Editors’ Picks: 5 Things to Do in New York This Week

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Marilyn Minter, Blue Poles (2007). Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.

Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting, and thought-provoking, shows, screenings, and events. See them below.

Monday, November 14

Georgia O'Keeffe, Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie's II (1930).Photo: Courtesy of Tate Modern.

Georgia O’Keeffe, Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie’s II (1930). Courtesy of Tate Modern.

1. Letters from Georgia at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center
The letters of artist Georgia O’Keeffe, sent to such luminaries as Anita Pollitzer and Alfred Stieglitz, have been set to music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts. Renowned soprano Renée Fleming and the Eastman School of Music Philharmonia perform, conducted by Neil Varon.

Location: 1941 Broadway
Price: $80
Time: 8:00 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Tuesday November 15

Kerry James Marshall. School of Beauty, School of Culture. Courtesy of the Met

Kerry James Marshall. School of Beauty, School of Culture. Courtesy of the Met Breuer.

 

2. The Review Panel at Dweck Cultural Center at Brooklyn Public Library
The Brooklyn Public Library, in association with artcritical.com, presents The Review Panel, an evening of critical conversation about art, featuring artnet News critic Christian Viveros-Faune, art writer Zoë Lescaze, and Agnes Martin biographer Nancy Princethal, with David Cohen serving as moderator.

The panel will discuss two fabulous current shows garnering rave reviews right now: “Kerry James Marshall: Mastry” at the Met Breuer, and “Marilyn Minter: Pretty Dirty” at the Brooklyn Museum.

Location: 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
Price: Free with RSVP artcritical.com/reserve
Time: 7:00–9:00 p.m.

—Eileen Kinsella

 

Wednesday, November 16

Ina Golub, Torah Ark Curtain: Praised Be God Day by Day (1969). Courtesy of the Yeshiva University Museum.

Ina Golub, Torah Ark Curtain: Praised Be God Day by Day (1969). Courtesy of the Yeshiva University Museum.

3. Curator’s Tour of “Uncommon Threads: Clothing & Textiles from the Yeshiva University Museum Collection” at the Center for Jewish History
Get a tour of the Yeshiva University Museum’s current exhibition of three centuries worth of Jewish clothing, textiles, and jewelry (on view September 28, 2016–April 29, 2017) from curator Bonni-Dara Michaels.

Religious items such as an 18th-century lectern cover, richly embroidered with pearls and gold thread, share space with a custom-made Hattie Carnegie wedding gown, which was the height of 1950s fashion.

Location: 15 West 16th Street
Price: Free with advance registration
Time: 6:30 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Nkiruka Oparah, Study (2015). Courtesy of BRIC.

Nkiruka Oparah, Study (2015). Courtesy of BRIC.

4. The Black Lunch Table Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Weeksville Heritage Center
Artists Heather Hart and Jina Valentine are leading this ambitious event, which will focus on, as the press release notes, “the lives and works of black artists who are local to the Bed-Stuy/Crown Heights community.”

Location: 158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn
Price: 
Free 
Time: 
6:00-9:00 p.m.

—Kathleen Massara

Saturday, November 19—Sunday, November 20

Museum of the City of New York. Courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York.

Museum of the City of New York. Courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York.

5. Gotham Groove: 32 Hours of Nonstop NYC at the Museum of the City of New York
Join the Museum of the City of New York as it celebrates its ambitious new exhibition, “New York at Its Core,” by staying open for 32 hours straight. A wide-ranging permanent display covering New York’s four-century history through over 400 objects, the show touches on themes such as money, diversity, density, and creativity.

The party, meanwhile, which will feature events like early morning yoga and a late-night silent disco that will begin with classic swing dance before transitioning to disco, ’80s pop, hip hop, and contemporary hits.

Location: 1220 Fifth Avenue at East 103rd Street
Price: Free with advance registration
Time: Saturday, 10:00 a.m.– Sunday, 6:00 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


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