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Things To Do In October


The Whitney's second exhibition in its new building opens on Friday. Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist is the first full-scale survey of Motley's paintings in two decades. The exhibition examines the dynamic depiction of modern life in Chicago, as well as the Jazz Age in Paris and Mexico. 

Opening: Friday, October 2nd
Whitney Museum of American Art 
99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014

Chamber, the conceptually-curated cabinet of curiosities tucked beneath the High Line, is unveiling its second exhibition. "Human | Nature" is curated by photographer & filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman, who explores how the natural world interacts with living environments. Zuckerman looked to Japanese aesthetics, ethnographic art, and biomimetics to curate a collection of object grounded in organic forms.

OpeningTuesday, October 6th
 515 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011
Vintage collector & connoisseur Brian Procell is popping-up at The Standard Shop with vintage tees, accessories, and souvenirs. 

Pop-up Shop: Saturday, October. 3 - Thursday, October. 15
Cocktails: Friday, Oct. 9 from 5-8pm
The Shop at The Standard, High Line 
442 West 13th St, New York, NY 10014

In her first solo show since 2009, Real Erstaz explores the idea of real and fake by using both digital prints and painting. In classic Betty Tompkins style, the result is yet another body of work that is both sexually explicit and honest. 

On view until Sunday, October 18
FUG (Foundation University Gallery)
431 E 6th St, BSMT, New York, NY 10009


If for some reason you wanted more proof that we live in a new gilded age, The Broad Museum (pronounced Bro-Duh) will do nicely. Eli Broad's priceless 20th-century art collection is now on display, (free of charge, now and forever) in a $150 million genius-certified Diller Scofidio + Renfro building on South Grand Avenue, right across the street from MoCA. Mr. Broad is the first man in history to create not one, but two Fortune 500 companies – first real estate, then insurance. The collection is a selfie paradise with every blue chip artist you could possibly imagine.

TIP: Plan some extra time for the line outside. Thank god for lovely LA weather.  And make sure to arrive earlier in the day if you want a spot in Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrored Room. Spots fill up fast. 

Tuesday - Sunday
The Broad Musuem
221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Schedule free admission here
A survey of one of the most revolutionary contemporary architects, the Frank Gehry exhibition traces his work from the early 1960s—he established his firm in Los Angeles in 1962—to now, featuring over 200 drawings, and 65 models that shed light on the evolution of Gehry’s brilliance. It looks like Lego Land, but for adults. 

Until March 20, 2016. Closed Wednesdays.
5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036
Admission is $15.
UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015 is a comprehensive mid-career survey of an artist who has created poetic and poignant compositions for over 25 years. Her text and image-based works, including 125 drawings, paintings, collages, and video installation, explore the subjects of failure, the banality of life, sadness, and procrastination. 

Opens: Sunday, October 11
Curator Talk: Wednesday, October 14 at 12:30PM
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Modernica, the uber-cool furniture company in DTLA, tapped artist duo DABSMYLA for their next collaboration. But DABSMYLA being DABSMYLA decided to take it one step further; in addition to limited-edition fiberglass shell chairs and handpainted ceramics, the duo has taken over a 4,000 square foot 1930s built Spanish Revival work building located on Modernica's factory property and transformed every inch of it, filling it with their newest paintings, sculptures, and installations (including custom-built lighting). Before and Further will open to the public on Oct. 18. 

October 18—November 15, 2015
2901 Saco St, Los Angeles, CA 90058

BONUS: DABSMYLA will be a co-host of The Standard, Downtown LA's Halloween party on Oct. 29


III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival is a three-day living, breathing installation that sheds light on Miami's local talent acts and artists as well as bigger names like Nicolas Jaar, XXYYXX, and Toro y Moi. Hosted in the Design District, it's a packed three days of BBQs, gallery shows, panel discussions, and 4 main stages. 

Friday, October 9- Sunday, October 11
Wynwood Villgage
318 Northwest 23rd St, Miami, FL, 33127
Get tickets here
Celebrate the opening of Firelei Baez: Bloodlines and enjoy an Art Talk between artist Firelei Báez and Assistant Curator María Elena Ortiz in the auditorium before a live performance by string duo Chargaux, featuring opening and closing sets by DJ Kumi.

Thursday, October 15th at 7PM
Pérez Art Museum Miami 
1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132
EXILE Books teamed up with the MCAD to create an audio installation on the steps of their iconic building.The installation seeks to bridge the gap between architecture and independent publishing.

Hear it until Saturday, October 17th
Miami Center for Architecture & Design (MCAD)
100 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33132
Back 2 Basics is a monthly party that celebrates vinyl and kicks it back to the turntables, back to the basics. This month's edition is inspired by dance music; from 80s R&B to disco to soul. DJs Hiltonix and Amanda will do the honor. 

Thursday, October 29th from 8-11PM
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
40 Island Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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