Cultural Arts Articles
What to See During the 2018-19 Met Opera Season
The beauty of The Metropolitan Opera’s 2018-2019 calendar is not only that it’s flush with new productions, repertory favorites, and a charmed circle of performers, its new Music Director—Montreal-born Yannick Nézet-Séguin—is assuming his new post two-seasons ahead of schedule.
Why You Should Visit the Rubin Museum of Art
While you’re exploring the galleries in Chelsea, take time to relax at the Rubin Museum of Art, a uniquely meditative look at the art of the Himalayan region. At the Rubin, you’ll walk a spiral staircase to a wondrous six floors of galleries housed in the former site of the department store Barneys.
2018 DUMBO Dance Festival Preview
Arts lovers wanting to check out a variety of dance companies this fall—without breaking the bank—should head over the Brooklyn Bridge to Dumbo, where the DUMBO Dance Festival will be spotlighting work by 70 companies this October in its four-day festival.
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power at Brooklyn Museum
Proponents of Black Power had no better advocates than the artists among their ranks. Painters, sculptors, and performance artists rose up during this era to make protest art that spoke to the black experience in America and critiqued the white establishment that resisted them. Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power at the Brooklyn Museum features over 150 works of art inspired by this vital sociopolitical movement.
Upcoming Film Exhibits and Screenings at the Museum of the Moving Image
It’s hard to imagine life without movies, but the medium is only 130 years old. The Museum of the Moving Image is a temple to filmmaking in Astoria, Queens, and deserves a visit if you’re a film buff—or just really like the Muppets (read on for more).
Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York at the NYPL
From Broadway stages to ballet studios, legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins made an indelible mark on New York City’s dance scene during his multifaceted career. As the dance world now celebrates Robbins’ centennial, a new exhibition will honor the man and his work in one of the NYC spots most associated with Robbins: Lincoln Center.
Experience the Historic Brooklyn Waterfront at Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO
The Brooklyn Historical Society has established a second location in DUMBO to orient visitors to the area’s rich history.
9 Amazing Movie Theater Alternatives in NYC
Alternative movie theaters in New York City open up the worlds of VR, 4D, and deluxe experiences where you can enjoy craft cocktails and fries while checking out a great film. At these 9 movie theaters in NYC, you’ll find an experience no home theater can replicate.
Japan Society: Timeless Tradition in the Heart of Manhattan
Steps away from the United Nations, the Japan Society in Midtown East welcomes anyone interested in things Japanese. From September through June, the Japan Society offers performing arts—music, plays, play readings, and dance.
NYC's Best Summer Dance Performances and Festivals
New York City is home to some of the best dance performances in the world – and while summer sees some of the city’s biggest companies head out of town, there’s still plenty to discover this July and August. Enjoy dance styles from ballet to Broadway this summer at these upcoming dance performances and events.
Check It Out: Use Your NYC Library Card to Visit 33 NYC Museums for FREE
If you are a card carrying member of the New York Public Library Queens Library, or Brooklyn Library who is 13 years or older, you can now visit 33 NYC museums—FREE, one time, with New York's new Culture Pass program.
On the Border with Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft & Care at the Museum of Arts and Design
Come see Tanya Aguiñiga’s giant fringed umbrella, tapestries of knots made by commuters traveling the border, and other pieces made through community partnerships on both sides of the U.S./Mexico divide.
Édouard Manet’s "Woman in Striped Dress" in a Startling Restoration at the Guggenheim
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, a prestigious organization with museums around the world, has sponsored the restoration of a special painting: Woman in Striped Dress (ca. 1877-80) by Édouard Manet. The dramatic results, now on display at the museum, reveal the painting’s heretofore hidden colors.
What to See at the Morgan Library & Museum
This summer, come see the special exhibitions on view at the Morgan Library & Museum, housed in magnificent facilities that mix new world with old.
Up the Down Staircase: Escher Exhibition & Experience Comes to Brooklyn
This year, Escher’s work will enjoy an extended stay in Brooklyn—specifically, the undersung neighborhood of Industry City. At ESCHER: The Exhibition & Experience, around 200 of Escher’s pieces are on display, in addition to work by other artists, fashion designers, filmmakers, and more who have been inspired by Escher.
9/11 Museum Debuts “Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11” This Summer in NYC
This summer, come see “Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11”, a special exhibition at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. This exhibit will explore the uplifting moments at sporting events following the September 11 attacks.
From Milliner to Photographer: Bill Cunningham's Work Celebrated at N-Y Historical Society
Always modestly dressed, veteran New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham preferred the attention on his subjects. In the new exhibit at the New-York Historical Society, Celebrating Bill Cunningham, he gets his time in the spotlight.
From Art to Economics: What to See and Do at NYC's China Institute
Whether your interest in things Chinese relates to art, language, programs for kids and teens or cultural topics, Lower Manhattan's China Institute is a great resource. Read on for our picks for what to see there now.
Escape to Georgia O'Keeffe's Visions of Hawaii at The New York Botanical Garden
The 250-acre New York Botanical Garden, now a National Historic Landmark, was founded in 1881, six years before the birth of Georgia O’Keeffe, whose Hawaiian paintings inspired NYBG’s current thematic show: Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii, on view until October 28, 2018.
Flatiron Summer Series Offers Tech Classes, Fitness, and Games—for Free!
The Flatiron Summer Series is a schedule of weekly free events like digital marketing classes, kickboxing, and jazz with a scoop of gelato.
An Incredible Giacometti Retrospective Comes to the Guggenheim
Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), a Modernist sculptor, was a master of perspective. His elongated human figures, spindly miniatures, and ghostly paintings and drawings invite the viewer to lean in close and evaluate the work on its own terms rather than those of the viewer herself. June 8, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York presents Giacometti, an exhibition of over 175 works by the artist.
Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms at New-York Historical Society
For a look at American popular culture of the Rockwell/Roosevelt era, visit the first floor galleries at the New-York Historical Society to see Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms, a new exhibition that gives insight into how Rockwell’s paintings united public opinion behind President Roosevelt’s call for the defense of universal rights.
Why You Should See the Frick Collection
What if you could tour the home of an art collector? You’d see masterpieces hanging inside beautiful interiors and peek in on the life of someone with impeccable taste. That’s exactly what you get at The Frick Collection. This mansion on Fifth Avenue formerly housed Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919).
Live Orchestra al Fresco: New York Philharmonic's Concerts in the Parks
Every year since 1965, the New York Philharmonic has toured the public parks of New York City, bringing free music to anyone with two ears and a picnic blanket. This year, the Concerts in the Park series will last from June 12 to 17, including a diverse program of music to liven up your summer evening.
Kids Use Their ImagiNATIONS at NYC's National Museum of the American Indian
Entertaining learning experiences for kids abound at the new ImagiNATIONS Center at the National Museum of the American Indian, where a series of lively, interactive galleries awaits.