Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include P.S. Art 2020, John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance, The Pleasure Pavilion: A Series of Installations, 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.






    John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance

    John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance

    Brooklyn Museum

    Brooklyn

    Fri, Oct 23, 2020 - Sun, Aug 08, 2021

    "John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance" is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition to date, featuring new and recent photographic portraits and still lifes of Central and West African sculptures that explore representation and Black identity in the African diaspora. For this exhibition, Edmonds engaged directly with the Museum’s Arts of Africa collection, photographing select objects donated to the Museum in 2015 from the estate of the late African American novelist Ralph Ellison. As the recipient of ...

    P.S. Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids 2020

    P.S. Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids 2020

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Manhattan

    Thu, Oct 08, 2020 - Sun, Feb 14, 2021

    Returning to The Met for the 13th consecutive year, the exhibition "P.S. Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids" features works of art in a variety of media created by public school students in New York City. The exhibition is on view until February 14, 2021, at The Met Fifth Avenue in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. The 121 artworks in this year's exhibition represent 122 students ranging from prekindergarten ...

    Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night 2020

    Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night 2020

    Apollo Theater

    Manhattan

    Sun, Dec 27, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    "Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night" brings together dance, music, and poetry to honor the seven core principles of Kwanzaa including family, community, and culture. On Sunday, December 27 at 7:00 p.m. ET, the Apollo’s "Kwanzaa Celebration" will feature special performances by Abdel R. Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre with special guests spoken word artist Mumu Fresh, poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and members of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre and Harlem Children’s Zone Youth Academy of Dance and Wellness, hosted by award-winning radio host ...

    Dreaming Together

    Dreaming Together

    New-York Historical Society

    Manhattan

    Thu, Oct 29, 2020 - Sun, Jul 25, 2021

    As part of the Asia Society Triennial: We Do Not Dream Alone—a multi-venue festival of art, ideas, and innovation—the New-York Historical Society and Asia Society Museum opens their first ever collaborative exhibition, "Dreaming Together." More than 35 interwoven works drawn from both art collections generate dialogue about the urban and natural environments, protest and rebellion, individuals and identities, borders and crossings. Highlights include the Canal Street diptych (1992) from Martin Wong’s Chinatown series, 98-foot hanging scrolls by ...

    The Pleasure Pavilion: A Series of Installations

    The Pleasure Pavilion: A Series of Installations

    Luhring Augustine Gallery

    Brooklyn

    Thu, Sep 17, 2020 - Sat, Mar 13, 2021

    Luhring Augustine is pleased to announce "The Pleasure Pavilion," a series of installations that bring together artists from the gallery program in dialogue with the façade of a late 18th or early 19th century Indian pleasure pavilion. The arcaded portico pavilion, most likely part of an Indian palace or resort, was believed to have been originally used for recreational activities, such as enjoying musical and dance performances, entertaining guests, or admiring the surrounding gardens. The sandstone and ...

P.S. Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids 2020

1000 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10028

2125357710

Returning to The Met for the 13th consecutive year, the exhibition "P.S. Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids" features works of art in a variety of media created by public school students in New York City. The exhibition is on view until February 14, 2021, at The Met ...

Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night 2020

253 West 125th Street

New York N.Y. 10027

2125315301

"Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night" brings together dance, music, and poetry to honor the seven core principles of Kwanzaa including family, community, and culture. On Sunday, December 27 at 7:00 p.m. ET, the Apollo’s "Kwanzaa Celebration" will feature special performances by Abdel R. Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre with special guests spoken word ...

Dreaming Together

170 Central Park West

new york N.Y. 10024

2128733400

As part of the Asia Society Triennial: We Do Not Dream Alone—a multi-venue festival of art, ideas, and innovation—the New-York Historical Society and Asia Society Museum opens their first ever collaborative exhibition, "Dreaming Together." More than 35 interwoven works drawn from both art collections generate dialogue about the urban and natural environments, ...