Cultural Arts Articles
Museum-Wide Exhibition on African Art at Brooklyn Museum
Coming to the Brooklyn Museum on February 14, African Arts—Global Conversations presents a selection from the museum’s archive in a bold new way. This museum-wide exhibition will recontextualize the often overlooked traditions of African art and find resonance across cultures by pairing African art with work from other contexts.
Catch Artechouse NYC’s First Immersive Installation in its Final Weeks
Imagine yourself awash in waves of color, light, and sound. Artechouse, now at Chelsea Market, invites visitors underneath the popular marketplace for incredible digital installations that offer complete immersion in boundary-pushing worlds,
Feminist Imagination: Brooklyn Museum's 'Out of Place' Debuts Next Week
The Brooklyn Museum continues its exploration of feminist art with Out of Place: A Feminist Look at the Collection, opening January 24. Featuring works by Louise Bourgeois, Beverly Buchanan, Chryssa, Thornton Dial, Helen Frankenthaler, Lourdes Grobet, Louise Nevelson, Dorothea Rockburne, Betye Saar, Miriam Schapiro, Judith Scott, Joan Snyder, and May Wilson.
Bin Laden Exhibition Revealed at 9/11 Memorial & Museum
On view now, Revealed: The Hunt for Bin-Laden explores the search for a key perpetrator of the 9/11 terror attacks. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum presents this exhibition at its downtown Manhattan location near the former site of the Twin Towers.
Ticket Deals for Top Attractions at NYC Must-See Week 2020
Get two-for-one tickets to the best New York City has to offer. Coinciding with Broadway Week and Restaurant Week, Must-See Week hits the city January 21 through February 9. Nearly 70 museums, touring companies, attractions and performing arts companies are participating in this special yearly event, inviting tourists and locals alike to venture through the city at a discount. Choose an attraction below, and buy tickets online with promo code “MSW20.” This offer is also available when you buy tickets by phone or at the box office to your attraction of choice (see Must-See Week FAQs for complete details). Read on for highlights to check out during Must-See Week 2020.
4DX & Fine Food: 7 NYC Movie Theaters With Special Features
Immerse yourself in cinema, only in NYC, with these 7 innovative movie theaters. At both 4DX and dine-in movie experiences, you’ll savor films with all five senses.
Met Gala 2020 | It's About Time: Fashion and Duration
As part of the museum’s 150th anniversary celebrations, the Met will launch the new exhibition About Time: Fashion and Duration in May 2020, which will then run through September 2020. The exhibition will also serve as the theme for next year’s Met Gala.
10 NYC Libraries for Special Interests
New York has a thriving public library system as well as libraries specializing in particular areas of interest. Many libraries—old and new-- have magnificent architecture and most offer lectures, concerts, programs for families and tours. Featuring NYPL's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Library of Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, The Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, and others.
Instagrammable New York: Pop Up Exhibits and More
Instagrammable moments, or should we say “immersive experiences,” are taking over New York. Whether located in a pop-up space, museum, or major retail store, these photo ops are awfully pretty and fabulous fun to visit. There’s a new Star Wars immersive exhibition at Dolby SoHo, the selfie-friendly Color Factory, brand pop-ups like Sony Square, and offbeat picks like the KGB Spy Museum. Each of these 19 experiences will make great fodder for your Insta feed, only in the endlessly photographable New York City.
8 Outer Borough Museums to Visit in NYC
Manhattan has its fair share of museums, but if you take a step out of New York’s primary borough, there is plenty of culture yet to uncover. See the oldest building in the city, an acclaimed botanical garden, and an exciting new film screening among these eight institutions to check out in Brooklyn, Staten Island, The Bronx, and Queens.
Morbid Anatomy Library and Museum Is Reborn in Green-Wood Cemetery
The Morbid Anatomy Library and Museum, a beloved institution devoted to the art and science of death, has reopened in an entirely new and most fitting location, Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery.
"Countryside, The Future" Set to Open at the Guggenheim
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has announced a bold new exhibition for winter 2020. Countryside, Future of the World will take an architectural, environmental, and sociological look at non-urban environments throughout the world. Debuting February 20, the exhibition will feature work by think tank AMO and its co-founder, Rem Koolhaas.
Brooklyn Museum Awards Photographer John Edmonds The UOVO Prize
Brooklyn-based photographer John Edmonds has received the first UOVO Prize from Brooklyn Museum. In coming months, Edmonds will enjoy his first solo museum exhibition at the museum as well as create a work of public art at the new location of art storage company UOVO, which sponsors the prize.
World-Class Performances at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival This Fall
Now in its tenth year, the Lincoln Center White Light Festival brings together extraordinary global performers for a five-week celebration. This annual event presents dance, theater, and musical performances in a wide range of genres and features exemplary work from exemplary creators and performers. The festival lasts from October 19 through November 24.
Navy Cakes: A Slice of History Opens at the Intrepid Museum
Making a beautiful cake is pretty challenging, but what if you had to make it on a navy ship? The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s new exhibition explores the history of naval personnel and their incredible cakes this fall. Navy Cakes: A Slice of History opens October 11.
6 Fun Fall Fashion Things to Do in NYC
With New York Fashion Week behind us, there are still plenty of ways to indulge in all things fashion this fall. Take a free tour of the Garment District, hear a design icon talk about her process, and see historical jewelry up-close with these fashion diversions in NYC.
What to Do and Where to Eat at New York Comic Con 2019
New York Comic Con returns to the Javits Center for the convention's 13th year, October 3rd through 6th, 2019. This year the Con has continued extended its wings to feature an anime-only convention at Pier 94 called Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo. Wondering what events you can attend (and where to eat afterwards)? We've got the highlights of New York Comic Con 2019.
Studio 54: Night Magic Coming to the Brooklyn Museum
Spring of 2020, the Brooklyn Museum invites you to experience a '70s legend at the new exhibition Studio 54: Night Magic.
Sweet News: The Museum of Ice Cream Returns for Good
The news is out: The Museum of Ice Cream is coming back to NYC to stay. The popular series of Instagrammable installations is an early entry in what has become a bona fide trend (here are several more in the city worth checking out). The new flagship of MOIC will open this fall at a date to be announced.
The 2019 Metropolitan Opera: A Unique Season to Celebrate
From Gershwin to Mozart, Glass to Wagner…The Metropolitan Opera’s 2019-2020 season is one of beguiling diversity matched by celebrated artists from across the globe.
What to Expect at MoMA's Reopening This Fall
On October 21, MoMA will unveil its architectural updates, along with new exhibitions, changes to its museum store, and chances to interact with modern art in new ways.
11 Autumn Exhibitions You Need to See in NYC
This fall, get ready for fantastic fashion, immersive installations, and much more at museums throughout New York City. We’ve rounded up 11 exhibitions to mark on your calendar, from the retrospective on a socially minded street artist to collaborations between artists and AI developers. JR Chronicles at Brooklyn Museum, Anna Sui at MAD Museum, Manual Override at The Shed, and more.
Fotografiska New York Set for Fall Opening in Flatiron with Unwerth, Chatmon, and More
A perfect cultural institution for a photography-obsessed era, Fotografiska is coming to New York City. The Stockholm photography center will soon unveil its exciting new venture in Flatiron, set to open this October.
In the Streets: JR Exhibition This Fall at Brooklyn Museum
Celebrated artist JR will receive the first major North American retrospective on his work, JR: Chronicles at the Brooklyn Museum.
NYC for Comic Book Fans
Whether you’re headed to NYC for New York Comic Con or looking for family activities this summer, we’ve rounded up a diverse list of adventures grounded in comic culture.