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Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive at MoMA

(June 20, 2017) - The Guggenheim Museum was nearly colored pink. And made of marble, no less. That’s one of the takeaways from Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive at The Museum of Modern Art (through October 1st). A rendition of the museum is part of MoMA’s acquisition of Wright's own work products, including 55,000 drawings, 300,000 pages of letters, 125,000 photos, and 2,700 manuscripts, along with models, movies, and other memorabilia in an exhibition timed to coincide with Wright’s 150th birthday. (read the story...)

The Sounds of Silence: Say 'Om' at the Rubin Museum of Art

(June 19, 2017) - Longing for peace both inner and outer as a break from the noisy delights of New York City? Say om and transport yourself to the just-opened World is Sound exhibit at the Rubin Museum of Art. The program extends throughout every corner of the beautiful museum space—even the ladies’ room is imbued with sound—and the entire experience is calm and relaxing while also being stimulating. (read the story...)

Up Close: See Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel in NYC!

(June 14, 2017) - When was the last time you got to experience a masterpiece of world culture within easy reach of a subway ride? For just one month this summer in NYC, Westfield Corporation will be presenting “Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel,” an incredible exhibit that will give guests the chance to experience this Renaissance legend as only its creator has seen it. The exhibit will be at The Oculus in Lower Manhattan all day from June 23 through July 23, though you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Vatican City in the 16th century. (read the story...)

Over There: WWI Beyond the Trenches Opens at New-York Historical Society

(June 13, 2017) - For a beautifully curated, sensitive, and informative exhibition, take yourself to World War I Beyond the Trenches at the New-York Historical Society, running until September 3, 2017. The show encompasses paintings, posters, sculpture, photographs, and even sheet music, which together reveal how artists worked to depict, promote, or oppose the conflict. I (read the story...)

Summer Museum Happenings in NYC for Every Weekday

(June 09, 2017) - NYC museums can get crowded fast, especially during the weekends. Avoid the crowds by exploring the city’s best history-preserving gems during the week. A range of yearlong and summer-specific programming is happening at New York City’s finest cultural institutions, and everyone’s invited to participate. Plan your week out below. (read the story...)

Free Culture Coming to Bryant Park This June

(June 07, 2017) - Thanks to Bryant Park and Bryant Park Presents there are tons of fun, free cultural film, dance, and music events to enjoy at Bryant Park all summer long. For June, the lineup includes performances from the New York City Opera; the Contemporary Dance, which includes ballet and modern dance; and Accordions Around the World—the first installment of Accordion Picnic. (read the story...)

Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity at China Institute

(May 26, 2017) - New Yorkers have the opportunity to gain a unique insight into ancient China this summer thanks to Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity: Treasures of the Han Dynasty from Xuzhou at the China Institute Gallery. This new exhibition gives visitors a glimpse of rare treasures from Chinese history, unearthing some of the objects its residents treasured the most. (read the story...)

The Muppets Take Queens: Jim Henson Exhibition to Move in at MoMI

(May 26, 2017) - It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights—and, now, it’s time to meet the Muppets at the Museum of the Moving Image. The Queens museum announced this week that it will open a permanent exhibition on legendary puppeteer Jim Henson on July 22. (read the story...)

Expand Your Dance Horizons with the Joyce Theater This Summer

(May 22, 2017) - New York City is home to some of the best dance performances in the world—and one of the best places to see them is the Joyce Theater. This summer, dance lovers can head to this Chelsea spot to expand their dance horizons, thanks to a packed slate of world-renowned ballet and contemporary performances from around the country. (read the story...)

NYC’s Best 5 Outdoor Movie Screenings for Summer

(May 19, 2017) - Outdoor movie screenings take over the city during the summer, and you’ll find them in almost every borough of New York City. Check out our top five picks for 2017 outdoor movie screenings below, ranging from beachfront flicks to movies on the pier. (read the story...)

Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends at MoMA

(May 19, 2017) - Cardboard boxes and gauzy Indian silks, crumpled stop signs and stuffed goats: There was nothing Robert Rauschenberg couldn’t use to make art, as a new show at The Museum of Modern Art makes clear. The first major retrospective since the artist’s death in 2008, according to the museum, Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends takes you on a mind-boggling trip across the master of mixed media’s career, celebrating both the variety of his work and the diversity of his interests – and influences. (read the story...)

What to See at the Guggenheim This Summer

(May 19, 2017) - When the sweltering heat has you wanting to escape the New York streets this summer, spend some time inside the air-conditioned walls of the Guggenheim. This NYC treasure is filled with a diverse range of artworks, making it the perfect place to spend an entire June, July, or August day. Don't miss special exhibitions covering everything from Jackson Pollock to Constantin Brancusi to the birth of the modern Guggenheim itself. Learn, explore, and be inspired! (read the story...)

What to Expect at NYC Pride 2017

(May 16, 2017) - New York City will be celebrating its 48th Pride Week this year from June 16th to June 25th. Mark your calendar and be a part of NYC’s biggest LGBT celebration. If you’ve ever attended NYC’s Pride Week, then you know that the party doesn’t stop. With a recently revealed theme and a line-up of spectacular events (including both annual events and new events), NYC Pride Week 2017 is shaping up to be one of the best the city has ever seen. (read the story...)

These Are the Drones You're Looking For: Celebrating Pilotless Flight at Intrepid

(May 11, 2017) - Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?, now open at the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, is the first ever major museum exhibition in the United States to explore the ever-growing industry of pilotless aircraft, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). (read the story...)

The Museum of Arts and Design Debuts 'fashion after Fashion'

(May 09, 2017) - From Madison Avenue to The Met, there’s no shortage of stunning fashions in New York City. But for those who want to think about fashion beyond bold visuals or high style, the Museum of Arts and Design is offering a fascinating look at processes through the new exhibition fashion after Fashion. (read the story...)

Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons at the Met Costume Institute

(May 05, 2017) - Rei Kawakubo, the founder of the Comme des Garçons brand, does clothes—or “objects for the body” as she’s called them—that are original, unconventional (to put it mildly), and weird (to put it bluntly). Incredibly shaped, fantastically constructed—or deconstructed—and category-defying, her creations make jaded fashion writers rave, ordinary folk go “huh?”, and curators like the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute’s Andrew Bolton say “belong in an art museum.” (read the story...)

Culture Hacks: NYC's Enhanced Museum Experiences You Don't Want to Miss

(May 04, 2017) - New York City is chock-full of museums, but sometimes it’s difficult to navigate them all without feeling totally overwhelmed. Want a solution? You’ll find it in any one of these five museum hacks. From Harry Potter-inspired tours to an interactive reenactment with tenants of an 1800s-apartment building, these enhanced museum experiences will keep you fascinated while they educate and entertain. (read the story...)

Spectacular Tiffany Lamps Light the Way: New-York Historical Society's Fourth Floor Renovation

(May 02, 2017) - I always love it when a grand old institution embraces innovation. And the New-York Historical Society—one of the town’s grandest and oldest, as its quaint name suggests—is taking a progressive approach with its permanent collection. (read the story...)

Cooper Hewitt: “The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s”

(April 20, 2017) - From flapper fashion to the Art Deco skyscrapers that still dot the New York skyline, the 1920s was one of the most seminal periods for American art and design. Visitors to New York's Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum can celebrate the aesthetics of this groundbreaking era at The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, opened April 7th. (read the story...)

CHIHULY Glass Exhibit Illuminates the New York Botanical Garden

(April 20, 2017) - CHIHULY, a new exhibition of nearly two dozen installations, plus myriad hand glassblown pieces and drawings by renowned American abstract glass sculptor Dale Chihuly, opens at New York Botanical Garden April 22. (read the story...)

Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction at MoMA

(April 18, 2017) - Every day, New Yorkers and visitors alike flock to the Museum of Modern Art to see some of the most famed pieces of art in the world, from Van Gogh's Starry Night to Monet’s Water Lilies. This spring, visitors have some new—distinctly female—artworks to discover for the first time, thanks to MoMA’s current exhibition Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction. (read the story...)

Sold! The Best of NYC Auction Houses

(April 03, 2017) - If you’re in the market for something unique or want to see interesting things, a visit to one of New York’s auction houses is in order. These galleries have free showings before the auction, where you can view what will go under the hammer—especially fun if the goods belonged to a famous person. Some NYC auction houses are very elite, others less so, but either way don’t be intimidated. Auction houses exist to show and sell goods and your money (or eyeballs) are as good as anyone’s. (read the story...)

5 Great Spots to Take a First Date in NYC

(March 31, 2017) - Picking the perfect spot for a first date can be tricky, especially in a city with as many possibilities as NYC. Do you want the space to be quiet and intimate? Are you looking for a more exciting and rowdy environment? No matter what type of experience you’re after, these five first date spots listed below should fit the bill. From a karaoke bar to a cinema that plays cult classics, take your New York date somewhere creative next time around. (read the story...)

The Best New York Dance Performances of Spring 2017

(March 31, 2017) - This spring, New York City’s dance stages will come alive with performances spanning everything from ballet to butoh. From the city’s biggest companies to the hidden gems that might not be on your radar yet, here are the top dance performances to look out for this spring. (read the story...)

Treasures From the Nationalmuseum of Sweden Come to the Morgan Library

(March 29, 2017) - Considered one of New York City’s greatest treasures, the Morgan Library & Museum showcases manuscripts, art, history, and architecture, and through May 14th, Treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden: The Collections of Count Tessin. An extraordinary group of more than 75 masterpieces are on display while Sweden’s largest and most distinguished art institution is undergoing a major refurbishment. (read the story...)


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