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Museum Events in New York City This Weekend - Jun 23-Jun 25

June 19, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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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.

June Historic Tour - Kings Theatre
June 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

Summer Garden Concert - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
June 20, 2017 - New York

Listen to live music while relaxing in the garden. Toma Iliev, a graduate of the Juilliard School, will enchant with a historically informed performance on Baroque and classical violin. Museum tour and complimentary beverages included. Join as a Museum member and admission is free. Please call the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden at (212)838-6878 for more details and to purchase tickets. 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

Night at the Museums - Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
June 20, 2017 - New York

Various Locations As part of the 2017 River To River Festival, Night at the Museums gives locals and tourists the opportunity to visit Lower Manhattan's diverse and culturally significant institutions—all for free. Visitors of all ages can spend a summer evening exploring New York City's history and heritages. All museums and historical sites are within walking distance from one another in one of the most diverse and concentrated groups of museums in the world. Participants include: African Burial Ground National Monument, China Institute, Federal Hall National Memorial, Fraunces Tavern® Museum, Lower Manhattan Tours*, Museum of American Finance, Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memo... (read more)

Night at the Museums - China Institute
June 20, 2017 - New York

The museums and historic landmarks of Lower Manhattan are an American treasure. On June 20, China Institute invites you to join us and spend the evening visiting these museums and historic sites where New York's history and culture begin — all for free. In this annual event, China Institute will partner with 14 of our downtown neighbors and open our doors for an evening of fun and exploration – all within comfortable walking distance of each other. At China Institute, come explore our exhibition, Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity: Treasures of the Han Dynasty from Xuzhou with free tours and live music. For information about what is happening at each location, pick up your Nigh... (read more)

LAVAZZA Invites Coffee Lovers to the Guggenheim Museum for FREE Cold Brew Coffee to Celebrate the First Day of Summer - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
June 21, 2017 - New York

Lavazza invites New York to celebrate the start of an amazing summer with FREE cold brew coffee for all ticketed Guggenheim Museum visitors. Museum patrons will be able to sip complimentary Lavazza cold brew coffee in the iconic museum rotunda and view Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim, a remarkable exhibition sponsored by Lavazza in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Lavazza has a strong link with the Guggenheim organization, having partnered with the Guggenheim Museum in New York since 2014 with onsite product offerings and sponsorship of four critically-acclaimed exhibitions to-date. The brand additionally took a major step in its ongo... (read more)

Gallery Tour: Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern - Brooklyn Museum
June 21, 2017 - Brooklyn

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern; free with exhibition admission. Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern takes a new look at how the renowned modernist artist proclaimed her progressive, independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public persona—including her clothing and the way she posed for the camera. The exhibition expands our understanding of O'Keeffe by focusing on her wardrobe, shown for the first time alongside key paintings and photographs. It confirms and explores her determination to be in charge of how the world understood her identity and artistic values. In addition to selected paintings... (read more)

Gallery Tour: Highlights - Brooklyn Museum
June 21, 2017 - Brooklyn

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of Museum highlights. Welcome to our collection online, where you'll find a wealth of information about many of the objects in our rich holdings. We hope these pages will inspire you to explore further—both here and in our galleries. For a variety of reasons, including conservation concerns and the lending of works to other institutions, not all the objects illustrated here are on view at any one time. You can find the location of specific objects by accessing their individual records. We're continually expanding the number of works included here and making sure the information about each object is as up-to-da... (read more)

June Happy Hour Tour - Kings Theatre
June 22, 2017 - Brooklyn

Gallery Tour: Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern - Brooklyn Museum
June 22, 2017 - Brooklyn

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern; free with exhibition admission. Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern takes a new look at how the renowned modernist artist proclaimed her progressive, independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public persona—including her clothing and the way she posed for the camera. The exhibition expands our understanding of O'Keeffe by focusing on her wardrobe, shown for the first time alongside key paintings and photographs. It confirms and explores her determination to be in charge of how the world understood her identity and artistic values. In addition to selected paintings... (read more)

Gallery Tour: American Art - Brooklyn Museum
June 22, 2017 - Brooklyn

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor Join a Museum Guide for a free tour exploring our American Art galleries. As the face of America changes and becomes more diverse, this major reinstallation of our American Art galleries attempts to take a more inclusive approach. It embraces work by women and people of color and extends the definition of America to encompass not only the United States but Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean basin, beginning with the art of the first peoples who lived in the region thousands of years before contact with European colonizers. Works on view include a broad range of mediums, periods, and objects, from furniture and other decorative art... (read more)

Gallery Tour: Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern - Brooklyn Museum
June 23, 2017 - Brooklyn

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern; free with exhibition admission. Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern takes a new look at how the renowned modernist artist proclaimed her progressive, independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public persona—including her clothing and the way she posed for the camera. The exhibition expands our understanding of O'Keeffe by focusing on her wardrobe, shown for the first time alongside key paintings and photographs. It confirms and explores her determination to be in charge of how the world understood her identity and artistic values. In addition to selected paintings a... (read more)

Gallery Tour: Ancient Egyptian Art - Brooklyn Museum
June 23, 2017 - Brooklyn

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor Join a Museum Guide for a free tour exploring our Ancient Egyptian Art galleries. Our collection of ancient Egyptian art, one of the largest and finest in the United States, is renowned throughout the world. The galleries for this unparalleled collection have been reorganized and reinstalled. The ancient Egyptians were an indigenous African people who first appeared in the southern (Upper Egypt) Nile Valley by 4500 B.C.E. and spread northward to Lower Egypt. Joined over five thousand years by other Africans from Nubia and Libya, as well as Semites, Persians, Greeks, and Romans, their distinctly multicultural society produced an astonishing array of o... (read more)

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - Museum of Natural History
June 24, 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. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Members-Only Mornings: Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern - Brooklyn Museum
June 24, 2017 - Brooklyn

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor Join us on the last Saturday of the month for an exclusive Members-only viewing hour of Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern before we open to the public for the day. Open to Members at the Individual level and above. Standard Membership admission applies. Please RSVP at membership@brooklynmuseum.org. To see the exhibition during this or other viewing hours, join as a Member today! To upgrade and invite additional guests, please call 718.501.6326.

Gallery Tour: European Art - Brooklyn Museum
June 24, 2017 - Brooklyn

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor Join a Museum guide for a free tour exploring our European Art galleries. This major reinstallation of our European art collection presents masterpieces spanning the Early Renaissance through World War II. The selection of sixty-three drawings, prints, paintings, and sculptures in marble, plaster, and bronze addresses identity-making in Europe through themes of the body (The Nude), faith (The Sacred: Religious Art), fashion (The Secular: Portraiture), and a sense of place (The Menacing Landscape and The Tranquil Landscape). The installation includes paintings by American artists working in Europe or responding to European traditions at home, broad... (read more)

Gallery Tour: Highlights - Brooklyn Museum
June 24, 2017 - Brooklyn

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of Museum highlights. Welcome to our collection online, where you'll find a wealth of information about many of the objects in our rich holdings. We hope these pages will inspire you to explore further—both here and in our galleries. For a variety of reasons, including conservation concerns and the lending of works to other institutions, not all the objects illustrated here are on view at any one time. You can find the location of specific objects by accessing their individual records. We're continually expanding the number of works included here and making sure the information about each object is as up-to-da... (read more)

Gallery Tour: We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women - Brooklyn Museum
June 24, 2017 - Brooklyn

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85. Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. It is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement—in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period. Presenting... (read more)

Gallery Tour: Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern - Brooklyn Museum
June 24, 2017 - Brooklyn

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern; free with exhibition admission. Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern takes a new look at how the renowned modernist artist proclaimed her progressive, independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public persona—including her clothing and the way she posed for the camera. The exhibition expands our understanding of O'Keeffe by focusing on her wardrobe, shown for the first time alongside key paintings and photographs. It confirms and explores her determination to be in charge of how the world understood her identity and artistic values. In addition to selected paintings and items of clothing, the exhibition p... (read more)

A World Full of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC – 200 AD - Onassis Cultural Center New York
Through June 24, 2017 - New York

From March 9 through June 24, 2017, the Onassis Cultural Center New York presents A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC – 200 AD, a groundbreaking exploration of emotional life in ancient times and its contemporary reverberations. Prompting questions about how we express, control, manipulate, or simulate feelings in our own society, the exhibition brings together more than 130 masterpieces from internationally renowned museums—including the Acropolis Museum; National Archaeological Museum, Athens; Louvre; British Museum; and Vatican Museums—many of which will be on view in the United States for the first time, and some of which will be seen for the first time outside Greece. Together, ... (read more)

Giorgio De Chirico – Giulio Paolini / Giulio Paolini – Giorgio De Chirico - CIMA - Center for Italian Modern Art
Through June 24, 2017 - New York

Press Contacts: Ennis | O’Brien Betsy Ennis: betsy@ennisobrien.com Lucy O’Brien: lucy@ennisobrien.com —LAST CHANCE— GIORGIO DE CHIRICO – GIULIO PAOLINI / GIULIO PAOLINI – GIORGIO DE CHIRICO CLOSES ON JUNE 24 WHAT Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) has long been celebrated for the works he created during a brief period in the 1910s—the Metaphysical paintings that proved critically influential to the Surrealists. Yet this narrative of de Chirico as a precursor of Surrealism overlooks or omits the output created in the subsequent five decades of the artist’s career, work that remains difficult to see in the United States. The artist’s exploration of appropriation, irony, and other st... (read more)

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 25, 2017 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt! 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, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million dollar purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to discover what drove someone to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code to figure out whodunnit. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Gallery Tour: Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern - Brooklyn Museum
June 25, 2017 - Brooklyn

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern; free with exhibition admission. Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern takes a new look at how the renowned modernist artist proclaimed her progressive, independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public persona—including her clothing and the way she posed for the camera. The exhibition expands our understanding of O'Keeffe by focusing on her wardrobe, shown for the first time alongside key paintings and photographs. It confirms and explores her determination to be in charge of how the world understood her identity and artistic values. In addition to selected paintings... (read more)

Gallery Tour: Highlights - Brooklyn Museum
June 25, 2017 - Brooklyn

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of Museum highlights. Welcome to our collection online, where you'll find a wealth of information about many of the objects in our rich holdings. We hope these pages will inspire you to explore further—both here and in our galleries. For a variety of reasons, including conservation concerns and the lending of works to other institutions, not all the objects illustrated here are on view at any one time. You can find the location of specific objects by accessing their individual records. We're continually expanding the number of works included here and making sure the information about each object is as up-to-da... (read more)

The Aesthetic Movement in America - The Met
Through June 25, 2017 - New York

This installation highlights a great strength of The Met collection—arts of the late 19th-century Anglo-American Aesthetic movement. Featuring a range of art furniture, ceramics, stained glass, metalwork, textiles, painting, and sculpture—most from the Museum's permanent holdings and a few select loans—the display explores Aestheticism as a cultural phenomenon of its time that promoted beauty as an artistic, social, and moral force, particularly in the domestic realm. The catalyst for the phenomenon's widespread popularity in the United States was the 1876 Centennial International Exhibition, held in Philadelphia, and Aestheticism remained a driving force through the late 1880s, especiall... (read more)

Simple Gifts: Shaker at The Met - The Met
Through June 25, 2017 - New York

The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing—also known as the Shakers—is a utopian religious sect that rose to prominence in America in the 19th century. The Shakers distinguished themselves from mainstream American culture by establishing communities centered on the equality of the sexes, collective property, pacifism, and industry. This installation features more than two dozen works from The Met's permanent collection, including furniture, textiles, and tools, that reflect the Shakers' life and art. These objects embody the Shakers' characteristic, minimalist designs and careful craftsmanship, both of which strongly influenced 19th-century counterparts in the external ... (read more)

Taking it to the Streets! The Art + Design of Posters and Flyers on the Lower East Side in the 80s + 90s - Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
Through June 29, 2017 - New York

Before Twitter and Facebook people had to use the streets to organize, their messages wheat paste posted right on a pole. It was the era of 'xeroxcracy' and the streets were the gallery walls. The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space is pleased to partner with ABC No Rio in Exile as they prepare to build their new facility on Rivington Street. The exhibition is supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts. OPENING: Thur May 4 at 7:00pm HOURS: Tues, Thurs-Sun 12:00-7:00pm Show runs until Thursday, June 29

Free Saturdays - The Jewish Museum
Through July 15, 2017 - New York

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

Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 23, 2017 - Brooklyn

Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern offers a new look at an iconic American artist who had her first solo museum exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, in 1927. Presenting O'Keeffe's remarkable wardrobe in dialogue with iconic paintings and photographs spanning her career, this singular exhibition provides a focused examination of the modernist aesthetic persona O'Keeffe crafted for herself through her dress, her art, and her progressive, independent lifestyle. Included are photographs by such luminaries as Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Philippe Halsman, Yousuf Karsh, Cecil Beaton, Bruce Weber, and others. These images and the garments and artworks on view confirm O'Keeffe's ... (read more)

SSSM - Summer Series of Walking Tours - South Street Seaport Museum
Through July 29, 2017 - New York

The South Street Seaport Museum announces this summer's Seaport Walking Tours, illuminating the hidden, forgotten, and overlooked histories of New York's original seaport. Tickets are $15 for Seaport Walking Tours (members $12) and $25 for Special Walking Tours (members $20) and are available at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/seaportwalkingtours. Take a Seaport Walking Tour and discover the seaport district's exceptional, wacky, and, at times, seedy history. Each tour takes attendees not only on a journey through the neighborhood, but through time as well. Hear stories about innovative merchants, hardened criminals, and incredible feats of engineering. Walking Tours are offered f... (read more)

Taking it to the Streets: 1950s NY through the Lens of Flushing Photographer Frank Oscar Larson - Flushing Town Hall
Through August 06, 2017 - Queens

Before cell phones documented nearly every aspect of daily life, street photographers captured the humble, the mundane, and the ordinary. Flushing resident Frank Larson documented New York in the 1950s. When we view Larson’s work 60 years later, we still see ourselves, even if New York has changed around us. Opening Reception: SUN, JUNE 25, 1-3 PM  Lecture: WED, JUNE 28, 6-8 PM  Gallery Dates: SUN, JUNE 25 – SUN, AUG 6  Gallery Hours: SAT & SUN, 12-5 PM  $5 Suggested Donation/FREE for Members & Students 

Show and Tell: Stories in Chinese Painting - The Met
Through August 06, 2017 - New York

In China, paintings that tell stories serve as powerful vehicles to promote political agendas, endorse cultural values, or express personal thoughts. With masterpieces dating from the fourth century, narrative is the earliest established genre in Chinese painting. This exhibition is the first at The Met to explore the various ways in which Chinese artists have gone beyond mere illustration to convey multiple layers of meaning. Displaying works from the 12th century to the present, this exhibition introduces three distinct modes of pictorial storytelling: multipart illustrations presented in long handscrolls, often punctuated with passages of text; single iconic scenes that evoke an entire... (read more)

THE JAZZ AGE: AMERICAN STYLE IN THE 1920S - Cooper Hewitt Museum
Through August 20, 2017 - Upper East Side

The first major museum exhibition to focus on American taste in design and art during the creative explosion of the 1920s, The Jazz Age explores the significant impact of European influences, the rapid growth of cities, avant-garde artistic movements, new social mores and the role of technology. Seeking to define the American spirit of the period, The Jazz Age is a multi-media experience of more than 400 rarely seen examples of interior design, decorative art, jewelry, fashion, art, architecture, music, and film. Co-organized by Cooper Hewitt and the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Jazz Age gives full expression to the diversity and dynamism of this brilliant decade.

Kaneji Domoto at Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonia - Center for Architecture
Through August 26, 2017 - Greenwich Village

Kaneji Domoto at Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonia presents the houses by Japanese American architect and Taliesin student Kaneji Domoto in Westchester County's Usonia, a small community for which Frank Lloyd Wright designed the site plan in accordance with his urbanistic principles. Featuring material from private archives never-before shown publicly, the drawings, artifacts, models and photographs exhibited show how Domoto's work applied Wrightian idiom and provide a glimpse at life in Frank Lloyd Wright's inner circles. Curator: Lynnette Widder, Lecturer in Discipline, Sustainability Management, Columbia University, Co-Author, Ira Rakatansky: As Modern as Tomorrow Exhibition Designer: Studi... (read more)

JEWELED SPLENDORS OF THE ART DECO ERA: THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN COLLECTION - Cooper Hewitt Museum
Through August 27, 2017 - Upper East Side

One hundred extraordinary examples of cigarette and vanity cases, compacts, clocks, and other luxury objects will be installed in the Teak Room, including exquisite works from the premier jewelry houses of Europe and America. Personal gifts from Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (1933–2003) to his wife, Catherine (b. 1938), the collection was amassed over three decades and displays the excitement, innovation and creativity of the Art Deco era at its most luxurious.

Collecting the Arts of Mexico - The Met
Through September 04, 2017 - New York

In 1911, Emily Johnston de Forest gave her collection of pottery from Mexico to The Met. Calling it "Mexican maiolica," she highlighted its importance as a North American artistic achievement. De Forest was the daughter of the Museum's first president and, with her husband, Robert, a founder of The American Wing. The De Forests envisioned building a collection of Mexican art, and, even though their ambitions were frustrated at the time, the foundational gift of more than one hundred pieces of pottery anchors The Met's holdings. Today, more than a century later, their vision resonates as the Museum commits to collecting and exhibiting not just the arts of Mexico, but all of Latin America. ... (read more)

Splendors of Korean Art - The Met
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

This year-long presentation brings to The Met masterpieces from the National Museum of Korea. The exhibition offers stellar examples of Korean art in areas not often represented in American collections as well as treasured highlights from The Met collection. Organized chronologically from the Late Bronze Age to the 21st century, the exhibition conveys the broad framework of Korean art history. Among the objects reflecting key genres and themes of Korean art are strikingly modern-looking pots and glittering jewelry from ancient burial sites; exquisite gilded Buddhist sculpture from the seventh through the seventeenth century; sophisticated celadon and metalwork of the Goryeo dynasty; porce... (read more)

South Street Seaport Museum announces Free Fridays Program - South Street Seaport Museum
Through September 22, 2017 - New York

South Street Seaport Museum announces Free Fridays Program alternate Fridays through September 22, 2017 The South Street Seaport Museum announces its summer program of Free Fridays! Every other Friday between 3-7pm, the Seaport Museum offers free admission to its exhibitions, historic ship tours, educational and programmatic activities, artisan demonstrations at Bowne Printers, and more!    The Free Fridays program will feature special activities on selected topics; the upcoming Free Fridays program on June 16 will feature the Seaport Museum's flagship Wavertree and will offer visitors a special opportunity to step aboard, grab a halyard and raise one of the ship's sails!   The 201... (read more)

Late Antique Textiles and Modern Design - The Met
Through October 01, 2017 - New York

Artists and designers often look to the past to find inspiration for their own work. This exhibition—drawn entirely from The Met collection—compares foliate patterns and roundels that are found on textiles from the Late Roman, Byzantine, and Early Islamic periods in Egypt to similar motifs in postcards by the Wiener Werkstätte and on garments designed by Mariano Fortuny (1871–1949). Created in Egypt between about 200 and 600, the textiles on view include a child's dress; fragments from a sleeve, tunic, and blanket or cover; and other fragments whose original use is not known. Variations of the scrolling vines and stylized motifs that adorn these textiles can be seen on works created nearl... (read more)

On The Line: Intrepid & The Vietnam War - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through October 02, 2017 - New York

On October 16, 2015, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will unveil On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War, a major exhibition exploring the events and impact of the Vietnam War through the lens of Intrepid's history. The exhibition, which coincides with the 40th anniversary of the conclusion of the war, will offer a site-specific immersion into an important chapter of American history.The legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid served three tours of duty in Vietnam between 1966 and 1969. Set within the very spaces where men lived and served, the exhibition will focus on the experiences of Intrepid and its crew "on the line"—the periods when the ship was active in the Gulf of Tonkin, launch... (read more)

Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

A five-year exhibition that presents Native dance as a vibrant, meaningful, and diverse form of cultural expression. Featuring ten social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas, the exhibition illuminates the significance of each dance and highlights the unique characteristics of its movements and music.

Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings - The Met
Through October 09, 2017 - New York

Hardstone carving is one of the oldest arts in China, dating back to the fifth millennium B.C. It was not until the Qing dynasty, however, that an abundant supply of raw material, extraordinary craftsmanship, and keen imperial patronage allowed the art to flourish. During the 18th century, widespread prosperity and successful military campaigns brought political stability, while also securing the trade routes that permitted the importation of gemstones over the Silk Roads and through sea trade routes from as far away as Europe. Showcasing a selection of 75 exquisite carvings drawn from The Met collection, this exhibition presents the lapidary art of China's Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Featu... (read more)

From the Imperial Theater: Chinese Opera Costumes of the 18th and 19th Centuries - The Met
Through October 09, 2017 - New York

Drawn entirely from The Met collection, this exhibition examines these luxury textiles from artistic and technical points of view. It is organized in two rotations. The first focuses on costumes used in dramas based on historical events; and the second will feature costumes from plays derived from legends and myths. The presentation showcases eight robes, each of which was created for a specific role—court lady, official, general, monk, nun, and immortal. A set of album leaves faithfully depicting theatrical characters wearing such robes is also displayed. The 18th and 19th centuries witnessed a flowering of Chinese drama. Under the patronage of the Qing court (1644–1911), performances—in... (read more)

Cinnabar: The Chinese Art of Carved Lacquer, 14th to 19th Century - The Met
Through October 09, 2017 - New York

This exhibition, featuring 45 magnificent examples of Chinese carved lacquer drawn entirely from The Met collection, will explore the development of this significant artistic tradition. Among the objects on view will be works created as birthday gifts bearing symbols of long life, such as peaches, cranes, the character for longevity (shou), and representations of children. One of the highlights is a unique, large, lobed tray of the 14th century, carved with a delightful scene showing two women and 33 children. Other early pieces on view include a dish with a scene of long-tailed birds and hollyhocks. A rare screen that was produced by Lu Guisheng—a famous 19th-century artist and one of the f... (read more)

Asian Art at 100: A History in Photographs - The Met
Through October 11, 2017 - New York

Since The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870, the institution's physical space and collection have grown and its curatorial departments have diversified. The first Asian works of art to enter the collection—mostly ceramics and lacquers—were acquired in 1879 and originally accommodated in what was then called the Department of Decorative Arts. Only in 1915 was a separate Department of Far Eastern Art established, and it was not until 1986 that its name was changed to the Department of Asian Art. The timeline presented in the photographs in this exhibition chronicles the changing face of The Met's galleries of Asian art as the building's footprint has expanded, exhibition styles ha... (read more)

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

Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007) executed drawings by hand throughout his life; in 1968 he extricated his work from the confines of the frame and transferred it directly to the wall. The wall compositions were designed for limited duration and maximum flexibility within a broad range of architectural settings. Initially executed by drafters, these works in their finished state were most often slated for destruction. A seminal practitioner of Conceptual Art, LeWitt emphasized the creative idea that generates a work of art, as opposed to the work's material existence. "For each work of art that becomes physical," he wrote, "there are many variations that do not." Sol LeWitt's 1982 Wall Draw... (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.

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 ... (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... (read more)

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This Week in NYC

(10/18-10/25) Looking for what to do in New York? We've got the latest on all the goings-on in NYC, from concerts to museum exhibitions to comedy to the best in city sightseeing. Read on for our picks for the best of this week in New York City. click here

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