By Jessica El Hefyan
Although Frieze is capturing all the attention in these days, there’s a lot more to see while you’re in the big apple! Here’s a to see list of the top 5 exhibitions selected by me
DAVID BOWIE IS: Know before you go.
: BROOKLYN MUSEUM, 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11238
: Open Daily 11am-6pm through July 15, 2018.
Photograph from the album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane , 1973. Photograph by Brian Duffy
The Duke! When it comes to him there’s not much to say, only: Don’t miss it! I’m talking literally of a masterpiece, a trip into David Bowie’s personal archive! This exhibit has been on an international tour for the past five years, and its final show is right in NY. You can catch tickets online, but don’t loose time – they’re selling out fast!
BEYOND SUFFRAGE. A Century of New York Women in Politics.
: MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St., Manhattan, NY 10029
: Open Daily 10am–6pm through August 5, 2018.
Suffrage parade on Fifth Avenue, November 1, 1915, Courtesy Rose Schneiderman Collection, Tamiment Li brary & Robert F. Wagner Archives, New York University
A brave century of New York women in politics! It shows women’s political activism. From the struggle to win the vote, through the 20th century ‘till our own times. It all started with the long battle for women’s voting rights
that culminated in 1917 statewide and 1920 nationally. The exhibition features rare artifacts, documents, garments, photographs, and audio-visual materials that show how women have been politicized. Always usefull a look at the past…
ELLSWORTH KELLY: Black & White Works.
: THE FLAG ART FOUNDATION, 545 West 25th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001
: Open Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm through May 19, 2018.
Installation view of Ellsworth Kelly: Black & White Works at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2018. Photogr aphy by Steven Probert
Curated by Jack Shear, President of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation, this exhibit, in my opinion, is another one not to miss during your Frieze days. In fact is actually an extraordinary focus on Kelly’s mastery in black and white. It includes rarely-seen drawings, paintings, photographs, and sculptures made in the first and last decade of the artist’s career. An eye candy!
DUNSMORE: Illustrating the American Revolutionary War.
: FRAUNCES TAVERN MUSEUM, 54 Pearl St. Manhattan, NY 10004
: Open Daily 12-5pm through Jun 30, 2018
“Spirit of ’76” by John Ward Dunsmore (1907)
An impressive collection of paintings of John Ward Dunsmore is on exhibit after an eleven year long conservation effort. Most of the paintings represent scenes from the American Revolutionary War. Besides they are exposed with other artifacts that highlight the artist’s body of work. Pride of american’s patriotic spirit.
THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS: Stanley Kubrick Photographs.
: MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 1220 Fifth Ave. Manhattan, NY 10029
: Open Daily 10am–6pm May 3 – Oct 28, 2018.
A youg Stanley Kubrick in one of his shots
Kubrick! No need to explain who he is… The guy was only 17 when he started to work for Look in 1945. Appointed to snap the City’s nightclubs, street scenes and sporting events. This exhibit shows more than 120 photographs from his five years as a staff photographer. And includes more than 100 photography assignments and 12,000 negatives. That’s all folks! Enjoy your stay!