nyc art scene

a carefully curated calendar & cumulative catalog of new york city's most interesting art exhibitions and events. hand picked by Arthur Seen & Team

both sides of Keith Haring’s Broome Street apartment door
(photo: Tim Schreier)

Closing Dec 30:

Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969-1989
 organized by Ethan Swan

New Museum, 235 Bowery, NYC
Free Admission on Thursday Evenings from 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

an exhibition that takes the Bowery as subject, site, and center for creative ingenuity in the 1970s and 1980s. “During these two decades, the Bowery was commonly identified with the furthest extremes of metropolitan decline—municipal neglect, homelessness, and substance abuse. As landlords and civil services abandoned the neighborhood, the subsequent cheap rents and permissive atmosphere drew artists downtown. The Bowery’s lofts provided a social network where painters, photographers, performance artists, musicians, and filmmakers exchanged ideas and drew inspiration from this concentration of creative activity.”

Opens Sept 19:“Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery (1969–1989)” curated by Ethan SwanNew Museum, 235 Bowery, NYCDrawing upon the New Museum’s Bowery Artist Tribute archive and the online archive of Marc H. Miller, 98bowery.com, this exhibition features original artwork, ephemera, and performance documentation by over twenty artists who lived and worked on or near the Bowery in New York.  - thru Jan 6
also, please join us in discussion:How does New York’s art scene in 2012 compare to the celebrated decades of yore?

Opens Sept 19:

Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery (1969–1989)
 curated by Ethan Swan

New Museum, 235 Bowery, NYC

Drawing upon the New Museum’s Bowery Artist Tribute archive and the online archive of Marc H. Miller, 98bowery.com, this exhibition features original artwork, ephemera, and performance documentation by over twenty artists who lived and worked on or near the Bowery in New York.  - thru Jan 6

also, please join us in discussion:
How does New York’s art scene in 2012 compare to the celebrated decades of yore?