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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include ADAM, “Power to the People,” “GRACE: Gender – Race – Identity,” 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.

    Programmers’ Notebook: On Love

    Peter Jay Sharp Building (BAM)

    Brooklyn

    Thu, Feb 14, 2019 - Thu, Feb 21, 2019

    “Programmers’ Notebook: On Love” is the first edition of a new series in which BAM’s film programming team responds to a thought-provoking theme. This wide-ranging look at love, in all its forms, surveys how this most fundamental, yet complex, of emotions has been explored on screen by some of cinema’s most perceptive chroniclers of the human condition. Films included: Valentine’s Day showings of “Love and Basketball” (Prince-Bythewood, 2000); “Girlfriends” (Weill, 1978); “Bad Education” (Almodóvar, 2004); “Nothing But a Man” (Roemer, 1964); “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” (Spielberg, 2001); “My Neighbor ...

    Power to the People

    Central Park Arsenal Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jan 17, 2019 - Thu, Feb 28, 2019

    New York City’s parks have a long history of playing host to public demonstrations and protests, dating back to the American Revolution. People have taken to the city’s streets, plazas, and parks to voice their distress during numerous periods of unrest. Even today parks continue to be some of the most democratic spaces for people to gather and declare their calls to action. NYC Parks Ebony Society’s exhibition “Power to the People” shares artists’ interpretations of public ...

    ADAM

    NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

    Manhattan

    Thu, Feb 14, 2019 - Sat, Feb 16, 2019

    The National Theatre of Scotland’s acclaimed production of  "Adam" will have its North American premiere at NYU Skirball, February 14 – 16.  "Adam" is the remarkable, true story of a young trans man and his journey to reconciliation - with himself, those closest to him, and the world as he knows it. It is performed by the real-life Adam Kashmiry with Rehanna MacDonald and features a virtual choir of trans and non-binary singers from across the world, who are projected onto the stage.

    God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin

    David Zwirner Art Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jan 10, 2019 - Sat, Feb 16, 2019

    The recent revival of interest in author James Baldwin (1924–1987), the subject of "God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin," has been particularly intense. This is in part due, of course, to his ability to analyze and articulate how power abuses through cunning and force and why, in the end, it’s up to the people to topple kingdoms. As a galvanizing humanitarian force, Baldwin is now being claimed as a kind of ...

    GRACE: Gender – Race – Identity

    Laurence Miller Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jan 03, 2019 - Fri, Feb 22, 2019

    Now until February 22, Laurence Miller Gallery is presenting "GRACE", a group exhibition featuring nineteen artists that embrace one of our most important conversations today regarding how people see themselves and others within the larger social fabric. Historically many artists have addressed these issues (two works each by Diane Arbus, Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman will be featured), though more often than not as a comment on others rather than about themselves. "GRACE" will feature pieces ...

Power to the People

830 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10021

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New York City’s parks have a long history of playing host to public demonstrations and protests, dating back to the American Revolution. People have taken to the city’s streets, plazas, and parks to voice their distress during numerous periods of unrest. Even today parks continue to be some of the ...