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Items: Is Fashion Modern? at MoMA

Museum of Modern Art

http://www.moma.org/

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

Items: Is Fashion Modern? explores the present, past, and future of 99 items—garments, accessories, and accoutrements—that have had a strong impact on history and society in the 20th and 21st centuries, and continue to hold currency today. Among the 99 ...

Jackson Pollock: Exploring Alchemy at The Guggenheim

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

https://www.guggenheim.org/

1071 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10128

Jackson Pollock’s Alchemy (1947), a celebrated icon of postwar abstraction that Peggy Guggenheim acquired through her financial support of the artist, is on view for the first time in the United States since 1969. A team of conservators from the Guggenheim ...

Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection at The Met Fifth Avenue

The Met Fifth Avenue

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/japanese-bamboo-art

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Featuring works of Japanese bamboo art dating from the late 19th century to the present—the period when basketry in Japan became recognized as an art form that transcends “craft”—this loan exhibition showcases more than 80 bamboo baskets and sculptures created by accomplished ...

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 ...

Josef Albers in Latin America at The Guggenheim

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

https://www.guggenheim.org/

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128

On his first trip to Mexico, in 1935, Josef Albers (1888-1976) encountered the magnificent architecture of ancient Mesoamerica. He later remarked in a letter to Vasily Kandinsky, a former colleague at the Bauhaus, “Mexico is truly the promised land of abstract ...

Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story at MAD

Museum of Arts and Design

http://madmuseum.org/

2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Judith Leiber spent sixty-five years in the handbag industry, from an apprentice in Budapest to the owner of an internationally renowned handbag company based in New York City. As the only female pattern-maker, and with the unusual ability to make a handbag from start to finish, Leiber brought a ...

Kaari Upson at New Museum of Contemporary Art

New Museum of Contemporary Art

http://www.newmuseum.org/

235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

This exhibition marks the first New York museum presentation of work by Los Angeles-based artist Kaari Upson (b. 1972, San Bernardino, CA). Encompassing drawing, painting, sculpture, and video, Upson’s works track open-ended, circuitous narratives that weave elements of fantasy, physical and ...

Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art

https://www.moma.org/

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait explores the prints, books, and creative process of the celebrated sculptor Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). Bourgeois’s printed oeuvre, a little-known aspect of her work, is vast in scope and comprises some 1,400 printed compositions, created ...

Louise Lawler: WHY PICTURES NOW at MoMA

Museum of Modern Art

http://www.moma.org/

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

WHY PICTURES NOW, the first New York museum survey of the work of American artist Louise Lawler, is an exploration of her creative output, which has inspired fellow artists and cultural thinkers alike for the past four decades. The exhibition consists of a ...

Love in Venice at The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library

https://www.nypl.org/

476 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018

This exhibition is part of Carnegie Hall’s citywide festival La Serenissima: Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic.

A tolerant and secular state, the Venetian Republic originated in the lagoon communities ...

Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms at The Met Breuer

The Met Breuer

http://www.metmuseum.org/

945 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021

Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms is the first monographic exhibition in the United States devoted to Brazilian artist Lygia Pape (1927–2004). A critical figure in the development of Brazilian modern art, Pape combined geometric abstraction with notions of ...

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at New Museum of Contemporary Art

New Museum of Contemporary Art

http://www.newmuseum.org/

235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

This exhibition brings together a selection of works by British artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, a 2013 Turner Prize finalist and one of the most renowned painters of her generation. Yiadom-Boakye’s lush oil paintings embrace many of the conventions of historical ...

MAD’s Spring 2017 Exhibitions Focus on Fashion

Museum of Arts and Design

http://madmuseum.org/

2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture
Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story
fashion after Fashion

This spring, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents a series of exhibitions showcasing three ...

Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction at MoMA

Museum of Modern Art

https://www.moma.org/

11 West 53rd Street, NYC  10019

Making Space shines a spotlight on the stunning but still relatively under-recognized achievements of women artists between the end of World War II (1945) and the start of the Feminist movement (around 1968). In the postwar era, societal shifts made it possible for larger numbers of ...

Marinella Senatore: The So-Called Utopia of the Queens Museum

Queens Museum

http://www.queensmuseum.org/

New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368

With a practice that includes video, installation, performance, photography, and drawing, Marinella Senatore fosters the creative power of crowds to produce works that initiate a dialogue between history, culture, and social structures. Senatore has ...

Mastering the Metropolis at Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

http://www.mcny.org/

1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029

How tall can New York buildings be? How wide? Where can developers build homes, factories, offices, or stores? Where do New Yorkers live, work, and play?

The character of New York’s varied neighborhoods is governed by a ...

Maurizio Cattelan: “America” at The Guggenheim

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

https://www.guggenheim.org/

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128

Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan’s bold, irreverent work skewers social complacencies and reimagines cultural icons. On the occasion of his 2011–12 retrospective at the Guggenheim, which featured virtually every work he had ever made suspended from the oculus of ...

Models & Prototypes Gallery: Thaw Models at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18647699/

2 E 91st St, New York, NY 10128

Models & Prototypes is a gallery devoted to exhibiting three-dimensional representations of ideas that demonstrate the design process; test concepts and resolve problems; enhance presentations; and display complex technical skills. The models displayed in this ...

Mummies at the American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

amnh.org

Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

For thousands of years, peoples around the world practiced mummification as a way of preserving and honoring their dead.

Mummies brings you face to face with some of these ancient individuals and reveals how scientists are using modern technology to glean stunning details about ...

Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897 at The Guggenheim

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

https://www.guggenheim.org

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128

In 1892 Joséphin Péladan (1859–1918), a Rosicrucian, self-proclaimed high priest of the occult, author, and critic, organized the first Salon de la Rose+Croix. This annual exhibition in Paris showcased mystical Symbolist art, particularly a hermetic, numinous ...

New York At Its Core at Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

www.mcny.org

1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street), New York, NY 10029

Three MCNY galleries will display artifacts, photographs, archival film and interactive digital experiences to tell the gripping, four century growth of the greatest city in the world.  Culminating with the Future of the City Lab, New York At its ...

New York’s Yiddish Theater: From The Bowery to Broadway at Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

www.mcny.org

1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street), New York, NY 10029

From the 19th to mid-20th century, New York’s Second Avenue became known as ‘Yiddish Broadway,’ where Lower East Side Eastern-European Jewish immigrants gathered to take in cutting-edge dramas, musical comedies, and edgy political theater.  As the stars of ...

Noah’s Beasts: Sculpted Animals from Ancient Mesopotamia at The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum

http://www.themorgan.org/

225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Animal representations in the sculptural arts of the ancient Near East are remarkable for their evocative expressive power. Beautiful and durable, these artworks have withstood the millennia and preserve the record of humanity, its concerns and beliefs, for all subsequent generations. Often ...

Now and Forever: The Art of Medieval Time at The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum

http://www.themorgan.org/

225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

(Winter 2018 / dates: TBA)

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 ...

Peder Balke: Painter of Northern Light at The Met Fifth Avenue

The Met Fifth Avenue

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/peder-balke

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

The Norwegian landscape and marine painter Peder Balke (1804–1887) merged the Romantic movement’s spiritual vein of naturalism with an expressiveness rarely equaled by his contemporaries. Born in humble circumstances in what was then a northern hinterland, Balke trained as an artisan ...

Pierpont Morgan’s 1906 Library at The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum

http://www.themorgan.org/

225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

In 1902 American financier Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) chose architect Charles Follen McKim (1847–1909) of the prominent firm McKim, Mead and White to design a library to house his growing collection of rare books and manuscripts. Adjacent to Morgan’s home, ...

Poussin, Claude, and French Drawing in the Classical Age at The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum

http://www.themorgan.org/

225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

The French refer to the seventeenth century as the Grand Siècle, or the Great Century, an era of divine rule under the reigns of Louis XII and Louis XIV. The kings, their powerful advisors, and the royal court ensured a flourishing of the arts, and the establishment ...

Projects 106: Martine Syms at MoMA

MoMA

www.moma.org

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019, USA

Projects 106: Martine Syms, the first U.S. solo museum exhibition by Martine Syms (b. 1988, Los Angeles), is an immersive installation including photographs and staged objects, and centering around a new feature-length film, Incense, Sweaters, and Ice.

Shot on location in ...

Projects 107: Lone Wolf Recital Corps at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art

https://www.moma.org/

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

The Museum of Modern Art presents Projects 107: Lone Wolf Recital Corps. The Lone Wolf Recital Corps, a multidisciplinary performance collective founded in 1986 by artist and musician Terry Adkins (American, 1953–2014), has an accumulative, rotating membership of collaborators in ...

Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between at The Met Fifth Avenue

The Met Fifth Avenue

http://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

The Costume Institute’s spring 2017 exhibition will examine the work of Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, known for her avant-garde designs and ability to challenge conventional notions of beauty, good taste, and fashionability. The thematic show will ...

Robert Rauschenberg at MoMA

Museum of Modern Art

https://www.moma.org/

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

In 1959, Robert Rauschenberg wrote, “Painting relates to both art and life. Neither can be made. (I try to act in that gap between the two.)” His work in this gap shaped artistic practice for decades to come.

The early 1950s, ...

Ronny Quevedo: There is No Halftime at Queens Museum

Queens Museum

http://www.queensmuseum.org/

New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368

Ronny Quevedo’s project, There is No Halftime, is a remix of cross-disciplinary elements—from sports field diagrams to Andean heraldic codes—that visualizes the ethos of global migration and displacement of peoples and cultures.

Sara Berman’s Closet at The Met Fifth Avenue

The Met Fifth Avenue

http://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

The meticulously organized, modest closet in which Sara Berman (1920–2004)—an immigrant who traveled from Belarus to Palestine to New York—kept her all-white apparel and accessories both contained her life and revealed it. Inspired by the beauty and meaning of ...

Show and Tell: Stories in Chinese Painting at The Met Fifth Avenue

The Met Fifth Avenue

http://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

In China, paintings that tell stories serve as powerful vehicles to promote political agendas, endorse cultural values, or express personal thoughts. With masterpieces dating from the fourth century, narrative is the earliest established genre in Chinese painting. This exhibition is the first at ...

Sibyl Kempson: 12 Shouts To The Ten Forgotten Heavens at Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

http://whitney.org/

99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

Photo: Paula Court

12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens is a three-year iterative performance project by American playwright, director, and performer Sibyl Kempson with her theater company, 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co. Presented at the Whitney on twelve occasions, ...

Simple Gifts: Shaker At The Met Fifth Avenue

At The Met Fifth Avenue

http://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing—also known as the Shakers—is a utopian religious sect that rose to prominence in America in the 19th century. The Shakers distinguished themselves from mainstream American culture by establishing ...