Photo © Tony Powell. Maimouna Youssef. Eaton. May 22, 2019

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Betye Saar’s The Legends of Black Girl’s Window, Vijay Iyer’s Composer Portrait with Jennifer Koh, Uptown Nights with MuMu Fresh 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.






    Betye Saar: The Legends of Black Girl’s Window

    Betye Saar: The Legends of Black Girl’s Window

    Museum of Modern Art

    Manhattan

    Mon, Oct 21, 2019 - Sat, Jan 04, 2020

    The Museum of Modern Art presents “Betye Saar: The Legends of Black Girl’s Window,” an in-depth solo exhibition exploring the deep ties between the artist’s iconic autobiographical assemblage “Black Girl’s Window” (1969) and her rare, early prints, made during the 1960s. The selection on view is drawn almost entirely from the Museum’s collection, and highlights the recent acquisition of 42 works on paper that provide an overview of Saar’s sophisticated, experimental print practice. The exhibition engages ...

    Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art

    Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art

    The Jewish Museum

    Manhattan

    Fri, Oct 18, 2019 - Sun, Feb 09, 2020

    “Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art” is the first exhibition to explore the remarkable career of Edith Gregor Halpert (1900-1970), the influential American art dealer and founder of the Downtown Gallery in New York City. A pioneer in the field and the first significant female gallerist in the United States, Halpert propelled American art to the forefront at a time when the European avant-garde still enthralled the world. The artists she supported — ...

    In the Company of Harold Prince: Broadway Producer, Director, Collaborator

    In the Company of Harold Prince: Broadway Producer, Director, Collaborator

    Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center

    Manhattan

    Wed, Sep 18, 2019 - Sun, May 31, 2020

    Arguably no one did more to define the American musical today than Harold “Hal” Prince. His resume included some of the most important titles of the past century: “West Side Story,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Cabaret,” “Company,” “Sweeney Todd,” and “Phantom of the Opera.” The exhibition “In the Company of Harold Prince” explores his reinvention of musical theatre from the script- and score-based model, created by Rodgers and Hammerstein and George Abbott, to a more ...

    Vijay Iyer’s Composer Portrait with Jennifer Koh

    Vijay Iyer’s Composer Portrait with Jennifer Koh

    Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts

    Manhattan

    Thu, Oct 24, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Violinist Jennifer Koh commissioned and premiered Vijay Iyer’s concerto “Trouble” in 2017. As part of “Composer Portraits: Vijay Iyer,” Koh will bring the work to the New York audience for the first time. She will be performing it with The Knights, under the baton of Eric Jacobsen. “Trouble” was the inaugural work in Ms. Koh’s multi-season commissioning project “The New American Concerto,” which asks composers of diverse backgrounds to rethink the form of the violin ...

    UPTOWN NIGHTS: MAIMOUNA YOUSSEF AKA MUMU FRESH

    UPTOWN NIGHTS: MAIMOUNA YOUSSEF AKA MUMU FRESH

    Harlem Stage

    Manhattan

    Fri, Oct 18, 2019 - Sat, Oct 19, 2019

    GRAMMY nominated singer, songwriter, activist, healer and educator Maimouna Youssef, also known as MuMu Fresh, returns to Harlem Stage for her second residency. Known for captivating audiences with what has been described as a “unique” and “spiritually transformative” live concert experience, this powerhouse lyricist and MC performs material from her recently recorded album “The Healing.” Baltimore native Youssef started singing traditional indigenous and African songs at four years old and began her music career at 16 years old. Throughout her ...

Betye Saar: The Legends of Black Girl’s Window

11 West 53rd Street

new york N.Y. 10019

2127089400

The Museum of Modern Art presents “Betye Saar: The Legends of Black Girl’s Window,” an in-depth solo exhibition exploring the deep ties between the artist’s iconic autobiographical assemblage “Black Girl’s Window” (1969) and her rare, early prints, made during the 1960s. The selection on view is drawn almost entirely from the ...

Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art

1109 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10128

2124233200

“Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art” is the first exhibition to explore the remarkable career of Edith Gregor Halpert (1900-1970), the influential American art dealer and founder of the Downtown Gallery in New York City. A pioneer in the field and the first significant female gallerist in the ...