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Your January art guide is here

words by: Sahar Khraibani
Jan 23, 2021

>We don’t know what’s on your New Year’s resolutions, or if you even made some to begin with. However, finding ways to immerse yourself in art is always a great way to partake in our city’s rich culture. Here are three of the most exciting exhibitions going on around town.


Even there, there are stars

>On view through February 17
At the CUE Art Foundation


Even there, there are stars, is a group exhibition featuring the artists: Chitra Ganesh, Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, Emily Oliveira, and Tuesday Smillie. The show celebrates the visions and dreams of possible futures. The show emphasizes BIPOC and queer and trans conceptions of futurity and our “wildest dreams of liberation.”


Cauleen Smith: Mutualities

On view through January 31
Timed-entry at the Whitney Museum of American Art


Cauleen Smith is a pioneer of moving image works that boast themes of spirituality, science fiction, and Black histories. Mutualities highlights her two most recent films: Sojourner (2018) and Pilgrim (2017), as well as a series of her literary drawings.


This Longing Vessel: Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2019–20

On view through March 14
Timed-entry at MoMA PS1


The Studio Museum’s artists in residence showcase the most exciting work every year. For the second time—due to ongoing construction on the Studio Museum’s building—it’s being held at MoMA PS1. This edition, titled This Longing Vessel is heavy on new media, with an array of queer art by the new residents.


Photo via Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, Even there, there are stars, 2020