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Museum Events in New York City This Week - January 27-February 3



Museum Events in New York City This Week
New York's museums have constantly changing exhibitions and special events; check in with City Guide's calendar for the latest goings-on in NYC, with all the great painting, photography, sculpture, video art, history, and general culture that the city's institutions are known for.

Moving Image Studio - Museum of the Moving Image
Through January 27, 2019 - Astoria

Moving Image Studio is the Museum's drop-in space where visitors of all ages can create media and other projects. Families are welcome to stop by and experiment with puppet making and animation inspired by The Jim Henson Exhibition and the core exhibition Behind the Screen. Free with Museum admission, recommended for ages 4 and up and their adult companions.

Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit! - Liberty Science Center
Through January 27, 2019 - Jersey City

Put on a doctor?s lab coat, pick up a stethoscope, and perform check-ups on toys at LSC?s newest exhibit for young learners, Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit! Based on Disney Junior?s award-winning TV series Doc McStuffins, the exhibit transports kids and families from Liberty Science Center to Doc?s backyard clinic and the McStuffins Toy Hospital. There, families are invited to help Doc perform check-ups in the ER, groom toy pets at the Pet Vet, feed baby toys in the nursery, and so much more. Through imaginative play and hands-on activities, kids will learn important life lessons about health and wellness. There is so much you can do to take care of you! Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit is included in your general admission ticket. It will be here from Oct. 6, 2018 through Jan. 27, 2019.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic - New-York Historical Society Museum
Through January 27, 2019 - New York

Journey to where magic and myth began! Join us in October 2018 for Harry Potter: A History of Magic, a British Library exhibition. New-York Historical Members can ?book tickets starting February 14. ?Book tickets? here?. ?General public tickets go on sale in April?.? Capturing the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories, Harry Potter: A History of Magic unveils rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the collections of the British Library, New-York Historical Society, Harry Potter publishers Scholastic and Bloomsbury, and other special collections. Visitors can explore the subjects studied at Hogwarts and see original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter illustrators Mary GrandPré and Jim Kay. Harry Potter: A History of Magic is currently on view at the British Library in London through February 28, 2018. September 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, following the 20th anniversary celebrations of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in the U.K. in 2017.

Bayside Historical Society's 18th Annual Winter Art Show - Bayside Historical Society
Through January 27, 2019 - Bayside

Bayside Historical Society will hold its 18th Annual Winter Art Show at its home in the Castle in Fort Totten Park, January 13-27, 2019. The show will feature work produced by Queens-based artists, primarily from northeast Queens. Attendees can expect to find a variety of artistic styles and mediums, including representational painting, abstract painting, drawing, mixed media and photography. The Opening Reception on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 2:00pm, will include the awards ceremony, gallery talk, and refreshments. The exhibit and reception are open to the public. Viewing hours for the duration of the exhibit will be Thursday & Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Saturday & Sunday, noon until 4:00 pm. Admission is $5.00 per person, or free for BHS members. OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS: If you would like to exhibit your work in our show, please visit our site to download the registration form: https://www.baysidehistorical.org/bhs-winter-art-show. The registration deadline is Saturday, December 29, 2018.

Bayside Historical Society's 18th Annual Winter Art Show - Bayside Historical Society
Through January 27, 2019 - Bayside

Bayside Historical Society will hold its 18th Annual Winter Art Show at its home in the Castle in Fort Totten Park, January 13-27, 2019. The show will feature work produced by Queens-based artists, primarily from northeast Queens. Attendees can expect to find a variety of artistic styles and mediums, including representational painting, abstract painting, drawing, mixed media and photography. The Opening Reception on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 2:00pm, will include the awards ceremony, gallery talk, and refreshments. The exhibit and reception are open to the public. Viewing hours for the duration of the exhibit will be Thursday & Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Saturday & Sunday, noon until 4:00 pm. Admission is $5.00 per person, or free for BHS members. OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS: If you would like to exhibit your work in our show, please visit our site to download the registration form: https://www.baysidehistorical.org/bhs-winter-art-show. The registration deadline is Saturday, December 29, 2018.

Chancellor's Day: Immigration and the City - Museum of the City of New York
January 28, 2019 - New York

Immerse yourself in the Museum's exhibitions to learn how immigrant communities have shaped New York City while exploring the challenges facing future immigration policies. This Chancellor's Day workshop includes a guided tour of New York at Its Core, the groundbreaking exhibition that captures the human energy that drove New York to become a city like no other. Then, dive into a primary source workshop to learn about immigration policies over the centuries. Hear how immigrant communities have mobilized for recognition and to demand services and discuss current immigration trends in the city.

Chancellor's Day: Immigration and the City - Museum of the City of New York
January 28, 2019 - Upper East Side

Immerse yourself in the Museum's exhibitions to learn how immigrant communities have shaped New York City while exploring the challenges facing future immigration policies. This Chancellor's Day workshop includes a guided tour of New York at Its Core, the groundbreaking exhibition that captures the human energy that drove New York to become a city like no other. Then, dive into a primary source workshop to learn about immigration policies over the centuries. Hear how immigrant communities have mobilized for recognition and to demand services and discuss current immigration trends in the city.

Chancellor's Day: Immigration and the City - Museum of the City of New York
January 28, 2019 - Upper East Side

Immerse yourself in the Museum's exhibitions to learn how immigrant communities have shaped New York City while exploring the challenges facing future immigration policies. This Chancellor's Day workshop includes a guided tour of New York at Its Core, the groundbreaking exhibition that captures the human energy that drove New York to become a city like no other. Then, dive into a primary source workshop to learn about immigration policies over the centuries. Hear how immigrant communities have mobilized for recognition and to demand services and discuss current immigration trends in the city.

Capturing 'The Deuce': Times Square in the 1970s & '80s - Museum of the City of New York
January 29, 2019 - New York

Although virtually undetectable today, Times Square in the 1970s and '80s was the center of the New York sex industry, synonymous with prostitution and pornography. Most recently, the hit HBO series The Deuce, starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, has resurrected the neighborhood's dark corners and bright lights as it recounts the pioneering moments of the city's burgeoning sex business. Looking back, artist Jane Dickson was there. Beginning in 1978, Dickson lived, worked, and raised a family on 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue, documenting her chosen "neighborhood" and its denizens in her drawings, paintings, and photography. Join Dickson and Scott Dougan, production designer for The Deuce, for a conversation about what it means to capture the essence of a particularly infamous time and place in the city ? and why we find these visions of New York's gritty and not-so-distant past so alluring today. Moderated by Vinson Cunningham of The New Yorker.

2019 Menschel Fellows Exhibition - The Cooper Union
January 29, 2019 - New York

Nicole Lindner and Jesus Morales, of the School of Art, along with Sophie Schneider, a mechanical engineering student of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering, travelled to a small historic town in Mexico, Real de Catorce, where a Canadian silver mining company is planning to "aggressively develop its assets

In Confidence: Holocaust History Told By Those Who Lived It - Museum of Jewish Heritage
Through January 31, 2019 - New York

In Confidence: Holocaust History Told By Those Who Lived It is a new, multimedia installation that encourages visitors to engage with personal expressions of Holocaust experience. As visitors walk through In Confidence, they will tour items across a range of formats produced during and after the horrors of World War II, and discover artifacts from the collections of the Museum of Jewish Heritage ? A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. The exhibit features a special presentation of The Girl in the Diary (in partnership with the Galicia Jewish Museum), an introduction to the stunning work of acclaimed artist Mikhail Turovsky, an encore presentation of the HBO film The Number on Great-Grandpa?s Arm, and the museum premiere of The Last Goodbye?an immersive virtual reality testimony produced by USC Shoah Foundation. Visitors will walk alongside Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter as he recounts his experiences?seeing what he sees, hearing what he hears, and learning as he guides visitors through an account of his own history. Reservations are recommended for this 20 minute experience. These works of art open a window onto annihilated worlds; their eyewitness accounts stand as evidenc... (read more)

Moca Lunar Night Market - Museum of Chinese in America
February 01, 2019 - Manhattan

Founded in 1980, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States. The greatly expanded MOCA at 215 Centre Street will continue to be a national home for the precious narratives of diverse Chinese American communities, while striving to be a model among interactive museums. Limited to 250. Tickets include Museum general admission, one-year individual membership, passport stamp to sample all food vendors, and two free drink tickets. Celebrate the Lunar New Year with MOCA at its annual Night Market! Join us for a night of food, drinks, and performances, mixed with arts and culture at the museum. Ring in the Year of the Pig as you sample drinks or food from Nom Wah, East Wind Snack Shop, Hey Hey Canteen, Ming River, Saffron 59, Tea Drunk, Silk Cakes, along with two cash bars. Danielle Chang will present special season three premiere screening of Lucky Chow followed by Q&A and book signing.The night will also include music performances from some of the best emerging local performers and culminate in a traditional Lion Dance

Workshop: Electrifying Mapmaking - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
February 02, 2019 - New York

Join us for a hands-on mash-up of 19th century sewing and early science! Embroider a map of New York and sew circuits to light it up with points of special interest. Finish with a work suitable for framing! All materials provided, and no experience necessary. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+. This workshop has been inspired by our new exhibit, ?Schooldays in 19th-Century New York.? $15 Adults, $10 Members and Students with ID For tickets and info: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4026231

Watson Adventures? Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 02, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum! A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale 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 who dunnit. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures? Museum of Natural Hysteria Scavenger Hunt - American Museum of Natural History
February 02, 2019 - New York

Go on a surreal expedition across continents, centuries, and solar systems on this surreal hunt, starring dinosaurs, comets, cavemen, elephants, talking apes, and a leopard man, just to name a few highlights. You?ll explore the dazzling planetarium, find out why a T. Rex can?t stand up, attend an Amazonian beer bash, discover New York?s largest rodent, and more. A smartphone is required for each team to participate on this hunt. Advance purchase is required. Price includes museum admission.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: A Night at the Museum Sleepover - American Museum of Natural History
Through February 02, 2019 - New york

Be among the lucky few to spend A Night at the Museum! As the doors close and the lights dim, you and your group will head out with flashlights in search of a variety of adventures. Settle down beneath the 94-foot-long blue whale, next to African elephants, or at the base of a striking volcanic formation and fall asleep in the darkened halls of ones of the world?s most beloved museums.

Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done - The Museum of Modern Art
Through February 03, 2019 - Manhattan

For a brief period in the early 1960s, a group of choreographers, visual artists, composers, and filmmakers made use of a local church to present performances that Village Voice critic Jill Johnston declared the most exciting new developments in dance in a generation. Redefining the kinds of movement that could count as dance, the Judson participants?Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, Philip Corner, Bill Dixon, Judith Dunn, David Gordon, Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Fred Herko, Robert Morris, Steve Paxton, Rudy Perez, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, Carolee Schneemann, and Elaine Summers, among others?would go on to profoundly shape all fields of art in the second half of the 20th century. Taking its name from the Judson Memorial Church, a socially engaged Protestant congregation in New York's Greenwich Village, Judson Dance Theater was organized as a series of open workshops from which its participants developed performances. Together, the artists challenged traditional understandings of choreography, expanding dance in ways that reconsidered its place in the world. They employed new compositional methods to strip dance of its theatrical conventions, incorporating "ordinary" movements?ge... (read more)

Must-see Week 2019 - Museum of the City of New York
Through February 10, 2019 - New York

Enjoy 2-for-1 tickets to the Museum for 2019 Must-See Week, January 21 through February 10! With new exhibitions like "A City for Corduroy: Don Freeman's New York" and "Interior Lives: Contemporary Photographs of Chinese New Yorkers," plus our exhibition "In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend" opening on Jan 31, it's the perfect time to plan your visit!

February Romance Tours: Courtship in the 19th Century - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden
Through February 24, 2019 - New York

Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 4pm. February 2 to February 24 Grab someone you cherish and visit us for a special Romance-themed Tour. Held on weekends in February, this special tour explores the surprising myths and mores of 19th-century mating rituals of young lovers who arrived for a day of fun on the banks of the East River. Learn the secret language of fans, intimate letter writing, and romantic hideouts for couples in the early part of the new Republic. Free with admission. Reservations requested; call 212-838-6878. Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 4pm.

Constantin Brancusi Sculpture - The Museum of Modern Art
Through February 24, 2019 - Manhattan

Poet Erza Pound spoke of artist Constantin Brancusi's work as providing "the master keys to the world of form." Over a career that spanned half a century, Brancusi's innovations transformed sculpture as it had been known, and influenced generations of artists to come. After moving to Paris in 1904 from his native Romania, Brancusi affected the appearance of a Romanian peasant?a long beard, work shirt, and sandals?while embedding himself in avant-garde art circles. He soon began pushing modernist sculpture to the threshold of abstraction, developing a new, simplified vocabulary of graceful crescents, gleaming ovoids, and rough-hewn blocks that often evoked rather than resembled the things named in their titles, such as Bird in Space or Fish. He put the natural properties of his materials on display, carving directly into wood and stone and polishing metal to high reflectivity. The bases for his sculptures were often built of stacked elements?wood cubes, cylindrical slices, pyramidal blocks, or cruciform stones?becoming an integral component of the work itself and hinting at the possibility of infinite rearrangement, an idea that would prove fertile in future decades.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: The Art of Diorama - American Museum of Natural History
Through February 28, 2019 - New York

Six Thursdays, January 24?February 28 Museum exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt leads an after-hours look at our legendary dioramas. Discover how the Museum?s dioramas are made from start to finish and hear behind-the-scenes stories about how they were made. In this six-part series, you?ll travel the world through some of our most popular exhibits and create your own miniature replica to take home. Note: All experience levels welcome. Enrollment limited to 25 people.

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow - New-York Historical Society Museum
Through March 03, 2019 - New York

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial quality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements as the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. By 1868, all persons born in the United States were citizens and equal under the law. But efforts to create an interracial democracy were contested from the start. A harsh backlash ensued, ushering in a half century of the "separate but equal" age of Jim Crow. Opening to mark the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the exhibition is organized chronologically from the end of the Civil War to the end of World War I and highlights the central role played by African Americans in advocating for their rights. It also examines the depth and breadth of opposition to black advancement. Art, artifacts, photographs, and media will help visitors explore these transformative decades in American history, and understand their continuing relevance today. Curated by Marci Reaven, vice president of history exhibitions, and Lily Wong, assistant curator.

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.

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.

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)