Cultural Arts Articles
What to See During NYC's Asia Week (3/9-3/18/17)
Mark your calendars for March 9th through March 18th, when Asia Week takes over New York City to celebrate culture and artworks from every Asian culture. Dealers, auction houses, museums, and institutions open their doors for the much-anticipated event, both educating the public and providing opportunities to purchase some of the most coveted of Asian artworks. Check out our top five “to dos” during Asia Week below.
What to See at NYC's Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Museum of Jewish Heritage is one of New York City’s most intriguing museums, holding essential elements of recent Jewish history within its walls. Highlighted below are four of the museum’s must-see exhibitions for early 2017 (two permanent and two temporary). If you find yourself in lower Manhattan, be sure to stop by the Museum of Jewish Heritage and take in its many stories of the Jewish people and their history.
NYC's Winter Museum Must-Sees
When it comes to culture, New York is hard to beat. From art to history to literature, the city’s institutions are packed with exhibits that gather together the treasures of the world. Check out these intriguing shows coming up for winter, 2017.
What to See at the Met Opera
The Metropolitan Opera was originally founded in 1883, and to this day it remains a vibrant home for many of the world’s most talented singers, designers, and conductors. The 2016-2017 season has quite the lineup of operas, ranging from Carmen to Tristan and Isolde. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed when trying to decide which show to get tickets for, you’re in luck. Rounded up below are our top five picks for the Met Opera’s winter-spring 2017 operas.
Indelible Marks: Tattooed New York at the New-York Historical Society
Tattoos are an intimate means of expressing one’s identity and experiences. First seen in North America in the early 1700s on Iriquois Indians, the popularity of tattoos in New York increased over the next three centuries, with artists establishing shops in the Bowery and Coney Island. The New-York Historical Society’s Tattooed New York chronicles the origins of tattoos from early Native American body art to being gradually embraced by sailors, women, and high society personalities, on through the city's current tattoo renaissance.
Spring Preview: Fashion Takes the Lead at the Museum of Arts and Design
The Museum of Arts and Design is promising a thrilling spring lineup of exhibitions that will focus in on the past, present, and future of fashion in 2017. You’re invited to see it all. If you find yourself in New York City between the months of March and August, be sure to stop by and check out any and all of these three engaging exhibits.
What to See at New York City Center
Since 1943, New York City Center has been a major venue for the performing arts offering music, theater and dance in midtown NYC. 2017 will be no exception to the exceptional programming, with a group of wonderful performers and performances coming up this winter and spring. Read on for our rundown of the best shows coming to City Center.
I'm Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson
Visitors to the Morgan Library and Museum can now get a rare insight into the life of one of literature’s most enigmatic poets: Emily Dickinson. The museum’s upcoming exhibition I’m Nobody! Who Are You? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson, which opened January 20, is the the most ambition exhibition on the iconic poet to date.
Richard Gilder Center: A Major Expansion for the Natural History Museum
Recently greenlit by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and Manhattan Community Board 7, The American Museum of Natural History is moving forward with plans for a $340 million expansion/reconfiguring that will include the creation of the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation. The goal of a 2020 opening coincides with the Museum’s 150th anniversary. Fundraising efforts have already seen more than $277 million raised.
5 NYC Museums You Didn't Know About
Nothing against New York's major museums, but if you've "been there and done that" you may , you might be looking for what else NYC has to offer. Listed below are five museums in the city that we bet you didn’t know about. From The New York City Transit Museum to the Museum of Sex, these five museums will have you feeling like a local… and an educated one at that!
Perfect Harmony: NYC's Chorus Groups
Choral performances give each singer a way to participate in an activity that involves them artistically, builds community, and results in a musical product of great beauty. Choral singing is incredibly popular, and nowhere more so than in New York, where there are many opportunities to hear choral groups performing varied styles all year round.
The Met Opera’s Doors Are Now Open to the Public (Even If You Don’t Have a Ticket!)
The Metropolitan Opera House is one of New York City’s most beloved venues. Its magnificent architecture and design have made its façade as iconic as the renowned opera performances that take place within its walls.
Tea for Two (and More) with Sebastian Beckwith at the Guggenheim
In the late 1980s, when Sebastian Beckwith was a trekking guide in Bhutan and northern India, he fell in love with tea. Not long after, he and a few colleagues founded In Pursuit of Tea, a company developed to encourage knowledge of tea.
What to See and Do at the China Institute This Winter
Winter makes for the perfect time to begin exploring NYC museums. With the dropping temperatures and snowy forecasts taking over the streets of the city, what better season is there to check out Manhattan’s greatest indoor treasures? Highlighted below are three of China Institute’s coolest events and exhibitions that will be coming into fruition this winter season, so if you’re looking for a place to start your museum-hopping during the months of January, February, and March, you needn’t look any further.
Two New Exhibits Celebrate Muhammad Ali at N-YHS
Now on display at the New-York Historical Society are two revealing new exhibits—Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing and "I Am The King of the World"—Photographs of Muhammad Ali by George Kalinsky. The complementary exhibits, one by a watercolor painter/sketch artist and one by a Madison Square Garden photographer, offer an intimate perspective of the heavyweight boxing champion's trailblazing career.
The Best Alternative Holiday Shows in NYC
Face it—we all love The Nutcracker and The Rockettes, but sometimes during the holidays, it’s nice to branch out. With that in mind, we’ve come up with some alternative holiday entertainment in New York City. We’re not suggesting you forego the classics, just add on to them with these special holiday shows.
See Scorsese's Personal Collection at the Museum of the Moving Image
Prolific NYC filmmaker Martin Scorsese is the subject of a new exhibition opening December 11th at Astoria's Museum of the Moving Image. His wide-ranging body of work is as long as his half century career, boasting some 50+ films.
Holiday Themed Events in NYC
There's nothing quite New York City during the holiday season. NYC department stores have beautiful window displays, streets are adorned with brilliant lights and garlands, and songs of snow, home and family can be heard everywhere. Here are a just a few key spots where one can fully embrace the holiday spirit this year.
7 Must Sees at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is unique in its intersection of art and history. Beside some of the world’s most famous paintings you’ll find artifacts galore. From fashion and films to antique furniture and Egyptian temples, there really are few things you won’t find hidden within the walls of The Met. Rounded up below are our top seven must-see exhibits at The Met. Make sure you stop by and see them all.
Must-Sees at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art is one of New York City’s gems when it comes to getting your eyes on famous works of art, and it’s open to the public no matter the season. Escape the cold winter or the summer heat and enjoy everything this beloved institution has to offer, from Pablo Picasso paintings to Frida Kahlo self-portraits. Really, you can see it all at MoMA!
Unpacking Fashion Exhibit at the Met's Costume Institute
Between its renowned exhibitions and star-studded Met Gala, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute is one of the most iconic and celebrated fashion collections in the world. Now, that famed collection and the strategy behind its acquisition is in the spotlight, thanks to the new exhibition Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion.
A Bold New History of NYC: New York at Its Core
The Museum of the City of New York welcomes its new permanent multimedia exhibit, New York at Its Core, the first-ever museum show of its kind—exclusively dedicated to 400 years of NYC’s rich history.
NYC's Best Free Museum Days
Museum tickets can add up quickly in New York, especially if you’re really only wanting to spend a couple hours seeing some of your favorite works up-close. Fortunately, many of NYC’s museums have taken to the “pay as you wish” policy during various days and times in the week, which allows visitors to enter museums for free (or at whatever cost they feel able to donate at the time).
Top 5 Winter Museum Exhibits in NYC
When the weather gets cold, it’s time to head indoors, and in New York one of the best ways to warm up is with a museum show at one of our top-tier cultural institutions. Below are five much-awaited winter museum exhibits that will get you out and about in the city without forcing you to bundle up all day long. From The Met to the Whitney, get your fill of art, culture, and everything in between in NYC.
Curtain Up! Exhibition: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Two institutions on each side of the Atlantic have joined together to celebrate theatrical successes with Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London.