thru Aug 23:

Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks”

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY

The first major exhibition of the artist’s notebooks featuring 160 pages of these rarely seen documents, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings.


Cats + Puns = Etti-Cat, an awesome series of New York City subway posters created in the 1960s that used an adorable tuxedo cat spokes-cat to promote respectful behavior. Etti-Cat encouraged subway riders to refrain from defacing the trains, warned them against littering, and encouraged them to offer their seats to the elderly.

The Etti-Cat posters are currently on display as part of an exhibit entitled Transit Etiquette Or: How I Learned To Stop Spitting And Step Aside In 25 Languages at the New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex through October 20.

[via Hyperallergic]

Editor’s Pick
opens Feb 20:

A New Republic
 Kehinde Wiley

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY

Wiley’s signature portraits of everyday men and women riff on specific paintings by Old Masters, replacing the European aristocrats depicted in those paintings with contemporary black subjects, drawing attention to the absence of African Americans from historical and cultural narratives. The exhibition includes an overview of the artist’s prolific fourteen-year career and features sixty paintings and sculptures.  - thru May 24

thru April 5:

New Territories
 Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), 2 Columbus Circle, NYC

explores the collaborations between small manufacturing operations and craftspersons, artists, and designers, and demonstrates how the resulting work addresses not only the issues of commodification and production, but also of urbanization, displacement and sustainability. The exhibition will explore a number of key themes, including: the dialogue between contemporary trends and artistic legacies in Latin American art; the use of repurposed materials in strategies of upcycling; the blending of digital and traditional skills; and the reclamation of personal and public space.

Lucia Cuba, Artículo 6, Cotton canvas, thread, digital printing, hand & machine sewing.


Crewcuts Field Trip: The American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the most historic, iconic spots in all of New York City—not to mention one of our most beloved places to visit. So we were honored to be given special access to the curators’ archives to create an exclusive graphic tee collection. To celebrate our partnership, the museum invited our designers (and their kids) back to the Upper West Side landmark for a special before-hours visit. Go behind the scenes here.