Photo by Ilaria Orsini. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include “Sun & Sea” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music,” Photoville’s 10th Anniversary, Cooper Hewitt’s exhibition on commercial artist E. McKnight Kauffer, 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.






    Duke Ellington’s Birthday Celebration

    Duke Ellington’s Birthday Celebration

    Duke Ellington Statue

    Manhattan

    Sun, Sep 19, 2021, 2:00 pm

     The American Tap Dance Foundation and The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts announced recently the return of their FREE, annual outdoor event to commemorate Duke Ellington’s birthday. This year’s celebration will take place on Sunday, Sept. 19, from 2-4pm at the Duke Ellington Statue in Harlem, 5th Avenue and 110th Street, NYC. Co-produced by the American Tap Dance Foundation and The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts, the Ellington birthday celebration will include performances by The Duke ...

    2021 Erasing Borders Dance Festival

    2021 Erasing Borders Dance Festival

    Indo-American Arts Council

    Manhattan

    Wed, Sep 22, 2021 - Sun, Sep 26, 2021

    Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) has announced its annual Erasing Borders Dance Festival, September 22-26, 2021 at 8:30 P.M. ET. Now in its 14th year, the Erasing Borders Dance Festival will be all-virtual in its presentation. Ten artists trained in Indian dance forms from across the world will be brought together in a virtual borderless festival. The dance festival is one among Indo-American Arts Council’s other flagship events featuring music, film, and literature, all dedicated to ...

    Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer

    Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer

    Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum‚ Smithsonian Institution

    Manhattan

    Fri, Sep 10, 2021 - Sun, Apr 10, 2022

    This September, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will present the largest-ever exhibition of works by E. McKnight Kauffer (American, 1890–1954), a pioneer of commercial art—the profession known today as graphic design. On view Sept. 10 through April 10, 2022, “Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer” will feature some 200 objects to examine the designer’s impact and legacy across media. Hailed in his lifetime as “the poster king,” Kauffer brought design to many creative industries. He made modernism ...

    Sun & Sea

    Sun & Sea

    BAM Fisher Hillman Studio

    Brooklyn

    Wed, Sep 15, 2021 - Sun, Sep 26, 2021

    After enthralling audiences at the 2019 Venice Biennale, and earning its all-woman creative team (Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, and Lina Lapelyte) the much-coveted Golden Lion, "Sun & Sea" launches its national tour on September 15 at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). Using twenty-five tons of sand to transform each theater into a lively beach, sunbathing characters offer up a range of seductive harmonies and melodic stories that glide between the mundane, the sinister, and the surreal. ...

    Photoville 10th Anniversary

    Photoville 10th Anniversary

    Photoville

    Brooklyn

    Sat, Sep 18, 2021 - Wed, Dec 01, 2021

    Brooklyn-based nonprofit Photoville recently announced Photoville NYC 2021 (September 18 - December 1, 2021), marking the festival’s 10th anniversary, and its second year bringing photography to every borough of New York City. Proudly supported by countless partners, including 10-year anniversary partner Leica Camera, the festival celebrates and showcases photographers and organizations from New York and around the world, and vitally broadens the possibilities of art experienced beyond museum and gallery spaces. Working with more than 75 curatorial and ...

Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer

2 East 91st Street

new york N.Y. 10128

2128498400

This September, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will present the largest-ever exhibition of works by E. McKnight Kauffer (American, 1890–1954), a pioneer of commercial art—the profession known today as graphic design. On view Sept. 10 through April 10, 2022, “Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer” will feature some 200 objects to ...

Sun & Sea

321 Ashland Place

Brooklyn N.Y. 11217

After enthralling audiences at the 2019 Venice Biennale, and earning its all-woman creative team (Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, and Lina Lapelyte) the much-coveted Golden Lion, "Sun & Sea" launches its national tour on September 15 at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). Using twenty-five tons of sand to transform each theater into ...