A public garden & cultural center

Exhibits at Wave Hill

  • Avifauna: Birds + Habitat

    Avifauna: Birds + Habitat

    Glyndor Gallery & On the Grounds | April 07 - June 24, 2018

    New York City provides a wide array of habitats for birds. Numerous species of birds migrate along the Hudson or make Wave Hill’s gardens and woodlands their home. The artworks in this exhibition delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the way changes in natural and built environments affect migration patterns to the role birds play in propagating plants. Visitors can contemplate this dynamic interplay by exploring the gallery and observing avian activity on the grounds. Works in the show will include photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound. Artists include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Prosek, Jenna Spevack and Fred Tomaselli.

  • Mike Childs: 100 Words

    Mike Childs: 100 Words

    Wave Hill House | January 30 - June 17, 2018

    Mike Childs' 100 Words is an exhibition of paintings tied to the idea of abstraction as a substitute for language. As a dyslexic struggling to find words for expression, Childs implements color, geometric shapes and patterns to express his own vocabulary. Each of the paintings in 100 Words were created in a sequential order and act as a journal for the artist. Each painting a description of architecture, travel and landscape. This series represents meaningful elements of speech or writing that have be translated into a visual linguistics, brought forth with bright color washes and honey comb structured patterns reflecting the artists interest in bee society.

  • Gabriel Willow: Ecolegiac: Missing Birds of NYC

    Gabriel Willow: Ecolegiac: Missing Birds of NYC

    Wave Hill House | January 30 - June 17, 2018

    Gabriel Willow’s Ecolegiac: Missing Birds of NYC imagines some of the bird species that are missing from New York’s landscape that have been—figuratively and literally—drawn back into it. ‘Ecolegiac’, an amalgamation of ecology and elegiac, is a term coined by Willow to express the lament of bird species missing from this area.

  • Winter Workspace 2018

    Winter Workspace 2018

    Glyndor Gallery | January 02 - March 25, 2018

    Artists are back on site using the Glyndor Gallery as studios, exploring the grounds and studying Wave Hill’s living collection. From January through March there are two, six-week sessions. The selected artists work in a wide range of mediums and different artistic approaches, so consequently they discover many aspects of Wave Hill. Session 1 participating artists include Tomie Arai, Camille Hoffman, Pedro Ramirez, Jessica Rohrer, Jean Shin, and Austin Thomas. Session 2 artists are Michele Brody, Tamara Kostianovsky, Athena LaTocha, Maika’i Tubbs, and Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows, Ashton Agbomenou and Yelaine Rodriguez.

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The New York Community Trust, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts. The institution's operations are made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.