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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan today, November 18, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Manhattan's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening November 18. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Manhattan, check out our complete calendar of events.

'My Perfect Pet the Musical' - The Playroom Theater
Through November 18, 2017 - Midtown West

My Perfect Pet is the story of Cailin, a young girl who dreams of getting a puppy for her upcoming 10th birthday. But, is she responsible and mature enough? It's up to her parents to decide.

MOCACREATE: Made by… Me! - Museum of Chinese in America
Through November 18, 2017 - Chinatown

Paint, build, craft, or collage with familiar materials or experiment with new stuff. Inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and local artists, MOCACREATE explores different themes every month. The November theme is Made By… Me! Kids will make their very own zine, a handmade magazine about whatever they choose. Learn to fold and bind a basic saddle stitch zine with guest artist Jia Sung. Then, fill it with ideas and artwork, and share with friends and family.

Family Films: Objects in Motion - Museum of Modern Art
November 18, 2017 - Midtown

Enjoy classic live-action and animated films about motion and movement, engaging discussions with a museum educator, and follow-up activities in the museum's galleries. Films include: 'Ballet Robotique.' 1983. USA. Directed by Bob Rogers. Documentary footage of computerized robots working on an automobile assembly line is choreographed to look like a dance. Each of the movements in this mechanical ballet is dramatized by a different musical excerpt from the work of Bizet, Delibes, and Tchaikovsky. 8 min. 'A Chairy Tale.' 1957. Canada. Directed by Norman McLaren and Claude Jutra. This wordless black-and-white film dramatizes an amusing encounter between a man and a chair. One of the great classics for children, this film is notable for its simple story and music by Ravi Shankar. 10 min. 'A Small Escape.' 2016. Sweden. Directed by David Sandell. A pair of scissors escapes from a kitchen, then connects with other everyday objects to transform into a bird and flies away. 3 min. 'The Music Box.' 2010. USA. Directed by Jennifer Oxley and Nicholas Oxley. In a New York City apartment, a little girl is trying to open an antique wooden box. Unfortunately the box is stuck, but the little girl has an idea. 3 min. 'The Big Race.' 2004. USA/Madagascar. Directed by Phil Aupperle. Tulch and Noel, best friends with a day off from school, prove that you don't need fancy toys or the latest technology to have some fun on a beautiful summer afternoon. Maybe all you need is a tin can and a little imagination. 6 min. Tickets are distributed on the day of the program only, on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be distributed at the reception desk in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 West 54th Street (near Fifth Avenue), 10am–12pm. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids.

'Were They Equal?' - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
November 18, 2017 - SoHo

Guest teacher and anthropologist Arnold Perey will read from and illustrate his popular children's book, "Were They Equal?" The message is one of dissolving prejudice between races, religions, and even between neighborhoods.

Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower - Symphony Space
November 18, 2017 - Upper West Side

Join two-time Grammy-award nominee and Smithsonian Folkways artist Elizabeth Mitchell and her family band for a morning of gentle, homespun renditions of songs by Bob Marley, The Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Gillian Welch, and more. Also featuring Sonia de los Santos. They will sing songs in English and Spanish.

Story Pirates - Arthur Seleen Theatre at The Drama Book Shop
Through November 18, 2017 - Midtown

Using stories submitted by children, the Story Pirates create outlandishly funny sketches and mini-musicals. Whether it's following the adventures of a superhero baby, or reminiscing about disposable rain ponchos at a baseball game, the songs and stories explode with the creative energy that only a child could possess.

Family Day: Skyscrapers - Center for Architecture
November 18, 2017 - Greenwich Village

Bring your building crew and get ready to soar with skyscrapers! Around the world, skyscrapers are being built taller than ever before, in shapes that have never been seen. Learn about some of the new innovative projects and then work with your building team to design and build your own model skyscraper.

Early Morning Opening for Children with Autism and Their Families - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
November 18, 2017 - Hell's Kitchen

On select weekends and school breaks, the museum opens its doors one hour early for families with children on the autism spectrum. Educators lead short, interactive tours designed for the whole family as well as drop-in art activities and structured play opportunities. On this morning, the theme is "Our Solar System and Beyond." Discover Intrepid’s connection to space exploration. Families will visit the space shuttle Enterprise and learn how the shuttles helped us to explore our solar system and universe.

These programs are free, but space is limited. Please register in advance.

La MaMa Kids Creativity for Kids: Connect Through Play - La MaMa Experimental Theatre
November 18, 2017 - East Village

Teaching artist Leah Lawrence offers drama classes that enable children to strengthen their performance skills and their ability to work collaboratively in a group. The benefit of exposing children to acting at a young age is the increased confidence they feel in expressing their own unique voice. In order to nurture creative and innovative minds, drama classes can provide the space for children to enter a state of play, the bedrock of the creative process. This is not competitive play to win but instead collaborative play to create.

In this LaMaMa kids workshop, participants will play theater games, sing, move, and act out stories in a safe and fun environment. Taking place the week of Thanksgiving, all of the creative games and exercises will focus on the theme of giving thanks.

Gallery Explorations - The Whitney Museum of American Art
Through November 18, 2017 - Meatpacking District

Join this short, interactive, family-focused exploration of kid-friendly works on view. Learn about art through lively discussion and fun gallery activities.

Old Masters Rock: How to Look at Art with Children - The Morgan Library & Museum
November 18, 2017 - Murray Hill

Have you ever been unsure how to explain a work of art to a child? Join author Maria-Christina Sayn-Wittgenstein Nottebohm for an informal talk and gallery conversation to learn how to explore paintings as a family.

Family Art Workshops: The Process of Printmaking - Museum of Modern Art
Through November 19, 2017 - Midtown

Families with teens and tweens can try their hand at printmaking inspired by the creative practice of Louise Bourgeois. Check out the emotional, almost dreamlike prints in the MoMA exhibition Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, then make your own in the studio.

Tours for Fours: Artmaking Materials - The Museum of Modern Art
Through November 19, 2017 - Midtown

Look, listen, and share ideas while you explore tools and techniques in modern and contemporary art during this kid-and-adult participation program. Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10am. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up, so plan to arrive a little before 10am. All participants must be present. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids.

A Closer Look for Kids: The Artist's Toolbox - Museum of Modern Art
Through November 19, 2017 - Midtown

Engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at the tools and techniques used to create modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art. Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10am. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up, so plan to arrive a little before 10am. All participants must be present. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids.

'The History Mystery' - TADA! Youth Theater
Through November 19, 2017 - Chelsea

Back by popular demand, this original musical follows three students who travel through American history and encounter the people who fought for freedom, women’s rights, and racial equality. Audiences will meet history greats such as the Wright Brothers, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Eleanor Roosevelt as kids and learn how they grew up to make the world a better place for us today.

November 3, 10, 17: 7pm

November 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 18, 19: 2 and 4 pm

November 15: 10am and 12pm

TADA! Youth Theater’s original production of “The History Mystery” is based on the book written by Janine Nina Trevens, with music by Eric Rockwell and lyrics by Margaret Rose. The production is directed by Janine Nina Trevens. “The History Mystery” is choreographed by Joanna Greer, with music direction by Matthew Gregory, set design by Joel Sherry, costume design by Megan Turek, and lighting design by Steve O’Shea.

Galli's 'Hansel & Gretel' - Galli Theater
Through November 19, 2017 - Chelsea

The classic children's fairytale takes the stage complete with wooded scenery, costumes, and that tasty treat-toting witch. The show runs 40-50 minutes without intermission and there's an aftershow workshop as well for additional cost.


'The Secret Life of Suitcases' - Lincoln Center
Through November 19, 2017 - Upper West Side

Larry is an office worker who likes everything in its place. But when a fantastical flying suitcase with a mission shows up at his door one day, Larry’s world is turned upside down and he embarks on a journey that takes him further than he ever thought possible. Discover the thrill of adventure and the joy of coming home again in this colorful, puppet-driven play.

Everyone Loves a Parade - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through November 19, 2017 - Upper West Side

This two-day celebration is all about our city's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Families enjoy learning about the puppeteer, Tony Sarg, who invented the idea of the “upside-down puppets” (those giant helium balloons), create a 3D float inspired by some of the parade’s most famous designs, and take part in a dance party and musical parade.

Some programs have limited space and require sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

TimesSquare_Portal - Times Square
Through November 21, 2017 - Times Square

Take the family to Times Square for a new reason: TimesSquare_Portal. This temporary public art installation allows visitors to interact with people in locations across twenty countries as diverse as Afghanistan, Germany, Mexico, and Rwanda. Walk inside the gold shipping container and you'll feel as if you're in the same room with someone across the world thanks to advanced audio-visual technology.

Brought to us by Times Square Arts and Shared_Studios. All are invited to book free timed reservations in the portal. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Afternoon Tea & Skating - The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Through November 21, 2017 - Rockefeller Center

A perfectly quaint winter afternoon full of warm tea from Harney & Sons, tea sandwiches, and sweets, plus time on the ice with friends and family. Reservations include tea time, general admission to the rink, and skate rentals.

Family Sundays - Rubin Museum of Art
Through November 26, 2017 - Chelsea

Sunday workshop for families. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy a family exhibition tour, and go on your own thematic gallery search. To coincide with the Museum’s exhibition The World Is Sound, July's workshop will see kids create their own musical instruments. In August create symbols of protection that represent your bond with friends and family in honor of the Hindu festival Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi). Kids will create amulets, adornments and friendship bracelets. In September make sculptures out of sugar and spice, inspired by chalimidi, a sweet rice flour dish made during the Hindu festival Vinayaka Chaturthi

Storytime in Nolen Library - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 30, 2017 - Upper East Side

Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books before continuing your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt in the museum. Storytimes available for both toddlers and young elementary school children. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Start with Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 30, 2017 - Upper East Side

Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life around this month's theme, Journeys.

Winter Wishes - New York Cares
Through December 08, 2017 - Financial District

Take part in this year’s “Winter Wishes” program with New York Cares to provide holiday gifts to children, teens, and seniors in need. Winter Wishes is underway now and individuals and teams can register to participate at 

Each year, New York Cares partners with hundreds of Community Partners, including homeless shelters, schools, and other deserving nonprofit organizations, to provide holiday gifts for children, teens, and seniors, many of whom would not otherwise receive gifts during the holidays. To accomplish this, New York Cares collects and screens more than 35,000 gift requests and sends them to volunteers who purchase, wrap, and send the gifts to its partners.

New York City Children's Theater's 'Please Bring Balloons' - University Settlement
Through December 10, 2017 - Lower East Side

The award-winning theater company and arts education organization New York City Children's Theater is presenting its 21st season featuring "Please Bring Balloons." Conceived by David Kilpatrick, directed by Sara Morgulis, and back by popular demand, this show is an interactive, multi-sensory theater experience created for the youngest audience members. Based upon Lindsay Ward’s gorgeously illustrated children's book, the show is a fun and imaginative introduction to theater for toddlers.

Only In New York/Only For The Holidays Free Broadway Performances - The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through December 11, 2017 - Columbus Circle

Stop by the dazzling Great Room with its annual holiday display of twelve massive stars to take in Broadway talent, hosted by actor George Psomas (Fiddler on the Roof, South Pacific). Performances include:


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November 20 – Home for the Holidays, Red Roses, Green Gold, and Miss Saigon
November 27 – Wicked
December 4 – Chicago, Waitress, Anastasia
December 11 – Sponge Bob Square Pants, Once on This Island, A Bronx Tale

'The Wizard of Oz' - Harlem Rep
Through December 16, 2017 - Harlem

The classic musical "The Wizard of Oz" is being performed by a multi-racial cast with a jazzy underscore and authoritative dramaturgy by representatives of the Yip Harburg Foundation.

Saturday Morning Show - Brookfield Place
Through December 16, 2017 - Battery Park City

Stop by Hudson Eats on Saturday mornings this fall for weekly family-friendly performances?. The fun includes interactive singalongs with Yellow Sneaker Puppets, magic demonstrations by Gary the Great, children's book readings and crafts, and more.


'Pluto Is Missing! A Not-So-Planetary Musical' - PIT Striker Mainstage
Through December 17, 2017 - Flatiron

Blast off into this family-friendly outer space comedy that uses humor, fantasy, music, puppets, and more to tell the story of Pluto, the tiniest planet in our solar system that was demoted to dwarf planet. Meet super-cool satellites, fun-loving gas giants, and a whole galaxy of other celestial oddballs on Pluto's journey to become a planet again.

'Interstellar Cinderella' - New York City Children's Theater, The Beckett Theatre
Through December 17, 2017 - Midtown

In this 50-minute show, Cinderella of the future is an engineer hoping to revolutionize space travel with a new invention. She's eager to show the prince her hyper warp speed engine at the space parade, but her evil stepmother tries to get in the way. Only Cinderella can make sure her dreams to be a star engineer come true. Children's singer/songwriter star Laurie Berkner and artistic director Barbara Zinn Krieger collaborate on this exciting family musical.

Puppetsburg Show: Baby Edition - Ibiza Kids
Through December 21, 2017 - Stuyvesant Town

Geared toward pre-walking infants, this weekly special edition of Puppetsburg is perfect for littlest ones. Babiers and their caregivers will enjoy dancing, instruments, interacting with handmade puppets, bubble time, and a dress-up photo-op each week. Parents can appreciate the integration of cultural, educational, and language elements into each show, as well as regular visits from celebrity puppet guests like Michael Jackson, Ai Wei Wei, and Ru Paul.

Grand Central Holiday Fair - Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall
Through December 24, 2017 - Midtown

The Grand Central Holiday Fair returns for almost six weeks with 40 artisans selling art and home goods; holiday-themed items; bath and body products; toys; and clothing and accessories for men, women, and children on the east side of Vanderbilt Hall. Since 1993, the Grand Central Holiday Fair has been a must-shop destination during the holiday season. Holiday Fair organizers make a concerted effort to present unique and local craftsmanship with a focus on American-made and handmade products with locally sourced materials or a socially conscious business model.

Holiday Market - Union Square Park
Through December 24, 2017 - Union Square

An internationally renowned holiday market with unique gifts created by local craftsmen and artists. Expect to find exciting new sections like Little Brooklyn and Urbanspace Provisions, a warming station, a kid’s craft studio by partners at CMA, and live music.

Community Cowpokes with Hopalong Andrew - Whole Foods Tribeca
Through December 29, 2017 - Tribeca

Catch a free drop-in music class with Hopalong Andrew every Friday this fall and early winter. He'll bring his guitar, banjo, harmonica, and suitcase drum kit to get babies and tots rocking to his modern adaptations of classic cowboy tunes. Audience participation and interaction is encouraged to help the littles learn music, rhythm, and social skills.

'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through December 30, 2017 - Midtown

In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis' classic, two actors give a tour-de-force performance that's sure to delight children and adults alike. Through the magic of theatre, Peter and Lucy will take you to Narnia, where The White Witch has cast a spell that makes it always winter and never Christmas. See them meet Mr. Tumnus the faun and conspire with talking animals to save Narnia. Come face to face with Aslan the Great Lion, and cheer as Peter, Susan, Lucy, and Edmund courageously battle the forces of evil, discovering that love is the deepest magic of all. Open to everyone, most suitable for ages 5 and older.

Gulliver's Gate - Times Square
Through December 31, 2017 - Times Square

Artists from eight countries took part in building this fantastic miniature world, featuring cities from across the globe, all built to scale. You can also step back in time to see famous historical scenes and interact with the exhibit using a special key.

'Christmas Spectacular' Starring the Radio City Rockettes - Radio City
Through January 01, 2018 - Midtown

A New York City tradition, the Rockettes will dazzle Radio City audiences once again this holiday season! Combining the old with the new, the Christmas Spectacular brilliantly takes audiences on a gorgeously choreographed journey from Santa's workship at the North Pole to the streets of Manhattan to a beautifully classic “Living Nativity.”

Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914 - South Street Seaport Museum
Through January 07, 2018 - South Street Seaport

Learn all about 20th-century ocean liners, like Titanic and Lusitania, and the differences between traveling aboard as a first- or third-class passenger. Featuring both original and reproduced artifacts, this thought-provoking exhibit highlights immigrant life at the turn of the century.

'Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic' - New World Stages
Through January 14, 2018 - Midtown West

Harry Potter fans who like to laugh will appreciate this lighthearted yet witty take on all that time spent learning spells and sorcery. "Puffs" is the story of some Hogwarts underdogs and how their experience at the magical wizarding school was a far cry from Harry's. As a special treat for parents and families, all matinee performances are appropriate for young children ages 8 and older.

Addy & Uno - Theatre Row
Through January 14, 2018 - Midtown

Uno has plenty of mathematical ability, but he also has a disability: autism. In this new musical featuring a cast of puppets and people, Uno gains the courage to enter his school’s math competition with help from friends who face challenges of their own: Addy has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; Melody is visually impaired; Seemore has hearing loss; and RJ uses a wheelchair. Addy & Uno is a heartfelt and hilarious journey celebrating hope, big dreams, and the beauty of differences. 

'The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show' - DR2 Theatre
Through February 04, 2018 - Gramercy Park

A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Carle’s beloved books for the stage. This new edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar includes the world premiere of Brown Bear, Brown Bear celebrating its 50th Anniversary, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly, and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

16th Annual Holiday Train Show - Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store, Grand Central Terminal
Through February 04, 2018 - Midtown

Kids can watch in awe as little Lionel trains roll along a 34-foot-long, two-level track that looks just like a mini NYC with a nearby countryside. The scenery even includes its very own North Pole. Plus, parents will love spying vintage trains from the Transit Museum’s collection.

Gazillion Bubble Show - New World Stages / Stage 2
Through February 25, 2018 - Midtown West

Got bubbles? Families will get a kick out of watching bubbles expand, float, and take over the room at this Gazillion Bubble Show featuring so much more than soap spheres. Help celebrate the show in its tenth year of eye-catching, pop-able, reach-out-and-grab-them fun. Show runs more than 60 minutes without an intermission. Lasers and strobe lights are part of the performance.

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection - DiMenna Children's Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through February 25, 2018 - Upper West Side

Discover the wonder of hundreds of toy trains, figurines, and miniature models from the renowned Jerni Collection at this annual holiday exhibition. Immersive scenes and displays captivate children and adults as they hearken back to a bygone era in our shared transportation history. Holiday Express begins at the West 77th Street entrance, where trains appear to roar through the museum with the help of four large-scale multimedia screens, and extends through the first floor.

Public Ice Skating - Wollman Rink
Through February 28, 2018 - Central Park

Ice skating out in the crisp city air with an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline is a classic NYC winter experience. And Central Park's famous rink is a tourist favorite, but completely worth doing even if you are a local. There is also a skating school, a hockey program, and birthday party offerings on the ice. Check out the nearby carousel for $3 a ride in between skates. 

Bank of America Winter Village - Bryant Park
Through March 04, 2018 - Midtown

The park becomes a winter wonderland with an outdoor ice skating rink (free entry!), a European inspired open-air market for holiday shopping, rinkside dining, and even an observation deck full of games and art supplies.

Earthflight - The American Museum of Natural History
Through March 08, 2018 - Upper West Side

Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Filmed across four continents and 11 countries, with revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art 3D cameras, viewers join a variety of different avian species on their seasonal journeys. The audience will discover the fascinating science of flight and how birds maneuver simultaneously in flocks a million strong, navigate across whole continents, and collaborate with other animals to find food.

Ocean Odyssey - National Geographic Encounter
Through March 31, 2018 - Times Square

This newly opened, immersive entertainment experience takes families on a simulated underwater adventure to witness Pacific Ocean life firsthand. It's an interactive journey across a 60,000-square-foot marine attraction to meet sea lions, humpback whales, and great white sharks. Catch sight a stunning coral reef and other awe-inspiring sights and sounds thanks to an incredible visual effects team and award-winning designers and sound engineers. This walk-through experience lasts approximately 90 minutes. Buy tickets online for a reserved entry time. A portion of proceeds supports the National Geographic Society's nonprofit work in conservation, exploration, research, and education.

Ice Skating Season - The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Through April 01, 2018 - Midtown

The new season opens with this ceremonial first skate hosted by the reigning Olympic Ice Dance Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Youth skaters of Ice Theatre of New York and Figure Skating in Harlemwill join for this celebratory session. 

The Rink at Rockefeller Center is always the first New York rink to open each year and is open to the public daily from 8:30am-12am, from Columbus Day to Easter. First designed as a temporary attraction, The Rink has evolved into one of the city’s most legendary landmarks and one of the most visited sites in Manhattan.


StoryDance Playgroup - Downtown Dance Factory
Through May 03, 2018 - Tribeca

Walking tots and preschoolers are invited to take part in story time, a craft, dance games and activities, plus free play time. It's a great way for grown-ups to introduce their children to the wonderful world of performing arts in a nurturing and creative environment.

RSVP required. Space is limited. 

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
Through May 27, 2018 - Kips Bay

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO) will get families grooving every Sunday throughout the school year at Jazz Standard's popular JAZZ FOR KIDS brunch. Talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18 dish out jazz classics such as "Cherokee," "How Insensitive," and "Billie's Bounce," as family audiences devour the goods off Blue Smoke's southern barbecue lunch menu. Babies welcome!

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2018 - Upper West Side

The butterflies are back! For the 20th year, families can hang with as many as 500 fluttering butterflies at the museum's 80-degree warm vivarium full of tropical flowers too. The insects come from farms in Australia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Florida, Kenya, Malaysia, and Thailand and species include iridescent blue morpho butterflies, scarlet swallowtails, large owl butterflies, and green birdwings.

Sacred Spaces: The Road To … and the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room - Rubin Museum of Art
Through October 15, 2018 - Chelsea

Featuring artist Ghiora Aharoni’s series “The Road to Sanchi” and two video works by artist Arthur Liou, the exhibition engages time as a medium and challenges viewers to consider the sacred and think about their own experiences with meaningful journeys. These installations continue the exhibition’s focus on devotional activities in awe-inspiring places.

Aharoni’s series of sculptures reimagines vintage taxi meters, now obsolete, from India. Video screens embedded in the meters capture the artist’s rickshaw rides in India to sacred sites for Hindus, Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists. Each sculpture, whose form simultaneously references a time capsule and the silhouette of a stupa, becomes the oculus of a pilgrimage. 

The videos “Kora” and “Saga Dawa,” created by Arthur Liou, explore aspects of Tibetan Buddhist ritual and celebration as they take place in the breathtaking environment around Tibet’s holiest mountain, Mount Kailash.

Visitors can take a pause inside the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room, an immersive installation inspired by traditional Tibetan household shrines. They are also invited to write letters to future museumgoers in a dedicated area in the gallery.