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February 18, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Museum Events in New York City This Week
New York's museums have constantly changing exhibitions and special events; check in with City Guide's calendar for the latest goings-on in NYC, with all the great painting, photography, sculpture, video art, history, and general culture that the city's institutions are known for.

WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY BALL - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
February 18, 2018 - New York

In honor of Presidents’ Day, celebrate the birthday of our nation’s first President as New Yorkers did in the 19th century. Costumed dancers will perform and teach traditional country dances and encourage everyone to join in. Festivities include toasts to George Washington and historic refreshments, including Washington Cake. Museum tour and a family scavenger hunt are also included. All ages welcome Reservations required. Purchase tickets by calling the Museum at (212)838-6878 or on-line through Brown Paper Tickets here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3233199 The Museum is located at 421 East 61st Street (between First and York Avenues). Bus: M15, M31 or M57; Subway: N, R, Q or 4, 5, 6 to Lexington Avenue/59th Street; or F to 63rd Street.

Retracing Black History Through Chelsea and The Tenderloin - The Municipal Art Society of New York
February 18, 2018 - New York

How African-Americans shaped Northern Chelsea WITH CHER CARDEN AND LAURENCE FROMMER Although it is often forgotten, Chelsea played a significant role in New York's African-American community and its history, particularly in the second half of the 19th Century. Join Save Chelsea board members to learn more about the churches, schools, and music that served this vibrant community.

Art in the Round Public Tours - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
February 18, 2018 - New York

Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away with Lewis Kachur, Gallery Educator: Explore Vo's use of personal narratives to address larger societal issues. Art in the Round public tours are led by gallery educators. Specialists in fields of art, art history, and gallery teaching, educators provide informative and meaningful experiences by engaging visitors in a shared process of close looking and conversation, with the occasional surprise. For everyone from first-time visitors to long-term members, these daily tours are invaluable for learning about the collection, special exhibitions, and the Frank Lloyd Wright building. Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged and welcome to join. These tours are free with admission and meet on the rotunda floor. No RSVP is required.

Art in the Round Public Tours - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
February 19, 2018 - New York

Josef Albers in Mexico with Rukhshan Haque, Gallery Educator: Explore photographs and photocollages inspired by the artist's trips to Latin America alongside his celebrated paintings of geometric abstraction. Art in the Round public tours are led by gallery educators. Specialists in fields of art, art history, and gallery teaching, educators provide informative and meaningful experiences by engaging visitors in a shared process of close looking and conversation, with the occasional surprise. For everyone from first-time visitors to long-term members, these daily tours are invaluable for learning about the collection, special exhibitions, and the Frank Lloyd Wright building. Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged and welcome to join. These tours are free with admission and meet on the rotunda floor. No RSVP is required.

Stroller Tours - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
February 20, 2018 - New York

Enjoy a special stroller-friendly tour for children and their caregivers. Led by museum educators, this interactive exploration of current exhibitions includes touchable objects, art-making, and adult conversation. Single strollers and front baby carriers only. Designed for children up to 24 months. $25 (includes museum admission), free for Family Members. Registration for one stroller and up to four adults.

Museum Highlights - The Met Fifth Avenue
February 20, 2018 - New York

Discover The Met collection on this tour, which focuses on a selection of works of art representing different cultures and time periods and encourages visitors to explore the Museum on their own.

Art in the Round Public Tours - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
February 20, 2018 - New York

Drawing in the Museum with Shinsuke Aso, Gallery Educator: Join an hour-long drawing tour exploring selected artworks and Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture. Art in the Round public tours are led by gallery educators. Specialists in fields of art, art history, and gallery teaching, educators provide informative and meaningful experiences by engaging visitors in a shared process of close looking and conversation, with the occasional surprise. For everyone from first-time visitors to long-term members, these daily tours are invaluable for learning about the collection, special exhibitions, and the Frank Lloyd Wright building. Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged and welcome to join. These tours are free with admission and meet on the rotunda floor. No RSVP is required.

Sculpting Like a Silversmith - Museum of the City of New York
February 21, 2018 - Upper East Side

Try your hands at sculpting with metals! Visit the exhibition New York Silver, Then and Now to explore the rich history of silversmithing in New York City. Get inspired by newly commissioned works by leading metalworkers, created in response to historical objects from the Museum's collection, then learn some metalwork techniques to create metal craft of your own! Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, geared toward families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together. Registration suggested but not required.

Music & Astronomy Night - Cradle of Aviation Museum
February 21, 2018 - Garden City

Presented by the Cradle of Aviation Museum and Adelphi University Join us for an evening of live music paired with scientifically accurate out of this world visuals in the Jet Blue Sky Theater Planetarium! Students from Adelphi University will play a mix of originals, covers and improvised pieces to eight original movies highlighting the beauty of the universe and humanity's desire to explore it.

Inka Essenhigh - The Drawing Center
February 21, 2018 - Soho

As part of its ongoing series of commissions for the Stairwell, The Drawing Center has asked New York artist Inka Essenhigh to create a site-specific wall drawing. Essenhigh's installation will be the third in the series, following Gary Simmons's Ghost Reels (2016–18) and Abdelkader Benchamma's Dark Matter (2015–16). An artist with appetites ranging from Hokusai to Surrealism and Byzantine icons to graphic novels, Inka Essenhigh is known for her hallucinatory scenes that weave together the drama of everyday life with quasi-menacing, sci-fi themes. For her installation at The Drawing Center, Essenhigh will create a large-scale drawing of a meandering skyline, a reference to the museum's downtown space. Essenhigh's otherworldly installation will lead viewers through a warped SoHo, replete with phantom hallways and Escher-like staircases.

Art in the Round Public Tours - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
February 21, 2018 - New York

One Hour, One Object with Maia Plantevin, Gallery Educator: Spend one hour exploring and discussing Picasso's Woman Ironing. Art in the Round public tours are led by gallery educators. Specialists in fields of art, art history, and gallery teaching, educators provide informative and meaningful experiences by engaging visitors in a shared process of close looking and conversation, with the occasional surprise. For everyone from first-time visitors to long-term members, these daily tours are invaluable for learning about the collection, special exhibitions, and the Frank Lloyd Wright building. Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged and welcome to join. These tours are free with admission and meet on the rotunda floor. No RSVP is required.

School Break Program - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through February 21, 2018 - New York

Day off from school? Drop in anytime between 1 and 4 pm and create works of art at The Met! For families with children ages 3–11. School Break Programs are in memory of Charles H. Tally.

Fun with Fashion: Design a New York Look - Museum of the City of New York
February 22, 2018 - Upper East Side

The exhibition Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip explores the full arc of 1960s fashion, shedding new light on a period marked by tremendous and daring stylistic diversity. Get inspired by New York designers such as Mary Quant, Geoffrey Beene, and Pauline Trigère, then use fabric swatches to create a 3-dimensional sketch of your very own design! Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, geared toward families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together. Registration suggested but not required.

Public Art in the City: Mural Making - Museum of the City of New York
February 23, 2018 - Upper East Side

Does art belong outside of museums and galleries? We think so! Visit the exhibition Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York to learn about iconic works that have transformed public spaces of the city. Explore photographs, models, and videos of works by artists such as Red Grooms, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and Kara Walker. Collaborate with families to create a collective indoor mural! Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, geared toward families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together. Registration suggested but not required.

The Bx Speakeasy Bronx Native Nights: Anarch-Y (Remix) - The Bronx Museum of the Arts
February 23, 2018 - Bronx

Inspired by rule-breaking, nonconformist artists Gordon Matta-Clark and Angel Otero, Bronx Native will host a night of emerging, social justice-driven Punk bands featuring Bronx-based, Latino artists, activists, and more!

Met Perspectives: Art and Politics - The Met Fifth Avenue
February 23, 2018 - New York

Join Met curators and educators for timely and urgent conversations about objects from across the Museum's permanent collection. Choose from two conversations every 30 minutes. M

MetFridays: Conversations with . . . - The Met Fifth Avenue
February 23, 2018 - New York

Join a curator, conservator, and artist for a lively dialogue on the work of Thomas Cole. The American Wing, Floor 1, Gallery 746, The Erving and Joyce Wolf Gallery Exhibition curator Elizabeth Kornhauser and conservator Dorothy Mahon discuss Thomas Cole's artistic process, followed by a conversation with artist Stephen Hannock on Cole's influence on his career and work.

Art in the Round Public Tours - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
February 23, 2018 - New York

The Personal and the Political in the Art of Danh Vo with Filip Noterdaeme, Gallery Educator: Explore the exhibition Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away. Art in the Round public tours are led by gallery educators. Specialists in fields of art, art history, and gallery teaching, educators provide informative and meaningful experiences by engaging visitors in a shared process of close looking and conversation, with the occasional surprise. For everyone from first-time visitors to long-term members, these daily tours are invaluable for learning about the collection, special exhibitions, and the Frank Lloyd Wright building. Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged and welcome to join. These tours are free with admission and meet on the rotunda floor. No RSVP is required.

Masterpieces of the Middle Ages - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through February 23, 2018 - New York

Tapestries, stained glass, and treasures of gold and silver come alive in this tour of the richest collection of medieval and Byzantine art outside of Europe. From the beginnings of Christianity to the rise of the Renaissance, travel through a millennium of great monuments that conjure imperial courts, Gothic cathedrals, and princely castles.

Art Explore—Midwinter Recess (Ages 11–14) - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through February 23, 2018 - New York

Spend your February break at The Met! Join us for one session or every day to explore the collection with other teens.

Behind-The-Ropes: Insider's Tours of the Merchant's House - Merchant's House Museum
February 24, 2018 - New York

Join us for a series of rare off-hours tours of the Merchant's House. We'll gather in the 1850s kitchen for coffee and a focused overview of the landmark Merchant's House and its intact collection of more than 3,000 objects owned by the Tredwell family. We'll then tour the house, including the rarely seen bedrooms on the 3rd floor (now staff offices), even peek up into the attic and open locked doors … and more. From late Federal to Greek Revival; Duncan Phyfe to Rococo Revival; whale oil to gas to kerosene, you'll gain new insight and perspectives on these unique insider's tours, learning about changing period styles and technologies and how they reflect the attitudes and values of the merchant class in mid-19th century New York City.

Behind-The-Ropes: Insider's Tours of the Merchant's House - Merchant's House Museum
February 24, 2018 - New York

Join us for a series of rare off-hours tours of the Merchant's House. We'll gather in the 1850s kitchen for coffee and a focused overview of the landmark Merchant's House and its intact collection of more than 3,000 objects owned by the Tredwell family. We'll then tour the house, including the rarely seen bedrooms on the 3rd floor (now staff offices), even peek up into the attic and open locked doors … and more. From late Federal to Greek Revival; Duncan Phyfe to Rococo Revival; whale oil to gas to kerosene, you'll gain new insight and perspectives on these unique insider's tours, learning about changing period styles and technologies and how they reflect the attitudes and values of the merchant class in mid-19th century New York City.

Behind-The-Ropes: Insider's Tours of the Merchant's HouseThe Architecture of an 1832 Landmark - Merchant's House Museum
February 24, 2018 - New York

We'll explore in detail the architecture of Antebellum New York, how to differentiate between styles, and tips on the fine points of what to look for on your own explorations. Then we'll examine the 1832 Merchant's House in depth, one of only 117 buildings designated both an interior and exterior landmark in New York, including details of the ornamental plaster, considered the finest surviving from the period and several spaces not normally seen by the regular Museum visitor.

Free Saturdays - Jewish Museum
February 24, 2018 - New York

In Judaism, Saturday is the Sabbath, a day of rest, free from the concerns of schedules, everyday work, and commerce. For this reason interactive exhibition elements, audio guides, our Shop, and the children's exhibition are not available. In observance of the Sabbath, admission is free on Saturdays

Sights & Sounds—Family - The Met Fifth Avenue
February 24, 2018 - New York

We invite children ages 4–17 on the autism spectrum and those with developmental and learning disabilities, together with their friends and family, to join us for Sights & Sounds at The Met Cloisters. Discover treasures from medieval castles and sacred spaces and participate in fun and engaging musical activities.

German Art at The Met Cloisters - The Met Fifth Avenue
February 24, 2018 - New York

No advance reservations are necessary. Due to limited gallery space, pre-organized groups of ten or more cannot be accommodated

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 24, 2018 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Metropolitan Museum! A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you'll learn a sordid tale revolving around a planned purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci. You’ll have to crack a secret code in order to solve this murder. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

New to New York: SoHo - The Municipal Art Society of New York
February 24, 2018 - New York

Exploring the "Cast-Iron" district WITH MATT POSTAL Both modern and traditional approaches to contemporary design will be viewed and discussed during this tour, including, as possible, impressive interiors and in-fill works by such architects as Aldo Rossi, Thomas Heatherwick, BKSK, and Jean Nouvel.

Subway Art Tour #1 - The Municipal Art Society of New York
February 24, 2018 - New York

From the edge of Greenwich Village, up to Central Park, and back to Chelsea WITH PHIL DESIERE Join us for an unusual journey through the museum at the core of the Big Apple and discover a part of New York City that few visitors and fewer New Yorkers take the time to see: a treasure trove of art! The first subway train set off in 1904 from City Hall station and art has been a part of New York's subway system since its inaugural trip. In the subway's early years, the art mainly took the form of directional and identifying signs, using an ancient art form, tile mosaics. Because of their durability, tile mosaics have been the preferred medium to create works of art in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Art in the Round Public Tours - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
February 24, 2018 - New York

Mistress and Muse with Ellen Edelman, Gallery Educator: Explore work by Manet, Picasso, and Brancusi. Art in the Round public tours are led by gallery educators. Specialists in fields of art, art history, and gallery teaching, educators provide informative and meaningful experiences by engaging visitors in a shared process of close looking and conversation, with the occasional surprise. For everyone from first-time visitors to long-term members, these daily tours are invaluable for learning about the collection, special exhibitions, and the Frank Lloyd Wright building. Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged and welcome to join. These tours are free with admission and meet on the rotunda floor. No RSVP is required.

Exhibition Tour—David Hockney - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through February 24, 2018 - New York

This major retrospective honors the artist in his 80th year by presenting his most iconic works and key moments of his career from 1960 to the present.

Artists on Artworks: George Lewis and Robert O'Meally - The Met Fifth Avenue
February 25, 2018 - New York

Experience the exhibition Birds of a Feather: Joseph Cornell's Homage to Juan Gris through the eyes of composer and musician George Lewis and Robert O'Meally, founder of the Center for Jazz Studies. Each discusses Cornell's process and how it relates to music-making. Note: space is limited; advance registration is required.

Art in the Round Public Tours - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
February 25, 2018 - New York

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Architecture of the Guggenheim with Rukhshan Haque, Gallery Educator: Explore the museum building while learning about its visionary architect. Art in the Round public tours are led by gallery educators. Specialists in fields of art, art history, and gallery teaching, educators provide informative and meaningful experiences by engaging visitors in a shared process of close looking and conversation, with the occasional surprise. For everyone from first-time visitors to long-term members, these daily tours are invaluable for learning about the collection, special exhibitions, and the Frank Lloyd Wright building. Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged and welcome to join. These tours are free with admission and meet on the rotunda floor. No RSVP is required.

Art of the Second Avenue Subway - The Municipal Art Society of New York
February 25, 2018 - New York

Contemporary art along New York's newest subway line WITH DANA SCHULZ Nearly a century after it was first conceived, the Second Avenue Subway has been open for just over one year. This tour will explore the $4 billion infrastructure project, including its long history, architectural design, and engineering feats. We'll also view the impressive collection of public art from Chuck Close, Sarah Sze, Vik Muniz, and Jean Shin, learning about these contemporary artists, how they were chosen, and the significance behind their work.

Walk on the Wild Side - American Museum of Natural History
Through February 28, 2018 - New York

Impressionism and Post-Impressionism - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through February 28, 2018 - New York

The tour introduces visitors to the origins of Impressionism in the late 1860s and its flourishing in the following decades in landscapes and scenes from modern life by such artists as Monet, Degas, and Renoir. The tour also explores the impact of Impressionism on the next generation of artists, which includes Cézanne, Gauguin, and Van Gogh.

Celebrate Black History Month: Focus on African Arts - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through February 28, 2018 - New York

Celebrate Black History Month during the month of February by exploring the rich artistic achievements of sub-Saharan Africa in The Met's collection of African art. Look closely at landmark masterpieces that encompass a millennium of art in a variety of media, ranging from the ubiquitous wood to humble clay, precious ivory, and refined beadwork. Discover the endless creativity and talent of African artists.

Arts of the Islamic World - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through February 28, 2018 - New York

A tour of the new galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia explores the Metropolitan Museum's collection of Islamic art, a collection that is one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world. Fifteen galleries grouped by geographic region trace the course of Islamic civilization from Spain in the West to India in the East. The tour draws on this collection to explore the rich artistic traditions of the Islamic world and the distinct cultures within its fold.

Museum Highlights in Spanish - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 01, 2018 - New York

Discover the Museum's encyclopedic collection on this tour, which focuses on a selection of works of art representing different cultures and time periods and encourages visitors to explore the Museum on their own.

European Paintings: Renaissance to Revolution - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 01, 2018 - New York

Explore the meaning and beauty of Old Master paintings in the Museum's European Paintings Galleries, 1250–1800.

Highlights of The Cloisters Collection - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 01, 2018 - New York

Museum lecturers offer highlights tours of The Met Cloisters—the branch of the Museum in northern Manhattan devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe—to introduce visitors to the collection as a whole or to specific departments or themes. Highlights tours are offered Mondays through Fridays and Sundays at 3 pm. Tours depart promptly; if you arrive late, inquire at the information desk for directions to the tour's location.

Modern and Contemporary Art - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 02, 2018 - New York

Discover the Museum's exceptional collection of Modern and Contemporary Art through works representing major stylistic movements from 1900 to the present.

Grand Central Terminal Official Guided Tour - The Municipal Art Society of New York
Through March 02, 2018 - New York

Join the Grand Central Terminal Official Guided Tour In 2013 to celebrate the terminal's centennial, MTA Metro-North Railroad teamed up with The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) and Orpheo Inc. to provide daily docent-guided tours of the terminal. The 75-minute tour, departing daily at 12:30 p.m. from the Terminal's Main Concourse, is led by MAS-trained docents and highlights the history, architecture and operations of one of the world's biggest train terminals. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors, students, children under 10, members of the military, Metro-North riders bearing same-day ticket stubs, and MAS Members. Space is limited.

30-Minute Met: Guide's Choice - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 03, 2018 - New York

In 30 minutes, engage with great works of art connected by a shared theme across time and place.

Roots of 'The Dinner Party': History in the Making - Brooklyn Museum
Through March 04, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Roots of "The Dinner Party": History in the Making is the first museum exhibition to examine Chicago's evolving plans for The Dinner Party in depth, detailing its development as a multilayered artwork, a triumph of community art-making, and a testament to the power of historical revisionism. Chicago's ambitious research project combatted the absence of women from mainstream historical narratives and blazed the trail for feminist art historical methodologies in an era of social change. It also validated mediums traditionally considered the domain of women and domestic labor, as the artist studied and experimented with China painting, porcelain, and needlework. The exhibition presents rarely seen test plates, research documents, ephemera, notebooks, and preparatory drawings from 1971 through 1979 alongside The Dinner Party, encouraging exploration of its formal, conceptual, and material progress.

WE tv's Bridezillas Museum of Natural Hysteria - Times Square
Through March 04, 2018 - New York

New York City is home to some of the world's most renowned museums and now there's a new one coming to town. One that will appeal to tourists and locals alike, and anyone – groom, friend or family – who's participated in or witnessed the high-stakes, high-tension ritual of wedding planning. It's the Bridezillas Museum of Natural Hysteria, an expansive, free of charge, Instagram-worthy attraction opening Friday, February 23 at 4 Times Square, created by WE tv to mark the reboot and return of one of reality TV's pioneering series, "Bridezillas," which premieres on Friday March 2 at 10 pm ET/PT. "In its initial 10-year run, 'Bridezillas' was a phenomenon, cementing in popular culture, and Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, a lexicon for that life milestone that sometimes transforms mild-mannered women into unnaturally obsessive and intolerably demanding brides-to-be," said Marc Juris, President of WE tv. "WE tv viewers have been calling for us to bring back the series since we wrapped it up in 2013; and we're answering their call –, not only with new fresh and frantic episodes of their beloved show, but a full scale museum in the crossroads of the world – Times Square." WE tv's Bri... (read more)

Robert Lehman Collection: Renaissance to Impressionism - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 05, 2018 - New York

The Robert Lehman Collection, one of America's greatest private collections, was assembled over a seventy-year period by Philip Lehman and his son Robert. The tour presents masterpieces of European painting that include celebrated works by Botticelli, El Greco, Rembrandt, Goya, Ingres, Renoir, Bonnard, and Balthus. In addition to paintings, the collection includes exceptional examples of Old Master drawings, manuscript illuminations, furniture, majolica, tapestries, Venetian glass, and other European decorative arts. A large part of the collection is exhibited in galleries designed to reflect the ambience of the Lehman townhouse in New York City.

Arts of Ancient Egypt - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 05, 2018 - New York

This tour provides an overview of the Metropolitan's collection of Egyptian art, one of the finest and most comprehensive outside Egypt. Among the highlights is the Temple of Dendur. Thanks to its Egyptian excavations, the Museum is particularly rich in both royal and private art of the Middle Kingdom and early New Kingdom, and in funerary art of the Late Period. Virtually all of the objects in the collection are on view in the main galleries and numerous smaller study galleries.

Museum Highlights in Chinese/Mandarin - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 06, 2018 - New York

Discover the Museum's encyclopedic collection on this tour, which focuses on a selection of works of art representing different cultures and time periods and encourages visitors to explore the Museum on their own.

Great Paintings - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 06, 2018 - New York

This tour focuses on masterworks from many time periods and cultures in order to introduce visitors to the global nature of the Museum's rich painting collections.

Chefs-d'Oeuvre du Musée (Museum Highlights in French) - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 06, 2018 - New York

Discover the Museum's encyclopedic collection on this tour, which focuses on a selection of works of art representing different cultures and time periods and encourages visitors to explore the Museum on their own.

Museum Highlights in Japanese - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 06, 2018 - New York

Discover the Museum's encyclopedic collection on this tour, which focuses on a selection of works of art representing different cultures and time periods and encourages visitors to explore the Museum on their own.

A Cradle of Civilization: Art of the Ancient Near East - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 06, 2018 - New York

Discover the extraordinary artistic achievements of the societies that thrived within a vast area stretching from the eastern Mediterranean to Central Asia and the Indus Valley. On display are masterpieces from Mesopotamia (ancient Iraq) that include some of the world's earliest writing, Sumerian sculptures, and a remarkable group of stone reliefs. Other fascinating objects include carved ivories and magnificent silver and gold vessels from Anatolia and Iran.

Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 06, 2018 - New York

Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt in the Museum. For families with children ages 18 months–3 years. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Arts of China - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 07, 2018 - New York

This tour introduces visitors to five thousand years of Chinese art, including the arts of ancient China, the thousand-year-old tradition of painting and calligraphy, and the Astor Court, a seventeenth-century-style Ming garden created especially for the Metropolitan Museum. The tour provides a chronological survey of the Metropolitan's rare Chinese jades, bronzes, ceramics, sculpture, decorative arts, and paintings dating from the Neolithic period to the twenty-first century.

Fashion in Art - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 07, 2018 - New York

This innovative tour offers insights into the landmarks of costume history and examines the different materials used from the sixth century b.c. through modern times. Highlighting clothing represented in stone, wood, paint, and other media used throughout the Museum's collections, the tour covers trends and developments from all over the world starting in ancient Greece and continuing through the twentieth century.

American Paintings and Sculpture - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 08, 2018 - New York

This tour introduces visitors to the rich tradition of American art, from its mid-seventeenth-century colonial beginnings to the early twentieth-century panoply of subjects and styles. This outstanding collection of portraits, landscapes, and narrative depictions is presented in newly renovated galleries of The American Wing. Selections include works by such major artists as John Singleton Copley, Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and Frederic Remington.

Greek and Roman Art - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 08, 2018 - New York

This tour of the Greek and Roman Art galleries provides an introduction to five thousand years of art from the early Cycladic period in the fifth millennium B.C. to the time of Constantine in the fourth century A.D. Geographically, the objects come from every major part of the Greek and Roman world and represent every major artistic medium. The Roman Art galleries include the cubiculum from the Villa at Boscoreale and the black bedroom from Boscotrecase. Together with the Roman wall paintings, they represent a collection unrivaled outside of Italy. The mezzanine contains the Etruscan collection with the reassembled Etruscan chariot as well as a new study area with objects from the entire cultural and chronological span of the department's exceptional collection.

Storytime in Nolen Library - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 08, 2018 - New York

Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt in the Museum. For families with children ages 3–6. Children of all ages are welcome to attend. Space is limited; first come, first served.

India, Himalayas, Southeast Asia: Hindu and Buddhist Vision - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 09, 2018 - New York

This introduction to South and Southeast Asian art takes visitors through eighteen chronologically arranged galleries featuring an extraordinary array of masterworks dating from 3000 B.C. to the mid-nineteenth century A.D. The arts of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tibet, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Myanmar are represented through archaeological finds, sculpture, painting, and decorative art.

The Art of Music - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 09, 2018 - New York

Highlighting the connections between the musical traditions of different peoples, places, and time periods, this tour gives visitors an appreciation of the Museum's global holdings of instruments selected for social significance, technical virtuosity, tonal quality, and visual beauty. While the Musical Instruments galleries are currently closed for an extensive renovation and reorganization, tours will feature musical instruments throughout the Museum's collection and their depictions in art.

Great Sculpture: Ancient to Contemporary - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 09, 2018 - New York

Explore sculptural masterworks dating from ancient times to the present. Three-dimensional objects from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas offer multiple viewpoints on artistry and function.

Museum Highlights in Russian - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 09, 2018 - New York

selection of works of art representing different cultures and time periods and encourages visitors to explore the Museum on their own.

Great Rooms: Lifestyles of the Rich and Royal - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 09, 2018 - New York

In this overview of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European furniture and decorative arts, visitors are guided through exquisite period-room settings that reflect changes in taste and fashion over time. The Museum's holdings are especially rich in eighteenth-century furniture from France and England, including unique pieces with French royal provenance and others from important English collections.

All That You Have Is Your Soul - Gallery 8 New York
Through March 10, 2018 - New York

FACTION's inaugural New York project celebrates the building of identity from a common heritage within a community engaging Harlem exhibition. FACTION Art Projects presents their inaugural exhibition, All That You Have Is Your Soul, a group show of 17 artists, all of whom are tied together by their responses to building identity within a foreign land. The exhibition uses the link of heritage between the artists to present artworks that celebrate difference in identity.

Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting - MoMA PS1
Through March 11, 2018 - Long Island City

MoMA PS1 presents the first comprehensive retrospective of Carolee Schneemann, spanning the artist's prolific six-decade career. As one of the most influential artists of the second part of the 20th century, Schneemann's pioneering investigations into subjectivity, the social construction of the female body, and the cultural biases of art history have had significant influence on subsequent generations of artists. Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting begins with rarely seen examples of the artist's early paintings of the 1950s and their evolution into assemblages made in the 1960s, which integrated objects, mechanical elements, and modes of deconstruction. In the late 1960s Schneemann began positioning her own body within her work, performing the roles of "both image and image-maker." As a central protagonist of the New York downtown avant-garde community, she explored hybrid artistic forms culminating in experimental theater events. The exhibition considers Schneemann's oeuvre within the context of painting by tracing the developments that led to her groundbreaking innovations in performance, film, and installation in the 1970s, as well as her increasingly spatialized multimedia i... (read more)

Cathy Wilkes - MoMA PS1
Through March 11, 2018 - Long Island City

MoMA PS1 will present the first solo museum exhibition in New York focused on Glasgow-based artist Cathy Wilkes (b. 1966), in conjunction with the inaugural Maria Lassnig Prize. Since the start of her career in the 1990s, Wilkes has created sculptural tableaux that engage with the rituals of life. Regularly employing quotidian products and residual materials drawn from her domestic life, Wilkes's installations connect the banalities of daily existence to larger archetypes of birth, marriage, child-rearing, and death. This combination of the personal and universal parallels a meditation at the heart of her work, in which Wilkes's art enacts an exercise in empathy, exposing deeply felt subjective experiences to reach beyond herself while also insisting upon the fundamentally private nature of artmaking. Wilkes is the first artist to receive the Maria Lassnig Prize, a biennial award established by the Maria Lassnig Foundation in June 2016 to honor the achievements of mid-career artists. The Maria Lassnig Prize was originally envisioned by pioneering Austrian artist Maria Lassnig before her death in 2014 at the age of 94, at height of her artistic powers. Having achieved recognition... (read more)

Shining Armor, Six Shooters, and Samurai - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 11, 2018 - New York

Superbly crafted and often lavishly decorated, armor and weapons represent artistic and technical high points in cultures from around the world. This tour introduces some of the treasures on display in the galleries of the Arms and Armor Department dating from the early Middle Ages through the nineteenth century and coming from Europe, America, the Middle East, China, and Japan. Visitors will also learn about the history of the department and how the collection grew to be ranked among the finest of its kind.

Installation - Museum of the Moving Image
Through March 13, 2018 - Queens

2014. Ezra Wube (b. 1980, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, lives in Brooklyn). Animation. 1,756 frames, photographed from canvas with oil paint. 4 minutes. Ezra Wube works with video, installation, drawing, painting, and performance. Reflecting on his identity as a person of two cultures at the intersection of tradition and modern life, Wube makes work about the uncertainty of time and place and the malleability of memory. A Memory of Astoria, commissioned by the Museum of the Moving Image, is an impressionistic portrait of the blocks surrounding this building. Wube walked the neighborhood to observe the area's confluence of cultures, focusing on everyday moments, sights, and sounds. He reconstituted these experiences into a poetic visual collage, inserting himself as a silhouetted observer exploring the memories of his walks. The production of A Memory of Astoria was an intensive, months-long process, with each frame painted in sequence on top of the last. The result is striking: street scenes assemble and disassemble, leaving visible marks of the past as if time and space have melted together. Through these impressions, Wube reveals a diverse, rapidly changing neighborhood that th... (read more)

Museum Highlights in Korean - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 14, 2018 - New York

Discover the Museum's encyclopedic collection on this tour, which focuses on a selection of works of art representing different cultures and time periods and encourages visitors to explore the Museum on their own.

Museum Highlights in Portuguese - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through March 15, 2018 - New York

Discover the Museum's encyclopedic collection on this tour, which focuses on a selection of works of art representing different cultures and time periods and encourages visitors to explore the Museum on their own.

Views of Rome and Naples: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through March 18, 2018 - New York

During the second half of the eighteenth-century, a journey to Italy was considered an essential component in the education of young artists and noblemen from Northern Europe. Although Venice and Florence were requisite stops on the journey, artists tended to make their longest stay in Rome, and they generally also spent time in Naples. Both cities offered celebrated archeological sites and a taste of the unspoiled rural life of the campagna. Working outdoors, artists recorded their observations of these natural and man-made wonders in small-scale studies, mostly executed with oil paint on paper. In these oils, painters captured the grandiosity of Rome's classical ruins and the sublime natural beauty of Naples, with its famous view of Mount Vesuvius. Artists from France, Belgium, Germany, Norway, and Sweden are featured in this selection. Views of Rome and Naples is the fifth exhibition in a series drawn from the collection of oil sketches acquired by Morgan Trustee Eugene V. Thaw and his wife, Clare. Mr. Thaw is also an honorary trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hotbed - New-York Historical Society
Through March 25, 2018 - New York

Hotbed explores the vibrant political and artistic scene of Greenwich Village in the early 20th century, where men and women joined forces across the boundaries of class and race to fight for a better world. At the heart of the downtown radicals' crusade lay women's rights: to control their own bodies, to do meaningful work, and above all, to vote. Immersive installations and more than 100 artifacts and images—drawn from New-York Historical's archives and several private collections—bring to life the bohemian scene and its energetic activist spirit. The exhibition is curated by Joanna Scutts, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Women's History, and Sarah Gordon, Senior Postdoctoral Marie Zimmermann Legacy Fellow in Women's History, under the direction of Valerie Paley, vice president, chief historian, and director of the Center for Women's History at the New-York Historical Society, and is on view in the Joyce B. Cowin Women's History Gallery.

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal - Grey Art Gallery
Through March 31, 2018 - New York

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal is the first U.S. museum exhibition to present the extraordinary drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Spain, 1852–1934), the father of modern neuroscience. Cajal's astonishing depictions of the brain—which combine cutting-edge scientific knowledge with consummate draftsmanship—offer much greater clarity than photographs, so much so that they are still in wide use today.Featuring approximately 80 of Cajal's drawings, the show will situate them within the history of scientific illustration from the 16th to 19th centuries, and juxtapose them with contemporary visualizations of the brain. Organized by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota in collaboration with the Cajal Institute, the exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated book published by Abrams.

Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983 - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
Through April 01, 2018 - New York

The East Village of the 1970s and 1980s continues to thrive in the global public's imagination. Located in the basement of a Polish Church at 57 St. Marks Place, Club 57 (1978–83) began as a no-budget venue for music and film exhibitions, and quickly took pride of place in a constellation of countercultural venues in downtown New York fueled by low rents, the Reagan presidency, and the desire to experiment with new modes of art, performance, fashion, music, and exhibition. A center of creative activity in the East Village, Club 57 is said to have influenced virtually every club that came in its wake. Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983 is the first major exhibition to fully examine the scene-changing, interdisciplinary life of this seminal downtown New York alternative space. The exhibition will tap into the legacy of Club 57's founding curatorial staff—film programmers Susan Hannaford and Tom Scully, exhibition organizer Keith Haring, and performance curator Ann Magnuson—to examine how the convergence of film, video, performance, art, and curatorship in the club environment of New York in the 1970s and 1980s became a model for a new spirit of inte... (read more)

Museum Highlights in German - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through April 04, 2018 - New York

Discover the Museum's encyclopedic collection on this tour, which focuses on a selection of works of art representing different cultures and time periods and encourages visitors to explore the Museum on their own.

Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age - The Museum of Modern Art
Through April 08, 2018 -

Drawn primarily from MoMA's collection, Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age, 1959–1989 brings artworks produced using computers and computational thinking together with notable examples of computer and component design. The exhibition reveals how artists, architects, and designers operating at the vanguard of art and technology deployed computing as a means to reconsider artistic production. The artists featured in Thinking Machines exploited the potential of emerging technologies by inventing systems wholesale or by partnering with institutions and corporations that provided access to cutting-edge machines. They channeled the promise of computing into kinetic sculpture, plotter drawing, computer animation, and video installation. Photographers and architects likewise recognized these technologies' capacity to reconfigure human communities and the built environment. Thinking Machines includes works by John Cage and Lejaren Hiller, Waldemar Cordeiro, Charles Csuri, Richard Hamilton, Alison Knowles, Beryl Korot, Vera Molnár, Cedric Price, and Stan VanDerBeek, alongside computers designed by Tamiko Thiel and others at Thinking Machines Corporation, IBM, Olivetti, ... (read more)

Museum Highlights in Italian - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through April 12, 2018 - New York

Discover the Museum's encyclopedic collection on this tour, which focuses on a selection of works of art representing different cultures and time periods and encourages visitors to explore the Museum on their own.

Impressionism and Post-Impressionism in Japanese - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through April 12, 2018 - New York

The tour introduces visitors to the origins of Impressionism in the late 1860s and its flourishing in the following decades in landscapes and scenes from modern life by such artists as Monet, Degas, and Renoir. The tour also explores the impact of Impressionism on the next generation of artists, which includes Cézanne, Gauguin, and Van Gogh.

Alexandra Pirici - New Museum
Through April 15, 2018 - Lower East Side

Her new project for the New Museum takes the form of an ongoing action with live performers and one holographic performer. The project approaches the concept of presence in an expanded sense, focusing in particular on its increasing dispersion. In Pirici's ongoing action—conceived especially for the New Museum's South Galleries—presence is revealed in a variety of ways: as physical body as well as artificial stand-in, avatar, and ghost, taking on the character of a memorial or monument; as image and abstraction of the living subject into quantifiable, monetizable data; and as the expanded life of "dead" objects in museum collections—using the presence of live performers to challenge their stable state and static interpretation. This new work continues Pirici's recent interrogations into the collective body through choreographies that link different temporal and spatial events in real time. In the work, performers embody amalgamated parts, intersecting with each other yet separately manipulable. Pirici's project attempts to enact the dispersion of presence and to comment on contemporary processes of abstraction that separate sign from substance and image from material support. Prop... (read more)

Sara Magenheimer - New Museum
Through April 15, 2018 - Lower East Side

Working Across a Range of Media Including Video, Sound, Performance, Sculpture, Collage, and Installation, New York–Based Artist Sara Magenheimer (B. 1981, Philadelphia, Pa) Disrupts, Manipulates, and Defamiliarizes Language with Bold Combinations of Image and Text. Her Videos Incorporate Traditional Filmic Editing Techniques Alongside Those Inspired by Music and Collage. in Syncopated Progressions of Pictures and Words, Magenheimer Pushes Against the Bounds of Narrative, Charting Circuitous Storylines Through Vernacular Associations That Invite Individual Interpretations. Through Surprising Juxtapositions of Language, Graphic Compositions, and Idiosyncratic Imagery, She Reveals How Visual and Verbal Signs Mutate and Guide Manifold Pathways to Understanding. Magenheimer Will Present a New Video Installation in the Window of the New Museum's 231 Bowery Building. This Project Is Part of a New Series of Window Installations, Which Relaunches the Program the New Museum Originally Mounted in the 1980s. in Conjunction with Her Window Installation, a Selection of Magenheimer's Films Will Also Be on View as Part of the Museum's Ongoing Screen Series. This Project Is Curated by Margot Nort... (read more)

Now and Forever: The Art of Medieval Time - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through April 29, 2018 - New York

What time is it? The question seems simple, and with a watch on your wrist or a cell phone in your hand, the answer is easy. In the Middle Ages, however, the concept of time could be approached in many different ways, with vastly different tools. Drawing upon the rich holdings of the Morgan's collection of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, Now and Forever explores how people told time in the Middle Ages and what they thought about it. The manuscripts range in date from the eleventh to the sixteenth centuries and come from all the major countries of Europe. The exhibition begins with the quirks of the medieval calendar, exploring sacred feasts, the mysteries of Golden Numbers, the utility of Dominical Letters, and how the Middle Ages inherited the Roman Calendar of Julius Caesar. Visitors will engage with the complexities of time as defined by liturgical celebrations and their two overlapping systems of temporale (feasts of time) and sanctorale (feasts of saints), systems that still influence the way we tell time today. Now and Forever also explores how time beyond the grave preoccupied medieval people for whom life on earth was a mere dress rehearsal for the m... (read more)

Exhibition: the Tredwell Book Collection and the Changing 19th Century Culture of Books - Merchant's House Museum
Through April 30, 2018 - New York

Over the course of the their almost 100-year residency on East 4th Street, the Tredwells collected 314 books. These volumes, many inscribed, provide a glimpse into the family's interests, tastes, and intellectual pursuits over the century. It is not surprising that the most common subject/genre of literature is education, including foreign languages, since books in the 19th century were meant to be studied. Religion, biography, poetry, and fiction followed.

Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on The New Yorker - 9/11 Memorial Museum
Through May 01, 2018 - New York

“Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on The New Yorker" is an exhibition of 33 covers from the weekly news and culture magazine spanning more than four decades of the evolving New York City skyline. The exhibition takes visitors through the magazine’s depictions of the city’s experience as the Twin Towers were constructed and stood as icons of the city, their sudden absence when they were destroyed, the widely felt grief and anxieties in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, their commemoration in the years that followed, and the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site now home to The New Yorker and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. The exhibition will run through May 2018 in the museum’s South Tower Gallery.

Modern and Contemporary Art in French - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through May 01, 2018 - New York

Visitors are introduced to the Museum's exceptional collection of modern art—including painting and sculpture—through works representing the major stylistic movements of the twentieth century. The European collection includes works by artists such as Bonnard, Picasso, Matisse, Miró, Balthus, and Kiefer; the American collection encompasses paintings by the Eight, the Stieglitz circle, Edward Hopper, the Abstract Expressionists, and Jasper Johns. The tour may also visit sculpture by Isamu Noguchi, David Smith, and others.

Exhibition Tour—Thomas Cole's Journey: Atlantic Crossings - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through May 02, 2018 - New York

This exhibition provides a vivid new context for one of the Museum's most celebrated works, Thomas Cole's The Oxbow, 1836, a founding masterpiece of American landscape painting. Assistive listening devices are provided in the gallery where the program begins.Assistive listening devices are provided in the gallery where the program begins.

Exhibition Tour—William Eggleston: Los Alamos - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through May 08, 2018 - New York

The exhibition presents the landmark series Los Alamos by photographer William Eggleston (American, born 1939). Completed in 1974, the work has never been shown in its entirety in New York City.

Tennessee Williams: No Refuge but Writing - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 13, 2018 - New York

One of the greatest American playwrights of the twentieth century, Tennessee Williams (1911–1983) was a master of language and a tireless craftsman. This exhibition focuses on Williams's career during the years 1939–1957, when he authored such masterpieces as The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The show examines his creative process and his involvement with the production of his plays, along with their reception and lasting impact. Uniting his original drafts, private diaries, and personal letters with paintings, photographs, production stills, and other objects, the exhibition tells the story of one man's struggle for self-expression and how it changed the landscape of American drama.

American Life: Historic Rooms and Decorative Arts - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through May 16, 2018 - New York

This voyage through the history of American domestic interiors uses architectural elements, furnishings, silver, glass, and other decorative and utilitarian objects to tell fascinating stories of American life, from the seventeenth through the early twentieth century. Many of the newly renovated period rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art interactive computer touch screens, which explore the social and historical context of the rooms and catalogue information about their furnishings. The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art displays additional examples of American art.

American Art in French - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through May 17, 2018 - New York

This tour provides an overview of the comprehensive collections of The American Wing and may include paintings, sculpture, furniture, period rooms, and decorative arts, as well as architectural spaces. Periods covered are from Colonial America to the early twentieth-century Frank Lloyd Wright Room, and will emphasize the newly reopened Galleries for Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts. The American Wing has outstanding examples of furniture by John Townsend, Duncan Phyfe, and Charles-Honoré Lannuier; paintings by John Singleton Copley, Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent; and sculptures by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr - New York Historical Society
Through May 20, 2018 - Upper West Side

On the surface, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were born worlds apart?culturally, geographically, racially, financially, and politically. But by the time they were killed within two months of each other in 1968, their worlds had come together. Images taken by some of the most renowned photojournalists of the era?alongside original correspondence, publications, and ephemera?illustrate the overlapping trajectory of their lives, exploring their deepening tie as well as how their interests expanded beyond civil rights and organized crime to encompass shared concerns for the poor and opposition to the war in Vietnam.

Peter Hujar: Speed of Life - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 20, 2018 - New York

With Speed of Life, the Morgan presents the first in-depth retrospective of the New York-based photographer Peter Hujar (1934–1987). Drawn from the extensive holdings of the artist's work at the Morgan and from nine other collections, the exhibition and its catalog explore the artist's full career, from his beginnings in the mid-1950s to his central role in the East Village art scene three decades later. Hujar's sharp, serene, square-format photographs confer gravity on the object of his attention, granting it an eternal moment's pause within the rush of passing time. Hujar focused on the spark of encounter between himself and his subject, be it a goose, a lover, an underground theatrical performer, the dappled surface of the Hudson River, or the placid features of his own face. In early adulthood Hujar worked as a studio assistant to magazine professionals and spent years in Italy with two successive partners, artists Joseph Raffael and Paul Thek. His short career in fashion photography ended in 1971, when Hujar decided the hustle of magazine work "wasn't right for me." After moving into a loft above a theater at Twelfth Street and Second Avenue in 1973, Hujar pursued a boh... (read more)

30-Minute Met: Guide's Choice in Japanese - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through May 22, 2018 - New York

A tour of favorite objects; guide's choice, your treat.

The New Yorker - National September 11 Memorial Museum
Through May 24, 2018 - New York

New on View "Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on The New Yorker" is an exhibition of 33 covers from the weekly news and culture magazine. From the time the original World Trade Center first rose into the skyline, it began appearing on covers of The New Yorker. For years, artists treated the Twin Towers playfully. After 9/11, somber imagery emerged. While the destruction of the towers was not depicted, the anxiety and sadness engulfing the nation took form on New Yorker covers after the attacks. Over the years, the covers commemorated the loss of the towers while documenting the revitalization of the site. The exhibition runs through May 2018.

Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic - American Folk Art Museum
Through May 27, 2018 - New York

Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic unites more than two hundred and fifty works by twenty-one seminal and recently discovered self-taught artists, who will be introduced for the first time through the examination of the idiosyncratic structures of their lifelong, intricate narratives—notably, their sequential and developing aspects. Rare manuscripts, series of drawings, illustrated notebooks with coded texts, expanding cartography, journals, and multi-part collages will provide an art historical and pluridisciplinary perspective on the mechanisms behind visual storytelling.

Stephen Shore - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
Through May 28, 2018 - New York

Stephen Shore encompasses the entirety of the artist's work of the last five decades, during which he has conducted a continual, restless interrogation of image making, from the gelatin silver prints he made as a teenager to his current engagement with digital platforms. One of the most significant photographers of our time, Stephen Shore (American, b. 1947) has often been considered alongside other artists who rose to prominence in the 1970s by capturing the mundane aspects of American popular culture in straightforward, unglamorous images. But Shore has worked with many forms of photography, switching from cheap automatic cameras to large-format cameras in the 1970s, pioneering the use of color before returning to black and white in the 1990s, and in the 2000s taking up the opportunities of digital photography, digital printing, and social media. The artist's first survey in New York to include his entire career, this exhibition will both allow for a fuller understanding of Shore's work, and demonstrate his singular vision—defined by an interest in daily life, a taste for serial and often systematic approaches, a strong intellectual underpinning, a restrained style, sly hum... (read more)

Explore Walks: Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan Walking Tour - Brooklyn Borough Hall
Through June 01, 2018 - Brooklyn

Let the entire city be your museum! Our guided walking tour starts in downtown Brooklyn and explores the history and evolving present of Brooklyn as we cross the world's most famous bridge. The tour continues up through Chinatown and back to Lower Manhattan, passing some of the most historic sites and diverse architecture in all of New York. Sites like Federal Hall, Wall Street, African Burial Ground, World Trade Center, and many more that might otherwise fly beneath the radar! The tour finishes steps from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and ferries to the Statue of Liberty, perfect for continuing your trip!

Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
Through June 03, 2018 - New York

Tarsila do Amaral (Brazilian, 1886–1973) is a foundational figure in the history of modernism in Latin America. The first exhibition in the United States exclusively devoted to the artist focuses on her pivotal production from the 1920s, from her earliest Parisian works, to the emblematic modernist paintings produced in Brazil, ending with her large-scale, socially driven works of the early 1930s. The exhibition features over 130 artworks, including paintings, drawings, sketchbooks, photographs, and other historical documents drawn from collections across Latin America, Europe, and the United States. Born in São Paulo at the turn of the 19th century, Tarsila?as she is affectionately known in Brazil?studied piano, sculpture, and drawing before leaving for Paris in 1920 to attend the Académie Julian. Throughout subsequent sojourns in Paris, she studied with André Lhote, Albert Gleizes, and Fernand Léger, fulfilling what she called her "military service in Cubism," ultimately arriving at her signature painterly style of synthetic lines and sensuous volumes depicting landscapes and vernacular scenes in a rich color palette. The exhibition follows her journeys between France and Braz... (read more)

Visiting Exhibit Gallery - Brooklyn Children Museum
Through June 10, 2018 - Brooklyn

BLOCK PARTY brings together the elements of the iconic Brooklyn block party all under one roof, including a series of dimensional stoops set against a backdrop of artistic facades of residential buildings, and different "street" and green spaces to play games, meet friends, relax, and have fun. Large-scale photographs by Brooklyn-based artist Anderson Zaca, who has long documented block parties in Brooklyn, will be featured and invoke the joy, action, and diversity of block parties celebrated annually across neighborhoods in New York City. Families will be invited to add to the photographs, and record their own images and experiences in the city among those of their neighbors.

Morning Hours for Members and Patrons - The Met Fifth Avenue
Through June 30, 2018 - New York

Start your day at The Met! Each month, Members and Patrons* are invited to attend private morning hours for one or more select exhibitions before the Museum is open to the public. Please present your Member or Patron card to admit you and a guest. Only the street-level entrance at 81st Street and the Parking Garage entrance will be open during this hour.

Derrick Adams: Sanctuary - MAD Museum of Art and Design
Through August 12, 2018 - Columbus Circle

Derrick Adams is a New York–based, multidisciplinary artist working in performance, video, sound, textile- and paper-based collage, and multimedia sculpture. His practice is rooted in deconstructivist philosophies such as the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, and the marriage of complex and improbable forms. Through these techniques, Adams examines the force of popular culture and the media on the perception and construction of self-image.Derrick Adams: Sanctuary is an exhibition of large-scale sculpture, and mixed-media collage and assemblage on wood panels that reimagine safe destinations for the black American traveler during the mid-twentieth century. The body of work was inspired by The Negro Motorist Green Book, an annual guidebook for black American road-trippers published by New York postal worker Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1966, during the Jim Crow era in America.

Susan York Foundation - The Drawing Center
Through October 18, 2018 - Soho

For the second long-term installation presented in The Drawing Center's Lab Corridor, Santa Fe-based artist Susan York will create a site-specific installation that references the internal structure of the museum's 35 Wooster Street building. Using graphite as a sculptural rather than a two-dimensional medium, York will create replicas of parts of the museum's foundation: eroded concrete piers that protrude above the museum's ground floor. York's long-term installation will initiate an expanded field of activity at The Drawing Center, pointing to new opportunities for exploring drawing as an interactive and socially-minded practice. Additionally, by bringing attention to The Drawing Center's building, York's installation will generate opportunities for discussion about the importance of museums continuing as public spaces with permanent, physical presence

From the Collection: Artists at Mid to Late Career - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
Through November 04, 2018 - New York

This presentation in the Museum's fourth-floor collection galleries will focus exclusively on works made by artists in their mid to late careers. Spanning from the late 1960s to today, the installation chronicles the many years of sustained experimentation, daring invention, and thoughtful reconsideration that distinguish an individual artist's career long after his or her breakthrough moment. Highlighting lesser-known works by prominent artists and key works by some less familiar names, Artists at Mid to Late Career provides another view of the history of art over the last half century. All works are drawn from MoMA's collection, and includes examples by Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Melvin Edwards, Gego, Philip Guston, David Hammons, Jasper Johns, Maria Lassnig, Elizabeth Murray, Georgia O'Keeffe, Gerhard Richter, and many others.

Vertical Tour - Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
Through December 31, 2018 - New York

On this adventurous, "behind-the-scenes" tour, climb more than 124 feet through spiral staircases to the top of the world's largest cathedral. Learn stories through stained glass windows and sculpture and study the grand architecture of the Cathedral while standing on a buttress. The tour culminates on the roof with a sweeping view of Manhattan.

Inside You - American Musuem of Natural History
Through June 16, 2019 - New York

Did you know that your gastrointestinal tract is home to about 100 trillion bacteria? That's more organisms than there are stars in the Milky Way! Our bodies are home to many trillions of microbes, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms collectively called the human microbiome. In any human, microbial genes outnumber the genes in human DNA by more than 100 to one. This new perspective leads us to look at our bodies not just as individuals, but as entire ecosystems.Inside You explores the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health and introduces some of the scientists who are breaking new ground in microbiome research.Inspired by the Museum's popular exhibition The Secret World Inside You, this exhibition introduces visitors to microbes that live in, on, and around all of us. Engaging graphics detail how microbes aid digestion, influence your immune system, and help fight harmful microbes. You'll find out how we acquire our microbiome and how it is shaped by the foods we eat and the environment we live in. Inside You is co-curated by Susan Perkins and Rob DeSalle, curators in the Museum's Division of Invertebrate Zoology and the ... (read more)

Picasso's Le Tricorne - New-York Historical Society
Through December 31, 2020 - Upper West Side

Now on display at the New-York Historical Society is a newly acquired and conserved Picasso in the exhibition Picasso's "Le Tricorne." It is the first work by Picasso, and one with great wall power and a New York history, to enter New-York Historical's collection. Pablo Picasso painted the stage curtain for the two-act ballet The Three-Cornered Hat (El sombrero de tres picos or Le tricorne). The ballet and curtain were commissioned by the impresario Sergei Diaghilev for his avant-garde, Paris-based Ballets Russes, the most influential ballet company of the twentieth-century. The ballet was choreographed by Léonide Massine with music by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. It premiered on July 22, 1919, at the Alhambra Theatre in London with sets, costume designs, and the monumental stage curtain created by Picasso. Picasso biographer John Richardson once called "Le Tricorne" the artist's "supreme theatrical achievement." The production, which was conceived by Diaghilev and Massine during a trip to Spain, was enhanced by its many Spanish collaborators, including Picasso who also designed the costumes and set for the ballet. Measuring roughly 20 feet square, the curtain depict... (read more)

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