Top FiveInteresting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events features Darlene Love, a retrospective of Sam Peckinpah’s works and a deeper look at the work of Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), one of the most celebrated and influential portraitists of all time. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture

    Frick Collection

    Manhattan

    Wed, Mar 02, 2016 - Sun, Jun 05, 2016

    Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), one of the most celebrated and influential portraitists of all time, enjoyed an international career that took him from his native Flanders to Italy, France, and, ultimately, the court of Charles I in London.

    Bring Me the Head of Sam Peckinpah

    Film Society of Lincoln Center

    Manhattan

    Thu, Mar 31, 2016 - Thu, Apr 07, 2016

    Cinema’s great choreographer of blood and bullets, Sam Peckinpah ushered in a new era of American filmmaking with his deliriously violent, coolly existentialist, strikingly lyrical works, which bridged the tradition of craft that defined the classic studio era and the freewheeling experimentation of New Hollywood. This complete retrospective is an opportunity to view the dynamic, dazzlingly inventive works of a maverick director who refused to compromise his singular vision.

    A Democracy of Imagery

    Howard Greenberg Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Mar 24, 2016 - Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Curated by Colin Westerbeck, the exhibition presents 100 images by artists including Richard Avedon, Edward Burtynsky, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Saul Leiter, Vivian Maier, Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Joel Meyerowitz, and Gordon Parks.

    Darlene Love

    Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

    Brooklyn

    Sat, Apr 02, 2016, 8:00 pm

    Darlene Love has been captivating audiences worldwide for decades with her warmth, grace, and electrifying performances. From her No. 1 hit, "He's A Rebel," to her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she continues to blaze a trail of success, proving why Rolling Stone magazine calls her "one of the greatest singers of all time."

    Global/Local 1960–2015: Six Artists from Iran

    Grey Art Gallery‚ New York University

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jan 12, 2016 - Sat, Apr 02, 2016

    Global/Local 1960–2015: Six Artists from Iran features works by three generations of Iranian artists born between 1937 and 1982. The exhibition presents some ten works each by six artists: Faramarz Pilaram (1937–1983), Parviz Tanavoli (b. 1937), Chohreh Feyzdjou (1955–1996), Shiva Ahmadi (b. 1975), Shahpour Pouyan (b. 1980), and Barbad Golshiri (b. 1982) -- examining their individual artistic practices through shared aspects of their Persian heritage, such as ornamentation, poetry, architecture, and Sufism.Comprising paintings, sculpture, ...

Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture

One East 70th Street

New York N.Y. 10021

2122880700

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), one of the most celebrated and influential portraitists of all time, enjoyed an international career that took him from his native Flanders to Italy, France, and, ultimately, the court of Charles I in London.

Bring Me the Head of Sam Peckinpah

West 65th Street

New York N.Y. 10023

2128755600

Cinema’s great choreographer of blood and bullets, Sam Peckinpah ushered in a new era of American filmmaking with his deliriously violent, coolly existentialist, strikingly lyrical works, which bridged the tradition of craft that defined the classic studio era and the freewheeling experimentation of New Hollywood. This complete retrospective is an ...

A Democracy of Imagery

41 East 57th Street

new york N.Y. 10022

2123340010

Curated by Colin Westerbeck, the exhibition presents 100 images by artists including Richard Avedon, Edward Burtynsky, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Saul Leiter, Vivian Maier, Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Joel Meyerowitz, and Gordon Parks.