Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year - What Will 2018 Bring? Last Call for January

Dear friends,

The New Year has already begun and the deep freeze in the Northeast may make us feel inclined to stay home, rather than venture out into the bitter cold.   This is not a bad idea.  True - several shows are closing this month.  The list is below.  However, this might be the right time to dedicate yourself to your own creativity.  Be the artist you are inside.  Find the joy of making your own work.

Not sure what to do?  Look for art classes in your area.  Some of our featured artists offer classes near their respective homes.   Look for an art school in your neighborhood and support their efforts to nurture imagination, invention and self-actualization through art.  Saturn is in Capricorn - it's time to build foundations and develop skills, either what we know how to do or new ones.

For the New York Arts Exchange, we dedicate this year to the artist in you!
And don't forget to share your creations with me at nyarts.exchange@verizon.net.
I look forward to seeing your work in digital photos.

Last Call for January 2018:

Metropolitan Museum of Art:  "Leonardo to Matisse," through January 7

Met Breuer: "Delirious," through January 14.

Guggenheim Museum: "Art and China after 1989," through January 7, 2018.

Neue Galerie: "Wiener Werkst├Ątte, 1902-1932," through January 19, 2018.

Studio Museum of Harlem: "Fictions," through January 15, 2018.

Museum of Modern Art: "Louise Bourgeois," through January 28;  "Charles White - Leonardo, curated by David Hammons," through January 3, 2018.

Whitney Museum: "Jimmie Durham," through January 28, 2018.

Morgan Library and Museum: "Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection," through January 7; "Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas," through January 14, 2018.

New York Historical Society: "John F. Kennedy," through January 7, 2018; "Arthur Szyk: Soldiers in Art," through January 21.

New Museum: "Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon," through January 21; "Kalil Joseph," through January 7, 2018.

Hudson River Museum: "Walk with the Artists: Hudson Valley," through January 21; "World War I Posters," through January 21; "Figurative Works from the Permanent Collection," through January 21, 2018.

Bruce Museum: "Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec," through January 7.

Katonah Museum: "Arman and Nick Cave," through January 7, 2018.

May you have a happy and healthy New Year!

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