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Art & Museum News & Reviews

The latest news in New York City art, museum and gallery. From the largest exhibitions to the smallest shows, find previews, reviews and commentary here at ZEALnyc.

Power In Print

Art Break: See ‘Power in Print’ at the NYPL’s Schomburg Center in Harlem

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 15, 2018 This week Art Break celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. day with some gallery shows reflecting his ideals. Whether it’s the inclusion of all as represented by the Andrew Edlin Gallery’s show of art from around the world, The Open Society ...

Winter Antiques Show

Elegance On Display With the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 12, 2018 The Winter Antiques Show is your chance to see a wonderful variety of objects from the decorative and fine arts. This year’s group of over 65 dealers and experts will be presenting items that come with a guarantee that each has been carefully ...

Outsider Art Fair

Outsider Art Fair Merges A Variety of Styles and Mediums From Over 60 Galleries

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 11, 2018 The Outsider Art Fair is in its twenty-sixth 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’. Today, the genre is known by other ...

Carnegie Hall’s Inaugural Youth Jazz Orchestra Directed by Trumpeter ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor, July 18, 2018 Carnegie Hall debuts its National Youth Orchestra Jazz—22 members between the ages of 16-19 from 16 states—on July 27 at Stern Auditorium. What promises to be a rousing concert of teenage jazz spirit will be directed by renowned trumpeter Sean ...

Review: 'Fire in Dreamland' Is a Smoldering Metaphor

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, July 17, 2018 New York City has a rich and fascinating history. Plays that examine this history frequently can be compelling, and Fire in Dreamland perfectly fits the bill. Here, Coney Island provides the backdrop for two historic New York City disasters, ...

Shakespeare in the Park's 'Twelfth Night' Begins Performances Tonight

ZEALnyc, July 17, 2018 The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park continues its mission by presenting quality theatrical productions to the general public for free (see information for obtaining tickets below). So far this season has brought us a new production of Othello (read ZEALnyc's ...

Art Break: 'Chain Reactions' at The Painting Center; Delacroix at ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, July 16, 2018 As a rule, artists are a generous group of people. Yes, sometimes we meet one that is a jerk or worse, but for the most part, these individuals are engaging in the world around them, learning and exploring ...

Dispatch from London

Dispatch From London: Balancing Museums, Tea, and the Occasional Fish ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, July 13, 2018 London is bustling. As cosmopolitan as New York City, as historic as Rome, and covering more ground than L.A. or São Paolo, the city of Dickens and Sherlock Holmes is more stimulating, and practical to navigate, than ...

Review: 'Gone Missing' at Encores! Off-Center — A Moving Tribute to ...

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, July 13, 2018 First, a confession, and one that will no doubt brand me as heartless in the eyes of some. I’ve never enjoyed the work of the late Michael Friedman, who died this past September at the age of 41. With ...

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? Join the NYO

By Joanne Sydney Lessner, Contributing Writer, July 12, 2018 Since 2013, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States (NYO-USA) has drawn young musicians ages 16-19 from all over the country and Puerto Rico for a two-week residency at SUNY Purchase and a performance at Carnegie Hall, before ...

Mummenschanz

Review: Mummenschanz Creates Its Own World That Draws the Audience ...

By Don Adkins, Managing Editor, July 11, 2018 Mummenschanz, often referred to as “The Musicians of Silence," has returned to New York City for the first time in four years. Since its founding in Paris over forty years ago (1972), the troupe has toured extensively in both Europe ...

Montreal Jazz Festival

Montréal Jazz Festival Embraces All the Colors of the ...

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, July 10, 2018 Celebrating its 39th year, the Montréal Jazz Festival has remained true to its mission as stated by president/director general Jacques-André Dupont to offer “a massive festive urban event with a major component of free programming” while also “...

Art Break: The Art of David Wojnarowicz on View at ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, July 9, 2018 Sometimes it’s difficult to remember how much fear and unknowing there was at the beginning of the AIDS crisis. How the medical profession began to realize there was a new deadly disease that had a rapid and ...

Donald Judd

Art Break: Looking Outside the Box With Donald Judd at the Center for Architecture

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 8, 2018 This week Art Break starts off January with four examples of artists who weren’t afraid to explore ideas and methods outside their expertise or comfort levels. Although he didn’t know it, Donald Judd’s training in the fields of engineering, ...

The 60s: The Years That Changed America

Carnegie Hall Sponsors A City-Wide Festival Focusing On ‘The 60s: The Years That Changed America’

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 4, 2018 Carnegie Hall begins the new year with a citywide festival of events, exhibitions, films, lectures, and talks exploring what made the 1960s a decade to remember. Civil rights, changing cultural norms, social justice, and the Vietnam War will be ...

New Year's Resolutions

Art Break: New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Have Fun Keeping

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 2, 2018 Here we are, one day into the new year, and that list of resolutions is beginning to get on your nerves. Why? Because great ideas are one thing, but acting on them can prove to be something else. The solution? ZEALnyc of course! We’ll show you ...

Art Break: Between the Holidays Fun at the Arsenal in Central Park

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, December 26, 2017 Christmas is over. The presents have been opened, the meal eaten, and you are tired out. Art Break gets it: you’ve got post-holiday letdown. But that’s ok because we have some choices this week that just might make you feel better (and are ...

Art Break: Longtime Friends Agnes Martin and Richard Tuttle Are ‘Crossing Lines’ at Pace Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, December 18, 2017 This is the time of year when life gets hectic. All those events you have to get to, things you have to buy or just the stress of too many people on the sidewalk (and NONE of them know how to walk in a crowd!). Let us help you take a break from ...

Art Break: Combining Elements in ‘Mary Frank Pilgrimage’ at DC Moore Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, December 11, 2017 A lot of powerful art can be created using the environment as an inspiration but it also can be easy to miss the mark. After all, when you get down to it, the natural world is more complicated than it looks. Only the most talented artists can ...

Art Break: Cultural Contrasts Explored In ‘Uncharted Waters’ at Boers-Li Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, December 4, 2017 Art Break is spending this week exploring how artists work with and against boundaries. In particular, we are looking at our uptown pick of Boers-Li Gallery’s current show. The Chinese artists represented here have worked in New York and much ...

Holiday Fun With Seasonal Exhibits All Around Town

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 28, 2017 Baby, it’s cold outside! Let ZEALnyc get you warmed up and ready for the holidays with festivities at some of our favorite cultural spots. Most of our listings are included with the purchase of a paid admission, others require a separate low ...

Art Break: ‘Elia Alba: The Supper Club’ Documents Dinners of Diversity and Discussion at The 8th Floor

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 27, 2017 There are a number of social events to attend at this time of year. Everybody is rushing around, worried about what to wear, if anyone interesting will be there, how drunk will they (or you) be by the end of the night, etc. Art Break says ...

Art Break: Another Side of Louise Bourgeois on Display at Carolina Nitsch Project Room in Chelsea

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 20, 2017 Although Louise Bourgeois is known as a sculptor, she was also an accomplished artist in the areas of drawing, painting and printing. Less known are her works in textiles, often done in collaboration with other artists. Now on view at Carolina ...

Getting Up Close and Personal With Michelangelo at the Met

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 13, 2017 There are times when an artist’s name becomes verbal shorthand for discussing anything that remotely resembles their talent – or when it doesn’t. As a result it’s easy to lose sight of the original reason for the praise. Michelangelo is ...

Art Break: The Fabric of Our Lives Through the Eyes of ‘Nuvolo and Post-War Materiality’ at Di Donna Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 13, 2017 A lot of people dream of travelling the world. They want to experience firsthand the joys of walking down narrow streets surrounded by the colors, smells, and sounds of other lands and cultures. Art Break takes a different view. We say if you ...

The Inside Scoop on the Tribeca Art+Culture Night (it only happens 4 times a year!)

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 7, 2017 Tribeca Art+Culture night is one of New York’s best kept secrets in the arts. Every three months this neighborhood opens its doors to the public for a single evening filled with exhibitions, performances, talks, and workshops. Artists, ...

Art Break: Statistics and Art Converge In Pratt’s ‘You Are Here NYC’ Exhibit

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 6, 2017 Have you ever considered how to make data interesting? One way is to give it a visual framework, like those pie charts and bar graphs you did in grade school. At Pratt Institute’s Manhattan gallery, artists and designers show how important ...

The Salon Art + Design Brings International Flair To NYC

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 3, 2017 The Salon Art + Design has a different take on the art fair experience. Rather than focusing on a single element (art, objects, furniture, etc.) it blends various disciplines and creators into a seamless whole. With general knowledge of design ...

Performance Art Takes Over NYC With Performa 17 Biennial

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 1, 2017 Performa is an arts organization with the mission of nurturing and promoting performance art around the world. Their biennial event in New York City brings artists across multiple disciplines to discuss, create, and perform their works for a ...

Art Break: Things Get a Little Hairy With ‘Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures’

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 30, 2017 Halloween is one of New York’s favorite holidays: after all, how often do you get to pretend to be someone else for a night? Ok, we do that all the time here, but on October 31 everyone goes all out with every kind of craziness possible. Get ...

TEFAF Brings Its Finest Works to the Park Avenue Armory This Fall

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 24, 2017 TEFAF New York Fall is the second installment of this well-known European art fair. The spring event was a huge success, bringing a wide variety of artworks from around the world. This time the Park Avenue Armory will have over 90 dealers in ...

Art Break: ‘Russian Photography After the Revolution’ at Nailya Alexander Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 23, 2017 This week Art Break is focusing on photography work influenced by the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Our midtown pick, the Nailya Alexander Gallery, is known for its outstanding holdings of Russian photographers and this collection will ...

The IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair Expands to the Javits Center

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 18, 2017 The International Art Fair for Prints & Editions, now in its 26th year, is known for its dazzling array of works in the mediums of prints and books. Previously located at the Park Avenue Armory, the fair has grown to encompass everything ...

Art Break: Art Is Going To the Dogs (Courtesy of William Wegman)

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 16, 2017 The internet is full of animals doing all kinds of things: singing, jumping out of boxes, speaking in French. You could spend hours watching — and we know, because we’ve just finished doing it. But before the internet, there was William ...

Art Break: Exploring the Premise of ‘What If?’ At Galleries All Around Town

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 9, 2017 Have you ever thought to yourself, “What if?” As in: What if I walk down a different street today? What if I get off a stop earlier or later on the train? What if I say good morning to that cute person I always see in the elevator? This week ...

Review: A Doodle That Is Worth a Thousand Words: Drawings Through History at the Met

By John Tilly, Contributing Writer, October 5, 2017 Who knew a doodle could hold such immense weight through the centuries? But doodle they did, the great artists of Western civilization, and the Met is here to walk us through these sometimes quick, sometimes slow and methodical drawings that have ...

Asia Contemporary Art Week Is So Big It Can’t Be Contained To One Week

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 3, 2017 Asia Contemporary Art Week, which is actually three weeks of exhibits, performances, conferences and lectures at more than 30 museums and galleries around town, will run from October 5 – 26, 2017. Some highlights include gallery shows at Aicon ...

Art Break: Taking To the Road Through William A. Hall’s Car Drawings at Andrew Edlin Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 2, 2017 Art Break says it’s time to hit the open road – but without leaving town and without spending any cash. How? By visiting our gallery choices, of course. Start by picking out your dream ride, courtesy of William A. Hall and his fantastical car ...

Art Break: Exploring Sculpture Through ‘Rebel Clay’ at Cavin Morris

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 25, 2017 Art Break asks the question: what do you think is a sculpture? Is it a figure in clay, metal, or stone? Is it an abstract mass? Or is it anything in three dimensions? What about an empty space marked off by boundary lines? This week we explore ...

The Power of Rodin On Display at the Met

By John Tilley, Contributing Writer, September 21, 2017 His figures writhe, squirm, scream, and sometimes just think — but always there is the tumult of the human mind behind the great sculptures of the iconic Impressionist master Auguste Rodin, whose death one hundred years ago this year is ...

Art Break: Water-Inspired Works by Maya Lin at Pace Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 18, 2017 This week Art Break is highlighting Maya Lin, a unique voice in contemporary art. Among her many strengths as an artist is the ability to use unusual materials, such as water, to invoke a mood or state of mind in the viewer. Lin’s work as an ...

The Arts Converge at the 12th Annual NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 15, 2017 The NY Art Book Fair is a great way to kick off the fall season of art fairs in New York City. Now in its twelfth year with over 370 vendors from 28 countries, this free event showcases the intimate world of art-book publishing as conceived ...

Art Break: All You Need is Love (And Some Great Art)

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 11, 2017 This week, Art Break is thinking about what artists do to show love, so our choices feature artists who are passionate about creating and connecting with others. Robert Rauschenberg’s friendships, Leon Polk Smith’s joyous colorful forms, ...

ZEALnyc FALL PREVIEW: Art and Museum

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 6, 2017 This fall brings a wide variety of exhibits to New York City’s museums. There are the internationally famous names of Michelangelo and Louise Bourgeois being shown, along with thematic collections such as Art and China After 1989: Theater of ...

Art Break: Heading Back to School

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 5, 2017 It’s the first week of September and you know what that means: it’s back to school time! To celebrate, Art Break has a lesson plan that will keep your brain buzzing by visiting New York City’s institutions of higher learning. All ...

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