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Museum Events in New York City This Weekend - March 27-March 29


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.

K2 Friday Night Tour - The Rubin Museum of Art
March 27, 2020 - New York

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

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March 27, 2020 - New York

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Tavern Trivia Night - Fraunces Tavern Museum
March 27, 2020 - New York

Round up your friends and try your luck at New York City history trivia! Explore the many lives of the city that never sleeps and win great prizes! Tickets include snacks and drink vouchers to use in Fraunces Tavern Restaurant.

Cribbage & Tavern Games - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
March 27, 2020 - New York

Learn how to play the centuries-old card game cribbage that is experiencing a resurgence, and try your hand at other popular 19th-century games. Enjoy an evening of friendly competition, complete with tavern beverages.

Watson Adventures Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - American Museum of Natural History
March 28, 2020 - 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.

Behind-the-Ropes: Insiders Tours of the Merchants House Third in a Series 100 Years of Domestic Lighting - Merchants House Museum
March 28, 2020 - Noho

Join us for a series of behind the ropes tours of the Merchants House. From late Federal to Greek Revival, Duncan Phyfe to Rococo Revival, whale oil to gas to kerosene, youll gain new perspectives on these unique insiders tours, learning about changing period styles and technologies and how they reflect the attitudes and values of the merchant class in mid-19th century New York City.100 Years of Domestic Lighting. Wellexamine the finer points of the Tredwell Lighting collection, comprising 200-plusobjects and spanning more than 100 years. The tour begins in the 1850s kitchen(bring your own coffee) for an overview, and continues through the house,ending in the rarely seen 3rd floor (now staff offices) for an up-close look atrare pieces from the Lighting Collection not currently on display.Anthony Bellov: Bachelors in Architecture from Pratt Institute, Graduate in Museum Leadership from Bank Street College of Education, long-time volunteer and board member of the Merchants House Museum and an aficionado in 19th Century American Decorative Arts and Architecture.

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March 28, 2020 - New York

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Sensory Room - Brooklyn No Museum
March 28, 2020 - Brooklyn

The Sensory Room is designed to meet the needs of children with sensory sensitivities and/or who are on the Autism spectrum.

The Musical Box 'A Genesis Extravaganza' Vol. 2 - Riviera Theatre
Through March 28, 2020 - North Tonawanda

The exclusive, authorized re-creation of GENESIS, premiers "A Genesis Extravaganza" Vol. 2, an unprecedented musical feast of 1970-77 favorites and rarities! In an all out performance of live visual signature stunts, a museum-worthy array of vintage instruments and a dizzying pace of iconic tracks and stage rarities, THE MUSICAL BOX indulges, for the 1st time in its 25 year existence, in an intense trip into the world of early GENESIS. From its unique perspective as the only band ever licensed and supported by GENESIS and PETER GABRIEL, TMB presents a new, never performed show featuring the music of TRESPASS, NURSERY CRYME, FOXTROT, and more!

BREAKING THE BRONZE CEILING: Envisioning and Creating the First Ever Monument to Real Women in Central Park - Rockland Center for the Arts
March 29, 2020 - West Nyack

When Meredith Bergmanns Womens Rights Pioneers Monument is unveiled on August 26, 2020, it will, in essence, break Central Parks bronze gender barrier. This panel discussion explores the process of conceiving, advocating and fundraising for the creation of this groundbreaking public sculpture. The panelists will be artist Meredith Bergmann, Pam Elam, and Coline Jenkins, with moderator Clare Bowes Sheridan. The journey of envisioning and creating this sculpture was spearheaded by Monumental Women, an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization created in 2014, with the goal of creating the first statue of real women in Central Park. This journey had its own share of hurdles. Contending with NYC bureaucracy and permits was as massive a task as the process of sculpting the work. Monumental Women has raised over $1.5 million, with the help of private donations and the Girl Scouts, to fund the statue. The three women of the Womens Rights Pioneers Monument were selected by Monumental Women for their historic victories in womens suffrage, womens civil rights and the abolition of slavery. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth will make history again ... (read more)

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)

Impressions of Eastern Europe: Prints from the Permanent Collection - Derfner Judaica Museum
Through May 10, 2020 - Bronx

This exhibition includes lithographs, etchings, engravings and woodcuts by 16 artists who participated in some of the most significant art movements of the twentieth century. They worked at a time of rapid change, including urbanization, secularization, industrialization, technological innovation and seismic political and cultural shifts. Their genre scenes, folk tale illustrations, portraits and character studies evoke nostalgia for a communal past, solemn awareness of the fragility of life and deep reverence for tradition. The exhibition includes such avant-garde graphic artists as the Czech Freidrich Feigl (18841965) and the German Jakob Steinhardt (18871968), the Polish-born illustrator of Jewish tales Rahel Szalit-Marcus (18941942), and the Americans Max Weber (18811961) and Ilya Schor (19041961), among others. Especially resonant today, these prints from the collection are rarely found or on view in public institutions in the US.About Hebrew Home at RiverdaleAs a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Hebrew Home at Riverdale by RiverSpring Health is committed to publicly exhibiting its art collection throughout its 32-acre campus, including the Derfne... (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.

Discover Green-Wood: Battle Hill to Basquiat - Green-Wood
Through May 30, 2020 - Brooklyn

Join our expert tour guides to explore The Green-Wood Cemeterys historic landscape and most popular permanent residents every Wednesday and Saturday this spring. Discover its 478 acres of art, history, and nature. You will tread where George Washington and his troops fought in the Battle of Brooklyn, hear the heartbreaking tale of the Roosevelt family, visit the grave of one of Americas greatest artists, and much more.Please note: This trolley tour will involve briefly walking on uneven terrain and climbing steps. Comfortable footwear is suggested.Wednesdays and Saturdays (times differ, so please see below)Wednesday, March 4, 2020; 1:00pm3:00pmSaturday, March 7, 2:00pm-4:00pmWednesday, March 11, 1:00pm-3:00pmSaturday, March 14, 2:00pm-4:00pmWednesday, March 18, 1:00pm-3:00pmSaturday, March 21, 2:00pm-4:00pmWednesday, March 25, 1:00pm-3:00pmSaturday, March 28, 2:00pm-4:00pmWednesday, April 1, 1:00pm-3:00pmSaturday, April 4, 2:00pm-4:00pmWednesday, April 8, 1:00pm-3:00pmSaturday, April 11, 2:00pm-4:00pmWednesday, April 15, 1:00pm-3:00pmSaturday, April 18, 2:00pm-4:00pmWednesday, April 22, 1:00pm-3:00pmSaturday, ... (read more)

MoMA Presents JUDD- The First Retrospective Work Of Donald Judd - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through July 11, 2020 - New York

Judd, the first major U.S. retrospective dedicated to the work of Donald Judd (19281994) in over three decades, will open to the public on Sunday, March 1st at the Museum of Modern Art, located at 11 West 53rd Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), Manhattan. Presented solely at MoMA, the exhibition explores the remarkable vision of an artist who revolutionized the history of sculpture, highlighting the full scope of Judds career through 70 works in sculpture, painting, drawing, and prints, from public and private collections in the US and abroad. Judd is organized by Ann Temkin, The Marie-Jose and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, with Yasmil Raymond, Tamar Margalit, and Erica Cooke.Judd will be the first full-scale introduction to the artists career for many viewers (including a generation born since his last American retrospective in 1988). It will be organized in chronological order to demonstrate an artistic vision that developed in both methodical and utterly unpredictable ways. Tickets to the Museum can be purchased at moma.org. Museum Cost of Admission:Adult: $25Seniors (65+): $18Visitors with disabilities: $18Students: $14... (read more)

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 City Within: Brooklyn Photographs by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb - Museum of the City of New York
Through September 20, 2020 - New York

The show features more than 30 images, culled from collaborative eponymous series, that started in 2014. For it, the Webbs traversed nearly every corner of Brooklyn, showing its dichotomy as bustling, diverse metropolis and a place full of green spaces and tranquility. The result: A poignant and powerful portrait of the borough that the artists have called home for 20 years.

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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