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Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World at Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

http://whitney.org/

99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

Artist and activist Jimmie Durham (b. 1940) has worked as a visual artist, performer, essayist, and poet for more than forty-five years. A political organizer for the American Indian Movement during the 1970s, he was an active participant in the downtown New York City artistic ...

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 ...

Josef Albers in Mexico at The Guggenheim

The Guggenheim

https://www.guggenheim.org/

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128

During their first visit to Mexico, in the winter of 1935–36, Josef and Anni Albers knew that they were in a “country for art like no other.” The couple returned to Mexico thirteen times by the late 1960s, developing a passion for pre-Columbian art and architecture that would influence ...

Review: Baritone Andrei Bondarenko Brings His Communicative Power To Weill ...

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, December 12, 2017 The voice-police were out in force for Andrei Bondarenko’s performance Friday night at Weill Recital Hall, and from the look of things, they were not most pleased, although candor compels me to note that few of them disdained ...

Review: Violinist Janine Jansen's 'Perspectives' Proves Exciting and Enlightening at ...

By Joshua Rosenblum, Contributing Writer, December 11, 2017 Dutch violinist Janine Jansen’s reverential following is bound to proliferate in the wake of her five-concert Perspectives series this season at Carnegie Hall, the second installment of which took place December 9 at Zankel Hall.  Two days after a ...

Review: Alvin Ailey Is 'Electrifying' In Its Holiday Residency at ...

By Bethany Hopta, Contributing Writer, December 11, 2017 This past Saturday evening's performance of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was electrifying and diverse. [caption id="attachment_48201" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 'Memoria;' photo: Steve Wilson.[/caption] The evening began with Memoria, ...

Review: Philadelphia Orchestra Is In 'Superb Form' Under Nézet-Sé...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, December 11, 2017 The Philadelphia Orchestra's latest Carnegie Hall appearance under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin began exhilaratingly with the New York premiere of Thomas Adès's newly expanded Suite from Powder Her Face, an orchestral suite appropriating music from ...

Jazz Notes: Two Weeks of Maestro Kenny Barron at the ...

By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, December 11, 2017 Two years ago Kenny Barron brought his piano magic to the Village Vanguard in the holiday season. This year he's aboard for two six-day stands at the club he calls home. The National Endowment for the Arts Jazz ...

Art Break: Combining Elements in 'Mary Frank Pilgrimage' at DC ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, December 11, 2017 A lot of powerful art can be created using the environment as an inspiration but it also can be easy to miss the mark. After all, when you get down to it, the natural world is more complicated ...

Review: 'Pirates' At Play At Skirball

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, December 8, 2017 The first snow of the season is predicted this weekend, and respite from the cold can be found at NYU Skirball Center for the few remaining performances of The Hypocrites' summery version of The Pirates of Penzance. The audience ...

The Magical Evening of Singalong: The Music of Stevie Wonder ...

By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, December 8, 2017 As we are fully entered into the holiday season, the art of song holds sway, ranging from omnipresent secular carols to time-honored Hanukkah folk tunes to the majestic Handel’s Messiah oratorio. But this year as we approach ...

Things Are Running AMOC In Boston (And If All Goes ...

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, December 8, 2017 Looking for the re-invention of opera’s traditional image? Look no further, as Boston is becoming a hot-bed of boundary-pushing, inventive, chance-taking artists. Witness the launch of the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) introducing its first line-up of productions ...

There's A New 'Elf' In Town and You're Going To ...

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, December 6, 2017 The holiday season is upon us, and this year Madison Square Garden will be dazzling audiences with a new stage adaptation of Elf the Musical. Based on the wildly popular film Elf, starring Will Ferrell, this holiday favorite now ...

Labor of Sleep at Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

http://whitney.org/

99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

Elisa Giardina Papa’s Labor of Sleep, Have you been able to change your habits?? consists of a series of short video clips—one for sunrise and one for sunset—that plays out over nine days, and humorously references self-improvement apps. The work examines the idea that ...

Laura Owens at Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

http://whitney.org/

99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

For more than twenty years, Los Angeles–based artist Laura Owens has pioneered an innovative approach to painting that has made her one of the most influential artists of her generation. Her bold and experimental work challenges traditional assumptions about figuration and ...

Leonardo to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection At The Met Fifth Avenue

At The Met Fifth Avenue

https://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

This exhibition traces the development of European drawing from the Renaissance to the early 20th century through works by celebrated masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Dürer, Rembrandt, Tiepolo, Ingres, Seurat, and Matisse. Approximately 60 drawings from the Museum’s acclaimed Robert ...

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 ...

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 novel ...

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 ...

Max Ernst: Beyond Painting at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art

https://www.moma.org/

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

This exhibition surveys the career of the preeminent Dada and Surrealist artist Max Ernst (French and American, born Germany, 1891–1976), with particular emphasis on his ceaseless experimentation. Ernst began his pursuit of radical new techniques that went “beyond painting” to ...

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer At The Met Fifth Avenue

At The Met Fifth Avenue

https://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564), a towering genius in the history of Western art, will be the subject of this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. During his long life, Michelangelo was celebrated for the excellence of his disegno, the power of drawing and invention that provided the ...

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 ...

Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs At The Met Breuer

At The Met Breuer

https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/raghubir-singh-photographs

945 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021

Raghubir Singh (1942–1999) was a pioneer of color street photography who worked and published prolifically from the late 1960s until his death in 1999 at age 56. Born into an aristocratic family in Rajasthan, he lived in Hong Kong, Paris, London, and New York—but his eye was perpetually ...

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 ...

Naeem Mohaiemen: There Is No Last Man at MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1

https://www.moma.org/

22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

In his films, installations, and essays, Naeem Mohaiemen (b. London, 1969) researches memories of leftist political utopias, and the contemporary legacies of decolonization. Bringing together two distinct works, Naeem Mohaiemen: There Is No Last Man imagines a relationship between two ...

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 ...

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 ...

Opulent Oceans at American Museum of Natural History

amerAmerican Museum of Natural History

http://www.amnh.org

Inspired by the book Opulent Oceans: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes 46 exquisite reproductions from 33 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works.

The world’s oceans abound with a truly astonishing ...

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, ...

Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo at Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

At particular moments in history, artists use their artwork to reveal social, cultural, and political complexities, responding to the times in which they live. Bringing together the work of three innovative chroniclers, Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longooffers ...

Quicksilver Brilliance: Adolf de Meyer Photographs At The Met Fifth Avenue

At The Met Fifth Avenue

https://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

A member of the “international set” in fin-de-siècle Europe, Baron Adolf de Meyer (1868–1946) was also a pioneering photographer, known for creating works that transformed reality into a beautiful fantasy. Quicksilver Brilliance will be the first museum exhibition devoted to the ...

Rodin at the Brooklyn Museum: The Body in Bronze

Brooklyn Museum

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

We mark the hundredth anniversary of Auguste Rodin’s death, in 1917, with an installation of our remarkable collection of 58 Rodin bronzes, acquired through a generous gift from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation in 1983.

Rodin at the Brooklyn Museum: The Body in ...

Rodin At The Met Fifth Avenue

At The Met Fifth Avenue

https://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

On the centenary of the death of Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates its historic collection of the artist’s work. Nearly 50 marbles, bronzes, plasters, and terracottas by Rodin, representing more than a century of acquisitions and gifts to the Museum, ...

Roots of ‘The Dinner Party’ — History in the Making at Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Since the 1970s, Judy Chicago has been a pioneer in the development of feminism as an artistic movement and an educational project that endeavors to restore women’s place in history. Her most influential and widely known work is the sweeping installation The Dinner ...

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, ...

Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt at Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

In the ancient burial ground at Saqqara, Egypt, one animal cemetery alone has yielded over four million individual ibis mummies. And the nearby dog cemetery contained over seven million mummies, with countless others found throughout Egypt. This unusual aspect of ancient Egyptian culture and ...

Stephen Shore at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art

https://www.moma.org/

The Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

Stephen Shore encompasses the entirety of the artist’s work of the last five decades, during which he has conducted a continual, restless interrogation of image making, from the gelatin silver prints he made as a teenager to his current engagement with digital platforms.

One of ...

Stettheimer Dollhouse 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

One of the Museum’s most popular artifacts, the dollhouse of Carrie Walter Stettheimer (1869-1944) weaves together the fashion and style of New York’s Gilded Age in miniature form.

Stettheimer worked on the 12-room ...

Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists At The Met Fifth Avenue

At The Met Fifth Avenue

https://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Over the past decade, mobile-phone cameras have changed how photographs are made, used, and looked at. While the camera once functioned chiefly as a tool for preserving the past, today people use mobile phones to share their visual experience in real time and with unprecedented intimacy. This ...

Thannhauser Collection at The Guggenheim

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

www.guggenheim.org

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128

The Thannhausers’ commitment to promoting artistic progress paralleled the vision of Solomon R. Guggenheim (1861–1949). In appreciation of this shared spirit, and in the memory of his first wife and two sons—who might have continued in the family’s art trade had they not died ...

The Bronx Museum Community Mural at Bronx Terminal Market at Bronx Museum of Art

Bronx Museum of Art

http://www.bronxmuseum.org/

1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10456

Bronx Terminal Market, in collaboration with The Bronx Museum of the Arts, will showcase a new community mural inspired by scenic outdoor locations in the Bronx.

Located on the pedestrian bridge off of River Avenue and 151st ...

The Butterfly Conservatory at American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

https://www.amnh.org/

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

This is one of the museum’s most popular annual seasonal exhibitions. Butterflies and moths make up a large group of insects known as the Order Lepidoptera (lep-i-DOP-ter-ah). The name—from the Greek lepido, “scale,” and ptera, ...

The Line at Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

http://whitney.org/

99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

In The Line by artist duo eteam (Hajoe Moderegger and Franziska Lamprecht), viewers become spectators who move along a line of computer-generated figures, standing one after the other. eteam explores the notion ...

The Modern Monument at MoMA

Museum of Modern Art

http://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1367?locale=en

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

“This installation brings together diverse works around the theme of the modern monument. Included are Barnett Newman’s Broken Obelisk (1967), which does not commemorate a specific event but, rather, serves as a symbolic monument for all people, and Pablo Picasso’s Monument (1972), ...