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Museum Events in New York City This Weekend - March 8-March 10

March 4, 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.

Free Friday Leo Bar - Asia Society and Museum
March 08, 2019 - New York

FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION EXHIBITION TOURS DRINK SPECIALS by Great Performances SNACKS ASIASTORE DISCOUNTS

Lunchtime Lecture: Irish New York - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
March 08, 2019 - New York

Bring your brown bag and learn about life in the past. Who brought prizefighting to the United States over 200 years ago? Who started the rag trade in New York way back when? Who did the esteemed Samuel F B Morse think was a blight on our fair city? Learn the answers at our Lunchtime Lecture about The Irish in America! Tea served. Free with admission.

Obras-Primas Do Museu (Museum Highlights in Portuguese) - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 08, 2019 - New York

Descubra a coleção enciclopédica do museu neste tour, o qual destaca uma seleção de obras de arte que representam culturas e períodos diversos e também incentiva o visitante a explorar o museu por conta própria.

Historic Tour - Kings Theatre
March 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

Explore the Kings Theatre on a guided tour, where you'll learn about the history and architecture of the former movie palace and it's new life after a $95M restoration to a state-of-the-art live performance venue. The tour will begin promptly at 2:00pm under the Kings Theatre marquee. All guests must purchase a ticket to join the 75 minute tour. Please note, the tour will involve the use of stairs, accommodations can be made for those unable to use the stairs.

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
March 09, 2019 - New York

Discover hidden history, cool places, little-known passageways, and surprising sights in the amazing landmark terminal in this unique scavenger hunt. You'll search for mysterious markings in the constellation ceiling, times for "ghost" trains in the former arrivals room, the gourmet extravaganza of the Grand Central Market, the architectural wonder of the Whispering Gallery, the delightful exhibits in the Transit Museum Annex, the dazzling art deco lobby of the Chrysler Building, surprising murals and carvings in the Graybar Passage, the snack heaven that is the Dining Concourse, hidden art, and more. A smartphone is required for each team to participate on this hunt. Advance ticket purchase required.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 09, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum! A curator's been murdered at the Metropolitan Museum, but he's left a 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 revolving around the museum’s planned 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 whodunit. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

6th Annual Girls in Science & Engineering Day at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
March 09, 2019 - New York

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s GOALS for Girls program invites families, chaperoned school/youth groups and teens to celebrate science, technology, engineering and math at the sixth annual Girls in Science and Engineering Day on March 9 at the Intrepid Museum located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) from 11:00am-3:00pm. Enjoy hands-on experiences, exciting demonstrations and engaging discussions provided by science-based organizations, college programs and New York City public school students. This event is free, registration is required. For more information or to register, please visit https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/education/teen-events. DATE: March 9 TIME: 11:00am-3:00pm LOCATION: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) Manhattan ### About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking ... (read more)

Discovery Room – Colorful Commute - New York Transit Museum
March 09, 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 09, 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 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
March 09, 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.

Redbird Reef Painting - New York Transit Museum
March 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

Learn about recycling, subway-style! Years ago, retired "Redbird" subway cars took a dive into the Atlantic Ocean to form a new home for fish. Plunge into this fun program and paint your own vibrant scene of an underwater world of recycled train cars. Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Resist Recycle Regenerate: Confetti Papermaking Workshop with Wing On Wo & Co - Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
March 09, 2019 - Little Italy

Resist Recycle Regenerate seeks to draw lessons from the history of racial discrimination and exclusion against our Chinese immigrant community in order to address today's exclusionary immigration policies. By drawing upon our collective past while reclaiming traditional cultural practices, we want to rekindle pride in our heritage while building women-centric intersectional and intergenerational solidarity. In fall 2017, we will launch into our year-long workshop series teaching six young women, ages 16-21, the crafts of papermaking and print making so that they may in turn lead workshops for the community throughout 2018. After the celebratory explosions of Lunar New Year fireworks in February 2018, together with a group of about 20-30 community volunteers, we will collect the discarded confetti fireworks – that are considered trash – to transform into paper pulp. This recycled paper will become the basis of the second part of the project, in which we will collaborate with Museum of Chinese in America to contextualize current political issues through the investigation of Chinatown's history. Chinatowns across the US are deeply shaped by the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, and were... (read more)

Free Tours at The House on Henry Street Exhibit - Henry Street Settlement
March 10, 2019 - New York

Henry Street Settlement is thrilled to open up its free interactive exhibition and historic headquarters for special weekend hours on Sunday, March 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The House on Henry Street illuminates themes of social activism, urban poverty, and public health through the lens of Henry Street’s history. Stop by for a guided tour and help us celebrate founder Lillian Wald’s 152nd birthday—complete with free cake for the first 40 people! Free cake for the first 40 people. Public Historian Katie Vogel will lead tours at 11 a.m., 12, 1, & 2 p.m. RSVP is preferred—visit henrystreet.org/exhibitweekend

The Musical Box - 'A Genesis Extravaganza' An Unprecedented Musical Feast Of 1970-1977 Favorites & Rarities - Tarrytown Music Hall
March 10, 2019 - Tarrytown

A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation 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 first time in its 25 year existence in an intense 3 ACT voyage in the world of early Genesis.

Gallery Dialogues: Refiguring Binaries - Pioneer Works
March 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join Morehshin Allahyari and Faith Holland, two of the artists from Refiguring Binaries, for an intimate walk-through of the exhibition. Together, they will discuss identity, the body, and the politics of technology from the perspective of their work and creative process. Morehshin Allahyari is an artist, activist, educator, and occasional curator. She is the recipient of the leading global thinkers of 2016 award by Foreign Policy magazine. Morehshin was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her work deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. She thinks about technology as a philosophical toolset to reflect on objects and as a poetic means to document our personal and collective lives struggles in the 21st century. Morehshin is the co-author of The 3D Additivist Cookbook in collaboration with writer/artist Daniel Rourke. Her modeled, 3D-printed sculptural reconstructions of ancient artifacts destroyed by ISIS, titled Material Speculation: ISIS, have received widespread curatorial and press attention and have been exhibited worldwide.

Discovery Room – Colorful Commute - New York Transit Museum
March 10, 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 10, 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 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
March 10, 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.

Redbird Reef Painting - New York Transit Museum
March 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Learn about recycling, subway-style! Years ago, retired "Redbird" subway cars took a dive into the Atlantic Ocean to form a new home for fish. Plunge into this fun program and paint your own vibrant scene of an underwater world of recycled train cars. Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Songs From The Spirit - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 10, 2019 - New York

According to The New Yorker, the New York City Ballet (NYCB) dancer and choreographer Silas Farley recently took a walk through The Met galleries "in the hope that the muse—Terpsichore, specifically—might strike." She did. The result is Songs from the Spirit, a MetLiveArts commission inspired by The Met collection. Farley brings fellow members of the NYCB—and the audience—on a journey led by traditional spirituals and new songs created by current inmates at San Quentin State Prison who, through the podcast Ear Hustle, contribute music for the performance, offering a nuanced view of an exiled population, and the irrepressible human drive to create.

Winter Lunchtime Bird Walks in Central Park - American Museum of Natural History
Through March 12, 2019 - New York

Glimpse owls, hawks, and woodpeckers in the woods, finches and sparrows in the fields, and ducks and gulls in the lakes as ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species that make New York City their home. Note: This walk is over an hour long with steps, slopes, and wood-chip paths.

Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts - The Museum of Modern Art
Through March 17, 2019 - Manhattan

Schaulager, Basel, The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1 present the first comprehensive retrospective of American artist Bruce Nauman (b. 1941) in over 20 years. Opening at Schaulager in March 2018 and traveling to New York in October of that year, the exhibition expands upon the rich holdings of the organizing institutions. Spanning the artist's entire career, from the mid-1960s to the present, Disappearing Acts provides a singular opportunity to experience his command of a wide range of mediums, from drawing, printmaking, photography, and sculpture to performance, film, neon, and large-scale installations.

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 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.

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)

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.

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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