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Arts & Museums
All you lovers of art, do visit this gallery. Here's a chance to check out paintings, photography and more. But that's not all, they also have live performances scheduled. The special feature of this gallery is its Canadian art exhibits. So do look up the website for details on your favorite band or artists. So come by, to admire the artistic expression in every form.
Thrust Projects, is a platform for the contemporary artists to display their works and express themselves without any boundaries. From international to amateur artists, it welcomes one and all. Celebrated and talented people like Elizabeth Cooper and Daniel Domig have showcased their work here. Really a true treasure room for all art lovers. The gallery stresses the concept of filling the traditional outline with modern colors. Do check out the works and you will truly appreciate the efforts and the endeavors of the young artists.
A prominent landmark of Jewish immigration from Eastern Europe to the United States, the Eldridge Street Synagogue houses the Museum at Eldridge Street. It is the founders of this museum who took the initiative of a massive renovation and restoration project on the synagogue, and are solely responsible for the majestic glory in which it stands today. The museum tells the tale of how the synagogue came to be founded, storing vast collections of artifacts and documents that are valuable to the Jewish history in the country. There are walking tours and other programs organized by the museum which take visitors through the various aspects of the synagogue's existence. See the website or call for more information.
Envoy is a small gallery which exhibits paintings and photographs of little known and upcoming artists. A wonderful way to spend a day looking at beautiful images. The artists on display keep changing with regular shows and themes. Do check the website for details of the current show. Artists who have exhibited their work here include Ales Roase, Ryan Steadman, Michael Yinger, Simon Henwood, Chaterine Tafur. You can also arrange for private viewings.
A little museum dedicated to the struggles and triumphs of Italian-Americans in the United States. This institution highlights achievements and contributions from Italians towards American popular culture within its cuisine, art and music. The museum also holds symposia, film screenings, exhibitions and other types of performances. A real delight to visit for those with Italian roots, or just for those who are interested in what makes this nation so great.
Bureau is a promising art gallery that's located in the Lower East Side area of the city. Known to patronize emerging artists, this space is well-known for the interesting range of exhibitions it holds. Check website for details.
Located in downtown Manhattan, DCKT Contemporary is an art gallery hosting many exhibitions round the year. Artists like Oliver Boberg, Exene Cervenka, Zoe Corsher and Cordy Ryman have showcased their work at DCKT. 'The Dark Skate', 'Intuitive Jungle' and '100 New York Mysteries' are few of the exhibitions that have taken place at this gallery in the past. Founded by Dennis Christie and Ken Tyburski, DCKT serves both established as well as upcoming artists.
The Tenement Museum was founded in 1988 by historians Ruth Abram and Anita Jacobson looking to commemorate the country's immigration culture. The unassuming apartment building on the iconic Orchard Street is home to inspiring stories. These stories speak of the persistence of generations of immigrants who came to New York City starting in the 1800s to build their lives from scratch with limited resources. Take a guided tour to get a glimpse of the life new citizens experienced in Chinatown, Little Italy and Manhattan's Lower East Side through photographic exhibitions, displays of personal belongings and memorabilia.
Founded in 1980, Museum of Chinese in the Americas (MoCA), is a sort of time-turning machine. From the time you enter the century-old school building, you are not only a spectator going through the ancient artifacts but also feel as if you are a living part of the very fascinating Chinese Culture. From old restaurant menu's to newspapers, library materials to pictures and even sign-boards; everything re-creates the history of these immigrants. The management does not treat the generation-old mementos as mere muses but the aim here is on preserving the history and culture of Chinese and their descendants in the Western hemisphere. The exhibitions are recommended for an insight to the rich heritage.
Most exhibits at Jen Bekman Gallery focus on photography, but you will also find works on paper, paintings and mixed media. The works of Amy Ross, Nina Berman, Beth Dow and Kate Bingaman-Burt are all visible here. It is the best place to browse and spend a lazy afternoon and probably even buy a few prints and photos at a reasonable price! Jen Bekman also gives the lay man an opportunity to enter a photography competition. If you think that something you have clicked, deserves to be appreciated, then try your luck here. The gallery also frequently displays the winning photograph.
Thierry Goldberg Projects is a small gallery that showcases relatively unknown, upcoming and mid-career artists. Some of them have exhibited their first solo shows here, and have later gone on to become famous or well known. The artists include Iraqi landscape artist Ahmed Alsoudani, videographer Keren Cytter and black and white photographer Swetlana Heger. You can also find works by Jessica Williams and Allison Katz who are students at Columbia. The gallery also frequently exhibits group shows on different themes.
One of the most bizarre museums of New York is the Troll Museum located in the Lower East Side. The museum is open only by appointment. The museum proprietor and owner Reverend Jen will help you understand the history of trolls. You will find a variety of troll dolls in various attires. Visit for an unusual experience. Email for an appointment.