Thursday, December 4, 20146:00 pm - 7:30 pmGallery Program
Monday, December 8, 201411:00 am - 2:00 pmGallery Program
Thursday, December 11, 20146:00 pm - 8:00 pmGallery TalkDavid Jaffee
Friday, December 12, 20145:30 pm - 8:30 pmGallery ProgramJoan Chiverton
Sunday, December 14, 20143:00 pm - 5:00 pmConcert
Digital Media in the Gallery
Explore the many changes Broadway & Ann went through from the 1830s through the 1870s and find out more about the individual landmarks at the intersection.
Listen to artist Barbara Nessim speak about her process and the contexts in which she created her artworks.
50 Years of Reinventing Illustration
by Steven Heller
“As a conceptual editorial illustrator in the '60s, Barbara Nessim broke ground on multiple fronts: technology, design, and gender.” Read More
Barbara Nessim interview: "Since I love what I'm doing, why should I stop at any age?"
by Ned Dymoke
"Having been born in the Bronx and growing up in a creative community helped; all ideas were embraced. Many inventive, resourceful and original people blossomed from the environment in the late ’50s, such as Penny Marshall—who lived in our apartment building—Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and others, who were all were from the same Mosholu Parkway neighborhood during that time." Read More
Barbara Nessim: First US Retrospective Explores This Pioneering Feminist Artist Illustrator
“Barbara Nessim mounts her first retrospective exhibition in the US after her well received show in London, at the V&A (Victoria and Albert museum), in 2013. A constant innovator for more than four decades, Barbara was one of the first illustrators to utilise the computer as an artistic tool.” Read More
A River Runs Through It: The Amazon as Inspiration
by Holland Cotter
“‘Waterweavers’ is the most unassumingly beautiful show I’ve seen in New York this summer. And with its glades of abstract patterning, eddying pools of woven fiber, and projected images of water sluicing through galleries, it’s visually the coolest.” Read More
Object of the Month
Busy and brightly colored, this 1875 lithograph published by Currier & Ives brings together several quintessential symbols of nineteenth-century New York City life: traffic-laden streets, catastrophic fires, and bustling sidewalks. These features appear again and again in both visual representations of the city and in sensationalist guidebook accounts. While this lithograph presents itself as a straightforward depiction of a typical city scene, it also displays iconic imagery that nineteenth-century New Yorkers employed to mythologize their city for both local and national audiences.
The Main and Focus Galleries occupy a six-story town house at
18 West 86th Street
(between Columbus and Central Park West)
New York, NY 10024
Tuesday–Sunday: 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am–8:00 pm
Suggested Gallery Admission:
Seniors (65+): $5
Lunchtime Gallery Talks
Complimentary drop-in gallery talks are offered every Friday at 12:30.
Free with Gallery admission.