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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 ...

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 ...

Catch the Final Summer Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor's ...

ZEALnyc, August 23, 2017 It's easy to be swept away in the romanticism of the parties and lifestyle depicted in F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic The Great Gatsby. Over the years, events and celebrations evoking this 'devil may care' sensibility and featuring period jazz band music and dancing ...

Jazz Notes: Discovering the U.K. Jazz Underground With Shabaka ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, August 22, 2017 In the past couple of years, there has been an excitement in the jazz underground of the U.K., finally getting recognition across the pond with its dynamic acts that have wowed the home crowd as well as ...

End of Summer Museum Round-up: Part 1

A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, August 21, 2017 As we edge toward the end of summer we often find ourselves wanting to get that last bit of pleasure and enjoyment out of season. August can be one of those times of year when you just don't want ...

Review: Schumann and Brahms Shine Bright at Mostly Mozart

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, August 18, 2017 This has been quite the year for New York audiences to revisit the music of Robert Schumann, and this former sceptic has been finding great art therein. Recent concerts at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival presented an opportunity to ...

Review: A Glimpse Behind the Canvas in 'Van Gogh's Ear'

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, August 18, 2017 In the world of art, you often hear about Van Gogh’s style of painting described as revolutionary when compared to his Impressionist counterparts. And at the time it was, and still is. The sad part is the artist ...

Commentary: Thoughts on Polymath's Exploration of Music and Philosophy

By Leonard Bopp, Contributing Writer, August 17, 2017 This past Sunday there was a summer lab project performance at National Sawdust involving the combined forces of Found Sound Nation and Polymath Club. In order to appreciate the work of Polymath Club, a research/creation collective that explores ...

Review: A Well-Cast ‘Company’ at Barrington Stage

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 16, 2017 One of the best places to see top-quality theater outside of New York City has got to be the Berkshires. From the Williamstown Theater Festival to the Berkshire Theatre Group to Shakespeare & Company, Western Massachusetts has plenty for ...

Review: 'Curvy Widow' Is Creaky and Coarse

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 14, 2017 As I stood in the lobby of the Westside Theatre, a diminutive women of a certain age came up to me and my theatergoing companion, shook our hands, and introduced herself as Bobby Goldman, the author and subject of ...

Review: 'Macbeth' Proves To Be a Moving Experience—Quite Literally

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, August 14, 2017 As someone who frequents the theatre, I’m accustomed to taking my seat and remaining there for two hours, maybe longer. This isn’t exactly how the New York Classical Theatre presents their productions. Under the leadership of Artistic ...

Art Break: 'All The World's A Stage' For Hilary Knight

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, August 14, 2017 This week, our focus is on Hilary Knight, an artist with a wide ranging career in book illustration, stage and costume design, and writing. From his expressive pen came Eloise, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Wallace, the Algonquin Cat, and so ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 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, ...

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 ...

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, ...

Splendors of Korean Art at The Met Fifth Avenue

The Met Fifth Avenue

http://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

This year-long presentation brings to The Met masterpieces from the National Museum of Korea. The exhibition offers stellar examples of Korean art in areas not often represented in American collections as well as treasured highlights from The Met collection. ...

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 ...

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 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), ...

The Pursuit of Immortality: Masterpieces from the Scher Collection of Portrait Medals at The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection

http://www.frick.org/

1 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021

The Frick Collection recently announced the largest acquisition in its history — a promised gift of approximately 450 portrait medals from the incomparable collection of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher. Representing the development of the art of the portrait medal ...

The Roof Garden Commission: Adrián Villar Rojas, The Theater of Disappearance at The Met Fifth Avenue

The Met Fifth Avenue

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/adrian-villar-rojas

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas has transformed the Cantor Roof with an intricate site-specific installation that uses the Museum itself as its raw material. Featuring detailed replicas of nearly 100 objects from The Met collection, The Theater of Disappearance encompasses ...

The Titanosaur at American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

http://www.amnh.org/

Central Park West at 79th Street, NYC

‘In January 2016, the Museum is adding another must-see exhibit to its world-famous Fossil Halls: a cast of a 122-foot-long dinosaur. This species is so new that it has not yet been formally named by the paleontologists who discovered it.

Paleontologists suggest this dinosaur, a ...

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim at Guggenheim Museum

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

https://www.guggenheim.org/

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128

Solomon R. Guggenheim’s wholehearted embrace of modern art around the age of 68 was not so dissimilar from his philosophy for succeeding in business. He had never shied away from pioneering, or introducing novel methods, in his prosperous career as a mining industrialist. Having collected art ...

War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics at American Folk Art Museum

American Folk Art Museum

http://folkartmuseum.org/

2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023

War and Pieced is the first exhibition in the United States to showcase the spectacularly complex geometric quilts made exclusively by men using richly dyed wools derived from British military and dress uniforms. Once termed “Soldiers’” or “Convalescent Quilts,” the pieced ...

Young Architects Program 2017 at MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1

https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/3667?locale=en

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

The Young Architects Program (YAP), is an annual competition hosted by The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 that fosters innovative architecture. The winning design by Jenny E. Sabin (Ithaca) will be on view at MoMA PS1 during the summer 2017. This year’s finalists are Ania Jaworska ...

Zurbarán Masterpieces on Loan from Auckland Castle at The Frick Collection

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 ...