Cultural Arts Articles
Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms at New-York Historical Society
For a look at American popular culture of the Rockwell/Roosevelt era, visit the first floor galleries at the New-York Historical Society to see Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms, a new exhibition that gives insight into how Rockwell’s paintings united public opinion behind President Roosevelt’s call for the defense of universal rights.
Why You Should See the Frick Collection
What if you could tour the home of an art collector? You’d see masterpieces hanging inside beautiful interiors and peek in on the life of someone with impeccable taste. That’s exactly what you get at The Frick Collection. This mansion on Fifth Avenue formerly housed Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919).
Live Orchestra al Fresco: New York Philharmonic's Concerts in the Parks
Every year since 1965, the New York Philharmonic has toured the public parks of New York City, bringing free music to anyone with two ears and a picnic blanket. This year, the Concerts in the Park series will last from June 12 to 17, including a diverse program of music to liven up your summer evening.
Kids Use Their ImagiNATIONS at NYC's National Museum of the American Indian
Entertaining learning experiences for kids abound at the new ImagiNATIONS Center at the National Museum of the American Indian, where a series of lively, interactive galleries awaits.
What’s On and Upcoming at Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian Design Museum
At the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, you’re introduced to the world of design in the masterpiece that is Carnegie Mansion. This gorgeous, historical house on Museum Mile is filled with innovations in all kinds of design, from home furnishings to architecture to paper goods.
Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination at The Met
Those who worship at the altar of fashion will be in seventh heaven at The Metropolitan Museum’s spring costume exhibit. Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination reflects the influence of religious art, ceremony, and imagery on clothing design.
What to Do on Your Visit to the Louis Armstrong House in Queens
A lesser-known museum in New York is jazz hero Louis Armstrong’s home, which has been preserved since his death in 1971, its fabulous mid-century decor intact. The site is informative and beautiful and is located in Corona, Queens. This is a residential area without much tourist traffic, but that’s your chance to scope out some authentic New York and enjoy the best of what the area has to offer.
Walk This Way: Historic Footwear From the Stuart Weitzman Collection
For three decades, along with running his eponymous company, Stuart Weitzman and his wife Jane have been collecting vintage footwear. Now, 100 items from their cache are on display in Walk This Way at the New-York Historical Society, supplemented by items and archival items from the museum’s own collection and some contemporary creations by Weitzman and other designers.
What Special Exhibitions Are at the National Museum of the American Indian in NYC?
Wondering what special exhibitions are at the National Museum of the American Indian in NYC? This lesser-known museum contains an arresting collection of art and artifacts from the native tribes of North, Central, and South Americas, as well as the Caribbean.
Weekly Family Programs This Spring at the New-York Historical Society
Bring your family to one of these rich cultural experiences, most of them free with museum admission, this spring at the New-York Historical Society.
Historic Lower East Side Synagogues
Whether you are interested in history, Judaism, architecture, or even none of the above, there is a lot to enjoy at three old synagogues on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the most famous immigrant district in a city renowned for its immigrant history. All three can be visited in a few hours as distances between them are small.
What Are the Oldest Places in New York City?
What are the oldest establishments in NYC? Everyone in the city is generally in such a hurry to eat at/walk by/gaze at/climb the top of whatever is newest, that we sometimes forget that one of the things that makes the city so great is its history.
QUEENIE: Latina Art From El Museo del Barrio’s Collection at HEH Gallery
From March 21 to June 23, 2018, art from the El Museo del Barrio collection will be on display at the Hunter East Harlem Gallery. Called QUEENIE, this exhibition will focus on Latina artists from the Caribbean, South America, Central America, and the Latinx diaspora.
Memory Unearthed: Henryk Ross Photographs at the Museum of Jewish Heritage
Recovered like buried treasure after the Second World War, the photographs of Henryk Ross survive to tell the hidden story of the Lodz Ghetto. Two hundred of these photographs are on view now at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. The exhibition is called Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross.
The Best New York Dance Performances of Spring 2018
Dance lovers are spoilt for choice in New York City, as the city’s stages host everything from the world’s top dance companies to exciting emerging artists. Here are some of the upcoming dance performances in all disciplines to look forward to this spring.
Unseen Oceans at the Natural History Museum Celebrates a Golden Age of Marine Exploration
Unseen Oceans, a fascinating, hands-on exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History opening March 12, helps visitors grasp two things—how little we still know about life under our oceans (only about 10%-15% is mapped out, according to Curator John Sparks) and how crucial it is not to underestimate the importance of the micro-organisms that live there.
Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away at the Guggenheim Museum
The historical and the personal collide in the moving new show Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Sound & Vision: 'David Bowie is' Opens at the Brooklyn Museum
David Bowie, the beloved English singer/New York transplant who sang about "Changes" and is revered for perpetually changing his sound and look over a five decades-plus career, is being celebrated in the exhibition David Bowie is, now open at Brooklyn Museum.
Miriam Schapiro's Femmages at Museum of Arts and Design's Surface/Depth
Miriam Schapiro (1923-2015) was a pioneer of feminist art, incorporating traditional decorative craft into her painting and sculpture. This spring, come to the Museum of Arts and Design and see Schapiro’s work along with that of her artistic heirs at Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro. This exciting exhibition opens on March 22.
What to See at The Met Cloisters
The Met Cloisters is a somewhat overlooked branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but the mystery is part of its appeal. This offshoot of the Met is dedicated to the preservation of medieval European art in a facility inspired by (and in part comprised of) medieval architecture.
Solid Futures at the Rubin's Visionary New Exhibitions
The Rubin Museum of Art has declared 2018 as the year of the future, with exhibitions, programs, and experiences that heighten the awareness of past, present, and future.
The Things They Carried: Pockets to Purses Exhibition to Open at Fashion Institute of Technology
The graduate students at FIT’s Fashion and Textile Study program have curated a new exhibition at the campus museum coming March 6. Pockets to Purses: Fashion + Function will consider the variety of ways people have stored their belongings from the 18th century until today.
Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. at the New-York Historical Society
In the midst of the chaos and social upheaval of the 1960s, perhaps no figures epitomize the era better than the Kennedys and Martin Luther King Jr. That intersection is at the heart of Rebel Spirits, a new exhibition at the New-York Historical Society that explores the two distinct, yet often overlapping, paths of King and Attorney General-turned-Senator and presidential front-runner Robert F. Kennedy.
Now and Forever: The Art of Medieval Time Opens at the Morgan Library
Keeping track of time was important long before Western civilization had clocks which appeared around 1300. The exhibition, Now and Forever: The Art of Medieval Time at the Morgan Library & Museum on view from January 26 through April 29, 2018, makes a compelling reason to look up from your digital device and visit.
Don't Miss Majestic Mountain Photos at China Institute
This year, the China Institute Gallery will unveil an exciting new exhibition called Art of the Mountain: Through the Chinese Photographer’s Lens, running from February 8 to December 2, 2018. Featuring over 60 photographs from a range of modern Chinese photographers, this exhibition will allow visitors to consider the role of mountains in China’s geography, history, art, and philosophy.