Wendy Sutter prepares for her Aug 23, 2020 performance of the six Bach cello suites. Photographed at Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYC on July 31, 2020 by Bill Bernstein.

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Mother Earth, The Six Bach Solo Cello Suites, Looking Past Shadows 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.






    Mother Earth

    Mother Earth

    Rockaway Beach

    Queens

    Wed, Aug 12, 2020 - Thu, Aug 12, 2021

    Hudson-based contemporary artist Kris Perry’s monumental sculpture "Mother Earth" is installed at Rockaway Beach (Queens) as part of the NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program, which brings both experimental and traditional art to the public in locations throughout the five boroughs. Made of Corten steel, a material that will evolve with the seasons and site, the 35-foot-tall soaring sculpture will be on view for one year starting August 12, 2020. "At a time when people ...

    The Six Bach Solo Cello Suites

    The Six Bach Solo Cello Suites

    Judson Memorial Church

    Manhattan

    Sun, Aug 23, 2020, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Perspectives Ensemble, in cooperation with the Judson Memorial Church, presents "The Six Bach Solo Cello Suites" performed by Wendy Sutter, cellist, on Sunday, August 23, 2020. Suites 1-3 will be performed at 3pm EDT and Suites 4-6 will be performed at 6pm EDT. Honed over a lifetime of close engagement with these iconic works, Ms. Sutter's intensely personal interpretations will be streamed from the serenely beautiful Meeting Room of Judson Memorial Church. The concerts will also ...

    Michael Almereyda Here and Now

    Michael Almereyda Here and Now

    Museum of the Moving Image

    Queens

    Fri, Aug 21, 2020 - Sun, Sep 20, 2020

    A true American iconoclast, Michael Almereyda has been directing, writing, and producing unconventional, fiercely independent visions in a variety of genres and styles for more than three decades, whether working in documentary, fiction, or a combination of the two. From August 21 through September 20, Museum of the Moving Image presents Michael Almereyda Here and Now, a recent career retrospective featuring four of the director’s most memorable 21st-century visions — William Eggelston in the Real ...

    Looking Past Shadows: Photographs by Marvin E. Newman

    Looking Past Shadows: Photographs by Marvin E. Newman

    Howard Greenberg Gallery

    Manhattan

    Fri, Aug 21, 2020 - Thu, Dec 31, 2020

    From his earliest days as a photographer on the streets of Chicago, Marvin E. Newman has worked to harmonize formal experimentation with a sensitive, ever-present humanism. Whether on editorial commission for Sports Illustrated or Look Magazine (two of the many publications that he contributed to for the better part of five decades), or whether he was capturing the shadows and silhouettes cast by pedestrians on city streets, Newman’s photography has always been structured by a ...

    American Folk Art Museum Reopening

    American Folk Art Museum Reopening

    American Folk Art Museum

    Manhattan

    Fri, Aug 28, 2020, 11:30 am

    The American Folk Art Museum announced today that it will reopen to visitors on Friday, August 28, with Member preview days on August 26 and August 27. The Museum’s Lincoln Square location will be open five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM. All visitors will be required to have a ticket prior to entering the Museum’s galleries and are asked to reserve in advance. Admission is always free.When the ...

The Six Bach Solo Cello Suites

55 Washington Square South

new york N.Y. 10012

2124770351

Perspectives Ensemble, in cooperation with the Judson Memorial Church, presents "The Six Bach Solo Cello Suites" performed by Wendy Sutter, cellist, on Sunday, August 23, 2020. Suites 1-3 will be performed at 3pm EDT and Suites 4-6 will be performed at 6pm EDT. Honed over a lifetime of close engagement with ...

Michael Almereyda Here and Now

36-01 35th Avenue

queens N.Y. 11106

7187776888

A true American iconoclast, Michael Almereyda has been directing, writing, and producing unconventional, fiercely independent visions in a variety of genres and styles for more than three decades, whether working in documentary, fiction, or a combination of the two. From August 21 through September 20, Museum of the Moving Image ...

Looking Past Shadows: Photographs by Marvin E. Newman

41 East 57th Street

new york N.Y. 10022

2123340010

From his earliest days as a photographer on the streets of Chicago, Marvin E. Newman has worked to harmonize formal experimentation with a sensitive, ever-present humanism. Whether on editorial commission for Sports Illustrated or Look Magazine (two of the many publications that he contributed to for the better part of ...

American Folk Art Museum Reopening

2 Lincoln Square

new york N.Y. 10023

2125959533

The American Folk Art Museum announced today that it will reopen to visitors on Friday, August 28, with Member preview days on August 26 and August 27. The Museum’s Lincoln Square location will be open five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM. All visitors ...