Friday, July 14, 2017

Summer Selections 2017 - Hand-Picked and Still Fresh

Bastille Day, le 14 juillet/July, Paris 
Bonne Fête

What a fabulous summer in New York!  I love this city and our surrounding areas. After much running around to see the museum shows, here is my carefully Selected Summer Exhibitions 2017 recommendations!   I am also touring New York landmarks: synagogues, churches, museums and mansions, etc.  (a list will be forthcoming).

NB: The New York Arts Exchange is preparing 2 exhibitions for the fall:  
  • Clarity Haynes at Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, September - mid October, 2017. (Opening: TBA)
  • Bosom Bodies: A Celebration of the Female Breast in Honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October),  October 7-29, 2017, at SIA Gallery, Peekskill, NY. 

(Please save the dates - a full program will be announced in August.)

Here is what's on now in NY/CT museums near you:

Metropolitan Museum of Art:  "Age of Empire: Chinese Art from the Qin and Han Dynasties, 1221 BC-220 AD," through July 16; " "Irving Penn Centennial," through July 30; "Comme Les Garçons: Rei Kawakubo [retrospective]," through September 4; "The Theater of Disappearance," through October 29; "Drawing and Prints Selected from the Permanent Collection," through August 7.

Met Breuer: "Lygia Pape," through July 23; "The Body Politic," through September 3.

The Cloisters: Permanent Collection

Guggenheim Museum: "Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim," through September 6; "Mystical Symbolism: Salon de la Rose + Croix in Paris, 1892-97," through October 4.

Jewish Museum: "The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin," through August 6; "Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry," through September 26; "Vivian Suter," through October 22.

Neue Galerie: "Richard Gerstl," through September 25; "Austrian Masterworks from the Neue Galerie New York," through September 25.

Museo del Barrio: "NKAME: A Retrospective of the Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón," through November 5; "Uptown: Nasty Women/Bad Hombres," through November 5; "Video Art: Elena Wren," through November 5.

Museum of the City of New York "Muslim in New York," through August 13; "Rhythm and Power: Salsa in New York," through November 26; permanent collection.

Museum of Modern Art: "Projects 106: Martine Syms," through July 16; "Louise Lawler: Why Pictures Now," through July 30; "Making Space: Women Artists and Post-War Abstraction," through August 13; "Robert Rauschenberg Among Friends," through September 17.

MOMA, PS 1: Consult their website - most ending in September.

Whitney Museum: "Calder: Hypermobility," through October 23.

Morgan Library and Museum: "Henry James and American Painting," through September 10; "The Ever New Self: Thoreau and his Journal," through September 10; "Poussin, Claude and French Drawings in the Classical Age," through October 15. 

Scandinavia House: "Independent Visions: Helene Schjerfberck and her Contemporaries," through October 3. 

New York Historical Society: "John F. Kennedy," through January 7, 2018; "World War I," through September 3; "Eloise in the Museum," through October 9.

Museum of the Native American: "Native American Fashion," through September 4; "Infinity of Nations [from the Permanent Collection]," ongoing.

Hudson River Museum: "Robert Zakanitch: Garden of  Ornament," through September 17.

Neuberger Museum: "Fred Wilson," through July 30; "Leandro Erlich," through July 30.

Bruce Museum: "Spring into Summer with Andy Warhol and Friends," through September 3; "Nikon Small World," July 29-October 29;  "Highlights from the Permanent Collections, through September 3.

Katonah Museum: "Wall to Wall: Carpets by Artists," through October 1. 

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art: "Between I and Thou," through December 2017.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum:  Exhibitions of work by Suzanne McClelland, Beth Campbell; William Powhida, and Kay Rosen,  through September 4; Tony Matelli's Hera, through October 21.

Lehman College Gallery: "Wonderland: Photos from the Bronx Museum Permanent Collection," Summer 2017.

I am teaching a course online at Purchase College through August 8: Impressionism.  If you would like to audit, please let me know. 

Also - for more timely recommendations and information about art and art criticism, please follow us on Facebook, where I post daily: New York Arts Exchange on Facebook

Best wishes for the summer,

Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
Director and owner
New York Arts Exchange, LLC