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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include CSC’s Dracula & Frankenstein, Eileen Gray, Women March 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.






    Eileen Gray

    Eileen Gray

    Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture

    Manhattan

    Sat, Feb 29, 2020 - Sun, Jul 12, 2020

    Eileen Gray was a pioneer in modern design and architecture, and one of the few women to practice professionally in those fields before World War II. Born into a distinguished, upper-class household in Ireland in 1878, Gray spent her childhood between her family home, Brownswood House, in Ireland, and the family’s residence in the South Kensington district of London. In her early twenties she studied at the Slade School of Art in London, where she ...

    Jordan Casteel: Within Reach

    Jordan Casteel: Within Reach

    New Museum

    Manhattan

    Wed, Feb 19, 2020 - Sun, May 24, 2020

    Bringing together nearly forty paintings spanning her career, including works from her celebrated series Visible Man (2013–14) and Nights in Harlem (2017), along with recent portraits of her students at Rutgers University-Newark, “Within Reach” will be Jordan Casteel’s first solo museum exhibition in New York City. In her large-scale oil paintings, Casteel has developed a distinctive figurative language permeated by the presence of her subjects, who are typically captured in larger-than-life depictions that teem with domestic details ...

    Women March

    Women March

    New-York Historical Society

    Manhattan

    Fri, Feb 28, 2020 - Sun, Aug 30, 2020

    For as long as there has been a United States, women have organized to shape the nation’s politics and secure their rights as citizens. Their collective action has taken many forms, from abolitionist petitions to industry-wide garment strikes to massive marches for an Equal Rights Amendment. "Women March" celebrates the centennial of the 19th Amendment—which granted women the right to vote in 1920—as it explores the efforts of a diverse array of women to expand ...

    Dracula and Frankenstein

    Dracula and Frankenstein

    Classic Stage Company

    Manhattan

    Mon, Feb 17, 2020 - Sun, Mar 08, 2020

    In winter of 2020, a thrilling new repertory cycle at CSC brings to life two legendary Gothic nightmares, "Dracula" and "Frankenstein." Widely known as a pair of macabre fantasies about blood-sucking vampires and man-made monsters, these chilling stories more truly scratch at the fundamental human fears of love and betrayal, while exposing the even truer horrors of basic human nature. Both terrifying and riotous, Kate Hamill’s "Dracula" confronts the sexism in Bram Stoker’s original work and subjugates it ...

    Celebrating the Year of the Rat

    Celebrating the Year of the Rat

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jan 17, 2020 - Tue, Jun 23, 2020

    The traditional East Asian lunar calendar consists of a repeating twelve-year cycle, with each year corresponding to one of the twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac. The association of these creatures with the Chinese calendar began in the third century B.C. and became firmly established by the first century A.D. The twelve animals are, in sequence: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. Each is believed to embody certain ...

Eileen Gray

18 West 86th Street

new york N.Y. 10024

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Eileen Gray was a pioneer in modern design and architecture, and one of the few women to practice professionally in those fields before World War II. Born into a distinguished, upper-class household in Ireland in 1878, Gray spent her childhood between her family home, Brownswood House, in Ireland, and the ...

Jordan Casteel: Within Reach

235 Bowery

new york N.Y. 10002

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Bringing together nearly forty paintings spanning her career, including works from her celebrated series Visible Man (2013–14) and Nights in Harlem (2017), along with recent portraits of her students at Rutgers University-Newark, “Within Reach” will be Jordan Casteel’s first solo museum exhibition in New York City. In her large-scale oil paintings, Casteel ...

Women March

170 Central Park West

new york N.Y. 10024

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For as long as there has been a United States, women have organized to shape the nation’s politics and secure their rights as citizens. Their collective action has taken many forms, from abolitionist petitions to industry-wide garment strikes to massive marches for an Equal Rights Amendment. "Women March" celebrates the ...

Dracula and Frankenstein

136 East 13th Street

New York N.Y. 10003

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In winter of 2020, a thrilling new repertory cycle at CSC brings to life two legendary Gothic nightmares, "Dracula" and "Frankenstein." Widely known as a pair of macabre fantasies about blood-sucking vampires and man-made monsters, these chilling stories more truly scratch at the fundamental human fears of love and betrayal, ...

Celebrating the Year of the Rat

1000 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10028

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The traditional East Asian lunar calendar consists of a repeating twelve-year cycle, with each year corresponding to one of the twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac. The association of these creatures with the Chinese calendar began in the third century B.C. and became firmly established by the first century A.D. ...