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A Spy Thriller at the Museum of Jewish Heritage: Adolf Eichmann and Operation Finale
(July 24, 2017) - The birth of a nation and a cloak-and-dagger spy thriller come together in the new exhibition Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann. The exhbition provides an insider account of the capture of Eichmann, a Nazi Obersturmbannführer in charge of the logistics that led to the deaths of millions of Jews in the Holocaust. (read the story...)


The Muppets Take Queens: A New Jim Henson Exhibition Opens at MoMI
(July 20, 2017) - Jim Henson has entertained and lifted the hearts of several generations of children around the world. Jim Henson: The Exhibition, now permanently housed at the Museum of the Moving Image, is a celebration of the beloved characters and worlds created by Henson, including Kermit the Frog, Big Bird, Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, Labryinth, and The Dark Crystal. (read the story...)


Into the Mystic: The Guggenheim Looks at The Salon de la Rose + Croix
(July 12, 2017) - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has headed into the mystic. Diving into a rarely seen realm of late 19th-century art, the institution's newest show is Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose + Croix in Paris, 1892-1897, up through October 4 and featuring an intriguing series of Rosicrucian art. (read the story...)


See It Big! 70 MM Film Screenings at MoMI, Dunkirk Preview
(July 12, 2017) - Museum of the Moving Image is bringing back its See It Big! 70mm summer screenings, featuring nine classic and contemporary films that will be projected in 70mm in the Museum’s majestic Sumner M. Redstone Theater, July 19 through August 27. (read the story...)


How to Experience Talking Statues in New York City
(July 11, 2017) - History is alive, and in New York City, it’s talking. On July 12, New York’s Talking Statues Project will be up and running all around the city. Statues of important figures from around the world will be on the streets and in city parks to tell you about the influence they had in the creation and culture of NYC. What better way to learn about the people that shaped this diverse place than from their perspectives? And the best part is that it’s completely free—all you need is your smartphone. (read the story...)


NYC's Best Summer Dance Festivals
(July 11, 2017) - Summer is the perfect time to get up and move in New York City. Sure, you can dance anywhere if you want to, but dance festivals bring with them the community feel that makes experiencing music so much better. Everyone at these five summer festivals is here to appreciate the art of dance and have a fun time. No matter which ones you choose to attend, you're sure to make a memory or two. (read the story...)


NYC's Best Summer Festivals & Outdoor Happenings
(July 07, 2017) - New York City is a mecca of diverse people with interests and ideas from all across the spectrum. From to music to culture to food to film, NYC has some of the best summer festivals around. Be sure to carve out some time this season for these five festivals, celebrating food, music, theatre, dance, and film. (read the story...)


Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends Explore New Worlds
(July 05, 2017) - Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler, along with Brazilian pianist Vanessa Perez and Vogler's wife, violinist Mira Wang, recently participated in a TimesTalk to discuss their project, an album called New Worlds, that will be released on the label Decca Gold in September. It combines classical pieces, American standards, and literary readings. They also gave treated the audience to some live performances, as they prepare for a tour, with a stop Carnegie Hall October 16. (read the story...)


American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times at the New-York Historical Society
(June 28, 2017) - When you look at the photographs in the new exhibit American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times at the New York Historical Society (on view through January 7, 2018), you’ll probably have the sensation that you’ve seen them all before: JFK in the White House, his kids joyfully playing nearby; JFK with wife Jackie at an event, both of them elegant and assured. You feel like you’re intimately acquainted with the photos; a few of them, in fact, you’ll feel like you know as well as you do your own family photos. (read the story...)


Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive at MoMA
(June 20, 2017) - The Guggenheim Museum was nearly colored pink. And made of marble, no less. That’s one of the takeaways from Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive at The Museum of Modern Art (through October 1st). A rendition of the museum is part of MoMA’s acquisition of Wright's own work products, including 55,000 drawings, 300,000 pages of letters, 125,000 photos, and 2,700 manuscripts, along with models, movies, and other memorabilia in an exhibition timed to coincide with Wright’s 150th birthday. (read the story...)


The Sounds of Silence: Say 'Om' at the Rubin Museum of Art
(June 19, 2017) - Longing for peace both inner and outer as a break from the noisy delights of New York City? Say om and transport yourself to the just-opened World is Sound exhibit at the Rubin Museum of Art. The program extends throughout every corner of the beautiful museum space—even the ladies’ room is imbued with sound—and the entire experience is calm and relaxing while also being stimulating. (read the story...)


Up Close: See Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel in NYC!
(June 14, 2017) - When was the last time you got to experience a masterpiece of world culture within easy reach of a subway ride? For just one month this summer in NYC, Westfield Corporation will be presenting “Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel,” an incredible exhibit that will give guests the chance to experience this Renaissance legend as only its creator has seen it. The exhibit will be at The Oculus in Lower Manhattan all day from June 23 through July 23, though you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Vatican City in the 16th century. (read the story...)


Over There: WWI Beyond the Trenches Opens at New-York Historical Society
(June 13, 2017) - For a beautifully curated, sensitive, and informative exhibition, take yourself to World War I Beyond the Trenches at the New-York Historical Society, running until September 3, 2017. The show encompasses paintings, posters, sculpture, photographs, and even sheet music, which together reveal how artists worked to depict, promote, or oppose the conflict. I (read the story...)


Lower Manhattan's Free Night at the Museums 2017
(June 12, 2017) - On Tuesday, June 20, Lower Manhattan presents its third annual Night at the Museums. Fifteen participating museums and historic sites will stay open late from 4 to 8pm, and offer free admission, tours, and special programming. Visitors can hop from museum to museum downtown as all are within easy walking distance. (read the story...)


Summer Museum Happenings in NYC for Every Weekday
(June 09, 2017) - NYC museums can get crowded fast, especially during the weekends. Avoid the crowds by exploring the city’s best history-preserving gems during the week. A range of yearlong and summer-specific programming is happening at New York City’s finest cultural institutions, and everyone’s invited to participate. Plan your week out below. (read the story...)


Free Culture Coming to Bryant Park This July and August
(June 07, 2017) - Thanks to Bryant Park and Bryant Park Presents there are tons of fun, free cultural film, dance, and music events to enjoy at Bryant Park all summer long. For June, the lineup includes performances from the New York City Opera; the Contemporary Dance, which includes ballet and modern dance; and Accordions Around the World—the first installment of Accordion Picnic. (read the story...)


Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity at China Institute
(May 26, 2017) - New Yorkers have the opportunity to gain a unique insight into ancient China this summer thanks to Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity: Treasures of the Han Dynasty from Xuzhou at the China Institute Gallery. This new exhibition gives visitors a glimpse of rare treasures from Chinese history, unearthing some of the objects its residents treasured the most. (read the story...)


The Muppets Take Queens: Jim Henson Exhibition to Move in at MoMI
(May 26, 2017) - It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights—and, now, it’s time to meet the Muppets at the Museum of the Moving Image. The Queens museum announced this week that it will open a permanent exhibition on legendary puppeteer Jim Henson on July 22. (read the story...)


Expand Your Dance Horizons with the Joyce Theater This Summer
(May 22, 2017) - New York City is home to some of the best dance performances in the world—and one of the best places to see them is the Joyce Theater. This summer, dance lovers can head to this Chelsea spot to expand their dance horizons, thanks to a packed slate of world-renowned ballet and contemporary performances from around the country. (read the story...)


NYC’s Best 5 Outdoor Movie Screenings for Summer
(May 19, 2017) - Outdoor movie screenings take over the city during the summer, and you’ll find them in almost every borough of New York City. Check out our top five picks for 2017 outdoor movie screenings below, ranging from beachfront flicks to movies on the pier. (read the story...)


Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends at MoMA
(May 19, 2017) - Cardboard boxes and gauzy Indian silks, crumpled stop signs and stuffed goats: There was nothing Robert Rauschenberg couldn’t use to make art, as a new show at The Museum of Modern Art makes clear. The first major retrospective since the artist’s death in 2008, according to the museum, Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends takes you on a mind-boggling trip across the master of mixed media’s career, celebrating both the variety of his work and the diversity of his interests – and influences. (read the story...)


What to See at the Guggenheim This Summer
(May 19, 2017) - When the sweltering heat has you wanting to escape the New York streets this summer, spend some time inside the air-conditioned walls of the Guggenheim. This NYC treasure is filled with a diverse range of artworks, making it the perfect place to spend an entire June, July, or August day. Don't miss special exhibitions covering everything from Jackson Pollock to Constantin Brancusi to the birth of the modern Guggenheim itself. Learn, explore, and be inspired! (read the story...)


What to Expect at NYC Pride 2017
(May 16, 2017) - New York City will be celebrating its 48th Pride Week this year from June 16th to June 25th. Mark your calendar and be a part of NYC’s biggest LGBT celebration. If you’ve ever attended NYC’s Pride Week, then you know that the party doesn’t stop. With a recently revealed theme and a line-up of spectacular events (including both annual events and new events), NYC Pride Week 2017 is shaping up to be one of the best the city has ever seen. (read the story...)


These Are the Drones You're Looking For: Celebrating Pilotless Flight at Intrepid
(May 11, 2017) - Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?, now open at the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, is the first ever major museum exhibition in the United States to explore the ever-growing industry of pilotless aircraft, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). (read the story...)


The Museum of Arts and Design Debuts 'fashion after Fashion'
(May 09, 2017) - From Madison Avenue to The Met, there’s no shortage of stunning fashions in New York City. But for those who want to think about fashion beyond bold visuals or high style, the Museum of Arts and Design is offering a fascinating look at processes through the new exhibition fashion after Fashion. (read the story...)



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