Image courtesy of James Cohan.

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Nederlands Dans Theater, The Art of Impermanence, American Perspectives 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.






    Firelei Báez

    Firelei Báez

    James Cohan Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Mar 05, 2020 - Sun, May 10, 2020

    Firelei Báez casts diasporic histories into an imaginative realm, re-working visual references drawn from the past to explore new possibilities for the future. Often depicting strong, shape-shifting female protagonists, her paintings incorporate motifs sourced from regional mythologies and historical artifacts alongside cues from science fiction and fantasy, to envision identities as unfixed, and inherited stories as perpetually-evolving. To visit the virtual viewing room click here.Her second exhibition at James Cohan features new paintings in which ...

    Derrick Adams: Buoyant

    Derrick Adams: Buoyant

    Hudson River Museum

    Bronx

    Sat, Mar 07, 2020 - Sun, Aug 23, 2020

    Derrick Adams (American, born 1970) delves deeply and fearlessly into the nooks and crannies of Black life and culture, unveiling a nuanced wholeness of humanity. The multidisciplinary, New York-based artist depicts a world where joy, love, leisure, and even prosaic normalcy play central roles, methodically filling the many voids and omissions in popular visual culture. The Hudson River Museum presents "Derrick Adams: Buoyant," which is the first museum exhibition of Adams’ "Floaters" series, and will ...

    Nederlands Dans Theater 2020

    Nederlands Dans Theater 2020

    New York City Center

    Manhattan

    Wed, Mar 04, 2020 - Sat, Mar 07, 2020

    NEW YORK CITY CENTER presents Nederlands Dans Theater, one of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies, from March 4 through 7. Renowned for their versatility and virtuosic technique, the Dutch troupe has built a repertoire of over 650 ballets by master choreographers such as Jiří Kylián, Hans van Manen, renowned house choreographers Sol León & Paul Lightfoot, associate choreographers Crystal Pite and Marco Goecke, and high-profiled guests such as Johan Inger, Medhi Walerski, Alexander Ekman, ...

    The Art of Impermanence

    The Art of Impermanence

    Asia Society and Museum

    Manhattan

    Tue, Feb 11, 2020 - Sun, Apr 26, 2020

    Through nearly 70 masterpieces of calligraphy, painting, sculpture, ceramics, lacquers, and textiles drawn from two of America’s great Japanese art collections, "The Art of Impermanence" examines Japan’s unique and nuanced references to transience. Impermanence is a pervasive subject in Japanese thought and art. Objects in the exhibition span from the Jōmon period (ca. 15,000-300 BCE) to the twentieth century. From images that depict the cycle of the four seasons and red Negoro lacquer worn so ...

    American Perspectives

    American Perspectives

    American Folk Art Museum

    Manhattan

    Tue, Feb 11, 2020 - Sun, May 31, 2020

    Everyone has a story to tell—a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. "American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection" showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum’s premier ...

Nederlands Dans Theater 2020

131 West 55th Street

new york N.Y. 10019

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NEW YORK CITY CENTER presents Nederlands Dans Theater, one of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies, from March 4 through 7. Renowned for their versatility and virtuosic technique, the Dutch troupe has built a repertoire of over 650 ballets by master choreographers such as Jiří Kylián, Hans van Manen, renowned ...

The Art of Impermanence

725 Park Avenue

New York N.Y. 10021

2122886400

Through nearly 70 masterpieces of calligraphy, painting, sculpture, ceramics, lacquers, and textiles drawn from two of America’s great Japanese art collections, "The Art of Impermanence" examines Japan’s unique and nuanced references to transience. Impermanence is a pervasive subject in Japanese thought and art. Objects in the exhibition span from the ...

American Perspectives

2 Lincoln Square

new york N.Y. 10023

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Everyone has a story to tell—a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. ...