The DART Board: 12.20.2023

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday December 20, 2023


Thursday, December 21, 6-8pm: Exposure at Ceres Gallery

Works by Marcy Bernstein, Robert Bunkin, Aliza Driller, Sung Gross, Leigh Jerome, Francine Perlman, Alan Reddick, Jenny Tango

Ceres Gallery is a feminist, not-for-profit, alternative gallery in New York City, dedicated to the promotion of contemporary women in the arts. Over the years Ceres has encouraged not only artists but writers, musicians, dancers, poets and storytellers to perform in the gallery and take risks with their work that might not be possible in a commercial setting. The members of Ceres Gallery believe the arts provide an important social service – that art has the power to educate, enhance and enrich the quality and depth of people’s lives.

Ceres Gallery, 247 West 27th Street, New York, NY Info


Thursday, December 21, 5-9pm: Happy Hour at Society of Illustrators

Meet at Society’s 128 Bar and enjoy free admission to museum exhibitions. There will be drink specials all night, including $7 cocktails during Golden Hour (7-8pm). Cozy up and listen to live music by the David Farer Trio, or drink warm mulled wine in the outside patio tent. Shop our print and book clearance sale while you sip. Current exhibitions: Italian Excellence: Illustrations for Italo Calvinoand Members Open: "WIP". The celebrated

Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY Info






Last Chance,  Saturday, December 23: Annual Student Sale at the League

The Art Students League of New York Annual Art Sale is a rare opportunity to bring home work by current League students at affordable prices. Begin or grow your collection at this year's sale, where new work is added each day with most works priced below $1,000. Proceeds from every purchase directly support the participating artists and help the League continue its mission of subsidizing fine art education and exhibiting the work of League artists. The work is sold off the walls, with a table for wrapping it in the gallery.

The Art Students League of New York, 215 West 57th Street, New York, NY Info



Monday, December 25, 11am-4pm: Jewish Museum is Open

For those New Yorkers who do not celebrate Christmas, this is the art destination. Current exhibitions include Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte! the first survey exhibition in the United States focused on this defining force of Latin American art, showcasing her contribution to major developments in postwar art, and Mood of the moment: Gaby Aghion and the house of Chloé, the first museum exhibition honoring the visionary Jewish entrepreneur Gaby Aghion (1921-2014) and her legacy as the founder of the French fashion house Chloé. 

In addition to the exhibitions, enjoy the toe-tapping sounds of Nefesh Mountain, led by singer Doni Zasloff and her multi-instrumentalist husband Eric Lindberg. Dance to performing original melodies from their notable family release Songs from the Mountain and heralded album Beneath the Open Sky, Nefesh Mountain will play two sets, at 11:30 am and 2 pm.

Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY Info



Closing January 7: Manet/Degas at The Met

This exhibition examines one of the most significant artistic dialogues in modern art history: the close and sometimes tumultuous relationship between Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas. Born only two years apart, Manet (1832–1883) and Degas (1834–1917) were friends, rivals, and, at times, antagonists who worked to define modern painting in France. By examining their careers in parallel and presenting their work side by side, this exhibition investigates how their artistic objectives and approaches both overlapped and diverged.

Through more than 150 paintings and works on paper, Manet / Degas takes a fresh look at the interactions of these two artists in the context of the family relationships, friendships, and intellectual circles that influenced their artistic and professional choices, deepening our understanding of a key moment in nineteenth-century French painting. 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, Info