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    Hiroshi Sugimoto: Sea of Buddha

    Pace Gallery 510

    Manhattan

    Fri, Feb 05, 2016 - Sat, Mar 05, 2016

    Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948, Tokyo, Japan) has defined what it means to be a multi-disciplined contemporary artist, blurring the lines between photography, painting, installation, and most recently, architecture.

    Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Manhattan

    Mon, Feb 15, 2016 - Sun, May 15, 2016

    Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, 1755–1842) is one of the finest eighteenth-century French painters and among the most important of all women artists. An autodidact with exceptional skills as a portraitist, she achieved success in France and Europe during one of the most eventful, turbulent periods in European history.

    Maria Hassabi: PLASTIC

    Museum of Modern Art

    Manhattan

    Sun, Feb 21, 2016 - Sun, Mar 20, 2016

    Choreographer Maria Hassabi’s PLASTIC is a commissioned live installation in which dancers perform throughout MoMA continuously during opening hours.

    An Evening of Japanese Traditional Theatre

    Carnegie Hall

    Manhattan

    Tue, Mar 01, 2016, 8:00 pm

    Starring kabuki actor Ebizo Ichikawa, this performance highlights traditional Japanese music by showcasing three different traditional Japanese theatrical art forms: kabuki, noh, and kyogen. It is rare, even in Japan, to see these performed in the same evening and on the same stage. Artistic Director of the Grand Japan Theater Denjiro Tanaka is the son of Tadao Kamei, a noh musician, and Sataro Tanaka, the daughter of kabuki musicians. His shared lineage made this collaboration ...

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Sea of Buddha

510 West 25th Street

new york N.Y. 10001

212.255.4044

Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948, Tokyo, Japan) has defined what it means to be a multi-disciplined contemporary artist, blurring the lines between photography, painting, installation, and most recently, architecture.

Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France

1000 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10028

2125357710

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, 1755–1842) is one of the finest eighteenth-century French painters and among the most important of all women artists. An autodidact with exceptional skills as a portraitist, she achieved success in France and Europe during one of the most eventful, turbulent periods in European history.

Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez

Two Columbus Circle

new york NY 10019

2122997777

Incorporating mixed-media installations and jacquard photo tapestries, Patterson explores visibility, in terms of class, gender, race and the media.

Maria Hassabi: PLASTIC

11 West 53rd Street

new york N.Y. 10019

2127089400

Choreographer Maria Hassabi’s PLASTIC is a commissioned live installation in which dancers perform throughout MoMA continuously during opening hours.

An Evening of Japanese Traditional Theatre

881 Seventh Avenue

New York N.Y. 10019

2122477800

Starring kabuki actor Ebizo Ichikawa, this performance highlights traditional Japanese music by showcasing three different traditional Japanese theatrical art forms: kabuki, noh, and kyogen. It is rare, even in Japan, to see these performed in the same evening and on the same stage. Artistic Director of the Grand Japan Theater ...