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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
  • Stage Manager Confessional Part 2: Calling Curtain Up

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum
    40 Lincoln Center Plaza
    New York [map]
    Price: Free
    February 17, 2017 01:00pm - 03:00pm

    Stage managers are the magicians behind the curtain. They whisper magic words and scenery flies in, music swells, and actors step up. Backstage they hear and see it all. Jeff Hamlin was the stage manager for the original production of A Chorus Line, as well as production manager for Dreamgirls, War Horse, South Pacific, and many other perfectly run shows at the Lincoln Center Theater. Join a special guided tour of Curtain Up. Hear Hamlin’s untold stories and learn how the magic happens. Part 1 (1PM) of this program will be a tour of the Curtain Up exhibition, guided by Jeff Hamlin and Library Artistic Producer Evan Leslie. This portion of the program will not be seated. Part 2 (2PM) of this program will be interactive conversation with Mr. Hamlin, featuring up-close viewing of additional archival stage manager documents. Reserve your general admission seat online or please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Free with required reservation.

    Organization
    Name:
    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
    Phone number:
    917.275.6975
  • Free Music Fridays

    American Folk Art Museum
    2 Lincoln Square (between 65th and 66th Streets)
    New York [map]
    Price: Free
    February 17, 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-Those Sensible Shoes, Acoustic indie folk; 6:05pm-Steph Allen, Stripped-down country folk; and 6:40pm, Smitty-Bottleneck, National Reso-Phonic Delta blues.

    Organization
    Name:
    American Folk Art Museum
    Phone number:
    212.595.9533
  • The Music Café at Ethical: José Heredia & Rachel Hippert

    New York Society for Ethical Culture
    2 West 64th Street, Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
    New York [map]
    Price: $15.00
    February 17, 2017 07:00pm - 09:30pm

    Hooray for Friday — especially 3rd Fridays at The Café at Ethical, a welcoming place to unwind, relax, enjoy the music, refreshments, good company, and entertainment. This month, our guest performers are the outstanding operatic duo of tenor José Heredia and soprano Rachel Hippert, performing some of the most beloved arias and duets. Admission: Members $10, Non-members $15, suggested donation, includes snacks and a beverage (wine, beer, soda). Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor.

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