New York City is the world’s art capital. It’s a city of exhibitions at museums, galleries, fairs and auctions. Art fairs cluster around Armory Week in March and Frieze Week in May. Art auctions cluster in May and November.
The cover image is “Man, Controller of the Universe” (1934), the mural Diego Rivera replicated at Palacio de Bellas Arts in Mexico City after his original “Man at the Crossroads” (1933) in 30 Rockefeller Center was destroyed. The mural contrasts capitalism and socialism. Nelson Rockefeller was upset about the portrait of Lenin. It’s the most famous painting in New York City that no one will never see.
Latin Art NYC
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Through March 8, 2020
FACTION Art Projects
The Puerto Rican artist riffs on the aftermath of 2017’s Hurricane Maria.
Oct 5, 2019 – Mar 8, 2020
SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
The annual exhibition of work by emerging artists created during the park’s summer residency
Nov 20, 2019-Mar 22, 2020
EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO
East Harlem, NYC
A touring retrospective of the Puerto Rico-based Cuban artist whose sensual abstractions broke the picture plane before standing on their own
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Upper East Side, NYC
The Atahualpa Emerald on this Marian crown from Popayán, Colombia belonged to the last Inca emperor
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Upper West Side, NYC
How do you know this dinosaur is Argentino? It’s head is so big, it sticks out the door. 😂
New York Art Museums
FORT TRYON PARK, NYC ~ This reconstructed French cloister is a museum of medieval art known for its unicorn tapestries
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ New York’s encyclopedia of art
UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC
Dinosaurs, planets, elephants, giant trees, a blue whale, Lucy, lots of stuff you will remember all your life, and a great place for a first date to see if you want to make some natural history together
New York Art Galleries
745 Fifth Avenue #407
at 58th St
Midtown East, Manhattan
Monday – Friday
Tuesday – Saturday
Contemporary art gallery
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ This New York/London gallery represents major international artists
New York Auction Houses
There are art auctions all year long, but they cluster in May and November. Auction exhibitions are museum quality and free. You can attend most auctions. Only a few require an invitation.
Sotheby’s folded their Latin American Art auctions into their general auctions. This has increased prices for Latin American artists.
One of the things we like about Christie’s Latin American art auction is the colonial art done in European styles by American, often Indigenous artists.
Like New York real estate, art prices seem to go nowhere, but up.