Sunday, November 27, 2022

Holiday Season Museum Exhibitions Suggestions

Peter Hujar, Ethyl Eichelberger as Nefertiti (II), 1981, Mostly New, from the Permanent Collection, Grey Art Gallery, NYU, September 6, 2022 - December 17, 2022


Dear Friends,

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!  The Holiday Season is already underway with bushels of bounty that may overwhelm your list of "to-dos."  To help you plan, here are several excellent exhibitions in order of their closing dates, highlighted in red.  Hopefully, these recommendations will help you plan your Museum Holiday Visits with your favorite art companions.

Best wishes for Holiday Season 2022 - 
With love,
Beth

Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, PhD, Director, New York Arts Exchange, LLC


FIT Museum, September 1 - December 31, 2022




Museum of the City of New York, through January 8, 2023
plus: Food in New York, through September 30, 2023
And many other exciting exhibitions for the holiday season and beyond




Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, Ellen Maurice, 1597
Met Museum, October 10, 2022 - January 8, 2023




Marjorie Strider, Girl with Radish, 1963
The Jewish Museum, July 22, 2022 - January 4, 2023




Kwame Brathwaite, Sikolo Brathwaite, 
African Jazz-Art Society and Studio (AJASS), Harlem, c. 1968,
 Courtesy of the artist and Philip Martin Gallery, LA
New York Historical Society, August 19, 2022 - January 15, 2023




William Michael Harnett, Still Life - Violin and Museum, 1888
Met Museum, October 20, 2022 - January 22, 2023




New Museum, November 10, 2022 - February 5, 2023






The Morgan Library and Museum, October 14, 2022 - February 5, 2023




Mallica "Kapo" Reynolds, Roberta Flack, 1970
Museum of Modern Art, October 9, 2022 -  February 18, 2023





Earring, 250-200, National Museum of History, Sofia, Bulgaria
NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World 
September 21, 2022 - February 19, 2023








Sumerian, Marriage of Inanna and Dumuzi, (not in the show)




Book of Painted Kosode Patterns, 17th century, Japan, MMA collection
Kimono Style: The John C. Weber Collection - Met Museum, June 7, 2022 - 
February 20, 2023





Meret Oppenheim, Object (Luncheon in Fur), 1936
Meret Oppenheim: My Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, October 30, 2022 March 4, 2023




Edward Hopper, The Automat, 1927
Whitney Museum of American Art, October 19, 2022 - March 5, 2023




Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Why Born a Slave!, 1869
March 22, 2022 -  March 5, 2023




Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 5, 2022- March 26, 2023





Museo del Barrio, October 27, 2022 - March 26, 2023




Museo del Barrio, October 27, 2022 - March 26, 2023





Misla, El Comedor, 2019
Museo del Barrio, October 27, 2022 - March 26, 2023






Mayan, Maize God Emerging from a Flower, c. 7th  - 9th centuries
Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 21, 2022 - April 2, 2023





New York Historical Society, November 11, 2022 - April 2, 2023





Nick Cave, Wall Installation in Forothermore
Guggenheim, November 18, 2022 - April 10, 2023



Marquee Frederic, Lord Leighton, Flaming June, 1895
Met Museum, October 8 - February 2024



Sunday, November 13, 2022

Beth's next lecture: Proust and Art on Zoom, November 15 at 5 pm, hosted by Alliance Française de Greenwich and Byram Shubert Library

 


Jacques-Emile Blanche, Portrait of Marcel Proust, 1892



Beth Gersh-Nesic on "Proust and Art"
hosted by the Alliance Française de Greenwich and Byram Shubert Library
at Byram Shubert Library, on Zoom
Please register here

Please just us!


Dear Friends,
You do not have to read, or have read, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (1913-1927) to understand this lecture. I will try to give you a quick intro to the text and the author, presenting artwork as illustrations. I will place the novel within the period of art history contemporary to its story. Then I will go into how the writer uses art to describe characters, places and taste. And, finally, I will describe Proust's meditation on art, time and "truth," which concerned the avant-garde artists of the early twentieth century.

I hope you will join me - and please bring questions/comments for our Q and A.
Warm wishes,
Beth

Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, PhD
Director/owner

Sunday, October 30, 2022

A Book to Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) created by artist Wilhelmina Grant-Cooper





Dear friends,

As we close out October 2022, we also end a month that is dedicated to breast cancer awareness. In 2017, I curated Bosom Bodies: An Exhibition in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) at the SIA Gallery in Peekskill, NY (thank you, Nadine Gordon-Taylor!) of artworks that honor the beauty of the female breast and the need to address breast cancer every day: through education, proactive examinations, support for survivors, and more research for better treatment.  

Wilhelmina Obatola Grant-Cooper


My inspiration came from the brilliant artist Wilhelmina Obatola Grant-Cooper, who survived breast cancer twice, and founded SISTAAH (Survivors Inspiring Sisters Through Art and Advocacy for Health). This past year she dedicated her energies to a beautiful project, pairing teenage girls with breast-cancer survivors in recent years ("The Covid Era"). The title of the book Uplifting Cancer Survivors in the Covid Era: Expressions of Kindness and Inspiration Between Aunties and Nieces says it all. The exchanges here in letters accompanied by Wilhelmina's magnificent collages and photographs of the bracelets the teens (the "nieces") made for women they didn't know (their "aunties") are absolutely gorgeous. If ever you worry about the future of this planet, read these letters for reassurance that kindness and love remain in abundant supply. You just have to know where to look. 

So, give yourself and others the joy of reading these heartwarming letters and support SISTAAH too

And congratulations to Wilhelmina for receiving an excellent review in the Manhattan Times two weeks ago. Here is the link to the review.

You can order the book directly from the SISTAAH website (and receive a signed copy too!)
Or from Amazon (in print and for Kindle)


Wishing you all excellent health and great happiness, always - 
Love,
Beth 

Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, PhD
Director/owner
New York Arts Exchange, LLC


Sunday, October 9, 2022

Autumn in New York - Outstanding Fall 2022 Exhibitions


Book of Painted Kosode Patterns, 17th century, Japan, MMA collection
Kimono Style: The John C. Weber Collection - Met Museum, June 7, 2022 - February 20, 2023



Marquee Frederic, Lord Leighton, Flaming June, 1895
Met Museum, October 8 - February 2024


Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, Ellen Maurice, 1597
Met Museum, October 10, 2022 - January 8, 2023


William Michael Harnett, Still Life - Violin and Museum, 1888
Met Museum, October 20, 2022 - January 22, 2023


Nick Cave, Wall Installation in Forothermore, Guggenheim, November 18, 2022 - April 10, 2023


Meret Oppenheim, Object (Luncheon in Fur), 1936
Meret Oppenheim: My Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, October 30, 2022 - March 4, 2023




FIT Museum, September 1 - December 31, 2022




Earring, 250-200, National Museum of History, Sofia, Bulgaria
NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World 
September 21, 2022 - February 19, 2023

Aubrey Beardsley, "Artist's Bookplate," 
from Aubrey Beardsley, A Book of Fifty Drawings,
London: Leonard Smithers, 1897
The Goliers Club, September 8 - November 12, 2022


Irina Adams, Kurt Cobain, 2022
Portraits in Scents, Olfactory Art Keller
25B Henry Street, NYC
September 8 - October 15, 2022



Peter Hujar, Ethyl Eichelberger as Nefertiti (II), 1981
September 6, 2022 - December 17, 2022

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Autumn in New York - Fall 2022 Beth's Lectures



Dear Friends,

Please join me for these lectures this fall -


Sandra Smith

Beth Gersh-Nesic interviews award-winning translator Sandra Smith
on "Translating Irène Némirovsky"
hosted by Alliance Française Fédération - 
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - at 7 pm. 
 on Zoom, no charge  
Please register here.


 
Beth S. Gersh-Nesic



Andrea Mantegna, Judith and her Maidservant, 1490s


Beth Gersh-Nesic on "Judith and Hanukah"
Wednesday, October 26 - at 10:30 am
hosted by Learning in Retirement
Temple Beth El, Stamford, CT
in person, $10 
Please register here



Otto Wegener, Marcel Proust, c. 1895


Beth Gersh-Nesic on "Proust and Art"
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 5 pm
hosted by the Alliance Française de Greenwich and Byram Shubert Library
Byram Shubert Library, 21 Mead Ave, Greenwich, CT
on Zoom, no charge
Please register here



Looking forward to seeing you there - 
With love and warm wishes for Fall 2022 and 5783




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