Now showing at the Bronx Museum of the Arts is Street Art: From the 1950s to Now, which examines how the streets affect artists as a subject matter, venue, and muse. The exhibit covers various mediums, from photography to derelict storefronts and streets from New York to Beijing. On the 18th there will be a special talk with a local artist who has seen and done it all, from architecture to video art. Other events can be found on the museum’s website, bronxmuseum.org.
Be sure to check out queer artist Gail Thacker’s polaroid exhibition showing at the Safe-T Gallery from Oct 22 until Nov 14. The photos on display have been developed and treated in a manner that the artist describes as “pickling” which gives them an eerie and beautiful look.
As Philippe de Montebello is set to retire after 31 years as the longest-serving director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art the museum is designing a special exhibit to showcase some of the 250-plus pieces that were acquired during his tenure. The exhibit is titled The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions and runs from Oct 24 through Feb 1.