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Through 8/03/2014


Ages: All

Design Motifs in Byzantine Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710 - www.metmuseum.org

Many of the textiles found in Egypt, the southernmost province of the Byzantine Empire, are woven in linen and wool and decorated with a great variety of motifs. Meant to be worn and to decorate domestic and religious spaces, the works on view in this exhibition feature designs that generally refer to abundance and prosperity. Many of the motifs --... (more)


Through 8/03/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm (Fri. until 9pm)


Ages: All

Nalini Malani: Transgressions
Asia Society and Museum

725 Park Ave. - 212-288-6400 - asiasociety.org

Nalini Malani (b. 1946 in Karachi, Pakistan; lives and works in Mumbai, India) is one of the foremost contemporary women artists from India. Her practice utilizes allegory and symbolism as metaphors to explore issues relating to gender, class, and race in a post-colonial world. Formally, her work spans the mediums of painting, sculpture, installati... (more)


Through 8/03/2014


Ages: All

Other Primary Structures
The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3222 - thejewishmuseum.org

A major exhibition of sculpture from the 1960s featuring the work of artists from Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, much of which has rarely been seen in the United States, Other Primary Structures revisits the premise of and builds upon the Museum's seminal 1966 exhibition Primary Structures: Younger American and Br... (more)


Through 8/03/2014


Ages: All

Masterpieces & Curiosities: Diane Arbus's Jewish Giant
The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3222 - thejewishmuseum.org

This exhibition focuses on the subject of Diane Arbus's Jewish Giant at Home with His Parents, Bronx, NY, (1970) using ephemera, sound recordings, and family photos to provide an intimate look into one of Arbus's most recognized yet least understood subjects. Curated by Daniel Palmer, Leon Levy Assistant Curator.


Through 7/31/2014


Ages: All

The Greek Monsters
Onassis Cultural Center

645 Fifth Ave. - 212-486-4448 - onassisusa.org

Created by the award-winning Greek design group Beetroot, "The Greek Monsters" is a staged invasion of Hellenic monsters in the form of freestanding sculpture, bas-relief and paintings installed in the Atrium of the Olympic Tower. Beetroot's contemporary interpretations of gruesome characters from classical mythology - including Cyclops, the Minota... (more)


Through 8/03/2014


Ages: All

Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400 - moma.org

The first comprehensive retrospective of Sigmar Polke (German, 1941-2010), encompassing Polke's work across all mediums, including painting, photography, film, drawing, prints, and sculpture. Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of the postwar generation, Polke possessed an irreverent wit that, coupled with his exceptional grasp o... (more)


Through 8/03/2014


Ages: All

Goya and the Altamira Family
Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710 - www.metmuseum.org

This exhibition features Goya's four portraits of members of the Altamira family, including the so-called Boy in Red, one of the Metropolitan Museum's most beloved Old Master paintings. Also on view is a fifth Altamira portrait, by Agustin Esteve. This is the first time these family portraits - now dispersed in public and private collections in Spa... (more)


Through 8/03/2014


Ages: All

In a World of Their Own: Coney Island Photographs by Aaron Rose
Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672 - mcny.org

When Aaron Rose began photographing Coney Island in 1961, he bypassed the bluster of the theme parks and sideshows for the more intimate interactions of beach dwellers. Wielding his camera surreptitiously, observing as if from a neighboring blanket, Rose documented a "sun-baked melting pot" of beachgoers of all ages, ethnicities, and walks of life,... (more)


Through 8/03/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm (Fri. until 9pm)


Ages: All

Inspired by Iran Modern: Work by New York City Students
Asia Society and Museum

725 Park Ave. - 212-288-6400 - asiasociety.org

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 2013 exhibition Iran Modern.


Through 8/01/2014
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10am-6pm


Ages: All

Transmutations
Tibet House US Museum/Gallery

22 West 15th Street - 1.212.807.0563 - tibethouse.org
Price: Free

Tibet House US is pleased to announce Transmutations, an exhibition featuring artist Benigna Chilla's new series of large scale paintings created after a 2012 stay in Bhutan. Her process as an artist begins with inspiration from ancient, geometric patterns found in architecture, textiles, and nature. These recent paintings explore both organic and ... (more)


Through 8/02/2014


Ages: All

Mid-Summer Night's Dream Exhibition
Amsterdam Whitney

511 W. 25th St. - 212-255-9050 - amsterdamwhitneygallery.com

Featuring leading Contemporary Master Artists whose work explores the abstract, figurative and natural worlds, exalting the realm of the aesthetic through brilliant coloration and dazzling form. This special exhibition offers a magical tribute which will enchant the senses of both art acquisitiors and art aficionados alike with its incandescent ren... (more)


Through 8/03/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm (Fri. until 9pm)


Ages: All

Shiva Ahmadi: In Focus
Asia Society and Museum

725 Park Ave. - 212-288-6400 - asiasociety.org

Asia Society Museum has invited the artist Shiva Ahmadi to create a new work as part of its ongoing In Focus series. Ahmadi's practice is informed by the tradition of miniature painting. Her jewel-like compositions feature allegorical narratives that serve as a critique of contemporary political conflicts and the abuses of power that accompany them... (more)


Through 8/03/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm (Fri. until 9pm)


Ages: All

SxSE: Selections from the Asia Society Museum Collection
Asia Society and Museum

725 Park Ave. - 212-288-6400 - asiasociety.org

SxSE: Selections from the Asia Society Museum Collection brings together video artworks created since 2000 by South and Southeast Asian artists reflecting current artistic trends in the region. Many of the works included in the exhibition focus on the socioeconomic and environmental impact rapid urbanization has had on local communities.


Through 8/01/2014
Hours: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Ages: All

Zoo Patrol
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

1875 Noble Avenue - 203-394-6563
Price: $140 - $165

This session of Zoo Patrol offers children ages 12 - 14 the opportunity to participate in keeper talks, behind-the-scenes tours, animal related games, and crafts. Hands-on lab activities and nature studies may also be a part of the program. Sessions run on zoo grounds Monday through Friday. Each week is $140/child for Zoo members and $165/child for... (more)


7/29/2014 - 7/30/2014


Ages: All

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra Opening Night - Richard Goode
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza - 212-721-6500 - mostlymozart.org

Louis Langree and the Festival Orchestra launch another unforgettable summer with an evening of Mozart. Eloquent interpreter Richard Goode joins them for the joyous Piano Concerto No. 23 in a program that ends with the "Jupiter" Symphony.


7/29/2014
Hours: 7pm


Ages: All

Conor Oberst with special guest Dawes
Central Park SummerStage

Rumsey Playfield - 212-360-2777 - summerstage.org

Live


7/29/2014
Hours: 9:30PM


Ages: All

Claire London
Mercury Lounge

217 E Houston St - 212-777-6727 x210
Price: $10

Born to British parents and raised in Richmond, VA, Claire London is a singer and songwriter based in New York City. London?s intriguing personal aesthetic (a mix of haute couture and grunge rocker) is as unique as her sound, with musical influences ranging from Nine Inch Nails to Nina Simone. In addition to her music, London is the founder of an a... (more)


7/29/2014
Hours: 7-8pm


Ages: All

Summer Organ Series: Jelani Eddington
Riverside Church

490 Riverside Drive - 212-870-6722 - theriversidechurchny.org
Price: $20; $15 seniors

Spotlighting one of the largest and most acclaimed organs in the world and continuing a decades old tradition of summer concerts featuring outstanding organists, The Riverside Church is presenting its Annual Summer Organ Series. Tonight: Jelani Eddington, Concert Organist, Racine, WI, performs a special concert of live organ improvisation accompany... (more)


7/29/2014 - 8/19/2014
Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6


Ages: All

Be Inspired By Art at Agora This Summer
Agora Gallery

530 West 25th Street - 212-2264151 - www.agora-gallery.com

If the oppressive summer heat is getting you down, visit Agora Gallery and allow our July exhibitions refresh your wonder for the beauty and diversity of the world around you. The artwork in Verve of Abstraction demonstrates how instinctive and natural it can be to open yourself up to new perspectives. By deconstructing and reconstructing their... (more)


7/29/2014
Hours: 7pm


Ages: AD

Pat Kiernan's Trivia Food Fight
Bell House

149 7th St. - 718-643-6510 - www.thebellhouseny.com
Price: $26

This summer, TrivWorks – NYC's trivia teambuilding and corporate entertainment professionals – teams up once again with NY1 morning news anchor, WABC radio host and former VH1 The World Series of Pop Culture host Pat Kiernan to produce the largest trivia night in NYC! In this ultimate food-themed pop culture trivia night, come test your knowledge o... (more)


7/29/2014
Hours: 6:30 pm


Ages: All

The Grand Tour
American Museum of Natural History

200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100 - amnh.org
Price: $15 ($13.50 seniors, students) $12 for Members

Nearly all of us know we’re the third planet from the Sun, but where are we among the stars in the Milky Way? Do we hold a special place among the planets, stars, and galaxies in the universe? The Grand Tour will answer these questions while you travel from Earth to the most distant objects in the universe. Explore planets, extrasolar planets, n... (more)


7/29/2014
Hours: 7-10pm


Ages: AD

ALLAGASH TAP TAKEOVER – ROUND 2
Clinton Hall

90 Washington Street - 212-889-0440 ext 219

Allagash is taking over the taps again at Clinton Hall! You’re invited to take part in a night of fun and 17 beers to sip. Here is the list of beers that will be on tap that night: White; Tripel; Curieux; James Bean; Bourbon Black; Session Brett; Golden Brett; Midnight Brett; Confluence 2013; Confluence 2014; Interlude 2013; Ginger Wit; Red Howes;... (more)


7/29/2014
Hours: 8pm & 10pm

B.B. King Blues Club All Stars, featuring the Harlem Blues Project
Lucille's

237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144 - www.bbkingblues.com

Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks.


7/29/2014
Hours: 7pm

Cinderella's Tom Keifer
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144 - www.bbkingblues.com

Tom Keifer is best known as singer/songwriter/guitarist/keyboardist of the band Cinderella. Cinderella gained success in the mid-'80s, turning out a series of million-selling albums and hit singles while placing music videos in heavy rotation on MTV. -


7/29/2014
Hours: 1-4pm


Ages: YE,TW,TE,AD

Harry Potter Month: Trivia Tuesdays
The Scholastic Store

557 Broadway - 212-343-6187 - scholastic.com/sohostore

ALl month long, muggles and magic folk alike can test their knowledge of the wizarding world during an afternoon of trivia celebrating the birthday month of the Boy Who Lived! Plus, you can help share the magic of books! For every Harry Potter book purchased at the store in July, a copy will be donated to The Pajama Program.


7/29/2014
Hours: 10pm


Ages: AD

Last Tuesday! Presented by Pat Dixon
The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club

239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600 - www.thestandnyc.com



7/29/2014
Hours: 7pm


Ages: AD

Cultura Profetica
Highline Ballroom

431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994 - www.highlineballroom.com

Now after 16 years of career. CPR, is one of the most important Latin bands, playing with a fusion of rhythms, sounds, atmospheres and lyrics that cannot be classified, but enjoy each of their contributions in every album, as part cult collection. Opening act: McKlopedia


7/29/2014 - 8/03/2014
Hours: 4-6pm


Ages: All

Chat With Mario & Luigi Live!
Nintendo World

10 Rockefeller Plaza - 646-459-0800 - www.nintendoworldstore.com

Do you have a question for Nintendo heroes Mario and Luigi? If so, now is your chance to ask them what life is like in the Mushroom Kingdom via live video chat. You never know what exciting adventures you will hear about!


7/30/2014
Hours: 8pm


Ages: YE,TW,TE,AD

Front Row Cinema Goonies
South Street Seaport

Pier 17 - 212-732-8257 - www.southstreetseaport.com

A group of kids set out on an adventure in search of pirate treasure that could save their homes from foreclosure


7/30/2014
Hours: 6:30pm


Ages: All

Amel Larrieux, Avery*Sunshine, The Jones Family Singers
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Damrosch Park - 212-721-6500 - lcoutofdoors.org/events/amel-larrieux

Amel Larrieux Blending eclectic sonics and dancefloor diva charisma, the alluring urban chanteuse Larrieux embodies the best and smartest of pop, soul, jazz, folk and R&B. Avery*Sunshine Rooted in gospel, Atlanta singer/songwriter/pianist Avery*Sunshine reaches deep into a cornucopia of styles to offer songs of luminous insight and blazing... (more)


7/30/2014
Hours: 7:30pm


Ages: All

New York Choral Society 54th Annual Summer Sings!-Verdi: Requiem
Symphony Space

2537 Broadway - 212-247-3878 - www.symphonyspace.org
Price: $20

Celebrate summer by attending New York Choral Society Summer Sings this July and August. Read through the most popular masterworks of the choral literature conducted by six prominent choral conductors from the New York City area. We lend you the scores for the evening, provide accompaniment and soloists, air-conditioning, and YOU are the chorus! ... (more)


7/30/2014
Hours: 8pm


Ages: AD

Adam Hunter
Gotham Comedy Club

208 W. 23rd St. - 212-367-9000 - gothamcomedyclub.com



7/30/2014
Hours: 7:00 PM


Ages: All

Lenelle Moise Poetry Reading
Poets House

Ten River Terrace - 212-431-7920

Lenelle Moise reads from her new collection of poetry, Haiti Glass, along with other poets Joan Larkin, Jeffrey Harrison, and Spencer Reese.


7/30/2014
Hours: 6pm-9pm


Ages: All

Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights at 104th and Fifth
El Museo Del Barrio

1230 5th Ave. - 212-831-7272 - www.elmuseo.org

This summer, El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York will present Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th & Fifth, the first-ever joint series featuring musical performances, gallery talks, art-making workshops, breakdancing demos, renowned DJs, festive summer drinks, local food vendors, and more. Both museums, located next door to ... (more)


7/30/2014
Hours: 8pm


Ages: AD

Micky Dolenz, Lead Singer of The Monkees
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144 - www.bbkingblues.com

After selling more than 65 million records worldwide as the star of The Monkees TV show, Micky Dolenz has continued to make his mark in other areas of the entertainment business, through his varied career as an actor, director, writer, producer, and performer. Born in Los Angeles in 1948, he first established himself as a performer at age 10 when, ... (more)


7/30/2014
Hours: 1-4pm


Ages: YE,TW,TE,AD

Harry Potter Month: Wizard-Craft Wednesdays
The Scholastic Store

557 Broadway - 212-343-6187 - scholastic.com/sohostore

Celebrate the birthday month of the Boy Who Lived with a magical afternoon of craft-making. Plus, you can help share the magic of books! For every Harry Potter book purchased at the store in July, a copy will be donated to The Pajama Program.


7/30/2014
Hours: 8pm


Ages: AD

Chris Gethard, Randy Liedtke, Mark Normand, Dan St. Germain, Sean Donnelly and more!
The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club

239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600 - www.thestandnyc.com



7/30/2014
Hours: 10pm


Ages: AD

The Creeps of Comedy Hosted by Aaron Berg
The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club

239 Third Ave. - 212-677-2600 - www.thestandnyc.com



7/30/2014
Hours: 8pm


Ages: AD

SHE Featuring Aroooj Aftab, Lily Virginia, Janelle Kroll, Vandana Jain & SoDabu
Highline Ballroom

431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994 - www.highlineballroom.com

SHE celebrates the 2nd anniversary of Den Entertainment hosted by Solonje Burnett-Loucas. A concert, a dream, a night of magic and music, it all takes place on July 30th at Highline Ballroom. Arooj Aftab innovates off classical Pakistani, Sufi & pre-partition South Asian music. With influences as varied as Florence + the Machine to Bon Iver, Fl... (more)


7/31/2014
Hours: 9:15am - 5:30pm


Ages: All

Elevate New York
The Conrad New York

102 North End Avenue - 646.839.6846 - bizbash.com/elevatenyc
Price: $299 | $325

BizBash and Eventbrite are excited to announce the return of Elevate New York, a one-day, not-to-miss experience, on Thursday, July 31 at the Conrad New York. This thought-provoking event will feature a roster of innovative speakers focusing on everything from event marketing to technology, design, fund-raising, and more. Gain insight and key s... (more)


7/31/2014
Hours: 10pm


Ages: All

Richard Goode, piano - A Little Night Music
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 W. 65th St. - 212-875-5000 - mostlymozart.org

The masterful pianist and native New Yorker captures the wistfulness and yearning of Schubert's final piano sonata.


7/31/2014
Hours: 11pm


Ages: AD

DJ ?uestlove Presents Bowl Train
Brooklyn Bowl

61 Wythe Ave. - 718-963-3369 - www.brooklynbowl.com
Price: $5 advance, $8 day of show

American music legend ?uestlove is continuing his Thursday night residency at Brooklyn Bowl, accompanied by throwback Soul Train videos! His vinyl collection contains more than 50,000 records giving him the ability to tear up the dance floor with the most eclectic sets of hip-hop, house, 80's, rare grooves and a mix of everything in between.


7/31/2014


Ages: All

ROOFTOP FILMS: APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR
Greenpoint High School

50 Bedford Ave - 718-417-7362 - rooftopfilms.com
Price: 13

Special Sneak Preview. Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. Being without a cliché to hold onto can be a lonely experience.


7/31/2014
Hours: 7:30pm


Ages: All

Jose Gonzalez and yMusic
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Damrosch Park Bandshell - 212-721-6500 - lcoutofdoors.org/events/jose-gonzalez

Modern-day troubadour's Gonzalez' poignantly delicate voice, masterfully eloquent classical guitar, achingly emotional melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics will be reframed by new chamber orchestra arrangements by Rob Moose in a world premiere collaboration with yMusic. yMusic - Art rock collides with contemporary classical in the hands o... (more)


7/31/2014
Hours: 12:30pm


Ages: All

106.7 LITE FM Presents Broadway in Bryant Park
Bryant Park

41 W. 40th St. - 212-768-4242 - bryantpark.org

The best of Broadway and Off-Broadway is presented FREE with this lunchtime series on the Bryant Park Stage, hosted by 106.7 LITE FM's on-air personalities. Scheduled performers for 7/31 include Rock of Ages, Once, Holler If Ya Hear Me, and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Hosted by Bob Bronson.


7/31/2014
Hours: 8-11pm


Ages: AD

Summer Soiree, Presented by Drop Messages
Pier 60

23rd Street and West Side Highway - 2024942717 - dropmessages.com
Price: $45

The Summer Soiree is simple: a beautiful venue, premium open bar, gourmet food, 400 young professionals, and a great DJ. This event coincides with the release of the new version of Drop Messages. The most beautiful location in NYC? Check. We're hosting this at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers, with views over the Hudson River. PEOPLE: 350... (more)


7/31/2014
Hours: 7pm


Ages: All

Mackenzie Shivers
Rockwood Music Hall

1 Allen St, - (212) 477-4155

Born and raised in Tampa, FL, Shivers began playing piano at age four and started writing songs at age five and years later earned her degree in music composition and theory from Vanderbilt University’s Blair School Of Music.  She has also been a successful model and TV/film actress, with her most recent appearance on "Law and Order: SVU". In 2010,... (more)


7/31/2014
Hours: 6:30 PM


Ages: All

Film Screening: Sign Painters
The Jewish Museum

1109 5th Ave - (212) 423-3200 - www.thejewishmuseum.org
Price: Tickets: $12 dollars. $5 Member; $8 Student & Seniors

This 2012 documentary, directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, features interviews with over two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States--from established veterans and teachers, to young artists starting shops in San Francisco and New York. Despite the fact that many believe the skills developed by sign-painters have bee... (more)


7/31/2014
Hours: Monday – Friday, 11AM – 6PM; Saturday & Sunday, 12 – 6PM


Ages: All

VICE Presents 13th Annual Photo Exhibition
Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation

159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn - 718 596 3001 - pioneerworks.org/exhibitions/

VICE and Pioneer Works present an exhibition of pictures from the magazine’s 13th Annual Photo Issue: Trompe-L’Oeil. This year’s edition is a showcase of smoke and mirrors, featuring photographic illusions and transformations of all kinds. The issue includes a wide range of visual tricks, deceptions, and transformations by some of the greatest ... (more)


7/31/2014


Ages: AD

Midtown Dance Party Flash Mob Tour
TGIF

604 5th Ave, Rockefeller Center - 3478060889 - www.QuietEvents.com
Price: $15-25

This Party takes you from Rock Center to Bryant Park, Herald Square, Times Square, Penn Station and other iconic midtown places. It's a non stop dance party, while your tour guide teaches you about NYC and guides you to do silly things to make the tourists around you smile. It's a BEER CRAWL because we go to 3 different bars, it's a FLASH MOB... (more)


Ongoing Events

Date: Activity:
Through 1/04/2015 Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

More than 20 sets of large-format images showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.


Through 1/06/2016 Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
150 W. 17th St. - 212-620-5000
www.rmanyc.org
Ages: All

Marking the first in a series of yearly rotations, nearly twenty works of art add new dimensions and context to Gateway to Himalayan Art. Visitors will notice a greater emphasis on Hindu works, with beautiful examples from India and Nepal ranging from 12th to 19th centuries, as well as intricately-detailed thangka paintings, manuscript pages, and t... (more)


Through 10/08/2017 Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green - 212-514-3700
www.americanindian.si.edu
Ages: All

A five-year exhibition that presents Native dance as a vibrant, meaningful, and diverse form of cultural expression. Featuring ten social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas, the exhibition illuminates the significance of each dance and highlights the unique characteristics of its movements and music.


Through 3/11/2015 Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection - Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St. - 212-620-5000
www.rmanyc.org
Ages: All

A showcase of some of the finest works of art from the museum's collection while highlighting the stylistic diversity and relationships between different strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions.


Through 1/04/2015 Body Worlds: Pulse - Discovery Times Square
226 W. 44th St. - 866-987-9692
www.discoverytsx.com/exhibitions/bodyworlds
Ages: All
Price: $19.50-$25

The newest in the renowned BODY WORLDS series, which has presented the human body in groundbreaking ways for discovery to more than 36 million people around the world.


Through 12/31/2014 Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

An exhibition exploring the roles of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life. From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egypt imagery for thousands of years. Now, nearly thirty diverse representations of felines from the world-famous Egyptia... (more)


Through 8/03/2014 Design Motifs in Byzantine Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Many of the textiles found in Egypt, the southernmost province of the Byzantine Empire, are woven in linen and wool and decorated with a great variety of motifs. Meant to be worn and to decorate domestic and religious spaces, the works on view in this exhibition feature designs that generally refer to abundance and prosperity. Many of the motifs --... (more)


Through 12/31/2014 Working Below Decks - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave. - 212-245-0072
www.intrepidmuseum.org
Ages: All

Operating the aircraft carrier Intrepid required the skills of 3,000 men, many of whom worked below decks -- far from the excitement of the Flight Deck. In this pop-up exhibit, the Intrepid Museum will highlight a few of these occupations through original ship's equipment that has never before been on public display. Among the equipment to be showc... (more)


Through 10/01/2014 The Fed at 100 - Museum of American Finance
48 Wall St. - 212-908-4110
moaf.org
Ages: All

"The Fed at 100" illuminates the complex workings of the nation's central bank on its centennial anniversary and explores the pivotal role the Federal Reserve has played throughout the history of American finance. The Museum's largest exhibition to date, "The Fed at 100" encompasses three galleries and a theater.


Through 9/21/2014 Designing Modern Women, 1890s-1990s - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Modern design of the 20th century was profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women -- as muses of modernity and shapers of new ways of living, and as designers, patrons, performers, and educators. This installation, drawn entirely from MoMA's collection, celebrates the diversity and vitality of individual artists' engagement in the mod... (more)


Through 10/05/2014 The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

The Met's Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (AAOA) celebrates the genesis of its permanent collection with this exhibition. It is organized to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of The Museum of Primitive Art, the direct precursor to AAOA. The Museum of Primitive Art was a pioneering cultural institution that ... (more)


Through 10/12/2014 Natural Histories - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

Inspired by the book Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, published in October 2012, this exhibition will include reproductions from more than 20 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works. The works featured in Natural Histories span from the 16th century to the early... (more)


Through 8/31/2014 Lights, Camera, Astoria - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. - 718-777-6888
movingimage.us
Ages: All

This exhibition traces the fascinating history of the Astoria Studio complex, which has been at the heart of filmmaking in New York City since 1920. The studio site was the east-coast home of Paramount Pictures in the silent and early talking-picture eras, a center for independent filmmaking in the 1930s, and the U.S. Army Pictorial Center from Wor... (more)


Through 1/04/2015 Gilded New York - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

Inaugurating the Museum's Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the city's visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era was marked by the sudden rise of industrial and corporate wealth, amassed by such titans as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould... (more)


Through 8/10/2014 The Power of Poison - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

Cleopatra was said to prefer the bite of an asp, while the powerful Borgia family dispatched their enemies with arsenic in Renaissance Italy. For centuries, humans have marveled at the secrets of poisons and sought to harness their toxic powers -- and this exhibition will explore both the biological basics of poison and the ways in which people hav... (more)


Through 12/09/2014 The Eve of Porn: Linda Lovelace - Museum of Sex
233 Fifth Ave. - 212-689-6337
www.museumofsex.com
Ages: AD

In 1972, Deep Throat, the tale of a woman whose clitoris was located in the back of her throat, became a trailblazer of the pornographic genre. Performing acts of graphic sex on camera, including the signature act of "deep throating," Linda Lovelace, born Linda Boreman, became a household name. Considered "Porn Chic," screenings of Deep Throat were... (more)


Through 9/06/2014 Museum Starter Kit: Open With Care - El Museo Del Barrio
1230 5th Ave. - 212-831-7272
www.elmuseo.org
Ages: All

This exhibition explores the significance of the creation of El Museo by focusing on works of art made by Raphael Montañez Ortiz, as the artist turns 80 this year. Among the works on display by our founder will be his powerful Archaeological Find #21: The Aftermath (1961), a destroyed sofa as sculpture from 1961 that is a signature of the artist's ... (more)


Through 8/09/2014 Presencia: Works from El Museo's Permanent Collection - El Museo Del Barrio
1230 5th Ave. - 212-831-7272
www.elmuseo.org
Ages: All

The most recent exhibition of work from El Museo's permanent collection focuses on ideas of presence and its antithesis, absence. This theme is explored through photography, painting, prints, drawings, masks, and other objects. The exhibition investigates the visibility and invisibility of the human form through the presentation of the body in lite... (more)


Through 12/07/2014 Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Christian Frederick Martin, founder of the great American guitar firm C. F. Martin & Co., was the son of a cabinetmaker in Markneukirchen, Saxony. Martin learned to build instruments from the famed Johann Georg Stauffer in Vienna. Due to the restrictive guilds in Markneukirchen, Martin moved to the United States in 1833, settling first in New York ... (more)


Through 11/15/2014
Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat., 9am-5pm; Tues. & Thurs., 9am-7pm; Sun., 1-5pm
From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One - The New York Society Library
53 E. 79th St. - 212-288-6900
www.nysoclib.org
Ages: All

To mark the 100th anniversary of World War One, the New York Society Library, NYC's oldest library, presents an exhibition of select literary works and materials from its rare book and extensive open stack collections about the Great War. The exhibition commemorates the war's unprecedented and extraordinary literary output - including memoirs, fict... (more)


Through 9/07/2014 The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Displaying exemplary works from painting schools that arose in Japan in the 17th and 18th centuries, this exhibition allows viewers to discover how Japanese painting evolved from the traditional modes of Chinese and Japanese (Yamato-e) styles that had prevailed through medieval times. More than 90 paintings - including 12 sets of folding screens an... (more)


Through 9/21/2014 City as Canvas - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

City as Canvas provides a visual account of graffiti and street art in New York City during the 1970s and 80s, showcasing works from the pioneering collection of Martin Wong (1946-1999). Wong, a noted East Village artist in the 1980s and friend to many graffiti writers, amassed a collection of hundreds of works on paper and canvas, which he donated... (more)


Through 8/18/2014 Making Pottery Art: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of French Ceramics (ca. 1880-1910) - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Technically experimental and aesthetically ambitious, the vases made by French potters in the years around 1900 pushed the boundaries of the ceramic medium. The recently acquired Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of European Art Pottery includes pieces by the master ceramists Ernest Chaplet, Auguste Delaherche, and Jean Carries, works of imposing si... (more)


Through 5/03/2015 Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

During the late sixties and seventies, the Black Arts Movement sprung up in the U.S. as the cultural expression of Black Power politics. Its leadership, which included poets, playwrights, musicians, and fine artists, rejected the dominance of the largely white mainstream art establishments that undervalued their work as black artists and created a ... (more)


Through 10/05/2014 A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Bringing together photographs, films, videos, and works in other mediums, A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio examines the ways in which photographers and artists using photography have worked and experimented within the four walls of the studio space, from photography's inception to today. Featuring both new acquisitions and w... (more)


Through 8/15/2014 Ramallah/New York - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

In conjunction with Documentary Fortnight, Emily Jacir's two-channel video work Ramallah/New York (2004-05), which is part of MoMA's collection, will be installed in The Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building lobby. Informed by the artist's experience of living in Ramallah and New York between 1999 and 2004, the work juxtaposes images of everyday ... (more)


Through 9/07/2014 The Art of the Brick - Discovery Times Square
226 W. 44th St. - 866-987-9692
www.discoverytsx.com/exhibitions/art-of-the-brick
Ages: All

This exhibition by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of intriguing and inspiring works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: LEGO bricks. This is the world's biggest and most elaborate display of LEGO art ever and features brand-new, never-before-seen pieces by Sawaya.


Through 2/28/2015 A Collection of Ideas - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Museums are defined by their collections, each with a unique point of view that is carefully shaped by curators, who remain mindful of historical precedents as they look ahead to future developments. At the time of The Museum of Modern Art's founding, in 1929, the terms "modern" and "contemporary" coincided effortlessly. Since then, MoMA curators h... (more)


Through 8/03/2014
Hours: Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm (Fri. until 9pm)
Nalini Malani: Transgressions - Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave. - 212-288-6400
asiasociety.org
Ages: All

Nalini Malani (b. 1946 in Karachi, Pakistan; lives and works in Mumbai, India) is one of the foremost contemporary women artists from India. Her practice utilizes allegory and symbolism as metaphors to explore issues relating to gender, class, and race in a post-colonial world. Formally, her work spans the mediums of painting, sculpture, installati... (more)


Through 2/20/3014
Hours: 8-9pm
Boutique R&B Artist Chaz Langley - Shrine
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd - 2127776727
ChazLangley.com
Ages: All

Boutique R&B artist CHAZ LANGLEY is known for his smooth vocal versatility and mesmerizing songwriting. His music has gained him a live TV appearance on Jimmy Fallon and a music spot on a national TV commercial. Chaz is currently recording his new EP which includes his hot new single "Song of Sorrow", out on iTunes now. For more info, ChazLangle... (more)


Through 9/01/2014 Posters of the Vienna Secession, 1898-1918 - Neue Galerie
1048 Fifth Ave. - 212-628-6200
86th St.
www.neuegalerie.org
Ages: All

A special exhibition on posters of the Vienna Secession, focusing on the period from 1898 to 1918. The Vienna Secession was a groundbreaking artists' association, established in 1897 under the presidency of Gustav Klimt.


Through 2/22/2104
Hours: $22
Fridays at EVR: NYC's Newest Friday Hotspot - EVR
54 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018 - 917-300-8976
Ages: AD
Price: 0

Venue Information: E&R Group (Eric Virgil & Rob Diesel) presents February 21st, 2014 The Grand Opening EVR Fridays with Francis Mercier at EVR located at 54 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018 Ladies are Free before 12:00 on The E&R Group List Gentlemen $20 reduced on The E&G Group List Doors Open at 10pm. Ends at 4am. Music Type... (more)


Through 9/01/2014
Hours: Closed Thurs.
Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3500
www.guggenheim.org
Ages: All

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the United States, this multidisciplinary exhibition examines the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinetti's Futurist manifesto in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II.


Through 9/01/2014 Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Ages: All

Featuring over 60 works drawn from The Met's rich collection of the highly idiosyncratic body of work made by Lucas Samaras. The installation includes a new gift of 17 objects that range from Samaras' abstract work of the 1960s to his recent digitally based pieces. Designed with the input of the artist, the installation is installed in both the nor... (more)


Through 2/25/2015 On This Island, Episode #8 - “Siren Song” - Ars Nova
511 West 54th Street - 212-352-3101
web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9882016
Ages: All
Price: $15

Slant Theatre Project has announced their the next live episode of ON THIS ISLAND, their ongoing live theatrical podcast series. ON THIS ISLAND, Episode #8 “Siren Song” will be hosted by company co-founder Adam Knight. Performers will include opera sensation Anita Rachvelishvili (The Metropolitan Opera’s Carmen and Prince Igor), author Jen McGu... (more)


Through 8/31/2014
Hours: Wed.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat. & Sun., 11am-6pm
Highlights from the Collection: Noguchi Archaic/Noguchi Modern - Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Rd., Queens - 718-204-7088
www.noguchi.org
Ages: All
Price: $10 adults; $5 seniors and students wtih ID; free for children younger than 12

The only thing Noguchi loved more than the promise of the future was the sense of belonging to the Earth he derived from working with million and billion year old pieces of rock. Noguchi Archaic/ Noguchi Modern explores a stylistic wormhole that seems to link the ancient past and the distant future in his work.


Through 8/24/2014 Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. & 12th Ave. - 212-245-0072
www.intrepidmuseum.org
Ages: All

For many animals, the ability to hide in plain sight or look like something entirely different is necessary for survival. "Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage" explores the art and science of camouflage in the natural world, as well as its cultural adaptations and how the military has utilized these visual techniques in combat. Using digit... (more)


Through 9/01/2014 Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 - Neue Galerie
1048 Fifth Ave. - 212-628-6200
86th St.
www.neuegalerie.org
Ages: All

The first major museum exhibition devoted to the infamous display of modern art by the Nazis since the presentation originated by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1991. The exhibition contrasts so-called "degenerate" art with officially sanctioned art of the period, while providing the historical and intellectual context of the notorious Mun... (more)


Through 8/03/2014 Other Primary Structures - The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3222
thejewishmuseum.org
Ages: All

A major exhibition of sculpture from the 1960s featuring the work of artists from Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, much of which has rarely been seen in the United States, Other Primary Structures revisits the premise of and builds upon the Museum's seminal 1966 exhibition Primary Structures: Younger American and Br... (more)


Through 9/07/2014 Robert Heinecken: Object Matter - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

This survey exhibition covers five decades of the artist's remarkable, unique practice, from the early 1960s through the late 1990s. Although Heinecken was prolific, this exhibition is a focused presentation of his major works, emphasizing early experiments that investigated technique and materiality and sought to destabilize the very definition of... (more)


Through 9/08/2014 Bodies in Balance - Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St. - 212-620-5000
www.rmanyc.org
Ages: All

Bodies in Balance presents the complex, integrated medical, spiritual, and artistic system of Tibetan medicine, providing a new perspective on the relationship between mind, body, and sustained wellbeing. The first major exhibition to examine Tibetan medicine through its diverse visual history, the exhibition illuminates how this healing system has... (more)


Through 9/01/2014 Jasper Johns: Regrets - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. - 212-708-9400
moma.org
Ages: All

Jasper Johns emerged as a leading voice in American art in the late-1950s with paintings of iconic motifs such as flags, targets, and numbers. He has since developed a body of work of extraordinary narrative complexity and technical virtuosity. This exhibition premieres his most recent series of paintings, drawings, and prints, created over the las... (more)


Through 9/07/2014 Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces - Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave. - 212-534-1672
mcny.org
Ages: All

Throughout the five boroughs are more than 200 long-overlooked marvels of engineering and architectural beauty - the interlocking tile vaults built by Spanish immigrants Rafael Guastavino, Sr. (1842-1908), and his son, Rafael Jr. (1872-1950). The system of structural tile vaults developed by the Guastavinos - lightweight, fireproof, low-maintenance... (more)


Through 4/05/2015
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm
Enlightenment and Beauty: Sculptures by Houdon and Clodion - Frick Collection
1 E. 70th St. - 212-288-0700
www.frick.org
Ages: All

Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) and Claude Michel, called Clodion (1738-1814), were two of the foremost sculptors in France during the late eighteenth century, and the Frick houses an important group of their works. In 1915 founder Henry Clay Frick acquired Clodion's terracotta Zephyrus and Flora and, the following year, Houdon's marble bust of the... (more)


Through 9/07/2014 Re: Collection - Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle - 212-299-7777
madmuseum.org
Ages: All

MAD celebrates the fifth anniversary of its move to 2 Columbus Circle with this special exhibition that will survey Chief Curator David McFadden's 16 years at MAD through objects acquired during his tenure. During McFadden's years at MAD, the permanent collection has grown from 800 objects to more than 3,000; in the past 5 years alone, since MAD's ... (more)


Through 9/28/2014 Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago's Early Work, 1963-74 - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

Before making her widely known and iconic feminist work of the 1970s, 1980s, and beyond, Judy Chicago explored painting, sculpture, and environmental performance, often using innovative industrial techniques and materials, including auto body painting and pyrotechnics. This survey includes approximately 60 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, p... (more)


Through 8/24/2014 Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War - New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org
Ages: All

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865), the New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking traveling exhibition, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War, organized by the American Textile History Museum. The exhibition uses quilts, textiles, clothing, and other artifacts to connect deeply movin... (more)


Through 1/05/2015 Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West - 212-769-5100
amnh.org
Ages: All

Discover a world where pterosaurs soared overhead in this exciting new exhibition. A diverse group with more than 150 known species ranging from the size of a sparrow to that of a fighter jet, pterosaurs appeared 220 million years ago and survived for more than 150 million years before becoming extinct. What sets them apart from their dinosaur c... (more)


Through 8/03/2014 Masterpieces & Curiosities: Diane Arbus's Jewish Giant - The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. - 212-423-3222
thejewishmuseum.org
Ages: All

This exhibition focuses on the subject of Diane Arbus's Jewish Giant at Home with His Parents, Bronx, NY, (1970) using ephemera, sound recordings, and family photos to provide an intimate look into one of Arbus's most recognized yet least understood subjects. Curated by Daniel Palmer, Leon Levy Assistant Curator.


Through 8/24/2014 Swoon: Submerged Motherlands - Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
www.brooklynmuseum.org
Ages: All

Brooklyn-based artist Swoon celebrates everyday people and explores social and environmental issues with her signature paper portraits and figurative installations. She is best known for her large, intricately-cut prints wheat pasted to industrial buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan. For this exhibition, Swoon creates a site-specific installati... (more)



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