• NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: November 17 – 23

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include People, Places & Things, the American Folk Art Museum, A Body in Places, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • Self-Taught Genius Gallery

    The new “Self-Taught Genius Gallery” in Long Island City recently launched with a selection of icons from the landmark exhibition “Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum,” which toured nationally from 2014 to 2017. Generously supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, the new gallery and the namesake exhibition showcase folk and self-taught art from the eighteenth through twenty-first centuries, drawn from the museum’s collection of more than 8,000 works of art.

  • A Body In Places

    A Body in Places is the omnibus title of Eiko’s first solo project. Its scale and modes of presentation vary radically and incorporate both performative and non-performative elements, including the photo exhibition A Body in Fukushima that shows photographs by William Johnston of Eiko in radiation-effected Fukushima.

  • Oedipus El Rey

    Set in South Central L.A., Oedipus El Rey is an electrifying new take on the Greek tragedy, written by acclaimed playwright Luis Alfaro. Oedipus is reimagined as a troubled Latino whose dreams of controlling his own destiny soar above the barbed wire of the prison where he’s spent his life. But in a place where everyone is trapped—by desperation or fate, history or violence—no one man can change his story alone. Love, family and belief collide in this chilling, incredibly powerful new play that asks: what’s fate, and what’s just the system?

  • People, Places & Things

    Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing. When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?

  • Our Senses: An Immersive Experience

    Every day, we perceive the world around us through our senses—including sight, smell, hearing, touch, balance, and taste. But as it turns out, for humans “reality” isn’t ever exactly what it seems. In this highly experiential exhibition, explore 11 funhouse-like spaces that dare you to trust your senses—then show you how what we perceive is not simply a window into the world around us but a product of our brains. Plus, discover why we have senses and what’s unique about human perception during an interactive session hosted by a live presenter.

  • Neue Galerie New York | NYC-ARTS News: Nov 16 – 23

    Arts news highlights: “Wiener Werkstätte 1903-1932: The Luxury of Beauty” at Neue Galerie; “Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme” at The Museum at FIT; Trisha Brown Dance Company at the Joyce; “Rodin at The Met” at The Met Fifth Avenue; “Rodin at the Brooklyn Museum: The Body in Bronze”; and Big Apple Circus returns at Lincoln Center.

  • This Week at Lincoln Center: “Flute Affair”

    On November 19, The Chamber Music Society will present the program titled “Flute Affair,” at Alice Tully Hall. Among the highlights are works by Bach, Mozart, and the New York premiere of John Luther Adams’s “there is no one, not even the wind,” which was inspired by the composer’s experience of the space, solitude and stillness of life in the desert.

  • NYC-ARTS Profile: Julie Taymor

    Paula Zahn in conversation with Julie Taymor, one of the most visionary artists in contemporary theater and film, whose remarkable career reflects her accomplishments not only as an acclaimed director, but also as a designer and a writer.

  • NYC-ARTS Full Episode: November 16, 2017

    Paula Zahn in conversation with Julie Taymor, one of the most visionary artists in contemporary theater and film. And a visit to the Neue Galerie New York, which is devoted to early 20th century German and Austrian art and design.