12 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before April 6

(Fictional) Whitney Biennial artist Donelle Woolford will reenact a censored Richard Pryor stand-up routine from 1977. Lot of layers here: “Instead of Richard Pryor playing Richard Pryor playing Mudbone, Dick’s Last Stand is Woolford playing Richard Pryor playing Richard Pryor playing Mudbone—across generations and in drag!” Feels appropriate for April Fool's. —Zoë Lescaze
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, 7 p.m.
Conceptual photography from Mr. Coffin, his first show in New York since his survey at The Hirshhorn Museum! —Dan Duray
Half Gallery, 43 East 78th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Collector J. Tomilson Hill, dealer Richard Feigen and Yale University Art Gallery Director Jock Reynolds discuss their "passion for collecting art in more than one category." (Selections from Janine and J. Tomilson Hill's Renaissance and baroque bronzes are on view at the museum right now alongside works by Twombly, Ed Ruscha and Fontana. Hot stuff.) —Andrew Russeth
Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street, New York, 6:30 p.m.
So it's still not very warm out and you probably have to go to work, but Storm King, the great outdoor sculpture park one hour north of the city, will re-open for the season, which is always a sign of better—or at least warmer—things. —Michael H. Miller
Storm King Art Center, Old Pleasant Hill Road, Mountainville, $8-$15, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
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New silk screens from the artist, and his SF MoMA commission, the video installation My Education: A Portrait of David Hilliard (2011-2014). —D.D.
Pace Gallery, 534 West 25th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Were you craving more surfers at the last Pettibon show at David Zwirner? This is all about the surfers, hooray! —D.D.
Venus Over Manhattan, 980 Madison Avenue, 3rd floor, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Following star turns at Documenta and the Whitney Biennial, poet and painter Etel Adnan returns to the Lower East Side for her second show at Callicoon. It's a doubleheader! The Forsyth Street gallery will show her leporellos, accordion-like paintings that often combine words and images, while Delancey Street will offer a selection of her spare, heartening paintings of California's Mount Tamalpais. —A.R.
Callicoon Fine Arts, 49 Delancey Street and 124 Forsyth Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
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It's all about Urs Fischer at the two new Gagosian galleries. Both the Upper and Lower East Side locations will feature sculptures cast from portions of YES, Mr. Fischer's massive, 2013 clay installation at the Geffen Contemporary (pictured here). The forms going on view at Delancey Street will include “a one-legged boy in an armchair, a big foot, a fireplace, some columns, a bust of Napoleon, a Louis XIV chair, a mermaid (conceived as a functional fountain), a depiction of sleep, a man copulating with a pig, a man and woman embracing, a hat on rocks, a man in a boat, a faceless cat, a pile, a Pièta, a lion in chains, and so on.” —Z.L.
Gagosian Gallery, 821 Park Avenue, New York, 6-7:30 p.m. and 104 Delancey Street, New York, 7-8:30 p.m.
Gregg Bordowitz, Steve Cosson, Mara Mills, and Johanna Burton will discuss the notion of voice in a panel moderated by Jeanine Oleson. —M.H.M.
New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, $8 (free for members), 7 p.m.
The Warhol-a-palooza will kick off with a panel discussion between Blake Gopnik, author of the forthcoming Warhol biography, Larissa Harris, who curated the upcoming Warhol show at the Queens Museum, Neil Printz, co-editor of the Warhol catalogue raisonné, collector Peter Brant and filmmaker Tom Kalin. It will end with an artist talk from the ubiquitous Urs Fischer. A full breakdown of the day, organized by the Brant Foundation in conjunction with Columbia, can be found here. —Z.L.
Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University, New York, 4:30-8 p.m.
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Gearing up for an auction at Christie's on May 14 to benefit CalArts, Paula Cooper and Metro Pictures will preview the works, by artists like Michael Asher (whoa!), Troy Brauntuch, Barbara Kruger (whose work is pictured), Maria Garcia Torres, Liz Glynn, Rita McBride, B. Wurtz and many more.
Paula Cooper, 534 West 21st Street and Metro Pictures, 519 West 24th Street, New York, 6–8:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, APRIL 1

Performance: Donelle Woolford, “Dick’s Last Stand” at The Kitchen
(Fictional) Whitney Biennial artist Donelle Woolford will reenact a censored Richard Pryor stand-up routine from 1977. Lot of layers here: “Instead of Richard Pryor playing Richard Pryor playing Mudbone, Dick’s Last Stand is Woolford playing Richard Pryor playing Richard Pryor playing Mudbone—across generations and in drag!” Feels appropriate for April Fool’s. —Zoë Lescaze
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 2

Opening: Peter Coffin “pp.” at Half Gallery
Conceptual photography from Mr. Coffin, his first show in New York since his survey at The Hirshhorn Museum! —Dan Duray
Half Gallery, 43 East 78th Street,  New York, 6-8 p.m.

Panel: “Collecting Connections” at the Frick
Collector J. Tomilson Hill, dealer Richard Feigen and Yale University Art Gallery Director Jock Reynolds discuss their “passion for collecting art in more than one category.” (Selections from Janine and J. Tomilson Hill’s Renaissance and baroque bronzes are on view at the museum right now alongside works by Twombly, Ed Ruscha and Fontana. Hot stuff.) —Andrew Russeth
Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street, New York, 6:30 p.m.

Opening Day: Storm King Art Center 
So it’s still not very warm out and you probably have to go to work, but Storm King, the great outdoor sculpture park one hour north of the city, will re-open for the season, which is always a sign of better—or at least warmer—things. —Michael H. Miller
Storm King Art Center, Old Pleasant Hill Road, Mountainville, $8-$15, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

THURSDAY APRIL 3

Opening: Adam Pendleton at Pace Gallery
New silk screens from the artist, and his SF MoMA commission, the video installation My Education: A Portrait of David Hilliard (2011-2014). —D.D.
Pace Gallery, 534 West 25th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Opening: “Are Your Motives Pure? Raymond Pettibon Surfers 1987-2012” at Venus Over Manhattan
Were you craving more surfers at the last Pettibon show at David Zwirner? This is all about the surfers, hooray! —D.D.
Venus Over Manhattan, 980 Madison Avenue, 3rd floor, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Opening: Etel Adnan at Callicoon Fine Arts
Following star turns at Documenta and the Whitney Biennial, poet and painter Etel Adnan returns to the Lower East Side for her second show at Callicoon. It’s a doubleheader! The Forsyth Street gallery will show her leporellos, accordion-like paintings that often combine words and images, while Delancey Street will offer a selection of her spare, heartening paintings of California’s Mount Tamalpais. —A.R.
Callicoon Fine Arts, 49 Delancey Street and 124 Forsyth Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

Openings: Urs Fischer, “Last Supper” and “Mermaid / Pig / Bro w/ Hat” at Gagosian Gallery
It’s all about Urs Fischer at the two new Gagosian galleries. Both the Upper and Lower East Side locations will feature sculptures cast from portions of YES, Mr. Fischer’s massive, 2013 clay installation at the Geffen Contemporary (pictured here). The forms going on view at Delancey Street will include “a one-legged boy in an armchair, a big foot, a fireplace, some columns, a bust of Napoleon, a Louis XIV chair, a mermaid (conceived as a functional fountain), a depiction of sleep, a man copulating with a pig, a man and woman embracing, a hat on rocks, a man in a boat, a faceless cat, a pile, a Pièta, a lion in chains, and so on.” —Z.L.
Gagosian Gallery, 821 Park Avenue, New York, 6-7:30 p.m. and 104 Delancey Street, New York, 7-8:30 p.m.

Panel: “Sing, Yell, Tell” at the New Museum
Gregg Bordowitz, Steve Cosson, Mara Mills, and Johanna Burton will discuss the notion of voice in a panel moderated by Jeanine Oleson. —M.H.M.
New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, $8 (free for members), 7 p.m.

Opening: Julian Hoeber and André Kertész at Zach Feuer
Zach Feuer pairs a group of new paintings, drawings, furniture and clothing by Julian Hoeber alongside the distortion photography of André Kertész from the 1930s. —M.H.M.
Zach Feuer Gallery, 548 West 22nd Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 4

Lecture: “15 Minutes: Andy Warhol” at Columbia University
The Warhol-a-palooza will kick off with a panel discussion between Blake Gopnik, author of the forthcoming Warhol biography, Larissa Harris, who curated the upcoming Warhol show at the Queens Museum, Neil Printz, co-editor of the Warhol catalogue raisonné, collector Peter Brant and filmmaker Tom Kalin. It will end with an artist talk from the ubiquitous Urs Fischer. A full breakdown of the day, organized by the Brant Foundation in conjunction with Columbia, can be found here. —Z.L.
Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University, New York, 4:30-8 p.m.

SATURDAY, APRIL 5

Preview and Reception: CalArts Benefit at Paula Cooper Gallery and Metro Pictures
Gearing up for an auction at Christie’s on May 14 to benefit CalArts, Paula Cooper and Metro Pictures will preview the works, by artists like Michael Asher (whoa!), Troy Brauntuch, Barbara Kruger (whose work is pictured), Maria Garcia Torres, Liz Glynn, Rita McBride, B. Wurtz and many more.
Paula Cooper, 534 West 21st Street and Metro Pictures, 519 West 24th Street, New York, 6–8:30 p.m.

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