Your Weekly Art Agenda: Editor’s Picks

Woody Allen's Manhattan at MoMA and other events for August 25–31 you shouldn't miss.

Take a guided tour of "Jeff Koons: A Retrospective" at the Whitney.

As August draws to a close, there’s still plenty going on in New York City’s art world—if you know where to look. At MoMA, enjoy a screening of Manhattan, Woody Allen’s classic film, or, if you’re in the mood for something more current, check out Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed Boyhood at BAM. If you find yourself in the city over Labor Day Weekend, take a guided tour of summer’s blockbuster exhibit Jeff Koons: A Retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Or, if you’re feeling creative yourself, hone your drawing skills over a drink or two at Brooklyn’s Succulent Studios.

Monday, August 25
Taka Kigawa Performing Pierre Boulez’s Complete Solo Music at Le Poisson Rouge
Critically acclaimed pianist Taka Kigawa will perform a selection of solo piano songs in celebration of the 90th birthday of virtuoso pianist Pierre Boulez.
Doors at 6:30, show at 7:30. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of.

Tuesday, August 26
Boyhood at BAM
See the film critics are calling “one of the most extraordinary of the 21st century.” Shot over the course of 12 years, Richard Linklater’s portrait of American family life follows its star as he grows from childhood to early college years.
Screenings at 2, 5:30, 8, and 9. General admission tickets are $14, members $9, and students and senior citizens $10.

Wednesday, August 27
Open Studio: Bill Bultheel, Erin Smith, Svetlana Jovanovic at PointB Projects
Explore three artist studios at this unique Williamsburg work lodge. PointB works to enable artists by providing flexible, ready-to-use working and living spaces. Come out and support this burgeoning community of creative professionals.
6–9. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, August 28
Manhattan Screening at MoMA
Experience Woody Allen’s legendary 1979 homage to the city as part of the exhibition An Auteurist History of Film.
1:30. Tickets $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, and $8 for students. Screening is free for members.

Friday, August 29
Young Members Summer Fridays at the Met
Young Members are invited to enjoy the exhibitions, mingle with other members, and savor a snack while enjoying the view of the sunset from atop the museum’s rooftop garden.
5:30–8. Free with museum membership, and limited to members between the ages of 21 and 35.

Saturday, August 30
Good People Party at Succulent Studios
Hang with good people and practice your skills at this six-hour drawing extravaganza. The event will feature live models doing both long and short poses, as well as free drinks and food for sale. Bring your own art supplies, and don’t forget to check out the current exhibition.
4–10. Tickets are $15 presale, $20 at the door.

Sunday, August 31
Guided Tour of Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Get the full Koons experience with a guided tour of the summer’s most popular exhibition. But maybe leave your own art-making materials at home for this one.
Tours at 12:30, 2, and 3:30. Free and open to the public.


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