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Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed at Met Breuer

(November 22, 2017) - The sprawling exhibit Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed at the Met Breuer, categorized by theme rather than chronologically, includes 43 of Munch’s works, created over 60 years. (read the story...)

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination Coming This Spring to the Met

(November 20, 2017) - Few exhibitions in New York City are as heavily anticipated as the spectacular major fashion exhibitions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The museum’s annual fashion exhibition, which serves as the theme for the celebrity-filled Met Gala, will continue in 2018 with Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, putting Catholicism into the fashion spotlight. (read the story...)

Josef Albers in Mexico | New Exhibition at the Guggenheim

(November 08, 2017) - Artist Josef Albers was best known for his vivid abstract paintings. A new show at the Solomon R. Guggenehim Museum provides fresh context on that work with a focus on Albers’ black and white photographs, as well as his photo collages, in the newly opened Josef Albers in Mexico. (read the story...)

5 American Things a Visitor to New York Must Experience

(November 03, 2017) - You’re on your way to New York City. You have your list ready of must-sees while in town; these usually entail seeing Times Square, the Empire State Building, Central Park, and so on. But if you’re really in New York City to experience American culture, what should you check out then? Here are five recommendations of things that celebrate American culture. (read the story...)

'Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World' Opens at the Guggenheim

(October 18, 2017) - The first thing you’ll notice when you enter the Guggenheim to see the exhibit Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World is what appears to be an enormous dragon, hanging overhead. It’s one of the signature pieces in the exhibit, and it’s impossible to miss. It’s 65 feet long and made from bicycle inner tubes; in its body, toy cards are nestled. It’s an image both familiar and strange, which might be the leitmotif of the show. (read the story...)

Ai Weiwei Launches Massive Public Art Project in New York City

(October 13, 2017) - Renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has undertaken a tremendous work in his new NYC exhibition, Good Fences Make Good Neighbors. Funded by the Public Art Fund, this project features over 300 new installations throughout the five boroughs of New York City. (read the story...)

"David Bowie is" Coming to the Brooklyn Museum

(October 10, 2017) - David Bowie, the beloved English singer/New York transplant who sang about "Changes" and is revered for perpetually changing his sound and look over a five decades-plus career, is being celebrated in the exhibition David Bowie is, coming to the Brooklyn Museum next year (March 2, 2018). (read the story...)

The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 at the New-York Historical Society

(October 05, 2017) - The decades-long conflict known as the Vietnam War was a daily fact of American life for so long, and divided the country so bitterly, it seems incredible that over half a century has passed since our major military involvement in it began – and that two generations have come of age since it ended. It is to those generations that the New-York Historical Society’s sweeping, artifacts-laden exhibition The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 is directed. (read the story...)

What to Catch at the Rubin Museum This Fall

(September 29, 2017) - Whether you contemplate a visit to the Himalayas or can’t think further than New York’s Chelsea, a visit to the Rubin Museum of Art can spark new ways of seeing the world. You can look at art—painting, sculpture, objects, even an entire shrine-- that spans 1500 years; enjoy immersive experiences, join gallery tours; attend workshops solo or with families; see films; listen to music and eat at Café Serai, open whenever the museum is as well as during Wednesday Happy Hours 6-9 PM with discounts and complimentary live music. (read the story...)

"Items: Is Fashion Modern?" Opens at MoMA

(September 29, 2017) - While the Metropolitan Museum of Art may be New York’s best-known home for major fashion exhibitions, another iconic NYC museum is entering the fashion game: MoMA. The Museum of Modern Art is returning to the world of fashion for the first time since 1944 with Items: Is Fashion Modern?, a comprehensive exhibition that puts our everyday wardrobe in the spotlight. (read the story...)

Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound at the Museum of Arts and Design

(September 22, 2017) - The Museum of Arts and Design generally deals in hands-on materials, like wool or glass or clay. For the new exhibition Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound, the “material” they're dealing with is sound, and they’ve turned the museum into a multi-level sonic playground in which the visitor becomes an integral part of the experience. (read the story...)

Can't-Miss Culture: Fall Museum Exhibits in NYC

(September 19, 2017) - Fall is upon is, which means that a roster of high-profile museum exhibitions about to open at institutions across New York City. Read on for our picks for the can't-miss culture come up this autumn. (read the story...)

'So Valuable a Gift to Humanity': Speak Virtually with a Survivor at NYC's Museum of Jewish Heritage

(September 15, 2017) - The Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan has unveiled its newest exhibition, New Dimensions in Testimony, as a part of its 20th anniversary commemoration. This interactive installation, created by the USC Shoah Foundation, provides the rare chance for museum visitors to virtually converse with Holocaust survivors. (read the story...)

The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman

(August 18, 2017) - The Duchess of Carnegie Hall-it was a term New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham dubbed his friend, muse and neighbor, fellow photographer Editta Sherman. Sherman, who resided at Carnegie Hall for more than 60 years, made a name for herself as one of the first female portrait photographers post WWII. A collection of some 60 photos of her portraits are now on display as part of the exhibition The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman, in the New York Historical Society's new Center for Women's History. (read the story...)

"Items: Is Fashion Modern?" Exhibition Coming to MoMA

(August 04, 2017) - The Museum of Modern Art is one of the best places in the world to see paintings, sculpture, film – and, soon, fashion. This fall, MoMA will take on the fashion world with their new exhibition Items: Is Fashion Modern?, exploring the enduring impact of 111 iconic fashion items. (read the story...)

Summer Showtime This August at Bryant Park

(August 02, 2017) - Thanks to Bryant Park Presents—a private, not-for-profit—there are lots of fun, free, cultural music and theater events to enjoy in August at Bryant Park. The entertainment lineup includes jazz, indie rock, opera, classical, and beyond. (read the story...)

A Spy Thriller at the Museum of Jewish Heritage: Adolf Eichmann and Operation Finale

(July 24, 2017) - The birth of a nation and a cloak-and-dagger spy thriller come together in the new exhibition Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann. The exhbition provides an insider account of the capture of Eichmann, a Nazi Obersturmbannführer in charge of the logistics that led to the deaths of millions of Jews in the Holocaust. (read the story...)

The Muppets Take Queens: A New Jim Henson Exhibition Opens at MoMI

(July 20, 2017) - Jim Henson has entertained and lifted the hearts of several generations of children around the world. Jim Henson: The Exhibition, now permanently housed at the Museum of the Moving Image, is a celebration of the beloved characters and worlds created by Henson, including Kermit the Frog, Big Bird, Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, Labryinth, and The Dark Crystal. (read the story...)

Into the Mystic: The Guggenheim Looks at The Salon de la Rose + Croix

(July 12, 2017) - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has headed into the mystic. Diving into a rarely seen realm of late 19th-century art, the institution's newest show is Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose + Croix in Paris, 1892-1897, up through October 4 and featuring an intriguing series of Rosicrucian art. (read the story...)

How to Experience Talking Statues in New York City

(July 11, 2017) - History is alive, and in New York City, it’s talking. On July 12, New York’s Talking Statues Project will be up and running all around the city. Statues of important figures from around the world will be on the streets and in city parks to tell you about the influence they had in the creation and culture of NYC. What better way to learn about the people that shaped this diverse place than from their perspectives? And the best part is that it’s completely free—all you need is your smartphone. (read the story...)

NYC's Best Summer Dance Festivals

(July 11, 2017) - Summer is the perfect time to get up and move in New York City. Sure, you can dance anywhere if you want to, but dance festivals bring with them the community feel that makes experiencing music so much better. Everyone at these five summer festivals is here to appreciate the art of dance and have a fun time. No matter which ones you choose to attend, you're sure to make a memory or two. (read the story...)

NYC's Best Summer Festivals & Outdoor Happenings

(July 07, 2017) - New York City is a mecca of diverse people with interests and ideas from all across the spectrum. From to music to culture to food to film, NYC has some of the best summer festivals around. Be sure to carve out some time this season for these five festivals, celebrating food, music, theatre, dance, and film. (read the story...)

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends Explore New Worlds

(July 05, 2017) - Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler, along with Brazilian pianist Vanessa Perez and Vogler's wife, violinist Mira Wang, recently participated in a TimesTalk to discuss their project, an album called New Worlds, that will be released on the label Decca Gold in September. It combines classical pieces, American standards, and literary readings. They also gave treated the audience to some live performances, as they prepare for a tour, with a stop Carnegie Hall October 16. (read the story...)

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times at the New-York Historical Society

(June 28, 2017) - When you look at the photographs in the new exhibit American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times at the New York Historical Society (on view through January 7, 2018), you’ll probably have the sensation that you’ve seen them all before: JFK in the White House, his kids joyfully playing nearby; JFK with wife Jackie at an event, both of them elegant and assured. You feel like you’re intimately acquainted with the photos; a few of them, in fact, you’ll feel like you know as well as you do your own family photos. (read the story...)

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive at MoMA

(June 20, 2017) - The Guggenheim Museum was nearly colored pink. And made of marble, no less. That’s one of the takeaways from Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive at The Museum of Modern Art (through October 1st). A rendition of the museum is part of MoMA’s acquisition of Wright's own work products, including 55,000 drawings, 300,000 pages of letters, 125,000 photos, and 2,700 manuscripts, along with models, movies, and other memorabilia in an exhibition timed to coincide with Wright’s 150th birthday. (read the story...)


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This Week in New York City

(11/22-11/29) Looking for what to do in New York? We've got the latest on all the goings-on in NYC, from concerts to museum exhibitions to comedy to the best in city sightseeing. Read on for our picks for the best of this week in New York City. click here