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Sep26
Museum of Arts and Design

Exhibition: Craft Front & Center

Museum of Arts and Design

Culture
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Sep26
Culture

Exhibition: Craft Front & Center

Museum of Arts and Design

2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 299-7777

Price

GA: $15; various prices for special days and members

When

Thursday 11 am–7 pm*
Friday 11 am–7 pm*
Saturday 11 am–7 pm
Sunday 11 am–7 pm

*11 am to noon reserved for Members and seniors ages 65 and over.

Museum of Arts and Design

Craft was once at the margins of the art world, but no longer. Today it is front and center in art galleries, museums, and fairs, widely recognized for its expressive potential and cultural significance. Assembled from the eclectic richness of MAD’s permanent collection, Craft Front & Center brings together more than 70 iconic and lesser-known works to highlight key thematic touchpoints in craft’s history that have brought us to this moment. Challenging traditional thinking of craft as separate from fine art, the exhibition reveals the field's deep engagement in art’s major movements, such as Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Postmodernism, while also launching its own revolutions, particularly the elevation of women and people of color as significant artists.

The Museum of Arts and Design collection comprises over 3,000 artworks in clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood, dating from the post-war studio craft movement through to contemporary art and design. With an aim to subvert traditional hierarchies in the arts, the collection advocates for the central role of craft in art and society. Toward that end, Craft Front & Center is organized into eight themes exploring craft’s impact. Each section is punctuated with pivotal and rarely seen works from iconic makers, such as Betty Woodman, Marvin Lipofsky, and Magdalena Abakanowicz. The exhibition also casts a fresh eye on craft’s pioneers; celebrating Olga de Amaral, Charles Loloma, Patti Warashina, and others who pushed the boundaries of materials and sought more inclusive sources of inspiration. Showcasing the diversity and expressive power of the handmade as only MAD can, the exhibition affirms craft as one of the most exciting spaces for experimentation and wonder in art today.

EXHIBITION THEMES

In the Formation of Identity
From the personal to the political, craft stimulates important conversations around race, gender, and sexuality.

In the Gallery
Beginning in the 1950s, artists engaged with traditional craft materials created powerful assertions of materiality and process that attracted museums and collectors alike.

In the Home
Handmade objects are potent receptacles of emotions and memories, infused with human warmth that enliven and enrich the home.

What Can You Do with an Object?
A look back at the seminal exhibition Objects: USA, and the works displayed whose innovations still resonate. 

What Can You Do with a Thread?
Fiber artists past and present have generated works of amazing complexity and conceptual ingenuity. 

What Can You Do with Clay?
The funny and eccentric “Funk” movement was embraced by California ceramicists in the 1960s and remains a major influence on younger makers today.

What Can You Do with Glass?
A focused retrospective of the career of studio-glass pioneer Marvin Lipofsky.

What Can You Do with Craft?
A look at the modern and contemporary artists who have absorbed studio craft’s legacy and expanded its boundaries.

Sep26
Color Me Mine Upper West Side

My Little Pony Painting Party

Color Me Mine Upper West Side

For Kids
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Sep26
For Kids

My Little Pony Painting Party

Color Me Mine Upper West Side

177 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023

at West 68th Street

Phone: (212) 877-0007

Price

$40

When

12:00pm

My Little Pony Pottery Painting Event

Sign up today for an exclusive event only at Color Me Mine! We will be watching My Little Pony on Netflix, crafting and painting your choice of ceramic coloring book style plate! Sign up to watch + paint the new My Little Pony movie! Painters can express their individuality and their SPARKLE by painting their own pony plate! Are you curious and adventurous like Sunny? Energetic and sparkly like Izzy?

Sep26
Color Me Mine - Upper West Side

Friends and Family Paint Date

Color Me Mine - Upper West Side

Community
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Sep26
Community

Friends and Family Paint Date

Color Me Mine - Upper West Side

177 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023

at West 68th Street

Phone: (212) 877-0007

Price

$20

When

10:00am - 12:00pm

Pottery Painting date at Color Me Mine!

Every last Sunday of the month! 

Enjoy creative time and save with our monthly "Friends and Family Paint Date!" Devices Down, Brushes Up! Make Art...Make Memories! EVENT SPECIAL!! $20 for a table of up to 4 painters. Additional painters are only $5 extra each! Pottery is additional Seatings are available between 10 AM - 12 PM

Sep26
New Plaza Cinema

New Plaza Cinema Classic Talk Back: The Day The ...

New Plaza Cinema

Entertainment
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Sep26
New Plaza Cinema

Join New Plaza Cinema for a discussion about the 1951 film, The Day The Earth Stood Still with special guest host, Steven C Smith
 

The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

When a UFO lands in Washington, D.C., bearing a message for Earth's leaders, all of humanity stands still. Klaatu (Michael Rennie) has come on behalf of alien life who have been watching Cold War-era nuclear proliferation on Earth. But it is Klaatu's soft-spoken robot Gort that presents a more immediate threat to onlookers. A single mother (Patricia Neal) and her son teach the world about peace and tolerance in this moral fable, ousting the tanks and soldiers that greet the alien's arrival.

This is something new for many of us so please review the instructions below carefully.

1. Sign up HERE to register for live talk back / discussion about the 1951 film The Day The Earth Stood Still. This event is absolutely FREE.

Zoom log in information will be sent 2 days prior to the discussion, 2 hours prior to the discussion and 10 minutes prior to the discussion..

We will use Zoom technology so that we can discuss the film and answer your questions. We will send you the log in information once you have signed up here - so we can keep it safe and secure for you.

If you want to join the discussion, you MUST sign up using this EventBrite invitation so that we can send you a secure link to the live discussion event on September 26.

2. IMPORTANT!! Make sure that you watch the movie between now and the discussion event on September 26 at 4:00 p.m. eastern time. (We will NOT be watching the movie together. You watch it on your own any time and then join the discussion)

Where to watch The Day The Earth Stood Still

Amazon - $3.99 to rent

iTunes - $3.99 to rent

YouTube - $3.99 to rent

3. Then, on September 26 at 4:00 pm Eastern Time - log into the New Plaza Cinema Zoom meeting link that we will send you in a separate email.

 

The program is as follows: We will watch a short film trailer, Gary, Max and Steven will enlighten us on the history, virtues and issues with this film, followed by a short Q&A.

 

Sep26
Summer on the Hudson, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze

Summer on the Hudson, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Community
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Sep26
Community

Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze

Summer on the Hudson, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Pier I in Riverside Park South
West 70th Street Manhattan
New York, NY 10023

Phone: (212) 870-3070

Price

Free

When

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Summer on the Hudson, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

The Amateur Astronomers Association returns to Pier I with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun and see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky.  

Pre-registration for the event is required. Management reserves the right to cap participation in accordance with current COVID-19 outdoor safety guidelines.

Please register online

Know Before You Go
For everyone's safety, we are asking all participants to observe the following guidelines:

  • Please wear a mask if you are unvaccinated, or if it makes you feel more comfortable
  • All individuals should maintain social distancing of six feet during programming, regardless of vaccination status
  • Please wear a mask if social distancing cannot be maintained
  • Wash your hands before attending a program
  • Stay home if you are sick

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.  

Location

 
 
West 70th Street
Manhattan
Directions to this location

Sep26
LuLu LoLo Productions

Dante, Opera, and Shining Shoes: Rituals of My ...

LuLu LoLo Productions

Culture
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Sep26
LuLu LoLo Productions

Performance and visual artist playwright/actor LuLu LoLo brings to life memories of her Italian immigrant grandfather Giovanni Pascale who died before she was born. Through family lore, he was a man of myth to her. Grandpa Giovanni loved opera, the poetry of Dante, and shined shoes for a living.

This performance celebrates his life with operatic arias and accordion performed by tenor, Aaron Halevy; and with poet Angelo Zeolla reciting in both Italian and English an excerpt from Dante Alighieri’s La Divina Commedia (commemorating the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death September 14, 1321). Dancers Sara Grassi, Maria Hochnowski, and Rathi Varma will highlight his story of immigration and shining shoes (choreographed by Anabella Lenzu with musical accompaniment by Aaron Halevy). The struggle of the immigrants of the past is the struggle of the immigrants of today.

Performed in the shadow of Dante Alighieri’s statue and the Metropolitan Opera House at Dante Park, Columbus Avenue at 63rd Street.

Seating is limited.

This program is made possible by the City Artist Corps Grants program, presented by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre.

Sep26
New York City Ballet

Abi Stafford farewell to the NYCB

New York City Ballet

Entertainment
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Sep26
Entertainment

Abi Stafford farewell to the NYCB

New York City Ballet

20 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

David H. Koch Theater

Phone: (212) 870-5656

Price

Check website for ticket prices

When

3:00pm

New York City Ballet

Admired for her dazzling technique and sincere artistry in a vast array of Balanchine works and premieres, Abi Stafford will bid farewell to the NYCB stage after 21 years with the Company, 14 as a principal dancer. Abi will fittingly take her final curtain call in the first of her many collaborations with Alexei Ratmansky, which was also his first ballet for NYCB.

Abi is scheduled to appear in Russian Seasons.

Sep26
Jazz at Lincoln Center

Endea Owens and The Cookout

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Entertainment
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Sep26
Entertainment

Endea Owens and The Cookout

Jazz at Lincoln Center

10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

Dizzy's Club

Price

$45

When

7:30pm & 9:30pm

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center’s Emerging Artist of 2019 and Detroit native Endea Owens, is a vibrant up and coming bassist, bandleader, composer, arranger and educator. Recently commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center, her composition “Ida’s Crusade” was performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis this past March, inspired by Ida B. Wells, America’s leading anti-lynching crusader, who was a courageous journalist, crusader, activist, and orator.  While she’s performed with a diverse array of jazz, R&B and pop artists, including Jennifer Holliday, Rhonda and Diana Ross, Jazzmeia Horn, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Steve Turre, h.e.r. and Lea Delaria from the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black,” she continues to dedicate herself to hard-swinging jazz projectes, while finding time to hold down the bass for Jon Batiste’s Stay Human and and the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. For these shows, she leads her own dynamic band “The Cookout” that encompasses the spirit, culture, and rhythm of Black American music.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

  • Endea Owens, bass
  • Keith Brown, piano
  • Corey Wilcox, trombone
  • Kali Rodriguez, trumpet
  • Jonathan Hord, vocals (Sunday only)
  • Shenel Johns, vocals
  • TBD, alto saxophone
  • John Davis, drums

Live Performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s intimate jazz lounge, Dizzy’s Club in New York City. 

Sep26
Museum of Arts and Design

Art Alive in the Galleries

Museum of Arts and Design

Education
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Sep26
Education

Art Alive in the Galleries

Museum of Arts and Design

2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

Find us on Floor 2

Phone: (212) 299-7777

Price

Free with Museum admission

When

11:00am - 1:00pm

Museum of Arts and Design

Join us for Art Alive, an intergenerational drop-in gallery visit and art-making experience inspired by MAD's current exhibitions. 

Taking cues from Something Special (1968), a paper jewelry series by Wendy Ramshaw and David Watkins, 2020 Artist Studios resident Kazue Taguchi will lead a jewelry-making activity in the exhibition 45 Stories in Jewelry: 1947 to Now.

Art Alive is free with Museum admission. Discussions and activities are ongoing, so visitors can join at any time between 11 am and 1 pm and stay as long as they like. The program is offered in accordance with the Museum’s safe social-distancing practices.

Sep27
Jupiter Symphony Players

Jupiter Symphony Players ~ Imparting Wisdom

Jupiter Symphony Players

Entertainment
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Sep27
Entertainment

Jupiter Symphony Players ~ Imparting Wisdom

Jupiter Symphony Players

152 West 66th Street
New York, NY 10023

Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church

Phone: (212) 799-1259

Price

Tickets: $25, $17, $10 ~ By Reservation Only

When

Mondays 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Jupiter Symphony Players

There will be no subscriptions this season due to ongoing CoVid-19 uncertainties. However, if you’d like to attend the concerts, be it one or all 20 or any number in between, please reserve tickets ahead of time—either before each concert (as you did last season) or anytime at your convenience. Reservations are required. Call 212-799-1259 or email admin@jupitersymphony.com

Seating will be limited to a flexible percentage of capacity depending on changing circumstances. Chairs will be distanced accordingly. There may be 2 seating configurations:

A: if seating capacity expands (better acoustics) Chairs will be arranged along the length of the hall, with a few seats in the “Organ”—as they were pre-CoVid, but there will be fewer rows to accommodate distancing.

B: if seating capacity shrinks Chairs will be arranged as they were last season—from the Altar (front) to the Stained Glass Dividers (back). A few seats will be available in the “Organ.”

September 27  Imparting Wisdom

Drew Petersen piano

Hao Zhou violin

Claire Bourg violin

Natalie Loughran viola

Christine Lamprea cello

Vadim Lando clarinet

Throughout the centuries, the musical universe has had great teachers passing on their knowledge and skills to gifted musicians. This has provided meaningful building blocks to prize pupils who created wondrous and varied compositions. Examples of this process of ”Imparting Wisdom” are evident in Robert Fuchs and Antonín Dvoƙák teaching Rubin Goldmark, who in turn taught Aaron Copland and George Gershwin.

Sep27
The Metropolitan Opera

Fire Shut Up in My Bones

The Metropolitan Opera

Entertainment
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Sep27
Entertainment

Fire Shut Up in My Bones

The Metropolitan Opera

30 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

Phone: (800) 513-7540

Price

Check ticket prices online

When

6:30pm

The Metropolitan Opera

The 2021–22 season opens with the Met's first performance of an opera by a Black composer. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir, which The New York Times praised after its 2019 world premiere at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as “bold and affecting” and “subtly powerful.” Featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. James Robinson and Camille A. Brown—two of the creators of the Met’s sensational recent production of Porgy and Bess—co-direct this new staging; Brown, who is also the production’s choreographer, becomes the first Black director to create a mainstage Met production. Baritone Will Liverman, one of opera’s most exciting young artists, stars as Charles, alongside sopranos Angel Blue as Destiny/Loneliness/Greta and Latonia Moore as Billie.

Content Advisory: Fire Shut Up in My Bones addresses adult themes and contains some adult language.

An opera by Terence Blanchard

Based on the Book by ‎Charles M. Blow

Libretto by Kasi Lemmons

A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago 

Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera. Originally commissioned by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, co-commissioned by Jazz St. Louis.

Production a gift of The Ford Foundation and the Francis Goelet Trusts

Additional funding from The Joan Ganz Cooney and Holly Peterson Fund

Sep27
Kaufman Music Center

Just in Time: Conrad Tao & Charmaine Lee

Kaufman Music Center

Entertainment
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Sep27
Entertainment

Just in Time: Conrad Tao & Charmaine Lee

Kaufman Music Center

129 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023

Phone: (212) 501-3330

Price

Free

When

7:30pm

Kaufman Music Center

FREE performance

"...two iconoclastic virtuoso composer-performers whose past collaborations have proved unpredictable, whimsical, and consistently gratifying."  (The New Yorker)

Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer and has been dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by the New York Times. A 2020-21 Kaufman Music Center Artist-in-Residence, he is the recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and was named a Gilmore Young Artist—an honor awarded every two years highlighting the most promising American pianists of the new generation.

Charmaine Lee is a New York-based vocalist from Sydney, Australia. Her music is predominantly improvised, favoring a uniquely personal approach to vocal expression concerned with spontaneity, playfulness and risk-taking. Beyond extended vocal technique, Charmaine uses amplification, feedback and microphones to augment and distort the voice.

RSVP strongly recommended. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.
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