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Upcoming Exhibition:

The 2018 Harkness Dance Festival Exhibition

Balanchine: The Eternal Present
New York City Ballet
Photographs from over 40 years
By Paul Kolnik

Credit: George Balanchine rehearsing Stephanie Saland in Apollo; Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust; BALANCHINE is a Trademark of The George Balanchine Trust.

On View: February 21 - May 8, 2018

Since 1935, 92Y’s Harkness Dance Center has been a historic home of modern dance, nurturing the talents of such pioneers as Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey and Merce Cunningham. In the tradition of these trailblazers, we pride ourselves on carrying forward the art of dance in our educational and performance programs.

Each year we present the Harkness Dance Festival – five weeks of performances with today’s innovators and history makers of dance. The 2018 festival, which runs February 23 to March 24, features a varied spectrum of artists and works, from revivals of classics to world premieres, and reflects the reputation of 92Y’s Harkness Dance Center as the place not only where modern dance was born … but where it’s all heading.

We’re so pleased to present Paul Kolnik’s stunning photographs as part of this year’s festival. For more than 40 years, he has had an extraordinary window into the world of the New York City Ballet and the astonishing dancers who have worked with the company over the years. These images truly capture the exalting spirit of these artists and specifically the “Eternal Present” of Mr. Balanchine’s legacy.

— Christine Chen, Director of Dance and Adult Programming

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Milton J. Weill Art Gallery
5:30 – 7 pm

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Following the opening reception, please join us for the associated artist talk at 7:30 pm. Learn more.

This event and the exhibition is supported by Producers Circle members Meryl Rosofsky and Stuart H. Coleman.

The Milton J. Weill Art Gallery is open to patrons of Kaufmann Concert Hall during regularly scheduled events. In addition, special viewing hours can be arranged. To inquire about an appointment, please email.

Current Exhibition: (un)Common

Credit: Pair of Yellow Monks by Sally Gil

On View: January 11 - February 19, 2018

Modern art has always been built from the blocks of its own history — just never at the breakneck speed the digital world now allows. Featuring collage, audio encoding, photographic fusion, and digital manipulation, (un)Common showcases art that remixes, reimagines and references work from the public domain (or “the commons”).

The exhibition explores what happens when past and present collide, when paint becomes pixels — and then something else entirely. In the process, lines will be blurred: those between ownership and originality, inspiration and imitation, creator and consumer. If all “art is theft”, as Picasso once famously surmised, can anything truly be new? And when a work ages enough to be in the public domain, do we call it old — or just ready to be reborn?

Explore new work commissioned by Meural from artists Eric Corriel, Bill Domonkos, David Galbraith and Joaquin Trujillo — as well as intricate collages from artist, Sally Gil.

This event and the exhibition (un)Common is made possible by Meural.

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Their first product is the Meural Canvas: a smart frame designed with Meural’s proprietary TrueArt technology — a combination of hardware, firmware and algorithmic software meticulously-engineered to display rich and vividly textured art and photography. The Meural Canvas can be easily controlled via gesture (a wave of the hand) or mobile app, and acts as a conduit to an expansive art library, my.meural.com — an expertly-curated and ever-growing collection of artworks sourced from the catalogues of leading museums, collections and artists, and spanning the past, present and future of art.

By bringing the world of art and photography into homes of all shapes and sizes, Meural strives to democratize art, both in cost and access.

92Y Gilda and Henry Block School of the Arts

Located in the heart of New York City’s Upper East Side, 92Y’s Gilda and Henry Block School of the Arts is internationally recognized for the quality and scope of its adult and childhood arts education programs. Regarded as one of the country’s top community-based art centers, the 92nd Street Y Gilda and Henry Block School of the Arts comprises the School of Music, the Harkness Dance Center and the Art Center, which includes the Ceramics Center, the Jewelry Center and Fine Art & Design. We offer more than 400 classes a semester for all ages and all levels of expertise — from preschool to high school, from enthusiastic amateurs and emerging professionals to senior adults — all taught by a faculty of working professional artists.

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92nd Street Y Gilda and Henry Block School of the Arts receives major support from Daphne Recanati-Kaplan and Thomas S. Kaplan. Generous support is also provided by The Edwin Caplin Foundation; Mary Lou and Robert Morgado; Sally Klingenstein Martell and C. Michael Martell; The Brodsky Family Foundation.; the estate of Jerry Ragovoy; Clyde and Diane Brownstone; and 3D Systems Cubify®, among others. The Art Center faculty, adult, children’s, teen and special exhibitions are supported by Gilda and Henry Block.