TUESDAY, AUGUST 5
Artist Talk: “Alex Mackin Dolan: In a Sea of Debris”
Fresh, young artist Alex Mackin Dolan will discuss the ties between nature and art, showing similarities between the organic and inorganic.
Swiss Institute / CONTEMPORARY ART, 18 Wooster Street, New York, 7 p.m.
A retrospective of works by the poet, critic, painter and bon vivant Rene Ricard, who died earlier this year.
Half Gallery, 43 E. 78th Street, New York, 12-5 p.m.
In a run up to the massic “El Greco in New York,” opening at The Met this Fall, The Frick presents one El Greco on a man in armor with a similar portrait by his contemporary Scipione Pulzone.
The Frick Collection, 1 E. 70th Street, New York, 10 a.m.
Opening: “Itself Not So” at Lisa Cooley
The works in this group exhibition are inspired by aphasia, a cognitive disorder that causes loss of speech or the ability to understand it. The artists — including Christopher Knowles, Susan Howe and James Hoff — will explore language through the visual.
Lisa Cooley Gallery, 107 Norfolk Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Cocktails and dancing at the museum’s annual summer benefit! Views of Central Park!
The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, 7 p.m.SATURDAY, AUGUST 9
Opening: “Robert Motherwell: The East Hampton Years” at Guild Hall
This show will focus on the early, lesser-known works of the Abstract Expressionist leader. It will feature 16 of Motherwell’s pieces from major museums as well as works borrowed from three private collections.
Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.