image courtesy of Morningside Lights

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include UNCLE VANYA, Morningside Lights: Flight, 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.

    Back to Nature

    Front Room Gallery

    Manhattan

    Wed, Sep 05, 2018 - Sun, Oct 21, 2018

    The Front Room Gallery is proud to present “Back to Nature” a solo exhibition of new paintings by Amy Hill. This is the artist's third solo show at the gallery. Amy Hill’s artistic career and developed style have been cultivated through her intense investigations of art historical references. Through portraiture, she relates common circumstances within cross relationships in time. The paintings in “Back to Nature” address not only the culture of the 1960’s, but the fashion ...

    MORNINGSIDE LIGHTS: FLIGHT

    Morningside Park

    Manhattan

    Tue, Sep 04, 2018 - Sat, Sep 08, 2018

    MORNINGSIDE LIGHTS: FLIGHT, presented by the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre at Columbia University, kicks off on Tuesday, September 4. Free lantern-building workshops will be hosted daily at Miller Theatre from September 4 – 7. Workshops are geared toward teens and adults, but children ages 10 and up are welcome if working with a participating adult. This year Morningside Lights takes flight, joining with The Audubon Society to recognize 2018 as the Year of the Bird. On September 8, these lanterns, which represent a flock ...

    UNCLE VANYA

    Frederick Loewe Theatre at Hunter College

    Manhattan

    Fri, Sep 07, 2018 - Sun, Oct 14, 2018

    The Hunter Theater Project will begin performances for its inaugural production, the New York premiere of Anton Chekhov’s UNCLE VANYA on Friday, September 7 at the Frederick Loewe Theater at Hunter College, directed by Richard Nelson. Translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky this production is the first time renowned Russian literature translators Pevear and Volokhonsky will have a work premiere in New York City. UNCLE VANYA runs through Sunday, October 14.

    Mary Weatherford: “I’ve seen gray whales go by”

    Gagosian Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Sep 13, 2018 - Mon, Oct 15, 2018

    Gagosian is pleased to present “I’ve seen gray whales go by,” an exhibition of new works by Mary Weatherford. This will be her first solo exhibition since joining Gagosian. Born in 1963 and living in Los Angeles, Weatherford’s large paintings comprise grounds of spontaneously sponged paint on heavy linen canvases, surmounted by one or more carefully shaped and placed colored neon tubes. The grounds, startlingly varied in color and treatment, are redolent but not descriptive ...

    Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863)

    American Folk Art Museum

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jun 12, 2018 - Sun, Oct 14, 2018

    Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863) explores the confluence of art, love, science, and religion in the extraordinary art of Orra White Hitchcock, one of America’s first female scientific illustrators. Her marriage in 1821 to Amherst College professor Edward Hitchcock cemented a years-long friendship and collaboration based on a bedrock of faith and science, mutual respect, close observation, and mental capacity for the largest of ideas. Orra White exhibited a prodigious scientific mind and abundant artistic talent at ...

MORNINGSIDE LIGHTS: FLIGHT

W 110 St To W 123 St, Manhattan Av To Morningside Av

new york NY 10026

MORNINGSIDE LIGHTS: FLIGHT, presented by the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre at Columbia University, kicks off on Tuesday, September 4. Free lantern-building workshops will be hosted daily at Miller Theatre from September 4 – 7. Workshops are geared toward teens and adults, but children ages 10 and up are welcome if working with a participating adult. This ...

Back to Nature

147 Roebling Street

brooklyn N.Y. 11211

718.782.2556

The Front Room Gallery is proud to present “Back to Nature” a solo exhibition of new paintings by Amy Hill. This is the artist's third solo show at the gallery. Amy Hill’s artistic career and developed style have been cultivated through her intense investigations of art historical references. Through portraiture, she ...

Mary Weatherford: “I’ve seen gray whales go by”

980 Madison Avenue

new york N.Y. 10075

(212) 744-2313

Gagosian is pleased to present “I’ve seen gray whales go by,” an exhibition of new works by Mary Weatherford. This will be her first solo exhibition since joining Gagosian. Born in 1963 and living in Los Angeles, Weatherford’s large paintings comprise grounds of spontaneously sponged paint on heavy linen canvases, ...

UNCLE VANYA

695 Park Ave

new york NY 10065

2127724000

The Hunter Theater Project will begin performances for its inaugural production, the New York premiere of Anton Chekhov’s UNCLE VANYA on Friday, September 7 at the Frederick Loewe Theater at Hunter College, directed by Richard Nelson. Translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky this production is the first time renowned Russian literature translators Pevear ...

Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863)

2 Lincoln Square

new york N.Y. 10023

2125959533

Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863) explores the confluence of art, love, science, and religion in the extraordinary art of Orra White Hitchcock, one of America’s first female scientific illustrators. Her marriage in 1821 to Amherst College professor Edward Hitchcock cemented a years-long friendship and collaboration based on a bedrock of ...