Thursday, December 13, 2018

SUNDAY: Sketch the RUBIN


SUNDAY:  December 16, 2018


The Rubin Museum of Art is a museum dedicated to the collection, display, and preservation of the art and cultures of the Himalayas, India and neighboring regions, with a permanent collection focused particularly on Tibetan art.

This surprisingly large beautifully designed museum is a real NYC treasure.  Each item on display tells a story, and was lovingly collected and beautifully displayed. The Rubin Museum reminds us that artistic expression is part of what it means to be a human, a message the resonates for Urban Sketchers.



DETAILS:


WHAT:  We will be sketching indoors at the Rubin Museum

WHEN:   The museum opens its doors at  11:00 AM.  Sleeping late?  Come anyway - we'll be there, but you'll miss the astounding feeling of being nearly alone in a wonderful museum.

WHERE:  The Rubin is located at 150 W 17th St, NYC.  There are loads of subways nearby: , -   A,
C, or E to 14th Street (at 8th Avenue)
-   1 to 18th Street (at 7th Avenue)
-   2, 3 to 14th Street (at 7th Avenue)
-   F, L, M to 14th Street (at 6th Avenue)
-   N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th Street-Union Square

How: 
Admission:
-   Adults $19
-   Seniors (65 and over), Visitors with Disabilities and Students (with valid identification)  $14

LUNCH:  12:30 PM - The museum has a really good cafe
AFTERNOON:  1:30 PM  Back to sketching.

SHOW and TELL:  3 PM   Location to be determined.  We will share drawings, good stories and a snack, beer or wine if you're so inclined.



Can't find us?  
Call Mark - 973-809-9128

There are no fees or attendance taken. All drawing skill levels are welcome



Sunday, December 9, 2018

Weekday Sketchers at American Folk Art Museum Tuesday


Please Note:  The Ford Foundation Atrium is still not open to the public but when it is open it will be on our schedule. 


The American Folk Art Museum across from Lincoln Center is featuring an exhibit a series of large scale architectural models of the Gold Coast castles and forts that served as way stations for more than six million Africans sold into slavery and sent to the Americas and Caribbean in from the 16th -19th century.  Titled "Gates of No Return" these pieces were commissioned and created by Paa Joe, African artist, mostly known for his inventive figurative coffins. 

Also on view are the paintings and carved figures of John Dunkley, noted Jamaican artist. 

Following our drawing session at the museum we will gather in the nearby David Rubinstein Atrium  for lunch and sketching. Bring lunch or purchase something at the restaurant in the atrium. 


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American Folk Art Museum: Gates of No Return














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David Rubinstein Atrium 


















DATE: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2018

STARTING TIME: 11:30 AM (Museum opens at 11:30) 

Want to start earlier? Meet in Alice Tully Hall directly across the street to sketch the Atrium.

LOCATION: AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM
                      2 LINCOLN SQUARE ( Columbus Ave btw 65th /66th Sts.)

TRANSPORTATION: 1 Train to 66th St Lincoln Center. 


Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at raylie@verizon.net. Looking for us? Call/Text Raylie at 201-978-6387.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

SATURDAY: Sketch the Frick




I'm always amazed to think that this museum was once a family's private home, complete with its world-class art collection.  Everywhere you look you're seeing a view filled with objects that were carefully selected and displayed.  The Frick Collection is one of NYC's best cold weather sketch spots.  Join us there for a day of sketching this coming Saturday.



DETAILS:

WHAT:  We will be sketching indoors at the Frick Collection

WHEN:   The museum opens it's doors at  10:00 AM.  Sleeping late?  Come anyway - we'll be there, but you'll miss the astounding feeling of being nearly alone in a great museum.

WHERE:  The Frick is located at 1 East 70th Street and Fifth Avenue.  The two closest subways are:

6 train to 68th Street,
Q train to 72nd Street

How: 
Admission:
-   Adults $22
-   Seniors (65 and over)  $17
-   Visitors with Disabilities $17
-   Students (with valid identification)  $12

LUNCH:  12:00 - Noon - The museum does not serve food and has no place to eat.  We'll make our individual food choices by going into Central Park to find vendors or walking to Madison Avenue of find stores.

AFTERNOON:  1:00 PM  Back to sketching.

SHOW and TELL:  3 PM   Location to be determined.  We will share drawings, good stories and a snack, beer or wine if you're so inclined.


NOTES:
-  Bring a stool if you have one, it gives you more options

Sketching in the Galleries
All visitors are permitted to sketch in the galleries on paper not to exceed 12 x 18 inches and with charcoal or lead pencils only. If individuals need to sharpen their pencils, they must use their own boxes to collect the shavings.

The use of pens, colored pencils, oil paints, easels, or watercolors is not allowed. Be careful to not interfere with the flow of visitors through the galleries.


Can't find us?  
Call Mark - 973-809-9128

There are no fees or attendance taken. All drawing skill levels are welcome




Sunday, December 2, 2018




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WEEKDAY SKETCHERS AT QUEENS MUSEUM


Join us this week as we travel to Queens and the Queens Museum on the site of the World's Fair.  Captures the indoor space in the atrium, the renowned Tiffany Glass Collection and the panorama model of every building in New York City.....this alone is worth the trip!  Or, look through the expansive glass walls for a view of the Unisphere, the iconic symbol of the 1963-64 Worlds Fair.



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Unisphere from the Queens Museum




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Panorama Model of NYC
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Tiffany Collection



DATE: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018

STARTING TIME: 11:00 AM

LOCATION: QUEENS MUSEUM
                        FLUSHING MEADOWS PARK, QUEEN
NOTE: There is an suggested entrance fee for this event: $4 for Seniors, $8 for "Juniors". 

DIRECTIONS: 7 train to Mets-Willis Point station.   There is a 15 minute walk from the station. You can use a ride share program for about $4-$6.  If you want to come by car there is plenty of free parking.  Please check the museum's web site for specific walking and driving directions: https://queensmuseum.org/directions

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Walking Directions from #7 Train

Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at raylie@verizon.net.  Looking for us? Call/text Raylie at 201-978-6387.   Bring a stool and lunch.  There is also a cafe with a limited menu on premises.