Dan Flavin: Kornblee Gallery 1967

See re-creations of two groundbreaking exhibitions of light and color that Dan Flavin mounted in 1967 at New York’s Kornblee Gallery, then located at the nearby and architecturally similar 58 East 79th Street.

In one gallery, a series of six vertically oriented works in cool white light, each varying slightly from one another, punctuate…

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OUR ROOTS RUN DEEP: Finding Home in Chinatown

Using only cardboard and glue, Chinese American artist Warren King captures in exquisite beauty and detail everyday moments in nearby Chinatown. Distinctive life-sized sculptures, as well as smaller scale and wall-hanging pieces, depict local residents: women engaged in lively conversation, a hardworking fish vendor, players and spectators of an intense game of Chinese chess, and…

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Chiharu Shiota: Signs of Life

Go inside a spectacular site-specific installation and explore a series of previously unseen sculptures and drawings by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota. Skillfully woven knotted white and red threads create fantastical scenes combining salvaged window frames, a piano, suitcases, books and used clothes. Look for evocative everyday objects – old suitcases, stained dolls, miniature furniture and…

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Family

The paintings in Lisa Edelstein’s debut exhibition, are inspired by old photos that Edelstein found of her family and relatives (and the occasional Poodle). They are candid shots – fugitive moments — often the mistaken shots that occurred in the days when there was no “delete” button on the camera. Her works are not photorealistic…

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Deconstructing Power: W. E. B. Du Bois at the 1900 World’s Fair

See  innovative data visualizations that W. E. B. Du Bois created for the 1900 Paris World’s Fair alongside decorative arts from Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection. For the Exhibit of American Negroes, Du Bois and his Atlanta University students made 63 hand-drawn diagrams that used shape, line, and color to showcase the success Black Americans had achieved…

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