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Museum Events in New York City This Weekend - October 18-October 20


Museum Events in New York City This Weekend Photo: 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.

Candlelight Ghost Tours of ‘Manhattan’s Most Haunted House’ - Merchant's House Museum
October 18, 2019 - New York

Updated with the latest eerie happenings! 60-minute tours begin on the half hour, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. ALL tours include 4th Floor Servants’ Quarters! Eight family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the double parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and unsettling occurrences, all from the people who actually experienced them.

Block Lab - Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 18, 2019 - USA

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!

Freestyle Fridays in Colorlab - Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 18, 2019 - USA

All ages Bring 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 - The Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 18, 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!

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
October 19, 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

Design Fest - Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian No Museum
October 19, 2019 - New York

Cooper Hewitt concludes National Design Week with a day of hands-on activities led by National Design Award winners and guest designers. Audiences of all ages are invited to play designer and tackle design challenges in workshops, learn new design skills, and explore the museum. Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the National Design Awards, Cooper Hewitt will offer free admission to all museum visitors during National Design Week (October 12–19, 2019), courtesy of Target, and will host a series of free education programs broadening access to the vision and work of the country's design leaders, inspiring people of all ages to engage with design and design thinking. National Design Week culminates with the National Design Awards Gala. View all programs and events here.

Dead-of-Night Candlelight Ghost Tour - Merchant's House Museum
October 19, 2019 - New York

With Paranormal Investigator Dan Sturges Join Dan Sturges, Founder, Sturges Paranormal, who has been documenting the paranormal activity at the Merchant’s House for more than 10 years, for a rare late-night candlelight ghost tour of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House.” He will lead you through the candlelit rooms, discussing his investigative theories and methodologies, and some of the eeriest findings and most mysterious hauntings captured. He’ll also share his most chilling experiences. Can the Tredwells communicate from beyond the grave? Come with your questions for one of the most knowledgeable specialists in the field! Dan Sturges is the founder of Sturges Paranormal and appears on the Travel Channel’s new weekly series, Paranormal Caught on Camera. Tour is 75 minutes; capacity strictly limited to 20. Doors open at 11:50 p.m.; NO LATE ENTRY once the tour begins at midnight.

Candlelight Ghost Tours of ‘Manhattan’s Most Haunted House’ - Merchant's House Museum
October 19, 2019 - New York

Updated with the latest eerie happenings! 60-minute tours begin on the half hour, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. ALL tours include 4th Floor Servants’ Quarters! Eight family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the double parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and unsettling occurrences, all from the people who actually experienced them.

Colorlab - Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 19, 2019 - USA

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 Children's Museum
October 19, 2019 - USA

All Ages In 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 Children's Museum
October 19, 2019 - USA

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

Watson Adventures’ Dancing Nudes Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
October 19, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! An eminent scholar’s husband has been shot dead, a week after coming to Watson Adventures with strange messages and images of “dancing stick figures” she had found on her computer. The messages are somehow linked to nude artwork in the museum. Who is the murderer? What is the secret of the dancing nude figures? See if your team of sleuths can figure out whodunit on this unusual murder mystery scavenger hunt based on a Sherlock Holmes story. Advance purchase is required.

The Sensory Room - The Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Art Demonstrations by Ian Kuali'i - National Museum of the American Indian
Through October 19, 2019 - New York

Ian Kuali’i (Native Hawaiian/Apache ancestry) combines large-scale cut paper, land art and murals with traditional Hawaiian arts to create a hybrid of traditional and contemporary works. Demonstrations will take place in the museum's Diker Pavilion Thursday, Oct. 17, 1–4 p.m. and 5–7 p.m; Friday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.–noon and 1–4 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.–noon and 1–4 p.m.

Art Demonstrations by Ian Kuali'i - National Museum of the American Indian
Through October 19, 2019 - New York

Ian Kuali’i (Native Hawaiian/Apache ancestry) combines large-scale cut paper, land art and murals with traditional Hawaiian arts to create a hybrid of traditional and contemporary works. Demonstrations will take place in the museum's Diker Pavilion Thursday, Oct. 17, 1–4 p.m. and 5–7 p.m; Friday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.–noon and 1–4 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.–noon and 1–4 p.m.

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
October 20, 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.

Great Trees of Green-Wood - Green-Wood Cemetery
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

You don't have to leave the city to be among some of most beautiful trees (and oldest!) trees in the Northeast. There are 7,000 of them right here at Green-Wood, and they represent over 700 species. In fact, the Cemetery is a Class III Arboretum – one of only 27 in the world. Do a lot of trees look the same to you? They won't after you tour of Green-Wood's great trees! Come with us to go off the beaten path, look up, and learn to spot the subtle differences. You'll become a tree expert in no time

Historic Trolley Tours - Green-Wood Cemetery
October 20, 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).

Holding History - Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 20, 2019 - USA

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 Children's Museum
October 20, 2019 - USA

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
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

All Ages In 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
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Open House New York - Museum at Eldridge Street
October 20, 2019 - New York

Open House New York is the city's largest architecture and design event! The Museum is free all day for self-guided visitors or guided tours. Hourly tours with expert docents will tell the story of our home, the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, and its 20-year, $20 million restoration. Completed in 2007, the meticulous restoration reversed decades of neglect and decay, uncovering fascinating history and raising preservation questions along the way. Tours will also explore the main sanctuary's newest installation – a 2011 stained glass window designed by contemporary artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans.

Open House New York: Bayside Historical Society Tour - Bayside Historical Society
October 20, 2019 - Bayside

Bayside Historical Society is proud to be participating in the Open House New York weekend, a five-borough-wide event that celebrates architecture and design. Since 1984, BHS has been located at the Castle in Fort Totten Park. Built in 1887, the building was originally used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as their Officers' Mess Hall and Club. The Castle is one of the finest surviving examples in New York City of Gothic Revival castellated architecture, and is a NYC designated landmark that is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. BHS will be participating on Sunday, October 20, from 12:00pm-4:00pm. Our staff will be on hand to give tours and talk about our beautiful building and its history. This event is free to all! LOCATION:  Bayside Historical Society 208 Totten Avenue, Fort Totten Bayside, NY 11359 Phone: 718-352-1548 Email: [email protected] Sign up for the Open House New York newsletter to receive news and updates: https://ohny.org/weekend

Holding History - The Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Holding History - Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

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 Children's Museum
October 20, 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 Children's Museum
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

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 Children's Museum
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Open House New York (OHNY) - Queens Historical Society- Kingsland Homestead
Through October 20, 2019 - Flushing

Join us October 19th and October 20th for a FREE tour of Kingsland Homestead from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Open House New York celebrates the best examples of design and planning throughout the five boroughs, from historic to contemporary, and helps foster a more informed conversation about how architecture and urban design sustain New York as a vibrant place to live, work, and learn.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Margaret Mead Film Festival - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 20, 2019 - New York

The American Museum of Natural History’s 2019 Margaret Mead Film Festival features documentary films, shorts, and other media that increase our understanding of the complexity and diversity of peoples and cultures around the world. Inspired by anthropologist Margaret Mead’s groundbreaking use of film and photography, the Mead celebrates ever-changing modes of storytelling, new technologies, and increased access to communities near and far while presenting the best in non-fiction film and hybrid works.  Highlights of the 2019 Margaret Mead Film Festival include: • 44 films, including 17 U.S. premieres and 17 shorts • Three-day virtual reality lounge featuring filmmaker and artist Lynette Wallworth’s Awavena • Panel discussion about the updates to the Northwest Coast Hall • Tribute to filmmaker Barb Cranmer For a full schedule of events, the list of films, and ticketing information, please visit amnh.org/mead.

Margaret Mead Film Festival - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 20, 2019 - New York

The 2019 Margaret Mead Film Festival—the internationally recognized showcase for documentary films—will screen 44 outstanding films representing 34 countries and host special events from Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, at the American Museum of Natural History. Tickets go on sale Thursday, September 5, and the full film descriptions and trailers are available online at amnh.org/mead. This year's festival selections—including 18 U.S. premieres—embody the theme "Breaking the Narrative," presenting stories that disrupt stereotypical representations of cultures. Honoring the legendary anthropologist Margaret Mead, this year's festival selections connect us to communities across the globe that are breaking norms or just breaking the mold, including women racecar drivers in Saudi Arabia, or Indigenous Australian drag queens, or ultra-orthodox feminists in Israel. This year's films shed light on contemporary culture through the work of filmmakers from countries across the world including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greenland, Haiti, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and South Korea. With more than 26 filmmakers and prot... (read more)

“Birding in Peace” Walking Tours at Green-Wood - Green-Wood
Through October 20, 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-Wood’s overwintering feathered denizens from the north. Sunday, October 6 7:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Sunday, October 13 7:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Sunday, October 20 7:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. $15; $10 for members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund and members of the Brooklyn Historical Society. Rese... (read more)

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.

Archtober 2019 at the South Street Seaport Museum - South Street Seaport Museum
Through October 31, 2019 - New York

Archtober 2019 at the South Street Seaport Museum Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October The South Street Seaport Museum announces Archtober 2019 public programs, including walking tours of the seaport district and building tours of Schermerhorn Row. Tours are scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/archtober2019.   Building Tour: Schermerhorn Row and the Seaport Come discover the treasures hidden inside Schermerhorn Row, one of the most significant examples of early 19th-century commercial architecture. This special tour will take you through the remains of two 19th-century hotels made famous by New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell's "Up in the Old Hotel." Meet your tour guide at the entrance of the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street. Tours are scheduled Fridays and Saturdays in October. Tickets are $15. Friday, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 3-4PM. Saturday, October 5, 12, and 26, 12-1PM, 2-3PM, 4-5PM.   Walking Tour: Hidden History of the South Street Seaport's Architecture Several buildings in the seaport district are considered to be some of the oldest standing... (read more)

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 Cemetery’s 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-Wood’s 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 Cemetery’s 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-Wood’s 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 Cemetery’s 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-Wood’s 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 Cemetery’s 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-Wood’s 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 1967–1968 - Derfner Judaica Museum
Through January 05, 2020 - Bronx

This exhibition includes 50 black and white photographs from Leonard Freed’s 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 Freed’s 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-Am’s darkroom to print Freed’s negatives as she often did throughout her husband’s career. The first issue of Israel Magazine appeared in late 1967. Dozens of Freed’s images from 1967 and 1968, and a few from an earlier trip, his first, in 1962—mostly in black and white, but occasionally in color—appeared in all but three of the issues in the first volume. Freed’s 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 (1813–1901), 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 (1840–1912), and his future librettist, Arrigo Boito (1842–1918), 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 (1856–1925) 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. 1440–1491), a renowned student of Donatello, a teacher of Michelangelo, and a great favorite of Lorenzo "il Magnifico" de' Medici, his principal patron.

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

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as Guercino (1591–1666), 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)

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)


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