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13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair
QUEENS, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Queens Museum  •  27 April - 7 September 2014

50 years have passed since an up-and-coming Pop provocateur named Andy Warhol sparked a minor scandal at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. As part of a prominent set of public commissions for the Philip Johnson-designed New York State Pavilion’s exterior, Warhol chose to enlarge mug shots from a NYPD booklet featuring the 13 most wanted criminals of 1962. Forming a chessboard of front and profile views, 13 Most Wanted Men was installed by April 15, 1964, and painted over by Fair officials’ direction with silver paint a few days later. When the Fair opened to the public, all that was visible was a large silver square.  Later in the summer of 1964, Warhol produced another set of the Most Wanted Men paintings with the screens he had used to make the mural and nine of these are assembled in New York for the first time since their creation, forming the core of the 175 or so objects in the exhibition.

13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair

The exhibition takes Warhol’s 13 Most Wanted Men as its single subject, addressing its creation and destruction and placing it in its artistic and social context by combining art, documentation, and archival material. Parallel to the striking, somber Men canvases, materials in the exhibition are organized in strict chronological order so the viewer can appreciate the interrelations of underground and establishment; art, protest, and gay life; painting, sculpture, and film in a key year for Warhol; fine art and mainstream culture; and the lives and careers of the major players. A sampling of paintings and sculpture from that year; artists’ and photojournalists’ documentation of the Fair and of the Factory; and never-before-displayed materials from the Andy Warhol Museum archives unwind the mystery behind who ordered the painting-over of the Men and people and places that shaped the work and the incident.

Queens Museum Website


Queens Museum
New York City Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368


Tel: (1) 718.592.97 00

Raymond Pettibon<EM>Untitled (The Weight of the Elements...),</EM> 1994Watercolor and ink on paper13 7/8 x 10 13/16 inches34.9 x 27.3 cmCourtesy of Venus Over Manhattan, New York
Raymond Pettibon
Untitled (The Weight of the Elements...), 1994
Watercolor and ink on paper
13 7/8 x 10 13/16 inches
34.9 x 27.3 cm
Courtesy of Venus Over Manhattan, New York
Are Your Motives Pure? Raymond Pettibon Surfers 1987-2012
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Venus Over Manhattan  •  3 April - 17 May 2014

Los Angeles-based artist Raymond  Pettibon (Born 1957, Tuscon, Arizona) has created a vocabulary of symbols that reappear consistently if enigmatically across his oeuvre. These range from baseball players, vixens, light bulbs, and railway trains, to the cartoon character Gumby and infamous murderer Charles Manson: pet themes repeated and reworked in a classically American combination of abundance and monotony. But the most poetic and revealing of Pettibon’s symbols may be the surfer, the solitary longboarder challenging a massive wave.

Are Your Motives Pure? Raymond Pettibon Surfers 1987-2012, brings together forty works spanning a quarter century of the artist’s career, on loan from important collections. Among works on view are early small-scale, monochrome India ink paintings; numerous paintings from the 1990s when the artist introduced color to his work; and a group of rare, large-scale paintings measuring up to nearly 10 feet wide. Though he lives and works in the storied beach town of Venice, California, Pettibon is not a surfer. Nor can the paintings on view at Venus Over Manhattan be considered "surfer art;" they do not attempt to represent a real surfing scene.

Venus Over Manhattan Website

Contact: Venus Over Manhattan
980 Madison Avenue
New York City
Tel: (1) 212 980 07 00

Korakrit Arunanondchai
LONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  MoMA PS1  •  9 March - 25 May 2014

Bangkok-raised artist Korakrit Arunanondchai (Thai, b. 1986) engages with subjects such as history, authorship, self-representation, and tourism through the lens of a cultural transplant. His work seeks to find a common ground in artistic experiences through a mix of styles and mediums.

At MoMA PS1 Arunanondchai presents 2012-2555 (2012), a large-scale installation which is the first in a trilogy of video-installations. Named for the year in which it was produced (2555 is the year 2012 on the Buddhist Calendar), the work features footage of the artist revisiting his artistic achievements from 2008 to 2011 and documents his grandparents as they transform the family garden into their "elderly home." For Arunanondchai, the installation evokes the cyclical nature of life and memory.

Korakrit Arunanondchai. 2012-2555. 2012
Korakrit Arunanondchai: 2012-2555, 2012 Performance, two-channel video loop, flat screens, metal, wood, plastic, digital print on canvas, digital print on vinyl, fluorescent lights, plastic flowers.
Photo courtesy the artist and CLEARING, New York

Shown along with 2012–2555 are three series of paintings generated from different videos. Untitled (Muen Kuey), was born from 2556, the second video in the trilogy. The paint marks on the denim result from a re-performance of Duangjai Jansaunoi’s use of her own body to paint on canvas during season 2 of Thailand’s Got Talent. Jansaunoi, whose performance outraged viewers and sparked a dialogue on the role of performance art in Thai culture, was a part-time female go-go dancer, who was paid to go on the famed Thai show in order to increase the number of viewers. Named after a popular Thai song, Muen Kuey, which translates to “It’s always the same,” the paintings are each accompanied by 100 DVDs containing documentation of Arunanondchai’s performance, Jansaunoi’s performance and the televised critique of her performance by famed Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat.

MoMA P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center Website

Contact: P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
Tel: (1) 718 784 20 84

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Brooklyn Museum  •  7 March - 6 July 2014
Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties offers a focused look at painting, sculpture, graphics, and photography from a decade defined by social protest and American race relations. In observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this exhibition considers how sixty-six of the decade’s artists, including African Americans and some of their white, Latino, Asian American, Native American, and Caribbean contemporaries, used wide-ranging aesthetic approaches to address the struggle for racial justice.

Bringing activism to bear in gestural and geometric abstraction, assemblage, Minimalism, Pop imagery, and photography, these artists produced powerful works informed by the experience of inequality, conflict, and empowerment. In the process, they tested the political viability of their art, and originated subjects that spoke to resistance, self-definition, and blackness.

Brooklyn Museum Website

Contact: Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238-605

Tel: (1) 718 638 50 00

Sarah Lucas: NUD NOB
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Gladstone Gallery  •  7 March - 26 April 2014

British artist Sarah Lucas's first US exhibition in nearly a decade features a series of large-scale bronze and cast-concrete sculptures displayed variously on pedestals, and, at other times, installed directly on the floor. Characteristic of Lucas’s practice, the works simultaneously suggest multiple forms, as with the two monumental bronze works Florian and Kevin, which appear as both oversized vegetables and phallic-shaped sculptures.

Sarah Lucas: Nud Nob Installation New York
Sarah Lucas: NUD NOB
Installation view: Gladstone Gallery

Human anatomy has long fascinated Sarah Lucas (born 1962, London), and even in her earliest works she substituted furniture for human body parts, often adding a suggestion of genitalia. In her recent work, the form of the phallus in particular has been a recurring visual motif, one that she sees as “a perfectly self-contained sculptural form, ‘pregnant’ with meaning.” The exhibition further investigates her interest in the phallus with two cast-concrete works, Eros and Priapus, which are displayed in recumbent positions, resting on pedestals crafted out of crushed cars.  Referencing the Greek gods of love and fertility, respectfully, Lucas uses the titling of her work to infuse the sculptures with a humorous gesture. Language and its potential for both poetic alliteration and sly allusion is central to Lucas's works, and her titles often draw on slang, puns, and historical references to invoke allusions that are variously erotic, romantic, and funny.

Gladstone Gallery Website


Gladstone Gallery
515 West 24th Street
New York, NY


Tel: (1) 212 206 93 00

Thanks for Writing
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  601Artspace  •  27 February - 14 June 2014

In organizing TFW [Thanks for Writing], I wanted to collapse the distance between the experiences of reading texts about or related to art and viewing artworks. The show’s installation literalizes and plays with the cliché of reading as a metaphor for viewing and interpretation by offering images that must be read and texts to view — not to mention, read.

Mariam Rahmani

Artists whose works are on view:

John Baldessari , Taysir Batniji, Jennifer Dalton, Oskar Dawicki, Oasa DuVerney, Shahab Fotouhi, Sara Al Haddad, Ann Hamilton, Liz Larner, Christian Marclay, Rivane Neuenschwander, William Powhida, Jessica Rankin, UBIK

601Artspace Website

Contact: 601Artspace
601 W 26th St., Ste. 1755
New York, NY 10001

Tel: (1) 212 243 27 35

Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  •  21 February - 1 September 2014
This multidisciplinary exhibition examines the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinetti’s Futurist manifesto in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II. Presenting over 300 works executed between 1909 and 1944, the chronological exhibition encompasses not only painting and sculpture, but also architecture, design, ceramics, fashion, film, photography, advertising, free-form poetry, publications, music, theater, and performance. To convey the myriad artistic languages employed by the Futurists as they evolved over a 35-year period, the exhibition integrates multiple disciplines in each section.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Website

Contact: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
(at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173

Tel: (1) 212 423 35 87

Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle: Say It Isn’t So
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Jenkins Johnson Gallery  •  20 February - 26 April 2014
Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle’s work was shown in The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Fore exhibition, and she was the youngest participant in the Made in LA 2012 biennial at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

In Say It Isn’t So, Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle (born Louisville, Kentucky, 1987) reconstructs narratives of late 19th century and early 20th century West African ethnographic photography taken mainly by French colonialists. The photographs, which were heavily distributed throughout Europe as postcards and carte-de-visites, enforced the construction of the African (and black) female body as exotic and primitive. Through the embellishment of these photos, Hinkle uses the metaphor of disease to represent colonialism and the poetic interpretation of a virus entering the body. Hinkle interrogates the power dynamics between the gaze, the subject, and the viewer. Her drawings upon these photographs serve as a means to protect, not to consume, the women’s flesh.
Also on view will be Hinkle's body of work inspired by Maryse Condé's book I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem (1992). Conde's historical fiction delves into the story of a woman of color who was a pivotal figure during the Salem Witch Trials. Hinkle is fascinated by how Conde’s reflections on Otherness, racism, gender, sexuality, Diaspora, cultural and religious hegemony, and love intermingle with her own experiences inhabiting a black and pregnant body for the first time. Accompanying this installation will be a collaborative score between Hinkle and performer/composer Kevin Robinson.
Say It Isn’t So includes brand new video work by Hinkle that will tackle concepts of endurance, vulnerability, racism, and the female body. Featuring imagery like the artists agape mouth for extended periods of time, recreating specific experiences of racism, and addressing the inhabitation and endurance of pregnancy, Hinkle takes her overarching themes and explorations of the black female body and the exotic into the realm of the performative.

Jenkins Johnson Gallery Website

Contact: Jenkins Johnson Gallery
521 W 26th Street
5th floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (1) 212 629 07 07

Nalini Malani: Transgressions
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Asia Society  •  19 February - 3 August 2014

Nalini Malani was born in 1946 in Karachi before the 1947 Partition of India and was trained as a painter at the Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy School of Art in Mumbai (1964–1969). Malani became known as a pioneer in India in the 1980s for her attention to feminist issues, and later in the early 1990s for her innovative theater and installation projects. Her multimedia projects feature recurring themes around the subjects of gender, memory, race, and transnational politics, especially in reference to India’s postcolonial history after independence and partition. The artist often draws upon stories from Hindu and Greek mythology, nineteenth-century literary nonsense writing by such authors as Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, and early-twentieth-century experimental theater to create allegories for present day events.

Transgressions II, 2009, a video/shadow play from the Asia Society Museum Collection, explores the nuances of western postcolonial dominance in India. This three-channel video installation integrates the folk sensibility of traditional shadow plays with new technology.

Asia Society Website

Contact: Asia Society
725 Park Avenue at 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Tel: (1) 212 288 64 00

Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Asia Society  •  19 February - 18 May 2014

Asia Society presents the first exhibition to explore the history, iconography, and extraordinary artistic production associated with the central Tibetan Buddhist monastery called Densatil that was destroyed during China’s Cultural Revolution.

The exhibition reunites a selection of reliefs and sculptures salvaged from the Monastery’s towering thirteenth- to fifteenth-century inlaid gilt copper memorial stupas (tashi gomang). Works on view are from public and private collections in the United States and Europe.

Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery illuminates the artistry of the tashi gomang stupas—special memorial stupas masterfully designed and cast in relief by artists, including craftsmen from Nepal—and the spiritual journey toward enlightenment laid out in their imagery.

Asia Society Website

Contact: Asia Society
725 Park Avenue at 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: (1) 212 288 64 00

Charles Ray: <EM>Plank Piece</EM>, 1973Gelatin silver print, printed 1992
Charles Ray: Plank Piece, 1973
Gelatin silver print, printed 1992
A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  The Museum of Modern Art  •  8 February - 5 October 2014
Bringing together photographs, films, videos, and works in other mediums, A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio examines the ways in which photographers and artists using photography have worked and experimented within the four walls of the studio space, from photography’s inception to today. Featuring both new acquisitions and works from the Museum’s collection that have not been on view in recent years, A World of Its Own includes approximately 180 works, by approximately 90 artists, such as Berenice Abbott, Uta Barth, Zeke Berman, Karl Blossfeldt, Constantin Brancusi, Geta Brătescu, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Jan Groover, Barbara Kasten, Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, Paul Outerbridge, Irving Penn, Adrian Piper, Edward Steichen, William Wegman, and Edward Weston.

The show is curated by Quentin Bajac.

The Museum of Modern Art Website

Contact: The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (1) 212 708 94 00

Cuban America: An Empire State of Mind
BRONX, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Lehman College Art Gallery  •  4 February - 14 May 2014

Cuban America: An Empire State of Mind includes over 35 contemporary artists of Cuban descent, who have been raised in the United States or in Cuba. In this exhibition, a myriad of themes are inspired by America: as the familiar homeland for second and third generation children of Cuban parents, or as the distant, imagined place that has historically empowered diverse ideologies on the Island. In a wide range of perspectives and styles, the United States can be both the backdrop, and the protagonist in diverse narratives. These views, rarely put together, portray multiple landscapes of the concept of empire, so easily associated with both countries, while the works in this exhibition add to the construction of a fresh, as well as complex, image of America: a Cuban America.

Social, cultural, and political discussions are brought to the table while old stereotypes associated with America or Cuba are revisited. In contrast, other artists explore everyday life, make abstractions, or focus on the materials themselves, influenced by nature or the environment. Some artists in the show use contemporary or historical images of American icons and symbols; others draw on remembrances of a distant Cuba that somehow defines them. Cities and their architecture find their way into the work along with imaginary locations.

Cuban America: An Empire State of Mind is co-curated by Yuneikys Villalonga and Susan Hoeltzel and includes a related Cuban video art program organized by guest curator Meykén Barreto. A series of special programs is conducted by guest curator Elvis Fuentes.

Artists in the show include Alejandro Aguilera, Jairo Alfonso, Alexandre Arrechea, Tania Bruguera, María Magdalena Campos, Yoán Capote, Los Carpinteros, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Christian Curiel, Alessandra Expósito, Teresita Fernández, Carlos Garaicoa, Anthony Goicolea, María Elena González, Armando Guiller, Luis Mallo, María Martínez Cañas, Abelardo Morell, Gean Moreno & Ernesto Oroza, Glexis Novoa, Geandy Pavón, Emilio Pérez, Javier Piñón, Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas, Andrés Serrano, & Katarina Wong.

Video program: Juan Carlos Alom, Allora and Calzadilla, Humberto Díaz, Felipe Dulzaides, Luis Gárciga, Tony Labat, Glenda León, and Ana Olema.

Lehman College Art Gallery Website

Contact: Lehman College Art Gallery
250 Bedford Park Blvd West
Bronx, NY 10468
Tel: (1) 718 960 87 31

Marco Breuer: <EM>Spin </EM>(C-813), 2008chromogenic paper, scratched14 9/16 x 11 5/8 inches, unique
Marco Breuer: Spin (C-813), 2008
chromogenic paper, scratched
14 9/16 x 11 5/8 inches, unique
What Is a Photograph?
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  International Center of Photography  •  31 January - 4 May 2014

What Is a Photograph? explores the range of creative experimentation that has occurred in photography since the 1970s. The show brings together 21 emerging and established artists who have reconsidered and sought to reinvent the role of light, color, composition, materiality, and the subject in the art of photography. For example, German artist Marco Breuer attempts to answer the question: What is a photograph? Breuer’s experimental approach eschews the camera itself. Instead, he strips photography to its essential materiality, presenting works created by manipulating the surface of light-sensitive photographic paper such as in Spin (C-813), 2008 (at left).

Participating artists:

Matthew Brandt b. 1982, Los Angeles; lives and works in Los Angeles.
Marco Breuer b. 1966, Landshut, Germany; lives and works in New York State.
Liz Deschenes b. 1966, Boston; lives and works in New York City.
Adam Fuss b. 1961, London; lives and works in New York City.
Owen Kydd b. 1975, Calgary, Canada; lives and works in Los Angeles.
Floris Neusüss b. 1937, Lennep, Germany; lives and works in Kassel, Germany.
Marlo Pascual b. 1972, Nashville; lives and works in Brooklyn.
Sigmar Polke 1941–2010; Germany.
Eileen Quinlan b. 1972, Boston; lives and works in New York City.
Jon Rafman b. 1981, Montreal; lives and works in Montreal.
Gerhard Richter b. 1932, Dresden; lives and works in Cologne.
Mariah Robertson b. 1975, Indianapolis; lives and works in Brooklyn.
Alison Rossiter b. 1953, Jackson, Mississippi; lives and works in the metro New York area.
Lucas Samaras b. 1936, Macedonia, Greece; lives and works in New York City.
David Benjamin Sherry b. 1981, Woodstock, New York; lives and works in Los Angeles.
Travess Smalley b. 1986, Huntington, West Virginia; lives and works in New York City.
Kate Steciw b. 1978, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; lives and works in Brooklyn.
Artie Vierkant b. 1986, Breinerd, Minnesota; lives and works in New York City.
James Welling b. 1951, Hartford, Connecticut; lives and works in Los Angeles.
Christopher Williams b. 1956, Los Angeles; lives and works in Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Amsterdam.
Letha Wilson b. 1976, Honolulu; lives and works in Brooklyn.

The show is accompanied by a full-color catalogue published by DelMonico Books / Prestel with essays by Carol Squiers, Geoffrey Batchen, Hito Steyerl, and George Baker.

International Center of Photography Website

Contact: International Center of Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (1) 212 85 70 000

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian, 1598–1680: <EM>Seated Male Nude</EM>, ca. 1618–24Red chalk, heightened with white, on buff laid paperMuseum purchase, Laura P. Hall Memorial Fund and Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund (2005-128)Photo: Bruce M. White
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian, 1598–1680: Seated Male Nude, ca. 1618–24
Red chalk, heightened with white, on buff laid paper
Museum purchase, Laura P. Hall Memorial Fund and Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund (2005-128)
Photo: Bruce M. White
500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum
PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES  •  Princeton University Art Museum  •  25 January - 11 May 2014

More than 90 rarely seen masterworks by legendary artists from the 15th through the early 20th centuries, including Carpaccio, Michelangelo, Tiepolo and Modigliani, illustrate significant new research and insights on the Princeton University Art Museum's collection of more than 1,000 Italian drawings, which is widely considered to be one of the finest collections of its kind in the U.S. The exhibition is accompanied by an scholarly catalogue, Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum.

Curated by Laura Giles, the exhibition presents Italian draftsmanship from the early Renaissance to early Modernism. Artists in the exhibition include Barocci, Bernini, Cambiaso, Carpaccio, Annibale Carracci, Cortona, Guercino, Michelangelo, Modigliani, Parmigianino, Rosa, Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo, Tintoretto and Veronese.

Among the highlights of the exhibition are two standing Middle Eastern women by Venetian artist Vittore Carpaccio (circa 1501–08); an elegant torso of a man in armor by the mannerist master Parmigianino (circa 1521–22); the rare brush drawing Saint Herculianus Visited by an Angel by celebrated Venetian painter Veronese (circa 1586–87); a rare red chalk study of a nude by the groundbreaking Baroque prodigy Gian Lorenzo Bernini (circa 1618–24); Giambattista Tiepolo’s dynamic Seated Woman and Satyr on Clouds (circa 1740); and a languorous female nude by early modernist Amedeo Modigliani (circa 1914).

Princeton University Art Museum Website

Contact: Princeton University Art Museum
Princeton, NJ 08544
Tel: (1) 609 258 37 88

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Carrie Mae Weems: An Anthropological Debate (from From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried), 1995–96
Chromogenic print with etched text on glass
26 1/2 x 22 3/4 in.
© 2012, MoMA, NY.

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  •  24 January - 14 May 2014

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Carrie Mae Weems is internationally recognized for her photography-based art that investigates issues of race, gender, and societal class. Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video presents more than 200 photographs, videos, and installations tracing the evolution of Weems’ career.

Carrie Mae Weems was introduced to photography in the late 1970s after working as a professional modern dancer and grassroots political activist in California.  She was attracted to the medium because of its ability to give tangible, visual form to abstract political and social theories, particularly those related to African American experiences.  Weems is also a poetic storyteller; powerful written or spoken-word narratives often accompany her images.  In her earliest work, the artist looked to her own life and family as case studies for exploring contemporary African American identity.  Weems’s narrative soon broadened to more general aspects of the African Diaspora, from the legacy of slavery to the perpetuation of both debilitating stereotypes and nourishing folk traditions.  A desire to more deeply examine the underlying causes and effects of social injustice spurred Weems to explore the histories of Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean, as well as the southeastern United States.

An illustrated exhibition catalogue is available.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Website

Contact: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York, NY

Tel: (1) 212 423 35 00

Events in Dance

Ballet Preljocaj: Snow White
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  The Joyce Theater  •  23 - 27 April 2014
Ballet Preljocaj:  Snow White

Contact: The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY

Tel: (1) 212 242 08 00

Events in Jazz

Gary Bartz Quartet
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Minton's Supper Club  •  30 April 2014
Gary Bartz Quartet: Barney Mcall (piano), James Hing (bass) and Greg Bandy (drums)

Minton's Supper Club Website

Detailed schedule information:
7:00 pm, 9:30 pm


Minton's Supper Club
206 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10026

Tel: (1) 212.243.2222

Events in Opera

Madama Butterfly : By Giacomo Puccini
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Metropolitan Opera  •  4 April - 9 May 2014
Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
After the play by David Belasco
Adapated from a short story by John Luther Long

Sung in Italian with Met surtitles in Italian, English, Spanish, German

Production: Anthony Minghella
Director and Choreographer: Carolyn Choa
Set Designer: Michael Levine
Costume Designer: Han Feng
Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford
Puppetry: Blind Summit Theatre

Marco Armiliato, conductor


Cio-Cio-San: Kristine Opolais
Suzuki: Maria Zifchak
Pinkerton: James Valenti
Sharpless: Dwayne Croft

Metropolitan Opera Website

Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
New York, New York  10023

Tel: (1) 212 362 60 00

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

Nickel Creek
Nickel Creek
Nickel Creek: With special guest The Secret Sisters
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Beacon Theatre  •  29 April 2014

The Grammy Award–winning, multi-platinum selling trio Nickel Creek—Chris Thile (mandolin/vocals), Sara Watkins (fiddle/vocals), and Sean Watkins (guitar/vocals)—officially reunites for the first time since its 2007 self-described “indefinite hiatus” with a new album, A Dotted Line, on 1 April 2014. The band is now on tour in support of the Eric Valentine–produced album this spring and summer, with shows in New York, Boston, Washington, Chicago, Nashville, and Los Angeles, as well as at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Newport Folk Festival.

Nickel Creek
With special guest The Secret Sisters

Beacon Theatre Website

Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 496 70 70

Raul Midón
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  City Winery  •  27 April 2014
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón, blind since birth in New Mexico, has released seven albums since 1999, including the hit studio productions State of Mind (Manhattan/EMI, 2005), A World Within a World (Manhattan/EMI, 2007) and Synthesis (Decca/Universal, 2009). Midón's most recent release is the captivating CD/DVD Invisible Chains – Live from NYC.

City Winery Website

Detailed schedule information:

8:00 pm

Contact: City Winery
155 Varick Street
(between Spring & Vandam Streets)
New York, NY

Tel: (1) 212 608 0555

Fishing for Wives: By Edward Sakamoto
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Clurman Theatre  •  10 - 27 April 2014

Edward Sakamoto:  Fishing for Wives

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre in New York presents it’s premiere of Fishing for Wives, a comic battle of the sexes written by Edward Sakamoto and directed by Ron Nakahara. The play is a vintage romantic comedy of errors: Nishi, tired of life as a single fisherman, sends for a picture bride from his native Japan but includes a photo of his handsome friend in his place.  The bride arrives and falls in love- with the wrong bachelor- setting off a comic rivalry and a final surprise turn of events, colorfully visualized against the backdrop of the Hawaiian islands.

The cast of Fishing for Wives stars Hawaii natives Bobby Foley (TV’s Hawaii Five-0, Girls) and Viet Vo (TV’s Lost) as hapless bachelors Nishi and Aoki, who are joined by Akiko Hiroshima (last seen at Pan Asian in Tea), Allison Hiroto, and Kiyo Takami (Kiyohime in 2013’s production of Dojoji).

Sets: Sheryl Liu
Lighting: Marie Yokoyama
Costumes: Carol Pelletier
Sound design: Kevin Brouder

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre

Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street
between 9th and Dyer
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 239 62 00

PterosaurPhoto: Don Emmert
Photo: Don Emmert
Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  American Museum of Natural History  •  5 April 2014 - 4 January 2015

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History explores the world of these extraordinary flying reptiles, the first back-boned animals to evolve powered flight. As long as dinosaurs walked the Earth, pterosaurs—ranging from the size of a sparrow to that of a small airplane—ruled the skies until they went extinct 66 million years ago.

The largest exhibition ever presented in the United States about these animals, Pterosaurs highlights the latest research by Museum scientists and leading paleontologists around the world. It also features rare pterosaur fossils from Germany, the United States, and Brazil as well as casts, life-size models, videos, and interactive exhibits that immerse visitors in the mechanics of pterosaur flight.

The exhibition is overseen by Curator Mark Norell, chair of the Division of Paleontology, who conducts pterosaur research in Romania, China, and Mongolia, with Co-curator Alexander Kellner, a Museum research associate and paleontologist at the Museu Nacional in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

American Museum of Natural History Website

Contact: American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212-769 58 00

Greed: A Musical for Our Times: By Michael Roberts
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  New World Stages/Stage 2  •  written by Michael Roberts and directed by Christopher Scott with music direction & arrangements by Steven Gross

Michael Roberts: Greed: A Musical for Our Times
Directed by Christopher Scott
Musical direction & arrangements by Steven Gross

What do Jamie Dimon, Lance Armstrong, Pope Francis and Bernie Madoff have in common?  They all appear in Greed: A Musical for Our Times... Greed's musical comedy targets range from Ponzi schemes to the not so subtle sales pitches of retirement planners and mortgage bundlers, with numbers like “A Little Juice,” “Inside Information,” “I'll Cheat On My Taxes,” and “The Ballad of Jamie Dimon,” Greed takes aim at the obvious, and not so obvious, targets.

Michael Roberts is the author, composer and lyricist of the musicals Golf: The Musical and The Fartiste, which played Off-Broadway during the 2011-12 season and won the 2006 FringeNYC Best Musical Award.

Tony Award nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), will head the cast, along with Julia Burrows, Neal Mayer and James Donegan.

Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: New World Stages/Stage 2
340 West 50th Street
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 230 62 00

Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnsonin <EM>All the Way</EM> &nbsp;
Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson
in All the Way  
All the Way: By Robert Schenkkan
NEW YORK , UNITED STATES  •  Neil Simon Theatre  •  6 March - 30 December 2014

Robert Schenkkan: All the Way
Drected by Bill Rauch

All the Way is a new play about a pivotal moment in American history. This drama takes audiences behind the doors of the Oval Office and inside the first years of Lyndon B. Johnson's (Bryan Cranston) presidency, and his fight to pass a landmark civil rights bill. The play stars Bryan Cranston as LBJ, Michael McKean as J. Edgar Hoover, and Brandon J. Dirden as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Other cast members:

 Susannah Schulman (Lurleen Wallace), J. Bernard Calloway (Ralph Abernathy), James Eckhouse (Robert McNamara), Michael McKean (J. Edgar Hoover), Steve Vinovich (Rep. Emanuel Celler), Peter Jay Fernandez (Roy Wilkins), Ethan Phillips (Stanley Levison), Bill Timoney (Senator Karl Mundt), Betsy Aidem (Lady Bird Johnson), Christopher Gurr (Senator Strom Thurmond), Roslyn Ruff (Coretta Scott King), Eric Lenox Abrams (Bob Moses), Richard Poe (Senator Everett Dirksen), John McMartin (Senator Richard Russell); (seated from left) Robert Petkoff (Senator Hubert Humphrey), Christopher Liam Moore (Walter Jenkins), playwright Robert Schenkkan, Bryan Cranston (LBJ), director Bill Rauch, Brandon J. Dirden (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.), and William Jackson Harper (Stokely Carmichael).

Neil Simon Theatre Website

Contact: Neil Simon Theatre
250 W 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (1) 212 757 86 46

<EM>The Power of Poison</EM>American Museum of Natural History
The Power of Poison
American Museum of Natural History
The Power of Poison
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  American Museum of Natural History  •  16 November 2013 - 10 August 2014

The astonishing variety of evolutionary adaptations among toxic plants and animals is at the heart of The Power of Poison,  an exhibition that also examines humans’ attempts to understand poisons’ potency, how the science of detecting poison developed, and how researchers today use venoms and other natural toxins to develop new medical treatments.

Visitors will:

Encounter some of history’s most puzzling poisoning cases and take part in a live theater presentation to help unravel a real-world case of poisoning

Discover extraordinary organisms using poison in their daily struggle to survive while walking through a re-created Colombian forest

Examine an “enchanted” book that resembles an ancient botanical volume and watch animations of well-known poisonous plant species “magically” appear with each turn of the page

See several tales and legends re-created in life-size dioramas, including the trio of witches dropping gruesome ingredients into a boiling cauldron from a famous scene in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Consider some of history’s most notorious poisoners and poisonings that still puzzle today, including Cleopatra’s death and Napoleon’s decline.

American Museum of Natural History Website

Contact: American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192

Tel: (1) 212 769 51 00

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