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Art Events in NY: Labor Day Weekend

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit:

Exhibit Hours: 12 -6

The story goes that in 1931, Jackson Pollock, in need of rent money for his Greenwich Village studio took a few of his paintings and set them on the sidewalk near Washington Square Park. Later fellow artists and friends in shared desperate financial states soon joined him. To honour this the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit was formed.

If you are looking for an exhibition that showcases mediums from fine arts to jewelry, ceramics and wood makings this is a great event to make the most of this weekend.

Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair Fall Show:

Exhibit Hours: 10-5:30

If you venture outside the city this weekend is the perfect opportunity to hit the 42nd anniversary of the nationally celebrated Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair. This fair showcases a variety of handmade works, an assortment of demonstrations and live entertainment throughout the day. Highly rated in nationwide magazines this is a family-fun day trip to end your summer in style.

New York Botanical Garden

Now-October 22

Ebony G. Patterson's …things come to thrive…in the shedding…in the molting…. has been extended through October 22 at the New York Botanical Garden. Courtesy of NYBG

Contemporary artist Ebony G. Patterson has graced the New York Botanical Gardens with her richly detailed and mixed-media installations. Take a stroll through the generous and playful artworks and luscious displays of nature during the long weekend.

Cinema of Sensations: The Never-Ending Screen of Val del Omar

Now - Oct 1

The Museum of the Moving Image is exhibiting a major exhibition dedicated to the work of Spanish artist, José Val del Omar. The artist, filmmaker and inventor allows the viewer a multisensory experience for the first time in the U.S. Works such as his Elementary Triptych of Spain will be on display alongside commissioned works by contemporary artists such as Sally golding and Tim Cowlishaw.

Berenice Abbott’s New York Album, 1929

Now–September 4, 2023

Paul Grotz, Brooklyn Bridge with Manhattan, 10.6 x 16.1 cm, 1928–29, Gelatin silver print. Courtesy of the MET

This is the final weekend to view a historic chronicle of New York in the early 1900s. Berenice Abbott's respected works are on display at the MET until the 4th of September. After the artist's arrivial in New York, she felt overwhelmed with the inspiring energy of the city and strived to capture its essence with her handheld camera. The 266 small black-and-white prints are arranged throughout the exhibition transporting the viewer back in time.


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