Yes, we may be getting hit with some rain this weekend but, you know, so what? Temperatures will still be above fifty and you could use a few hours out of your room because it’s starting to stink and cleaning is for suckers! Aside from the usual neighborhood bars and familiar conversations, why not try something different? There are hundreds of art galleries, many you've never even heard of! This weekend, get some culture in the world’s premiere cultural hub.
Friday, March 30th
GIVERNY: by E.V. Day and Kembra Pfahler
Where: The Hole. 312 Bowery. 212-466-1100
Find out what your friends think about Kembra Pfahler as a sexy alien posed in E.V. Day’s photographs as you walk though the re-imagined gallery littered with actual grass and an actual pond. In 2010, E.V. Day was awarded the Munn Artists Residency by the Versailles Foundation, to live on Monet’s estate in Giverny.
Museum of the City of New York’s Winter Thaw
Where: MCNY. 1220 Fifth Avenue. 212-534-1672
This is a great opportunity for young New Yorkers (21-39) to party in a museum! DJs will be playing and NYC’s own New York Distilling Company will be serving their signature ‘Tot & Tonic” Help raise money for the museums operations and education programs.
Claiborne Swanson Frank
Where: Lu Magnus. 55 Hester Street. 212-677-6555
This photography reception shows a slew of Frank’s subjects all across the American landscape. Each of the photograph’s subjects is given a name, and come with an exceptionally bright view into their lifestyles, environmentally and politically.
Saturday, March 31st
Where: American Museum of Natural History (212) 769-5100
Get an extraordinary look at the organisms that produce light. From fireflies, to deep sea fish, rare plants and animals, through a series of re-created environments, explore the wonders of the Earth right here in New York.
Naomi Nemtzow – New Urban Landscape
Where: Bowery Gallery 530 W. 25th St. 4th Floor. (646) 230-6655
New paintings focused on the artists observations of elevated train tracks, buildings and vehicles. The exhibit also features collages and charcoal drawings all representing urban environments. Described as imaginative and playful, this exhibit is worth a trip to Chelsea.
Harry Dodge, “Fronttown”
Where: Wallspace Gallery 619 W. 27th St. 212-594-9478
If you’re tired of staring at 2D artwork, come check out this great mix of sculpture, videos and performance art. Dodge’s videos construct a narrative using simple editing tools portraying a finely tuned interest in the modern worlds obsession with the virtual world. His drawings are lewd and fun that will keep you wondering just what is going on in this man’s head.