The second annual New York Gallery Week

The second annual New York Gallery Week

New York Gallery Week

April 25, 2011

New York Gallery Week (NYGW) second annual event takes place May 6–8, 2011
with special support for the Whitney Museum of American Art

Committed to providing the New York public with a long weekend of exceptional events and exhibitions, the second annual New York Gallery Week ( will take place Friday, May 6 to Sunday, May 8, 2011.

New York Gallery Week (NYGW) also develops and strengthens relationships between museums, regional institutions, and contemporary galleries. This year’s NYGW will benefit the Whitney Museum. In conjunction with NYGW, members of the museum’s curatorial staff will participate in select programs throughout the weekend; and the weekend will culminate with NYGW’s own gala (Saturday, May 7) held at the Museum

As in its inaugural year, NYGW will feature numerous free programs and public events throughout the long weekend. Highlights include walking tours of galleries in Chelsea and the Lower East Side led by curators from the Whitney; a panel discussion on artist Salvatore Scarpitta featuring artist Jeff Koons, curator and critic Germano Celant and Paul Schimmel, Chief Curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; an exhibition walkthrough with artist Kara Walker and critic Hilton Als; and a conversation between artist Garth Weiser and Charles Wylie, Curator of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art; among many others.

In addition, NYGW will feature a signature event in the form of a panel discussion presented at Gavin Brown’s enterprise on Sunday, May 8 at 11am. Composed of a diverse group of art world professionals, the discussion will highlight future visions for contemporary art museums and the impediments encountered in running and working within an institution. Panel participants include Sabine Eckmann, Director, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University, St. Louis; Claudia Gould, Director, Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Jacob Proctor, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor; artist Liam Gillick; and moderator Scott Rothkopf, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

For more information, including a complete list of participating galleries and non-profits as well as NYGW events, please visit

About New York Gallery Week 2011
New York Gallery Week seeks to reinforce the relationship between its participants and non-for-profit exhibition spaces. The goal of NYGW is to strengthen the synergy between artists, galleries, and public institutions and to focus public attention on the city’s long standing, exceptional gallery programming. This year’s committee members include Casey Kaplan; Friedrich Petzel and Jason Murison (Friedrich Petzel); David Zwirner, Angela Choon and Julia Joern (David Zwirner); Marian Goodman and Andrew Richards (Marian Goodman Gallery); Andrew Kreps; Suzanne Butler (Canada); and Corinna Durland (Gavin Brown’s enterprise).

About the Whitney
The Whitney Museum of American Art is the leading advocate of 20th- and 21st-century American art. Founded in 1930, the Museum is regarded as the preeminent collection of American art and includes major works and materials from the estate of Edward Hopper, the largest public collection of works by Alexander Calder, as well as significant works by Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Georgia O’Keeffe, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Kiki Smith, and Andy Warhol, among other artists. With its history of exhibiting the most promising and influential American artists and provoking intense critical and public debate, the Whitney’s signature show, the Biennial, has become the most important survey of the state of contemporary art in America today. The Whitney is currently moving ahead with plans to build a second facility, designed by Renzo Piano. The Museum will be breaking ground for a new 200,000 square foot building located in downtown New York at the southern entrance to the High Line in the Meatpacking District.

Media contact:

Ben Thornborough
David Zwirner
bthornborough [​at​]

Project Manager:
Caitlin Stuart
caitlin [​at​]

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