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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Twany Chatmon’s Inheritance, Darren Bader’s fruits, vegetables; fruit and vegetable salad, William Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens 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.






    Tawny Chatmon’s Inheritance

    Tawny Chatmon’s Inheritance

    Fotografiska New York

    Manhattan

    Sat, Dec 14, 2019 - Sun, Mar 22, 2020

    Tawny Chatmon is a self-taught artist who has been working in the field of photography for over 16 years. She sees her photographs as a first layer of communication, further articulated by uniting them with other photographic and artistic elements, such as paint, digital collage, illustration and gold leaf. This exhibition, organized in collaboration with Galerie Myrtis, aims to change the traditional African American child’s experience in a museum setting. The selection on view includes ...

    The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting

    The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    Manhattan

    Wed, Dec 18, 2019 - Sat, Aug 01, 2020

    Featuring a selection of paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Alma Thomas, and others, this exhibition draws primarily from the Guggenheim’s collection and explores the varied and complex courses nonrepresentational art followed in the 1960s and into the 1970s, including those characterized as Color Field, geometric abstraction, or hard-edge painting. By the 1960s many American and international artists were pushing abstraction in new directions, exploring a range of formal possibilities and liberating uses of ...

    Timon of Athens

    Timon of Athens

    Theatre for a New Audience

    Brooklyn

    Sat, Jan 11, 2020 - Sun, Feb 09, 2020

    “Timon of Athens” is a play for our times.  Hilarious, satiric, and deeply moving, it explores ingratitude, wealth, and what determines self-worth. Timon lives in a world of opulence, throwing wild parties and lavishing gifts on her friends. But, when she suddenly loses her fortune, almost everyone abandons her. So Timon retreats to a forest, exchanging luxurious gowns for sackcloth, in a powerful journey of self-discovery. In this production, director Simon Godwin “combines a contemporary eye with a fastidious ...

    Lucas Hnath’s “The Thin Place”

    Lucas Hnath’s “The Thin Place”

    Peter Jay Sharp Theater

    Manhattan

    Fri, Nov 22, 2019 - Sun, Jan 26, 2020

    Hilda and Linda are the main characters of “The Thin Place.” Linda appears to be communicating with the dead who are still here, just in a different part of here, in the thin place. In the process, she offers the living a sense of closure and meaning, which might eventually bring them some inner peace. Originally from rural England, Linda has reestablished herself in the U.S.—birthplace of spiritualism—where she has continued to build a career ...

    fruits, vegetables; fruit and vegetable salad

    fruits, vegetables; fruit and vegetable salad

    Whitney Museum of American Art

    Manhattan

    Wed, Jan 15, 2020 - Mon, Feb 17, 2020

    The Whitney’s eighth floor gallery will be the site of "fruits, vegetables; fruit and vegetable salad." The exhibition is comprised of an untitled work by Darren Bader from the Whitney’s permanent collection—acquired in 2015 and never before presented at the Museum—featuring a selection of fruits and vegetables presented as sculptures on pedestals. Through this organizing principle, Bader calls attention to the formal properties of the objects’ colors, shapes, lines, and textures. At scheduled times throughout ...

The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting

1071 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10128

2124233500

Featuring a selection of paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Alma Thomas, and others, this exhibition draws primarily from the Guggenheim’s collection and explores the varied and complex courses nonrepresentational art followed in the 1960s and into the 1970s, including those characterized as Color Field, geometric abstraction, or ...

Timon of Athens

Polonsky Shakespeare Center

brooklyn N.Y. 11217

2122292819

“Timon of Athens” is a play for our times.  Hilarious, satiric, and deeply moving, it explores ingratitude, wealth, and what determines self-worth. Timon lives in a world of opulence, throwing wild parties and lavishing gifts on her friends. But, when she suddenly loses her fortune, almost everyone abandons her. So Timon retreats to ...

fruits, vegetables; fruit and vegetable salad

99 Gansevoort Street

new york NY 10014

The Whitney’s eighth floor gallery will be the site of "fruits, vegetables; fruit and vegetable salad." The exhibition is comprised of an untitled work by Darren Bader from the Whitney’s permanent collection—acquired in 2015 and never before presented at the Museum—featuring a selection of fruits and vegetables presented as sculptures ...