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Museum Events in New York City This Week - August 4-August 11

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.

Member Mornings, First Sundays - New York Transit Museum
August 04, 2019 - Brooklyn

Members have the Museum in Downtown Brooklyn all to themselves during Member Mornings, First Sundays! Explore our vintage cars, enjoy our exhibits, and take your turn in the bus driver's seat without the weekend crowds! Members will have exclusive access to the Museum from 10 am to 11 am and enjoy free admission year-round

History on Wheels - New York Transit Museum
August 04, 2019 - Brooklyn

Make discoveries and learn fun facts, exploring photographs and artifacts that relate the history of horse-powered transportation in New York City. For all ages

Discovery Room – Animals All around - New York Transit Museum
August 04, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our August theme of animals that help New York transportation. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
August 04, 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+

Artifact Art Show with Santiago Ribeiro and Shala Rosa - Artifact Gallery
Through August 04, 2019 - New York

The New York gallery, ARTIFACT, hosts an exhibition of 21st-century surrealist art with the Portuguese artist Santiago Ribeiro and the North American artist Shala Rosa. The idea arose with an invitation from the ARTIFACT Gallery addressed to Coimbra Santiago Ribeiro, who in turn decided to invite no more than one of the greatest surrealist feminine artists of the 21st-century of the present time, Shala Rosa. Both artists are part of the largest world exhibition of surrealist art in our century, the International Surrealism Now to which Santiago is its creator and promoter. Based in Portugal, starting in 2010 organized by the Bissaya Barreto Foundation and has expanded internationally until today in 2019.

Solar Eclipses: Math, Science, and Spectacle - MoMath (National Museum of Mathematics)
August 06, 2019 - New York

As a veteran of 35 total solar eclipses and 71 partial solar eclipses, astronomer Jay Pasachoff is uniquely positioned to share recent scientific work related to eclipses, international coordination of observations, and future plans. What role does mathematics play in predicting eclipses, from the ancient saros observations to Halley's 1715 map, and from Bessel's 19th-century equations to today's web-based zoom-and-click maps? How do theoretical predictions based on magnetic-field measurements, emission spectra of high ionization lines, and radio observations compare to the high res images available today? Join us to find out!

Math Unfolded: The Mathematical Art of Origami - National Museum of Mathematics
Through August 06, 2019 - New York

Join MoMath in New York City for its fourth conference on the Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects, this year featuring Erik Demaine and Robert Lang. The MOVES 2019 Conference will feature dozens of talks on current research in recreational mathematics, as well as a wide variety of family-accessible mathematical activities and events. And of course, there will be plenty of folding! Learn more and register at moves.momath.org.

Math Encounters: 'The Wall of Fire Theorem: A Story of Mathematical Discovery' with Jim Propp - MoMath (National Museum of Mathematics)
August 07, 2019 - New York

Where do the seeds of new theorems come from and how do they grow? Researcher/educator/popularizer Jim Propp shares new mathematical results inspired by the Museum's popular Wall of Fire exhibit, where you can slice a cube and find shapes that have 3, 4, 5, or even 6 sides. What hidden pattern governs the number of sides of the cross-section? Come learn some math that is literally cutting-edge!

Math Encounters: 'The Wall of Fire Theorem: A Story of Mathematical Discovery' with Jim Propp - National Museum of Mathematics
August 07, 2019 - New York

Where do the seeds of new theorems come from and how do they grow? Researcher/educator/popularizer Jim Propp shares new mathematical results inspired by the Museum's popular Wall of Fire exhibit, where you can slice a cube and find shapes that have 3, 4, 5, or even 6 sides. What hidden pattern governs the number of sides of the cross-section? Come learn some math that is literally cutting-edge! Special introduction by mathematician Joel Spencer. Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.

Let's Draw with Mark Mothersbaugh! - Museum of Arts and Design
August 08, 2019 - New York

Devo frontman, Hollywood composer, and conceptual artist Mark Mothersbaugh joins us from his L.A. studio via skype for a big, fun group draw in The Theater at MAD. All ages and skill levels welcome! Just bring your love of drawing and favorite drawing tools. Paper and pencils will be provided. Mark Mothersbaugh is a founding member of the art-rock band Devo. He has also composed and produced music for some of the world's most popular television series, films and video games over the last four decades, including Rug Rats, The Lego Movie, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Thor: Ragnorak to name just a few. A visual artist, Mothersbaugh was the subject of a retrospective at The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver in 2014.

Summer Evenings in the Garden - Merchant's House Museum
August 08, 2019 - New York

Join us in our “secret” 19th century garden at its most verdant. Take a guided tour of the house at 6:30 p.m., if you wish, or take a self-guided tour. Rain or Shine.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Evening Bat Walks in Central Park - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 09, 2019 - New York

Fridays, July 12, 19, August 2, or 9, at 8 pm Meet at the Museum entrance on 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. (Enrollment is limited. Please register no later than one week in advance.) At dusk, bats leave the warm spaces under city roofs to feed on flying insects. Join Bradley Klein, Danielle Gustafson, and other members of the New York City Bat Group for a walk through Central Park. Aided by detectors that amplify the animals’ otherwise inaudible high-frequency chirps, bat-watchers monitor and catalogue the species that call the city home.

On Paper Wings: Building Paper Birds Workshop with Shannon Delany - Fenimore Art Museum
August 10, 2019 - Cooperstown

Shannon Delany has been working in scherenschnitte and other papercutting styles since the second grade. Her work has been featured by the Guild of American Papercutters, and she has traveled to Germany to learn more about the roots of the art. With her background in education, she loves teaching others how to be creative.

Film: Burlesque - Fenimore Art Museum
August 10, 2019 - Cooperstown

View the exhibition "Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits" before each film and enjoy an introduction connecting the film to the career of Herb Ritts. All films begin at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) and take place in the Fenimore Auditorium. $7 / $5 members (purchase tickets at the door). Complimentary munchies are available.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - American Museum of Natural History
August 10, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Museum of Natural History! Someone, or some “thing”, has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring a sacred Egyptian relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Ahtchu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will have to crack a hieroglyphic code and uncover the museum’s secrets to stop the killings. While solving the crime, you’ll get an amazing whirlwind tour of the Museum of Natural History. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Watson Adventures’ Cloisters Capers Scavenger Hunt - The Cloisters
August 11, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults in one of upper Manhattan’s most unusual treasures! Explore the Cloisters and solve mysteries like a latter-day Brother Baskerville. You’ll tackle tricky clues among the breathtaking architecture that dates from the 12th through the 15th century and the nearly 3,000 works of art. Discover gruesome faces hidden in demons, take a ladder to Heaven or fall into the mouth of Hell, and learn why dead princes sleep with dogs. Prices include museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
August 11, 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.

History on Wheels - New York Transit Museum
August 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

Make discoveries and learn fun facts, exploring photographs and artifacts that relate the history of horse-powered transportation in New York City. For all ages

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
August 11, 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+

Discovery Room – Animals All around - New York Transit Museum
August 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our August theme of animals that help New York transportation. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: The Writing on the Wall by Wendy Lichtman - National Museum of Mathematics
August 11, 2019 - New York

In this sequel to Secrets, Lies, and Algebra, eighth grade, like algebra, has become pretty complicated for Tess. For one thing, there are the patterns she's noticing everywhere — like how charming-on-the-outside Richard keeps playing scary pranks on her. Then there's the pattern of graffiti that keeps appearing on the wall by her school — could those numbers be a code meant for Tess? Is it up to her to find out what they mean? As she looks for formulas to help her figure it all out, she realizes that she just might have to make up her own solutions. Sometimes, you just have to take risks! Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century NoHo - Merchant's House Museum
August 11, 2019 - New York

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells’ home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center. Visit important 19th century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo. Reservations recommended.

Unlimited, MoMath's mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school - National Museum of Mathematics
August 11, 2019 - New York

Don't miss the next installment of Unlimited, MoMath's mix-n-mingle evening for students in late middle school through high school. If you're excited by the idea of a fun-filled, math-focused night where you can hang out with old and new friends, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, and move to some great tunes, then you won't want to miss this exciting program. Register now at unlimited.momath.org.

Art Exhibit Opening Reception - Morgan Loghry - PAUSA Art House
Through August 17, 2019 - Buffalo,

Morgan Loghry was born and raised in Cameron, New York--an area comprised of farmland and dead-end dirt roads. She found herself in the Allentown area after studying Fine Art & Design at Houghton College, graduating with her BFA in 2016. Since then, she has been exploring different mediums and artistic techniques while widening her creative network in the Buffalo area. Morgan's work explores the subtlety of life's pleasures and sufferings through reflective abstract drawings and paintings. She collects and incorporates antique photographs in to many of her pieces. She believes that by meditating over the images and re-imagining them in a alternate light allows for a creative reincarnation--humanizing and extending the subject's legacy.

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)

Matt Keegan: what was & what is - Court Square Park
Through August 18, 2019 - Long Island City

For over a decade, Matt Keegan has worked to synthesize his interest in language, whether rooted in pedagogy and cognition or the vernacular and social. He works in sculpture, photography, and video, and for his SculptureCenter commission he integrates these various ways of working. Installed in Long Island City’s Court Square Park, what was & what is distills real estate development’s rhetorical and visual devices in an object that speaks the language of urban development while prompting opportunity for reflection on the fastest-growing neighborhood in New York City.

The Changing Silhouette of Fashion: The Decade of the 1900s - Merchant's House Museum
Through September 02, 2019 - New York

The Changing Silhouette of Fashion is series of exhibitions featuring a Tredwell dress from each decade of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Taken together, these dresses show the changing silhouette of fashion over 100 years, and tell us about the women who wore them and the society in which they lived. On display: the “lingerie dress” of the 1900s. Free with admission.

Simone Fattal solo show - MoMA PS1
Through September 02, 2019 - Long Island City

From March 31 to September 2, 2019, MoMA PS1 presents Works and Days the first solo museum exhibition in the United States of the work of Simone Fattal (Lebanese and American, b. 1942). Curated by Ruba Katrib, this retrospective brings together a selection of over 100 abstract and figurative ceramic sculptures, paintings and collages created over the last 40 years. Drawing from a range of sources including war narratives, landscape painting, ancient history, mythology, and Sufi poetry, these works explore the impact of displacement as well as the politics of archeology and excavation.

Salvation by the Sea - Coney Island History Project
Through September 02, 2019 - Brooklyn

The exhibit Salvation by the Sea explores an era when the Coney Island beachfront saved lives and provided a livelihood for waves of immigrants who arrived from the 1870s-1920s. The Coney Island History Project is open weekends and holidays, 1-7PM, from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, Free admission.to one and all!

South Street Seaport Museum Public Sails on W.O. Decker Now Available - South Street Seaport Museum
Through September 07, 2019 - New York

South Street Seaport Museum announces  Public Sails on W.O. Decker NOW AVAILABLE The South Street Seaport Museum announces public sails on W.O. Decker. Tours can be booked in advance, $35 with pre-paid museum admission ($29 for seniors and students, $15 for children.) Tickets for W.O. Decker are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1011575. Museum tickets are $20 ($14 for seniors and students, children under 8 NOW FREE) and can be purchased at www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org. The South Street Seaport Museum is located at 12 Fulton Street, NYC, 10038.  NEW: Cruise on W.O. Decker Take a 45-minute ride on New York's last working New-York-built wooden tugboat W.O. Decker and see the lower Manhattan skyline like never before. Decker will cruise the tip of lower Manhattan, giving its riders stunning views of the skyline, Battery Park, Castle Clinton National Monument and river views of One World Trade Center. For the first time, Decker will be available for public sails on Saturdays and Sundays beginning May 25.  W.O. Decker, the last surviving, New York built, wooden steam tugboat (later refit with a diesel engine.), was built in 1930 by the Newtown Creek Towing ... (read more)

South Street Seaport Museum announces PIONEER SAILING SEASON 2019 - South Street Seaport Museum
Through September 08, 2019 - New York

South Street Seaport Museum announces PIONEER SAILING SEASON 2019 May 25 - September 8, 2019 The South Street Seaport Museum announces Pioneer Sailing Season 2019: Sail New York Harbor aboard the 1885 Schooner Pioneer from May - September 2019 departing from Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport Museum. Advance tickets for the 2019 season are now available and can be purchased at http://seaportmuseum.org/sailnewyorkharbor. Tickets are $32 Adults, $28 Seniors and Children ages 0-12. Use code EarlyBird19 and receive a $3 discount on tickets booked before the start of the season. Spend an afternoon at the Museum! Pioneer tickets include free admission to the Museum's exhibitions, so bring your ticket to the Museum before or after your sail! (Please be sure to arrive with ample time if you wish to visit the museum before.) In the days before paved roads, small coastal schooners such as Pioneer were the delivery trucks of their era, carrying various cargoes between coastal communities: lumber and stone from the islands of Maine, brick on the Hudson River, and oyster shell on the Chesapeake Bay. Almost all American cargo sloops and schooners were wood, but because she was built... (read more)

Emily Miranker - The Center for Book Arts
Through September 10, 2019 - New York

Portfolios for Prints will be focused on creating enclosures for stacks of paper. Whether for holding a stack of family photos or a stack of prints. Students will learn how to make a paper phase folder with a ribbon tie, a paper phase folder with a hard outer case, and a full board lidded box. The intention of this class is to launch students into thinking about archival storage solutions. This class would be a good prerequisite to other more complex box making classes such as Enclosures for Books.

Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 15, 2019 - Manhattan

"Comrades! I am the bard of Democracy," Walt Whitman announced in a notebook in 1859. Over his 73 years (1819–1892), he essentially made good on that claim. From humble origins in Long Island and Brooklyn, he earned a global audience that never stops growing. On the two hundredth anniversary of his birth he continues to speak to new generations. The exhibition explores Whitman's process of self-invention, from his early years as a journalist, through the early 1850s when Whitman began to write more privately and poetically, to his final years. Whitman not only sounded a "barbaric yawp" over the rooftops of the world, but he also helped his country to reconcile its famous contradictions through his inclusivity and his extraordinary body of work. Several of Whitman's notebooks will be on display, as well as his portraitist's copy of Leaves of Grass (1855) and the famous letter written to Whitman by Ralph Waldo Emerson commending that book. The exhibition will establish Whitman's unblinking witness to the Civil War and display the great poems that he wrote in honor of the martyred president including "O Captain! My Captain!" Also on view are documents from Oscar Wilde, Hart Crane, Fe... (read more)

Our Stuff, Ourselves: An Intimate Look at the Tredwells’ Private Lives - Merchant's House Museum
Through September 16, 2019 - New York

The Merchant’s House was built in 1832 and purchased by Seabury Tredwell, a prosperous New York City hardware merchant, in 1835. The Tredwell family continued to live in the landmark late-Federal and Greek revival style row house for nearly 100 years. On display: a selection of the Tredwells’ personal items from the collection, a doorway into their private lives that reveal the tastes, interests, and values of a prosperous merchant family in 19th century New York.

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.

Shady Ladies: Secret Tour of The Met - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 22, 2019 - New York

DISCOVER HISTORY’S SCANDALOUS, FEISTY WOMEN FROM ANCIENT GREEK HETAERAE TO MADAME X Courtesans, royal mistresses, scandalous women of every sort—the walls of the Metropolitan Museum are lined with them, from ancient Greek hetaerae to Sargent’s Madame X. These women, famous not only for sex-appeal but also for their talents—and for a spirit which today we would call ‘entrepreneurial’— fascinated both their wealthy patrons and the artists who created the world’s great masterpieces. But who were they? How did they rise to their positions? And how did they maintain their prominence despite their scandalous reputations? OH, THE STORIES YOU’LL HEAR… To find out, join us as we explore the lives and loves that lie behind the paintings. The Shady Ladies tour will change the way you see the museum — and art itself — forever. On this fun and informative 2-hour Metropolitan Museum tour, we will learn about: -- The first nude female statue in ancient Greece and the hetaera who modeled for it -- The oiran of the pleasure quarter of 18th century Tokyo -- A Venetian courtesan who published books of poetry -- The official royal mistresses of the French kings -- A royal bastard ... (read more)

Shady Ladies: Secret Tour of The Met - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 22, 2019 - New York

DISCOVER HISTORY’S SCANDALOUS, FEISTY WOMEN FROM ANCIENT GREEK HETAERAE TO MADAME X Courtesans, royal mistresses, scandalous women of every sort—the walls of the Metropolitan Museum are lined with them, from ancient Greek hetaerae to Sargent’s Madame X. These women, famous not only for sex-appeal but also for their talents—and for a spirit which today we would call ‘entrepreneurial’— fascinated both their wealthy patrons and the artists who created the world’s great masterpieces. But who were they? How did they rise to their positions? And how did they maintain their prominence despite their scandalous reputations? OH, THE STORIES YOU’LL HEAR… To find out, join us as we explore the lives and loves that lie behind the paintings. The Shady Ladies tour will change the way you see the museum — and art itself — forever. On this fun and informative 2-hour Metropolitan Museum tour, we will learn about: -- The first nude female statue in ancient Greece and the hetaera who modeled for it -- The oiran of the pleasure quarter of 18th century Tokyo -- A Venetian courtesan who published books of poetry -- The official royal mistresses of the French kings -- A royal bastard ... (read more)

Ancestral Connections - National Museum of the American Indian
Through September 30, 2019 - New York

Ancestral Connections explores how ten contemporary artists draw on aspects of their heritage—sometimes combined with personal experiences or tribal history—to create new and compelling works of art. Some have been shaped by their traditional homelands and landscapes, while others draw on traditional worldviews, lifeways, and artistic traditions or remembered ancestors. As a whole, the works illustrate how connections to Native culture, tradition, and history serve as a catalyst for contemporary Native artistic expression.

South Street Seaport Museum announces New Tours of Wavertree's Cargo Hold - South Street Seaport Museum
Through October 01, 2019 - New York

South Street Seaport Museum announces New Tours of Wavertree's Cargo Hold The South Street Seaport Museum announces access to the hull of Wavertree for tours. Wavertree tickets are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/957100. Museum tickets are $20 ($14 for seniors and students, children under 8 NOW FREE) and can be purchased at www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org. The South Street Seaport Museum is located at 12 Fulton Street, NYC, 10038. NEW: Visit the Cargo Hold of Wavertree Included in the price of admission, the South Street Seaport Museum now offers a new level of acesss to Wavertree, a 130-year-old ship built of riveted wrought iron and the iconic centerpiece of the "Street of Ships" at South Street. For the first time, visitors can take a tour into the belly of the ship to view the breathtaking main cargo area. Tours will be conducted into the massive lower hold space to a viewing platform. Maritime Song Sessions Aboard Wavertree Join for maritime singing sessions each first Sunday from May to September aboard Wavertree. Purchase of admission required. Click here for tickets to the next session. The 1885 ship Wavertree has a well-documented and fascin... (read more)

South Street Seaport Museum Expands Schedule for Public Cruises on W.O. Decker - South Street Seaport Museum
Through October 01, 2019 - New York

South Street Seaport Museum Expands Schedule for Public Cruises on W.O. Decker The South Street Seaport Museum announces an expanded schedule for the public cruises on Tugboat W.O. Decker. Take a 60-minute ride on New York's last remaining New-York-built wooden tugboat and see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the lower Manhattan skyline as never before. Deckerwill cruise past Governor's Island with Battery Park, One World Trade Center and all of the lower Manhattan skyline as a backdrop and head to the Statue of Liberty for stunning harbor views. This May marked the first time Decker was available for public cruises in nearly a decade, now with an expanded schedule: Wed-Friday: 2pm and 7pm. Sat & Sun: 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm and 7pm. Decker Tours are $35 and include admission to the Museum. Cruisescan be booked in advance at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1011575.   Tickets for a cruise plus Museum Admission are $35 ($29 for seniors and students, $15 for children 10 and up) The 7pm cruises do not include admission and are $25. Museum tickets alone are $20 ($14 for seniors and students, children under 8 NOW FREE) and can be purchased at www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org.... (read more)

South Street Seaport Museum announces new exhibition The Printed Port - South Street Seaport Museum
Through October 01, 2019 - New York

South Street Seaport Museum announces new exhibition The Printed Port at Bowne & Co. Printing Offices The South Street Seaport Museum announces a new exhibition entitled The Printed Port at the Bowne & Co. Printing Offices. Entry to the new exhibition is included with Museum admission. Tickets are $20 ($14 for seniors and students, children under 8 NOW FREE) and can be purchased at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org. The South Street Seaport Museum is located at 12 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038. New Exhibition: The Printed Port The Printed Port illuminates an industry central to the development of New York City: job printing. Printers were a mammoth force in the 19th-century Port of New York; they produced all manner of printed materials for the businesses flourishing on South Street, including those in the maritime trades. Bowne & Co. founded in 1775 and part of the South Street Seaport Museum since 1975, was one of hundreds of shops that made up  characterized the seaport district. The exhibition features original and reproduced artifacts from the South Street Seaport Museum's collection, including 19th-century and early-20th century printing presses. A survey o... (read more)

E. v. Day: Breaking the Glass Ceiling - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through October 27, 2019 - New York

Known for her gravity-defying suspension sculptures that explore themes of science fiction, space, gender, and humor, E. V. Day illuminates contradictions in gender roles and stretches the confines of social stereotypes. In her new site-specific installation in the central Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery, E. V. Day will use turnbuckles, monofilament, and angle iron to build multiple suspended trajectories in the ceiling, using the columns and walls as mounting points. Day will employ chains, brass rods, elastic cords, and hardware to build tension, highlight resistance, and imply velocity. The ceiling installation will be complemented by shattered glass images displayed around the perimeter of the gallery referencing cosmic aspirations — the strong desire to achieve something that might feel just outside of one's reach.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Oceans: Our Blue Planet - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 05, 2020 - New York

Embark on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on Earth. New ocean science and technology has allowed humans to go farther into the unknown than ever thought possible. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, this film reveals the untold stories of the ocean's most astonishing animals.

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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