Back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, long before Whole Foods and chef Daniel Boulud infiltrated the Bowery, the strip that stretches from the East Village to the Brooklyn Bridge was an artist refugee camp. Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969–1989 pays tribute to the artists that lived and worked in the gritty and neglected area during those years. The exhibition will include original artwork, ephemera, and performance documentation by more than 15 artists, including Keith Haring, Arleen Schloss, John Holmstrom, Eve Sonneman, Billy Sullivan, Martin Wong, and, of course, two of the Ramones (Dee Dee and Joey).

Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: Nov. 6. Continues through Jan. 6, 2012