Past Exhibitions


September 1 through November 21, 2017

Nadia Ayari, Ben Browne, Mira Dayal, Cindy Ji Hye Kim, Ellie Krakow, Emily Kohl Mattingley, Russell Perkins, Amanda Turner Pohan, & Edwin Smalling  

NOW ON VIEW: ROUND 8: A Porous Line
November 14th – 21st, 2017
Reception on Saturday, November 18th, 7-9 PM

Conceived as a series of overlapping, two-person exhibitions, Volley is an experiment that foregrounds conversation and collaboration as essential aspects of artistic production.

Institution Building: Abrons Arts Center 1975 – 2017

August 10, 2017

On August 10, architects Lo-Yi Chan, and Timothy Hartung of Ennead Architects will join Alan Ruiz (Abrons Artist-in-Residence) for a conversation surrounding the building’s original and new design on the eve of its renovation. Through a dialogue about the history and future of the building, this conversation will consider the many ways in which a renovation signals a change — not only aesthetic, but political.

6:30-7:30 PM | Underground Theater | FREE

Summer Block Party

July 28, 2017

Celebrate culture this summer at Abrons’ FREE summer block party.

AIRspace Artist-in-Residence Exhibition

June 28 through August 18, 2017

Abrons’ annual AIRspace exhibition is organized by curator-in-residence Xavier Acarín and features visual art residents Kristen Jensen, Sara Jordenö, Baseera Khan, Alan Ruiz, and Matthew Schrader. 

Opening Reception | June 28 | 6 – 8 PM 

Manhattan School District One 2017 Exhibition

June 15 through June 18, 2017

Honoring the diversity and creative growth of the students from New York City School District 1, this exhibition brings to light works of art from students of all 22 schools pre-k to 12th grade.

Reception | June 15 | 5-8 PM
Student Performances | June 15 & 16 

Interspace: Kristen Jensen, Sara Jordenö & Siobhan Burke

May 22, 2017

6:30 – 7:30 PM

Join Abrons AIRspace residents Kristen Jensen & Sara Jordenö for a moderated conversation with Siobhan Burke, a dance writer who contributes regularly to The New York Times and Dance Magazine. 

A New Practical Guide to Rhetorical Gesture and Action: National Theater of the United States of America (NTUSA)

May 18 through June 11, 2017

Quixotic downtown theater collective the National Theater of the United States of America (NTUSA) presents a gallery show of illustrations and commentary from their forthcoming book A New Practical Guide to Rhetorical Gesture and Action. At Abrons Arts Center, Jesse Hawley’s hand colored originals will be displayed alongside descriptive commentary by Normandy Sherwood.

Reception | May 18 | 6 – 8 PM
Book Launch Event | May 27 | 6:30 – 9:30 PM