Untitled, 2011, by William O’Brien. Part of the artist’s solo show, William J. O’Brien, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, opening Saturday. (Image courtesy of the artist; Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York.)
- NYC: Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, at the Guggenheim Museum. Opens Friday.
- NYC: The Little Prince: A New York Story, at the Morgan Library & Museum. Opens Friday, in Midtown.
- NYC: tranzit, Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module, at the New Museum. Opens today, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Antonio Canova, The Seven Last Works, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Opens today, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Guy Ben Ner, Soundtrack, and Austin Lee, Ok Ok Ok Ok…, at Postmasters Gallery. Opens Saturday at 5:30pm, in Tribeca.
- NYC: Ferran Adrià, Notes on Creativity, at the Drawing Center. Opens Saturday, in SoHo.
- NYC: Sol LeWitt: Horizontal Progressions, at Pace. Opens Friday, on 25th Street, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Girls Against God magazine hosts Wolf Moon Gathering, an afternoon performance, at MoMA PS1. This Sunday at 3pm, in Queens.
- NYC: Wayne Herpich, New Vision Display, at Blackston Gallery. Opens Thursday at 6pm, on the Lower East Side.
- Ithaca, N.Y.: Beyond Earth Art, at the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. Opens Saturday.
- Chicago: Wordless!, a performance featuring the work of Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston, at Logan Center Performance Hall, at the University of Chicago. This Saturday at 3pm.
- Fort Worth: Focus: Fred Tomaselli, at The Modern. Through March 2.
- L.A.: Tea and Morphine: Women in Paris, 1880 to 1914, at the Hammer Museum. Opens Sunday, in Westwood.
- L.A.: Timothy Walker, at the Craft & Folk Art Museum. Opens Saturday, in Mid-Wilshire.
- L.A.: Kaz Oshiro, Chasing Ghosts, at the Charles White Elementary School Gallery. Opens Friday, in Westlake/Macarthur Park
- L.A.: Corporeal Impulse, at the Vincent Price Art Museum. Through April 12, in East L.A.
- L.A.: Blinding Desire: Unfolding Artists, at Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis. Opens Saturday, in Westchester.
- Santa Barbara: Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories are Worth Repeating, at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Opens Sunday.
The poetry of fence posts and concrete footings. A detail of Flock in Space, by Ruben Ochoa, in Dallas. The piece is part of the city-wide sculpture exhibition Nasher XChange, organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Ochoa’s piece is on view at the Trinity River Audubon Center, through February 16th. For a map of the other commissions, click here. (Image courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Projects.)
Specimen Series: 348 West 22nd Street, APT. New York, NY 10011, USA — Bathtub, 2013, by Do Ho Suh. Part of the artist’s solo exhibit at Lehmann Maupin in Hong Kong, opening tomorrow. (Image courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin.)
- NYC: Drawing Time, Reading Time, at the Drawing Center. Opens Friday, in SoHo. Opening reception to take place on Thursday, November 21, at 6pm.
- NYC: Liz Magic Laser, Absolute Event, at Paula Cooper Gallery. Opens Thursday, at Cooper’s 197 Tenth Avenue space in Chelsea. Performances will be held on Thursday and Saturday, beginning promptly at 7pm. (More about the artist here.)
- NYC: Para-Real, at 601 Artspace. Opens today, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Water, Water…8 Strange Days in the City That Never Sleeps, a group show, at Kianga Ellis Projects. Opening reception this Thursday at 6pm. Exhibition runs through November 19, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Faceshifting: Masking the Spirits, at Cavin-Morris Gallery. Opens Thursday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Travis LeRoy Southworth, A Fancy Machine is the Perfect Centerpiece, at Mixed Greens. Opens Thursday at 6pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Luke DuBois, Sex Lies & Data Mining, a Pratt Digital Arts Lecture. Today at 12:45, at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
- NYC: Barbara Macfarlane: Mapping, at Rebecca Hossack. Opens today, in SoHo.
- NYC: Jeff Williams, New/Used/Wet/Broken, at Jack Hanley Gallery. Opens Friday at 6pm, in Tribeca.
- NYC: Provisional Space, at Brooklyn Fireproof. Opens Friday at 6pm, in Bushwick.
- NYC: Guerilla Girls Broadband, at Interference Archive. Monday at 7:30pm, in Gowanus.
- Salem, Mass.: Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion, at the Peabody Essex Museum. Opens Saturday.
- Chicago: Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture and Cuisine, at the Art Institute of Chicago. Through January 27.
- Palo Alto: Flesh and Metal: Body and Machine in Early 20th Century Art, at the Cantor Arts Center. Opens today, at Stanford University.
- San Jose: Around the Table: Food. Creativity. Community., at the San Jose Museum of Art. Through April 20.
- L.A.: Licketh the Rainbow, at Jaus. Opens Friday, in Santa Monica.
- L.A.: A special screening of Andy Warhol’s Sleep, at HRLA. This Saturday from midnight to 7am, in Chinatown.
- L.A.: Chatting with Henri Matisse: The Lost 1941 Interview, at the Getty Center. This Sunday, at 3pm.
- L.A.: Independent scholar Elena Phipps gives a talk about Peruvian textiles at the Fowler Museum. Next Wednesday, at noon, at UCLA.
LAST DAY: Untitled, by Bast. Part of the exhibit Ten Years of Wooster Collective: 2003-2013, at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Through today, in Chelsea. (Image courtesy of the artist and Jonathan LeVine.)
- NYC: American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe, at the Museum of Modern Art. Through January 26.
- NYC: Soundings: A Contemporary Score, at the Museum of Modern Art. Through November 3.
- NYC: Matthew Miller, Unveiling, at Pocket Utopia. Through August 29, on the Lower East Side. (The gallery is by appointment only for the month of August.)
- Atlanta, Ga.: Fictional Geographies, at Robert Walden. Through September 7.
- S.F.: Jennie Ottinger, Members Only, at Johansson Projects. Through September 19.
- S.F.: Adam Feibelman, Do With Me What You Will, and William Emmert, A Lot of People Do This, at Guerrero Gallery. Through September 7.
- L.A.: 356 Sculptures, at 356 Mission. Opens today at 6pm.
- LAST DAY: L.A.: BDX-LAX: Faraway So Close, at Subliminal Projects. Through today, in Echo Park.
- Mexico City: David Choe, Snowman Monkey BBQ, at the Museo Universitario del Chopo. Through October 27.
- Copenhagen: Independents, a group show, at V1 Gallery. Through September 7.
- Plus: It’s the last week for I, YOU, WE at the Whitney Museum. Christian Viveros-Fauné provides numerous reasons for why you shouldn’t miss this show.
- Plus, plus: Christopher Knight on why Detroit’s art shouldn’t so hastily be sold off. (I’m embarrassingly behind on this story. But if you haven’t followed it and you’re gonna read only one piece about it, make sure this is it.)
Bong Rips at the Community Ceramics Center, 2011-13, by Brion Nuda Rosch. Part of the artist’s solo exhibit at ACME in Los Angeles, opening Saturday at 6pm in Mid-Wilshire. (Image courtesy of the artist and ACME.)
- L.A.: My Barbarian, Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the Creative Impulse, at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Opens Saturday, in Culver City.
- L.A.: Fever of Dreams, a group show organized by Robbie Conal, at Koplin del Rio. Opens Saturday at 5pm, in Culver City.
- L.A.: George Tate, Car Wash, at Craig Krull Gallery. Opens Saturday, in Santa Monica.
- Santa Fe: Enrique Martínez Celaya, The Pearl, at SITE Santa Fe. Opens Saturday.
- NYC: Cut ‘n’ Paste: From Architectural Assemblage to Collage City, at the Museum of Modern Art. Opens today.
- NYC: Dianne Arbus and Lisette Model, Arbus/Model, at Hasted Krauetler. Through August 16 in Chelsea.
- NYC: Folk Devil, at David Zwirner Gallery. Opens Thursday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Hair & Skin, at Derek Eller Gallery. Through August 16, in Chelsea.
- NYC: David Jelinek, Money Down, at Andrew Edlin Gallery. Opens today, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Acid Summer, at DCKT Contemporary. Opens today at 6pm, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Balls to the Wall, at DODGE Gallery. Opens Thursday, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Judy Chicago, in conversation with Jane F. Gerhard and Saisha Grayson, on the making of The Dinner Party, at the Brooklyn Museum. Tomorrow at 6:30pm.
- Northampton, Mass.: Eye on the Street: Trends in 1960s and 1970s Photography, at the Smith College Museum of Art. Opens Friday.
- London: VII, a group show with Cope2, Dave Kinsey, Michael De Feo, and many others, at Stolen Space. Opens Thursday at 6pm.
A petroglyph of the Gemini Capsule, by Kevin Sudeith. Part of the artist’s solo exhibit, Modern Petroglyphs, at 308@156 Project Artspace. Opens Thursday at 7pm, in the Flatiron District. (Image courtesy of the artist. Plus: see my WNYC profile of Sudeith from last year.)
- NYC: Lorna Williams, Appositions: Still/Birth/Shit, at Dodge Gallery. Opens Saturday, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Maria E. Piñeres, Playland, at DCKT Contemporary. Opens Wednesday, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: video_dumbo, at Eyebeam. Opens Thursday in Chelsea.
- NYC: B&W — Two Photographers: Maximo Colon and Elisa Perea, at MediaNoche. Opens Friday at 6pm, in East Harlem.
- NYC: Ralph Fasanella, A More Perfect Union, at Andrew Edlin Gallery. Through June 22, in Chelsea.
- NYC: To The Friends Who Saved My Life: Moyra Davey, Hervé Guibert, Heinz Peter-Knes, Jason Simon, Danh Vo, Francesca Woodman, Rona Yefman, at Callicoon Fine Arts. Opens Sunday at 6pm.
- NYC: Search for the Unicorn: An exhibition in honor of the Cloisters 75th Anniversary, at The Cloisters Museum & Gardens. Opens today.
- NYC: Land Marks: An exhibition of earthworks artists, and Imran Qureshi, on the roof, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through November 3.
- Chicago: Theaster Gates: 13th Ballad, and Think First, Shoot Later: Photography from the MCA Collection, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Opens Thursday.
- New Orleans: Pat Steir, Endless Line and Self Portrait, at Newcomb Art Gallery. Through June 16.
- S.F.: Andy Vogt, Submerged on the Surface, at Eli Ridgway Gallery. Through June 22nd.
- L.A.: Mark Verabioff, Breakdown, a performance, at Night Gallery. This Saturday from 9pm-12am, in downtown L.A.
- L.A.: Antonia Wright, Be, Marisol Rendón, So Dragons do Exists?, and Hugo Crosthwaite, Studies for CARPAS, at Luis de Jesus Gallery. Opens Saturday at 6pm in Culver City.
- L.A.: Artifex, with Einer and Jamex de la Torre, Harry Gamboa Jr., Shizu Saldamando and John Valadez, at Koplin del Rio Gallery. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in Culver City.
- L.A.: John Baldessari: Crowds, at ForYourArt. Opens Saturday at 4pm in Mid-Wilshire.
- L.A.: Channa Horwitz, Orange Grid, at François Ghebaly Gallery. Through June 8, in Culver City.
Costumes worn by the Nationwide Museum Mascot Project (more about them here). I really dug these as pieces of sculpture.
A photo shows the SFMOMA mascot working the museum’s lobby.
With that crafty basket head and those plaid paints, the MoMA mascot was the design antithesis of its staidly modern namesake. (And way freakier than the museum’s Martin Kippenberger.) Would pay cash money to see this one wandering around the museum’s architecture gallery.
The MOCA mascot. The cardboard sign is a nice touch.
Plus: Marshall Astor’s Portrait of An Eye. The circle of videos was strangely absorbing (especially the ape playing the drums).
Okay, so I’m embarrassingly late to this exhibit. Unfortunately, it already closed. But if you live in the vicinity of northern Orange County, Cypress College Art Gallery has a student show opening on May 9.