Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk, Saturday, May 20, 2023 – Madison Avenue Business Improvement District

Madison Avenue Business Improvement District
29 East 61st Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10065

Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk, Saturday, May 20, 2023

April 27th, 2023   

Join ARTnews and Madison Avenue’s galleries for our Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk on Saturday, May 20. This free event invites the public to visit participating galleries, view their fall exhibitions and attend expert talks led by artists and curators on Madison Avenue & side streets from East 57 to East 86 St.

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Scheduled Gallery Talks are quite popular, and are often booked to capacity. To register for a Gallery Talk, kindly click on the green “Book Now” button above. Galleries are listed alphabetically. Reservations are not required for visits to participating galleries during times when they are not hosting scheduled gallery talks.

Click here for a printable map & guide to the Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk.

Questions during the day of the event? Visit our Information Tent at Madison Avenue & East 75 Street.

Community Event at Frick Madison – The temporary home of The Frick Collection, 945 Madison Avenue (74-75) (1pm-3pm)
The Frick invites you to sketch with us outdoors, in front of the museum on Madison Avenue at 75th Street. Drawing activities and refreshments from The SisterYard will be available on a first-come, first-served basis (weather permitting). This event is free; all materials will be provided, and no art background is needed. Tickets are required for museum entry.

Participating Galleries & Exhibitions on View

Gallery cross streets and gallery hours are shown next to each respective gallery’s address.

Acquavella Galleries, 18 East 79 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-5pm)
Acquavella Galleries is pleased to present Bonnard: The Experience of Seeing, a loan exhibition from museums and private collections, featuring over twenty paintings by the modernist French artist Pierre Bonnard.
Gallery Talk: 10:30am & 4:30pm: Gallery Director Esperanza Sobrino is able to welcome the group and share a few words on the exhibition.

Alexandre Gallery, 25 East 73rd Street, 2nd Floor (Madison-Fifth) (11am-5pm)
This first exhibition devoted to Dove’s work in over twenty years will survey the entirety of the artist’s career and celebrate the recent publication of Arthur Dove: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings and Things by Debra Bricker Balken – available to order from the gallery.

Arader Galleries, 1016 Madison Avenue (78-79) (11am-6pm)
Naturalia & Exotica: Collecting the Natural World in the Dutch Republic (1588-1795).

Arlene Angard Designs & Fine Art, 3 East 66 St, Ste 2A (Madison-Fifth) (12pm-5pm)
Our chic Gallery portrays Art & functional furniture art pieces mixed in eclectic style with abstract paintings by Sebastian Vallejo, mystique photographic landscapes by Marty Hulsebos, colorful water colors by Maria Gracia Facciolà and iron sculptures by Gerald Siciliano.
Gallery Talk: Hourly, 12pm to 5pm: Our Curator will talk about creating eclectic style with Art and furniture pieces mixed with exuberant abstract paintings, mystique photographs and classical sculptures that elevate the natural beauty of your space while following the tremendous legacy of European Interior Designers.

Bonner David Galleries, 22 East 81 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Michael Carson digs deep into his soul to reflect on what ingredients create a great painting with the latest figurative work. From his unusual printing techniques to his subtle color palette, there is an endless supply of talent, craft, and emotion that comprise one of Carson’s meaningful canvases.

Ceysson & Bénétière, 956 Madison Avenue (75-76) (11am-6pm)
Solo show of new paintings by Paris-based painter Nicolas Momein.

Cheim & Read, 23 East 67 Street (Madison-Fifth) (10am-6pm)
Cheim & Read presents works by Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Cumwizard69420, Ron Gorchov, Bill Jensen, Marco Pariani, Jack Pierson, Serge Poliakoff, Kimber Smith, and Matthew Wong.

Christopher Bishop Fine Art, 1046 Madison Avenue, Suite 2N, (79-80) (11am-5pm)
Modern Masters: 1930 – 2008.

David Benrimon Fine Art, 41 East 57 Street, 2nd Floor (Madison-Park) (11am-4pm)
Presenting Botero, a selection of works on paper, paintings, and bronze sculptures by the internationally acclaimed artist. Regarded as Colombia’s most successful living artist, Fernando Botero’s oeuvre of gracefully voluminous and satirical subjects spans over seven decades.

David Nolan Gallery, 24 East 81 Street (Madison-Fifth) (10am-6pm)
Our exhibition will feature internationally acclaimed sculptor Chakaia Booker (b. 1953). By using recycled rubber tires as her primary art material, where others use stone or wood, Booker has infused the medium with explosive energy and rhythm. Presented here are individual works and a large scale room installation.
Gallery Talk: Hourly, 12pm to 4pm: Guided tour of the exhibition by Gallery Director.

David Zwirner, 34 East 69 Street (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm)
David Zwirner is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by American artist Sherrie Levine at the gallery’s 69th Street location. For this exhibition, the artist presents a never-before-seen suite of wood-panel paintings and a new installation of found-object sculptures.
Gallery Talk: 11am: A sales associate will give a tour of the exhibition and overview of the artist.

DFN Projects, 16 East 79 Street, Suite G-2, Garden Level (Madison-Fifth) (12pm-4pm)
Annie Wildey: At The Waters Edge. New works by Annie Wildey that explore the mercurial nature of the coastal landscape: when the surf is up, or the fog looms, when the sunlight glistens on the ocean and clouds dance in a summer sky.

Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, 980 Madison Avenue, Suite 305 (76-77) (10am-5:30pm)
Edward Tyler Nahem is pleased to announce its expansion at 980 Madison. The new gallery is showcasing a group show of leading Post-War and Contemporary masters, including Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011), Kenneth V. Young (1922-2012), Josef Albers (1888-1976), El Anatsui (b. 1944), Alexander Calder (1898-1976), John Chamberlain (1927-2011), Sam Francis (1923-1994), Alex Katz (b.1927), Franz Kline (1910-1962), Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997), and Stanley Whitney (b.1946).

Emma Scully Gallery, 16 East 79th Street, Suite 11 (Madison-Fifth) (12pm-5pm)
Rafael Prieto: “Together Over Time” A debut solo exhibition at the intersection of emotion and perception from avant-garde designer Rafael Prieto – Founder and Creative Director of creative studio Savvy.

EmilyFineArt @ FloraOnMadison Anne Barge New York, 766 Madison Avenue (65-66) (11am-6pm)
Fashion Inspired 3D works by Gwen Samuels.

Franklin Parrasch Gallery, 19 East 66 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Franklin Parrasch Gallery is pleased to announce “Stillness in Motion,” the gallery’s second solo show of new paintings by artist Edith Baumann. Baumann’s paintings in this show are characteristic of her more than forty-year practice, concisely balancing precision with vulnerability, motion, and natural imperfection.

Gagosian Shop, 976 Madison Avenue (76-77) (11am-6pm)
Designed by Selldorf Architects, the Gagosian Shop on the Upper East Side in New York offers an exclusive and extensive selection of artist’s books, exhibition catalogues, rare books, scholarly monographs, posters, prints, and limited editions, as well as jewelry, apparel, and Leica cameras.

Galerie Gmurzynska, 43 East 78 Street (Madison-Park) (11am-5pm)
30 Years of Exhibiting Karl Lagerfeld: A series of Lagerfeld’s top 15 photos are going to be on view, coinciding with the Met Gala and Costume Institute exhibition dedicated to the famed fashion designer.

Gerald Peters Gallery, 24 East 78 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
The Grand Manner: The exhibition focuses on large scale figural depictions by classic American painters (William Merritt Chase and William McGregor Paxton) in dialogue with contemporary artists Harvey Dinnerstein, Daniel Sprick and sculptor Karen LaMonte.
Luis Jimenez: Polychromed fiberglass sculptures by Luis Jimenez (1940-2006), conceived during his years in New York in the late 60’s and 70’s.

Graham Shay 1857, 17 East 67th Street, Suite 1A (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
A Century of American Art, 1880 to 1980.

GRAY, 1018 Madison Avenue, Floor 2 (78-79) (11am-5pm)
GRAY is pleased to announce GRAY at 60, an exhibition commemorating six decades since the gallery’s founding in 1963 by Richard Gray (1928-2018). The exhibition features works by sixty historical and living artists whose practices have been integral to the gallery’s vision. GRAY at 60 presents the legacy and future of one of the United States’s longest running galleries.
Gallery Talk: 1pm: Exhibition talk.

Hauser & Wirth, 32 East 69 Street (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm)
Prolific, prescient and powerfully original yet under-recognized in her lifetime, Cathy Josefowitz (1956 – 2014) produced a diverse body of work that transcends hierarchies of medium and genre. The artist’s inaugural solo exhibition with Hauser & Wirth features a selection of remarkable works from across her singular and ambitious career.
Gallery Talk: 11am: A guided tour through the exhibition. Visitors should gather on the first floor of the gallery and wait for instructions. Pictures will be allowed, although no flash photography will be permitted.

Helwaser Gallery, 833 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor (69-70) (11am-5:30pm)
French painter Veronique Cauchefer reveals the layered realms of the domestic interior. Exploring emotions inherent in physical space, one’s inner sanctum becomes directly analogous to the interiority of self: coursing with latent undercurrents of protective caution, imagination, and the surreal.

Henrique Faria, 35 East 67 Street (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm)
Gerd Leufert: Imaginary Spaces – Leufert’s second solo show at the gallery, spanning his multifaceted career as an artist and designer in Venezuela to coincide with the first major US museum retrospective since 2005 of Gego, his life partner, at the Guggenheim. The exhibition brings together a selection of drawings, paintings, sculptures and an installation shown for the first time in the US.

Hirschl & Adler Modern, 41 East 57 Street, Floor 9 (Madison-Park) (11am-5pm)
As COVID tightened its grip, María Elena González, Chair of the Sculpture Department at the San Francisco Art Institute, sat alone in the school’s deserted studios trying to process an announcement that the institution would soon close its doors forever. Surrounded by abandoned workspaces filled with objects discarded by students forced to vacate the premises, González did what any true maker would do to assuage her mounting fear. The pieces borne in that uncertainty form the basis of this exhibition called Riven.

Howard Greenberg Gallery, 41 East 57 Street, Suite 801 (Madison-Park) (11am-5pm)
This exhibition features photographic works, that combine Bruno V. Roels’ interest in language, modern art, and semiotics. Known for exploring the multiplicity of the iconic palm tree in photographic repetition and variation, many of his new works incorporate hand painted letters and are manually edited by drawing directly on his prints.

Hubert Gallery, 16 East 79 Street, 2nd Floor (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Geoffrey Johnson: Contemporary Impressionist paintings of New York. Presenting new works featuring the artist’s unique ability to capture the mood and feeling of NYC. Using a limited palette, he paints figures en masse juxtaposed against the urban landscape. Reviewers note his pieces for their elegant sense of melancholy and timelessness.

Ippodo Gallery, 32 East 67 Street (Madison-Park) (10am-6pm)
Ippodo Gallery presents selected washi artworks by five Japanese artists working with traditional paper in diverse modes. Transience unveils new perspectives in Japanese paper, transforming the two-dimensional medium into voluminous crafted planes.
Gallery Talk: 2pm:The Gallery Talk includes a deep dive into the artist’s statements, process, and impact on the contemporary Kogei world.

Jennifer Baahng Gallery, 790 Madison Avenue (66-67) (11am-6pm)
In Haystack, Mountains and Waterlilies, Jennifer Cho mobilizes “slow art” to articulate the need for sensuous and sensible vigilance within art-making. The exhibition is an ecology of built forms, a simulacra—a made up ecosystem that offers a view of a world proximate to our own. It fuses warm atmosphere with conceptual elegance, drawn from outworn materials.
Gallery Talk: 12pm & 2pm: Gallery Talk and Meet the Artist.

John Szoke Gallery, 41 East 57 Street, 6th Fl. (Madison-Park) (11am-4pm)
This year, we will be showing a special selection of works on paper by Picasso under the title “Celebrating Picasso’s Legacy.” In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his passing, our selections represent the variety of style and overall breadth his decades-long career encompasses.

Kapoor Galleries, 34 East 67 Street, Floor 3 (Madison-Park) (11am-3pm)
Featuring rare sculptures and paintings from India, Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, China and the ancient region of Gandhara, “Divine Gestures: Channels of Enlightenment” centers religious iconography in fine-craftsmanship, where tangible and intangible realms of art intersect.
Gallery Talk: 1pm: We’ll explore how iconography across artistic mediums channels and embodies the energies of specific deities. This exhibit is an ode to the iconographic elements of a sculpture that bridge the tangible and intangible realms of art.

Kate Oh Gallery, 31 East 72nd Street (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm)
Mague Brewer is a tactile painter who achieves the quality of tactility through color value. It is this manipulation of color value that Mague wholeheartedly lays claim to, twisting and mending it along two pursuits: one sharp and realist, the other clouded and abstract.
Gallery Talk: 12pm, 2pm & 4pm: Mague Brewer will provide a narrative of the works that she is exhibiting and how she has imbued her experiences into them. There will be an opportunity to converse with the artist and ask questions about her art process and inspiration.

Kristen Lorello, 23 East 73rd Street, 5F (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Presenting a solo exhibition of new paintings on plexiglass by Giacinto Occhionero. This is the Rome-based artist’s fifth solo exhibition at Kristen Lorello. It develops his particular technique of reverse plexiglass painting and expands his abstract language of repeated circular motifs.

LGDR, 19 East 64 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Spanning two floors of LGDR’s landmark Beaux-Arts-style townhouse, Rear View presents a transhistorical selection of over sixty paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and photographs that explore representation of the human figure as seen from behind—an enduring, wide-ranging paradigm that has exerted potent influence upon modern and contemporary artists.

L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, 764 Madison Avenue (65-66) (11am-6pm)
Over the past nine years, German photographer Jens Knigge has traveled to snow-covered regions, exploring the landscape, our relationship to it. The results are subtle, minimal, yet highly detailed intimately scaled platinum prints.
Gallery Talk: 2pm: Learn more about the works of Jens Knigge.

La Maison Valmont, 35 East 76 Street (Madison-Park) (10am-6pm)
Discover the private collection of Fondation Valmont that is showcased in the Swiss based skincare’s first US Flagship store. Pieces featured vary from artists such as Mark Tobey, Sol LeWitt, Woodrow Nash and Didier Guillon.
Gallery Talk: Hourly, 10am-4pm: Valmont Beauty Advisors will guide guests throughout the sophisticated maison to discover a variety of artists and art pieces from visual, murano glass, screen prints and more. Guests can also recieve a bespoke skincare consultation before or after the tour.

Leila Heller, 17 East 76th Street, Garden Level (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Leila Heller is pleased to announce its newest show “Land of Honey”, curated by Emann Odufu and opening May 5th. The show features the work Nancy Baker Cahill, William Buchina, Melis Buyruk, Naeemeh Kazemi, Tim Kent, Chelsea Odufu, and Samuel Stabler.

Leon Tovar Gallery, 26 East 64 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Tsunami is a tribute to the wave of modern Latin American art that swept over the world. The exhibit will feature both painting and sculpture and will encompass the Argentine Madi Art and Concrete Art movements, Brazilian Constructivism, Geometric Abstraction, Kinetic Art and more organic abstract works that emanated from the region during the mid to second half of the 20th century.
Gallery Talk: 12pm & 4pm: Gallery Talk about a fresh and unique perspective on abstract expressionism, constructivism, geometric abstraction, and kinetic art.

Les Enluminures, 23 East 73 Street, 7th Floor (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
“Precious” offers visitors an opportunity to perform a deep dive into the world of medieval and Renaissance luxury. The gallery will present a selection of some of the finest items from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, including manuscripts, sculpture and jewelry.
Gallery Talk: 12pm, 2pm & 3pm: Enjoy a tour with the curator of our exhibition.

Lincoln Glenn, 17 East 67th Street, Suite 1A (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Lincoln Glenn will be showcasing a selection of American Modernism and traditional artworks, with notable highlights by John Marin, Agnes Pelton, and Adolph Gottlieb.

Lois Wagner Fine Arts, 15 East 71st Street, Suite 2A (Madison-Fifth) (11am-5pm)
American Women Artists: 1850-2000.
Gallery Talk: 12pm: American Woman Artists — Their Difficult Journey.

Luxembourg + Co., 41 East 57 Street, 6th Floor (Madison-Park) (12pm-4pm)
Our exhibition explores the radical uses of torn paper within the context of art since the turn of the twentieth century. Featuring works from the 1930s to the present day, from the Dadaists first experiments with torn paper collages to contemporary work in photography and film.

Mignoni, 960 Madison Avenue, 2nd floor (75-76) (11am-6pm)
Mignoni is pleased to present the gallery’s first solo exhibition of the American artist, Joel Shapiro (b.1941). The exhibition consists of eight vibrant, colorful works on paper spanning from 1988 to 2022.

Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, 24 East 64 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Carolyn Swiszcz: New Works on Paper & Paintings.
Gallery Talk: 2pm & 4pm: American artist Carolyn Swiszcz, who lives in Minneapolis, talks about her inspiration from her surroundings in Midwest suburbia. Using various printmaking techniques, she transforms banal buildings, shop signs, and park trees into modest yet vibrant subjects in her work.

Mnuchin Gallery, 45 East 78 Street (Madison-Park) (10am-5pm)
Mnuchin Gallery is proud to present its third exhibition dedicated to one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century, John Chamberlain. The exhibition, “John Chamberlain: Five Decades +” will feature sculptures made between 1960 and 2011, providing an in-depth look at the artist’s oeuvre.

Monnalisa, 1088 Madison Avenue (81-82) (11am-6pm)
Exhibit featuring the artist Marcie Soloway. The colorful exhibit will feature some of Ms. Soloways’ most iconic oil paintings.
Gallery Talk: 2pm: Discover the inspiration behind Ms. Soloways’ paintings.

Nicholas Brawer Gallery, 1046 Madison Avenue (79-80) (11am-6pm)
The Fastest Things on Wheels: Miniature Gas Powered Racing Cars of the 1950s.

Opera Gallery, 791 Madison Avenue (66-67) (11am-6pm)
Opera Gallery is delighted to present Ron Arad’s solo exhibition ‘Don’t Ya Tell Henri’. In Arad’s second solo show with Opera Gallery, he explores the duality between structure and absence within the material world.

Petzel Gallery, 35 East 67 Street (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm)
Works by James Little.

Robilant+Voena, 980 Madison Avenue, Suite 303 (76-77) (11am-6pm)
Our exhibition Alighiero Boetti Mappe, brings together six of the artist’s iconic embroidered maps, all from private collections. Individually, these maps offer a snapshot of time and place; together, they chart a geo-political history of the late twentieth century and raise questions about authorship, agency and our understanding of the world.

Rosenberg & Co., 19 East 66 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Exhibiting works by Serge Charchoune, 1916-1930.
Gallery Talk: 2pm: Exhibition talk on Serge Charchoune.

Rubin&Chapelle, 964 Madison Avenue (75-76) (11am-5pm)
RUBIN & CHAPELLE presents an exhibition of work by New York and Berlin-based artist Aura Rosenberg. This exhibition focuses on the ways in which we enliven monuments with our projections.
Gallery Talk: Hourly, 11am-5pm: Live performance by multidisciplinary artist Helga Davis. Davis will in conversation with the artworks on view.

Shepherd W & K Galleries, 58 East 79 Street (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm)
19th and early 20th century works from neo Classicism and Symbolism through the Vienna Secession and Modernism.

Sigrid Freundorfer Fine Art, 790 Madison Avenue, Suite 602 (66-67) (11am-6pm)
Scenes from Nature: A selection of works by Hans Hofmann, Merce Cunningham, Marjorie Bethke, Scott Kelley, Greg Hull, and others.

Skarstedt Gallery, 20 East 79 Street (Madison-Fifth) (10am-5pm)
Experience our works on view.

Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, 16 East 71 Street (Madison-Fifth) (12pm-6pm)
Karl Martin Holzhäuser, b. 1944 in Germany, is one of the earliest champions of Concrete Photography, by creating along the course of his career a new genre in the field of cameraless photography that combines the stringency of premeditated instructions with elements of calculated chance.

Spanierman Modern, 958 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor (75-76) (11am-6pm)
Celebrating Process: this exhibition intends to demonstrate that the craft of making art as a self-determined discipline is still alive and well and can convincingly communicate our humanity. The idea that painting is dead or dying is not a novel idea. It dates back as far as the 19th century, when upon seeing the first daguerreotype, Paul Delaroche is said to have claimed “from today painting is dead”

Sprüth Magers, 22 East 80 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Senga Nengudi’s Spirit Flags, an important body of work created by the artist while working in New York in the early 1970s. These evocative works comprise boldly colored fabrics cut into the form of human-sized silhouettes, which Nengudi then affixed with ropes to the walls and edges of rooms, and even staged outdoors.

Sterling | Boos, 980 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor (76-77) (11am-6pm)
19th, 20th and 21st Century American Art.

Thomsen Gallery, 9 East 63 Street, Floor 2 (Madison-Fifth) (11am-5pm)
Japanese Art 1910-1940: Paintings and works of art from this period will be shown and discussed to illustrate how the Japanese art market changed from the export-oriented output during the preceding decades to a focus on the domestic market, incorporating Western influences.
Gallery Talk: 11am, 2pm, 3pm, & 4pm : Join us for a curator’s tour of the works on view.

Tulipan Gallery of the Réka Darida Foundation, 1065 Madison Avenue (80-81) (12pm-7pm)
Sensibility of Hand – Art of Creative Craftship features the annual folk design grantees of the Réka Darida Foundation. Fifteen acclaimed artists represent various fields of the Hungarian craft movement. The exhibition highlights the exceptional expertise of the masters, and directs attention to the lasting value and beauty of hand-crafted objects.
Gallery Talk: 2:30pm & 4:30pm: The curator explains and contextualizes the featured masters and artifacts within the history of the Hungarian folk art and craft movement. Join the featured masters for workshops in egg decorating, embroidery, fashion and glass design and wood working for kids and adults! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres & live Hungarian Folk music.

Upsilon Gallery, 23 East 67 Street, 3rd Fl (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
A group exhibition featuring recent works by gallery represented artists including Osvaldo Mariscotti, Clyde Hopkins, Willard Boepple, Duane Bousfield, Francine Tint, Bernd Zimmer, among others.
Gallery Talk: 2pm & 4pm: Director Marcelo Zimmler will give a guided tour of the collection on display which will feature exclusively the gallery’s represented artists, including Osvaldo Mariscotti, Clyde Hopkins, Willard Boepple, Duane Bousfield, Francine Tint, Bernd Zimmer, among others.

Van Doren Waxter, 23 East 73 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
2nd Floor: Karin Davie, “To Boldly Go Where No Man’s Gone Before”
3rd Floor: Alan Shields

Yoshii Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, Suite 302 (76-77) (11am-6pm)
Dan Yoshii is pleased to present an exhibition featuring work by Mayumi Nakao. Inspired by childhood photographs of a close friend, Nakao’s works brim with heartwarming nostalgia while showcasing her innate sense of color and perspective.