5 free events in NYC: Post-war women, psychedelic masterworks and more

5 free events in NYC: Post-war women, psychedelic masterworks and more

Each week, ALL ARTS rounds up a selection of free performances and presentations taking place in New York City and beyond. Find this week’s top picks below.

“After the Masters”
Fremin Gallery, Manhattan
Opening reception Nov. 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Exhibition through Dec. 21
This playful exhibition features masterworks (“The Lady with an Ermine” and “Birth of Venus,” for example) rendered in explosive technicolor. Artist Alea Pinar Du Pre experiments with scope, proportions and perspective in order to carry these works into the aesthetics of the digital age.

Art Inspired by Jean-Michael Basquiat
Asser Levy Recreation Center, Manhattan
Nov. 15; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This evening paint session includes an overview of Basquiat’s eccentric work, along with a hands-on workshop that aims to teach attendees how to emulate the artist’s style.

Native Storytelling Today
Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, Brooklyn
Nov. 16; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To commemorate Native American Heritage Month, the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum is hosting an afternoon of collage-making, storytelling and poetry, focused on Brooklyn’s native and colonial history.

Post-War Women
The Art Students League of New York, Manhattan
Through Dec. 1

More than 40 female artists working between 1945 and 1960 are featured in this exhibition. Highlights include a Louise Bourgeois sculpture and paintings by Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler and more.

Public Art: “FDA Spoon”
Mountainside Chelsea, Manhattan
Through Nov. 22
Made to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic, Domenic Esposito’s 800-lb spoon sculpture will be on view in Chelsea through Nov. 22. The traveling piece was last placed outside the Health and Human Services Department in Washington, D.C, as well as outside the headquarters of Purdue Pharma.

Top Image: Courtesy of Alea Pinar Du Pre.