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    SummerStage – Screening: A Ballerina’s Tale / Jeremy McQueen’s The Black Iris Project

    SummerStage

    Manhattan

    Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 7:00 pm

    A Ballerina’s Tale Iconic ballerina Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer of the legendary American Ballet Theater. Get the incredible, behind-the-scenes story of how she overcame a tumultuous upbringing and near career-ending injuries to become one of the most revered dancers of her generation in A Ballerina’s Tale. More than just a ballet success story, Copeland’s journey is a hugely inspirational, universal tale of perseverance.Jeremy McQueen’s ...

    Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing: Septeto Santiaguero (U.S. debut)

    Damrosch Park

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jun 28, 2016, 6:00 pm

    Style: SonDance Instructor: Carlos Mateu teaches Son CubanoDJ: Ron McGuginsAs diplomatic tensions thaw, the dance floor heats up with the U.S. debut of one of Cuba’s most essential bands. Winner of the 2015 Latin Grammy for Best Traditional Tropical Album, Septeto Santiaguero honed its sound at Santiago de Cuba’s famous nightclub Casa de la Trova. Balancing reverence for tradition with an adventurous streak that has sparked collaborations with salsa stars like José Alberto “El Canario” ...

    The Old Ball Game: New York Baseball, 1887–1977

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jun 10, 2016 - Thu, Oct 20, 2016

    June 10–October 20, 2016Exhibition Location: The Met Fifth Avenue, Gallery 773, American Art, Mezzanine, The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American ArtSince the mid-19th century, when the New York Knickerbockers played the first organized baseball games using modern-day rules, New York has been home to some of the sport’s most successful and beloved teams. Opening June 10 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition The Old Ball Game: New York Baseball, ...

    Chitra Ganesh: On Disobedience

    New Museum

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 7:00 pm

    For this lecture, organized in conjunction with “Simone Leigh: The Waiting Room,” artist Chitra Ganesh will draw upon her recent visual research on the aesthetics and performative gestures of protest, exploring the notion of disobedience as it has been mobilized in political protest and social movements outside of the United States. Ganesh will share images and texts that elaborate on forms of disobedience—as harnessed most specifically in the Global South—that challenge structural power and actualize ...

    Richard Woods: Work Tables

    Friedman Benda

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jun 23, 2016 - Fri, Aug 19, 2016

    Friedman Benda is pleased to present Work Tables, a new exhibition by British artist Richard Woods. Woods is best known for his spirited woodblock-printed furniture and installations that play with proportions and turn trompe l’oeil on its head. Flattening three-dimensions into two, his array of pattern draws from traditional building materials such as woodgrain, brick, and stone, which he scales and repeats in bold graphics on simple and familiar forms. The exaggerated exuberance of ...

Chitra Ganesh: On Disobedience

235 Bowery

bronx N.Y. 10002

2122191222

For this lecture, organized in conjunction with “Simone Leigh: The Waiting Room,” artist Chitra Ganesh will draw upon her recent visual research on the aesthetics and performative gestures of protest, exploring the notion of disobedience as it has been mobilized in political protest and social movements outside of the United ...

The Old Ball Game: New York Baseball, 1887–1977

1000 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10028

2125357710

June 10–October 20, 2016Exhibition Location: The Met Fifth Avenue, Gallery 773, American Art, Mezzanine, The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American ArtSince the mid-19th century, when the New York Knickerbockers played the first organized baseball games using modern-day rules, New York has been home to some of ...