artnet Agenda: What to Do, What to See in the Art World This Week
The Met's Christmas tree unveiling and other can't-miss events for November 24-30.
Monday, November 24
Gallery Sessions: Seeing a Pollock like Jackson Pollock at the MoMA
This session will simulate Jackson Pollock’s intense studio practice in an attempt to understand his revolutionary technique and the way that he saw his work.
1:30 PM. Free with museum admission.
Mummenschanz at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Swiss theatre troupe Mummenschanz presents “the art of silence”—a unique kind of storytelling performance that involves no sound or music. After a three year run on Broadway and a world tour, they are back in New York.
7 PM. Tickets $45–$85.
Tuesday, November 25
Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche Opening at the Met
It isn’t quite the holiday season yet, but nothing will help you get in the spirit like gazing upon the Met’s towering Christmas tree lit up and adorned with delicate angel ornaments.
10 AM–5:30 PM. Free with museum admission.
Wednesday, November 26
Macy’s Giant Balloon Inflation
Okay, so it’s not really an art event. But who doesn’t want to watch giant cartoon character balloons slowly come to life? Apparently, anyone can enter the special balloon inflation areas surrounding the Museum of Natural History beginning at 79th Street and Columbus Avenue.
3–10 PM. Free and open to the public.
Friday, November 28
Akim Funk Buddha’s Hip-Hop Holiday at BAM
Akim Funk Buddha is a dancer, beatboxer, and hip-hop visionary who will draw on everything from martial arts to circus acrobatics to Mongolian throat singing and Balinese monkey chanting during this genre-breaking performance.
9 PM. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, November 30
ZERO Film Program: Günther Uecker and Jan Henderikse at the Guggenheim
In conjunction with the current exhibition, “ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s,” two films about artists will be screened. The first, Günther Uecker: The Poetry of Destruction, profiles Uecker, one of the most significant German artists to emerge in the second half of the 20th century. The second, All is Light – Jan Henderikse shows how the Dutch Nul artist made a career out of crafting things from quotidian objects.
3 PM. Free with museum admission.
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