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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Virtual Bloodlines Festival, Reparations NOW!, About Time: Fashion and Duration 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.






    Is This America?

    Is This America?

    Fri, Oct 23, 2020 - Tue, Nov 03, 2020

    The consequences of the 2020 presidential election will be historic. Amid a global pandemic, our polarized nation will strive to mobilize millions of voters in states from coast to coast and territories beyond our borders. Despite withstanding discrimination, harassment, and brutality, Fannie Lou Hamer fought earnestly to ensure that African Americans had the right to vote. Her efforts, and those of other voting rights activists, culminated in the passage of the Voting Rights Act of ...

    About Time: Fashion and Duration

    About Time: Fashion and Duration

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Manhattan

    Thu, Oct 29, 2020 - Sun, Feb 07, 2021

    The Costume Institute’s upcoming exhibition "About Time: Fashion and Duration" traces 150 years of fashion, from 1870 to the present, along a disrupted timeline, in honor of the Museum’s 150th anniversary. Employing philosopher Henri Bergson’s concept of la durée—the continuity of time—the exhibition will explore how clothes generate temporal associations that conflate the past, present, and future. The concept will also be examined through the writings of Virginia Woolf, who will serve as the exhibition’s ...

    Virtual Bloodlines Festival

    Virtual Bloodlines Festival

    Stephen Petronio Dance Company

    Manhattan

    Fri, Oct 23, 2020 - Thu, Nov 12, 2020

    Stephen Petronio Company is proud to announce the "Virtual Bloodlines Festival," a three week long digital happening showcasing the work of postmodern dance masters Trisha Brown, Merce Cunningham, Anna Halprin, Steve Paxton, Rudy Perez, and Yvonne Rainer. Running October 23 –November 12, 2020, the online festival will feature screenings of work from Stephen Petronio Company’s Bloodlines, which began in 2015 and has since restaged 11 iconic dances. These masterpieces have irrevocably marked the American postmodern dance landscape and have had a particular ...

    Reparations NOW!

    Reparations NOW!

    The Center at West Park

    Manhattan

    Thu, Oct 29, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    "Reparations NOW!" is Ensemble Pi’s new project, inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates’ congressional testimony and Ibram X. Kendi’s best-seller book, "How to Be an Antiracist" – both of which offer powerful and compelling arguments in support of reparations for the African-American community. Focusing on social justice, the new-music collective Ensemble Pi has presented concerts in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and opposing police brutality and systemic racism since 2015. This new project features works from a diverse ...

    Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy

    Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy

    Museum of Arts and Design

    Manhattan

    Fri, Sep 25, 2020 - Sun, Apr 04, 2021

    The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents "Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy," from September 25 to April 4, 2021, a major midcareer survey that is the first to assess the remarkable achievements of the renowned contemporary artist. From sumptuous displays of excess, including provocative installations comprising hundreds of individual glass elements, to poetic and contemplative works in glass, metal, clay, video, and photography, the works on view are ethereal meditations on time and mortality and simultaneously ...

About Time: Fashion and Duration

1000 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10028

2125357710

The Costume Institute’s upcoming exhibition "About Time: Fashion and Duration" traces 150 years of fashion, from 1870 to the present, along a disrupted timeline, in honor of the Museum’s 150th anniversary. Employing philosopher Henri Bergson’s concept of la durée—the continuity of time—the exhibition will explore how clothes generate temporal associations ...

Virtual Bloodlines Festival

140 Second Avenue

New York N.Y. 10003

2124731660

Stephen Petronio Company is proud to announce the "Virtual Bloodlines Festival," a three week long digital happening showcasing the work of postmodern dance masters Trisha Brown, Merce Cunningham, Anna Halprin, Steve Paxton, Rudy Perez, and Yvonne Rainer. Running October 23 –November 12, 2020, the online festival will feature screenings of work from Stephen Petronio Company’s Bloodlines, ...

Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy

Two Columbus Circle

new york NY 10019

2122997777

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents "Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy," from September 25 to April 4, 2021, a major midcareer survey that is the first to assess the remarkable achievements of the renowned contemporary artist. From sumptuous displays of excess, including provocative installations comprising hundreds of individual glass elements, ...