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Art Break: A New Art and Museum Series for Your Lunch Break

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 10, 2017

Had a tough morning at work? Why not spend your lunchtime looking at art? ZEALnyc presents our new series entitled ‘Art Break’ as a way for you to spend 15 minutes or so at a Manhattan gallery before you grab that salad or sandwich on your way back to the office. It’s a way to refresh your mind and maybe even improve your productivity. The best news? all listings are free to the public.


Where: 80WSE Gallery, NYU Steinhardt School, 80 Washington Square East

When: Now through February 18; Tues – Sat: 11-6

Who: Duane Linklater: From Our Hands

What: New works of an indigenous artist from Canada

Why: Break out of the mindset of indigenous art being solely about crafts.


Where: Allan Stone Projects, 535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor

When: January 10 – February 18; Tues – Sat: 10-6

Who: Sorcery & Craft

What: Group show of eight artists using mixed media, assemblage, and creating objects

Why: Think Joseph Cornell but revved up.


Where: The New York Public Library / Stephen A. Schwartzman Building (the one with the lions), Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, 3rd Floor

When: Now through February 26; Mon – Sat: 10-6, Sun: 1-5

Who: A Curious Hand: The Prints of Henri-Charles Guérard 1846 – 1897

What: A selection of prints showing the various ideas and influences of this French artist

Why: Being flexible in his thinking gave Guérard both employment and critical success.

Above 50th Street (East or West):

Where: Gagosian, 976 Madison Avenue (between 76 and 77th Streets)

When: Now through February 18; Tues – Sat: 10-7

Who: Picasso’s Picassos: A Selection from the Collection of Maya Ruiz-Picasso

What: A select and intimate group of works owned by one of Picasso’s children

Why: See Picasso as a person, not an icon.


Cover: Pablo Picasso’s ‘Marie-Thérèse’ face et profil, 1931, Oil and charcoal at Gagosian.


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