nyc-arts-top5Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Your cheat sheet to some of the top events this week: An installation and performance piece examines the story of one of the youngest detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Archibald Motley at Whitney Museum of American Art, Designers & Books Fair, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    Laurie Anderson: Habeas Corpus

    Park Avenue Armory

    Manhattan

    Fri, Oct 02, 2015 - Sun, Oct 04, 2015

    Iconic performance artist Laurie Anderson expands upon her work fusing storytelling and technology, creating an installation and performance piece that examines lost identity, memory, and the resiliency of the human body and spirit.

    Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

    Whitney Museum of American Art

    Manhattan

    Fri, Oct 02, 2015 - Sun, Jan 17, 2016

    Archibald Motley was one of the most important figures associated with the Harlem Renaissance and is best known as both a master colorist and a radical interpreter of urban culture. Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist is the first full-scale survey of his paintings in two decades. The exhibition will offer an unprecedented opportunity to carefully examine Motley’s dynamic depictions of modern life in his home town, Chicago, as well as in Jazz Age Paris and ...

    Juilliard Jazz Presents “The Music of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Henderson”

    Paul Hall

    Manhattan

    Tue, Sep 29, 2015, 7:30 pm

    Juilliard Jazz presents "The Music of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Henderson" featuring the Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble, the most advanced Juilliard Jazz musicians. Guest coach is alumnus Christian McBride; ensemble coaches are Kenny Barron and Rodney Jones. The concert opens Juilliard Jazz's 2015-16 season under the leadership of Wynton Marsalis, director, and Aaron Flagg, chair and associate director.

    Seattle Children’s Theatre’s ‘Robin Hood’

    New Victory Theater

    Manhattan

    Fri, Oct 02, 2015 - Sun, Oct 11, 2015

    This action-packed adventure features a Robin Hood with a tongue as sharp as his sword. Under the fly of arrows, and with some very clever quick changes, a versatile cast of four takes on more than a dozen roles to bring the legend of England’s famous outlaw to life.

    Designers & Books Fair 2015

    Fashion Institute of Technology

    Fri, Oct 02, 2015 - Sun, Oct 04, 2015

    The Fair focuses on all aspects of design — architecture, experience design, fashion, graphic design, interior design, landscape architecture, product and industrial design, and urban design.Featured:Books on sale from more than 70 different European, Asian, and American publishers and booksellers, including antiquarian dealers. Book giveaways from many publishers, too. Programs featuring many esteemed speakers including Milton Glaser, Steven Heller, Irma Boom, Juliet Kinchin, Peter Bohlin, Philip Pearlman, and Gary Hustwit. The launch of a new book signing ...

Laurie Anderson: Habeas Corpus

643 Park Avenue

New York N.Y. 10065

2126163930

Iconic performance artist Laurie Anderson expands upon her work fusing storytelling and technology, creating an installation and performance piece that examines lost identity, memory, and the resiliency of the human body and spirit.

Juilliard Jazz Presents “The Music of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Henderson”

155 West 65th Street

new york N.Y. 10023

Juilliard Jazz presents "The Music of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Henderson" featuring the Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble, the most advanced Juilliard Jazz musicians. Guest coach is alumnus Christian McBride; ensemble coaches are Kenny Barron and Rodney Jones. The concert opens Juilliard Jazz's 2015-16 season under ...

Seattle Children’s Theatre’s ‘Robin Hood’

209 West 42nd Street

new york N.Y. 10036

6462233010

This action-packed adventure features a Robin Hood with a tongue as sharp as his sword. Under the fly of arrows, and with some very clever quick changes, a versatile cast of four takes on more than a dozen roles to bring the legend of England’s famous outlaw to life.

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

99 Gansevoort Street

new york N.Y. 10014

2125703600

Archibald Motley was one of the most important figures associated with the Harlem Renaissance and is best known as both a master colorist and a radical interpreter of urban culture. Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist is the first full-scale survey of his paintings in two decades. The exhibition will offer ...