The DART Board: 04.19.2023

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday April 19, 2023

Thursday, April 20, 7:30-10pm: Closing party for no existe un mundo poshuracán at the Whitney

A night of Puerto Rican arts and culture will include full access to the renowned exhibition—the first survey of Puerto Rican art by a major U.S. art museum in 50 years, which runs through April 23—as well as dancing, a cash bar, music by DJ Bembona, and a performance and Q&A with one of Puerto Rico’s leading performers, Ana Macho. Above: Gamaliel Rodríguez, Collapsed Soul, 2020–21.

 The exhibition brings together an intergenerational group of twenty artists from Puerto Rico and the diaspora whose work responds to the transformative five years since Hurricane Maria—a high-end category-four storm that hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. Through over 50 works, these artists address the larger devastation exacerbated by historic events that preceded and followed this defining moment.

Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY Tickets


Continuing: After the Wild at the Jewish

After “The Wild”: Contemporary Art from The Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Collection features works made by 47 contemporary artists between 1963–2023, part of a gift made to the Jewish Museum by The Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation.

Barnett Newman (1905–1970) is among the most influential artists associated with Abstract Expressionism. After his death, his widow Annalee Newman created the foundation to help further the spirit of great art that he exhibited, by giving grants from 2004 to 2020. Diverse in style, training, background, and age, the foundation’s grantees — whose works comprise this exhibition — share Newman’s seriousness of purpose, as well as his unflagging drive to explore the outer limits of his own ideas.

See works by Lynda Benglis, Melvin Edwards, Cai Guo-Qiang, Joan Jonas, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, Judy Pfaff, Sarah Sze, Fred Tomaselli, and Terry Winters, among others. 

The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY info



Wednesday, April 19, 2-3pm EST: Art and the Garden with Lois Bender on Zoom 

The Pollack-Krasner House and Study Center presents artist Lois Bender, who will offer a brief history of garden styles throughout time with her own art inspired by spectacular gardens in the Hamptons, New York, Paris and other locations. Based in New York, Lois Bender is a painter, printmaker, designer, and founder of GardenSpiritsNY, her Art & Design Studio, focusing on art inspired by gardens. Above: Watercolor of Landscape Details Garden from Guild Hall’s 2021 Garden as Art Tour.




Thursday, April 20, 6:30pmUrban Ecosystems at MCNY

This evening of eco-centric storytellingabout Living Among the Plants, Animals, & Fungi includes samples of food and drink forested int the urban wild. Explore the vast network of biodiversity that lives between buildings and among urban green spaces of the Big Apple. Then, enjoy a tasting with locally-sourced plant-based cheeses, crackers, cocktails and mocktails crafted by Candace Thompson, manager of Solar 1's Stuy Cove Park. 

MCNY curator and food justice activist Monxo López will lead the conversation with a group of NYC foragers, farmers, land stewards, community gardeners, and seed savers including Yemi Amu, founder and director of Oko Urban Farms; Marielle Anzelone, botanist and biodiversity activist; Sigrid Jakob, president of the New York Mycological Society; William Mullan, an artist and apple forager and photographer; Iakowi:he'ne' Oakes, founder and executive director of the North American Indigenous Center of New York; and park manager Candace Thompson. Co-presented by MOFAD (Museum of Food and Drink).  Tickets

Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY Info


Tuesday April 25, 12-1:30 pm ET online: Marketing strategies for artists, performers and creatives 

Whether you’re an artist, performer, musician, or creative, marketing is an essential part of your work. Yet the process is often difficult: what is the best use of your limited time and resources, and can you make sure that you’re using your channels effectively? To help you answer these questions, marketing expert Molaundo Jones, Senior Director of Communications and Partnerships at Art21, will advise how to effectively utilize marketing tools in accordance with your career goals. The session will cover a host of strategies and techniques, focusing on digital marketing and social media. Time for Q&A will be provided. This event is presented in partnership with the Office of the Arts, City of Alexandria, VA.

This session will cover:

  • Social media tips, whether you want to gain followers; increase sales; or build a network
  • Strategies for cultivating an audience online and in person
  • The characteristics of a strong website
  • The importance of a mailing list 
  • Ways to facilitate opportunities online (that translate to real life!)

Pay what you wish here Questions? Email


Thursday, April 27, 6-8 pm: Listen Closely | Francine Perlman at Ceres

Francine Perlman’s premise is that newspapers express the whole of a community, politically, culturally, and socially.  In Ceres’ intimate Gallery II, Listen Closely, its chairs and table built of newspapers in the relevant languages, invites the community of Palestinians to speak out, visually, silently, about their ongoing grievances. Left: Hebrew chair and Arabic chair, life size

In the current debate, opposition to Israeli policies in the West Bank is equated with antisemitism, while the voices of the Palestinians are left unheard. Perlman’s exhibition presents some of the most salient issues that inflame the ongoing crisis: housing demolitions, water distribution, and walls built to severely restrict movement for the Palestinian inhabitants of the West Bank.

Francine Perlman has been exhibiting sculpture, constructions and installations, and works on paper, since 1985.  The idea for this installation germinated in 2011 with a two-week visit to the West Bank with Rabbis for Human Rights, and has surfaced frequently in her work.  

Ceres Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, New York, NY Info


Saturday, April 29, 1 – 4pm: Drypoint Printmaking Workshop at The Met/Cloisters

Create your own drypoint print inspired by works of art on view in the exhibition Rich Man, Poor Man: Art, Class, and Commerce in a Late Medieval Town with printmakers from the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. Consider how prints can reinforce or critique ideas of power and class through humor while exploring the drypoint process. All materials are provided, though you are encouraged to bring drawings, photographs, or photocopies as reference material for creating your print. Open to all levels of experience. Right: Image: Sebald Beham, Head of a Man, 1549. Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Register: $95. Space is limited; advance registration is required. Registration closes Monday, April 24, 2023, or when registration is full.