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    Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Bronze

    Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Bronze

    LongHouse Reserve

    Long Island

    Wed, Jul 08, 2020 - Sun, Oct 31, 2021

    LongHouse Reserve, the famed East Hampton outdoor sculpture garden, welcomes Ai Weiwei’s "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Bronze," opening to the public Wednesday July 8, 2020 and on view through October 2021. The twelve monumental bronze animal heads— each approximately ten-feet tall and representing the traditional figures of the Chinese zodiac—will be installed around the perimeter of LongHouse's outdoor Albee Amphitheater. This exhibition is the third time the celebrated Chinese artist has participated with LongHouse; in 2013 ...

    THE LINE

    THE LINE

    The Public Theater

    Manhattan

    Wed, Jul 08, 2020, 7:30 pm - Tue, Aug 04, 2020, 11:59 pm

    The Public Theater announces the world premiere of "THE LINE," written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen and directed by Blank, to debut on Wednesday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The live-streamed play, bringing first-person stories of New York City’s first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic to the digital stage, will be available to watch for free via both YouTube and The Public’s website. Commissioned by The Public Theater and written specifically for the ...

    Figurative Summer

    Figurative Summer

    Jenkins Johnson Gallery

    Brooklyn

    Wed, Jun 24, 2020 - Thu, Aug 27, 2020

    Jenkins Johnson Projects is pleased to present "Figurative Summer," their first virtual exhibition. "Figurative Summer" features the work of Ludovic Nkoth, Cameron Welch, Raelis Vasquez and Amani Lewis. The work of these artists, which encompass veins of both abstraction and figuration, represent the body in radical ways to tell stories and explore vital social concerns.Each artist will be the spotlight artist for seven days, while also being presented in the group exhibition.The Spotlight Feature schedule is:June 24-July 2 – Ludovic Nkoth July ...

    The Lotus Effect

    The Lotus Effect

    Rubin Museum of Art

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jun 18, 2020 - Mon, Jan 04, 2021

    Lotuses grow in muddy, murky waters, rise to the surface, and unfold. They bloom untainted by the muck and serve as a reminder, albeit a temporary one, that moments of beauty can emerge from the toughest conditions. In Tibetan Buddhism this sacred symbol is associated with purity, awakening, transformation, and compassion, and it appears in works of art at the Rubin Museum.For The Lotus Effect, we invite you to fold an origami lotus of your own and ...

    Black Dance Stories

    Black Dance Stories

    Black Dance Stories

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jul 02, 2020 - Thu, Jul 30, 2020

    Black Dance Stories announces its July 2020 lineup, featuring stories by and discussions with, well-known dancers and choreographers who use their art to create commentary on the Black experience. Created and conceived by performer, producer, and dance writer Charmaine Warren, the newly launched story sharing and discussion series highlights Black creatives in the dance world. Black Dance Stories streams live via Zoom every Thursday in July at 6 pm.July 2020 artists include dancers who use their work to raise societal ...

Figurative Summer

521 West 26th Street

New York N.Y. 10001

2126290707

Jenkins Johnson Projects is pleased to present "Figurative Summer," their first virtual exhibition. "Figurative Summer" features the work of Ludovic Nkoth, Cameron Welch, Raelis Vasquez and Amani Lewis. The work of these artists, which encompass veins of both abstraction and figuration, represent the body in radical ways to tell stories and explore vital social concerns.Each artist ...

The Lotus Effect

150 West 17th Street

new york N.Y. 10011

2126205000

Lotuses grow in muddy, murky waters, rise to the surface, and unfold. They bloom untainted by the muck and serve as a reminder, albeit a temporary one, that moments of beauty can emerge from the toughest conditions. In Tibetan Buddhism this sacred symbol is associated with purity, awakening, transformation, and ...