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Olaf Breuning presents RAIN, 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 opens December 10, 2020. For more information, please click here.

In accordance with New York State’s guidelines we 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. Reservations are not required but are recommended. Schedule your visit by clicking here.

Artist Livestreams


Isaac Julien
Julien will videochat with curator Hou Hanru in conjunction with his exhibition Lina Bo Bardi – A Marvellous Entanglement at MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, on December 10 at 1pm New York / 7pm Rome.
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Olaf Breuning

Breuning and 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
Aggressive Witness, Active Participant, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
September 26 - December 27, 2020 (one-person)

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

André Butzer
Light, Colour and Hope, Yuz Museum, Shanghai
September 26, 2020 - January 10, 2021 (one-person)

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

Camille Henrot
100 Drawings from Now
The Drawing Center, New York
October 7, 2020 - January 17, 2021 (group)

Isaac Julien
Lina Bo Bardi – A Marvellous Entanglement, MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
September 23, 2020 - January 17, 2021 (one-person)

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
All for the Hall, Organized by Robert Longo, Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York
August 8 - December 31, 2020 (group)

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

When Heaven and Hell Change Places, Hall Art Foundation | Schloss Derneburg Museum, Germany
Ongoing (one-person)

John Miller
An Elixir of Immortality, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
June 6 - December 13, 2020 (one-person)

Lost in America, Organized by John Miller, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
September 10, 2020 - January 17, 2021 (group)

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

Cindy Sherman
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
September 23, 2020 - January 2, 2021 (one-person)

Crossing Views, Organized by Cindy Sherman, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
September 23, 2020 - January 2, 2021 (group)

Alexandre Singh
A Gothic Tale, Legion of Honor, San Francisco
September 7, 2019 - December 6, 2020 (one-person)


Alexandre Singh
Singh's The Appointment (2019) is a darkly comic tale of doubling and mistaken identity that embraces the fantastical and supernatural qualities of Gothic literature, from E. T. A. Hoffmann to Roald Dahl. It was featured in Singh’s 2019 exhibition A Gentle Horror at Metro Pictures.

Forthcoming Screenings:
December 3 - 6: New York City Horror Film Festival
December 5 - 12: Leuven International Short Film Festival, Belgium
April 7 - June 30, 2021: NewFilmmakers New York, Anthology Film Archives, New York

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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