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February 10, 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.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Hack the Solar System - American Museum of Natural History
February 10, 2019 - New York

Discover innovative solutions to challenges related to understanding minerals in meteorites, tracking dust from comets’ tails, visualizing the surfaces of Venus and Mars, and more at our fifth annual hackathon “demo day”. See what a collaboration among students, teachers, technologists, and Museum scientists from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences can produce in just 24 hours.

Hack the Solar System - American Museum of Natural History
February 10, 2019 - New York

Discover innovative solutions to challenges related to understanding minerals in meteorites, tracking dust from comets' tails, visualizing the surfaces of Venus and Mars, and more at our fifth annual hackathon "demo day." See what a collaboration among students, teachers, technologists, and Museum scientists from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences can produce in just 24 hours. #HACKTHESOLARSYSTEM This program is part of BridgeUP: STEM, an initiative educating youth and the public about cutting-edge computing in scientific research and science communication. BridgeUP: STEM is generously supported by a grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Revocable Trust.

Must-see Week 2019 - Museum of the City of New York
Through February 10, 2019 - New York

Enjoy 2-for-1 tickets to the Museum for 2019 Must-See Week, January 21 through February 10! With new exhibitions like "A City for Corduroy: Don Freeman's New York" and "Interior Lives: Contemporary Photographs of Chinese New Yorkers," plus our exhibition "In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend" opening on Jan 31, it's the perfect time to plan your visit!

Gallim - The Joyce Theater
February 12, 2019 - New York

The boldly inventive choreographer and artistic director of Gallim, Andrea Miller, returns to The Joyce after a year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as its first choreographic Artist-in-Residence to present the world premiere of To Create a World. The piece is a culmination of research that began at the ancient Temple of Dendur and resulted in a unique movement language that takes audiences from a pre-human past to a post-human future.

Film Screening: Robert Mapplethorpe, no. 61 from the series ART/new york - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
February 12, 2019 - New York

Directed by Paul Tschinkel, 79 minutes Courtesy Paul Tschinkel This documentary looks at the life and work of the world-renowned, controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, who died of AIDS in 1989. It explores his photography, his relationship to the art world of downtown New York, and the gay S&M club scene of the 1980s. His infamously explicit pictures of this gay, leather underground were considered groundbreaking and made him a cause célèbre. His portraits, flowers, erotic subjects, and artistic presentation elevated the photograph to the status of serious art, worthy of exhibition in galleries and museums.

U.S.-Japan Trade: Where is It Heading? - Japan Society
February 12, 2019 - New York

CORPORATE LUNCHEON Tuesday, February 12, 12-2:15 PM Since President Trump took office, trade has been a subject of serious discussion around the world. Trump has been seeking to strike numerous bilateral deals, as opposed to regional and multilateral accords. Japan, one of the United States’ closest allies, also remains wary about the overall economic impact of Trump’s trade policy. The United States has called for bilateral trade talks with Japan in order to reduce America’s trade deficit. How will Trump address the country’s trade deficit with Japan? Will Trump impose steep tariffs on imported Japanese automobiles and components? In this program, experts discuss current and future U.S.-Japan trade relations, and the possibility of a bilateral trade deal between the two countries. Speakers: Mireya Solis - Director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies; Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies, Brookings Institution Shujiro Urata - Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University; Faculty Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry (RIETI); Specially Appoin... (read more)

Meet the Curators: Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs - Museum of the City of New York
February 12, 2019 - East Harlem

As part of the new Meet the Curators tour series, join Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs, as he guides you through the exhibition In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend. In celebration of the centennial of Robinson's birth, Corcoran has pulled from the Museum's collection some 30 images of Robinson and the Dodgers taken for Look magazine. Along with memorabilia and rare home movies of the Robinson family, these stunning photographs provide a window into the media's portrayal of this groundbreaking figure. 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.

Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures - Center for Jewish History
February 12, 2019 - New York

Pauline Kael called him “the greatest American screenwriter.” Jean-Luc Godard said he was “a genius” who “invented 80% of what is used in Hollywood movies today.” With credits that include Scarface, Twentieth Century and Notorious, novelist, reporter, and playwright Ben Hecht also emerged during WWII as an outspoken crusader for the imperiled Jews of Europe and later became a fierce propagandist for pre-1948 Palestine’s Jewish terrorist underground. Adina Hoffman speaks with Phillip Lopate about her new biography of this charismatic and contradictory figure, who came to embody much that defined America—especially Jewish America—in his time. Book sales and signing follow the program. Ticket Info: $15 general; $12 seniors; $10 CJH/Partner members, students at hecht.bpt.me or 800-838-3006

2019 Economic Outlook: How Will It Play Out? - Japan Society
February 14, 2019 - New York

CORPORATE LUNCHEON Thursday, February 14, 12-2:30 PM Despite geopolitical tensions and talk of trade wars, the economic outlook remains promising. The U.S. economy is booming, with U.S. GDP growth topping at 3% and unemployment rate falling under 4%. While Japan’s economy seems to be on track, many economists believe the nation’s growth will slow in 2019. What lies ahead for the world economy in 2019? What are the biggest threats to the global economy? In this program, leading experts give their assessment of the current economic conditions, and share their economic forecasts. Speakers: Lewis Alexander - Chief U.S. Economist, Nomura Securities International Bruce Kasman - Chief Economist, J.P. Morgan Ellen Zentner - Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley Moderator: Daniel Bases - Editor and Foreign Correspondent Agenda: 12-12:30 PM Registration and Reception 12:30-1 PM Luncheon 1-2:30 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 & lecture/$15 lecture only Japan Society Individual Members at Patron C... (read more)

Scbocce Winter Season: Game 6 - 89 North Music Venue
February 14, 2019 - Patchogue

This Event Is 21 And Over Bocce is returning to 89 North! Presented by Suffolk County Bocce, whose mission is to share the passion and joy of this simple game. A game where family and friends, old and new, get together for a little competition and a lot of fun. Our League: Two 30 ft x 8 ft indoor courts One game night per week Each team competes in two games per night Seasons are 10 weeks long

Lucky 7 - Empire City Casino
February 14, 2019 - Yonkers

Empire Club Members earn 7 Empire Points playing slot machines to receive $7 Free Play.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 16, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum! A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale revolving around the museum’s planned purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to discover what drove someone to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code to figure out who dunnit. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Watson Adventures’ Naked at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 16, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and go on a sultry search for nudity in art at the Metropolitan Museum. You’ll scrutinize paintings, sculptures, period rooms, sultry sirens, a literally bronzed Adonis, an incontinent Cupid, a randy reveler and more. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: A Night at the Museum Sleepover for Grown-Ups - American Museum of Natural History
Through February 16, 2019 - New York

Why should kids have all the fun? The American Museum is hosting its wildly popular adults-only sleepover adventure. Built on the successful A Night at the Museum sleepover program, this verson of the popular event has been designed for adults ages 21 and up.

Washington's Birthday Ball - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
February 17, 2019 - New York

Celebrate the birthday of our Nation's First President in true 19th-century fashion. Costumed dancers will perform and teach traditional country dances. Festivities include toasts to George Washington and historic refreshments. $15 Adults, $10 Members and Children Under 12 For tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4043528

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Milstein Science Series: The Layers of the Ocean - American Museum of Natural History
February 17, 2019 - New York

The world’s oceans are divided into five “zones”, where a diverse array of marine species and ecosystems can be found at different depths. The amount of sun light, temperature, and salinity of the water changes from zone to zone. Some species can only survive in the oceans’ sunlit uppermost layer, while other must dive deep to find food. The Milstein Science Series is proudly sponsored by the Irma and Paul Milstein Family.

February Romance Tours: Courtship in the 19th Century - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden
Through February 24, 2019 - New York

Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 4pm. February 2 to February 24 Grab someone you cherish and visit us for a special Romance-themed Tour. Held on weekends in February, this special tour explores the surprising myths and mores of 19th-century mating rituals of young lovers who arrived for a day of fun on the banks of the East River. Learn the secret language of fans, intimate letter writing, and romantic hideouts for couples in the early part of the new Republic. Free with admission. Reservations requested; call 212-838-6878. Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 4pm.

Constantin Brancusi Sculpture - The Museum of Modern Art
Through February 24, 2019 - Manhattan

Poet Erza Pound spoke of artist Constantin Brancusi's work as providing "the master keys to the world of form." Over a career that spanned half a century, Brancusi's innovations transformed sculpture as it had been known, and influenced generations of artists to come. After moving to Paris in 1904 from his native Romania, Brancusi affected the appearance of a Romanian peasant—a long beard, work shirt, and sandals—while embedding himself in avant-garde art circles. He soon began pushing modernist sculpture to the threshold of abstraction, developing a new, simplified vocabulary of graceful crescents, gleaming ovoids, and rough-hewn blocks that often evoked rather than resembled the things named in their titles, such as Bird in Space or Fish. He put the natural properties of his materials on display, carving directly into wood and stone and polishing metal to high reflectivity. The bases for his sculptures were often built of stacked elements—wood cubes, cylindrical slices, pyramidal blocks, or cruciform stones—becoming an integral component of the work itself and hinting at the possibility of infinite rearrangement, an idea that would prove fertile in future decades.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: The Art of Diorama - American Museum of Natural History
Through February 28, 2019 - New York

Six Thursdays, January 24–February 28 Museum exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt leads an after-hours look at our legendary dioramas. Discover how the Museum’s dioramas are made from start to finish and hear behind-the-scenes stories about how they were made. In this six-part series, you’ll travel the world through some of our most popular exhibits and create your own miniature replica to take home. Note: All experience levels welcome. Enrollment limited to 25 people.

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow - New-York Historical Society Museum
Through March 03, 2019 - New York

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial quality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements as the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. By 1868, all persons born in the United States were citizens and equal under the law. But efforts to create an interracial democracy were contested from the start. A harsh backlash ensued, ushering in a half century of the "separate but equal" age of Jim Crow. Opening to mark the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the exhibition is organized chronologically from the end of the Civil War to the end of World War I and highlights the central role played by African Americans in advocating for their rights. It also examines the depth and breadth of opposition to black advancement. Art, artifacts, photographs, and media will help visitors explore these transformative decades in American history, and understand their continuing relevance today. Curated by Marci Reaven, vice president of history exhibitions, and Lily Wong, assistant curator.

Winter Lunchtime Bird Walks in Central Park - American Museum of Natural History
Through March 12, 2019 - New York

Glimpse owls, hawks, and woodpeckers in the woods, finches and sparrows in the fields, and ducks and gulls in the lakes as ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species that make New York City their home. Note: This walk is over an hour long with steps, slopes, and wood-chip paths.

Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts - The Museum of Modern Art
Through March 17, 2019 - Manhattan

Schaulager, Basel, The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1 present the first comprehensive retrospective of American artist Bruce Nauman (b. 1941) in over 20 years. Opening at Schaulager in March 2018 and traveling to New York in October of that year, the exhibition expands upon the rich holdings of the organizing institutions. Spanning the artist's entire career, from the mid-1960s to the present, Disappearing Acts provides a singular opportunity to experience his command of a wide range of mediums, from drawing, printmaking, photography, and sculpture to performance, film, neon, and large-scale installations.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Releasing Words: The Cut Paper Art of Deborah Ugoretz Opening Reception - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through March 31, 2019 - New York

Celebrate the opening of the Museum's newest exhibition, featuring intricate cut-paper art by Deborah Ugoretz. Ugoretz was already a working artist when she saw traditional Jewish paper cutting work for the first time. She was dazzled by this centuries-old tradition and its creative possibilities for "visualizing Judaism," and its ability to transform a simple piece of paper into a work of art that could release words into pictorial space. This exhibition will present a retrospective of the artist's work in cut paper, ranging from traditional ketubot (elaborately decorated marriage contracts), pieces inspired by Biblical texts and prayer to more recent work that considers the traditional as a starting point to explores themes and concepts in exciting and very contemporary ways. Brief remarks will be made by Museum staff and exhibition curators.

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.

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.

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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