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'Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World' Opens at the Guggenheim

(October 18, 2017) - The first thing you’ll notice when you enter the Guggenheim to see the exhibit Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World is what appears to be an enormous dragon, hanging overhead. It’s one of the signature pieces in the exhibit, and it’s impossible to miss. It’s 65 feet long and made from bicycle inner tubes; in its body, toy cards are nestled. It’s an image both familiar and strange, which might be the leitmotif of the show. (read the story...)

The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 at the New-York Historical Society

(October 05, 2017) - The decades-long conflict known as the Vietnam War was a daily fact of American life for so long, and divided the country so bitterly, it seems incredible that over half a century has passed since our major military involvement in it began – and that two generations have come of age since it ended. It is to those generations that the New-York Historical Society’s sweeping, artifacts-laden exhibition The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 is directed. (read the story...)

What to Catch at the Rubin Museum This Fall

(September 29, 2017) - Whether you contemplate a visit to the Himalayas or can’t think further than New York’s Chelsea, a visit to the Rubin Museum of Art can spark new ways of seeing the world. You can look at art—painting, sculpture, objects, even an entire shrine-- that spans 1500 years; enjoy immersive experiences, join gallery tours; attend workshops solo or with families; see films; listen to music and eat at Café Serai, open whenever the museum is as well as during Wednesday Happy Hours 6-9 PM with discounts and complimentary live music. (read the story...)

"Items: Is Fashion Modern?" Opens at MoMA

(September 29, 2017) - While the Metropolitan Museum of Art may be New York’s best-known home for major fashion exhibitions, another iconic NYC museum is entering the fashion game: MoMA. The Museum of Modern Art is returning to the world of fashion for the first time since 1944 with Items: Is Fashion Modern?, a comprehensive exhibition that puts our everyday wardrobe in the spotlight. (read the story...)

Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound at the Museum of Arts and Design

(September 22, 2017) - The Museum of Arts and Design generally deals in hands-on materials, like wool or glass or clay. For the new exhibition Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound, the “material” they're dealing with is sound, and they’ve turned the museum into a multi-level sonic playground in which the visitor becomes an integral part of the experience. (read the story...)

'So Valuable a Gift to Humanity': Speak Virtually with a Survivor at NYC's Museum of Jewish Heritage

(September 15, 2017) - The Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan has unveiled its newest exhibition, New Dimensions in Testimony, as a part of its 20th anniversary commemoration. This interactive installation, created by the USC Shoah Foundation, provides the rare chance for museum visitors to virtually converse with Holocaust survivors. (read the story...)

The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman

(August 18, 2017) - The Duchess of Carnegie Hall-it was a term New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham dubbed his friend, muse and neighbor, fellow photographer Editta Sherman. Sherman, who resided at Carnegie Hall for more than 60 years, made a name for herself as one of the first female portrait photographers post WWII. A collection of some 60 photos of her portraits are now on display as part of the exhibition The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman, in the New York Historical Society's new Center for Women's History. (read the story...)

"Items: Is Fashion Modern?" Exhibition Coming to MoMA

(August 04, 2017) - The Museum of Modern Art is one of the best places in the world to see paintings, sculpture, film – and, soon, fashion. This fall, MoMA will take on the fashion world with their new exhibition Items: Is Fashion Modern?, exploring the enduring impact of 111 iconic fashion items. (read the story...)

The Muppets Take Queens: A New Jim Henson Exhibition Opens at MoMI

(July 20, 2017) - Jim Henson has entertained and lifted the hearts of several generations of children around the world. Jim Henson: The Exhibition, now permanently housed at the Museum of the Moving Image, is a celebration of the beloved characters and worlds created by Henson, including Kermit the Frog, Big Bird, Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, Labryinth, and The Dark Crystal. (read the story...)

Into the Mystic: The Guggenheim Looks at The Salon de la Rose + Croix

(July 12, 2017) - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has headed into the mystic. Diving into a rarely seen realm of late 19th-century art, the institution's newest show is Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose + Croix in Paris, 1892-1897, up through October 4 and featuring an intriguing series of Rosicrucian art. (read the story...)

How to Experience Talking Statues in New York City

(July 11, 2017) - History is alive, and in New York City, it’s talking. On July 12, New York’s Talking Statues Project will be up and running all around the city. Statues of important figures from around the world will be on the streets and in city parks to tell you about the influence they had in the creation and culture of NYC. What better way to learn about the people that shaped this diverse place than from their perspectives? And the best part is that it’s completely free—all you need is your smartphone. (read the story...)

NYC's Best Summer Festivals & Outdoor Happenings

(July 07, 2017) - New York City is a mecca of diverse people with interests and ideas from all across the spectrum. From to music to culture to food to film, NYC has some of the best summer festivals around. Be sure to carve out some time this season for these five festivals, celebrating food, music, theatre, dance, and film. (read the story...)

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends Explore New Worlds

(July 05, 2017) - Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler, along with Brazilian pianist Vanessa Perez and Vogler's wife, violinist Mira Wang, recently participated in a TimesTalk to discuss their project, an album called New Worlds, that will be released on the label Decca Gold in September. It combines classical pieces, American standards, and literary readings. They also gave treated the audience to some live performances, as they prepare for a tour, with a stop Carnegie Hall October 16. (read the story...)

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times at the New-York Historical Society

(June 28, 2017) - When you look at the photographs in the new exhibit American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times at the New York Historical Society (on view through January 7, 2018), you’ll probably have the sensation that you’ve seen them all before: JFK in the White House, his kids joyfully playing nearby; JFK with wife Jackie at an event, both of them elegant and assured. You feel like you’re intimately acquainted with the photos; a few of them, in fact, you’ll feel like you know as well as you do your own family photos. (read the story...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)


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