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It’s quite a week for NYC art cravers. To help guide you through the art gallery world, gallerist Meredith Rosen offers a list of her top picks for the week ahead. Happy craving!

Genieve Figgis: Good Morning, Midnight at Half Gallery through Oct. 25

Adam Putnam at PPOW through Nov. 1

Two Two One at the new Regina Rex Gallery from Sept. 21 through Oct. 26

K8 Hardy: Fashionfashion 2002-2006 at Higher Pictures through Oct. 11

Thread Lines and Xanti Schawinsky: Head Drawings and Faces of War at the Drawing Center, both Sept. 19 - Dec. 14

Ryan McGinley: Yearbook at the Team Gallery - Grand Street through Oct. 12

Jenny Holzer: Dust Paintings at Cheim & Read through Oct. 25

The week ahead is a great one for NYC culture. You can see everything from climate-focused photographs at ICP to On the Town on Broadway to contemporary Brooklyn Art at BRIC House. Here are our top picks. CRAVE the events that excite you to keep track and spread word of mouth. RATE them once you’ve seen them. 


Sebastiao Salgado: Genesis opens Friday at the International Center for Photography. His spectacular black and white photographs of wildlife, landscapes, and more raise questions about climate change. The exhibition kicks off a series of events hosted by ICP related to climate change, which coincides with Climate Week NYC (Sept. 22-28), the People’s Climate March on Sept. 21, and the UN Climate Summit on Sept. 23. Check out all of the events, including a lecture by the artist on Saturday at 3 PM and a primer on climate science by Peter deMenocal, a scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory on Monday at 3 PM.

Orly Genger (who created the amazing rope installation at Madison Square Park last year) and James Siena have a new exhibition of works on paper at Sargent’s Daughters on the Lower East Side.

It’s the first weekend of the third edition of Photoville — a photo fest in re-purposed shipping containers in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Wish you were in Italy? Head to little Italy this weekend for the Feast of San Gennaro. It’s the 88th annual festival celebrating the patron saint of Naples — and you’ll find food, music, and parades.  

If you’re craving oysters, check out the lineup of events in honor of Oyster Week this weekend and throughout the week.


It’s the beginning of previews for On the Town, the revival of Leonard Bernstein’s musical about three sailors in New York City.

The BRIC Biennial — which presents work of Brooklyn’s emerging and mid-career visual artists — opens Saturday.


In the 8th and 7th Centuries BC, the Near East and the Mediterranean developed new artistic traditions. Explore more than 250 works of art in Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age, which opens at the Met Museum on Monday.

Craving opera (in Italian, no less)? The fall season for the Metropolitan Opera gets underway on Monday with Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart.


Puccini’s La Boheme is the most performed opera in Met history. Catch it starting Tuesday.


When the Wolves Came In explores the historical legacy of the Emancipation Proclamation and the abolishment of apartheid in South Africa through dance and music by Grammy Award-winning jazz musician Robert Glasper.


Explore the centuries old history of trade and immigration between China and the United States at the New York Historical Society’s new exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion.

Fall art season is already in full swing in NYC, and gallerist Meredith Rosen has picked her favorite gallery exhibitions of the week to help you navigate. Remember to crave what excites you to keep track and spread word of mouth … and rate it once you’ve been. 

Derrick Adams: Live and In Color at Jack Tilton Gallery through Oct. 18

Morris Louis: Veils at Mnuchin Gallery through Oct. 18

Ian Davis: Rituals at Leslie Tonkonow through Oct. 25

Matthew Ritchie: Ten Possible Links at Andrea Rosen through Oct. 22

Sam Durant: Invisible Surrealists at Paula Cooper Gallery through Oct. 18

Satan Ceramics at Salon 94 through Oct. 25 

Monika Sosnowska: Tower at Hauser and Wirth through Sept. 25

Kate Shepherd - Fwd: The Telephone Game at Galerie Lelong through Oct. 

It’s September, and suddenly New York City is brimming with craveable culture. There are festivals — from Fall for Dance Festival to Brooklyn BEAT — art, film, theater, dance, music, and more. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread word of mouth. RATE events once you’ve been. 


If you feel like clowning around, head to Union Square at 5:30 PM on Friday for the NY Clown Theatre Festival Opening Day Public Parade and Pie Fight. The Festival runs through Sept. 28.

Starting Friday, Pace Gallery will present David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, which includes a series of iPad prints and other recent artwork by the celebrated artist.

The man known as the father of video art, Nam Jun Paik, will have an exhibition at the Asia Society — Becoming Robot — starting on Friday. The South Korean artist’s work explores the human condition through the lens of technology and science.

It’s the 20th anniversary of Forrest Gump, and you can see the Academy Award winning Tom Hanks classic across the city.


Yale Senior Ruby Rae Spiegel’s play Dry Land opens at HERE on Saturday. The play, which confronts abortion, got a big advanced write up in the New York Times.

Starting Saturday, explore The Art of the Chinese Album at the Met. It was one of the most intimate Chinese painting formats, used in the 1500s through the 1700s.


On Sunday, learn about the amusement park games and rides of the 1900s and the genius mechanic — William F. Mangels — who designed them at Green Wood Cemetery.


See excerpts from two world premiere productions — “While I Yet Live” by Billy Porter (Tony Award winning star of Kinky Boots) and “Lives of the Saints” by David Ives (who wrote Venus in Fur) — in Works & Process. The presentations at the Guggenheim are followed by a conversation with the writers and Primary Stages artistic director Andrew Leynse.


Look through the looking glass Tuesday through Sunday. The National Ballet of Canada is performing Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at Lincoln Center, with choreography by British choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. Here’s a tantalizing preview in the Times.

Blythe Danner comes to Broadway starting Tuesday in The Country House, a new play by Donald Margulies inspired by Chekhov’s pastoral comedies.

In what might be New Yorkers’ worst nightmare, Bedbugs!!!, a girl-meets-bug sci-fi-rock-musical-comedy is opening on Tuesday. It runs through Oct. 26.

It’s time to reflect on the attacks of September 11 and how far we’ve come in the 13 years since. A new documentary — Rebuilding the World Trade Center — which artist Marcus Robinson created using extensive time-lapse footage premiers at the Museum of the City of New York at 6:30 PM on Tuesday. A conversation with the filmmaker and New York Times reporter James Glanz follows the screening.


Learn about the history and impact of fashion’s most provocative accessory at Killer Heels at the Brooklyn Museum starting Wednesday.

Daredevil dance choreographer Elizabeth Streb is the hero of Catherine Gund’s new documentary Born to Fly, which is at Film Forum starting on Wednesday.

Mac Conner was one of New York’s real life “Mad Men.” He grew up admiring Rockwell magazine covers and spent a career creating hand-painted illustrations for magazines. See an exhibition of his work — A New York Life — at the Museum of the City of New York. Here’s a preview from the New York Times.

This American Life host Ira Glass has collaborated with Monica Bill Barnes & Company to combine two art forms that rarely are combined — dance and radio. See Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host: Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Anna Bass at The Town Hall on Wednesday through Friday.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers are performing at MSG on Wednesday evening.    


The Brooklyn BEAT Festival launches on Thursday with a free evening event at the Brooklyn Museum at 7 PM. It continues through the 20th and will feature artists from Brooklyn’s dance, theater, and music worlds.

Pace and Pace/MacGill are honoring the centennial of Saul Steinberg, the cartoonist and illustrator who is best known for his work in The New Yorker. The exhibition includes more than 80 works from five decades.


This year’s Fall for Dance Festival starts in Central Park with two free performances on Sept. 12 and 13 at the Delacorte Theatre. Performers include Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, New York City Ballet, Bill T. Jones/Aarnie Zane Company, and Lil Buck. Tickets for the rest of the festival go on sale Sept. 14 at 11 AM. 

Summer might be ending (boo!) but there is a lot to be excited for in the art world (yay!). Culture Craver’s gallerist guru, Meredith Rosen, has picked out the New York City gallery exhibitions that she’s craving this fall. If you agree with her, CRAVE them too. RATE them once you’ve been. 

Allan McCollum’s The Shapes Project: Perfect Couples at Petzel Gallery (Sept. 4 - Oct. 4)

Nick Cave: Rescue at Jack Shainman Gallery (Sept. 4 - Oct. 11) 

Justine Kurland: Sincere Auto Care at Mitchell-Innes & Nash (Sept. 4 - Oct. 11)

David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring at Pace (Sept. 5 - Nov. 1)

Jenny Holzer: Dust Paintings at Cheim & Read (Sept. 11 - Oct. 25)

Charles Long and Agnieszka Kurant at Tanya Bonakdar (Sept. 11 - Oct. 18)

Andy Hope 1930 at Metro Pictures (Sept. 11 - Oct. 4) 

Mike Tierney and Bill Lynch at White Columns (Sept. 12 - Oct. 25) 

Ridley Howard: City Waves at Koenig & Clinton (Oct. 30 - Dec. 13)