This deluxe set of five handscrolls comprises text excerpts and related illustrations for all fifty-four chapters of The Tale of Genji, the monumental classic of Japanese literature of the early eleventh century authored by the court lady Murasaki Shikibu.

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Japan: A History of Style, Voices of Hope, Earthfest Online 2021 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.






    Showing Up

    Showing Up

    The Civilians

    Brooklyn

    Fri, Apr 16, 2021, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    The Civilians presents "Showing Up," a free livestreamed evening of music and performance inspired by photographer Accra Shepp’s portraits of Black Lives Matter activists. In the spring of 2020, Shepp began taking portraits of first responders at work on the frontlines of the pandemic. Shared on Instagram these images became the first chapter “Contagion” of his Covid Journals, which also include a second chapter “Hunger,” and then, as historic activism filled the streets of New York following the murder ...

    EarthFest Online 2021

    EarthFest Online 2021

    American Museum of Natural History

    Manhattan

    Thu, Apr 22, 2021, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

    Celebrate Earth Day at this family-friendly online festival honoring our planet. Animal Tales with American Lore Theater, 11 am–Noon,  Link to watch live on Facebook. Or check back at the designated time to view on this page. In this family-friendly program featuring live performers, puppetry, animation, and music, Coyote tells the tales of three different animal species in North America: an orca, a softshell turtle, and a spider. Discover how these species are represented in Indigenous folklore as well as ...

    Japan: A History of Style

    Japan: A History of Style

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Manhattan

    Mon, Mar 08, 2021 - Sun, Apr 24, 2022

    This exhibition celebrates how gifts and acquisitions of the last decade have transformed The Met’s ability to narrate the story of Japanese art by both expanding and deepening the range of remarkable artworks that can meaningfully elucidate the past. Each of the ten rooms that make up the Arts of Japan Galleries features a distinct genre, school, or style, representing an array of works in nearly every medium, from ancient times to the present. Highlights ...

    Voices of Hope: True Stories of Resilience, Recovery, and Renewal

    Voices of Hope: True Stories of Resilience, Recovery, and Renewal

    Carnegie Hall

    Manhattan

    Fri, Apr 16, 2021 - Fri, Apr 30, 2021

    The life-affirming power of music and the arts during times of crisis comes under the spotlight in Carnegie Hall’s "Voices of Hope." This online festival examines the resilience of artists and explores the works they felt compelled to create despite—and often because of—appalling circumstances and human tragedy. With streamed performances that range from orchestral and chamber works to folk and jazz, "Voices of Hope" features music that inspires change and lifts the human spirit. The Hall’s Weill ...

    Modern Look: Photography and the American Magazine

    Modern Look: Photography and the American Magazine

    The Jewish Museum

    Manhattan

    Sat, Apr 03, 2021 - Sun, Jul 11, 2021

    "Modern Look: Photography and the American Magazine" explores how photography, graphic design, and popular magazines converged to transform American visual culture from 1930 to 1960. The exhibition highlights a time period during which avant-garde strategies in photography and design reached the United States via European émigrés, including Bauhaus artists forced out of Nazi Germany. The unmistakable aesthetic made popular by such magazines as Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue — whose art directors, Alexey Brodovitch and Alexander Liberman, were immigrants and accomplished ...

Showing Up

138 South Oxford Street

brooklyn N.Y. 11217

718. 230. 3330

The Civilians presents "Showing Up," a free livestreamed evening of music and performance inspired by photographer Accra Shepp’s portraits of Black Lives Matter activists. In the spring of 2020, Shepp began taking portraits of first responders at work on the frontlines of the pandemic. Shared on Instagram these images became the first ...

EarthFest Online 2021

Central Park West at 79th Street

new york N.Y. 10024

2127695200

Celebrate Earth Day at this family-friendly online festival honoring our planet. Animal Tales with American Lore Theater, 11 am–Noon,  Link to watch live on Facebook. Or check back at the designated time to view on this page. In this family-friendly program featuring live performers, puppetry, animation, and music, Coyote tells the tales of three ...

Japan: A History of Style

1000 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10028

2125357710

This exhibition celebrates how gifts and acquisitions of the last decade have transformed The Met’s ability to narrate the story of Japanese art by both expanding and deepening the range of remarkable artworks that can meaningfully elucidate the past. Each of the ten rooms that make up the Arts of ...

Voices of Hope: True Stories of Resilience, Recovery, and Renewal

881 Seventh Avenue

New York N.Y. 10019

2122477800

The life-affirming power of music and the arts during times of crisis comes under the spotlight in Carnegie Hall’s "Voices of Hope." This online festival examines the resilience of artists and explores the works they felt compelled to create despite—and often because of—appalling circumstances and human tragedy. With streamed performances that ...

Modern Look: Photography and the American Magazine

1109 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10128

2124233200

"Modern Look: Photography and the American Magazine" explores how photography, graphic design, and popular magazines converged to transform American visual culture from 1930 to 1960. The exhibition highlights a time period during which avant-garde strategies in photography and design reached the United States via European émigrés, including Bauhaus artists forced out ...