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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include the Frick’s Cocktails with a Curator, Fall for Dance Festival 2020, Womanist is to Feminist as Purple is to Lavender 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.






    Fall for Dance Festival 2020

    Fall for Dance Festival 2020

    New York City Center

    Manhattan

    Wed, Oct 21, 2020 - Sun, Nov 01, 2020

    New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler announced programming for an unprecedented 2020 Fall for Dance Festival in two programs premiering October 21 and 26, and available on demand through November 1. Reflecting this singular moment in history, this season marks the first time the Festival will be filmed live on the City Center stage and presented digitally—making the annual sold-out “highlight of the city’s cultural calendar” (The New York Times) accessible to the entire world ...

    Cocktails with a Curator

    Cocktails with a Curator

    Frick Collection

    Manhattan

    Fri, Oct 16, 2020 - Fri, Feb 26, 2021

    In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, examine the exceptional Mughal carpets—the only two objects at the Frick made in India—with Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon. These incredibly luxurious carpets were likely created during the reign of Shah Jahan, one of the greatest Mughal emperors and the builder of the Taj Mahal. Rarely on view, they will be on display at Frick Madison in early 2021. This week’s complementary ...

    Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

    Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

    MoMA PS1

    Queens

    Thu, Sep 17, 2020 - Sun, Apr 04, 2021

    As its first exhibition upon reopening to the public, MoMA PS1 presents a major exhibition exploring the work of artists within US prisons and the centrality of incarceration to contemporary art and culture, on view from September 17, 2020 through April 4, 2021. Featuring art made by people in prisons and work by nonincarcerated artists concerned with state repression, erasure, and imprisonment, "Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration" highlights more than 35 artists, ...

    Lift Lab Live

    Lift Lab Live

    St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery

    Manhattan

    Wed, Oct 21, 2020 - Sat, Nov 14, 2020

    New York Theatre Ballet presents "Lift Lab Live," featuring live performances of new choreography, from October 21-November 14, 2020 at St. Marks's Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street (entrance on 11th Street), 2nd floor, with performances Wednesdays at 12pm & 8pm and Saturdays at 7pm. Tickets are $20 general admission, available at www.nytb.org. Tickets must be purchased in advance online and will not be sold at the door. Choreographers and Composers Program A (October 21, 24, November 4, 7) ...

    Womanist is to Feminist as Purple is to Lavender

    Womanist is to Feminist as Purple is to Lavender

    Hauser & Wirth

    Manhattan

    Mon, Oct 19, 2020 - Thu, Dec 31, 2020

    Beginning 19 October, Hauser & Wirth presents ‘Womanist is to Feminist as Purple is to Lavender,’ an online exhibition comprising five new small-scale portraits made by Amy Sherald over the course of the pandemic. Taking as its title a widely cited statement by celebrated novelist, poet, and activist Alice Walker, this presentation finds Sherald returning to the medium of gouache for the first time since she was a child, with results that reaffirm the inherent ...

Fall for Dance Festival 2020

131 West 55th Street

new york N.Y. 10019

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New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler announced programming for an unprecedented 2020 Fall for Dance Festival in two programs premiering October 21 and 26, and available on demand through November 1. Reflecting this singular moment in history, this season marks the first time the Festival will be filmed live on ...

Cocktails with a Curator

One East 70th Street

New York N.Y. 10021

2122880700

In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, examine the exceptional Mughal carpets—the only two objects at the Frick made in India—with Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon. These incredibly luxurious carpets were likely created during the reign of Shah Jahan, one of the greatest Mughal ...

Lift Lab Live

131 East 10th Street

new york N.Y. 10003

2126746377

New York Theatre Ballet presents "Lift Lab Live," featuring live performances of new choreography, from October 21-November 14, 2020 at St. Marks's Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street (entrance on 11th Street), 2nd floor, with performances Wednesdays at 12pm & 8pm and Saturdays at 7pm. Tickets are $20 general admission, available at ...