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This Week in Art: May 23rd – 29th

With May quickly coming to an end and the prospect of summer before us, the art world seems to feel that it’s time to start giving back to the community. With benefits, retrospectives, auctions, abound this week, it is time to do some reflection and giving back to those in need, before you get lost by the call of the summer sun!

 

May 23rd

Event: Time In Children’s Arts Initiative at Hauser & Wirth

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Photo//Time In

If you are looking to do some good for the community this week, look no further. Hauser & Wirth is hosting an intimate cocktails and concert event benefitting the Time In Children’s Arts Initiative, which helps at-risk New York City school children through access to the arts.  The event will feature performances by the New York Philharmonic’s Anthony McGill, and all proceeds from the event will go to supporting Time In’s effort to effect change through art.

Time In, Hauser & Wirth, 511 West 18th Street, New York. 

 

 

Event: 68th Annual Parsons Benefit and Fashion Show

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It is officially the 68th year of The Annual Parsons Benefit and Fashion show, which is always a great place to trend spot and get some inspiration. This year the show will be hosted by Andy Cohen and will honor Beth Rudin DeWoody, Arianna Huffington, Donna Karan, and Sarah Jessica Parker, many of whom are Parsons Alumni themselves. Proceeding the show there will be cocktails and a dinner service, and the evening will end with many of the fashion pieces being auctioned off to support New School scholarship programs.

Parsons Benefit Fashion Show, Chelsea Piers 23rd Street and West Side Highway

 

May 24th

Event: New York Philharmonic Spring Gala: A John Williams Celebration 

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Photo//New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic Spring Gala will be honoring the Oscar-Winning film composer John Williams. For those who are not familiar, Williams’ works include Schindler’s List, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Jaws, Jane Eyre, and Born on the Fourth of July, so it is sure to be quite the performance.

New York Philharmonic, David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY

 

Talk: Amie Siegel On Donald Judd: Artists on Artists Lecture Series

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Photo//Amie Siegel, Provenance, 2013

As a part of the DIA Art Foundations series ‘Artists on Artists” noted artist and videographer, Amie Siegel will be speaking at about the life and work of Donald Judd. Judd, who is most well known for his sculptures, was a key player in the minimalist artistic movement but is often equally noted for transcending the movement numerous times throughout his life.

DIA Art Foundation, 535 W 22nd Street, New York, NY. This is a ticketed event.

 

May 27th

Opening: Moholy-Nagy: Future Present at The Guggenheim Museum

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Photo// Moholy-Nagy

This month the Guggenheim Museum will be compiling the first comprehensive retrospective of the work of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy to come to the United States in nearly fifty years. The exhibit will showcase the utopian artist’s skill at connecting art and technology in all mediums.

Guggenheim Museum, 10715 5th Ave, New York NY