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Grand Projects is pleased to present “Tell Me Now”, a dynamic group exhibition of six NYC artists. The works of these artists, by emblematic means, touch on a primary function of art—to offer a story or insight into the human experience. Whether musing of the future or exploring process in the studio these artists are creating work in which one can readily find narratives of contemporary life.
 Opening May 17th.

Meet Fadwa Faranesh, an unmarried, 30-something Palestinian woman living in Bethlehem in the politically volatile West Bank. Known for her delectable cooking and deep-seated sense of duty to her family and aging father, our kitchen maven insists on continuing the preparations for the wedding of her younger sister, despite constraints of daily life under occupation. Politics blend with family tensions to create a sometimes humorous and sometimes heartbreaking meal.

Marvel at the world’s center for contemporary art, Chelsea, where museums and collectors purchase provocative works.  Led by Thomas Beachdel, professor of art and architectural history at Hunter College. He is a doctoral candidate and Chancellor’s Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Check out Billy Sullivan’s fifth solo exhibition with the Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery. With his signature directness and clarity, Sullivan continues to paint portraits of close friends and acquaintances. Together with these portraits, a new series of still life paintings will be exhibited, as well as a foray into wallpaper featuring the Yorkshire terrier, Missy, as the central motif.

Y Gallery is pleased to present "Various Small Lots" by Ryan Brown, his second solo show at the gallery. The drawings and photographs in this series conjure a suggestion of an object which may have been but is no longer present.  Opening Friday, May 4, 6 - 9 PM.

Marc Desgrandchamps has been shipping an oeuvre whose complex compositions comprise scenes witnessed, personal memories and quotations from painting and the cinema. His pictures are like time-fragments, snatches of life saved from oblivion in which interplay of transparency and colors, with the presence of unexpected objects and situations. The picture thus becomes the point of an eclectic convergence of the observed and the known, of memory and the imagination.

What’s the relationship between music and cancer? More importantly, how can music heal? Dr. Nimesh Nagarsheth, Gynecologic Oncologist, acclaimed musician and author will address these questions as well as exercises designed to improve quality of life of all people affected by cancer. Speaking as a musician and a caregiver, Dr. Nagarsheth will discuss how both the science and art of healing intersect through the power of music.

Mulherin + Pollard is pleased to present “Asea, Aloof,” an exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by Matthew Fisher. Fisher is a Brooklyn, NY-based artist who makes stylized paintings that utilize symbolic placement, pattern, line, and a sense of the lasting touch of man on landscapes that reference universal timing, placement, and a frozen sense of now.  Opening Thursday, April 26, 6 - 8 PM.

The Skyscraper Museum hosts a rotating repertoire of Family Programs on Saturday mornings, in which children engage with an educator to explore the principles of urbanism, architecture, and engineering through hands-on activities. Surrounded by images, film, and models of past, present, and future skyscrapers, children and their guardians are exposed to the changing exhibitions in the gallery.

Do you love Andy Kaufman? Well, you’re in luck, and you’re not alone. Every year, “The Andy Kaufman Award” awards one kooky comedian encompassing Andy’s spirit emerges to collect the prestigious prize (and cash) out of hundreds of candidates, ranging from nearly every state in the US.