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Museum Events in New York City This Weekend - March 29-March 31

March 25, 2019 - 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.

Gallery Tour: Highlights - Brooklyn Museum
March 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of Museum highlights.

Gallery Tour: American Art - Brooklyn Museum
March 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour exploring our American Art galleries.

Gallery Tour: Collection - Brooklyn Museum
March 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour exploring our collection in depth. To find out which collection areas this tour will visit, check at the Admissions Desk when you arrive.

Pop-Up Talks: Frida Kahlo - Brooklyn Museum
March 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

Dive deep into works of art and learn more about highlights of Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving with knowledgable guides. Each conversation is repeated every 15 minutes. Free with admission to the exhibition.

Watson Adventures’ Hunt For The Throne Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 30, 2019 - New York

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

Watson Adventures’ Munch Around the Village Scavenger Hunt - Father Demo Square
March 30, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique food scavenger hunt for adults in Greenwich Village! Discover the gourmet delights of Greenwich Village while collecting treats and answers along the way. Starring some of the best pizza, kebab, cheese, cannoli, paratha, gelato and peanut butter you’ve ever had. You’ll also get a real taste of the Village – its many historic places, famous folks, movie locations and more. Please bring one smartphone per team for photos plus $10 cash for food purchases. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Member Morning: Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving - Brooklyn Museum
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Enjoy an exclusive Members-only morning viewing of Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving. The exhibition is a rare opportunity to explore Kahlo's creative vision and self-crafted identity, and is the first in the United States to present her personal objects from the Casa Azul (Blue House), the artists's lifelong home in Mexico City. Tickets are complimentary with your Membership, but reservations are required. Standard Membership admission benefits apply. Your Membership must be current on the day of the event or you will need to renew your Membership to claim your tickets.

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

History On Wheels - New York Transit Museum
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials. For all ages

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join for tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm to explore the story of the building of New York's subway system, the evolution of the City's surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904.

Blue Skies And Bluebirds - New York Transit Museum
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

When subways emerge from underground to travel on elevated tracks, it's so much fun to look out the window and see the sky. Sketch out your blue-sky visions of New York City and we'll share our art by posting them along the windows of the Museum's Bluebird subway car. Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Transit Walk: Highbridge, The Bronx - New York Transit Museum
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Explore the rich history of New York City, past and present, one neighborhood at a time. Through the lens of transportation, discover new places, share stories, and connect with communities. Join Senior Museum Educator Katherine Reeves in the Highbridge section of the Bronx to learn how transportation affected neighborhood development— from Edgar Allen Poe's favored footpaths, to the oldest bridge in New York City, to abandoned trolley platforms and remnants of the Ninth Avenue elevated — and consider the future impact of transit development as the neighborhood evolves.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

Student Rush Tickets at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey - National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is now offering student rush tickets! A limited number of $20.00 Student Rush Tickets are available for each day's tours by showing a valid student ID at our Guest Services desk, limit 2 tickets per ID. Student tickets are subject to availability, and may be limited during weekend and holiday hours. Cash or credit cards accepted for purchase. Student rush only valid on the day of your visit, and not for advance sales. Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square is a unique must-do experience that allows guests to dive into an ocean of fun without getting wet! It is a great way to escape the outdoor winter temperatures. As an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California, National Geographic Encounter utilizes groundbreaking technology to transport guests to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature. Guests can play with mischievous sea lions, escape the jaws of a Humpback Whale, and survive a deep sea battle between ferocious Humboldt squid.

The History of the Motion Picture in Queens - Queens Historical Society
March 31, 2019 - Flushing

Since the early days of Cinema, Queens NY has played an integral part in serving as the perfect set-piece for films of all genres. Since 1900, Queens has been the location of various movie studios including the famous Kaufman-Astoria Studios and even served as the home for some of Hollywood’s earliest superstars before the days of Beverly Hills and Malibu. Join historian, Jason D. Antos for a discussion on March 31st. About the Author: Jason Antos, the author of six books on the history of Queens, making him de facto one of the best- known and respected authors, as well as one of the most sought-after lecturers on the history of the borough. In 2010, Antos was hired first as a reporter and two years later became and currently works as the editor of the local newspaper: The Queens Gazette. Since 2015, he has been employed by Queens Assemblyman Edward Braunstein as a part-time community liaison; and for the past four years, Antos has served as a member of the board of the Queens Historical Society. Such items on his resume might explain why two years ago, the New York’s 6th Congressional District Congresswoman Grace Meng honored Antos with a Congressional Proclamation, citi... (read more)

Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection - Brooklyn Museum
March 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

Featuring more than 100 works from our collection, Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection explores a wide range of art-making, focusing on enduring political subjects—encompassing gender, race, and class—that remain relevant today. The exhibition's intersectional feminist framework highlights artworks, in a plurality of voices, that aim to rally support or motivate action on behalf of a cause, or to combat stereotypes and dominant narratives. (This exhibition contains sexually explicit content. Viewer discretion is advised.) Half the Picture draws its title from a 1989 Guerrilla Girls poster that declares, "You're seeing less than half the picture without the vision of women artists and artists of color." Spanning almost one hundred years, the exhibition focuses on historical and contemporary work by more than fifty artists who combine message and medium to engage with political and social issues. Often radical and inspiring, these artists advocate for their communities, their beliefs, and their hopes for equality amid popular or state-supported opposition. The exhibition showcases pointed artworks by Vito Acconci, Beverly Buchanan, Sue Coe, Renee Cox, Nona Faustine,... (read more)

Arts of Korea - Brooklyn Museum
March 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

Our pioneering collection of Korean art is one of the largest and most important Korean collections in the United States. A selection returns to view in a new gallery three times the size of the previous space and featuring many treasures never before shown. At the center of this state-of-the-art installation are the luminescent celadon ceramics of the Goryeo dynasty. These include a famed ewer in the shape of a lotus bud widely acknowledged to be the finest Korean ceramic in the Western hemisphere. But the riches of the Brooklyn collection—from golden earrings of the Silla kingdom to vibrant costumes, paintings, and furnishings of the Joseon dynasty—show that the sophistication of Korean art stretches far beyond these celebrated green wares. Following a multi-year renovation of our second floor, the Arts of Korea is the first phase of a major reinstallation of our renowned collection of the Arts of Asia and the Middle East. This installation of the Brooklyn Museum's Arts of Korea collection is organized by Joan Cummins, Lisa and Bernard Selz Senior Curator of Asian Art, and Susan L. Beningson, Assistant Curator of Asian Art. The reinstallation of the Korea collection was made p... (read more)

Discovery Room – Colorful Commute - New York Transit Museum
March 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our March theme of color, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Create a spin art painting and dress up a subway car with colorful vinyl. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
March 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

History On Wheels - New York Transit Museum
March 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials. For all ages

The Value of Sanctuary: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Presents a Full Slate of Programs for March - The Cathedral of St. John The Divine
Through March 31, 2019 - New York

This March, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine is pleased to offer a range of public events, tours, workshops, and concerts as part of the ongoing exhibition, The Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). The full slate of programs includes choral and organ concerts from the Cathedral’s Great Music in a Great Space recital series, along with performances by global fusion band Jog Blues and Artists in Residence Eiko Otake and Alessandra Belloni; a sonic exploration featuring guitars from the legendary Lou Reed’s collection; wide-ranging discussions with speakers including arborist William Logan, ecologist William Schuster, religious scholar Elaine Pagels, and surgeon and author Siddhartha Mukherjee; and a selection of Cathedral tours and children’s workshops focusing on the nature of sanctuary and refuge. The Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls, on view through June 30, 2019, explores the question of sanctuary through the work of modern and contemporary artists. Throughout the course of the exhibition, visitors will be invited to explore the meaning of sanctuary through ... (read more)

Releasing Words: The Cut Paper Art of Deborah Ugoretz Opening Reception - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through March 31, 2019 - New York

Celebrate the opening of the Museum's newest exhibition, featuring intricate cut-paper art by Deborah Ugoretz. Ugoretz was already a working artist when she saw traditional Jewish paper cutting work for the first time. She was dazzled by this centuries-old tradition and its creative possibilities for "visualizing Judaism," and its ability to transform a simple piece of paper into a work of art that could release words into pictorial space. This exhibition will present a retrospective of the artist's work in cut paper, ranging from traditional ketubot (elaborately decorated marriage contracts), pieces inspired by Biblical texts and prayer to more recent work that considers the traditional as a starting point to explores themes and concepts in exciting and very contemporary ways. Brief remarks will be made by Museum staff and exhibition curators.

Paper Cutting Workshop - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through April 02, 2019 - New York

We're turning the Museum into an art studio for this special four-evening workshop! Deborah Ugoretz, whose work is currently on exhibition at the Museum, will lead this four-session exploration of the art form she has mastered: papercutting. Participants will learn the origins and history of this centuries-old art form, and will learn the techniques needed to produce a work of their own. The act of creating is energizing and confidence building. Papercut art is a time-honored form that allows rituals to become more meaningful and heartfelt. By the end of this interactive class, participants will have made their own cut-paper masterpieces.

For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here? - International Center of Photography (Museum)
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

In the wake of the 2018 midterm elections, ICP’s new exhibition "For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here?" explores the role of art and visual representation in American civic life through the work of the For Freedoms collective. The exhibition features work from their 50 State Initiative—composed of a network of over 300 artists and 200 institutional partners—which featured concurrent exhibitions, art installations, and public programs as well as a nationwide artist-designed billboard campaign in all 50 states including DC and Puerto Rico, in the lead up to the midterm elections. Also central to the 50 State Initiative is the collective’s series of photographs that re-envision American artist Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings—depicting freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear, as articulated by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address—which will be on the view for the first time. For Freedoms’ stylized scenes of the everyday reference Rockwell’s iconic style while bringing new, more inclusive representations of the country to the discussion of our core values. Members of For Freedoms will be in residence at the ICP Museu... (read more)

Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." With these words the Oxford professor J.R.R. Tolkien ignited a fervid spark in generations of readers. From the children's classic The Hobbit to the epic The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien's adventurous tales of hobbits and elves, dwarves and wizards have introduced millions to the rich history of Middle-earth. Going beyond literature, Tolkien's Middle-earth is a world complete with its own languages and histories. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth celebrates the man and his creation. The exhibition will be the most extensive public display of original Tolkien material for several generations. Drawn from the collections of the Tolkien Archive at the Bodleian Library (Oxford), Marquette University Libraries (Milwaukee), the Morgan, and private lenders, the exhibition will include family photographs and memorabilia, Tolkien's original illustrations, maps, draft manuscripts, and designs related to The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth is organized by the Morgan Library & Museum in collaboration with the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University and with the support of The Tolkien Estate, The Tolk... (read more)

Inside You - American Musuem of Natural History
Through June 16, 2019 - New York

Did you know that your gastrointestinal tract is home to about 100 trillion bacteria? That's more organisms than there are stars in the Milky Way! Our bodies are home to many trillions of microbes, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms collectively called the human microbiome. In any human, microbial genes outnumber the genes in human DNA by more than 100 to one. This new perspective leads us to look at our bodies not just as individuals, but as entire ecosystems.Inside You explores the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health and introduces some of the scientists who are breaking new ground in microbiome research.Inspired by the Museum's popular exhibition The Secret World Inside You, this exhibition introduces visitors to microbes that live in, on, and around all of us. Engaging graphics detail how microbes aid digestion, influence your immune system, and help fight harmful microbes. You'll find out how we acquire our microbiome and how it is shaped by the foods we eat and the environment we live in. Inside You is co-curated by Susan Perkins and Rob DeSalle, curators in the Museum's Division of Invertebrate Zoology and the ... (read more)

Something to Say: Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Deborah Kass, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Hank Willis Thomas - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

In this yearlong activation, Brooklyn artists Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Deborah Kass, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Hank Willis Thomas present their work in our public spaces—the plaza green, steps, and promenade outside and the lobby within—emphasizing the Museum as a civic space for conversation and learning. Through their text-based works, these artists use language, questions, and humor to engage topics ranging from national debates to local community issues, sparking dialogue around some of the most pressing questions of our time and inspiring us to listen, share with one another, and connect through art.

Backyard Wilderness - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 30, 2019 - New York

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are in our own neighborhoods and communities, arming explorers of all ages with the tools and inspiration to discover the wonders of nature at their fingertips. The film reveals animal inhabitants in rare and breathtaking detail captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests and moving along forest floors and pond bottoms. Screening through June 30, 2019, Backyard Wilderness will be shown daily in the Museum’s Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, in 2D at 11:30 am and 4:30 pm, and in 3D at 10:30 am and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm. Times are subject to change. To purchase tickets in advance, the public should call 212-769-5200 or visit amnh.org. A service charge may apply.

Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism - Rubin Museum of Art
Through July 15, 2019 - New York

Experience Tibetan Buddhism like never before at The Rubin Museum. With 60 objects on display, explore 8th to 19th century Tibet in a new way that show little-known aspects of life through power and legitimate rule of political power as a global phenomenon through art. This exhibit, opening in February is curated by Karl Debrczeny.

Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art - American Folk Art Museum
Through July 28, 2019 - New York

The exhibition Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art will be presented at the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) from March 19 through July 28, 2019. Around 100 works by 18th, 19th, and early 20th-century self-taught artists highlight the history of of New York City as a financial and financial and commercial capital. The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth V. Warren, independent curator and author of Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety, The Perfect Game: America Looks at Baseball, and Young America: A Folk Art History, among other books. The coordinating curator is Stacy C. Hollander, deputy director for curatorial affairs and chief curator of the American Folk Art Museum. Made in New York City will tell its story from two perspectives simultaneously: "The Art of Business" focuses on the people and places that were part of the city's thrumming commercial life. "The Business of Art" highlights the products of the artists, artisans, and manufacturers – the commercial signs, store figures, and early advertising images that they made. The exhibition will draw on the collections of a number of New York City museums, including the American Folk Art Museum, The New-York Histori... (read more)

Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art - American Folk Art Museum
Through July 28, 2019 - New York

The exhibition Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art will be presented at the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) from March 19 through July 28, 2019. Around 100 works by 18th, 19th, and early 20th-century self-taught artists highlight the history of of New York City as a financial and financial and commercial capital. The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth V. Warren, independent curator and author of Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety, The Perfect Game: America Looks at Baseball, and Young America: A Folk Art History, among other books. The coordinating curator is Stacy C. Hollander, deputy director for curatorial affairs and chief curator of the American Folk Art Museum. Made in New York City will tell its story from two perspectives simultaneously: "The Art of Business" focuses on the people and places that were part of the city's thrumming commercial life. "The Business of Art" highlights the products of the artists, artisans, and manufacturers – the commercial signs, store figures, and early advertising images that they made. The exhibition will draw on the collections of a number of New York City museums, including the American Folk Art Museum, The New-York Histori... (read more)

Among Others: Photography and the Group - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

Composed chiefly of works in the Morgan's collection, this exhibition explores how photographers have represented the bonds uniting people, whether in group portraits or in serial imagery. In arranged sittings, form is content: when commissioned to photograph the royals of Germany and England at a wedding in 1894, James Russell and Son's Studio instinctively centered its composition around the family's matriarch, Queen Victoria. Camera artists sometimes insert themselves into the action, as Susan Meiselas did when mingling with carnival strippers, first to portray them behind the scenes and then to photograph those in the audience from a performer's perspective. Action can also be a pose: in 1970, when asked to create a positive poster image for the Gay Liberation Front, Peter Hujar asked the group's members to run toward him on the street, enacting their slogan, "Come Out!!" Ingenuity may be called for when one's subjects are all too well-known: a press photographer, Jean-Pierre Ducatez, appealed to the primal desires of Beatles fans by zeroing in on the lips of each band member, creating a captivating game of who's-who. Bringing together works from the 1860s to the present, Among... (read more)

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

Opening August 22 // Mesick Gallery We 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 Léonide Massine with music by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. It premiered on July 22, 1919, at the Alhambra Theatre in London with sets, costume designs, and the monumental stage curtain created by Picasso. Picasso biographer John Richardson once called "Le Tricorne" the artist's "supreme theatrical achievement." The production, which was conceived by Diaghilev and Massine during a trip to Spain, was enhanced by its many Spanish collaborators, including Picasso who also designed the costumes and set for the ballet. Measuring roughly 20 feet square, the curtain depict... (read more)

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