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Museum Events in New York City This Weekend - December 6-December 8


Museum Events in New York City This WeekendPhoto: F. Dassan/Flickr 


The Met, the MoMA, the Guggenheim, the Whitney, and the Museum of Natural History ? these are just a sampling of the many great museums open to the city. If you're wanting to spend some time exploring these cultural gems, then City Guide's guide to museum events in New York City this weekend will be your best companion.

Freestyle Fridays in Colorlab - Brooklyn Children Museum
December 06, 2019 - Crown Heights

All agesBring your creativity and curiosity to Freestyle Fridays! In this open-studio art-making experience, choose from a quirky assortment of materials and tools to make something unique. Look out for special guests, unexpected tools, and objects that spark imagination.

Block Lab - Brooklyn Children Museum
December 06, 2019 - Crown Heights

BCM's Block Lab invites visitors to develop spatial reasoning, engineering, and language skills with our Imagination Playground block set. Experience the fun in our play space where big blue blocks build new worlds and kids make all the rules!

Watson Adventures Dancing Nudes Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
December 07, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! An eminent scholars husband has been shot dead, a week after coming to Watson Adventures with 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 whodunit on this unusual murder mystery scavenger hunt based on a Sherlock Holmes story. Advance purchase is required.

Watson Adventures Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - American Museum of Natural History
December 07, 2019 - New York

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

Colorlab - Brooklyn Children Museum
December 07, 2019 - Crown Heights

ColorLab is Brooklyn Children's Museum's family art-making space where artists of all ages can explore, make, and celebrate art! We value discovery, artistic process, freedom of expression, and creative collaboration with others.

Sensory Room - Brooklyn Children Museum
December 07, 2019 - Crown Heights

All AgesIn this inclusive space, children of all abilities can explore their senses through play, including sensory mats, objects, and swings. The Sensory Room is designed to meet the needs of children with sensory sensitivities and/or who are on the Autism spectrum.

LIVE ANIMAL ADVENTURE - Brooklyn Children Museum
December 07, 2019 - Crown Heights

All AgesLearn about and touch live animals from the Museum's living collection!

Holiday Candlelight Tours - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Through December 07, 2019 - New York

Immerse yourself in the holiday season of 1830. Tour our 1799 building by the warm glow of candlelight, hear about 19th-century festivities, and enjoy traditional confections and music. Each evening will feature holiday caroling by an acapella group. Friday will feature Gross Negligence, members of the University Glee Club of NYC and the Crickets. Saturdays group will feature Cynthia Whitman.

Holding History - Brooklyn Children Museum
December 08, 2019 - Crown Heights

Ages 4+What makes an object "historical?" Why does the museum keep objects behind glass? Children will ponder these question while being able to physically hold, touch, and feel historical artifacts from our collection. They will learn about the history of those objects through this tactical investigation and by relating these historical artifacts to their own lives.

Colorlab - Brooklyn Children Museum
December 08, 2019 - Crown Heights

ColorLab is Brooklyn Children's Museum's family art-making space where artists of all ages can explore, make, and celebrate art! We value discovery, artistic process, freedom of expression, and creative collaboration with others.

Sensory Room - Brooklyn No Museum
December 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

All AgesIn this inclusive space, children of all abilities can explore their senses through play, including sensory mats, objects, and swings. The Sensory Room is designed to meet the needs of children with sensory sensitivities and/or who are on the Autism spectrum.

Live Animal Adventure - Brooklyn No Museum
December 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

All AgesLearn about and touch live animals from the Museum's living collection!

Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall - Brooklyn Museum
December 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprisinga six-day clash between police and civilians ignited by a routine raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York Cityand explores its profound legacy within contemporary art and visual culture today. The exhibition draws its title from the rallying words of transgender artist and activist Marsha P. Johnson, underscoring both the precariousness and the vitality of LGBTQ+ communities.The exhibition presents twenty-two LGBTQ+ artists born after 1969 whose works grapple with the unique conditions of our political time, and question how moments become monuments. Through painting, sculpture, installation, performance, and video, these artists engage interconnected themes of revolt, commemoration, care, and desire.The exhibition includes Mark Aguhar, Felipe Baeza, Morgan Bassichis, David Antonio Cruz, Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, John Edmonds, Mohammed Fayaz, Camilo Godoy, Jeffrey Gibson, Hugo Gyrl, Juliana Huxtable, Rindon Johnson, Elektra KB, Linda LaBeija, Park McArthur, Elle Prez, LJ Roberts, Tuesday Smillie, Tourmaline, Kiyan Williams, Sasha Wortzel, a... (read more)

Historic Trolley Tours - Green-Wood Cemetery
December 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Join our expert tour guides to hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood's permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, and much more (scroll down for schedule of different themed tours available).

Hidden Gems of Green-Wood - Green-Wood
Through December 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Green-Wood will host an exciting variety of weekly trolley tours highlighting the Cemeterys notable permanent residents, its magnificent landscape, and its world-renowned collection of sculpture and architecture. These tours will take place every Wednesday and Sunday from September December. Please see schedule below for specific dates and times. Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Visitors will hear fascinating stories of Green-Woods permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn and much more. Now, by popular demand, a rotation of three different tours is offered. Each boasts great views, beautiful monuments, rolling hills, century-old tress and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. Please note: All tours include a visit to the Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill. These tours last approximately two hours. The trolley is heated/air-conditioned and enclosed. The tour includes several stops where visitors have the option to walk outside. Admission: $20 for the general public; $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund... (read more)

The Far Side of Green-Wood - Green-Wood
Through December 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Green-Wood will host an exciting variety of weekly trolley tours highlighting the Cemeterys notable permanent residents, its magnificent landscape, and its world-renowned collection of sculpture and architecture. These tours will take place every Wednesday and Sunday from September December. Please see schedule below for specific dates and times. Every Wednesday and Sunday from September December 2019 1 pm 3 pm Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Visitors will hear fascinating stories of Green-Woods permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn and much more. Now, by popular demand, a rotation of three different tours is offered. Each boasts great views, beautiful monuments, rolling hills, century-old tress and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. Please note: All tours include a visit to the Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill. These tours last approximately two hours. The trolley is heated/air-conditioned and enclosed. The tour includes several stops where visitors have the option to walk outside. Admission: $2... (read more)

Discover Green-Wood - Green-Wood
Through December 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

Green-Wood will host an exciting variety of weekly trolley tours highlighting the Cemeterys notable permanent residents, its magnificent landscape, and its world-renowned collection of sculpture and architecture. These tours will take place every Wednesday and Sunday from September December. Please see schedule below for specific dates and times. Every Wednesday and Sunday from September December 29 1 pm 3 pm Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Visitors will hear fascinating stories of Green-Woods permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn and much more. Now, by popular demand, a rotation of three different tours is offered. Each boasts great views, beautiful monuments, rolling hills, century-old tress and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. Please note: All tours include a visit to the Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill. These tours last approximately two hours. The trolley is heated/air-conditioned and enclosed. The tour includes several stops where visitors have the option to walk outside. Discover Green-... (read more)

Discover Green-Wood - Green-Wood
Through December 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

Green-Wood will host an exciting variety of weekly trolley tours highlighting the Cemeterys notable permanent residents, its magnificent landscape, and its world-renowned collection of sculpture and architecture. These tours will take place every Wednesday and Sunday from September December. Please see schedule below for specific dates and times. Every Wednesday and Sunday from September December 29 1 pm 3 pm Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Visitors will hear fascinating stories of Green-Woods permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn and much more. Now, by popular demand, a rotation of three different tours is offered. Each boasts great views, beautiful monuments, rolling hills, century-old tress and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. Please note: All tours include a visit to the Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill. These tours last approximately two hours. The trolley is heated/air-conditioned and enclosed. The tour includes several stops where visitors have the option to walk outside. Discover Green-... (read more)

Leonard Freed: Israel Magazine 19671968 - Derfner Judaica Museum
Through January 05, 2020 - Bronx

This exhibition includes 50 black and white photographs from Leonard Freeds estate, many of which were reproduced in Israel Magazine, where he was the staff photographer. This is the first exhibition to examine this period of Freeds work and the context in which these images were published. Freed had been living in Amsterdam for a decade when war broke out between Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan and Syria in June 1967. In response to this news, he made his way to Israel and over the next two years spent 15 months living in the country, covering the aftermath of what came to be known as the Six-Day War. In 1968, his wife, Brigitte, and young daughter, Elke Susannah, joined Freed and they settled in Tel Aviv where Brigitte at first borrowed Micha Bar-Ams darkroom to print Freeds negatives as she often did throughout her husbands career.The first issue of Israel Magazine appeared in late 1967. Dozens of Freeds images from 1967 and 1968, and a few from an earlier trip, his first, in 1962mostly in black and white, but occasionally in colorappeared in all but three of the issues in the first volume. Freeds photographs continued to be reproduced in la... (read more)

Verdi: Creating Otello and Falstaff - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 05, 2020 - Manhattan

After Aida in 1871, except for occasional projects, Giuseppe Verdi (18131901), Italy's pre-eminent composer, retired from opera at the age of 58. This, however, did not prevent constant pleas from his publisher, Giulio Ricordi (18401912), and his future librettist, Arrigo Boito (18421918), for the maestro to return to the operatic stage. Reluctantly coaxed out of retirement, Verdi composed what would become the crowning achievements of his career: Otello, premiered in 1887 and Falstaff, in 1893. This exhibition, based on The Enterprise of Opera - Verdi, Boito, Ricordi created by Bertelsmann/Ricordi and curated by Gabriele Dotto is the first in the United States to present rare documents and artifacts from Milan's Ricordi Archive and will offer visitors insight into the production of these two operas as well as the complex enterprise of bringing an opera to life. Set designs, costumes from Milan's Teatro alla Scala, autograph manuscripts, contracts, publications, publicity, video excerpts from recent productions, and other objects in many media will permit visitors to experience the tremendous collaborative efforts behind an operatic production.

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

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

Festoon, Feast & Frolic: 19th Century Christmas Festivities in Print - Merchant's House Museum
Through January 06, 2020 - New York

Worth a thousand words, period illustrations from greeting cards, newspapers, trade cards, and even cookbooks reveal some of the most treasured and celebrated Yuletide traditions of the 19th century and highlight the food, dcor, and activities the Tredwell family likely enjoyed for their holiday merry making. Included with regular admission.On loan from the Michael A. Russo Ephemera Collection

Home for the Holidays: A Mid-19th Century Christmas - Merchant's House Museum
Through January 06, 2020 - New York

Its 1855 and the Tredwell family is celebrating the season with holiday decorating, elaborate parties, festive food, and gift giving. New York had proclaimed Christmas a state holiday in 1849 and was leading the way in creating the joyous traditions we celebrate today.Festive scenes are recreated throughout the house as the Tredwells make merry. Their elegant parlors are decorated with swags of evergreens, brilliant holly berries, white mistletoe, and red-leafed poinsettias; a table-top tree festooned with ribbons and candles takes center stage. Mrs. Tredwell is stuffing the childrens stockings and sending holiday greetings, and the Tredwell daughters are dressing in their finest silks.In the kitchen, the Irish servants are preparing the plum pudding, shucking the oysters, and readying the punch bowl, using recipes from the latest holiday cookbooks.Tour the house and discover how many of our modern holiday traditions, from Christmas trees and Christmas cards, to gifts and stockings, Christmas carols (and Santa Claus, too) originated in mid-19th century New York. Included with regular admission.

Festoon, Feast & Frolic: 19th Century Christmas Festivities in Print - Merchant's House Museum
Through January 06, 2020 - New York

Worth a thousand words, period illustrations from greeting cards, newspapers, trade cards, and even cookbooks reveal some of the most treasured and celebrated Yuletide traditions of the 19th century and highlight the food, dcor, and activities the Tredwell family likely enjoyed for their holiday merry making. Included with regular admission.On loan from the Michael A. Russo Ephemera Collection

American Museum of Natural History Presents: The Origami Holiday Tree - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 12, 2020 - New York

An annual Museum tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree and two merrily lit 19-foot Holiday Barosaurs welcome visitors to the Museum throughout the holiday season.The theme of this years 13-foot tree is T. rex and Friends: History in the Making, with models inspired by the Museums special exhibition T. rex: The Ultimate Predator, which celebrates the worlds most famous dinosaur species, first discovered, named, and exhibited to the public by the Museum. In honor of the Museums 150th anniversary, the Origami Holiday Tree includes more than 150 origami models of theropod dinosaurs, including T. rex, as well as models of other Museum icons like the blue whale.

John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 12, 2020 - Manhattan

John Singer Sargent (18561925) was one of the greatest portrait artists of his time. While he is best known for his powerful paintings, he largely ceased painting portraits in 1907 and turned instead to charcoal drawings to satisfy portrait commissions. These drawn portraits represent a substantial, yet often overlooked, part of his practice, and they demonstrate the same sense of immediacy, psychological sensitivity, and mastery of chiaroscuro that animate Sargent's sitters on canvas. The first major exhibition to explore the artist's expressive portraits in charcoal, John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal will recognize the sheer scale of Sargent's achievement as a portrait draftsman. Important international loans, from both public and private collections, will showcase Sargent's sitters, many of them famous for their roles in politics, society, and the arts. The exhibition will also explore the friendships and the networks of patronage that underpinned Sargent's practice as a portrait draftsman in Edwardian Britain and Progressive Era America.

The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence - The Frick Collection
Through January 12, 2020 - New York

The Frick Collection presents the first-ever exhibition on the Florentine sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni (ca. 14401491), a renowned student of Donatello, a teacher of Michelangelo, and a great favorite of Lorenzo "il Magnifico" de' Medici, his principal patron.

Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds Traveling Exhibition - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through January 26, 2020 - New York

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds, a national traveling exhibition exploring the fascinating world of space and astronomy, from November 7, 2019 to January 26, 2020. The exhibition examines the pursuit of habitable worlds beyond our solar system, how NASA scientists are searching for these worlds and how similar they are to Earth. Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds features hands-on multimedia activities allowing visitors to build their own solar systems, see the most recent NASA discoveries and learn about which popular TV shows and movies feature science fact or fiction. The Queens Public Library will host a partner exhibition in the Childrens Library Discover Center and both institutions will offer a series of related programming for audiences of all ages. Individuals with library cards can gain free entrance to the Intrepid Museum by reserving through Culture Pass.We are proud to be one of seven sites nationwide to host this remarkable exhibition. Visitors will gain a better understanding of exoplanets and the importance of searching for evidence of life beyond our solar system, said Elaine C... (read more)

Guercino: Virtuoso Draftsman - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through February 02, 2020 - Manhattan

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as Guercino (15911666), was arguably the most interesting and diverse draftsman of the Italian Baroque era, a natural virtuoso who created brilliant drawings in a broad range of media. The Morgan owns more than twenty-five works by the artist, and these are the subject of a focused exhibition, supplemented by a handful of loans from public and private New York collections, to be held at the Morgan in the autumn of 2019. The exhibition will include sheets from all moments of the artist's career. His early awareness of the work of the Carracci in Bologna is documented by figures drawn from everyday life as well as brilliant caricatures; two drawings for Guercino's own drawing manual are further testament to his interest in questions of academic practice. Following his career, a range of preparatory drawings includes studies made in connection with his earliest altarpieces as well as his mature masterpieces, including multiple studies for several projects, allowing the visitor to see Guercino's mind at work as he reconsidered his ideas. The Morgan's holdings also include studies for engravings, as well as highly finished landscape and figure drawing... (read more)

Sloomoo Institute - Sloomoo Institute
Through April 18, 2020 - New York

A sensory playground centered around slime, Sloomoo Institute is an artistic universe made to intrigue, delight, and evoke your inner child. Slime encourages wonder and joy, regardless of age. More than a childhood memory or satisfying social media trend, slime has been known to be a source of stress relief and it lets you unleash your imagination. Sloomoo Institute is a limited engagement. We are only open in New York Citys SoHo for nearly six months and then we will pack up and bring our recipe for happiness to another city.So wear comfortable shoes, clothes you dont mind getting messy (tip: wear pants and shirts with sleeves you can easily roll up) and get your ticket to indulge!

Sloomoo Institute - Sloomoo Institute
Through April 18, 2020 - New York

A sensory playground centered around slime, Sloomoo Institute is an artistic universe made to intrigue, delight, and evoke your inner child. Slime encourages wonder and joy, regardless of age. More than a childhood memory or satisfying social media trend, slime has been known to be a source of stress relief and it lets you unleash your imagination. Sloomoo Institute is a limited engagement. We are only open in New York Citys SoHo for nearly six months and then we will pack up and bring our recipe for happiness to another city.So wear comfortable shoes, clothes you dont mind getting messy (tip: wear pants and shirts with sleeves you can easily roll up) and get your ticket to indulge!

Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate - ISAW
Through May 24, 2020 - New York

In fall 2019, ISAW will present A Wonder to Behold, an exhibition exploring ancient ideas about craftsmanship and the power of clay, glass, and stone through the display of the surviving fragments of Babylon's iconic Ishtar Gate and Processional Way.

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

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

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

Now on display at the New-York Historical Society is a newly acquired and conserved Picasso in the exhibition Picasso's "Le Tricorne." It is the first work by Picasso, and one with great wall power and a New York history, to enter New-York Historical's collection.Pablo Picasso painted the stage curtain for the two-act ballet The Three-Cornered Hat (El sombrero de tres picos or Le tricorne). The ballet and curtain were commissioned by the impresario Sergei Diaghilev for his avant-garde, Paris-based Ballets Russes, the most influential ballet company of the twentieth-century. The ballet was choreographed by Lonide 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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