Openings and Closings: November 24 to November 30

Elizabeth Lanza Exhibitions

Untitled (Rat with Cookie) by Craig Hinshaw (b. 1950), 1977. Flint Institute of Art, Michigan.

Flint Institute of Art, Michigan

Although we here in NYC might be better known for our long-standing love affair with coffee, the morning beverage of choice for the greater part of human history is tea. But tea isn’t just a drink anymore; from custom teapots and sugar bowls to finger sandwiches and tea cakes, serving tea is an artform in and of itself. This development of this artform is exactly what the Flint Institute of Art seeks to explore in their exhibition Steeped in Tradition. The exhibition is home to an eclectic collection of teaware in designs from pseudo-traditional to my personal favorite, Rat with Cookie. To see this collection in person, check here to plan your trip.

Saint John the Baptist in the Desert by Benedetto di Bartolomeo Grazzini aka Benedetto da Rovezzano (1474–1552), c. 1510. Colnaghi, New York.

Colnaghi New York

As one of the oldest commercial art galleries in the world, Colnaghi is always home to some of the most extraordinary exhibitions. Currently, one of Colnaghi NYC’s exhibitions Renaissance: Six Italian Masterpieces Rediscovered features masterworks from artists including Donatello, Tintoretto, Antonio Lombardo, and Benedetto da Rovezzano. If these names aren’t enough to pique your interest, the exhibition is also home to San Lorenzo a Donatello terracotta – one of the only surviving works by the artist in that medium. Renaissance offers visitors an exclusive look at precious works so, don’t wait, check here to plan your trip!

The Parlor by Richard Yarde (1939–2011), 1980. Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, Massachusetts, photograph by Laura Shea; image courtesy of the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland.

Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland

First generation American and Roxbury, Massachusetts native Richard Yarde made his name as a watercolor artist. Drawing inspiration from Black photographers, post-impressionists, and politics, Yarde is best known for his 1983 installation reviving New York’s Savoy Ballroom at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Last weekend, the BMA opened the doors to a new exhibition celebrating the artist, Richard Yarde: Beyond the Savoy. The exhibition is home to thirty of his works. To see it in person, check here to plan your trip.

The Warhol holograms by Jason Arthur Sapan aka Doctor Laser (b. 1950), 1977. © Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts.

Aspen Art Museum, Colorado

Next week, the Aspen Art Museum will become the temporary home to the traveling exhibition Andy Warhol: Lifetimes, which made its debut at the Tate Modern, London and made stops at the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, and the Art Gallery of Toronto. The exhibition looks at the artist not as the colossal figure of twentieth century art but instead as a man and a queer outsider in the American landscape. Looking at archival materials of the artist’s lived experience, source material, and early installations, Lifetimes also brings lesser-known works into the conversation. To visit the exhibition in person, check here to plan your trip.