The Whitney's blockbuster Andy Warhol exhibition is on view through March 31.
Photo: © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./ARS

Editors’ Picks: 8 Great Art and Design Events This Week

Galerie hosts a special preview of Andreas Emenius’s show at the NY Design Center; an Andy Warhol retrospective opens at the Whitney; the first-ever NY Jewelry Week kicks off

This week, the Whitney’s blockbuster show on Andy Warhol finally opens to the public and New York’s inaugural Jewelry Week gets underway. Galerie is thrilled to present a special exhibition featuring the works of Andreas Emenius, a cross-disciplinary artist who’s worked on everything from music videos to cereal-box installations and now brings his evocative, large-scale paintings to the New York Design Center, as well as be the media sponsor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s jewelry exhibition “Jewelry: The Body Transformed.”

Read on for Galerie‘s complete list of the best art and design events in New York this week.

A yashmak made in the 1990s from aluminum and Swarovski crystals by British jewelry designer Shaun Leane for fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Photo: Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1. “Jewelry: The Body Transformed”
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Galerie is pleased to support this groundbreaking exhibition, which features a staggering 230 objects and 8,000 pieces of jewelry spanning 2,600 B.C. to the present day, from ancient headdresses and burial ensembles to tiaras and modern jewels. The blockbuster show examines the purpose and power of jewelry, drawing from all 17 museum departments and taking six curators to organize. 

A special curator-led tour will be held on Tuesday, November 13, at 11 a.m. 

Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue

When: November 12–February 24

Tour RSVP: Here

Recommended: Preview the Metropolitan Museum’s Blockbuster Fall Jewelry Exhibition

Lalique will be hosting an event celebrating its Cabochon rings, which come in a wide range of colors. Photo: Courtesy of Lalique

2. NYC Jewelry Week

Industry veterans Bella Neymar and J. B. Jones introduce New York’s first-ever Jewelry Week, a citywide celebration with exhibitions, lectures, workshops, studio tours, and collection presentations that spotlight the emerging brands, artists, designers, and visionaries shaping the city’s jewelry industry. Highlights include a talk at the Fashion Institute of Technology moderated by New York Fashion Week creator Fern Mallis and a night of cocktails and Cabochon rings hosted by Lalique.

Find the full list of events here.

When: November 12–16

Recommended: 10 Great Things to See at the Inaugural NYC Jewelry Week

Andy Warhol, Marilyn Diptych, 1962. Photo: © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./ARS

3. Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again
Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney’s long-awaited Andy Warhol exhibition opens today, marking the first time a United States museum has conducted a retrospective of his work in three decades. Alongside his iconic and beloved Pop pieces, the show attempts to shed light on the lesser-known parts of Warhol’s career, including his early years as a commercial illustrator and later experimental works. It is not to be missed.

Where: Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street

When: November 12–March 31

4. Art21 book launch: Being an Artist
Karma Bookstore

Hot off the heels of its ninth television series, Art21 celebrates the launch of a new book. Titled Being an Artist, it features a selection of rare, previously unpublished artist interviews, including Cai Guo-Qiang, Nick Cave, Maya Lin, Kerry James Marshall, James Turrell, and Theaster Gates. The launch will feature a conversation with the artists Diana Al-Hadid and Ursula von Rydingsvard.

Where: Karma Bookstore, 136 East 3rd Street

When: Tuesday, November 13, 6–8 p.m.

RSVP: Here

Installation, “Signals: If You Like It, I Shall Grow” (Part I), Kurimanzutto presented by Thomas Dane Gallery, London. Photo: Courtesy of Kurimanzutto

5. Signals: If You Like I Shall Grow (Part II)
Kurimanzutto

Signals London, a cross-disciplinary gallery that served as an institutional model for the Mexico-based Kurimanzutto, is channeled in this exhibition of 80-plus works. The show’s curator, art historian Dr. Isobel Whitelegg, drew from the work of artists who exhibited at Signals in the 1960s, when their careers were just beginning, and who have gone on to show at major New York institutions. Expect to see exciting pieces by the likes of Sergio de Camargo, Lygia Clark, Gianni Colombo, and Mira Schendel.

Where: Kurimanzutto New York, 22 East 65th Street, fourth floor

When: November 13–January 19

Charles James: Portrait of an Unreasonable Man by Michèle Gerber Klein (Rizzoli, 2018).

6. Michèle Gerber Klein in conversation with Valerie Steele
Fashion Institute of Technology

Prominent fashion writer Michèle Gerber Klein will discuss her new biography of the celebrated designer Charles James with the Museum at FIT director Valerie Steele. The detailed and lavishly illustrated chronology of James’s life describes his charismatic personality, design process, and relationships with such esteemed figures as Salvador Dalí and Cristobal Balenciaga. The talk will be followed by a book signing.

Where: Katie Murphy Amphitheatre at the Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street

When: Wednesday, November 14 at 6 p.m.

RSVP: charles.james.rsvp@gmail.com

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Andreas Emenius, “Muscle Memory” (2018) Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Shin Gallery

7. Gallery x Galerie: Work by Andreas Emenius
New York Design Center

Galerie founder and editorial director Lisa Fayne Cohen, editor in chief Jacqueline Terrebonne, and president and CEO of the New York Design Center at 200 Lexington Avenue Jim Druckman invite you to a special exhibition featuring the work of Swedish artist Andreas Emenius. A graduate of Central Saint Martins, Emenius is a multimedia artist who has exhibited around the world, with shows at Viborg Kunsthal, the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea, Liljevalchs in Stockholm, and the HEART Museum in Denmark.

Where: New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Avenue

When: Wednesday, November 14, 5–7 p.m.

RSVP: Click here to RSVP

Jean Clemm, Mise en scène, Tête d’Ange, Port Lligat, 1967. Photo: Courtesy of 10 Corso Como

8. Salvador Dalí, Jean Clemmer: An Encounter, a Work
10 Corso Como Gallery 

Founded in Milan in 1990 by gallerist, publisher, and former fashion editor Carla Sozzani, 10 Corso Como also has stores in Shanghai, Beijing, and Seoul. Just last month, the chic, multipurpose boutique opened in New York’s Seaport District. The latest exhibition focuses on the long-term creative collaboration between the Surrealist painter Salvaor Dalí and the Swiss photographer Jean Clemmer, who was known for his whimsical depictions of the human figure. 

Where: 10 Corso Como Gallery, Fulton Market Building, 1 Fulton Street

When: Thursday, November 15, 6–8 p.m.

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