Highlights Tour

Weekly Highlights Tours

Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 am Free for MembersFree with Museum Admission Meet in the Wendy G. Surkis & Peppi Elona Lobby. Learn more about the art on view by taking a tour! Our conversational tours are led by Museum Docents eager to share their knowledge and insight. We strive to personalize each experience, so Read More »

Chakaia Booker: Surface Pressure

Chakaia Booker (American, born 1953). Handle with Care, 2010. Rubber tires, wood, and steel, 34 1/2 x 98 x 11 in. Courtesy of the artist © Chakaia Booker.

Chakaia Booker: Surface Pressure celebrates the diverse work of multimedia artist Chakaia Booker. Booker is renowned for her expert manipulation of unconventional materials, transforming perceived visual tensions into compellingly unified compositions. Her complex body of work challenges viewers to consider the nature of their relationships with one another and the world at large.

Stephanie J. Woods: my papa used to play checkers

Stephanie J. Woods (American). my papa used to play checkers, 2022. Framed archival ink-jet print (watermelon, hand dyed cotton fabric, hair beads, barrette bows, and afro hair), 37 x 25 x 1.5 in. Courtesy of the artist.

For her solo exhibition, my papa used to play checkers, titled after her eponymous photograph (2022), Woods presents a body of her recent work created after her life-changing artist residency at Black Rock Senegal in Dakar, Senegal in 2021. During her sojourn, she witnessed firsthand how much African culture and tradition has survived and continues to thrive in Black American communities.

Sara Berman’s Closet

Maira Kalman (American, born 1949). Sara Berman on the Terrace in Rome, 2018. Gouache on paper, 12 x 16 x 2 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Sara Berman’s Closet is a rumination on the essential meaning of life. A recreation of a humble closet. A visual essay on the search we all engage in. For beauty, order and meaning. This faithfully presented archive serves not only to demonstrate the care Sara Berman took in organizing her personal belongings, but also the freedom she experienced in crafting her own private yet magnificent life.

Richard Benson: The World Is Smarter Than You Are

"Newfoundland (Green Boat)," c. 2006, by Richard Benson (American, 1943–2017). Multiple impression pigment print, image: 11 9/16 × 17 3/8 inches.; sheet: 12 15/16 × 19 inches. © Estate of Richard M. A. Benson. Collection of Barbara Benson. Image courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2021.

“Go out into the world with the camera and photograph and find out that the world is smarter than you are.” – Richard Benson

This exhibition surveys nearly fifty years of Benson’s photography, a wide-ranging body of work that reflects his humility and boundless curiosity about the world and his tireless exploration of how to make photographs. A selection of artworks by ten artists who studied and worked with Benson will also be included in this exhibition.

Hank Willis Thomas

Hank Willis Thomas, Ernest and Ruth (Exuberant Pink), 2018, Rolled steel and enamel paint, 93 x 96 x 24 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Hank Willis Thomas Ernest and Ruth (Exuberant Pink) 2018 Rolled steel and enamel paint 93 x 96 x 24 inches Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York Hank Willis Thomas Ernest and Ruth (Exuberant Pink) August 2022 – August 2023 Hank Willis Thomas (b. 1976) is a conceptual artist whose work explores Read More »

Journeys to Places Known and Unknown: Moving Images by Janet Biggs and peter campus

Janet Biggs In the Cold Edge(video still) 2010 Single channel HD video with sound. Courtesy of the artist and Cristin Tierney, New York peter campus barrier videograph, 6:26 minutes, looped, edition of 3 plus 1 artist’s proof, installation view of when the hurly burly’s doneat Parrish Art Museum (Water Mill, NY) Courtesy of the artist Read More »

A Beautiful Mess

Kirsten Hassenfeld, (American, born 1971) Millefleur (detail), 2019, salvaged textiles with mixed media, 78 inches diameter, (c) Kirsten Hassenfeld

From micro artworks the size of your hand to mammoth room-sized installations, the national roster of women artists in A Beautiful Mess push the boundaries of their textile-based medium. Using rope, yarn, clay and wire, this group of conceptual artists knot and twist their media into sculptures that range from minimal and hyper-organized to utter pandemonium.

Steven and William Ladd

Steven and William Ladd, "Shaboygen," 2012, Board, plywood, metal, fiber, beads, paper, tulle, Angora bunny hair, and pins, 26 3/4 x 26 3/4 x 102 1/4 in., Courtesy of the artists and Cristina Grajales Gallery

Installation view of Steven and William Ladd: Lead With a Laugh Photo: Ryan Gamma Steven and William Ladd: Lead With a Laugh September 4, 2022 – February 5, 2023 Steven and William Ladd create collaboratively, pulling from childhood stories and experiences to transform materials, such as textiles and beads, into microcosms of memory.Underpinning Steven and Read More »