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November 12, 2017 - 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.

Rick Prelinger: Lost Landscapes of New York - NYU Skirball
November 12, 2017 - New York

Since 2006, film historian and archivist extraordinaire Rick Prelinger has presented twenty participatory urban-history events to enthusiastic audiences in San Francisco, Detroit, Los Angeles, Oakland, and at festivals throughout the world. For the first time, he is bringing his Lost Landscapes project to New York City. Lost Landscapes of New York (approx. 85 mins., HD video transferred from 35mm, 16mm and 8mm film) mixes home movies by New Yorkers, tourists, and semi-professional cinematographers with outtakes from feature films and background "process plates" picturing granular details of New York's cityscape. The combination of intimate moments, memories from many New York neighborhoods, and a variety of rare cinematic perspectives forms a 21st-century city symphony whose soundtrack will be provided by the audience. Viewers will be invited to comment, to ask questions and to interact with one another as the screening unfolds. Lost Landscapes of New York will span much of the 20th century, covering daily life, work, and celebration, and including street views of the Lower East Side, Harlem, Williamsburg, and Bensonhurst; a ride from the Bronx to Grand Central in the 1930s; ... (read more)

Taller de Escultura Avanzada en Español - Queens Museum
November 12, 2017 - New York

Con la artista Liene Bosquê Through this 7-week long advanced sculpture workshop, participants will learn various mold making and casting techniques by experimenting with positive and negative three-dimensional shapes. The instructor will introduce how to utilize different material such as plaster, paper pulp and papier-mâché into the making process and use the repetition method to compose a larger artwork. Participants will also have the chance to have a close look at upcoming exhibitions to learn about how artists transform daily objects into artwork, as well as how mold making and casting techniques can be applied to architectural projects. Workshop in Spanish. Liene Bosquê is a Brazilian visual artist based in Queens. Her installations, sculptures, performances, and site-specific works investigate the sensorial experience within architectural, urban and personal spaces, emphasizing context, memory, and history. She received a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. She received her BFA from the Sao Paulo State University, and a BA in Architecture and Urbanism from the Mackenzie University, both in Brazil. Her work has been included in museum and gall... (read more)

Center of Attention - The Noguchi Museum
November 12, 2017 - Long Island City

Visitors are invited to engage with the Museum's collection and special exhibitions through these hour-long discussions focused on a single work of art. In this installment, we'll talk about Gonzalo Fonseca's Piazza (1985),

United Palace Historical Tour - United Palace of Cultural Arts
November 12, 2017 - New York City

Get up close and personal where you'll explore this stunning 3,400-seat theatre, its mezzanine, grand foyer, balcony, and exterior, and if you're lucky, you'll get to go up on stage! Free, but RSVP required here. The history of United Palace, Manhattan's 4th largest theatre and now a landmarked building, began in 1930, when it was then one of five Loew's "Wonder Theatres" across the boroughs and New Jersey. Designed by noted architect Thomas Lamb (Cort Theatre, the former Ziegfeld Theatre) with interiors overseen by decorative specialist Harold Rambusch (Waldorf Astoria, Radio City Music Hall), it was one of the region's premier vaudeville and movie houses. Today, the United Palace is a transformational venue that fuses culture, spirituality and entertainment. United Palace provides free public tours every second Sunday of the month. Tours are capped at 30 people, so RSVP is required. Each visitor will receive a free pin that celebrates Lin-Manuel Miranda's contributions to Movies at the Palace.

Generation to Generation Festival - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through November 12, 2017 - New York

Don a top hat or bonnet, and travel back in time to 1887 when the Eldridge Street Synagogue first opened. Our Generation to Generation Festival will present the traditions, music, and art of the Eastern European Jewish immigrants. Enjoy synagogue tours and musical performances. Take a 19th-century citizen test. Try your hand at nineteenth -century crafts. Take a photo at our old-fashioned photo booth. Partake in art activities inspired by immigrant life on the Lower East Side and your own family history. Dressing in period garb is encouraged!

Gabriella Major - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through November 12, 2017 - New York

At our monthly Speaker Series, hear Holocaust survivors share their life stories in their own words. On November 12, Gabriella Major will share her history. Born in Debrecen, Hungary during WWII, she was deported with her mother and grandmother by cattle cars to a concentration camp near Vienna after many months of living in a ghetto. Eventually her family was liberated by the Russians. After reuniting with her father, the family lived in Hungry under Russian occupation. In 1956 the Hungarian Revolution broke out and the family immigrated to the U.S. in 1957. Free with Museum admission

New Families, New Traditions - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through November 12, 2017 - New York

Playful programs for parents and children ages 0 to 4. Join the musical group Yellow Sneaker and their puppet pals for entertaining programs that nurture family bonds and bridge connections to Jewish life and traditions. Free! Drop in and join us!

The Eichmann Show - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through November 12, 2017 - New York

(2015, 92 min., Blu-ray, English) The behind the-scenes, true story of groundbreaking producer Milton Fruchtman and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz, who overcame enormous obstacles to televise the trial and testimony of one of the world's most notorious war criminals: Adolf Eichmann. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Free with Museum admission; advance registration recommended

Frontiers Lecture: The Zoomable Universe - American Museum of Natural History
November 13, 2017 - New York

Inspired by the bestselling book and classic film Powers of Ten, the award-winning astrobiologist Caleb Scharf leads an epic tour through all known scales of reality, from the largest possible magnitude to the smallest. Drawing on the latest research, he begins at the edge of the observable universe, a scale spanning 10^27 meters—about 91 billion light years—and ends in the subatomic realm, where the fabric of space-time itself seems to warp the rules of physics. A book signing follows. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family and the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

Food on the Page: Cookbooks and American Culture - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
November 13, 2017 - New York

[In conjunction with the Culinary Historians of New York] What use are cookbooks? Much more than your next meal, cookbooks tell you what you want to be, where you think you fit into your social world and which culture or cultures you identify as normal. Cultural historian Megan Elias will discuss the history of American cookbooks from the 18th century to food blogs today. [Reservations strongly suggested] Please call the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 212-838-6878, to make reservations and for more details. The Museum is located at 421 East 61st Street (between First and York Avenues). Bus: M15, M31 or M57; Subway: N, R, Q or 4, 5, 6 to Lexington Avenue/59th Street; or F to 63rd Street.

American Museum of Natural History Presents, Frontiers Lecture: The Zoomable Universe - American Museum of Natural History
November 13, 2017 -

Monday, November 13, at 7:30 pm $15 ($13.50 seniors, students) $12 Members Inspired by the bestselling book and classic film Powers of Ten, the award-winning Columbia University astrobiologist Caleb Scharf leads an epic tour through all known scales of reality, from the largest possible magnitude to the smallest. Drawing on the latest research, he begins at the edge of the observable universe, a scale spanning 10^27 meters—about 91 billion light years—and ends in the subatomic realm, where the fabric of space-time itself seems to warp the rules of physics. A book signing follows.

The Street Life: Class & Tour Series with Barry Feldman - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through November 13, 2017 - New York

This four-part course, which combines two classroom sessions with two Lower East Side walking tours, examines the creative ways the Lower East Side immigrant community responded to the area's overcrowding, oppressive heat and cold, and poor ventilation. Residents took to the streets as fire escapes became bedrooms, stoops doubled as living rooms, storefronts became social halls, and streets like Hester and Orchard Street presaged contemporary shopping malls. Learn the full story by reserving for all four classes, or pick and choose the individual sessions you're most interested in: Session 1 – At the Museum at Eldridge Street: We examine oral histories and newspaper accounts of street life at the turn of the 20th century. Session 2 – At the Museum at Eldridge Street: Explore the multiple opportunities for amusements, entertainment and romance on the Lower East Side. Session 3 – Walking Tour: Learn about the area's lively commerce, including bustling market streets, competing pushcarts and savvy female shoppers. Discover what "mach a foist" means as you shop on Hester Street Session 4 – Walking Tour: We head to the Essex Street Market, the brainchild of Mayor Fiorel... (read more)

InsideDesign: NEW INC - New Visit Hello Museum
November 14, 2017 - New York

Join Deputy Director Karen Wong for a visit to NEW INC, an 8,000-square-foot incubator space next door to the New Museum. NEW INC is the first museum-led cultural incubator dedicated to supporting innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology. RSVP by November 6 to membership@newmuseum.org or 212.219.1222 ×234.

Jen Bervin and Bernadette Mayer - Dia Art Foundation
November 14, 2017 - New York,

Jen Bervin is a visual artist and poet whose research-driven interdisciplinary works weave together art, scholarship, text, textiles, science, and life. She has published ten books including The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems (2013) with Marta Werner and Silk Poems (2017), a poem written nanoscale in the form of a silk biosensor with Tufts University's silk lab. Bervin is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities residency at Northwestern University, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation residency, an Asian Cultural Council fellowship, and a Creative Capital grant. Her work has been exhibited at venues such as the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Power Plant in Toronto, and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum in East Lansing, Michigan, and can also be found in more than thirty international collections.

Jews and Muslims: the Early Years – Class with Dr. Regina Stein - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through November 14, 2017 - New York

Investigate the early encounters between Jews and Muslims as we explore the origins of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula beginning in the 7th century. In the fall semester, we will read sections of the Quran as a primary key to understanding the values and beliefs of Islam. We will compare the Quran's references to biblical characters such as Abraham, Ishmael, Moses and Ezra. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple Emanu-El's Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, the Wexner Heritage Foundation, CLAL, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, the Academy for Jewish Religion, and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Stein is formerly the National Director of the Hadassah Leadership Academy.

First-Hand Accounts As Historical Evidence: Two Talks By Professor Christopher Browning – Part Two - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through November 15, 2017 - New York

This talk will be led by Professor Christopher Browning (Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina, Department of History) and introduced and moderated by Professor James A. Cohen, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University. PART TWO: 7:00 PM LECTURE | Perpetrator Testimony While in Argentina, Adolf Eichmann espoused Nazi ideology; his presentations were preserved on the "Sassen tapes." Before and during his trial in Israel, Eichmann was interrogated by Avner Less. He sent notes to his attorney, wrote his autobiography, and testified in court. Finally, on death row, Eichmann tried to reshape his legacy with extensive writings that were kept secret in Israel until 2000. For Lawyers seeking CLE credit: CLE credits have been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for a maximum of 1.5 nontransitional professional practice credits per lecture. Fees: $65 for practitioners ($55 for public interest attorneys and Fordham Alumni). To register for CLE credit for this program, please visit http://law.fordham.edu/part2 (Part Two, 7:00 PM Lecture).

New Date: Curator's Tour – Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through November 15, 2017 - New York

Get a behind-the-scenes look at our Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs exhibition and tour our restored landmark with exhibition curator and the Museum at Eldridge Street's archivist Nancy Johnson.

A Night with the Andy Statman Trio - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through November 15, 2017 - New York

Dubbed "a musician's musician" by The New York Times, Andy Statman is one of the premier clarinetists and mandolinists playing today. Join him and his longtime partners Larry Eagle (percussion) and Jim Whitney (bass) for their trademark blend of American roots music, personal prayerful Hasidic music, klezmer, and avant-garde jazz. This event is presented with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. Tickets are $30 in advance and $45 at the door.

First-Hand Accounts As Historical Evidence: Two Talks By Professor Christopher Browning – Part One - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through November 15, 2017 - New York

This talk will be led by Professor Christopher Browning (Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina, Department of History) and introduced and moderated by Professor Cheryl Bader, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University. PART ONE: 3:00 PM LECTURE Survivor Testimony Though the accounts survivors delivered at Adolf Eichmann's trial powerfully shaped public memory, historians remained wary of using survivor testimony as evidence. However, in some instances—such as the Starachowice factory slave labor camps—survivor testimony is the sole evidence of the atrocities that took place. For Lawyers seeking CLE credit: CLE credits have been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for a maximum of 1.5 nontransitional professional practice credits per lecture. Fees: $65 for practitioners ($55 for public interest attorneys and Fordham Alumni). To register for CLE credit for this program, please visit http://law.fordham.edu/part1 (Part 1, 3:00 PM Lecture).

Redefining Fine Jewelry Holiday 2017 - Museum of Arts and Design
November 16, 2017 - Midtown

The Store at MAD premieres its new collection of contemporary fine jewelry for sale. "Redefining Fine Jewelry Holiday 2017" marks the third season of The Store's foray into the world of fine jewelry, bringing together a highly curated group of 30 international artists and designers, including 8 jewelers selected for their alternative bridal collections. All of the artists will be present on the evening of the event. Each artist offers a refreshing alternative to the conventional world of fine jewelry, responsive to our changing lifestyles while remaining timeless in the face of the shifting aesthetics of our contemporary lives. "The Store at MAD is delighted to celebrate this cross section of fine jewelers, who speak to our nuanced individuality rather than conform to the idea of 'traditional' jewelry, says Franci Sagar, Vice President of Retail and Brand Development at MAD. "Applying innovative techniques to the highest-quality precious metals and nontraditional gemstones these jewelers are creating inspired pieces that are reshaping the modern heirloom." This edition of RFJ unites Beth Bernstein with Franci as co-curator of the RFJ Holiday 2017. Beth's expertise spans 20 ye... (read more)

Museum Makers - New York Hall of Science
November 16, 2017 - Flushing

Explore the museum's exhibits through the eyes of scientists. Ask questions, collect data, uncover patterns, and design and create your very own exhibit. Recommended for children ages 5 – 8 years old and their families. Thursdays, October 5 – November 16, 2017, 3:30 – 5:30 pm Light dinner will be provided after each workshop. Participation in all seven workshops is required.

2017 Guggenheim International Gala - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
November 16, 2017 - New York

A celebration of visionaries honoring Cai Guo-Qiang, Jennifer Blei Stockman, and UBS, in recognition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. Dancer Daniil Simkin will perform an excerpt from his Works & Process commissioned production Falls the Shadow, featuring costume design by Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director of Dior.

Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion – Class with Dr. Regina Stein - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through November 16, 2017 - New York

Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of Jewish texts and issues—often related to the weekly Torah portion or its accompanying reading from the Prophets, but sometimes a Biblical or Rabbinic text that raises questions of contemporary interest. Knowledge of Hebrew and previous Torah study are not required. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple Emanu-El's Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, the Wexner Heritage Foundation, CLAL, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, the Academy for Jewish Religion, and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Stein is formerly the National Director of the Hadassah Leadership Academy.

Graham Lambkin: Tidal Archers - Whitney Museum of American Art
November 17, 2017 - Meatpacking District

Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater Tidal Archers (2017) is a three channel work featuring video, live performance, and captured sound. Utilizing primitive gesture, it explores concepts of environmental and ecological stress viewed through the prism of disposable technology. Tidal Archers was realized at Lambkin's home studio in Upstate New York, with special thanks to Joe McPhee for loan of the camera. This program is organized in conjunction with Laura Owens in collaboration with 356 S. Mission Rd. Graham Lambkin (b. 1973, Dover, England) is a multidisciplinary/multi-media artist and publisher whose work embraces audio, visual and text-based concerns. From 1993 to 2003, he was a member of the uncompromising British band The Shadow Ring. He has performed and exhibited at 356 Mission; Graham Lambkin lives in Poughkeepsie, NY where he runs KYE RECORDS.

18th Century Tavern Night - Queens County Farm Museum
Through November 17, 2017 - Floral Park

What was dining like in colonial times? Find out at this popular event featuring an authentic eighteenth-century meal prepared over an open hearth and served on period tableware. Traditional recipes and 1770's surroundings make this an unforgettable experience. Due to limited seating, pre-paid reservations are required.

New! Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt 2: The Museum of Magical History - Museum of Natural History
November 18, 2017 - New York

Join us on a new Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt for ages 10 and up! Be prepared to track fantastic beasts through a forbidden (rain)forest, dance with Hagrid-like giants, encounter a cute cousin of dragons and more on a new wizarding adventure at the American Museum of Natural History. This hunt is not an addition to or variation on the Harry Potter stories but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful exhibits. This hunt is designed for kids and adults to do together, but all-adult teams can compete separately. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase required.

Dino Snores - The Billie Holiday Theatre
November 18, 2017 - Brooklyn

This action-packed night is not for the faint hearted, and there will be plenty to learn and discover during your stay at the Museum. The night begins as you set up camp in one of the Museum's spectacular galleries, including Hintze Hall. Stalk the galleries as night descends and find T. rex in hidden in shadows.

Asd: Playdough Robots - New York Hall of Science
November 18, 2017 - Flushing

Design and build a funky robot using playdough and recycled electronic parts. Join us for hands-on science experiments and sensory-rich projects in workshops specially designed for children, ages 5–7, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings. Science Scouts workshops include a small teacher-to-student ratio as students practice focusing/concentration, social cognition, collaboration/teamwork, listening/comprehension skills and more. Our educators are trained to work with kids with differences. These free workshops provide opportunities to enjoy family time at the museum in a welcoming, safe and understanding environment, allow parents to network with one another, and help families discover the wonder of science learning together. Materials will include visual schedules, a communication booklet and more. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so please dress your young scientist (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered.

Glenstone in Conversation: An Examination of Contemporary Museum Architecture - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
November 18, 2017 - New York

Glenstone Museum's annual symposium, cohosted by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, features three sets of case-study presentations and panel discussions concluded by a roundtable. The participants are architect Emanuel Christ (Christ & Gantenbein), artist Thomas Demand, architect Elizabeth Diller (Diller Scofidio + Renfro), artist Roni Horn, architect Thomas Phifer (Thomas Phifer and Partners), Sir Nicholas Serota (Chair, Arts Council England; former Director, Tate), Nancy Spector (Artistic Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation), David van der Leer (Executive Director, Van Alen Institute), and artist Danh Vo, with author and critic Paul Goldberger as moderator.

Educator Workshop: Josef Albers in Mexico - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
November 18, 2017 - New York

In conjunction with the exhibition Josef Albers in Mexico, join us for a hands-on exploration of the artist's color interaction theory with exercises led by Fritz Horstman, Artist Residency and Education Coordinator at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. Josef Albers taught generations of students to see color in new and unexpected ways in his courses. Over a lifetime of teaching at the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, and Yale University School of Art he created a series of innovative exercises that explored the subject of color. In this three-hour workshop, participate in a variety of Albers's original exercises. Previous painting experience is not necessary.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - Museum of Natural History
November 18, 2017 - 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. From the giant blue whale to the T. Rex, anything could be a clue, and everything is suspect. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Watson Adventures’ Hunt For The Throne Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
November 18, 2017 - New York

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

Special Artist-Led Family Tour and Workshop - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
November 19, 2017 - New York

Fall Conference For Educators: The Legacy Of The Eichmann Trial - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

Get an in-depth look at arrest and war crimes trial of Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi responsible for orchestrating the murder of millions of Jews. Teachers will learn about Israel's secret mission to kidnap and bring Eichmann to justice through guided tours of the special exhibition Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann. In the afternoon, Yitzchak Mais, the creator of the Core Exhibition, will lecture about the legacy of Eichmann's trial and its impact on how we view the Holocaust today. This program is free for active classroom teachers and lunch will be provided to all participants (dietary laws observed), but pre-registration is required by November 12.

The Knish War On Rivington Street - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

Join Author Joanne Oppenheim for a Reading of Her New Children's Book the Knish War on Rivington Street. Benny and His Family Live on the Lower East Side and Sell Baked Knishes. When the Tisches Move in Across the Street with Their Fried Knishes a Knish Competisch Ensues: Prices Drop, Stores Expand, Benny and His Young Counterpart Solly Carry Signs, and Each Proprietor Hires Musicians. the Noise Level Becomes so Bad That the Mayor Gets Involved. Come Hear This Joyful Story of People Who Take Pride in Their Own Work, but Eventually Realize a Fundamental Truth: There's No Such Thing as Too Many Knishes. Free! Drop In.

The Participants: The Men Of The Wannsee Conference - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

On January 20, 1942, an infamous meeting of high-ranking members of the SS took place in Berlin-Wannsee. Who were the 15 men who attended the meeting, and what connected them? Authors Dr. Hans-Christian Jasch of the Memorial of the Wannsee Conference in Berlin and Dr. Christoph Kreutzmüller of the Jewish Museum Berlin will reveal their stories, discuss their post-war fates, and examine the ways in which this meeting is understood in present-day Germany. Free with Museum admission

Member Day - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

Tours Will Be Available At: 10:00 Am, 12:30 Pm, 1:00 Pm, 3:30 Pm, 4:00 Pm, 5:00 Pm, 5:30 Pm, 6:00 Pm, 6:30 Pm, and 7:00 Pm. Advance Registration Is Required. Join Us at 2:00 Pm for the Participants: the Men of the Wannsee Conference, a Free Book Launch with Authors Dr. Hans-Christian Jasch and Dr. Christoph Kreutzmuller Discussing the Infamous Meeting of High-Ranking Members of the Ss and How It Is Understood in Present-Day Germany. Advance Registration Is Recommended.

Sophie Tucker – the Last of the Red Hot Mamas - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through November 27, 2017 - New York

Russian-born Jewish immigrant Sophie Tucker evolved into a larger than life show-business phenomena. Dubbed "The First Lady of Show Business" for her bold and brassy persona, she sang songs of humorous raciness during a career that spanned sixty years. Her years in vaudeville, burlesque, nightclubs and concert halls were accompanied by the great inventions of the day: phonographs, nickelodeons, movies, radio and television. In this two-session course, we will explore the show business landscape of the early 20th century, the influence of Yiddish culture though the 21st century, and Sophie Tucker's indelible mark on the business and entertainers who followed. Maxine Simson is a lecturer with the NYC Department of Aging and the owner of The Natural Resources Public Relations DBA, a PR and multi-media company.

Moriah College Orchestra - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through November 28, 2017 - New York

Experience the Bright, Energetic Sounds of Young Jewish Australia with the Musicians of Sydney's Premiere Jewish Day School on Tour in the U.S. Free; Advance Registration Recommended

The Trial of Adolf Eichmann - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through November 28, 2017 - New York

(2011, 90 Min., Blu-Ray, English Narration, Hebrew, German & French W/ English Subtitles) This Comprehensive Documentary Features Detailed Accounts of Eichmann's Capture, the Drama in the Courtroom and Behind the Scenes, and Reactions to the Trial from Around the World. Free with Museum Admission; Advance Registration Recommended.

Critical Walk-through: Teju Cole on Self-Taught Genius - American Folk Art Museum
Through November 28, 2017 - Lincoln Center

Critic, Novelist, and Photographer Teju Cole Will Read from His Critically Acclaimed Novel Open City and Discuss Works on View in the Exhibition Highlights from Self-Taught Genius. a Critical Walk-Through Is a 40-Minute Guided Tour That Is Meant to Offer an Alternative Perspective to the Works on View. It Includes Conversations with Artists, Scholars, and Curators, Providing an Intimate Opportunity to Engage with the Central Themes and Histories Found in the Artwork. the Program Is Limited to 45 Individuals. This Program Is Being Held in Conjunction with the Exhibition Highlights from Self-Taught Genius (Cocurated by Stacy C. Hollander and Dr. ValéRie Rousseau). the Exhibition Traces the Enduring Notion of Self-Taught Genius from Its Roots in the Eighteenth Century to Its Iterations in the Present Through Highlights from the American Folk Art Museum's Collection of Artists Who Create Outside Traditional Frames of Reference and Canonical Art History. Teju Cole Is a Critic, Novelist, Photographer, and the Author of Four Books, Each in a Different Genre. He Is the Photography Critic of the New York Times Magazine, and Has Been Awarded the Windham Campbell Prize, the Internationaler Li... (read more)

Syria's Disappeared: the Case Against Assad - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through November 29, 2017 - New York

(2017, 50 Min., Dvd, English with Some Arabic) Even as the Syrian Conflict Rages, a Legal Case Is Being Built Against President Bashar Al-Assad, Who Is Accused of Committing Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes. Through Personal Testimonies and Unprecedented Access to Syrian Regime Documents, the Documentary Film Tells the Stories of Survivors of Torture, Families of the Dead and Missing, and Regime Defectors Risking Their Lives to Expose the Truth—the Torture and Murder of Civilians on an Industrial Scale. the Museum's Goals to Elevate the Voices of Victims, Empower Them to Seek Justice, and Help Secure Accountability Are Part of the Work of the Ben Ferencz International Justice Initiative in the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide. Naomi Kikoler from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Will Moderate a Post-Screening Discussion with Ambassador Stephen Rapp and a Syrian Survivor. Free with Museum Admission; Registration Recommended

Street Vendor Stories: Pushcarts, Pretzels and Plantains - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through November 29, 2017 - New York

From the pushcarts that packed the streets of the Lower East Side a century ago, to the food trucks that draw huge crowds today, this panel discussion will explore the past and present of selling food on the streets of New York City. Panelists will include Wayne Sosin of Worksman Cycles, a family-owned business that has been building carts, food trucks, and bicycles for food vendors since 1898; Veronica Julien, owner of the popular Veronica's Kitchen food cart; and Adam Sobel, chef of the award-winning kosher vegan food truck Cinnamon Snail. The panel will be moderated by Cindy VandenBosch of Turnstile Tours, which works with the city's vendor community to offer tours about the street food industry.

Young Friends Book Club - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through November 29, 2017 - New York

Join the Young Friends Book Club to Discuss the Alice Network by Kate Quinn. the Book Club Discussion Will Take Place at Oasis Lounge in the W Hotel at 49th Street and Lexington. Rsvp Here to Join the Discussion.

Let There Be Light! Menorahs from the Lori and David Moore Family - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through November 30, 2017 - New York

This exhibition opens on Thursday, November 30 from 6 to 8 pm and is on view through January 2, 2018. Enjoy an enchanting Chanukah experience for the whole family! Let There Be Light! Menorahs from the Collection of the Lori and David Moore Family features an arry of menorahs from the collection of the Lori and David Moore family that show just how many ways there are to light up the holiday. Lori and David Moore began buying menorahs as a way to provide their son and daughter with a holiday tradition, mirroring other families' yearly holiday trips to pick out Christmas trees or special ornaments. Over the years, they collected more than 150 menorahs, many of which will be displayed in the Museum leading up to and during Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. The collection ranges from the traditional to the very whimsical. Designs include an American flag menorah, which Mr. Moore bought after September 11, 2001; traditional Chanukah lamps from around the world; and menorahs that take playful forms, including a shoe, a dog and an oversized book of matches. A menorah made of mah jongg tiles is a perfect match for our synagogue site, which is located in what is now the h... (read more)

Critical Walk-through: Katherine Knauer on the Politics of Quilting - American Folk Art Museum
Through November 30, 2017 - Lincoln Center

Quilter Katherine Knauer will lead a tour through the War and Pieced exhibition, exploring the relationship between quilts, politics, remembrance, and war. Critical Walk-throughs consist of a 40-minute guided tour that is meant to offer an alternative perspective to the works on view. They include conversations with artists, scholars, and curators, providing an intimate opportunity to engage with the central themes and histories found in the artwork. The program is limited to 25 individuals. Artist Statement: As a teenager during the Peace and Love years of the 1960s, I believed that war would end quickly. It seemed to me—a teenage girl living in a small, pretty resort town in Florida—so logical to think that peaceful negotiations would happen and resolve the fighting. In the mid-80s, when the fighting hadn't stopped and I was raising two young sons, I created a safe space to ponder the inevitability of war. In 1984, I began to print my own fabrics and started a series of quilts on the subject of war. I needed to be in a peaceful place—an almost trancelike state of mind brought on by repetitive work entailing multiple, infinitesimally, tiny decisions with each stitch (e.g., choos... (read more)

Geodesic Dome Workshop - The Skyscraper Museum
Through December 02, 2017 - Manhattan

Learn about domes from across the world! From igloos to Bucky Fuller's minimalist structural frames, this amazing shape has many uses. How does geometry help the domes stand up? Kids will build their own domed structures while learning some history along the way. Ages 7+. Registration is requested by Friday at 5 PM. To sign up for the Family Program newsletter, or for more information and to RSVP, email education@skyscraper.org or call 212-945-6324. Sponsored by: The Skyscraper Museum Organized by The Skyscraper Museum

Families and Folk Art: Pattern, Shapes, and Symbols - American Folk Art Museum
Through December 02, 2017 - Lincoln Center

Families and Folk Art is held the first Saturday of every month. This program introduces children ages 4 to 12 and their accompanying adults to folk art through interactive discussion-based tours in the galleries followed by hands-on artmaking activities inspired by objects in the museum. Museum admission is always free. Space is limited; registration required. Register: See link below or call 212. 265. 1040, ext. 381. More Info: 212. 265. 1040, ext. 381, or familyprograms@folkartmuseum.org Educational programs are sponsored in part by the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and City Council Member Helen Rosenthal. Pattern, Shapes, and Symbols Through guided gallery exploration, participants will discover and decode the rich trove of dazzling patterns, shapes, and symbols that appear in the artworks on view. From double-headed eagles to radiating starbursts, families will study the quilt motifs and incorporate t... (read more)

Pacific War: USS Intrepid in World War II - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 03, 2017 - Manhattan

Intrepid was a World War II battlefield, a place the war was fought and won. Travel with the ship through the major events of the Pacific War, and witness the courage and sacrifice that defined the Greatest Generation. This tour requires navigating stairs and ladders and includes long periods of walking and standing

Intrepid 101 - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 03, 2017 - Manhattan

Learn about the history of Intrepid from 1943 to 1974 and beyond in this 60-minute tour. Explore the hangar deck, where aircraft were maintained and stored, and the flight deck, where thousands of aircraft were launched. Tour guides will share stories from Intrepid's history. This tour requires long periods of walking and standing. Lightweight, portable stools are available upon request. This tour is wheelchair accessible.

Concorde: A Supersonic Story - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 03, 2017 - Manhattan

Take off on a unique exploration of the Concorde G-BOAD, the fastest commercial aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Learn about the aerodynamic advances responsible for this technological marvel, designed in the 1960s and operational until 2003. This tour offers guests the rare opportunity to enjoy the comfort of the Concorde's first-class cabin and get an up-close look inside its sophisticated flight deck. Certain tour times grant early admission into the Intrepid Museum complex.

The 13-Petaled Rose – Klezmer and Persian Music - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through December 03, 2017 - New York

Frank London and Lorin Sklamberg of the Klezmatics join the Montreal based ensemble Constantinople, led by Kiya Tabassian, in a beautiful evening of klezmer music and sacred Yiddish and Judeo-Persian songs.

Anchors Aweigh: Family Tour - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 03, 2017 - Manhattan

Discover the mighty USS Intrepid, from the sea to the sky and all the stories in between! Hear about the artifacts in the Museum's collection, and learn what it was like to be part of the flight deck crew. On this fun, interactive tour, young visitors and their grown-ups learn about life aboard the ship and how a crew of 3,000 men formed a city at sea. This tour requires long periods of walking and standing. The Museum offers seating on the hangar and flight decks. Lightweight, portable stools are available upon request. This tour is wheelchair accessible. Strollers permitted.

Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 03, 2017 - Manhattan

Take an in-depth tour of the exhibition Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? Learn about the earliest attempts to use unmanned flying machines, advanced systems of the 21st century and exciting developments on the horizon. An expert guide will show you real drones, historical artifacts, model airplanes, three-dimensional computer renderings, rare videos and immersive installations. This tour offers access to the exhibition before the Museum opens to the public.

Early Morning Tours - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 03, 2017 - Manhattan

ome aboard at nine and beat the line. Join us at the museum before it opens each morning for some of our most popular tours. See below for availability by tour. Take an in-depth tour of the exhibition Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? Learn about the earliest attempts to use unmanned flying machines, advanced systems of the 21st century and exciting developments on the horizon. An expert guide will show you real drones, historical artifacts, model airplanes, three-dimensional computer renderings, rare videos and immersive installations. This tour offers access to the exhibition before the Museum opens to the public.

Drone: Early Access Tour - Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum Complex
Through December 03, 2017 - New York

Take an in-depth tour of the exhibition Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? Learn about the earliest attempts to use unmanned flying machines, advanced systems of the 21st century and exciting developments on the horizon. An expert guide will show you real drones, historical artifacts, model airplanes, three-dimensional computer renderings, rare videos and immersive installations. This tour offers access to the exhibition before the Museum opens to the public.

Exploring Space: Project Mercury, Enterprise and Beyond - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 03, 2017 - Manhattan

Learn about past, present and future ventures in space travel as you examine some of the Museum's major artifacts. Discover Intrepid's connection to the United States' early spaceflight programs Mercury and Gemini. Get a look at Enterprise, the first space shuttle, while hearing about the triumphs and tragedies of the space shuttle program. And see a Russian Soyuz capsule that flew to the International Space Station. This tour requires long periods of walking and standing. Lightweight, portable stools are available upon request. This tour is wheelchair accessible.

Silent Service:The Story of the USS Growler - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 03, 2017 - Manhattan

Discover the inner workings of the submarine Growler, the world's oldest existing nuclear missile submarine. Growler patrolled the Pacific coast of the Soviet Union from 1958 to 1964, ready to retaliate if the Soviets attacked the United States. Hear about the evolution of the submarine as a weapon, how its role and design changed between World War II and the Cold War and how Growler was purpose-built for a strategic mission. Along the way, discover how 95 men lived and worked on Growler for up to three months at a time, never seeing daylight, never communicating with loved ones and often never showering. See the submarine's features up close, including both periscopes, forward and aft torpedo tubes, the diesel engines that charged Growler's batteries, the tight living quarters of officers and the crew, and the mess area where the men ate and relaxed.

Vita Activa - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through December 04, 2017 - New York

(2015, 132 Min., Blu-Ray, German, English, and Hebrew) an Intimate Portrait of Hannah Arendt's Life, Vita Activa Features an Abundance of Archival Materials and Takes Us to the Places Arendt Lived, Worked, Loved, and Was Betrayed. Presented in Conjunction with Operation Finale: the Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Free with Museum Admission; Advance Registration Recommended

Judging Eichmann: the Banality of Evil - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through December 04, 2017 - New York

A Distinguished Panel Convenes on the 42nd Anniversary of Hannah Arendt's Death to Discuss the Controversy Around Arendt's Coverage of the Eichmann Trial for the New Yorker and Her Subsequent Book. Featuring Professor Leon Botstein (President of Bard College and Leon Levy Professor of Arts and Humanities), Professor Seyla Benhabib (Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science at Yale University), and Moderated by Professor Roger Berkowitz (Founder and Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College).

Restoration Roundtable - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through December 05, 2017 - New York

On the 10-year anniversary of the Eldridge Street Synagogue restoration, preservationist and Museum at Eldridge Street founder Roberta Brandes Gratz leads a conversation with the artisans who restored our magnificent National Historic Landmark: construction manager Terry Higgins; and preservation specialists Tom Garcia of The Gil Studio (stained glass); Jeff Greene of Evergreene Painting Studios (decorative paint); and Dawn Ladd of Aurora Lampworks (lighting).

Folk Art Reflections - American Folk Art Museum
Through December 07, 2017 - New York

This interactive and discussion-based program for individuals with Alzheimer's and their family members or care partners brings the world of folk art to life through conversation. Museum admission and program are free. Registration is required. Stools are provided.

Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson - Grey Art Gallery, NYU
Through December 09, 2017 - New York

Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson explores how Alfred Barr, the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) first director, and Philip Johnson, the curator of architecture, introduced modern design to North America. The exhibition’s story begins when Barr and Johnson traveled to Europe in the late 1920s and early 1930s and discovered that leading European architects—such as Le Corbusier, J. J. P. Oud, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe–were rejecting ornament in favor of a purity of form. Barr and Johnson dubbed this new architectural language “International Style.” Featuring more than 100 objects—including furniture, photographs, and industrial and graphic design—the exhibition traces the development of modern design from its origins at Bauhaus to Barr and Johnson’s radical experiments in their homes in New York City to MoMA’s nationally influential exhibition in the 1930s and beyond.

Menorah Mania – Family Chanukah Celebration - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

Chanukah is known as the Festival of Lights and this year the Eldridge Street Synagogue will be shining brighter than ever with a special exhibit featuring dozens of menorahs! Enjoy a scavenger hunt highlighting menorahs of all shapes and sizes and learn the illuminating history behind the synagogue's original candelabra and lighting. Enjoy a Chanukah sing-along, snack on edible dreidels and take home your own menorah creation.

The Museum Workout - The Met
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

A MetLiveArts Commission Choreographed by Monica Bill Barnes & Company Narration and route created by Maira Kalman "Madame X, meet Ladies in Sequined Dresses and Sneakers." —The New Yorker Part gallery tour, part dance performance, part workout, The Museum Workout is "a tour that leaves its audience-members-slash-participants both sweaty and inspired" (Dance Spirit). After two sold-out runs, the work returns for a limited run because, "turns out, a little music and movement really can make you see things differently" (WNYC). All Workout dates. Made possible by TOMS Capital and Positive Prescription. Tickets to this event include same day Museum admission.

The Golden Age of Radio - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through December 11, 2017 - New York

During its Golden Age (1920s-50s), radio was the primary form of home entertainment. In our first session, we will talk about the development of radio as a form of mass communication for entertainment, news, farm reports, classical and country music, and the vaudeville stars who were featured entertainers. Session two will further explore the influence of this form of mass communication, the technical aspects of program delivery with a focus on the nationwide panic caused by a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth called "War of the Worlds." Maxine Simson is a lecturer with the NYC Department of Aging and the owner of The Natural Resources Public Relations DBA, a PR and multi-media company.

Critical Walk-through: Hank Willis Thomas on Transforming Uniforms - American Folk Art Museum
Through December 13, 2017 - Lincoln Center

Contemporary Artist Hank Willis Thomas Will Discuss His We the People Series in Which He Transforms Prison Uniforms into Handmade Quilts, Exploring How They Relate to the Works on View in the War and Pieced Exhibition. Critical Walk-Throughs Consist of a 40-Minute Guided Tour That Is Meant to Offer an Alternative Perspective to the Works on View. They Include Conversations with Artists, Scholars, and Curators, Providing an Intimate Opportunity to Engage with the Central Themes and Histories Found in the Artwork. the Program Is Limited to 25 Individuals. Hank Willis Thomas Is a Conceptual Artist Working Primarily with Themes Related to Identity, History, and Popular Culture. His Work Has Been Exhibited Throughout the United States and Abroad, Including the International Center of Photography, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, MuséE Du Quai Branly, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Thomas' Work Is in Numerous Public Collections Including the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the High Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington Dc, Among Others. His Collaborative Projects Include "Questio... (read more)

Free Music Fridays - American Folk Art Museum
Through December 15, 2017 - Lincoln Center

Music Featured at the Free Music Fridays Series Thematically Reflects the Spirit of the Self-Taught Art on View at the Museum. Support the Proceedings with a Donation-Based Cash Wine Bar. Admission Is Always Free. Hosted by Lara Ewen. Click Here for Bookings, Backline, and More Info.Trinidad Montalva, Shira Goldberg, and Alex Smith. Trinidad Montalva Photo by Shirin Tinati.

Turn It On: China on Film, 2000–2017 - Guggenheim Museum
Through December 16, 2017 - New York

Cocurated by Ai Weiwei and Wang Fen, this series presents 20 independent documentaries by China’s most daring artists and filmmakers investigating the political, social, economic, and cultural conditions of contemporary China. This 10-week festival encompasses twice-weekly daytime screenings and three featured evening events, and is presented concurrently with the exhibition Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, on view October 6, 2017–January 7, 2018. Daytime screenings take place in the New Media Theater and are free with museum admission. Evening screenings at 6:30 pm include a Q&A session with filmmakers and require a ticket. $20, $15 members, $10 students. For the full schedule, visit https://www.guggenheim.org/event/event_series/turn-it-on-china-on-film

Closer-Look Tour - American Folk Art Museum
Through December 21, 2017 - Lincoln Center

A Tour of War and Pieced: the Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics, Led by Museum Gallery Guides. Meet in the Museum Atrium.

Christmas Day at the Museum at Eldridge Street - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through December 25, 2017 - New York

Looking for something fun to do on Christmas Day? Visit our synagogue in Chinatown! We will offer synagogue tours, scavenger hunts and art activities for children, and a joyous concert of Yiddish music. Synagogue tours offered at 12, 1 and 2 pm Family art and scavenger hunt offered from 12 to 3 pm Concert at 3 pm

Jazz+Wednesdays - American Folk Art Museum
Through December 27, 2017 - Lincoln Center

Each Wednesday, from 2 to 3 pm, the Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook. Limited seating. Info: publicprograms@folkartmuseum.org Read the Q&A with Bill Wurtzel in the New York Times.

k2 Friday Night Tour - Rubin Museum
Through December 29, 2017 - New York

There's more to the Rubin's artwork than meets the eye. Discover the ideas behind these exquisite objects on a guided tour, where close observation and dialogue with a trained educator will open your mind to new experiences. Tours last approximately forty-five minutes. Reservations are not required for groups of ten or less. About K2 Friday Nights at the Rubin Museum admission is free every Friday night from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. during K2 Friday Nights. During K2 Friday Nights Café Serai becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special pan-Asian tapas menu to accompany the evening's DJ and programs. Happy Hour runs from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a two-for-one special on all beer, wine, and well drinks.

Anchors Aweigh: Family Tour - Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum Complex
Through December 31, 2017 - New York

Tour Description: Discover the mighty USS Intrepid, from the sea to the sky and all the stories in between! Hear about the artifacts in the Museum's collection, and learn what it was like to be part of the flight deck crew. On this fun, interactive tour, young visitors and their grown-ups learn about life aboard the ship and how a crew of 3,000 men formed a city at sea. Visitor Safety Guidelines: This tour requires long periods of walking and standing. The Museum offers seating on the hangar and flight decks. Lightweight, portable stools are available upon request. This tour is wheelchair accessible. Strollers permitted. Times: Tour times vary by season and can be selected during ticket purchase. In the event of inclement weather, tours will take place on the hangar deck.

Pacific War: USS Intrepid in Word War II - Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum Complex
Through December 31, 2017 - New York

Tour Description: Intrepid was a World War II battlefield, a place the war was fought and won. Travel with the ship through the major events of the Pacific War, and witness the courage and sacrifice that defined the Greatest Generation. Visitor Safety Guidelines: This tour requires navigating stairs and ladders and includes long periods of walking and standing Times: Tour times vary by season and can be selected during ticket purchase.

Intrepid 101 - Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum Complex
Through December 31, 2017 - New York

Tour Description: Learn about the history of Intrepid from 1943 to 1974 and beyond in this 60-minute tour. Explore the hangar deck, where aircraft were maintained and stored, and the flight deck, where thousands of aircraft were launched. Tour guides will share stories from Intrepid's history. Visitor Safety Guidelines: This tour requires long periods of walking and standing. Lightweight, portable stools are available upon request. This tour is wheelchair accessible. Times: Tour times vary by season and can be selected during ticket purchase.

Concorde: A Supersonic Story - Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum Complex
Through December 31, 2017 - New York

Tour Description: Take off on a unique exploration of the Concorde G-BOAD, the fastest commercial aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Learn about the aerodynamic advances responsible for this technological marvel, designed in the 1960s and operational until 2003. This tour offers guests the rare opportunity to enjoy the comfort of the Concorde's first-class cabin and get an up-close look inside its sophisticated flight deck. Certain tour times grant early admission into the Intrepid Museum complex. Visitor Safety Guidelines: This tour requires navigating stairs. The majority of the tour is seated, though portions of the tour require walking and standing. Times: Tour times vary by season and can be selected during ticket purchase.

Exploring Space: Project Mercury, Enterprise and Beyond - Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum Complex
Through December 31, 2017 - New York

Tour Description: Learn about past, present and future ventures in space travel as you examine some of the Museum's major artifacts. Discover Intrepid's connection to the United States' early spaceflight programs Mercury and Gemini. Get a look at Enterprise, the first space shuttle, while hearing about the triumphs and tragedies of the space shuttle program. And see a Russian Soyuz capsule that flew to the International Space Station. Visitor Safety Guidelines: This tour requires long periods of walking and standing. Lightweight, portable stools are available upon request. This tour is wheelchair accessible. Times: Tour times vary by season and can be selected during ticket purchase.

Silent Service: The Story of the USS Growler - Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum Complex
Through December 31, 2017 - New York

Tour Description: Discover the inner workings of the submarine Growler, the world's oldest existing nuclear missile submarine. Growler patrolled the Pacific coast of the Soviet Union from 1958 to 1964, ready to retaliate if the Soviets attacked the United States. Hear about the evolution of the submarine as a weapon, how its role and design changed between World War II and the Cold War and how Growler was purpose-built for a strategic mission. Along the way, discover how 95 men lived and worked on Growler for up to three months at a time, never seeing daylight, never communicating with loved ones and often never showering. See the submarine's features up close, including both periscopes, forward and aft torpedo tubes, the diesel engines that charged Growler's batteries, the tight living quarters of officers and the crew, and the mess area where the men ate and relaxed. Visitor Safety Guidelines: This tour requires navigating several raised hatches, stairs and tight spaces. All visitors are required to pass through our replica hatch for entry into the submarine. Persons with claustrophobia or related issues should not take the tour. You must be at least 40 inches tall to enter... (read more)

VIP Tour - Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum Complex
Through December 31, 2017 - New York

Take a journey through sea, air and space on a VIP Tour, a private experience designed just for you. Discover the history of Intrepid, get an up-close look at the aircraft collection, and hear stories about the heroic aviators and sailors who served. From there, explore the Space Shuttle Pavilion, get immersed in the submarine Growler, or climb aboard the British Airways Concorde—the choice is yours. Your guide will customize the tour for your group, sharing the stories and artifacts that appeal to your interests. Give a VIP Tour as a gift, tailored to the interests of the recipient. And if you don't want to choose between the submarine, space shuttle or Concorde, purchase a VVIP Tour—an all-inclusive, one-of-a-kind experience exploring all of the Museum's major artifacts. VIP Tour 90 minutes Up to 14 people $500 flat rate VVIP Tour 2–3 hours Up to 14 people $1,000 flat rate Contact us to arrange a tour: Call: 646-381-5065 Email: tourguide@intrepidmuseum.org

The Coney Island Museum - Coney Island Museum
Through December 31, 2017 - Brooklyn

Five Cents To Dreamland: A Trip to Coney Island Coney Island USA is thrilled to announce the opening of "Five Cents To Dreamland" at the Coney Island Museum. Presented in cooperation with the New York Transit Museum, this special exhibition brings together highlights from both permanent collections to explore Coney Island's history from a new and unique perspective! Highlights from our Permanent Collection This includes Funhouse Mirrors, our cool collection of coolers and thermoses from 50's & 60's, rare hundred year old hold to light postcards and much more!

Max Ernst: Beyond Painting - The Museum of Modern Art
Through January 01, 2018 -

This exhibition surveys the career of the preeminent Dada and Surrealist artist Max Ernst (French and American, born Germany. 1891–1976), with particular emphasis on his ceaseless experimentation. Ernst began his pursuit of radical new techniques that went "beyond painting" to articulate the irrational and unexplainable in the wake of World War I, continuing through the advent and aftermath of World War II. Featuring approximately 100 works drawn from the Museum's collection, the exhibition includes paintings that challenged material and compositional conventions; collages and overpaintings utilizing found printed reproductions; frottages (rubbings); illustrated books and collage novels; sculptures of painted stone and bronze; and prints made using a range of techniques. Several major, multipart projects represent key moments in Ernst's long career, ranging from early Dada and Surrealist portfolios of the late 1910s and 1920s to his late masterpiece—a recent acquisition to MoMA's collection—65 Maximiliana, ou l'exercice illégale de l'astronomie (1964). This illustrated book comprises 34 aquatints complemented by imaginative typographic designs and a secret hieroglyphic script of th... (read more)

Charles White—Leonardo da Vinci. Curated by David Hammons - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
Through January 01, 2018 - New York

Charles White (1918–1979) taught drawing in Los Angeles from the mid-1960s until the end of his life, and mentored a generation of students. Among them is David Hammons (American, born 1943), who studied with White early in his career. This exhibition, curated by Hammons, includes White's monumental work Black Pope (Sandwich Board Man)(1973), from The Museum of Modern Art's collection, and a brush and ink drawing on blue prepared paper by the Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, lent by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from the British Royal Collection. Created over 450 years apart, the two works share formal similarities and reveal a devotion to drawing by both artists, linking their lasting influence on future generations. White and Leonardo also shared a more personal connection: both were born in the first half of April. With this in mind, Hammons commissioned Vedic astrologer Chakrapani Ullal to read both artists' natal charts, also on view in the exhibition and discussed by Ullal on the accompanying audio guide. By presenting their destinies as written in the stars, Hammons shifts our attention from the gallery to the galaxy and asks us to consider commonalities between the... (read more)

Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

This exhibition highlights more than 150 master drawings from the Thaw Collection, one of the world's finest private collections containing over 400 sheets. Assembled over the last fifty years, and made a promised gift to the Morgan in 1975, the collection has now been given in full to the museum by Life Trustee Eugene V. Thaw and his wife, Clare. Drawn to Greatness focuses on pivotal artists and key moments in the history of draftsmanship. Works by major masters from the Renaissance to the modern era will be on view, including Mantegna, Rubens, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Piranesi, Watteau, Fragonard, Goya, Ingres, Turner, Daumier, Redon, Degas, Cézanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, and Pollock.

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times - New-York Historical Society
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times is a new exhibition commemorating President John F. Kennedy's private life and public trajectory. One of the most exhaustively researched collections of Kennedy photos ever assembled, it brings together images from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Getty Images, private collections, and the Kennedy family archives that capture public and private moments from Kennedy's life. Some of the photographs on display are iconic; others have rarely been seen. Kennedy's administration coincided with a golden age of photojournalism in America. No single politician was photographed more than Kennedy—from his first congressional bid as a decorated war hero in 1946 and his fairy-tale wedding to Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953 to his run for the White House in 1960 and the tragedy of his death in Dallas in 1963. Documentary photographers such as Ed Clark, Lisl Steiner, Ralph Crane, Philippe Halsman, Ted Spiegel Jacques Lowe, Lawrence Schiller, Steve Schapiro, and Sam Vestal captured the optimism and challenges of the early 1960s in some of the finest and most vivid images of the period. New-York H... (read more)

Petrit Halilaj: Ru - New Visit Hello Museum
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

Petrit Halilaj (b. 1986, Kostërrc, Skenderaj-Kosovo) often uses his own biography as a point of departure, adopting exhibition processes to alter the course of private and collective histories. Encompassing sculpture, drawing, text, and video, many of Halilaj's works incorporate materials from his native Kosovo and manifest as ambitious spatial installations through which the artist translates personal relationships into sculptural forms. For his New Museum exhibition, Halilaj presents a major new project that begins in Runik, the city in Kosovo in which he grew up and the site of one of the earliest Neolithic settlements in the region, where some of Kosovo's most important artifacts have been found. Archaeological digs in 1968 and 1983 uncovered part of the country's most significant material history from the period, including the musical instrument known as the Runik Ocarina. Now spread across two countries and several institutions as the result of the Kosovo War in the 1990s, the most valuable of these objects currently reside in storage at the Natural History Museum in Belgrade, with the less significant finds still kept at the Kosovo Museum in Pristina. Out of public reach ... (read more)

Pursuing the Unpredictable: the New Museum 1977–2017 - New Visit Hello Museum
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

On the occasion of the New Museum's 40th Anniversary, "Pursuing the Unpredictable: The New Museum 1977–2077" reflects on the institution's pursuit of groundbreaking art and ideas, and its legacy of questioning the structures and functions of museums. Founded in 1977 as a radical gesture by art historian and curator Marcia Tucker, the New Museum began as an alternative model of museum practice. At its inception, it was the only museum in Manhattan entirely dedicated to the exhibition, interpretation, and documentation of contemporary art. The institution championed under-recognized figures and those on the brink of exposure, and responded to new forms of art by proposing innovative ways of engaging with artists and making their work accessible to the public. This anniversary exhibition borrows its title from an essay Tucker wrote on the conceptual artist John Baldessari, whose 1981 exhibition was one of the New Museum's earliest solo shows by an artist whose work had not yet been sufficiently examined—one of several foundational exhibition formats that continues today. Other exhibition formats, old and new, have taken their cue from artists' changing modes of creating and presenting... (read more)

Charles Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 14, 2018 - New York

During his life, Charles Dickens (1812–1870) acquired the kind of celebrity accorded only to international film stars today. That status was secured with the publication of A Christmas Carol, one of the most beloved holiday stories of all time—and one of the Morgan's greatest literary manuscripts. Its immediate success in 1843 led to four equally popular Christmas novellas in as many years. Catapulting the author out of his study and onto the reading circuit in 1853, its universal popularity also had major consequences for Dickens. Charles Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas assembles, for the first time, all five manuscripts of Dickens's Christmas books—A Christmas Carol (1843), The Chimes (1844), The Cricket on the Hearth (1845), The Battle of Life (1846), and The Haunted Man (1848)—to explore the genesis, composition, publication, and reception of A Christmas Carol, and its impact on Dickens's life. This exhibition explores the personal and socio-political sources of inspiration for A Christmas Carol, Dickens's method of composition, and the motivations behind writing one of the most famous, enduring, and widely adapted stories in all of literature. This exhibition marks ... (read more)

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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

Dark Universe - A New Hayden Planetarium Space Show - The American Museum of Natural History
Through December 31, 2018 - New York City

Dark Universe will celebrate the scientific breakthroughs that have paved the way for our increased understanding of the universe, revealing that it is dominated by two mysterious phenomena: dark matter and dark energy. To bring this story to the Hayden Planetarium dome, the Space Show uses stunning visualizations based on authentic data from NASA and European Space Agency missions, ground-based telescopes, supercomputer simulations, and research conducted at institutions around the globe, including the Museum. In Dark Universe, viewers will see the night sky at the historic Mount Wilson Observatory, soar across the Milky Way Galaxy, and parachute through Jupiter’s atmosphere. Dark Universe was created by the American Museum of Natural History, the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space, and the Hayden Planetarium.

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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