Selected Events + Museum Special Exhibitions: Manhattan’s WestSide (10/30)

Today’s “Fab 5”/ Selected NYCity Events – WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30, 2013

For other useful and curated NYCity event info for Manhattan’s WestSide check out:
♦ “Notable Events-Oct.”, “on Broadway”, and “Top10 Free” in the header above.
♦  For NYCity trip planning see links in “Resources” and “Smart Stuff” in the header above

Power, Privacy and the Internet
The Edward Snowden affair, and the willingness of the US government to violate the privacy of internet communications on a gigantic scale in the interests of national security, have propelled internet technologies to the center of our political, and civic concerns. There is growing concern about the threat to the privacy of the citizen posed by the unauthorized accumulation of internet-based information by private businesses for their own uses.

This conference will look at the role of the internet both as a vehicle of political and cultural dissent and, in the hands of the state, as a weapon of repression and control.
Welcoming Remarks
Robert Silvers, Editor of The New York Review of Books
Panel I: 2:00–3:30
Governments, Corporations and Hackers: the Internet and Threats to the Privacy and Dignity of the Citizen
Chair: Eric Klinenberg, Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University
James Bamford, author and expert on the National Security Agency
Alice Marwick, Professor of Communications, Fordham University
Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
Panel II: 4:00–5:30
The Internet and the Future of the Press
Chair: Robert Silvers
Michael Schudson, Profesor at the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University
Nicholas Lemann, Professor and former Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia; staff writer at The New Yorker
Michael Massing, Contributing Editor at Columbia Journalism Review.
Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue, (btw 37/38)
Free and open to all but registration required

Concert: Master Class: Nicholas McGegan, Harpsichordist
Conductor, harpsichordist, and early music authority Nicholas McGegan hosts a public master class featuring instrumental period performances by college musicians.
Juilliard School, Paul Hall, 155 W. 65th St.
At 5:00PM / FREE

Antonio Sanchez and Migration*
“Mr. Sanchez, a supple dynamo of a drummer, recently released his ambitious but grounded third album, “New Life,” featuring the most of the same intuitive personnel found here: David Binney on saxophone, John Escreet on piano and Matt Brewer on bass. The vocalist Thana Alexa will join them for this engagement.” (Chinen-NYT)
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 60th St. and Broadway,
At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. / $35 cover, with a $10 minimum

ICP Lecture Series: Trevor Paglen
Trevor Paglen combines visual art, journalism, and geography to illuminate the clandestine world of top-secret U.S. military operations, providing his audience with a new way to understand this shrouded and unsettling facet of state secrecy. In his latest book, The Last Pictures, Paglen explores the blending of politics, art, and the concept of geologic time.

Trevor Paglen lives and works in New York. He holds an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Ph.D in Geography from U.C. Berkeley; he has exhibited widely in both solo and group shows, and is the author of five books.
International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas
at 7:00pm / $15

JOE LOVANO’S US FIVE (through Nov.3)
“Even without the presence of Esperanza Spalding, the quintet’s original bassist (a post now occupied by Peter Slavlov), this ensemble still packs a mighty punch, propelled by two trap drummers, a vivacious pianist—James Weidman—and the audacious leader. (In addition to his tenor and soprano saxophones, Lovano has been known to pick up the aulochrome, a recently invented hybrid instrument that allows him to play two soprano saxes simultaneously.) Us Five satisfies the need for both daring musicianship and infectious rhythmic verve—a rare combination.”(NewYorker mag)
Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Ave. S., at 11th St.
At 8:30PM and 10:30PM / $25

Before making final plans, we suggest you call the venue to confirm dates and check times, as schedules are subject to change.

WHAT’S ON VIEW: Special Exhibitions @ 4 MUSEUMS
(Manhattan’s WestSide & the BrooklynMuseum) 

‘Walker Evans: American Photographs’ (through Jan. 26, 2014)
American Modern: Hopper to O’Keefe (through Jan. 26, 2014)
America’s cultural landscape shifted rapidly in the early 20th century. American Modern at the Museum of Modern Art looks at this change via some of the iconic works produced between 1915 and 1950. Artists highlighted include George Bellows, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Alfred Stieglitz and Andrew Wyeth. In organizing the art thematically, American Modern will highlight the connections between the artists’ works.
Museum of Modern Art: 11 W 53rd St. (btw 5th /6th Ave.)
(212) 708-9400 /

The Art of the Brick by Nathan Sawaya (ongoing)
This exhibition by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of intriguing and inspiring works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world — LEGO® bricks. The Discovery Times Square exhibit is the world’s biggest and most elaborate display of LEGO® art ever and features brand-new, never-before-seen pieces by Sawaya. This show was named ‘One of CNN’s Ten Global Must-See Exhibitions.’
Discovery Times Square, 226 West 44th St. (btw 7th/8th ave)
866.987.9692 /


‘Connecting Cultures: A World in Brooklyn’ (continuing)
This eclectic, imaginatively thought-out one-gallery immersion experience in world art, all from Brooklyn’s collection and installed in the museum’s revamped Great Hall, serves as a teaser to the fabulous collections in the galleries beyond.
‘Divine Felines: Cats of AncientEgypt’ (through Dec. 29)
Brooklyn Museum: 200 Eastern Parkway, at Prospect Park,
(subway: easy ride from midtown on #2 or #3 express to Eastern Pkway/Bklyn Museum)
(718) 638-5000 /

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: Al Hirschfeld Exhibition (through Jan. 4)
“The Line King’s Library,” a display of work by Al Hirschfeld, whose specialty was theatrical caricatures, includes rare works as well as those familiar to theatergoers and readers of various publications, including The New York Times. The exhibition also includes video interviews with Mr. Hirschfeld, who died in 2003 at 99, and works by some of his contemporaries.”
NY Public Library for the Performing Arts, 111 Amsterdam Ave, at 65th St, Lincoln Center,
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m.,
until 8 on Mondays and Thursdays
(917) 275-6975,

WHAT’S ON VIEW: Top Photography Exhibitions
(NYCity / Manhattan’s WestSide)

  Museum of Modern Art
XL: 19NewAcquisitions in Photography (through Dec. 31)
Walker Evans: American Photographs (through Jan. 26, 2014)
New Photography 2013 (through Jan. 6, 2014)
11 West 53rd Street / 212-708-9400

  Metropolitan Museum of Art
Julia Margaret Cameron (through Jan. 5, 2014)
Everyday Ephiphanies: Photography and Daily Life Since 1969 
(through January 26, 2014)
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street) / 212-535-7710

  American Museum Natural History 
Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies          
(through May 31, 2014)
79th St. And Central Park West / (212) 313-7278 

Lewis Hine
The Future of America: Lewis Hine’s New Deal Photographs
JFK November 22, 1963: A Bystander’s View of History
Zoe Strauss: 10 Years
All these exhibitions run through Jan. 19, 2014
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street / 212-857-0000


For other selected Museum and Gallery Special Exhibitions see Recent Posts in the right Sidebar: “Selected Events + Special Exhibitions : … …” dated (10/22) and (10/20).


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