Howl! Arts Permanent Collection

Painting by Arturo Vega "Hell Yeah"
Arturo Vega, “Hell Yeah”

The Howl Arts Permanent Collection comprises over 3,000 objects, including fine art, rare digital and analog media, performance art ephemera, and personal archives from the 1960s onward. Focused on downtown New York City’s often overlooked underground and experimental cultures, it documents the origins and growth of local cultural and social movements that have had far-reaching impact.

The collection offers a myriad of opportunities for new interpretations of the Punk, New-Wave, and No-Wave movements; performance art; drag; street art; public-access television; nightlife; LGBTQ activism; the AIDS epidemic; urban gentrification; and Black Lives Matter murals and other social justice movements. Highlights of the collection include:

  • The Arturo Vega Collection and Archive
  • The Brian “Hattie Hathaway” Butterick Collection and Archive
  • The Clark Render Archive
  • The Efrom Allen Collection and Archive
  • The Jeremiah Newton Candy Darling Collection and Archive
  • The Merrill Aldighieri Collection
  • The Philly Abe Collection
  • The Richard Boch Mudd Club Archive
  • The Tom Murrin Collection and Archive

Happening!

September 19–December 23, 202l
Richard Hambleton Untitled Leaping Shadowman ca 2000v2
October 23 - December 05, 2021
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Sunday, December 5 at 2 PM
NYisOK, painting by Andrew Castrucci
Wednesday, December 15 at 7 PM
David Mramor Gay Green Sound Factory invitation 1994 Gregory Homs Inkjet oil and grommets on linen 2021

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A little bit of fall nip is in the air as things open up in New York City and more folks start to gather after being separated for quite some time. Over the past year and a half, new ways to connect with one another in online and virtual spaces have helped us stay connected…

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By Katherine Cheairs, Howl! Happening Director of Education On February 29, 2020, a cohort of 11 teens and their parents, guardians, and supporters, along with artists were seated in a circle at 6 East 1st Street for the first orientation of Howl High, a free teen-arts program meant to expose participants to the vibrant history…

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This is the last weekend to see "Andrew Castrucci: 36 Years at Bullet Space" at Howl Happening. Aesthetic Archaeology: Urban Arts Drawing Workshop with Andrew Castrucci

#howleducation #vegaartsworkshop #drawing #graffiti #figuredrawing #NYCarts #urban #downtown @andrewcastrucci

Read the interview with Andrew Castrucci by Chris Molnar for Bomb Magazine!

https://bombmagazine.org/articles/design-for-a-difference-andrew-castrucci-interviewed/

The exhibition will be celebrated with a closing event on Sunday, December 5 from 2 - 5 PM.

@stationsofthecrass @bulletspacecollab @bombmag #design #NYCarts #downtown #les

Join us at Howl Happening on December 3 from 7 - 9 PM for a panel discussion in honor of WORLD AIDS DAY.

https://www.howlarts.org/event/collective-space-embodied-resistance-40-years-and-beyond-of-aids-art-and-activism/

Image: Rafael Sánchez, 1993-94, “Bedtime Story”; Courtesy of the artist and Martos Gallery, New York. Performance still by Rainer Behrens.

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An Arturo Vega Project
6 East 1st Street, NYC 10003
917-475-1294

Howl! Arts/Howl! Archive (HA/HA)
250 Bowery, 2nd Floor, NYC 10012
212-500-6804

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