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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include the Frick’s Cocktails with a Curator, Fall for Dance Festival 2020, Womanist is to Feminist as Purple is to Lavender and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.
New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler announced programming for an unprecedented 2020 Fall for Dance Festival in two programs premiering October 21 and 26, and available on demand through November 1. Reflecting this singular moment in history, this season marks the first time the Festival will be filmed live on the City Center stage and presented digitally—making the annual sold-out “highlight of the city’s cultural calendar” (The New York Times) accessible to the entire world …
In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, examine the exceptional Mughal carpets—the only two objects at the Frick made in India—with Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon. These incredibly luxurious carpets were likely created during the reign of Shah Jahan, one of the greatest Mughal emperors and the builder of the Taj Mahal. Rarely on view, they will be on display at Frick Madison in early 2021. This week’s complementary …
As its first exhibition upon reopening to the public, MoMA PS1 presents a major exhibition exploring the work of artists within US prisons and the centrality of incarceration to contemporary art and culture, on view from September 17, 2020 through April 4, 2021. Featuring art made by people in prisons and work by nonincarcerated artists concerned with state repression, erasure, and imprisonment, “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration” highlights more than 35 artists, …
New York Theatre Ballet presents “Lift Lab Live,” featuring live performances of new choreography, from October 21-November 14, 2020 at St. Marks’s Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street (entrance on 11th Street), 2nd floor, with performances Wednesdays at 12pm & 8pm and Saturdays at 7pm. Tickets are $20 general admission, available at http://www.nytb.org. Tickets must be purchased in advance online and will not be sold at the door. Choreographers and Composers Program A (October 21, 24, November 4, 7) …
Manhattan / Mon, Oct 19, 2020 – Thu, Dec 31, 2020
Beginning 19 October, Hauser & Wirth presents ‘Womanist is to Feminist as Purple is to Lavender,’ an online exhibition comprising five new small-scale portraits made by Amy Sherald over the course of the pandemic. Taking as its title a widely cited statement by celebrated novelist, poet, and activist Alice Walker, this presentation finds Sherald returning to the medium of gouache for the first time since she was a child, with results that reaffirm the inherent …=========================================================== =====================
In the age of Covid-19 this info from City Guide is one of the best sources of info on What’s Happening, even if some are only available in your home, and not in your favorite venue.
The Metropolitan Opera is streaming operas FREE nightly.
The New York Public Library provides access to more than 300,000 FREE e-books and e-audio books.
The New York City Ballet presents a spring digital season.
Virtual programming will keep you connected to the York Theatre Company.
One World Observatory has made One World Explorer, the attraction’s Digital Skyline Guide, available for remote watching. Virtual helicopter tours of the city’s most iconic sites are available now.
The Top of the Rock launches a brief virtual tour on YouTube.
6 podcast series to help you understand New York.Discover the best of New York, from hidden gems to iconic landmarks, through The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s “Tourist in your own Town” Video Series.
You can take a virtual tour of the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room at the Rubin Museum of Art. (You can find two hours of meditative chanting as well, if you’re searching out some respite.) The Rubin has also, for the first time, launched a digital assemblage of more than 300 items from the museum’s collection.
VIRTUAL TALKS, LECTURES, AND EVENTS
Thought Gallery has hundreds of livestream talks, lectures, performances, and more. Check out sessions with celebs, live concerts, and opportunities to learn the latest on everything from science to philosophy to social justice============================================================================