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Museum Events in New York City This Weekend - September 13-September 15


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.

Moonlight Tour - Green-Wood Cemetery
September 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join other fearless trekkers to explore Green-Wood's intriguing tombstones and unforgettable catacombs under the glow of the full moon. Historian Jeff Richman leads these immensely popular walking tours, which begin at sunset and are accompanied by the ethereal and atmospheric sounds of live accordion music. Buy your tickets soon; these tours always sell out.

Lunchtime Lecture: Criminal Justice in the 19th Century - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
September 13, 2019 - New York

Hear about the history, theories, and development of the criminal justice system in New York in the 19th-century. Bring your lunch. Tea, conversation, and an optional Museum tour included.

Nikhil Chopra: Lands, Waters, and Skies - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 13, 2019 - New York

At the heart of Nikhil Chopra's durational performances is the contemplative act of drawing. During his residency at The Met, Chopra will interrogate how identities are formed and understood through a series of dramatic character transformations and the creation of a monumental drawing.

Block Lab - Brooklyn Children Museum
September 13, 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!

Freestyle Fridays in Colorlab - Brooklyn Children Museum
September 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

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. Freestyle Fridays in ColorLab is made possible in part by the Lincoln Center Cultural Innovation Fund, which is generously supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and administered by Lincoln Center.

Stars of the Stage and Screen - Green-Wood Cemetery
September 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Among Green-Wood's 570,000 permanent residents are some of the most celebrated personalities of the American stage and silver screen. On this trolley tour we'll step back in time and encounter the actors, producers, composers, and directors that left their mark on entertainment history. Discover William Niblo, whose theater in SoHo staged the first American musical The Black Crook (about an evil magician with scoliosis) produced in 1866 by William Wheatley; actor Laura Keene who was onstage at Lincoln's assassination, and actor Kate Claxton who wrote a harrowing first-person account of the Brooklyn Theater in 1876 that killed 284 people. You'll also visit the graves of modern Broadway legends Leonard Bernstein and Fred Ebb on this show stopping tour.

Dead Distillers Trolley Tour - Green-Wood Cemetery
September 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Green-Wood is teaming up with our friends at Kings County Distillery to delve into the storied past of distilling in Brooklyn. The afternoon kicks off with a trolley tour of the cemetery's "permanent residents" with whiskey connections, including the one and only casualty of the Brooklyn Whiskey Wars of the late 1860s and early 1870s. Afterward, the trolley will head to Kings County Distillery in the Brooklyn Navy Yard where visitors will see first-hand how whiskey is made and enjoy a tasting of four delectable varieties.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 14, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum! A curator's been murdered at the Metropolitan Museum, but he's left a 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 whodunit. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Textile Techniques | Weaving Workshop at Industry City - Industry City
September 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Celebrate New York Textile Month with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Join us Saturday, September 14 at Brooklyn's Industry City, 51 35th Street, near the entrance to Innovation Alley. We invite all audiences to gain exposure to design and the design process. No prior experience with design is needed to participate. Play with color, pattern, and other design elements to create your own sample weaving with Scott Bodenner. This is a free event and offered on a first-come, first-served basis to audiences of all ages. Children must be over the age of 5 to participate.

Walking Tour: Edgar Allan Poe in Greenwich Village - Merchant's House Museum
September 14, 2019 - New York

Join us on a two-hour literary and historical walking tour that traces a path into Edgar Allan Poe’s life in Greenwich Village in the 1840s, where the author lived and worked at the height of his fame — before plunging irrevocably into the final, abysmal chapter of his short life. On this tour, you will visit the site his former home, learn of his contemporary rivals and admirers, and see where he wrote some of his most famous stories and poems. Interweaving some of his most famous tales with Greenwich Village’s macabre secret histories, this tour is guaranteed to enthrall fans of Poe’s literary grotesques while honoring his legacy in New York City. This tour is approximately 2 hours in duration and approximately 1.5 miles in length. Runs rain or shine. Tour meets off-site at 85 West Third Street. Tour ends near Washington Square.

Manmade Earth - The Invisible Dog Art Center
September 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

In Manmade Earth, eight teenagers from the Congo, Egypt, Malaysia, Somalia, Syria, Tanzania, and the United States—each with a unique path into this country—come together to create a new landscape on stage. With an abundance of materials, including cardboard, rope, buckets, and wood, Manmade Earth binds the audience and performers in an experiment of communal construction.

Taíno Dance Party - National Museum of the American Indian
September 14, 2019 - New York

An evening dance party featuring live music by award-winning singer-songwriter Irka Mateo (Taíno). DJ Max “Drlacxos” Cueto will open and close the evening.

Nikhil Chopra: Lands, Waters, and Skies - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 14, 2019 - New York

At the heart of Nikhil Chopra's durational performances is the contemplative act of drawing. During his residency at The Met, Chopra will interrogate how identities are formed and understood through a series of dramatic character transformations and the creation of a monumental drawing.

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
September 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
September 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station - New York Transit Museum
September 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

With exclusive access through the New York Transit Museum, explore the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground, where you will learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall. Then, head downstairs and be transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway's opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

Colorlab - Brooklyn Children Museum
September 14, 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. ColorLab's rotating programs feature the work and artistic processes of African American, Afro-Caribbean, and African contemporary artists. Each visit to ColorLab offers new ways to experiment with artistic processes and new ideas to explore, as well as the exploration of the Museum's collection using all of the senses. Hands-on programs are supported by BCM's teaching artists and educators.

Sensory Room - Brooklyn Children Museum
September 14, 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 Children Museum
September 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
September 14, 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.

Historic Trolley Tours - Green-Wood Cemetery
September 15, 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).

Nikhil Chopra: Lands, Waters, and Skies - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 15, 2019 - New York

At the heart of Nikhil Chopra's durational performances is the contemplative act of drawing. During his residency at The Met, Chopra will interrogate how identities are formed and understood through a series of dramatic character transformations and the creation of a monumental drawing.

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
September 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
September 15, 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.

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
September 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

Holding History - Brooklyn Children Museum
September 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

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 Museum
September 15, 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. ColorLab's rotating programs feature the work and artistic processes of African American, Afro-Caribbean, and African contemporary artists. Each visit to ColorLab offers new ways to experiment with artistic processes and new ideas to explore, as well as the exploration of the Museum's collection using all of the senses. Hands-on programs are supported by BCM's teaching artists and educators.

Sensory Room - Brooklyn Children Museum
September 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

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 Museum
September 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
September 15, 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.

National Lighthouse Museum - Fig Fest at National Lighthouse Museum
September 15, 2019 - Staten Island

This year the September 15th annual gathering of local fig growers in the Staten Island region will meet at the National Lighthouse Museum. This event offers local fig growers and fig aficonados an oportunity to gather, display their figs, cuttings, and fig products, and to discuss growing an propagating fig plants with other likeminded individuals.

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)

Our Stuff, Ourselves: An Intimate Look at the Tredwells’ Private Lives - Merchant's House Museum
Through September 16, 2019 - New York

The Merchant’s House was built in 1832 and purchased by Seabury Tredwell, a prosperous New York City hardware merchant, in 1835. The Tredwell family continued to live in the landmark late-Federal and Greek revival style row house for nearly 100 years. On display: a selection of the Tredwells’ personal items from the collection, a doorway into their private lives that reveal the tastes, interests, and values of a prosperous merchant family in 19th century New York.

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.

South Street Seaport Museum Expands Schedule for Public Cruises on W.O. Decker - South Street Seaport Museum
Through October 01, 2019 - New York

South Street Seaport Museum Expands Schedule for Public Cruises on W.O. Decker The South Street Seaport Museum announces an expanded schedule for the public cruises on Tugboat W.O. Decker. Take a 60-minute ride on New York's last remaining New-York-built wooden tugboat and see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the lower Manhattan skyline as never before. Deckerwill cruise past Governor's Island with Battery Park, One World Trade Center and all of the lower Manhattan skyline as a backdrop and head to the Statue of Liberty for stunning harbor views. This May marked the first time Decker was available for public cruises in nearly a decade, now with an expanded schedule: Wed-Friday: 2pm and 7pm. Sat & Sun: 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm and 7pm. Decker Tours are $35 and include admission to the Museum. Cruisescan be booked in advance at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1011575.   Tickets for a cruise plus Museum Admission are $35 ($29 for seniors and students, $15 for children 10 and up) The 7pm cruises do not include admission and are $25. Museum tickets alone are $20 ($14 for seniors and students, children under 8 NOW FREE) and can be purchased at www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org.... (read more)

South Street Seaport Museum announces new exhibition The Printed Port - South Street Seaport Museum
Through October 01, 2019 - New York

South Street Seaport Museum announces new exhibition The Printed Port at Bowne & Co. Printing Offices The South Street Seaport Museum announces a new exhibition entitled The Printed Port at the Bowne & Co. Printing Offices. Entry to the new exhibition is included with Museum admission. Tickets are $20 ($14 for seniors and students, children under 8 NOW FREE) and can be purchased at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org. The South Street Seaport Museum is located at 12 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038. New Exhibition: The Printed Port The Printed Port illuminates an industry central to the development of New York City: job printing. Printers were a mammoth force in the 19th-century Port of New York; they produced all manner of printed materials for the businesses flourishing on South Street, including those in the maritime trades. Bowne & Co. founded in 1775 and part of the South Street Seaport Museum since 1975, was one of hundreds of shops that made up  characterized the seaport district. The exhibition features original and reproduced artifacts from the South Street Seaport Museum's collection, including 19th-century and early-20th century printing presses. A survey o... (read more)

South Street Seaport Museum announces New Tours of Wavertree's Cargo Hold - South Street Seaport Museum
Through October 01, 2019 - New York

South Street Seaport Museum announces New Tours of Wavertree's Cargo Hold The South Street Seaport Museum announces access to the hull of Wavertree for tours. Wavertree tickets are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/957100. Museum tickets are $20 ($14 for seniors and students, children under 8 NOW FREE) and can be purchased at www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org. The South Street Seaport Museum is located at 12 Fulton Street, NYC, 10038. NEW: Visit the Cargo Hold of Wavertree Included in the price of admission, the South Street Seaport Museum now offers a new level of acesss to Wavertree, a 130-year-old ship built of riveted wrought iron and the iconic centerpiece of the "Street of Ships" at South Street. For the first time, visitors can take a tour into the belly of the ship to view the breathtaking main cargo area. Tours will be conducted into the massive lower hold space to a viewing platform. Maritime Song Sessions Aboard Wavertree Join for maritime singing sessions each first Sunday from May to September aboard Wavertree. Purchase of admission required. Click here for tickets to the next session. The 1885 ship Wavertree has a well-documented and fascin... (read more)

[WE ARE HERE Festival] Exhibition - Abrons Arts Center
Through October 03, 2019 - New York

WE ARE HERE highlights Indigenous creatives working across media in the areas of film, visual art, and performance. Although aesthetic approaches and creative practices vary, featured artists in this exhibition place Modernity and Tradition in dialogue with one another. As Indigenous people, we face ongoing destruction by western technology, yet we are armed with our own ancestral knowledge and technologies. We accept the amalgamation of the two worlds within and around us. It fuels the creation of a “world in which many worlds can exist.” (EZLN proverb) Exhibiting artists include: Mia Ritter-Whittle (Caddo and Lenape), Corey Ashley (Diné), Kenaba Hatathlie (Diné), Mi Casa No Es Su Casa(Abya Yala), Hotvlkvce Harjo (mvskoke Creek), Olivia Camfield (mvskoke Creek) & Woodrow Hunt (klamath Modoc and cherokee), Nikki Escobar (Páez), Bert Benally (Diné), Colectiva Nopalera (Abya Yala), Regan De Loggans (choctaw, k’iche’Maya), Mona Cliff (A’ananin/Assinaboine), Carlos Rodriguez (Taino//Purepecha descendant) , Camas Logue (Klamath/Modoc), Ryan Dennison (Diné), Marina Eskeets (Diné)

Museum of Broken Windows - Cooper Union
Through October 08, 2019 - Manhattan

The Museum of Broken Windows, curated by the New York Civil Liberties Union in partnership with the Soze Agency, is a pop-up exhibition featuring the work of artists from around the country highlighting the ineffectiveness of broken windows policing and its severe, harmful effect on vulnerable communities criminalized by it.

Museum of Broken Windows - Cooper Union
Through October 08, 2019 - Manhattan

The Museum of Broken Windows, curated by the New York Civil Liberties Union in partnership with the Soze Agency, is a pop-up exhibition featuring the work of artists from around the country highlighting the ineffectiveness of broken windows policing and its severe, harmful effect on vulnerable communities criminalized by it.

Museum of Broken Windows - Cooper Union
Through October 08, 2019 - Manhattan

The Museum of Broken Windows, curated by the New York Civil Liberties Union in partnership with the Soze Agency, is a pop-up exhibition featuring the work of artists from around the country highlighting the ineffectiveness of broken windows policing and its severe, harmful effect on vulnerable communities criminalized by it.

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.

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.

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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