WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27
Screening: Manhattan at MoMA
Summer’s over—it’s the last time you can get away with taking off work to see a movie in a museum. Go watch Manhattan at 1:30 in the afternoon. Go watch fireworks explode over a black-and-white skyline as “Rhapsody in Blue” swells on the speakers.
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd Street, New York, 1:30 p.m.
Party: The First Annual MoMA PS1 Clam Bake
Speaking of the end of summer, PS1 is getting into the spirit of the season by hosting an invite-only clam bake, with bites provided by M. Wells. If you didn’t have time to trek all the way up to Maine, at least you can go as north as Long Island City.
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, 5 p.m., invitation only.
Opening: “Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes” at Tripoli Gallery
Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Seascapes seem perfectly matched with the serene ocean views and wide open spaces of the Hamptons. So it’s surprising that, up until a new exhibition of his works at Tripoli Gallery opens this week, the Seascapes haven’t been shown in Southampton since 1995, at the Parrish Art Museum. So come swing by if you’re out east.
Tripoli Gallery, 30A Jobs Lane, Southampton, reception 6-8 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29
Performance: “The Sundance Kid is Beautiful with Christopher Knowles” at The Performing Garage
Come see Christopher Knowles—the painter and one-time poet savant who collaborated with Philip Glass and Robert Wilson when he was 13 years old—perform his multimedia work, which was put on last year at the Louvre.
The Performing Garage, 33 Wooster Street, New York, doors at 7:15 p.m., performance at 7:30 p.m.
Closing: Marcel Duchamp at Gagosian Gallery
It’s your last day to see readymades such as Fountain and Bicycle Wheel in the same building where they were debuted nearly fifty years ago.
Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, 10 a.m. to 6 a.m.
SATURDAY AUGUST 30
Opening: “My Chemical Romance” at Retrospective
Ride out to Hudson, that charming little historic town, and check out the first group show at Zach Feuer and Joel Mesler’s riverside gallery, Retrespective. The artists in “My Chemical Romance” include Mikkel Carl, Eric Davis, Rachael Milton, and Santiago Taccetti, and there’s no indication it has anything to do with the emo band of the same name.
Retrospective, 727 Warren Street, Hudson, opening reception 6-8 p.m.
Party: End of Summer Pool Party at the Summer Home of Kyle DeWoody
Grey Area co-founder Kyle DeWoody says goodbye to the season by inviting the art world to her place for some daytime swimming and boozing. Cannonball!
Private residence, East Hampton, 12-4 p.m., invitation only.