MUSEUMS & CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS ACA GALLERIES 529 W. 20th ...
529 W. 20th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-206-8080, www.acagalleries.com Weds.-Sat. & Tues. 10:30-6:30; closed Sun. & Mon. Free. "Liberal Voices in the Figurative Tradition," art from first half of 20th Century focusing on social plights [through 6/2].
274 Hudson St. (betw. Canal & Spring Sts.), 212-255-5599. Weds.-Sat. & Tues. 10-6; Sun. & Mon. closed. "Hiro Yamagata: NGC6093," exploration of light & space through a large installation [through 7/28].
164 5th Ave. (betw. 21st & 22nd Sts.), 212-807-1990, www.aiga.org Weds.-Fri., Mon. & Tues. 11-6; Sat. & Sun. Closed. Free. "Propaganda! Cuban Political & Film Posters," explore 100 different posters from 1950's to present [through 6/29].
AMERICAN CRAFT MUSEUM
40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-956-3535, www.americancraftmuseum.org Weds., Fri.-Sun. & Tues. 10-6. Thurs. 10-8. Closed Mon. $5, $2.50 st./s.c., child. under 12 free. "Origamic Architecture," exploration of influence of Japanese paper folding art & its influence on building design [opens Fri., through 9/2]. "Radiant Geometries," 75 pieces of jewelry by 15 artists on display [opens Fri., through 9/2].
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Central Park W. (79th St.), 212-769-5200, www.amnh.org Weds., Thurs. & Sun.-Tues. 10-5:45; Fri. & Sat. 10-8:45. $9.50, $7.50 st./s.c., $6 child. "Ancient Microworlds," stunning exhibition of macrophotographs revealing internal structures in Jurassic era fossils [through 9/9]. Live jazz every Friday, 212-769-5000 for info [6-8, free w/mus. adm.].
THE AMERICAS SOCIETY
680 Park Ave. (68th St.), 212-249-5868. Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 12-6. Closed Mon. $3, $2 st./s.c./child. "Geraldo de Barros," Brazilian artist who used photo fragments to create abstract compositions [through 5/20].
ART IN GENERAL
79 Walker St. (betw. B'way & Lafayette St.), 212-219-0473, www.artingeneral.org Weds.-Sat. & Tues. 12-6; Sun. & Mon. Closed. Free. "Alan deSouza: Terrain," artist creates models of topography & photographs them [through 6/30]. "Material Whirled," 14 artists incorporate non-traditional materials into their work [through 6/30]. "Soleares/With Bronze Prison Bars," metals worked into Spanish influenced images w/accompanying Flamenco music [through 6/30].
THE BRONX MUSEUM OF ART
1040 Grand Concourse (165th St.), Bronx, 718-681-6000. Weds. 12-9; Thurs.-Sun. 12-6. $3, $2 st./s.c. child under 12 free. "Rune Olsen: The RICE Banquet," Norwegian artist explores consumerism & group identity through rice [through 7/1].
BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART
200 Eastern Pkwy (Washington Ave.), Bklyn., 718-638-5000, www.brooklynart.org Weds.-Fri. 10-5; Sat. & Sun. 11-6; first Sat. of the month 11-11, eve. free; closed Mon. & Tues. $4, $2 st./s.c. "A Family Album: Brooklyn Collects," exhibition of random art drawn from 80 private collections in Brooklyn showcases the diversity in Kings county [through 7/1]. "Leon Golub: Paintings 1950-2000," 55 paintings exploring themes of power [opens Fri., through 8/19].
CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS
28 W. 27th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B'way), 212-481-0295, www.centerforbookarts.org Weds.-Fri., Mon. & Tues. 10-6; Sat. 10-4; Sun. Free. "Endgrain Designs & Repetitions: Pattern Papers of John DePol," letterpress print pages of legendary woodcarver's art [through 5/31].
2 E. 91st St. (5th Ave.), 212-849-8400, www.si.edu.ndm Weds.-Sat. 10-5; Sun. 12-5; Mon. Closed; Tues. 10-9. $8, $5 st./s.c. child under 12 free. "Aluminum: By Design," first exhibit ever of modern metal that radically transformed the 20th century [through 7/15]. "Room with a View: Landscapes & Wallpaper," three centuries of outdoor imagery on internal decorations [through 10/14].
252 W. 28th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Ave.), 212-255-5511. Weds.-Sat. & Tues. 10-6; Sun. & Mon. Closed. Free. "Migrations," Danish artists Kehnet Nielson & Werik Steffensen explore movement of birds to define art [through 5/26].
76 Grand St. (betw. Greene & Wooster Sts.), 212-343-7300. Weds.-Sat. & Tues. 12-6, Sun. & Mon. Closed. Free. "Philippe Bradshaw: Disco Damage," seven piece installation of eclectic art [through 6/30]. "Brad Kahlhamer: Almost American," art reinterpretation of how west was won [through 6/30].
DIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
548 W. 22nd St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-989-5566, www.diacenter.org Weds.-Sun. 10-6; closed Mon. & Tues. $6, $3 st./s.c. "Rodney Graham & Bruce Nauman:...the Nearest Faraway Place," two artists irreverently explore myth of American west in culture [through 6/17]. "Panamarenko: Orbit" exhibit feat. Belgian artist's fascinating model flying machines, which blend nature & technology [through 6/17]. "Bridget Riley: Reconnaissance," retrospective of work by influential artists largely unknown to younger audiences [through 6/17]. "Diane Thater: Knots & Surfaces," multi-projection video installation of light & mathematics [through 6/17].
THE DRAWING CENTER
35 Wooster St. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 212-219-2166. Weds.-Fri. & Tues. 10-6; Sat. 11-6; Sun. & Mon. Closed. Free. "Between Street & Mirror: The Drawings of James Ensor," retrospective of famous Belgian draftsman [through 7/21].
EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO
1230 5th Ave. (104th St.), 212-831-7272, www.elmuseo.org Weds.-Sun. 11-5; Mon. & Tues. closed. Contrib. $5, $2 st./s.c. Six Puerto Rican artists from the "Nineties Group" debut their work in "Here & There" exhibit [through 5/20].
EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
34th St. (Fifth Ave.), 212-843-8080. Weds.-Tues. 8 a.m.-12 a.m., free. "The Essence of the Human Spirit," 12 whimsical paintings by New York artist Anne Marie Giardina [through 5/22].
548 B'way (betw. Prince & Spring Sts.), 212-925-2928, www.exitart.org Weds.-Fri. & Tues. 10-6; Sat. 11-6. Closed Sun. & Mon. Min. contrib. $2. "Danger," eight artists explore different approaches to risk [through 5/19].
THE GALLERY AT THE AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY
1865 B'way (betw. 61st & 62nd Sts.), 212-408-1500, www.americanbible.org Weds., Fri., Mon. & Tues. 10-6; Thurs. 10-7; Sat. 10-5; closed Sun. Free. "Printing the Word: The Art of Watanabe Sadao," exhibition of prints by Japanese artist who utilizes traditional methods to express his religious faith [through 5/19].
1014 5th Ave. (betw. 82nd & 83rd Sts.)212-439-8700 www.goethe.de/newyork Weds., Fri. & Mon. 10-5; Thurs. & Tues. 10-7; Sat. & Sun. Closed. "Stop Over-Photographs by Margarete Motrach," German artist explores human insignificance [through 6/7].
THE GROLIER CLUB
47 E. 60th St. (Park Ave.) 212-838-6690, www.grolierclub.org Weds.-Sat., Mon. & Tues. 10-5; closed Sun. Free. "Voyages: A Smithsonian Library Exhibition," exhibit focusing on books w/themes of discovery, either physical & metaphorical [opens Weds., through 8/4].
1071 5th Ave. (89th St.), 212-423-3500. Weds. & Sun.-Tues. 9-6; Fri. & Sat. 9-8; closed Thurs. $12, $8 st./s.c., child. under 12 free. "Frank Gehry: Architect," retrospective of major works from influential designer [opens Fri., through 8/26].
575 B'way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 212-423-3500. Thurs.-Mon. 11-6; closed Weds. & Tues. Free. "Andy Warhol: The Last Supper" exhibits his take on Da Vinci's work through silkscreens & paintings [permanent].
THE HARBOR DEFENSE MUSEUM
Bldg. 230, Fort Hamilton, Bklyn., 718-630-4349. Weds.-Fri., Mon. & Tues. 10-4, second Sat. of month 10-4. Free. Explore how New York Harbor has been defended from the Revolution to today [permanent].
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE
Brookdale Center, 1 West 4th St. (betw. Broadway & Mercer St.) 212-824-2205 www.huc.edu Weds., Thurs., Mon. & Tues. 9-6; Fri. 9-3; Sat. Closed; Sun. 10-2. Free. "Jewish Mothers: Strength, Wisdom, Compassion," b&w photo exploration looking at the diversity of Jewish maternal experience [through 6/29].
THE HISPANIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA
613 W. 155th St. (B'way), 212-926-2234, www.hispanicsociety.org Weds.-Sat. & Tues. 10-4:30; Sun. 1-4; Mon. Closed. Free. "Splendor of Alcora: Spanish Ceramics of the 18th Century," exploration of style & craftsmanship in clay from 1749-1798 [through 6/24].
INTREPID SEA-AIR-SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86, W. 46th St. (12th Ave.), 212-245-0072, www.intrepidmuseum.org Weds.-Fri., Mon. & Tues. 10-5; Sat. & Sun 10-7. $12, $9 veterans, reservists, st./s.c., $6 ages 6-11, $1 ages 2-5, free for active duty & toddlers. "Defending our Future" exhibits machinery, statistics & Pentagon's latest project [permanent]. "Desert Storm Strike," "A-6 Cockpit Challenge" & "Cold War/Berlin Wall Exhibit" [permanent]. "Prepare to Dive: Centennial Exhibit of the Navy's First Submarine" feat. submarine built in 1878 [permanent].
333 E. 47th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-832-1155, www.jpnsoc.org Weds.-Fri. & Tues. 11-6; Sat. & Sun. 11-5; Mon. Closed. $5, $3 st./s.c. "Frank Lloyd Wright & the Art of Japan," first major exhibit to explore Wright's other "obsession" [through 7/15].
1109 5th Ave. (92nd St.), 212-423-3271, www.thejewishmuseum.org Weds., Thurs., Sun. & Mon. 11-5:45; Tues. 11-8; closed Fri. & Sat. $8, $5.50 st./s.c., child. under 12 free. Pay-what-you-wish Tues. after 5. "Voice, Image, Gesture: Selections from the Jewish Museum's Collection, 1945-2000," exploration through art of multiple perspectives on Jewish history through the past [through 8/5]. "Marc Chagall: Early Works from Russian Collections," exhibition of paintings that illustrate growth of artist's original vision [through 10/14].
26 Greene St. (betw. Canal & Grand Sts.), 212-334-3347. Weds.-Sat. & Tues. 12-6; Sun. & Mon. Closed. Free. "Gregory Whitehead," multimedia installation of cutting edge art [through 6/2].
LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT MUSEUM
90 Orchard St. (Broome St.), 212-431-0233. Call for times & prices. "Sitting Shiva: The Rogarshevsky Family Apartment," interactive exhibit feat. home of Lithuanian Jewish immigrant family in mourning [permanent]. "The Gumpertz & Baldizzi Apartments," restored to 1870 & 1935 (respectively) specifications [permanent]. Tours incl. "19th-century Tenement," "The Confino Family Apartment" & "The Streets Where We Lived."
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
1000 5th Ave. (82nd.), 212-535-7710, www.metmuseum.org Weds. & Thurs. 9:30-5:30; Fri. & Sat. 9:30-9; Sun. 9-5:30; Tues. 9:30-5:30; closed Mon. $10, $5 st./s.c., child. under 12 free w/adult. "Vermeer & the Delft School," 85 works from 17th-century Dutch school w/a focus on 1650-1660's [through 5/27]. "William Blake," first American exhibit to focus on all aspects of Romantic's work [through 6/24]. "Franz Liszt's Grand Piano," display of last piano owned by famed 19th-century composer [through 7/23]. "Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years," exhibition of 80 dress & accessories from iconic former First Lady [through 7/29]. "19th- & 20th-Century Chinese Paintings," over 90 works reflecting two centuries of wrenching change in China from Robert H. Ellsworth Collection [through 8/19]. "African, Oceanic & Ancient American Art," varied works of art & culture from across globe displayed for first time [opens Tues., through 10/28].
MODERN CULTURE AT THE GERSHWIN HOTEL
3 E. 27th St. (betw. 5th & Madison Aves.), 212-213-8289, www.bway.net/~modcult Weds.-Sat. & Tues. 10-6. Free. "Daze: Elevated Stations & Interiors," exhibition of former graffiti artist who now paints ghostlike images patrolling Bronx streets [through 5/26].
MUSEUM FOR AFRICAN ART
593 B'way (betw. Prince & Houston Sts.), 212-966-1313. Weds.-Fri. 10:30-5:30; Sat. & Sun. 12-6. $5, $2.50 st./s.c./child. "African Forms," explores the relation betw. function & decoration in everyday African objects [through 8/8].
MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN THE AMERICAS
70 Mulberry St. (Bayard St.), 212-619-4785. Weds.-Sat. & Tues. 12-5; closed Sun. & Mon. $3, $1 st./s.c., child. under 12 free. "Not on the Menu: From Asian/Pacific Roots to American Reality," 30 b&w photographs exploring Asian experience in U.S. [through 11/30]. "Chinatowns in North America," William Chu's CD-ROM tour documents Chinese immigrant experience [permanent]. "Family Portraits" [permanent]. "Where Is Home? Chinese in the Americas," personal stories, photos, mementos & poetry encased in a structure reminiscent of a glowing Chinese lantern [permanent].
MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
1220 5th Ave. (103rd St.), 212-534-1672, www.mcny.org Weds.-Sat. 10-5; Sun 12-5; Tues. 10-2; closed Mon. $5, $4 st./s.c./child., $10 families. "Guys & Dolls," exhibit celebrates 50th anniversary of the musical w/an exploration of the 1920's world it was set in [through 6/10]. "Dressing for a NYC Childhood," retrospective of 300 years of children's clothing [through 9/16]. Photographs & essays by NYC high school students document changes in city's immigrant neighborhoods w/"New York Toy Stories" & "The Infamous Andrew Jackson Head" exhibits [permanent].
MUSEUM AT THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
7th Ave. (27th St.), 212-217-5800, www.fitnyc.suny.edu Weds.-Fri. & Tues. 12-8; Sat. 10-5; closed Sun. & Mon. Free. "Etienne Aigner," students interpret legendary designers style to create a half-century retrospective [through 8/3].
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE
18 First Pl., Battery Park City, 212-968-1800, www.mjhnyc.org Weds. & Sun.-Tues. 9-5; Thurs. 9-8; Fri. 9-3. $7, $5 st./s.c./child. under 5. "Citizens Betrayed: The Hungarian Forced Labor Battalions 1939-1945," exhibit of slave labor during WWII [through 9/3].
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Ave.), 212-708-9400, www.moma.org Thurs. & Sat-Tues. 10:30-5:45. Fri. 10:30-8:15. Closed Weds. $10, $6.50 st./s.c., child. under 16 free. "About Face," over 50 portraits by modern & contemporary artists [though 6/5]. "Collaborations with Parkett: 1984 to Now," retrospective of work from influential art journal [through 6/5]. "What is Print," exploration of four basic print-making methods & impact on art [through 6/5]. "The Russian Avant-Garde Book Movement," exhibit of illustrated works from golden era of Russian art & literature [through 6/11].
MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO
25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 212-621-6600, www.mtr.org Weds., Sat., Sun. & Tues. 12-6; Thurs. 12-8; Fri. 12-9. $6, $4 st./s.c., $3 child. under 13. See also "Film & Video." "2001 Television Documentary Festival," celebration of art & history of documentaries [through 5/30]. "Strangers with Candy," every episode of comedy series by Second City veterans will be shown [Sat. 12-6, Sun. 12-5:30].
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green (betw. State & Whitehall Sts.), 212-668-6624. Weds. & Fri.-Tues. 10-5; Thurs. 10-8. Free. "Gifts of Pride & Love: Kiowa & Comanche Cradles," some of greatest examples of Plains Indian beadwork on display, showing off a combination of beauty & function [through 5/27] "All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life & Culture," exhibit displays more than 300 symbolic objects chosen by 23 Native selectors [permanent].
NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDENS
200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8747, www.nybg.org Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 10-6; closed Mon. $10, $7.50 st./sc., $4 child 12 & under. "The New Renaissance Garden," display of flora in updated period garden [through 6/14]. "Bats, Butterflies, Birds & Bees," hands on science lab for kids to explore interaction between plants & animals [through 6/24].
NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE
47-01 Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 718-699-0005. Weds., Mon. & Tues. 9:30-2; Thurs.-Sun. 9:30-5. $7.50, $5 child/s.c. Free Thurs. & Fri., 2-5. "Marvelous Molecules?The Secret of Life," illustrates similar chemistry traits among living things?humans, amoebas & cockroaches [permanent].
NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
2 W. 77th St. (Central Park W.), 212-873-0509. Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 11-5; closed Mon. $5, $3 st./s.c., child. 12 & under free. "Kid City" [permanent]. "Out of Time: Designs for the 20th-Century," past visions of future presented [through 6/10]. "Masterworks of 19th-Century American Painting" feat. nearly 50 oil paintings by such artists as William Sydney Mount, Thomas Cole & Asher B. Durand [permanent].
PAINE WEBBER ART GALLERY
1285 6th Ave. (52nd St.), 212-713-2885. Weds.-Fri., Mon. & Tues. 8-6; Sat. & Sun. closed. Free. "Tibet: Mountains & Valleys, Castles & Tents," exhibition of Tibetan artifacts & culture [through 6/22].
22-25 Jackson Ave. (46th St.), L.I. City, 718-784-2084, www.ps1.org Weds.-Sun. 12-6; $5, $2 st./s.c. "Massimo Bartolini: Untitled (Wave)," pool in outdoor sculpture garden w/water lapping over sides [through 5/20]. "Josh Blackman & Lizzie Scott," artists convey history & relationships through painting [through 5/20]. "Carla Accardi: Triplice Tenda," Italian artist's plastic tent exhibit blendis themes of domesticity [opens Sun., through 9/3]. "Los Carpintos: Cuidad Transportable," tent city exploring urban life [opens Sun., through 9/3]. "Miri Segal: Circular Acts," video installation of optical tricks by Israeli artist [opens Sun., through 9/3]. "Uniform: Order & Disorder," exploration of uniforms in fashion & culture [opens Sun., through 9/1].
QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART
New York City Bldg., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 718-592-9700, www.queensmuse.org Weds.-Fri. 10-5; Sat. & Sun. 12-5; closed Mon. & Tues. $4, $2 st./s.c., child. under 5 free. "Nancy Friedemann," two site specific drawings using symbolic shapes as raw materials [through 5/20]. "Gio Ponti: A Metaphysical World," retrospective of famous Italian furniture designer [through 5/20]. "Parallel Plane-Mapping Corona," maps & images of long forgotten master plans that still shape Queens evolution [through 5/20]. Seven international artists use glass as medium to explore multiple themes in "Heart of Glass" exhibition [through 5/27]. "Queens Focus" exhibit displays work of local artists [permanent]. "Tiffany in Queens: Selections from the Neustadt Museum Collection" [permanent]. "Panorama of the City of New York," 9000+ sq. foot model of NYC from 1964 World's Fair [permanent, formal tours every Sat. at 3:30].
58 Park Ave. (betw. 37th & 38th Sts.), 212-779-3587, www.amscan.org Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 11-5; closed. Mon. Contrib. $3, $2 st./s.c. "Faces & Figures: Contemporary Photography in Scandinavia," exhibit of work by 12 Nordic artists [through 7/29].
VON LINTEL & NUSSER
555 W. 25th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-242-0599. Weds.-Sat. & Tues. 10-6; Sun. & Mon. Closed. Free. "John Newman: Homespun," exhibition of eclectic, exotic statues created w/global influence [through 5/26].
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART AT PHILLIP MORRIS
120 Park Ave. (betw. 41st & 42nd Sts.), 917-663-2453, www.whitney.org Weds., Fri., Mon. & Tues. 11-6; Thurs. 11-7:30. Free. "Pulse: a Festival of Digitally Inspired Performance," exhibit where electric media intertwine w/live performances [through 5/17]. "Doh-Ho Suh: Some/One," statue of overlapping metal tags [through 6/29]. "Koosil-ja Hawng, Dance KUMIKOKIMOT: Render," performance art piece blending video, dance, music & text [Thurs. at 8:30].
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM~CAMPUS LOCATION
2520 Amsterdam Ave. (185th St.), 212-960-5390. Weds., Thurs., Mon. & Tues. 10-5; closed Fri.-Sun. Free. "Moritz Daniel Oppenheimer: Jewish Identity in 19th-Century Art," major retrospective of painter of the Rothschilds [through 8/31]. Museum acquisitions from the past decade are displayed as corresponding to the Hebrew aleph-bet in "From Aleph to Tav: Collecting at the Turn of the Century" [permanent].
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