nyc-arts-top5_20160516Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology, Richard Serra at Gagosian Gallery, Duke Riley’s public exhibition with thousands of pigeons at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 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.

    Richard Serra at Gagosian Gallery

    Gagosian Gallery

    Manhattan

    Sat, May 07, 2016 - Fri, Jul 29, 2016

    Richard Serra is one of the most significant artists of his generation. He has produced large-scale, site-specific sculptures for architectural, urban and landscape settings spanning the globe, from Iceland to New Zealand. Serra’s first solo gallery exhibitions were held at Galleria La Salita, Rome, in 1966, and at the Leo Castelli Warehouse, New York, in 1969. His first solo museum exhibition was presented at Pasadena Art Museum in 1970.Click here for a list of artist ...

    Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Manhattan

    Thu, May 05, 2016 - Sun, Aug 14, 2016

    With more than 170 ensembles dating from the early 20th century to the present, the exhibition will address the founding of the haute couture in the 19th century, when the sewing machine was invented, and the emergence of a distinction between the hand (manus) and the machine (machina) at the onset of mass production.

    Duke Riley’s Fly By Night

    Brooklyn Navy Yard

    Brooklyn

    Sat, May 07, 2016 - Sun, Jun 12, 2016

    Friday through Sunday evenings at dusk, a massive flock of pigeons will elegantly twirl, swoop, and glide above the East River, as Riley orchestrates a series of performances occurring regularly throughout late spring.

    Cuba Festival

    The Joyce Theater

    Manhattan

    Tue, May 10, 2016 - Sun, May 22, 2016

    The Joyce continues its dedication to promoting the best of Cuban dance in this festival focusing on the return of audience favorite Malpaso Dance Company and the New York debuts of DanzAbierta and Irene Rodríguez Compañía, two other skilled and stylish companies.

Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology

1000 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10028

2125357710

With more than 170 ensembles dating from the early 20th century to the present, the exhibition will address the founding of the haute couture in the 19th century, when the sewing machine was invented, and the emergence of a distinction between the hand (manus) and the machine (machina) at the ...

Richard Serra at Gagosian Gallery

980 Madison Avenue

new york N.Y. 10075

(212) 744-2313

Richard Serra is one of the most significant artists of his generation. He has produced large-scale, site-specific sculptures for architectural, urban and landscape settings spanning the globe, from Iceland to New Zealand. Serra’s first solo gallery exhibitions were held at Galleria La Salita, Rome, in 1966, and at the Leo ...

Cuba Festival

175 Eighth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10011

2122420800

The Joyce continues its dedication to promoting the best of Cuban dance in this festival focusing on the return of audience favorite Malpaso Dance Company and the New York debuts of DanzAbierta and Irene Rodríguez Compañía, two other skilled and stylish companies.