Saturday, December 31, 2011

January 2012

Dear friends,

Happy New Year - May you enjoy good health and happiness in 2012 and beyond!

Closing in January:

Closing this Winter:

  • "Luminous Modernism," Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue at 38 St., through February 11. Please read take a peek at the exhibition on my blog: Beth New York

  • "Hide/Seek," Brooklyn Museum, through February 12.

  • The Ronald Lauder Collection, Neue Galerie, Fifth Ave. at 86th St., through April 2

Tours on Wednesdays will be begin in March:
($500 for 10 tours; $60 a la carte)

March 7 - The Renaissance Portrait: From Dontello to Bellini, Met Museum

March 14 - Rembrandt and Degas, Met Museum
March 21 - no class

March 28 - Gertrude and Leo Stein's Collection, Met Museum

April 4 - The reopened American Wing galleries, Met Museum

April 11- Cindy Sherman, Museum of Modern Art

April 18 - The Whitney Bienniel

April 25 - Midtown Galleries

May 2 - Uptown Galleries

May 9 - Soho Galleries

May 16 - Chelsea Galleries

Tours meet at 1 pm; reservations at



Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October 2011 - The Exchange Newsletter

Dear friends,

Did you know that most Abstract Expressionists began as Surrealists?  Michael Rosenfeld Gallery juxtaposes early works and later works by William Baziotes, Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, and others, to demonstrate this point in the current exhibition: Evolution in Action (through October 29).

Our art tour this week, on Wednesday, October 5, will meet at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, 24 West 57th Street at 1 pm.  We will then visit Francis Naumann Fine Arts to see the eccentric work of Beatrice Wood, as well as many other galleries in the 57th Street area.  I look forward to seeing you then. 

To make a reservation, please write to me at
(If you have signed up for the series, there is no need to confirm.)

Also, please look for the list of October closings below the "Fall Art Tours."   It's a great fall season.
(Check out my new blog Beth New York for more information.)

Fall Art Tours ($50 each - reservations necessary):
Wednesdays at 1 pm
  • October 5 - Midtown Galleries (meeting at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, 24 W 57 St.)
  • October 12 - Upper Eastside Galleries (meeting at Gagosian, 980 Madison Ave.)
  • October 19 - NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (Dura Europos)
  • October 26 - "Luminous Modernism," Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave. and 38th St. 
  • November 2 - The Museum of Art and Design on Columbus Circle 
  • November 9 - "Fluxus" at the Grey Art Gallery 
  • November 16 - "Fiber Future" at Japan Society 
  • November 23 - No class
  • November 30 - "Real/Surreal" at the Whitney Museum
  • December 7 - "Maurizio Cattelan," The Guggenheim Museum

Closing in October:
Deborah Butterfield, Danese Gallery, West 24th St, through October 8.
Frans Hals, Metropolitan Museum, through October 10
Ad Reinhardt, Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th St, through October 15.
The Social Media, PaceMacGill Gallery, West 25th St, through October 15.
Lyonel Feininger, Whitney Museum, through October 16
Nicola Lopez, Guggenheim Museum, October 11 through October 25
Richard Serra, Gagosian Gallery, West 24th St., through October 22
Andy Warhol, Gagosian Gallery, West 21st St, through October 22
Jenny Saville and Bob Dylan, Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Ave, through October 22
Eve Sussman and Rufus Corporation: whiteonwhite: algorithmicnoir, Cristin Tierney Gallery, West 29th St. through October 22
Leondro Erlich: Two Different Tomorrows, Sean Kelly Gallery, through October 22
Agnes Martin, Pace Gallery, West 25th St, through October 29
Tabaimo: Dan Dan, James Cohan Gallery, West 26th St, through October 29
Great Opportunity:
Friday, October 28 at 7 pm to listen to Esther Bell talk about the 19th century drawings from the Louvre at The Morgan Library.  The talk is free with admission.  I hope to see you there.
Upcoming Events: A Salon
Sunday afternoon, November 4: "Women of Another Page," a poetry reading salon.
We will discuss our hopes and dreams as we consider the next chapter in our lives.
Invitations will be sent out separately.
Best wishes for the Fall and the New Year,

Monday, September 5, 2011

September 2011 - Fall Tour Schedule

Dear friends,

Welcome back from wherever you have been: summer homes, summer vacations or summer schedules.  The Fall Art Season is about to begin!

Fall 2011 Tours:
September   21 - Chelsea Galleries
September   28 - No class
October         5 - Midtown Galleries
October       12 - Upper Eastside Galleries
October       19 - NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (Dura Europos)
October       26 - "Luminous Modernism," Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave. and 38th St.
November     2 - The Museum of Art and Design on Columbus Circle
November     9 - "Fluxus" at the Grey Art Gallery
November   16 - "Fiber Future" at Japan Society
November   23 - No class
November   30 - "Real/Surreal" at the Whitney Museum
December     7 - "Maurizio Cattelan," The Guggenheim

Tours take place on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 pm. 
A series of 10 is $450.  A la carte is $50 each
Please make a reservation at
Thank you.

Additional opportunities:
Saturday, October 15 - The American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Saturday, October 29 - The Brooklyn Museum

Tuesday, October  18 - The Tannhauser Collection at the Guggenheim

TBA - Studio visit with Kathleen Gilje

September Closings: 
"Heads with Tails," Harris Lieberman, 508 West 26th St., through September 9.
"Sigmar Polke: Photoworks, 1964-2000," Leo Koenig, 545 West 23rd St., through September 10.
"Otherworldy: Optical Delusions and Small Realities," Museum of Arts and Design, through September 18.
"Night Vision: Photography After Dark," Metropolitan Museum of Art, through September 18.
"Breaking Ground: The Whitney's Founding Collection" and "More than That: Films by Kevin Jerome Everson," Whitney Museum, through September 18.
"I Am Still Alive: Politics and Everyday Life in Contemporary Drawing" and "Project 95: Runa Islam," Museum of Modern Art, through September 19.
"Ostalgia," New Museum, through September 25.
"Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore," The Jewish Museum, through September 25.
"Lee Ufan," Guggenheim Museum, through September 28.
"Pissarro's People," The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, through October 2.

Beth's Fall Classes and Lectures:
American Art at Purchase on Wednesdays on Purchase College on campus (August 31 - December 14) and at RCC campus (September 12 - December 19), both are 6:30 to 9:30 or so.
Art and Culture on  Mondays and Wednesdays at Mercy College, Bronx Campus, 11:40  - 2:30.
"Masterpieces in the Musee du Louvre," Tuesday, November 29 at Alliance Francaise de Greenwich, 1:30 pm.  Please reserve through AF Greenwich.

Other Opportunities:
On September 18: Dr. Paul Werner will discuss his book Red Museum (The Orange Press, 2011) during the Brooklyn Book Festival.  Please check with Paul at Orange Press for details.

And for more about Paul's book please check out my new blog: Beth New York.

Best wishes for Labor Day and the new Fall Art Season,

Beth S. Gersh-Nesic
New York Arts Exchange

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August 2011 Newsletter

Dear friends,

The heat may be unbearable at times, but the cool interior of museums beckon. Despite the fact that prices for admission are on the rise: $25 for the Met (suggested) and $25 at the Museum of Modern Art (after September 1st). Membership never looked better!
To make your membership at the Met extra special, consider joining now and jumping to the head of the long lines of the Alexander McQueen show, which closes on August 7th.

Other August Closings:
Museum of the City of New York: Joel Grey, August 7
Neue Galerie: Vienna 1900, August 8
Metropolitan Museum: 18th Century Pastels, August 14; Richard Serra, August 28
Frick: Spotlight on Bellini's St. Francis of Assis, August 28

August Summer Tours:
August 10, Pissarro's People, The Clark Art Institute, leaving from Scarsdale at 9 am
August 17, Frans Hals, Metropolitan Museum, 1 pm

Tours: $50 ea

September Tours:
Paul Werner, African Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Saturday, September 10 and September 17, at 9:45 am
Suggested fee: $50 each tour

Fall Schedule -
Wednesdays, September 21 through December 7
no tours on September 28 and November 23

10 classes for $450 or $50 each (Admission extra)