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What to See at NYC Museums This Spring
(February 16, 2018) - This spring, New York museums are offering a mix of the crowd pleaser (think: Impressionists) and the edgy—sometimes under the same roof. So while spring may spring outside, it’s also a good time to stay indoors and see what’s new. (read the story...)

Celebrate Women's History Month 2018 in NYC
(February 16, 2018) - Get excited: Women’s History Month is coming up! Each March since 1987, the U.S. has recognized the many and various contributions of women throughout history, as well as the ladies making the world a better place today. New York has no shortage of brilliant, glass-ceiling-busting women, and you can enjoy their work throughout the month of March and beyond. Here are some museum exhibitions, events, comedy, food, and drink, to whet your appetite for Women’s History Month. (read the story...)

Now and Forever: The Art of Medieval Time Opens at the Morgan Library
(February 16, 2018) - Keeping track of time was important long before Western civilization had clocks which appeared around 1300. The exhibition, Now and Forever: The Art of Medieval Time at the Morgan Library & Museum on view from January 26 through April 29, 2018, makes a compelling reason to look up from your digital device and visit. (read the story...)

Don't Miss Majestic Mountain Photos at China Institute
(February 08, 2018) - This year, the China Institute Gallery will unveil an exciting new exhibition called Art of the Mountain: Through the Chinese Photographer’s Lens, running from February 8 to December 2, 2018. Featuring over 60 photographs from a range of modern Chinese photographers, this exhibition will allow visitors to consider the role of mountains in China’s geography, history, art, and philosophy. (read the story...)

Cat People: NYC Hosts Second Annual Cat Conference 'Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp' This May
(February 08, 2018) - Cat owners and wannabe cat owners, it’s time to mark your calendars. For the weekend of May 5th and May 6th, 2018 you’ll want to be in New York City for the second annual get-together of the first feline-focused conference this city has ever seen. Cat Camp is going to be the must-attend event for every cat person in the NYC area come early May, filled with vendors, shopping experiences, inspirational talks, and an adoption area. Get your tickets meow (sorry, we had to). (read the story...)

Tennessee Williams: No Refuge But Writing | Exhibition Now Open
(February 08, 2018) - American playwright Tennessee Williams’ work has been a staple of stages around the world for the past half-century, as plays like The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire have become theatrical icons. Now, theatre fans can go back to the origins of these legendary works – and learn more about the man behind them – at the Morgan Library & Museum, whose new exhibition Tennessee Williams: No Refuge but Writing delves into the famed playwright and his creations. (read the story...)

What to See This Winter at the New-York Historical Society
(January 26, 2018) - With a diverse display of art and artifacts, the exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society reveal unexpected similarities between the New York of centuries ago and New York today. Read on for our picks of the best things to see at the NYHS in winter 2018! (read the story...)

HBO Doc 'The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm' at NYC's Museum of Jewish Heritage
(January 26, 2018) - As world history gallops ahead in this era of upheaval, teaching children about the Holocaust might seem too great a task for parents and educators. But it is necessary to bring this piece of history to young people, with its messages about tolerance, human endurance, and freedom that remain vital to contemporary times. HBO and the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York have sought to bridge the generational gap with the new documentary short, The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm. (read the story...)

2-for-1 Tickets to Museums, Tours, and More at NYC Must-See Week
(January 23, 2018) - Looking for a fantastic New York experience for half the price? You’re in luck! From January 29 to February 11, some of the city’s top attractions will offer 2-for-1 tickets. (read the story...)

Valentine's Day Gift Giving: New York Experiences
(January 23, 2018) - It’s almost Valentine’s Day and it’s time to start brainstorming gift ideas for your partner, spouse, or special friend. Move over “Material Girls” and “Material Boys,” marketing experts say that there’s been a shift in consumer values and more people are enjoying experiences that promote happiness, well-being, and bonding over material items, which eventually lose their luster. Here are a host of experience ideas to share with loved ones. They also offer a great way to make new memories. (read the story...)

Ecstatic Music Festival Comes to Kaufman Center in NYC
(January 22, 2018) - This winter and on into spring, Kaufman Music Center presents the 2018 Ecstatic Music Festival, which will spotlight a talented lineup of artists from across the sonic spectrum. They’ll perform for nine collaborative, one-night-only performances. (read the story...)

Why You Should Visit Carnegie Hall
(January 19, 2018) - Carnegie Hall held its first concert in 1891. Now this New York landmark is one of the world’s most famous venues for orchestral music. The best of the best pianists, violinists, and grand orchestras play here. If you’re intimidated by classical music (the Hall offers much more, by the way) or are turned off by tuxedos, there’s still a seat for you at Carnegie Hall. Find out why in the list below! (read the story...)

Tour the Alberto Savinio Exhibition at CIMA, SoHo's Best-Kept Secret
(January 12, 2018) - This airy loft in SoHo is not quite gallery, not quite museum. Regardless, it’s extraordinary. And at the Center for Italian Modern Art this year, you’ll find a fascinating exhibition of the artist Alberto Savinio. (read the story...)

Holiday Happenings at New York City Museums
(December 08, 2017) - Come holiday time in New York, visitors flock to feel-good seasonal experiences. The museums of the city lead the way, with some incredible displays and programs. Enjoy them while you can! (read the story...)

The Best Holiday Art in NYC
(December 05, 2017) - No matter what holiday you celebrate—Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Hanukkah—you'll find incredible art in New York City. From museums to street art, here are some great picks for holiday art in the Big Apple. (read the story...)

What to Do in NYC on Christmas Eve
(December 01, 2017) - Ah, Christmas Eve. Stay in or go out? Take in a show or do some final shopping? It’s one of your last chances to catch the city in all its holiday finery, so we vote for going out. (read the story...)

Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed at Met Breuer
(November 22, 2017) - The sprawling exhibit Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed at the Met Breuer, categorized by theme rather than chronologically, includes 43 of Munch’s works, created over 60 years. (read the story...)

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination Coming This Spring to the Met
(November 20, 2017) - Few exhibitions in New York City are as heavily anticipated as the spectacular major fashion exhibitions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The museum’s annual fashion exhibition, which serves as the theme for the celebrity-filled Met Gala, will continue in 2018 with Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, putting Catholicism into the fashion spotlight. (read the story...)

What to Do in NYC Over Thanksgiving Weekend
(November 14, 2017) - There’s nothing like the warm glow that a surfeit of food, friends, relatives, and perhaps a touch football game or a brisk walk can bring on; they're Thanksgiving traditions, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. But many people are secretly glad to get back to the real world after the holiday, and if you’re in New York, Thanksgiving weekend offers a bundle of seasonal activities. (read the story...)

Josef Albers in Mexico | New Exhibition at the Guggenheim
(November 08, 2017) - Artist Josef Albers was best known for his vivid abstract paintings. A new show at the Solomon R. Guggenehim Museum provides fresh context on that work with a focus on Albers’ black and white photographs, as well as his photo collages, in the newly opened Josef Albers in Mexico. (read the story...)

5 American Things a Visitor to New York Must Experience
(November 03, 2017) - You’re on your way to New York City. You have your list ready of must-sees while in town; these usually entail seeing Times Square, the Empire State Building, Central Park, and so on. But if you’re really in New York City to experience American culture, what should you check out then? Here are five recommendations of things that celebrate American culture. (read the story...)

Best Under the Radar Museum Exhibits This Fall in NYC
(October 27, 2017) - Whether you’re a history buff, an art lover, or just want to eat some Chinese food in a museum (yes, that’s real), check out our picks for some alternative exhibitions you’re sure to enjoy this season. (read the story...)

History and Drama Come Alive at Downton Abbey: The Exhibition
(October 27, 2017) - The beloved television show Downton Abbey connected with viewers thanks to its unique combination of drama, history, and sense of place. Now, for the first time, visitors to New York can renew that connection with Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, which makes its U.S. debut in Midtown Manhattan on Saturday, November 18th. (read the story...)

'Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World' Opens at the Guggenheim
(October 18, 2017) - The first thing you’ll notice when you enter the Guggenheim to see the exhibit Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World is what appears to be an enormous dragon, hanging overhead. It’s one of the signature pieces in the exhibit, and it’s impossible to miss. It’s 65 feet long and made from bicycle inner tubes; in its body, toy cards are nestled. It’s an image both familiar and strange, which might be the leitmotif of the show. (read the story...)

Ai Weiwei Launches Massive Public Art Project in New York City
(October 13, 2017) - Renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has undertaken a tremendous work in his new NYC exhibition, Good Fences Make Good Neighbors. Funded by the Public Art Fund, this project features over 300 new installations throughout the five boroughs of New York City. (read the story...)

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