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3rd Annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk 2019
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

3rd Annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk

Kicks Off

New York Art Week

Saturday, April 27
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Madison Avenue and its adjacent side streets from East 57th to East 86th Streets.

50 World Class Madison Avenue Galleries Offer Artist & Curator Talks

50 World Class Madison Avenue Galleries including Acquavella Galleries, Baahng Gallery, Boers-Li Gallery, Di Donna, DAG, Erik Thomsen Gallery Galerie Gmurzynska, Helly Nahmad Gallery, Howard Greenberg, Leila Heller, Levy Gorvy, James Goodman, Mnuchin Gallery, Petzel Gallery, Richard Gray Gallery, & Co., Tagore Gallery, Van de Weghe Fine Art, and White Cube.

Madison Avenue will become an epicenter of art during the 3rd annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk. Curators from internationally acclaimed participating galleries will open their doors to the public to offer gallery talks and tours discussing their respective exhibitions by curators and artists.  Madison Avenue Gallery Walk has been organized to give art collectors and enthusiasts the time and space to visit the participating galleries.

A print edition of the Madison Avenue Gallery Map will be available, as well as information about the tours and talks, at the two ARTnews information tents located at 790 Madison at East 67thand at 1020 Madison Avenue at East 79th Streets.

Organized by the Madison Avenue BID, and presented by ARTnews, the event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register to attend a talk:

Highlight of the talks & tours include:

Acquavella Galleries – “Lucian Freud: Monumental” featuring large scale naked portraits by Freud from 1990-2007,

Baahng Gallery – Artist Talk & Opening Reception for Porte Aguas, and a solo exhibition by Pilar Goutas.

Boers-Li Gallery – “Worlds without Borders,” a solo exhibition of Esteban Cabeza de Baca, a walk-through with the artist, followed by a reception

Di Donna, – Exhibition Tour: Surrealism in Mexico led by Jennifer Field, Ph.D., Director of Exhibitions

DAG – Introduction to Indian Modernism

Erik Thomsen Gallery – Modern Japanese Screens

Galerie Gmurzynska – Karl Lagerfeld and his very private passion of photography

Helly Nahmad Gallery – A guided tour of “Works by 20th Century Masters”

Howard Greenberg – James Van Der Zee: Studio

Leila Heller – Jane’s World, curated by Jane “Baby Jane” Holzer on the works featured in the space

Levy Gorvy – “Warhol Women”

James Goodman – “Black & White & Red all over.” The talk will focus on works of a monochrome nature.

Mnuchin Gallery – De Kooning: Five Decades

Petzel Gallery – Audio tour of Jorge Pardo exhibition “Reflexivity 1988 – 1994”

Richard Gray Gallery – Introduction to Ewan Gibbs: New York / Chicago

Rosenberg & Co. – Rosenberg Family Legacy and World War II Looted Art

Sundaram Tagore Gallery – A presentation of works by female gallery artists Anila Quayyum Agha, Tayeba Begum Lipi, and Kamolpan Chotvichai.

Van de Weghe Fine Art – Keith Haring Paintings

White Cube – Works by artist Al Held, who created works of great complexity during his 50-year career.



“High Fashion & Historic Preservation” :: 7th Annual NYCxDESIGN Festival
May 10 – May 22 all-day

Madison Avenue BID Presents

“High Fashion & Historic Preservation”

During the 7th Annual NYCxDESIGN Festival

May 10-22, 2019

Along with an outdoor art exhibition by the School For Visual Arts
“Hemlines From Skylines: Architectural Fashion Sculptures On Madison Avenue”

Madison Avenue will have a prominent role in the 7th annual NYCxDESIGN by sponsoring Madison Avenue: High Fashion & Historic Preservation – An Architectural Walking Tour with the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

NYC historic district regulations have played a major role in maintaining Madison Avenue’s landmark status. Madison Avenue: High Fashion & Historic Preservation is an Architectural Walking Tour discovering the history behind the landmark buildings. John Arbuckle, AIA Preservationist and Architectural Tour Guide will lead the tour. Design and fashion enthusiasts will discover how high fashion retail has been incorporated to create a contemporary shopping destination. This event is free and open to the public on Tuesday, May 14, and Tuesday, May 21 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

To register visit this page here…

Madison Avenue BID will also present an outdoor art exhibition by students of the School of Visual Art’s 3D Design & BFA Interior Design Departments: “Hemlines From Skylines: Architectural Fashion Sculptures On Madison Avenue.

Each artist selected one iconic NYC skyscraper or institution as inspiration for a dress. Displayed in eight foot “glass cases” the sculptures celebrate 1930s icons while also featuring modern architectural developments and monuments in NYC. Curated by 3D Design Chair Kevin O’Callaghan, and BFA Interior Design Chair Dr. Carol Bentel, in partnership with the Madison Avenue BID. This exhibition will be on view from May 10 – 22.

Madison Avenue BID has partnered with Galerie Magazine to host “Landmarks of Style: Modern Interpretations of Timeless Architecture” – a conversation with editor-in-chief Jacqueline Terrebonne and her panel of leading architects & interior designers. Co-hosted by the Madison Avenue BID in celebration of ” Madison Avenue: High Fashion & Historic Preservation.” Following the talk, Galerie Magazine will invite their guests to join them for a walk on Madison to view the landmark buildings and experience the contemporary interiors created by the brands at participating boutiques.

Fourth Semi-Annual Spring Pop-Up On All-Handmade Artisanal Market
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Fourth Semi-Annual Spring Pop-Up On All-Handmade Artisanal Market

Sunday, May 12, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

New York Handmade Collective (NYHC) Kicks Off Its Fourth Semi-Annual Spring Pop-Up On May 12 In Collaboration With Grand Bazaar USA.

Unique pop-up shopping extravaganza will offer a juried selection of one-of-a-kind, exclusively handcrafted, locally made, artisanal crafts and accessories/

New York Handmade Collective (NYHC) in collaboration with Grand Bazaar
100 West 77 Street & Columbus Ave., NY, NY

New York, NY (April 1, 2019) –For the fourth time in partnership with Grand Bazaar USA, the NY Handmade Collective (NYHC) – formerly known as the Etsy NY Street Team – will present “The NY Handmade Collective Pop-Up Spring 2019″.  This dynamic handcrafted product showcase, which will feature a juried selection of the NYHC’s local talent, will take place on Sunday, May 12, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, at the popular shopping destination located at 100 West 77 Street and Columbus Avenue.

“Grand Bazaar NYC firmly believes in supporting local artists, designers and craft-makers, which helps keep our city vibrant and creative,” said Marc Seago, Executive Director at Grand Bazaar NYC. “We’re thrilled that the NY Handmade Collective will once again be joining us for this exciting Spring shopping experience.”

Shoppers are sure to find a diverse selection of outstanding, one-of-a-kind, exclusively handcrafted merchandise from over 40 talented, multi-disciplined artisans and designers from the New York metropolitan area.  The vast array of exceptional goods will run the gamut from fine art, stationery, unusual jewelry, distinctive fashions, home decor and amazing skincare products to items for children and pets.

“This year’s new and improved market is a rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes, interact with and shop directly from our cadre of diverse, talented local artisans who’ll be offering special discounts and customization options on their unique products which aren’t even available online,” said Andi B. O’Connor, co-organizer.  “Situated within the long-established Upper West Side market that is the Grand Bazaar NYC, the NYHC Show will highlight the value of quality handmade crafts in today’s society when so much is mass-produced and disposable.”

The Importance of Handmade

Last year NYHC surveyed over 200 artisans to gather impressions and data on the importance of quality handmade products. At this year’s show, NYHC will have a table with information and materials on this subject, staffed by members who can answer visitors’ questions.  For example, creators of handcrafted goods are part of a community dedicated to connecting with customers and bringing back the personal touch that is so rare in today’s digital global marketplace.

Other survey findings:  Handmade products tend to be of higher quality, singular and authentic, that reflect rich cultures and traditions and an eco-friendly, sustainable, environmental awareness that is present in these artisans’ practices and processes.  Handcrafted items also nurture creativity and individuality and perpetuate the art of crafting.  In addition, handmade products are beautiful, one-of-a-kind and well-made.  As a result, they tend to be more valuable and durable than mass-produced, disposable items.

About NYHC:

Founded in 2007 and representing one of the oldest, largest and most professionally organized teams of local active sellers on Etsy, Inc., the NYHC has cultivated a long-established, local presence in the NYC metro area by hosting a number of successful and highly curated in-person markets, workshops and events:  Holiday Handmade Cavalcade, Crafts in Chelsea, and Celebrate Brooklyn, to name a few. NYHC is also known for its all-volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion and marketing of online selling opportunities on behalf of its members through its wide-ranging press outreach, expansive social media presence, informative blogs and beautiful website.

About Grand Bazaar NYC:

Open year-round and located at 100 West 77th St and Columbus Avenue, Grand Bazaar NYC is one of the oldest and largest weekly curated markets in this city with over 43,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. It is the only market with a social mission for the exclusive purpose of raising much-needed funding for the four neighboring public schools, benefiting over 4,000 children.