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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include the NYBG’s 18th Orchid Show, Jacques-Louis David Meets Kehinde Wiley at Brooklyn Museum, 100 Years | 100 Women 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.






    Jacques-Louis David Meets Kehinde Wiley

    Jacques-Louis David Meets Kehinde Wiley

    Brooklyn Museum

    Brooklyn

    Fri, Jan 24, 2020 - Sun, May 10, 2020

    Kehinde Wiley’s triumphant "Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps" (2005), a hallmark of our collection, comes face to face with the nineteenth-century painting on which it is based: Jacques-Louis David’s "Bonaparte Crossing the Alps" (1800–1). The unprecedented pairing of these two magisterial portraits, in the exhibition "Jacques-Louis David Meets Kehinde Wiley," also marks the first time David’s original version of "Bonaparte Crossing the Alps" is on view in New York. Seen together, the works by David ...

    The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope

    The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope

    New York Botanical Garden

    Bronx

    Sat, Feb 15, 2020 - Sun, Apr 19, 2020

    The popular orchid exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) returns for its 18th year with "The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope." Thousands of orchids are on dramatic display in dazzling creations by lifestyle icon and floral designer to the stars Jeff Leatham. On view February 15 through April 19, 2020, Leatham’s captivating designs and installations transforms each gallery of the exhibition in NYBG’s historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a different color experience, ...

    Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s

    Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s

    Grey Art Gallery‚ New York University

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jan 14, 2020 - Sat, Apr 04, 2020

    "Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s" explores the development of abstraction in the Arab world via paintings, sculpture, and works on paper dating from the 1950s through the 1980s. By looking critically at the history and historiography of mid-20th century abstraction, the exhibition considers art from North Africa and West Asia as integral to the discourse on global modernism. At its heart, the project raises a fundamental art historical question: How do we ...

    100 Years | 100 Women

    100 Years | 100 Women

    Park Avenue Armory

    Manhattan

    Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Don’t miss a day of talks and performances by noted artists, thinkers and cultural leaders as they explore the complex legacy of the 19th Amendment 100 years after its ratification. Participants include photographer and scholar Deborah Willis, actor-activists Kathleen Turner and Tantoo Cardinal, spoken word performer Caridad De La Luz “La Bruja,” vocalist Martha Redbone, visual artist Renee Cox, performance artist Karen Finley, and community organizer De’Ara Balenger and many others. This Symposium launches "100 Years | 100 Women," an initiative of Park Avenue Armory, with lead partner National ...

    Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945

    Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945

    Whitney Museum of American Art

    Manhattan

    Mon, Feb 17, 2020 - Sun, May 17, 2020

    Mexico underwent a radical cultural transformation at the end of its Revolution in 1920. A new relationship between art and the public was established, giving rise to art that spoke directly to the people about social justice and national life. The model galvanized artists in the United States who were seeking to break free of European aesthetic domination to create publicly significant and accessible native art. Numerous American artists traveled to Mexico, and the leading ...

The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope

2900 Southern Boulevard

bronx N.Y. 10458

7188178700

The popular orchid exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) returns for its 18th year with "The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope." Thousands of orchids are on dramatic display in dazzling creations by lifestyle icon and floral designer to the stars Jeff Leatham. On view February 15 through April ...

100 Years | 100 Women

643 Park Avenue

New York N.Y. 10065

2126163930

Don’t miss a day of talks and performances by noted artists, thinkers and cultural leaders as they explore the complex legacy of the 19th Amendment 100 years after its ratification. Participants include photographer and scholar Deborah Willis, actor-activists Kathleen Turner and Tantoo Cardinal, spoken word performer Caridad De La Luz “La Bruja,” vocalist Martha Redbone, visual artist Renee ...

Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945

99 Gansevoort Street

new york NY 10014

Mexico underwent a radical cultural transformation at the end of its Revolution in 1920. A new relationship between art and the public was established, giving rise to art that spoke directly to the people about social justice and national life. The model galvanized artists in the United States who were ...