Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include A Future We Begin to Feel, Kronos Festival 2021, Yayoi Kusama: I WANT YOUR TEARS TO FLOW WITH THE WORDS I WROTE 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.






    A Future We Begin to Feel

    A Future We Begin to Feel

    Rosenberg & Co.

    Manhattan

    Sat, Jun 05, 2021 - Fri, Aug 20, 2021

    In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Linda Nochlin’s foundational essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?,” Rosenberg & Co. is organizing a summer exhibition of modernist women artists working from Cubism to Abstract Expressionism, as the city of cultural fame and capital shifted from Paris to New York. The Swiss painter and interwar American émigré Sonja Sekula said, “I think of all the contemporary American poets and artists who represent their outlook ...

    Yayoi Kusama: I WANT YOUR TEARS TO FLOW WITH THE WORDS I WROTE

    Yayoi Kusama: I WANT YOUR TEARS TO FLOW WITH THE WORDS I WROTE

    David Zwirner Art Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jun 17, 2021 - Wed, Jun 30, 2021

    David Zwirner is pleased to present "I WANT YOUR TEARS TO FLOW WITH THE WORDS I WROTE," a solo exhibition featuring new "My Eternal Soul" paintings by Yayoi Kusama. Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, and Victoria Miro, London, will show concurrent exhibitions with works from this series this summer. Kusama’s work has transcended two of the most important art movements of the second half of the twentieth century: pop art and minimalism. Her highly influential career spans ...

    Creating Community. Cinque Gallery Artists

    Creating Community. Cinque Gallery Artists

    Art Students League of New York

    Manhattan

    Mon, May 03, 2021 - Sun, Jul 04, 2021

    The Art Students League of New York, in partnership with the Romare Bearden Foundation, is honored to present "Creating Community. Cinque Gallery Artists." The exhibition is the first introductory survey to focus on Cinque Gallery, the innovative non-profit artists’ space dedicated to promoting the achievements of Black artists from its founding in 1969 until its closure in 2004. The exhibition celebrates a diverse selection of late twentieth century and contemporary artists who participated in this ...

    KRONOS FESTIVAL 2021

    KRONOS FESTIVAL 2021

    Kronos Performing Arts Association

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jun 11, 2021 - Fri, Jun 18, 2021

    After a year’s hiatus, Kronos Performing Arts Association’s "KRONOS FESTIVAL" returns on June 11 – 18, expanding the annual San Francisco-based event into the virtual sphere with eight exciting online presentations, including ten world premieres. All streams will be available free of charge, and will remain online for three months. Streaming details are available at kronosquartet.org/kronos-festival-2021/.KRONOS FESTIVAL features works by more than 20 guest performers, and highlights the work of Kronos’ artistic collaborators and community partners. Art, ...

    The Naumburg Orchestral Concerts 116th Season

    The Naumburg Orchestral Concerts 116th Season

    Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jun 15, 2021 - Tue, Aug 03, 2021

    The Naumburg Orchestral Concerts announced today that their 116th Season will be returning to the newly renovated Bandshell. All concerts will take place at 7:30 PM at the Naumburg Bandshell (Concert Ground, near W 72nd St, New York, NY 1001). The concert is free but seats are allocated online due to COVID-19 restrictions at the time of announcement. Visit naumburgconcerts.org for more information. The 2021 line-up features collaborations and exuberant performances from both fresh and established artists. ...