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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include the Hello Gorgeous Exhibit, Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler, BEDLAM’S “The Crucible” and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.






    Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler

    Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler

    American Folk Art Museum

    Manhattan

    Tue, Sep 17, 2019 - Sun, Jan 26, 2020

    The collection of Audrey B. Heckler is emblematic for the growth of the field of self-taught art in the United States, which manifests a strong interest for African American artists, a consistent attention to American classics, a curiosity for European art brut, and a search for international discoveries. For the last twenty-seven years, Heckler—a long time and committed patron of the American Folk Art Museum—has surrounded herself with excellent works by the most significant artists ...

    Hello Gorgeous Exhibit

    Hello Gorgeous Exhibit

    Temple Emanu-El

    Manhattan

    Tue, Oct 29, 2019 - Tue, Apr 07, 2020

    With full-blown Brooklyn moxie, the young singer dismissed as too Jewish, too plain and too obstinate upended the celebrity pantheon by refusing to let anyone rain on her parade. So what if she was born in Israel Zion Hospital and refused to pretend that Flatbush didn’t course through her veins? If she didn’t have a pert button nose or conform to anyone else’s view of femininity? Barbra Streisand was too talented to be ignored. A ...

    BEDLAM’S “The Crucible”

    BEDLAM’S “The Crucible”

    Connelly Theatre

    Manhattan

    Thu, Nov 21, 2019 - Sun, Dec 29, 2019

    "The Crucible" is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692–93. Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government persecuted people accused of being communists. Miller was questioned by the House of Representatives’ Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing ...

    Clapping with Stones: Art and Acts of Resistance

    Clapping with Stones: Art and Acts of Resistance

    Rubin Museum of Art

    Manhattan

    Fri, Aug 16, 2019 - Mon, Jan 06, 2020

    Contemplate the power of non-conformity and your own potential for action at "Clapping with Stones: Art and Acts of Resistance." Using the Rubin’s circular architecture to create an immersive site-specific display, the exhibition examines social, cultural, and political events through a local and global lens, offering unique perspectives from 10 contemporary artists living and working in the United States and internationally — all of whom are grouped together for the first time in this constellation. ...

    ZILIA SÁNCHEZ | Eros

    ZILIA SÁNCHEZ | Eros

    Galerie Lelong & Co.

    Manhattan

    Thu, Nov 21, 2019 - Fri, Jan 17, 2020

    Galerie Lelong & Co. is pleased to present "Eros," its second solo exhibition of Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez, timed to coincide with the artist’s first retrospective at El Museo del Barrio. Recalling the Greek god of love, the exhibition title encapsulates Sánchez’s uniquely sensual, corporeal approach to abstraction, most familiar from her shaped canvas paintings. While the museum show will survey the artist’s vast oeuvre spanning more than six decades, "Eros" focuses on about a ...

Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler

2 Lincoln Square

new york N.Y. 10023

2125959533

The collection of Audrey B. Heckler is emblematic for the growth of the field of self-taught art in the United States, which manifests a strong interest for African American artists, a consistent attention to American classics, a curiosity for European art brut, and a search for international discoveries. For the ...

Hello Gorgeous Exhibit

1 East 65th Street

new york N.Y.

(212) 744-1400

With full-blown Brooklyn moxie, the young singer dismissed as too Jewish, too plain and too obstinate upended the celebrity pantheon by refusing to let anyone rain on her parade. So what if she was born in Israel Zion Hospital and refused to pretend that Flatbush didn’t course through her veins? ...

BEDLAM’S “The Crucible”

220 East 4th Street

new york N.Y. 10009

"The Crucible" is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692–93. Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government persecuted people accused ...

Clapping with Stones: Art and Acts of Resistance

150 West 17th Street

new york N.Y. 10011

2126205000

Contemplate the power of non-conformity and your own potential for action at "Clapping with Stones: Art and Acts of Resistance." Using the Rubin’s circular architecture to create an immersive site-specific display, the exhibition examines social, cultural, and political events through a local and global lens, offering unique perspectives from 10 ...

ZILIA SÁNCHEZ | Eros

528 W. 26th St.

new york NY 10001

2123150470

Galerie Lelong & Co. is pleased to present "Eros," its second solo exhibition of Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez, timed to coincide with the artist’s first retrospective at El Museo del Barrio. Recalling the Greek god of love, the exhibition title encapsulates Sánchez’s uniquely sensual, corporeal approach to abstraction, most familiar ...