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Things to Do on the Upper East Side This Week - May 19-May 26

May 19, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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You'll find the the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Madison Avenue, Central Park Zoo, and Seredipity 3 in the Upper East Side, along with a plethora of other activities, eateries, and landmarks. City Guide's list of things to do on the Upper East Side this week will keep you occupied and thoroughly entertained during your visit to this beloved NYC borough.

Angelica Women's Chamber Choir presents "Vox Feminarum: Celebrating Women Composers" - St. John Nepomucene
May 19, 2019 - New York

Angelica Women’s Chamber Choir, directed by Marie Caruso, presents “Vox Feminarum,” featuring works written by women composers dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. Highlights include selections from the Codex Las Huelgas (13th c., Anon.); rarely heard works by Vittoria Aleotti, Hildegard von Bingen, Francesca Caccini, Maddelena Casulana, Sulpitia Cesis, and Barbara Strozzi; a premiere work by 18th-c. composer Maria Rosa Coccia; and contemporary works by Abbie Burt Betinis, Eleanor Daley, Julie Dolphin, Sarah Quartel, and more. Joining Angelica is guest artist Richard Kolb on lute and theorbo.

Musica Viva NY - The Brick Church
May 19, 2019 - New York

Peace, whether it be at the personal or global level, is what most people want for themselves, their families, their countries, and the world. Amidst today’s ever-changing and fast-moving world, peace can often feel far away, but great musical masterworks can always provide a way to unite humanity through shared experiences. Join the Musica Viva NY Choir and acclaimed organist Renée Anne Louprette, former Associate Music Director at All Souls Church, for reflective works by Maurice Duruflé, Francis Poulenc, and Arvo Pärt, closing our 18-19 season.

Organum Et Cantus - The Brick Church
May 19, 2019 - New York

French composer and organist Maurice Duruflé said: "I work slowly, and throw a lot away." Duruflé was one of the most methodical and self-critical composers in history, resulting in one of the smallest bodies of works by a major composer. Musica Viva NY presents two of his masterpieces—Requiem, Op. 9, and the Four Motets on Gregorian Themes, Op. 10—alongside the beloved Concerto for Organ, Timpani, and Strings by Francis Poulenc, a work that was premiered in 1938 with Duruflé himself at the organ. Musica Viva NY is delighted to welcome back acclaimed organist Renée Anne Louprette, former Associate Music Director at All Souls Church, as our soloist for this special performance.

Strawberry Festival - The Brick Church
May 19, 2019 - New York

Each year, Brick Church shuts down 92nd Street for the All-Church Picnic and Strawberry Festival. This event counts among the congregation's favorites with its fun atmosphere and great food. Come out after service to enjoy live music, great food (hot dogs, strawberry shortcake with ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream), games for kids and conversation with friends and neighbors. Be sure to join us on Sunday, May 19, directly following worship where the annual Brick Church Strawberry Festival will take place on 92nd Street between Madison and Park Avenues.We hope to see you there!

Homage to Place - The Brick Presbyterian Church in the City of New York
May 19, 2019 - New York

Homage to Place

Game of Thrones Finale Watch Party at The Comic Strip - Comic Strip Live
May 19, 2019 - New York

Come Watch the Game of Thrones Finale at The Comic Strip on our GIANT screen. Two Item Minimum, Specialty Cocktails, Games Prizes Trivia, More Information soon to be announced!

New Amsterdam Singers presents MISATANGO - The Church of the Holy Trinity
May 19, 2019 - New York

New Amsterdam Singers (choir) performs Misa a Buenos Aires/Misatango for chorus, mezzo-soprano (Kara Dugan), strings, bandoneon (Rodolfo Zanetti), and piano by Argentine-born Martín Palmeri; two works by Astor Piazzolla from his cycle, Four Seasons of Buenos Aires; and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Romancero Gitano for chorus and guitar (Pierre Ferreyra-Mansilla.)

Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture - The Frick Collection
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture is the first major exhibition in the United States to focus on the portraiture of Giovanni Battista Moroni (1520/24–1579/80). A painter of portraits and religious subjects, Moroni is celebrated as an essential figure in the northern Italian tradition of naturalistic painting that includes Leonardo da Vinci, the Carracci, and Caravaggio. This exhibition, shown exclusively at The Frick Collection, brings to light the innovation of the artist, whose role in a larger history of European portraiture has yet to be fully explored. His famous Tailor (National Gallery, London), for example, anticipates by decades the "narrative" portraits of Rembrandt, and his Pace Rivola Spini (Accademia Carrara, Bergamo), arguably the first independent full-length portrait of a standing woman produced in Italy, prefigures the many women that Van Dyck would paint in this format in the following century.

Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection - The Frick Collection
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

The exhibition in the Portico Gallery presents a promised gift to the Frick Collection: seventy-five objects from the collection of Sidney R. Knafel — the finest collection of French faience in private hands — to tell the fascinating and complex history of this particular art form. A feat of great technical achievement, French faience was introduced to Lyon in the second half of the sixteenth century by skilled Italian immigrants — the French word "faience" derives from the northern Italian city of Faenza. Over the next two centuries, production spread throughout the provinces of metropolitan France. The fine decoration of French faience draws inspiration from multiple sources, including Italian maiolica, Asian porcelain, and contemporary engravings. The forms of its platters, bowls, plates, and ewers derive mostly from European ceramics and silver. These influences come together in works of great originality.

Kelly Cares Foundation's Irish Eyes Gala - The Pierre
May 20, 2019 - New York

The Kelly Cares Foundation, established by Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly and his wife Paqui, will honor Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, and the Silver Shield Foundation, which provides funding for the education of children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty, at this year’s Irish Eyes Gala on Monday, May 20th at the Pierre Hotel, located at 2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue, Manhattan. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by the dinner and awards presentation at 7:00 p.m. ESPN reporter and play-by-play commentator Holly Rowe will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The attire is black tie. Tickets start at $1,000 and can be purchased at www.IrishEyesGalaNY.com or by calling 574-208-9166. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Kelly Cares Foundation which supports education, healthcare, and community building initiatives, the core values of the Kelly family. The Foundation has established itself as a “Playbook for Hope” in its local community and nationally, as it seeks to provide direct and immediate assistance for as many people as possible.

Geopolitics of Contemporary Art - Albertine
May 20, 2019 - New York

Join French gallerist Nathalie Obadia, along with Benjamin Sutton, Lead Editor, Art Market and News, at Artsy, for a discussion in English on Obadia's newly published book, Géopolitique de l'art contemporain, which analyzes the link between visual arts and geopolitics in today's world.

The Geopolitics of Contemporary Art - Albertine
May 20, 2019 - New York

Join French gallerist Nathalie Obadia, along with Benjamin Sutton, Lead Editor, Art Market and News, at Artsy, for a discussion in English on Obadia’s newly published book, Géopolitique de l’art contemporain, which analyzes the link between visual arts and geopolitics in today’s world. The book posits that Le Louvre in Abu Dhabi, Art Basel in Miami, and Jeff Koons’ tulips in Paris are all manifestations of contemporary art as a tool for influence. Art is not only a marker of power, it argues; it also measures a country’s degree of autonomy, its attractiveness, and its place in the world. The contemporary art scene is largely dominated by the United States and by the Western world. Since the middle of the 20th century, however, this landscape has gradually begun to open up to new powers with declared global ambitions, most notably China. Studying the role of the various stakeholders, artists, collectors, and museums, Nathalie Obadia analyses the evolution of the links between visual arts and geopolitics, with a particular focus on questioning the domination of American and Western soft powers. In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

Kelly Cares Foundation's Irish Eyes Gala - The Pierre
May 20, 2019 - New York

The Kelly Cares Foundation, established by Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly and his wife Paqui, will honor Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, and the Silver Shield Foundation, which provides funding for the education of children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty, at this year’s Irish Eyes Gala on Monday, May 20th at the Pierre Hotel, located at 2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue, Manhattan. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by the dinner and awards presentation at 7:00 p.m. ESPN reporter and play-by-play commentator Holly Rowe will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The attire is black tie. Tickets start at $1,000 and can be purchased at www.IrishEyesGalaNY.com or by calling 574-208-9166. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Kelly Cares Foundation which supports education, healthcare, and community building initiatives, the core values of the Kelly family. The Foundation has established itself as a “Playbook for Hope” in its local community and nationally, as it seeks to provide direct and immediate assistance for as many people as possible.

Amadeus - Neue Galerie New York
May 20, 2019 - New York

The "Cinematic Portraits" film series, inspired by films that capture the full complexity of an individual, is presented free of charge. Amadeus (1984) Directed by Miloš Forman 180 minutes

Une saison à L'ONU - Albertine
May 21, 2019 - New York

Join us for an discussion with Karim Lebhour on his graphic novel, Une saison à l'ONU : Au coeur de la diplomatie mondiale, which recounts his experiences as a press correspondent at the United Nations in New York for over four years. With humor, Lebhour explains his daily life at the UN and explores topics such as the limitations of the power of the Security Council and a new Cold War with Russia. The event will be held in French.

Une saison à L'ONU - Albertine
May 21, 2019 - New York

Join us for an discussion with Karim Lebhour on his graphic novel, Une saison à l’ONU : Au coeur de la diplomatie mondiale, which recounts his experiences as a press correspondent at the United Nations in New York for over four years. With humor, Lebhour explains his daily life at the UN and explores topics such as the limitations of the power of the Security Council and a new Cold War with Russia. The event will be held in French.

2019 Osborn Elliott Prize - Asia Society and Museum
May 21, 2019 - New York

Now in its sixteenth year, Asia Society's "Oz Prize" is the premier honor bestowed for excellence in journalism on Asia. It honors the late Osborn Elliott, the legendary journalist and longtime Newsweek editor, who set new standards for reporting and editing and became one of the earliest practitioners of "civic journalism." Jury Chair Marcus Brauchli, Managing Partner at North Base Media and former executive editor of The Washington Post, will present the 2019 award.

Talk: 1990s Prague Through American Eyes - Bohemian National Hall
May 21, 2019 - New York

3rd Floor] A journey back in time to 1990s Prague with its decaying facades, unexplored commercial opportunities, and the cultural scene that was just waking up after forty years of oppression. The neuroscientist and entrepreneur Andre Fenton, The Prague Post co-founder and literary agent Lisa Leshne, and the speechwriter and strategic communications adviser Rob Lewis will share their experience of living in Prague in the years that followed the 1989 Velvet Revolution. Moderated by Vera Dvorak.

New Parent Get-Togethers - 92nd Street Y
May 22, 2019 - New York

Come when you can! Registration not required. Bring your baby and join Sally Tannen, director of 92Y's Parenting Center, for a weekly get-together where parents share, get tips, and make new friends. You'll have the opportunity to get feedback on all your parenting questions from one of New York City's leading experts in parenting and early childhood. Gatherings focus on topics relevant to you and your family—sleep and your new baby, traveling with an infant, managing finances, and much more. See individual sessions for upcoming topics.

Revisiting French Classics: Emmanuel Bove's My Friends - Albertine
May 22, 2019 - New York

My Friends is Emmanuel Bove's first and most famous book. Its narrator, Victor Baton, is a classic little man, of no talent or distinction or importance and with no illusions that he has any of those things. All Victor wants is to be loved, all he wants is a friend, and as he strays through the streets of Paris in search of love or friendship or some fleeting connection, we laugh both at Victor's meekness and at his odd pride, but we feel with him, too.

Israeli Folk Dance: Open Session - 92nd Street Y
May 22, 2019 - New York

Open Session: Dancing for everyone! Open dancing with instruction of more advanced repertoire.

Revisiting French Classics: Emmanuel Bove’s My Friends - Albertine
May 22, 2019 - New York

My Friends is Emmanuel Bove’s first and most famous book. Its narrator, Victor Baton, is a classic little man, of no talent or distinction or importance and with no illusions that he has any of those things. All Victor wants is to be loved, all he wants is a friend, and as he strays through the streets of Paris in search of love or friendship or some fleeting connection, we laugh both at Victor’s meekness and at his odd pride, but we feel with him, too. With Victor, Bove has created a kind of everyman, an archetypal, indomitable knight of human fragility who invests the back streets of the city and the unsorted moments of daily life with a weird and unforgettable clarity. On Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30pm, join Donald Breckenridge, Eugene Lim, Jonathon Sturgeon, and John Yau as they discuss Emmanuel Bove’s masterpiece. In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

Pop-Up Tasting with BLT Prime at the 47th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House - Kips Bay Decorator Show House
May 22, 2019 - New York

Chefs from BLT Prime’s new Upper East Side location at 1032 Lexington Avenue will take over the Show House kitchen designed by Christopher Peacock to serve up signature BLT standouts and specialties. About the 47th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House: Each year, celebrated interior designers transform a luxury Manhattan home into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art, and technology. This all began in 1973 when several dedicated supporters of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club launched the Kips Bay Decorator Show House to raise critical funds for much needed after school and enrichment programs for New York City children. Over the course of four decades, this project has grown into a must-see event for thousands of design enthusiasts and is renowned for sparking interior design trends throughout the world. About BLT PRIME New York: Discover the new BLT Prime in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood. BLT Prime’s Upper East Side location has an expanded menu featuring signature BLT standouts such as a selection of USDA Prime and 100% Naturally Raised Certified Black Angus Cuts, Popovers, Tuna Tartare and Dover Sole along with new specialties and an innovative bar pr... (read more)

Chef’s Studio: Five-Course Tasting Menu with Wine Pairings Inspired by Catalonia - David Burke Tavern
May 22, 2019 - New York

Chef David Burke and Chef Carmine welcome the Wine Makers of Traca i Mocador, Josep Borràs and Oriol Elcacho, from Catalonia, the colorful land of wine, seafood and Gaudi, on the Eastern coast of Spain. Each course of the Catalonia themed menu will be presented with wines from the region; guests may ask the Chefs and the Wine Maker questions about the food and wine. M E N U I) Oysters two ways: Fried with saffron aioli, Raw oyster with cava gelee, Pan con tomate Sparkling – “Domaine Frederic Lornet, Crémant du Jura” poured upon arrival with hors d’oeuvres. 100% Chardonnay, apple and pear aroma and a delicate crisp finish. II) Chorizo Stuffed tomatos White 1 – “Mas de les Vinyas, Blanc 2017” with first course. Macabeu varietal out of Catalonia, Spain. Fresh, floral nose with a touch of citrus. Very adaptable pairing potential. Could accompany fish, pasta or soft meats. III) Dover Sole Escabeche White 2 – “Traca I Mocador, Blanc 2016” with second course. Light blend of Macabeu and Grenache Blanc from Catalonia. Subtle oakiness with hints of stone fruits and a short citrus finish. IV) Paella table side Mar y Tierra (sea food piccata & sofrito) Red 1 – “Mas de les V... (read more)

Keith Haring - Van DE Weghe
Through May 22, 2019 - New York

Van de Weghe is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Keith Haring (1958-1990), an artist whose bold, graphic line, vivid color, and exuberant imagery is instantly recognizable. Haring's work celebrates human existence while confronting weighty themes including violence, power, and the dehumanizing effect of technology. Haring tragically died of AIDS in 1990. Haring moved from Kutztown, PA to New York to study painting at the School of Visual Arts in 1978. In New York, he found inspiration in the expanding field of art at the time: installation, performance, graffiti art and video in non-conventional or alternative venues like the East Village Club 57 and Mudd Club. In 1980, while at SVA, Haring began making his famous Subway Drawings: techno-primitive Pop imagery in white chalk on black paper pasted alongside paid advertising on platforms. This way of working shaped Haring's practice going forward: the act of drawing was a performance of sorts for an audience of passers-by, done quickly and decisively due to the risk of arrest.

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
May 23, 2019 - NY

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

Asia in America: Next Generation - Asia Society
May 23, 2019 - New York

Save the date for the 2019 edition of the Asia in America celebration! Asia Society's lauded spring party recognizes Asian American artists and creatives who have played a transformative role in the United States. Following the enthusiastic response to Asia in America: Celebration of the Arts in 2018, Asia Society is pleased to announce this year's focus on key personalities including LuckyRice founder Danielle Chang, who lead socio-cultural developments and have long-term impact on the presentation and response to Asian American culture. We invite you to join us for a festive evening with these trailblazers in visual arts, fashion, film, performance, music, literature, architecture, and culinary arts. We're delighted to reveal that party will be produced by "Slaysian" queer Asian dance party crew BUBBLE_T. Early bird tickets on sale soon! Check back for the link to purchase.

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble presented by Bang on a Can - The Jewish Museum
May 23, 2019 - New York

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum's 2018-2019 season continues on May 23. Recognized as one of the most influential artists of our time, composer/performer Meredith Monk (voice and keyboard) offers an intimate concert at the Jewish Museum, with renowned members of her Vocal Ensemble, Katie Geissinger (voice) and Allison Sniffin (voice, violin and keyboard). A long-time collaborator with Bang on a Can, Monk has been hailed as "a magician of the voice" and "one of America's coolest composers." This performance reflects Monk's six decades of innovation and awe-inspiring vocal mastery, and is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything.

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble presented by Bang on a Can - Jewish Museum, Scheuer Auditorium
May 23, 2019 - New York

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum's 2018-2019 season continues on May 23. Recognized as one of the most influential artists of our time, composer/performer Meredith Monk (voice and keyboard) offers an intimate concert at the Jewish Museum, with renowned members of her Vocal Ensemble, Katie Geissinger (voice) and Allison Sniffin (voice, violin and keyboard). A long-time collaborator with Bang on a Can, Monk has been hailed as "a magician of the voice" and "one of America's coolest composers." This performance reflects Monk's six decades of innovation and awe-inspiring vocal mastery, and is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything. $20. Presented by Bang on a Can https://thejewishmuseum.org/calendar/events/2019/05/23/bang-on-a-can-meredith-monk-052319 info@bangonacan.org 718-852-7755

Asia in America: Next Generation - Asia Society and Museum
May 23, 2019 - New York

Save the date for the 2019 edition of the Asia in America celebration! Asia Society's acclaimed spring party recognizes Asian American artists and creatives who have played a transformative role in the arts in the United States. Following the enthusiastic response to Asia in America: Celebration of the Arts in 2018, Asia Society is pleased to announce this year's focus on three key personalities: Devika Bhise, Danielle Chang, and Kenzo Digital. Each honoree leads socio-cultural developments that have long-term impact on the presentation and response to Asian American culture.

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
May 23, 2019 - NY

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

Teacher and Nursery Appreciation - The Brick Church
May 23, 2019 - New York

All Sunday Church School teachers, assistants, music leaders, and Childcare volunteers are invited to join us for a thank you celebration from the Children's Ministry Committee. We will host the event in the Garden, with the Carnegie Room as a rain location. We will have wine and cheese and light hors d'oeuvres for all to enjoy as our way of thanking you for all you have done for our children this year.

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
May 23, 2019 - NY

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
May 23, 2019 - NY

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

Lucian Freud: Monumental - Acquavella Galleries
Through May 24, 2019 - New York

Acquavella Galleries is pleased to present Lucian Freud: Monumental, a loan exhibition focusing on the artist's naked portraits, a subject that has long enjoyed special significance in his oeuvre. Curated by the artist's longtime studio assistant and friend, David Dawson, Monumental will include thirteen major paintings, including depictions of his most important models from the 1990s and 2000s. The exhibition begins with work from 1990, when Freud began painting the performance artist Leigh Bowery, who is featured here in two works. Inspired by Bowery's impressive physique, Freud began working on a larger scale that emphasized the physical presence of his subjects. These large-scale portraits ushered in a new sense of monumentality in the artist's body of work. Also on view is Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, one of two paintings in the show from the mid-1990s of Sue Tilley, the other essential model from this pivotal time in Freud's career. Dawson himself as well as Freud's familiar whippets also make multiple appearances in paintings in the exhibition.

Van Doren Waxter - Madison Avenue Gallery Walk
Through May 24, 2019 - New York

Paintings & Works on Paper Moira Dryer, Paintings & Works on Paper. Van Doren Waxter is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works from the 1980s and early 1990s by the late painter Moira Dryer (b. 1957 – d. 1992), on view from April 4 to May 24, 2019 at 23 East 73rd Street. Featuring a dozen works, the exhibition will include paintings on wood panel, rarely exhibited works on paper, and printed ephemera from the artist's lifetime exhibitions. This marks the gallery's third presentation of Dryer's work, following two exhibitions organized by gallery partner Augusto Arbizo in 2014 and 2016. The show anticipates a forthcoming Moira Dryer solo survey entitled Moira Dryer: Back in Business, organized by Lily Siegel and Klaus Ottman, which opens at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. in January 2020.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 25, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum! A curator's been murdered at the Metropolitan Museum, but he's left a trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale revolving around the museum’s planned purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to discover what drove someone to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code to figure out whodunit. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Nancy and Beth Starring Megan Mullalley and Stephanie Hunt - Cafe Carlyle
Through May 25, 2019 - New York

The self-described punk-showbiz band has been praised by NPR's All Things Considered as "musical misfits," and "as sharp as any revivalist act going today" by The Los Angeles Times. Nancy And Beth's previous residency was hailed as "the most avant-garde show to play the Café Carlyle in recent memory" by TheaterMania. With a combination of psychic twinship, childlike enthusiasm, rigorous preparation of songs, and zero preparation of what happens in between, Megan and Stephanie and the five doll faces that back them up have created a musical outfit that is celebratory, surprising, sweet, tuneful, eye-catching, thought-provoking, and amusing. The band is comprised of Megan Mullally (vocals, choreography); Stephanie Hunt (vocals); Datri Bean (keyboards, vocals); Joe Berardi (drums); Petra Haden (strings, vocals); Roy Williams (guitar, vocals); Andrew Pressman (bass, vocals).

K Smith Joe Hill Onika McLean Tray Dowdy and More!!! - Comic Strip Live
May 26, 2019 - New York

BRINGING SOME OF THE HOTTEST COMEDIANS IN THE GAME, AT ONE OF THE PREMIERE COMEDY CLUBS IN NYC HISTORY, HOSTED BY K. SMITH AND EMERSON STRIVESON..ANOTHER ADDITION OF SMITHGANG COMEDY.

Chuckies Is Downsizing: Last Chance to Shop up to 80% Off! - Chuckies New York
Through May 26, 2019 - New York

WHEN: Monday May 13th - TBC M-S 10-7 Sun 12-6 Designers Included: Alexander McQueen Alexander Wang Carrie Forbes Castaner Chloe Clergerie Giuseppe Zanotti Dior Isabel Marant Jimmy Choo Lanvin Laurence Dacade Loeffler Randall Manolo Blahnik Marni No. 6 Sophia Webster Stella McCartney Stuart Weitzman Tods Tory Burch Valentino Veronica Beard Yeezy

Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture - The Frick Collection
Through May 26, 2019 - New York

Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture is the first major exhibition in the United States to focus on the portraiture of Giovanni Battista Moroni (1520/24–1579/80). A painter of portraits and religious subjects, Moroni is celebrated as an essential figure in the northern Italian tradition of naturalistic painting that includes Leonardo da Vinci, the Carracci, and Caravaggio. This exhibition, shown exclusively at The Frick Collection, brings to light the innovation of the artist, whose role in a larger history of European portraiture has yet to be fully explored. His famous Tailor (National Gallery, London), for example, anticipates by decades the "narrative" portraits of Rembrandt, and his Pace Rivola Spini (Accademia Carrara, Bergamo), arguably the first independent full-length portrait of a standing woman produced in Italy, prefigures the many women that Van Dyck would paint in this format in the following century.

Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection - The Frick Collection
Through May 26, 2019 - New York

The exhibition in the Portico Gallery presents a promised gift to the Frick Collection: seventy-five objects from the collection of Sidney R. Knafel — the finest collection of French faience in private hands — to tell the fascinating and complex history of this particular art form. A feat of great technical achievement, French faience was introduced to Lyon in the second half of the sixteenth century by skilled Italian immigrants — the French word "faience" derives from the northern Italian city of Faenza. Over the next two centuries, production spread throughout the provinces of metropolitan France. The fine decoration of French faience draws inspiration from multiple sources, including Italian maiolica, Asian porcelain, and contemporary engravings. The forms of its platters, bowls, plates, and ewers derive mostly from European ceramics and silver. These influences come together in works of great originality.

Technology Talk: Data Security in the Nonprofit Environment - New York Junior League
Through May 31, 2019 - New York

Learn how data security best practices can help secure the future of your nonprofit’s data and online presence. Matthew Kaufman, an Information Security Officer at Mizuho, will share actions nonprofits can take to protect valuable information. Risk management experts Lena Licata and Rhine Brito from EisnerAmper will lead a tabletop exercise simulating a real-time data security breach and the latest on relevant regulations for nonprofits.

Beauty Shared: A Colloector's Vision - Dickinson
Through June 06, 2019 - New York

Dickinson is deligthted to offer for sale Beauty, Shared: A Collectors Vision a comprensive private collection of 20th Century paintings, drawings and scrulpture. Assembled with passion and knowledge over three decades, the collection will be shown concurrently across two venues.

Worlds without Borders - Boers-Li Gallery
Through June 15, 2019 - New York

Worlds without Borders, solo exhibition of Esteban Cabeza de Baca, a walk-through with the artist, followed by a reception.

De Kooning - Mnuchin Gallery
Through June 15, 2019 - New York

Mnuchin Gallery is proud to announce De Kooning: Five Decades. This will be the gallery's eleventh de Kooning exhibition and its most ambitious in scope. The exhibition highlights key moments from every decade of de Kooning's mature career, underscoring the tireless experimentation and stylistic reinvention that defined his oeuvre. The presentation begins with a group of seminal Women drawings from the late 1940s and early '50s and goes on to trace his oscillation between figuration and abstraction, woman and landscape, from 1947 through 1983, demonstrating his mastery across painting, drawing, and sculpture. De Kooning: Five Decades will be on view April 19 through June 15, 2019 and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue authored by Pepe Karmel.

Andachtsbild - Petzel Gallery
Through June 22, 2019 - New York

Petzel Gallery is pleased to present Andachtsbild, a group show opening May 3rd and on view through June 22nd at the gallery's Upper East Side location. The exhibition, curated by Karel Schampers, formerly Director of the Frans Hals Museum in the Netherlands, explores various visual modes and expressions of humanity, rooting itself in the idea of devotion. Andachtsbild presents artworks that delve into our emotional values and testify to the true experiences of human beings. It is Schampers' belief that artists are innately able to give special meaning to this subject matter as they have the ability to broach it with a broader sense of intimacy than most. Presenting the viewer with works of art that highlight eclectic interpretations of devotion and human expression will lead to a broader awareness of and engagement with what is being represented. "Andachtsbild is about love, dedication, concern, involvement, vulnerability, friendship, sincerity, consolation, and humility," Schampers says. "The show is meant to inspire and the works selected invite the viewer to further contemplate these sentiments."

Picasso's Women: Fernande to Jacqueline - Gagosian
Through June 22, 2019 - New York

Gagosian, in partnership with members of the Picasso family, is pleased to present Picasso's Women: Fernande to Jacqueline, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures that attests to the central role and influence of the many women in Picasso's life. It has been organized in honor of the gallery's late friend and colleague, Sir John Richardson. In the early 1960s, Richardson was planning to write a study of Picasso's portraits and spent hours with the artist, poring over reproductions of his works. As Picasso spoke about the complexities of his pictorial thinking—pointing out, for example, that a portrait of Dora Maar might also contain elements referring to her romantic predecessor Marie-Thérèse Walter, and her successor Françoise Gilot—Richardson began to believe that a detailed biographical treatment of Picasso's portraiture would close a notable gap in Picasso scholarship. Decades later he would sit down to write what would become the monumental multivolume biography, A Life of Picasso.

Di Donna - Madison Avenue Gallery Walk
Through June 28, 2019 - New York

Di Donna Galleries announces Surrealism in Mexico, an exhibition that explores the robust creative moment that emerged between 1940 and 1955 as an international community of artists fled World War II in Europe and settled in Mexico. There, many principles that had defined the Surrealist movement were broadened and transformed in response to a new topography, new cultures, and the experience of exile, toward the creation of radically innovative new styles. This vibrant art-historical episode was made possible through liberal ideas about collaboration, immigration, and gender roles. It is particularly relevant in the context of today's cultural and political climate, where such issues remain under intense scrutiny and debate. Surrealism in Mexico is unprecedented in the United States for its subject and its scope. The exhibition will feature paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, and collages by artists including Lola Álvarez Bravo, Leonora Carrington, Esteban Francés, Gunther Gerzso, Kati Horna, Frida Kahlo, Agustín Lazo, Matta, Gordon Onslow Ford, Wolfgang Paalen, Alice Rahon, Bridget Bate Tichenor, and Remedios Varo, with loans from distinguished private collections, corpo... (read more)

Ewan Gibbs: New York / Chicago - Richard Gray Gallery
Through June 29, 2019 - New York

Richard Gray Gallery is pleased to present New York / Chicago, a solo exhibition of drawings by British artist Ewan Gibbs at the gallery’s New York location from April 25 to June 29, 2019. New York / Chicago will open with a reception for the artist on April 25, 6-8 PM. Renowned British artist Ewan Gibbs creates intimately scaled portraits of the built environment. Working from photographs taken during his travels, Gibbs carefully renders images of urban landmarks using his methodical drawing technique. The resulting images infuse the iconic manufactured exteriors of the city with an inner nostalgia and demand close observation. New York / Chicago presents a recent body of work comprising parallel but distinct series of drawings that are based on the artist’s personal encounters in the two cities. Each drawing contains thousands of minuscule pen and pencil marks and pinpricks—a system developed by Gibbs over twenty-five years ago after seeing knitting patterns containing various graphic symbols within a large, organized grid.

Ewan Gibbs: New York / Chicago - Richard Gray Gallery
Through June 29, 2019 - New York

Richard Gray Gallery is pleased to present New York / Chicago, a solo exhibition of drawings by British artist Ewan Gibbs at the gallery’s New York location from April 25 to June 29, 2019. New York / Chicago will open with a reception for the artist on April 25, 6-8 PM. Renowned British artist Ewan Gibbs creates intimately scaled portraits of the built environment. Working from photographs taken during his travels, Gibbs carefully renders images of urban landmarks using his methodical drawing technique. The resulting images infuse the iconic manufactured exteriors of the city with an inner nostalgia and demand close observation. New York / Chicago presents a recent body of work comprising parallel but distinct series of drawings that are based on the artist’s personal encounters in the two cities. Each drawing contains thousands of minuscule pen and pencil marks and pinpricks—a system developed by Gibbs over twenty-five years ago after seeing knitting patterns containing various graphic symbols within a large, organized grid.

Warhol Women - Lévy Gorvy
Through July 05, 2019 - New York

Un art autre centres on the innovative reassessments of abstraction that emerged in postwar Paris. Un art autre, a term meaning 'Art of another kind' was coined by legendary art critic and curator Michel Tapié in 1952. The artists involved provided a distinctively European parallel to the American Abstract Expressionist movement. This exhibition will offer an insight into the allure of Paris in the 1950s and '60s: a hub of cross-cultural exchange, intellectual activity, and artistic re-invention. It will feature works by artists Sam Francis, Joan Mitchell, Jean Paul Riopelle, Pierre Soulages, and Zao Wou-Ki.

The Female Gaze: Women Surrealists in the Americas and Europe - Heather James Fine Art
Through July 31, 2019 - New York

Piercing through the male gaze, works by leading American, British, Latin American, and Polish female Surrealistartists will be on view at Heather James Fine Art, New York, from May 8 – July 31, 2019. The Female Gaze: Women Surrealists in the Americas and Europe reframes the history of the movement by focusing exclusively on the pivotal role played by female artists as independent from—rather than in relationship to—their male counterparts. Featuring paintings, sculpture, mixed media, and collages spanning from 1938 to 2008, the exhibition also seeks to reveal the underlying political, social, and cultural attitudes that influenced ideas of gender. An opening reception will be held on May 8, from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue including essays by Gloria Orenstein, Professor Emerita, Comparative Literature and Gender Studies, University of Southern California, and Patryk Tomaszewski, an art historian at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Orenstein noted, "I have been fortunate to know women Surrealists such as Leonora Carrington and Leonor Fini, and their work speaks to me on so many levels both spiritually and viscerally. I am thrilled that He... (read more)

Freedmanart - Madison Avenue Gallery Walk
Through August 31, 2019 - New York

Walls and Occupied Spaces: paintings by artist Kit White, in a timely conversation with artist and writer Jason Stopa.

Shady Ladies: Secret Tour of The Met - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 22, 2019 - New York

DISCOVER HISTORY’S SCANDALOUS, FEISTY WOMEN FROM ANCIENT GREEK HETAERAE TO MADAME X Courtesans, royal mistresses, scandalous women of every sort—the walls of the Metropolitan Museum are lined with them, from ancient Greek hetaerae to Sargent’s Madame X. These women, famous not only for sex-appeal but also for their talents—and for a spirit which today we would call ‘entrepreneurial’— fascinated both their wealthy patrons and the artists who created the world’s great masterpieces. But who were they? How did they rise to their positions? And how did they maintain their prominence despite their scandalous reputations? OH, THE STORIES YOU’LL HEAR… To find out, join us as we explore the lives and loves that lie behind the paintings. The Shady Ladies tour will change the way you see the museum — and art itself — forever. On this fun and informative 2-hour Metropolitan Museum tour, we will learn about: -- The first nude female statue in ancient Greece and the hetaera who modeled for it -- The oiran of the pleasure quarter of 18th century Tokyo -- A Venetian courtesan who published books of poetry -- The official royal mistresses of the French kings -- A royal bastard ... (read more)

Shady Ladies: Secret Tour of The Met - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 22, 2019 - New York

DISCOVER HISTORY’S SCANDALOUS, FEISTY WOMEN FROM ANCIENT GREEK HETAERAE TO MADAME X Courtesans, royal mistresses, scandalous women of every sort—the walls of the Metropolitan Museum are lined with them, from ancient Greek hetaerae to Sargent’s Madame X. These women, famous not only for sex-appeal but also for their talents—and for a spirit which today we would call ‘entrepreneurial’— fascinated both their wealthy patrons and the artists who created the world’s great masterpieces. But who were they? How did they rise to their positions? And how did they maintain their prominence despite their scandalous reputations? OH, THE STORIES YOU’LL HEAR… To find out, join us as we explore the lives and loves that lie behind the paintings. The Shady Ladies tour will change the way you see the museum — and art itself — forever. On this fun and informative 2-hour Metropolitan Museum tour, we will learn about: -- The first nude female statue in ancient Greece and the hetaera who modeled for it -- The oiran of the pleasure quarter of 18th century Tokyo -- A Venetian courtesan who published books of poetry -- The official royal mistresses of the French kings -- A royal bastard ... (read more)

Ralston Crawford: Torn Signs - The Vilcek Foundation
Through November 13, 2019 - New York

Ralston Crawford: Torn Signs brings together drawings, paintings, and photography by the American Modernist artist, while examining the confluence of two seemingly disparate series completed later in his life, Torn Signs and Semana Santa. Though their subject matter is drastically different—one is inspired by tattered advertisements on the streets of New York, while the other depicts observers of Holy Week in Seville, Spain—Crawford connects them through his extraordinary visual memory, working method, and sense of spatial organization. The convergence of these two incredible series culminates in Torn Signs, 1974-76, the powerful, large-scale painting that sits at the thematic center of the exhibition.

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