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April 14, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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Museum Events in New York City This Week
New York's museums have constantly changing exhibitions and special events; check in with City Guide's calendar for the latest goings-on in NYC, with all the great painting, photography, sculpture, video art, history, and general culture that the city's institutions are known for.

New Volunteer Information Meeting - Museum at Eldridge Street
April 14, 2019 - New York

Volunteers at the Museum at Eldridge Street are part of something bigger than just one building. Some of our volunteer opportunities are in the docent cohort! Docents are our ambassadors, our guides, and our family. By joining our docent cohort, you will learn about the history and culture at the Museum at Eldridge Street, engage with a dynamic population of visitors and guests, and meet individuals who share your love of volunteering and history. We warmly invite you to join the team as a docent, a program volunteer, or a museum volunteer and help us to share the past with visitors from around the globe. Get ready to meet fellow prospective volunteers and learn more about the training process and docent experience. We look forward to seeing you soon.

The American Museum of Natural History Presents: Origami Folding Fun Sessions: April 2019 - American Museum of Natural History
April 14, 2019 - New York

Morning Session: 10:30 am–12:30 pm Afternoon Session: 2:30 pm–4:30 pm School Lunchrooms OrigamiUSA Members and Museum members: $20 per class or $35 for two classes taken on the same day Non-Members: $35 per class Join OrigamiUSA at the Museum for special origami classes. Choose from classes at all levels and learn the art of paper folding from highly skilled teachers from OrigamiUSA.

Origami Folding Fun Sessions: April 2019 - American Museum of Natural History
April 14, 2019 - New York

Choose from classes at all levels and learn the art of paper folding from highly skilled teachers from OrigamiUSA.

Walking Tour ~ Led by Fred Cookinham - Fraunces Tavern Museum
April 14, 2019 - New York

Walking Tour ~ Led by Fred Cookinham Boston was not the only Colonial city to have its own ‘tea party’ in revolutionary times. Many seaport cities, including New York, had their own rebellions. Join licensed New York City Tour Guide, Fred Cookinham, to envision New York’s 1774 waterfront and discover why the city was so late in the game to revel in patriotic spirit. Ticket purchase for this walking tour includes complimentary Museum admission. Visit our new Fear and Force: New York City’s Sons of Liberty exhibition to learn more about the New York Tea Party and get an up close look at artifacts associated with the New York Sons of Liberty!

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Tour - New Museum
April 14, 2019 - New York

Join a New Museum docent and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for a tour of our current exhibitions. Following the tour, participants are invited to join us for light refreshments. The tour is free with preregistration and includes museum admission. Please preregister here. Priority will be given to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Due to limited capacity, ASL students will not be permitted to attend.

Frida Kahlo: Plant Inspiration Tour - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
April 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

See many of the plants that inspired Frida Kahlo's artwork and garden design on this conservatory tour. Free with Garden admission. No registration necessary.

Watson Adventures’ Hunt For The Throne Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 14, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum inspired by the hit TV show and pop culture phenomenon, the Game of Thrones. Hunters will tackle Game of Thrones trivia questions to find art and objects that reflect the characters, locations, and themes of the show. You’ll encounter ancient weapon, decapitations, tortures, earthly delights, and sinister agents, as well as works of art that might call to mind Lannisters, Starks, and the dreaded White Walkers. Play well and you could claim dominion over all. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Family Workshop – Shadow Puppet Storytelling - New York Transit Museum
April 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Design shadow puppets that animate your tale of travel, with a vintage subway car as our stage. Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
April 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

High Button Shoes - Museum of the City of New York
April 15, 2019 - New York

Drawing on the final Encores! production of the season, the springtime romp High Button Shoes, Morgen Stevens-Garmon, associate curator of the Museum of the City of New York's treasured Theater Collection, moderates a conversation about the triumphs and trials of setting the scene. Featuring live performance! Speakers to be announced, check back or join our email list for updates.

30 Minutos Met: Obras Seleccionadas Por El Guía (30-Minute Met: Guide's Choice in Spanish) - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 15, 2019 - New York

Una visita guiada que recorre obras de arte favoritas; la elección del guía, un obsequio para usted.

Meet the Curators: Kubi Ackerman, Director, Future City Lab - Museum of the City of New York
April 16, 2019 - New York

As part of the new Meet the Curators tour series, join Kubi Ackerman, Director, Future City Lab, as he guides you through the Future City Lab in New York at Its Core. In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, 2019, consider major issues confronting our city—Living with Nature, Making a Living, Living Together, Housing a Growing Population, and Getting Around. Ask questions, give feedback, and learn something new with your fellow New Yorkers (or New Yorkers at heart) during this truly behind-the-scenes experience.

U.S. Economic Outlook and Implications for Monetary Policy - Japan Society
April 16, 2019 - New York, NY

Corporate Luncheon After a period of steady growth, signs of pressure are beginning to emerge in the global economy. In the United States, the Federal Reserve, buoyed by a steadily strengthening economy, raised interest rates four times last year. Still, with the return of volatility and growth of economic and geopolitical risks, the path forward is unclear. In this program, former Fed Vice Chair Donald Kohn and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew discuss current economic trends, U.S. monetary policy, and its impact on the U.S. economy. Speakers: Donald Kohn, Robert V. Roosa Chair in International Economics & Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, Brookings Institution; former Vice Chair, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System Jacob J. Lew, Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Partner, Lindsay Goldberg LLC; former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Agenda: 12-12:30 PM Registration and Reception 12:30-1 PM Luncheon 1-2:15 PM Discussion and Q&A Admission: Non-Corporate members: $65 lunch & lecture/$20 lecture only Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $45 lunch & le... (read more)

Members Show and Tell Open Mic - New York Transit Museum
April 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

On April 16th, members take the mic at the Transit Museum! Check out your fellow members' transit-related stories, research, artwork, and talents.

Attraction Lab: Outer Space Edition - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
April 16, 2019 - New York

Co-Presented by Guerilla Science Join us for an evening of sensory experiments that deconstruct "romantic spark." Throw on blindfolds and unlock the science of attraction with Guerilla Science, beneath the Space Shuttle Enterprise. Think you might want to go to Mars one day? Find out what might be the key to pairing up for a long-term space trip. Through a series of interactive rounds, we'll explore how sight, touch, taste, smell and movement influence romantic desires, and how you can spice up date night, or even prepare for a voyage into the cosmos, with a new friend or your significant other. No matter where you are in your journey of love or in the universe, this playful evening will have something for you to experience, enjoy, and discover. Those who are looking to meet new people will be seated in specific sections. Other attendees will be seated with friends or partners for the duration of the evening. Hosted by Chris Duffy, a comedian and staff writer for Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas on HBO. He's also the creator and host of You're the Expert, a live show and podcast where three comedians try to guess what a scientist studies all day. Doors: 7:00pm Show: 7:30pm Tickets... (read more)

Housing Tech City: Amazon and New York's Future - Museum of the City of New York
April 17, 2019 - New York

The impending arrival of HQ2, Amazon's second corporate headquarters, in Long Island City, Queens has been met with strong reactions among New Yorkers, raising critical questions about New York's future and where the city is headed. Along with the promise of jobs and economic diversification come concerns about infrastructure, inequality, and the impact of the project on housing affordability. Architect and professor Vishaan Chakrabarti and Dr. Saskia Sassen, noted sociologist and globalization theorist, discuss this critical development, how cities like New York can continue to grow and remain vibrant and affordable in an economy increasingly dominated by large corporations, and what can be learned from the experiences of cities like San Francisco and Seattle. Moderated by New York magazine's Justin Davidson.

Person Place Thing Live Podcast Recording - Fraunces Tavern Museum
April 17, 2019 - New York

Hosted by Randy Cohen with Special Guest Russell Shorto Doors open at 6:00pm At this recording of Person Place Thing, host Randy Cohen chats with bestselling author Russell Shorto. Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: that people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves, but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result: surprising stories from great speakers. This recording is also accompanied by a live musical performance. Russell Shorto is the 2018 recipient of the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award.

New Perspectives Tour: Fugitive Structures - New Museum
April 17, 2019 - New York

Join us for a New Perspectives tour considering select works by Nari Ward, Mariana Castillo Deball, and Adelita Husni-Bey that construct and represent structures of resilience, escape, and fugitivity. We will discuss the ways that Ward and Castillo Deball re-appropriate aesthetic modes of resistance developed and utilized by oppressed peoples in the colonial era as well as their contemporary political implications. To conclude, we will ponder how Husni-Bey offers us a template for imagining alternative societal structures and new possibilities for the future. New Perspectives tours are led by the New Museum Teaching Fellow, an emerging scholar in art history or a related field. The topics of the tours are based on the Fellow's ongoing research and change monthly, engaging participants in uniquely focused examinations of selected objects and installations. To read descriptions of current and upcoming New Perspectives tours, please view the calendar. New Perspectives tours are free with Museum admission. Due to limited capacity, please preregister here and meet in the Lobby at the time of the tour. New Museum Teaching Fellow Troizel Carr is a doctoral student in the Department of P... (read more)

Portraits: Opening Reception - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
April 18, 2019 - New York

Celebrate the opening of “Who Do You Say You Are? Portraiture, Then and Now, ” an intimate look at 19th century portraiture in relation to new portraits by today’s emerging contemporary artists. Meet the artists and stay for refreshments afterwards. For tickets and information, https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4101526

Outside the Box Gallery Talks: Eric N. Mack on 'Nari Ward: We the People' - New Museum
April 18, 2019 - New York

Join artist Eric N. Mack for a special gallery talk on the exhibition "Nari Ward: We the People." Outside the Box offers gallery-based talks given by a variety of guest speakers over the course of a season. In this series, lecturers with diverse backgrounds and affinities will address the New Museum's exhibition "Nari Ward: We the People" in forty-five- to sixty-minute presentations taking place in the Museum's galleries. Emphasizing the Museum's strong commitment to new art and new ideas, Outside the Box Gallery Talks are open to the public and are intended to provide participants with multidisciplinary perspectives on New Museum exhibitions. To this end, lecturers will speak about the exhibition or themes emergent in Ward's works from the various positions they occupy—be they academic, artistic, personal, political, or otherwise. With their distinct individual relationships to the artist and works on view, lecturers will engage in rich investigations that will illuminate and probe the Museum's current exhibition program.

David T. Little - Miller Theatre
April 18, 2019 - New York

David T. Little grapples with essential human issues through powerfully dramatic compositions. This Portrait features two major works—companion pieces presented together for the first time—that explore the tension between the individual, secrecy, and state violence. Haunt of Last Nightfall, a visceral "ghost play in two acts" for percussion quartet and electronics, examines America's role in the 1981 massacre at El Mozote. AGENCY, for string quartet and electronics, questions individual autonomy, whether we are subject to unknown and powerful social and political forces. Together, they offer a disquieting account of our place in contemporary society.

MOCATalks: Forever Chinatown: A Forgotten Film with Danielle Seid - Museum of Chinese in America
April 18, 2019 - New York

Join us as professor Danielle Seid introduces and provide crucial context surrounding the "orphan" documentary film Forever Chinatown (1960) produced and directed by her grandparents. She will also share exciting discoveries uncovered in her research on the film such as the film's surprising intersections with Hollywood and the Hong Kong New Wave. The presentation will include short film clips containing rare footage of NYC's Chinatown and Chinese American life at mid-century. Danielle Seid is an assistant professor of English at Baruch College, CUNY. Her varied interests in media include film and TV history, racial performance, documentary film, and celebrity culture. Currently she is working on a book that examines the forgotten histories of Asian American women on US network television as media artifacts of US empire in Asia and the Pacific. Her scholarly work has appeared or is forthcoming in Amerasia, Feminist Media Studies, Feminist Media Histories,TSQ, and The Journal of Popular Culture. Tickets are $15 and include wine and Museum admission.

Transit Tots – Puppets on Parade - New York Transit Museum
April 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

With some help from some wise and funny puppets, we will think about workers on tracks and in tunnels that help the subway run. Ages 2-5 and adult companions.

Cycling through the City - Museum of the City of New York
April 19, 2019 - New York

Visit the exhibition Cycling in the City which explores cycling cultures in the city, past and present. Then design a miniature bike from recycled materials that represents your borough.

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 20, 2019 - New York

Young wizards will enjoy a trip to the Metropolitan Museum, in search of art that echoes characters and enchanted objects in the Harry Potter books. You'll track down serpents, Dumbledore look-alikes, and figures as scary as any Death Eater. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry’s adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but all-adult teams can compete separately. For ages 10 and up. Advance purchase is required. Price includes museum admission.

Museum Garden Easter Egg Hunt and More! - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
April 20, 2019 - New York

Join us in the garden and inside the museum for many surprises! Family fun: watercoloring in the garden, toys, games, an Easter Egg Hunt in our blooming garden, and a spirited quest to "Spot the Bunny" throughout the museum. All ages. $5 Adults and Children, please reserve. For more information and tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4101625

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
April 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
April 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join for tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm to explore the story of the building of New York's subway system, the evolution of the City's surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904.

Architecture Tour - New Museum
April 21, 2019 - New York

Architecture tours are led by New Museum docents and focus on the Museum's building, which was designed by the architectural firm SANAA. Architecture tours are free with Museum admission. No preregistration is necessary. Tours are limited to fifteen visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

EmptyMet Tours - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Through April 23, 2019 - New York

An EmptyMet tour is your opportunity to see The Met when it is closed to the public. One of the Museum's most engaging guides leads you through an intimate view of 5,000 years of human creativity housed in New York City's most visited museum and attraction.

For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here? - International Center of Photography (Museum)
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

In the wake of the 2018 midterm elections, ICP’s new exhibition "For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here?" explores the role of art and visual representation in American civic life through the work of the For Freedoms collective. The exhibition features work from their 50 State Initiative—composed of a network of over 300 artists and 200 institutional partners—which featured concurrent exhibitions, art installations, and public programs as well as a nationwide artist-designed billboard campaign in all 50 states including DC and Puerto Rico, in the lead up to the midterm elections. Also central to the 50 State Initiative is the collective’s series of photographs that re-envision American artist Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings—depicting freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear, as articulated by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address—which will be on the view for the first time. For Freedoms’ stylized scenes of the everyday reference Rockwell’s iconic style while bringing new, more inclusive representations of the country to the discussion of our core values. Members of For Freedoms will be in residence at the ICP Museu... (read more)

Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." With these words the Oxford professor J.R.R. Tolkien ignited a fervid spark in generations of readers. From the children's classic The Hobbit to the epic The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien's adventurous tales of hobbits and elves, dwarves and wizards have introduced millions to the rich history of Middle-earth. Going beyond literature, Tolkien's Middle-earth is a world complete with its own languages and histories. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth celebrates the man and his creation. The exhibition will be the most extensive public display of original Tolkien material for several generations. Drawn from the collections of the Tolkien Archive at the Bodleian Library (Oxford), Marquette University Libraries (Milwaukee), the Morgan, and private lenders, the exhibition will include family photographs and memorabilia, Tolkien's original illustrations, maps, draft manuscripts, and designs related to The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth is organized by the Morgan Library & Museum in collaboration with the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University and with the support of The Tolkien Estate, The Tolk... (read more)

Inside You - American Musuem of Natural History
Through June 16, 2019 - New York

Did you know that your gastrointestinal tract is home to about 100 trillion bacteria? That's more organisms than there are stars in the Milky Way! Our bodies are home to many trillions of microbes, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms collectively called the human microbiome. In any human, microbial genes outnumber the genes in human DNA by more than 100 to one. This new perspective leads us to look at our bodies not just as individuals, but as entire ecosystems.Inside You explores the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health and introduces some of the scientists who are breaking new ground in microbiome research.Inspired by the Museum's popular exhibition The Secret World Inside You, this exhibition introduces visitors to microbes that live in, on, and around all of us. Engaging graphics detail how microbes aid digestion, influence your immune system, and help fight harmful microbes. You'll find out how we acquire our microbiome and how it is shaped by the foods we eat and the environment we live in. Inside You is co-curated by Susan Perkins and Rob DeSalle, curators in the Museum's Division of Invertebrate Zoology and the ... (read more)

Backyard Wilderness - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 30, 2019 - New York

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are in our own neighborhoods and communities, arming explorers of all ages with the tools and inspiration to discover the wonders of nature at their fingertips. The film reveals animal inhabitants in rare and breathtaking detail captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests and moving along forest floors and pond bottoms. Screening through June 30, 2019, Backyard Wilderness will be shown daily in the Museum’s Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, in 2D at 11:30 am and 4:30 pm, and in 3D at 10:30 am and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm. Times are subject to change. To purchase tickets in advance, the public should call 212-769-5200 or visit amnh.org. A service charge may apply.

Something to Say: Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Deborah Kass, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Hank Willis Thomas - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

In this yearlong activation, Brooklyn artists Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Deborah Kass, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Hank Willis Thomas present their work in our public spaces—the plaza green, steps, and promenade outside and the lobby within—emphasizing the Museum as a civic space for conversation and learning. Through their text-based works, these artists use language, questions, and humor to engage topics ranging from national debates to local community issues, sparking dialogue around some of the most pressing questions of our time and inspiring us to listen, share with one another, and connect through art.

Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism - Rubin Museum of Art
Through July 15, 2019 - New York

Experience Tibetan Buddhism like never before at The Rubin Museum. With 60 objects on display, explore 8th to 19th century Tibet in a new way that show little-known aspects of life through power and legitimate rule of political power as a global phenomenon through art. This exhibit, opening in February is curated by Karl Debrczeny.

Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art - American Folk Art Museum
Through July 28, 2019 - New York

The exhibition Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art will be presented at the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) from March 19 through July 28, 2019. Around 100 works by 18th, 19th, and early 20th-century self-taught artists highlight the history of of New York City as a financial and financial and commercial capital. The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth V. Warren, independent curator and author of Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety, The Perfect Game: America Looks at Baseball, and Young America: A Folk Art History, among other books. The coordinating curator is Stacy C. Hollander, deputy director for curatorial affairs and chief curator of the American Folk Art Museum. Made in New York City will tell its story from two perspectives simultaneously: "The Art of Business" focuses on the people and places that were part of the city's thrumming commercial life. "The Business of Art" highlights the products of the artists, artisans, and manufacturers – the commercial signs, store figures, and early advertising images that they made. The exhibition will draw on the collections of a number of New York City museums, including the American Folk Art Museum, The New-York Histori... (read more)

Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art - American Folk Art Museum
Through July 28, 2019 - New York

The exhibition Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art will be presented at the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) from March 19 through July 28, 2019. Around 100 works by 18th, 19th, and early 20th-century self-taught artists highlight the history of of New York City as a financial and financial and commercial capital. The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth V. Warren, independent curator and author of Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety, The Perfect Game: America Looks at Baseball, and Young America: A Folk Art History, among other books. The coordinating curator is Stacy C. Hollander, deputy director for curatorial affairs and chief curator of the American Folk Art Museum. Made in New York City will tell its story from two perspectives simultaneously: "The Art of Business" focuses on the people and places that were part of the city's thrumming commercial life. "The Business of Art" highlights the products of the artists, artisans, and manufacturers – the commercial signs, store figures, and early advertising images that they made. The exhibition will draw on the collections of a number of New York City museums, including the American Folk Art Museum, The New-York Histori... (read more)

Among Others: Photography and the Group - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

Composed chiefly of works in the Morgan's collection, this exhibition explores how photographers have represented the bonds uniting people, whether in group portraits or in serial imagery. In arranged sittings, form is content: when commissioned to photograph the royals of Germany and England at a wedding in 1894, James Russell and Son's Studio instinctively centered its composition around the family's matriarch, Queen Victoria. Camera artists sometimes insert themselves into the action, as Susan Meiselas did when mingling with carnival strippers, first to portray them behind the scenes and then to photograph those in the audience from a performer's perspective. Action can also be a pose: in 1970, when asked to create a positive poster image for the Gay Liberation Front, Peter Hujar asked the group's members to run toward him on the street, enacting their slogan, "Come Out!!" Ingenuity may be called for when one's subjects are all too well-known: a press photographer, Jean-Pierre Ducatez, appealed to the primal desires of Beatles fans by zeroing in on the lips of each band member, creating a captivating game of who's-who. Bringing together works from the 1860s to the present, Among... (read more)

T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America - National Museum of the American Indian
Through September 16, 2019 - New York

One of the most influential, innovative, and talented Native American artists of the 20th-century, T.C. Cannon embodied the activism, cultural transition and creative expression that defined America in the 1960s and 1970s. Cannon’s work—as an artist, poet, and aspiring musician—is deeply personal yet undeniably political, reflecting his cultural heritage, experience as a Vietnam War veteran, and the turbulent social and political period during which he worked. Cannon preferred bold color combinations, mash-ups between Native and non-Native elements and never shied away from the complexity and nuance of identity politics. Cannon interrogated American history and popular culture through his Native lens, and exercised a rigorous mastery of Western art historical tropes while creating an entirely fresh visual vocabulary. T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America celebrates Cannon’s creative range and artistic legacy through numerous paintings and works on paper, as well as his poetry and music.

Fear & Force: New York City's Sons of Liberty - Fraunces Tavern Museum
Through August 22, 2020 - New York

Opening August 22 // Mesick Gallery We may not like paying taxes but we would never think to tar and feather the tax collector. Yet as many of the colonists prepared for what would be the American Revolution, there was an organized group who opposed the government through violent resistance. Come see objects preserved from pivotal moments relating to the New York Sons of Liberty, like the tearing down of the King George statue in Bowling Green Park, and throwing chests of tea into the New York Harbor. Opening reception on August 21 by invitation only. Become a Museum Member today and receive an exclusive invitation!

Picasso's Le Tricorne - New-York Historical Society
Through December 31, 2020 - Upper West Side

Now on display at the New-York Historical Society is a newly acquired and conserved Picasso in the exhibition Picasso's "Le Tricorne." It is the first work by Picasso, and one with great wall power and a New York history, to enter New-York Historical's collection. Pablo Picasso painted the stage curtain for the two-act ballet The Three-Cornered Hat (El sombrero de tres picos or Le tricorne). The ballet and curtain were commissioned by the impresario Sergei Diaghilev for his avant-garde, Paris-based Ballets Russes, the most influential ballet company of the twentieth-century. The ballet was choreographed by Léonide Massine with music by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. It premiered on July 22, 1919, at the Alhambra Theatre in London with sets, costume designs, and the monumental stage curtain created by Picasso. Picasso biographer John Richardson once called "Le Tricorne" the artist's "supreme theatrical achievement." The production, which was conceived by Diaghilev and Massine during a trip to Spain, was enhanced by its many Spanish collaborators, including Picasso who also designed the costumes and set for the ballet. Measuring roughly 20 feet square, the curtain depict... (read more)

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