Editors’ Picks: 7 Great Art and Design Events This Week
Here are Galerie’s picks of the must-see art and design events this week, including Alec Baldwin at the Hamptons International Film Festival, Lubaina Himid’s first solo show in a U.S. museum, a dazzling new jewelry exhibition at Sotheby’s, and the inaugural Chefs of the Hamptons event hosted by Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
1. Lubaina Himid: Work From Underneath
Winner of the 2017 Turner Prize, Tanzania-born UK-based artist, Lubaina Himid, will unveil a new body of work at the New Museum, her first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. A champion of underrepresented histories, Himid explores large complex narratives such as, colonialism and the slave industry as well as the simpler details of the everyday life of her subjects. Her paintings, prints, drawings, and freestanding cutouts are rich in symbolism drawing from a range of referents from 18th century British satirical cartoons to the work of activist essayist Audre Lorde. This exhibition will no-doubt provide a thought-provoking experience.—Kaela Walker
When: June 26–September 22
Where: 235 Bowery
2. Treasures From Chatsworth
Sotheby’s Auction House
Few names can compete for gravitas in the art and design world than Chatsworth. The stately mansion in Derbyshire, which has belonged to the Dukes of Devonshire for 16 generations, contains some of the world’s finest treasures. Now, those treasures have traveled to the U.S. for a summer exhibition at Sotheby’s. Designed by Broadway’s David Korins, the show references architectural details from the historic UK home, creating a larger-than-life immersive environment to showcase such varied modern and contemporary masterpieces as a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, a portrait by Rembrandt, a blue-and-white vase by Felicity Aylieff, and a seed pearl and diamond sautoir by Raymond Yard.—Lucy Rees
When: June 28–September 18
Where: 1334 York Avenue
3. Polo Hamptons 2019
Brush up on your divot stomping skills when another season of polo kicks off in the Hamptons. Only 500 tickets are available for this ultra-exclusive event, hosted at a private Bridgehampton estate, that includes a VIP cocktail party with open bar and hors d’oeuvres from Elegant Affairs. The season’s first match will be hosted by long-time Hamptonite Christie Brinkley; a second event takes place July 6.—Jill Sieracki
When: Saturday, June 29, 4–7 p.m.
Where: 900 Lumber Lane
4. Alec Baldwin Hosts Screening of Maiden at the Hamptons International Film Festival
Actor and East Hampton resident Alec Baldwin is hosting a screening of the documentary Maiden for the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF), as part of their annual SummerDocs series. The movie dives into the fascinating story of the first-ever team of all women to participate in the Whitbread Round the World Race, a grueling yacht racing competition that lasts nine months and traverses 32,000 miles. After the screening, Baldwin and HIFF artistic director David Nugent will moderate a Q&A with the film’s director, Alex Holmes.—Geoffrey Montes
When: Saturday, June 29, 7 p.m.
Where: 158 Main Street
5. Summer Fête
The Children’s Museum of the East End
Join the Children’s Museum of the East End for an evening of bubbly cocktails and delectable eats, on Saturday when the gallery spaces will be transformed into dance floors and a silent auction. Proceeds go to the Century Arts Foundation whose mission is to provide science and coding programs for children in need. For further information.—K.W.
When: Saturday, June 29, 6:30 p.m.
Where: 376 Bridgehampton–Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
6. Chefs of the Hamptons
Hosted by esteemed Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the inaugural Chefs of the Hamptons will bring together some of the most celebrated culinary masters of the East End in support of Guild Hall and honoring New York Times food and wine writer Florence Fabricant. The night’s festivities will include a curated cocktail hour with a seated multi-course pairing dinner followed by delectable desserts, all locally sourced. Tickets are $500.—Ashley Petras
When: Saturday, June 29, 6:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Where: Topping Rose House 1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
7. Harald Szeemann
The Swiss Institute restages the 1974 exhibition “Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us,” by renowned curator Harald Szeemann. It will also offer a recreation of Szeemann’s apartment in Bern, Switzerland, where he organized the original show about the life and work of his grandfather who was a well-known hairstylist and inventor. The SI exhibition will include a trove of 1,200 objects from the Harald Szeemann Archive and Library at the Getty Research Institute as well as private collections.—Rozalia Jovanovic
When: June 28–August 18
Where: Swiss Institute, 38 St. Marks Pl.