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  I mentioned an opening at the Leslie Lohman gay art museum tonight. I spaced the fact that it’s an invitation only event sponsored by the board for potential donors. They’ve plenty of openings – and you’ll be sure to hear about the next one.
  
  Spent the morning at the Frick Art Library, yet another one of NYC’s gems. If you can show an interest in doing research you can become a registered member which allows you into a treasure chest of art books & publications, on Central Park. I researched the split that Immanuel Kant made between sexual attraction and aesthetic appreciation into separate and dueling domains. Sexual desire and aesthetic pleasure had to be profoundly rethought by later writers – John Addington Symonds, Michel Foucault, and Richard Wollheim. This tidbit courtesy of Whitney Davis’s book, Queer Beauty; he’s a professor at the University of New York.
 
  We also have discovered yet another Art Guard at the Met Museum, Christopher Jon – who writes and draws children’s books. Few know the Met now hires only those with a college degree in art – and that they contribute to their art guards getting masters degrees in art. For an artist who could refuse a job like this, being inspired by the world’s best art each day and having union level benefits including a great medical plan? The art guards just had their annual / biannual show where 400 works were shown. I’ll be asking the Met how the public and members can see the next show – and why is this the best kept secret in NYC’s art world.
 
  That’s all for now. Here are some tidbits from today’s weekly update by the ingenious folks at ArtCards.cc of what’s up in NYC this next week. This always comes out on Tuesday. Get your sent to you! Remember: this is Tuesday the 2nd sparsest day in the art world, in the 2nd half of August. There is no excuse for not getting out and about in NYC – even now.
 

Performance: French Horn Rebellion, King Mono, Steve Arrington, Tim ‘Love’ Lee at Le Poisson Rouge
Soho: 158 Bleecker street, b/w Thompson & Sullivan, $15-$20, 8pm

The Youth of Givat Haviva’s Face to Face program “Through Other’s Eyes” at 14th Street Y
14 street: E 14th street , (between 1st and 2nd Avenues), 5-6:30pm

Givat Haviva’s Face to Face Youth “Through Other’s Eyes” at 14th Street Y
14 street: E 14th street , (between 1st and 2nd Avenues), 5-6:30pm

Performance: Go! Push Pops, Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, Mette Sterre, Xhosa “HYSTERIA # 3 Abjection Issue Launch” curated by Bjørk Grue Lidin (HYSTERIA Editor) at CUE Art Foundation
25 street: 137 W 25 street, 6:30pm

Book launch: GO! PUSH POPS and XHOSA, Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, Mette Sterre “Launching HYSTERIA #3 ABJECTION New York” curated by HYSTERIA at CUE Art Foundation
25 street: 137 W 25 street, 6-9pm

Antonio Serna “SOME KIND OF PRIMITIVE” at chashama
125 street: 457 W 125 street, Wed-Fri: 3-8pm; Sat-Sun: 12pm-5pm

Wataru Takahama at Ouchi Gallery
Brooklyn, Misc.: 170 Tillary street, Suite 105, 6-8pm

Jason Wicks “Biddy village, after hours” at Ouchi Gallery
Brooklyn, Misc.: 170 Tillary street, Suite 105, 7-10pm