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


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.

An Evening with Pia Camil - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
November 08, 2019 - New York

Mexican artist Pia Camil joins Pablo Len de la Barra, Curator at Large, Latin America, for a discussion of her practice, centered on a new project commissioned by the museums Latin American Circle. Here Comes the Sun (2019) extends the artists engagement with collaboration, the impact of consumer culture, contemporary trade routes, and the legacies of modernism through a crowdsourced fabric sculpture created specifically for the Guggenheims rotunda. Organized on the occasion of the museums 60th anniversary, the program will be followed by a celebration featuring a communal interaction with Camils new work.$25, $20 members, $18 students. Ticket includes same-day museum admission and access to celebration following the program. Same-day admission tickets may be presented at the door for free entry to the event as space allows. Schedule subject to change. For more information and tickets, visit guggenheim.org.

Pia Camil: Here Comes the Sun - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
November 08, 2019 - New York

Join artist Pia Camil for a festive evening in celebration of her project Here Comes the Sun (2019), a fabric sculpture created for the Guggenheims iconic rotunda on the occasion of the museums 60th anniversary. Created through a process of exchange with largely Latinx communities in East Harlem and Corona, Queens, this new work incorporates over two hundred T-shirts, most donated by project participants. The reception will include a communal activation of the sculpture, as well as music, family activities, and a cash bar.Here Comes the Sun (2019) is commissioned by the Guggenheim Museums Latin American Circle, a dynamic group of art collectors involved in contemporary art and culture in Latin America. This project has been produced with the support of the East Harlem Culture Collective and the Queens Museum of Art, where Camils exhibition Fade into Black: Sit, chill, look, talk, roll, play, listen, give, take, dance, share is on view from October 6, 2019, through February 16, 2020.$15, $10 members and students. Tickets available beginning in October on guggenheim.org.

Freestyle Fridays in Colorlab - Brooklyn No Museum
November 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

All agesBring your creativity and curiosity to Freestyle Fridays! In this open-studio art-making experience, choose from a quirky assortment of materials and tools to make something unique. Look out for special guests, unexpected tools, and objects that spark imagination.

Block Lab - Brooklyn No Museum
November 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

BCM's Block Lab invites visitors to develop spatial reasoning, engineering, and language skills with our Imagination Playground block set. Experience the fun in our play space where big blue blocks build new worlds and kids make all the rules!

Block Lab - Brooklyn No Museum
November 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

Lunchtime Lecture:Theater in 19th Century New York - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
November 08, 2019 - New York

Hear about the theaters, performances, and actors that New Yorkers and visitors to the City could have experienced in the 19th-century. Bring your lunch. Tea, conversation, and an optional Museum tour included.

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
November 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.

Explore the History of Whiskey in Brooklyn at Green-Wood and Kings County Distillery - Green-Wood
November 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Green-Wood Cemetery and Kings County Distillery are teaming up once again to share the tales of the lurid and storied past of distilling whiskey in Brooklyn. The afternoon kicks off with a trolley tour exploring this history of the Cemeterys permanent residents with whiskey connections, including the only casualty in the contentious Whiskey Wars of the mid-1800s. Afterward, the trolley will head to Kings County Distillery in the Brooklyn Navy Yard for a discussion of how whiskey is made where guests will be treated to a tasting of their specially crafted products.Reservations are recommended. If the event is not sold out, walk-ups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must be 21 or older. I.D. is required.

Colorlab - Brooklyn No Museum
November 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

ColorLab is Brooklyn Children's Museum's family art-making space where artists of all ages can explore, make, and celebrate art! We value discovery, artistic process, freedom of expression, and creative collaboration with others.

Sensory Room - Brooklyn No Museum
November 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

All AgesIn this inclusive space, children of all abilities can explore their senses through play, including sensory mats, objects, and swings. The Sensory Room is designed to meet the needs of children with sensory sensitivities and/or who are on the Autism spectrum.

Live Animal Adventure - Brooklyn No Museum
November 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

All AgesLearn about and touch live animals from the Museum's living collection!

Scandals, Scalawags, and Murder Most Foul - Green-Wood
November 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Green-Wood Cemetery is the final resting place of many famous and heroic figures in American history, but some of its deceased denizens have a more blemished reputation. Veteran tour guide Ruth Edebohls leads a thrilling exploration featuring the lives of murderers and the murdered. Visitors on the trolley tour will learn about sullied adulteress Elizabeth Tilton and famed courtesan Lola Montez, as well as gangsters Albert Anastasia and Joe Gallo, and the conmen and schemers who are among Green-Woods most notorious permanent residents. This event is $25; $20 for members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund and members of the Brooklyn Historical Society. To make an online reservation or to find out more information, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call all 718-210-3080.

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
November 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.

Holding History - Brooklyn Children's Museum
November 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

What makes an object "historical?" Why does the museum keep objects behind glass? Children will ponder these question while being able to physically hold, touch, and feel historical artifacts from our collection.

Colorlab - Brooklyn Children's Museum
November 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

ColorLab is Brooklyn Children's Museum's family art-making space where artists of all ages can explore, make, and celebrate art! We value discovery, artistic process, freedom of expression, and creative collaboration with others.

Classical Kids Fair - Brooklyn Children's Museum
November 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Listen, look, and play music alongside WQXR, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and The Little Orchestra Society! Join us for the Classical Kids Fair at Brooklyn Children's Museum, where families can enjoy live performances, experience an instrument petting zoo, engage in arts and crafts, participate in radio broadcasting workshops and more.

Design Dialogue - Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian No Museum
November 10, 2019 - New York

Cooper Hewitt offers a free program for individuals with Alzheimer's or other dementias and their care partners to experience and discuss design objects and exhibitions in a small group. Led by museum educators, these dialogues provide a social environment for exploring design objects and stories and participate in hands-on learning experiences.

Holding History - Brooklyn No Museum
November 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages 4+What makes an object "historical?" Why does the museum keep objects behind glass? Children will ponder these question while being able to physically hold, touch, and feel historical artifacts from our collection. They will learn about the history of those objects through this tactical investigation and by relating these historical artifacts to their own lives.

Colorlab - Brooklyn No Museum
November 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

ColorLab is Brooklyn Children's Museum's family art-making space where artists of all ages can explore, make, and celebrate art! We value discovery, artistic process, freedom of expression, and creative collaboration with others.

Sensory Room - Brooklyn No Museum
November 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

All AgesIn this inclusive space, children of all abilities can explore their senses through play, including sensory mats, objects, and swings. The Sensory Room is designed to meet the needs of children with sensory sensitivities and/or who are on the Autism spectrum.

Live Animal Adventure - Brooklyn No Museum
November 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

All AgesLearn about and touch live animals from the Museum's living collection!

Historic Walking Tour of 19th Century NoHo - Merchant's House Museum
November 10, 2019 - New York

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite 'Bond Street area,' home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanoes - and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant's House. You'll see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells' home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center. Visit important 19th century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo. $15, FREE for Members. Reservations strongly recommended.

Historic Trolley Tours - Green-Wood Cemetery
November 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Join our expert tour guides to hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood's permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, and much more (scroll down for schedule of different themed tours available)

Birding in Peace Walking Tours at Green-Wood - Green-Wood
Through November 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Green-Wood Cemetery continues its popular Birding in Peace walking tours on Sunday mornings throughout the fall. Before the gates open to the general public, both novice and expert bird watchers will have a rare opportunity to discover and observe birds of all species in the peace and quiet of Green-Wood. Tours are led by Rob Jett, expert birder and founder of the birding blog, The City Birder. In September, guests will be treated to sights such as offspring leaving their nests and venturing out on their own. Additionally, returning warblers will be in their less flamboyant fall plumage, and large numbers of blackbirds, flycatchers, sparrows, vireos, and swallows will also be passing through. By October, waterfowl will return to Green-Wood, and guests might be able to catch a glimpse of raptors migrating south. Guests who visit in November will be able to see the return of Green-Woods overwintering feathered denizens from the north.Sunday, November 36:30 a.m. 8 a.m.Sunday, November 176:30 a.m. 8 a.m.$15; $10 for members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund and members of the Brooklyn Historical Society. Reservations are recommended. To make an online reser... (read more)

Green-Wood at Night - Green-Wood Historic Fund
Through November 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Explore The Green-Wood Cemeterys historic grounds under the cover of night, a time few get to experience. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout November, visitors will see some of the cemeterys most intriguing monuments, including the elaborate memorial to John Matthews (the Soda Fountain King), Charles Calverleys marble portrait of Precious Georgie, the formerly unmarked grave of William Poole (aka, Bill the Butcher), and Harvey Burdell whose famous murder in 1887 resulted in the criminal trial of the 19th Century.A flashlight and comfortable shoes are recommended for this tour. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday throughout November 2019

Hidden Gems of Green-Wood - Green-Wood
Through December 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Green-Wood will host an exciting variety of weekly trolley tours highlighting the Cemeterys notable permanent residents, its magnificent landscape, and its world-renowned collection of sculpture and architecture. These tours will take place every Wednesday and Sunday from September December. Please see schedule below for specific dates and times. Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Visitors will hear fascinating stories of Green-Woods permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn and much more. Now, by popular demand, a rotation of three different tours is offered. Each boasts great views, beautiful monuments, rolling hills, century-old tress and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. Please note: All tours include a visit to the Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill. These tours last approximately two hours. The trolley is heated/air-conditioned and enclosed. The tour includes several stops where visitors have the option to walk outside. Admission: $20 for the general public; $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund... (read more)

The Far Side of Green-Wood - Green-Wood
Through December 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Green-Wood will host an exciting variety of weekly trolley tours highlighting the Cemeterys notable permanent residents, its magnificent landscape, and its world-renowned collection of sculpture and architecture. These tours will take place every Wednesday and Sunday from September December. Please see schedule below for specific dates and times. Every Wednesday and Sunday from September December 2019 1 pm 3 pm Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Visitors will hear fascinating stories of Green-Woods permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn and much more. Now, by popular demand, a rotation of three different tours is offered. Each boasts great views, beautiful monuments, rolling hills, century-old tress and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. Please note: All tours include a visit to the Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill. These tours last approximately two hours. The trolley is heated/air-conditioned and enclosed. The tour includes several stops where visitors have the option to walk outside. Admission: $2... (read more)

Discover Green-Wood - Green-Wood
Through December 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

Green-Wood will host an exciting variety of weekly trolley tours highlighting the Cemeterys notable permanent residents, its magnificent landscape, and its world-renowned collection of sculpture and architecture. These tours will take place every Wednesday and Sunday from September December. Please see schedule below for specific dates and times. Every Wednesday and Sunday from September December 29 1 pm 3 pm Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Visitors will hear fascinating stories of Green-Woods permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn and much more. Now, by popular demand, a rotation of three different tours is offered. Each boasts great views, beautiful monuments, rolling hills, century-old tress and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. Please note: All tours include a visit to the Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill. These tours last approximately two hours. The trolley is heated/air-conditioned and enclosed. The tour includes several stops where visitors have the option to walk outside. Discover Green-... (read more)

Discover Green-Wood - Green-Wood
Through December 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

Green-Wood will host an exciting variety of weekly trolley tours highlighting the Cemeterys notable permanent residents, its magnificent landscape, and its world-renowned collection of sculpture and architecture. These tours will take place every Wednesday and Sunday from September December. Please see schedule below for specific dates and times. Every Wednesday and Sunday from September December 29 1 pm 3 pm Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Visitors will hear fascinating stories of Green-Woods permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn and much more. Now, by popular demand, a rotation of three different tours is offered. Each boasts great views, beautiful monuments, rolling hills, century-old tress and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. Please note: All tours include a visit to the Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill. These tours last approximately two hours. The trolley is heated/air-conditioned and enclosed. The tour includes several stops where visitors have the option to walk outside. Discover Green-... (read more)

Leonard Freed: Israel Magazine 19671968 - Derfner Judaica Museum
Through January 05, 2020 - Bronx

This exhibition includes 50 black and white photographs from Leonard Freeds estate, many of which were reproduced in Israel Magazine, where he was the staff photographer. This is the first exhibition to examine this period of Freeds work and the context in which these images were published. Freed had been living in Amsterdam for a decade when war broke out between Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan and Syria in June 1967. In response to this news, he made his way to Israel and over the next two years spent 15 months living in the country, covering the aftermath of what came to be known as the Six-Day War. In 1968, his wife, Brigitte, and young daughter, Elke Susannah, joined Freed and they settled in Tel Aviv where Brigitte at first borrowed Micha Bar-Ams darkroom to print Freeds negatives as she often did throughout her husbands career.The first issue of Israel Magazine appeared in late 1967. Dozens of Freeds images from 1967 and 1968, and a few from an earlier trip, his first, in 1962mostly in black and white, but occasionally in colorappeared in all but three of the issues in the first volume. Freeds photographs continued to be reproduced in la... (read more)

Verdi: Creating Otello and Falstaff - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 05, 2020 - Manhattan

After Aida in 1871, except for occasional projects, Giuseppe Verdi (18131901), Italy's pre-eminent composer, retired from opera at the age of 58. This, however, did not prevent constant pleas from his publisher, Giulio Ricordi (18401912), and his future librettist, Arrigo Boito (18421918), for the maestro to return to the operatic stage. Reluctantly coaxed out of retirement, Verdi composed what would become the crowning achievements of his career: Otello, premiered in 1887 and Falstaff, in 1893. This exhibition, based on The Enterprise of Opera - Verdi, Boito, Ricordi created by Bertelsmann/Ricordi and curated by Gabriele Dotto is the first in the United States to present rare documents and artifacts from Milan's Ricordi Archive and will offer visitors insight into the production of these two operas as well as the complex enterprise of bringing an opera to life. Set designs, costumes from Milan's Teatro alla Scala, autograph manuscripts, contracts, publications, publicity, video excerpts from recent productions, and other objects in many media will permit visitors to experience the tremendous collaborative efforts behind an operatic production.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Oceans: Our Blue Planet - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 05, 2020 - New York

Embark on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on Earth. New ocean science and technology has allowed humans to go farther into the unknown than ever thought possible. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, this film reveals the untold stories of the ocean's most astonishing animals.

John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 12, 2020 - Manhattan

John Singer Sargent (18561925) was one of the greatest portrait artists of his time. While he is best known for his powerful paintings, he largely ceased painting portraits in 1907 and turned instead to charcoal drawings to satisfy portrait commissions. These drawn portraits represent a substantial, yet often overlooked, part of his practice, and they demonstrate the same sense of immediacy, psychological sensitivity, and mastery of chiaroscuro that animate Sargent's sitters on canvas. The first major exhibition to explore the artist's expressive portraits in charcoal, John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal will recognize the sheer scale of Sargent's achievement as a portrait draftsman. Important international loans, from both public and private collections, will showcase Sargent's sitters, many of them famous for their roles in politics, society, and the arts. The exhibition will also explore the friendships and the networks of patronage that underpinned Sargent's practice as a portrait draftsman in Edwardian Britain and Progressive Era America.

The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence - The Frick Collection
Through January 12, 2020 - New York

The Frick Collection presents the first-ever exhibition on the Florentine sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni (ca. 14401491), a renowned student of Donatello, a teacher of Michelangelo, and a great favorite of Lorenzo "il Magnifico" de' Medici, his principal patron.

Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds Traveling Exhibition - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through January 26, 2020 - New York

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds, a national traveling exhibition exploring the fascinating world of space and astronomy, from November 7, 2019 to January 26, 2020. The exhibition examines the pursuit of habitable worlds beyond our solar system, how NASA scientists are searching for these worlds and how similar they are to Earth. Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds features hands-on multimedia activities allowing visitors to build their own solar systems, see the most recent NASA discoveries and learn about which popular TV shows and movies feature science fact or fiction. The Queens Public Library will host a partner exhibition in the Childrens Library Discover Center and both institutions will offer a series of related programming for audiences of all ages. Individuals with library cards can gain free entrance to the Intrepid Museum by reserving through Culture Pass.We are proud to be one of seven sites nationwide to host this remarkable exhibition. Visitors will gain a better understanding of exoplanets and the importance of searching for evidence of life beyond our solar system, said Elaine C... (read more)

Guercino: Virtuoso Draftsman - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through February 02, 2020 - Manhattan

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as Guercino (15911666), was arguably the most interesting and diverse draftsman of the Italian Baroque era, a natural virtuoso who created brilliant drawings in a broad range of media. The Morgan owns more than twenty-five works by the artist, and these are the subject of a focused exhibition, supplemented by a handful of loans from public and private New York collections, to be held at the Morgan in the autumn of 2019. The exhibition will include sheets from all moments of the artist's career. His early awareness of the work of the Carracci in Bologna is documented by figures drawn from everyday life as well as brilliant caricatures; two drawings for Guercino's own drawing manual are further testament to his interest in questions of academic practice. Following his career, a range of preparatory drawings includes studies made in connection with his earliest altarpieces as well as his mature masterpieces, including multiple studies for several projects, allowing the visitor to see Guercino's mind at work as he reconsidered his ideas. The Morgan's holdings also include studies for engravings, as well as highly finished landscape and figure drawing... (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!

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.

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!

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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