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Olaf Breuning 

Breuning presents an exhibition of colorful new woodcut landscape paintings and carved stone sculptures that draw upon the natural world to consider the pressing environmental concerns we face today. The exhibition is on view through February 27, 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


Isaac Julien

Julien & Deborah Willis
Organized by the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco
January 19 at 3pm New York / 12pm San Francisco
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Julien, Andrew Ahn, Gregg Araki, Silas Howard, B. Ruby Rich, & Rose Troche
Part of Sundance Film Festival 2021
January 30 at 3pm New York
Tickets Available Here

Julien, Jennifer González, Mark Nash, & Terence Trouillot
Organized by the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco
February 4 at 3pm New York / 12pm San Francisco
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Julien, Celeste-Marie Bernier, & Judith Butler
Organized by the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco
March 4 at 3pm New York / 12pm San Francisco
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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.

Gary Simmons
Simmons and curator Helen Molesworth discussed Simmons's exhibition Screaming into the Ether on Instagram Live on April 17, 2020. Click here to watch the conversation.

Simmons also spoke with curator Heidi Zuckerman for an episode of her Conversations about Art 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, Gary Simmons, Alexandre Singh, and B. Wurtz on Spotify.

Museum Exhibitions

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

André Butzer
Museum of Light / Yoshii Foundation, Hokuto, Japan    
October 24, 2020 - January 24, 2021 (one-person)

Cui Jie
“You and I don’t live on the same planet”— New Diplomatic Encounters
Taipei Biennial 2020
November 21, 2020 - March 14, 2021

Isaac Julien
Lessons of The Hour, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco
October 14, 2020 - March 13, 2021 (one-person)

Louise Lawler
Andy in Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago
August 21, 2019 - March 7, 2021 (one-person)

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

Trevor Paglen
Opposing Geometries, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh    
September 4, 2020 - March 14, 2021 (one-person)

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