AVENUE September Arts Calendar

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
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Those summer vacation days may have come to an end, but you can still unwind with some great art around New York City. Here are some exhibits and events going around town during September.

The Met Fifth Avenue

Through February 13: Power and Piety: Islamic Talismans on the Battlefield 

Through October 24: Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Met Collection

1000 Fifth Avenue


[caption id="attachment_47467" align="alignnone" width="233"]MoMA Kai Althoff. Untitled. 1978. Offset lithograph. 6 1/8 x 7 1/2” (15.5 x 19 cm). Collection the artist © Kai Althoff[/caption]


Through October 2: Bruce Conner: It's All True

Through January 8: Tony Oursler: Imponderable

Through February 12: Teiji Furuhashi: Lovers

September 18 – January 22: Kai Althoff: and then leave me to the common swifts

11 West 53rd Street


[caption id="attachment_47468" align="alignnone" width="225"]MAD Institute For Figuring's Crochet Coral Reef project, 2005–ongoing. 1688px x 2250px. Photo courtesy of the Institute For Figuring[/caption]

Museum of Arts and Design

September 15 – January 22: Crochet Coral Reef: TOXIC SEAS

2 Columbus Circle, New York


The Rubin Museum of Art

September 16 – January 9: Monumental Lhasa: Fortress, Palace, Temple

150 West 17th Street


[caption id="attachment_47471" align="alignnone" width="300"]TJM_663-TakeMe_F009-GonzalezTorres Felix-Gonzales Torres "Untitled" (USA Today) , 1990. Candies individually wrapped in red, silver and blue cellophane endless supply. Overall dimensions vary with installation. Ideal weight: 300 lbs. Installation view of Felix-Gonzales Torres: Specific Objects without Specific Form, Museum Für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt Germany, January 28 - March 14, 2011. Photo: Axel Schneider, Frankfurt Am Main.[/caption]

The Jewish Museum

September 16 – February 5: Take Me (I’m Yours)

1109 Fifth Avenue


Whitney Museum of Art

September 16 – January 2: Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight

July 26 – October 31: Sophia Al-Maria: Black Friday

99 Gansevoort Street


Hirschl & Adler

September 8 – October 8: Outside the Lines: American Abstraction in the 20th Century

730 Fifth Avenue


Gagosian Gallery

September 20 – October 29: Georg Baselitz: Jumping Over My Shadow

522 West 21st Street


[caption id="attachment_47472" align="alignnone" width="237"]A fine and rare gold cast ornamental plaque Warring States Period Intricately cast and detailed, the plaque centered with a pair of intertwined creatures with scaly bodies supported on two hollow struts rising out of further intertwined bodies issuing composite heads or groups of heads on eight other hollow struts, the reverse showing concave surfaces to the intertwined bodies and circular openings to the struts traces of burial soil and black casting compound or adhesive. 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 3 1/8in (2 x 7 x 8cm) overall dimensions 124 grams Estimate: US$30,000-50,000[/caption]


September 12: Chinese Works of Art

10 a.m. A Taste of the Remarkable: the John and Celeste Fleming Collection
of Chinese Furniture and Works of Art

11 a.m. Chinese Snuff Bottles from
American Collections

1 p.m. Chinese Paintings and Works of Art

September 20: Exploration and Travel

580 Madison Avenue



September 13: Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art

20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York


Cheim & Read

September 8 – October 22: Lynda Benglis: New Work

547 West 25th Street



Young New York Celebrates Old New York

A party for the Frick and Dakota


New Yorkers For Children Parties Past Bedtime

A Fool’s Fête at the Mandarin Oriental


Sorvinos Serve Pinot and Pasta at Cookbook Party

An evening of wining, dining and song at Harry Cipriani

by Debbie BancroftPhotographed by Billy Farrall