TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22
Exhibition: “Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals” Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis at the Frick Collection
Fifteen paintings that are “among the most important in the Mauritshuis’s holdings” will be on view. —Michael H. Miller
The Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street, New York, $20 (adults), $15 (seniors), $10 (students)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23
Party: Whitney Gala Honoring Ed Ruscha
Look this is fantastically expensive so you probably won’t be able to attend. I mean it’s supported by Louis Vuitton. But if you can meet a rich divorcé(e) sometime between now and Wednesday maybe he/she will take you. —Dan Duray
Skylight at Moynihan Station, 360 West 33rd Street, Cocktails 7 p.m., Dinner 8 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
Opening: Michel de Broin, “Retooled Appliances” at Bitforms
Montréal based artist Michel Broin, who was recently featured in Mass MoCA’s “Oh, Canada” exhibition, will present five pieces at Bitforms. According to the news release, “The earliest work in the exhibit, Keep on Smoking, is an augmented bike inspired by the artist’s observation of a man smoking cigarettes while cycling.” Apparently, riding the art bike activates a smoke machine—an idea worth marketing to spinning classes seeking an edge. —Zoë Lescaze
Bitforms Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, New York, 6-8:30 p.m.
Opening: Richard Serra, “Levels, Weights & Rifts 2008-2013″ at Gemini G.E.L. At Joni Moisant Weyl
If anyone can take paper and make it feel monolithic, it’s Richard Serra. Some of these monumental etchings measure more than seven feet! —Z.L.
Gemini G.E.L. At Joni Moisant Weyl, 535 West 24th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Callum Innes, “Liminal” at Sean Kelly Gallery
The Scottish abstract painter will present new work at Sean Kelly. —M.H.M.
Sean Kelly Gallery, 475 Tenth Avenue, New York, 6-8 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
Exhibition: Christopher Wool at the Guggenheim
It’s the most comprehensive Christopher Wool exhibit to date, with roughly 90 paintings, works on paper and photographs. —Z.L.
The Guggenheim, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m.
Opening: Richard Serra New Sculpture at Gagosian
No brainer. —D.D.
Gagosian, 522 West 21st, 555 West 24th Street, 6-8 p.m.
Summit: The Fifth Annual Creative Time Summit: Art, Place, and Dislocation in the 21st Century City
Too many good speakers to detail here, check out everything here. (Kick off party the night before.) —D.D.
NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place New York, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Opening: Dan Graham and Antoine Catala Collaboration work, Dolphin’s Smile (And More)
No idea what this is but I like Dan Graham (and dolphins) enough to recommend it in ignorance. —D.D.
3A Gallery 179 Canal Street, #3A, 6-8 p.m.
Talk: Josh Pashman and Norman Rush at Book Court
I won’t lie to you, this isn’t even remotely art related. But some of you could stand to read a novel. —D.D.
Book Court, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn, 7 p.m.