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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Bruce McCall’s New York, Dawoud Bey: An American Project, Onyedika Chuke: The Forever Museum, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.






    Wall Power! And Storied Quilts

    Wall Power! And Storied Quilts

    Hudson River Museum

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jun 18, 2021 - Tue, Sep 28, 2021

    "Wall Power! Spectacular Quilts from the American Folk Art Collection." As an art form, quilts have deep roots in American life and experience. For more than three centuries, artists, primarily women, have created highly individualized expressions in this medium that are both yielding and unforgiving, challenging the maker to test the limits imposed by cutting and piecing bits of fabric. Each work on view is a graphically striking example that embodies a sense of “wall power,” ...

    Dawoud Bey: An American Project

    Dawoud Bey: An American Project

    Whitney Museum of American Art

    Manhattan

    Sat, Apr 17, 2021 - Sun, Oct 03, 2021

    Since the mid-1970s, Dawoud Bey (b. 1953) has worked to expand upon what photography can and should be. Insisting that it is an ethical practice requiring collaboration with his subjects, he creates poignant meditations on visibility, power, and race. Bey chronicles communities and histories that have been largely underrepresented or even unseen, and his work lends renewed urgency to an enduring conversation about what it means to represent America with a camera. Spanning from his earliest street portraits ...

    Spencer Lewis: Susan Mary

    Spencer Lewis: Susan Mary

    Vito Schnabel Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jul 15, 2021 - Sun, Sep 26, 2021

    Vito Schnabel Gallery is pleased to present "Spencer Lewis: Susan Mary," the gallery’s first exhibition dedicated to the Los Angeles-based artist. On view from July 7 through September 26, 2021, "Susan Mary" will feature the presentation of four new paintings by the artist in the intimate setting of the Vito Schnabel Gallery’s Clarkson Street space in New York, beginning June 22. Born in Hartford, CT in 1979, Spencer Lewis is recognized for his works on cardboard and ...

    Onyedika Chuke: The Forever Museum

    Onyedika Chuke: The Forever Museum

    Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island

    Sat, Jun 12, 2021 - Sun, Oct 31, 2021

    Onyedika Chuke is an artist and archivist who, since 2011, has been focused on "The Forever Museum Archive," an ongoing project that brings together a disquieting collection of sculptures, text and images that serve as reference points through which to trace the systems of power that shape contemporary society. LMCC and Pioneer Works now present the most recent iteration of this project, "The Forever Museum Archive_Circa 6000BCE." This large-scale installation, a culmination of research conducted by ...

    Bruce McCall’s New York

    Bruce McCall’s New York

    New-York Historical Society

    Manhattan

    Fri, Apr 23, 2021 - Sun, Aug 15, 2021

    Showcasing the vibrant and humorous work of the prolific artist, "Bruce McCall’s New York" presents colorful visions of a fantastical version of New York City—where pterodactyls fly down Central Park West, King Kongs wait to audition for the role of a lifetime, rooftop farms reach far up into the sky, and ubiquitous orange parking tickets are part of the fall foliage. On view in the Pam and Scott Schafler Gallery at the New-York Historical Society and ...

Dawoud Bey: An American Project

99 Gansevoort Street

new york N.Y. 10014

2125703600

Since the mid-1970s, Dawoud Bey (b. 1953) has worked to expand upon what photography can and should be. Insisting that it is an ethical practice requiring collaboration with his subjects, he creates poignant meditations on visibility, power, and race. Bey chronicles communities and histories that have been largely underrepresented or even unseen, ...

Onyedika Chuke: The Forever Museum

Governors Island

new york N.Y. 10004

Onyedika Chuke is an artist and archivist who, since 2011, has been focused on "The Forever Museum Archive," an ongoing project that brings together a disquieting collection of sculptures, text and images that serve as reference points through which to trace the systems of power that shape contemporary society. LMCC and ...

Bruce McCall’s New York

170 Central Park West

new york N.Y. 10024

2128733400

Showcasing the vibrant and humorous work of the prolific artist, "Bruce McCall’s New York" presents colorful visions of a fantastical version of New York City—where pterodactyls fly down Central Park West, King Kongs wait to audition for the role of a lifetime, rooftop farms reach far up into the sky, and ...