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Gallery Openings in New York City (NYC, NY, Manhattan)

It is almost impossible to list all the exhibition openings that take place in New York City art galleries. There are so many galleries, and so little time! Here is a good sampling to start with.

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Italian fine art and fashion photographer Alexo Wandael's latest project is a visual celebration of Italians ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 03, 2014, 09/03/2014, Photography Show: Alexo Wandael Italiany
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An exhibition of photography, sculpture and prints by current students and recent alumni featuring works ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 04, 2014, 09/04/2014, Social Senses, a College Exhibition
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Artists in the exhibit: Nadia Ayari, Michael Biddle, Daniel Bozhkov, Christopher Carroll, Sean Glover, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 04, 2014, 09/04/2014, Group Show: Off the Wall / Fresco Painting
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Featuring: Rita Baunok, Mike Cullen, Colin Delfosse, Ruth Formanek, Ellen Jacob, Jay Matusow, and Scot ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 04, 2014, 09/04/2014, Seven Solo Photography Shows
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Heidi Kumao - Three works about surviving physical confinement are each inspired by the experiences of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 04, 2014, 09/04/2014, Art Shows: Heidi Kumao / Shirley Steele
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10th Street in the 1950s had become a center of the cities’ burgeoning arts community. The surrounding ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 04, 2014, 09/04/2014, Group Show: Irving Sandler: Out of 10th Street
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In his fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, Johannes VanDerBeek explores his interest in how the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 04, 2014, 09/04/2014, Paintings: Johannes VanDerBeek's Early Hand
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Artsy.net recommends this gallery as an emerging gallery to watch, highlighting Melanie Daniel's upcoming ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 04, 2014, 09/04/2014, Paintings: Melanie Daniel's Lotus Eaters
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Each of the nearly dozen new paintings features freight trains covered with graffiti, some in motion. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 05, 2014, 09/05/2014, Yard: Recent Paintings by Adam Normandin
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This show displays artworks variously inspired by Buddhism, folklore, dreams, the artists’ cultural ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 05, 2014, 09/05/2014, Weight of Happiness, a Two-Artist Show
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A mammoth new work that conjoins architecture and sculpture in order to explore the politics and poetics ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 05, 2014, 09/05/2014, Monika Sosnowska's Tower, a Blending of Architecture and Sculpture
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The first New York solo exhibition by the London-based artist Roger Hiorns. Hiorns’ work generates ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 05, 2014, 09/05/2014, Mixed Media Works by Roger Hiorns
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Fahamu Pecou has been featured in several solo and group exhibitions in the US and abroad. Museum shows ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 05, 2014, 09/05/2014, Paintings: Fahamu Pecou's Pursuit of Happiness
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Featuring artworks variously inspired by Buddhism, folklore, dreams, the artists’ cultural heritage ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Opening Receptions, September 05, 2014, 09/05/2014, 2-Person Exhibition: Weight of Happiness
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Music by DJ Rose. Open Bar by Svedka Drinks. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Opening Receptions, September 05, 2014, 09/05/2014, Art Installation: The Cave Collective
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Pierre Molinier (1900-1976) was a postwar artistic renegade born into belle époque France, a shape-shifting ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 05, 2014, 09/05/2014, Exhibition Breyer P-Orridge and Pierre Molinier
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Working for the first time in an iridescent hue, Codax’s third show features thirteen 7 x 7 foot silver ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 05, 2014, 09/05/2014, Monochrome Paintings by Henry Codax
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Eric Dyer, has won numerous awards in film festivals for his distinctive animation style based on the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 06, 2014, 09/06/2014, Video: Copenhagen Cycles by Eric Dyer
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This installation is designed with reverence for the dream woman and features works from over forty emerging, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 06, 2014, 09/06/2014, Installation: Intangible Beauty: Beautiful Women and the Endless Void
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This new body of work has roots in Abstract Expressionism, yet favors a Neo Contemporary flare. JMR has ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 06, 2014, 09/06/2014, JMR's Sheer Power: Recent Paintings
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From the early 1960s to the 1980s, Bishop produced a singular body of paintings on canvas that reflect ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 06, 2014, 09/06/2014, Paintings by James Bishop
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Birgit Brenner creates her works out of the dramas of everyday life, and this is mimicked in her use ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 07, 2014, 09/07/2014, Mixed Media Works: Birgit Brenner's Ten Code 56
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David Benjamin Sherry is an explorer. He is a master of bold, sensual color. He ventures deep into the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 07, 2014, 09/07/2014, Photography: David Benjamin Sherry's Cimate Vortex Sutra
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Over the last decade, Coolquitt has garnered international recognition for his use of sculpture as a ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 07, 2014, 09/07/2014, Sculpture: Andy Coolquitt: somebody place
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A selection of early works by Vienna Actionists Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, and Rudolf ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 09, 2014, 09/09/2014, Exhibition: Rite of Passage: The Early Years of Vienna Actionism, 1960–1966
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The 26th annual Masters Series Award and Exhibition honors graphic design legend Tom Geismar. This exhibition ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 09, 2014, 09/09/2014, Exhibition: The Masters Series: Tom Geismar
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The exhibition will mark the United States debut of the artist’s latest film Une danse des bouffons ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 09, 2014, 09/09/2014, Video: Marcel Dzama's Une Danse des Bouffons (A Jester's Dance)
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A collection of faceted wood sculpture and large-scale mixed media collage, LIVE and IN COLOR ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 10, 2014, 09/10/2014, Sculpture and Mixed Media Works: Derrick Adams' LIVE and IN COLOR
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An exhibition of new works by Tomma Abts is the gallery’s first show with the artist since 2008. It ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 10, 2014, 09/10/2014, Drawings by Tomma Abts
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Featuring work by: Bik Van der Pol, Effi & Amir, Peter Fend, George R. Lawrence, Ruben Pater Forensic ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 10, 2014, 09/10/2014, Group Show: Decolonized Skies
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With: MARTIN DURAZO | RYAN PEREZ ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 11, 2014, 09/11/2014, Altered States, a 2-Artist Exhibition
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Mike Cloud (b. 1974, Chicago) appropriates well known symbols to reexamine historical events or phenomena, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 11, 2014, 09/11/2014, Paintings: Mike Cloud's Bad Faith and Universal Technique
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This is the artist's first exhibition at the gallery and his first solo exhibition in New York in over ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 11, 2014, 09/11/2014, Photographs by Paul Kooiker
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Featuring over 30 vintage and modern gelatin silver prints by Issei Suda (b.1940). Suda, a prolific 74-year-old ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 11, 2014, 09/11/2014, Prints: Issei Suda's Life in Flower 1971-1977
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Seymour Boardman, Ilya Bolotowsky, Nassos Daphnis, and Kendall Shaw feature in this show of artists renowned ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 11, 2014, 09/11/2014, The Hard Line, a 4-Artist Exhibition
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An exhibition of new works by renowned Korean artist Do Ho Suh. The exhibition will highlight the significant ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 11, 2014, 09/11/2014, Do Ho Suh: Drawings
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Still unable to leave China three years after his “conditional release” from 81 days detention from ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 11, 2014, 09/11/2014, Earlier Works by Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei
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The show will be a reinstatement of the artist’s PeaRoeFoam project, which debuted at the gallery in ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 11, 2014, 09/11/2014, Mixed Media Works: Jason Rhoades' PeaRoeFoam
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A solo exhibition of new sculptures, photographs, and lightboxes. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 11, 2014, 09/11/2014, Exhibition: Liu Bolin: A Colorful World?
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Monk’s work is a continuing engagement with notions of authorship and identity, as he recasts iconic ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 11, 2014, 09/11/2014, Exhibition: Jonathan Monk's I went to school with someone called Jonathon Monk
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I Burned Waves lyrically circumscribes the essence of Robyn O'Neil's recent drawings. Inspired ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 12, 2014, 09/12/2014, Drawings: Robyn O'Neil's I Burned Waves
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The Camera Club of New York will host the fifth annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair with an ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 12, 2014, 09/12/2014, The 5th Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair
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Artists: A.K. Burns and Katherine Hubbard, Josh Faught, Nikita Gale, Cassandra Guan, Jen Kennedy and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 12, 2014, 09/12/2014, Group Show: As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of 'Post'
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An exhibition of three videos made in collaboration by Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker. These three ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 12, 2014, 09/12/2014, Invisible Hands: Video Art by Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker
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Benny Andrews was among the many artists of color that gravitated to Blackburn's culturally diverse Printmaking ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 12, 2014, 09/12/2014, Exhibition: Benny Andrews/Patrice Renee Washington: TALKING
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Using the four columns of the venue as a departure point, Fleming builds walls on the perimeter formed ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 12, 2014, 09/12/2014, Exhibition: Nicolas Fleming: Time Would Not Diminish Their Strength But Add Wisdom To It
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With: Yael Brotman, Anne Desmet, Peter D. Gerakaris, Janet Goldner, Estelle Henriot & Aurélia Deniot, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 12, 2014, 09/12/2014, Group Show: Building
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An installation comprised of one-meter-square embroidered pieces of fabric, attached with wooden clothe ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 13, 2014, 09/13/2014, Exhibition: Mona Hatoum: Twelve Windows
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An exhibition of work by MFA Fine Arts students, featuring paintings that expand on 20th century expressionist ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 16, 2014, 09/16/2014, Accidental Certainty, a College Exhibition
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The exhibition provides a behind-the-scenes look at the collaborative, creative processes that have made ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 17, 2014, 09/17/2014, Exhibition: The New York Times Magazine Photographs
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Exhibiting Artists: Anthony Boone, Danielle Siegelbaum, Ivan Forde, John Pinderhughes, Uday Dhar ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 17, 2014, 09/17/2014, Group Show: Optical Allusions
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The newest series by the internationally exhibited artist. Kremena is best known for her ceramic and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Kremena Lefterova: Drawings and Paintings
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Featuring work by: Meghann Riepenhoff, First Place Winner; Cynthia Henebry, Second Place Winner; Katie ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 19, 2014, 09/19/2014, The 2014 Annual Juried Exhibition
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Celebrating the Evolution of Consciousness and Honoring International Day of Peace, 2014. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; donations welcome
Opening Receptions, September 19, 2014, 09/19/2014, Paintings by Marika Popovits
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Conceptual artist Danh Vo collaborates with musician Jamie Stewart for this gallery exhibition conceived ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 27, 2014, 09/27/2014, Conceptual Art: Danh Vo and Jamie Stewart's Metal
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An exhibition of works by BFA Fine Arts students. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, BFA Fine Arts Exhibition
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Róza El-Hassan (b. 1966, Budapest) is an artist of Syrian/Hungarian nationality, who works and lives ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, October 23, 2014, 10/23/2014, New Artworks by Róza El-Hassan
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OPEN STUDIOS 2014 is an annual event that invites the public to come explore and interact with member ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, October 23, 2014, 10/23/2014, Open Studios 2014
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David Bianculli, TV critic for NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, has been a TV critic for almost 40 ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, November 05, 2014, 11/05/2014, Exhibition: Bianculli’s Personal Theory of TV Evolution
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