9 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before November 30

  • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26

    Benefit: The Kitchen Benefit Art Auction
    Performing arts nonprofit and Chelsea institution the Kitchen hosts its annual fall benefit auction, featuring more than 70 artists, including John Baldessari, Sebastian Black, Margaret Lee and many more. —Michael H. Miller
    The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, 7–10 p.m., $150

    Opening: David LaChapelle, “Still Life,” at Paul Kasmin Gallery
    Celebrity photographer David LaChapelle presents a series of works featuring images of broken and shattered sculptures of folks like Margaret Thatcher and Michael Jackson. —M.H.M.
    Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 Tenth Avenue, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    TUESDAY, NOV. 27

    Talk: Karl Holmqvist at Artists Space
    The Swedish text artist discusses his latest book, ‘K, by all accounts a riveting read. Sample poetry: “I DRINK MY LITTLE DRINK / INSTITUTIONAL CRITIQUE / UNDERNEATH THE ARCHES.” We’re over the moon! Go! —D.D.
    Artists Space, 55 Walker Street, New York, 7 p.m., $5

    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

    Talk: Wade Guyton and Scott Rothkopf at the Whitney
    The artist and curator discuss the museum’s critically acclaimed show, “OS.” Fans of Mr. Guyton’s work are encouraged to bring their own inkjet printers for him to sign. —Dan Duray
    The Whitney Museum, 945 Madison Avenue, Floor 2, 7 p.m., $8

    Talk: R.H. Quaytman at the Guggenheim
    All sorts of remarkable, fascinating claims have been made in recent years about Ms. Quaytman’s elegant body of work and its place within contemporary painting. Here’s a chance to hear from her. A tantalizing note: she’s been thinking about lectures recently, having presented a video about Dia’s lecture series at Buchholz in Cologne this summer. —Andrew Russeth
    Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, 6:30 p.m., $10

    Show: Bob Dylan at Gagosian
    I’m not going to lie to you, this probably isn’t going to be a very good show. And yet I wouldn’t miss it for the world. —D.D.
    Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison, New York, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29

    Opening: Keltie Ferris at Mitchell-Innes & Nash
    Ms. Ferris work suggests a mystical combination of Piet Mondrian’s buzzing Boogie-Woogie paintings, Jack Goldstein’s dreamy, threatening heat-sensor works, and a judicious helping of hallucinogenic drugs. She is one of today’s most dependable conjurer of ineluctable pleasures, and this is her first show at the gallery. —A.R.
    Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 534 West 26th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    Opening: Gary Simmons at Metro Pictures
    The work of Gary Simmons, whose art spans across several mediums and mines the more ridiculous aspects of American popular culture, will present a survey exhibition at Metro Pictures. —M.H.M.
    Metro Pictures, 519 West 24th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    Opening: Group show at Nicole Klagsbrun
    Seven artists, some young, some old, some established, some on the make, namely Sean Bluechel, Carroll Dunham, Sheree Hovsepian, Imi Knoebel, Denise Kupferschmidt, Davina Semo and Rosemarie Trockel. Sounds like a pretty good idea for a show! —A.R.
    Klagsbrun, 532 West 24th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.