Cultural Arts Articles
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.
What to See at the Met This Fall
With thousands of works in its vast collections, there’s enough to see at The Metropolitan Museum of Art to fill up multiple visits. In addition to the museum’s permanent treasures, though, there are plenty of special exhibitions that visitors should be sure to catch before it’s too late. Here are our top picks for what to see at The Met this fall.
8 Great Spots for History Fans in NYC
There are few American cities that can excite a history fan like New York City can. Filled with culture, art, museums, landmarks, and anything in between, you'll find the past on full display. If you’re headed to NYC with a desire to get your fill of U.S. and world history, you’re going to want to check out these eight stops while you’re here.
Fall for Culture in NYC
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 this fall in NYC.
Wild, Weird, and Wonderful: Fall Shows at NYC's Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
Shows at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) are invariably unique and highly original; the fall 2016 exhibits at are no exception. Focused on artists who work with traditional craft media in new ways, MAD Transformations looks at fiber, clay, jewelry and metals from points of view you probably never thought of.
Hell's Kitchen Flea Market Supports Local Artists
The Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market is one of the city’s greatest shopping adventures, complete with 170 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, fine crafts, handmade jewelry, decorative arts, and vintage clothing. In addition to inspiring artists, the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market is also supporting them, currently accepting applications for a new round of grants.
Art in a Time of Chaos: Ancient Treasures Come to China Institute
Walking into Art in a Time of Chaos, you’re greeted by a group of little green men. Made of glazed porcelain, each individually carved, the 10 diminutive figures (the tallest is barely eight inches) represent musicians and a few listeners. So vivid are they, it’s hard to believe the boys have been playing for a long time—since the year 280 or so.
How to See Presidential Places Around NYC
This year’s election season may be the most talked about yet, and as the political world heats up and the country prepares to vote for the next leader of the United States, New York City is an informative and educational place for visitors wanting to know more. Rounded up below are five places that focus on past presidental campaigns, upbringings, and in-office oaths — all of which can be found in Manhattan. Spend your fall season not only voting for the best candidate, but learning about some of the best in history.
NYC's Best Indoor Activities
A day never needs to be wasted in New York City, no matter if it’s pouring rain or snow. Considering it’s nicknamed “The Concrete Jungle”, you can bet that NYC has plenty to do indoors. These seven activities below make up an eclectic selection of dining, playing, and learning experiences for anyone wanting to get to know Manhattan from the inside out.
Battle of Brooklyn: A Pivotal Moment in New York and American History Opens at N-YHS
Have you heard of the Battle of Brooklyn (also known as the Battle of Long Island), that took place in August, 1776? It’s only the largest single battle of the American Revolutionary War. While we lost (some 1,000 American troops perished), it was also America’s first defeat in the first major armed campaign after signing the Declaration of Independence. In a nod to commemorating its 240th anniversary, the new exhibit The Battle of Brooklyn is now open at the New-York Historical Society.
Paleyfest 2016: Television Made in New York
Here's a chance for an up-close-and-personal look into the making of top-rated television programs set in New York. The Paley Center for Media from October 6-19, 2016 welcomes PALEYFEST: Made in New York, highlighting some of the most celebrated programs made in the Big Apple.
What to See at the MoMA This Fall
MoMA is the permanent home of some of the greatest pieces of artwork in the world, from Van Gogh’s Starry Night to Monet’s Water Lilies. But there are plenty of other stunning works whose stays at the museum are much more brief. Here are our top picks of what to see at New York’s Museum of Modern Art this fall.
The Metropolitan Opera: Celebrating 50 Years at Lincoln Center
Half a century ago this month, the Metropolitan Opera House kicked off its inaugural season in its new Lincoln Center home with the world premiere of Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra. This opening night—September 16, 1966—marked an architectural and creative transformation, or, as the New York Times described it the next morning, “a crescendo of splendor.”
Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will Comes to the Morgan
Visitors to the Morgan Library and Museum can learn more about the famed author of Jane Eyre through the new exhibition Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will.
The Store at the Museum of Arts and Design: Where Craft, Art, & Design Intersect
In a city with many museums, all with gift shops, the Store at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is a stand-out. The museum, a celebration of the creative process, is lively and original, offering a way to take home a special piece of artistry.
The Best Exhibits for Fall in NYC
There’s no lack of adventure and learning in New York City; here are our picks for the best exhibitions to see in the Big Apple this fall.
Going MAD for New York's Museum of Arts and Design
Enjoy a respite from the hectic beat of New York City and step inside the cool, contemporary, and altogether fascinating Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). This institution displays and interprets objects that celebrate innovation in craft, art, and design with special attention to workmanship. Exhibits change approximately eight times a year but never all at once, so there's always something fresh to investigate.
Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty
A new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) focuses on Edgar Degas's earlier and rarely seen monotypes, exploring their impact on his later works. The extensive show Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty is the first exhibition in nearly 50 years to examine these innovative pieces, with approximately 120 monotypes and 60 related works, including paintings, drawings, pastels, sketchbooks, and prints, all organized chronologically.
The Dance Performances You Must See in NYC Summer 2016
From ballet to ballroom, classical to contemporary, New York City is home to some of the world’s greatest dance performances. Get inspired this summer with our picks for the best dance in New York City, which includes performances by Misty Copeland, Twyla Tharp Dance, and the American Ballet Theatre.
What to See at the MoMA This Summer
From Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” to the latest cutting-edge works, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is home to some of the art world’s greatest masterpieces. This summer, visitors to New York will be able to enjoy these masterpiece mainstays and more, with a slate of rotating exhibitions that includes everything from Impressionism to classic film.