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January 14, 2018 - 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.

Reading Into History Family Book Club - New York Historical Society
January 14, 2018 - Upper West Side

Each month, families gather to discuss a middle-reader book, meet authors and experts, and see artifacts, documents, and paintings related to the history behind the story. In January, families will read Vietnam: A History of the War by Russell Freedman to coincide with the New-York Historical Society's exhibition, The Vietnam War: 1945–1975. Recommended for ages 9–12.

Bears - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 14, 2018 - Hudson Square

Note: The Clay Bar is one of our busiest stations, so sign up upon arrival is required. Here's how it works: Once you arrive, head to the Clay Bar to sign up for a 35 minute session. Each adult may sign up 1 to 3 children per session. Sessions will rotate every forty minutes, giving visitors a chance to drop by any of our other workshops throughout the museum. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don't lose your spot. As with all our workshops, Clay Bar is included in your admission. We hope you enjoy your day creating!

Inside The Living Torah Museum: See, Touch, & Wear Archaeological Treasures - New York Adventure Club
January 14, 2018 - New York

Step inside an unassuming townhouse in Brooklyn to see, touch, and wear pieces from one of the largest collections of ancient Egyptian and Roman artifacts in New York City. Join New York Adventure Club as we visit one of New York City's most interesting and unusual museums known as The Living Torah Museum / Torah Animal World, which features two separate interactive collections based on the premise that touching religious and cultural artifacts is the best way to learn about ancient history. Led by museum curator Rabbi Deutsch, who single-handedly amassed the museums' amazing collection of priceless artifacts, our experience will include: A discussion around the museum's creation and ongoing mission to serve the local community A visit to the Living Torah Museum, which contains treasures and artifacts from thousands of years ago — unlike any other museum you've ever visited, you'll be able to touch, wear, and, wield ancient relics from the past! A chance to see a Torah that holds the title of World's Smallest Torah by the Guinness Book of Records. A look inside Torah Animal World, the world's largest Hasidic taxidermy museum that is filled with every animal mentione... (read more)

Mirror Landscapes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 14, 2018 - Hudson Square

Ellen Harvey sometimes uses mirrors and reflective surfaces in her works. Where can you find examples of this in the gallery? In this workshop, artists will create their own framed reflective surfaces as they are embedded in landscapes places. Where would you like to see yourself, perhaps in an outdoor park or maybe an indoor park? Using reflective aluminum tape cut out in various sizes and affixed to creative drawings, museum visitors can make replicas of Ellen Harvey's creative mirrored works.

Under 5s Drop In Class - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 15, 2018 - Hudson Square

Music time! Story time! Art time! Join CMA's WEE teaching artists for an art-filled drop-in session when the museum is closed for general hours. Parent and/or caregivers are required to join and we encourage family collaboration throughout the class. No sign up required.*

Letters of Hope - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 15, 2018 - Hudson Square

Create an animated clip with a message of hope! Young artists will create animated clips, using the technique of stop motion animation to bring their messages to life.

Busts of Someone Who Inspires You - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 15, 2018 - Hudson Square

In celebration of Mothers Day, today at the clay bar we will be making miniature clay busts of those who inspire us! Note: The Clay Bar is one of our busiest stations, so sign up upon arrival is required. Here's how it works: Once you arrive, head to the Clay Bar to sign up for a 35 minute session. Each adult may sign up 1 to 3 children per session.Sessions will rotate every forty minutes, giving visitors a chance to drop by any of our other workshops throughout the museum. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don't lose your spot. As with all our workshops, Clay Bar is included in your admission. We hope you enjoy your day creating!

Max's Kansas City - Carnegie Hall
January 15, 2018 - New York

Mark Borghi Fine Art exhibits a survey of photos and writings from the clientele of Max's Kansas City, the infamous New York nightclub and restaurant that served as the gathering spot for some of the most talented and revolutionary personalities of the '60s and '70s, including Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, Forrest Myers, and John Chamberlain.

Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs - 92Y
January 17, 2018 - Upper East Side

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the completion of the 20-year, $20-million restoration of the Eldridge Street Synagogue, curator Nancy Johnson brings the museum's exhibition to us. See images of the synagogue on the verge of collapse, throughout its transformation and as it was renewed with a contemporary work of art by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans. After attending the talk, use your ticket to obtain buy-one, get-one admission to the museum to see the results of the restoration in person.

Behind-the-Scenes @ The New York Historical Society & Conservation Lab - New York Adventure Club
January 18, 2018 - New York

Step inside NYC's oldest museum after dark to see its most historic rooms without the crowds, and discover firsthand what it's like to be a conservator for a renowned museum and library. Join New York Adventure Club for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the New York Historical Society, the oldest museum in New York City (1804) that predates the founding of the Metropolitan Museum of Art by nearly seventy years. Led by a staff member of the museum, our special after-hours experience at the New York Historical Society will include: A rare visit to the famed Patricia D. Klingenstein Library reading room, one of the oldest and most distinguished in the United States featuring Neoclassical architecture and soaring 50-foot ceilings An exclusive peek inside two historic archives, one of which still retains original glass floor skylights A tour of the Conservation Lab with the museum's Chief Conservator to see how everything from rare manuscripts to 18th-century government documents is both preserved and prepared for display Hands-on opportunities in the Conservation Lab to try out the latest conservation techniques

Beaches - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 18, 2018 - Hudson Square

Relive your favorite summer memories during these chilly months by creating a miniature beach scene in today's Clay Bar workshop!Note: The Clay Bar is one of our busiest stations, so sign up upon arrival is required. Here's how it works: Once you arrive, head to the Clay Bar to sign up for a 35 minute session. Each adult may sign up 1 to 3 children per session.Sessions will rotate every forty minutes, giving visitors a chance to drop by any of our other workshops throughout the museum. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don't lose your spot. As with all our workshops, Clay Bar is included in your admission. We hope you enjoy your day creating!

Under 5s Drop In Class - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 18, 2018 - Hudson Square

Music time! Story time! Art time! Join CMA's WEE teaching artists for an art-filled drop-in session when the museum is closed for general hours. Parent and/or caregivers are required to join and we encourage family collaboration throughout the class. No sign up required.

Exhibition: the Tredwell Book Collection and the Changing 19th Century Culture of BooksDark Days of Winter Candlelight Ghost Tour of 'Manhattan's Most Haunted House' (The New York Times) - Merchant's House Museum
January 19, 2018 - New York

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where seven family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them. "#1 Most Haunted Place in NYC" (TimeOut New York)

Pets - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 19, 2018 - Hudson Square

Sculpt a miniature version of a pet you own or wish you owned today at the clay bar! Cats, dogs, snakes, lizards, fish, mice, horses, parrots, and many more! Note: The Clay Bar is one of our busiest stations, so sign up upon arrival is required. Here's how it works: Once you arrive, head to the Clay Bar to sign up for a 35 minute session. Each adult may sign up 1 to 3 children per session.Sessions will rotate every forty minutes, giving visitors a chance to drop by any of our other workshops throughout the museum. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don't lose your spot. As with all our workshops, Clay Bar is included in your admission. We hope you enjoy your day creating!

Under 5s Drop In Class - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 19, 2018 - Hudson Square

Illuminated Manuscripts - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 19, 2018 - Hudson Square

Whether it be coloring and stylizing your own name, or elaborately rendering a colorful border with pictures to give depth to your own personal philosophy about life, this workshop explores the artful documents from the Middle Ages of the same name.

Wire Letter Prints - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 19, 2018 - Hudson Square

Looking closely at Erika deVries "Beloved" in neon, young artists will explore printmaking with cursive wire lettering. CMA visitors will learn about deVries creative practice and delve deeper into the inspiration for her work, Martin Luther King Jr.

Natural Material Animations - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 19, 2018 - Hudson Square

Using found natural materials such as leaves, twigs, acorns, and more, we will create animated clips inspired by nature – with nature.

#Poetsforpuertorico (The Bronx) - The Bronx Museum of the Arts
January 20, 2018 - Bronx

POETS Denice Frohman, Julian Randall, Cat Vélez, Paula Ramirez, Elisabet Velasquez, Felipe Luciano, Mariposa, Christina Olivares, Randall Horton, Mahogany Browne, Carina Del Valle Schorske, Flaco Navaja, Ricky Maldonado, Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, Myrna Nieves, Khalin Vasquez, José Olivarez, Marwa Helal, Nicole Sealey, Timothy DuWhite, Kaila Bulé, Vincent Toro, Melissa Castillo-Garsow, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Peggy Robles-Alvarado, Deborah Paredez, Rico Frederick, Ed Randolph, Jon Sands, Crystal Valentine, and Natalie Diaz (her poem to be read by Willie Perdomo) ABOUT WILLIE PERDOMO Willie Perdomo is the author of The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (Penguin Poets), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and Milton Kessler Poetry Award; winner of the International Latino Book Award, and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominee. He is also the author of Smoking Lovely (Rattapallax), winner of the PEN/Beyond Margins Awards and Where a Nickel Costs a Dime (Norton), a finalist for the Poetry Society of America Norma Farber First Book Award. Perdomo is a Pushcart nominee, two-time New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow and a former Woolrich Fellow in Creative ... (read more)

Free Saturdays - The Jewish Museum
January 20, 2018 - Upper East Side

Admission to the Jewish Museum is free on Saturdays. Learn more here. Made possible by the Neubauer Family Foundation. During a Saturday visit to the Museum, you will be able to view our current exhibitions. Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum is now open on Saturdays for prepaid and prix fixe Kosher brunch. Advance reservations required. Shop locations are closed

Watson Adventures’ Dancing Nudes Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 20, 2018 - New York

An eminent scholar’s husband has been shot dead, a week after receiving strange messages and images of “dancing stick figures” she had found on her computer. The messages are somehow linked to nude artwork in the museum. Who is the murderer? What is the secret of the dancing nude figures? See if your team of sleuths can figure out whodunnit on this unusual murder mystery scavenger hunt based on a Sherlock Holmes story. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - American Museum of Natural History
January 20, 2018 - New York

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.

Mythical Creatures - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 20, 2018 - Hudson Square

Sculpt a mythical creature like a dragon, unicorn, pegasus, mermaid, fairy, or pixie! Note: The Clay Bar is one of our busiest stations, so sign up upon arrival is required. Here's how it works: Once you arrive, head to the Clay Bar to sign up for a 35 minute session. Each adult may sign up 1 to 3 children per session.Sessions will rotate every forty minutes, giving visitors a chance to drop by any of our other workshops throughout the museum. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don't lose your spot. As with all our workshops, Clay Bar is included in your admission. We hope you enjoy your day creating!

Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center - The Noguchi Museum
January 21, 2018 - Long Island City

February 19, 2017, marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the notorious wartime directive that authorized the internment of Japanese citizens and American citizens of Japanese heritage living in the Western United States. This exhibition explores Noguchi's extraordinary decision—despite being exempt from internment as a resident of New York—to enter the Poston War Relocation Center, in the Arizona desert, hoping to contribute something positive to this forcibly displaced community, to which he had never felt more connected. In Noguchi's words, "Thus I willfully became part of humanity uprooted." Curated by Noguchi Museum Senior Curator Dakin Hart, Self-Interned, 1942 brings together about two dozen works from the Museum's collection, dating from before, during, and after Noguchi's time at Poston, along with a substantial selection of archival documents. Together these evoke this harrowing moment in the history of American democracy, while revealing the impact that his experience at Poston had on Noguchi's art. The exhibition opens with a roughly chronological installation of about a dozen sculptures dating from 1941, the year before Noguchi entered the camp, to 1... (read more)

Birds - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 21, 2018 - Hudson Square

Sculpt a feathered friend: robins, flamingos, penguins, ostrich, blue days, blackbirds, crows, falcons, peacocks, and more! Note: The Clay Bar is one of our busiest stations, so sign up upon arrival is required. Here's how it works on busy days:When you arrive, head to the Clay Bar and sign your child up for a 35 minute session. Please note that to accommodate crowds on very busy days, we stagger our sign up sheet throughout the day. Once you've signed up, feel free to drop in on any of our other workshops until your Clay Bar time is scheduled to begin. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don't lose your spot.

Wire Letter Prints - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 21, 2018 - Hudson Square

For today's project museum guests will inspect the landscape paintings of the 17th-century Dutch school to inform and inspire their very own pastel winterscapes! Join Fine Arts teaching artists as we explore oil pastels and practices of watercolor resist!

After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History - Asia Society
Through January 21, 2018 - Upper East Side

After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History considers how contemporary art from societies in transition may be read as an expression of the ambiguous and sometimes contentious relationship between individual artistic practices and sociopolitical context. The exhibition explores the cultural repercussions of political ruptures through sculpture, photography, video, and mixed-media installations by seven contemporary artists and one artist group from three Southeast Asian countries—Indonesia, Myanmar, and Vietnam—whose lives and art practices have intersected with defining historical moments. Featured artists: FX Harsono, Htein Lin, Dinh Q. Lê, Nge Lay, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, The Propeller Group, Angki Purbandono, and Tintin Wulia.

Pastel Winterscapes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 21, 2018 - Hudson Square

For today's project museum guests will inspect the landscape paintings of the 17th-century Dutch school to inform and inspire their very own pastel winterscapes! Join Fine Arts teaching artists as we explore oil pastels and practices of watercolor resist!

Tiny Houses - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 21, 2018 - Hudson Square

Tiny Towns - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 21, 2018 - Hudson Square

Exhibition - Museum of the Moving Image
Through January 28, 2018 - Astoria

Changing Exhibitions Gallery In 1980, $2.8 billion in quarters were pumped into video arcade games in the United States, more than triple the revenue from any previous year. The video arcade had arrived, as a popular culture phenomenon and a vital force in the entertainment industry. Improved graphics, game design, and marketing made such games as Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, and Pac-Man into addictive and commercially successful hits. At their peak, there were more than 10,000 video arcades across the country. Within a decade, the rise of the personal computer and home consoles would mark the end of the video arcade's golden age. This arcade allows visitors to play 23 of the era's most beloved games, in their original form. Games on view include: 10 Yard Fight (1983) Arkanoid (1986) Battlezone (1980) Centipede (1980) Defender (1981) Dig Dug (1982) Donkey Kong (1981) Frogger (1981) Galaxy Force II (1988) Gauntlet (1985) Karate Champ (1984) Mortal Kombat (1992) Ms. Pac-Man (1981) NBA Jam (1993) Out Run (1986) Pole Position (1982) Q*Bert (1999) Robotron 2084 (1982) Star Wars (1983) Terminator 2 (1991) Track and Field (1983) Tron (198... (read more)

Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing #370 - The Met
Through January 28, 2018 - New York

Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007) executed drawings by hand throughout his life; in 1968 he extricated his work from the confines of the frame and transferred it directly to the wall. The wall compositions were designed for limited duration and maximum flexibility within a broad range of architectural settings. Initially executed by drafters, these works in their finished state were most often slated for destruction. A seminal practitioner of Conceptual Art, LeWitt emphasized the creative idea that generates a work of art, as opposed to the work's material existence. "For each work of art that becomes physical," he wrote, "there are many variations that do not." Sol LeWitt's 1982 Wall Drawing #370: Ten Geometric Figures (including right triangle, cross, X, diamond) with three-inch parallel bands of lines in two directions was installed at the Museum over a period of four weeks. The drawing will be on view in its complete state through January 28, 2018, when it will be painted over.

Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
Through January 28, 2018 - New York

Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait explores the prints, books, and creative process of the celebrated sculptor Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). Bourgeois's printed oeuvre, a little-known aspect of her work, is vast in scope and comprises some 1,200 printed compositions, created primarily in the last two decades of her life but also at the beginning of her career, in the 1940s. The Museum of Modern Art has a prized archive of this material, and the exhibition will highlight works from the collection along with rarely seen loans. A special installation will fill the Museum's Marron Atrium. The artist's creative process is the organizing principle behind the exhibition. Over the course of her career, Bourgeois constantly revisited the themes of her art, all of which emerged from emotions she struggled with for a lifetime. Also, she said there was no "rivalry" between the mediums in which she worked, noting that "they say the same thing in different ways." Here, her prints and illustrated books will be seen in the context of related sculptures, drawings, and paintings, and within thematic groupings that explore motifs of architecture, the body, and nature, as well as investigation... (read more)

Installation a Memory of Astoria - Museum of the Moving Image
Through February 11, 2018 - Astoria

Schlosser Media Wall, Lobby 2014. Ezra Wube (b. 1980, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, lives in Brooklyn). Animation. 1,756 frames, photographed from canvas with oil paint. 4 minutes. Ezra Wube works with video, installation, drawing, painting, and performance. Reflecting on his identity as a person of two cultures at the intersection of tradition and modern life, Wube makes work about the uncertainty of time and place and the malleability of memory. A Memory of Astoria, commissioned by the Museum of the Moving Image, is an impressionistic portrait of the blocks surrounding this building. Wube walked the neighborhood to observe the area's confluence of cultures, focusing on everyday moments, sights, and sounds. He reconstituted these experiences into a poetic visual collage, inserting himself as a silhouetted observer exploring the memories of his walks. The production of A Memory of Astoria was an intensive, months-long process, with each frame painted in sequence on top of the last. The result is striking: street scenes assemble and disassemble, leaving visible marks of the past as if time and space have melted together. Through these impressions, Wube reveals a diverse, rapidly ... (read more)

Family Program - Museum of the Moving Image
Through February 11, 2018 - Astoria

Moving Image Studio is the Museum's drop-in space where visitors of all ages can create media and other projects. Families are welcome to stop by and build their own puppets and animation inspired by The Jim Henson Exhibition and the core exhibition Behind the Screen. Activities include stop-motion animation, puppet making with found objects, create your own meme, and coloring. Free with Museum admission, recommended for ages 4 and up and their adult companions. Please note: During Thanksgiving weekend and Winter Recess, the Museum will present holiday programs for families featuring a big-screen matinee and themed-workshop activities.

Multibowl - Museum of the Moving Image
Through February 15, 2018 - Astoria

Video Screening Amphitheater 2016. Bennett Foddy (b. 1978, Melbourne, Australia, lives in New York) and AP Thomson (b. 1989, Istanbul, Turkey, lives in Brooklyn, NY). Multibowl is a collection of fast-paced mini games sourced and sampled from more than 300 video games that were published between 1976 and 2000. Two competing players are dropped into the middle of one of these games and given very little time (usually 30 seconds or less) to accomplish a goal before progressing to the next mini game. Often these goals align with the source's original play (e.g. knockout your opponent or beat them to the finish line), but frequently they bend towards the counterintuitive and even subversive. These rapid context shifts task players with quickly understanding the controls, mechanics, and rules of each mini game, making the chaotic scramble for comprehension the core aesthetic of Multibowl. All the while, Multibowl offers a surprisingly effective way to explore some of the winding alleyways of video game history, a journey made possible by the free and open source Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) on which Multibowl is built.

Walk on the Wild Side - American Museum of Natural History
Through February 28, 2018 - New York

Roots of 'The Dinner Party': History in the Making - Brooklyn Museum
Through March 04, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Roots of "The Dinner Party": History in the Making is the first museum exhibition to examine Chicago's evolving plans for The Dinner Party in depth, detailing its development as a multilayered artwork, a triumph of community art-making, and a testament to the power of historical revisionism. Chicago's ambitious research project combatted the absence of women from mainstream historical narratives and blazed the trail for feminist art historical methodologies in an era of social change. It also validated mediums traditionally considered the domain of women and domestic labor, as the artist studied and experimented with China painting, porcelain, and needlework. The exhibition presents rarely seen test plates, research documents, ephemera, notebooks, and preparatory drawings from 1971 through 1979 alongside The Dinner Party, encouraging exploration of its formal, conceptual, and material progress.

Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting - MoMA PS1
Through March 11, 2018 - Long Island City

MoMA PS1 presents the first comprehensive retrospective of Carolee Schneemann, spanning the artist's prolific six-decade career. As one of the most influential artists of the second part of the 20th century, Schneemann's pioneering investigations into subjectivity, the social construction of the female body, and the cultural biases of art history have had significant influence on subsequent generations of artists. Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting begins with rarely seen examples of the artist's early paintings of the 1950s and their evolution into assemblages made in the 1960s, which integrated objects, mechanical elements, and modes of deconstruction. In the late 1960s Schneemann began positioning her own body within her work, performing the roles of "both image and image-maker." As a central protagonist of the New York downtown avant-garde community, she explored hybrid artistic forms culminating in experimental theater events. The exhibition considers Schneemann's oeuvre within the context of painting by tracing the developments that led to her groundbreaking innovations in performance, film, and installation in the 1970s, as well as her increasingly spatialized multimedia i... (read more)

Cathy Wilkes - MoMA PS1
Through March 11, 2018 - Long Island City

MoMA PS1 will present the first solo museum exhibition in New York focused on Glasgow-based artist Cathy Wilkes (b. 1966), in conjunction with the inaugural Maria Lassnig Prize. Since the start of her career in the 1990s, Wilkes has created sculptural tableaux that engage with the rituals of life. Regularly employing quotidian products and residual materials drawn from her domestic life, Wilkes's installations connect the banalities of daily existence to larger archetypes of birth, marriage, child-rearing, and death. This combination of the personal and universal parallels a meditation at the heart of her work, in which Wilkes's art enacts an exercise in empathy, exposing deeply felt subjective experiences to reach beyond herself while also insisting upon the fundamentally private nature of artmaking. Wilkes is the first artist to receive the Maria Lassnig Prize, a biennial award established by the Maria Lassnig Foundation in June 2016 to honor the achievements of mid-career artists. The Maria Lassnig Prize was originally envisioned by pioneering Austrian artist Maria Lassnig before her death in 2014 at the age of 94, at height of her artistic powers. Having achieved recognition... (read more)

Views of Rome and Naples: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through March 18, 2018 - New York

During the second half of the eighteenth-century, a journey to Italy was considered an essential component in the education of young artists and noblemen from Northern Europe. Although Venice and Florence were requisite stops on the journey, artists tended to make their longest stay in Rome, and they generally also spent time in Naples. Both cities offered celebrated archeological sites and a taste of the unspoiled rural life of the campagna. Working outdoors, artists recorded their observations of these natural and man-made wonders in small-scale studies, mostly executed with oil paint on paper. In these oils, painters captured the grandiosity of Rome's classical ruins and the sublime natural beauty of Naples, with its famous view of Mount Vesuvius. Artists from France, Belgium, Germany, Norway, and Sweden are featured in this selection. Views of Rome and Naples is the fifth exhibition in a series drawn from the collection of oil sketches acquired by Morgan Trustee Eugene V. Thaw and his wife, Clare. Mr. Thaw is also an honorary trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hotbed - New-York Historical Society
Through March 25, 2018 - New York

Hotbed explores the vibrant political and artistic scene of Greenwich Village in the early 20th century, where men and women joined forces across the boundaries of class and race to fight for a better world. At the heart of the downtown radicals' crusade lay women's rights: to control their own bodies, to do meaningful work, and above all, to vote. Immersive installations and more than 100 artifacts and images—drawn from New-York Historical's archives and several private collections—bring to life the bohemian scene and its energetic activist spirit. The exhibition is curated by Joanna Scutts, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Women's History, and Sarah Gordon, Senior Postdoctoral Marie Zimmermann Legacy Fellow in Women's History, under the direction of Valerie Paley, vice president, chief historian, and director of the Center for Women's History at the New-York Historical Society, and is on view in the Joyce B. Cowin Women's History Gallery.

Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983 - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
Through April 01, 2018 - New York

The East Village of the 1970s and 1980s continues to thrive in the global public's imagination. Located in the basement of a Polish Church at 57 St. Marks Place, Club 57 (1978–83) began as a no-budget venue for music and film exhibitions, and quickly took pride of place in a constellation of countercultural venues in downtown New York fueled by low rents, the Reagan presidency, and the desire to experiment with new modes of art, performance, fashion, music, and exhibition. A center of creative activity in the East Village, Club 57 is said to have influenced virtually every club that came in its wake. Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983 is the first major exhibition to fully examine the scene-changing, interdisciplinary life of this seminal downtown New York alternative space. The exhibition will tap into the legacy of Club 57's founding curatorial staff—film programmers Susan Hannaford and Tom Scully, exhibition organizer Keith Haring, and performance curator Ann Magnuson—to examine how the convergence of film, video, performance, art, and curatorship in the club environment of New York in the 1970s and 1980s became a model for a new spirit of inte... (read more)

Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age - The Museum of Modern Art
Through April 08, 2018 -

Drawn primarily from MoMA's collection, Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age, 1959–1989 brings artworks produced using computers and computational thinking together with notable examples of computer and component design. The exhibition reveals how artists, architects, and designers operating at the vanguard of art and technology deployed computing as a means to reconsider artistic production. The artists featured in Thinking Machines exploited the potential of emerging technologies by inventing systems wholesale or by partnering with institutions and corporations that provided access to cutting-edge machines. They channeled the promise of computing into kinetic sculpture, plotter drawing, computer animation, and video installation. Photographers and architects likewise recognized these technologies' capacity to reconfigure human communities and the built environment. Thinking Machines includes works by John Cage and Lejaren Hiller, Waldemar Cordeiro, Charles Csuri, Richard Hamilton, Alison Knowles, Beryl Korot, Vera Molnár, Cedric Price, and Stan VanDerBeek, alongside computers designed by Tamiko Thiel and others at Thinking Machines Corporation, IBM, Olivetti, ... (read more)

Exhibition: the Tredwell Book Collection and the Changing 19th Century Culture of Books - Merchant's House Museum
Through April 30, 2018 - New York

Over the course of the their almost 100-year residency on East 4th Street, the Tredwells collected 314 books. These volumes, many inscribed, provide a glimpse into the family's interests, tastes, and intellectual pursuits over the century. It is not surprising that the most common subject/genre of literature is education, including foreign languages, since books in the 19th century were meant to be studied. Religion, biography, poetry, and fiction followed.

Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on The New Yorker - 9/11 Memorial Museum
Through May 01, 2018 - New York

“Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on The New Yorker" is an exhibition of 33 covers from the weekly news and culture magazine spanning more than four decades of the evolving New York City skyline. The exhibition takes visitors through the magazine’s depictions of the city’s experience as the Twin Towers were constructed and stood as icons of the city, their sudden absence when they were destroyed, the widely felt grief and anxieties in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, their commemoration in the years that followed, and the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site now home to The New Yorker and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. The exhibition will run through May 2018 in the museum’s South Tower Gallery.

The New Yorker - National September 11 Memorial Museum
Through May 24, 2018 - New York

New on View "Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on The New Yorker" is an exhibition of 33 covers from the weekly news and culture magazine. From the time the original World Trade Center first rose into the skyline, it began appearing on covers of The New Yorker. For years, artists treated the Twin Towers playfully. After 9/11, somber imagery emerged. While the destruction of the towers was not depicted, the anxiety and sadness engulfing the nation took form on New Yorker covers after the attacks. Over the years, the covers commemorated the loss of the towers while documenting the revitalization of the site. The exhibition runs through May 2018.

Stephen Shore - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
Through May 28, 2018 - New York

Stephen Shore encompasses the entirety of the artist's work of the last five decades, during which he has conducted a continual, restless interrogation of image making, from the gelatin silver prints he made as a teenager to his current engagement with digital platforms. One of the most significant photographers of our time, Stephen Shore (American, b. 1947) has often been considered alongside other artists who rose to prominence in the 1970s by capturing the mundane aspects of American popular culture in straightforward, unglamorous images. But Shore has worked with many forms of photography, switching from cheap automatic cameras to large-format cameras in the 1970s, pioneering the use of color before returning to black and white in the 1990s, and in the 2000s taking up the opportunities of digital photography, digital printing, and social media. The artist's first survey in New York to include his entire career, this exhibition will both allow for a fuller understanding of Shore's work, and demonstrate his singular vision—defined by an interest in daily life, a taste for serial and often systematic approaches, a strong intellectual underpinning, a restrained style, sly hum... (read more)

Susan York Foundation - The Drawing Center
Through October 18, 2018 - Soho

For the second long-term installation presented in The Drawing Center's Lab Corridor, Santa Fe-based artist Susan York will create a site-specific installation that references the internal structure of the museum's 35 Wooster Street building. Using graphite as a sculptural rather than a two-dimensional medium, York will create replicas of parts of the museum's foundation: eroded concrete piers that protrude above the museum's ground floor. York's long-term installation will initiate an expanded field of activity at The Drawing Center, pointing to new opportunities for exploring drawing as an interactive and socially-minded practice. Additionally, by bringing attention to The Drawing Center's building, York's installation will generate opportunities for discussion about the importance of museums continuing as public spaces with permanent, physical presence

From the Collection: Artists at Mid to Late Career - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
Through November 04, 2018 - New York

This presentation in the Museum's fourth-floor collection galleries will focus exclusively on works made by artists in their mid to late careers. Spanning from the late 1960s to today, the installation chronicles the many years of sustained experimentation, daring invention, and thoughtful reconsideration that distinguish an individual artist's career long after his or her breakthrough moment. Highlighting lesser-known works by prominent artists and key works by some less familiar names, Artists at Mid to Late Career provides another view of the history of art over the last half century. All works are drawn from MoMA's collection, and includes examples by Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Melvin Edwards, Gego, Philip Guston, David Hammons, Jasper Johns, Maria Lassnig, Elizabeth Murray, Georgia O'Keeffe, Gerhard Richter, and many others.

Vertical Tour - Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
Through December 31, 2018 - New York

On this adventurous, "behind-the-scenes" tour, climb more than 124 feet through spiral staircases to the top of the world's largest cathedral. Learn stories through stained glass windows and sculpture and study the grand architecture of the Cathedral while standing on a buttress. The tour culminates on the roof with a sweeping view of Manhattan.

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)

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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