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From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945-1952 - The Jewish Museum Through February 01, 2015
A revealing parallel view of two key Abstract Expressionists. Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, a woman and an African American man, each experimented with approaches that joined abstraction and cultural specificity. Their work similarly brims with gesture, image, and incident, yet was often overlooked by critics in their time. (read the story...)

Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India - Rubin Museum of Art Through February 02, 2015
The first museum exhibition devoted to the Indian influences in Clemente's work and how they relate to the artistic practices and traditions of various regions in India features approximately 20 works, including paintings from the last 30 years, and four new, larger than life-size sculptures created especially for the exhibition. In contrast to leading conceptual art practices of the 1970s, Clemente refocused attention on representation, narrative, and the figure, and explored traditional, artisanal materials and modes of working. (read the story...)

The Works: Salon Style at the New-York Historical Society - New-York Historical Society Through February 08, 2015
Salon Style is a method of hanging a gallery that emphasizes the complexity and richness of a collection, often done in the collections of the European royal courts to connote taste and opulence. By the nineteenth century Salon Style was used by private art clubs to squeeze as many works into a gallery as possible. This installation displays numerous gems from the New-York Historical Society's permanent collection in nineteenth-century Salon Style, showcasing the depth and range of our holdings. Everything from self-portraits of Asher Durand to Hudson River School landscapes to religious and history paintings will be on view, in close proximity that unites these typically separate styles. (read the story...)

Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe - Brooklyn Museum Through February 15, 2015
Killer Heels explores fashion's most provocative accessory. From the high platform chopines of 16th-century Italy to the glamorous stilettos on today's runways and red carpets, the exhibition looks at the high-heeled shoe's rich and varied history and its enduring place in our popular imagination. (read the story...)

A Collection of Ideas - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Through February 28, 2015
Museums are defined by their collections, each with a unique point of view that is carefully shaped by curators, who remain mindful of historical precedents as they look ahead to future developments. At the time of The Museum of Modern Art's founding, in 1929, the terms "modern" and "contemporary" coincided effortlessly. Since then, MoMA curators have sought to distill a timeless ideal of visual presence and meaning from different circumstances, all the while revising and reconsidering the initial paradigms of modern art. In the Department of Architecture and Design, the result of this collective, at times subjective, effort is not just a catalog of objects, but is rather a collection of ideas supported by objects. Several of the ideas and themes developed in the past are still actively discussed, but contemporary curators also regularly identify new concepts worth exploring and representing in the collection. This installation focuses on works designed during the last few decades that have been acquired by the Museum not only because they met aesthetic and functional standards that are worthy of our collection, but also because they introduce new categories of investigation and new design forms. The galleries feature clusters of acquisitions that tackle, for instance, the relationship between design and violence; new expressions of organic design in response to environmental and societal disruptions; and the increasing importance of interaction design, as seen in 13 video games new to the collection. (read the story...)

The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Through March 01, 2015
This exhibition, drawn almost exclusively from MoMA's stellar collection of posters, lithographs, printed ephemera, and illustrated books, is the first MoMA exhibition in 30 years dedicated solely to Lautrec, and features over 100 examples of the best-known works created during the apex of his career. (read the story...)

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection - Rubin Museum of Art Through March 11, 2015
A showcase of some of the finest works of art from the museum's collection while highlighting the stylistic diversity and relationships between different strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions. (read the story...)

Enlightenment and Beauty: Sculptures by Houdon and Clodion - Frick Collection Through April 05, 2015
Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) and Claude Michel, called Clodion (1738-1814), were two of the foremost sculptors in France during the late eighteenth century, and the Frick houses an important group of their works. In 1915 founder Henry Clay Frick acquired Clodion's terracotta Zephyrus and Flora and, the following year, Houdon's marble bust of the Comtesse du Cayla. Other works that were subsequently added to the collection will be shown together for the first time, highlighting the artists' expressive ranges, as well as their defining contributions to the sculpture of Enlightenment-era France. (read the story...)

Kandinsky Before Abstraction, 1901-1911 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Through May 01, 2015
Early in his career Vasily Kandinsky experimented with printmaking, produced brightly-colored landscapes of the German countryside, and explored recognizable and recurrent motifs. This intimate exhibition drawn from the Guggenheim collection explores his representational origins. (read the story...)

Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement - Brooklyn Museum Through May 03, 2015
During the late sixties and seventies, the Black Arts Movement sprung up in the U.S. as the cultural expression of Black Power politics. Its leadership, which included poets, playwrights, musicians, and fine artists, rejected the dominance of the largely white mainstream art establishments that undervalued their work as black artists and created a radical alternative artistic movement based on social and political ideologies rather than narrow aesthetic dictates. In 2012, the Brooklyn Museum acquired forty-four works of art from the Black Arts Movement. Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement displays seven of these works from seven different artists. The strong and vibrant images on exhibit are a testament to the stylistic scope of the Black Arts Movement. (read the story...)

Bompas & Parr's FUNLAND: Pleasures & Perils of the Erotic Fairground - Museum of Sex Through June 24, 2015
This immersive work features five "attractions" designed to stimulate all the senses in some subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Physical, visual and olfactory experiences will be utilized to give the audience a breathless rush of endorphins, challenge their strength and agility, and allow them to compete with and impress friends, lovers, and other patrons. (read the story...)

Dark Universe - A New Hayden Planetarium Space Show - American Museum of Natural History Through December 31, 2018
Dark Universe will celebrate the scientific breakthroughs that have paved the way for our increased understanding of the universe, revealing that it is dominated by two mysterious phenomena: dark matter and dark energy. To bring this story to the Hayden Planetarium dome, the Space Show uses stunning visualizations based on authentic data from NASA and European Space Agency missions, ground-based telescopes, supercomputer simulations, and research conducted at institutions around the globe, including the Museum. In Dark Universe, viewers will see the night sky at the historic Mount Wilson Observatory, soar across the Milky Way Galaxy, and parachute through Jupiter’s atmosphere. Dark Universe was created by the American Museum of Natural History, the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space, and the Hayden Planetarium. (read the story...)

Serendipity 3 Celebrates 60 Years as NYC's Sweet Spot
The renowned NYC confectionery and eclectic gift shop — a favorite of Warhol, Monroe, Jackie O, and others — prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary. (read the story...)

Tips for Planning a Group Trip to New York City
You’ve decided to plan a trip to New York City, the greatest city on Earth! You are in good company. According to nycgo.com, in 2012, 52.7 million people (international and domestic) visited New York City, and spent $36.9 billion dollars! While New York City is only 23.7 miles, it is the world’s greatest metropolis, offering an endless selection of museums, venues, restaurants and shopping options. For someone who has never been here before, it can be overwhelming. If you’re thinking of putting together a group of family, friends or students to visit, here are some recommendations on how to make a group tour easier! (read the story...)

Visiting the National 9/11 Memorial Museum
The National 9/11 Memorial Museum marks a monumental change to the city — one that invokes a transformation at the revered site itself, and transforms the spaces left in the New York City skyline. (read the story...)

September Broadway News & Notes: Joan Rivers, Michael C. Hall as Hedwig & More
Michael C. Hall will follow Andrew Rannells, plus a few words about Joan Rivers. (read the story...)

ABBA Arrive at Madame Tussauds NYC in Style
The Swedish music superstars were welcomed by stars of Broadway's "Mamma Mia!" (read the story...)

Being Berry Gordy: Josh Tower Talks Motown the Musical
"Motown" has been one of Broadway’s top-ten hits from the moment it opened, winning over audiences with music and lyrics culled from “The Legendary Motown Catalog.” (read the story...)

Yankee Stadium Tours: A True Blue Yankees Experience
You’ve been to the Stadium to see the navy-and-white pinstripe crew swing their bats, but any old Yanks lover can do that. It’s time to take your fandom to the next level with the Classic Tour at Yankee Stadium. (read the story...)

Bodies in Balance - Rubin Museum of Art Through September 08, 2014
Bodies in Balance presents the complex, integrated medical, spiritual, and artistic system of Tibetan medicine, providing a new perspective on the relationship between mind, body, and sustained wellbeing. The first major exhibition to examine Tibetan medicine through its diverse visual history, the exhibition illuminates how this healing system has been passed down over a millennium and remains relevant to our 21st-century lives. (read the story...)

Natalie Merchant - Beacon Theatre on September 13, 2014
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Bon Voyage! A Guide to Getting Around NYC by Water
New York City is one of the largest natural harbors in the world. Here are the best ways to see the city, the Statue, and more from our rivers and harbor. (read the story...)

Mangia, Manhattan! The Best Italian Restaurants in New York City
NYC is home to many of the world’s finest restaurants, including a plethora of fine Italian eateries. From Little Italy to Times Square, from small plates to family-style dining, from coal-oven pizzas to veal chops Siciliano, here are some of our favorite finds. (read the story...)

Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Through September 01, 2014
The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the United States, this multidisciplinary exhibition examines the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinetti's Futurist manifesto in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II. (read the story...)

Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 - Neue Galerie Through September 01, 2014
The first major museum exhibition devoted to the infamous display of modern art by the Nazis since the presentation originated by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1991. The exhibition contrasts so-called "degenerate" art with officially sanctioned art of the period, while providing the historical and intellectual context of the notorious Munich exhibition in 1937. (read the story...)


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