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Cooper Hewitt: Moustiers Ceramics — Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

Cooper Hewitt

https://www.cooperhewitt.org/

2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128

Moustiers Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection highlights the decorative and broad impact of innovative patterning and variety of forms produced in tin-glazed earthenware in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, France during the 18th century. When King Louis XIV issued a series of ...

Cooper Hewitt: Passion for the Exotic — Japonism

Cooper Hewitt

https://www.cooperhewitt.org/

2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128

Passion for the Exotic: Japonism explores the newfound influence of Japan on Western design in the late 19th century. A closed society until 1854, Japan ended its self-imposed isolation after American Commodore Matthew C. Perry led a fleet of armed steamships into Japanese ports and secured a ...

Cooper Hewitt: Saturated — The Allure and Science of Color

Cooper Hewitt

https://www.cooperhewitt.org

2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum presents Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color, an exhibition on view May 11 through January 13, 2019 that explores the elusive, complex phenomenon of color perception and how it has captivated artists, designers, scientists and philosophers. Featuring ...

Grand Rapids Symphony Brings More Than Great Music to Carnegie

By Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, April 17, 2018 The Grand Rapids Symphony arrives in New York this week for its first Carnegie Hall appearance in thirteen years with 85 players, a 135-member chorus, the world-renowned pianist Nelson Freire and its dynamic conductor Marcelo Lehninger. But according to ...

Review: Martha Graham Dance Company Continues Its Legacy and Ensures ...

By Bethany Hopta, Contributing Writer, April 17, 2018 The Martha Graham Dance Company, the oldest dance company in America, continued its 92nd season with performances of their Scared/Profane program at New York City Center this past weekend. On Saturday evening Janet Eilber, the artistic director of ...

Review: Basil Twist's Aquatic 'Symphonie Fantastique' Is Visually and Sonically ...

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, April 17, 2018 Twenty years ago, third-generation puppeteer, Basil Twist, decided to create a totally abstract work based on the music of Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz. This year, HERE, the Off-Broadway theater, has revived the work as part of their 25th ...

Review: The Drama of Mozart's Music (and Life) Fills Geffen ...

By Joanne Sydney Lessner, Contributing Writer, April 16, 2018 The New York Philharmonic’s April 14 screening of Milos Forman’s Oscar-winning movie Amadeus, with the musical score performed live, was bittersweet; Forman died the day before, at eighty-six. Conductor Richard Kaufman dedicated the presentation to Forman, and ...

Jazz Notes: On April 20, Jazz Foundation of America Returns to ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, April 16, 2018 Every year, New York’s nonprofit the Jazz Foundation of America—whose motto is “Saving jazz and blues…one musician at a time”—helps to be a key factor for helping musicians who have faced natural disasters and ...

Review: An Expurgated ‘Carousel’ Nonetheless Thrills

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, April 16, 2018 Each year, when I cover Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel in my musical-theater history course at the Boston Conservatory, we have a lengthy discussion about what I call “The Elephant in the Room.” Carousel barker Billy Bigelow hits his ...

Art Break: Freud at the Center for Book Arts, Mixed ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 16, 2018 Humans and their place within the community, landscape, and the planet in general, is a topic of fascination to artists throughout the centuries. Art Break is looking at several shows opening this week that examine and discuss how ...

From Rio With Love — Grand Rapids Symphony Returns To Carnegie ...

By Joanne Sydney Lessner, Contributing Writer, April 12, 2018 The Grand Rapids Symphony takes the stage at Carnegie Hall on Friday, April 20 for the second time in the orchestra’s 88-year history. Having celebrated its 75th anniversary there in 2005, the orchestra returns with the 140-member Grand Rapids ...

Ecstatic Music Festival Features Diverse Programming and Collaborative Performances

By Leonard Bopp, Contributing Writer, April 12, 2018 Kaufman Music Center’s Ecstatic Music Festival, now in its eighth year, presents collaborative performances from a broad, diverse range of musical groups. As Kaufman Music Center Executive Director Lydia Kontos notes, “since Kaufman Music Center launched the pioneering ...

Review: 'Children of a Lesser God' Continues To Provoke Discussion ...

By Diana Mott, Contributing Writer, April 12, 2018 The much anticipated revival of Children of a Lesser God is a testament to the timelessness of a story about the human struggle to connect and to communicate. Mark Medoff’s Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Award-winning play made ...

Cooper Hewitt: The Senses — Design Beyond Vision

Cooper Hewitt

https://www.cooperhewitt.org/

2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will present The Senses: Design Beyond Vision exhibition, on view April 13 through October 28, which examines how multisensory design amplifies everyone’s ability to receive information, explore the world, satisfy essential needs and experience joy and ...

Frick Collection: Canova’s George Washington

The Frick Collection

https://www.frick.org/

1 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021

In 1816, the North Carolina Senate commissioned a full-length statue of George Washington to stand in the State House in Raleigh. Thomas Jefferson, believing that no American sculptor was up to the task, recommended Antonio Canova (1757–1822), then one of Europe’s most celebrated artists. The ...

Frick Collection: Charterhouse of Bruges — Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus, and Jan Vos

The Frick Collection

https://www.frick.org/

1 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021

For the first time in twenty-four years and only the second time in their history, two masterpieces of early Netherlandish painting commissioned by the Carthusian monk Jan Vos will be reunited. These works, The Frick Collection’s Virgin and Child with St. Barbara, St. Elizabeth, and Jan Vos, ...

Frick Collection: Fired by Passion — Masterpieces of Du Paquier Porcelain from the Sullivan Collection

The Frick Collection

https://www.frick.org/

1 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021

The Frick Collection hosts a year-long installation in the Portico Gallery, Fired by Passion, inspired by the generous gift of fourteen pieces of Du Paquier porcelain made to the Frick in 2016 by Paul Sullivan and Trustee Melinda Martin Sullivan. The Du Paquier Manufactory was established in ...

Frick Collection: Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth-Century Rome

The Frick Collection

https://www.frick.org

1 East 70th Street New York, NY 10021

Of the many artists who flourished in Rome during the eighteenth century, the silversmith Luigi Valadier (1726–1785) was particularly admired by popes, royalty, and aristocrats across Europe. Heir to his father Andrea’s highly successful workshop, Luigi had an unsurpassed technical expertise, ...

Frick Collection: Zurbarán Masterpieces on Loan from Auckland Castle

The Frick Collection

http://www.frick.org/

1 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021

In conjunction with The Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas, and the Auckland Castle Trust, County Durham, England, The Frick Collection is co-organizing an exhibition of Jacob and His Twelve Sons, an ambitious series of thirteen life-size paintings that depict the Old Testament figures. On loan from ...

Guggenheim: A Year with Children 2018

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

https://www.guggenheim.org/

1071 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10128

Now in its 48th year, Learning Through Art (LTA), the pioneering arts education program of the Guggenheim Museum, presents A Year with Children 2018, an exhibition organized by the Sackler Center for Arts Education at the Guggenheim Museum. The annual presentation showcases select artworks by ...

Guggenheim: Brancusi

The Guggenheim

https://www.guggenheim.org/

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128

In gallery space devoted to the permanent collection, the Guggenheim is showcasing its rich holdings of the work of Constantin Brancusi (1876–1957). In the early decades of the twentieth century, Brancusi produced an innovative body of work that altered the trajectory of modern sculpture. ...

Guggenheim: Danh Vo — Take My Breath Away

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

https://www.guggenheim.org/

1071 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10128

Danish artist Danh Vo (b. 1975, Bà Rịa, Vietnam) dissects the public forces and private desires that define individual experience. His work addresses sweeping cultural and political themes, but refracts them through intimate personal narratives—what the artist calls “the tiny diasporas of a ...

Guggenheim: Giacometti

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

https://www.guggenheim.org/

1071 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10128

This comprehensive exhibition features more than 175 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966), in the first major museum presentation of the artist’s work in the United States in fifteen years. In 1955, more than 60 years ago, the Solomon R. ...

Guggenheim: Hilma af Klint

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

https://www.guggenheim.org/

1071 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10128

In fall 2018, the Guggenheim Museum will present the first major solo exhibition in the United States of the work of pioneering artist Hilma af Klint (1862–1944), a long under-recognized innovator of abstract art. Af Klint had begun producing nonobjective paintings by 1906, significantly ...

Guggenheim: One Hand Clapping

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

https://www.guggenheim.org/

1071 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10128

The third and final exhibition of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative will present new commissions by Cao Fei, Duan Jianyu, Lin Yilin, Wong Ping, and Samson Young. These artists have been selected for their unconventional artistic practices, creative experimentation, and ...

Guggenheim: One Hand Clapping

The third and final exhibition of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative will present new commissions by Cao Fei, Duan Jianyu, Lin Yilin, Wong Ping, and Samson Young. These artists have been selected for their unconventional artistic practices, creative experimentation, and ...

MAD: Derrick Adams — Sanctuary

Museum of Arts and Design

http://madmuseum.org/

2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Derrick Adams is a New York–based, multidisciplinary artist working in performance, video, sound, textile- and paper-based collage, and multimedia sculpture. His practice is rooted in deconstructivist philosophies such as the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, and the ...

MAD: La Frontera

Museum of Arts and Design

http://madmuseum.org/

2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

“Borders separate but also unite.” —Octavio Paz, Mexican poet and diplomat Nearly two thousand miles long, the US-Mexico border (la frontera) is the most frequently crossed international border in the world.  Although predominantly depicted in the American media as a hub of drug ...

MAD: Samantha Bittman — Interlace

Museum of Arts and Design

http://madmuseum.org/

2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

This spring, the Museum of Arts and Design launches 1ST SITE, a new project space located in the reception area of their 2 Columbus Circle location. 1ST SITE features work by artists and designers that interact with and interpret the interior architecture and ambiance of the “entry.” This ...

MAD: Surface/Depth

Museum of Arts and Design

http://madmuseum.org/

2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

In June of 2015, Miriam Schapiro, the pioneering feminist artist and founding member of the Pattern and Decoration movement, passed away at the age of ninety-one. Surprisingly, given her status as the elder stateswoman of the feminist art movement, the tremendous impact of her oeuvre on ...

MAD: Tanya Aguiñiga — Craft & Care

Museum of Arts and Design

http://madmuseum.org/exhibition/

2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Los Angeles–based artist and designer Tanya Aguiñiga has established herself as a crucial voice working at the intersection of fiber art, design, social practice, and activism. Her work, ranging from her “Performance Crafting” series—which uses craft to generate dialogues about identity, ...

Met Breuer: Leon Golubn — Raw Nerve

At The Met Breuer

https://www.metmuseum.org/

945 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021

The gift of Gigantomachy II (1966) to The Met in 2016 by The Nancy Spero and Leon Golub Foundation for the Arts, with the support of the artists’ sons, Stephen, Philip, and Paul Golub, is the occasion for this selective survey of Leon Golub’s work. Born in Chicago, Golub (1922–2004) ...

Met Breuer: Like Life — Sculpture, Color, and the Body

At The Met Breuer

https://www.metmuseum.org/

945 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021

Seven hundred years of sculptural practice—from 14th-century Europe to the global present—will be examined anew in this groundbreaking exhibition. Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now) explores narratives of sculpture in which artists have sought to replicate the literal, ...

Met Breuer: Obsession — Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso from the Scofield Thayer Collection

At The Met Breuer

https://www.metmuseum.org/

945 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021

This exhibition at The Met Breuer will present a selection of some 50 works from The Met’s Scofield Thayer Collection—a collection that is best known for paintings by artists of the school of Paris, and a brilliant group of erotic and evocative watercolors, drawings, and prints by Gustave ...

Met Museum: A Passion for Jade — Heber Bishop and His Collection

At The Met Fifth Avenue

https://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

This exhibition presents a selection of the most refined works from the Bishop collection of jade, the most esteemed stone in China. The works on view represent the sophisticated art of Chinese lapidaries during the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), as well as the highly accomplished works of Mogul ...

Met Museum: American Painters in Italy — From Copley To Sargent

At The Met Fifth Avenue

https://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Since the founding of the United States, American painters have been attracted to the celebrated art, ancient ruins, and picturesque scenery of Italy. This exhibition of works from the Museum’s collection will feature watercolors, drawings, and sketchbooks by 18 American artists who traveled ...

Met Museum: Art and Peoples of the Kharga Oasis

At The Met Fifth Avenue

https://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

In 1908, The Metropolitan Museum of Art began to excavate late-antique sites in the Kharga Oasis, located in Egypt’s Western Desert. The Museum’s archaeologists uncovered two-story houses, painted tombs, and a church. They also retrieved objects that reveal the multiple cultural and ...

Met Museum: Before/On/After — William Wegman and California Conceptualism

At The Met Fifth Avenue

https://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

This exhibition surveys Conceptual art as it developed in Southern California in the 1970s. It is occasioned by the artist William Wegman’s extraordinary recent gift to the Museum of 174 short videos that he made between 1970 and 1999—his entire career in this medium. A 90-minute selection ...

Met Museum: Celebrating the Year of the Dog

At The Met Fifth Avenue

https://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

The traditional East Asian lunar calendar consists of a repeating 12-year cycle, with each year corresponding to one of the 12 animals in the East Asian zodiac (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig). These animals were first associated with the lunar ...

Met Museum: Chippendale’s Director — The Designs and Legacy of a Furniture Maker

At The Met Fifth Avenue

https://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Thomas Chippendale (1718–1779) has been a household name in the furniture world since the mid-eighteenth century. He is remembered today for the furniture produced by his successful London workshop as well as his influential book of furniture designs, The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s ...

Met Museum: Crowns of the Vajra Masters — Ritual Art of Nepal

At The Met Fifth Avenue

https://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

The single most potent symbol of Buddhist ritual as performed in Nepal is the Vajracarya priest’s crown. Five examples presented in this exhibition will create a cosmic field into which viewers will enter, encircled by paintings of ritual performance. The exhibition is occasioned by the ...

Met Museum: Crowns of the Vajra Masters — Ritual Art of Nepal

At The Met Fifth Avenue

https://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

The single most potent symbol of Buddhist ritual as performed in Nepal is the Vajracarya priest’s crown. Five examples presented in this exhibition create a cosmic field into which viewers enter, encircled by paintings of ritual performance. The exhibition is occasioned by the recent ...

Met Museum: Dangerous Beauty — Medusa in Classical Art

At The Met Fifth Avenue

https://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Beginning in the fifth century B.C., Medusa—the snaky-haired Gorgon whose gaze turned men to stone—became increasingly anthropomorphic and feminine, undergoing a visual transformation from grotesque to beautiful. A similar shift in representations of other mythical female half-human ...

Met Museum: Delacroix

At The Met Fifth Avenue

https://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

French painter Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) was one of the greatest creative figures of the nineteenth century. Coming of age after the fall of Napoleon, he reconnected the present to the past on his own terms. Delacroix produced an extraordinarily vibrant body of work, setting into motion a ...

Met Museum: Diamond Mountains — Travel and Nostalgia in Korean Art

At The Met Fifth Avenue

https://www.metmuseum.org

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

The Diamond Mountains—perhaps the most famous and emotionally resonant site on the Korean peninsula—is the theme of this international loan exhibition. Though the region has inspired cultural pride since ancient times, its location in what is today North Korea has kept it largely inaccessible ...

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