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  • Curtain Up - Exhibition

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
    Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery
    New York [map]
    Price: Free
    Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Friday and Saturdays 10:30am - 06:00pm
    October 31, 2016 - June 30, 2017

    The Society of London Theatre and London's Victoria and Albert Museum have partnered with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center to celebrate the extraordinary story of the world's two greatest theatrical districts, London's West End and New York's Broadway in a ground-breaking new exhibition - Curtain Up: Celebrating the last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London.

    Organization
    Name:
    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
    Phone number:
    917.275.6975
  • Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America

    American Folk Art Museum
    2 Lincoln Square (between 65th and 66th Streets)
    New York [map]
    Price: Free
    Fridays 12:00pm - 07:30pm
    October 6, 2016 - February 26, 2017

    Humanity demands that no life should pass without some recognition, whether it is a marked grave, a painted posthumous portrait, or a postmortem photograph. Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America is the first museum exhibition dedicated to an examination of American self-taught portraiture of the 18th and 19th centuries through the lens of memory and loss.

    Organization
    Name:
    American Folk Art Museum
    Phone number:
    212.595.9533
  • the epitaph project - Exhibition

    American Folk Art Museum
    2 Lincoln Square (between 65th and 66th Streets)
    New York [map]
    Price: Free
    Fridays 12:00pm - 07:30pm
    October 19, 2016 - February 26, 2017

    "the epitaph project" began in 1995 on a burial plot in Hollywood Forever, a historic cemetery in Los Angeles. The ongoing project comprises a traditional tombstone carved from slate, finished as a chalkboard, and accompanied by a bronze chalk box for the use of visitors. It exists in other iterations including cemeteries, exhibitions, parks, and publications. "the epitaph project" will be on view at the American Folk Art Museum throughout the duration of Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America.

    Organization
    Name:
    American Folk Art Museum
    Phone number:
    212.595.9533
  • Free Music Fridays

    American Folk Art Museum
    2 Lincoln Square (between 65th and 66th Streets)
    New York [map]
    Price: Free
    February 10, 2017 05:30pm - 07:30pm

    Music featured at the Free Music Fridays series thematically reflects the spirit of the self-taught art on view at the museum. Support the proceedings with a donation-based cash wine bar.  Admission is always free. Hosted by Lara Ewen. 5:30pm-Kelley Swindall, Southern gothic folk; 6:05pm-Jon Ladeau, Roots Americana; and 6:40pm-Chris Michael, New southern folk.

    Organization
    Name:
    American Folk Art Museum
    Phone number:
    212.595.9533
  • Ethics and the Theater: The Subject Was Roses

    New York Society for Ethical Culture
    2 West 64th Street
    New York [map]
    Price: Free
    February 10, 2017 07:00pm - 09:00pm

    Ethics and the Theater will present: The Subject Was Roses, by Frank D. Gilroy. This Pulitzer Prize–winning play scrutinizes the American ideal of family through the Clearys, husband, wife, and son, living a middle-class life in the mid-20th-century Bronx. When son Timmy returns home from serving in World War II, he disrupts the tenuous peace between his parents. As both vie for his love and support, old scars are reopened and new wounds inflicted. Come at 6:30pm for a reception and after the reading participate in a discussion of the ethical issues of the play led by Betsy Ungar. Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor, 6:30pm reception - light refreshments. 

    Organization
    Name:
    New York Society for Ethical Culture
    Phone number:
    212.874.5210
  • Mendelssohn on Fire

    Alice Tully Hall
    1941 Broadway, corner of West 65th Street
    New York [map]
    Price: $38.00
    February 10, 2017 07:30pm - 09:15pm

    Mendelssohn’s dazzling first trio raised the excitement bar for all piano trios to come. Before listeners rise to their feet at the finale’s conclusion, they’ll be left breathless by Schubert’s and Mendelssohn’s turbulent string quartets. Mozart’s sublimely meditative Adagio briefly breaks this program’s whirlwind pace before the fleet-fingered Mendelssohn has the final word.

    Organization
    Name:
    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
    Phone number:
    212-875-5788
  • A Philharmonic Festival

    David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
    10 Lincoln Center Plaza
    New York [map]
    Price: $29.00
    Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays 08:00pm - 10:00pm
    February 9, 2017 - February 11, 2017

    Take a luxurious deep dive into the heart-on-sleeve music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and composers close to him with conductor Semyon Bychkov, a passionate Tchaikovsky champion who knows the great Russian Romantic’s music, life, and loves inside and out. Join Semyon Bychkov and the New York Philharmonic on an unforgettable escape through Tchaikovsky’s melodies. Tchaikovsky's Pathetique: Taneyev Oresteia Overture; Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini; Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, Pathetique.  Performance times: Feb. 9-7:30pm; Feb. 10-8:00pm; and Feb. 11-8:00pm. Ticket prices begin at $29.00 ranging through $99:00. Some orchestra seats are still available at $50.00. Please go to nyphil.org/festival or call 212.875.5656 for further information and tickets.

    Organization
    Name:
    New York Philharmonic
    Phone number:
    212.875.5656
  • Philharmonic Free Fridays

    David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
    10 Lincoln Center Plaza
    New York [map]
    Price: Free
    Fridays 08:00pm - 10:00pm
    January 27, 2017 - June 9, 2017

    In the 2016–17 season, the New York Philharmonic again invites young people to hear the Orchestra free of charge. We are giving away 100 free tickets to every Friday evening subscription concert to people ages 13–26. The online reservation portal will open at noon on the Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday) before each Philharmonic Free Fridays concert. You will be able to reserve a ticket on a first-come, first-served basis — one ticket per person. Online sign-up will close once all available tickets have been reserved. Your reserved ticket will be available for pickup with a valid ID at the Box Office in David Geffen Hall on the day of the concert between 5:30pm and 7:15pm. If you do not pick up your ticket at least 45 minutes before the start of the concert, we will release it. We look forward to seeing you at a Philharmonic Free Fridays concert soon. Visit www.nyphil.org or call 212.875.5656 for further information.

    Organization
    Name:
    New York Philharmonic
    Phone number:
    212.875.5656
  • Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years

    Museum of Art and Design
    2 Columbus Circle
    New York [map]
    Price: $16.00
    Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturday and Sundays 10:00pm - 06:00pm
    October 18, 2016 - March 15, 2017

    Spanning the years 1953–1968, Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years is the first exhibition to focus on the early career of Peter Voulkos, whose radical methods and ideas during this period opened up the possibilities for clay in ways that are still being felt today. While trained as a traditional potter, Voulkos defied mid-century craft dictums of proper technique and form to completely reinvent his medium. He combined wheel throwing with slab building, traditional glazes with epoxy paint, figuration with abstraction, and made huge ceramic structures with complex internal engineering. The exhibition will feature approximately 31 examples from this crucial body of early work, most of which have not been exhibited on the East Coast for four decades. Also included will be three of the artist's rarely seen works in oil on canvas, which help to demonstrate how Voulkos developed his ideas concurrently in painting, sculpture, and pottery. Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years is part of MAD Transformations, a series of six exhibitions that address artists who have transformed and continue to transform our perceptions of traditional craft mediums. MAD’s six fall exhibitions consider fiber, clay, and jewelry & metals, disciplines that were the bedrock of the museum’s founding mission and collection, and that continue to morph in the hands of contemporary artists today.

    Organization
    Name:
    Museum of Art and Design
    Phone number:
    212.299.7777