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Arts & Museums
Located in the lower east side of Manhattan, Museum 52 is an art space par excellence. Many known artists like 'Kate Atkin', 'David Brooks', 'John Isaacs', 'Frank Selby' and 'Anthony Titus' have showcased their work at this art gallery. The displays range from paintings and glass work to wood art. The gallery also serves as a platform for budding artists to explore the world of art.
On Stellar Rays owes its rather unusual name to a 9th century text called de Radiis or On Rays which was written by the celebrated Islamic philosopher Al Kindi. The brainchild of Candice Madey, this gallery is slowly carving a niche for itself in New York's burgeoning art world. With a bias towards contemporary artists, one can expect a unusual set of artwork here which will delight the art lover who seeks novelty. Check their website for a list of upcoming events and exhibitions.
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.
An art gallery-cum-project space, CUCHIFRITOS is the initiative of Arts Alliance, Inc. Located inside the bustling Essex Street Market, in Lower East Side, this venue was opened with the intention of creating a platform for an open discussion of topics concerning contemporary art, and to provide a space for artistic exchange, where local artists can share their works with the locals. An intimate space, CUCHIFRITOS is one of the few places in the city where one can see the culturally diverse residents come together for the sake of art. Call or see the website for further details.
The Tenement Museum was founded in 1988 by historians Ruth Abram and Anita Jacobson to commemorate the country's immigration culture. This 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 immigrants experienced in Chinatown, Little Italy and Manhattan's Lower East Side through photographic exhibitions, displays of personal belongings and memorabilia.
ABC no Rio is where art marries politics. ABC no Rio is a gallery that encourages political discussion through art. In doing so, ABC no Rio seeks to demonstrate that politics is not confined to the politicians and bureaucrats in the government, but is available to anyone and everyone who should participate. ABC no Rio hopes, through its displays, that people will learn to have a questioning discourse when it comes to government and societal activities. It also hopes to show sides of society that people may not have seen before, images that are not available through mainstream media, in order to understand the many types of people in society that come together to be part of America's unique public discourse.
Founded in 2001, Participant Inc. is a non profit organization and owns a gallery that serves as a venue for various renowned as well as budding artists to showcase their talent. This two level space at the lower east side of New York conducts many exhibitions by artists like 'Ellen Cantor', 'Breyer P-Orridge' and 'John Brattin' to name a few. Work of art in various formats are encouraged here, the gallery showcases visual art, literary work as well as performing arts. Call for exhibition details.
Horton Gallery (Sunday L.E.S.) is a little art gallery which is very informal in its approach. It displays the works of little known artists, which may not be on display anywhere else. The exhibits include paintings and sculptures from up coming artists including the highly overlooked Royal Robertson; a Louisiana folk artist, Hillary Baldwin; a sculptor from New York, Gayleen Aiken and David Askevold.
This art gallery located in Manhattan has been host to many art fairs like 'The NADA Art Fair' and 'VOLTA show'. Project works of various artists like John Hodany, Michael Zahn, Matt Ducklo and Hilary Berseth have been showcased at Eleven Rivington. This art hub displays contemporary work of art of various forms like paintings, photography and ceramics.
Located in Manhattan's cultural hub, this is the second Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York. Owned by partners Rachel Lehmann and David Maupin, this downtown outlet opened in 2007. Various art fairs like 'Art 39 Basel and 'The Armory Show 2008' have taken place at this gallery. Established artists like Ashley Bickerton, Gilbert & George, Tony Oursler and Suling Wang have showcased their works of art at Lehmann Maupin.
Salon 94 Freeman is a gallery that showcases some amazing contemporary art work by artists like Amy Bessone, Carter, Katy Grannan and Marilyn Minter, to name a few. This is a satellite gallery of the original Salon 94 which is located close to Central Park . Exhibition of various art forms from painting, drawing, photography to video and wood art are showcased at this art space in downtown.
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.