Cultural Arts Articles
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.
Tennessee Williams: No Refuge But Writing | Exhibition Now Open
American playwright Tennessee Williams’ work has been a staple of stages around the world for the past half-century, as plays like The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire have become theatrical icons. Now, theatre fans can go back to the origins of these legendary works – and learn more about the man behind them – at the Morgan Library & Museum, whose new exhibition Tennessee Williams: No Refuge but Writing delves into the famed playwright and his creations.
HBO Doc 'The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm' at NYC's Museum of Jewish Heritage
As world history gallops ahead in this era of upheaval, teaching children about the Holocaust might seem too great a task for parents and educators. But it is necessary to bring this piece of history to young people, with its messages about tolerance, human endurance, and freedom that remain vital to contemporary times. HBO and the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York have sought to bridge the generational gap with the new documentary short, The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm.
Why You Should Visit Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall held its first concert in 1891. Now this New York landmark is one of the world’s most famous venues for orchestral music. The best of the best pianists, violinists, and grand orchestras play here. If you’re intimidated by classical music (the Hall offers much more, by the way) or are turned off by tuxedos, there’s still a seat for you at Carnegie Hall. Find out why in the list below!
Tour the Alberto Savinio Exhibition at CIMA, SoHo's Best-Kept Secret
This airy loft in SoHo is not quite gallery, not quite museum. Regardless, it’s extraordinary. And at the Center for Italian Modern Art this year, you’ll find a fascinating exhibition of the artist Alberto Savinio.
Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed at Met Breuer
The sprawling exhibit Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed at the Met Breuer, categorized by theme rather than chronologically, includes 43 of Munch’s works, created over 60 years.
Josef Albers in Mexico | New Exhibition at the Guggenheim
Artist Josef Albers was best known for his vivid abstract paintings. A new show at the Solomon R. Guggenehim Museum provides fresh context on that work with a focus on Albers’ black and white photographs, as well as his photo collages, in the newly opened Josef Albers in Mexico.
5 American Things a Visitor to New York Must Experience
You’re on your way to New York City. You have your list ready of must-sees while in town; these usually entail seeing Times Square, the Empire State Building, Central Park, and so on. But if you’re really in New York City to experience American culture, what should you check out then? Here are five recommendations of things that celebrate American culture.
Best Under the Radar Museum Exhibits This Fall in NYC
Whether you’re a history buff, an art lover, or just want to eat some Chinese food in a museum (yes, that’s real), check out our picks for some alternative exhibitions you’re sure to enjoy this season.