art Merge With Joan Waltermath's 'Fecund ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 24, 2017 Back in high school, you could easily separate the math nerds from the artsy people. They each claimed to use different parts of their brains and after a couple of conversations with them, you decided they were right. ...

Review: The 'Next Generation' Is Showcased By the NY Phil

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, April 23, 2017 Three vital young musicians, as a group representing a younger demographic from which this audience might be accustomed to hearing en masse, helmed a concert by the New York Philharmonic that was extraordinarily gratifying, both in concept and execution. ...

Review: Don't Let This Parade Pass You By - Midler ...

By Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, April 22, 2017 Entertainment legend Bette Midler arrives boldly on Broadway following a fifty-year career that would shame the bloomers off the character she takes on. Midler inhabits Dolly Gallagher Levi effortlessly in this revival of the classic American musical, Hello ...

Tanglewood Is Building For the Future—Literally

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, April 21, 2017 The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home away from Boston, Tanglewood Music Center, is located in the Berkshire Hills, between Stockbridge and Lenox, MA. Recently an exciting and eagerly awaited announcement was made by the BSO and Music Director ...

Review: 'Citizen Jane: Battle for the City' Provides Perspective on ...

By Annika Andersson, Contributing Writer, April 21, 2017 If you've ever admired lower Manhattan's picturesque brownstones (and who hasn't), you might want to send a grateful thought to activist Jane Jacobs that they are still here. Matt Tyrnauer’s new documentary Citizen Jane: Battle for the City ...

Revisiting (and Revising) Home: 'Marsden Hartley’s Maine' at the ...

By Andrew Koenig, Contributing Writer, April  20, 2017 What’s most interesting about the stark, expressive works featured in “Marsden Hartley’s Maine,” on display at the Met Breuer through June 18, is the interplay between representation and memory. For Hartley, Maine was a place to leave in ...

Jazz Notes: 4 Stars for Guitarist Ralph Towner's New ECM Solo ...

By Denin Koch, Contributing Writer, April 19, 2017 It’s been more than ten years since guitarist Ralph Towner’s last solo album, but his latest release on ECM, My Foolish Heart, has made the wait worth it. On this album, Towner seeks out the delicate interplay ...

Art and Nature Mix at the New York Botanical Gardens

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 18, 2017 Dale Chihuly is considered to be one of the finest artists working in glass today. His site-specific installations at art institutions, public spaces and gardens across the world have brought attention to its beauty, as well as respect ...

Art Break: Other Hats—Icelandic Printmaking

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 17, 2017

You think you know Iceland because you watch Game of Thrones? Well, the gorgeous landscape is only part of the story — the arts scene there is lively, interesting, and with a terrific variety of ...

Artexpo Is Back—And It’s Bigger Than Ever at Pier 94

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 11, 2017

Artexpo New York is the art fair that explodes all your ideas about art: that it’s too expensive, too precious, ordinary people can’t or don’t own original work from an artist and have no access to the art ...

Art Break: South Korean Artist In First Solo Exhibition in U.S. at Lévy Gorvy

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 10, 2017

This week’s Art Break brings you a variety of concepts ranging from abstract form to the very definite concerns of the individual and its place in society. We like our uptown pick this week, showcasing the ...

Art Break: Get Emotional With Ancient Art at the Onassis Cultural Center

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 3, 2017

Humans are emotional, that’s a fact you can confirm after your morning commute (or even before you get out of the house). You may not like it, but if we weren’t, life would lose meaning and become a boring ...

Six Decades of Judith Lieber at MAD

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 30, 2017

The Museum of Arts and Design presents Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story, a magnificent overview of an uncommon career in fashion and design. Judith Leiber began her life’s work in 1939, ...

The Lowdown on LOOT 2017 at MAD

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 28, 2017

LOOT 2017 is a six day event at The Museum of Arts and Design showcasing a variety of one-of-a-kind artist jewelry. At this unique exhibition, the public can purchase items from over 50 ...

Art Break: Women and Art and ‘The Movement of Herstory’ at Gallery Korea

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 27, 2017

This week’s Art Break has women artists in focus. From traditional textile techniques to unique expressions of political and emotional states, these masters of their mediums bring new perspectives to the world ...

Art Break: Urban Migration Is Explored Through Martin Roemers ‘Metropolis’

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 20, 2017

This week’s Art Break features photography ranging from cityscapes, landscapes and the topography of the individual. We especially recommend our downtown pick as combining all these features in one: the ...

Commentary: The Whitney’s Biennial Is a Barometer of Art in America

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 17, 2017

The latest incarnation of the Whitney Biennial takes as its starting point the divisions of culture, finance and social issues: in short, the current climate in America. The views expressed are, for the most ...

Art Break: Where Will Your Boots Take You This Week? Perhaps Paris By Way of FIT

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 13, 2017

New ideas have to come from somewhere. People get tired of the status quo, bored with using materials for a single purpose only, seeing things from only one angle. This week’s Art Break focuses on various ...

Art Break: Take a Trip to the 60’s Via Beatrice Mandelman

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 6, 2017

In pursuit of the big picture, details can get lost or even ignored. This week’s Art Break gives you a chance to slow down and consider what nuances of light, shadow, and content can do to enhance an ...

Museums, Galleries and Auction Houses Come Together to Celebrate Asia Week

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 3, 2017

Asia Week is actually a ten day event running March 9-18 with 10 museums and cultural centers, 50 galleries from around the world, and 5 auction houses opening their doors to display a stunning variety of art ...

Calling All Bookworms to the Park Avenue Armory

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 1, 2017

The New York Antiquarian Book Fair is a wonderful way to get to know the specialty markets of book, manuscript, maps, autograph and ephemera collecting. The Fair has the official approval of the Antiquarian ...

Art Break: News Coverage as Art—’Richard Mosse: Heat Maps’ at Shainman Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 27, 2017

Art has the ability to enable us to see life in a different way. This is how it can make a difference: by reframing a topic in a new or more accessible way, the artist can help the viewer make sense of it ...

Art Break: There’s an ‘All Star’ at the Edwynn Houk Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 20, 2017

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the saying goes, but where do you start when defining this elusive ideal? ZEALnyc gives you some pointers on where to begin. This week we’re interested in ...

In a New Political Era, Art and Cultural Institutions Take a Stand

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, February 17, 2017

It’s 2017: a new Republican administration is in place, social media platforms are rampant with political opposition, call-to-action rallies, and clips of “Saturday Night Live” characterizations ...

Art Break: There’s an art gallery in Central Park?

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 13, 2017

Sometimes it all seems to be too much: the pressure, the worry, the sheer stress of living in New York City. Let ZEALnyc help. Get out of the fast lane and go look at some art. We guarantee that ...

Art Break: Photos Downtown, Abstract Uptown, with Feminist Art in Between

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 6, 2017

When you’re stuck in the daily grind, it’s easy to loose sight of the need to shake things up. ZEALnyc presents our weekly Art Break as a way for you to step away from your normal routine and ...

Art Break: Combined Creativity—Comic Book Style

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 30, 2017

So you’re at work and you’re just not feeling it. You’re tired, you’re bored, you can’t concentrate. We’ve got a solution for you— go look at some art! This week’s Art Break will shake up ...

Art Break: See Historical Examples of the Downtown Art Scene

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 23, 2017

Everyone can benefit from stepping out from behind their desk at some point during the day and finding a way to clear their head and refresh their mind. Going to a gallery or ...

Art Break: Where to go this week on your lunch break

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 17, 2017

Had a tough morning at work? Why not spend your lunchtime looking at art? ZEALnyc presents various options for you to spend 15 minutes or so at a Manhattan gallery before you grab ...

Start Your Day with a ‘classic’ experience—The Met’s ‘Museum Workout’

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, January 16, 2017

Who wouldn’t want to start their day frolicking around the Metropolitan Museum of Art before opening hours to such lively standards as “Staying Alive” and “Dance to the Music,” all the while taking ...

The Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory January 20–29

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 16, 2017

The Winter Antiques Show is one of the highlights of the social and art season in New York City and for good reason.

First of all, this show is an annual benefit for East Side Settlement, a New York ...

Outsider Art Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion January 19–22

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 12, 2017

The Outsider Art Fair is in its twenty-fifth year of presenting galleries and artists who specialize in what was formerly known as art brut, a French phrase that can translate as ‘unrefined ...

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 ...

New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Want to Keep

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 2, 2017

New Year’s resolutions are a great idea. You say to yourself, “It’s going to be different this year — I’m ready for a change!” Then you get caught up in your life and nothing happens. ...

With an Eye for the Icon–Oscar Abolafia is a Cognescenti of the Camera

ZEALnyc, December 29, 2016

Frank. Sammie. Twiggy. Sophia. Elizabeth. Elvis. Priscilla. Jim. Marlene. John. Yoko. Ginger. Janis. Mick. Jack. Fred. Salvador. Cher. Audrey. Dolly. Elton. Marlon…. A select group of celebrities are so famous and iconic that they ...

The Metropolitan Museum Hosts Special Holiday Exhibits and Events

ZEALnyc, December 12, 2016

The winter holidays are currently being celebrated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art with its annual presentation of the Christmas tree and Neapolitan Baroque crèche. In addition, there is the display of a spectacular late 19th-century ...

Last Weekend to Catch ‘WOMEN: New Portraits Annie Liebovitz’

By Monsurat Adebanjo, Contributing Writer, December 9, 2016

Last night, I trekked through the cold to the former Bayview Womens Correctional Facility, soon to be known as the Women’s Building, to view Annie Leibovitz’s new exhibition: WOMEN: New ...

Review: ‘Exhibitionism—The Rolling Stones’ is a ‘rocker’s Nirvana’

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, December 8, 2016

What milestone is left to achieve for the most influential rock n’ roll band with a career spanning over 50+ years? Create an interactive and immersive retrospective exhibit in their honor? That’s ...

TEFAF New York Fall Art Fair at the Park Avenue Armory October 22-26

ZEALnyc, October 19, 2016

Are you looking for a way to buy museum-quality artwork and wondered where you might be able to have access to viewing and purchasing a much coveted objet d’art?  Look no further, because the TEFAF New York Fall Show is ...

Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant at Metropolitan Museum of Art

ZEALnyc‘s Natasha Nesic introduces Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art October 6, 2016 – January 8, ...