Cultural Arts Articles
What to See at New York's Lincoln Center This Summer
New Yorkers and visitors alike can enjoy plenty of culture this summer in New York City—and one of the best places to find it is at Lincoln Center. One of the city’s most vibrant cultural resources, Lincoln Center’s programming is packed with world-class offerings in theatre, dance, music, and more, all of which will be on full display in its summer line-up.
Hugo Boss Prize Winner Simone Leigh Presents Loophole of Retreat at Guggenheim Museum
Simone Leigh, the 2018 winner of the Hugo Boss Prize, now has an exhibit—Loophole of Retreat—at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
9 Places to Appreciate the Beauty of Stained Glass in NYC
New York is home to an incredibly rich diversity of sacred structures, many with magnificent artistic treasures in their carved stonework, intricate ceilings, and beautiful stained glass.
Where to Find Outdoor Concerts This Summer in NYC
When the weather gets warm, the city spills outside to enjoy every moment of its hard-won good weather. In the next few months, you can take a trip to Coney Island or linger in Central Park to hear musical acts from Cardi B to Dead & Company to Morrissey. Here are some of the best places to listen to live music and boost your vitamin D at the same time in New York City.
Through a Curator's Eyes: Lincoln Kirstein's Modern at MoMA
Lincoln Kirstein may be best associated with the New York City Ballet, but this spring, he’s being recognized by another iconic New York institution: MoMA. Kirstein, a writer, curator, editor, impresario, tastemaker, and patron who persuaded choreographer George Balanchine to come to the U.S., is the focus of a new exhibition.
Explore the Power of Intention at The Rubin Museum of Art
Although “setting an intention” has become a common phrase, its deeper meaning is often ignored. The Rubin Museum in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood explores intention with its new exhibition The Power of Intention: Reinventing the (Prayer) Wheel. Opened on March 1, this show draws on the Buddhist tradition of the prayer wheel and is part of the museum’s “Year of Power.”
NYC Cultural Spring Scene at The Shed, City Center, and More
Hudson Yards has a brand new cultural center, The Shed, that commissions works across all disciplines. Learn more about spring programming at The Shed, supplemented by more great New York culture running into the summer months, including City Center, Brits Off Broadway, and more.
Hudson Yards Sheds Light on New Artistic Experiences in NYC
While Hudson Yards is primarily a residential community for the affluent, The Shed, a shiny, modern new art space with a retractable shell, will offer exhibitions and performances for all ages. This new NYC institution is also offering exhibition opportunities to support local artists and programming to nourish the minds of high school students interested in literary pursuits.
The Best Things to Do in NYC in May
They say April showers bring May flowers, which makes the merry month of May a terrific time to be in New York City. Read on for the best things to do in NYC in May.
Play It Loud: A Wail of a Good Time at the Met's New Rock & Roll Exhibition
Musicians and music lovers will want to check out Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll, opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art April 8.
'Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art' at American Folk Art Museum
The American Folk Art Museum, located at Lincoln Center, will unveil a New York City-themed exhibition next week. Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art will debut at the museum on March 19 and run through July 28. This is a cultural institution for everyone: admission to the American Folk Art Museum is completely free!
Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die Punk Exhibition Opens at MAD Museum
Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986 is coming to the Museum of Arts and Design this spring. See the legacy of punk music through the graphic design it inspired, from album covers to flyers to zines in a large collection of artifacts. The exhibition opens April 9 and runs through August 18.
He's the Lizard King: New T. Rex Exhibit Kicks Off AMNH's 150th Anniversary
The American Museum of Natural History kicks off its 150th anniversary with the new exhibit T. rex : The Ultimate Predator, featuring the most scientifically accurate representation of the T. rex to date.
The Vessel, The Shed, and What Else to See at Hudson Yards
Hudson Yards is the state-of-the-art building development coming to the West Side of Manhattan. Larger than Rockefeller Center at 28 acres, this impressive development will contain offices, residences, a mall, an arts space, a climbable monument, restaurants, and 14 acres of public space.
The World's First Museum for Kids: Brooklyn Children's Museum in NYC
Brooklyn Children’s Museum was the first museum for children, founded in 1899, and is New York City’s largest cultural institution for families. This popular attraction in Crown Heights invites children to explore the world with hands-on exhibits and diverse perspectives.
Jackie Robinson's Centennial Celebrated at Two NYC Museums
A legendary New Yorker is receiving retrospectives at two museums this year. Baseball giant and civil rights activist Jackie Robinson will covered at a Museum of the City of New York exhibition as well as his own namesake museum in honor of his centennial. Read on for a brief biography of the American hero and a synopsis of his exhibition and museum.
The Guggenheim NYC Celebrates its 60th with 'Artistic License'
For the first time in its history, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City will commission six artists to curate a show from the museum’s vast collection of fine art. Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection, which also marks the 60th anniversary of the Guggenheim’s iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home, will be on view from May 24, 2019, to January 12, 2020.
Museum Hacked: A Feminist Look Inside the Met with the Badass Bitches Tour
Get ready to be Museum Hacked. If you have the passion of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the heart of Beyonce, and the attitude of Jane Goodall then Museum Hack’s Badass Bitches Tour of the Met is the perfect tour for you.
Tickets on Sale for Auschwitz at Museum of Jewish Heritage NYC
Opening May 8, The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will debut the traveling exhibition "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away."
The Value of Good Design at MoMA
MoMA is home to one of the greatest design collections in the world—and as a new exhibition shows, the museum has long had an impact on how the world thinks about design. Museum goers can get a new look at MoMA’s design history and global reach at The Value of Good Design, a showcase of midcentury design and the museum’s role in bringing it to the public.
Explore The First Jewish Community in North America with NYC's JanetK Tours
Tours of New York can do more than provide an overview of the city: they can open up hidden worlds among the many layers of the city. JanetK Tours, from a licensed gold star New York City Sightseeing Guide, is one such ambassador, revealing the secrets of the first Jewish community in North America.
Savings and Discounts: Visiting New York City Museums on a Budget
There’s no reason to skimp on culture when you’re in New York. If you want to see some of the world’s great art works and learn fascinating stories from history, take advantage of the many free and cheap museum events throughout the city.
Brand New Museum of the Dog Opens in NYC
After 32 years away, the AKC Museum of the Dog has returned to New York City. Celebrate canines at this exciting new attraction, located in the headquarters of the American Kennel Club near Grand Central. The museum opens the same weekend as the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the popular yearly event at Madison Square Garden..
Indomitable Spirit—Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving Opens
One of the most iconic female artists of our time, Frida Kahlo, is the focus of an extensive new exhibition at Brooklyn Museum. Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving (the exhibit title taken from one of her own drawings) features 300+ items, including 11 paintings, in addition to sketches and many never before seen photos. The timed-ticket exhibit runs Feb. 8-May 12.
'Implicit Tensions: Robert Mapplethorpe Now' Opens at the Guggenheim
Few people will doubt the ability of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe to shock an audience. More may be surprised by his ability to elicit a kind of hushed awe. Mapplethorpe, who died 30 years ago of complications from AIDS, is the subject of Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now, a two-part retrospective at The Guggenheim. Mapplethorpe, who died 30 years ago of complications from AIDS, is the subject of Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now, a two-part retrospective at the Guggenheim.