We are pleased to announce an exciting new arts initiative at The Manhattan Art & Antique Center – MAAC on the Map. It is a four-part exhibition series happening in 2017. The first event in the series is a contemporary art exhibition featuring the work of several female Asian artists working in New York City. The opening and reception will take place on Saturday March 11, 2017 between 4pm-7pm and you are all welcome to join in the wine and cheese festivities.
MAAC on the Map is a movement to give emerging and established contemporary artists a platform to exhibit their work in the heart of Midtown, in one of the nation’s largest fine art and historical design centers. MAAC on the Map is a new destination for innovation, a creative hotspot where experience meets a new breed of artistic disruptor. Where mentors guide the next generation of art contributors and connoisseurs in a space dedicated to artistic excellence.
MAAC on the Map is an opportunity to connect participating artists with the larger artistic community in New York City within a specific calendar month. We have curated an exhilarating exhibition featuring female contemporary Asian artists – O Zhang, Gao Yuan, Dasha Shkurpela, Shiva Jlayer, Zahra Nazari, Lulu Dong, Xin Song and Ping Zheng. The selection of these talented women was inspired by two defining artistic movements happening in New York in the month of March. The first is Asia Week which is a ten-day celebration of Asian art throughout the metropolitan area (March 9-18). The second inspiring influence is the The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NWMA) social media campaign, “Can you name five women artists?” (#5womenartists ) happening in March for women’s history month. We wanted to connect our contemporary artists to the larger artistic landscape and find points of synergy between their work and the social context of Manhattan’s art diary.
MAAC on the Map is a drive to bring a stronger contemporary art presence into the surrounding neighborhood. The program also includes a lecture series by prominent arts funders, critics, academics, visionaries and creators. A smaller program of “mini-talks” hosted in some of the 50 galleries in The Manhattan Arts & Antique Center will be an intimate, specialized sessions that speak to both the public and the art connoisseur. Podcasts of these talks will be available on the website after the event.
Please RSVP here.
We look forward to hosting you.
Visit our website to find out more about our featured artists.
Opening reception: March 11, 4pm -7pm
Exhibition runs from March 11 – 31, 2017
MAAC on the Map gallery hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:30am – 6pm and Sunday, 12pm – 6pm