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Art & Museum News & Reviews

Art Break: Combined Creativity—Comic Book Style

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 30, 2017

So you’re at work and you’re just not feeling it. You’re tired, you’re bored, you can’t concentrate. We’ve got a solution for you— go look at some art! This week’s Art Break will shake up ...

Art Break: See Historical Examples of the Downtown Art Scene

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 23, 2017

Everyone can benefit from stepping out from behind their desk at some point during the day and finding a way to clear their head and refresh their mind. Going to a gallery or ...

Art Break: Where to go this week on your lunch break

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 17, 2017

Had a tough morning at work? Why not spend your lunchtime looking at art? ZEALnyc presents various options for you to spend 15 minutes or so at a Manhattan gallery before you grab ...

Shakespeare Reigns (Even When It Rains) In Outdoor Productions Around ...

ZEALnyc, June 23, 2017 Presenting Shakespeare’s plays in outdoor settings during the summer months has become a veritable institution in America and around the world. New Yorkers have been privileged with the Public Theater having started their tradition in Central Park in the early 60’s, and ...

The Hills Are Alive With the Sound of Summer Theater

ZEALnyc, June 23, 2017 The phrase "summer theater" conjures up images of everything from small converted barns and non-typical performing spaces showcasing the talents of youthful, up-and-coming performers, all the way to prestigious, highly-regarded festivals bringing together high-profile star-dotted casts and directors; thereby enabling us to while ...

Berkshire Theatre Group Brings Musicals, Dramas and Farce to Multi-Venue ...

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, June 22, 2017 What do famous Hollywood legends and current film stars have in common with Western Massachusetts? A history and a connection to the Berkshire Theatre Group. Gracing the stage of the Colonial Theatre from when it first opened its doors ...

Kick Up Your Heels at Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing

ZEALnyc, June 22, 2017 Certain events and traditions help us celebrate the changing seasons. While during most of the year activities take place indoors in concert hall venues and theaters, we know it's summer when everything starts moving outdoors. For three weeks each summer the plaza in ...

Review: 'Fulfillment Center,' A Quietly Moving Character Study

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, June 21, 2017 There's a long strip of a stage. A folding chair. And six orange cones. But something is missing in the lives of the folks in the new Manhattan Theatre Club production Fulfillment Center by Abe Koogler. Oh yes, fulfillment. ...

Summer on the Hudson: Sponsoring Free Events All Summer at ...

ZEALnyc, June 21, 2017 Summer on the Hudson, sponsored by the NYC Parks department, features an unbelievable number of special events and full day festivals for individuals, as well as the whole family. Dividing Riverside Park into sections, each area sponsors a whole range of performances and ...

Review: The Laudable But Rambling Path of ‘Bella: An American ...

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, June 20, 2017 There aren’t nearly enough women or African Americans writing musical theater. Not by a long shot. So when someone comes along who is both, it’s really something to celebrate, even if the results don’t always measure ...

Patrick Wilson Replaces Steven Pasquale in New York City Center ...

ZEALnyc, June 20, 2017 While the 2017 Tony Awards are still fresh, New York's new theater season begins. Early and with turmoil. 1984, fresh from a successful run at London's Almeida Playhouse opens this week with a dystopian look at society that could speak to the import of social ...

'1984'—The First Broadway Production of the 2017-2018 Season

By Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, June 20, 2017 It’s a book; it’s a film, and now it’s a play. It’s George Orwell’s classic 1984, written in 1949, which gives a chilling look at a future marked by war, government surveillance and public mind control. ...

Review: NYCO Celebrates the LGBT Community With 'Angels in America'

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, June 19, 2017 Commencing a new annual tradition of programming in honor of LGBT Pride in June, New York City Opera recently presented the New York premiere of Hungarian composer Pétér Eötvös's 2004 operatic adaptation of Tony Kushner's great ...

Start Your Day with a ‘classic’ experience—The Met’s ‘Museum Workout’

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, January 16, 2017

Who wouldn’t want to start their day frolicking around the Metropolitan Museum of Art before opening hours to such lively standards as “Staying Alive” and “Dance to the Music,” all the while taking ...

The Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory January 20–29

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 16, 2017

The Winter Antiques Show is one of the highlights of the social and art season in New York City and for good reason.

First of all, this show is an annual benefit for East Side Settlement, a New York ...

Outsider Art Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion January 19–22

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 12, 2017

The Outsider Art Fair is in its twenty-fifth year of presenting galleries and artists who specialize in what was formerly known as art brut, a French phrase that can translate as ‘unrefined ...

Art Break: A New Art and Museum Series for Your Lunch Break

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 10, 2017

Had a tough morning at work? Why not spend your lunchtime looking at art? ZEALnyc presents our new series entitled ‘Art Break’ as a way for you to spend 15 minutes or so at a Manhattan ...

New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Want to Keep

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 2, 2017

New Year’s resolutions are a great idea. You say to yourself, “It’s going to be different this year — I’m ready for a change!” Then you get caught up in your life and nothing happens. ...

With an Eye for the Icon–Oscar Abolafia is a Cognescenti of the Camera

ZEALnyc, December 29, 2016

Frank. Sammie. Twiggy. Sophia. Elizabeth. Elvis. Priscilla. Jim. Marlene. John. Yoko. Ginger. Janis. Mick. Jack. Fred. Salvador. Cher. Audrey. Dolly. Elton. Marlon…. A select group of celebrities are so famous and iconic that they ...

The Metropolitan Museum Hosts Special Holiday Exhibits and Events

ZEALnyc, December 12, 2016

The winter holidays are currently being celebrated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art with its annual presentation of the Christmas tree and Neapolitan Baroque crèche. In addition, there is the display of a spectacular late 19th-century ...

Last Weekend to Catch ‘WOMEN: New Portraits Annie Liebovitz’

By Monsurat Adebanjo, Contributing Writer, December 9, 2016

Last night, I trekked through the cold to the former Bayview Womens Correctional Facility, soon to be known as the Women’s Building, to view Annie Leibovitz’s new exhibition: WOMEN: New ...

Review: ‘Exhibitionism—The Rolling Stones’ is a ‘rocker’s Nirvana’

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, December 8, 2016

What milestone is left to achieve for the most influential rock n’ roll band with a career spanning over 50+ years? Create an interactive and immersive retrospective exhibit in their honor? That’s ...

TEFAF New York Fall Art Fair at the Park Avenue Armory October 22-26

ZEALnyc, October 19, 2016

Are you looking for a way to buy museum-quality artwork and wondered where you might be able to have access to viewing and purchasing a much coveted objet d’art?  Look no further, because the TEFAF New York Fall Show is ...

Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant at Metropolitan Museum of Art

ZEALnyc‘s Natasha Nesic introduces Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art October 6, 2016 – January 8, ...

Music in Museums? Concert series abound at many museums around New York

By Jose Andrade, Contributing Writer, October 12, 2016

Art museums aren’t just for art.  Visual art, that is.  Many of our city’s greatest museums also offer wonderful concerts in specially-dedicated concert venues housed within the museum, as well ...

The Frick Collection sponsors a “College Night” this Friday

The Frick Collection

http://www.frick.org

1 East 70th Street @ Fifth Avenue

This Friday, September 23rd, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to a special evening at the Frickfor free! Bring friends, meet new people, and discover great works of art in a beautiful Gilded Age mansion. The night’s ...

Enjoy a ‘Summer of Hamilton’ at the New York Historical Society

The New York Historical Society

http://www.nyhistory.org/summer-of-hamilton

170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street) New York, NY 10024

“Hamilton fever” is everywhere!  The New York Historical Society appears to have the latest case, evidenced by their current special exhibit and numerous satellite events revolving around Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, brought back into our public consciousness by the Tony ...

The London Report: What’s Happening This Summer on the Art and Gallery Scene

By Lorna Cumming-Bruce, Contributing Writer, Summer 2016

Summer is here! The Queen’s birthday bash has been and gone and Wimbledon’s about to begin; the roses are blooming and the Pimms is out; the sun is shining and a bonanza of summer seasons are opening at ...

Art Walk America (AWA) app is launching July 4, 2016

It has been reported that more than 25 million Americans attend thousands of art walks, gallery openings, and other arts events every year and now there is a new app designed specifically to meet their needs and enrich their experiences. Launching July 4, 2016, Art Walk America (AWA) will be ...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Tackles Modern – The Met Breuer Opens in March

Tim Wright, Art & Museum Editor, March 2, 2016

MoMA is the (pronounce thee) top tourist destination in New York City. Understanding the power and draw of an exciting space and interesting art, The Whitney smartly located ...

London Museum & Art Culture at No Cost, ZEALnyc’s Spring Guide to London Travel Series

Lorna Cumming-Bruce, Contributing Writer London Bureau, March 1, 2016

As any savvy New York traveler knows, London is anything but cheap! And if your travel plans include sleeping, eating and touring, you may find you don’t have a penny to spare. But ...

Exploring Every Day Objects; Works by Bontecou, Flavin, and Kienholz at MoMA

Danielle Zickl, Contributing Writer, February 26, 2016

Jasper Johns once wrote, “Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it.” Thus is the basis of the Museum of Modern ...

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The Riverbed by Yoko Ono at Andrea Rosen Gallery

Anne Nowell, Contributing Writer, January 16th, 2016

Take a break from the busy streets of New York City and unwind from the holidays at Yoko Ono’s one of a kind exhibition. The exhibits are being held in two separate galleries, both located in ...

Sex, Math, Gangsters and the Morbid – Unique New York City Destinations

Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer

Even if you missed the July 18 first anniversary bash at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, it’s still worth a visit to this gruesome gallery in Gowanus. The small black building houses dead animals in ...

New Art & Museum Exhibitions for Fall 2014

ZEALnyc Art & Museum Fall Preview
Mark McLaren
Editor In Chief

New York museums offer an exciting and diverse line-up of new Fall 2014 exhibitions. Here is a sampling…

MoMA started off the fall season nicely with the Christopher ...