New Exhibits at NYHS and the Frick

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Art for Change: The Artist and Homeless Collaborative

The NY Historical Society is having a very interesting and important exhibit on homelessness.  It’s entitled The Artist and Homeless Collaborative and covers the history of modern homelessness in NYC through the responses of artists and activists In NYC in the 80’s and 90’s.  It runs from December 3 to April 3 and considering what a problem homelessness is in NY,, I think It behooves us to see it.  The Park Avenue Armory Shelter for Homeless Women and artists and activists developed a public Art project connecting homeless women enabling them to tell their stories.  Today homelessness is a worst crisis than ever Before.  Artists and art groups bring art into shelters using it as an empowering tool for people to tell their stories.  See it.

Living Histories: Queer Views and Old Masters

Doron Langberg (b. Yokneam Moshava, Israel, 1985) Lover, 2021 Oil on linen 30 x 24 inches Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro Photo by Joseph Coscia Jr.

The Frick Museum on Madison (the Breuer Building) currently has on view Living Histories: Queer Views and Old Masters through January.  There is one painting each by artists Doron Langberg and Salman Toor.  Their work engage with paintings by Vermeer and Holbein.  There is particular emphasis on issues of gender and queer identity typically excluded from narratives of early modern European art. The “pop-up” presentations continue into winter and spring with pairings by artists Jenna Gribbon and Toyin Ojih Odutola responding to works by Holbein and Rembrandt, respectively. Get more details.


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