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Trenton Doyle Hancock: <EM>…And Then It All Came Back to Me</EM>, 2011Mixed media on paper9 × 8 inchesCollection KAWS, New YorkCourtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York
Trenton Doyle Hancock: …And Then It All Came Back to Me, 2011
Mixed media on paper
9 × 8 inches
Collection KAWS, New York
Courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York
Trenton Doyle Hancock : Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  The Studio Museum in Harlem  •  26 March - 28 June 2015
 
 
 The exhibition is the first in-depth examination of the artist’s extensive body of drawings, collages and works on paper. For over two decades, Hancock has immersed himself in drawing, testing the elasticity of the medium with a keen sense of humor. Hancock was born in 1974 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He lives and works in Houston, Texas. In 2007, Hancock was the recipient of The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize. Organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawings is curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver, Senior Curator. The Studio Museum’s presentation is organized by Lauren Haynes, Associate Curator, Permanent Collection.

The Studio Museum in Harlem Website


Contact: The Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
Tel: (1) 212 864 45 00

Piotr Ukla&#324;ski (born Poland, 1968),<EM> Untitled (Skull),</EM> 2000, Platinum printCollection of the artist
Piotr Uklański (born Poland, 1968), Untitled (Skull), 2000, Platinum print
Collection of the artist
Fatal Attraction: Piotr Uklański Photographs
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  The Metropolitan Museum of Art,  •  17 March - 16 August 2015
 
 
Fatal Attraction: Piotr Uklański Photographs is the first survey of the Polish-born, New York-based artist’s photography. Known for working in a wide variety of media including installation, fiber art, resin paintings, and collage, Uklański (born 1968) invests overlooked and exhausted styles with new meanings—and similarly explores clichéd or obsolete photographic languages. Nearly half of the works on display in the Metropolitan Museum’s exhibition are from The Joy of Photography (1997-2007), the artist’s little-known series.

Contact:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, NY 100


Tel: (1) 212 535 77 10

Victor Man: <EM>Ombre sul giallo</EM>, 2013-2014Oil on canvas mounted on wood10 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches (27 x 19 cm)
Victor Man: Ombre sul giallo, 2013-2014
Oil on canvas mounted on wood
10 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches (27 x 19 cm)
Victor Man
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Gladstone Gallery  •  8 March - 18 April 2015
 
 

Gladstone Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings by Victor Man. The exhibition includes several works from Man’s series, The Chandler, presented for the first time in the United States. Paintings in this series portray a seated, decapitated figure holding its head in its lap. The series’ title refers to the medieval term for candle-maker, one who cuts off the top of a candle in order to light it. As in much of Man’s work, “The Chandler” series alludes to historic motifs, in particular the Greek acéphale.

In the other works in the exhibition, multiple references co-exist, from Italian Pre-Renaissance painting to forms of primitivism. The references within these paintings bear a constant sense of repression of reality, which proliferated in Europe during the early avant-garde period at the beginning of the twentieth century.

A catalogue with a narrative by Torsten Slama will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.

Victor Man was born in 1974 and lives in Berlin, Germany and Cluj, Romania.



Gladstone Gallery Website


Contact: Gladstone Gallery
515 West 24th Street
New York, NY

Tel: (1) 212 206 93 00

<P><EM>The Hero Redhorn or Morningstar</EM> 1100–1200Oklahoma. MississippianBauxiteThe University of Arkansas, FayettevilleMuseum Collections (47-2-1)</P>

The Hero Redhorn or Morningstar 1100–1200
Oklahoma. Mississippian
Bauxite
The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Museum Collections (47-2-1)

The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky.
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Metropolitan Museum of Art  •  7 March - 10 May 2015
 

This exhibition unites Plains Indian masterworks found in European and North American collections, from pre-contact to contemporary, ranging from a two-thousand-year-old human-effigy stone pipe to contemporary paintings, photographs, and a video-installation piece. Works of art collected centuries ago by French traders and travelers will be seen together with those acquired by Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition of 1804–06, along with objects from the early reservation period and recent works created in dialogue with traditional forms and ideas.

The distinct Plains aesthetic is revealed through an array of forms and media: painting and drawing; sculptural works in stone, wood, antler, and shell; porcupine-quill and glass-bead embroidery; feather work; painted robes depicting figures and geometric shapes; richly ornamented clothing; composite works; and ceremonial objects. Many nations, including Osage, Quapaw, Omaha, Crow, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Lakota, Blackfeet, Pawnee, Kiowa, Comanche, and Meskwaki are represented.



The Metropolitan Museum of Art Website


Contact: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028-0198
Tel: (1) 212 535 77 10

Frank Benson: <EM>Julliana</EM>, 2015.
Frank Benson: Julliana, 2015.
2015 Triennial: Surround Audience
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  New Museum  •  25 February - 24 May 2015
 
 
Featuring fifty-one artists http://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/the-generational-triennial from over twenty-five countries, Surround Audience pursues numerous lines of inquiry, including: What are the new visual metaphors for the self and subjecthood when our ability to see and be seen is expanding, as is our desire to manage our self-image and privacy? Is it possible to opt out of, bypass, or retool commercial interests that potentially collude with national and international policy? How are artists striving to embed their works in the world around them through incursions into media and activism? A number of artists in the exhibition are poets, and many more use words in ways that connect the current mobility in language with a mutability in form. The exhibition also gives weight to artists whose practices operate outside of the gallery—such as performance and dance—and to those who test the forums of marketing, comedy, and social media as platforms for art. The building-wide exhibition encompasses a variety of artistic practices, including sound, dance, comedy, poetry, installation, sculpture, painting, video, one online talk show, and an ad campaign.

New Museum Website


Contact: New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
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Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Brooklyn Museum  •  20 February - 24 May 2015
 

The works presented in Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic raise questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture. The exhibition includes an overview of the artist’s prolific fourteen-year career and features sixty paintings and sculptures.

Wiley's signature portraits of everyday men and women riff on specific paintings by Old Masters, replacing the European aristocrats depicted in those paintings with contemporary black subjects, drawing attention to the absence of African Americans from historical and cultural narratives.

The subjects in Wiley's paintings often wear sneakers, hoodies, and baseball caps, gear associated with hip-hop culture, and are set against contrasting ornate decorative backgrounds that evoke earlier eras and a range of cultures.



Brooklyn Museum Website


Contact: Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
Tel: (1) 718 638 50 00

<P>Donatello: <EM>St. John the Evangelist,</EM> 1408–15Marble, 212 × 91 × 62 cm. Opera di Santa Maria del Fioreinv. no 2005/113© Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore / Antonio Quattrone.</P> • <P>&nbsp;</P>

Donatello: St. John the Evangelist, 1408–15
Marble, 212 × 91 × 62 cm.
Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore
inv. no 2005/113© Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore / Antonio Quattrone.

 

Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Museum of Biblical Art  •  20 February - 14 June 2015
 
Twenty-three masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance sculpture—most never seen outside Italy—are on view at MOBIA in New York as the centerpiece of the Museum’s tenth anniversary season. MOBIA is the sole world-wide venue for this exhibition. These works—by Donatello, Brunelleschi, Nanni di Banco, Luca della Robbia and others—were made in the first decades of the fifteenth century for Florence Cathedral ("Il Duomo"), which was then in the last phase of its construction, and are figural complements to Brunelleschi’s soaring dome, conveying an analogous sense of courage and human potential. Like the dome, these statues of prophets and saints express the spiritual tension of a faith-driven humanism destined to transform Western culture.

Museum of Biblical Art Website


Contact: Museum of Biblical Art
1865 Broadway at 61st Street
New York, NY 10023
Tel: (1) 212 408 15 00

<P>Plaque with image of seated Buddha. Pagan period, 11th-13th centuryGilded metal with polychrome. 7 x 6 1/4 x 1/4 in. (17.8 x 15.9 x 0.6 cm)Bagan Archaeological Museum Photo: Sean Dungan</P>

Plaque with image of seated Buddha. Pagan period, 11th-13th century
Gilded metal with polychrome. 7 x 6 1/4 x 1/4 in. (17.8 x 15.9 x 0.6 cm)
Bagan Archaeological Museum
Photo: Sean Dungan

Buddhist Art of Myanmar
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Asia Society  •  10 February - 10 May 2015
 
The exhibition comprises approximately 70 spectacular works—including stone, bronze and wood sculptures, textiles, paintings, and lacquer ritual implements—from the fifth through the early twentieth century. Artworks include objects created for temples, monasteries, and personal devotion, which are presented in their historical and ritual contexts. The exhibition explores how Buddhist narratives were communicated visually and the multiplicity of regional styles. Many of the works in the exhibition have never been shown outside of Myanmar. Works are on loan from the National Museum of Myanmar in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw; Bagan Archeological Museum; Sri Ksetra Archaeological Museum, Hmawza; and the Kaba Aye Buddhist Museum, as well as works from public and private collections in the United States.

Buddhism was established in Myanmar around 500 CE or the middle of the first millennium, centuries after the Buddha’s demise in India. The faith was likely brought to Myanmar by Indian monks and traders during their interactions with local kingdoms. Lower Myanmar was then in the hands of the Mon, while Upper Myanmar was ruled by the Pyu. These two major ethnic groups were eclipsed by Bamar-speaking peoples who had begun to filter into Upper Myanmar by the beginning of the second millennium. The Bamar created their capital overlooking the Irrawaddy River at Pagan, or Bagan, where a frenzy of Buddhist devotion resulted in the construction of over two thousand brick temples, stupas, and monasteries. While Pagan’s art owed a strong and undeniable debt to eastern India, its sculptors, painters, and architects forged a distinctive aesthetic, which in later centuries diverged completely from Indian modes.

Asia Society Website


Contact: Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Tel: (1) 212 288 64 00

<P>Herbert Bayer: <EM>Humanly Impossible</EM>, 1932Gelatin silver print15 5/16 x 11 9/16" (38.9 x 29.3 cm)The Museum of Modern Art, New YorkThomas Walther CollectionAcquired through the generosity of Howard Stein© 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn </P>

Herbert Bayer: Humanly Impossible, 1932
Gelatin silver print
15 5/16 x 11 9/16" (38.9 x 29.3 cm)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Thomas Walther Collection
Acquired through the generosity of Howard Stein
© 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Museum of Modern Art  •  13 December 2014 - 19 April 2015
 
The Museum of Modern Art acquired more than 300 photographs from Thomas Walther’s private collection in 2001. Featuring iconic works by such figures as Berenice Abbott, Karl Blossfeldt, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Claude Cahun, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Florence Henri, André Kertész, Germaine Krull, El Lissitzky, Lucia Moholy, László Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Maurice Tabard Umbo, and Edward Weston, along with lesser-known treasures by more than 100 other practitioners, this exhibition presents the story of this key moment in photography’s history, allowing both experts and those less familiar with the medium to understand these photographs in new ways.

The Museum of Modern Art Website


Contact: The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street,
between Fifth and Sixth avenues
New York, NY 10019-549
Tel: (1) 212 708 94 00

Seated figure, 17th–18th centuryMbembe peoplesEwayon River region, Cross River Province, NigeriaWood (Afzelia); H. 25 3/8 in. (64.5 cm)Musée du quai Branly, Paris (displayed at the Pavillon des Sessions, Musée du Louvre, Paris
Seated figure, 17th–18th century
Mbembe peoples
Ewayon River region, Cross River Province, Nigeria
Wood (Afzelia); H. 25 3/8 in. (64.5 cm)
Musée du quai Branly, Paris
(displayed at the Pavillon des Sessions, Musée du Louvre, Paris
Warriors and Mothers: Epic Mbembe Art
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Metropolitan Museum of Art  •  9 December 2014 - 7 September 2015
 
The figures created by Mbembe master carvers from southeastern Nigeria are among the earliest and most visually dramatic wood sculptures preserved from sub-Saharan Africa. Created between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, and striking for their synthesis of intense rawness and poetry, these representations of seated figures—mothers nurturing their offspring and aggressive male warriors—were originally an integral part of monumental carved drums positioned at the epicenter of spiritual life, the heartbeat of Mbembe communities.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Website


Contact:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028-0198


Tel: (1) 212 535 77 10

Events in Classical Music

Australian Chamber Orchestra: Sharon Kam, clarinet
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Carnegie Hall  •  26 April 2015
 

Prokofieve: Visions fugitives, Op. 22 (arr. Barshai/Tognetti)
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major
Jonny Greenwood: Water (NY Premiere)
Haydn: Symphony No. 83, "The Hen"

Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Artistic Director
Sharon Kam, clarinet



Carnegie Hall Website



Detailed schedule information:
3:00 pm

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57th Street and Seventh Avenue
New York, NY
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Luisa Sello, flute: Bruno Canino, piano
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Carnegie Hall  •  21 April 2015
 

Martinů, Debussy, Chaminade, Verdi, Chester Biscardi, Brian Schober, Rossini, Donizetti, Casella

Luisa Sello, flute
Bruno Canino, piano



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Detailed schedule information:
8;00 pm

Contact: Carnegie Hall
57th Street and Seventh Avenue
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 247 780

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Carnegie Hall  •  27 February 2015 - 27 February 2915
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Brahmas: Symphony No. 3

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Daniele Gatti, conductor

Carnegie Hall Website



Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: Carnegie Hall
57th Street and Seventh Avenue
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 247 780

Events in Jazz

Danilo Perez Trio
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Jazz Standard  •  18 - 19 April 2015
 

Danilo Perez Trio

Danilo Pérez, piano
Ben Street, bass
Adam Cruz, drums



Jazz Standard Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm, 10:00 pm, 11:45 pm

Contact: Jazz Standard
116 East 27th Street (between Park & Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 576 22 32

Events in Opera

Don Carlo: By Giuseppe Verdi
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Metropolitan Opera  •  30 March - 25 April 2015
 
 

Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo
Sung in Italian with Met titles in English, Spanish, Italian and German
Co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; and the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet

Production: Nicholas Hytner
Set & Costume Designer: Bob Crowley
Lighting Designer: Mark Henderson

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Cast

Elisabeth de Valois: Barbara Frittoli
Eboli: Ekaterina Gubanova
Don Carlo: Yonghoon Lee
Rodrigo: Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Philip II: Ferruccio Furlanetto
Grand Inquisitor: James Morris



Metropolitan Opera Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:00 pm

Contact: Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
New York, New York  10023
Tel: (1) 212 362 60 00

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Carnegie Hall  •  29 April 2015
 
Audra McDonald, vocalist
Andy Einhorn, piano
Mark Vanderpoel, bass
Gene Lewin, drums


Carnegie Hall Website



Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: Carnegie Hall
57th Street and Seventh Avenue
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 247 7800



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