MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Lecture: Carol Bove on Donald Judd at Dia: Chelsea
Artist Carol Bove, who was recently featured in Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany, discusses the work of Donald Judd. –Michael H. Miller
Dia: Chelsea, 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor, New York, 6:30 p.m., $6 general admission; $3 Dia members, students, and seniors
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Panel: Photography, Narrative and the Book at SVA
Artist Christian Patterson, writer Luc Sante and publisher Michael Mack will speak on the subject of photography. –M.H.M.
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, New York, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Opening: Lucas Samaras “XYZ” at Pace Gallery
This is the artist’s 33rd exhibition at the gallery, which has represented him since 1965. The show seems to play with ideas seen in his earlier work, with the inclusion of new digital trends, a fairly exciting endeavor. And the show takes place at Pace’s new space under the High Line. Check it out! —Dan Duray
508 West 25th Street, New York, 6 to 8 p.m.
Fair: The MoMA PS1 Art Book Fair
Every year the Printed Matter book fair reverts MoMA PS1 back to its pedagogical origins by filling it with books. And not just any books, awesome art books. The indies are there, Gagosian will be there (with a tribute to Mike Kelley, no less), everyone will be there. Books as far as the eye can see! It’s up through the weekend, a must-visit. —D.D.
22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens, 6 to 9 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Materializing “Six Years” at the Brooklyn Museum
Thursday night’s looking like a busy one, with a bevy of great openings around town. If you’re more in a panel discussion mood, though, it’s hard to imagine a panel more potent and exciting than this one. Lucy Lippard, Robert Barry, Jennifer Bartlett, Luis Camnitzer and Martha Wilson will chat about art’s dematerialization—and its re-materialization, according to the event release! —Andrew Russeth
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m., reservations recommended to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Exhibition: “Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe,” at Brooklyn Museum
Mickalene Thomas makes her New York museum debut this week at the Brooklyn Museum with her show, “Mickalene Thomas: The Origin of the Universe.” The show, a presentation of nearly 100 pieces of work, mostly from the last two years, includes a range of Ms. Thomas’s work, from her large-scale acrylic and enamel rhinestone encrusted paintings to her collage, photography and a new film. There will also be installations of patterned couches and settees and other domestic furnishings inspired by her paintings and bringing them into the viewers space. Also, while Ms. Thomas’s opening will have stiff competition from the Barclays Center, which opens the same day, if you’re headed there, you can check out her site-specific mural.—Rozalia Jovanovic
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Opening Reception: Thomas Bayrle at GBE
After a star turn at Documenta 13—where he showed an ensemble of his bewitching engine sculptures and hung a few huge (really, absolutely huge!) graphic works in a cavernous room—Thomas Bayrle will make a rare solo appearance in New York. On the agenda is a works-on-paper series called “Strippenzieher” and a V8-engine sculpture called Big Block. A solo show from Kerstin Brätsch, of Das Institut fame, will also open at the same time. —A.R.
Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, 620 Greenwich Street, New York, 5–8 p.m.
Tour: Robert Storr leads tour of Al Taylor’s “Pass the Peas and Can Studys,” at David Zwirner
In conjunction with Al Taylor’s third solo show of drawings and three-dimensional works, Robert Storr, dean of the Yale University School of Art, is giving a tour of the exhibition, which opened on Sept. 7 and presents a comprehensive look at two series by the artist, “Pass the Peas” (1991-92) and “Can Studys” (1993), in addition to a related set of works, Cans and Hoops (1993) which connect the two. Mr. Storr, who wrote the text for a 2008 Taylor monograph, will certainly have much insight to give about the late artist’s work. —R.J.
David Zwirner, 519 West 19th Street, New York, 11 a.m.