8 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before July 27

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SATURDAY | Performance: Mahmoud Ahmed at Pioneer Works


Premiere: “Kurt Vonnegut’s Galápagos” at the Parrish Art Museum
The artists Tucker Marder and Christian Scheider will debut a performance based on the expansive 1984 play by that rascally Vonnegut, a former resident of nearby Sagaponack. —Nate Freeman
Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, 6 p.m.



Here Are the National Academy’s Newly Elected Academicians for 2014


Trouble may have found the National Academy Museum and School—the institution laid off several high-ranking staffers in June and has seen several others exit—but that doesn’t mean it’s having trouble inducting new Academicians. Today, the nearly 200-year-old body of artists added to its ranks a class of 13 new National Academicians, and they will join the 400 living artists and architects who have received this honor. Read More


47 Canal Moving to 291 Grand Street, Keeping Name


After three years at its current location, 47 Canal is leaving its titular address and heading northwest to 291 Grand Street. The gallery will pack up shop after its current exhibition, “BFFA3AE: DTR,” closes Aug. 2, and then reopen in its new second-floor space in late September with a show by Antoine Catala. Read More

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New Museum Promotes Massimiliano Gioni to Artistic Director


The New Museum announced today that curator Massimiliano Gioni has been promoted to the position of artistic director. Mr. Gioni is behind several of the museum’s blockbuster shows, including “Carsten Höller: Experience,” “Urs Fischer,” “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” “Ostalgia,” “Younger Than Jesus” and, more recently, solo shows featuring Pawel Althamer Read More

Museum Tours

Watch Mario Batali Amble Around the Frick With Director Ian Wardropper

The Lunchbox Fund Fall Fete and "Feedie" App Launch

If your Thursday morning is getting off to a slow and lazy start, you could do worse things than watch renowned hedonist Mario Batali swing by the Frick with venture capitalist Fred Wilson (not to be confused with the other Fred Wilson). It’s for Mr. Batali’s program The High Road, something that we had no idea existed. It’s kind of like No Reservations for those with tiny attention spans. It’s 10 minutes long.

“This is one of the most important Rembrandts in the world,” Mr. Wardropper says, referring to Self-Portrait (1658), as a ponytailed Mr. Batali looks on, pensive. “It’s rather sardonic—it was painted shortly after he became bankrupt.” Read More