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A Passion for Jade: Heber Bishop and His Collection At The Met Fifth Avenue

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 ...

A Passion for Tiffany Lamps On View in the Neustadt Gallery at Queens Museum

Queens Museum

http://www.queensmuseum.org/

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

Austrian immigrants Dr. Egon Neustadt and his wife Hildegard were among the earliest collectors of works by famed American artist Louis C. Tiffany (1848-1933) and they played a critical role in reviving interest in Tiffany’s lamps in the mid-twentieth century. In 1935, newly married and living in ...

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

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 ...

Jazz Notes Intel: Eclectic French Violinist Scott Tixier Soars; Pianist ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, February 22, 2018  (No. 1) In a Saturday early-afternoon conversation, Scott Tixier stresses that he’s beyond busy. “I get distracted easily,” said the rising-star France-born, Brooklyn-based jazz violinist and composer when asked if he were ramping up for a new recording ...

Review: 'At Home At The Zoo' — Albee At His Best

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, February 22, 2018 In Edward Albee’s world, people quarrel, threaten, argue, fight, and struggle against each other. They bite, tussle, demean, condemn. His world is a bleak place, and yet it’s so much fun to be there, at least from ...

Review: Anna Caterina Antonacci Captivates and Conquers in a Rare ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, February 21, 2018 New York City Opera brings the celebrated Anna Caterina Antonacci to Carnegie Hall for a rare, intimate recital and audiences should run, not walk. It is a privilege to experience vocalism of this caliber, and this former mezzo turned ...

The 30th Anniversary Edition of The Art Show Can Change ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 21, 2018 The Art Show is one of those events that can change how you look at art. This show, now in its thirtieth year, is composed of ADAA (Art Dealers Association of America) members, all with extensive experience in ...

Review: The Met Revives the Rare 'Semiramide' With a Golden ...

By Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, February 19, 2018 Offering palace intrigue and plot twists that would make a Trump White House blanch, the Metropolitan Opera tonight revived its beautiful production of Rossini's Semiramide, swathed in blue and gold and filling the house with impressive vocal pyrotechnics. ...

NYC This Week: 2.19.2018

By Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, February 19, 2018 This President's Day, take some time to plan a great week of New York City culture. We have some great ideas. Tony Kushner's monumental Angels in America took Broadway by storm in 1993, with its unvarnished examination of AIDS ...

Art Break: LaToya Ruby Frazier Champions the Oppressed Through Photography ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 19, 2018 Art Break knows that art and the act of creating it is a powerful thing. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the pieces of LaToya Ruby Frazier, now at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in upper Manhattan. Her ...

Review: Drama Reigns at the New York Philharmonic, and Not ...

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, February 16, 2018 Those weren’t boos you heard at Thursday night’s Philharmonic concert at Geffen Hall—they were howls of rage and contempt, and cries of “What an idiot!,” and a shouting-match that might have led to fisticuffs if a ...

Review: The York Theatre's Oy-Vey-Worthy 'Bar Mitzvah Boy'

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, February 15, 2018 First, let’s all acknowledge a deep debt of gratitude to the venerable York Theatre and their commitment both to fostering new musicals, and to unearthing old ones, polishing them off, and giving them a chance to shine in ...

Review: 'Hey, Look Me Over' Surprises at Encores!

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, February 13, 2018 As any musical-theater devotee can tell you, Encores! is the annual series of performances at New York City Center of historical musicals that have somehow fallen through the cracks. Every year, Encores! chooses three musicals to resurrect, and each ...

A Year with Children 2018 at The Guggenheim

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 ...

About Dark Universe at American Museum of Natural History

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 ...

Access+Ability at Cooper Hewitt

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, ...

Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965–2016 at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art

https://www.moma.org/

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

In 1996 Adrian Piper wrote, “It seemed that the more clearly and abstractly I learned to think, the more clearly I was able to hear my gut telling me what I needed to do, and the more pressing it became to do it.” Since the 1960s, this uncompromising artist and philosopher has explored the ...

Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys at Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys takes visitors through the holiest city in the Islamic world. It presents a compelling portrait of the massive urban redevelopment now under way and its effects on residents and the millions of hajj pilgrims who travel there every year. Saudi artist Ahmed Mater has ...

Amazon Adventure 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

Amazon Adventure traces the extraordinary journey of 19th-century naturalist and explorer Henry Walter Bates—the most influential scientist you’ve never heard of—who provided “the beautiful proof” to Charles Darwin for his revolutionary theory of evolution by natural selection, the ...

American Art at Brooklyn Museum

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 ...

American Painters in Italy: From Copley To Sargent at The Met Fifth Avenue

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 ...

An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940–2017 at Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

http://whitney.org/

99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

Through the lens of the Whitney’s collection, An Incomplete History of Protest looks at how artists from the 1940s to the present have confronted the political and social issues of their day. Whether making art as a form of activism, criticism, instruction, or inspiration, the featured artists ...

Ancient Egyptian Art Collection is “new” again at the Brooklyn Museum

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 — ...

Andy Warhol at Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

http://whitney.org/

99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

Few American artists are as ever-present and instantly recognizable as Andy Warhol (1928–1987). Uniting all aspects, media, and periods of Warhol’s career, this exhibition will provide an historic opportunity to better comprehend the work of the most American of artists. The presentation will ...

Angel Otero: Elegies at Bronx Museum of Art

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 ...

Art and Peoples of the Kharga Oasis At The Met Fifth Avenue

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 ...

Before/On/After: William Wegman and California Conceptualism At The Met Fifth Avenue

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 ...

Being: New Photography 2018 at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art

https://www.moma.org/

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

Being: New Photography 2018, the latest edition of MoMA’s longstanding and celebrated New Photography series, investigates charged and layered notions of personhood and subjectivity in recent photography and photo-based art, presenting works by 17 artists working in the US and ...

Believe me at Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

http://whitney.org/

99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

Addie Wagenknecht’s Believe me references the familiar sight of a device’s broken screen. It overlays the visual effect of cracks on a series of images that can be manipulated and loaded successively by refreshing the browser. Using the seemingly damaged screen as a central ...

Between the Waters at Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

http://whitney.org

99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

This group exhibition features works by six emerging artists that address the inseparability of the natural and social worlds through a distinctly subjective or autobiographical lens. The artists included are: Carolina Caycedo (b. 1978, London; lives and works in Los Angeles, CA), Demian DinéYazhi ...

Birds of a Feather: Joseph Cornell’s Homage to Juan Gris At The Met Fifth Avenue

At The Met Fifth Avenue

https://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

On October 22, 1953, Joseph Cornell wrote at the top of a page in his diary: “Juan Gris / Janis Yesterday.” The annotation referred to the previous day’s outing, when, on one of his frequent trips to the gallery district in midtown Manhattan, Cornell visited the Sidney Janis ...

Bodys Isek Kingelez at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art

https://www.moma.org/

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

MoMA presents a full retrospective of Bodys Isek Kingelez (1948–2015), the Congolese sculptor who worked with paper, commercial packaging, and materials from everyday life to create what he called “extreme maquettes” that encompass civic buildings, public monuments, and national ...

Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts at MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1

https://www.moma.org/

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

Schaulager, Basel, The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1 present the first comprehensive retrospective of American artist Bruce Nauman (b. 1941) in over 20 years. Opening at Schaulager in March 2018 and traveling to New York in October of that year, the exhibition expands upon the rich holdings of ...

Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting at MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1

https://www.moma.org/

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

MoMA PS1 presents the first U.S. retrospective of the work of Carolee Schneemann, spanning the artist’s prolific six-decade career. As one of the most influential artists of the second part of the twentieth century, Schneemann’s pioneering investigations into subjectivity, the social ...

Cathy Wilkes at MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1

https://www.moma.org/

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

MoMA PS1 presents the first monographic exhibition of Cathy Wilkes (Irish, b. 1966) in New York. The largest exhibition of the artist’s work to date, Cathy Wilkes features approximately 50 works from public and private collections throughout Europe and North America as well as new pieces created ...

Celebrating the Year of the Dog At The Met Fifth Avenue

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 ...

Charles White: A Retrospective at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art

https://www.moma.org/

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

“Art must be an integral part of the struggle,” Charles Whiteinsisted. “It can’t simply mirror what’s taking place. … It must ally itself with the forces of liberation.” Over the course of his four-decade career, White’s commitment to creating powerful images of African ...

Christine Sun Kim: Too Much Future at Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

http://whitney.org

99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

Too Much Future is a new work by Christine Sun Kim, and the seventh work to be presented as part of the ongoing series of public art installations located across the street from the Whitney Museum of American Art and the High Line. Organized by the Whitney in partnership with TF Cornerstone and ...

Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983 at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art

https://www.moma.org/

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

The East Village of the 1970s and 1980s continues to thrive in the global public’s imagination. Located in the basement of a Polish Church at 57 St. Marks Place, Club 57 (1978–83) began as a no-budget venue for music and film exhibitions, and quickly took pride of place in a constellation of ...

Constantin Brancusi Sculpture at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art

https://www.moma.org/

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

Poet Erza Pound spoke of artist Constantin Brancusi’s work as providing “the master keys to the world of form.” Over a career that spanned half a century, Brancusi’s innovations transformed sculpture as it had been known, and influenced generations of artists to come. After moving ...

Crowns of the Vajra Masters: Ritual Art of Nepal At The Met Fifth Avenue

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 ...

Crowns of the Vajra Masters: Ritual Art of Nepal At The Met Fifth Avenue

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 ...

Dangerous Beauty: Medusa in Classical Art At The Met Fifth Avenue

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 ...

Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away at The Guggenheim

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 ...

David Bowie is at Brooklyn Museum

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 ...

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