Cultural Arts Articles
How to Celebrate the Moon Landing's 50th Anniversary in NYC
On July 20, 1969, American astronauts walked on the moon. Fifty years later, the city is celebrating the Apollo 11 anniversary with new museum exhibitions, talks, films, and more. Take one small step—or a giant leap—to one of these lunar activities, happening this weekend and beyond in NYC.
Enter the World of Anna Sui at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC
Opening September 12 during New York Fashion Week, The World of Anna Sui celebrates one of the country’s top designers at the Museum of Arts and Design on Columbus Circle.
Two Exhibitions, One Conversation: Titus Kaphar and European Works on Paper at Brooklyn Museum
Presented in tandem, The Brooklyn Museum recently unveiled two unique exhibitions for the summer. One: Titus Kaphar will focus on a single work by the artist Titus Kaphar—a painting called Shifting the Gaze—while Rembrandt to Picasso: Five Centuries of European Works on Paper will examine the development of European art on paper.
Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion Opens July 20 at Brooklyn Museum
Fashion phenom Pierre Cardin will be honored in a retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum this summer. On July 20, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, the exhibition will open to celebrate the French designer who embodied the Space Race and futuristic concepts in his designs
Tag This: 'Beyond the Streets' Celebrates Graffiti and Street Art
The new exhibition Beyond the Streets, opening June 21st in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, celebrates the artwork of more than 150 graffiti and street artists from around the world. The past to present lineup includes LADY PINK, TATS CRU, SJK 171, Shepard Fairey (who is celebrating his 30th anniversary with Facing the Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent), extensive ephemera from the Beastie Boys, and much more.
NYC's Best Outdoor Movie Screenings for Summer 2019
New York is obsessed with movies, and we’re very glad it is. City parks and rooftops fill with picnic blankets and cinephiles throughout all five boroughs every summer, taking in movies from black-and-white classics to international hits to superhero blockbusters.
Poster House Museum to Open in NYC on June 20
Posters are everywhere. We see them on our commutes, hang them in our bedrooms, encounter them at our offices, community bulletin boards, and movie theaters. Enter Poster House, the first American museum focusing on the history of international poster design. Coming to the Flatiron neighborhood of New York City, Poster House will open June 20.
8 Exhibitions to See Right Now 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 provoke, intrigue, and entertain. Read on for our picks for the can’t-miss shows of the season.
John Mulaney and Bill Hader: Unique Comedy at the 92nd Street Y
“Known as a funny guy on SNL, now he’s a murderer,” Bill Hader joked about himself and his new role in the HBO series Barry. He dished this week at the 92nd Street Y.
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.