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Unseen Oceans at the Natural History Museum Celebrates a Golden Age of Marine Exploration

(March 09, 2018) - Unseen Oceans, a fascinating, hands-on exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History opening March 12, helps visitors grasp two things—how little we still know about life under our oceans (only about 10%-15% is mapped out, according to Curator John Sparks) and how crucial it is not to underestimate the importance of the micro-organisms that live there. (read the story...)

Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away at the Guggenheim Museum

(March 06, 2018) - The historical and the personal collide in the moving new show Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. (read the story...)

Sound & Vision: 'David Bowie is' Opens at the Brooklyn Museum

(March 05, 2018) - David Bowie, the beloved English singer/New York transplant who sang about "Changes" and is revered for perpetually changing his sound and look over a five decades-plus career, is being celebrated in the exhibition David Bowie is, now open at Brooklyn Museum. (read the story...)

Miriam Schapiro's Femmages at Museum of Arts and Design's Surface/Depth

(March 02, 2018) - Miriam Schapiro (1923-2015) was a pioneer of feminist art, incorporating traditional decorative craft into her painting and sculpture. This spring, come to the Museum of Arts and Design and see Schapiro’s work along with that of her artistic heirs at Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro. This exciting exhibition opens on March 22. (read the story...)

What to See at The Met Cloisters

(February 23, 2018) - The Met Cloisters is a somewhat overlooked branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but the mystery is part of its appeal. This offshoot of the Met is dedicated to the preservation of medieval European art in a facility inspired by (and in part comprised of) medieval architecture. (read the story...)

Solid Futures at the Rubin's Visionary New Exhibitions

(February 23, 2018) - The Rubin Museum of Art has declared 2018 as the year of the future, with exhibitions, programs, and experiences that heighten the awareness of past, present, and future. (read the story...)

The Things They Carried: Pockets to Purses Exhibition to Open at Fashion Institute of Technology

(February 23, 2018) - The graduate students at FIT’s Fashion and Textile Study program have curated a new exhibition at the campus museum coming March 6. Pockets to Purses: Fashion + Function will consider the variety of ways people have stored their belongings from the 18th century until today. (read the story...)

Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. at the New-York Historical Society

(February 22, 2018) - In the midst of the chaos and social upheaval of the 1960s, perhaps no figures epitomize the era better than the Kennedys and Martin Luther King Jr. That intersection is at the heart of Rebel Spirits, a new exhibition at the New-York Historical Society that explores the two distinct, yet often overlapping, paths of King and Attorney General-turned-Senator and presidential front-runner Robert F. Kennedy. (read the story...)

Celebrate Women's History Month 2018 in NYC

(February 16, 2018) - Get excited: Women’s History Month is coming up! Each March since 1987, the U.S. has recognized the many and various contributions of women throughout history, as well as the ladies making the world a better place today. New York has no shortage of brilliant, glass-ceiling-busting women, and you can enjoy their work throughout the month of March and beyond. Here are some museum exhibitions, events, comedy, food, and drink, to whet your appetite for Women’s History Month. (read the story...)

Now and Forever: The Art of Medieval Time Opens at the Morgan Library

(February 16, 2018) - Keeping track of time was important long before Western civilization had clocks which appeared around 1300. The exhibition, Now and Forever: The Art of Medieval Time at the Morgan Library & Museum on view from January 26 through April 29, 2018, makes a compelling reason to look up from your digital device and visit. (read the story...)

Don't Miss Majestic Mountain Photos at China Institute

(February 08, 2018) - This year, the China Institute Gallery will unveil an exciting new exhibition called Art of the Mountain: Through the Chinese Photographer’s Lens, running from February 8 to December 2, 2018. Featuring over 60 photographs from a range of modern Chinese photographers, this exhibition will allow visitors to consider the role of mountains in China’s geography, history, art, and philosophy. (read the story...)

Tennessee Williams: No Refuge But Writing | Exhibition Now Open

(February 08, 2018) - American playwright Tennessee Williams’ work has been a staple of stages around the world for the past half-century, as plays like The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire have become theatrical icons. Now, theatre fans can go back to the origins of these legendary works – and learn more about the man behind them – at the Morgan Library & Museum, whose new exhibition Tennessee Williams: No Refuge but Writing delves into the famed playwright and his creations. (read the story...)

HBO Doc 'The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm' at NYC's Museum of Jewish Heritage

(January 26, 2018) - As world history gallops ahead in this era of upheaval, teaching children about the Holocaust might seem too great a task for parents and educators. But it is necessary to bring this piece of history to young people, with its messages about tolerance, human endurance, and freedom that remain vital to contemporary times. HBO and the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York have sought to bridge the generational gap with the new documentary short, The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm. (read the story...)

Why You Should Visit Carnegie Hall

(January 19, 2018) - Carnegie Hall held its first concert in 1891. Now this New York landmark is one of the world’s most famous venues for orchestral music. The best of the best pianists, violinists, and grand orchestras play here. If you’re intimidated by classical music (the Hall offers much more, by the way) or are turned off by tuxedos, there’s still a seat for you at Carnegie Hall. Find out why in the list below! (read the story...)

Tour the Alberto Savinio Exhibition at CIMA, SoHo's Best-Kept Secret

(January 12, 2018) - This airy loft in SoHo is not quite gallery, not quite museum. Regardless, it’s extraordinary. And at the Center for Italian Modern Art this year, you’ll find a fascinating exhibition of the artist Alberto Savinio. (read the story...)

Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed at Met Breuer

(November 22, 2017) - The sprawling exhibit Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed at the Met Breuer, categorized by theme rather than chronologically, includes 43 of Munch’s works, created over 60 years. (read the story...)

Josef Albers in Mexico | New Exhibition at the Guggenheim

(November 08, 2017) - Artist Josef Albers was best known for his vivid abstract paintings. A new show at the Solomon R. Guggenehim Museum provides fresh context on that work with a focus on Albers’ black and white photographs, as well as his photo collages, in the newly opened Josef Albers in Mexico. (read the story...)

5 American Things a Visitor to New York Must Experience

(November 03, 2017) - You’re on your way to New York City. You have your list ready of must-sees while in town; these usually entail seeing Times Square, the Empire State Building, Central Park, and so on. But if you’re really in New York City to experience American culture, what should you check out then? Here are five recommendations of things that celebrate American culture. (read the story...)

'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...)


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