Opening September 19 in the Main Gallery

Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life


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Opening September 19 in the Focus Gallery

Visualizing 19th-Century New York


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Recent Exhibition Publications

Digital Media in the Gallery

Gallery News

Google Glass Exhibition Interpretation Pilot Project

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Waterweavers Special Exhibition Website

Explore an interactive map to discover the relationship between the artworks on view in Waterweavers and seven rivers in Colombia. View the Map.

Artlyst, September 4, 2014

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

The New York Times, July 10, 2014

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


Nina Stritzler-Levine, Gallery Director at the BGC, gives NYC-Arts a tour of the exhibition Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Visual and Material Culture. Watch the Video

Visitor Information

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

The Gallery is currently closed for installation.


Suggested Gallery Admission:
General: $7
Seniors (65+): $5

Lunchtime Gallery Talks

Complimentary drop-in gallery talks are offered every Friday at 12:30.
Free with Gallery admission.

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