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Jim Shaw
Before and After Math

Shaw presents eight new paintings and five videos that poignantly combine a pervasive sense of nostalgia and critique for a mythologized, bygone era of American history. The exhibition is on view March 11 through April 24, 2021. For more information, please click here.

In accordance with New York State’s reopening guidelines we will require all guests to wear a mask and practice social distancing when at the gallery. The safety of our visitors and staff is of utmost importance. Appointments are recommended but not required. To schedule a visit, please click here.

Artist Livestreams


Olaf Breuning

Breuning and Gianni Jetzer – Curator-at-Large at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. – discussed Breuning's online exhibition Out of Balance on Instagram Live on May 20, 2020. Click here to watch the conversation.

Judith Hopf
Click here to watch a conversation between Judith Hopf and Metro Pictures director Allison Card from April 29, 2020 on Instagram Live.

Trevor Paglen
Paglen spoke with Artnet News's editor-in-chief Andrew Goldstein for an episode of their The Art Angle podcast. Click here to listen to the discussion.

Sara VanDerBeek
Click here to watch a conversation between Sara VanDerBeek and queer/feminist writer, curator, poet, and art historian William J. Simmons from May 14, 2020 on Instagram Live.

Activities for Home

Download Louise Lawler's Tracings to Color at Home
Louise Lawler has made 12 tracings – black-and-white line versions of her photographs produced with artist and children’s book illustrator Jon Buller – available for children and adults of all ages to print and use as coloring sheets. To access the project, please visit

Paulina Olowska's Paper-Doll Clothes
T Magazine asked Paulina Olowska and a group of illustrators, artists, and designers to create paper-doll outfits. To see them all and download the project, visit

Artist Made Spotify Playlists

Click here to listen to playlists from Olaf Breuning, André Butzer, Robert Longo, John Miller, Jim Shaw, Alexandre Singh, and B. Wurtz on Spotify.

Museum Exhibitions

Nina Beier
Shortlisted Proposals for the Third and Fourth Plinth Commissions, High Line, New York 
January - April 2021 (group)

Gretchen Bender
Gretchen Bender’s Dumping Core, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Camille Henrot
Mother Tongue, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover
April 18 - August 8, 2021 (one-person)

The Stomach and the Port, Liverpool Biennial 2021
March 20 - June 6, 2021

Isaac Julien
Lessons of The Hour, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco
October 14, 2020 - April 24, 2021 (one-person)

Western Union: Small Boats, Ruby City, San Antonio

Oliver Laric
Timelapse, S.M.A.K., Ghent
February 13 - May 30, 2021 (one-person)

Louise Lawler
The Brandhorst Collection – Lawler, Twombly, Warhol, Museum Brandhorst, Munich    
July 21, 2020 - October 2021

Robert Longo
Untitled (Hellion), Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna
Ongoing (public installation)

Paulina Olowska
Mainly for Women
Olowska with Karolina Jablonska, Dominika Olszowy, Agata Slowak, & Natalia Zaluska
SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia
January 7 - July 11, 2021

Jim Shaw
NGV Triennial 2020, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
On view through April 18, 2021


Screenings of Alexandre Singh's The Appointment (2019):

NewFilmmakers New York, Anthology Film Archives, New York
April 7 - June 30, 2021

Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival, Athens, Greece
June 2 - 8, 2021

Buenos Aires International Film Festival
July 2021

In Support of Change

Following the lead of our neighbor Gladstone Gallery and in solidarity with all those fighting against police brutality and racial injustice, Metro Pictures will match one hundred $100 donations to the following organizations:

Black Lives Matter
Reclaim The Block
Equal Justice Initiative
The Bail Project
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Know Your Rights Camp
Communities United for Police Reform

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone that donated and sent us receipts. Together we raised over $20,000.

Mask Crusaders

Mask Crusaders is a platform where artists, institutions, workshops, laborers, and others are able to donate their personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline workers fighting the COVID-19 crisis. To donate PPE, receive PPE, volunteer, or create a new network of the platform in your area, please click here.

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