Cultural Arts Articles
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.
Celebrate Women's History Month 2019 in NYC
March is Women’s History Month, celebrated nationwide since 1987, which gives us a perfect excuse to highlight some of New York’s most innovative ladies. Below, find food, art, design, film, and comedy made by and about women. Some events occur exclusively in March, while other offerings—recurring comedy shows, restaurants, the Badass Bitches tour of the Met—can be enjoyed all year long.
J.R.R. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth Opens at Morgan Library
The Morgan Library & Museum in NYC presents 100+ original works by one of the world's most beloved authors, JRR Tolkien, in the exhibition Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth, open January 25-May 12, 2019. The exhibit is in collaboration with the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. It's the first time this exhibit is being shown in the United States.
Shades of Brilliance: Tiffany Glass at The Neustadt Collection and Queens Museum
The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, located in Long Island City, Queens, seeks to preserve Louis C. Tiffany’s contribution to American design and innovation. Tiffany’s distinctive glass lamps and over 250,000 pieces of glass, collected at Neustadt, are open to the public for the first time ever! Twice a month, come experience an intimate, guided tour of the Tiffany Glass Archive, just a short ride from Grand Central.
Where to Find Culture and Cocktails in NYC
After a leisurely afternoon of browsing artwork, unwind with a cocktail or glass of bubbly at one of Manhattan’s chic museum restaurants, lounges, or bars, including Morgan Library, Museum of Art & Design, The Neue Galerie, and more.
Winter Dance Performances in NYC
The weather outside may be chilly, but things will be heating up this winter inside New York City’s theaters, as dancers and choreographers in all genres perform world-class work on the city’s stages. From classic Nutcracker productions to cutting-edge modern dance works, here are the winter dance performances that should be on your radar.
Now Open! KGB Spy Museum in NYC
Brand new to Manhattan, the KGB Spy Museum takes you deep into the world of Soviet espionage from the early 20th century to today. Located on West 14th Street, this museum exposes kids and adults to the secretive technologies that make spying possible, like cryptology machines, tiny recording devices, and poisonous umbrellas (you read that right!). You’ll also find out how the covert work of intelligence agents has shaped the world and influenced our public fears of Russia, a country still prominent in the American imagination today.
Tickets on Sale for Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving at Brooklyn Museum
Opening February 8, 2019, Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving will present the art and artifacts of the renowned Mexican painter at the Brooklyn Museum. Tickets are on sale now.
Festive Fun at 23 Days of Flatiron Cheer in NYC
Flatiron is getting a lot more fun this holiday season, as the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership hosts 23 Days of Flatiron Cheer. Each day from December 1 to 23, local businesses are celebrating the holidays with a series of giveaways, free walking tours, free fitness classes, performances, and an interactive art installation on Flatiron Plaza.
What to See this Winter at the Museum of Arts and Design
Conveniently located along Columbus Circle, the Museum of Arts and Design (or MAD) presents works of art and craft like chairs, vases, fabric, and jewelry. Come to the museum this winter for exciting new works that will stir the senses and spin sensational stories (but fair warning: some are fake news).
Met Costume Institute Readies "Camp: Notes on Fashion" for 2019
While the Met’s vast collection is renowned throughout the art world, few of its exhibitions are as hotly anticipated as the museum’s annual Costume Institute exhibition. The annual display, which also serves as the theme of the annual Met Ball, will return this May with Camp: Notes on Fashion, a stylish exploration of the camp aesthetic.
A Dazzling New Finale for the 2018 Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes
The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes been lighting up Radio City Music Hall since 1933. To this day, Santa and the legendary dancing troupe, the Rockettes, entertain, engage, and inspire families from around the world each holiday season. By New Year's Day 2019, over a million people will have seen the show during this season alone!
Get Some Class: Offbeat Classes and Workshops in NYC
When you take a class in New York, adventure, surprise, and a new obsession can all be yours. These eight unique classes offered throughout the city will help you self improve—and they also make a fun date night! Learn how to pair wines and cheeses, frame an Instagrammable photo, fly on a trapeze, and do yoga naked (it’s a thing).
It's Alive! Frankenstein at 200 | The Morgan Library & Museum
An enjoyable exhibition at the Morgan Library, “It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200,” pairs the academic and the Gothic; the backstory and the popular interpretations.
Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy Opens at The Met Breuer
The exhibit “Everything is Connected: Art and Conspiracy” at The Met Breuer begins with a look at artists who adhere, more or less, to the straight and narrow--at least in terms of their approach. These artists use their works to focus, for instance, on the shell corporations set up by what was New York’s largest private landlord, to the vast web that drew into it arms dealers, businessmen and politicians.
Why You Should Visit Brooklyn's Art Deco Masterpiece Kings Theatre
Located in the Flatbush neighborhood of central Brooklyn, Kings Theatre was built to be a “wonder theatre” in 1929. It was modeled on the ornate Palace of Versailles and inspires oohs and aahs immediately when you enter the high-ceilinged lobby. After being shuttered for decades, Kings has made its glorious return, hosting fantastic music, theater, dance, and other performances.
R.H. Quaytman: + x, Chapter 34 Opens at the Guggenheim
The new exhibition R.H. Quaytman: + x, Chapter 34 at the Guggenheim Museum sees a contemporary artist responding to a historical one. Your trip up the museum’s winding ramp will introduce you to a forgotten historical figure, Hilma af Klint, who pioneered modernist painting, in the exhibition Paintings for the Future. At the top of the rotunda, find R.H. Quaytman’s response to af Klint’s work with a new series of paintings.