A quick guide to get you started for NY Armory Arts Week 2016
If you haven’t started planning for the endless list of art fairs, events, showings, pop up galleries and more, here’s a list to get you started.
Now running through March 6th, The Armory Show will be highlighting the unique boroughs of New York with various cultural events for all types of visitors. Over the course of the week they will be showcasing a distinct neighborhood each day. This year Armory Arts Week continues its support of New York’s diverse population with their art related events.
Stroll through Soho and see the public murals created in collaboration with artists, youths and communities from the five boroughs. Guests can purchase prints by featured artists and view mosaic Peace Walls from around the globe.
The Bronx will present two curated spaces that discuss the meaning of “home” and how it is reflected in our communities and neighborhoods.
“In an intentionally timely manner, THE BRONX SPEAKS: OUR HOME comes as working class neighborhoods—located in the Bronx and beyond—are increasingly being “discovered,” becoming attractive destinations due to inexpensive real estate potential. What is ignored, however, is the art and culture that has flourished within these areas for decades, and the potential for erasure and displacement. This exhibition will reveal the complex feelings that “home” encompasses, interpreted and elucidated through the artist’s eye, revealing the dynamism of the Bronx arts scene that’s happening right here, right now.
Black: Color, Material, Concept highlights both modern and contemporary African American artists reflecting on their heritage and what it means in today’s society. Presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem stop by to see paintings, sculptures and prints from their permanent collection.
Brooklyn will celebrate its mix of cultures and languages with Hank Willis Thomas’ The Truth Is I See You. In his work Thomas examines understanding and truth and its various interpretations amongst different ethnic groups. The artists want to challenge out understandings of truth and bring about new ideas and conceptions.
Stop by the Queens Museum to see William Gropper’s political cartoons where he touches upon social injustice .
“Growing up in poverty on the Lower East Side, Gropper learned early about social injustice. He dropped out of school to work in the sweatshops but found respite in drawing”
Check out which other neighborhoods will be featured this week and the many events to check out.