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AMNH: Dark Universe

American Museum of Natural History

www.amnh.org

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

This Hayden Planetarium space show features enigmatic cosmic phenomena, seminal scientific instruments, and spectacular scenes from deep space that celebrate pivotal discoveries leading to our understanding of the structure and history of our universe.  Dark Universe starts 100 million light years ...

AMNH: Discovery Room

American Museum of Natural History

https://www.amnh.org/

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

The Discovery Room offers families, and especially children ages 5-12, an interactive gateway to the wonders of the Museum and a hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at its science. Children, accompanied by adults, can explore an array of artifacts and specimens, puzzles, and scientific ...

AMNH: Inside You

American Museum of Natural History

https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/inside-you

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

Did you know that your gastrointestinal tract is home to about 100 trillion bacteria? That’s more organisms than there are stars in the Milky Way! Our bodies are home to many trillions of microbes, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms collectively called the human ...

Review: A 'Candide' That's The Life of the Party, But ...

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, April 20, 2018 Carnegie Hall’s “One-Night-Only Benefit Concert in Celebration of the Bernstein Centennial” took the form of selections from the concert version of Candide currently licensed by the Leonard Bernstein Office, performed by a top-of-the-line crew of singers, players, and ...

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 ...

AMNH: Opulent Oceans

American Museum of Natural History

http://www.amnh.org

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

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 diversity of life ...

AMNH: Our Senses — An Immersive Experience

American Museum of Natural History

https://www.amnh.org/

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

Every day, we perceive the world around us through our senses—including sight, smell, hearing, touch, balance, and taste. But as it turns out, for humans “reality” isn’t ever exactly what it seems. In this highly experiential exhibition, explore 11 funhouse-like spaces that dare you to ...

AMNH: Spring Early-Morning Bird Walks in Central Park

American Museum of Natural History

https://www.amnh.org/

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

Ornithologists Paul Sweet (T, F) and Joseph DiCostanzo (W, Th) lead this walking tour to observe the spring migration of birds in Central Park. Identify birds such as warblers, thrushes, tanagers, and orioles as they pass through New York City en route to their summer homes. All birdwalks start ...

AMNH: The Butterfly Conservatory

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, “wings”—refers to a prominent feature ...

AMNH: The Titanosaur

Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Orientation Center at American Museum of Natural History

https://www.amnh.org/

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

In January 2016, the Museum added another must-see exhibit to its world-famous fossil halls: a cast of a 122-foot-long dinosaur. At the time, the species was so new, that it had not yet been formally named by the paleontologists who discovered it. The scientific name, Patagotitan mayorum, was ...

Asia Society: Clouds Stretching for a Thousand Miles — Ink in Asian Art

Asia Society

https://asiasociety.org/new-york/

725 Park Ave, New York, NYC 10021

This exhibition celebrates the versatility and enduring influence of the calligraphic ink tradition across Asia. The works on view, selected from Asia Society Museum’s new acquisitions of contemporary ink and calligraphic art, highlight exemplary works by Gu Wenda, Minjung Kim, Qiu Zhijie, Sun ...

Asia Society: Inspired by Asian Art — Works by New York City Students

Asia Society

https://asiasociety.org/new-york

725 Park Ave, New York, NYC 10021

Inspired by Asian Art is part of a series of exhibitions that presents the work of New York City students created in response to the great artistic traditions of Asia. This year the exhibition presents student artwork inspired by the Asia Society fall 2017 exhibitions Masterpieces from the Asia ...

Asia Society: The Progressive Revolution — Modern Art for a New India

Asia Society

https://asiasociety.org/new-york/

725 Park Ave, New York, NYC 10021

Just over seven decades after the declaration of India’s independence in 1947 and the emergence of a modern art movement in India, Asia Society presents a landmark exhibition of works by members of the Progressive Artists’ Group, which formed in Bombay, now Mumbai, in the aftermath of ...

Asia Society: Unknown Tibet — The Tucci Expeditions and Buddhist Painting

Asia Society

https://asiasociety.org/

725 Park Ave, New York, NYC 10021

Unknown Tibet: The Tucci Expeditions and Buddhist Painting features stunning paintings collected by Italian scholar Giuseppe Tucci during his 1926-1948 expeditions to Tibet, and striking photography of his travels. The paintings — on loan from the Museum of Civilisation-Museum of Oriental Art ...

Bronx Museum: Angel Otero — Elegies

The Bronx Museum of the Arts

http://www.bronxmuseum.org/

1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456

Since early on in his career Angel Otero has aligned his practice to the oldest and most revered painting tradition, which he endeavors to constantly reinvent it. Thus, Otero not only retains a commitment to making paintings and sculptures, but at key points in his career he has underscored that ...

Bronx Museum: Community Mural at Bronx Terminal Market

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 Street, The Bronx Museum Community Mural at Bronx Terminal Market is part ...

Bronx Museum: Diana Al-Hadid — Delirious Matter

The Bronx Museum of the Arts

http://www.bronxmuseum.org/

1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456

The sculptural work of Diana Al-Hadid often refers to boundaries as a way to challenge preconceived notion of how one defines and experiences space. Drawing from an array of art-historical and scientific references, Al-Hadid’s work treads carefully between the imagined and the real, to address ...

Bronx Museum: Iran — Women Only

The Bronx Museum of the Arts

http://www.bronxmuseum.org/

1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456

Iran: Women Only focuses on the contemporary women of Iran, with a look back at the early work of the artist started almost four decades ago. Goodman began her photojournalism career in Iran covering the occupation of the US Embassy in Tehran just months after hundreds of Iranian students took 52 ...

Bronx Museum: Manuel Mendive — Nature, Spirit, and Body

The Bronx Museum of the Arts

http://www.bronxmuseum.org/

1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456

Over the last fifty years, Cuban artist Manuel Mendive has developed a highly personal examination of the African spiritual tradition of Yoruba through the experimental lens of contemporary art. The artist’s multidisciplinary work, in particular his performances, has become a vehicle for ...

Bronx Museum: Moses Ros — Landing / Aterrizaje

The Bronx Museum of the Arts

http://www.bronxmuseum.org/

1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is proud to present Landing / Aterrizaje , a new installation by Bronx artist Moses Ros conceived specifically for the museum’s Terrace, from April 18 through September 19, 2018. Landing / Aterrizaje is inspired by recent migrations to the United States caused by ...

Bronx Museum: Oded Halahmy — Exile is Home

The Bronx Museum of the Arts

http://www.bronxmuseum.org/

1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456

Like countless New Yorkers who arrived from distant lands, Oded Halahmy has a rich personal history of exile, migration and travels. Born in the old city of Baghdad in 1938, the artist came from a family of Orthodox Jews with deep roots in ancient Babylonian culture. He refers to his home as the ...

Bronx Museum: Rochelle Feinstein — Image of an Image

The Bronx Museum of the Arts

http://www.bronxmuseum.org/

1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456

The work of Bronx native Rochelle Feinstein is deeply informed by abstraction, while also conveying a keen sensibility to contemporary culture, particularly to our everyday use of language. Over the span of the last four decades, Feinstein has probed the relevance of the abstract painting tradition ...

Brooklyn Museum: A Woman’s Afterlife — Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt

Brooklyn Museum

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238

The ancient Egyptians believed that to make rebirth possible for a deceased woman, she briefly had to turn into a man. Guided by new research inspired in part by feminist scholarship, the exhibition A Woman’s Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt tells this remarkable story of gender ...

Brooklyn Museum: American Art

Brooklyn Museum

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238

As the face of America changes and becomes more diverse, this major reinstallation of our American Art galleries attempts to take a more inclusive approach. It embraces work by women and people of color and extends the definition of America to encompass not only the United States but Central and ...

Brooklyn Museum: Ancient Egyptian Art Collection Is “New” Again

Brooklyn Museum

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238

The Brooklyn Museum has one of the largest and most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian art in the United States, and is renowned throughout the world. The galleries for this unparalleled collection have been reorganized and reinstalled and are definitely worth your time to check out again — ...

Brooklyn Museum: Assyrian Reliefs

Brooklyn Museum

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

These twelve massive carved alabaster panels, on view together for the first time, dominate the walls of our Hagop Kevorkian Gallery of Ancient Near Eastern Art. Originally brightly painted, they once adorned the vast palace of King Ashur-nasir-pal II (883–859 B.C.E.), one of the greatest rulers ...

Brooklyn Museum: David Bowie is

Brooklyn Museum

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Organized with unprecedented access to David Bowie’s personal archive, this exhibition explores the creative process of an artist whose sustained reinventions, innovative collaborations, and bold characterizations revolutionized the way we see music, inspiring people to shape their own identities ...

Brooklyn Museum: European Art

Brooklyn Museum

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

This major reinstallation of our European art collection presents masterpieces spanning the Early Renaissance through World War II. The selection of sixty-three drawings, prints, paintings, and sculptures in marble, plaster, and bronze addresses identity-making in Europe through themes of the body ...

Brooklyn Museum: Radical Women — Latin American Art, 1960–1985

Brooklyn Museum

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

This is the first exhibition to explore the groundbreaking contributions to contemporary art of Latin American and Latina women artists during a period of extraordinary conceptual and aesthetic experimentation. Featuring more than 120 artists from 15 countries, Radical Women: Latin American Art, ...

Brooklyn Museum: Rodin — 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 Bronze highlights the ...

Brooklyn Museum: William Trost Richards — Experiments in Watercolor

Brooklyn Museum

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

The rise of watercolor painting in the mid-to-late nineteenth century coincided with a growing artistic interest in the expressive possibilities of the medium. American landscape painter William Trost Richards (1833–1905) was at the forefront of this movement, using both traditional and ...

Cooper Hewitt: Access+Ability

Cooper Hewitt

https://www.cooperhewitt.org/

2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128

There has been a surge of design with and by people with a wide range of physical, cognitive, and sensory abilities. Fueled by advances in research, technology, and fabrication, this proliferation of functional, life-enhancing products is creating unprecedented access in homes, schools, workplaces, ...

Cooper Hewitt: Hear, See, Play: Designing with Sound

Cooper Hewitt

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org

2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128

The growing field of sound design gives an audible voice to products, brands, and interfaces. Through sound, our digital devices and products tell us when we have completed a task, received a message, or achieved a goal. Now imagine this world of products with no sound—no chimes, buzzes, or ...

Cooper Hewitt: Ilonka Karasz

Cooper Hewitt

https://www.cooperhewitt.org/

2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128

Ilonka Karasz (American, b. Hungary, 1896–1981) is an important yet overlooked figure in 20th-century design. During her long and prolific career, she worked in a wide variety of media, producing designs for wallcoverings, textiles, carpets, lighting, ceramics, metalwork, toys, and furniture. She ...

Cooper Hewitt: Immersion Room

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

http://www.cooperhewitt.org/

2 E 91st Street, New York, NY 10128

This new interactive space, formerly Margaret Carnegie’s bedroom, offers a unique experience: the ability to view Cooper Hewitt’s extraordinary collection of wallcoverings as never before. Using the Pen, you can select wallpapers from the Museum’s permanent collection and see them projected ...

Cooper Hewitt: Jewelry of Ideas — Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection

Cooper Hewitt

https://www.cooperhewitt.org/

2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128

“…challenging, geographically diverse, and, above all else, avant-garde…”—Vogue Featuring nearly 150 brooches, necklaces, bracelets, and rings created by seminal designers from Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, Jewelry of Ideas illuminates the radical conceptual and material ...

Cooper Hewitt: Models & Prototypes Gallery — Thaw Models

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 presentation represent a range of ...

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