At the preview this morning forDavid Smith: Cubes and Anarchy, which opens at the Whitney tomorrow, Adam D. Weinberg, the museum’s Alice Pratt Brown Director said, “When you see this large selection of work installed in this gallery, with natural light spilling in, you might think that Marcel Breuer designed this building for David Smith.” The show continues through January 8, 2012. Photos: Peggy Roalf.
Wednesday, October 5
ICP Photographers Lecture Series presents Elliott Erwitt, 7:00 pm.International Center of Photography School, 1114 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY. Watch the lecture live online if you are unable to attend.
Society of Illustrators presents: An Evening with Rolling Stone Magazine Sr. Art Director, Steven Charney, 6:30 pm. Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street, NY, NY. Tickets $10/$7/Free.
Opening reception, 6-10 pm: TREMBLING sensing space..NO Gallery, 251 East Houston Street, NY, NY.
Photography auction, 10am and 2pm: Sotheby’s New York, 1334 York Avenue at 72nd Street, NY, NY. Information.
Thursday, October 6
Opening reception, 6-8 pm: JHB Gallery presents photographs by Ellen Carey, Ken Matsubara, Amanda Means, Bastienne Schmidt, and Cheryl Yun, works on paper by Marietta Hoferer, John Noestheden, and Bastienne Schmidt, as well as sculpture by Michele Oka Doner. Bergdorf Goodman windows, Fifth Avenue between 57-58th Streets, NY, NY. Information.
Opening reception, 6-8 pm: Night Painter | Ted Gahl. Dodge Gallery, 15 Rivington Street, NY, NY.
Opening reception, 6-8 pm: Step & Repeat | Marin ABell, Ivin Ballen, Alisa Baremboym & Leah Dixon. Toomer Labzda Gallery, 100a Forsyth Street, NY, NY.
Artist Reception, 4-7:30: Victor Stabin | The Turtle series and Daedal Doodle. Kennty Gallery, High School of Art & Design, 1075 2nd Avenue, between 56-57th Streets, NY, NY. Information.
Artist talk, 6:30-8:30pm, with Pawel Wojtasik | Nine Gates. Priska C. Juscha Fine Art, 547 West 27th Street, NY, NY.
Aperture and the School of Visual Arts present A Slide Show and Talk by Diane Arbus  and a screening of Who is Marvin Israel? .SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, NY, NY. Free. Information.
Curators and Collectors series presents, 6:30 pm, Jae Rossman: Reflections on a Decade at the Yale University Arts Library.Central Booking, 111 Front Street, Suite 210, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY.
The Architectural League presents Current Work: Michael Maltzan, 7 pm. The Great Hall, The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, NY, NY. Tickets $15/Free.
Discussion about urban mobility, 5:30-7 pm, with NYC DOT Chief of Staff Margaret Newman and BMW Design’s Benoit Jacob. BMW Guggenheim Lab, Second Park, Houston Street at 2nd Avenue. Information.
Opening day for Three Landscapes: A film Installation by Roy Lichtenstein. Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue, at 75th Street, NY, NY.
Gallery Tour, 8 pm: The Secret Lives of Mummies. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY. This is the first in a series of month-long Halloween-themed events in the Egyptian wing. Information.
Friday, October 7
Book Arts Lounge, 6-9 pm, featuring Poet and Artist Nancy Campbell, with Roni Gross and Peter Schell opf Z'roah Press.She will read from her work and talk about the production of How To Say 'I Love You' in Greenlandic. Participants will have the opportunity to print and take home a few Greenlandic language flashcards. Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor, NY, NY. Refreshments are served. Suggested donation $10/$5. RSVP.
Opening reception, 6-9 pm: Dana Louise Kirkpatrick | It’s Everything. CultureFix Gallery, 9 Clinton Street, between Stanton & Houston, NY, NY.
Book Signing, 6-7:30 pm, Nealy Blau, Kelli Connell,andSuzanne Opton for their monographs published by DECODE. International Center of Photography Store, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY.
Book signing, 6 pm, for Rita Ackerman(Skira Rizzoli 2011).White Columns, 320 West 13th Street (enter on Horatio Street), NY, NY.
Saturday, October 8
Opening reception, 6-9 pm: Touching One Billionth of a Meter. BAU Gallery, 161 Main Street, Beacon, NY.
Opening reception, 6-9 pm: Marni Kotak | The Birth of Baby X. Microscope Gallery, 4 Charles Place, Williamsburg, BKLYN.
Sunday, October 9
High Line Art presents, 4-7 pm, Kim Beck | The Sky is the Limit/NYC, skywriting event. Rain date: Oct. 10. The High Line, Gansevoort Street-West 30th Street, above 10th Avenue, NY, NY. Information.
This week’s DART picks:
The winner of the October DART Skyline Contest is Lauren Choi, who replied:Newtown Creek Nature Walk near end of Paidge Avenue looking North East towards Queens.Thanks to everyone who entered, many of you had the correct location, but your answers came later and most were not quite as exactly detailed.
Julia Margaret Cameron, continuing through November 18th at Hans P. Kraus, Jr. 962 Park Avenue, at 82nd Street, NY, NY. Information.
Cities of the Dead: The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan | photographs by Margaret Morton. Through December 30 at the Wolk Gallery, MIT Building 7, Cambridge, MA. Information.
Public Programs at Photo Center NY, Seattle: Phil Borges, Friday, October 7; Jock Sturges, November 5.Information.