TUESDAY, MARCH 10
Opening: Richard Estes: Painting New York City at MAD
A leading figure of the Photorealist movement, New York artist Richard Estes is having is having a career retrospective at the Museum of Arts and Design that spans the mid-1960s to the present. The exhibition will include works on paper, photographs, paintings, silkscreens, woodcuts, and insight into how the now 82-year-old artist works in his studio. The artist will also participate in a talk with curator Patterson Sims on Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. — A.M.
Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, New York
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11
Talk: Jacolby Satterwhite at the New School
Artist Jacolby Satterwhite is best known for his video, performance, and 3D animation works, and was most recently included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. On Wednesday, he’ll take part in the New School’s AMT Visiting Artist Series. The event is free to the public. — A.M.
The New School, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 5th Avenue, New York
Opening: Cordy Ryman at Zurcher Gallery
As it turns out, American minimalist painter Robert Ryman’s son Cordy is also a pretty talented artist. The younger shifts back and forth between painting and sculpture, using recycled materials like wood, metal, and cardboard. For his upcoming show at Zurcher Gallery he’ll present Chimera 45, a large-scale site-specific installation made of white, pink, and red wood battens. — A.M.
Zurcher Gallery, 33 Bleecker Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: “Daniel Heidkamp: Barbizon Beauty School” at Half Gallery
The young painter Daniel Heidkamp has already had one successful collaboration with Half Gallery proprietor Bill Powers. The Edition hotel in Miami (more on that here) asked Mr. Powers to curate a series of bowling balls for its bowling alley, and Mr. Powers asked Mr. Heidkamp to paint one of them. The artist contributed a nude, and everyone seemed to enjoy it, even Art Basel Miami Beach party regular Adrien Grenier. Mr. Heidkamp and Mr. Powers will come together in a more conventional way this week when the artist’s new solo show opens at Half Gallery. This one should be really fun. —N.F.
Half Gallery, 43 E. 78th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 12
Talk: Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian and Frank Stella at the Guggenheim
In conjunction with the Guggenheim’s exhibition “Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings,” the artist’s first U.S. museum exhibition, she will participate in a special talk with curator Suzanne Cotter and artist Frank Stella (who we recently named the “Next Hot Thing”). — A.M.
The Guggenheim, 1071 5th Avenue, New York, 6 p.m., ticketed event
Opening: “Fernando Mastrangelo: NOTHING” at Mike Weiss Gallery
The paintings in “NOTHING,” designer/sculptor/conceptual artist Fernando Mastrangelo’s new show at Mike Weiss Gallery, are made of dyed salt, but that’s a relatively tame white powder when it comes to Mr. Mastrangelo’s practice—in 2009, he unveiled a 30-pound sculpture made entirely out of cocaine. It was a statement against the toll taken by the illegal drug trade, OK? And just because the materials are slightly less addictive this time around, that doesn’t mean the work is. —N.F.
Mike Weiss Gallery, 520 W. 24th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: “Conrad, Nengudi, Takaezu” at Essex Street
An intriguing trio here. Tony Conrad was an integral component of the Dream Syndicate and the downtown avant-noise scene in the 1960s. John Cale and Lou Reed moved into Tony Conrad’s apartment on Ludlow Street, found a book of his that he left called The Velvet Underground, the rest is history. Senga Nengudi was up in Harlem in the ’70s conceptualizing radical performances that revolve around sculptures of pantyhose. And the late Toshiko Takaezu was an abstract ceramicist who for decades taught at Princeton. It’s an ambitious show for the Lower East Side gallery—which, we might add, is just blocks from the apartment Conrad gave to Lou and John. —N.F.
Essex Street, 114 Eldridge Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: Dale Chihuly at Marlborough
Dale Chihuly hasn’t had a solo gallery show in New York in a while. His colorful glass sculptures are known all over the world, and for the past few years they’ve been on view at numerous museums and botanic gardens. But get ready New York, the press release for Marlborough’s upcoming show promises that “a 50-year journey exploring color and light crescendos with ‘Chihuly at Marlborough.” And his new series “Rotolo” is described as “the most technically challenging pieces the artist has produced.” The work Sapphire with Burned Logs and Neodymium Reeds will be at the center of it all. — A.M.
Marlborough Gallery, 40 West 57th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
FRIDAY, MARCH 13
Opening: “Laurie Simmons: How We See” at the Jewish Museum
The woman who brought Lena Dunham into the world made new art! How she managed to do that with most of her time taken up by talking to gossip reporters about her daughter’s television show, I have no idea. And while it would be great to write this happenings blurb without mentioning a/the voice of a/the generation, she makes it harder when she chooses as a collaborator for the exhibit fashion designer Rachel Antonoff—the sister of Lena Dunham’s boyfriend, Jack Antonoff. —N.F.
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue, New York, 11 a.m.
Opening: “Joseph Beuys: Multiples” at Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Just because Joseph Beuys’ heroic story of getting shot down during the Crimean War, crash landing in the land of indigenous native peoples, and having them save his life by wrapping his body in fur and fat is completely false, the artist never let that stop him from repeating it until his death and insisting that it influenced his work forever more. So, even though the basis for his including fur and fat among his sculptural materials is rooted entirely in fiction, it made for a dynamic practice and lovely body of work, the multiples of which will be on view at the gallery. —N.F.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 534 W. 26th Street, New York, 10 a.m.
Talk: “I Will Resist with Every Inch and Every Breath: Punk and the Art of Feminism”
Artists, writers, and curators will take place in this panel discussion on the intersections of Punk and Feminism. Do not miss this conversation between Osa Atoe, Johanna Fateman, Narcissister, Lydia Lunch, and Astria Suparak, moderated by Leah DeVun. The talk is organized by A.I.R. Gallery and the Women and the Arts Collaborative at Rutgers University. — A.M.
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, 7 p.m.
SUNDAY, MARCH 15
Opening: “GDA2—Gary Indiana” at envoy enterprises
The critic, artist, filmmaker, actor, novelist, and downtown legend Gary Indiana is a national treasure for the reasons enumerated in this long story, printed in these pages last year. And he’s also just a great guy to run into at Lucien and have a quick chat over a drink. This is his third solo exhibition in New York, and it will display video work and collages. Go.—N.F.
envoy enterprises, 87 Rivington Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.