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Museum Events in New York City This Week – June 2-June 9

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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.

Watson Adventures’ Cloisters Capers Scavenger Hunt – The Cloisters
June 02, 2019 – New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults in one of upper Manhattan’s most unusual treasures! Explore the Cloisters and solve mysteries like a latter-day Brother Baskerville. You’ll tackle tricky clues among the breathtaking architecture that dates from the 12th through the 15th century and the nearly 3,000 works of art. Discover gruesome faces hidden in demons, take a ladder to Heaven or fall into the mouth of Hell, and learn why dead princes sleep with dogs. Prices include museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

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100th Anniversary of the First Transatlantic Flight! – Rockaway Artist Alliance’s T-7 Gallery at Fort Tilden
Through June 02, 2019 – Rockaway Point

Join NYC Council Member Eric Ulrich, the Queens Historical Society, and the Rockaway Artists Alliance as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the flight of the NC-4, the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. The US Navy Seaplane NC-4 was assembled and took off from the Rockaway Naval Air Station on May 8, 1919. An exhibition on the flight will be hosted at the RAA’s T-7 Gallery in Fort Tilden. Opening Ceremony on May 6th, 2019 at 7pm. Days open: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am until 4pm.

The Second Migration: From Lower East Side to Greater New York – Museum at Eldridge Street
June 03, 2019 – New York

At the turn of the 20th century, more than half a million Jewish immigrants, from countries in Eastern Europe, lived on the Lower East Side. But just 20 years later, less than half that number still called the neighborhood home. What came after the Lower East Side for America’s Jewish immigrants? This five-part class begins with a focus on the iconic Jewish Lower East Side before following the migration of New York’s Jews – uptown and across the rivers. Most sessions will include walking; please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Frontiers Lecture: Degenerates of the Universe – American Museum of Natural History
June 03, 2019 – New York

What is a degenerate object in space? From white dwarfs to neutron stars, and brown dwarfs to planets, the universe is full of degenerate objects, a classification used in physics. Museum Curator Rebecca Oppenheimer discusses 25 years of her own research on these small but fascinating denizens of the universe.

Out of the Box: El Torero de la Torah or the Bullfighter from Brooklyn – Center for Jewish History
June 03, 2019 – New York

A story from the Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society Stepping into a bullfighting ring in Mexico for the first time in 1923, Sidney Franklin launched a decades-long career as the worlds first Jewish matador. Secretly gay, celebrated and befriended by the likes of Ernest Hemingway and starring alongside Paulette Goddard and Eddie Cantor, El Torero de la Torah traveled a long way from his upbringing as the fifth of nine children of Russian-born, Orthodox Jewish parents in Brooklyn. Rachel Miller, Director of Archive and Library Services at the Center for Jewish History, brings Franklins fascinating story Out of the Box. Presented by Center for Jewish History & American Jewish Historical Society

Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York’s Mayors – Club Free Time
June 03, 2019 – New York

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City – a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration’s motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.”

Eid Al-Fitr – Museum of the City of New York
June 04, 2019 – New York

Celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan! Learn about Muslim cultural traditions in New York through images from our collections, get a mehndi temporary tattoo, and learn the art of Arabic calligraphy by local artists.

Photography after Stonewall: Examining the Influence of the Stonewall Riots on Creative Photography – Club Free Time
June 04, 2019 – New York

A special exhibition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the start of the gay liberation movement. The exhibited work will demonstrate how the uprising made possible a type of imagery that earlier generations had to suppress.

Garden Concert: Music from the Colonial Period – Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
June 04, 2019 – New York

Listen to music while relaxing in the garden. Museum tour and complimentary beverages included. Join us for an evening of the PACC Recorder consort who will perform music from the colonial period, works which would have been performed at the Mount Vernon Hotel in its heyday! $15 Adults, $5 Children Under 12, Members Free and babies under 1 free For more information and tickets, https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4242498

Ask A Tech – Brooklyn Public Library Crown Heights Branch
June 05, 2019 – Brooklyn

Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or finding your way around the internet? No time to attend a formal class? Come and “Ask a Tech” for personalized assistance.

The American Museum of Natural History Presents: SciCafe: A Bright Future for Our Oceans – American Museum of Natural History
June 05, 2019 – New York

Doors open at 6:30 pm; program begins at 7 pm 21+ with ID Enter at 81st Street entrance Is it game over for our oceans? Marine ecologist Jeremy Jackson doesn’t think so. After a decades-long career studying factors damaging our oceans—seaweed overgrowth in coral reefs, pollution, disease, climate change—Jackson hopes to find effective scientific solutions to save the world’s largest ecosystem. While his most sobering studies reveal dire realities, discover what is turning a scientist once dubbed Dr. Doom into a cockeyed optimist.

Organizer of Eatin’ Good in the ‘Hood: The Link Between Socioeconomics and Access to Nutrition – Brooklyn Historical Society
June 06, 2019 – Brooklyn

Healthy eating can be next to impossible when you live in a food desert – but who says it has to be? Erick Castro of the Instagram account How to Be Vegan in the Hood and Iyeshima Harris of East New York Farms, dig in to the realities of food inequality and trying to sustain a nutritious diet in an urban environment. Moderated by Esther Crain Deputy Digital Editor of Health. Presented in conjunction with the new exhibition “Taking Care of Brooklyn: Stories of Sickness and Health.”

Culture Pass Programs: Colors of the World with Morgan Library & Museum – Brooklyn Public Library – Pacific Branch
June 07, 2019 – Brooklyn

In Colors of the World, the prevalence of literacy in today’s world is contrasted with a time when reading and access to knowledge were relegated to the few. Participants will draw upon theMorgan Library & Museum’s superb collection of illuminated manuscripts, relate them to world history, and deepen their understanding of cultural identity and interaction among diverse peoples across time and place.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt – American Museum of Natural History
June 08, 2019 – New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Museum of Natural History! Someone, or some “thing”, has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring a sacred Egyptian relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Ahtchu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will have to crack a hieroglyphic code and uncover the museum’s secrets to stop the killings. While solving the crime, you’ll get an amazing whirlwind tour of the Museum of Natural History. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art: Exhibition Tour – Club Free Time
June 08, 2019 – New York

Folk art has flourished in the heart of New York City since the eighteenth century, contrary to popular belief that it was a rural genre that reflected local tastes, traditions, and needs. Around 100 works of art by self-taught artists tell the story about New York City as the center of America’s financial and commercial world from two perspectives simultaneously: “The Art of Business” portrays the people and places that were part of the city’s thrumming commercial life, and “The Business of Art” highlights the diverse mediums and formats used by the artists, artisans, and manufacturers.

Tony’s Viewing Party – Madamee Tussauds New York
June 09, 2019 – New York

Madame Tussauds New York is giving you a front row seat at an exclusive viewing party and full access to their newest addition, Madame Tussauds Presents Broadway Experience! As we eagerly await the 2019 Tony Awards, excitement is mounting and speculation is swirling. Who will be awarded the coveted best musical award? Who has the talent to win best performance? How does James Corden plan on opening the night? You’ll have to stay tuned for definitive answers, but while you wait, you can secure your seat at Madame Tussauds’ exclusive viewing party! We promise this exclusive viewing party will not be like any other viewing party you’ll ever attend. Madame Tussauds New York just launched their Broadway Experience and you’re invited! While you sip champagne and get ready for the party, you can make your way through the immersive Broadway Experience to see if you have what it takes to be a Broadway star! Guests will also be granted access to explore the other attractions throughout the evening as well.

4th Annual 1940’s-Style Swing Dancing Event at Battle of the Big Bands – Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through June 09, 2019 – New York

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum joins with Prohibition Productions to host Battle of the Big Bands, an epic music and swing dancing event on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) on Saturday, June 8, from 8:00pm to 1:00am. Celebrate the music, dancing and style of the swing era with a spectacular lineup of over 80 performers, including three of the best big bands—Sisterhood of Swing, Jonathan Stout Orchestra and Harlem Renaissance Orchestra. These three big bands will go head-to-head under the stars on the flight deck, with a massive stage and 3,600-square-foot wooden dance floor. Go below deck for more live music, performances and dancing on a 1,000-square-foot dance floor. Swing dance performances, a dance contest, swing DJs, a barbershop quartet, beginner swing dance lessons, vendors and a vintage fashion contest will add to the flair. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. This event is open to adults ages 21 and over. Tickets are required and space is limited. Tickets start at $49.00. VIP ticketholders will get an exclusive tour on the hangar deck. For more information and to purc… (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.

Something to Say: Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Deborah Kass, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Hank Willis Thomas – Brooklyn Museum
Through June 30, 2019 – Brooklyn

In this yearlong activation, Brooklyn artists Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Deborah Kass, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Hank Willis Thomas present their work in our public spaces—the plaza green, steps, and promenade outside and the lobby within—emphasizing the Museum as a civic space for conversation and learning. Through their text-based works, these artists use language, questions, and humor to engage topics ranging from national debates to local community issues, sparking dialogue around some of the most pressing questions of our time and inspiring us to listen, share with one another, and connect through art.

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.

Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989 – Grey Art Gallery, New York University
Through July 20, 2019 – New York

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprisings, Art after Stonewall, 1969–1989 is a long-awaited and groundbreaking survey that features over 200 works of art and related visual materials exploring the impact of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) liberation movement on visual culture. Presented in two parts—at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art—the exhibition features artworks by openly LGBTQ artists such as Vaginal Davis, Louise Fishman, Nan Goldin, Lyle Ashton Harris, Barbara Hammer, Holly Hughes, Greer Lankton, Robert Mapplethorpe, Catherine Opie, Joan Snyder, and Andy Warhol. On view at the Grey Art Gallery from April 24 through July 20, 2019 and at the Leslie-Lohman Museum from April 24 through July 21, 2019, the exhibition is organized by the Columbus Museum of Art.

Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art – American Folk Art Museum
Through July 28, 2019 – New York

The exhibition Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art will be presented at the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) from March 19 through July 28, 2019. Around 100 works by 18th, 19th, and early 20th-century self-taught artists highlight the history of of New York City as a financial and financial and commercial capital. The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth V. Warren, independent curator and author of Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety, The Perfect Game: America Looks at Baseball, and Young America: A Folk Art History, among other books. The coordinating curator is Stacy C. Hollander, deputy director for curatorial affairs and chief curator of the American Folk Art Museum. Made in New York City will tell its story from two perspectives simultaneously: “The Art of Business” focuses on the people and places that were part of the city’s thrumming commercial life. “The Business of Art” highlights the products of the artists, artisans, and manufacturers – the commercial signs, store figures, and early advertising images that they made. The exhibition will draw on the collections of a number of New York City museums, including the American Folk Art Museum, The New-York Histori… (read more)

Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art – American Folk Art Museum
Through July 28, 2019 – New York

The exhibition Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art will be presented at the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) from March 19 through July 28, 2019. Around 100 works by 18th, 19th, and early 20th-century self-taught artists highlight the history of of New York City as a financial and financial and commercial capital. The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth V. Warren, independent curator and author of Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety, The Perfect Game: America Looks at Baseball, and Young America: A Folk Art History, among other books. The coordinating curator is Stacy C. Hollander, deputy director for curatorial affairs and chief curator of the American Folk Art Museum. Made in New York City will tell its story from two perspectives simultaneously: “The Art of Business” focuses on the people and places that were part of the city’s thrumming commercial life. “The Business of Art” highlights the products of the artists, artisans, and manufacturers – the commercial signs, store figures, and early advertising images that they made. The exhibition will draw on the collections of a number of New York City museums, including the American Folk Art Museum, The New-York Histori… (read more)

Among Others: Photography and the Group – The Morgan Library & Museum
Through August 18, 2019 – Manhattan

Composed chiefly of works in the Morgan’s collection, this exhibition explores how photographers have represented the bonds uniting people, whether in group portraits or in serial imagery. In arranged sittings, form is content: when commissioned to photograph the royals of Germany and England at a wedding in 1894, James Russell and Son’s Studio instinctively centered its composition around the family’s matriarch, Queen Victoria. Camera artists sometimes insert themselves into the action, as Susan Meiselas did when mingling with carnival strippers, first to portray them behind the scenes and then to photograph those in the audience from a performer’s perspective. Action can also be a pose: in 1970, when asked to create a positive poster image for the Gay Liberation Front, Peter Hujar asked the group’s members to run toward him on the street, enacting their slogan, “Come Out!!” Ingenuity may be called for when one’s subjects are all too well-known: a press photographer, Jean-Pierre Ducatez, appealed to the primal desires of Beatles fans by zeroing in on the lips of each band member, creating a captivating game of who’s-who. Bringing together works from the 1860s to the present, Among… (read more)

Matt Keegan: what was & what is – Court Square Park
Through August 18, 2019 – Long Island City

For over a decade, Matt Keegan has worked to synthesize his interest in language, whether rooted in pedagogy and cognition or the vernacular and social. He works in sculpture, photography, and video, and for his SculptureCenter commission he integrates these various ways of working. Installed in Long Island City’s Court Square Park, what was & what is distills real estate development’s rhetorical and visual devices in an object that speaks the language of urban development while prompting opportunity for reflection on the fastest-growing neighborhood in New York City.

Simone Fattal solo show – MoMA PS1
Through September 02, 2019 – Long Island City

From March 31 to September 2, 2019, MoMA PS1 presents Works and Days the first solo museum exhibition in the United States of the work of Simone Fattal (Lebanese and American, b. 1942). Curated by Ruba Katrib, this retrospective brings together a selection of over 100 abstract and figurative ceramic sculptures, paintings and collages created over the last 40 years. Drawing from a range of sources including war narratives, landscape painting, ancient history, mythology, and Sufi poetry, these works explore the impact of displacement as well as the politics of archeology and excavation.

Salvation by the Sea – Coney Island History Project
Through September 02, 2019 – Brooklyn

The exhibit Salvation by the Sea explores an era when the Coney Island beachfront saved lives and provided a livelihood for waves of immigrants who arrived from the 1870s-1920s. The Coney Island History Project is open weekends and holidays, 1-7PM, from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, Free admission.to one and all!

South Street Seaport Museum announces PIONEER SAILING SEASON 2019 – South Street Seaport Museum
Through September 08, 2019 – New York

South Street Seaport Museum announces PIONEER SAILING SEASON 2019 May 25 – September 8, 2019 The South Street Seaport Museum announces Pioneer Sailing Season 2019: Sail New York Harbor aboard the 1885 Schooner Pioneer from May – September 2019 departing from Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport Museum. Advance tickets for the 2019 season are now available and can be purchased at http://seaportmuseum.org/sailnewyorkharbor. Tickets are $32 Adults, $28 Seniors and Children ages 0-12. Use code EarlyBird19 and receive a $3 discount on tickets booked before the start of the season. Spend an afternoon at the Museum! Pioneer tickets include free admission to the Museum’s exhibitions, so bring your ticket to the Museum before or after your sail! (Please be sure to arrive with ample time if you wish to visit the museum before.) In the days before paved roads, small coastal schooners such as Pioneer were the delivery trucks of their era, carrying various cargoes between coastal communities: lumber and stone from the islands of Maine, brick on the Hudson River, and oyster shell on the Chesapeake Bay. Almost all American cargo sloops and schooners were wood, but because she was built… (read more)

Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy – The Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 15, 2019 – Manhattan

“Comrades! I am the bard of Democracy,” Walt Whitman announced in a notebook in 1859. Over his 73 years (1819–1892), he essentially made good on that claim. From humble origins in Long Island and Brooklyn, he earned a global audience that never stops growing. On the two hundredth anniversary of his birth he continues to speak to new generations. The exhibition explores Whitman’s process of self-invention, from his early years as a journalist, through the early 1850s when Whitman began to write more privately and poetically, to his final years. Whitman not only sounded a “barbaric yawp” over the rooftops of the world, but he also helped his country to reconcile its famous contradictions through his inclusivity and his extraordinary body of work. Several of Whitman’s notebooks will be on display, as well as his portraitist’s copy of Leaves of Grass (1855) and the famous letter written to Whitman by Ralph Waldo Emerson commending that book. The exhibition will establish Whitman’s unblinking witness to the Civil War and display the great poems that he wrote in honor of the martyred president including “O Captain! My Captain!” Also on view are documents from Oscar Wilde, Hart Crane, Fe… (read more)

T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America – National Museum of the American Indian
Through September 16, 2019 – New York

One of the most influential, innovative, and talented Native American artists of the 20th-century, T.C. Cannon embodied the activism, cultural transition and creative expression that defined America in the 1960s and 1970s. Cannon’s work—as an artist, poet, and aspiring musician—is deeply personal yet undeniably political, reflecting his cultural heritage, experience as a Vietnam War veteran, and the turbulent social and political period during which he worked. Cannon preferred bold color combinations, mash-ups between Native and non-Native elements and never shied away from the complexity and nuance of identity politics. Cannon interrogated American history and popular culture through his Native lens, and exercised a rigorous mastery of Western art historical tropes while creating an entirely fresh visual vocabulary. T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America celebrates Cannon’s creative range and artistic legacy through numerous paintings and works on paper, as well as his poetry and music.

Shady Ladies: Secret Tour of The Met – Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 22, 2019 – New York

DISCOVER HISTORY’S SCANDALOUS, FEISTY WOMEN FROM ANCIENT GREEK HETAERAE TO MADAME X Courtesans, royal mistresses, scandalous women of every sort—the walls of the Metropolitan Museum are lined with them, from ancient Greek hetaerae to Sargent’s Madame X. These women, famous not only for sex-appeal but also for their talents—and for a spirit which today we would call ‘entrepreneurial’— fascinated both their wealthy patrons and the artists who created the world’s great masterpieces. But who were they? How did they rise to their positions? And how did they maintain their prominence despite their scandalous reputations? OH, THE STORIES YOU’LL HEAR… To find out, join us as we explore the lives and loves that lie behind the paintings. The Shady Ladies tour will change the way you see the museum — and art itself — forever. On this fun and informative 2-hour Metropolitan Museum tour, we will learn about: — The first nude female statue in ancient Greece and the hetaera who modeled for it — The oiran of the pleasure quarter of 18th century Tokyo — A Venetian courtesan who published books of poetry — The official royal mistresses of the French kings — A royal bastard … (read more)

Shady Ladies: Secret Tour of The Met – Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 22, 2019 – New York

DISCOVER HISTORY’S SCANDALOUS, FEISTY WOMEN FROM ANCIENT GREEK HETAERAE TO MADAME X Courtesans, royal mistresses, scandalous women of every sort—the walls of the Metropolitan Museum are lined with them, from ancient Greek hetaerae to Sargent’s Madame X. These women, famous not only for sex-appeal but also for their talents—and for a spirit which today we would call ‘entrepreneurial’— fascinated both their wealthy patrons and the artists who created the world’s great masterpieces. But who were they? How did they rise to their positions? And how did they maintain their prominence despite their scandalous reputations? OH, THE STORIES YOU’LL HEAR… To find out, join us as we explore the lives and loves that lie behind the paintings. The Shady Ladies tour will change the way you see the museum — and art itself — forever. On this fun and informative 2-hour Metropolitan Museum tour, we will learn about: — The first nude female statue in ancient Greece and the hetaera who modeled for it — The oiran of the pleasure quarter of 18th century Tokyo — A Venetian courtesan who published books of poetry — The official royal mistresses of the French kings — A royal bastard … (read more)

Ancestral Connections – National Museum of the American Indian
Through September 30, 2019 – New York

Ancestral Connections explores how ten contemporary artists draw on aspects of their heritage—sometimes combined with personal experiences or tribal history—to create new and compelling works of art. Some have been shaped by their traditional homelands and landscapes, while others draw on traditional worldviews, lifeways, and artistic traditions or remembered ancestors. As a whole, the works illustrate how connections to Native culture, tradition, and history serve as a catalyst for contemporary Native artistic expression.

E. v. Day: Breaking the Glass Ceiling – Children’s Museum of the Arts
Through October 27, 2019 – New York

Known for her gravity-defying suspension sculptures that explore themes of science fiction, space, gender, and humor, E. V. Day illuminates contradictions in gender roles and stretches the confines of social stereotypes. In her new site-specific installation in the central Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery, E. V. Day will use turnbuckles, monofilament, and angle iron to build multiple suspended trajectories in the ceiling, using the columns and walls as mounting points. Day will employ chains, brass rods, elastic cords, and hardware to build tension, highlight resistance, and imply velocity. The ceiling installation will be complemented by shattered glass images displayed around the perimeter of the gallery referencing cosmic aspirations — the strong desire to achieve something that might feel just outside of one’s reach.

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.

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)