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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...)

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...)

What to See at Juilliard This Spring

(March 24, 2017) - Founded in 1905, The Juilliard School is a world leader in performing arts education, training gifted musicians, dancers, and actors from around the world. Being accepted at Juilliard is a huge step in a performer's career, and a visitor to New York can experience the talent by paying a visit to one of the school's active theatres. (read the story...)

NYC's Museum of Chinese in America Gets a Little Sour, Sweet, Bitter, and Spicy

(March 21, 2017) - Mission Chinese Food, Xi’an Famous Foods, P.F. Chang’s, Fung Tu, and Mandarin Restaurant…these are some of the most beloved and influential Chinese restaurants across America, a country that’s just beginning to acquire a Chinese “food voice.” Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Stories of Chinese Food and Identity in America, the latest exhibit at downtown New York's Museum of Chinese in America, features the founding chefs from all of these culinary heavyweights, incorporating their stories into a narrative that includes the sharing of dishes and the integration of Chinese culture in America. (read the story...)

Founding Mothers: 'Saving Washington' at New-York Historical Society

(March 17, 2017) - While most historical accounts of the Revolutionary Era focus on the Founding Fathers, the New-York Historical Society is turning its attention to an oft-forgotten group: women. The museum is kicking off its new Center for Women’s History, which officially opens in late April, with Saving Washington, an exhibition exploring the impact women made in America’s earliest years. (read the story...)

NYC for Chocolate Lovers

(March 14, 2017) - If you’ve got a craving for chocolate, nothing else will do. Fortunately, if you’re headed to NYC, there are plenty of havens for chocolate lovers spread out around the entire city. Rounded up below are our top five picks for chocolate fans, ranging from a Jacques Torres Chocolate Museum in his Manhattan chocolate factory to a Brooklyn Chocolate Tour that takes you through some of Brooklyn’s most up and coming neighborhoods. Enjoy! (read the story...)

The Chill Apple: A New York State of Relaxation

(March 14, 2017) - "Chill" and "NYC" aren't two words you normally think of together, but it is possible to relax in New York. Even locals get in on that action—with schedules packed and so many places to go and things to do in New York, it’s no wonder that many are yearning to slow down and reconnect. (read the story...)

Get Your LOOT: Jewelry as an Art Form at NYC's Museum of Arts and Design

(March 14, 2017) - The Museum of Arts and Design will be hosting their annual LOOT: MAD About Jewelry exhibit and shopping experience this April, and it’s sure to be one for the books. LOOT presents visitors with the opportunity to eyeball some of the most innovative pieces of jewelry from around the globe, and better yet, all of the jewelry on display is available for purchase if something special captures your attention. One of New York City’s most unique museum experiences, you won’t want to miss out on LOOT 2017, running from April 4th through April 8th at the Museum of Arts and Design. (read the story...)

Under-the-Radar Museum Exhibits This Spring in NYC

(March 10, 2017) - New York City has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to museums. From the Met to the 9/11 Memorial, there is no shortage of expertly curated culture and history—but there are also intense crowds to contend with at these popular destinations. If you’re looking for more personal space in your museum experience, or just in the mood for something off the beaten path, head to one of the museums on this list! These institutions are responding to the tumult of the times with exhibitions about the U.S./Mexico border, the Women’s March, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Holocaust remembrance. Check out these world-class museums this spring! (read the story...)

Museum of Arts and Design: Counter-Couture Exhibition

(March 07, 2017) - The 1960s and 70s in America were a time of great upheaval, as the country faced the Vietnam War, Watergate, and fought for civil rights. Through this struggle, however, great art was born, as members of the flourishing counterculture movement used clothing and art to express their identities and fight for change. These fashions are now the subject of Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture, a new exhibition on display at the Museum of Arts and Design. (read the story...)

Psychiatric Art: American Folk Art Museum's Upcoming Exhibitions

(March 07, 2017) - The American Folk Art Museum will be ushering in two new exhibitions this spring and summer, both of which come from artists whose works were entirely created in psychiatric hospitals. Carlo Zinelli (1916 -1974) and Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible explore the work of two phenomenal artists who didn’t begin painting until late into their adult lives, and the creations that came from their stays in psychiatric hospitals are some of the most captivating artworks to have ever been displayed in the American Folk Art Museum. (read the story...)

Marching On: How to Celebrate Women's History Month in NYC

(March 07, 2017) - March officially marks Women’s History Month, and what better way to spend your time in the city than by checking out some of New York’s coolest women-centric events, screenings, and tours? Rounded up below are our top five picks for how to celebrate Women’s History Month in NYC, from painting your own Frida inspired self-portrait to photographing all of Central Park’s iconic female statues. (read the story...)

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern at the Brooklyn Museum

(March 03, 2017) - Long before she was an icon of the Southwest, the artist Georgia O’Keeffe was a New Yorker. She lived in NYC for three decades on her way to establishing herself as “The Mother of American Modernism.” Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern, now open at the Brooklyn Museum, shows off this artistic mastery with a fresh angle: O’Keeffe’s wardrobe, which both reflected and furthered her Modernist identity. (read the story...)

Coming Soon! Center for Women's History at the New-York Historical Society

(February 24, 2017) - The New-York Historical Society will be opening the Center for Women, the country’s first public exhibition and educational center dedicated to women’s history, in April 2017. The soon-to-be-opened Center for Women will be located on New-York Historical Society’s fourth floor and will combine permanent exhibitions with temporary exhibitions that explore how women brought about change long before they even had access to voting. (read the story...)

The Brooklyn Museum: A World-Class Home for Culture

(February 24, 2017) - If Brooklyn was a city on its own and not a borough of NYC, it would be the fourth largest metropolis in the U.S. (and closing in fast on Chicago for third place). Brooklyn has become a tourist destination to rival Manhattan, complete with its own world-class institution: the Brooklyn Museum. Just 20 minutes from Manhattan you’ll find a priceless collection that will surprise you with its range, from ancient Egypt to European masterpieces to a feast of decorative art. (read the story...)

The Onassis Cultural Center Presents Black Frames: A Contradiction of Emotions

(February 21, 2017) - A newly commissioned work will soon be arriving at the Onassis Cultural Center, so mark your calendars for March 9. Black Frames, a mixed media work by artist Jannis Varelas, will be put on display to act as a counterpoint to the exhibition, A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC–200 AD. Completely free and open to the public, the Onassis Cultural Center should be on every NYC visitor’s bucket list. (read the story...)

What to See During NYC's Asia Week (3/9-3/18/17)

(February 17, 2017) - Mark your calendars for March 9th through March 18th, when Asia Week takes over New York City to celebrate culture and artworks from every Asian culture. Dealers, auction houses, museums, and institutions open their doors for the much-anticipated event, both educating the public and providing opportunities to purchase some of the most coveted of Asian artworks. Check out our top five “to dos” during Asia Week below. (read the story...)

What to See at NYC's Museum of Jewish Heritage

(February 07, 2017) - The Museum of Jewish Heritage is one of New York City’s most intriguing museums, holding essential elements of recent Jewish history within its walls. Highlighted below are four of the museum’s must-see exhibitions for early 2017 (two permanent and two temporary). If you find yourself in lower Manhattan, be sure to stop by the Museum of Jewish Heritage and take in its many stories of the Jewish people and their history. (read the story...)

NYC's Winter Museum Must-Sees

(February 03, 2017) - When it comes to culture, New York is hard to beat. From art to history to literature, the city’s institutions are packed with exhibits that gather together the treasures of the world. Check out these intriguing shows coming up for winter, 2017. (read the story...)

What to See at the Met Opera

(February 03, 2017) - The Metropolitan Opera was originally founded in 1883, and to this day it remains a vibrant home for many of the world’s most talented singers, designers, and conductors. The 2016-2017 season has quite the lineup of operas, ranging from Carmen to Tristan and Isolde. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed when trying to decide which show to get tickets for, you’re in luck. Rounded up below are our top five picks for the Met Opera’s winter-spring 2017 operas. (read the story...)


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