It’s a big week in the art world and there are only so many openings, shows, and gala’s one person can attend! Here are our picks for what you should get up to this week.
For the Weekend
Fair: Affordable Art Fair
Never bought a “real” piece of art before? Too intimidated to go shopping at the larger fairs? Looking for some new burgeoning and yet-undiscovered talent? The Affordable Art Fair is for you. With pieces ranging from $100 – $10,000 from more than 500 artist’s around the world,there is a little something for everyone.
The Affordable Art Fair, The Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street, The fair opens to the public on March 31st and will run through April 3rd. Tickets are required for this event.
Show: Peter Demos “Horizon” at The Journal Gallery
The Journal Gallery, known for its eye for the cutting edge, will be opening its second show with artist Peter Demos. Demos work combines the two worlds of classic minimalist painting and that of digital art, often using different tones of black and white. The opening of the show is sure to attract an interesting mix of people and an insight into Demos’ work.
The Journal Gallery, 106 North 1st Street Brooklyn NY 11249, the opening reception with run from 6-9pm.
Talk: New Eyes on Alice Austen
If you are passionate about women’s history in the arts, especially in photography, you are probably already aware of the inspiration that was Alice Austen. The conundrum that occurs for most Alice Austen fans, however, is that one is forced to leave Manhattan and go all the way to Staten Island to see her work. Well, your predicament is now solved! The Whitney, in honor of Alice Austen’s 150th birthday and Women’s History month, is holding a roundtable discussion about Alice Austen and her place in the evolution of women’s changing roles.
The Whitney Museum 99 Gansevoort Street New York, NY 10014. 7-8:30pm tickets are required in advance for this event.
Event: Affordable Art Fair After Dark
If you can’t make it to the fair during the day, or simply would prefer a little more ambiance with your art, AAF After Dark is for you! For $30.00 you can enjoy the fair after hours while sipping on a complimentary cocktail and listening to some quality tunes.
(see above for details on the fair itself!)
The Affordable Art Fair, The Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street, AAF After Dark will run from 6-9pm.
Event: The Guggenheim Young collectors Party
It’s the can’t miss the party of the year! Always chock-full with art world tastemakers and celebs, the event raises money to support the acquisition of new pieces by emerging artists for the museum, to keep its contemporary art collection as up to date as possible. MeLo-X will be DJing the event which promises to keep the dance floor alive all though the night. If you can’t shell out the cash for the event (it’s up to $350 a pop) don’t forget to check out our best-dressed list in the days following the party!
Young Collectors Party, 1071 Fifth Avenue, the party starts at 9pm, tickets are required.