Your Art Agenda: 9 Art Things To Do in New York This Week
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TUESDAY February 24
“Duologues On Kawara: Tom McCarthy and Simon Critchley” lecture at the Guggenheim
Professor, author, and New York Times contributor Simon Critchley partners with artist, writer and Windham-Campbell Literature Prize winner Tom McCarthy to explore On Kawara within an interdisciplinary world context. McCarthy and Critchley will engage the artist’s work while philosophizing on art, literature, globalism, and politics.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, 6:30 PM.
WEDNESDAY February 25
“Vivacious Lady” (1938) Film Screening at the MoMA
Part of the MoMA’s film exhibition “Acteurism: Ginger Rogers” running through March 27, this romantic farce is directed by George Stevens and stars Ginger Rogers and James Stewart. Stewart is a shy botany professor who falls in love with a nightclub singer played by Rogers. Admission to the day’s film program is free for museum ticket holders but separate tickets for the screening are required.
MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, Theatre 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theatre), 1:30 PM. (90 minutes)
THURSDAY February 26
Jimmy Nelson exhibition opens at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
Jimmy Nelson offers a glimpse into the world of imperiled tribal peoples, photographed over the course of 13 journeys around the globe. Among them, he presents the Hoaorani villages of the Amazon rain forest, the Huli and Kalam of New Guinea, the Tsaatan and Kazaakh of Mongolia, and the Mursi people of southern Ethiopia.
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, 505 West 24th Street, 6–8 PM.
“Awkward Sex…& the City” discussion at the Museum of Sex
Storytellers and comedians gather to relive their most awkward sexual experiences. Performers include Aparna Nancherla of Comedy Central, Keisha Zoller of “Orange is the New Black,” and Emma Tattenbaum of HuffPost Live. Online tickets are $15 (and $20 at the door).
Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth Avenue, 9 PM.
“The Salon: Hair in Art and Design” presents “Unisex Hair” at the Museum of Arts and Design
This ongoing three-night program explores themes of cultural identity through the evolution of hairstyles. Artists, hairstylists and academics will reflect on how expressive styles reflect cultural and artistic identity. On the evening of the 26th, the program identifies the role of gender in contemporary hairstyle creation. What makes a hairstyle become “for men” or “for women”? Participants include Dr. Rosalind Jeffries, Khane Kutzwell and moderated by Ryann Holmes, community programming director at Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora and Arts.
The Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, 6 PM.
FRIDAY February 27
Ryder Ripps “Alone Together” opens at Red Bull Studios
Ripps offers sculptures and performance art in developing his own microcosm of the Internet. He posits that the more technologically connected we are, the more physically isolated we become. The artist explores the relationship between creator and consumer while focusing on the solitary act of the online viewing experience. By invitation only.
Red Bull Studios, 220 West 18th Street, 8 PM–12 AM.
“Cervantes: The Ingenious Gentleman” Salon Evening at the Frick Collection
Edith Grossman, translator of the definitive English edition of Don Quixote, discusses the novel and its place in literary history. Run in conjunction with the Frick’s exhibition “Coypel’s Don Quixote Tapestries: Illustrating a Spanish Novel in Eighteenth-Century France,” these salon evenings explore the performance history of Cervantes’ masterpiece. Tickets for individual evenings are $40 ($35 for Members).
The Frick Collection, 1 E 70th Street, 6 PM.
SATURDAY February 28
“Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic” Special Viewing at the Brooklyn Museum
Experience Kehinde Wiley’s new exhibition solo at the Brooklyn Museum and avoid museum queues. Members-only viewing hours are offered for just two days in February. The retrospective raises questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation. Wiley portrays contemporary African American men and women through traditional European portraiture. Over 60 paintings are on view. To participate in these private viewings and join as a member, visit the website.
The Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, 11 AM–12 PM.
SUNDAY March 1
“Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today Mural Rediscovered” Sundays at the Met
A discussion on how Benton’s experiences in Greenwich Village influenced his depiction of 1920s New York City in the America Today mural. Participants include associate curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, Randall Griffey and Alice Pratt Brown curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, Elizabeth Kornhauser. This panel is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today Mural Rediscovered” and is free with Museum admission.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, 3–4:30 PM.
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