Spring Arts: The Visual Arts List
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Spring Arts: The Visual Arts List

Your guide to visual arts in NYC this Spring.

Anish Kapoor’s "Descension" will come to Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park this spring. Tadzio via Public Art Fund.
Anish Kapoor’s "Descension" will come to Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park this spring. Tadzio via Public Art Fund.

19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings

Exhibition: Feb. 25, 27- March 1; Auction: March 2, The sale will feature a complete portfolio (13 lithographs) with Marc Chagall’s “Arabian Nights.” Swann Auction Galleries, 104 E. 25th St. swanngalleries.com.

Amy Sillman

“After Metamorphoses.” An animated drawing based on Ovid’s epic narrative poem set to a score. Drawing Center, 35 Wooster St., drawingcenter.org. Through March 19.

Inventing Downtown

Explores artist-led galleries during the years 1952-1965 including The March Group, which was founded by three Jewish artists. Some of their exhibits focused on topics relating to the Holocaust and the Eichmann trial. Grey Art Gallery, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, greyartgallery.nyu.edu. Through April 1.

Black Panther Got Loose From the Bronx Zoo

In honor of Black History Month, the 50th anniversary of the Black Panthers Movement and the 45th anniversary of the Mizrahi Black Panthers Movement, Michaeli’s new work, “Black Panther Got Loose from the Bronx Zoo” is 8’ x 8’ wool handwoven tapestry and a short corresponding video. American Jewish Historical Society, 15 W. 16th St., ajhs.org. Through April 1.

Siona Benjamin: Beyond Borders

March 9-April 2. Features work from Benjamin’s Exodus Series, which she made while on her second Fulbright Fellowship in Israel. ACA Galleries, 529 W. 20th St., acagalleries.com.

Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction

April 15-Aug. 13. Spans the postwar period years of 1945-1968 and the burgeoning feminist movement, highlighting the work of 50 women artists, several of whom were Jewish, including Anni Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, Gego, Eva Hesse, Lee Krasner and Louise Nevelson. Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., moma.org.

Cutting Edges: Israeli Fashion and Design

April 21-July 30. A showcase of contemporary clothing, textile, jewelry and accessories by Israeli designers from different backgrounds who examine questions of identity and use materials in inventive ways. JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., jccmanhattan.org.

Deborah Kass: Day After Day

A large-scale digital printed site-specific work inspired by her series “more! feel good paintings for feel bad times.” Space/42, 33 W. 42nd St., neuberger.org. Through May 28.

Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry

May 5-Sept. 24. A celebration of the modernist painter and designer through 50 paintings and drawings, costume and theater designs, photographs, ephemera and poems. The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., thejewishmuseum.org.

Anish Kapoor: Descension

Opening May 2017. An outdoor installation of a large pool of water seemingly spiraling into the ground. The Jewish-Indian-British sculptor who was recently awarded the 2017 Genesis Prize. Brooklyn Bridge Park, publicartfund.org.

My Name Is … The Lost Children of Kloster Indersdorf

Photographs and stories of the displaced children who were housed in a convent near Dachau after the Holocaust. Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, mjhnyc.org. Ongoing.

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