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Verbal Description + Touch Tour of Refiguring the Future – March 23, 2-3:30pm

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Verbal Description + Touch Tour of Refiguring the Future with Museum Educator Paula Stuttman

205 Hudson Gallery
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY

March 23, 2-3:30pm

Free and open to the public

Detailed verbal descriptions and selected touch objects will provide an opportunity for visitors who are blind or have low vision to experience the exhibition. This tour will focus on the dynamic artworks and themes put forward by the artists and curators.

RSVP is requested. For more information or to RSVP please email j.soto@eyebeam.org or call (347) 378-9163.

NeON: Photography – Through March 31

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NeON: Photography

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue and 119th Street
New York, NY

March 8 – March 31
Opening Reception: March 8, 6-8pm

Hunter East Harlem Gallery is pleased to present a selection of photographs from the NeON Photography workshops. The exhibition will be on display in the hallways of HEHG.

NeON Photography is a citywide photography training in association with NYC Department of Probation’s Neighborhood Opportunity Network and sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Participants receive professional photography training in classes designed to introduce students to the history of photography, technical skills, and the art of visual storytelling.

NeON Partner Organizations: Seeing for Ourselves, National Endowment for the Arts, Sigma Cameras, NYC Mayor’s Office, Neighborhood Opportunity Network, and NYC Department of Probation. The exhibition is made possible by NYC Department of Probation, Seeing for Ourselves, Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work and Hunter East Harlem Gallery.

Hans Hofmann: The California Exhibitions, 1931 – Through May 5

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Hans Hofmann: The California Exhibitions, 1931

Leubsdorf Gallery
132 East 68th Street
New York, NY

February 28 – May 5

At the invitation of the artist and educator Worth Ryder, Hans Hofmann traveled from Munich to teach at the University of California at Berkeley in 1930 and again in 1931. In the summer of 1931, Hofmann mounted his first exhibitions in the United States, in San Francisco at the Palace of the Legion of Honor and across the bay at Berkeley’s Havilland Hall.  Ryder helped to organize the exhibitions, and he apologized in his short catalogue text for the Legion of Honor that the exhibition included only drawings rather than the artist’s paintings—“but,” he insisted, “in these drawings, so small in size yet so vast in scope, the greatest achievements of modern art are in solution.”

Hunter College’s exhibition, Hans Hofmann: The California Exhibitions, 1931 revisits Hofmann’s 1931 exhibitions and the drawings Hofmann showed, to show what Ryder saw as the solutions of modern art. Included in the Hunter installation will be some thirty works, all of which were included in the San Francisco and Berkeley shows, drawn from the holdings from the Renate, Hans, and Maria Hofmann Trust: portraits, figure studies, and landscapes, most completed in Europe in the late 1920s, alongside his students in Saint-Tropez, others realized on the West Coast, as he discovered the California landscape.

Hans Hofmann: The California Exhibitions, 1931 is organized by Hunter College MA students and Hofmann Research Fellows Mindy Friedman, Chika Jenkins, and Anna Tome, with Howard Singerman, professor and Phyllis and Joseph Caroff Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Hunter College.  It is supported by a generous grant from the Renate, Hans, and Maria Hofmann Trust.