MAGNUM PHOTOGRAPHERS work on display at the Leica Gallery. Photographs spanning five decades by Elliott Erwitt, a member of the legendary Magnum agency. Birth, life and death all have a place in Erwitts photographs. He is the recipient of the Leica Lifetime Achievement Award. It will be presented to him at a ceremony and reception on Thurs., Nov 20, 6-8 p.m. at the Leica Gallery, 670 Broadway. 212-777-3051. The exhibit will run through Jan. 3. Hours: Tues-Fri. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat 12 noon to 6 p.m.
STREET SCENES FROM MAINE, ETC. Thomas Connolly, a Portland, Maine based artist, will exhibit his oil paintings at the George Billis Gallery. Connolly paints street scenes from Maine, as well as from his travels. The above painting is of a post office in Braidwood, Australia. Reception will be held, Wed., Dec. 2, 6 to 8 p.m. Exhibit will run Dec. 2 through Jan. 3. George Billis Gallery, 511 W. 25th St., ground floor. Hours: Tues Sat., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment. 212-645-2621, www.georgebillis.com
AMERICAN JEWS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR a new exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The exhibit will run through Aug. 31, 2004. 36 Battery Place across from the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Battery Park City. Admission to the museum is $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Hours: Museum is open every day except Sat. Sun., Mon., Tues., Thurs it closes at 5:45 p.m. Wed at 8 p.m. and Fri. as well as the eve of Jewish holidays: 3:30 p.m. For information: 646-437-4200.
PAUL SHARPE CONTEMPORARY ART exhibits a new show, Betrayal/Portrayal, by four gay artists who express themselves through painting, works on paper, sculpture and conceptual installations. The premise of the show is does ones sexuality affect ones art? And, if so, is there such a thing as gay art? Pictured above is a piece by one of the artists, Aaron Krach. Other artists are: Robert Appleton, Alfredo Cannata and Robert Irwin. The gallery is located at 86 Walker St., 6th floor, one block below Canal, between Broadway and Lafayette. Hours: Wed. thru Sat. noon to 6 p.m. and by appointment. 646-613-1252.
KRISTEN FREDERICKSON CONTEMPORARY ART IN TRIBECA exhibits a new show of British artist, Kate Teale, with an opening reception on Thurs., Nov. 13, 6 to 8 p.m. Teale specializes in double portraits of individuals as well as portraits of couples whose relationships play themselves out across the surface of the paper. Exhibit will run through Dec. 18. Tues. thru Sat., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The gallery is located at 149 Reade St. 212-566-7787. www.k-f-c-a.com
ON THE JOB Photographs of New York City police and firefighters on exhibit at Synchronicity Space Fine Arts, 206 West 13th St. Photographs were taken by Steffen Kaplan, while riding with the NYPD. He is now a New York Times photography editor. On exhibit Oct. 28 thru Nov. 22. Gallery Hours: Tues. thru Sat., noon to 6 p.m. 646-230-8199 or www.synchronicityspace.com
ITALIAN MOVIE POSTERS Posteritati Movie Posters presents a new exhibition of Italian posters. Included are Elia Kazans On the Waterfront, and Hitchcocks Spellbound, (pictured above). There is an opening night cocktail party on Wed., Oct 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Dave Kehr, a New York Times contributor who is publishing a new book on the posters, will attend. Posteritati specializes in rare, vintage movie posters and has over 12,000 original posters from over 38 different countries in stock. It is located at 239 Centre St. between Broome and Grand, across from the historic Police Building. 212-226-2207 or www.posteritati.com
EDIBLE ARTWORKS Exhibition of artwork that you can eat at Gallery Viet Nam. Wine and Vietnamese finger food will be available all day. Sat., Nov. 1. Viewing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., sale and consumption 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Special performance by Minh Ngoc, stage actress from Ho Chi Minh City, at 3 p.m. Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 55 North Moore St. 212-431-8889
A JOURNEY FROM IBERIA Photographs by David Alan Harvey on display at the Leica Gallery, 670 Broadway. The above photograph of a bullfighter was taken in Seville, Spain in 1991. Phone: 212-777-3051. Tues Fri. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 12 to 6 p.m.
Gallery Viet nam Tribecan Michael Schenker traveled to Vietnam and South West China photographing hill tribes. This photograph of a young girl was taken near Vinh Long, Mekong Delta. Hill tribes earned their name over the centuries by fleeing to the hills during periods of war and oppression. Gradually they developed their own identity, including artwork, language, and music that has thrived in virtual isolation from the outside world. Now on display as part of a group show at Gallery Viet Nam, 55 N. Moore St. 212-431-8889. www.galleryvietnam.com. Open 7 days, 11 a.m. 7 p.m. Limited editions available for sale.
PEACE ART ON THE PLAZA Zhang Huans Peace sculpture on display at the Ritz-Carlton in Battery Park City. The sculpture, which was cast directly from the artists body, tells Zhang Huans story and gestures towards that of the immigrant and the artist at large.
Fire Museum 2 New York City Fire Museum Classic firefighting equipment on display and childrens programs offered at the museum, 278 Spring St. Open Tue thru Sun, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 212-691-1303
Juanita Velasco performs a weaving demonstration at the Museum of the American Indian at Bowling Green. For information on programs for children and adults contact: 212-514-3888 or www.AmericanIndian.si.edu
THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN THE AMERICAS banner waves over Mulberry Street. Discover the history and culture of Chinese in the Americas. 70 Mulberry St., at the corner of Bayard. Museum hours: Tues.- Sun., 12-5 p.m.
Men At Sea at the Melville Gallery at the South Street Seaport Visit the many exhibits at the Gallery Monarchs of the Sea, an exhibit of ocean liner models and memorabilia; Van Ryper: A World of Ships in Miniature (ship models); and Men at Sea: The photographs of Jean Gaumy. Open Daily 10am to 6pm through Sept. 30; then 10am to 5pm daily. Admission is $5 for adults, children under 12 free. Admission includes all ships and galleries at the Seaport.
Apexart, 291 Church St., call for hours, 212-431-5270: Playing with a Loaded Gun: Contemporary Art in Pakistan, group exhibition, Sep. 6-Oct. 4.
Cavin-Morris gallery, 560 Broadway, call for hours, 212-226-3768: The Greenwich Visionary, work from the estate of BRUNO DEL FAVERO, Sep. 6-Oct. 18.
THE EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE, 197 E. Broadway, Mon.-Thu., 10 a.m.-9 a.m., Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-780-2300: call for current exhibition information.
ETHAN COHEN FINE ARTS, 37 Walker St., Tue.-Fri., noon-6 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 625-1250: Making China, contemporary Chinese art by 13 artists, curated by HUANG DU & BINGYI HUANG, call for closing date.
Finance museum gallery, 28 Broadway, call for hours, 212-908-4695: Pan Am & the Golden Age of Air Travel, celebrating the centenial anniversary of Pan Am, through Oct. 31.
Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St., Mon.-Tue., Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-425-1778 : Frances Tavern: Forging a New Nation, exhibit tracing museum history, throug Dec. 31.
Latin Collector, 153 Hudson St., Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-334-7813: The Order of an Inner World, paintings by MEJIA-GUINAND, Sep. 10-Oct. 4.
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE, 18 First Place, Sun.-Wed., 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Thur. 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 501-6130: call for current exhibitions.
New york city police museum, 100 Old Slip, call for hours, 212-480-3100: 9-11 Remembered & Through Their Eyes...NYPD Photographs, group exhibition, Sep. 3-Nov. 2.
The ritz carlton, Battery Park City, 24 hours, Seven Days, 212-206-6674: Art on the Plaza, instalation by Chinese artist ZHANG HUAN called Peace, presented by Creative Time, through April 2004.
SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM, Whitman Gallery, 209 Water St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 748-8600: Gold Medal Rescues, paintings by British artist TIM THOMPSON, ongoing; The Waves, prints by FRANK STELLA, ongoing; Mellville Gallery, 213 Water St., call for hours, 212-748-8735: Men at Sea, photographs by JEAN GAUNY, through Oct. 20.
Westbeth Arts Gallery, 155 Bank St., Tue.-Thu., 2-6 p.m., 212-989-4650: A Meoveable Feast, still life collaboration paintings by ZEUXIS, Sep. 6-28.
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