Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include People, Places & Things, the American Folk Art Museum, A Body in Places, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    Our Senses: An Immersive Experience

    American Museum of Natural History

    Manhattan

    Ongoing

    Every day, we perceive the world around us through our senses—including sight, smell, hearing, touch, balance, and taste. But as it turns out, for humans “reality” isn’t ever exactly what it seems. In this highly experiential exhibition, explore 11 funhouse-like spaces that dare you to trust your senses—then show you how what we perceive is not simply a window into the world around us but a product of our brains. Plus, discover why we have ...

    Self-Taught Genius Gallery

    Self-Taught Genius Gallery

    Queens

    The new “Self-Taught Genius Gallery” in Long Island City recently launched with a selection of icons from the landmark exhibition “Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum,” which toured nationally from 2014 to 2017. Generously supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, the new gallery and the namesake exhibition showcase folk and self-taught art from the eighteenth through twenty-first centuries, drawn from the museum’s collection of more than 8,000 works of art.

    A Body In Places

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Manhattan

    Sun, Nov 19, 2017, 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

    A Body in Places is the omnibus title of Eiko’s first solo project. Its scale and modes of presentation vary radically and incorporate both performative and non-performative elements, including the photo exhibition A Body in Fukushima that shows photographs by William Johnston of Eiko in radiation-effected Fukushima.

    Oedipus El Rey

    The Public Theater

    Manhattan

    Fri, Nov 17, 2017 - Sun, Dec 03, 2017

    Set in South Central L.A., Oedipus El Rey is an electrifying new take on the Greek tragedy, written by acclaimed playwright Luis Alfaro. Oedipus is reimagined as a troubled Latino whose dreams of controlling his own destiny soar above the barbed wire of the prison where he’s spent his life. But in a place where everyone is trapped—by desperation or fate, history or violence—no one man can change his story alone. Love, family and belief ...

    People, Places & Things

    St. Ann’s Warehouse

    Brooklyn

    Fri, Nov 17, 2017 - Sun, Dec 03, 2017

    Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing. When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?

A Body In Places

1000 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10028

2125357710

A Body in Places is the omnibus title of Eiko’s first solo project. Its scale and modes of presentation vary radically and incorporate both performative and non-performative elements, including the photo exhibition A Body in Fukushima that shows photographs by William Johnston of Eiko in radiation-effected Fukushima.

People, Places & Things

45 Water Street

bronx N.Y. 11201

7182548779

Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing. ...

Our Senses: An Immersive Experience

Central Park West at 79th Street

new york N.Y. 10024

2127695200

Every day, we perceive the world around us through our senses—including sight, smell, hearing, touch, balance, and taste. But as it turns out, for humans “reality” isn’t ever exactly what it seems. In this highly experiential exhibition, explore 11 funhouse-like spaces that dare you to trust your senses—then show you ...