THE MIDNIGHT SKY (2020)
George Clooney as Augustine. Cr. Philippe Antonello/NETFLIX ©2020

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Earth Kids, Design: 1880 to Now, The Contenders 2020 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.





    Earth Kids

    Earth Kids

    James Cohan Gallery

    Manhattan

    Fri, Dec 04, 2020 - Sat, Jan 23, 2021

    James Cohan is pleased to present "Earth Kids," an exhibition of new sculptures by Yinka Shonibare CBE, on view from December 4 through January 23 at the gallery’s Lower East Side location at 291 Grand Street. This is the artist's seventh solo exhibition at James Cohan. To book an appointment to view the exhibition, please click here. Yinka Shonibare CBE mines the past to speak of the present. Rachel Kent, Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, ...

    MOCAKIDS Storytime @ HOME

    MOCAKIDS Storytime @ HOME

    Museum of Chinese in America

    Manhattan

    Join MOCA every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 4pm for a virtual spin on their signature storytime program. Each storytime will include a song, interactives story, and craft on a different, fun theme. Best for kids ages 3-6 and their care partners, but younger and older kids are welcome! This FREE program will be held LIVE via Zoom and hosted live on Facebook for 24 hours.  Schedule: Thursday, December 10 @ 4pm: Click here to register!* *Please ...

    The Contenders 2020

    The Contenders 2020

    Museum of Modern Art

    Manhattan

    Thu, Dec 10, 2020 - Sun, Feb 28, 2021

    The Museum of Modern Art announces its selection of the best and boldest films of 2020 for the 13th annual edition of "The Contenders," running entirely online from December 10, 2020, through February 28, 2021. MoMA’s end-of-year series offers audiences the opportunity to catch up on the year’s most celebrated films, from the comfort of home. "The Contenders 2020" will be the first of MoMA's film series to be presented on The Museum's new Virtual Cinema ...

    Design: 1880 to Now

    Design: 1880 to Now

    Brooklyn Museum

    Brooklyn

    Fri, Oct 23, 2020 - Mon, Nov 01, 2021

    The Brooklyn Museum draws from its rich holdings of decorative objects and unveils newly-renovated Decorative Arts galleries to present "Design: 1880 to Now." This is the wing’s first renovation to take place since its galleries opened in 1971, and the installation similarly reimagines the collection and looks beyond traditional Eurocentric narratives with a display of works from the 19th century to the present day. The works on view offer competing visions of modernity as they highlight pressing ...

    NICK QUIJANO | Memories of Puerto Rico

    NICK QUIJANO | Memories of Puerto Rico

    Fort Gansevoort Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - Sat, Jan 02, 2021

    "Memories of Puerto Rico" is Fort Gansevoort’s first exhibition with Nick Quijano, who was born in New York and is now based in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Quijano moved to “La Isla del Encanto,” the enchanted island, in 1967 at the age of thirteen. The foundation of his artistic practice was formed at the University of Puerto Rico, where he focused on architecture and environmental design, and studied under the late painter José Antonio Torres ...

The Contenders 2020

11 West 53rd Street

new york N.Y. 10019

2127089400

The Museum of Modern Art announces its selection of the best and boldest films of 2020 for the 13th annual edition of "The Contenders," running entirely online from December 10, 2020, through February 28, 2021. MoMA’s end-of-year series offers audiences the opportunity to catch up on the year’s most celebrated ...

NICK QUIJANO | Memories of Puerto Rico

5 Ninth Avenue

new york NY 10014

(917) 639-3113

"Memories of Puerto Rico" is Fort Gansevoort’s first exhibition with Nick Quijano, who was born in New York and is now based in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Quijano moved to “La Isla del Encanto,” the enchanted island, in 1967 at the age of thirteen. The foundation of his artistic practice ...