Top FiveInteresting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events includes a reflection of Coney Island and its history through approximately 140 objects, and works that explore the ways that modern and contemporary artists of African descent consider the possibilities of “black” through their choice of media, their imagery and the ideas they bring to their work. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    Black: Color, Material, Concept

    Studio Museum in Harlem

    Manhattan

    Thu, Nov 12, 2015 - Sun, Mar 06, 2016

    Black: Color, Material, Concept presents works that explore the ways that modern and contemporary artists of African descent consider the possibilities of “black” through their choice of media, their imagery and the ideas they bring to their work. - See more at: http://www.studiomuseum.org/exhibition/black-color-material-concept#sthash.kHr4tdsc.dpuf

    How Cats Took Over the Internet

    Museum of the Moving Image

    Queens

    Fri, Aug 07, 2015 - Sun, Feb 21, 2016

    How Cats Took Over the Internet tells the history of cats online, examining phenomena like Caturday, lolcats, cat videos, celebrity cats, and more to unearth why images and videos of the feline kind have transfixed a generation of web users.

    Photo-Poetics: An Anthology

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    Manhattan

    Fri, Nov 20, 2015 - Wed, Mar 23, 2016

    The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue examine an important new development in contemporary photography, offering an opportunity to define the concerns of a younger generation of artists and contextualize their work within the history of art and visual culture.

    Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008

    Brooklyn Museum

    Brooklyn

    Fri, Nov 20, 2015 - Wed, Mar 16, 2016

    Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008 is the first major exhibition to explore the kaleidoscopic visual record they created, documenting the historic destination’s beginnings as a watering hole for the wealthy, its transformation into a popular beach resort and amusement mecca, its decades of urban decline culminating in the closing of Astroland, and its recent revival as a vibrant and growing community.