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Museum Events in New York City This Weekend - February 14-February 16


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.

Dog Days of Winter - American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog
February 14, 2020 - New York

This February, the AKC Museum of the Dog will be hosting a Members Only pop-up exhibition showcasing the artistic talent within our community. Anyone currently enrolled in a membership program is encouraged to submit their canine-centric art for considerationthis includes all membership levels and types.

K2 Friday Night Tour - The Rubin Museum of Art
February 14, 2020 - New York

Much of the art from the Museum's collection is centuries old, but it provides fresh perspectives on our world today.

Love in the Parlors A Valentine in Concert - Merchant's House Museum
February 14, 2020 - New York

The Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society presents a gala concert of lush, romantic vocal music performed in the Museums elegant Greek Revival double parlor. Singers Anthony Bellov, Amy Gluck, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande perform rarely heard gems by the worlds greatest 19th-century composers: Schumann, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Amy Beach, Johann Strauss II, and others. Chosen by NBC Online and TimeOut NY as a top pick for Valentines Day.

Lunchtime Lecture: Courtship in the 19th Century - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
February 14, 2020 - New York

Join us on Valentines Day to hear about courtship and romance in the early 19th century, including views on marriage and acceptable means of communication and socializing. Bring your lunch. Tea, conversation, and an optional Museum tour included.

thelovemaze.com Singles Valentine's Night @ MOMA - Museum of Modern Art
February 14, 2020 - new york

Create your special Valentines memory lane by connecting art with love. Singles, enjoy this Valentines night in each others company. Meet and match to explore the sea of art in partnership. Partnering is done with LoveMazes scientific match making algorithm.Dont forget to unlock mazes to locate potential matches and go on virtual dates to get acquainted before your joint venture.A profile and RSVP in LoveMaze is required to attend: https://thelovemaze.com/eventsJoin LoveMaze today, UNLOCK MAZES to identify your activity partners, and start earning MAZE CREDITS to get FREE fun activity driven dating events: https://enter.thelovemaze.com. More info on LoveMaze: https://thelovemaze.com.

Love in the Time of Revolution - Fraunces Tavern Museum
February 14, 2020 - New York

Guided TourGet in the Valentines Day spirit with this romance-inspired tour of the Museum! Explore 18th century courting and marriage customs and delve into the love stories of the Founding Fathers and their Lady Loves! Included with regular Museum admission.

Block Lab - Brooklyn No Museum
February 14, 2020 - Brooklyn

Freestyle Fridays in ColorLab - Brooklyn No Museum
February 14, 2020 - Brooklyn

More Life Valentine's Kickoff - The DL
Through February 14, 2020 - New York

More Life at The DLMusic by MEGA (BYFARMEGA) + DJ SYRO (THREE KINGS SOUND)

Jardn De Reggaeton Winter Rooftop Party - The DL
February 15, 2020 - New York

We're taking over the most amazing retractable and weather-proof garden rooftop in the East Village for an epic day-into-night reggaeton winter sunset party!

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Sleepover for Grown Ups - American Museum of Natural History
February 15, 2020 - New York

Join us on the evening ofFebruary 15for a champagne reception in the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall, with music provided by the Twelfth Night Jazz Trio. Then, youre invited to roam the nearly empty halls of the Museum, take in the new Space ShowWorlds Beyond Earthin the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater, see a3D film about volcanoes,and meet non-human guests in a live animal demonstration. The special exhibition T. rex: The Ultimate Predatorwill beopen for late-night browsing as well. As the evening winds down, unroll your sleeping bag and curl up under the iconic 94-foot-longblue whalein the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.

Watson Adventures Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 15, 2020 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Met Museum! Fans of murder mysteries and "The Da Vinci Code" will enjoy this scavenger hunt throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, pride, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museums planned multi-million dollar purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too muchand now its your turn to learn what he knew and discover what drove one of four suspects to commit murder. To find out, youll have to crack a secret code left in the victims appointment calendar. Can you figure out whodunit? Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Colorlab - Brooklyn No Museum
February 15, 2020 - Brooklyn

Watson Adventures Naked at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 15, 2020 - New York

This Valentines Day weekend, join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and go on a sultry search for nudity in art at the Metropolitan Museum. Youll be amazed at the variety of ways nudity has been included or referenced in all kinds of art across the centuries. Youll scrutinize paintings, sculptures, period rooms, sultry sirens, a literally bronzed Adonis, an incontinent Cupid, a randy reveler and more. Price includes museum admission. Advanced purchase required.

Taj Ii Lounge - Friday, February 14th **Open Bar Until 12am** - Taj II Lounge and Event Space
Through February 15, 2020 - New York

SLICK PARTIES GUEST LISTGirls Free till 12am reduced admission after 12amMUST say SLICK PARTIES guest list at the door

Washington's Birthday Ball - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
February 16, 2020 - New York

In honor of Presidents Day, celebrate the birthday of our nations first president as New Yorkers did in the 19th century. Costumed dancers will perform and teach traditional country dances and encourage everyone to join in. Festivities include toasts to George Washington and historic refreshments, including Washington cake. Museum tour and a family scavenger hunt are also included. All ages welcome.

George Washingtons Birthday Open House - Fraunces Tavern Museum
Through February 17, 2020 - New York

Celebrate George Washingtons birthday at Fraunces Tavern Museum with dollar admission!Can't get enough Washington? Make sure to check out our George Washington Portrait Gallery honoring Elizabeth and Stanley DeForest Scott , where there will be a docent stationed to tell you all about our exhibition, A Stoic Countenance: Portraits of George Washington. Then, head up to the McEntee Gallery to sneak a peek at a lock of Washington's hair and a fragment of his tooth!

Winter 2020at the South Street Seaport Museum - South Street Seaport Museum
Through March 31, 2020 - New York

South Street Seaport Museum announces the upcoming February and March schedule of events and exhibitions. The Museum, located at 12 Fulton Street, NYC, is open Wednesdays-Sundays in February and March from 11am-5pm. General admission is $20 ($14 for seniors and students, children ages 8 and below are free). Tickets are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34598/1577854800000. Museum memberships are also available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/store/34598/packages.Step inside 12 Fulton Street at Schermerhorn Row to begin a seaport adventure, followed by a visit to the Street of Ships on Pier 16. Museum admission includes on-going exhibitionsMillions: Migrants and Millionaires abroad the Great Liners, 1900-1914andStreet of Ships: The Port and Its Peopleas well as access to historic ships:shipWavertreeand lightshipAmbroseare available to tour as part of the admission experience.March Special EventsCelebrate Pi Day on Wavertree:Why is a porthole round? Explore the world of circles on tall ships through activities for all ages. The number pi, which is used in measuring circles, is approximately 3.14, so on March 14 (3.14) we celebrate Pi Day. Hands-o... (read more)

Exhibition, "Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s1980s" - Grey Art Gallery, NYU
Through April 04, 2020 - New York

Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s1980s explores the development of abstraction in the Arab world via paintings, sculpture, and works on paper dating from the 1950s through the 1980s. Examining how and why artists investigated the expressive capacities of line, color, and texture, Taking Shape highlights a number of abstract movements that developed in the Middle East, North Africa, and West Asia, as well as the Arab diaspora. Across these regions, individual artists and artist collectives grappled with issues of authenticity, national and regional identity, and the decolonization of culture. Drawn from the collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, the exhibition features nearly 90 works by a diverse group of artists such as Etel Adnan, Shakir Hassan Al Said, Kamal Boullata, Huguette Caland, Ahmed Cherkaoui, Saloua Raouda Choucair, Rachid Korachi, Mohamed Melehi, and Hassan Sharif, among others. On view are works produced by artists from countries including Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and United Arab Emirates. Curated and organized by Suheyla Takesh, Curat... (read more)

Ballerina: Fashions Modern Muse - Museum at FIT
Through April 18, 2020 - New York

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) presents Ballerina: Fashions Modern Muse, the first large-scale exhibition to illustrate the profound and enduring influences of classical ballet and its most celebrated practitionersballerinason modern high fashion.Although ballet is a centuries-old art form that consistently reflected and absorbed prevailing fashions, it was not until the interwar years of the twentieth century that this dance form took its place in the Western pantheon of modern high culture and began to influence many areas of creativity, including fashion. At the same time, the ballerina, the art forms most celebrated practitioner, blossomed into a revered figure of beauty and glamour, and her signature costumethe corseted tutuinspired many of fashions leading designers for the first time.Organized by Patricia Mears, deputy director of MFIT, Ballerina: Fashions Modern Muse presents objects that reflect this phenomenonfrom tutu-inspired haute couture gowns to American ready-to-wear designs based on leotards and other ballet practice clothingall interspersed with a dazzling selection of costumes. Dating mainly from the 1930s to the early ... (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!

Sylvia: A 19th Century Life Unveiled - Merchants House Museum
Through May 04, 2020 - New York

In 2002, a small, timeworn leather trunk was discarded for garbage on a sidewalk in Lower Manhattan; it was found replete with the cherished keepsakes of a 19th century New York City woman. Thus began visual artist Stacy Renee Morrisons self-proclaimed love affair with Sylvia DeWolf Ostrander, whose early life parallels that of Gertrude Tredwell, who lived at 29 East 4th Street.For almost two decades, Ms. Morrison has been on an obsessive quest to weave together Sylvias life in the 19th century through the personal belongings she left behind and to re-imagine it in todays world through art and fashion.This is the first time Sylvias trunk and its treasured contents will be exhibited in public. On display, an invitation to a ball honoring the Prince of Wales in 1860, letters from the Civil War, Sylvias journals, mourning jewelry made of human hair, paper dolls, and other ephemera. Photographs and screen-printed clothing illustrate Sylvias life in the present as the artists muse.Stacy Renee Morrison is a visual artist who often forgets what century it is. She finds herself haunted by women who lived their lives well before her own and creates visual biographies ... (read more)

Museum of Modern Art Presents Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures - Museum of Modern Art
Through May 09, 2020 - New York

Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures, the first major solo exhibition of the photographers incisive work in over 50 years at the Museum of Modern Art (located at 11 West 53 Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), opens to the public on Sunday, February 9. On view through May 9, 2020, Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures includes approximately 100 photographs drawn entirely from the Museums collection, paired with archival materials such as correspondence, historical publications, and oral histories. Organized by Sarah Meister, Words & Pictures will provide a deeper understanding of how Lange used her photography and words to urge photographers to reconnect with the world around them.Toward the end of her life, Dorothea Lange (18951965) remarked, All photographsnot only those that are so-called documentary, and every photograph really is documentary and belongs in some place, has a place in historycan be fortified by words. Organized loosely chronologically and spanning her career, the exhibition groups iconic works together with lesser known photographs and traces their varied relationships to words. The exhibition will also include contemporary voices, to examine the ways in... (read more)

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.

The Butterfly Conservatory at the American Museum of Natural History - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 25, 2020 - Manhattan

Celebrate the return of this seasonal vivarium, which is filled with hundreds of live butterflies.

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!

Third Dimension: Works from The Brant Foundation - The Brant Foundation
Through September 03, 2020 - New York

Third Dimension: Works from The Brant Foundation is the second exhibition at The Brant Foundations New York space, featuring over 20 artists integral to its collection. The selected sculptures, installations, and other works oscillating between painting and object represent the multifaceted practices of the artists on view, offering visitors the opportunity to encounter artists who have been collected in depth by Brant Foundation founder Peter M. Brant over the past 50 years. With a focus on sculpture and installation, The Brant Foundation pays tribute to the history of its East Village space, formerly the longtime studio of artist and sculptor Walter De Maria.

The Alexander Hamilton Prequel: Day-by-Day With One Founding Father - Fraunces Tavern Museum
Through October 16, 2020 - New York

Evening Lecture Presented by Barbara ChernowThe Syrett edition of the Papers of Alexander Hamilton was one of four projects to collect and edit the complete papers of the Founding Fathers that began in the 1950s. Not only did these projects establish a new standard of documentary editing, they also collectively created a more complete and human picture of the day-to-day lives of these leaders. In this lecture, Chernow will discuss the importance of Hamilton to the foundation of America, as well as the important role historical research techniques play in forming our perceptions of the past.

Jay Jaxon: 40 Years of Fashion Design Brilliance - Queens Historical Society- Kingsland Homestead
Through December 31, 2020 - Corona (Queens)

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native, Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future - Kingsland Homestead - Queens Historical Society
Through December 31, 2020 - Flushing

Opening February 8, 2020On View Until December 2020The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native, Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson. #jayjaxonqueensJay Jaxon BiographyJay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of Jay Jason Jaxon, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-l... (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 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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