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Warhol Film Screening—Hollywood Stars/Hollywood Types

February 20 | 2:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art 99 Gansevoort Street New York, New York 10014 + Google Map

Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater Warhol’s obsession with Hollywood was born early: as a small child he wrote away for autographed glossies of its stars and voraciously consumed Photoplay magazine. Upon the death of Marilyn Monroe in August 1962, the same month he took up silk screening, Warhol immortalized the screen siren on canvas. His suite of movie star portraits quickly expanded to include Marlon Brando, Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Taylor, and Elvis Presley, among others,…

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Wa Concert Series: Old is New, Historical Instruments with Cynthia Roberts

February 23 | 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tenri Cultural Institute 43a W 13th Street New York, NY 10011 + Google Map
$20 – $40

The WA Concert Series, led by world-renowned clarinetist Charles Neidich, will present its fourth program of the 2018-19 season on Saturday evening, February 23, 2019, at 7:30 pm at the Tenri Cultural Institute (43a W 13th Street, New York, NY 10011). Entitled “Old is New,” this program is developed in collaboration with the violinist and historical instrument specialist Cynthia Roberts, featuring works by Handel, Mozart, and Bernhard Crusell performed on historical instruments. In addition to Ms. Roberts, Mr. Neidich will…

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Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra: Friends of Frida

February 24 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238 + Google Map
$10 – $25

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra celebrates Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving with a concert centered around the ballet symphony Horse-Power, by Mexico's foremost composer, conductor, and educator, Carlos Chávez. The work premiered in 1928 at the Aeolian Hall in New York City to a sparkling audience of luminaries, including Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, who had designed sets and costumes for the ballet. BSO presents the “Horse-Power” suite alongside works by composers Silvestre Revueltas, Aaron Copland, and George Gershwin, all friends…

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Artist Talk: Wendy Red Star

February 24 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238 + Google Map

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor Artist Wendy Red Star discusses her work, on view in our special exhibition Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection. Red Star was raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, and her practice explores the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society. Informed by her cultural heritage, she engages with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts,…

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The Key Pianists Series Presents Jason Hardink

February 26 | 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall 154 W 57th Street New York, NY 10019 + Google Map

The Key Pianists Series, founded in 2015 by Terry Eder, will present pianist Jason Hardink in an unusually rich and challenging program of 20th-century works, complemented by selections from Liszt’s "Études d’exécution transcendante," at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Tuesday evening, February 26, 2019, at 8 pm. Reviewing Mr. Hardink for ConcertoNet Harry Rolnick wrote: “a pianist of such extraordinary power–and memory–that he is difficult to forget” (December 14, 2015). Key Pianists has attracted numerous positive accolades since its…

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The Bachelors of Broken Hill Farm

February 27 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Anthology Film Archives 32 2nd Avenue New York, NY 10003 + Google Map

An American Dacha Production The Bachelors of Broken Hill Farm (75 minutes, documentary) NewFilmmakers Alt Fest Wednesday Feb 27, 2019 Reception 8:00 Showtime 8:45 Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue Tickets 7.00 at Box Office Silver in a Golden Age of Radio - the true life soap opera of Frank Provo & John Pickard. Actors, writers and gentlemen farmers, their greatest success would not be found on the boards of Broadway or the hills of Hollywood but in a closeted…

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Film and Live Score: Body and Soul with DJ Spooky

February 28 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238 + Google Map

DJ Spooky performs an original live score created for the silent film Body and Soul (Oscar Micheaux, 1925, 93 min.), which stars Paul Robeson in his film debut. The film follows Robeson as he plays both an escaped convict masquerading as a minister and his twin brother, who is a model citizen. Regarded as a rare work in African American cinematic history, Body and Soul boasts biting social commentary on issues of race and gender that went unaddressed by Hollywood…

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Savor Court Splendors and Intrigues on a New Met Tour

March 2 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Ave. New York, NY 10028 + Google Map
$45 – $55

Out Professionals Invites You to Savor Splendors of the French Court on Professor Andrew Lear's New 'Let Them Eat Cake' Tour of the Met. From Marie Antoinette’s “peasant" costume to the declaration of the Rights of Man ... from the guillotine and the Terror to the Napoleonic wars … there are few periods of history as turbulent and fascinating as the French Revolution. This new Out Professionals tour surveys the Met's superb array of artworks that together tell the full…

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Flotilla DeBarge presents “The Landlord”

March 4 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
IFC Theater 323 6th Avenue New York, NY 10014 + Google Map

Flotilla DeBarge presents The Landlord (Hal Ashby, 1970) 35mm print! When wealthy Elgar Enders (Beau Bridges) decides to buy a run-down building in Brooklyn, his plan is to evict the black tenants and build himself a luxury home. But Elgar quickly realizes he can use his purchase to rebel against his racist parents and begins clumsily trying to befriend his new tenants (including the amazing Diana Sands & Marki Bey). Can Elgar really bridge the racial divide? Or will this…

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The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated

March 5 - June 16
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028 + Google Map

Opens March 5th The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes a collection of works inspired by one of the Eastern world’s most revered literary works. The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated will be the first major loan exhibition in North America to focus on the artistic tradition inspired by Japan's most celebrated work of literature, The Tale of Genji. Written by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady-in-waiting in the early eleventh-century imperial court, and often referred to as the world's first…

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Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

March 5 - August 4
Booth Theatre 222 W 45th Street New York, NY 10036 + Google Map
$39 – $275

Previews begin March 5th Official opening date April 11th Comedic icons Nathan Lane and Andrea Martin star in the original Broadway “sequel” to William Shakespeare’s epic tragedy. The two on-stage marvels portray servants tasked with the dreadful deed of post-war time cleanup. Written by Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Taylor Mac, and directed by five-time Tony Award winner, George C. Wolfe, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus will make you wonder “O why should wrath be mute and fury dumb?”. Very dumb…

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Fear & Force: New York City’s Sons of Liberty

Ongoing | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 pm - August 22, 2020 | 5:00 pm
Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 + Google Map

We may not like paying taxes but we would never think to tar and feather the tax collector. Yet as many of the colonists prepared for what would be the American Revolution, there was an organized group who opposed the government through violent resistance. Come see objects preserved from pivotal moments relating to the New York Sons of Liberty, like the tearing down of the King George statue in Bowling Green Park, and throwing chests of tea into the New…

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Donna Gottschalk: Brave, Beautiful Outlaws

Ongoing | August 29, 2018 - March 17, 2019
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 26 Wooster Street New York, NY 10013 + Google Map

This exhibition features the work of Donna Gottschalk, a photographer active in the early period of radical lesbian organizing in New York and California during the 1970s. Gottschalk came out as a lesbian right at the formation of the radical lesbians and Furies collectives on the east coast, where she met lesbian artists JEB (Joan E. Biren), Flavia Rando, and others, and later moved to California to join lesbian-separatist communities. In both locations, Gottschalk photographed herself, friends, lovers, and activists…

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Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection

Ongoing | August 31, 2018 | 11:00 am - March 31, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238 + Google Map
Free – $16

Featuring more than 100 works from our collection, Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection explores a wide range of art-making, focusing on enduring political subjects—encompassing gender, race, and class—that remain relevant today. The exhibition’s intersectional feminist framework highlights artworks, in a plurality of voices, that aim to rally support or motivate action on behalf of a cause, or to combat stereotypes and dominant narratives. Half the Picture draws its title from a 1989 Guerrilla Girls poster that…

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Backyard Wilderness

Ongoing | September 14, 2018 - June 30, 2019
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024 + Google Map

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are in our own neighborhoods and communities, arming explorers of all ages with the tools and inspiration to discover the wonders of nature at their fingertips. The film reveals animal inhabitants in rare and breathtaking detail captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests and moving along forest floors and pond bottoms. Screening through June 30, 2019, Backyard Wilderness will be shown daily in the Museum’s…

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Andy Warhol— From A to B and Back Again

Ongoing | November 12, 2018 - March 31, 2019
Whitney Museum of American Art 99 Gansevoort Street New York, New York 10014 + Google Map

Few American artists are as ever-present and instantly recognizable as Andy Warhol (1928–1987). Through his carefully cultivated persona and willingness to experiment with non-traditional art-making techniques, Warhol understood the growing power of images in contemporary life and helped to expand the role of the artist in society. This exhibition—the first Warhol retrospective organized in the U.S. since 1989—reconsiders the work of one of the most inventive, influential, and important American artists. Building on a wealth of new materials, research and…

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