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People look at paintings in an art gallery.

Review: Capturing memory and everyday moments at ‘Can Thought Go On Without A Body?’

From May 5-12, the art group Stilllife showcased an exhibition with paintings, sculptures and installations by 20 artists.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy Managing Editor May 20, 2024

I admit, art galleries aren't exactly my go-to spots. Whenever I do find myself in one, I often fall into this trap of thinking I could easily replicate the colors splashed across...

A storefront features a large red sign on the window that reads “B.F.C” Behind this there is a grid of autographed Polaroid photos on a wall.

A glimpse into ‘Portroids: A 20 Year Retrospective’

NYU student Rick DeMint showcases his Polaroids at Brooklyn Film Camera in Williamsburg.
Liz Lindain, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

A Portroid is a Polaroid portrait that is autographed by its subject as the photo develops. NYU Langone employee and part-time MBA student Rick DeMint debuted an entire gallery...

An illustration of two figures conversing at the Guggenheim Museum. Various paintings are displayed on the walls above the spiraling, white balconies.

Review: ‘Alex Katz: Gathering’ balances natural and urban New York City

The downtown New York artist’s solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum is on display until Feb. 20.
Alexa Donovan, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

The entire rotunda of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is full of color and life thanks to artist Alex Katz. Katz is familiar with NYU’s surrounding...

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch. Behind the arch sits gray and brown alternating high-rises. On the top right are the words “The Daybook” in an arched shape.

What to do this week: Haunted Halloween parade, the New York City Marathon

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Oct. 31-Nov 6.
Tori Morales, Deputy News Editor October 30, 2022

The Village Halloween Parade returns 7 p.m. at Sixth Avenue and Canal Street The Village Halloween Parade is coming back to Sixth Avenue with frightening floats and chilling...

A weaving titled “Gretal Gretal” hangs on a white wall in an art exhibition space.

Christina Forrer’s exhibition nourishes your inner child

Los Angeles-based artist Christina Forrer’s weavings and drawings, on view at Luhring Augustine through Oct. 29, express relatable anxieties and fears through a childlike lens of the world.
Alexa Donovan, Contributing Writer October 24, 2022

Known for creating fantastical art that expresses chaos and evokes powerful emotions, Swiss-born and Los Angeles-based artist Christina Forrer is hosting her second solo exhibition...

A view of the Praxis Gallery showing a mustard yellow wall with two artworks hanging on it. To the left, a kitchen with snacks and beverages on the countertop. To the right, an art piece depicting an open fridge. To the right of the yellow wall, there is a white wall with a painting of a grey bicycle.

Melissa Misla’s ‘What a Part of the Apartment Meant’ explores the complexities of Latinidad

“What a Part of the Apartment Meant” is a knockout show from Praxis Gallery that will run from Sept. 15 to Nov. 12.
Natalia Palacino, Books & Theater Editor October 19, 2022

Unlike other galleries in the Chelsea Arts District, Praxis Gallery exclusively features the works of Latinx artists. Miguel Kehayoglu, the gallery's founder and a textile entrepreneur,...

A collage of environmental portraits of studio artists. From camera left to right: undergraduate student Ella Zona in her studio, graduate student Lizzy Chemel in her studio, and Professor Anthony Graves in his home studio.

The Application of Self: Accounts From Steinhardt’s Studio Art Department

Three different artistic journeys, each demonstrating how the idea of self-expressionism in art is executed and should be challenged.
Kate Serrano, Contributing Writer September 25, 2022

(Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

Gallery guide

A brief list of current must-see art exhibitions in Manhattan, including SAMO©, Tyler Mitchell, Rosemary Mayer and this year’s Met Fashion Exhibition.
Julian Hammond Santander, UTA Exposures Editor September 24, 2021

WE WERE SAMO© by Al Díaz New mixed-media work by Al Díaz, the surviving half of late-1970s downtown graffiti duo SAMO© — which consisted of Jean-Michel Basquiat and...

Mark Solari, David Mckittrich and Christopher Lowe (L to R) in “Catapult!” at Theater for the New City. The new play lampoons the hypocrisies of New York Citys fine art scene. (Photo courtesy by Theater for the New City)

‘Catapult!’ Tackles ArtSpeak, #MeToo and the Dissolution of Privacy

Theater for the New City’s premiere of this subversive comedy struggles to balance several big ideas, but still delivers a thought-provoking commentary on New York City’s high society and gallery scene.
Julie Goldber, Staff Writer February 27, 2019

What happens when a workaday plumber becomes the hottest new artist in New York City? And just how readily will a downtown gallery’s posh patrons be convinced that a slipshod...

People are first welcomed to Little Italy by the sign arching over the street. There is a variety of Italian food available in the neighborhood.

Explore With Me: (Not So) Little Italy

Liv Chai, Staff Writer November 27, 2017
Come explore Little Italy with us.
The Manhattan Bridge archway is among the many things one should see when visiting the Dumbo neighborhood in Brooklyn.

A Trip Down Under (the Manhattan Bridge Overpass)

Liv Chai, Staff Writer October 23, 2017
Explore Dumbo with us!
Mimi Grosss Street Scene is on display at the Downtown exhibit.

Grey Gallery Gives Credit to Post-WWII Revolutionaries

Jessica Tien, Contributing Writer January 24, 2017
"Inventing Downtown" showcases the art from the numerous and lesser known D.I.Y. galleries that populated post-World War II New York