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New Netherland at 400: Unlocking the Secrets of the 1914 Time Capsule - New-York Historical Society Through October 26, 2014
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

The term "time capsule" was coined at the New York World's Fair of 1939, but a quarter century earlier this richly ornamented bronze casket - possibly the oldest unopened time capsule in the world - was filled, sealed, and entrusted to the New-York Historical Society. A group of merchants, calling themselves the Lower Wall Street Business Men's Association, launched it on May 23, 1914 as a part of the tercentenary celebrations of the New Netherland Company's chartering in 1614 and the beginnings of Dutch North American colonialism. Ceremoniously enclosed by a former mayor, the chest was to remain sealed until 1974, the bicentennial of New York's appeal for the colonies to form a union. Oversleeping its due date, the chest will finally be unlocked at a ceremony in October.


The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design from the Metropolitan's Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art Through October 26, 2014
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

Young and impassioned, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood sought to revitalize mid-nineteenth-century British painting with the sincerity and vivid intensity they admired in medieval and early Renaissance art. Although the Brotherhood was short-lived, its influence was profound. This exhibition will highlight the second wave of the Pre-Raphaelite movement as it unfolded from the 1860s through the 1890s, focusing on the key figures Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Some thirty works from across the Museum's collections - including paintings, drawings, furniture, textiles, prints, and illustrated books, many of them rarely on view and united for the first time - demonstrate the enduring impact of Pre-Raphaelite ideals as they were adapted by different artists and developed across a range of media. At a time of renewed appreciation for art of the Victorian age, the installation will direct fresh attention toward the Metropolitan's little-known holdings in this important area.


Men in Armor: El Greco and Pulzone Face to Face - Frick Collection Through October 26, 2014
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

The Frick Collection is the first venue to present a touring group of masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. The ten paintings to be featured in New York - among them a Botticelli never before on public view in the United States and John Singer Sargent's iconic portrait of Lady Agnew - will travel in 2015 with forty-five additional works to the de Young, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.


Shaping a Collection: Five Decades of Gifts - Whitney Museum of American Art Through October 19, 2014
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

Featuring artists who came to the fore between 1940 and 1990, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Agnes Martin, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol.


Jeff Koons: A Retrospective - Whitney Museum of American Art Through October 19, 2014
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

The Whitney's final exhibition in their building on the Upper East Side is a once-in-a-lifetime retrospective of the famed artist, which will occupy most of the building's space.


Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans - New-York Historical Society Through October 19, 2014
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Madeline's publication, the New-York Historical Society honors the beloved schoolgirl and her creator Ludwig Bemelmans with an exhibition of more than 90 original artworks. In addition to drawings from all six Madeline books, the exhibition features Bemelmans' drawings of the old Ritz Hotel in New York, murals from a rediscovered Paris bistro, panels from the Onassis yacht, and a cache of fabrics based on an early picture book.


Conceptions of Space: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Architecture - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Through October 19, 2014
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

Focusing on recent acquisitions in MoMA's Department of Architecture and Design, Conceptions of Space addresses how contemporary architects continue to embrace spatial creation as a fundamental focus of their work. The exhibition reveals how, beyond formal traits and functional needs, the conception and articulation of architectural space still defines architecture as an artistic endeavor, and a response to wider cultural issues.


NYC Makers - The MAD Biennial - Museum of Arts & Design Through October 12, 2014
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

The Museum of Arts and Design transforms itself into a nexus for NYC's leading makers -- artists, artisans, and designers -- through this first exhibition to be organized under the leadership of MAD's new director Glenn Adamson. Exemplifying the Museum's commitment to making across all creative fields, the exhibition draws together approximately 100 works by a diverse range of highly skilled and inventive individuals from throughout the five boroughs, from established artists and designers, to expert artisans who work behind the scenes to create objects and experiences that we encounter on a daily basis. Marking the first in a series of exhibitions examining the culture of making in urban communities, the exhibition highlights the interconnected web of cultural production in New York City today and the importance of craft in contemporary life.


Natural Histories - American Museum of Natural History Through October 12, 2014
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

Inspired by the book Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, published in October 2012, this exhibition will include reproductions from more than 20 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works. The works featured in Natural Histories span from the 16th century to the early 20th century and cover scientific disciplines from anthropology to astronomy to zoology. Reproductions of rare scientific illustrations that will be displayed in the gallery include a rhinoceros taken directly from Albrecht Durer's 1515 woodcut, lithographs of the mysterious aye-aye lemur from Sir Richard Owen's Monograph on the Aye-aye, and Robert Hooke's engraved images of what were once startling microscopic views of familiar items and animals in Micrographia.


LOOT: MAD About Jewelry - Museum of Arts & Design Through October 10, 2014
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

Now, in its 14th year, LOOT: MAD About Jewelry, MAD's juried selling exhibition of artist-made jewelry, has earned the reputation of being the ultimate pop-up shop for contemporary art and studio jewelry by both artists and collectors alike. LOOT will feature a range of work, including inventive pieces in gold, sterling silver, and semiprecious stones alongside jewelry made of unexpected materials such as titanium, stainless steel, glass, wood, rubber, fabric, and found objects. Unlike any other jewelry event in the country, LOOT gives jewelry lovers the opportunity to meet some of the most innovative creators in the field and acquire work directly from them. Last year, MAD honored fashion icons Iris Apfel and Barbara Berger with LOOT Awards for Contemporary Art Jewelry. This annual prize is in keeping with the long-standing commitment of the Museum of Arts and Design to present jewelry as an art form. MAD is the only American museum to possess a gallery dedicated to the display of both temporary jewelry exhibits and its own collection of contemporary and modern studio and art jewelry, which it began assembling soon after its founding in 1956. To date, LOOT has showcased famous jewelry artists like Eva Eisler, Robert Lee Morris and Kara Ross along with newer names - thus becoming an important platform to launch the careers of many young, cutting-edge creators from around the globe. In 2013, 50 jewelry artists from 20 countries - including Argentina, Denmark, Indonesia, Japan, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, and the United Kingdom - participated. This year's participating LOOT artists and LOOT Award recipient will be announced in the spring.


A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Through October 05, 2014
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

Bringing together photographs, films, videos, and works in other mediums, A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio examines the ways in which photographers and artists using photography have worked and experimented within the four walls of the studio space, from photography's inception to today. Featuring both new acquisitions and works from the Museum's collection that have not been on view in recent years, A World of Its Own includes approximately 200 works, by artists such as Berenice Abbott, Uta Barth, Zeke Berman, Karl Blossfeldt, Constantin Brancusi, Geta Brătescu, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Jan Groover, Barbara Kasten, Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, Paul Outerbridge, Irving Penn, Adrian Piper, Edward Steichen, William Wegman, and Edward Weston.


The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas - Metropolitan Museum of Art Through October 05, 2014
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

The Met's Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (AAOA) celebrates the genesis of its permanent collection with this exhibition. It is organized to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of The Museum of Primitive Art, the direct precursor to AAOA. The Museum of Primitive Art was a pioneering cultural institution that featured Nelson Rockefeller's non-Western art collection. The announcement by Rockefeller of an agreement to transfer his collection to the Metropolitan was made in 1969 and in January 1982 the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing opened to the public. The exhibition highlights some 50 masterpieces and many unpublished documents selected from the more than 3,000 Rockefeller gifts encompassing three areas - Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; it will reveal Mr. Rockefeller's vision for The Museum of Primitive Art, the first institution dedicated entirely to the artistic excellence of the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.


Target First Saturday - Brooklyn Museum on October 04, 2014
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

Target First Saturday celebrates the vibrant Latino communities in and around Brooklyn through music, talks, and dance.


First Saturdays for Families - Future Cities - New Museum on October 04, 2014
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and fifteen years and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family. Children under eighteen are always admitted free.


Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Through October 01, 2014
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

Organized by Pablo Leon de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, the exhibition features contemporary works by 37 artists and collaborative duos from 16 countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico (United States), Uruguay, and Venezuela.


Ray Johnson Designs - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Through September 29, 2014
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

The art of Ray Johnson was rooted in his constant practice of correspondence. He dispersed a copious amount of collages and other printed matter through the mail to friends and colleagues. The Museum of Modern Art Library received materials in the mail from Ray Johnson from the 1950s until his death in 1995. This exhibition focuses on Johnson's early printed materials, especially his promotional flyers for his work as a graphic designer and illustrator. These flyers were some of the first materials that the MoMA Library received from Johnson and they prefigure the graphic motifs and word play that remained central to his later art work. Publications that included Johnson's design work from this period, including book jacket designs for publishers such as New Directions, The Jargon Society, and City Lights, are also featured.


Featured Health Listings for 9/29/2014
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

Selecting a health care professional for your child can be nerve wracking. Below you can be introduced to doctors -- pediatricians and family practitioners, dentists, and specialists who care for children. There are also speech pathologists, chiropractors, occupational therapists, psychologists and more who care for kids. These doctors, dentists and professionals practice in New York City including Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Others have offices in Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield Counties, and Long Island, both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. If you can't find one here, look for hundreds of more health care professionals on nymetroparents.com.


Featured Parenting Services Listings for 9/29/2014
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

Here is a dynamic resource for children's day care and nursery school programs in New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens and the suburbs Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield Counties, and Long Island, both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. This resource can help parents find day care programs and early childhood programs for kids who haven't started kindergarten. You can find many children's programs listed below and hundreds on nymetroparents.com.


Featured Birthday Parties Listings for 9/29/2014
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

Discover children's birthday party planners, birthday party places and entertainers in the New York area. They also arrange parties in Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield Counties, and Long Island, both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Many of these party resources will come to your home or serve as the host. If you are looking for a venue for your child's birthday party that will be exciting, safe, different and easy, check out the providers listed below or visit nymetroparents.com


Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-Sep 29
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

Daily activities for kids and the family are abound in Long Island! Whether you want to spend the day with your children at a zoo, a museum, or just outdoors, we've got it all here. Making plans for next weekend for your family? Take a glance at the NY Metro Parents' calendar!


Today's Family & Kids Activities in Fairfield-Sep 29
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

Daily activities for kids and the family are abound in Queens! Whether you want to spend the day with your children at a zoo, a museum, or just outdoors, we've got it all here. Making plans for next weekend for your family? Take a glance at the NY Metro Parents' calendar!


Today's Family & Kids Activities in Queens-Sep 29
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

Daily activities for kids and the family are abound in Queens! Whether you want to spend the day with your children at a zoo, a museum, or just outdoors, we've got it all here. Making plans for next weekend for your family? Take a glance at the NY Metro Parents' calendar!


Today's Family & Kids Activities in Rockland-Sep 29
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

Whatever you're looking to do with your family and kids-libraries, festivals, museums, arts & crafts-you'll find it in today's list of fun and educational activities for families and kids in Rockland. Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar for upcoming events!


Today's Family & Kids Activities in Brooklyn-Sep 29
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

Parents, don't let your children miss out on the fun! Here are some of today's kids and family activities in Brooklyn, from concerts and museums to decorating cupcakes and gardening! Want to see what's going on next weekend or when you have those few days off? Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!


Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Sep 29
by Directories Editor - September 29, 2014

There's so many fun and educational activities for kids and the whole family everyday in the Bronx. If you're looking for music, museums, arts & crafts-or even just time spent outdoors-you'll find it here! Browse our daily activities, or if you'd like to plan ahead, check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar.



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