Meulensteen Gallery to Close

Meulensteen Gallery (Courtesy Google Maps)

Meulensteen Gallery is closing its doors, we’ve learned via multiple sources. Located on 22nd Street on a ground-floor space in Chelsea, the gallery was formerly known as Max Protetch, which made a name for itself by presenting renderings and documents of architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Steven Holl and Frank Gehry. Max Protetch sold the gallery in 2010 to Dutch-born businessman Edwin Meulensteen in response to the recession. And while he had hoped to keep the gallery’s staff and its artist roster intact, that hasn’t been working. Read More


Lower East Side’s Sue Scott Gallery Will Close

Installation view of Franklin Evans's 'Eyesontheedge' at Sue Scott Gallery, 2012. (Courtesy Sue Scott Gallery)

Galleries have been opening at a rapid clip on the Lower East Side over the past few years, but today brings news that one will close. After four years in business, the Sue Scott Gallery will cease operations at the end of August, according to an e-mail announcement. Its final shows will end July 27. A call for comment to the gallery was not immediately returned. Read More


SculptureCenter’s Bill Bollinger–Filled Annex Will Close Early


The epic and beautiful Bill Bollinger retrospective on view at Long Island City’s SculptureCenter is set to contract a bit after this weekend.

A temporary annex that is located down the block from the kunsthalle’s main building and that now hosts four Bollinger sculptures will close after today. The space, which had been provided gratis by its owner, has been leased to a new occupant. Read More


Exit Art Exits With a… Bang!

Hypnotizing the crowd during the live auction. (Photo by Rozalia Jovanovic)

Tuesday night, March 6, alternative art space Exit Art celebrated its 30-year anniversary, and its closing, with a benefit to raise money for its final exhibition, “Every Exit is an Entrance: 30 Years of Exit Art,” which opens on March 23. The benefit also served as a celebration of the life and work of Jeannette Ingberman who co-founded Exit Art in 1982 with her life partner Papo Colo. Ms. Ingberman passed away in August. Read More


Exit Art, Alternative Stalwart, Will Close After 30 Years

One final gala. (Exit Art)

Big changes on the New York alternative-space scene: Exit Art has announced via e-mail that it will close in 2012. Its co-founder, Jeanette Ingberman, died earlier this year, at the age of 59, of cancer.

Over its three-decade existence, the space became known for supporting emerging artists, particularly female and minority artists who were often overlooked by the mainstream art world, and for politically engaged group shows. Read More


A Final Word From Knoedler & Co.


On November 30, when most of the art world was in Miami, the 165-year-old Knoedler gallery sent out a curt e-mail announcing abruptly that it was closing.

The gallery has closed its doors for good, but this story is far from over.

More details as they arise. Read More